Avenal Apr '17 Race RecapThe 2017 Avenal Sand Drags Spring Nationals showcased three days of tremendous 300’ sand drag racing action under sunny skies in late April. Racers converged on the small Central California town of Avenal from across the Southwest from as far away as Washington and Arizona. Everyone was greeted with Windy conditions on Friday, but much more tolerable than the wind experienced last October that cut that event short. But by the time Saturday rolled around the wind had dissipated and air conditions were prime to go along with an incredibly well prepped track. Let’s jump into the race recap next, and be sure to continue scrolling to view the Event Photo Gallery at the bottom of the page.
Atoka Heartland Nats '17 Event Info19th Annual Heartland Nationals
Atoka Motorsports Park
Atoka Motorsports Park will be hosting Sand Drag Racing on Memorial Weekend. Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 26, 27 & 28th 2017. Classes for everyone. Action all weekend!
Early Bird Special. 3 hour session of Test and Tune. This is for drivers who show up early at the track and pay their weekend gate pass. Starts at 5:00 PM, $20 per driver.
Registration for Test & Tune begins at 12:00 pm. Must have your weekend gate pass armband on. Test & Tune $20 per driver or vehicle. Top Eliminators will have 2 qualifying passes. Test & Tune will end at 6:00. 8:00 pm Fast 16 Cars and Fast 16 quads competition. $50 entry fee. Pays $500 for 1st and $200 2nd. All drivers will use their T & T time slips to qualify. No time trials for this event.
TVSD BAD Nationals NewsThe 2017 B.A.D. Nationals event is coming up on June 16-17 at Thunder Valley Sand Drags in Grain Valley, Missouri. This event has featured some incredible Top Alcohol action in the past and this year looks to be no different on the incredibly fast track surface at TVSD. As an incentive to Top Alcohol class competitors, each racer will receive $250 Show Up cash to complement the event's purse money. Top Alcohol racers contact John Moreland at 816-437-0590 for more info. This event will also see a full slate of classes ranging from Top Eliminator (2.95 Index) all the way to Junior action. For general inquiries on this event, go to www.ThunderValleySandDrags.com.
Dome Valley Jan '18 Event AnnouncementDome Valley Raceway in Wellton, AZ has announced that their 2018 Season Opener event will be held on January 26-28. For more info, contact event promoter Johnie Belville at 480-695-2614.
Atoka May '17 Race ResultsAtoka Motorsports Park Points Race
May 13, 2017 Race Results
Pro 1 Cars
Pro 1 Quads
NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Avenal Apr '17
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...