Zacharias Investments

Mission Raceway

 

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June 18, 2017

Racing this weekend was rained out Sunday. A heavy mist lingered for most of the morning and the plug was pulled at Noon. The decision is being made the race will be completed at Smoke, Fire and Thunder. The next event is THE BIG one, Doorwarz V.

Here are Saturday's qualifying sheets.

Round one

Round two.

Round three.

June 16, 2017

2017 Points

Otto Schulte
Paul Stretch
Ken Christensen
Kirk Lanz
Tim Vogt
Al Morin
Grant Howell
Mike Bedsworth
Dale Grasdal
Kevin Lance
Rick Limb
Scott Robinson
Brian Ritchie
Rod LeClaire
Phil Davis
Henry Zacharias
John West
Jason Field
Greg Feal
John DeJong
Kash Sandhu
L644
6610
K615
6909
542
6836
6650
6235
6162
L638
630R
6690
670H
6296
6943
H630
6786
F601
6067
6249
K663
94
73
48
non
41
40
non
non
non
55
non
non
non
non
non
41
39
non
non
0
non
99
47
37
83
37
36
67
61
60
0
48
47
47
44
42
0
0
37
37
36
36
            193
120
85
83
78
76
67
61
60
55
48
47
47
44
42
41
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37
37
36
36

Points page is updated

Jumr 13, 2017

This weekend's Doorslammer Race #3 is presented by Ogilvie Mountain Holdings. Rick and Linda Limb are the owner of Ogilvie and he race team Limbo Racing is a long time runner in the Doorslammer class and sponsor as well. Ogilvie is a construction company specializing in Road Prep, Repairs and Building. Rick is debuting a all new powerplant in 2017 in hopes of running in the 200 mph range close to six seconds.

May 30, 2017

Shulte is on a run!!!!!

Two races...two wins... and a solid point lead cap off a strong weekend for the Island driver.

Race 2 ............ final results

 

More photos from the weekend will be posted throughout the week.

 

Super hot weather greeted 19 teams for this weekend's Doorslammer race presented by Mellof Excavating and Land clearing. The first thing I noticed was or series title sponsor Henry Zacharias was out at the track all weekend looking remarkably well considering his hard crash at race one. He is a bit sore and has a couple broken bones in his thumb area on his right hand (I think right). The healing will take a while but he is already raring to get back on the track and is even talking about getting a new car. Great spirit and positive thoughts from Henry.

Saturday had just over a dozen new cars from week one out competing. Henry, Johnny West and 'new' dad Kevin Lance did not compete this weekend. Seven cars struggled in the first round of qualifying. Kerry Stone installed a new three speed transmission in the twin turbo Camaro and was working a-on getting the car to be more aggressive to half-track. Looking for a low, low six second pass once all the bugs are worked out. the car was an animal in the first run down low. Kirk Lanz has a bunch more power as well this season and it should be a six second 200 mph naturally aspirated rocket within a couple races. He was loose at around 200 feet and was out of it early. Newcomer Kash Sandhu, a bracket racer for the last few years was out in his really clean 69 Camaro. The car is a complete stock looking ride but was running in the 8's at the end of last year. It is powered by a 639 cuin. BB Chevy. He launched hard with the wheels in the air and had to lift around 500 feet out as the car started moving around big time. Grant Howell was out for the first time this year in his super nice 37 'Fast Orange' coupe. He had to get out of it early as well. Phil Davis smoked the tires in his first run. Greg Feal in the twin turbo Opel went for a wild launch and ride in his opener as well and was off the gas early. Rick Limb was out for the first time since the opening race last year. He has a new high HP nitrous assisted combo. He is licensing to get his advanced et license so as long as his runs are slower than 7.50 they will count but quicker than 7.50 runs will not count toward qualifying until his licensing is complete.
Showing no signs of Rust, Rod LeClair (he and his company Paradis Homes are sponsoring the #1 qualifier this year as well as the best package in elimination's) ripped off a career best 6.755/208 to open things up. It was an awesome run. Mike Bedsworth was right where he usually is, right near the tp with a 7.34. Dale Grasdal made a great opening lap running a solid 7.45/184. Otto Schulte, race one winner was the 4th car sub 7.50 with a 7.48. Eight other cars ran quicker than 8.70, with Al Morin running a 8.49 to round out the top 12.

