June 30 - July 3, 2016
July 19, 2016
Here are a couple gallerys from Doorwarz. (Yes a bit late but worth a look) Both of these courtesy Shelby Murdoch.
July 18, 2016
The Edmonton Rocky Mountain Nationals had the WDRL Pro Mods in attendance. There were 11 cars in competition. Unfortunately the event was rained on Sunday. Gary Urlacher was the #1 qualifier with a 6.002/235. The event will be completed the Labour Day long weekend. The next WDRL even is at Mission at their huge Smoke Fire and Thunder event. Outlaw 275 and Open Comp will also compete at that race.
July 9, 2016
8:30 pm update
The complete elimination's and final qualifying for Top Sportsman is posted.
The complete final eliminations and final qualifying story for Outlaw DR 275 is posted.
July 8, 2016
Winners of Bonus awards at Doorwarz IV
#1 qualifier Pro Mod courtesy JBS Canada-----------------------------
Mike Gondziola 5.858
275 , Doorslammer, Top Sportsman and Open Comp stories will be posted
today and tomorrow
July 6th, 2016
9:20 pm update
The complete Outlaw 10.5 story is now posted.
The complete Pro Mod story from Doorwarz is now posted.
We are proud to announce that Radial 275 is now added to Smoke Fire and Thunder. More details will be added, but they will start qualifying Friday evening along with the CPSA classes.
July 4, 2015
Pro Mod results (photos to follow)
Outlaw 10.5 and 275 results (hhotos to follow)
RAD Torque Systems Top Sportsman and Canada West Doorslammers results (photos to follow)
July 4, 2016
Final round results
Doorwarz coverage sponsored by JBS Canada
July 3, 2016
The final round of Pro Mod qualifying was run well into the darkness Saturday. Heading into the final day of qualifying a couple PM teams were thrashing to make their first run. Both Jeff Doyle and Yvonne Lucas were struggling. Doyle more so, as he had his engine completely apart after making a short test hit on Thursday. Jay Syvertsen and his JS Powersports team had to jig up equipment to take out some of the internals in the rotating assembly and then totally revamp the lifter geometry and install a new cam. They got it done and he ripped off a 6.20 to solidly put him in the #7 spot.
Yvonne Lucas and her team had ignition/electrical issues that were causing backfires on almost every run. They changed boxes and wiring and almost everything under the sun, and final got the results they wanted in round three with a solid 6.11/234.
That was good enough for #6. Paul Glandon did everything to try and get the car to run more than 200 feet before getting loose and after some major chassis adjustments (thanks to Jay again), the car responded with a solid 6.07/247.
Mike Gondziola, had a very busy Friday night and Saturday morning as well, as he and his team worked through the early hours and make all the necessary fixes after his near catastrophic incident on his record breaking run Friday afternoon. When the chutes failed he had to do everything in his power to keep the car off the wall and stopped before he went to far into the sand trap. He almost succeeded, just putting the front 1/3 of the car into the beach.
The front tires took a beating, the rims were okay, and there was a fair bit of sand and pebbles in the front section of the chassis and engine compartment. The front clip of the car had to be doctored and he and his team along with help from a couple other people, managed to get the car ready for Saturday's first session. He pulled to the line and the car moved a bit in the burnout and Mike must have hit the chute button, so they shot out. His hope was to make a 1000 foot run and then hit the chutes to make sure they deployed. He now would have to wait till the final session under the lights. Glen Kerunsky make the best move in that third session when he ran a career best 5.95/240 run. His career best and that put him solidly into the #4 spot. In that final session under the lights, Craig Cawte made a huge move with a 5.867/246, but it was .008 of taking the JBS Canada $500.00 #1 qualifying bonus.
Garrett Richards was on a strong pass but was slowing creeping toward the centre line and he had to abort at 1100 feet (6.11) Glandon looked to be right in the high five zone after a great first 700 feet, but the auto shifter did not hit 3rd gear and he was on the rev limiter for a bit of time. There was a bit of internal problems that they had to work on. Lucas was also on a good lap but moved too close tot he centre line and was forced to get off the loud pedal. Doyle improved to a 6.16 and Gary Urlacher also improve from his earlier 6.52.
He had struggled a bunch all weekend with tire shake and traction issues. The header flames were strong on the run and his scoreboard lit up to a 6.20 good enough for #8. Gondziola made a good run for 400 feet and his early incremental's showed an even quicker run than his record setting one, but he had to lift as his car moved a bunch and he had to lift early as well. He gets a first round bye, so he still has a good test shot to make sure all the repairs did what they were supposed to do.
July 2, 2016
Doorwarz coverage sponsored by JBS Canada
5.85/245 then a short stop in the sand trap when the chutes decided they did not want to stop Canada's quickest and fastest Nitrous Pro Mod. Abit of damage but by 11:00pm they were working in Jay Syvertsen's shop to try and get it ready for today.
It was not the day the Lucas team was hoping for Friday as they has this big boomer, and then a couple other ignition failures.
