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NSDA’s Season Opener is in the books. Dome Valley Raceway played host to the NSDA Spring Nationals and the track’s perfect race surface created some amazing racing during eliminations on Sunday. 3-time and defending NSDA TF Champion Scott Whipple started off his quest for 4 with a win at Dome Valley. Scott defeated John Cadzow in the final round with a 2.33 for the victory. In the Top Alcohol class, Scott Carroll took his first NSDA TA class win, defeating 2009 NSDA TA Champion Gary Mink. The debut of the new Super Eliminator class saw tight competition all event long. Billy Morris came out as the Inaugural Super Eliminator class champion, running a nearly perfect 2.803 in the final round to defeat Paul Taylor. The Top Eliminator final round came down to a battle of four-cylinder dragsters with Steve Hoffman defeating John Cronin. Other winners on the day were Israel Quintero (Pro 1), Steve Anthony (Pro 2), Charlie Johnson (Pro 3), and Mark Ratliff (Motorcycle Pro 1 & Motorcycle Pro 2). *Results Sheets Now Posted 3/23 -- All RT's for this event: .400=Perfect RT*

Top Fuel

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Scott Whipple (W) 2.346/162.33 .565 def. Matt Ludlow 2.589/121.77 .478
John Cadzow (W) 2.417/131.13 .618 def. Dennis Rieck 2.632/106.54 .532

Final Round
Scott Whipple (W) 2.330/166.30 .528 def. John Cadzow 2.441/106.54 .540

Top Fuel Highlight Video
Top Fuel Results Sheet

Top Alcohol

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Gary Mink (W) 2.506/139.15 .619 Bye
Scott Carroll (W) 2.537/133.68 .509 def. Dan Allen 9.488/9.61 .509

Final Round
Scott Carroll (W) 2.553/131.13 .544 def. Gary Mink 6.555/34.09 .527

Top Alcohol Highlight Video
Top Alcohol Results Sheet

Super Eliminator

Round One Eliminations
Billy Morris (W) 2.806/96.04 .488 def. Art Cronin 2.860/108.22 .517
Jim Rossi (W) 2.935/113.64 .572 def. Sidney Payne NT-DNS
Paul Taylor (W) 2.845/121.77 .535 def. Jeff Mamer NT-Broke

Round Two Eliminations
Billy Morris (W) 3.322/60.34 .478 def. Jim Rossi NT-Broke .567
Paul Taylor (W) 2.797/119.61 .568 Bye

Final Round
Billy Morris (W) 2.803/109.98 .476 def. Paul Taylor 2.885/119.61 .487

Super Eliminator Highlight Video
Super Eliminator Results Sheet

Top Eliminator

Round One Eliminations
Tim Martin (W) 2.979 .495 def. Pat Heddington 3.336 .470
John Cronin (W) 3.048 .462 def. Bob Snow 2.896 .597
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.140 .623 def. Mike Carroll NT-DNS

Round Two Eliminations
John Cronin (W) 3.048 .456 def. Tim Martin 2.943 .523
Steve Hoffman (W) 2.921 .627 Bye

Final Round
Steve Hoffman (W) 3.080 .566 def. John Cronin 3.080 .392

Top Eliminator Highlight Video
Top Eliminator Results Sheet

Pro 1
1st-Israel Quintero
2nd-Mike Gazzeny
3rd-Keith Ahart
Pro 1 Results Sheet

Pro 2
1st-Steve Anthony
2nd-Wes Johnson
3rd-Charlie Johnson
Pro 2 Results Sheet

Pro 3
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Brendan Root
3rd-Jim Clark
Pro 3 Results Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 1
1st-Mark Ratliff
2nd-Heather Taylor
3rd-Rob Winkle
3rd-Brooks Ryan
Motorcycle Pro 1 Results Sheet

Motorcycle Pro 2
1st-Mark Ratliff
2nd-Garrett Ratliff
3rd-Bruce McKinney
3rd-Rob Winkle
Motorcycle Pro 2 Results Sheet

1st-Wes Johnson
2nd-Luz Malan
3rd-Al McKinney


The NSDA Spring Nationals continued in full swing on Saturday with the debut of the new Pro Outlaw bracket class. Charlie Johnson can lay claim to being the Inaugural winner in Pro Outlaw, taking the first place victory over Brendan Root. Scott Whipple continued to dominate Top Fuel backing up Friday’s 2.300 with a 2.309 in Saturday’s final qualifying round. Gary Mink (Top Alcohol), Paul Taylor (Super Eliminator), & Tim Martin (Top Eliminator) lead their respective categories leading into round one of eliminations on Sunday. Other class winners on Saturday include; Clayton Record (Pro Mod), Kevin Erwin (Sportsman Car), Joey Weaver (Motorcycle Sportsman), and Kody Hoffman (Junior Dragster).

