NADCAR News 2013
11/7 - Hey All - Here is the Entry form for the Nationals. I will have them at the banquet to fill in also. Hope all of the NADCAR drivers can make the trip down and grab some top 5 spots!!
10/30 - The latest NADCAR Banquet Update: We have decided to take over the Henesey House in Flagstaff and have the Banquet/Awards Ceremony/After Party all in one place! We will have food/drinks set up and ready for when you arrive! Just bring yourselves and enjoy a night with your fellow racers. The festivities will start at 3pm Nov. 16th. Top 20 Trophies, Rookie of the Year and Sportsman of the Year Awards will be handed out! Sponsor Plaques will also be handed out! The raffle is still a go - so please grab some fun items to raffle off!! Looking forward to seeing everyone again! Feel free to contact me with any questions!
Tim Cotherman Wins again at Mohave Valley Raceway
10/5 - Hello All, the NADCAR Season has come to an end for 2013! Tim Cotherman grabbed another A-Main Victory at Mohave Valley Raceway on 10/5/2013 to cap off his already epic season! Helen Henesey and Frank Phillips raced to the other podium finishes at MVR. Thanks to all of the NADCAR Drivers, friends and families for making the 2013 season great!!
We had some really great sponsors this year, not only supporting with corporate sponsorship but adding to many of the Two Day show purse winnings, trophies and bonus race awards! Thank you again from all of the drivers, we aren't able to have this much fun without your support!
I will keep you all up to date on where the banquet festivities will be and when! The Top 20 will be paid out and collect a sweet trophy at the banquet! So, Congrats to ALL!
9/21 - It was another fast round of racing Saturday night for the NADCAR Drivers. Mohave Valley Raceway provided a smooth dry track for a fun night of racing for all! #90 Frank Phillips jumped out to an early lead in the first heat race. Pat Henesey and Storm Phillips couldn't touch the C & C Auto Lakeside Chassis for the 8 laps of competition, finishing 2nd and 3rd. Current points leader Tim Cotherman was a force to be reckoned with in heat race #2. Helen Henesey gave it all she had but settled for second to the 2012 NADCAR Champ, Rick Haase grabbed the 3rd invert spot for that heat race.
The track for the main event was a fast one! #90 Phillips was determined to get to the lead, he dropped to the bottom of the track going in to 1, never lifting. Pat Henesey was left in a pickle on the outside line with the #90 truck exiting turn 2! He dropped off the track, giving room for Phillips... and the rest of the field! Helen Henesey, Tim Cotherman, Frank Phillips all snuck by, keeping the track green and the action tight!
Cotherman found his way around #10 Helen Henesey coming out of 2 and never looked back. Cotherman was in a league of his own, showing the crowd exactly why he is the points leader! Great run Tim! Helen Henesey, Frank Phillips, Storm Phillips and Rick Haase rounded out the top 5 for the night!
Championship Night is October 5th at Mohave Valley Raceway!! The top 5 is a toss up and the top 20 spots are open for grabs! All Top 20 Championship points finishers for 2013 receive end of the year pay out! So get to the track and get those points!
9/13 - Added the new Facebook link to the NADCAR Page on the right side bar under the Race Results.
Ryan Henesey wins the main event at PV Raceway
9/7 - What a great night of racing for all that visited Prescott Valley Raceway! 28 cars came to battle from all over the state. The PV Diesel Trophy Dash win went to returning hot shoe #67 Mike Dunn. The heat race wins were taken by #14 Ryan Henesey, #37 Mike Strobl, #69 Eddie O'Neill and local fast guy #71 David Cooke! 12 cars secured the automatic transfer to the A Main while 16 battled for the final 12 spots to complete the A Main. Jim Hock jumped to the lead of the B-Main and easily drove to the checkered flag ahead of the rest of the B-Main field. The green flag dropped on the field for the 20 lap A Main, #99 Rob Deines was ready to lead some laps and jumped out to the lead on the high line. The pack of cars was coming quick with hard racing breaking out throughout the field! Ryan Henesey was on the move with Mike Dunn coming from mid pack, Tim Cotherman worked his hardest to get around the #14 but had no luck. Ryan Henesey held on for the 1st place spot followed by a charging Mike Dunn, Tim Cotherman, David Cooke and Pat Henesey. Great racing guys!! I couldn't have imagined a better turn out and show for our welcome back race at PVR! Thanks again to all!! The purse contributions from Dynamx, Viking Racing, and Sober Living really ended the night well!! We have 2 events left for the 2013 NADCAR season, both are at Mohave Valley Raceway! Results and Points are posted.
9/2 - What a great weekend at the race track! The weather was threatening the White Mountains all week but cleared up just in time for racing. Tough competition from the south headed up the hill to take on NADCARs finest. There were 3 heat races for 25 cars, grabbing wins were Pat Henesey, Randy Deines and DDCCs Matt Tipton!! The track was very tacky and very fast, there was no way this was going to be a slow Main Event! Neil Etter lead the field to the green flag at a snails pace, Rob Deines got a great start on the outside to jump directly behind Neil for the 2nd position. Cotherman was making moves on the inside with Tipton reaching for a top 5 finish. Hard charger of the night was Greg Jewett in the DDCC #33, moving up 13 positions! WOW! Neil Etter managed to hold off the charging field to grab his 2nd win of 2013 followed by Cotherman, Haase, Tipton and Pat Henesey. See the results - Click here.
The JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash was a quick one! Matt Tipton jumped to an early lead on the outside with Helen Henesey, Steve Kapaun and Heather Henesey chasing him down. Steve and Helen were bottom feeding while Heather found traction on the high line attempting to reel in Tipton. Laps ran out and DDCCs Matt Tipton grabbed the only dash trophy of the weekend. Two heat race wins were taken by NADCAR drivers Tim Cotherman and Pat Henesey with Rob Deines securing one win for the DDCC group in the final heat. Etter, Cotherman, Tipton and Henesey knew what was on the line for the Main event, they needed to get to the front and get there fast. Tipton drew the outside front town with the rest of the 1st place contenders scattered through the field. The battle for the lead was intense! Tipton was being hounded by Helen Henesey, Jim Hock and a charging Tim Cotherman. Steve was working the low line like no ones business, right when it was heating up.... The LIGHTS WENT OUT.... Literally pitch black... Everyone let off the gas, managed not to crash and waited for the lights to come back on. Interviews went on while we waited on the front stretch. Very, very funny interviews! The last thing Tipton wanted was his momentum to be broken, Cotherman was coming and he needed to beat him to secure the overall championship. Cotherman raced enough of these two day shows and wasn't about to let the newbie / DDCC guy show him up. Cotherman threw it low and grabbed the lead coming out of 2 with 4 to go. #43 took the lead and never looked back. He took the checkered flag along with the overall Championship!! The North grabs the overall win for 2013!! See the results - Click here.
2013 North South Shootout Overall Champion Tim Cotherman
2013 North South Shootout Top 10
8/30 - 2 Big Weekends of Racing in a row for the NADCAR Drivers! North vs. South at Thunder Raceway and the Return to Prescott Valley on Sept. 7th! Thanks to all of the sponsors who support NADCAR!
8/23 - Hello All NADCAR Drivers-
The September 7th race at PVR is turning into quite the event! Dynamx Inc has throw in $250 towards that nights purse along with a donation of $60 from Viking Racing. PV Diesel is bringing Top 5 Trophies for the night too! This will be a NADCAR Points race and I hope to see a full field of drivers!
Please contact me or the other NADCAR reps with any questions!
Main Event Winner - Cale Rudy
Trophy Dash winner Colby Potter
E&E Dash for Cash winner Frank Phillips
8/10/2013 - Thunder Raceway hosted Race # 9 of the 2013 NADCAR season this past weekend. The weather was great and the fans were ready for some racing! Colby Potter ran away with the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash beating Kelly Baca and Erin Deines. Frank Phillips took off and grabbed the high line in heat #1 to drive to the checkered flags first, out running #47 Steve Kapaun and #99 Rob Deines. Helen Henesey and Brian Stehr went at it again in heat race #2... I'm sure he is getting pretty sick of watching that #10 truck show him around the track. Helen Henesey secured the 1st place position followed by Stehr and Rat Stafford. Tim Cotherman drove his rent a ride truck #09 to a photo finish against Storm Phillips to grab the 3rd heat race win.
Main Event time had #24 Cale Rudy and #95 Rat Stafford bringing the 20 car field to the green flag. Stafford jumped out to an early lead with Cale Rudy all over his rear bumper, Cale jumped by Rat on the high line and lead the rest of the green flag laps, Rudy fought off a challenge from 2012 Points Champion Cotherman to grab his first NADCAR win!
Next race is August 24 at Thunder Raceway! See you all there!!
8/9/2013 - We have 2 big weekends of racing coming up in September!
North vs. South Shoot Out - Labor Day Weekend at Thunder Raceway
This will be 2 nights of racing, 2 nights of payout and 1 overall Champion!
White Mountain Bible Church, RT's Black Bull and Pure Romance by Cathie have already signed on to sponsor the event! With a payout of $60 minimum to take a green flag on each night, I'm expecting a full field of cars vying for an A Main start position!
Prescott Valley Raceway welcomes back NADCAR!! September 7th at PVR
NADCAR will be the showcase class for the night, putting on a great show great side by side racing though out the field! This is our only race at PVR for 2013 so I'm expecting an outstanding car count! Dynamx and Viking Racing have both contributed to the purse for the night! So expect a hefty payout throughout the entire field!
If you know of anyone interested in being a sponsor for either event, please have them contact me!
See you all at the track!
8/3/13 - I'm not sure the clouds and lightening could have been worse then what the racers saw on their way to racing action Saturday afternoon! With positive thinking and way too many weeks off from racing, the clouds parted and left one heck of a sticky track for the 19 dwarf car drivers to do battle on! Helen Henesey was shot out a cannon for the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash, leaving Rick Haase and Steve Kapaun to eat her dust! Heat race 1 went to #12 Pat Henesey who saw the low line open, threw his '40 Ford truck on the bottom and drove straight to the lead. Cale Rudy and Neil Etter followed up in 2nd and 3rd place. Rat Stafford was hooked up for heat race #2, leading every lap to easily take the checkered flag ahead of Steve Kapaun and Storm Phillips. Heat Race #3 was a Fuel Injected Show down! Helen Henesey let Brian Stehr know in the pits that he'd be finishing behind her.. and that's exactly what happened! Henesey was on rails again for the heat race with Stehr and George Cooke battling behind her for the 2nd position! Great racing action for all of the heat races!
Main Event time had Rat Stafford and Neil Etter leading the field to the green flag. Pat Henesey made a quick move on the bottom to grab the lead a lap into the feature, Cale Rudy was hot on his tail within laps, Rudy tried him high and low with no luck. Heather Henesey, Brian Stehr and Steve Kapaun were all working there way through the pack to get a chance at the win. Stehr used the bottom line to pick off the field of cars one by one, he fought with Rudy for 2nd quite a few laps until he made his way to the leader. Pat Henesey put on a good fight but couldn't hold off the charging Brian Stehr! Congrats to Brain on his 2nd win of the season! Great racing NADCAR Drivers.
A new points leader this week! Check out the Championship points, Best 11 races will count for the Championship!
7/4/13 - NADCAR 4th of July racing at Thunder Raceway.
Congrats to Rob Deines for grabbing his first Main Event Win Saturday Night!
John Ogden take Saturday Nights JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash
Saturday Nights Main Event Video
Ryan Henesey heads up from the Valley to take Friday nights Main Event at Thunder Raceway
Colby Potter scores a victory in the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash at Friday Nights Race!
Friday Nights Main Event Video:
6/24 - NADCAR has added two race dates to the 2013 schedule. July 5th will be a Non-Point event at Thunder Raceway. The race on July 6th will still be a points race.
