2014 August


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Sandstorm 2014 is complete after a thrilling day of racing at Albany Sand Drags in Albany, OR. Craig Sines used a nearly perfect .005 RT to take a hole shot final round win in Top Alcohol 2.58 to 2.53 over Craig Mark. Ron d’Artenay pulled out a great 2.961 on the 2.95 with his Red Warrior Dragster to take a close final round Top Eliminator victory over Jim Rossi. The 3.5 Index class was thrilling all weekend and it was Christopher Wells turning on the win light with a 3.63 while Don Boespflug went a touch too fast with a 3.48. The Boespflug family would continue their winning ways as Don would come back and win the Sportsman 1 Cars class while Preston took the Youth 1 class win for the second day in a row. Arlo Cully (Open) and Josh Lowry (Stock Frame) on Brett Sanderson’s Sand Hustler were the ATV Heads-Up class winners. Other winners on the day included Scoty Burris (Pro 1 Cars), Tony Meline (Pro 2 Cars), John Cleaveland (Motorcycle Pro 1), Donald Huff (Motorcycle Pro 2), Mike Yates (Sportsman 2 Cars), Arlo Cully (Motorcycle Sportsman 1), Chris Hollenbeck (Motorcycle Sportsman 2), and David Gleason (Youth 2). Run Sheets now posted...

The Pro Truck Nationals (PTN) series made its first ever trip to Willard Hammond’s beautiful Newtown Dragway in Newtown, VA on the first weekend of August. This track is literally the field of dreams set in the woods of rural Central Virginia. Willard opened Newtown Dragway in 1999 using the best practices of other sand tracks, asphalt drag strips, and even tractor pull arenas in mind. The finished product is an incredible sand drag facility that is both racer and spectator friendly with a list of premium amenities a mile long. Unfortunately, on this weekend Mother Nature was not on the side of the racers. A dismal forecast hurt the racer and spectator turnout, but fortunately after a damp day of racing on Friday, the Saturday weather was dry and some great racing transpired under cloudy skies. Let’s take a look at the action.

The 2nd Annual Sandstorm is coming up this weekend, August 15-17 at Albany Sand Drags in Albany, Oregon. This is looking to be a great race in the Northwest with racers from across the Western region making the haul to Oregon. NSDN will be on-site with coverage of this event. The Sandstorm promoters have released the Event Schedule as well as Race Flyer with all sponsors listed. Click “Read More” to view the schedule & flyer.

Avenal Sand Drags in Avenal, CA is preparing for their 2014 Fall Nationals on October 10-12. This will be a three day event. The event flyer has been released for this race. Click “Read More” to view the flyer.

Dome Valley Raceway in Wellton, AZ is currently undergoing a series of upgrades to their top notch sand drag racing facility. Track owner Ernesto Juarez is overseeing the project. For the time being, Dome Valley Raceway is in a holding pattern as the upgrades and improvements are taking place. Ernesto wanted to pass along that contrary to rumors Dome Valley is still alive & will be open for sand drag racing in the future. Keep an eye out here for announcements on the return to racing at Dome Valley.


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