2013 April

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Avenal Sand Drags in Avenal, CA witnessed some great racing action on Sunday in all classes. Dennis Rieck set a new track record with a 2.245 on his Sunday morning qualifying pass. Unfortunately Dennis was unable to set the new World Top Fuel record, but he definitely put on a great show for the Avenal fans. Another crowd pleaser was Gary Mink coming back from a broken transmission on his one qualifying attempt to win a close battle with David Morton 2.56 to 2.60. Top Eliminator didn’t disappoint with an out of control final round seeing Paul Taylor edge out Jim Rossi 2.97 to 2.98. Bob Cambridge made his first trip to Avenal pay off with his Pro 1 Dragster as he took the class win over Steve Foster Sr., and bagged the Quality Aircraft Care/Hammer Down $500 Bonus Bucks award. Another big winner was Charlie Johnson as he ended up on top in the conclusion of Saturday’s 38 entry strong Pro Gambler class. Other winners on the day included Oregon’s Jim Smith (Pro 2), Eric Moran (Pro 3), Ron Garnas (Motorcycle Pro 1), Taylor Holmes (Motorcycle Pro 2), Bill Meaney (Sportsman Gambler), Marcus Lancaster (Pro 4), Ryan Rodriguez (Junior Dragster), Preston Boespflug (Juniors 1), and Cheyenne Hartman (Juniors 2). Run Sheets are now posted from this event. (4-30-13)

The 2013 NSRA Quality Aircraft Care Sand Drag Series continued on with a trip back to Southern California for the SCSDA April Fuels event at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. Racing action was intense from start to finish with racers vying for the top prizes as well as points to move them up in the NSRA standings. Click the link below to check out the points document for all the latest news and leaders in the 2013 season.

Current 2013 NSRA Quality Aircraft Care Point Standings (After Race 4 of 7)
Atoka Motorsports Park
April 13 Race Results
Atoka, OK

Pro 1 Cars

1st-Amie Wilson
2nd-Les Steelmon

1st-Kenny Kapple
2nd-Gage Moore

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April Fuels 2013 Presented by the Southern California Sand Drag Association at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA finished off on Sunday under cool temperatures and gray skies, but the action was intense on the track. Dennis Rieck continued to make solid passes in the Hammer Down Top Fuel car as he took the final round victory with a 2.39 to his teammate Marcus Norris’ 2.59. Top Qualifier Ron D’Artenay took the Top Eliminator class wire to wire victory running a 3.04 in the final round for the win over Jim Rossi. Daniel King and the Animal Control team emerged victorious in the Fast Fours class with a hole shot final round victory over Mario Tavares. Jimmy DePasse won a close final in Pro Mod Unlimited with a 2.94 to 3.10 decision. DePasse set a new A/Pro Jeep World Record earlier in the day with a 2.92 ET. “Wild Willie” Swim made a victorious return to the track in his trademark Green & Yellow Dragster taking the Pro 1 victory. But the big story in the bracket classes was George Amos taking another double up win as he won the Pro 2 class in his dragster as well as the Motorcycle Pro 2 class on his trademark 3-wheeler. Other winners on the day included Chris Adamson (Pro 3), Bo Crossland (Motorcycle Pro 1), Kyla Belville (Junior Dragster), Troy Adamson (Juniors), Gavin Gutierrez (Mini Junior Dragster), and Cody Mercer (Peewees). *Run Sheets from this event are now posted. (4-16-13)*

The Yuma area chamber of commerce couldn’t have dialed up a better late March weekend for the March Madness event at Dome Valley Raceway in Wellton, AZ. Excellent conditions led to exceptional racing all weekend long as racers earned points towards the 2013 NSRA Quality Aircraft Care championship. Read on for the full recap.

The 2013 NSRA Quality Aircraft Care Sand Drag Series headed to the desert for the third event and second of this season at Dome Valley Raceway in Wellton, AZ. Chamber of commerce weather led to many Personal Best ET's and excellent bracket racing from start to finish. Read on to check out the points document for all the latest news and leaders in the 2013 season.

Current 2013 NSRA Quality Aircraft Care Point Standings (After Race 3 of 7)
Just a reminder that this weekend April 4-7 will be the “Fastest on the Planet 2013” ATV-only event hosted by Bako Sand Drags in Bakersfield, CA. This event will also feature a unique Saturday Night Hammer Down Special Shootout with the Quickest ET winning a grand total of $1500. The Shootout is sponsored in part by the Hammer Down / Quality Aircraft Care Bonus Bucks program that is featured throughout the NSRA point series. This should be a great race with heads-up, Index, and bracket classes for all ATV's. For more information on this event, contact Robert Garnas at 661-213-6783, Christy Garnas at 661-301-9949, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/BAKOSANDDRAGS. Click “Read More” to view the event flyer.

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