 

 

In Round two, the track was getting really hot, over 120 degrees and five of the seven non-qualified cars from round one bumped into the field. Sandhu went 8.50, that is as quick as he can go as his chassis is tagged for a best of 8.50. Phil Davis ran a soft/fat 7.28 to sit #2. Grant Howell ran a 7.71 to move in the top half. Kirk Lanz was off the gas early but went 8.12. Limb went 8.13. Still struggling was Kerry Stone, the car was an animal in the first half of the track, as was Greg Feal's Opel, he was struggling to manage the first 500 feet.


In the final qualifier Saturday the track temperature reached over 130 degrees, but every car in the field made the cut. Kerry Stone had a wild ride as the wheels were up for the first 250 feet, and it came down hard. He pedaled the car and it hooked up again lifting the front wheels, but he kept his foot in it, and the scoreboards lit up to a 6.45/231. Kirk Lanz ran a 1100 foot 7.190/170 to move into the #3 spot. Phil Davis picked up almost a tenth and ran a 7.209/191. Mike Bedsworth stayed in the 7.30 range, but his first lap like Rod LeClaire's opener were the best Saturday. Dale Grasdal also failed to improve in the hotter conditions in round two and three. A 7.453 would be his best on Saturday. The same goes for Otto Schulte. A 7.48 was his best on Saturday. Grant Howell improve a few ticks, going 7.652 in the final round Saturday. Paul Stretch was consistent all day and a 7.716 was his best, he was within 1/100th on all three runs. Scott Robinson's best was a 7.85 He was within 5/100ths on his three runs Saturday. Tim Vogt's best was a 7.903 on Saturday. Brian Ritchie stayed in the 7.90's on Saturday as well and his best number was a 7.92. He rounded out the 7 second cars. Jason Field improved every run and he ran a career best 8.18. That was good for #14. Greg Feal could only manage a 8.23 best on Saturday. Ken Christensen ran an 8.423 best and that was .003 better than John DeJonge's 8.426. Al Morin sat #18 with a 8.486 and rounding out the field was Kash Sandhu's 8.503. Sunday will see one more qualifier in the morning then elimination's will start around 12 noon. We will complete the weekend story Tuesday evening.

Round three qualifying

Sunday Morning, final qualifying...........

Great weather Sunday again greeted the racers for race two presented by Mellof Excavating. At 11:00am the car hit the track in what should have been the quickest round of the weekend. Overall it was the quickest round with a number of racers improving from their Saturday runs. Kerry Stone was on a killer pass until the front end came up real quick around 550 feet, forcing him to lift. Rod LeClair only improved by .01 in et, but he went 212 mph including an astounding 53 mph increase in the back half. That is Screw blower or Turbo like. Kirk Lanz ran a career best 7.02 196. Dale Grasdal improved by .01and Otto Schulte was .03 quicker (7.455). Rick Limb made his best lap of the weekend, a 7.60 but I know he was hoping for a low 7 second final licensing pass. He will have to wait till next race. Grant Howell, Paul Stretch, Scott Robinson, Tim Vogt and Brian Ritchie all improved by a couple hun but they stayed 9 through 13 respectively. Jason Field slowed to an 8.24 Sunday morning, down from his best (8.18) on Saturday. Greg Feal had possibly the fastest 8.32 on record when he pedaled it around 330 feet out then the car hooked and he tripped the scoreboard to the tune of199 mph. Ken Christensen and John De Jonge bettered their ets by a few thou, as did S Al Morin. Rounding out the field was Kash Sandhu. He actually improved by .04 to an 8.46 but being legal to only 8.50 he could not use the run. Kerry Stone wins the 'Paradise Homes" low qualifier 100.00 bonus.

