Atoka Motorsports Park in Atoka,
OK continued on with their 2011
point series on August 13. This event saw some great racing. Young Gage Moore
took his first Pro 1 Cars victory in his Bad to the Bone Dragster defeating
points leader Darwin Beck in the final round. Rick Lovelace took a big win in
the Pro 1 Quads class over Kirk Whitlow. Both racers made big steps forward in
the points hunt with only one race to go before the championships are decided.
The 2011 point series finale for AMP is coming up on September 10. Rounding out
Atoka’s 2011 season are the Fall Fest on October 8 and the TE Shootout on
November 12, both non-points events.
Read more: Atoka August '11 Race Results
Here is a
sneak preview of the newest Top Fuel team to hit the sand. Frederosa Racing’s
Shane Sanford has purchased the Team Extreme Racing operation of Charlie Brown
Jr. Shane will be making the step up to the Top Fuel in a brand new chassis
that Charlie had put together, but had not seen a race track yet. Lots
of new parts and pieces are in place to make this team a contender right from the
start. Shane’s daughter, Ashley will wheel the team’s Top Alcohol Dragster with
Dave McWilliams doing the tuning while long time Frederosa Racing crew chief
Troy Schweers moves over to head up the Nitro effort for the newly renamed
Frederosa’s Team Extreme Racing team. Lucas Oil & Red Bull are continuing their long time support of Frederosa Racing as their program continues to expand. Shane plans on making his initial hits in
the car at the upcoming Dome Valley Raceway Test and Tune at the end of August
while planning a competition debut at the Soboba Casino October event alongside
his daughter, who will compete in Top Alcohol at that race. Shane shared with
NSDN some photos of the new operation. Click “Read More” to view these photos.
Read more: First Look - Frederosa Team Extreme Racing Top Fueler
NSDN marked a first as we headed to Holland, MI
for West Michigan Dirt Drags Inaugural event at the Ottawa County Fairgrounds.
This is the first event NSDN has covered that was not the traditional 300’ sand
drag track. WMDD ran this event over a unique 150’ course in front of the
Grandstand at the fair. With this event happening during Saturday night of the
Fair, a great spectator turnout showed up to watch as many of MI’s best sand
drag racers raced in this unique format.
Read more: West Michigan Dirt Drags July '11 Race Recap
The Pro Truck Nationals (PTN) series held their
2011 point series finale at West Michigan Sand Dragway in Mears, MI on
July 15-16. This race lived up to all the hype with some of the best racing
seen anywhere all season, and amazing point series finishes. Check out the
great photos in this recap by our friends at Lonestar Graphics. Gary &
Michelle did a superb job at this even capturing all of the action. To view all
of their photos, go to www.LoneStarGraphics.com.
Read more: PTN WMSD July '11 Race Recap
Dome Valley Raceway is holding an Open Test and
Tune on August 27. This Test and Tune will start at 6PM. DVRW has upgraded
their Portatree timing system equipment and added scoreboards. For more
information on this Test and Tune event, contact Mike at 928-941-0335 or
Ernesto at 928-503-9675.