Sept. 7 will be NADCARs welcome back race at Prescott Valley Raceway! Sponsorship for Sept. 7th has already started coming in! The payout will be great for all that attend!! This WILL be a points race for 2013. Please update your calendars! We hope to see you there!!
Storm Phillips wins the Main Event on June 22nd !
Pat Henesey wins the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash
6/22 - Not a cloud in the Sky but a Storm was brewing at Thunder Raceway! Another great night of racing at Thunder Raceway for the NADCAR group! #12 Pat Henesey battled with #63 Rick Haase and #24 Cale Rudy lap after lap to grab the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash win! #11 Heather Henesey jumped out to an early lead in Heat Race 1, Storm Phillips tried the low line but couldn't make it stick Henesey, Phillips and Rudy crossed the line in the first 3 spots. Frank Phillips and Rick Haase put a show on for the fans in heat race #2! Phillips had the #90 hooked up on the high line while Hasse gave it everything he had on the low line! Frank Phillips grabbed the win, followed by Haase and Rat Stafford! #12 Pat Henesey was at it again in the 3rd heat race. He launched out to the front of the field, Neil Etter, Helen Henesey and Tim Cotherman all gave chase. Cotherman was making moves through the field to try and get to Henesey before the checkered flag waived. Cotherman saw the white flag and had to make a move, throwing it in hard to turn 3 he was able to drive down to the tires and beat Henesey to the checkered flag!
The track was a little dry, a little dusty, but the NADCAR drivers were ready to rumble! Storm Phillips was on a mission from the drop of the green flag! He jumped out to the lead coming out of turn 2! The rest of the field knew they'd have to work to catch a fast Phillips. Frank Phillips was making moves on the low line, Cotherman diced high and low through traffic to get to Storm's bumper, Rat Stafford was holding a fast high line on the berm trying to hunt down the leaders! This track was made for the #5 Arrow Redi Mix Machine! Storm Phillips lead all 20 laps and grabbed the victory ahead of Tim Cotherman, Heather Henesey, Rat Stafford and Rick Haase! Way to go Storm!! What a Race!!!!
4th of July weekend racing is in less than 2 weeks! July 5th (nonpoint) and July 6th (points race)!!
Neil Etter wins his first Main Event at Thunder Raceway on 6/8/2013
Storm Phillips wins the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash
6/8/2013 - NADCAR Points race #5 is in the books! What an exciting night of racing! The weather couldn't have been better at Thunder Raceway. The green flag waived for the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash, #5 Storm Phillips jumped out to an early lead, showing Eckart, Etter and Rudy the fast way around the track. The high line was hooked up for Phillips and no one could touch him! Phillips easily grabbed the first trophy of the night. Storm Phillips and Jeff Eckart gave the fans another show in heat #1also, Eckart grabbing the preferred high line with Phillips giving it everything he had on the low line. Helen Henesey joined the battle but couldn't make a move around Phillips. Eckart, Phillips and Henesey took the top 3 spots. 2012 Points Champ Tim Cotherman lead every lap of the 2nd heat race, Frank Phillips reeled him in on the last laps but didn't have enough to get around Cotherman settling for 2nd, with Pat Henesey grabbing 3rd. Cale Rudy drove his #24 coupe to the front of heat #3 leading George Cooke and Heather Henesey around the top of the track for the first few laps. An unfortunate slide job gone wrong sent Rudy hard into the wall, giving the lead to Henesey. Henesey, Colby Potter and George Cooke finished in the top 3 spots of heat #3.
Neil Etter and Colby Potter lead the field to the green flag for 20 laps of racing action! Etter got a great launch on the outside line, rolling through 1 and 2 perfectly, leaving the fast field in his dust. Pat Henesey, Heather Henesey and Tim Cotherman knew they had work to do if they wanted to catch Etter. The field was racing tight and fast and Etter was extending his lead. #11 Henesey and #43 Cotherman used the high line to get around Pat Henesey looking to hunt down Etter, who had 10 car lengths on the field. Maneuvering safely around lapped traffic and still holding the large lead was going to be hard for Etter. Dicing through traffic and keeping the lead, the #13 Sedan was fast and moved quickly through the lapped cars and on to the Checkered flag!! Etter gabbed his well earned first Main Event WIN! Way to go Neil! Great Job!! Heather Henesey, Storm Phillips, Frank Phillips and Pat Henesey finish out the rest of the top 5 spots!
I can't say enough about the drivers of the NADCAR group! We were sent out to pack a wet track AGAIN... and everyone suited up and went out with a smile. We prepared a great track and put on an even better race for the fans with NO YELLOWS! Green to Checker!! Thanks AGAIN!
See you all in 2 weeks for more Thunder Raceway racing action!
Congrats to Tony Martin on winning the Memorial Weekend Shoot Out at Thunder Raceway!
Pic from left to right: 4th - Jeff Eckart, 1st - Tony Martin, 5th - Helen Henesey, 2nd - Brian Stehr, 3rd - Ryan Henesey
5/24 - Memorial Weekend is here! Thanks again to the sponsors that help us do what we love: E & E Services, Black Diamond Auto Glass, Rustlers Roost RV Park, White Mountain Bait and Tackle, Pure Romance by Cathie and Coconino Motors!
Great racing is coming your way, see you all at Thunder Raceway AZ Saturday Night!!!
5/18/2013 - Nineteen cars came out to play for the 4th NADCAR points race of the year! #95 Rat Stafford and #99 Rob Deines lead the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash to the green flag. The 4 cars battled neck and neck lap after lap, Storm Phillips tried Rat high and low but couldn’t find a way around! Stafford lead all 4 laps and clinched the first trophy of the night! #10 “superstar” Helen Henesey took the early lead in heat race #1 with #24 Cale Rudy workin the high line to find a way around. Rudy capitalized on a slip up by the #10 to take the win on the final lap. Rick Haase, George Cooke and Neil Etter couldn’t touch Rat Stafford in the 2nd heat race. Rat ran green to checker to grab his second win of the night. John Ogden brought his #61 truck up to wheel it around the track, Frank Phillips and John Ogden battled lap after lap for the 3rd heat, giving the fans a great show! Ogden edged out Phillips to secure the win for the 3rd heat race!
The co-pilots had been chosen for all 19 drivers in the main event and the drivers were ready to race! The track was smooth and had 3 lanes of racing for tons of action. George Cooke took the early lead for the 20 laps of action, Frank Phillips was quickly on his tail, looking for a line around him. Helen Henesey was working the low line to get through traffic while Cale Rudy was using his favorite high line to make ground on the leaders! There was great racing all over the track! Frank Phillips threw it in hard on the low line to steal the lead from George Cooke, Phillips and the #90 Deines powered machine were hooked up and driving away from the field! Cooke, Haase, Cotherman and Helen Henesey all had to settle for top 5 spots. No one could touch Frank Phillips on the high line! Way to go Frank!!!
See you all this weekend for Memorial Weekend action!! Great payout, great racing and great food and friends afterwards!
5/9/2013 - Update on NADCAR racing for 2013:
Great news to pass on, Thunder Raceway has secured a new promoter!! Our scheduled points races at Thunder Raceway are still a go for 2013. The track will be closed this weekend (May 11th), but will reopen under the new promoter for our points race on May 18th.
The Memorial Weekend Shoot Out has been reduced down to 1 night of racing action, Saturday night ONLY. We plan on a trophy dash, dash for cash, heat races, B-main and A-main. Payout will be EXCELLENT and still worth the 1 night of racing. We will be sharing the track with the Vintage Midgets and Winged Sprint Cars! Wooo!!!
Prescott Valley Raceway
Prescott Valley Raceway also has a new promoter for 2013. NADCAR has been in contact with PVR and negociated 4 race dates to add to their 2013 schedule. These WILL be points races for NADCAR. The first (very) tentative race date will be June 1st. I will release the other dates once I get confirmation.
With 18 points races on the schedule we will be moving to "The Best 14 out of 18 Races" to count towards the 2013 Championship!
Thanks Drivers and Family Members for all of the support! Please feel free to contact your board members with any questions!
Tim Cotherman Wins the Main Event 5/4/2013
Frank Phillips Wins the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash
5/4/2013 - It was another great night of racing for the NADCAR group, Opening Night at Thunder Raceway for 2013! The night started with the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash! We inverted the Top 4 in points from last year to give the crowd a show! Neil Etter lead the field at a snails pace to take the green flag, Frank Phillips read the start perfectly and jumped out to an early lead. Phillips put the #90 truck on his favorite high line and checked out. Tim Cotherman gave it all he had but could only secure the 2nd spot behind the quick Phillips. Heat #1 was a good one! Pat Henesey leaped out ahead of the pack to lead the first few laps with his wife Helen Henesey reeling him in, straightaway after straightaway. The final laps had Helen wearing out the rear bumper of the #12 Henesey Pick up, trying to find anyway around. With no luck, she rolled in 2nd behind the #12 truck. George Cooke and Rick Haase secured the 3rd and 4th positions. Frank Phillips wasn't letting up on his winning ways, he jumped to an early lead in heat 2 and didn't look back, Cotherman and Heather Henesey gave chase but had nothing for him. Phillips, Cotherman, Henesey and Kelly Baca finished out the top spots. Another Phillips wanted in on the winning action, Storm Phillips out of Cornville, AZ took the green flag for the 3rd heat race and fought off challenges from Neil Etter, Colby Potter and Cale Rudy!
The crowd and drivers were ready for Main event time! Neil Etter and Colby Potter lead the field to the green flag for 20 laps of action. Etter grabbed the early lead ahead of the dust cloud behind him. The pack was coming fast behind him though, Storm Phillips was making a charge to the lead while Cotherman and Cale Rudy were using the high line and flying through the NADCAR field. Cotherman made quick work of the field to grab the lead just in time for the checkered flag, Storm Phillips, Cale Rudy, Pat Henesey and Helen Henesey finished out the top 5 spots.
Great, smart racing by all at this weekends race! Way to go NADCAR Drivers. Next race is scheduled at Thunder Raceway for May, 18th. See you all there. Please check this site regularly for updates.
4/25/2013 - More great news for NADCAR's 2013 Season! E&E Services of Lakeside, AZ has signed on to sponsor the club for the 4th year in a row!! 6 More sponsors to go and we will be raffling off 4 brand new tires!!
Heather Henesey went green to checkers for the win !
4/20/2013 - 16 Seasoned drivers embarked on a nicely prepped Mohave Valley Raceway for NADCAR's 2nd point’s race of the 2013 season!
Heat 1 put Kingman’s Caleb Presnal on the point to take the green flag. Flagstaff’s #24 Cale Rudy immediately put the pressure on him to take the lead spot. Within 2 laps, Helen Henesey and Grant Williams raced it out down the backstretch to get their cars near the front with Helen showing the fast line to take the lead. Half way through had Pat Henesey, Tim Cotherman and Rick Haase all battling for the invert spot with the long hauling Jeremiah Tatum from Kanab, UT waiting for 1 of them to bobble so he could capitalize. #10 Hell-On Wheels Henesey proved to be too strong for the rest of the field and handily took the first checker of the night with Rudy in 2nd, #43 Cotherman in 3rd and the newlywed Rick Haase in 4th.
Heat 2 had the #90 Deines built chassis piloted by Show Low’s Frank Phillips on the pole. Frank took a quick lead with Heather Henesey, AJ Breu, the flatlander Purple Viking Steve Kapaun and George Cooke battling on the backstretch to advance their positions while Arrow Redi-Mix’s ride driven by Storm Phillips, Mike Williams and Matt Lund chomped at the bit to get into the mix! After all panned out, Frank checked out and took the 2nd heat Checkers with Breu 2nd, Kapaun 3rd and Heather Henesey 4th.
