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July 18, 2018
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One of the biggest races of the year
July 8, 2018
10:30 pm update
Rod Leclaire earns in first ever DS win after 5 long years.
He defeated the new points leader Otto Schulte
Sorry no photos for the first two pairings.
Morris just staged his Corvette with the bye run.
Saturday qualifying is posted below. The full Sunday results and photos will be posted over the next couple days.
July 8, 2018
Saturday qualifying is complete with one more run Sunday AM.
this weekend presented by ......
Two pretty cool shots in totally different light conditions.
The word of the day was 'consistency' Saturday as a number of competitors were flat out deadly, both on the tree and their 'ets' at the finish line. With three runs under different conditions, no less than five or six drivers ran 1/100th or less on all three of their runs. Mike Bedsworth, John DeJonge, Ken Christensemn and Brad Powell were all less than 1/100th difference (just a few thou). on all three runs. Brian Ritchie was one number (1/100th) apart on the three laps. A number of others were two or three apart on the trhee runs. A few drivers went double '0' on the tree and Rick Limb who ran his best run of the year with his new all motor combo went trip 'zip'.
Round one of qualifying...
Saw Rod LeClaire nail down a 6.75 on his first hit. He failed to qualifying at Doorwarz last weekend, as electrical gremlims kept the car from going more than 150 feet before shutting down. TErry Langdon Davies was in the 8.3`s all day.
Only two of the 24 drivers failed to make the cut in round one. Kash Sandhu was off by a couple tenths in the first qualifier while Grant Howell went 10 feet and shut off with a fluid leak.
Mike Bedsworth stay with three runs within .005 of each other, all in the 7.28 zone.
Dale Grasdal went 7.24 to sit in the top half of the quick field. 17 drivers were in the 7's or quicker.
Grant Howell made one good lap but he had a bunch of smoke in the middle of the run, and missed the final session.
Johnny West improved by a couple numbers to a 6.944. Jim Ward was out for the second time this year and he was in the field with an 8.520 best
Rick Limb came close to a 'six' with his new combo, going 7.01/191. Dave Heans went his best lap of the day in the 2nd session, a 7.606.
Two of the most consistent cars and drivers (Bedsworth and DeJonge) as their lights were teens or better and their time slips were less than 1/100th apart on all three runs.
Phil Davis had two marble hugging runs, one in each lane. Maybe he just wanted to blow all the crap off his lane boundries. He still ran a couple 7 'teens'. Paul DeBree was in the 8.40's on all three runs.
The final session was under sunnier skies than the preious two, but there was als a breeze so it did not seem as muggy. A few drivers ran a bit quicker.
LeClaire solidified his /1 spot with a 6.731,
Otto Schulte went two numbers quicker than previous runs and sat /10 with a 7.525 and Brian Ritchie went one hun quicker (7.943).
Paul Stretch was in the low 7.60`s on all three runs. Phil Davis keeped his foot in it through the marbles on the final qualifier.
Dave Springman struggled with traction and a loose rear of his Corvette on his qualifying attempts.
July 6, 2018
Full weekend qualifyig and elimination's are posted below.
July 6, 2018
Qualifying results and a play by play and photos are posted below
July 6, 2018
We finally have all the photos logged from Doorwarz and will start posting tonight.
July 4, 2018
Tonight SpeedZone Magazine is logging and categorizing over 3800 photos from Doorwarz VI. Tomorrow we will start posting photos along with the story behind the race. You can go to SpeedZone Magazine to get a few samples of what was the wildest Doorwarz weekend ever.
July 3, 2018
The next Doorslammer race is this weekend at Mission Racway. The event presenting sponsor is Haney Vape Supply. Dave Springman has taken on a huge role as a major sponsor of the series and the association could not be happier. His blown Corvette had its best racing weekend with career bests (6.74/213.00mph) and a third round appearance. Great weather is forecasted for this weekend so hopefully we get a large car count.