Top Fuel
Final Qualifying Order
1. Scott Whipple 2.300/NS
2. Dennis Rieck 2.377/145.07
3. John Cadzow 2.484/145.07
4. Matt Ludlow 2.907/86.31

Saturday TF Highlight Video

Top Alcohol
Final Qualifying Order
1. Gary Mink 2.529/NS
2. Dan Allen 2.536/136.36
3. Scott Carroll 2.576/103.31

Saturday TA Highlight Video

Super Eliminator
Final Qualifying Order
1. Paul Taylor 2.808
2. Jim Rossi 2.811
3. Billy Morris 2.825
4. Art Cronin 2.843
5. Sidney Payne 2.847
6. Jeff Mamer 2.943

Saturday SE Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Final Qualifying Order
1. Tim Martin 2.955
2. Steve Hoffman 3.011
3. Mark Punos 3.044
4. Bob Snow 3.075
5. John Cronin 3.306
6. Mike Erwin 3.350
7. Mike Carroll 3.580
8. Pat Heddington NT

Saturday TE Highlight Video

Pro Mod
1st-Clayton Record
2nd-Todd Kinney
Pro Mod Results Sheet

Pro Outlaw
1st-Charlie Johnson
2nd-Brendan Root
3rd-Al McKinney
Pro Outlaw Results Sheet

Sportsman Car
1st-Kevin Erwin
2nd-Fran McKinney
3rd-Luz Malan
3rd-Rick Ross
Sportsman Car Results Sheet

Motorcycle Sportsman
1st-Joey Weaver
2nd-Mark Ratliff
3rd-Alan Mamer
Motorcycle Sportsman Results Sheet

Junior Dragster
1st-Kody Hoffman
2nd-Michael Wright
3rd-Alan Mamer
3rd-Aimee Mamer
Junior Dragster Results Sheet

Tow Blow (Tow Vehicle Race)
1st-Tony DeNunzio *$500 for the win donated by Trent Erling*


Scott Whipple laid down the gauntlet during day one of NSDA’s Spring Nationals at Dome Valley Raceway. Whipple, in his first trip to Dome Valley Raceway, ran a blistering 2.300 in Top Fuel qualifying tonight. This also stands as the new Dome Valley Raceway track record. While Whipple leads the pack in Top Fuel, Gary Mink sits atop the pack in the Top Alcohol class with a 2.529 pass. In the first ever Super Eliminator class event, Paul Taylor leads the group with a nearly perfect 2.808 ET. Top Eliminator is currently led by 2008 NSDA TE Champion Tim Martin picking up where he left off with a 2.955 pass. Charlie Johnson (Pro) & Fran McKinney (Sportsman) were the day’s Gambler class winners.

Top Fuel
Qualifying Order (After 2 Sessions)
1. Scott Whipple 2.300/NS
2. Dennis Rieck 2.445/136.36
3. John Cadzow 2.510/117.56
4. Matt Ludlow 2.907/86.31

Friday TF Highlight Video

Top Alcohol
Qualifying Order (After 2 Sessions)
1. Gary Mink 2.529/NS
2. Dan Allen 2.536/136.36
3. Scott Carroll 2.576/103.31

Friday TA Highlight Video

Super Eliminator
Qualifying Order (After 2 Sessions)
1. Paul Taylor 2.808
2. Billy Morris 2.825
3. Art Cronin 2.843
4. Sidney Payne 2.847
5. Jeff Mamer 2.943
6. Jim Rossi 2.943
7. Steve Hoffman 2.955

Friday SE Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Qualifying Order (After 2 Sessions)
1. Tim Martin 2.955
2. Bob Snow 3.077
3. Mark Punos 3.091
4. John Cronin 3.324
5. Mike Erwin 3.350
6. Mike Carroll 3.580

Friday TE Highlight Video

Pro Gambler
1st-Wes Johnson
2nd-Charlie Johnson
3rd-Brendan Root
Eliminations Sheet Page 1

Pro Gambler Semi-Finals and Final Round Video

Sport Bonus
1st-Frank McKinney
2nd-Chad Kinney
Sport Gambler Final Round Video

Scott Whipple is leading the Top Fuel pack so far with a new Dome Valley Raceway Track Record of 2.300.

Gary Mink has a new look dragster since being repaired after his crash at Primm last Fall. He looks to have not lost a step over the winter and leads the class qualifying after day one.

Cronin Racing is hitting the first race with both of their Turbo 4 cyl-powered Dragsters. Art ("Meltdown" Green Dragster) is racing in the new Super Eliminator class & John (Red Dragster) is in the Top Eliminator category.

Todd Randolph sports a new Blower on his Altered this year & ran a 3.56 in testing today.

Clayton Record ran a great 3.38 during testing today with his Jeep.

Kermit Larby's Buggy is looking good starting the 2010 season.

Sidney Payne's new "Hypertension" Dragster looks amazing. Sidney made a good looking first pass in the SE class with the new car, however he broke on the pass and is out for the weekend.

National Sand Drag News is heading to Dome Valley Raceway for the first time, to cover the 2010 NSDA Spring Nationals on March 19-21. This is the Season Opener for the NSDA in 2010. NSDN will have our typical Daily Race Coverage from this event with results, news, and videos each night after racing action is complete. Also, keep an eye on the “Race Updates” live update side bar on the left side of the main page for updates from the event as it happens. Also, if you sign up for Twitter, you can view all of the updates and sign up to have the updates sent to your mobile device. This NSDN Daily Race Coverage is brought to you by National Sand Drag Association and Heavy Metal/2 Dolla’ Bill Racing. Racing action kicks off on Friday, March 19 with early round qualifying for the heads-up categories and Gambler class action for the bracket racers. 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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