The lineup was set for the main event with all drivers; their rides adjusted accordingly and ready to rumble for NADCAR's 2nd main event of the year! Heather Henesey qualified for the pole position and took the first several laps with Rudy, Kapaun and Haase vying to get to her bumper. Hard charging Williams, Cotherman and Frank were battling to get through the field to get the #11 leader in site. Half way through the race, JBJs Trucking #43 Cotherman worked to 2nd went high and low to get pass the #11. Cotherman made a low surge on the backstretch to pass #11 Heather and he could not make it stick with the smooth line driving #11 in tow to clip his back bumper to bring out the 1st yellow of the night! They were all lined up again to take the restart with Heather still on the point followed by Haase, Williams, Rudy and Helen working hard to gain a position, but Coconino Motors #11 Heather Henesey proved that the consistent and steady line was too much for the field and took the Win followed by 2nd Rick Haase, 3rd Hellen Henesey, 4th Tim Cotherman and Cale Rudy toping out the top 5! Thank you to all that made it to the 2nd Nadcar Race of the season and a special thanks to newlywed Cathie Manville for recording all the footage of the outstanding, bumper to bumper racing! Hope to see you all at the 3rd race of the season at Thunder Raceway in the cool city of Show Low, Arizona!
4/10/2013 - We have our first NADCAR Sponsor for 2013! Snap On of the White Mountains! Thanks for the 3rd year of support for our club!
Thanks Randy and Erin for grabbing the first sponsor! Remember, if we can get 8 $250.00 sponsors, NADCAR will raffle off 4 NEW Tires! 7 more to go!
Brian Stehr Wins the NADCAR opener
4/6/2013 - WOW! The 2013 Season opener for NADCAR is over and in the books! What a race it was!! We had cars travel to Mohave Valley Raceway from all over the state and even one from out of state!! 18 cars, traveling an average of 4+ hours to race! Way to go NADCAR members!!!
Now, let’s get to the good stuff!
Heat 1 had 2 Henesey's starting on the front row with #17 Brian Stehr, making his Mohave Valley Raceway debut in row 2. No one was lifting going into turn 1 and little room for error was givin throughout the 7 car pack of drivers. #63 Rick Haase was comin fast through the back of the pack while Stehr narrowly grabbed the lead position from the #10 Henesey Truck a few laps in. The action wasn’t over, side by side for the next 6 laps throughout the entire pack! Stehr, Haase then Helen Henesey took the top 3 spots. Heat 2 was filled with NADCAR regulars and a few Desert Drivers who came to do battle. The #43, Tim Cotherman jumped out to an early lead with #0 Grant Williams and #47 Steve Kapaun battling for the 2nd spot. #0 Williams didnt slip up once and put on quite the show in 2nd place. Cotherman drove the JBJ Trucking pick-up across the finish line to take the 2nd heat win of the night. Mike Williams lead every lap of the 3rd heat race while Kingman's Caleb Presnal battled side by side, lap after lap with Pat Henesey. Henesey snuck by Presnal on the last lap to grab the 2nd place finishing spot.
It was Main Event Time!! Heads up starting spots for the first race of year had Stehr and Cotherman starting side by side on the front row! The field was packed with quick cars looking to chase them down. Cotherman jumped to an early lead with Stehr, Kapaun, Helen Henesey and Mike Williams looking for a slip up from the 2012 Champ! There was side by side racing throughout the field on a very challenging track, the NADCAR drivers put on quite a show for the fans! Cotherman lead every lap until the final restart, slipping up just a bit giving Stehr enough of a look to take the dusty high line to victory lane. Cotherman, Kapaun, Helen Henesey and Rick Godsey rounded out the top 5 spots.
Thanks again to all the drivers, friends and family that made the trip out! NADCAR wouldn't be what it is with out your support! A weekend off then more racing action to come!!
3/25/2013 - Hello All NADCAR drivers and Fans!
The Season Opener at Mohave Valley Raceway is less than 2 weeks away! Hope the cars are cleaned up and ready for an exciting 2013 season! We have a few updates that I'd like to share: There will be no duplicate #'s within NADCAR or # and letter combinations. Please contact your NADCAR representatives (Contact Page) to confirm # choices. Also, the #1 will be reserved for the prior race seasons Champion. Please have contrasting race car and # colors (black/white, blue/orange, yellow/red). The contrasting and visible #'s help greatly with scoring!!
Motor Seal Update:
Oscar of White Mountain Power Sports will be availble for Motor sealing in the White Mountains! If you have a Fuel Injected motor, it must be sealed before you show up to race! Sealing will be availble at C & C Auto Repair, Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm. Please call ahead to reserve a time (928)368-6650.
See you all soon! Hope you had a great off season!!
1/16/2013 - The 2013 NADCAR Membership Form is now available on-line. Click here.
1/10/2013 - The 2013 NADCAR Race Schedule (Tentative) is now posted. Click here to see it.
11/12 - The NADCAR Banquet festivities are coming up this weekend! RT's Black Bull is ready to host the NADCAR drivers, families and friends! The cost for Adults will be $10 per person, $5 for children (ordering from children's menu). If there are any raffle prizes you would like to contribute, we would be more than happy to accept them!
Annual NADCAR Meeting: Since motors and tire rules are staying in force for another year, we will be holding the Annual NADCAR Meeting before the banquet begins. If you have any discussion topics you'd like to discuss, please click here and wee can get them up on the NADCAR site. Banquet starts at 11am. See you all there!
Tim Cotherman 2012 NADCAR Champion
10/15 - A final rain out at Mohave Valley Raceway has ended the 2012 season for NADCAR. I am very happy to announce that Tim Cotherman has secured the 2012 Championship!! A goal he has been so close to for so many years! Congrats Tim!! We are planning quite the party for the 2012 banquet. Maverick Corral in Lakeside, AZ will play host to the event on Nov. 17th at 11am. All are welcome to come; drivers, family, friends and sponsors! Thank you to all sponsors and members for making this year another great one! The Top 20 in points are posted, way to go all who made the payout positions!! See you all soon!!
10/10 - The 2012 NADCAR AWARDS BANQUET Date has been set!!! Nov. 17th Maverick Corral Bar And Restaurant in Lakeside, AZ from 11am-3pm. All families, sponsors, crew and friends are welcome!! Save the date on those calendars!! (more details to follow)
9/29 - The last NADCAR race of the season is finally here!! The points battles are tight throughout the Top 20. #43 Tim Cotherman has a chance at finally clinching a NADCAR Championship, lets see if he can handle the pressure of the final race! Remember to fuel up before coming, no fuel will be available to the track. See the current points standings. Click Here.
EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY - NADCAR Safety Rule Update - All dwarf cars/trucks must have coloring or numbers that can be seen by track officials and scorers. Light colored cars should have contrasting number colors, darker colored vehicles should have light (bright) contrasting car number. If your car cannot been seen, you will not be scored and you will not be racing. If there is any doubt, please send pic to a board member for approval.
9/22 Heather Henesey wins her first Main Event!
9/22 George Cooke wins the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash
9/22 - NADCAR was back at Thunder Raceway for the final race for the club in the White Mountains! The JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash was set for the final time of 2012. George Cooke had the outside preferred lane and jumped out ahead of the rest of the pack to claim the first trophy of the night! Watch the video Click Here
Heat #1 was a fun one to watch with Frank Phillips driving the #90 Truck running down #90 truck owner Randy Deines in the #60 coupe! There were battles throughout to pack for the entire heat race! Randy lost oil on the last lap, handing the win to his #90 truck and Frank Phillips. Pat Henesey snuck by Deines to secure the 2nd position. Watch the video Click Here. Heather Henesey took the early lead in heat #2 and checked out. #13 Neil Etter, #43 Tim Cotherman and #10 Helen Henesey battled for the other transfer positions. Watch the video Click Here. The stands were packed for the final NADCAR race at Thunder Raceway. The drivers were announced on the front stretch and the fans went wild!! The track went pretty dry slick for the main event. #11 Heather Henesey took the early lead with #90 Frank Phillips sticking right to her bumper. The first restart proved to be too much for the #11 truck as Frank Phillips dove to the inside to claim the 1st position, Heather Henesey, Helen Henesey, Tim Cotherman and Pat Henesey were ready to battle it out! Frank held to his high line but Heather Henesey was in the hunt tracking him down. As the laps counted down Phillips was getting looser and looser out of the corner. The #11 truck saw her opportunity and struck with 4 laps to go! #11 Heather Henesey grabbed the lead and took her truck to victory lane, #90 Frank Phillips rolled across 2nd with #12 Pat Henesey, #43 Tim Cotherman and #4 George Cooke claiming the rest of the top 5 positions! Thanks again to the sponsors that help kept NADCAR going for the 2012 Season: JBJ Trucking, E&E Services, Arrow Redi-Mix, Coconino Motors and Snap On of the White Mountains. Next race is at Mohave Valley raceway! Make sure to get into the payout positions, Top 20 in points!! End of the year banquet is right around the corner!!
9/15 Frank Phillips wins the JBJ Trophy Dash
9/15 Tim Cotherman takes the A Main Win!!
9/15 - There wasn't a cloud in the sky and the track was prepped for some fast racing Saturday night!! Frank Phillips took his first ride around Thunder Raceway in a Dwarf TRUCK, thanks to Randy Deines. Randy loaned his truck out while Frank continued to search for a new motor. Phillips seemed to fit quite well in the truck, beating Heather Henesey, Storm Phillips and Pat Henesey to grab the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash Win!! Phillips continued his winning ways in heat race #1, he jumped to the lead and stretched a gap over 2nd place Neil Etter and 3rd position Jason Craner. Pat Henesey launched to the 1st position over E&E Services sponsored #1 Sedan Rick Haase in heat 2, the battled continued for the 1st place position until the #1 Haase rolled a tire coming out of turn 4 on the 6th lap. George Cooke and rookie sensation Colby Potter grabbed the other 2 transfer spots. Frank Phillips in the Deines powered truck was still looking for another win on the night. Phillips jumped out to the lead in the 20 lap Main Event. Current points champ #43 Tim Cotherman wasn't going to go down easy, he bolted to the outside and started picking off drivers from his last row starting post ion. With 5 to go #90 Phillips tangled with a car in turn 4, opening the door for #43 Cotherman to take the lead. #12 Henesey was in the hunt with #11 Heather Henesey, #1 Rick Haase and #10 Helen Henesey all knocking on the door. #12 helped the #43 down the front stretch with a big push into turn 1 for the final 2 laps of action, Cotherman wasn't phased, he drove harder into turn 3 extending his lead over 2nd. #11 Heather Henesey set up the pass on the last lap to earn the 2nd position over #12 Pat Henesey who settled for 3rd. Rick Haase and Helen Henesey rounded out the top 5 spots. Check the Top 20 points out, those cars who make the Top 20 in Points will get paid out at the end of year Banquet!! See ya at Thunder Raceway for more racing action this weekend!
2012 North vs South Weekend Update: What a fun time up in the high country! The weather couldn't have been better for the ENTIRE weekend! The NADCAR crew brought together some great sponsors for this weekends event: JBJ Trucking, Arrow Redi Mix, Black Diamond Auto Glass, E&E Services, Pure Romance by Cathie, Licano's Mexican Restaurant and Coconino Motors! Thank you for helping with the large payout!!!!
