of buzz around the Doorslammer group not the least of which
is a huge announcement coming soon
regarding the assoc. Stay tuned for that.
after my post a week ago regarding the future of this web
site I have received lots of feedback. So far, the consensus
is.... not a single member, racer fan or crew member want
to see it go. Not one person was negative or said they did
not car either way. That being said. I would appreciate
the ones who were not satisfied or the one(s) who did not
think they were getting their $50.00 worth to email me,
and let me know why they did not think they needed the site
anymore and I will send them their $50.00 back. They also
will be free to decide if they want to pay the $50.00 next
year. I have had a number of teams state they will make
up any difference because they do see the value in a pretty
successful independent 25-40 member web site that attracts
over a 1/4 million page views a year. Please, those unsatisfied,
send me an email....
for these reasons. 1. To get your money back and, 2. For
me to try and improve the site so you will see the value
in it, and will return.
watch for the huge announcement in the next week?
time since an update, but this update is big... Below is
the 2013 Schedule.
April 20-21 Mission Raceway
May 4-5 Mission Raceway
May 18-19 Mission Raceway
June 8-9 Ashcroft Motorplex (non waivable points)
July 6-7 Mission Raceway
August 10-11 Port Alberni (exhibition)
August 24-25 Mission Raceway
September 7-8 Mission Raceway
September 21-22 Mission Raceway
collect points from their best seven of the eight races.
Ashcroft race is non waivable...It must count for points!
talking to Marcy has it been stated that a some of the members
(and one or two sponsors) do not see the value in the web
site or don't care if we keep it. The racer membership does
pay $50.00 per team per year to keep it going and that includes
the domain name(s) and web hosting for the year (cost $300.00
per year). This is a real surprise in this day and age with
the way the internet and social media plays a role in all
of our lives. This web site's page views have jumped by
almost 400% since 2008 (that is the most important stat
in my opinion). Unique visits have topped 73,000. In 2008
they were 35,000, so they have more then doubled. Below
are the stats from this past year including the first 10
days of December. That being said the web site is paid quarterly
it did just expire (Dec 1) but I have paid it until March
1st. This site has grown in popularity and receives substantial
web views for a small independant race series. All the racers
I have talked to in the last few months were surprised to
hear that it might end in the near future. If you want to
keep it live, or if you don't care one way or another send
me an email to let me know (also if you are not happy
the way the site is being maintaned contact me at the above
link. The forum was taken down due to all the spam and the
lack of use. If you want it resurrected we need to find
an administrator to moderate and get rid of the spam. Only
two or three were using it.
are the stats for the last year. They look pretty decent
in my opinion and are a great tool for the sponsors.
was the potential for another driver to snatch the title
away from Rob as he was ousted in round two Saturday by
Johnny West, but when TLD went red and Nick Duda as well
right after Rob was ousted the title was in hand. Kevin
Lance's shot was gone in round one when he went red in round
winner of the Saturday race presented cy Charlton Automotive
(the final points event) was Greg Anderson. He won from
the #1 qualifying spot and defeated Paul Stretch in the
final when Stretch went red under the lights.
Sunday it was an all "Team Lance" final round
in the "Cash Bash" presented by Fortin's Automotive.
The margin of victory was only .0018 of a second as Kevin
defeated Otto Schulte with a 7.41 to 8.56.
is the top ten for 2012
left: Rick Limb #7, Nick Duda #4, Kirk Lanz #10, George
Lachanas #5, Tyson Wells #8, Rob Charlton #1, Phil Davis
#6, Terry Langdon Davies #2 (tie), Kevin Lance #2 (tie),
Al Bentley #8. All the top 10 teams shared a huge tool bounty
Saturday as the top ten all got theri share of 3,000 worth
winners circle alonf with a bunch of Jet tools for the Sunday
winning team. .
Kevin,third from right, only won one race this year (a non
points win at that) compared to four wins in 2011, his consistent
finishes put him in second place. We wondered Saturday night
after a few too many, if Sunday would be his day... It was
results later today.
is the target"
last weekend of the year. It all comes down to this. Four
drivers have a chance at the title, but last year's champion,
Rob Charlton is definitely in the drivers seat. Charlton
Automotive (Rob's company) is also the event
sponsor this weekend. He has been a sponsor for the series
since he started running with the doorslammers over ten
years ago. He has the chance to be the first three time
series champion. If the race gets completed on Saturday,
then on Sunday a cash bash will go and it is sponsored by
(they were the sponsor of the rained out event earlier this
year). Rob has a 34 point lead over Kevin Lance which means
in order for Lance to get the point lead and the championship
he needs to go at least two rounds further than Charlton
(that is based on a win for Kevin and a semi final finish
for Rob). In the event that Kevin does not win the race,
then he has to go three rounds further than Rob. It looks
to be a five round race (with a slight possibility of a
six round race) with 25 - 29 entries, but not over 32 (which
would be a six round race). The same scenario for Terry
Langdon Davies who sits 40 points back of Charlton. He may
need another round , meaning a first round loss for Rob
and a final round may not be enough (if Terry does not win),
since Rob has the potential to pick up more qualifying points
than Terry. Last week they had the same qualifying points
. I know nothing is a given in racing but Rob should get
2-4 points and Terry will get 1-2 points (based on the cars
entered). It would be nice if they both get the same # of
"Q" points meaning they could actually tie at
the end of the day (that has never happened). The last person
with an outside chance at the title is Nick Duda. 57 points
back so he needs to win and Charlton has to go out in round
one. Many scenarios are on the table, and we have only a
couple days to see how it all plays out.
am actually going to take it one step further and I will
post how I see qualifying will go (including et's)
yellow names are not
confirmed but expected to race this weekend.
Red are possibles.
Jeff Hill 55 Chevy (hi 6's) 2. Kirk Lanz 69 Camaro (7 teens)
3. Brian Kikel (if he changes manifolds, If not he will
be behind Kevin Lance and Phil Davis) 7.2-7.4
4. Kevin Lance 57 Chevy high 7.2 or low 7.3
5. Phil Davis 41 Willys (Phil and Kevin will battle for
the quicker qualifying spot) 7.2-7.3
6. Ken Orser 2007 GTO (7.2-7.3)
7. Grant Howell 37 Chevy (high 7.5's) 8. Doug Steele 67 Nova (if he races)
9. Rick Limb 67 Nova hi 7.6's
10. Rod LeClaire 67 Camaro 7.7's 11. Gene Fluery 7.7's (if he shows) 12. Justin Bond 2002 Cavalier (if
he races) 7.7's
13. Rob Charlton S-10 7.7's 14. Zak Clarke 67 Nova (if he races)
15. Mark Schuppener Chevy Lumina 7.9
16. Terry Shuflita 70 Camaro 7.9's (if he brings out the
Firebird then he will be in the 7.2's or quicker if the
liberty is installed) 17. Darren Wolfram 67 Camaro 7.96 18. Chad Barclay 99 Dodge (if he
19. John West 57 Chevy 8.02
20. Thomas Gronmyr 67 Chevy II 8.04
21. Terry Langdon Davies 41 Willys 8.17
22. Dale Grasdal 68 Chevelle 8.2's
23. David Heans 68 Camaro 8.32
24. Tyson Wells 67 VW 8.34
25. Nick Duda 95 Mustang 8.35
26. Mark Simpson 55 Chevy 8.4's 27. Tony Driessen 51 Pick-up 8.4's
28. Paul Stretch 67 Nova 8.5's
29. Al Bentley 72 Vega 8.5's
30. Gord Bush 69 Nova 8.5's
who are possibles
32. Walter Nichols
33. John Marcus
34. Ryan Baker
35. Wayne Thompson
36. Grant Klohn 37. George Lachanas(broke motor last race
so is unlikely to race)
38. Carl Fedderly
a reminder to those teams that I have not heard from yet
(there are lots of you) I need to know how many tickets
your team will need for the year end dinner/party that we
are having catered at the track this Saturday evening. Please
email and let me know even if you can not attend that way
I dont wonder if you just forgot to let me know! I
need to give the catering company final numbers so they
can order the food, so please let me know ASAP! Also please
remember that we will be running the final points race off
on Saturday and then running a cash bash race on Sunday,
so you will require an additional $100 entry fee for Sundays
race if you want to enter the cash race.
The final race of the year is next week.
Here is a note from Marcy
only one more race for the 2012 race season! As I mentioned
to a lot of you at the last race, I have decided to run
the final race of the season on Saturday Sept.15th. (Sponsored
by Charlton Automotive).
Weather permitting we will get two qualifying passes on
Saturday morning and then we will go into eliminations for
our final points race. So be ready for 10:00AM on Saturday
morning. I have made this decision in order to have our
year end banquet at the race track on the evening of Saturday
Sept.15th. The plan is for the banquet to start approximately
6:30 and dinner to be served at 7:00PM. We will be having
Chicken & Ribs with Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Baked Beans
and Home Made Bread/Buns, catered by Embers Catering. Also
the Lance racing team will be bringing Crab to contribute
to our feast, a big Thank You to the Lance team for that!
