NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Dome TF Shootout Jan '14
The 2014 Top Fuel Shootout at Dome Valley Raceway in Wellton, AZ featured amazing sand drag racing action from start to finish. Dennis Rieck and the Hammer Down Hemi used a pair of solid 2.2-second ET’s during Sunday’s Eliminations to take the Top Fuel Shootout title. Robert Skidmore made more history as he recorded the first ever 2.6-second ET in a Fast Fours Dragster. Robert ran a 2.684, but unfortunately red lighted away his chance at the Final Round victory by .009 as Mario Tavares took the class win with a 2.81 ET. The Top Eliminator class saw an epic final round as two of the strongest competitors from across the country met up for the first time. The win light in this battle would go to Texas racer Courtney Stidham as he defeated Billy Morris on a hole shot 2.97 to 2.96. Rod Trower certainly didn’t take it easy as he soloed to the Top Alcohol class win while recording his Personal Best ET of 2.42. The Pro Bracket classes were extremely entertaining as well. The Durning Racing team had a huge day as Craig Durning took the Pro 1 victory in “Eugene The Jeep” and Brad Olson scored the Motorcycle Pro 1 class win. Jeeps swept the Pro Bracket classes as Jose Beas (Pro 2) and Kenny Hayes (Pro 3) won their respective classes. MPC Racing’s Mark Ratliff took the victory in the Motorcycle Pro 2 category. **Run Sheets are now posted. (1-28)**
Cronin Racing Meltdown Offseason UpgradesCronin Racing is looking to make some noise at Dome Valley Raceway’s Season Opener in the Fast Fours class. The Cronin team’s Meltdown dragster driven by Art Cronin received a turbocharger upgrade in the two months since last season’s finale. The 2011 class champion Meltdown ride made big steps late in 2013 getting back towards championship form and this move hopes to put them at the front of the pack. Cronin Racing's Dragster driven by John Cronin is ready for action as well coming off a nice outing at last year's Season Finale. Follow along with NSDN’s coverage this weekend of the Dome Valley Top Fuel Shootout to see how Cronin Racing and the always competitive Fast Fours class fares at the 2014 Season Opener. Click “Read More” to view more pics of the Meltdown upgrades.
Avenal Track Improvements UnderwayAvenal Sand Drags in Avenal, CA is currently undergoing a massive track surface improvement project for the 2014 race season. The plan is remove the existing water sensitive track surface & replace it with a lighter soil that will be more forgiving while allowing for optimal traction. As you can see in the photos posted, the current track soil is in the process of being moved off. Not only will the soil be different, but the track prep equipment will be different to provide a quicker show & more consistent surface. This is a huge undertaking and the Avenal Sand Drags crew would like to thank all who have donated or chipped in to this project. They will keep us updated here on NSDN as the project continues leading up to the Avenal Sand Drags Opener on April 26-27. Click "Read More" to view photos.
Albany Sandstorm 2014 Event AnnouncedAlbany Motorsports Park in Albany, OR will be hosting the 2nd Annual Sand Storm event on Aug 15-17. This race will feature some of the best sand drag action in the Northwest. For more information call, (541) 908-3501 or visit the Albany Sand Drags page on Facebook. Click “Read More” to view the full event flyer.
Santa Maria Speedway 2014 Race ScheduleSanta Maria Speedway in Santa Maria, CA along with the Sand Outlaws group has put out their 2014 race schedule. These races will be held on March 29, June 14, August 23, and November 29. The events feature bracket racing classes. For more information, call 805-315-2023.
Trower Racing Off-Season UpdateUpdate 3: Chassis work is ongoing on this project, check out the latest pics. Click "Read More" to view... (1-12)