The 2014 Las Vegas Jeep Jamboree at the Dumont Dunes concluded on Sunday with the annual Sand Drag competition. Dave Stidham in his “The Grinch” Jeep took the two top classes as he won the Pro Drag & Top Eliminator categories. The Den Hartog Family also stole the show as the Father-Son team of Greg with his “Money Shot” Jeep & David in his T-Bucket took home plenty of hardware. They faced off in the X400 with Greg taking out his son in that match up. Greg came back around and won his second class of the day in X600 over Shawn Thompson while David scored the Pro 1 victory over Frank Wagner. Chris Adamson continued to run well as he took the Pro 3 class win as well as the Best Engineered trophy. Ken Allen made some big Horsepower passes in his clean white Blazer to win the X4WD & Pro 2 classes while Mike Williams took home the hardware in the Pro 4 category. Wendy Thompson & Debbie Gilmore split the Women’s categories with both taking two class wins. Other big winners included Shawn Thompson (X200), Jon Warren (Duner), and Matt Hobson (UTV Modified). Video Links posted now.
Read more: NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Dumont Jeep Jamboree Feb '14
The 2014 sand drag racing season kicked off over the last weekend of January at Wellton, AZ’s Dome Valley Raceway as they hosted the 5th Annual Top Fuel Shootout. This has become a big happening in the sand drag world as racers from across the country converge on Arizona to race on the world class track surface under chamber of commerce January weather. This year was no exception with Sunny skies greeting competitors from as far away as Michigan, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, and Texas that came to tackle the 300' in AZ. It was also cool to see the big group of racers from Hawaii and Michigan make the trip to vacation enjoying the Arizona racing & weather. Let’s recap all the action.
Read more: Dome Valley TF Shootout Jan '14 Race Recap
The Southern California Sand Drag Association (SCSDA) is currently working hard towards returning to action in the near future. After splitting ties with the Soboba Casino at the end of the 2013 season, the SCSDA has been actively searching for a new venue to hold sand drag races in Southern California . Despite not having a deal 100% locked down at the moment, the SCSDA is making great progress on a weekly basis & is looking forward to a bright future of sand drags in the area. SCSDA leadership would like to thank all of the racers, crew, and family for support in this time of transition. Once news is ready to release and everything is fit for print, you will find the announcement on SCSDA’s home page at http://www.socalsanddrags.com/ and also right here on NSDN.