The cost will be $17.00 per person which includes all taxes
and gratuities. Please bring your own beverages, we will
not be providing any drinks, alcoholic or non. Please send
me an email ASAP with the amount of tickets your team will
require, I have to give the caterers numbers by Tuesday
next week so please email me as quick as possible so you
dont miss out! I will collect money for the banquet
tickets on Saturday morning at the drivers meeting when
I collect the race entry fees. Keep in mind if you are a
race sponsor you are entitled to two free banquet tickets
so when you email me back please specify how many people
will be attending including the two free tickets. I was
unable to book the band for this years function, however
Layne Wooley has agreed to bring his sound system from the
band, to which we will hook up an ipod to provide some party/dance
tunes. We still have the sponsorship from Fortins Engines
from the rained out event in June, so on Sunday we will
run a second race for money and trophies but no points,
so again weather permitting on Sunday we will get two qualifying
runs and then into eliminations for our second race. Remember
please email me ASAP with how many banquet tickets your
team will require, we have a limit on the amount we can
sell, so dont wait and miss out!!
waiting on confirmation from Marcy (regarding costs and
details) for the season ending points event and the party/banquet
to be held at Mission September 15-16.
will have photos posted tonight from the Smoke Fire and
Thunder event. (I just got back from Edmonton and their
huge doorcar bash, The Rocky Mountain Shootout. I was planning
on posting photos up there but at both the track and Hotel,
I was unable to load photos.
the meantime I do have two gallerys (just uploaded from
that event. These gallerys includse all classes but Doorslammers
are featured as well.
year of the Doorslammer rookie as for the fourth time this
year a rookie is in the winner circle.
qualifying and elimination's (Saturday qualifying is down
the page further).
the air was cooler Sunday morning than the two day session
at Mission, the air was much better for their 8:00pm session
last night. How would that help the teams on Sunday. Two
teams were left to try and make the field Sunday morning
as Wally Nichols was not able to make repairs after Saturday.
Brian Ritchie had the best chance as he was only .012 away
on Saturday. Brent Van Vliet had a lot of ground to make
up as he was three tenths back.
We would know right away as far as Ritchie goes as he was
the first doorslammer to make an attempt Sunday morning
at 10:20am along side Darren Wolfram.
Brian launched hard and it looked good, but was it enough.
It was, as he went 8.70 with a 9. Brian
made the show with the last possible number he could have
on the scoreboard or time slip. Who, way to go. Van Vliet
also made his best run of the weekend and the mph his car
crosses the line at (165+) proves the hp is there. Looking
at the qualifying list 165 should mean an 8.20 pass.
last run was an 8.796/165, just a tenth off, but he goes
away disappointed. The car runs a real small tire and the
traction is really difficult to find on the starting line.
In all 19 drivers improved Sunday morning so it did shuffle
the sportsman ladder for round one. #1 Lanz found 1/100th,
Davis ran a career best 7.32 (a 5/100th improvement). Kevin
Lance went .02 quicker,
Brian Kikel went a bit over a tenth quicker but he was hoping
for 7.30's (he put on a different manifold that in the past
and the car did not respond). The dyno pulls on the new
combo showed more HP but the improvement was only at the
top of the curve not down low where more of the ET is gained.
Rod Leclaire went a half tenth to the good as did Rob Charlton.
Darren Wolfram hit the 7's (making it 12 cars in the sevens).
Barclay wanted a '7' as well, but he could only squeeze
a 8.003 out of the Avenger. TLD went a 8.24 and Tyson Well
ripped off a season's best 8.33/160.
David Heans went .02 better and Nick Duda was the last guy
to pick up more than a couple hun. He went .07 better, to
is final qualifying.
1. Kirk Lanz 69 Camaro 7.226/190.55
2. Phil Davis 41 Willys 7.324/187.18
3. Kevin Lance 57 Chevy 7.352/185.33
4. Brian Kikel 96 Cutlass 7.460/184.27
5. Grant Howell 37 Chevy 7.617/177.54
6. Doug Steele 67 Nova 7.629/179.24
7. Rick Limb 67 Nova 7.703/174.99
8. Rod LeClaire 67 Camaro 7.758/177.33
9. Zak Clarke 67 Nova 7.800/172.38
10. Justin Bond 2003 Cavalier 7.809/175.02
11. Rob Charlton 2000 S-10 7.830/171.62
12. Darren Wolfram 67 Camaro 7.992/176.63
13. Chad Barclay 99 Dodge 8.004/171.42
14. John West 57 Chevy 8.030/164.83
15. Thomas Gronmyr 67 Chevy II 8.080/169.07
16. George Lachanas 94 Beretta 8.138/168.57
17. Jamie Toews 98 S-10 8.186/166.29
18. Terry Langdon Davies 41 Willys 8.245/163.19
19. Dale Grasdal 68 Chevelle 8.285/166.08
20. Tyson Wells 67 VW 8.334/160.00
21. David Heans 68 Camaro 8.378/161.17
22. Nick Duda 95 Mustang 8.430/159.60
23. Mark Simpson 55 Chevy 8.495/159.68
24. Tony Driessen 51 Pick-up 8.550/157.28
25. Paul Stretch 67 Nova 8.570/156.16
26. Al Bentley 72 Vega 8.612/155.41
27. Gord Bush 69 Nova 8.622/157.17
28. Brian Ritchie 68 Chevelle 8.709/154.93
Brent Van Vliet 69 Camaro 8.796/165.71
30. Walter Nichols 71 Vega 9.068/149.35
one.... Nick Duda (#22) took on Rod LeClaire (#8).
Duda was sharp on the tree getting a .09 advantage. He parlayed
that to just over a tenth winning stripe, running 8.47 (8.45)
to LeClaire's 7.814 (8.77). Rob Charlton took on Paul Stretch
he had an excellent .007 light to Stretch's .035.
He took the stripe with a 7.874 on a 7.83 dial. First time
Doorslammer driver and blocker (for Kirk Lanz) driver Justin
Bond got a huge break against Tony Driessen driving the
'world's fastest' farm truck.
Driessen had a tenth on the tree but he did not scrub enough
on the top end and broke out by the slimmest of margins,
.001. He went 8.569 on his 8.57 dial. Bond was on his number
with a 7.834 on his 7.83 dial. Another first timer Dale
Grasdal got an early break (and he used it to reach the
ultimate...) when Grant Howell red way red. Grasdal was
way late but he would advance. He drove it out the back
end and ran an 8.253 on his 8.28 dial. Brian Ritchie got
a starting line advantage on John West and he ran his second
8.70 on the day, this time an 8.704 on his 8.70 dial. West
broke out trying to play catch-up, going 8.030 on his 8.05
dial. David Heans went .020 on the tree but he did not need
it as Rick Limb was really early.3 red. Heans lifted on
the top end but was off to round two with the automatic
Bentley ran his round record to 5-0 with a .03 stripe against
Darren Wolfram. He went .024 on the tree to Wolfram's .086.
Darren tried hard to catch him running a 8.013 on his 8.01
dial but he gave up too much on the tree.
Langdon Davies, trying to keep pace with point leader and
round one winner Rob Charlton defeated Brian Kikel, in a
real close one. TLD took the stripe by .016, about a wheel
length. Gord Bush (8.639 on a 8.60 dial) had a half a tenth
on Chad Barclay off the starting line and that forced Barclay
under his 8.03 dial (8.023 on the scoreboard). Tyson Wells
and Doug Steele were both dead on their dials (8.36 for
Wells and 7.65 for Steele), but Tyson got a huge hole-shot
and took a just under a tenth stripe.
Toews and Kevin Lance were within .02 on the tree so the
stripe would be a battle. It was close with Toews going
8.226 on his 8.21 to Lance's 7.389 on his 7.26 dial. Kirk
Lanz got a big hole shot on the Alberni winner Thomas Gronmyr
and eased off the gas at the stripe for a 7.259 (7.22 dial)
to 8.127 (8.11 dial).
Clarke defeated Mark Simpson despite a .007 light by Simpson.
Mark had the race easily at hand but took too much stripe
going under his 8.49 dial by .005. Clarke was off the gas
early as well as he could see he was not going to catch
Simpson. Good thing to as he would had likely broke out
as he dumped 15 mph but ran a real close 7.821 on his 7.81
dial. The final pairing was not a pairing as George Lachanas
broke in qualifying and Phil Davies was deadly on the tree
(no pressure) with a.002 and a 7.407 on his 7.34 dial.
two.... The first pairing was one of the best match-ups
of the day, as Justin Bond and Jamie Toews cut teen lights
(one thou difference) and ran it through the stripe.
took the stripe with a 8.190. His dial unfortunately, was
a 8.20. Bond went 7.855 and was off to round three. Phil
Davis took on Zak Clarke, and this one was not a tight battle
at the tree. Phil was way late this round and had to go
under his dial trying to play catch-up. Clarke dumped and
ran a 7.841 on his 7.79 dial while Davis went 7.387 on his
Bentley round streak ended at five as he went .010 red against
Dale Grasdal The red likely spooked Dale as he was real
late of the line. He ran 8.32 on his 8.25 dial in. Nick
Duda went red as well and gave up his chance to move up
in the standings. Kirk Lanz was the beneficiary he eased
off his 7.23 dial (he went 7.328/165). In a monster match-up
point leader Charlton took on TLD (3rd place).
another red (three in a row in this round), as the Willys
driver left way to early, they had the dial wrong in the
tower on Charlton's S-10 and it took a bit to correct it,
so I don't know if that played a role in the early leave.
Gord Bush got a huge hole-shot on the normally sharp Tyson
Wells. Wells was dead on his 8.35 dial but he was too far
back to catch the blue Nova in the other lane. Bush ran
8.636 on his 8.60 dial.
The final pairing saw Dave Heans advance to round three
against Brian Ritchie. Heans left first by .014 and took
a .016 stripe running slightly closer to his 8.39 dial (8.418)
Ritchie went 8.720 on his 8.69.
finals..... A couple more red lights in this round and
Justin Bond was one of the first benefactors.