July 3, 2018
A crazy and wild weekend for Doorwarz VI.
The weather and the tight racing surface played havoc for many teams in almost every class.
In the end Otto Schulte got his first win of the year and moved into second place in the standings.
DS rookie opend up qualifying with veteran Henry Zacharias. After breaking in the first race Dave came out and ripped off a great 6.92 at only 1168. He was off the gas early as he had all kinds of top end issues with the car being real loose. Henry went 8.29
Mike Bedsworth ran his usual mid 7.2 in the cool air Saturday.
Andrew Antle from the Caribou is another DS rookie, and was competing for his first time after licencing the last couple times out. He went a solid 7.77 to sit nicely in the field.
Dave Heans and Paul De Bree were next up and they ran to a soft 7.819 and 8.424. After running mid 7.40's and 50's earlier in the year, David detuned his Camaro
Gene Fluery was out for his usual one race effort. He is so looking to run a 6 with his turbo '6'. He came close running a career best, 7.03 195. Very nice. Mark Thompson went 7.581.
Ken Christensen and Larry Morris were next and they too ran in their usual range. Ken went 8.376, and Morris went 7.941
Jason Field had his dual duty Nova on rails this weekend. With the exceptional track prep for Doorwarz he ran a career best 7.849/170. He also ran his best ever 1/8 in 275, a 4.99. Brian Ritchie went 7.946.
Greg Feal did double duty this weekend. He entered Pro Mod as well ad DS. In Pro mod he went 6.75. Here he went 6.766 with a pedal or two. Otto was Otto running a 7.481 in the cool weather. He easily has one of the most consistent race cars in the class. If you look at the leaderboard all the top points earners are very consistent.
John DeJonge and Paul Stretch went their usual numbers as well. Stretch went 7.634 and John ran a 8.298.
This one could have been a battle for #1, but Rod LeClaire had fuekl ssystem or electrical isssue and the car was off the loud pedal by 100 feet. Johnny West went 6.974/195 to sit #3 after round one.
Round two qualifying.
Fluery tried real hard to improve on his 7.03 earleir but the car wheelstood and slightly unloaded the tires . He still ran great, a 7.06/194 but not enough.
Springman wheelstood his Corvette and was off the gas before the finish line.
Brian Ritchie improved to a 7.91 in round two.
Both Paul Stretch and Ken Christensen improved in the second session. Stretch went 7.58 and Christensen went a career best 8.33
John West failed to improve, the same for Thompson in Saturday's final session.
Rod LeClaire was off the gas early again in the second session and Jason Field failed to improve from his earleir career best, but he did stay within a hun and the same mph as well.
With weather delays on Sunday as well, the decision was made to cancel a round of qualifying Sunday so the field was set after Saturday's two rounds. Rod Leclaire and Rick Limb (who failed to make a run on Saturday) were both outside the field. Both those drivers stepped into Top Sportsman.
Here is the round one ladder.
July 1, 2018
Andrew Antle was a no show for round one so De Bree singled and ran an 8.44 on his 8.40 dial.
Dave Springman also benefited from a broke opponent. Dave Heans could not make the call and Springman took advantage of his single and let the Corvette EAT! He ripped off a career best 6.74/213. The car was still real loose on the top end but he legged it out and turned on the timers with a great but scary 6 second lap
Mike Bedsworth got an easy win when Larry Morris went in deep, turning it to an automatic win. He ran a 7.30 on his 7.27 dial.
Brian Ritchie got a single when Gene Fluery in the almost six second 'six' cylinder Regal. He went 7.94 on a 7.90 dial.
Otto Schulte took a close win win over Henry Zacharias. They were within .001 of each other on the tree, but Otto cought the wiley veteran at 1200 feet for a .026 margin at the stripe.
Johnny West got a break on the top end when Jason Field went too quick on his 7.96 dial. We went .013 on the tree and ran a 7.918. West was .05 on the tree and was a tenth off his 6.95 dial. But he was off to round two.
