2014 Oct-Nov

The 2014 Avenal Fall Nationals at Avenal Sand Drags in Avenal, CA was highly anticipated as the biggest west coast race of the Fall and it certainly did not disappoint. A nice turnout of racers from up and down the coast converged on the 300’ of Dirt/Sand in Central California. Sunny skies and reasonable temps greeted all setting up an awesome weekend of racing from start to finish. Here’s a look at all the action from Avenal.

The So Cal Sand Drag Association (SCSDA) recently announced a multi-year deal to hold races at the San Bernardino County Fairgrounds in Victorville, CA. Their first race will be held March 20-22 in 2015 & the flyer is attached below. The full event schedule for SCSDA 2015 looks like this: March 20-22, May 15-17, October 2-4, and November 6-8. Look for more info to be released on their events here on NSDN or at www.SoCalSandDrags.com.

Kingman Sand Drags presented by Fast Track Racing & Arizona Route 66 Motorsports Park will be holding their Fall Nationals event on November 15-16 in Kingman, AZ. This will be an action packed Saturday and Sunday of sand drag racing. For more info, contact Ken Larson 928-587-9385 or click “Read More” to view full info on the Event Flyer.

Atoka Motorsports Park Fall Fest
October 10-11, 2014 Race Results
Atoka, OK

Top Eliminator (2.95 Index)
1st-Courtney Stidham 2.980 (.066 RT)
2nd-Marc Luce 2.957 (.251 RT)

Pro 1 Cars
1st-John Acker
2nd-James Jackson

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The final day of racing at the 2014 Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals in Avenal, CA was unpredictable with close racing all day long and some different faces in the Winner’s Circle. The Top Alcohol class was a dog fight all weekend long with Gary Mink having the performance edge, including Low ET with a 2.462 in Round One. But it would be Jim Hammond taking home the class win recording a 2.60 while Mink left too soon with a .010 Red Light. The Top Eliminator class came down to a Veteran versus Rookie final round with Carey Mahoney who is no stranger to TE finals against Christian Payne in his first TE final round. This one would go to the Washington racer as Mahoney turned a 2.97 to Christian’s solid 3.11 effort. The A/Fuel final round was anti-climatic as Top Qualifier Robert Skidmore was unable to make the call setting the stage for Art Cronin in the Cronin Racing Meltdown Dragster to take the class win with a 2.94 on the single run. The Northwest racers were on fire in the Pro Bracket classes on Sunday. Chris Wells backed up his Saturday Sportsman 1 class win with Sunday’s Pro 1 victory defeating the always tough Craig Durning in the final round. The second car out of the Burris stable in victory lane would be Scoty Burris wheeling the team’s Dragster to the Pro 2 win over Brian Chapman. The next Northwest racer to score today would be Kevin Tennison on the Palmer Racing entry as he took the Motorcycle Pro 1 victory over Robert Garnas. This was the Palmer team’s second win of the weekend as Budy Palmer won the Motorcycle Sportsman 1 class on Saturday. Other winners on the day included April Soares (Pro 3), Craig Wright (Motorcycle Pro 2), Ryan Rodriguez (Junior Dragster), Rori Montgomery (Kids), and Axel May (Youth). *Run Sheets are now posted!!!*

The 2014 PTN series finished up the Season with a thriller at Little Sandy Raceway in Grayson, KY. Jim & Gaye Johnson’s beautiful Kentucky track played host to a spectacular weekend of racing. Racers from across the Midwest as far away as Missouri, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina made the haul to the great state of Kentucky. After some damp weather on Thursday, the skies cleared producing great racing air and track conditions for Friday and Saturday. Here’s the rundown of all the action at PTN Championship Weekend 2014.

Atoka Motorsports Park in Atoka, OK is holding their Fall Fest event coming up on October 10 & 11. This Friday-Saturday race will feature Top Alcohol & Top Eliminator (2.95 Index) classes as well as the highly popular Friday night Quick 16 Cars and Quads classes. Read on to view the flyer on this upcoming event.


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