Avenal Spring Nats '18 Race RecapThe 2018 Avenal Sand Drags Spring Nationals was another one for the books with a record turnout in Central California. Racers came from across the west coast, as far away as Washington and New Mexico to compete at Avenal Sand Drags. The weather was very nice and comfortable early the in the weekend, before the heat not only cranked up on the track during Sunday Race Day but also the temperature as it reached into the mid-90’s. The heat certainly didn’t affect racing as there were many races decided to mere thousandths of a second during Eliminations. Here’s a rundown of all the action.
Atoka Heartland Nats '18 Race RecapThe 20th Annual Heartland Nationals at Atoka Motorsports Park in Atoka, Oklahoma saw a great turnout of competitors make the haul to Southeast Oklahoma from as far away as California and Ohio. The racing was action packed with big money on the line in many classes, including $4K to win in both Top Alcohol & Top Eliminator. Our friends Gary & Michelle Burrow of Lonestar Graphics were on-site capturing photos from this great event. Lonestar Graphics has a full line of merchandise available that any photo can be placed on. Be sure to check out LonestarGraphics.com for their full Photo Galleries from the Heartland Nationals. Read on for a short photo recap we put together with photos from our friends at Lonestar Graphics.
Atoka Heartland Nats' 18 Results20th Annual Heartland Nationals
Atoka Motorsports Park - Atoka OK
May 25-27, 2018
Sunday Update 3 Wrapup
The 20th Annual Heartland Nationals wrapped up on Sunday at Atoka Motorsports Park in Atoka, Oklahoma. Terry Glasscock came out victorious in the ultra-competitive Top Eliminator class. Terry ran a 2.99 to defeat Vickie Hall’s 3.05 in the final round. Pro Bracket winners on Sunday were: Jimmy Evans (Pro 1 Cars), Dylan Sivells (Pro 1 Quads) and Leah Steelmon (Pro 2 Cars). Congratulations to all the winners from this great event!
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Atoka April/May '18 Race ResultsAtoka Motorsports Park
May 12, 2018 Race Results
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NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Lemoore May '18
Day two of the Lemoore Sand Drags May event saw some great racing action down the 300’ in Central California. The Top Eliminator (2.95 Index) class was contested for the first time at Lemoore this weekend and the racers adapted quickly with Paul Taylor pulling off a final round hole shot win over Aaron Bailey 2.98 to 2.97. The Pro Bracket classes saw familiar faces in the Winners Circle as Stacy Bolton took the Pro 3 category and Taylor Marchant was the Motorcycle Pro 1 winner. The Gambler’s classes were also hotly contested with young Tessa Nunes winning the Motorcycle Gambler while Brian Phillips piloted his Jeep to the Pro Gambler victory. Other winners on the day included Cole Tschacher (Motorcycle Pro 2), Jayden Pena (Juniors) and Dathen Hodson (Peewees). Run Sheets and Highlight Videos from this event are now posted.
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NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Avenal April '18
Sunday Race Day was filled with incredible action all day long as the winners were crowned at the 2018 Avenal Sand Drags Spring Nationals in Avenal, CA. The Top Alcohol category featured the quickest cars on the property at this event, and some of the closest racing. In the final round, it would be Jake Morton pulling off a hole shot win recording a 2.48 to defeat Jim Hammond’s Low ET of the weekend 2.43. The Top Eliminator 2.95 Index class saw much of the same with incredibly close races all day long. Vickie Hall would score her second TE win of the season with an incredible performance recording 8 runs between 2.953-2.998 over the course of the event. In the Pro Bracket classes, Tommy Zavala was the huge story as he scored a double-up victory on Sunday defeating Kenny Hayes in the Pro 1 final before edging out Chris Helmuth to take the Pro 2 victory. Another great story on Sunday was Justin Adamson loaning his “Raped Ape” Jeep to his dad Chris to stay in points contention after the “Bounty Hunter” Jeep broke on Friday. Chris showed how solid of a racer he is as he put the borrowed ride in the Pro 3 Winner’s Circle defeating Jimmy Depasse in the final round. Taylor Marchant made it back-to-back Final Rounds in the Motorcycle Pro 1 class, but this time he emerged victorious defeating Blake Maness in the final round. The Motorcycle Pro 2 final saw Caleb Mings take home top honors on his 3-wheeler defeating Marcus Riedel. Junior class winners on Sunday were Hayden Brayntor (Juniors), Cruz Liston (Junior Dragster) and Sky Chaffin (Youth). **Run Sheets are now posted.**
SCSDA Soboba Mar '18 Race RecapThe Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA played host to the 2018 SCSDA March Madness event. The late March weather was unseasonably cool for Southern California with high temps around 60 creating excellent horsepower weather and leading to some incredibly quick ET’s and high MPH’s. This also served as Race 2 of 5 in the 2018 California Sand Drag Challenge series. The points race is starting to take shape as the series heads to Avenal for Race 3 in April. Let’s go through the rundown of top performers from this event.
Avenal Spring Nats Apr '18 Event InfoThe Avenal Sand Drags Spring Nationals is coming up April 20-22 in Avenal, California. This year’s event is shaping up to be another great one. This will be Race 3 of 5 in the 2018 California Sand Drag Challenge series. The Spring Nationals will be a 3-Day event this year, with the 3.95 Index class taking place on Friday afternoon again. The full event schedule is listed below. NSDN will be on-site with our Daily Race Coverage as well as the NSDN Live Stream Presented By Good Vibrations Motorsports. For more info on Avenal Sand Drags, go to www.AvenalSandDrags.com.
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Lemoore Apr '18 Race ResultsLemoore Sand Drags
T-Zone Promotions Lemoore Raceway
April 6, 2018 Race Results
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