Steve Nicholson made a great lap in the first session Friday but he was 20 lbs light and the run was DQ'ed. He had an ignition issue in run two. He vows to be near the top of the field Saturday.
Mike Dowling went 4.54
Ken Sihota's best run in Canada Friday night saw the scoreboard light up to a 4.06/181. That is .02 off a career best.
Paja Agatonovic made his best run in 10.5 eigtht mile with a 4.29/177.
Local boy Steve Skokin made the most of great condition's with a strong 4.91 Friday in round one.
Oregon's Tom Marshall went 4.97 to sit #2.
Joe Loch made a rare appearance at Mission and was #1 after round one of TS Friday.
Dave Kowalski took the #1 spot away from Loch with a solid 6.54/210. He was .01 off his career best 6.53 set earlier in testing Friday.
Justin Bond is getting the new Camaro sorted out. He likely will be a six second player today
Go to SpeedZone Magazine for the first reports from Friday.
June 30, 2016
Mike Gondziola's new Corvette looks unreal. He ripped off a .866 60 ftt. The track was a bit soft at the 1-2 shift.
Dean Branham's Cuda left real hard on his two runs. He did go a best of a 4.26/180
Justin Bond's new Camaro is going to be fast.
A total of 20 Top Sportsman are already at Mission. 15 Promods, 18 doorslammers and 10. 10.5 cars are already here. Probably 40 cars made runs today and most were solid laps.
Friday the days starts at 10:00am with a four hour test session then the qualifying begins.
June 29, 2016
In the pits we sighted a car from the past. One of the original street cars in Western Canada. New driver, new power, new tires, way cool!
Craig Cawte and his kids Curtis and Kendall are excited to be at Mission
JBS has jumped on board as the low qualifier sponsor bonus for Pro Mod. $500.00 to the #1 qualifier.
Dobbers Choppers will sponsor the #1 qualifier in Outlaw 10.5 $250.00 for the #1 qualifier.
A bit of a scheduling error was pointed out to me by a number of people today and that is the Bracket classes are a double header this year, not a single race like in the past. The entire schedule will be posted on Thursday late afternoon. I not this is late but with the car counts and extra classes there will be big changes. So many racers are double classing as well, so extra time has to be made between classes with racer cross over. What we do know is this event will be the biggest yet.
June 28, 2016
Here is a secret squirrel shot of a very high profile person in the NHRA that will be in attendance and in some official capacity this weekend. Can you guess who it is and what capacity he will be in.
Very Cool, even SCSN can't say this
The official race schedule will be posted Thursday. The schedule page has a tentative event schedule, but it is subject to change and adjustments.
Jay Syvertsen will debut his 10.5 Canso. Twin Turbo power. (Bob Wilson photo)
Doorwarz welcomes Dobbers Choppers and Albion Tireland as event sponsors. Thanks to Jack Springer.
June 27, 2016
For immediate release....Test N Tune time change
Thursday testing starts around 4:00pm and goes into the evening. The Road Course is booked for the morning and early afternoon on Thursday.
!!!BIG News !!!
Saturday night will "rock at the track" as there will be a Live Band and fireworks following final qualifying to celebrate both July 1st in Canada and July 4th for the US racers and fans.
A couple more confirmed entries today including Wade Bulych from Saskatoon in Outlaw 10.5 and Chad Abougoush confirmed his entry in that class as well. He is the only all Motor entrant in the class.
(Wade Bulych's Corvette in 10.5)
Atrysten Plumbing has come on board as a sponsor for Doorwarz. Thanks to Kirk Lanz.
Thursday testing starts around 4:00pm and goes into the evening. The Road Course is booked for the morning and early afternoon on Thursday.
The full race schedule will be posted later today.
Here are entries (so far) for Doorwarz. Somewhere in the 145-170 car count range depending on Open Comp entries.
June 22, 2016
Dean Bettenson and Belair Power is the latest sponsor to come on board.
Go here for the Canada West Doorslammers page. It is still a work in progress.
To the winners of Open Comp, Outlaw 275 and Outlaw 10.5 in 2015. The trophys that you should have recieved last year, you will recieve at this year's event. We are sorry for the screw up. Ken Sihota, Steve Skokin and Glenn Fillingham we will have your 2015 winner's trophys.
June 21, 2016
We are adding sponsors every week, here is a list of sponsors for this year's Doorwarz.
If you are intersted in sponsoring Doorwarz IV contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are working on the race schedule over the next couple days. It will be roughly the same as last year, but check back for updates.
June 20, 2016
A couple more pictures and cars are added to the entry list.
Ross Faure and his Procharged Willys will attend/ and here is a shot of Ryan Griffin's 10.5 Mustang.
Congratuations to local 275 competitor Daniel Rodrigue for his runner-up at the Seattle 275 event. Also congrat's to Terry Ryan (Tom Marshall driver) for his win there. Both will be attending Doorwarz. Rodrigue has really stepped up his program with a reworked chassis and a much lighter overall race car. His should be right in the thick of it.
