NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Avenal Oct '16
Sunday race day at the Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals in Avenal, CA was unfortunately won by Mother Nature as extremely high winds ripped through the area creating unsafe racing conditions. The rest of eliminations will be postponed until the 2017 Avenal Sand Drags Spring Nationals and will be finished up on Friday of that event weekend. Round one in all Pro Bracket classes were completed, while Top Alcohol & Top Eliminator were not able to make their first round elimination passes. Ladders will stay the same when eliminations resume. While the adult racers were unable to finish competition on Sunday, the Junior racers were able to get their program in earlier in the day. Junior class winners included; Drake Montgomery (Juniors), Connor Stumbaugh (Intermediate), and Benrley McReynolds (Youth). Run Sheets are now posted!
Atoka Fall Fest Oct '16 Race ResultsAtoka Motorsports Park
Fall Fest 2016
October 7-8, 2016 Race Results
Mid-America Series Champion-Terry Glasscock
Pro 1 Cars
Mid-America Series Champion-James Jackson
Atoka Track Champion-Amanda Mathews
Pro 1 Quads
Mid-America Series Champion-Stephanie Kimbley
Atoka Track Champion-John Pate
NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Soboba Oct '16
The 2016 SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA wrapped up on Sunday with exciting action across the board. It was an awesome sight to see the Nitro-burning Top Fuel Dragsters make the trip to Soboba for this event. Matt Ludlow set Low ET of the day with a pair of great looking 2.32 passes at over 160MPH. Gary Mink stole the show in Top Alcohol with a string of consistent 2.4-second passes capped by a 2.449 for Low ET of eliminations in the final against David Morton. Marc Whitmore had a dream weekend qualifying #1 with a perfect 2.950 on the Top Eliminator 2.95 Class Index, then he put his Blown Altered in the Winner’s Circle on race day defeating Paul Taylor in the final round. The Fast Fours final was wild with Art Cronin taking the win despite having troubles off the line while Kris Lauffer ran the 2nd Quickest ET in Four-Cylinder history with a 2.679 but he left too soon turning on the red light. Jimmy Depasse lowered his A/Pro Jeep World Record with an incredible 2.644 ET on the way to the Pro Mod Unlimited class win. There were no double or triple up winners in the ultra competitive Pro Bracket classers. Here is a rundown on the winners that took home the big cash on Sunday night: Bill Meaney (Pro 1), Jim Larr (Pro 2), Mike Record (Pro 3), Heather Taylor (Motorcycle Pro 1), and Craig Wright (Motorcycle Pro 2). The Junior racers also put on a great show as always, winners included: Delaney Browning (Juniors), Maddox Pena (Peewees), Cole Liston (Junior Dragster 9+), and Blake Adamson (Junior Dragster Mini’s). **Highlight Videos & Run Sheets are now posted!!**
NSDN Race Coverage UpdateNational Sand Drag News is preparing for two big trips for west coast sand drag racing action. The first stop will be at the SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals on September 30-October 2 in San Jacinto, CA. NSDN will have our normal Daily Race Coverage with our great group of valued sponsors as well as our NSDN Live Stream segments Presented By Good Vibrations Motorsports. This will be a huge event with tons of competitors coming out to do battle on the 300’ at the Soboba Casino. From there, NSDN will make the trip to Avenal, CA for the Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals on October 15-16. This is also shaping up to be a great weekend of sand drags; NSDN will be on-site with our normal Daily Race Coverage as well as NSDN Live Stream segments, courtesy of Avenal Sand Drags. Be sure to stay tuned to www.NationalSandDragNews.com as well as our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/NationalSandDragNews/ for all of the updates through both events.
TVSD Show-Me Nationals Event InfoThunder Valley Sand Drags in Grain Valley, MO. is hosting their annual Show-Me Nationals September 23 & 24. This event will feature Top Alcohol & Top Eliminator (2.95 Index) categories as well as a full slate of bracket classes for Cars and ATVs. Be sure to click “Read More” to view the full event info, and go to Thunder Valley’s Facebook page for all the latest updates at https://www.facebook.com/thundervalley.sanddrags .
Atoka September '16 Race ResultsAtoka Motorsports Park
September 10, 2016 Race Results
Pro 1 Cars
SCSDA Soboba Oct '16 Race InfoThe Southern California Sand Drag Association (SCSDA) Hammer Down Nationals Presented By Greg Tounget Motorsports is just around the corner on September 30-October 2 at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. There is a lot of excitement surrounding this event as everyone readies for this can’t miss event. The race info for this event has been released. Click “Read More” to view event info files as well as the race flyers.
Avenal Oct '16 Event FlyerThe Avenal Sand Drags Fall Nationals in Avenal, CA is coming up on October 15-16. Check out the extremely cool flyer for this event. NSDN will be on-site with Daily Race Coverage & Live Stream from this event. For more info on Avenal Sand Drags, go to www.AvenalSandDrags.com. Click “Read More” to view full event flyer.
NSDN Classifeds UpdateThe National Sand Drag News classified section is full of great sand drag race cars and equipment. Be sure to check out what’s available and be ready to hit the track for the west coast fall season. The pictured Jeep to the right is ready for the track and dunes, located in Southern California. For more info, click the link below to view everything available in the NSDN Classifieds.
National Sand Drag News Classifieds Section <--- Click the link
Atoka August '16 Race ResultsAtoka Motorsports Park
August 13, 2016 Race Results
Pro 1 Cars
SCSDA Hammer Down Nats Historic DisplayThe SCSDA Hammer Down Nationals at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA on September 30-October 2 will host a historical sand drag racing display highlighting the history of the sport. There will be a tent put up to display historic sand drag vehicles along with photos, videos and other memorabilia from the 1960’s up through the 2000’s. If you are interested in displaying a vehicle or memorabilia, contact Dan “The Man” Beard at 951-249-0939 for more info. We are certainly looking forward to checking out this display at the race, as we know some great pieces of history will be unearthed with sand drags having such a deep history in the Hemet Valley. Check out the photos below of 1975 sand drag racing in the Hemet Valley passed along to us by our friends at Greg Tounget Motorsports.
Photo Gallery - 1975 Hemet Valley Sand Drags
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SCSDA 2017 Season Schedule AnnouncementThe Southern California Sand Drag Association (SCSDA) is proud to announce that the 2017 race dates have been locked in and confirmed at the Soboba Casino in San Jacinto, CA. The SCSDA will carry over the great momentum of 2016 into next season with another season of three huge events. January 27-29 will be the Season Opener followed by events on March 31-April 2 & September 29-October 1. The organization is looking forward to a bright future with the Hammer Down Nationals wrapping up the 2016 season & a full 2017 season ahead.
2017 SCSDA Schedule
March 31-April 2
September 29-October 1
Current Guaranteed Payouts
1st Place Listed
Top Alcohol - $3000
Top Eliminator - $2000
Fast Fours - $1500
Pro 1 - $1750
Pro 2 - $1750
Pro 3 - $2000
Motorcycle Pro 1 - $1500
Motorcycle Pro 2 - $1500
Triple Crown Bracket Challenge - $2000 *Added Bonus Money for Same Car & Driver to win Pro 1, 2, and 3*
ATV Pro Double Down Challenge - $500 *Added Bonus Money for Same Rider to win both MP1 & MP2*
Best Appearing Car - $250