Top 10 Overall for the North vs South Shootout
Night #1: The JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash started out the night with a bang! Jeremiah Tatum out of Kanab UT drove in side by side with Melanie Williams to turn 1, taking advantage of the outside row start Tatum launched to the lead! Jeremiah got to the high line and drove all the way to the checkered flag! Heat 1 - #81 Colby Potter had a great start in the first heat, after leading a few laps Ryan Henesey started knocking on the door and over took the 1st place position, finishing ahead of Mike Williams, Colby Potter and Brian Stehr. Heat 2- NADCAR points leader Tim Cotherman made some pretty aggressive moves in the 2nd heat, coming from the 8th position to claim the 1st position ahead of Jeremiah Tatum and Rick Godsey. Pat Henesey was back in action showing Steve Kapaun and Daniel Lamm how to get around the track to claim heat #3. Neil Etter lead all 8 laps in heat #4 to grab the win ahead of Randy Deines and Frank Phillips. After a 1st lap may lay for the start of the main event in turn 3... the 24 car field was reduced to 18 and the racing action finally began! Frank Phillip's and the high line at Thunder Raceway are made for each other! He was on rails for the first 10 laps. Another caution flag flew and bunched the field back up, Phillips hung in on the the high line until Mike Williams showed him a nose down low sliding in to the high spot, Williams got in his fast groove and took it straight to the checkered flag. Kapaun, Deines, Huttinhow, Godsey, Stehr, P. Henesey, Cooke, Lamm and Rob Deines grabbed the top 10 spots! Williams rolled over the scales a "little" light... forcing the DQ decision. Kapuan then moved in to the 1st position. Click here for Night 1 Results
Saturday Night Main Event Winner and Overall Winner - Steve Kapuan
Daisey Etter co-pilot for Steve Kapuan
Night #2: Helen Henesey and Rick Godsey lined up on the front row of the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash. Godsey and Henesey dragged raced to the first turn, neither giving an inch! Huttinhow and Haase were right in the chase, waiting for a slip up! Godsey threw it in again on the high line grabbing the lead but local talent Rick Haase wasn't havin' it! He drove in to turn 1 sliding right next to Godsey, the battle was on! After swapping the lead in each turn Godsey managed to muscle by Haase and take the first win of the night. Randy Deines kept the points pressure on Kapaun with the 1st heat win, followed by Frank Phillips and Helen Henesey. Steve caught the first heat in staging and knew he had to drive hard! Kapaun drove in hard to turn 1 and lead the entire heat with Rick Godsey and Jason securing the other transfer spots! Ryan Henesey checked out in heat #3, Rob Deines and Brian Stehr grabbed the 2nd and 3rd place spots. Melanie Williams took off in heat #4, she held the high line for the first 5 laps until Lamm stuck a nose in down low, Melanie wasn't giving an inch... rubbing tires in turn 2 gave Lamm a chance to sneak into the lead. Melanie and Kyle Huttinhow took the 2nd and 3rd spots. Kapaun had the lead by 1 point going in to the main event. Helen Henesey pulled the pole position and was looking to secure her first win but had quite the field coming! Henesey stuck the start and held the lead for the first few laps until a caution flag flew. A sour motor restart halted the #10 Henesey truck which allowed Brian Stehr to sneak in on the low line and grab the lead. Kapaun moved to 2nd and Mike Williams was moving quickly through the pack looking to mix up the results! Stehr ran a fast line up high and couldn't be touched, he drove to the checkered flag with Williams taking 2nd and Kapaun securing the Championship with a 3rd place finish. Great racing by everyone over the weekend!! Click here for Night 2 Results - Click here for N-vs-S Overall Results
Brian Stehr Wins Sunday's Main Event
Thanks for coming up and supporting dwarf car racing in Arizona! .... way to go South.....
Grant Williams wins the Trophy Dash !
8/18 - Thunder Raceway prepped another great track for Saturday Night’s show. 19 Cars from all over the state came to race and even one from NM! The JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash included 3 of the longer haulers of the evening. Melanie Williams had the pole, Grant Williams lined up outside, Frank Phillips on the inside of row 2 and Russ Maurer took the 4th starting position. The green flag waved and Grant Williams looked like he was shot out of a canon! he grabbed the lead going in to turn 1 with Melanie and Frank trying to catch up! Grant used the fast high line and pinned it the whole way around the track! Phillips maneuvered around Melanie to grab 2nd, but didn't have enough laps left to challenge Grant for the Win! Right after the dash pulled in, the rain POURED! Races were cancelled for the rest of the evening. Grant Williams took the only win that night! Way to go!! The North vs. South Shoot Out is right around the corner, Licano's Mexican Food has thrown in another $100 for the weekends purse. Pure Romance by Cathie has offered to sponsor the 2nd and 3rd place trophies for each night too! Get those chili recipes out, a trophy and gift cards will go to the best Dwarf Car Chili for 2012!!
8/16 - NADCAR's biggest event of the year, The North vs. Shoot-Out is right around the corner! Thunder Raceway in Show Low, AZ will be the hosting track for the Labor Day weekend races! 2 nights of Racing, 2 nights of Payout, 1 Over All Champion and bragging rights for the year to follow! Special thanks go out to the great NADCAR sponsors that help make this weekend possible: JBJ Trucking and Bill Currier are sponsoring the Top 10 over all trophies and Trophy Dash Trophies, E&E Services has added $150 to the purse, Arrow Redi-Mix has added $200 to the purse and Coconino Motors has sponsored 2 $50 Gas cards! If you would like to sponsor the event or know of anyone interested in sponsoring, please feel free to contact Heather Henesey! The Chili Cook Off is going to be held Saturday evening as well... bring the best you've got, we've got gas cards/cash/trophies to hand out!! Thanks, see everyone this weekend!
Brian Stehr wins the Main Event
Mike Witt wins the Trophy Dash !
8/4 - Another great night of racing in NADCAR at Thunder Raceway. Mike Witt started off the night by taking the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash. Brian Stehr finished it off with the Main Event win!
7/30 - It’s that time of the year again… The North vs South Shoot-Out Hosted by the NADCAR crew - Thunder Raceway - September 1st and 2nd, 2012 Bill Currier and JBJ Trucking have stepped up again to sponsor the top 10 over all trophies for the weekend! We’ve got a great payout coming from the track… but I’m always looking for a little extra cash to throw in to the pot too!?? Rules: NADCAR / DDCC Rules will apply We will keep the same format as past events: 2 separate nights of racing, 2 separate payouts, 1 overall champion and bragging rights for the for the year to follow! And.... The Chili-Cook Off will also be held Saturday night. Bring your best chili out, all the drivers will vote and a prize/trophy/cash will be handed out! I'm still working on some details... but expect this year to be bigger than last! More info to follow!! Thanks, Heather.
Tim Cotherman wins the Main Event at Round 7
Neil Etter takes the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash win.
7/21 - I don't know how we got the race in again this past Saturday, the weather was horrific... the Dwarf Car Gods must have wanted some good racin to watch! The JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash was stacked with NADCAR's hot shoes of the season! The Top 4 in points with an inverted start took the green flag. (Race Video: http://youtu.be/d6hn8WDBG6g ) Neil Etter jumped out to an early start, but Phillips, Cotherman and Haase weren't going to let him take the win without a fight! There was drag racing down the straight-aways, tight side by side racing in the corners and high line passes coming out of turn two that would make you squirm! Neil held off a last turn challenge from points leader to Tim Cotherman to secure the Trophy for the most exciting JBJ Trophy Dash of the season! In heat race #1, the battle between Etter and Cotherman continued! Etter grabbed the early lead with Cotherman trailing right behind. Cotherman tried high, then low, but with no luck once again Etter led Cotherman to the checkered flag with Heather Henesey grabbing the 3rd place finish. #24 Andy Rudy took a quick lead in heat race #2. 2011 Points Champ, Rick Haase, was looking for a heat win though, working his way quickly through the field! Haase managed to catch Rudy but couldn't find the right line to pass the leader. The cars locked tires in turn 4, sending Rudy around and Haase to the back of the pack. Black Diamond Auto Glass driver Jason Craner took advantage of this mishap and battled for the remaining 3 laps, out running Mike Witt at the finish line! It was main event time, the stands were packed and ready for some great racing action! Mike Witt and Jason Craner earned the front row starts for the night, and they weren't going to give up the front running spots very easily! Witt, Craner and Cotherman all dove into the first turn with the rest of the pack coming in hot behind them! Cotherman never lifted on the high line, narrowly passing the pack of cars dicing on the bottom of the track! He took the lead and extended the gap between 2nd as quickly as he could. The battle was just beginning in the middle of the pack! The Phillips bro's were hooked up and moving forward! Mike Witt was holding on to the 3rd place position and Etter was tracking down Cotherman from the 2nd place position! The pack was running 2 wide all around the track, with no room for error!! Cotherman kept his lead and drove all the way to the checkered flag; Neil Etter, Storm Phillips, Rick Haase and Frank Phillips rounded out the top 5 positions! Great racing guys!! We'll be back in action on August 4th at Thunder Raceway!
7/14 - After driving though the rain storm to get to Thunder Raceway, the weather couldn't have been better! It was a tight race for the JBJ Trucking Trophy dash win! #0 Grant Williams jumped out to an early lead with #48 Kelly Baca in the hunt! Grant lead all 4 laps, but gave it up at the end with a fuel pump malfunction. #48 Kelly Baca drove to his first JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash win. #4 George Cooke drove from the back of heat #1 to grab the win, with Kelly Baca and Heather Henesey grabbing the other transfer positions. #43 Tim Cotherman, #20 Frank Phillips and #2 Mike Williams put on a show in heat # 2, with Cotherman crossing the finish line first. Heat race #3, Grant Williams knew he had a fast truck that night, and he showed it in his heat. Grant jumped out to an early lead while defending NADCAR points champ #1 Rick Haase and #13 Neil Etter slowly reeled him in. Grant held his line and kept it floored, he grabbed his first heat race win, beating some of NADCAR's heavy hitters! With the rain gone for the night, it was main event time! #11 Heather Henesey jumped out to an early lead, but the pack was coming quick! Mike Willams snuck by on the low line taking the lead on lap 12. Cotherman, Philips and Cooke were all working their way through the pack. Williams ran a clean line to take the Main Event win. Cotherman, Heather Henesey, George Cooke and Frank Phillips rounded out the top 5 positions. More racing this weekend in the White Mountains! See you all there!
Steve Kapaun wins the Main Event
Brian Hadelstad wins the Trophy Dash
6/23 - Another great weekend of racing for the Northern Arizona Dwarf Cars! 23 cars total showed up at Thunder Raceway Saturday night, we had drivers from all over the state and even 1 from Utah! 6 hour drive 1 way?! Way to go Tatum's! #0 Brian Hatlestad made his way up from the Valley to claim his 1st JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash win, leaving Steve Kapaun in the dust! Heat race #1 went to George Cooke with Steve Kapaun and Brian Stehr taking the 2nd and 3rd spots. Rick Godsey jumped out to an early lead in Heat #2 ahead of veteran racer Storm Phillips. Godsey grabbed the win followed by Phillips and Heather Henesey. Brian Hatlestad was looking for more checkered flags in Heat #3 to add to his night, outrunning local hot shoes #OO Erin Deines and Mike McGough! #13 Neil Etter took another heat race win for 2012, Frank Phillips and Roy Halliburton took the 2nd and 3rd positions behind Etter. With Storm clouds brewing, Thunder Raceway skipped Intermission and got right back to Main Event action! The 23 Dwarf cars took the track and gave the fans a show to watch! Once we got a few restarts out of the way George Cooke jumped to an early lead over Heather Henesey, Steve Kapaun and Brian Hatlestad! George started picking off lapped traffic until he slipped coming off 4, giving Heather Henesey the lead. Rick Haase was on the hunt coming from the back of the field, Stehr was moving forward through traffic trying to shake off the bad luck he'd been having down in the valley and Neil Etter was riding in a solid top 5, looking for a chance to grab anther spot! Henesey held on to the high line up top, Kapaun showed a nose down low but couldn't make it stick off the turn 2 corner. Stehr was on a mission to get to the lead, he took 2nd place from Kapaun and was looking for a chance to return to victory lane. With the suspense growing, the crowd was on there feet with 5 laps to go... could Henesey hold on? Would Stehr make his move or would Kapaun sneak by on the bottom!? Steve did grab the lead on the bottom . . . right after #17, the 2009-2011 DDCC Champ couldn't control his car on the low line, slamming into the side of the #11 lead truck. Kapaun drove the #47 Sedan to Thunder Raceway's victory lane with #13 Neil Etter, #32 Rick Godsey, #1 Rick Haase and #20 Frank Phillips rounding out the top 5 spots! Championship Points are posted, looks like we have a few southern drivers occupying some Top 20 positions! ALSO E & E Services has 55 packs of towels available for purchase, $10 per bundle! Keep those race cars sparkling!! Support the sponsors that support us!!! Contact myself or Rick Haase if you'd like to purchase some!
