The NSDA Season opener is in the books. Scott Whipple took home the Top Fuel class while Shane Sanford (TA) and Jeff Mamer (TE) also managed to take home big victories. Results and video have been posted. (Updated 2/6 - Sunday TF/TA/TE Videos updated to higher quality video - Sunday Pro 1-3 & MC 1-2 Final Round Videos added - Saturday S1 & S2 Final Round Videos Added.)
Scott Whipple ended up taking the Canidae dragster to the TF victory. Scott defeated Dennis Reick in a nice final round race 2.48-2.56.
Scott Whpple (W) 2.514 Bye
Dennis Reick (W) 2.639 def. Terri Blair 2.816
Scott Whipple (W) 2.485 def. Dennis Reick 2.565
TF Highlights Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/tfhighlights020407.wmv )
Shane Sanford won the Top Alcohol final in anti-climatic fashion as Mike DeNunzio could not make the final round call. Shane did put on quite a final round show, though with a great 2.532 pass to back up his earlier 2.53 in qualifying.
Gary Mink (W) 2.615 def. Rick Morris 2.901
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.647 def. Pedro Villa 2.892
Shane Sanford (W) 4.66 def. Jim Hammond DNS
Dan Allen (W) NT def. Shane Switzer DNS
Mike DeNunzio (W) 2.610 def. Gary Mink 2.627
Shane Sanford (W) NT def. Dan Allen Staging Foul
Shane Sanford (W) 2.532 def. Mike DeNunzio DNS
TA Highlights Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/tahighlights020407.wmv )
Jeff Mamer was came out on top in Top Eliminator running a nearly dead-on 2.953 to defeat Jim Williams in the final round.
Tim Martin (W) 2.994 def. Terry Crawford 3.187
Jeff Mamer (W) 3.062 def. DL King 2.937
Taylor Brewer (W) 3.079 def. Mike Erwin 3.508
Jim Williams (W) 3.102 def. Paul Taylor 3.178
Jeff Mamer (W) 2.924 def. Tim Martin 3.160 RL
Jim Williams (W) 2.972 def. Taylor Brewer 3.058
Jeff Mamer (W) 2.953 def. Jim Williams 2.945
TE Highlights Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/tehighlights020407.wmv )
Semi-Final & Final Round Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/p1finals.wmv )
Semi-Final & Final Round Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/p2finals.wmv )
Semi-Final & Final Round Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/p3finals.wmv )
Final Round Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/mc1final.wmv )
Final Round Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/mc2final.wmv )
Scott Whipple remained the man to beat hanging on to the #1 qualifying spot with passes of 2.43 and 2.44 today. Terri Blair moved into the number 2 position with a nice night time 2.65 while Dennis Reick ended up third with a 3.10. Jeff Janoe had problems at the line today which puts him 4th.
1. Scott Whipple 2.431
2. Terri Blair 2.659
3. Dennis Reick 3.10
4. Jeff Janoe DNF
TF Highlights Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/tfhighlights020307.wmv )
Shane Sanford ran a blistering 2.53 pass in the final session to take the top spot in Top Alcohol. Gary Mink, Mike DeNunzio, and Shane Switzer rounded out the top half of the field all in the low 2.6 range.
1. Shane Sanford 2.535
2. Gary Mink 2.628
3. Mike DeNunzio 2.632
4. Shane Switzer 2.641
5. Dan Allen 2.696
6. Pedro Villa 2.891
7. Rick Morris 3.022
8. Jim Hammond 3.081
9. Nick Januik 3.144
10. Scott Carroll 3.378
TA Highlights Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/tahighlights020307.wmv )
Tim Martin ended up as the #1 qualifier in TE. First round action was completed tonight. The pairings for round two are listed below:
Tim Martin vs. Terry Crawford
Jeff Mamer vs. DL King
Paul Taylor vs. Mike Erwin
Taylor Brewer vs. Jim Williams
TE Highlights Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/tehighlights020307.wmv )
Final Round Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/s1final.wmv )
Final Round Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/s2final.wmv )
1st-Pedro Villa Jr.
Scott Whipple ended up the day at the top of the qualifying list with a nice 2.43 in the opening session. Dennis Reick went 3.91 on his only pass down the track. Jeff Janoe broke on the starting line during his only attempt.
1. Scott Whipple 2.432
2. Dennis Reick 3.915
3. Jeff Janoe DNF
TF Highlights Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/tfhighlights020207.wmv )
Shane Switzer is on top in Top Alcohol after two sessions with a nice 2.64 in the night qualifying session. Dan Allen went 2.69 in session 2 top put him second so far with Shane Sanford, Pedro Villa, and Mike DeNunzio rounding out the Top Five.
1. Shane Switzer 2.641
2. Dan Allen 2.696
3. Shane Sanford 2.778
4. Pedro Villa 2.904
5. Mike DeNunzio 2.976
6. Nick Januik 3.144
7. Scott Caroll 3.378
8. Jim Hammond 4.964
TA Highlights Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/tahighlights020207.wmv )
Taylor Brewer is on the pole in TE so far with a 2.98 time followed closely by Jim Williams with a 2.99. Terry Crawford, DL King, and Mike Erwin rounded out the top 5. We can't fail to mention Rick Morris' Heavy Metal buggy who ran a great 2.791@123 pass in the night session.
1. fTaylor Brewer 2.984
2. Jim Williams 2.997
3. Terry Crawford 3.092
4. DL King 3.151
5. Mike Erwin 3.268
6. Chris Adamson 3.306
7. Tim Martin 2.891
8 Rick Morris 2.791
TE Highlights Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/tehighlights020207.wmv )
Gary Williams topped the 16 car field to take the Bonus race victory tonight. Gary defeated Larry Brown in the final round. Carl Jennings and Clayton Record were the semi-finalists.
Bonus Race Highlights Video ( http://www.nsdn.us/video/bonusracehighlights020207.wmv )
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