Ken Kruger Racing

Mission Raceway

Eagle Motorplex

 

Welcome to the new look for the Canada West Doorslammers

August 16, 2014

Sorry for no updates to the Port Alberni race, but the reason is simple. I don't have any. I do know that the teams struggled big time, as the rumors from Saturday's qualifying showed only a handful of teams making the cut. The factor in teams NOT running the number was simply no traction. The airport authority had the runway scrubbed clean so there was no old or new rubber on the surface and they painted new lines as well just prior to the event. The reasoning according to some was they felt that the (excess) rubber on the asphalt was dangerous to the planes taking off and landing. Well, I would say if the planes were worried at that part of the runway then they were in trouble with or without any rubber. It seems to me (and I am the first to admit I am an outsider to the Port Alberni Airport scene) that the authority is not doing any favors for the Alberni Drag Racing assoc., one that is very beneficial to the district because of the income it generates. The race personnel did everything they could to get some bite, and on Sunday it was reportedly much better. But a few Doorslammers including Rod LeCaire and Tyson Wells (Wells also had issues with his Funny Car) had spin outs or went off the racing surface. Dean Peterson also got real loose.

Anyway, I will try and get info in the next few days. (I did get soem photos courtesy of Dyan Lover and will post them in the next day or so).

August 7, 2014

Congrats to Chris and Marcy on their nuptuals. Looks like it was a great time.

 

This weekend is Port Alberni, unfortunately we are not able to make the trip this year, as other commitments did not allow us to make the trip. It looks to be a decent turnout as 16-20 doorslammers will complete.

 

The weather is forecasted to be hot, hot, hot.

The weekend is sponsored by Alpine Backhoe and the Lance family.

 

Have fun, we will likely have the report come early in the week.

July 18, 2014

Due to the Canadian National Open being re-scheduled to the "Smoke Fire and Thunder" weekend we are not able to run a doorslammer event. Top Comp will be run at that race so doorslammers are more then welcome to compete. Our only event will be Doorwarz II September 18-21

June 4, 2014

Hello Everyone

WELL…..it’s not great news!! Unfortunately more cancelled races, the Doorwarz event at mission which was originally scheduled for July 4-6, is now rescheduled for Sept. 19-21. The Sept. 6-7 race has been cancelled due to the reschedule of the Lordco Div.6 Divisional Event. Mission Raceway still has a bracket race tentatively scheduled for July 4-6, however a number of D/S members have expressed some concern and dislike in the idea of scheduling a Doorslammer event on the first scheduled race on the new surface, so with taking that into consideration, in the event that Mission Raceway is open and running a bracket race on July 4-6 we will not be holding a D/S event that weekend. So that means Port Alberni on Aug. 9-10 will be our first scheduled event, then we will have the “Night of Fire” event at Mission on Aug. 23-24 and the Doorwarz event on Sept. 19-21. After some discussion with Norm from Fortins Engines and a few of the other long time sponsors, based on the fact that we will only have three possible events, (maybe four if we race into October, weather dependant), it’s been decided that those remaining events will not be points races. What that means is that we will keep those races on the schedule and race the events as normal, there just won’t be any points awarded and there will not be a 2014 Championship up for grabs. I know this has been a disappointing series of events with the track resurfacing but in the big picture we are going to have an awesome racing facility once this has all been fixed the right way! Thank you to all of our sponsors and members for your continued support. I hope that you will all come out and support us at the remaining scheduled events. For those of you that are going to Port Alberni, if you haven’t already done so, please make sure to notify me that you will be attending as well as don’t forget to preregister with the Port Alberni Drag Racing Association, (preregistration must be mailed to the Port Alberni Drag Racing Association, the form is available on their website), also don’t forget to make your ferry and hotel reservations if they are required. To all those that are heading up to Ashcroft this weekend to play at the OLD TIME DRAGS, have fun and safe racing!

See you all soon!

May 11, 2014

The drivers who have not confirmed their entry to doorwarz are Rob Charlton, Joe Mayzes, Henry Zacharias, Mark Schuppener, Johnny West, Grant Howell, Jamie Toews, Thomas Gronmyr, Terry Langdon Davies, Doug Steele, Al Bentely, Dave Richardson and Grant Klohn. Please confirm entry.

May 9, 2014

More scheduling changes for the 2014 season due to construction delays at Mission Raceway. The Lucas Oil event has been rescheduled to Sept 5-7 which is one of our race dates. So unfortunately that event has been cancelled for our series. Also the May 31/June 1 date has been cancelled as well. Our series has been reduced to four points events making each race critical for teams.

Updated schedule

Here is the 2014 Schedule

Race #1 May 3-4 Mission Raceway (cancelled)

Race#2 May 17-18 Mission Raceway (cancelled)

Race#3 May 31-June 1 Mission Raceway (cancelled)

Race#4 June 21-22 Mission Raceway

Race#5 July 5-6 Mission Raceway (Doorwarz II event)

Exhibition August 9-10 Port Alberni (non points)

Race#6 August 23-24 Mission Raceway

Race#7 September 6-7 Mission Raceway (cancelled)

Race#8 September 20-21 Mission Raceway

April 8, 2014

Hello Everyone, Marcy here.

Quote below from the Mission Raceway website:

Due to the Ongoing Construction of the Race Track Surface the April 18-20th Race Weekend, May 2-4th Race Weekend and the May 9th Street Legal Have Been Cancelled

If all goes well with the race track surface construction we will start our season on May 17 & 18. We will not be replacing this cancelled race, our season will consist of seven points races plus the exhibition race in Port Alberni. I hope you all will be ready to go on May 17th!!

 

And regarding Doorwarz. Half of last years field has pre entered for this year's race. Please pre-enter asap. speedzone1@shaw.ca

Please do not email me to register for Doorwarz, Dean Murdoch will be handling all registration. No payment is required upon registration, it is simply just to secure a reserved pit spot for you and your team as they are expecting a very large car count!

See you all soon!!

March 23, 2014

All DS competitors get in your pre entry for Doorwarz July 4-6 asap. Pit stalls are a premium, if you want to be with the group sign up now. speedzone1@shaw.ca

 

Updated schedule

Here is the 2014 Schedule

Race #1 May 3-4 Mission Raceway (cancelled)

Race#2 May 17-18 Mission Raceway (cancelled)

Race#3 May 31-June 1 Mission Raceway (cancelled)

Race#4 June 21-22 Mission Raceway

Race#5 July 5-6 Mission Raceway (Doorwarz II event)

Exhibition August 9-10 Port Alberni (non points)

Race#6 August 23-24 Mission Raceway

Race#7 September 6-7 Mission Raceway (cancelled)

Race#8 September 20-21 Mission Raceway

 

This year's CW decal


 

January 28, 2014

The new date is May 3rd and 4th. So all the points races are at Mission this year.

January 23, 2014

Unfortunately we’ve had to make a change to the 2014 Doorslammers Schedule. Race#3 June 14-15 at Ashcroft Motorplex (non waivable) , has been rescheduled for June 7-8 which conflicts with Mission Raceway’s Div.6 event, therefore I have removed the Ashcroft race from the 2014 schedule. I am currently working with Mission Raceway to add an event there to replace the canceled event at Ashcroft. Please be patient with us, we will advise you of the new date as soon as we can. Please remove the June 14-15 event at Ashcroft from your schedule. Also this change may mean that we start our race season a bit earlier than we initially planned, so please be prepared for that.

 

January 1 2014

Happy New year all the Doorslammers and fans

 

 


 

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