Dome Valley Raceway will be holding a Test and
Tune evening on April 30. The track will be open starting at 4PM for anyone
interested in testing their race cars or ATV’s. For more info, contact Ernesto
Juarez at 928-503-9675.
*Flyer Added. Click "Read More" to view.*
Read more: Dome Valley Announces April Test & Tune Date
round of NSDN’s Nostalgia series is up again with more west coast sand drag
racing action from SANDRAG Magazine in 1980-1981. Thanks once again to Keith
Ahart for allowing us to go through his copies and share with the sand drag
community. Here are some clips and photos from the magazine’s coverage of
events in Riverside, CA & Phoenix, AZ.
Read more: Nostalgia: Sandrag Mag, Part 2
Atoka Motorsports Park
in Atoka, OK
kicked off their 2011 point series season on March 12. The “Break N Luce” team
walked away as the big winners on the night as Steve Smith took the Pro 1 Cars
Money class win, while Marc Luce won the Pro 1 Cars Trophy class. Luce also
laid down some impressive laps after installing a new blower on his Blown
Alcohol Dragster, running a 3.10 & 3.06 during Test and Tune. Kevin Wilson
started off the season in his sister’s “Wild One Dragster”. Russ Bailey made
the haul from the Kansas City
area & made some great passes with his Motorcycle-powered Buggy before
parts breakage put him out. The next point series event at Atoka Motorsports
Park is scheduled for
April 9. Read on for full results.
Read more: Atoka Mar '11 Race Results
Pro Truck Nationals (PTN) is readying for the
2011 Season Opener at the IOK 4-Wheelers Grounds in Cleves, Ohio
on May 20-21. Friday's action kicks off with an all day Test and Tune followed
by eliminations in the PTN 3.5 Index, Ironman, and Pro ATV classes. These
classes will go straight into eliminations at 7PM. Racers will have to take
advantage of T&T for any time trial passes. Saturday's race will feature a
full slate of classes, including PTN's Pro Truck & Pro Outlaw FE
categories. New to PTN action in 2011 is the Quick 8 ATV program headed by Tony
McWethy. The eight quickest ATV's on the grounds face off for the trophy in Pro
Tree Bracket action. Alongside these classes will be the normal Bracket 1 &
2 car classes as well as a Sportsman ATV class and Junior categories. Stay
tuned for more announcements on the PTN 2011 series as they become available.
Read on to view the event flyer.
Read more: PR: PTN 2011 Season Opener Race Flyer Released
The Las Vegas Jeep Club presented the 39th
Annual Las Vegas Jeep Jamboree at the Dumont Dunes over President’s Day
Weekend. Tracy Malan stole the show running a 3.48 en route to two class wins
in the sand drag portion of the event. April Soares dominated the Women’s
portion of the program sweeping the hill clilmb and taking three first places
on the drags. This event runs a unique heads-up class system. The class
breakdowns are listed below the winners. Thanks to Wendy Thompson for sending
us the results from this great event. It sounds like preparations are underway
to make the 40th Annual version the best one to date.
Read more: Dumont Las Vegas Jeep Jamboree 2011 Race Results
Another round of NSDN Nostalgia is coming up
featuring material from the Midwest. Several
contributors sent in photos from different areas of this region. Read on to
view some more great sand drag racing content from yesteryear.
The first batch of photos comes to us from Mike Orness, from Iowa. Mike currently races the “Super Jeep”
in Midwest & PTN series action. He sent us some coverage from Off Road
magazine of Gravelrama, as well as a pair of newspaper clippings. Read on to
Read more: Nostalgia: Midwest, Part 1
Here comes the next round in NSDN’s Nostalgia
series. A huge thank you goes out to Keith Ahart for letting me go through a
few copies of SANDRAG Magazine from the 1980-1981 periods in time. Over the
next few weeks, we’ll go through a few installments of photos & race info
from this magazine, which was the official publication of the American Sand
Racing Association on the west coast. If you have any material, you would like to submit, feel
this up. Enjoy!
Read more: Nostalgia: Sandrag Mag, Part 1
The 2nd Annual AZ vs. CA Top Fuel Shootout at
Dome Valley Raceway in late January turned out to be an excellent event with
nearly 200 racer entries and a massive spectator crowd. Perfect weather greeted
racers and led to record breaking competition throughout the weekend. Let’s
take a look at the action.
Qualifying kicked off with four entries vying for the top spot at the Wellton,
AZ race track. Dennis Rieck would set Low ET of qualifying session one, laying
down a 2.394/145mph pass. However, in the final session, it would be the
Coldwater Kid Team & driver Matt Ludlow knocking Rieck off of the top spot
with a 2.392/139mph hit. Sliding into the third spot would be the Pat Norris
Racing team with driver Marcus Norris running a personal best 2.489, while
Terri Blair & the Fugowie dual tire Fueler ran a 2.520 with a stellar 1.01
60’ time to round out the field.
Read more: Dome Valley TF Shootout '11 Race Recap
The first big race of the 2011 sand drag season is now
complete, and it certainly appears this should be another great year for the
sport. This event at Dome Valley Raceway saw record broken, not only on the
track, but also in racer & spectator turnout at this facility. It was
certainly a positive for sand drag racing in the Southwest as many racers made
their first trip to Dome
Valley and put on an
excellent show at this premier race facility. Many racers said throughout the
weekend that this was by far the nicest race surface they had ever raced on.
That is saying a lot with so many top notch tracks in our sport.
Read more: Editor's Notes | Feb '11