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The Inaugural Nitro Nationals at the Dirt 300 in Albuquerque, NM wrapped up on Sunday with some top notch action for the crowd & TV cameras. Dennis Rieck emerged victorious in a great final round battle with Matthew Ludlow where Dennis used a solid 2.53/143MPH to take the Top Fuel victory. Scott Carroll led the Top Alcohol field all weekend and took the final round victory over Tim Martin with a 2.87. The usual suspects ended up in the final round of Top Eliminator with Paul Taylor taking the win over Jim Rossi in a great battle. Jackie Stidham was the big winner on Sunday as he won both the Pro Open and Pro Open Quick 8 categories. The Quick 8 categories were heads-up classes filmed for upcoming episodes of “On The Edge”. The Pro Open Quads Quick 8 was won by Lance Root. Other big winners on the day included Paul Jaramillo (Pro Open Quads), Roger Sayles (4X4), John Eberhard (Quads), Clayton Record (Pro Gambler), Chris Young (Pro Quads Gambler), Joshua Otero, Jr. (Juniors), and Elias Sierra (Youth). *Run Sheets are now posted.*

Top Fuel
1st-Dennis Rieck
2nd-Matthew Ludlow
3rd-Rick Cameron
3rd-Marcus Norris
Top Fuel Sunday Eliminations Video
Top Fuel Qualifying & Eliminations Run Sheet

First Round Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Dennis Rieck (W) 2.493/140.86 .266 def. Rick Cameron 2.976/110.59 -.201
Matthew Ludlow (W) 2.500/153.79 .225 def. Marcus Norris 2.902/126.67 .184

Final Round Eliminations
Dennis Rieck (W) 2.536/143.97 .161 def. Matthew Ludlow 2.598/141.57 .227

Top Alcohol
1st-Scott Carroll
2nd-Tim Martin
Top Alcohol Sunday Eliminations Video
Top Alcohol Qualifying & Eliminations Run Sheet

Final Round Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Scott Carroll (W) 2.873/125.57 .171 def. Tim Martin 3.108/124.10 .186

Top Eliminator
1st-Paul Taylor
2nd-Jim Rossi
3rd-Mark Greenwell
Top Eliminator Sunday Eliminations Video
Top Eliminator Qualifying & Eliminations Run Sheet

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Paul Taylor (W) 3.110 .267 Bye
Mark Greenwell (W) 3.456 .162 def. Terry Crawford 3.435 .302
Jim Rossi (W) 3.110 .213 def. Dean Deucher 3.685 .136

Round Two Eliminations
Paul Taylor (W) 3.097 .251 def. Mark Greenwell 3.452 .046
Jim Rossi (W) 3.160 .216 Bye

Final Round
Paul Taylor (W) 3.115 .229 def. Jim Rossi 3.219 .214

Pro Open
1st-Jackie Stidham
2nd-Chris Adamson
3rd-Steve Maas
3rd-Arend Schouten
Pro Open Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro Open Quad
1st-Paul Jaramillo
2nd-Mike Dzek
3rd-Orlando Pino
3rd-Kris Tapia
Pro Open Quad Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro Open Quick 8
1st-Jackie Stidham
2nd-Roy McGlohon
3rd-Tom Jaworski
3rd-Robert Fauske

Pro Open Quad Quick 8
1st-Lance Root
2nd-Luis Gonzalez
3rd-Kris Tapia
3rd-Leroy Tapia
Pro Open Quad Quick 8 Eliminations Run Sheet

1st-Roger Sayles
2nd-Justin Craig

1st-John Eberhard
2nd-Eli Medina
3rd-Mike Brock

1st-Steven Pruitt
2nd-Brad Gilliland

Pro Gambler
1st-Clayton Record
2nd-Natasha Fauske
3rd-Mike Smith

Pro Quad Gambler
1st-Chris Young
2nd-Justin Eberhard
3rd-Chris Young

Junior Dragster
1st-Abbigale Carroll

1st-Joshua Otero Jr.
2nd-Elijah Elliott
3rd-J. Siriguano
3rd-A. Braden

1st-Elias Sierra
2nd-P. Vigil
3rd-Chris Segura


The Nitro Nationals continued to shake the new sand drag racing fans in Albuquerque, NM at the Dirt 300 on Saturday. Dennis Rieck stayed atop the Top Fuel qualifying list with his Friday night 2.47, however he did not sit complacent as he ran the Low ET of Saturday’s qualifying with a 2.54. Scott Carroll improved to a 2.82 to take lane choice into eliminations over Tim Martin on Sunday in the Top Alcohol class. Paul Taylor’s 3.11 from Friday was enough to hang on to the top spot, while his 3.12 was the quickest TE pass of Saturday. Chris Adamson (Pro Gamber) and Shane Moncavo (Pro Quad Gambler) were the day’s Gambler class winners. Eliminations kick off at 9AM Sunday morning.