Bush left before the tree was activated and Bond drove it
almost out the back door to get a decent number for his
next round. He went 7.841 on his 7.86 dial. Dale Grasdal
took on Kid Kaos and the Kid got a .05 holeshot, and lost.
He had the race n the bag but tried to tighten up the stripe
(to make it pretty as he said), but Grasdal could him right
at the stripe and took the win by .006.' Live by the sword
die by the sword' I guess.
you weren't that broke Zak, cause you gave it away! Rob
Charlton got the same break as he had in round two, as his
opponent for the second race in a row left before the tree
was activated. Man. you guys are making it way to easy for
the point leader!. Charlton went 7.888 on his 7.87. Kirk
Lanz just took the tree in his third round bye run.
finals.... There was only one race in the round as #1
qualifier Kirk Lanz had to race Justin Bond who happened
to be in Kirk's other car. Bond
went for an oil change and was not back in time for the
race and Kirk took the automatic win 7.33 on his 7.32 dial.
Dale Grasdal and Rob Charlton were in the other pair and
it was rookie vs veteran and two time champ. You should
already know the winner in this race as the headline tells
the story. Grasdal was average on the tree (.073) while
Charlton was unusually late (for him (a .100 light).
ran a 8.325 on his 8.28 dial to Charlton's close but no
cigar 7.899 on his 7.88 dial. It was a.011 stripe for the
round.... Second year driver vs rookie. Kirk Lanz's
Camaro sounded a bit off on the burnout and the sound appeared
to be valid, as at the tree Lanz's car bogged and would
not get up on the convertor.
was off and running and most were looking at his run and
were wondering if he was going to lift early. He did not
but he dialed hard and ran a 8.305 on his 8.30 dial.
For the third race in a row we had a rookie driver win the
event. The great thing about the class with the pro tree
it is has become a pretty good equalizer. Grasdal is a true
rookie in the series as it is not only his first year with
the doorslammers it is his first race in the series as well.
more race remains, and while the semi finish for Charlton
extended his point lead there is still a good chance for
three or four other drivers to take the title. A little
help is needed, but it could happen. See you in three weeks.
a field this weekend for the second to last points race
in 2012. 30 cars came out to the 'Smoke Fire and Thunder'
weekend at Mission Raceway. With inconsistent car counts
all season long, you expected one of the larger fields,
but 30 was beyond estimations. The guy who wins this race
will earn it for sure. Brian Kikel was out for the first
time in three years, Zak Clarke is running for the first
time this year with his new car. Justin Bond was driving
Kirks Lanz Cavalier while Kirk was in his new Camaro. Chad
Barclay, Dale Grasdal, Tony Driessen Brian Ritchie were
also first time racers with the Doorslammers this year.
the first round, Phil Davis and Kevin Lance continued their
battle for the #1 spot in the field. Phil after thrashing
this week on his blown Willys (he broke just seven days
ago at the last race, thanks to Norm at Fortins), ripped
off a 7.372/186 to sit #1. Kevin went 7.4024/183. The guy
with the potential to knock off the perennial #1's all year
was Kirk Lanz. Driving his all new RH 69 Camaro, he went
7.49/187 in his last licensing attempt (which also counts
for qualifying). Brian Kikel went 7.59/179 in his first
shot on the 1/4 mile in ions (three or four years actually).
Rick Limb after pulling off a huge 300 foot burnout went
7.763/174 to sit #5. There were nine 7second cars in the
field. In total 24 cars made the 8.70 minimum after round
Phil Davis 41 Willys 7.372/186
2. Kevin Lance 57 Chevy 7.424/183
3. Kirk Lanz 69 Camaro 7.490/187.30
4. Brian Kikel 96 Cutlass7.595/179.89
5. Rick Limb 67 Nova 7.763/174.72
6. Rod LeClaire 67 Camaro 7.813/176.26
7. Zak Clarke 67 Nova 7.818/171.88
8. Justin Bond 2003 Cavalier 7.840/174.52
9. Rob Charlton 2000 S-10 7.911/171.00
10. Chad Barclay 99 Dodge 8.067/170.90
11. George Lachanas 94 Beretta8.139/168.57
12. John West 57 Chevy 8.139/162.63
13. Darren Wolfram 67 Camaro 8.210/172.61
14. Dale Grasdal 68 Chevelle 8.296/162.86
15. Terry Langdon Davies 41 Willys 8.326/161.75
16. Thomas Gronmyr 67 Chevy II 8.402/164.55
17. David Heans 68 Camaro 8.406/160.80
18. Tyson Wells 67 VW 8.499/156.46
19. Nick Duda 95 Mustang 8.509/158.11
20. Mark Simpson 55 Chevy 8.543/158.53
21. Tony Driessen 51 Pick-up 8.590/156.57
22. Paul Stretch 67 Nova 8.599/155.35
23. Gord Bush 69 Nova 8.672/156.27
24. Al Bentley 72 Vega 8.672/154.24
25. Brian Ritchie 68 Chevelle 8.754/153.92
26. Brent Van Vliet 69 Camaro 9.068/149.35
27. Doug Steele 67 Nova crossed centre line
28. Walter Nichols 71 Vega DNS
29. Grant Howell 37 Chevy DNS
30. Jamie Toews 98 S-10 DNS
two... It was a bit cooler in round two, which was run
at 6:00pm. The biggest change was to the #1 spot in the
field. As expected Kirk Lanz took the #1 spot in the field
with a 7.251/190.33 Kevin Lance improved by 2/100ths but
dropped down to #3 (7.402) Doug Steele went from outside
to #5 with a 7.665/178 (a career best run). Grant Howell
who did not fire in round one, went 7.674/177 (# 6). Rick
Limb went .06 quicker (7.703), Darren Wolfram just failed
to run in the 7's with a 8.206/175. Thomas Gronmyr improved
from his earlier 8.40 to a 8.081/168. Jamie Toews, who failed
to fire in round one, went 8.238 to move into the #17 spot.
Tyson Wells improved by a tenth and a half to a 8.362. He
moved down the ladder though as a bunch of guys who did
not run in round one bumped into the field. Wells now sat
#20. 27 cars were now in the field. The class ran a dial
for dollars and 16 drivers paid 20 bucks to play giving
the winner $320.00 for the closest to their number. In the
first pair out, Zak Clarke called a 7.80 and he ran that
# with the zero. A good haul for Kid Kaos!
Under the lights. In the final session Saturday the cool
air was sure to change the field from top to bottom. Kirk
Lanz improved by 2/100ths to a 7.231 and that pretty much
ended anyone else's chance to get #1. Kevin Lance improve
by.03 to tie Phil Davis (who failed to run faster). Phil
still stayed #2 by .005. Surprisingly very few other drivers
found any significant improvement from round two
Kirk Lanz 69 Camaro 7.231/190.55
2. Phil Davis 41 Willys 7.372/186
3. Kevin Lance 57 Chevy 7.377/184.57
4. Brian Kikel 96 Cutlass 7.595/179.89
5. Doug Steele 67 Nova 7.637/179.24
6. Grant Howell 37 Chevy 7.674/177/16
7. Rick Limb 67 Nova 7.703/174.99
8. Zak Clarke 67 Nova 7.800/172.38
9. Justin Bond 2003 Cavalier 7.809/175.02
10. Rod LeClaire 67 Camaro 7.813/176.26
11. Rob Charlton 2000 S-10 7.879/171.49
12. Darren Wolfram 67 Camaro 8.026/175.81
13. John West 57 Chevy 8.030/164.83
14. Chad Barclay 99 Dodge 8.044/171.42
15. Thomas Gronmyr 67 Chevy II 8.081/168.44
16. George Lachanas 94 Beretta 8.139/168.57
17. Jamie Toews 98 S-10 8.186/166.29
18. Dale Grasdal 68 Chevelle 8.286/165.44
19. Terry Langdon Davies 41 Willys 8.299/162.54
20. Tyson Wells 67 VW 8.362/159.88
21. David Heans 68 Camaro 8.397/161.17
22. Mark Simpson 55 Chevy 8.495/159.43
23. Nick Duda 95 Mustang 8.509/158.11
24. Tony Driessen 51 Pick-up 8.550/157.28
25. Paul Stretch 67 Nova 8.599/155.35
26. Al Bentley 72 Vega 8.612/155.41
27. Gord Bush 69 Nova 8.622/157.12
28. Brian Ritchie 68 Chevelle 8.712/154.77
29. Brent Van Vliet 69 Camaro 8.906/165.71
30. Walter Nichols 71 Vega 9.068/149.35
weekend is going to be huge! One of the biggest races of
the year at Mission Raceway. The Doorslammers are proud
to be part of SMS Equipment "Smoke, Fire and Thunder"
race. The CWDS are featured along with Nostalgia Funny Cars,
Jet Dragsters, Jet Funny Cars Wheelstanders, the CPSA final
race under the banner BAD DOG Shootout. What a packed weekend
for sure. Pro Stock Automotive
is the race presenting sponsor for the CW Doorslammers.
Pro Stock is one of our longest and most dedicated sponsors.
They specialize in HP! Located in North Edmonton, Pro
Stock Performance carries a full line of performance
and racing parts, as well as having a full service machine
shop offering everything from align honing to cylinder head
polishing and porting. We also do carburetor rebuilds, differential
rebuilds, and engine dyno testing, so we know what works
for making horsepower. For 25 years and counting we have
been serving drag racers, mud boggers, circle track racers,
performance enthusiasts, and auto restorers from all over
Specializing in building custom tailored engines to exceed
first time winner and the third rookie to win this year.
