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Oct 6, 2005
Rain determines the final outcome for the Doorslammer series.
The earlier point leaders in the series had no say in the final outcome and a new champion is crowned for the first time.
Mike Bedsworth was one of the most consisitent racers all year long and slowly moved up the points standings to finally overtake Grant Howell at the last race of the year.
2005 season recap.
At race #1, Grant Howell took the win and Bob Marshall was r/r, and in the race Bedsworth sat in 7th place after a round two finish. In race #2, Don Murray was the winner and Brian Kikel was the R/U. Mike Bedwsorth stayed in 7th place with a round one finish. Not a great start to the season but after two races, there were four different finalists. Race #3 saw a change in the standings as Mike went to the final round and moved up to 4th in the standings. Terry Shuflita won race #3. Brian Kikel was the new point leader by one point over Howell after three straight late round finishes. Mike dropped down a spot into a tie for 5th with Rob Charlton after race #4 when he went out in round one. Frank Nelson was the winner and Terry Langdon Davis was the r/u. The points were really tight after race #4 with less than 40 points separating the top 6 drivers and Howell retook the lead. Race #5 was big for Bedsworth with his first win in the series. He defeated Mike Munden and leapfrogged all the way into 2nd place just 3 points back of Grant Howell. Race #6 wound up being the last race of the year and this one was where the qualifying points became critical. The doorslammer series is a series that sets a minimum 8.70 bump spot but rewards the faster cars in the series with bonus points based on their qualifying positions. Mike Bedworth has one of the quicker cars and runs in the 7.50's or better Grant Howell runs 8.20's and is usually in the bottom half of the field. Grant is at a disadvantage but having a consistent car and being a good leaver always puts him in the later rounds keeping him near the top of the field. If he was to pick up a few tenths in performance then the rest of the class better look out.
Back to race #6, Mike qualified #2 in the field and Grant was #11, that gave Bedsworth nine qualifying points and Howell two qualifying points. Both drivers went out in round three, Howell losing to Terry Shuflita and Bedsworth went out to Dave Richardson. That set the standings with Mike Bedsworth in the lead with 365 and Howell with 361.
Unfortunately they could not decide the championship on the track as the weather did not cooperate at all last weekend, and the event was called after drying the track for close to four hours, before the rains came back again ending any chance for the final event.
Congratulations to Mike Bedsworth and the family, wife Kim and son Mike Jr. (Mike Jr's girlfriend , don't know her name, she was at every race as well offering up her support).
There will be an awards banquet in November early December in which all the awards, cash and prizes will be handed out.
Sept. 27, 2004
West Coast Polaris presents Race #6 in the CWDS.
September 7 , 2005
Race # 5--------Ashcroft qualifying and the two rounds before rain are posted.
September 5, 2005
Race #4--------"A Series of Unfortunate Events" was the story line from the "Plex on the weekend. But the end result was a first time Doorslammer winner. Photos are now added
August 30, 2005
A Port Alberni gallery is up
Unfortunately last weekend's event was rained out on Sunday after attempted until 2:00 pm to dry the track. Qualifying is set with Terry Spargo running a career best 7.15 / 193 to take the top spot in the huge 24 car ladder. The race will be completed this coming weekend at Ashcroft on Saturday. The regularly scheduled event at the "Plex will be also run with qualifying on the Saturday and Sunday morning, with eliminations Sunday starting at noon. teams will get two hits on Saturday as well.
Thanks to Captains Cabin Pub for the great Saturday night BBQ.
The Sunday race will be presented by TCS Performance Products.
The top 12 qualifiers (seven second cars) are:
1. Terry Spargo 7.15
The other qualifiers include Steve Ellis, John Collett, Greg Anderson (broke on his final attempt), Fraser Sutherland, Don Murray, Grant Howell, Joe Loch, Phil Davis (a huge wheelstand highlights his Saturday), Dallas Wagner, Mike Belander, Terry Langdon Davies (also did a huge wheeelie) and Terry Shuflita
August 26, 2005
RH Race Cars presents the Doorslammers this weekend. The points battle is tight but we are only half way through the season three races remain after this weekends race. Check back all weekend long for all the results. Don't forget the assoc BBQ presented by Captains Cabin Pub.