6/2 - Weather and track conditions were great for another night of NADCAR racing at Thunder Raceway! New rookie driver #81 Colby Potter held his line and ran away with an exciting JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash win! Tim Cotherman, Frank Phillips and Randy Deines all took their heat race wins for the night! #95 Rat Stafford, out of the valley lead most of the main event with local hero Frank Phillips trying him on his favorite high line groove. Phillips took advantage of the lapped cars with a quick manuver on the outside, taking the lead from Stafford. Cotherman was coming through the pack looking for any chance to get around Phillips! Cotherman used another pick pass to grab the lead and drove his pick up to victory lane! Great racing by all throughout the night! See you all back at Thunder on June 23rd!
5/24 - Last years Champion is uppin the ante!! Rick Haase's sponsors Pure Romance and E & E Services have BOTH thrown in $100 towards the Memorial Weekend purse!!
5/11 - Memorial Weekend!! The track/crowd is really looking forward to hosting the Memorial Weekend Shoot-Out! This will be a NADCAR/DDCC rules race. We have a great payout set up from the track! As of now.... $50 minimum will be paid out to whoever takes a green flag (heat/b-main/a-main)! Phillips Racing has thrown in the first $100 towards the purse, and I'm expecting a few other locals to do the same! Looking for hard charger sponsors for each night?? Long Haul sponsors? Or Purse sponsors? Ryan Henesey took the overall win last year?! Will he be back to try for 2 in a row?! More info will be posted as it comes in!
Tim Cotherman wins the Main Event
Jerry Rudy wins the Trophy Dash
5/11 - Another FUN night of racing at Thunder Raceway for NADCAR! 24 cars pill drew for the Cinco de Mayo event. The JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash was another hit, Jerry Rudy lead from the front row with Neill Etter trying him on the high, low and middle lines. Rudy held his line and took home his first NADCAR trophy of the year! Ryan Henesey from Phoenix, AZ started on the front row, he had a great start and pulled away with a 10 car length lead over 2nd place to get the first heat win of the night. Tim Cotherman battled with local hot shoe Frank Phillips to take the 2nd heat race win.Wes Meeks had another great heat race run, he lead 2011 Points Champ Rick Haase and Jason Craner to the checkered flag. Jim Hock made the trip up the hill to take a heat race win from the NADCAR group, finishing just ahead of Neil Etter and Roy Meeks. The new track grooming at Thunder Raceway has lead to some intense pack racing, everyone is fast and looking for a way to get to the front! Roy Meeks lead the pack to the 20 lap main green flag. Jason Craner, Frank Phillips and Tim Cotherman weren't going to give Roy his first NADCAR win without a fight! Craner made an aggressive challenge on the inside of Meeks which opened the door for Cotherman to slip by on the low line! Cotherman took the lead with Phillips, Wes Meeks and Ryan Henesey all in pursuit! Henesey moved passed the traffic to get the 2nd position, but Cotherman extended a straightaway lead and he wasn't slowing down! Cotherman grabbed his first main event of 2012, with Ryan Henesey, Wes Meeks, Rick Haase and Frank Phillips filling in the top 5 spots! Another great race for the Thunder Raceway fans!! Memorial Weekend Shoot-Out is next on the schedule! More info coming soon!!
Ryan Henesey Wins !!
4/21 - Thank you to all the drivers, local and out of towners, who came out for NADCAR's opening night at Thunder Raceway! The new track was a blast to race on, great job on the track prep Thunder Raceway!! The JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash started out with an inverted start of the Top 5 in 2011 Championship points. Pat Henesey got a big jump on the outside and never looked back, he lead NADCAR's finest to the checkered flag, picking up the first trophy of the night! On to the heat races, 2011 Points Champ Rick Haase secured the 1st heat ahead Neil Etter and Randy Deines. Local boy Jason Craner battled side by side with Matt Lund for most of the 2nd heat, Jason was able to get the the finish line first ahead of Lund and Steve Kapaun. Ryan Henesey came from the back of heat # 3 to secure the win with George Cooke and Jerry Rudy securing the other transfer spots. Pat Henesey got to the lead quick in Heat #4, he grabbed his 2nd win of the night ahead of Wes Meeks, Rob Deines and Daniel Lamm! Main Event Time: The track slowly dried out through out the night, but was still racey from top to bottom for the main event! Rick Haase lead the field for the first few laps, but Ryan Henesey was hooked up and fast, taking the lead 5 laps in! Wes and Roy Meeks worked their way through the field, jumping into the 2nd and 3rd positions. Kapaun, Etter, Haase, Godsey, Cooke and Lamm all fought hard for the 3rd through 8th positions. Tim Cotherman and Randy Deines secured the final top 10 positions. Great racing all over the track, no bad wrecks! Successful opening night! NADCAR T-shirts are going fast, limited sizes and colors are available! All money from shirt sales goes back into the 2012 points fund! Big thanks go out to all of our 2012 NADCAR Sponsors: JBJ Trucking - Flagstaff, AZ, E&E Services - Lakeside, AZ, Phillips Racing - Cornville/Show Low, AZ, Arrow Redi-Mix - Flagstaff, AZ, Coconino Motors - Flagstaff, AZ, Creative Benefits - Scottsdale, AZ and Snap On of the White Mountains! We will still have the 4 brand new tire give away around mid July, get those sponsors in! If we get enough sponsors, we may be able to give away 2 sets of tires! See you all on the 5th!!
4/9 - The April 21st Race Scheduled fo Thunder Raceway will be a Night Race starting at sun down. Please see the revised schedule. Click Here.
3/31 - Congrats to Pat Henesey for driving his #12 Coconino Motors Pick-up front to the checkered flag!! 1st race of the season down, 13 more to go!! Points and full results will be posted soon! If anyone needs small wash towels for the season to keep their cars sparkling, our fantastic club sponsor E & E services has a great deal going on! 55 small towels for only $10.00!!! Please contact me if you'd like me to save you a pack, they are going quick!! thanks Heather #11!
3/15 - The first race is right around the corner, March 31st at Mohave Valley Raceway! Corporate Sponsorships have been rolling in since the beginning of 2012! Coconino Motors, Phillips Racing and Arrow Redi-Mix have all signed up for NADCAR 2012 Sponsors! Get those sponsors in, we will be doing the "4 New Tire's Give-Away" mid season again! See you all soon! Heather #11
3/6 - The 2012 Schedule is here - Click Here
2/15 - The new 2012 NADCAR Rule Book is posted. Click Here.
2/7 - A note from Heather about the annual rules meeting - After the annual meeting discussion and having tallied the votes, NADCAR rules that passed are:
- New claim for all engines will be $1800.
- 2011 motor rules will be kept the same through 2012 and 2013.
- You must race 25% of the points races to have a vote in 2013's Annual Meeting.
- Tim Cotherman will remain President for 2012 and Heather Henesey will still hold the Secretary position for 2012.
Thanks to everyone who participated in the meeting. I'm still working on the 2012 schedule but promise to have it released very shortly!
2/6 - Winter Racing at night. The Krotch Rocket Shootout. Feb 24th & 25th. Click here to see the info. Click here for the rules. Click here for registration form.
1/31 - Please find the 2012 Rules Ballot Click here. The 2012 NADCAR meeting will be at Coconino Motors 1141 W Kaibab Lane Flagstaff AZ on Saturday the 4th at 11am. If you are unable to attend the meeting, please complete the ballot and email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Fax: (928)774-2582. Those not able to attend the meeting must have ballots sent in prior to 6pm on the 3rd or will not be valid. No exceptions. Thanks see you all at the meeting! Heather
1/23 - We will be excepting ballot topics until Wednesday at 5pm. The ballot will be posted shortly after for those who can't make it to the meeting. Ballots must be in before the start of the Annual NADCAR meeting.
1/10 - The NADCAR Annual Rules Meeting will be on Feb, 4th - 11am @ Cocnino Motors in Flagstaff. The President and Secretary positions are also up for elections this year so please consider your nominations. To see the rules suggestions page. Click Here.
1/9 - Hello everyone, it's that time of year again! The 2012 race season is right around the corner and we need to meet for the Annual NADCAR Meeting. Please start sending in any rules you would like to discuss for the 2012 season to Mike Dunn. The meeting will be tentatively set for one of the first weekends in February. I'm still looking into dates/location. Looks like we have a great group of rookies joining our club for 2012 and all the regular hot shoes will be back for more racing action! See you all soon! Heather
11/29 - Final arrangements have been made for the 2011 NADCAR Awards Banquet. It will be $10 a person to join in the festivities! All sponsors and family members are more than welcome to attend! We have great gifts lined up, but more raffle prizes are always welcome!! The party will start around noon and end around 4pm. I'm working on open tab fund right now, K&N Custom Concrete and Cocooning Motors have contributed a total of $250.00! I'm looking for at least $250.00 more. Please let me know if you know anyone interested. Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, can't wait to get everyone back together!!
11/22 - Congrats to our 2011 NADCAR Champion!! #63 Rick Haase sponsored by E & E Services, Slumber Parties by Cathie, Bill's Machine Shop, Maverick Magazine, Send Out Cards, Crystal Dragons and C & C Auto. In order to celebrate out 2011 Season to the fullest I will need a little help on the Bar tab for our celebration. K & N Concrete has stepped up for the first sponsorship, please let me know if anyone else is interested! Happy Thanksgiving!!
11/8 - Hello All, we have a date set for the always exciting end of the year Awards Banquet Dec. 10th from 12-4 pm at Country Host in Flagstaff, AZ. Trophies for 1st through 20th position will be handed out along with end of the year pay!! The cost will be between $10 and $15 per person, still finalizing the menu! Start gathering prizes/gifts to be raffled off from your sponsors! Feel free to contact me with a tally of who will be attending with you! thanks! Heather
10/15 - The pressure was on at NADCAR's final race of the 2011 season. #63 Rick Haase enter tonights race with a 20 point race lead on #43 Tim Cotherman, all he had to do was keep Cotherman in his sights to secure the championship. Randy Deines secured the first heat race of the night just ahead of Pat Henesey with Rick Haase coming in 3rd. Tim Cotherman took the the track in the 2nd heat, holding off a hard charging Rick Godsey to take the heat race win. Mike Williams out ran Helen Henesey and Barbie Stafford to the 3rd heat race win . Randy Deines and Barbie lead the field to the green flag for the final time this season! Tim Cotherman needed to beat Haase by 5 positions, he got to the lead quickly and held off contenders Pat Henesey, Mike Williams and Randy Deines. Haase knew exactly what it took to secure the championship, he drove smart and kept the #43 truck in his sights all night! Haase secured the championship with a 4th place finish for the night finishing behind Cotherman, Williams, and Deines. What a great night of racing and an awesome BBQ after!! Congrats to #63 Rick Haase on his 2011 Championship!!
I'm working on end of the year festivities now, planning on a weekend after Thanksgiving and before Christmas!