Final qualifying

Round one pairings. Kerry Stone bye.... Rod LeClaire vs Scott RObinson, Kirk anz vs Tim Vogt, Phil Davis vs Brian RItchie, Mike Bedsworth vs Jason FIeld, Dale Grasdal vs Greg Feal, Otto Schulte vs Ken Christensen, Rick Limb vs John DeJonge, Grant Howell vs Al Morin and Paul Stretch vs Kash Sandhu.

Round one...............The first pairing was a real close race with Grant Howell taking the stripe by .004. Grant got a bit better light and it forced Morin to go .005 under his 8.48 dial. Dale Grasdal and Greg Feal were next. Because Feal had not made a decent represented run to what the potential for the Opel was, he dialed the same as Dale (7.48). The two cars were real close for the first half of the track, then Feal started to fall off and Grasdal took the win with a 7.771 to a losing 7.973. Paul Stretch got a good light (.019) and caught Kash Sandhu by 1000 feet. He took the win with a 7.760 to an 8.708. Mike Bedsworth defeated Jason Field when Field smoked the tires right off the line, Bedsworth eased off the gas and ran a 7.598 on his 7.43 dial. Brian Ritchie defeated Phil Davis. Both drivers were off on their rts, but Ritchie was closer to his dial running a 7.939 on a 7.89 dial. Both Kirk Lanz and Tim Vogt were loose in the race, but Kirk recovered much quicker and took the win coasting to a 7.33 at 159 mph. Otto Schulte had a great .002 light and defeated a red lighting Ken Christensen/ Both drivers were within .013 of their dials. Kerry Stones bye run was not without excitement as he again went into a big power-stand around 200 feet out. He carried the wheels for 450 feet and let off to a 6.68/171. Rick Limb got a huge break in his race against John DeJonge. John had almost a tenth on the tree and was well out in front as Limbs run was not perfect. John failed to lift off the gas before crossing the finish line and broke out by .018. Scott Robinson and Rod LeClaire races but they had to do a rerun when the scoreboards did not give a time for either driver. Robinson got the win in the rerun going 7.89 on his 7.84 dial. LeClaire was a bit late on the tree and could not catch the Beretta.


In round two ...................

Grasdal got a single when Kerry Stone decided not to make the second round. He slowed to an 8.77 on his 7.48 dial. Mike Bedsworth looked to have a good race against Paul Stretch, as they were within .017 in reaction time, but Stretch was loose a bit early and Bedsworth caught him by 1000 feet taking the win with a 7.59 on his 7.43 dial. Howell defeated Ritchie with a .04 starting line advantage and a run within .05 of his dial (7.72 on his 7.67 dial) Ritchie went 7.974 on his 7.92 dial. Kirk Lanz took out Rick Limb with a 7.19/172 run. Limb slowed to an 8.107. The final pairing saw Otto Schulte defeat Scott Robinson. According to the tree he went .040 red, but both the time slip and the run sheet did not show the usual negative sign by the RT numbers. A weird deal, but the scoreboard foul sign and the tee showed red as well. So Otto was off to round three.

1/4 finals ...................

Schulte got the third round bye run and he made a full pull going 7.539 on his 7.50 dial. Howell defeated Grasdal with a .05 better rt and running slower to his dial by a couple hundredth's. Lanz had a perfect light in his 1/4 final match with Bedsworth but did not need it as Bedsworth got loose and had to lift early.

Semis.... Lanz got the bye run and he just staged his Camaro and got the automatic win. Schulte and Howell had the best race of the weekend in the Doorslammer class. They were with .010 of each other with Grant having a .021 to a .031 for the "Ottomater'. They were close right through the 1320, and Otto caught Grant right near the stripe running a 7.527 on his 7.52 dial. Howell ran a 7.73 on his 7.71 dial. The margin of victory was .003. Otto Schulte was off to his second final in a row. Otto also wins the Paradise Homes 'best package' award for his .038 package.

