NSDN Rewind 2014 Race 2: DumontThe 42nd Anniversary Las Vegas Jeep Club Jamboree at the Dumont Dunes was the site of Race 2 of NSDN’s 2014 Daily Race Coverage season. The Dumont Dunes are located west of Las Vegas just across the border into California and provides a great setting for one of the few true throw back events in the sand drag world. The Las Vegas Jeep Club crew sets up a standard 300’ Sand Drag strip in the flat area of sand between the Dunes & the camping area. The dune sand smoothes right out and creates a nice racing surface. In today’s age of heavy dirt mega hook tracks, it’s a change to see a traditional sand track where racers show up to have fun & go head to head to see who is faster on this particular surface. The Sand Drags are on Sunday, while the weekend kicks off with the Saturday Hill Climb event making for a full weekend of action. This NSDN Daily Race Coverage was presented by the Las Vegas Jeep Club.
NSDN Rewind 2014 Race 1: Dome ValleyNational Sand Drag News is excited to introduce a new feature called “NSDN Rewind”. NSDN rewind will look back at the top stories and best media (photos & video) from each NSDN Daily Race Coverage event throughout the season. Over the next few weeks, all nine 2014 NSDN Daily Race Coverage events will be featured. We may even dig into the Archive and rewind to a few events from years past. Kick back and enjoy the NSDN Rewind.
The 2014 NSDN Daily Race Coverage season kicked off at Dome Valley Raceway’s 5th Annual Top Fuel Shootout in Wellton, AZ. The popularity of this race continued to grow as this event attracted racers from as far away as Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Oregon, and Washington. On the spectator side of things, it was refreshing to see a packed house for a sand drag race with standing room only on the house side. Another cool aspect was the enormous amount of sand drag racers and crew that came in just to enjoy the awesome January Arizona weather, including big groups from Hawaii and Michigan. It was also an honor to have Chris and Tera Graves from Max Cackle Photos at this event. This husband-wife duo from Texas brings their high quality photography to many asphalt races and made a stop at Dome Valley for the weekend on their west coast swing. Couple their great photography and our first weekend experimenting with some alternate camera options for video added up to NSDN once again raising the bar on sand drag racing coverage.
Editor's Notes | Dec '14BY: TOM BRAY
Thanksgiving has just come and gone, which means it’s that time of the year for “The Editor” to throw some end of the year thoughts out there. Going through my notes here, I just realized this wraps up the Eighth season of NSDN sand drag racing coverage. That to me is absolutely mind boggling. It brings me to think about all of the miles traveled, flight delays, long days at the track, and insane weather endured. The stories I could write about would fill a novel, but we’ll leave some of those for another day. But in the end, it is the great folks in the sport that keep me going. I’m honored to bring the service NSDN does to the good folks of the sport for the past eight years and into the future.
2015 California Race Schedule
March 20-22 - Victorville, CA - SCSDA - www.SoCalSandDrags.com
April 25-26 - Avenal, CA - www.AvenalSandDrags.com
May 15-17 - Victorville, CA - SCSDA - www.SoCalSandDrags.com
October 2-4 - Victorville, CA - SCSDA - www.SoCalSandDrags.com
October 10-11 - Avenal, CA - www.AvenalSandDrags.com
November 6-8 - Victorville, CA - SCSDA - www.SoCalSandDrags.com