10/1- Mohave Valley Raceway was prepped and ready for some fast NADCAR racing. Melanie Williams took an early lead in heat #1, Helen Henesey wasn't giving up easy, trying high, low, then high again! Melanie held her fast line beating Helen Henesey and Randy Deines at the line for a photo finish! Mike Williams came from the 3rd rom of heat #2 to run the bottom line and pass the quick Pat Henesey and Tim Cotherman to the checkered flag! The Williams crew wasn't finished yet, Mike worked his way to the front of the pack in the main event and took the checkered flag just ahead of Pat and Helen Henesey, Rick Haase and Randy Deines. Rick Haase extended his points lead on Cotherman, who suffered a flat right rear in the main. The points have tightened up for the top 5 spots, top 10 spots and top 20 spots. Remember the top 20 positions all get paid out at the end of the year! Good luck on the 15th! AJ Breu is getting the ball rolling with an after race feast, feel free to bring some side dishes and any meat you'd like to throw on the grill!
9/24 - The Deines Dynasty Dominated the last weekend at Thunder Raceway for NADCAR. The JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash hosted the Rookies of 2011. Elaine Deines got out to an early lead, but had challengers on either side going in to turn 1 on the 2nd lap! #00 Erin Deines drove in hard on the high line to take the lead spot away from her sister in-law! Caleb Presnal didn't have enough to catch Erin who lead the 2011 Rookies to the checkered flag! #71 David Cooke Jr made the trip up from Prescott to lead all 8 laps of the first heat race with Jason Craner and Tim Cotherman finishing 2nd and 3rd. #12 Pat Henesey took and early lead in the 2nd heat race and finished just ahead of Mike Williams and AJ Breu. The 3rd heat went to Randy Deines with Caleb Presnal holding off the points leader Rick Haase to secure the 2nd spot. The track was fast once again for main event time! Randy Deines got out to a very early lead as the rest of the field struggled to keep up! Cotherman and Williams worked there way up through the pack but had nothing for the #90 Pick-Up. Randy secured his 2nd win of 2011 ahead of a very fast pack of cars! Mike Williams, Tim Cotherman, Caleb Presnal and AJ Breu rounded out the top 5 positions. The last 2 races of the 2011 season will be at Mohave Valley Raceway! See you all there!!
Tim Cotherman Wins the Main Event
John Ogden takes the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash
Rob & Elaine Deines win the Chili Cook-off
9/17 - Thunder Raceway hosted NADCAR's 11th race of the season. #6 John Ogden started off the evening with a dominating performance in the JBJ Trucking Trophy dash! The track was drying out quick, it was going to be a dry slick night! Black Diamond Auto Glasses Jason Craner, lead Tim Cotherman around the track for heat race #1. Cotherman dove low in 3 coming to the checkered flag to beat Craner by bumper at the finish line. Pat Henesey jumped out to an early lead in the 2nd heat, with Rick Haase and Rookie of the year contender #99 Caleb Presnal picking up the 3rd place finish. #10 Helen Henesey had a great start in the 3rd heat, out running John Ogden and AJ Breu to end the fast paced 3rd heat! The track was going to be tricky for Main Event time! 21 cars lined up for the drop of the green flag. Caleb Presnal drove hard into 1 to claim the lead position from front row starter Jason Craner. Pressure was on the rookie, he lead the field for more than half the race until Tim Cotherman snuck by with Helen Henesey in hot pursuit! Cotherman managed to hold off the aggressive Helen Henesey to take the win! Mike Williams, Caleb Presnal, AJ Breu John Ogden, Rick Haase, Heather Henesey, Randy Deines and Charlotte Williams finished out the top 10! The 2011 JBJ Trucking Rookie Trophy Dash will be next weekend at Thunder Raceway. Get it Rookies!! And...the 2011 NADCAR Chili Cook Off winner brought the spiciest of the bunch! Congrats to the NADCAR Chili King and Queen Rob and Elaine Deines! (Great Cookies Tooo!!!)
9/12 - Only 4 races left for the 2011 NADCAR season! The Top 20 spots are still up for grabs! #63 Rick Haase has a big lead but #43Tim Cotherman and #12 Pat Henesey will be bring their A game! #99 Caleb Presnal and #00 Erin Denies are fighting hard for the 2011 Rookie of the Year award! Good Luck NADCAR drivers! See you this weekend! Chili Cook-Off has been re-scheduled for this weekend. Bring the best you've got!!
Saturday Main and Overall Winner - Pat Henesey
Saturday JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash Winner - AJ Breu
Sunday Main Event Winner - Erick Gibson
JBJ Trucking Bill Currier (L) with
Sunday Trophy Dash Winner Jim Hock (R)
North South Shootout top 10
9/3 - North South Shootout - Day - 1. 38 Cars showed up at Thunder Raceway for racing fun and more important, a year’s worth of bragging rights!!
AJ Breu started off the first night with a dominating northern performance to secure the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash win! 5 heat races lined up to take the track next. #47 Steve Kapaun, a Thunder Raceway regular on his DDCC nights off showed his skills by out wheeling #10 Helen Henesey and #76 Chad Stewart to the first heat race win. Brain Stehr took the 2nd heat, Daniel Lamm took the 3rd and Ryan Henesey took the 4th. Neil Etter stepped it up for the Northern team, securing the last heat race win ahead of #32 Rick Godsey and #69 Eddie O’Neill of the south.
The B-Mains were packed, with each allowing only 7 to transfer to the A-Main… Chad Stewart from the South ran away with B-1 and Tim Cotherman from the Northern team took the B-2 win!
A 24 car field was finally set and ready for the dry slick track to come! With side by side racing all over the track, the drama of the night was definitely up front… Father vs. Son… North vs. South… Pat “Papa-Wheelie” Henesey was showing Ryan “The Kid” Henesey how to get around the high line of the track. With a green to checker race… Pat couldn't’t afford a mistake or Ryan would pounce! Showing his Thunder Raceway expertise Pat Henesey was flawless and took the NORTHERN Arizona #12 Ford Truck to victory lane! Click here to see the finish order of Day 1.
9/4 North South Shootout - Day – 2. The Northern team led the weekend going into Sunday’s festivities. A little rain wasn’t going to hold up Thunder Raceway’s night of racing. Big thanks to the Thunder Raceway crew for putting the extra effort in to get the track back after a major down pour around 5pm, I’ve never seen a promoter so dedicated, AWESOME!!
#16 Jim Hock of the south wheeled his ‘32 Ford Sedan to the checkered flag just ahead of hard charging New Mexico representative Randy Haugen! The southern club held strong once again in heat race competition winning all but 1 heat race. #07 Erick Gibson, #79 Brian Stehr, #96 Sandy Matthews and #32 Rick Godsey of the south, and #13 Neill Etter of the north took the wins!
Ryan and Heather Henesey took the B-1 and B-2 wins for the night.
With a much tackier track for Sunday’s main event, it was going to be a fast race! Sandy Matthews took the early lead with Ryan Henesey, Erick Gibson, Randy Deines and Pat Henesey all in the hunt! After catching a pack of battling cars, Ryan Henesey dove in a little too hot, collecting him, Sandy Matthews and Jim Hock for the first caution of the night. Gibson, Deines, Henesey and Stehr lined up for the restart. 07 Gibson out of Tucson, left the Thunder Raceway regulars behind, Gibson lead the 24 car field to his first dwarf car main event win ahead of Pat Henesey, Randy Deines, Brian Stehr and Eddie O’Neill. Click here to see the finish order of Day 2.
What a great weekend of racing and an even better group of people to share it with!! Brain Stehr and Mike McGough took the$50 and very popular “I beat Steve T-shirts”, Hard-Chargin Randy Haugen took the hard charger award for each night and after a gnarly turn 2 disaster Saturday night #57 Kyle Huttenhow of the south was handed the “hard luck” award... yes he is OK, just a bad headache and real real soar!! Thanks to all participants, racers/fans/family!! We couldn’t have done it without you!! Click here for the overall finish order.
8/29 - The 2011 North vs South Shoot-Out is turning into one of the largest events NADCAR has ever hosted! Big thanks go out to all of our sponsors who are making this possible: JBJ Trucking, Coconino Motors, C & R Motors, White Mountain Bait and Tackle, RT’s Black Bull, C & C Auto Repair, E & E Services and Slumber Parties by Cathie. Should be some fast and fun racing with a big BBQ saturday night! See everyone there!!
8/22 - The North vs. South Shoot-Out on Labor Day Weekend is right around the corner! We should have excellent car count from both sides competing to be the Champion! It will be 2 separate nights of racing/points/pay-out, we will combine both nights points to award the overall champion! We have quite a few sponsors lined up as well: JBJ Trucking is sponsoring the Top 10 Trophies for the weekend along with the Trophy Dash Trophies. White Mountain Bait and Tackle and RT's Black Bull are throwing in extra money towards both nights purse. Century Sprinkler is sponsoring 2nd and 3rd place trophies for each night of racing. And Dwarf Car Company is sponsoring the "Hard Luck" award! The new promoter at Thunder Raceway has also upped our purse for the event!! The Pay-Out will be excellent to all of those who attend!! NADCAR / DDCC rules will apply.
Rick Haase wins the Main Event
Neil Etter wins the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash
8/6 - NADCAR/PVR UPDATE: We will continue with the rest of the scheduled season, there will be no additional races. The points Championship will be based on the best 14 races, (instead of 15). Good Luck!
On to the good stuff... The 10th event of the season brought nothing but excitement to Thunder Raceway! Black Diamond Auto Glass sponsored Jason Craner jumped out to an early lead in the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash but #13 Neil Etter was hunting him down corner after corner. It took Etter all 4 laps to catch Jason but he got him by a nose at the line! Neil Etter continued his winning ways by out driving the field in the first heat, Heather Henesey and AJ Breu battled right behind for the 2nd and 3rd positions. Frank Phillips couldn't hold off the charging Pat Henesey in the second heat of the night. Henesey took the win followed by Frank Phillips and Jason Craner. Helen Henesey jumped out to an early lead in the the third heat. Rick Haase tracked her down but couldn't complete the pass. Helen Henesey had the line and didn't budge taking the heat #3 win ahead of Rick Haase and Ed Halliburton!
Ed Halliburton and Jason Craner lead the quick NADCAR field to the green flag. The field was 3 and 4 wide for the first few laps with action all over the track! Haase, Etter and Pat Henesey were all charging from the back while AJ Breu, Helen Henesey and Jason Craner were extending their lead from the front. A caution flag flew allowing the field to bunch back up and catch their breath! AJ Breu made his way to the lead with Helen Henesey challenging hi and low with no luck. Haase diced through the field and had a great run on the outside and completed the pass to take the lead!! Haase was untouchable with open real estate ahead of him! He out ran the quick pack to the checkered flag securing his 1st NADCAR main event win! Helen Henesey, Pat Henesey, AJ Breu and Heather Henesey rounded out the top 5. Thunder Raceway has upped our purse for this weekends event! Payout will be excellent for all drivers who make the 11th race of the season!
Also: Chili Cook Off for this weekends race at Thunder Raceway, bring the best you've got!! Votes will be tallied and a winner named!!! See you all there!!!
8/2 - The latest news on PVR from the Prescott Courier Newspaper - Prescott Valley Raceway, which holds its events at Yavapai Downs, was forced to cancel its races last weekend and now it's doubtful that there will be any more for the rest of the season due to Yavapai Downs' bankruptcy.
"The bankruptcy court effectively shut down Prescott Valley Raceway and terminated the lease," said attorney Jeff Adams, who represents Prescott Valley Raceway. "The primary concern that they had asserted was liability for continued operations out there, because there is a common access roadway that is shared by the facility between the YCFAA (The Yavapai County Farm & Agriculture Association) and Prescott Valley Raceway.