In the closest race in my DS registry, Paul Stretch got a 5 /10,000 victory over John Dejonge. They went .007 and .010 on the tree with Stretch having the three thou advantage over DeJonge. The Abbotscfor farmer was dead 'nutz' on his 8.29 dial, while Stretch was on his dial with a '3'. The margin had to go into the tenth thou's to determine the winner. What a race!
Ken Christensen got a .063 advantage on the tree and took a three hun victory. Mark Thompson was on his dial with a 1 but could not overcome the 6 hun disadvantage on the tree.
Springman got a second round bye with a nime car round two ladder. He was off the gas early (you can see the butterflies are closed at 60 feet.)
Otto Schulte would have raced Greg Feal in round two as he had the #1 qualifier bye in the 17 car field, but Feal could not make the call with a broken rear end.
Paul DeBree went .001 red against Mike Bedsworth. To make matters worse Paul ran his number with a 2. So close to a two thou package. Mike was .021 and ran .015 quicker than his 7.30 dial.
Christensen and Ritchie were with 1/1000th on the tree, but the top end saw Ritchie go too quick by .018 handing the second across the finish line, Ken Christensen the the victory.
PAul Stretch went double '0' 8 on the tree his second double '0' in a row to earn the victory over Johnny West. West was only 00two off his 6.97 dial. Stretch had a .028 package.
Stretch got the five car round three bye run. He launched hard with a.019 light but was off the gas early.
Christensen left before the tree was activated against Otto Schulte handing the 2017 champ an easy win.
Mike Bedsworth got .05 on the tree against Springman and took an easy win when Springman was forced to lift early again when his Corvette got loose on the top end.
Otto Schulte got the bye run and went .005 on the tree. He lifted at 1200 feet and coasted with a 7.55 on his 7.44 dial.
Mike Bedsworth got the win over Paul Stretch despite Paul's .016 light to Mike's .033. Mike ran a 7.285 on his 7.26 dial. Stretch fell 8 off his 7.54 dial.
Otto Schulte had a .014 light to Mike Bedsworth's .018 light. The problem was Mike's light had a negative in front of it. The dasterly red light. Otto would have been tough though as he was only two thou off his 7.42 dial.
The 2017 champion gets his first win and moves 20 points closer to Mike.
The two of them along with Paul Stretch and Brian Ritchie will have a great season long battle IMO.
June 27, 2018
Traditionally one of the two biggest races of the year for the CW Doorslammers is this weekend at Mission Raceway. DoorWarz VI is this coming weekend and the Doorslammer class usually brings the largest car count of any of the feature classes at the event. We have had over 30 cars in the past and usually will see 24-30 competing. The race has the largest payout of the year and it is co-sponsored by RH Race Cars and Haney Vape Supply. RH has been a long time sponsor of the series and is one of the premier race shops in the NW. Haney Vape supply is a new sponsor to the association and is owned by Dave Springman, one the classes newest racers as well. He has a very nice supercharged 63 Corvette and is looking to lay down some solid runs this weekend.
Qualifying begins Saturday morning but there is a test session Friday evening.
Sunday will hopefully see one more qualifier and then elimination's. See you there!
June 3, 2018
While the Doorslammers were not competing in a points race there were close to 20 racing this weekend. Seven or eight were at the Old Time drags at Mission racing in Outlaw. and it was Terry Langdon Davies defeating fellow DS competitor Al Morin. Close to a dozen were in Prince George for a North VS South Shoot-out spearheaded by Rod LeClaire. They were scheduled to race Saturday in a 4/10ths pro tree battle and then Sunday in a 5/10th full tree race. Otto Schulte won on Saturday against another DS competitor, Rick Limb. Sunday was washed out after only one round.
From John DeJonge's facebook page
May 31, 2018
Points after the first two races are posted.
