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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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