Adams added, "The bankruptcy trustee was concerned about if people were traveling on that road to go to the Prescott Valley Raceway or leaving from the Prescott Valley Raceway traveling across the property, they could get in an accident or someone could get injured and they could assert a claim against the bankruptcy estate that would rise to the top of the list of priority creditors."
There were also concerns about liability related to the operations of the racetrack, including crashes during a race and fan or worker related injuries.
"If those injuries happen, then a claim against the bankruptcy estate could accrue to the landlord of the bankruptcy estate," Adams said. "So, they shutdown the raceway and terminated the lease."
When asked if Prescott Valley Raceway could reopen before the end of the season, Adams said, "That's probably unlikely."
The bankruptcy courts and trustee would have to approve a motion to reopen the raceway.
Adams wouldn't comment on whether or not PVR plans to fight the ruling.
"I really am not at liberty to discuss what action we are taking at this point," he said.
7/29 - Racing at Prescott Valley Raceway has been CANCELLED until further notice. Management of Prescott Valley Raceway has informed us that due to circumstances beyond their control there will be no racing at the track this weekend, and beyond, until further notice. Please keep checking this site or the PVR web site.
Rick Godsey wins @ Thunder Raceway
Rat wins the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash
7/23 - With great 80 degree weather and no rain it was bound to be an awesome night of racing! The track prep was excellent which was going to lead to an exciting night of racing for the fans. Rat Stafford and Ryan Irish, the DDCC native's, came up for a visit and get a little track time at Thunder Raceway . They were placed against Tim Cotherman in the #60 and local favorite #23 Jason Craner for the always exciting JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash. Stafford jumped out to an early lead with Craner, Cotherman and Irish dicing for position behind him. Stafford had the quick middle groove down, he out ran the closing Craner to the checkered flag to take his first JBJ Trophy dash win.
It was time for heat races, the track was still holding moisture and was going to be quick! Rat Stafford had early success in the first heat until his axle snapped and sent him to the pits. The 2 Rick's, Godsey and Haase, put on a great show coming across the line with a photo finish! Haase edged out Godsey by a bumper to take the win with Ryan Irish grabbing the 3rd position. Heather Henesey jumped out to an early lead in heat #2. Neil Etter and David Cooke Jr. were battling for position behind her. The last few laps had 2 and 3 wide racing for the lead. Henesey managed to hold them off to grab the heat race win! Pat Henesey beat Randy Deines into turn #1 to claim the lead spot in the 3rd heat. Deines, Craner and Cotherman couldn't make up the ground to catch Henesey and had to settle for 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
The track was still holding for main event time. 18 Cars took the green flag with tight battles breaking out all over the track. Helen Henesey was making ground on the field from the 14th position, while Haase and Etter were holding their own in the top 5,. Both trying to nose in on the hooked up Heather Henesey and Rick Godsey. Heather took the early lead but couldn't hold off the pass by Godsey for the lead. She tried him high and low but couldn't make it work. Godsey out ran the NADCAR field to claim another Thunder raceway main event. Heather Henesey, Neil Etter, hard charging Helen Henesey and Rick Haase round out the top 5. The NADCAR Corporate sponship tires were won by Tim Cotherman,. He brought in $1000 worth of sponsors and more than deserved to win the fresh rubber! See everyone on 30th for the 10th points race of the season!
7/8 - Hello NADCAR Members, hope you are enjoying these few weekends off! Tim, Randy and I have decided on the July 23rd Thunder Raceway points race for the 2011 Tire Give-Away! 4 brand new tires will be given out to one of the lucky members who brought in a sponsor for our 2011 season! 1 ticket will be placed in a jar for each $250 sponsorship. Thanks again to our 2011 NADCAR Sponsors!! JBJ Trucking, RTR Paving and Resurfacing, Napa Auto Parts, Phillips Racing, E & E Services, Snap On Of Show Low, Black Diamond Auto Glass and Bobbi Jo's Restaurant ! Thanks Again for all of your hard work this year NADCAR members! See you all in Show Low!
Randy Deines Wins!!
Rhett Butler takes the JBJ Trophy Dash
6/25 - Thanks to our newest NADCAR club Sponsors for 2011! Black Diamond Auto Glass and E & E Services both signed on for their 2nd year sponsorship. Snap-On of Show Low and Bobbi Jo’s Restaurant of Lakeside also signed on for their 1st year of sponsorship of the club! It was the night of first time winners at Thunder Raceway! The Black Diamond Auto Glass sponsored car of Rhett Butler chased down and passed 2011 Rookie contender Caleb Presnal from the back row, securing his 1st JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash Win! #G4 George Cooke and #23 Jason Craner battled for the 1st heat race win of the night. George managed to get his car to the checkered flag just ahead of Craner and Heather Henesey. Coconino Motors sponsored Pat Henesey jumped to the early lead in heat #2, Randy Deines showed him a wheel down low but couldn't complete the pass and took the 2nd spot. Heat #3 had the Phillips brothers leading the field to the green flag, Storm jumped out to an early lead ahead of Frank but E & E Services Rick Haase was hooked up and coming from the back of the pack! On the final lap Haase gained enough ground to throw it in under Storm Phillips for a drag race to the checkered flag! Haase edged out Storm by a bumper!! The 18 contenders and their chosen co-pilots in the stands were ready to race by main event time!! George Cooke, Heather Henesey and Randy Deines jumped out to an early lead. The fast groove was middle high and George was hooked up!! Randy Deines was driving like he stole it! He slid past Heather using the low line and was in the hunt for George Cooke. On lap 16 Randy dove past George to secure the front spot and never looked back. He out ran the pack to the checkered flag and secured his first win with NADCAR!! Rick Haase got around George for the 2nd spot but could’t catch Deines. George finished 3rd followed by Frank Phillips and Pat Henesey! Enjoy the next few weeks off!
Mike Dunn #67 wins !
6/18 - Crescent Moon Cycles, Vintage Motorcycle Parts, Sales and Service locally in Prescott Valley sponsored a fun, fast and exciting night of NADCAR racing! #12 Pat Henesey scored the first win of the night in heat #1, leaving E & E Services, Rick Haase and JBJ Trucking's, Tim Cotherman to battled for 2nd and 3rd place. Defending Prescott Valley Raceway winner Mike Williams took advantage of another nice pill draw by his wife Melanie to land him on the front row of heat #2!! He out ran Mike Moyer, Helen Henesey and Melanie Williams to the checkered flag. #54 Fred Definbaugh won the 3rd heat just ahead of the battling brother in laws Mike Dunn and Brian Comley!
Mike Dunn and Brian Comley lead the Crescent Moon Cycles 20 car field to the green flag for 20 laps of main event action! The track was fast with room to work the bottom or ride the cushion in the high line. Dunn ran right in the middle and kept Comley behind him while Pat Henesey, Rick Haase, Tim Cotherman, and Mike Williams worked through traffic to try for the lead. With open real estate up front #67 Mike Dunn had the best seat in the house, he lead every lap and dethroned Mike Williams from the Prescott Valley throne! With no serious cautions a fun time was had by all! Brian Comley, Mike Williams, Tim Cotherman, Rick Haase, David Cooke Jr., Helen Henesey, Melanie Williams, Mike Moyer and AJ Breu rounded out the top 10 for the night! Next race at Thunder Raceway on June 25th. See everyone up there!!
6/10- David Cooke Sr. and Jr. #71, would like to invite all NADCAR drivers to participate in the PV Days Parade on June 18th. This will be a great way to promote our Dwarf Cars in the Prescott Area! We are looking for nicely polished Dwarf cars on a trailer with the driver suited up standing on the trailer. The cost will be $50 divided up between all participants. If you are interested please email David Cooke Sr at email@example.com.
6/8 - FIRE Update: As you all know the Wallow Fire has hit North East Arizona very hard and has yet to let up. Bob and Thunder Raceway has generously offered to store all live-stock, motor homes and anything else needed at the track. This weekends Races have been cancelled. For those of you who need to get your race on.... ET Motor Park will be running DDCC and Alamosa, CO is hosting The Clash, a big 3 day event starting Thursday night.
6/4 - The wind died down just in time for some great NADCAR action at Prescott Valley Raceway Saturday night.
#12 Pat Henesey out ran, Matt Decker, Tim Cotherman and Randy Deines to secure the first heat victory of the night. Starting from the outside front row Mike Williams was able to launch past his wife Melanie to take the heat win followed by a racey David Cooke Jr and Melanie Williams. First time heat Winner Rick Haase, all the way from Show Low drove to an early lead in the 3rd heat. He out ran the quick rookie out of Prescott Valley, #45 Jeremy Moyer and #99x Rob Denies.
The Show Low guys, Randy Deines and Rick Haase lead the field down to the green flag for the Main Event. With side by side action all over the track Mike Williams took advantage of the his favorite highest line and drove to the front of the pack by time the first caution flag came out. Mike Moyer, Cotherman and Pat Henesey settled for the 2nd, 3rd and 4th spots with David Cooke showing off his skills, holding on to the 5th position! Rick Haase, Mike Bracy, Melanie Williams, Helen Henesey, and Matt Decker took the final top 10 spots for the night!
Thank you to our new NADCAR Corporate sponsors out of the White Mountain Area, Bobby Jo's Cafe and Snap on Tools of Show Low!! E & E Services signed on for their 2nd year of sponsorship also!
5/27 - The Memorial Day Weekend 2 Day Show was a success with 24 cars showing to battle for 2 days of racing. The first night of racing saw Ryan Henesey win the main event and the Sunday winner was Brian Stehr. With a 1st and 2nd place finishes, Ryan Henesey took home the combined points overall followed by Brian Stehr, Rick Godsey, Marcos Zaragoza, Tim Cotherman, Rick Haase, Randy Haugen, Helen Henesey, Heather Henesey, and Pat Henesey.
Pat Henesey wins Race #5 @ Thunder Raceway 5/21/2011
5/21 - NADCAR’s opening night at Thunder Raceway brought 21 cars from Arizona with New Mexico's 3NM car of Russ Maurer bringing the field to 22. The JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash started the night with Helen Henesey taking advantage of the front row start to gain the 1st place position, holding off the aggressive #90 Randy Deines to claim the first trophy of the year. Thunder Raceway put together a smooth track, but passing was difficult if you got too much out of the groove. Pill draw gave 3 Heneseys positions in the front of the first heat. Pat Henesey jumped ahead taking the first spot followed up by Ryan & Helen and Rat Stafford bringing in the 4th spot. Neil Etter grabbed his first heat win of the year with Tim Cotherman and John Ogden finishing out the top 3. Heat 3 brought the stands to their feet, #G4, George Cooke took the early lead with Frank Phillips working the outside and looking to the inside for a place to pass. Frank found his opportunity coming out of 4 to take the checkered flag by a bumper just ahead of Cooke!! Russ Maurer and Black Diamond auto Glass's Jason Craner finished up in the top 4 positions.
The Main event started with Pat Henesey and #43 Tim Cotherman in the front row and pretty much remained that way for all the laps. Tim tried high and low to get the lead, but the yellow truck was able to keep the best line and pull off a win with Tim in 2nd and Ryan Henesey making it 3 wide for a very close finish. Helen Henesey and John Ogden followed for the top 5, with Rick Godsey, AJ Breu, Rat Stafford, Seth Gaston and Neil Etter rounding out the top 10.
