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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.
June 16, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...................
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 ...................
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.
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.
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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