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The 2018 Las Vegas Jeep Club Sand Drags & Hill Climbs is in the books after a great weekend of racing at the Dumont Dunes. Dave Stidham took victories in the top two classes as he bested Grant Fraysier in the finals of Pro Boost & Pro Drag. Dave also recorded he quickest pass of the weekend with a 3.45. Justin Adamson was the big winner on the day overall with 4 class wins and 2 runner-ups. Including a win in the Pro Gambler 2 (4.25 Index) category. Justin also earned the Best Engineered award for having the vehicle that did the most winning over both the Sand Drags & Hill Climbs events. Another big winner on the day was Stephen Chase, who piloted his UTV to both the Pro 3 (4.60 Index) and UTV Unlimited class titles. Another top runner on the day was David Costa, who won the Pro 1 (3.80 Index) class along with scoring two runner-up finishes. KC Springer piloted “Ben’s Revenge” to the Pro Gambler 1 (3.95 Index) victory while his ride also earned the Best Appearing award. Other winners on the day included Grant Fraysier (XX600 Truck), Jack Weddle (Pro 4), Wendy Thompson (Women’s - Pro 2), Maricela DelaRosa (Women’s Pro 4 & Women’s UTV Stock), Aurelia Gilmore (Women’s - Duner) and Eric Young (Juniors). We have tons of video & photos to be posted over the coming days.

Sand Drag Results

Pro Boost
1st-Dave Stidham 3.45
2nd-Grant Fraysier 3.60
Pro Boost Final Round Video

Pro Gambler 1 (3.95 Index)
1st-Justin Adamson 4.29
2nd-David Costa 4.40
Pro Gambler 1 Eliminations Video

Pro Gambler 2 (4.25 Index)
1st-KC Springer 4.24
2nd-Justin Adamson 4.19
Pro Gambler 2 Eliminations Video

Pro Drag
1st-Dave Stidham 3.51
2nd-Grant Fraysier 3.60
Pro Drag Eliminations Video

X600 Jeep
1st-Justin Adamson 4.12
2nd-Jeff Adamson 4.11
X600 Jeeps Final Round Video

XX600 Truck
1st-Grant Fraysier 3.95
2nd-Andrew Argentieri 4.29
XX600 Truck Final Round Video

1st-Justin Adamson 4.36
2nd-David Costa 4.44
Duner Final Round Video

Pro 1 - 3.80 Index
1st-David Costa 3.98
2nd-Jusitn Adamson 4.09
Pro 1 Eliminations Video

Pro 2 - 4.20 Index
1st-Justin Adamson 4.43
2nd-Chris Calafiore 4.60
Pro 2 Final Round Video

Pro 3 - 4.60 Index
1st-Stephen Chase 4.61
2nd-Tim Gilmore 4.65
Pro 3 Final Round Video

Pro 4 - 5.00 Index
1st-Jack Weddle 5.17
2nd-Matt Lefever 5.18
Pro 4 Final Round Video

UTV Unlimited
1st-Stephen Chase 4.76
2nd-Doyle Quinn 4.89
UTV Unlimited Final Round Video

1st-Eric Young
2nd-Autumn Gilmore

Women’s Classes

Pro 2 - 4.20 Index
1st-Wendy Thompson 4.63
2nd-Aurelia Gilmore 4.97

Pro 4 - 5.00 Index
1st-Maricela DelaRosa 5.85
2nd-Aurelia Gilmore 6.03

1st-Aurelia Gilmore 5.03

UTV Stock
1st-Maricela DelaRosa 6.14
2nd-Aurelia Gilmore 6.11

Best Engineered: Justin Adamson
Best Appearing: Matt & KC Springer


Saturday featured the annual Hill Climbs event to kick off the 2018 Las Vegas Jeep Club Sand Drags & Hill Climbs at the Dumont Dunes. The hotly contested X600 Unlimited Hill Climb class came down to an Uphill Drag battle between cousins Justin Adamson and KC Springer. KC looked to get a small starting line advantage, but it would be Adamson reaching the finish line first in a great battle. The X400 Jeep class came down to a “Turtle Crawl” tie breaker with three Adamson’s (Chris, Justin and Jeff) as well as Chris Calafiore. Chris Adamson showed his expertise on the Turtle Crawl as he took the victory. Adamson would also show off his driving skill taking the X200 Jeeps “Turtle Crawl” tie breaker with his "Bounty Hunter" Jeep over Chris Calafiore. The Modified UTV’s put on a great show on the hill with Stephen Chase scoring first place in the category. The Slalom event featured some solid driving skill on the hill with Wes Gilmore Jr. recording the fastest time for Jeeps & Stephen Chase having the quickest UTV in this event. Wendy Thompson scored the X600 Unlimited Women’s class victory in the Terminator Jeep. Other winners on the day included Jon Warren (X500 Jeeps), Andrew Argenteri (XX400 Trucks), Jack Weddle (X300, A & B Jeeps), Larry Calafiore (E Jeeps) and Doug Thompson (F Jeeps). Sunday’s racing action will feature the 300’ sand drag event with a full slate of classes.

Jeep Hill Climb

X600 (Unlimited)
1st-Justin Adamson
2nd-KC Springer
X600 Final Round Video

X500 (4WD Unlimited)
1st-Jon Warren

X400 (Big Block & Smaller N/A)
1st-Chris Adamson
2nd-Justin Adamson
X400 Final Round Video
X400 Round 3 Video

XX400 (N/A Truck)
1st-Andrew Argenteri

X300 (4WD Small Block Jeep)
1st-Jack Weddle

X200 (2WD Small Block Jeep)
1st-Chris Adamson
2nd-Chris Calafiore
X200 Final Round Video
X200 Round 3 Video

A Jeeps
1st-Jack Weddle
2nd-Jon Warren

B Jeeps
1st-Jack Weddle

E Jeeps
1st-Larry Calafiore

F Jeeps
1st-Doug Thompson

UTV Modified
1st-Stephen Chase
2nd-Mark Wolmuth

Slalom Jeeps
1st-Wes Gilmore Jr.
2nd-Jon Warren
Slalom Jeeps & UTVs Highlight Video

Slalom UTVs
1st-Stephen Chase
2nd-Doyle Quinn

X600 Jeeps
1st-Wendy Thompson
2nd-Debbie Gilmore


NSDN will be on-site at the Dumont Dunes for the 2018 Las Vegas Jeep Club Hill Climbs & Sand Drags over President's Day Weekend. This event will be action packed with Hill Climb / Hill Drags competition taking place on Saturday & traditional 300' Sand Drags on Sunday. We will have results, news, and videos each night after racing action is complete from this unique event. Be sure to check our Twitter Feed at the top of the each page or visit the Twitter Feed directly at Also, we will be updating the NSDN Facebook page throughout the event at There will be no NSDN Live Stream from this event as the overloaded cell towers during the busy weekend at the Dumont Dunes will limit our connectivity, but we will have full results and info as soon as service allows along with some new video features and more each evening.This NSDN Daily Race Coverage is brought to you by the Las Vegas Jeep Club. 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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