Welcome to the new look for the Canada West Doorslammers
May 28, 2017
Shulte is on a run!!!!!
Two races...two wins... and a solid point lead cap off a strong weekend for the Island driver.
Full results Monday
Sunday ............ final results
Runner-up Kirk Lanz
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Mission Raceway Artex Barn Solutions Ltd
President: Marcy Moffett
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