2017 Aug-Sept

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The 2017 SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals is complete after an incredible weekend of racing at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Dennis Rieck put his Hammer Down Dragster in the Winner’s Circle taking the Top Fuel title with a strong 2.29 ET in the final round over Matthew Ludlow. Jake Morton saved his best for last as he recorded a 2.55 to not only defeat Jim Hammond in the Top Alcohol final round, but also take the 2017 SCSDA class championship. Paul Graham was the story of Sunday as he had an incredible string of Top Eliminator passes, including a pair of perfect 2.950’s in the Semi-Final & Final Rounds that propelled him to the class victory. Robert Skidmore was another racer that saved his best for last as he threw down a 2.83 to defeat Hawaiian Lance Kaaina in the Fast Fours final round. Derek Balcunas did a great driving job to put the Larry Minor Motorsports Jeep on down the track to a 2.96 ET for the Pro Mod Unlimited victory over Dave Huffman. Big money was on the line in the Pro Bracket classes where Kenny Hayes (Pro 1), Jim Larr (Pro 2) and Joe Simeone (Pro 3) took home the $2000 top prize while Joey Weaver (Motorcycle Pro 1) and Randy Mings (Motorcycle Pro 2) took $1500 first place winnings. Junior classes were also hotly contested with Ryan Rodriguez (Juniors). Sunny Graham (Junior Dragster), Jax Gazzeny (Junior Dragster Mini’s) and Joshua Snowden (Peewees) taking top honors. Check back soon for Run Sheets, Recap Videos and Photos over the coming days from this event.

The 2017 SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals is just around the corner on September 29-October 1 at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Preparations are underway to make this the biggest race of the 2017 sand drag racing season. For starters, the Pro 1, Pro 2 & Pro 3 categories will be racing for a GUARANTEED $2000 to win. More great additions to this race are in the works as well and will be announced over the next few weeks as we lead up to the race. For info on sponsoring this event, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click “Read More” to view Event Flyers.

Racers please send in Pre-Registration forms to expedite the at track sign in process. This will make for a smoother entry experience for everyone
Racer Registration Form PDF Document *Do NOT send in pre-registration money, pay at the track.*
SCSDA Membership Point Series Application Form PDF Document
SCSDA Membership Point Series Info PDF Document
Minor Release Registration Form PDF Document *This needs to be filled out for all Minor racers, regardless if they are racing junior or adult classes.*
Race Weekend Schedule <-- PDF Document
Event Flyer
Saturday Night Thunder Flyer

Registration Forms can be sent to:
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Atoka Motorsports Park in Atoka, Oklahoma will be hosting the Fall Fest event on October 13-14. This event will be a celebration for the 25th year of sand drag racing at the Southeastern Oklahoma facility. Championships will be on the line at this race as both the Mid-America Challenge & Atoka track point series will wrap up their season. Read on to view the full event details & flyer.

The 2017 Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals is upcoming on October 20-22. This will be an action packed 3-Day Event. The event schedule is listed below, please take note that the 3.95 Index & Motorcycle Gambler classes have been added to Friday. Avenal Sand Drags has decided to sweeten the pot for this event. The listed payouts below are Guaranteed PLUS the normal Avenal Sand Drags payout. A huge thank you goes out to Avenal Sand Drags, Inc., #NeverGiveUp, Ross Racing and Hammer Down Racing for making this possible for the racers. Full event info is listed below.

Race Weekend Schedule (PDF)
Racer Registration Form (PDF)
Event Flyer (Hi-Res JPG)

2017 Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals Guaranteed Payouts
Top Eliminator - $1000
Pro 1 - $1000
Pro 2 - $1500
Pro 3 - $1500
3.95 Index - $1000
Motorcycle Pro 1 - $500 (Must be 10 or More Entries)
Motorcycle Pro 2 - $500 (Must be 10 or More Entries)
*Guaranteed Payouts Listed Above PLUS the normal Avenal Sand Drags Payouts*
Check out this great commercial for the SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals. The voiceover is the Radio Ad that will be run on the local KCAL 96.7 radio station to promote the event. In other Hammer Down Nationals news, more GUARANTEED payout info has been released. The first place payouts are listed below.

SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals Guaranteed First Place Payouts
Top Alcohol - $2000
Top Eliminator - $2000
Fast Fours - $2000
Pro 1 - $2000
Pro 2 - $2000
Pro 3 - $2000
Motorcycle Pro 1 - $1500
Motorcycle Pro 2 - $1500
*All payouts listed above are Guaranteed for First Place. Runner-Up money will be standard SCSDA payout, based on number of class entries.*

Atoka Motorsports Park
August 12, 2017 Race Results
Atoka, OK

Pro 1 Cars

1st-Les Steelmon
2nd-Danny Mathews

1st-Les Steelmon
2nd-Amanda Mathews

Pro 1 Quads

1st-Justin Evans
2nd-Bobby Kincaid

1st-Bobby Kincaid
2nd-John Pate

Excell Raceway in Bouckville, New York will be the site of a major event on September 23-24 with the Eastern Grass Drag Nationals taking place at the facility along with the MRA Kelly O'Dell Memorial Mud Drag Nationals. The event promoters are inviting sand drag racers to participate on the same 200’ Dirt Drag "Fast Track"-style track that the MRA racers are competing on. The track is 200’ long with 800’ of shutdown area and uses professional Portatree timing equipment. Guaranteed Payouts are in the works for at least two categories, preliminary thoughts are for 2.30 (2.95 in 300’) and 2.75 (3.50 in 300’) side-by-side Index categories. Other classes may be added based upon interest. Contact Brian Davoli at 315-868-5884 for more info in participating at this event. Click "Read More" to view full event flyer.


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