NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Avenal Apr '17



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Sunday

The 2017 Avenal Sand Drags Spring Nationals wrapped up on Sunday with an incredible day of great sand drag racing across all categories. Jake Morton & the Morton Racing Team took the Top Alcohol class victory recording a strong 2.46 ET in the final round. Jim Rossi wheeled his “Bad Toy” Dragster to the Top Eliminator class victory defeating the always tough Marc Whitmore in the final round. The big story of the weekend going into Sunday was Kenny Hayes hot streak of winning three classes over the first two days of the event. After 18 consecutive round wins, Kenny made it to the Pro 1 Final Round where Justin Adamson denied the weekend sweep and took the win back to Norco. Charlie Johnson had a strong Sunday where he put the Mopar-powered Jeep in the Pro 2 Winners Circle defeating Mike Williams Sr. in the final round. April Soares was on her game as she topped an incredible 32-car Pro 3 field finishing up the day by defeating Chris Adamson in the final round. David Markle laid down some strong laps as he scored the Motorcycle Pro 1 victory. Austin Thomas showed his great racing skills off this weekend as backed up his Saturday Sportsman 2 win in his Family’s Jeep with a Sunday win in the Motorcycle Pro 2 class on his Pro ATV. The Junior class competition was intense with large classes of the future racers of sand drags getting their racing fix. Cole Tschacher turned consistent mid 5-second laps on his ATV to take the Junior class victory. A cool story was Autumn Gilmore riding her ATV to the Intermediate win in her first ever sand drag race. Another great story from the Junior classes was a Brother-Sister final in the Youth category as brother earned bragging rights with Corbin Cress defeating Karsyn Cress in the final round. The Avenal Sand Drags Spring Nationals was a great event and we hope you enjoyed our coverage all weekend here on NSDN. Eliminations Run Sheets & Highlight Video Links are now posted...

NSDN Live Stream Links
Sunday 1 - TA Final & TE Round 1
Sunday 2
Sunday 3 - Pro 2 & Pro 3 Final Rounds

Top Alcohol
1st-Jake Morton
Top Alcohol Qualifying Data Log & Eliminations Run Sheet
Top Alcohol Sunday Video Highlights

Final Round Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Jake Morton (W) 2.465/133.97 .087 Bye
*Gary Mink & Craig Hitchman Broke During Qualifying*

Top Eliminator
1st-Jim Rossi
2nd-Marc Whitmore
3rd-Ron D’Artenay
3rd-Paul Taylor
Top Eliminator Qualifying Data Log & Eliminations Run Sheet
Top Eliminator Sunday Video Highlights

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Marc Whitmore (W) 2.974 .101 def. Ron D’Artenay 2.943 .040
Jim Rossi (W) 3.001 .110 def. Paul Taylor 2.981 .136

Final Round
Jim Rossi (W) 3.084 .094 def. Marc Whitmore 3.490 -.378

Pro 1
1st-Justin Adamson
2nd-Kenny Hayes
3rd-Bob Cambridge
3rd-Curtis Helmuth
Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet
Pro 1 Final Round Video

Pro 2
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Mike Williams Sr.
3rd-Adam Ross
Pro 2 Eliminations Run Sheet
Pro 2 Final Round Video

Pro 3
1st-April Soares
2nd-Chris Adamson
3rd-Ron Hess
3rd-Charlie Johnson
Pro 3 Eliminations Run Sheet
Pro 3 Final Round Video

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-David Markle
2nd-Gerrit Willard
3rd-Laurel Williams
3rd-Taylor Holmes
Motorcycle Pro 1 Eliminations Run Sheet
Motorcycle Pro 1 Final Round Video

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Austin Thomas
2nd-Dennis Williams
3rd-Nikki Bailey
Motorcycle Pro 2 Eliminations Run Sheet
Motorcycle Pro 2 Final Round Video

Juniors
1st-Cole Tschacher
2nd-Jesse James Wallis

Intermediate
1st-Autumn GIlmore
2nd-Eric Young

Youth
1st-Corbin Cress
2nd-Karsyn Cress

Saturday

Incredible racing action with strong fields in each category highlighted Day 2 of the 2017 Avenal Spring Nationals in Avenal, California. Gary Mink led the pack in Top Alcohol Qualifying with a strong 2.43 lap off the trailer. But the tables would be turned in the makeup Final Round from the October event where Jake Morton turned on the win light over Mink with a Personal Best 2.44 ET for the Morton team. The October event final round saw a huge story in the Top Eliminator class as Ron D’Artenay used an incredible perfect 2.950 (2.95 Class Index) to not only take the event win over Marc Whitmore, but also clinch the #1 qualifying position for this weekend’s event. In the bracket classes, Kenny Hayes continued to be the big story of the weekend as he followed up Friday’s Pro Gambler win with the Saturday Pro Gambler class win over a field of 45 entries then went on to take the Sportsman 1 class win as well making it three class wins for Kenny on the weekend with one day of racing remaining. Austin Thomas put his Jeep in the Winner’s Circle for Sportsman 2 while Mathew Wilson piloted his Chevy Truck to the Sportsman 3 victory. The ATV classes saw DJ Noerr keep up the winning ways for Morton Racing as he took the Motorcycle Sportsman 1 win while Bert Boatman emerged with the win in Motorcycle Sportsman 2. Racing action concludes on Sunday with Heads-Up class, Pro Bracket & Junior Eliminations.