Moffat and Dean Murdoch photos)
Lachanas, Thomas Gronmyr and now Al Bentley all share a
mile stone distinction in 2012.
three are rookie with the Doorslammers this year and all
three have been in the winners circle.
#6 Final Elimination's
is below elimination's)
one Pairings were:
Lance vs #7 Heans, #2 Davis vs #8 Simpson, #3 Howell vs
#9 Duda, #4 Charlton vs #10 Wells, #5 Lachanas vs #11 Stretch,
#6 Langdon Davies vs #12 Bentley.
one.... #1 qualifier Kevin Lance was looking for a win
this weekend and moving into the top three. David Heans
was getting his Camaro dialed and has cutting great lights
the last couple races. This one was done at the starting
line as Heans went red, advancing Lance to round two. He
ran 7.40 on his 7.38 dial. Rob Charlton took on Tyson Wells
and this one has the same result.
first guy off the line went red, Tyson and Charlton would
take on Lance in round two. The winner of that race earns
a single to the final. Phil Davis broke on his final qualifier
Saturday night and could not make the call for round one.
Mark Simpson was get the freebie and he went 8.55 on his
8.50 dial. George Lachanas was looking for a repeat from
the first race of the season when he was in the winner's
circle. He could not get it done as he broke out against
Paul Stretch Stretch was off to the second round and wanted
to keep his string of good event going (he went to the final
last week at Port Alberni).
Howell faced Nick Duda who only had one lap Sunday Morning.
Nick, like a couple ahead of he found the traction too good
and he left .01 too early. Howell ran it out and was close
to his 7.65 dial. The final pair Saw TLD take of rookie
Al Bentley. This was a great clean race, with both drivers
running it out the back door and going to fast. Bentley
was dialed a 8.64 and ran 8.59. Davies has 8.32 on his window
and ran a hundredth quicker under his dial, with a 8.26,
handing Bentley his first round win of the year.
two..... The Lance/Charlton race was a big one. The
winner of the match-up would have a bye in the next round,
and a trip to the final.
either the final round finish would either extend a point
lead (for Charlton) or move to within a round of the top
spot (Lance). Going further if Lance was to actually win
the race he would move from 5th in the standings to 1st.
Man, what a race! Clean trees by both drivers and a stripe
of less than a fender. Charlton took the stripe but broke
out by 1/100th handing the win to Lance. The numbers were
a 7.40 on a 7.39 for Lance and a 7.87 on a 7.88 for Charlton.
Mark Simpson was looking for a semi final date (his first
ever) against Paul Stretch.
Mark took the final line stripe but ran too quick, going
8.53 on his 8.54 dial. Stretch went 8.64 on his 8.64.
Howell had to play catch-up against Al Bentley and could
not do it, as he ran 7.67 on his 7.62 dial while Bentley
was off to his first ever semi final, with a 8.60 on his
8.66 dial in. A better light by Bentley was the difference.
finals..... Lance has the bye run and just took the
green. in the Bentley/Stretch race, Bentley was psychic,
going .002 and running 8.63 on his 8.61 dial. Stretch was
close going .026 on the tree but he need to run almost perfect
on the top end. Needing a 8.612 or better on his 8.61 dial
he went under running a 8.552. He took the stripe but broke
out. Bentley was in his first ever final round.
round.... Rookie or veteran? The rookie Bentley would
leave first based on his 8.63 dial-in. A 1.3 second head
big question was would that long delay cause Kevin to go
red or be real late. Bother drivers had good lights with
a slight advantage to Bentley (.012 advantage). Both drivers
ran right on their dials to the hundredth. That meant the
winner was...Bentley, as he had .012 in the bank at the
tree. A 7.396 (7.390 dial) for Lance was good but an 8.634
on a 8.630 was .014 better at the stripe when you add up
a final! Congrat's to Al and his team, and congrat's to
Kevin and the team for moving all the way up to second place
(10 points back of Charlton).
battle for the season championship comes down to the final
two races and there are three drivers within 19
points and two more less than 45 points out of the top spot.
Who will have the battle tested ability to finish out the
season on top. It is really hard to go against Rob Charlton,
but the two right behind him, Lance and Langdon-Davies know
how to win as well. The two sitting in fourth and fifth,
Duda and Lachanas have shown they can get the job done as
well. It will be interesting to say the least. This weekend
coming up could set the stage for an epic battle for the
finale the middle of September.
weather greeted the 12 teams in attendance for the race
this weekend presented by Big
Davis and Kevin Lance battled it out on Saturday to try
for the #1 spot in qualifying on a loose track due to no
other four wheeled cars making runs this weekend. After
the third session Davis took the provisional lead with a
7.394/187 (round two), as the track came around a bit better
after the first session was complete.
ran a 7.422/183 best. Rob Charlton only made one run on
Saturday as he has other commitments the rest of the day.
is #4 with a 7.907. Just in front of Charlton is Grant Howell
who went a 7.64 best on Saturday.
Mark Simpson is in the Lance acing 55 Chevy this weekend
and he sits #9 with a 8.570. John Marcus is out for the
first time this year and he is a couple tenths short of
the field with a 8.912/155.
His mph shows the Duster will run in the 8.5-8.7 range he
just needs a bit harder launch and he will be in the field.
John and the rest of the teams have one more shot this morning
to solidify their place in the field.
Morning was much cooler yet and a few improved their times.
The biggest move was by Kevin Lance who inched ahead of
Phil Davis for the #1 spot by .001 of a second. Ouch! Phil
could not improve and actually wounded his motor Saturday
night, and could not make round one of elimination's.
Charlton went .04 quicker to a 7.861, but did not move up
the ladder. Nick Duda showed up (he works Saturday) and
make his usual mid '8' second lap (8.552/157.34) to move
into the #9 spot in the field. Terry Langdon Davies improved
David Heans improved by a half a tenth (to a 8.399) but
stayed just behind TLD in the #7 spot. Mark Simpson found
.09 and just up to the #8 spot (he was #9 Saturday).
Paul Stretch was the final guy to run quicker Sunday morning
as he went a 8.591 (compared to a 8.647 Saturday). John
Marcus was hoping to find enough Sunday morning but his
car bogged on the starting line and he coasted down and
was the only guy who failed to run the 8.70 number (he did
run a 8.72 in testing later in the day so he is getting
closer with he very clean B-1 Duster).
is final qualifying (Sunday)
Lance vs #7 Heans, #2 Davis vs #8 Simpson, #3 Howell vs
#9 Duda, #4 Charlton vs #10 Wells, #5 Lachanas vs #11 Stretch,
#6 Langdon Davies vs #12 Bentley.
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Gronmyr won the Port Alberni event presented by Alpine Backhoe.
Paul Stretch was the runner-up. All the competitors this
year came from the Island as the regular mainland teams
that attend 'Port' all had prior commitments. 13 cars tried
to make the 8.70 bump and 10 made the field come Sunday
noon. Kevin Lance was the #1 qualifier with a best lap of
7.42/185. Grant Howell was #2 with a 7.72 and Rod Leclaire,
a new driver with an awesome 68 Camaro was #3 with a 7.82.
Lance 57 Chevy 7.42/182mph
Grant Howell 37 Chevy 7.742/175mph
Rod Leclaire 67 Camaro 7.872/173mph
Thomas Gronmyr 67 Acadian 8.098/165mph
Johnny West 57 Chevy 8.173/163 mph
Terry Shuflita 70 Camaro 8.430/162mph
David Heans 68 Camaro 8.430/160 mph
Gord Bush 70 Nova 8.545 158 mph
Otto Schulte 55 Chevy 8.604/155 mph
Paul Stretch 67 Nova 8.632/154 mph
Ryan Baker 8.721/150 mph
Wayne Thompson 37 Pontiac 929/140 mph
Brent Van Viet 68 Camaro smoked the tires on all rounds
round one.... Kevin Lance was upset by Terry Shuflita.
Lance smoked the tires and Shuflita ran close to his 8.47
Grant Howell defeated David Heans when Howell was dead on
his 7.75 dial.
Rod LeClaire got the win against Gord Busch in a real close
side by side. The margin was only a half car length.
Gronmyr defeated Otto Schulte by less than a car length
West and Paul Stretch had a weird round one match-up. Once
both cars were staged Both got on the convertor, but West
lurched forward and he took off, right behind him Stretch
did the same thing and he two left before the tree was activated.
Stretch was awarded the win as it was evident West left
two.... Shuflita got the round single and just took
the tree heading off to the semi finals.
Howell was a bit late on the tree and could not catch Gronmyr.
was going to his first semi final.
Stretch got an easy win against Rod LeClaire as LeClaire
was a bit too anxious going red.
a bit of a fun match race, Heans took on West and West got
to the finish line first.
finals..... Gronmyr got the bye to the finals, and he
launched easy and lifted on the top end, taking it easy
as the final would be hot lapped.
and Stretch had a great semi final race and both drivers
ran it through the back door and did not know who got the
Stretch did get the win on a double breakout race. His went
under by .045 (8.655 on a 8.70 dial). Shuflita went 8.417
on his 8.50 dial.
round.... Two first time finalists in the Doorslammer
series and rookies in the class as well.
Gronmyr got a slight hole-shot and he caught Stretch just
before the lights for a 8.22 (8.18 dial). Stretch fell off
his semi final run, going 8.71 on his 8.65 dial.
to the two first time finalists
Alberni is up this weekend and it is presented by Lance
Racing and Alpine Backhoe. The Lance family has
been a part of the CWDS team for six years and they have
been one of the sponsors for this race for a few years.