August 16, 2005
Photo highlights from Alberni are here.
Thanks to Moe Jones and Steve Manning for taking SpeedZone's over to Alberni on the weekend
Port Albeni action was Hot, Hot, Hot!
Craig Donaldson defeated fellow island competitor Dean Peterson in the final round. 18 cars tried for the 8.99 number and 14 made the field. The event was presented by the "Port Alberni Drag Racing Assoc."
All the results are here
Don't forget the next event is upcoming in 11 days, and RH Race Cars presents race #4 of the seven race series, held in conjunction with the Pro Mod Shootout.
The "Captains Cabin Pub and the Junction Liqour Store" in Mission is going to put on an "Assoc BBQ" on the Saturday Night of the next race. Thanks go out to Bill Hunter and the Cabin Pub as well as Ray and Donna Kirton.
June 14, 2005
Brian Kikel looses the battle but wins the war............and Don Murray gets retribution in the CW Doorslammer's, winning the rerun over Brian Kikel on Saturday. On Sunday he falls in round one, but is very excited as he takes delivery of a new Pro Mod style 63 Corvette, and will have it out for the next doorslammer event of the year.
Kikel takes the point lead with a final round and semi final finish in the two races, and sophmore driver Terry Shuflita gets his first win ever in Doorslammer. Mike Bedsworth R/UP's to Shuflita.
June 10, 2005
Race #3 isup this weekend, and it is presented by Pro Stock Performance form Edmonton Alberta.
Pro Stock Performance & Machine Ltd
Pro Stock Performance is in its third season of sponsoring the Doorslammer series, and the drivers want to take the time to thank them for their support
They are one of the premier High Peformance Race shops in Western Canada. Specialiing in drag race engine parts and engine building.
This weekend's event is a very key race and Pro Stock will receive lots of exposure because it falls on the same weekend as the first Pro Mod event on the West Coat. As well, a bit of controversy has set in in the CWDS series, as the final round at the last event is going to be re-run because of the rain that hit just as Don Murray and Brian Kikel left the starting lline. The starter and the race director conversed and decided the niether driver had a safe or fair chance to get their high horsepower machines down the track so a re-run on Saturday will happen. The points have not been updated due to the final not being completed. Check back all weekend long for all the results.
May 24, 2005
The whole story is now posted. Click on the link below.
This Story (The memorial weekend race) will be a work in progress Tuesday May 24. Qualifying will be posted first. Go to the results page for qualifying.
Gallery is here.
May 23, 2005 Sorry for the delay in getting the CWDS report up, but a couple other pressing commitments and the fact I want to word this just right will delay it until Tuesday.
Controversy, in the DS series. Story up Tuesday.
May 19, 2005
Race two of the eight race Lucas Oil Canada West Doorslammer series is on tap this weekend at Mission Raceway Park. This weekend's event sponsor is Rob Charlton and Charlton Automotive from Pitt Meadows B.C.
Charlton Automotive is a long time auto repair shop just across the tracks on Harris Rd. in Pitt Meadows. Repairs to every day drivers is the specialty of Rob and the staff. When Rob is not working at the shop, he is out at the track in his Chevy S-10 seven second Pickup. Rob is one of the top drivers in the Lower Mainland, having competed in Brackets right through the Super Classes and now in Doorslammer, Top Comp and Top Sportsman.
If you are in need of car for light truck repair, make sure you go see Rob and Charlton Automotive.
The big question this weekend for race two is, "Can Grant Howell continue his undefeated streak in the series. Dating back to the last race of 2004 Grant has not lost a round in ten straight. His win at the end of last season propelled him into the 8 car shootout at the end of the season. This year he leads the standings after defeating Bob Marshall in the final round at race one. Marshall is doubtful for this weekend, due to engine damage at last weekend's Lucas Oil event.
#3 in points Layne Wooley is one of the hottest drivers in a doorcar, as he went to the semi finals of the top sportsman shootout last weekend at that very same Lucas Oil race.
A couple drivers should be out for the first time this weekend, and a couple more should have made repairs after the carnage three weeks ago at the first race of the year.
Points after Race #1 are updated.
A Note to all drivers in the series
If you want your page updated in the driver section, or want to have a driver profile web page (a great way to support your sponsors), please bring any team and car info along with you to the track this weekend. I will supply the photos (unless you have one or two you want used including old race cars etc.)