Actually Kirk was off to his second final in a row for the doorslammers as well. He did not race at race 1 but he was in the final at the last race of the 2016 season.

 

Final round..... Schulte had a similar light to his semi-final run, going .030. Lanz was uncharacteristically late going .098 on the tree. Otto stayed out in front taking the stripe with a 7.512 on his 7.50 dial. Kirk ran a 7.123 on his 7.09 dial.

May 28, 2017

 

Runner-up Kirk Lanz

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Sunday Morning update

I guess we should get this out of the way...lol... Congrat's to Emily and Kevin Lance on the birthday of their first child, son Landon Lance. Born a couple weeks early (I guess a valid excuse for Kevin not making this weekend's race).

Way to go you two!!!!

Now on to racing. Beautiful weather greeted all the racers for race #2 presented by Mellof Excavating.

 

 

 

 

 

May 23, 2017

This weekend is Race two in the eight race 2017 Doorslammer schedule. The weekend presenting sponsor is Mellof Excavating and Land Clearing. The Mellof family has been involved in the sport of drag racing for a couple decades. Joe, and both his kids Josh and Julianne have been champions in the sport. Josh and Julianne won many times in the Jr Dragster classes and Joe is a two time champion in the Doorslammer series a decade ago. Wife Shelly makes sure the team is ready to race at every event. This year Joe will debut a new car and it is a car with solid pedigree. Is is an ex national record holding Comp Eliminator car built by Jerry Haas and previously owned by Bob Marshall. We are hopeful he will debut the car this weekend, if not he should be out with the Camaro he ran the last couple years. Josh is rumoured to get behind the wheel of the Camaro when Joe's new car is out.

May 15, 2017

The opening weekend for the Doorslammers had great racing highlights and a couple low-lites. The highs were seeing a couple Island racers battle for the win. The lowlights were series title sponsor Henry Zacharias crashing his brand new 55 Chevy on its maiden rip down the track. And also Johnny West grenading his new bullet on its first pass. Luckily for Henry he was not seriously hurt (a broken thumb and a bunch of bumps and bruises), all the NHRA mandated safety equipment including a head-neck (HANS) device prevented any major injuries. To say it was an incredible crash is an understatement in itself. The car hit the wall nose on at well over 100 mph on two wheels it climbed the guard rail and flipped over the wall just past the finish line and ended up on its roof. The impact of the crash was so violent that it tore the motor and front end off the car, with the engine tumbling down the finish line racing surface 500 feet down track. Robert Fedyk posted a video of the crash and it is posted at speedzonemagazine.com. Henry was released from hospital today and will be on the mend for a while. Nine cars were entered on Saturday for the race under threatening skies. No runs were made on Saturday and Race #1 sponsor John DeJonge (Artex Barn Solutions) decided to do the family thing (mother's day) when the forecast was not promising.

Eight cars made qualifying laps, and two had troubled runs. The aforementioned Johnny West sneezed his ride just past half track and Ken Christensen in his 67 Chevy Pick-up was off the gas by 400 feet.

Kevin Lance the defending 2016 series champion led with a 7.31 and Otto Schulte was #2 with a 7.43.

Paul Stretch (7.641) and Tim Vogt (7.99) rounded out the top half.

Henry Z in his red/white 55 was #5 with an 8.31 and Al Morin in the a very cool 71 Chevelle was #6 with a 9.01.

Because of Henry's crash in his new 55 in testing the racing was delayed for over an hour. Too keep the program on schedule the second qualifier was canceled and they went right into round one of elims. All of the participants got to run in elimination's due to the fact they canceled the second round of qualifying.

Kevin Lance is the #1 qualifier and wins the Paradise Homes #1 qualifier bonus.