The event is one of the real fun laidback races of the year
and the Doorslammers are the feature class of the once a
year event held at Port Alberni's regional Airport. This
is an 'exhibition event' with no points, due to the nature
of the event. Kevin Lance the #1 driver for the two car
Lance team won this event last year. He has a bit of a home
court advantage, residing just east of the Port Alberni
area in Campbell River. In town, many car related events
are held Thursday and Friday at various locations. Qualifying
is on Saturday and final eliminations Sunday. The Alberni
Racng assoc website
the end of June beginning of July race is one of the biggest
races for the Doorslammer association. The race this year
last weekend was no exception. 21 cars came out for the
Doorslammers and all 21 made the 8.70 cut. The field was
lead by Grant Klohn who ran an awesome 7.278/186 Sunday
morning . He led after day one with a 7.35. The great conditions
Sunday morning allowed many teams to pick up the pace from
their Saturday runs Unfortunately the potentially quickest
session to run was Saturday night, but late ontrack incidents
kept all the team from making the night session. Ken Orser
was out for the first time in his GTO and he shook real
hard Saturday in his only attempt, but he managed a great
7.38 at the top speed of the weekend, 188mph Sunday morning.
Johnny West and David Heans got to race for the first time
this year after getting rained out at their first event
two weeks ago. Both made low to mid 8 second ets. Paul Stretch,
Gord Bush and Ryan Baker were also out for the first time.
(now there's a side by side)
were in the mid 8's. Rounding out the 21 cars was Otto Schulte.,
he is Driving the second Lance team car, and ran an 8.66@160.
The speed does translate to a 8.30 pass, but the team is
having a hard time to make it consistent.
is final qualifying
(It would be nice if Grant came out all
the time his small block is bitchin')
Grant Klohn Victoria BC 7.278/186.14
2. Kevin Lance Campbell River 7.387/183.82
3. Ken Orser Langley BC 7.388/188.44
4. Phil Davis Kamloops BC 7.483/185.18
nice low down shot of Phil Davis)
5. Gene Fluery Lynwood Wa 7.722/175.47
(Gene Fluery's Turbo V-6 is one of the quickest
in the country)
6. Terry Shuflita Victoria BC 7.762/166.17
7. Rick Limb Hope BC 7.771/1175.57
8. Kirk Lanz Mission BC 7.820/174.41
9. Rob Charlton Pitt Meadows BC 7.882/170.71
10. Thomas Gronmyer Victoria BC 8.117/165.53
11. Johnny West Port Alberni BC 8.216/164.17
(John West's 57 was out for the first time)
12. Terry Langdon Davies Yarrow BC 8.298/164.41
13. Tyson Wells Rosedale BC 8.374/158.73
14. David Heans Duncan BC 8.392/160.57
(Duda may go back to one hit (Sunday) and
then elim's. He ran the whole weekend and was out in round
Nick Duda Surrey BC 8.503/157.12
16. George Lachanas Coquitlam BC 8.507/ 160.74
(Paul Stretch races all the time at MRP
but it is the first time he has been with the DS'ers at
MRP. His car used to belong to Dean Woods)
17. Paul Stretch Duncan BC 8.531/156.52
18. Gordon Bush Victoria BC 8.550/160.51
George Bush is also a first timer here at
MRP with the Doorslammers)
19. Alan Bentley Maple Ridge BC 8.583/155.49
20. Ryan Baker Lantzville BC 8.628/155.97
21. Otto Schulte Black Creek BC 8.667/160.28
round pairings were:
Klohn bye run (Top qualifier single). Lance vs Davies, Orser
vs Wells, Davis vs Heans, Fluery vs Duda, Shuflita vs Lachanas,
Limb vs Stretch, Lanz vs Bush, Chalrton vs Bentley, Gronmeyer
vs Baker and West vs Schulte.
one..... Grant Klohn took the green launched and took
it easy down track, George
Lachanas, race one winner had a tenth on the tree against
Shuflita and took a tenth stripe at the finish line.
(It was a hard dial for Shuflita as he had
odd readings on his time slips)
Heans defeated Ashcroft winner Phil Davis by just over .01.
Heans had a solid .023 light. Rick Limb went .010 on the
tree and ran a 7.78 on a 7.76. Paul stretch went under his
dial trying to stay in front of the Hope driver. Kevin Lance
ran .016 over his 7.42 dial. His opponent was even closer,
.010 off, But TLD was .03 back at the starting line.
Two top points guys battle in round one.
the leader was gone after this race)
Charlton went .016 on the tree against a .070 for Al Bentley
and that was more than enough to take a .04 win light. Tom
Gronmyer was real late against Ryan Baker and Baker was
right on his 8.64 dial for a four car length stripe.
Two rookies face off in round one. Baker
in the Chevelle went to the semis)
Otto Schulte won a double breakout race against John West.
West went .005 further under his dial. Ken Orser and Tyson
Wells has a controversial round one match-up. Osrer did
his burnout and backed up but he was not in the right spot
so he attempted to back up a little further and the car
would not go back.
had already back-up and had started to move toward the staging
beam. Race director Wally Duperon and a couple other guys
helped push the car back a bit more all the while Wells
was sitting there. A miscommunication was interpreted as
a single when the starter meant hold on a second. anyway
after around 30 seconds of waiting the car finally rolled
forward. The two cars staged and had similar lights (within
.001), Tyson got a bit loose on the launch and Orser drove
around the VW for a .08 victory. There was some question
on the legality of pushing a car back, but it has been done
on numerous occasions in NHRA competition (I have seen it).
The Wells team was understandingly upset at the loss, as
they are chasing points hard, but there was nothing intentional
by Orser and team. The race director confirmed the results
was final and Orser was off to round two.
the last pairing, Gene Fluery got his second round win of
the year despite being left on by over a tenth.
Duda's Mustang struggled at half track with a noticeable
miss (it sounded like he was pedaling the car cause he was
so far out in front but he wasn't), Fluery drove around
the Surrey driver at 1200 feet for a .05 stripe.
two..... Limb got his second solid light (.021) of the
day and took out the #1 qualifier Klohn.
(George broke out by 4/1000ths in round
.05 package was almost 2/10ths better than the stick driver.
Ryan Baker got a freebie when Fluery left too early and
Otto Schulte helped out his team mate Lance with a win over
third place driver Lachanas. Lachanas' had the race won
but went under his dial by .004.
There were not too many close stripe last
weekend, which was a surprise)
Charlton defeated Heans running within a hundredth of his
7.92 dial. Kirk Lanz got a freebie when Ken Orser did not
make it out for round two. The final run was a single, and
Kevin Lance had the odd car bye and just took the green.
1/4 finals......... Charlton moved closer to the
point leaders in round three with a win over Rick Limb.
good lights ended with a surprising late leave and Rob had
an easy stripe dumping 15 mph on the top end. Ryan Baker
was off to his first semi final with the doorslammers with
a win over Lance.
took way too much stripe breaking out by .019 and having
the better light. He took a .08 stripe (.019 too much).
Kirk Lanz ran right on his 7.86 dial, but it was over when
Schulte broke out by .069.
was a good thing he did not get the win though, as no one
caught the fact he dialed slower than the 8.70 dial. He
had 8.75 on his 55 Chevy (a no/no). He did not know the
dial rule being a new driver to the class. If he had of
won he would of been dsq.
finals..... Kirk Lanz got the single and he ran an almost
perfect run, going .002 on the tree and running just under
his 7.87 dial.
perfect scenario for those attending the Scotty Richardson
school (have some in the bank). Charlton had .02 on the
tree and ran right on his 7.95 dial-in (three thou over).
Baker losing .02 at the tree was forced .013 under his 8.69
dial-in trying to stay in front of the quicker S-10. he
lost the stripe by .004 but was a hair too quick anyway.
It was the closest stripe of the day.
round...... Lanz vs Charlton. Would the veteran school
the sophomore driver? On a word(s)... He did.
two were closely dialed (within .09) so the tree should
not be a factor but it was, as Kirk left his chance on the
starting line, falling just over a tenth back on the hit.
There was no way to recover from that unless the cooler
conditions put Charlton under his 7.95 dial. It didn't,
and Rob dumped 10mph and ran 7.962 on his dial-in. The bad
deal there, was that Lanz was right on his dial to the thousandths.
This run shows how important the tree is.
Lanz was right on his dial, but was late.
win put Charlton in the point lead (when have we heard that
before? (Almost every year he has the lead at some point).
The top of the standings is very congested though as six
guys are within easy striking distance of the lead with
three races remain on the schedule.
The next race is the non points Port Alberni event. Then
there are two races the end of August and one in September
to end the season. Thanks go out to all the teams for making
this the biggest race of the year and to Terry for helping
out at the event as Marcy was away for a girls weekend in
great weekend at Mission Raceway with their huge Doorcar
event. 21 Doorslammers were in attendance and all 21 made
the field. The event winner was Rob Charlton and the Charlton
Automotive S-10. Rob defeated Kirk Lanz in the final round.
With the win, he moved from fourth up to the point lead.
The top three in the points heading into the race, TLD,
Nick Duda and George Lachanas were all gone by the second
round. Full results starting Tuesday, as I am taking Monday
off after a busy four days covering both Mission and Edmonton
big one is just days away. One of the biggest Doorslammer
races is just three days away at Mission Raceway. The event
is part of the West Coasts biggest Door Car event. Outlaw
Pro Mods, CPSA Pro Street and Outlaw 10.5 and the CWDS.