5/14 - Nineteen anxious drivers gathered at Prescott Valley Raceway to entertain the fans and compete for the coveted K&N Custom Concrete & Landscape Sponsored Trophies. AJ Breu grabbed the first heat win over the JBJ Trucking's Tim Cotherman and C&C Auto's Randy Deines. Heat 2 saw a mid race tight battle between the "North Shores" John Ogden holding off Mike Williams with E & E Services Rick Haase finishing 3rd. Mike Moyer and David Cooke Jr. sliced and diced in the final Heat and Cooke Jr. took the win with the AZ Concrete Cutting truck of Melanie Williams Finishing 3rd. The main event started with Cooke Jr. on the pole position and Breu on the outside, but unfortunately the race took an immediate red flag with a massive wreck claiming several cars and trucks. With the race re-starting in its original formation, Cooke Jr.'s Crescent Moon Cycles powered ride immediately proved it was to be contended with taking the lead over #93 Breu and #39 Melanie Williams. It took little time for Cable Ones John Ogden and AZ Concrete's Mike Williams to work their way to the front. After a couple of yellows Mike overtook Cooke Jr. for the lead with Ogden in tow. With 5 laps to go and the rookies of Grant Williams, Jeremy Moyer, Bugs Haliburton, Erin Deines and Samantha Cotherman challenging each other for position, Caleb Presnal got air born on the backstretch thrilling the fans and brought out the second red flag. With a couple of laps remaining, the AZ Concrete Cutting Truck of Mike Williams once again closed out the race to be the victor of the night over Cooke Jr. in 2nd, Ogden 3rd, Melanie 4th, Josh Randal 5th. Closing out the top ten was AJ Breu 6th, Rookie of the year contender Grant Williams 7th, steady running Jeremy Moyer 8th, Mile High's Keith Herring 9th and "Dirt Turn'n" Bugs Halibuton 10th. Honorable mention goes to Erin Deines 11th and the 12th finishing car of Samantha Cotherman as they finished unscathed and steady on a fast track. We hope to see you all on May 21 for the first race at Thunder Raceway in Show Low!! (Thanks to guest writer #93 Aj Breu! )
And on a side note....
To everybody who came up to me after the race,
Now that it is Sunday Night and I have had a chance to assess the damage, the only thing that I can complain about is a little soreness around the tops of my shoulders (were the belts grabbed me). The 99 car is, well let us just say it will need some parts. I really would like to thank the track crew for their response, they are top notch. Finally thanks to everybody who came over to make sure that I was not hurt. I hope to see everybody at the track soon.
Did anyone get pictures or video? I didn't see that much from where I was sitting.
5/4 - Thunder Raceway has invited the NADCAR drivers to come out for a practice / non point race May 7th. Races start at sun down. Get in some good practice laps before our first points race at Thunder Raceway! Please call or email with any questions!
4/23 - NADCAR gave the Prescott Valley race fans another great show! We had a full field and a lot of action! #56 Jack Defibaugh out drove his Dad, #54 Fred Defibaugh in the first heat to secure the first win of the night. The 2nd heat had Mike Williams driving his #1 car to the front of the pack out running, Brian Comley, Randy Durta and his wife Melanie Williams. Mike Moyer lead from the pole position to the checkered flag of the 3rd heat, Mike Dunn and David Cook Jr. put on a great show finishing in the 2nd and 3rd place positions! Strong competition filled the main event line up. Low averages from #46 Mike Moyer and #12 Pat Henesey gave them the front row for the start of the race. Moyer got a great start ahead of Henesey and the rest of the field. The battle was tough from 3rd to 12th with battles breaking out everywhere! The Defibaughs were slowly working through the pack, Williams diced through the field, #71 David Cook maneuvered the low line to gain positions every lap. The Halliburton Bro's were dicing every lap along with the Kingman drivers Caleb Presnal and Shawnie Berry! The rookie battle is going to be a good one this year! Williams used the caution laps to his advantage gaining spots with every restart. He eventually got around Moyer and grabbed the 1st K & N Custom Concrete and Lanscape victory at Prescott Valley. Fred Defibaugh and Mike Moyer put on a great show with Defibaugh edging just ahead of Moyer for the 2nd position. P. Henesey, Cotherman, J. Defibaugh, Breu, H. Henesey, Haase and Melanie Williams finished out the top 10. Next race is May14th at PVR. See you all there!
4/18 - The first race at PVR is finally here! We've had a great season so far, lets keep it going!! Those of you who haven't had a chance to run with NADCAR yet this year, please get to the track a little early!! Membership forms need to be filled out and paid for, the scales will be available for all members to use and our Tech Crew will be going over all new and old cars. See you all Saturday!
Mike Williams takes checkers @ Round 2
4/2 - It was another warm night of racing for NADCAR saturday night at Mohave Valley Raceway. 17 dwarf cars were hauled from all over AZ to compete in the action! Mike Williams', AZ Concrete Cutting Truck and Pat Henesey's, Coconino Motors Truck battled side by side for the first heat win of the night. Williams took advantage of Henesey's poor muffler choice and powered by Henesey on the straight-away to take the win. The women of NADCAR started in the front of Heat #2, Helen Henesey got an early jump on Melanie Williams to enter turn 1. The battle was tight with Henesey leading, Williams in 2nd and Heather Henesey in 3rd. Helen ran away with the win with Heather taking 2nd after Melanie tagged the turn 4 wall. Jeremy Moyer had a great run finishing 3rd! After 2 flat tires on the way to the track Mike Moyer still managed to score his first heat win, just ahead of the battle for 2nd between JBJ Trucking's Tim Cotherman and C&C Auto Repair's Randy Deines. NADCAR's points average invert worked against us this race! After bad luck races last week by Pat Henesey and Mike Williams they landed the front row for the main event! The track was smooth, dry and fast. The middle and high groove allowed for side by side racing and the drivers of NADCAR were ready to battle! Williams took off to a quick lead ahead of Pat Henesey. Helen Henesey jumped into 2nd, someone had to run down Williams and she accepted the challenge! The battle was tight from 3rd to 10th, cars were side by side, testing the limits on the high line, and throwing slide jobs from the bottom line! With 3 cautions for the night Helen Henesey was all over Williams but couldn't get the job done! Williams grabbed his first win of 2011 with Pat Henesey, Heather Henesey taking 2nd and 3rd. Melanie Williams had an awesome run driving all the way up to 4th with Randy Deines rounding out the top 5. The rookie battle for 2011 is ON! Grant Williams out of Prescott is edging just ahead of Erin Deines in the points. Caleb Presnal #99 might be a rookie to look out for? He proved he his skills in his first race out, finishing in the 7th position.
The 3rd Points race for NADCAR will be at PVR on April 23rd. Scales will be available at the track before the race. Please come early so we can complete tech.
Thanks to our Sponsors for 2011 JBJ Trucking, RTR Paving and Resurfacing and Phillips Racing!! The Tire raffle is a go!! For every corporate sponsor ($250) you bring in, you will have a ticket in the drawing for a set of brand new tires for your dwarf car! Lets get those SPONSORS!!
Tim Cotherman wins the NADCAR season opener
3/19 - The first race of the year turned out better than imagined. Mohave Valley Raceway provided NADCAR with a smooth and tacky track for the whole night. Pat Henesey took an early lead with his daughter Heather and wife Helen very close behind. 3 laps in Pat burned the clutch up and pulled off the track letting the battle in sue between the 2 girls! Heather took the white flag and cautiously drove the last lap not prepared for the dive bomb coming her way! Helen threw it in hard in turn 3 and rolled up a bumper ahead to take the win, Rick Haase finished 3rd just ahead of Randy Deines. The 2nd heat had two hot shots on the front row, Mike Williams and Tim Cotherman. Mike sailed around the track to clinch his first heat race of 2011. JBJ Trucking driver Tim Cotherman and Veteran racer Storm Phillips rounded out the top 3! The track stayed fast for the main event! Williams and Phillips led the field to the green flag. Williams was out of the race quick with a snapped axle, so Cotherman took advantage and dove into the 1st place position ahead of Phillips, Haase, and Helen Henesey. There were battles throughout the track! The newest rookie Grant Williams and his Grandpa Morley Williams were battling side by side for the 7th position most of the race. (Yes!! We did have 3 generations of drivers on the track doing battle,Grant, Mike and Morley!!) Phillips and Haase were splitting traffic every other lap and Heather Henesey did battle with Randy Deines throughout the green to checkered event! Cotherman showed his skills and took the 1st win of the season! Storm Phillips, Rick Haase, Heather Henesey and Randy Deines rounded out the top 5. The rookie battle was tough for the first race of the season. Grant Williams edged out just ahead of Erin Deines and Ed Halliburton! Should be a fun season! See everyone at the next MVR race 4/2/2011.
3/15 - The racing season is finally here! Mohave Valley Raceway will host NADCAR's first 2 events for 2011. JBJ Trucking and RTR Paving and Resurfacing out of Flagstaff have signed on again to sponsor our 2011 season. We are putting together the same sponsorship raffle drawing this year to take place half way through the season! Grab a few club sponsors and you could walk away with an AWESOME prize! ($250 minimum for club sponsors). The Pioneer Hotel and Casino has a racers rate ($30) available for those of you who'd like to head to Laughlin after the race! See everyone Saturday! Don't forget your Membership Form.
2/9 - The 2011 Schedule is finally complete!! NADCAR is in high demand throughout Northern Arizona, I hope everyone is ready to race!
Here is the NADCAR Membership form for 2011. Send it in or bring it to your first event.
We are looking for Trophy Sponsors for Prescott Valley for 2011 ($35 per race). K & N Custom Concrete has stepped up to cover the first 3 events at PV. Please let me know if anyone else is interested in sponsoring. We are working on another tire give away this year, so start working on some 2011 NADCAR Sponsors.
The updated 2011 Rule Book is available now. Click here
1/24 - NADCAR will kick off the 2011 Season at Mohave Valley Raceway on March 19th. The rest of the schedule will be posted soon!! In the meantime, get your cars/trucks ready for the Winter Series, day races @ Canyon Speedway Park on Jan. 29th and 30th and the DwarfCar.com Nationals @ Canyon Speedway Park on Feb. 19th and 20th!!
1/18 - The 2011 Season is Finally here! The schedule should be completed soon!
New Rule Changes for 2011. Voted in by a Majority of NADCAR Members are as follows;
- Allow Carbureted R-1 and Blackbirds (not converted from FI motors)
- Allow 2004 and older Suzuki GSXR 1000 and 2004 and older R-1. Must be stock with the following limits; OEM ignition only, mandatory auto fuel pump shut off, air box must be under hood, oil pans may be modified for ground clearance and oiling. Motors must be inspected and sealed. (Currently available by Steve Moriarty @ Cycle Dynamics for approximately $40.00) This brings our rules in line with DDCC's to allow racers to run in both clubs
- The ZZR 1200 is allowed
- Claim amount remains the same
- NADCAR will assemble a 4-5 person Tech Committee made up of drivers, owners or support people. These members will review concerns on specific vehicles and then present to board members.
- President - Tim Cotherman
- Vice President - Randy Deines
- Scty/Treasurer - Heather Henesey
- Board Members - Mike Dunn & Pat Henesey
- Tech Committee - Bill Currier ( Lead), Frank Phillips,& Pat Henesey
All members will be required to participate in club duties during one race event per season. Setting up and tearing down the scales, Teching cars, & etc.... Sign-up for your participation will begin at the first race.
NADCAR Vice - President Tim Cotherman (L) Presents Mike Williams (R) the NADCAR 2010 Points Championship Trophy
NADCAR Sponsor JBJ Trucking's Bill Currier(L) Presents Tim Cotherman (R) the NADCAR 2010 2nd Place Points Championship Trophy
NADCAR Vice - President Tim Cotherman (L) Presents Pat Henesey(R) the NADCAR 2010 3rd Place Points Championship Trophy
Click here to see more pictures of the 2010 NADCAR Banquet.
11/20 - The NADCAR Championship Awards Banquet was a party enjoyed by all in attendance. Many great prizes and the top 20 points champions were awarded trophies and season final points pay out.
See news from the NADCAR 2010 Season - Click here.