Here is final qualifying

 

 

Round one elimination's

In the first pairing for round one Paul Stretch had John West but West's breakage gave Stretch a single he ran a 7.66 on his 7.63. Christensen defeated Vogt with a solid light, and was off the gas a bit early as Vogt was way late. Keving Lance got a single when the injured Zacharias was not available. Otto Schulte got a break when Morin broke after the burnout.

 

Semi Finals

Schulte got the win over Christensen. It was a pretty close leave as they were only separated by .013. Christensen took too much stripe, going well under his 8.43 dial (8.385). Schulte ran a 7.463 on his 7.43 dial

Stretch got a relatively easy win when Kevin was late on the tree. He dumped at the stripe hoping Stretch would break out but we was solid with a .034 package including a .017 light. The package proveds to be the best run of elimiantion's and he wins the Paradise Homes best package award.

 

Final round

The final was over on the starting line when Stretch went .011 red. Schulte was .026 on the tree and ran an out the back door 7.433 on his 7.46 dial.

Otto and his wife Leslie dedicate the win to fellow Doorslammer Henry Zacharias.

Get well soon buddy!

May 11, 2017

John DeJonge and Artex Barn Solutions......are the opening weekend sponsor for the Doorslammers this weekend. John and his team of agricultural experts are THE choice in the Dairy industry.

John is into his fourth season drag racing and was a top five performers in the 2016 season. His goal this year is to challenge for the championship and is one of the top choice to in fact battle for the title. The team got a head start on most up in the NW as he traveled down to the Spring Fling in Vegas a month ago. He went real deep into elimination's on the Saturday before bowing out in round seven.

If the weather looks good on the weekend we expect to see well over a dozen teams competing.

April 24, 2017

We are only 10 days away from the first race of the 2017 season. A new title sponsor is the biggest news for this coming season. Henry Zacharias and Zacharias Investments has the title banner and we welcome him as the top dog. Henry is a veteran drag racer and the last four years he has been a regular in the series. Henry has a brand new 55 Chevy and we are hoping to see it out this season. We will see a few new cars this season and a few cars returning to action after some time away. Big news comes from Joe Mellof this year as he bought one of the best Doorcars from the NW.

Bob Marshall has cooled off his racing the last couple years and he sold the GPX (B/AA) to the Mellof family. Joe will debut the car in 10 days. Rumor has it that the Camaro he ran the last two years will be in the hands of Josh in the near future as well. Very cool!
Joe and his company Mellof Excavating has also come on board as a series sponsor for the 2017 season.


Terry Shuflita will be back this season after a year away. He has a Pro Stock legal bullet and a five speed Liberty in the Firebird, making his ride as close to a legal Pro Stock car as you can get. Will we see 6 seconds @ 200mph, My guess is we will once the bugs are worked out. Ray Bollinger has a new Blake Foster built Camaro. He will likely concentrate in Top Sportsman, but I expect a few forays into the DS class as well.

James Kennedy from Langley was out licensing his new early model Camaro. It is a 8.50 legal car with over 1000 hp. He could become a new member as well. Pat McNally has moved down here from the Edmonton area.

He bought Dean Woods GPX a few years ago and has a big inch Schmidt bullet between the frame rails. The car runs well into the 6's, and if he runs doorslammer along with TS, he will be near the top of qualifying.
If the weather is good we could expect 20 cars at race one.

A big welcome to Chris Moffet as a series sponsor. Chris of course is Marcy's other half and he has stepped into the real estate world after years as a sales executive in radio. He is looking forward to serving all your real estate needs.