Good Luck to all the teams that are heading North for the North VS South Shoot-out race in Prince George. Be safe up there. Hopefully a bunch of Doorslammer guys that race at the Old TIme Drags this weekend at Mission have a fun time.
May 28, 2018
Brian Ritchie earns the race two victory.
27 cars signed up for race 2 and all 27 made the cut after final qualifying Sunday morning. It was close though, as Jason Field in his small tire Nova made a last ditch pedalling 8.703 to just squeeze in. His nitrous powered Nova is more than capable of seven second time slips at over 170 mph if he ran a big tire, but he also competes in the small tire classes and likes the challenge. He he also does not like being down tot he wire so it would not surprise me to see him with a big tire on the car at upcoming races.
The points battle at the top is pretty tight, with Mike Bedsworth, Otto Schulte, Brian Ritchie and Terry Langdon Davies all within a couple rounds of each other. The next race is Doorwarz IV in a month.
The full weekend story over the next few days.
Greg Feal just staged his Opel as he earned the 1st round bye as #1 qualifier
Sorry, I missed the first pairing as I went down to the finish line to get stripe shots.
May 27, 2018
Race two presented by Mellof Excavating.
Three qualifying sheets with the quickest run in each sesson. Full results starting Sunday night.
May 22, 2018
This weekend's upcoming race is presented by Mellof Excavating. Race one was a very good race with 22 cars entered. Al Morin, Kirk Lanz and a few others are expected to sign up for the series this weekend. Mike Bedsworth leads the standings, with Paul Stretch sitting second and Rod LeClaire just a couple points back of Stretch. John West is fourth and Phil Davis is fifth. TLD is sixth.
MAY 14, 2018
Congratulations to Mike Bedsworth as he takes Race #1 presented by Artex Barn Solutions.
Mike defeated Paul Stretch in the fifth and final round. Paul got a .009 holeshot but shook, spun and got loose early and Bedsworth went around him by 900 feet.
Rod LeClaire had his best outing in a long while as he went to the semi finals in his six second Camaro.
Photos and all the story throughout this week.
Round by Round eliminations
May 13, 2018
Sunday morning was a perfect time to improve from Saturday's three rounds as cooler temperatures greeted all the teams for the final 10:30am round.
May 12, 2018
From SpeedZone Magazine..............
A strong first day at Mission Raceway for their first Summit series Bracket race as well as the Canada West Doorslammers. Dave Kowalski lead the Doorslammers with a testing 6.35/215 lap. The all new Sonny's Blown Hemi (very few if any of this combo out there). The other expected low 6 second performer, Kerry Stone was testing a new combination in his Twin Turbo Camaro, but was off the gas early on all three runs, running a best of a 7.07. Once they get this new combo sorted out, it will be very strong. This opening weekend will have more six second cars than ever possibly. Others in that rarified position include Greg Feal with a 6.75/212, Tony Driessen with a 6.88/189, John West with a grouping of 6.93's @ over 190. Joe Mellof and Rod Leclaire are also likely six second racers coming Sunday morning's final session.
The first round saw Kowalski run a soft 6.50/207. Tony Driessen was actually the first 6 second driver down the track as he went 6.88 @ only 189 (ran out of nitrous right near the finish line).