Top Fuel
Final Qualifying Order
1. Dennis Rieck 2.479/NS
2. Matthew Ludlow 2.612/141.02
3. Marcus Norris 2.656/132.50
4. Rick Cameron 3.104/106.00

Saturday TF Highlight Video

Top Alcohol
Final Qualifying Order
1. Scott Carroll 2.829/124.13
2. Tim Martin 3.047/110.53

Saturday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Final Qualifying Order
1. Paul Taylor 3.111
2. Jim Rossi 3.131
3. Terry Crawford 3.235
4. Mark Greenwell 3.395
5. Dean Deucher 3.744

Saturday TE Highlight Video

Pro Gambler
1st-Chris Adamson
2nd-Clayton Record
3rd-Steve Maas
Pro Gambler Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro Quad Gambler
1st-Shane Moncayo
2nd-Chris Spitali
3rd-James Miller
3rd-Joshua Vigil
Pro Quad Gambler Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro Open Qualifying Sheet
Field is split into half by ET for Eliminations. Winner of both ‘A’ & ‘B’ race off for 1st/2nd place.

Pro Open Quad Qualifying Sheets
Field is split into half by ET for Eliminations. Winner of both ‘A’ & ‘B’ race off for 1st/2nd place.


The Nitro Nationals shook Albuquerque for the first time on Friday with qualifying kicking off at the Dirt 300. Dennis Rieck took the top spot in Top Fuel with a stellar 2.47 in the Hammer Down Hemi. Scott Carroll sits atop the Top Alcohol class heading into Saturday qualifying. Paul Taylor looked impressive after the long drive from Bakersfield as he topped the field with a 3.11. Qualifying continues on Saturday for the Heads-Up & Bracket categories. Elimination rounds will take place on Sunday.

Top Fuel
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)
1. Dennis Rieck 2.479/NS
2. Marcus Norris 2.656/132.50
3. Matthew Ludlow 2.715/137.78

Friday TF Highlight Video

Top Alcohol
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)
1. Scott Carroll 2.919/123.76

Friday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)
1. Paul Taylor 3.111
2. Jim Rossi 3.151
3. Terry Crawford 3.279
4. Mark Greenwell 3.395
5. Dean Deucher 5.207

Friday TE Highlight Video

Pro Open Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)

Pro Open Quad Qualifying Order (After 1 of 3 Sessions)

Q1 528 MARCUS NORRIS 0.207 1.125 2.656 132.50
Q1 527 MATTHEW LUDLOW 0.214 1.205 2.715 137.78
Q1 89 DENNIS RIECK 0.331 1.065 2.479 NS

Q1 7598 SCOTT CARROLL 0.385 1.284 2.919 123.76

Q1 53D TERRY CRAWFORD 0.608 1.370 3.279 104.03
Q1 22 DEAN DEUCHER 0.262 2.297 5.207 NS
Q1 714 PAUL TAYLOR 0.274 1.241 3.111 103.46
Q1 4612 MARK GREENWELL 0.120 1.335 3.395 94.10
Q1 114 JIM ROSSI 0.306 1.273 3.151 102.01

National Sand Drag News is making our first trip to Albuquerque, NM's Dirt 300 for the Nitro Nationals over the weekend of June 22-24. This event will feature action in Top Fuel, Top Alcohol, and Top Eliminator as well as a full slate of bracket classes. NSDN will have our normal Coverage with same day results, video, and more. This NSDN Daily Race Coverage event is brought to you courtesy of the Dirt 300. NSDN will also have Live Text & Video updates on our left sidebar. Racing kicks off on Friday with test and tune as well as the opening qualifying session for TF, TA, & TE. Check back throughout the weekend for all the latest news from this event.

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