Our event is presented by RH
Race Cars. Ryan and the crew at RH have been real busy
this year building and finishing a number of doorslammer
cars as well as a couple pro mods. All the cars should be
in competition this weekend. RH is the long time series
sponsor and their commitment to the series includes sponsoring
one of our events as well.
have a schedule adjustment for this weekend's race as the
Saturday qualifying is an evening show. Our first session
will be in the 4:30 range and then every two hours after
(6:30 is run two) that, ending at 8:30pm. The meeting is
planned for approximately 3:00pm listen to announcements
for all the details.
not a tire turned for the fourth race in the 2012 season.
Race was steady all day Saturday and Sunday it was wet until
well after noon, making the day impossible to complete.
Hopefully the next race will be a good one, July 6-7.
to see a couple videos from Ashcroft
real test for the teams, as they race back to back weekends
with the Canada West Doorslammers being the feature class
this weekend for Mission Raceway's 20th Anniversary celebration.
All fans get in free on Saturday. The weekend sponsor is
Engine shop Manager Norm Wilson has helped a number of teams
running in the CWDS class and is the crew chief for Tyson
Wells. Beside the engine deptartment, Fortin's
has a huge retail store under the Auto Parts Plus banner.
For all the Valley car needs, head to Fortin's
for everything automotive.
is one of the Lower Mainland's largest and most respected
engine shops with locations in Chilliwack (main store) and
Race #3 Langley
Loafers Old Time Drags Eagle Motorplex
well deserved win for one of the baddest doorslammers anywhere.
long time coming for event winner Phil Davis. After the
troubles they have had in the last year and a half, he and
wife Pat deserve this win.
Nick and dad
George celebrate their second runneru-p of the year.
It was quite
a weekend at the 'Plex with cool temperature and 25mph winds
moving in every direction throughout most of Saturday. The
cool temperatures and moisture Friday evening delayed the
overall start Saturday till 11:00am. It did not seem to
affect most of the drivers though and there were a number
of guys out for the first time ever and for the first time
in 2102. Delays on Saturday were minimal with less than
30 minutes stoppage for moisture.
John Kohn, Mark Simpson and Thomas Gronmyr were first time
racers with the assoc.
is a qualifying video of four pairs Sunday morning
(a little shakey but I will get the hang of it)
session with Kevin Lance and Event winner Phil Davis
Kevin Lance's crew chief. Dallas Wagner, Darren Wolfram,
Mark Schuppener, Grant Howell and Mike Munden were racing
with the DS'ers for the first time this season as well.
the #1 qualifier for the first race of the season was qualified
#1 after Saturday's three rounds with a 7.482/183.07.
went 7.57/181.65. Dallas Wagner driving Father Gord's radical
PT Cruiser ran a solid 7.741/174 and was solidly in the
#3 spot in the 17 car field.
who is proving to be a strong competitor in his second full
year with the Doorslammers, is #4 after running a 7.916/173.
Rob Charlton rounded out the seven second drivers, and his
7.962/170 positioned the Maple Ridge driver in the #5 spot.
Kirk Lanz ran an.8.07, Darren Wolfram switched from his
blower/carb combination to a pro charger and it proved to
give him more power as he went an 8.08/171. Last year he
was running 4/10ths slower at the Plex. Victoria's Thomas
Gronmyr ran a 8.12/165 best on his first weekend out.
were bunched in the 8.40's including Terry Langdon Davies
(TLD), Tyson Wells and Carl Fedderly.
Simpson in the #2 team car for Lance Racing, was #13 in
the 8.60's along with race #1 winner George Lachanas.
rounded out the Saturday qualifiers making the 8.99 cut.
Mark Schuppener, owner of Pendozi Engines in Kelowna, broke
the transmission in his Chevy Lumina in the first qualifier
and was thrashing on the car to get it fixed for Sunday's
final round of qualifying.
out for the first time in 2012, struggled on day one with
drive line issues and unfortunately could not make a full
run. Repairs could not be made for Sunday either, so he
was a cheerleading along with wife Dayle for the rest of
On Sunday, the weather was
dramatically better as clear skies and warmer temperatures
greeted the racers and fans. On track the surface was tighter
and a big tail wind meant most of the cars would be running
quicker in the final round of qualifying. Nick Duda made
the trip after working on Friday and Saturday. He had to
hope one hit would be enough to get him in the field (as
you can see in the final results, it was more than enough).
Lance improved by half a tenth to a 7.43 and got the #1
qualifier plaque. Rick Limb ran in the 7.8's, but did not
move up the ladder. He would stay #4. Darren Wolfram made
a huge move going around Rob Charlton with a 7.91/172. Kirk
Lanz was the quickest 8 eight second car, as he ran an 8.033
best. Gronmyer improved to a 8.152, and Schuppener's trans
fixed worked as he ran an identical 8.152 (slower mph)TLD
went .06 quicker, and was #10 with a 8.360. Wells did not
improve, but Fedderly found .01 (8.489). Simpson moved up
.03 to a 8.578, the same et was the "One Shot Wonder"
Nick Duda. Simpson got the #13 spot by virtue of the fourth
digit in et. Lachana's failed to improve on his 8.643 and
Mike Munden, who ran an 8.812 on Saturday, had a transmission
failure and could not run Sunday. John Kohn rounded out
the 17 cars in the field with a 8.885/148.46
First round pairings were
Kevin Lance bye, Phil Davis vs Rob Charlton, Rick Limb vs
Dallas Wagner, Kirk Lanz vs Darren Wolfram, John Kohn vs
Mike Munden, Carl Fedderly vs Mark Schuppener, Thomas Kronmyer
vs TLD, George Lachanas vs Tyson Wells, and Nick Duda vs
Round one.....With two cars
suffering breakage in qualifying, both John Kohn and Terry
Langdon Davis both had singles as well as #1 Kevin Lance,
and were on to round two. Phil Davis got a break when 2011
champion Rob Charlton went red in their pairing.
Rick Limb had a solid light
and had to straddle the centre line to get by a late leaving
Dallas Wagner, but it was real exciting on the top end as
Dallas got real loose near the top end and he swapped lanes
right behind Limb at the finish line. The clocks got a crazy
reading due to Wagner in Limb's lane and read 345 mph, a
new track and world record speed.
Lanz got the starting line
advantage over Wolfram and took a half car length stripe.
Lachanas got a starting line
advantage over Wells and Tyson also got loose on the starting
line, and he could not make up enough ground trailing by
a car length at the finish line.
Simpson and Duda ran heads
up (8.61 dials) and ran identical 8.64's. Duda got the win
based on a slightly better RT. Schuppener defeated Fedderly
in a real close race to the stripe.
Round two.... Lance vs Davis,
Limb vs Lanz, Kohn got the second round single, Schuppener
vs Davies, and Lachanas vs Duda.
Phil Davis nailed a .006 rt and took a real tight .006 stripe
over Lance. Based on 180 mph the finish line was 16 inches
difference was only 16 inches. What a race! Limb also won
a close one, his match-up was against Lanz.
Limb had a .074 starting
line advantage, and he tightened up the stripe to a .02
margin about a fender and a half.
Kohn singled and ran a 8.91
on his 8.80 dial. Schuppener and Davies had great .01 lights
within .001 of each other. Langdon Davies took the win running
a 8.398 on his 8.39 dial. Schuppener was right there running
a 8.132 on his 8.11 dial. The margin in that one was .014.
In the final pairing, Lachanas was not sharp on the tree
in his pairing with Duda, while Nick was deadly with a.012
light. He lifted early and still took a .05 stripe.
Round three... 1/4 finals
Davis vs Limb, Kohn vs Davies and Duda / single
Phil and Rick had a real close 1/4 final match-up. Davis
was dialed with a 7.60 and Limb had 7.86 on his window.
Limb got a .03 starting line advantage and lead right to
1100 feet when Davis got his nose in front of the 67 Chevy
driver. at the finish line, the 41 Willy's took a .02 stripe,
around a Willy's size fender. His win was a double bonus
as he got the bye in the semi finals and would race in the
John Kohn raced TLD and this
one was a bit on the weird side. After watching most of
the cars run right around their dial-ins in earlier rounds,
both cars went way under their numbers. The end advantage
was Davies, as he had a .043 starting line advantage and
won a double breakout win going 8.405 on his 8.45 dial in.
Kohn ran a 8.833 on his 8.90 dial.
Duda singled with a 8.62. His last run was an 8.62 so he
was right on his number.
Semi finals... A single for
Davis and he just took the green light and backed away while
the Davies/Duda pairing was a great semi.
TLD was dialed with a 8.40
and Duda had a 8.64 on the window. Good lights for both
drivers and a break out for both as well. Duda went 8.63
and TLD went under by a hundred more putting Duda in his
second final of the year.
A win by the second generation driver Duda would put him
in the point lead while a win for Davis would put him in
the top ten in the standings in just his second race of
the season. A .02 light for Nick and a .01 light for Davis
meant this would be a race at the stripe.
It should have been a race
to the stripe but Nick's Mustang slowed from the previous
rounds by a tenth (nitrous ran out or...), and Phil went
around Nick at 900 feet. The Kamloops driver lifted right
before the finish line (1280 feet) and took the stripe by
A great win for a team that
has been through a lot in the last year engine wise, and
a great runner-up finish for Duda who had just installed
his new motor a week ago.