Johnny West went 6.93 to sit #3, Rob Leclaire left very soft and went 7.12/182. A number of regular drivers made changes over the winter, in hopes of consistency, quicker ets and more wins. Most notable changes came from Tony Driessen who switched 'Farm Trucks'. He went from a true streetable farm pick-up weighting 3600+lbs plus. All Tony did was buy Glen May's Ford Ranger Swing-Arm Pro Mod weight over 1000 lbs less. The result with the same bullet was a one second improvement and into the 6's. John DeJonge Also bought a new car, taking delivery of a 53 Corvette. It came with two motors and for now he has the 1300hp mid seven second one between the frame rails. Scott Robinson, is driving the new car, as his Beretta is still in re-build mode. Ken Christensen switched over to an EFI set-up and picked up a tenth. Rick Limb returned back to a naturally aspirated combination, a 750 inch 'big boy'. He is hoping to run in the low, low sevens or high sixes. Paul Stretch made a few adjustments to his Nova as well, and his ride is for sale. Phil Davis' Willys is also for sale. Likely a few others made changes as well. The Stone Brothers, with two of the coolest Turbo rides will run a different path this year. Daryl, who runs the Nova with take a step back this year to concentrate on his brother's Camaro as well as one the Cutting Edge clients,Kelly Madore's twin turbo Chevelle. Hopefully we still see the Nova out a few times this year.
Here are the three qualifying rounds, with a few photos. More to come over the next few days.
John DeJonge and Scott Robinson
May 12, 2018
There were a number of Doorslammer competitors out testing or on the grounds Friday in preperation for this weekend's first race of the year presented by Artex Barn Solution's. De Jonge, Robinson, Christensen, Driessen, Field, Davis, Schulte, Feal, Stone, Howell, Morin were just few of the guys I saw on the grounds.
We would also like to welcome Jason Field and GreenLight Auto Sales, the local VP fuels distributor as a series and association sponsor. There will be a reverse draw at the end of the season, members that enter and compete in all eight points events will be entered to win a value of $1550 (CND), worth of VP Race Fuel products. Thank you Jason.
See you out there.
May 11, 2018
The Canada West Doorslammers confirmed in the last few days a new sponsor for the 2018 season. Haney Vape Supply
They will be a sponsor at two different events in 2018
2018 RACE SCHEDULE - event sponsor
May 12-13 Mission Raceway - Artex Barn Solutions
May 26-27 Mission Raceway - Mellof Excavating
June 30- July 1 Mission Raceway - RH Race Cars & Haney Vape Supply
July 7-8 Mission Raceway - Haney Vape Supply
July 21-22 Mission Raceway - Fortins Engines
Aug 25-26 Mission Raceway - TCS Performance Products
Sept 22-23 Mission Raceway - Lance Racing/Alpine Backhoe
Sept 29 -30 Mission Raceway - Atrysten Plumbing
#1 qualifier sponsor and best package sponsor - Paradise Homes
tuned for more sponsorship updates as I had a telephone conversation with
another intersted company with a very exciting offer, which the details
still need to be worked out but I am super excited about it! Stay tuned!!
Here is this year's decal. Winter Harbour is one of Henry Zacharias' investments and the decal with their logo looks real sharp.
Our first race of the year is just a month away and it is presented by Artex Barn Solutions. Artex CEO John DeJonge's car pictured in the new decal has a new look for 2018 and he will also debut a new car later this year, and his new ride is bitchin' to say the lest. The Camaro's new look is also sweet. He along with a few other local will be at the Spring Fling is Vegas this coming weekend.
December 18, 2017
2018 RACE SCHEDULE
May 12-13 Mission Raceway
May 26-27 Mission Raceway
June 30- July 1 Mission Raceway
July 7-8 Mission Raceway
July 21-22 Mission Raceway
Aug 25-26 Mission Raceway
Sept 22-23 Mission Raceway
Sept 29 -30 Mission Raceway
There are eight scheduled points races. The year end standings will be the total of all the eight races, which means all members will be required to count the points from all the events. There will not be any waivable events.
Henry Zacharias is back as the title sponsor for 2018. The new name for the series is the Winter Harbour Marina and RV Canada West Doorslammers. The MArina and RV centre is a fishing lodge in the Northern part of Vancouver Island. Click here for the web site.
We will have a new main logo and banner posted soon.
T.C.S. PERFORMANCE PRODUCTS
RH RACE CARS
OGILVIE MTN HOLDINGS
ALPINE BACKHOE / LANCE RACING
ARTEX BARN SOLUTIONS LTD
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