NSDN Live Stream Links
Saturday 1 - Top Alcohol Q2
Saturday 2
Saturday 3 - Top Eliminator Q3 & Top Alcohol Q3
Saturday 4 - Pro Gambler Final

Top Alcohol
Final Qualifying Order
1. Gary Mink 2.431/138.62
2. Jake Morton 2.445/134.76
3. Craig Hitchman 4.082/50.96
Top Alcohol Saturday Video Highlights

Top Eliminator
Final Qualifying Order
1. Ron D’Artenay 2.950
2. Paul Taylor 2.964
3. Jim Rossi 2.969
4. Marc Whitmore 3.017
Top Eliminator Saturday Video Highlights

Pro Gambler
1st-Kenny Hayes
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-Justin Adamson
Pro Gambler Eliminations Run Sheet
Pro Gambler Final Round Video

Sportsman 1
1st-Kenny Hayes
2nd-Wes Johnson
3rd-Mike Bolton
3rd-Gary Sakaguchi
Sportsman 1 Eliminations Run Sheet
Sportsman 1 Final Round Video

Sportsman 2
1st-Austin Thomas
2nd-Chris Pintor
3rd-Ron Hess
3rd-Brett Neal-Cook
Sportsman 2 Eliminations Run Sheet
Sportsman 2 Final Round Video

Sportsman 3
1st-Mathew Wilson
2nd-Christy Amos
3rd-Troy McFarlin
Sportsman 3 Final Round Video

Motorcycle Sportsman 1
1st-DJ Noerr
2nd-Austin Rego
3rd-David Markle
Motorcycle Sportsman 1 Eliminations Run Sheet
Motorcycle Sportsman 1 Final Round Video

Motorcycle Sportsman 2
1st-Bert Boatman
2nd-Shane Wallis
3rd-Kassi Cress
Motorcycle Sportsman 2 Eliminations Run Sheet
Motorcycle Sportsman 2 Final Round Video

2016 Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals Final Results

Top Alcohol
1st-Jake Morton
2nd-Gary Mink

Final Round Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Jake Morton (W) 2.445/134.76 .087 def. Gary Mink 2.487/NS .051

Top Eliminator
1st-Ron D’Artenay
2nd-Marc Whitmore
3rd-Jim Rossi
3rd-Paul Taylor

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Ron D’Artenay (W) 2.963 .194 def. Paul Taylor 2.933 .115
Marc Whitmore (W) 3.034 .076 def. Jim Rossi 2.969 .149

Final Round
Ron D’Artenay (W) 2.950 .098 def. Marc Whitmore 3.017 .088

Friday

The 2017 Avenal Sand Drags Spring Nationals kicked off with an action packed day of racing in Avenal, CA. Kenny Hayes got the job done in Friday’s Pro Gambler category as he defeated Sam Montgomery in an all-Jeep final round. Phillip Star dominated the ATV classes on Friday taking the Motorcycle Gambler title as well as the Motorcycle Pro 1 victory from the 2016 Avenal Fall Nationals continuation. Wrapping up the October event in all Pro Bracket classes on Friday saw some incredibly close action. Steve Foster completed a clean sweep of the Pro 1 class at the 2016 Avenal events defeating Dave Harrell in the final round. The Pro 2 & Pro 3 finals were identical as Chris Adamson emerged victorious over Charlie Johnson in both. Craig Wright kept up his winning ways taking the Motorcycle Pro 2 win over Kevin Ruiz. Due to heavy winds, Top Alcohol & Top Eliminator qualifying was postponed until Saturday, where these classes will get three qualifying passes. Sportsman & Pro Gambler action will also be on tap for Saturday at Avenal Sand Drags.

NSDN Live Stream Links
Friday 1
Friday 2
Friday 3
Friday 4

Pro Gambler
1st-Kenny Hayes
2nd-Sam Montgomery
3rd-Justin Adamson
3rd-John Huff
Pro Gambler Eliminations Run Sheet
Pro Gambler Semi-Final & Final Round Video

Motorcycle Gambler
1st-Phillip Star
2nd-Greg Fukano

2016 Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals Final Results

Pro 1
1st-Steve Foster
2nd-Dave Harrell
3rd-Wes Johnson
Pro 1 Final Round Video

Pro 2
1st-Chris Adamson
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-April Soares
Pro 2 Final Round Video

Pro 3
1st-Chris Adamson
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-Sam Montgomery
3rd-Stacy Bolton
Pro 3 Final Round Video

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Phillip Star
2nd-Heather Taylor
3rd-Taylor Holmes
Motorcycle Pro 1 Final Round Video

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Craig Wright
2nd-Kevin Ruiz
3rd-Bert Boatman
Motorcycle Pro 2 Final Round Video

Preview

National Sand Drag News will be in Avenal, CA this weekend April 28-30 for the 2017 Avenal Sand Drags Spring Nationals. NSDN will have our normal race coverage including all the stats, results, news, and videos each night after racing action is complete. We will be posting our normal event updates on the NSDN Facebook page throughout the event at www.Facebook.com/NationalSandDragNews and on our Twitter Feed at www.Twitter.com/NSDN. This NSDN Daily Race Coverage is brought to you by Avenal Sand Drags, d'Artenay Motorsports / Red Warrior Racing & Kevin Williams Racing. Racing action kicks off Friday morning with the conclusion of last year's Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals Pro Bracket Eliminations followed by early round Heads-Up Qualifying & Pro Gambler action. For any questions throughout the race weekend or to inquire about future Daily Race Coverage sponsorship opportunities, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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