Points are posted.
squirrel spy photo shows a new driver for Ken Kruger as he is too busy with work
to make it to the next couple events. Looks like he bearly
fits in the car.
weekend is one of the biggest races of the year for the doorslammer class as they
head to the interior of BC for the Langley Loafers 25th anniversary event at the
Eagle Motorplex. The Loafers are
the event sponsor and this one will prove to be a historic big show. The DS group
is proud to be one of the feature classes for the weekend. The event will have
a number of first time participants for the 2012 season.
the Loafers as the race sponsor, is very cool says series president Marcy Copley.
"Being at this their biggest ever race shows what they think of our program.
We have raced with the Loafers for many events, and they keep wanting us back,
so that is a good thing".
Langley Loafers are one of the oldest
car clubs in BC, and they have been a big supporter of Drag Racing in the province
since race tracks were here. They also support High School racing programs and
offer scholarships to students in Langley High schools.
for this event starts late Saturday afternoon, after all the regualr nostalgia
classes have run their time trials. Putting the feature cars all together at the
end of the day will give the fans a great three hour show to end Saturday's racing.
There is testing on Friday as well.
2 saw normalcy back with the doorslammers as most of the top guns advanced into
the late rounds, and a multiple winner from seasons past won again.
two presented by Ogilvie Mountain Holdings
did not start off great and the weather did not pan out like it was forecasted.
Drizzle and cold weather wrapped around Mission Raceway, but the track personal
got the track ready for round one of qualifying by 12:30. Just after the first
couple pairs went down the track more moisture hit the track and the temperature
dropped a few degrees more.
first round got completed 30 minutes later, but it did not help, as the cold MRP
track would not hold much power. Only three or four drivers got a handle and surprisingly
it was Kevin Lance (race one #1 qualifier), who showed everyone how to do it.
He laid down a career best 7.28/188. Terry Langdon Davies went 8.20, Al Bentley
ran a 8.50 in his first lap in competition and race#1 winner George Lachanas went
8.68 to sit #4, all the rest struggled with the starting line.
run two, the temperatures rose enough where most of the teams got a handle on
the surface. One guy who struggled was one who would potentially challenge for
#1 was Kerry Stone. He made a wild round two run that started off with a pedal
job then turned into a big wheelstand at 200 feet. He coast through. Lance repeated
his earlier 7.28 (he stated the car could hook up on ice, and I believe it) and
Rob Charlton got on track with a great 7.77. Tyson Wells ran a good 8.38/158.
TLD ran a great 8.11/166, Bentley went 8.58, and race sponsor Rick Limb blew the
tires off for the second lap. Dave Richardson was out for the first time in a
while and he got loose for the second run in a row.
Nichols was out for the first time in a couple years, but he could not get the
tune-up dialed in in his Vega.
Schulte is the new driver in the second Lance car, and he ripped off an 8.40 with
a .024 rt in his first lap in the 55 Chevy.
two, the sun finally did as forecasted and beat down on the track warming it up
substantially. Kerry Stone benefited the most turned in a great 6.84/216 to take
over the #1 spot. Lance improved to a 7.26, another career best. Charlton repeated
his earlier 7.77.
Dave Richardson ran exactly what his Camaro usually runs, a 7.82/172, and Rick
Limb rotated the earth in his Chevy II. After struggling for the first two runs
with tire spin (the team wanted to change tires, but did not have enough time),
he ran a career best 7.62/182, over a 1/10th quicker than his previous best.
the tires are not so bad. TLD ran an 8.10. Nichols was again off pace, running
a 9.0 best. He needs to find another 3/10ths.
qualifying is set for 10:30 am Sunday morning.
final qualifying was under absolutely perfect conditions (finally) but there were
not too many big improvements in the ladder ad Saturday's final two session were
under perfect air and the track was warm enough to hold great passes.
Davis was sorting out his new combo in the RH built 41 Willys and his best lap
for the weekend was a 7.40/186 Nick Duda (who works on Saturday's) was out for
the final attempt and he ran an 8.42.
Nichols was the final driver trying to improve on Saturday's runs. He unfortunately
could not improve (the car in the past ran as quick as 7.98 but was in the low
8's regularly). None of the top half improved, but event sponsor Rick Limb installed
new Hoosiers and he ran a 7.64 with the new rubber.
Stone Kelowna BC 68 Camaro 6.848/216.29 Kevin Lance Campbell River 57 Chevy
7.264/186.64 Phil Davies Kamloops BC 41 Willys 7.408/186.45 Rick Limb, Hope
BC 67 Nova 7.628/179.39
Charlton, Pitt Meadows BC 00 Chevy S-10 7.775/172.81 Dave Richardson Langley
BC 97 Camaro 7.824/172.94 Terry Langdon Davies, Yarrow BC 41 Willys 8.106/168.13 Otto
Schulte 55 Chevy 8.366/161.89 Tyson Wells, Rosedale BC 65 VW 8.391/158.28 Nick
Duda Surrey BC 92 Mustang 8.423/158.11 Al Bentley Maple Ridge BC 72 Vega 8.504/156.41
Lachanas Coquitlam BC Beretta 8.541/159.37
Wally Nichol Maple Ridge BC 72 Vega 9.001/151.15
the field set the Sportsman ladder had Stone vs Langdon Davies, Lance vs Schulte,
Davies vs Wells, Limb vs Duda, Charlton vs Bentley and Richardson vs Lachanas.
Stone broke on his last qualifying run so TLD had a single. He had a lazy light
but an awesom launch (below) and ran 8.122 on his 8.09 dial in and was off to
the 1/4 finals. Tyson Wells defeated Phil Davis when he struggled off the starting
line. The Blown Willys shook and spun and he could not catch the Beetle driver
who had his own struggles. The short wheel based 'Bug' has had issue throughout
the first two races of 2012, but he recovered quick enough to take a .3 second
stripe. Rob Charlton defeated season rookie Al Bentley. The tree is going to be
where Bentley had to work on as his car runs pretty consistent. He was right on
his 8.56 dial in. Nick Duda defeated Rick Limb as he had a tenth on the tree.
Duda closed up the stripe a bunch and almost let it get away from him. He ended
up with a .025 stripe. Dave Richardson in his first race in over a year won a
real close one over last week champ George Lachanas. The two drivers were .005
apart on the tree and both went under their dials. Lachanas was .023 under and
Richardson was .012 under handing his the win. The final pairing had team mates
Otto Schulte and Kevin Lance. Schulte had mechanical issues with his car and Kevin
got the single. He ran it out the back door and improved on his career best with
two.........In the first pairing Duda and Davies, something must have distracted
both drivers as their lights were worse that late (Duda went .303 and Davies went
.189) Nick ran right on his 8.49 dial in but could not recover from his bad light.
TLD eased off the gas for car length stripe.
series champions were up next. Richardson got .05 on the starting line and that
forced Wells under his 8.37 dial by .018. Richardson had a strong .045 package.
2011 champ Charlton defeated 2011 #3 Lance on a .06 hole-shot and a run .03 closer
to his dial in.
I saw the lone pairing in the semis, Richardson and Charlton I knew the two cars
were within a couple hun in performance and rather jokingly stated to the drivers,
run it heads up boys, so it was all won on the starting line. Both sort of scoffed
at the suggestion, but when they pulled into the burnout box low and behold, both
cars had a a 7.83 on the window. Awesome!!!! Then it got strange. Dave Richardson
unfortunately went in deep (automatic loss) and Charlton went -.043 red. The deep
stage overrode the red light and the finish line had not bearing on the result.
It certainly was won or lost on the starting line.
bad, as it would have been a great semi final. Charlton was in his first final
of the year. Langdon Davies had the odd car bye in the other semi, but he made
the day interesting for all involved when he left before the tree was activated
on his single. When he got the car staged and he hit the button and gas the car
lurched forward so he got no light. NHRA rules are a bit vague in a situation
like this, but when the higher-ups were notified, they stated it is a discretionary
call and the driver is usually allowed to advance as long as the car was properly
staged. Terry was staged correctly. The final decision on the ruling was not made
until after the final round so the final result for the weekend were not official
until the word came in from race officials.
Final round.....A common occurrence as TLD and Charlton faced off many times
in the past, and both drivers have come out on the winning end. Davies was dialed
a 8.12 and Charlton had 7.85 os his number. Terry got .02 at the tree and it was
enough as both drivers were a couple numbers off their dial-ins.
win for Langdon Davies moved him into a 15 point lead in the standings, and Charlton's
runner-up put him in 4th, 26 points back. The spread from 1st to 5th is 40 points.
next event is a big one, as the teams head to the Eagle Motorplex for the 25th
anniversary event. This will be a huge race with lots of stuff happening throughout
the weekend. The Doorslammer's are excitied to be one of the feature classes at
this major event.
event sponsor for Race #2 is Ogilvie Mountain Holdings.
Ogilvie is member Rick Limb's company, and his sponsorship is what makes the series
so successful. It is member backed. Many of the competitors in the series are
also race or series sponsors. Rick's company bases in Hope BC, is a road construction
based operation with excavators and construction based equipment operating in
the Eastern Fraser Valley all the way up through the interior of BC. If you need
road construction done call Rick. 604 869 3232
hitters fell by the wayside as a first time winner in his first Doorslammer event
took the cash and the points. A first time finalist was the runner-up and the
lone semifinalist was at his first Doorslammer race. Where did all the veteran's
go, they were out by round two.
