NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Avenal Oct '17
Prime racing conditions led to an incredible final day of racing at the 2017 Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals in Avenal, CA. Jake Morton put down a strong 2.51 ET to earn the Top Alcohol class final round victory over Jim Hammond. Jim Rossi persevered through bad luck early in the weekend to put his “Bad Toy” Dragster in the Winners Circle with the TE class win. A similar story could be told for Robert Watanabe and the Watanabe Racing Dragster as he fought through some gremlins to take the Pro 1 class win over an incredibly tough field. Justin Adamson was on his game all day Sunday and took home top honors in the Pro 2 category defeating Charlie Johnson in the final. Speaking of on their game, Charlie Johnson made it to his second final round of the day & earned the Pro 3 victory defeating Stacy Bolton. A great story took place in the Motorcycle Pro categories as brothers Taylor Holmes & Dylan Holmes swept the MP1-MP2 categories. Taylor’s MP1 win and Dylan’s MP2 win coupled with Cole Foy’s MP1 meant Team Marchant swept 3 of the Top 4 spots in MP class competition on Sunday. Junior class competition was great as always with a field of 40+ entries taking to the track Sunday morning. Chaylene Pintor broke through for her first final round win in the Junior Dragster class after many final round appearances in the past with her very cool Junior Truck. Tessa Nunes used consistent low 5-second ET’s to earn the Juniors class victory. Last but not least young Jhett Montgomery stole the show in his first ever race day as he blistered the track with 4.5MPH laps en route to the Youth class victory, which was such a neat moment for the next racer from the Montgomery Family. Run Sheets & TA/TE Highlight Videos are now posted.
SCSDA Hammer Down Nats '17 Race RecapThe 2017 SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals was once again a huge success at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Sunny skies and warm temps during the day with nice cool evening air made for some incredible racing action across all three days. The Saturday Night Thunder show once put on a phenomenal show with Heads-Up Qualifying under the lights in front of a huge Southern California crowd. Big money was on the line for Sunday Race Day with added purse money on the line. Continue on to read about the Winners as well as check out our Event Photo Gallery.
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NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Soboba Sept '17
The 2017 SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals is complete after an incredible weekend of racing at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Dennis Rieck put his Hammer Down Dragster in the Winner’s Circle taking the Top Fuel title with a strong 2.29 ET in the final round over Matthew Ludlow. Jake Morton saved his best for last as he recorded a 2.55 to not only defeat Jim Hammond in the Top Alcohol final round, but also take the 2017 SCSDA class championship. Paul Graham was the story of Sunday as he had an incredible string of Top Eliminator passes, including a pair of perfect 2.950’s in the Semi-Final & Final Rounds that propelled him to the class victory. Robert Skidmore was another racer that saved his best for last as he threw down a 2.83 to defeat Hawaiian Lance Kaaina in the Fast Fours final round. Derek Balcunas did a great driving job to put the Larry Minor Motorsports Jeep on down the track to a 2.96 ET for the Pro Mod Unlimited victory over Dave Huffman. Big money was on the line in the Pro Bracket classes where Kenny Hayes (Pro 1), Jim Larr (Pro 2) and Joe Simeone (Pro 3) took home the $2000 top prize while Joey Weaver (Motorcycle Pro 1) and Randy Mings (Motorcycle Pro 2) took $1500 first place winnings. Junior classes were also hotly contested with Ryan Rodriguez (Juniors). Sunny Graham (Junior Dragster), Jax Gazzeny (Junior Dragster Mini’s) and Joshua Snowden (Peewees) taking top honors. Check back soon for Run Sheets, Recap Videos and Photos over the coming days from this event.
Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals Event InfoThe 2017 Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals is upcoming on October 20-22. This will be an action packed 3-Day Event. The event schedule is listed below, please take note that the 3.95 Index & Motorcycle Gambler classes have been added to Friday. Avenal Sand Drags has decided to sweeten the pot for this event. The listed payouts below are Guaranteed PLUS the normal Avenal Sand Drags payout. A huge thank you goes out to Avenal Sand Drags, Inc., #NeverGiveUp, Ross Racing and Hammer Down Racing for making this possible for the racers. Full event info is listed below.
Race Weekend Schedule (PDF)
Racer Registration Form (PDF)
Event Flyer (Hi-Res JPG)
2017 Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals Guaranteed Payouts
Top Eliminator - $1000
Pro 1 - $1000
Pro 2 - $1500
Pro 3 - $1500
3.95 Index - $1000
Motorcycle Pro 1 - $500 (Must be 10 or More Entries)
Motorcycle Pro 2 - $500 (Must be 10 or More Entries)
*Guaranteed Payouts Listed Above PLUS the normal Avenal Sand Drags Payouts*