5/5 - The Arizona Champions Cup is off to a great start! The 3rd race of the series is this weekend at Canyon Speedway Park!
Pit Gates open at 4pm, racing starts at 7! Click here to check out the full schedule.
The points battle is tight to get into the top 10! Those are the payout spots for the series! Cup Series click here!
Big thanks to our series sponsors: Arizona Benefit Consultants, JBJ Trucking, Arrow Redi Mix, Dynamx, Price Enterprises and Lips Industrial!!
Let's go Racing! See you this Saturday Night at Canyon Speedway Park!
Schedule UpdateWe have 2 dates so far for the
2014 NADCAR Season. Mar. 8th at Mohave Valley Raceway and Sept. 6
at Prescott Valley Raceway. We are still waiting for some good news
on scheduling from Thunder Raceway.
I do have other good racing
news... The 2014 Arizona Champions
Cup is a definite GO! We have 6 dates on the
schedule (waiting on Thunder Raceway for the 7th). 1 race
from each track in Arizona will count towards the Champions
Cup points. Here is the Schedule:
March - 8 - Mohave
April - 26 - Central
May - 10 - Canyon
June - 14
- Arizona Speedway
June - 28 - Tucson International Raceway
September - 6 -
Prescott Valley Raceway
September - 27 - Arizona
Big Thanks to our sponsors for the 2014 Arizona Champions
Motorsports, JBJ Trucking,
Consultants, Lips Industrial and
There will be a TOP 10
Payout at the end of the Cup season! We've got big sponsors on
board, which means a BIG PURSE!
Who will be the best
in Arizona for 2014?
1/22/2014 - 2014 NADCAR Update:
The first annual Arizona Champions Cup is here! We are going to
have a race date at each track in Arizona count towards an overall
Championship for 2014. We are working on race dates at all 7 tracks
in Arizona and hope to have a firm schedule out soon. The first
scheduled date will be hosted by NADCAR at Mohave Valley
Raceway on March 8th. NADCAR / DDCC Rules will apply for
If you have anyone interested in Sponsorship for the series -
$250 - we are gathering those sponsor names and logos now! If we
can get 6 sponsors together by February 1st, I will get shirts made
for the series! The sponsors will be named at each of the 7 races
and we will have them included on all posts on the DDCC and NADCAR
websites. They will also have logos on the AZ Champions Cup
1/16/2014 - 2014 NADCAR news will be announced shortly. Our
opening night will be Mar. 8th at Mohave Valley Raceway. If there
are any new rule topics that the need to be discussed,
please send them in to email@example.com, we can get a list
going on the website and have an annual meeting if
Looking forward to seeing everyone again!!
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
10/5 - Hello All, the
NADCAR Season has come to an end
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
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
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 -
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 -
2013 North South Shootout Overall Champion
2013 North South Shootout Top
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!
- 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
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
8/9/2013 -We have 2 big weekends of
racing coming up in September!
North vs. South Shoot Out - Labor Day Weekend at Thunder
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! firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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
Ryan Henesey heads up from the Valley to
take Friday nights Main Event at Thunder Raceway
scores a victory in the JBJ Trucking Trophy Dash at Friday Nights
Friday Nights Main Event
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
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
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
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!!
See you all in 2 weeks for more Thunder Raceway racing
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
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!
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
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
5/9/2013 - Update on NADCAR racing for
2013: Thunder Raceway
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
Tim Cotherman Wins the Main Event
Frank Phillips Wins the JBJ Trucking
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Brian Stehr Wins the NADCAR
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.
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
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 Cothermanhas 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
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
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
9/22 Heather Henesey wins her first Main
9/22 George Cooke wins the JBJ Trucking
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
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
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
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
9/15 Tim Cotherman takes the A Main
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
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
Saturday Night Main Event Winner and
Overall Winner - Steve Kapuan
Daisey Etter co-pilot for Steve
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
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
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
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
Neil Etter takes the JBJ Trucking Trophy
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
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
Etterslowly 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
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
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
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!!
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
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
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
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
1/31 - Please find the
2012 Rules BallotClick 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 (email@example.com) 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
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!
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
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
Raceway! See you all there!!
Tim Cotherman Wins the Main
John Ogden takes the JBJ Trucking Trophy
Rob & Elaine Deines win the Chili
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 GlassesJason 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
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
Ryan and Heather Henesey took the B-1 and B-2 wins for the
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
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
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
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'
"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
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
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
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
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 ServicesRick 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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'sJason 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'sTim Cotherman and C&C Auto'sRandy Deines. Heat 2 saw a mid
race tight battle between the "North Shores" John Ogden holding off Mike Williams with E & E ServicesRick 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
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
Did anyone get
pictures or video? I didn't see that much from where I was
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
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 Concreteand 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!
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'sTim Cotherman and C&C Auto Repair'sRandy 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
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
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
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
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
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
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