Hello Canada West Doorslammers
Happy New Year to each and every one of you, I hope you are all having a restful off season. It's time to get your engines started though as our season is only four months away! Consider this your stand by call!
First and foremost I'd like to send a huge, Thank You, out to all of our sponsors and express my appreciation for their continued support. Without these very loyal sponsors, our association would not be the success that it continues to be year after year. As Racers, I strongly encourage you to please pick up the phone and express your gratitude to these sponsors by supporting their products and services or at least a conversation to let them know their support it appreciated. I'd like to take this opportunity to personally thank Norm Wilson and Fortins Engines for their support over the last number of years as our title sponsor. Fortins Engines is taking a step back from the title sponsorship this year but will still be staying on as a race sponsor for 2017. That being said I'd like to make a very exciting announcement that we do have a new title sponsor for the 2017 season! Another huge, Thank You, going out to Henry Zacharias of Zacharias Investments for stepping up as our title sponsor for 2017!!
I am also super excited to announce we have been given the opportunity to race at an NHRA event! This is a huge opportunity for us and I couldn't be more excited! We are scheduled to race at the NHRA National Open at Mission Raceway on July 22-23!
Also another big Thank You to Terry Millar for volunteering his time for another season as Race Director!
I tried very hard to schedule an event at Pacific Raceway this year but with their limited Saturday/Sunday event schedule it was impossible to find a date that did not mean racing three weekends in a row or conflicting with a weekend we were already racing. I apologize to those of you that expressed your interest in racing there again this year, I definitely tried very hard to make it work and I hope we can work something out to race there again in the future.
If you have any questions regarding sponsoring a race this season, or if you have any questions regarding the rules and regulations or schedule for 2017, please do not hesitate to contact me.
CANADA WEST DOORSLAMMERS
2017 SCHEDULE

May 13-14 Mission Raceway Artex Barn Solutions Ltd
May 27-28 Mission Raceway Mellof Excavating & Landclearing
June 17-18 Mission Raceway Ogilvie Mnt Holdings
July 1-2 Mission Raceway RH Race Cars
July 22-23 Mission Raceway Fortins Engines
Aug 26-27 Mission Raceway TCS Performance Products
Sept 9-10 Mission Raceway Alpine Backhoe / Lance Racing
Sept 23-24 Mission Raceway Atrysten Plumbing & Heating

Association President: Marcy Moffett
Email address: marcyc@tcsproducts.com
Daytime PH# 604 533-8675
Evening PH# 604 309-5904

RACE DIRECTOR: Terry Millar
Email Address: tasmjr@yahoo.ca
Cell # 604 551-8804

 


There are eight scheduled points races. The year end standings will be the total of all the eight races, which means all members will be required to count the points from all the events. There will not be any waivable events.


2017 ASSOCIATION SPONSORS


" ZACHARIAS INVESTMENTS LTD - TITLE SPONSOR
Surrey, BC
Ph# 604 538-9444

" T.C.S. PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
6217 - 205 Street
Langley, BC
V2Y-1N7
Ph# 604 533-8675
Performance Converters & Transmission Products

" RH RACE CARS
4681 Teather Road
Kelowna, BC
V1X-7V5
Ph# 866 765-9404
Custom Built Race Cars & Fabrication

" FORTINS ENGINES - CHILLIWACK
45750 Airport Road
Chilliwack, BC
V2P-1A2
Ph# 604 795-9739
www.fortins.com

" OGILVIE MTN HOLDINGS
Hope, BC
Ph# 604 869-3232
Excavating & Pipeline Integrity

" ALPINE BACKHOE / LANCE RACING
PO Box 634, Campbell River, BC V9W6J3
PH# 250 287-2220

" ATRYSTEN PLUMBING & HEATING
7252 River Pl
Mission, BC
V4S 0A2
Ph# 604 826-3635


" ARTEX BARN SOLUTIONS LTD
1356 Sumas Way
Abbotsford, BC
V2S 8H2
Ph# 604 870-1000
www.artexbarn.com


" MELLOF EXCAVATING & LANDCLEARING LTD
Maple Ridge, BC
Ph# 604 716-3032


" PARADISE HOMES LTD
1323 Ravens View Dr.
Victoria, BC
V9B-6B1
PH# 250 478-1058


 

 

 


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