May 2, 2005
Howell is 10-0!!
Saturday qualifying is now posted
April 29, 2005
Welcome to the 2005 season for the Lucas Oil Canada West Doorslammer series. Eight races are on the schedule for the 2005 season and seven are points earning events.
This weekend the race is sponsored by RJ Enterprises/VP Fuels. RJ Enterprises is the 'official fuel supplier' for the Doorslammer series and are going into the second year as a major sponsor for the series. Ray and Jan are also the new official fuel supplier at Mission Raceway, so every race car at the track should be getting their fuel from this dedicated company. They will have a web site up soon.
RJ Enterprises is an authorized distributor of V.P. Racing Fuels and Mr Moto Car Care Products. R.J. Enterprises supplies fuel to drag racers, motocross, mud boggers, go-karts and snowmobiles. They have been around drag racing for over 25 yrs. They are dedicated to supply the best service possible to our customers. R.J. Enterprises is a family run business, and have a passion for racing, and they thoroughly enjoy what they do.
As well as selling VP and Mr. Moto products they are pleased to be the Official distributor of Lucas Oil Oil products in partnership with SpeedZone Magazine. They will carry the full line of Lucas Racing products including oil, Gear Oil, Transmission oil, and Lucas Oil Treatment. Lucas is easily one of the Best specialty oils ion the market, and every racer out there would benefit from their products. Priced a little higher than the standard off the shelf oils, it is blended specifically for the demands of high horsepower racing engines.
You should be using Lucas Oil Products. You put special VP racing gas in your engines to perform better should you be doing the same with your motor oil.
We are also proud to announce a new event sponsor for 2005. RH Race ars from Kelowna. Ryan is fast becoming one of the top Chassis and car builders in the province. Click on the link to the left or give him a call.
This weekend up to 16 cars are expected for the opening event of the year. A couple new drivers will be out testing and licensing Today (Friday) in hopes of competing in the whole series. Also a number of driver will be in new cars to start the season. Terry Spargo will debut a 1998 Olds Cutlass he purchased from Bob Marshall. It has new paint and will be campaigned this year with a Kikel prepared nitrous assisted BB Chevy. Terry is hoping to challenge for the six second zone in the Olds. Also Steve Buerger's long awaited 63 Corvette Pro Mod built by Spirit Race Cars is hoping to debut this weekend. The power plant is a monster 706 cu.in. Chev that may have nitrous in it later this year. This car could also be a six second performer. Bob Marshall has a three speed in the car to start the year, and is testing in B/AA trim, in anticipation of running a few NHRA Lucas Oil events in Comp Eliminator. Parr Power and TCS transmissions and convertors are going to be tested to the max in hopes of low 7.20 et's. Pat McCullough bought Curtis Sankey's Trans-am and it should see low eight's or high seven's. Pat and Layne Wooley are Part of a two car team. Layne will be crew chief for both cars and also will be assisting John Marcus would will be licensing his Duster this weekend. It is a very cool looking ride from all indications. Layne also will have more power this year, but will start the season with a borrowed engine from Pat until his new one is ready. Klass Rietsma has a blown small block in his Plymouth Arrow for 2005. This will be one wild ride. His is going to have a mild tune-up in the short wheel based car and is looking for low eight's in the car. Frank Nelson might be out with his big Motor and is looking for low 7's this season. With the new rules this season, it is anticipated that many new cars will make there way to the best fast doorcar series in the North West.
Here are most the teams I expect to see this weekend. Frank Nelson, Rob Charlton, Brian Kikel, Wally Nichols, Bob Marshall, Layne Wooley, Pat McCullough, John Collette, Terry Spargo, Ray Kirton, Roy Lazic, Ron Beaudoin, Klaas Rietsma, Steve Ellis, Terry Shuflita, Glen Norman, Dave Warren, Mike Bedsworth, Grant Howell and Joe Mellof to name a few. There could be as many as 20 cars this weekend.
2004 results are here.
other 2004 archives are here
We are still looking for 3 more event sponsors. Call 604-826-5775 or email me
The drivers pages (ones that have given me information will be up by Sunday May 23rd.
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