Lachanas won race one, but the car is no stranger to the winners circle in the
Doorslammer class. He bought Zak Clarke's Beretta over the winter with a installed
a proven engine and a splash of new paint. He only got licensed two weeks ago,
but showed he has the ability and the know how of a veteran. Do we see the next
Tyson Wells (the first ever rookie to win the series title three years ago)? Nick
Duda was the runner-up and he only made one qualifier Sunday morning. He and father
George do have their Mustang dialed-in. There is something about the Doorslammer
series that brings out the best new drivers. The semi finals had three drivers
and the loser in the semis, a guy with the legendary last name of Fedderly (yes
the relative of John Force tuner Bernie), Carl lost a close one to Lachanas.
Qualifying on Saturday saw
two rounds get completed and then rain hit the track, ending the day. On this
first weekend a number of cars were in test mode opting to get their cars dialed
in instead of competing. Terry Shufilta brought
out his 70.5 Camaro with a five speed liberty. Both he and 'stick' buddy Grant
Klohn made laps all weekend getting the bugs sorted out. Al Bentley (crew member
for Jack Springer) bought Tim Myers Vega and got it dialed in to run right around
the 8.50 ,ark. He went 8.48 and 8.49 so he is ready for race #2 next week. A new
wild looking yellow Chevelle was out testing and ran low 8's. Hopefully that car
(the name said Sauerkraut Bros. on the side) will run the series.
total of ten cars made the final field after Sunday and Saturday 9 made laps.
Henry Zacharias weekend ended early as he hit the wall on his first run (more
below in pit notes). Kevin Lance led with a out of the box 7.324/185. Rick Limb
ran a 7.75/176 and Rob Charlton was right behind Limb with a 7.814/174.
1. Kevin Lance Campbell
River 57 Chevy 7.324/185 2. Rick Limb, Hope BC 67 Nova 7.754/176.47 3. Rob
Charlton, Pitt Meadows BC 00 Chevy S-10 7.814/172.05 4. Terry Langdon Davies,
Yarrow BC 41 Willys 8.194/166.05 5. Carl Fedderly Baldonnel BC 55 Chevy 8.285/165.65 6.
Tyson Wells, Rosedale BC 65 VW 8.621/156.11 7. George Lachanas Coquitlam BC
Beretta 8.629/157.50 8. Gene Fluery Lynwood Wa 86 Buick 10.36/124.87
Nick Duda and Mike
Hawkins (CPSA racer) ran Sunday and both made their one lap count. Duda went 8.455/158
and Hawkins turned in a one ditch 8.620/154. Lance did not improve from his 7.32
Saturday but did run a 7.33 so he was set for elimination's. Limb rattled and
smoked the tires on his final shot so he had to tame down his BB. Rob Charlton
picked up a hundredth to sit with a 7.803. Gene Fluery got his turbo Buick sorted
out for qualifying and ran a solid 8.090/167 to move into the #4 spot in the field.
George Lachanas improved by 1/100th so his car was consistent and ready for elimination's.
1. Kevin Lance Campbell
River, BC, 57 Chevy 7.324/185 2. Rick Limb, Hope, BC, 67 Nova 7.754/176.47 3.
Rob Charlton, Pitt Meadows, BC, 00 Chevy S-10 7.814/172.05 4. Gene Fluery,
Lynwood, WA, 86 Buick 8.090/167.78 5. Terry Langdon Davies, Yarrow, BC, 41
Willys 8.194/166.05 6. Carl Fedderly, Baldonnel, BC, 55 Chevy 8.285/165.65 7.
Nick Duda, Surrey, BC, 92 Mustang 8.455/158.08 8. George Lachanas, Coquitlam,
BC, Beretta 8.629/157.50 9. Mike Hawkins, Langley, BC, 81 Malibu 8.620/154.71 10.
Tyson Wells, Rosedale, BC, 65 VW 8.621/156.11
for the 2012 season was to be set the same as NHRA Sportsman racing. Meaning in
a ten car field #1 would race #6, #2 vs #7, #3 Vs #8, #4 Vs #9 and #5 Vs #10.
So it was Lance Vs Fedderly, Limb Vs Duda, Charlton Vs Lachanas, Fluery Vs Hawkins,
and Langdon-Davies Vs Wells.
in round one started with the first pairing as Carl Fedderly took on Kevin Lance.
It was the closest race at the finish line all day as Fedderly took a .010 starting
line advantage and ran on his 8.29 dial in. (8.296). Lance ran a 7.331 on his
7.330 dial making the margin of victory, .005 at the finish line. About a bump
width. Nick Duda defeated Rick Limb as Limb was late and had to go under his 7.80
dial (7.752) trying to catch-up. Duda had over a tenth on the tree and ran 8.464
on his 8.44 dial in. George Lachanas had the biggest upset of round one as he
took out 2012 series champion Rob Charlton. Lachanas got a .035 hole-shot and
ran 8.64 on his 8.63 dial. Charlton, beside leaving second, was .037 off his 7.80
dial in. Terry Langdon Davies took out Tyson Wells, with a .058 advantage at the
tree and forcing Wells further under his dial-in (8.48 on his 8.60 dial. Wells
had struggled with the starting line all weekend was the front end of his VW was
way too high and the car would move out of the groove. In his first round race
the car car left better than the qualifiers so you know it would be quicker than
previous runs. He never did get a real good qualifying number under his belt as
it should have been in the 8.30's or better. Note: (he did make a test pass later
and ran a strong 8.36) In the final pairing Newcomer Mike Hawkins had the race
won when Fluery struggled, but Hawkins did not know Fluery had troubles and he
ran his career best 8.569/155. He broke out by .041.
two. In the 1/4's Duda defeated Fluery as the turbo driver was late and the car
again stumbled with boost issues. Duda lifted early to an easy 8.90 win on his
8.44 dial. George Lachanas defeated a red lighting TLD and Lachanas drove it out
the back door going .009 under his dial in. Carl Fedderly got a single in the
five car second round and he was real close (8.303) to his 8.29 dial in.
Finals.... Duda got the single and took the green light and idled down the track
to save parts for the final round. He would face Lachanas in the second closest
race of the weekend. Lachanas had .028 at the tree and ran 8.640 on his 8.61 dial
in. Fedderly went 8.311 on his 8.29 dial losing the stripe by .019.
round..... First time finalists including rookie George Lachanas were set to leave
with the lion's share of the cash and the points lead. Lachanas got a .037 hole-shot
but his car was slightly off his 8.667 dial in giving Duda a chance. He was slowly
reeling in the rookie but Duda ran out of race track giving Lachanas the first
win of his Doorslammer career and the early season point lead.
to the top three finishers on the weekend, it looks like the season will be wide
open based on race one results.
notes from race #1
Kevin Lance, the #1 qualifier signed a new big sponsor in Caterpillar, and also
showed off a new really sleek hood scoop on the 57 Chevy. The car sits so low
that the scoop really affected Kevin's ability to see the tree in the left lane.
The new scoop is low enough on the top that the visibility is much better. The
55 Chevy (car #2) will be brought out later in the new with a new driver (he is
a multi-class winner at MRP.
Terry Shuflita was at MRP on the weekend but he was only in test mode with the
second car in the stable. It is a very nice bright red 70.5 Camaro with a Liberty
5 Speed. All his friends on the Island (Grant Klohn and Craig Donaldson) must
have had some influence on Shuflita. After getting the 5 speed dialed in on the
Camaro over the next few events he will put it in the 1300 hp Firebird in hopes
of low low 7's or possibly hi 6's.
of the new members/drivers was planning on a fun season with the doorslammers
but it ended on a real bad note in the first qualifier Saturday. Henry Zacharias
driving his 55 Chevy left the starting line on what seemed to be a normal run
but 100 feet into it, the front wheels started to shimmy hard, Henry got off the
gas, but it appeared to break part of the steering linkage causing the car to
veer hard right and that hard turn caused the car to accelerate and the car hit
the guard rail hard. It careened off and then rode the rail for a couple hundred
feet. The car did suffer extensive front end damage mostly on the right side.
Zacharias was not hurt, but is unsure on the task of repairing the low riding
number of regulars likely won't be out until the Loafers race at Ashcroft the
beginning of June but two or three more cars will be at the next event at Mission
this coming weekend.
The next race
is this coming weekend, and Ogilvie Mountain Holdings
is the presenting sponsor.
event of the 2012 season is just days away.... and 2012 will prove to be an exciting
year. Will Rob Charlton continue his dominance in the series as he has for the
last half dozen years. He has two series championships in that time and is the
only one of two, two time champs. Will Kevin Lance turn his solid last two season
into a series title? Will Terry Langdon-Davies finally win the title he has been
so close to? Will Tyson Wells find a way to repeat his amazing rookie year in
2009, or will he finish in the 5-6 hole at season's end? How many races will Dave
Warren run as he took delivery of a new bad ass blown 57 Chevy? Dave has been
a solid top 5 performer for close to a decade. Will Jack Springer have his new
blown Corvette ready in the first half of the season. Is Gary Wiebe going to be
back behind the wheel of his awesome Chevelle. How many races is Zak Clarke going
to run this year as he chases the Div 6 Top Sportsman title, and the new RAD series?
Will Terry Shuflita challenge for a top five finish, as he does double duty this
year with a 70.5 Camaro as well?
of questions and we are just four days away from the first hit down the 1/4 mile
this Saturday. TCS Performance Products
is the event sponsor for race one. Bob Marshall and his family have supported
the series since the beginning and we thank them for their continued sponsorship.
first race of 2012 is right around the corner.... Next weekend to be exact. TCS
Performance Products, the longest running major sponsor in the series, is
the event sponsor.
and sponsor listing for the 2012 season
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