June 19, 2016
Here is the shirt design and this year we have a hat
June 15, 2016
The race is only two weeks away!!!!
Doorwarz IV and Mission Raceway is proud to announce that the Doorwarz Open Comp class will be presented in the honour of Keith Vahle who was tragically killed in a car accident a couple weeks ago.
The class for the 2016 season will be called the
Ryan Griffin has confirmed his entry to Doorwarz in the Outlaw 10.5 class. He will have a photo and profile added soon.
We need the 275 class and Outlaw 8.5 class to send in your entries as soon as possible. A lot of local racers in each class are lagging in confirming their entry. You can email us here at email@example.com to confirm entry and try and include a photo and profile of the car and driver.
June 11, 2016
Mike Dowling has confirm his entry to Doorwarz IV in Outlaw 10.5. I understand Trevor Willms is also going to attend in the 10.5 class. That makes around a dozen. There is a possibility of a couple more as well.
They held two small tire races this weekend. Woodburn held an 1/8th 10.5 race We are trying to get all the info. I do know that Eric Halverson was the #1 qualifier and Nick Duda was #2. Seattle hosted both 10.5 (1/4 mile) and 275 (1/8th mile. Eric Peterson won 10.5 from the #5 spot in the field. Three Canadian's were #1,2 and 3 in qualifying. Ken Sihota was #1 with a 6.24/223. Roy Moznik was #2 with a 6.35/212 and Steve Nicholson was #3 with a 6.433/202. Ken broke a transmission and could not make elimination's, Roy Moznik lost in round two and Steve Nicholson went to the semi finals.
In 275, it was a couple BC boys in the final round. Daniel Rodrigue and Greg Henschell. Henschell was the #1 qualifier and Daniel was #6.
We will post more info on the two races when we get them.
May 25, 2016
Here is the new look logo that will be part of the merchendise available for the event this year. Wait till you see the shirts and hoodies.
With the switch to 1/8 mile Nick Duda has entered the Outlaw 10.5 class. Go to the 10.5 contenders page for his profile.
Here are a couple outlaw 275 entries for Doorwarz IV
You might think these two shots are of the same car, as the look is identical except for the roof color. Ron Pease's 275 Nova (above) is twin turbo charged and is brand new with this combo. It will likely debut in two weeks at Seattle. Below is Jason Field's Nova. He has competed the last couple years and has run with the doorslammers. He will do double duty this year racing both 275 and doorslammer. He has run in the mid 8's at 155+ mph. We are still com;iling the 275 list for the contenders page. It should be ready for uploading by the end of the weekend.
Below is Bob Heans in his Snakebite racing Malibu, Bob is Dave Heans' brother and is coming out all the way from Ontario to race Doorwarz. Thanks for making the effort Bob.
May 24, 2016
For immediate release:
The Outlaw 10.5 class is now going to be 1/8 mile. Rules will follow SCSN rules for 10.5 1/8 mile.
This change was made based on comments and consultation with the NW based teams. While a few teams still prefer 1/4 mile, with 95% of the races going 1/8 mile and a number of tire issues on the top end with tires, the writing was on the wall.
If you need a 1/4 mile fix you can head to Seattle June 11-12 for what will be the last 1/4 mile race in the NW for the 10.5 class. We apologize for the late announcement but most teams in the NW are used to SCSN rules and have run 1/8 mile already.
Two more entries for Outlaw 275 in the past week include Ron Pease in his twin turbo Nova and Jason Field
May 22, 2016
To all 8.5 competitors and Outlaw 275 competitors send in photos of your car as well as profile. send info to firstname.lastname@example.org
I am compiling the contenders list this week. I have very little current info on the teams in those classes.
May 18, 2016
The Contenders list for Nitrous Pro Mods is posted.
The Contenders list for Turbo Pro Mods is posted.
The Contenders list for Blown Pro Mods is posted.
The Contenders list for Outlaw 10.5 is posted.
More contender lists will be posted over the next day or so.
Scroll down this page for complete entry lists and possible entries.
May 13, 2016
Doorwarz is just eight weeks away. A few more entries have confirmed over the last month but the 10.5 class and the Radial small tire classes have only a few entries confirmed. GOS Motorsports is putting together the new T-Shirt design. A BAD Ass screw blown car is featured along with a new Corvette and the guy that would have been rookie of the year in the class if there was such an award is also in the design. There is testing on the Thursday and the Friday for all Doorwarz competitors.
Wade Sjostrom and Brian Macy have stated they are coming up race in the Pro Mod class. Mikel Bader has entered, out first entry from Ontario has come in. Bob Heans is making the 5000 km trek to race. He is the brother of Dave Heans (Dooslammer competitor).
April 2, 2016
Here is the first video promoting Doorwarz IV. Thanks to Robert Fedyk
March 23, 2016
Pre entry details for Doorwarz IV are posted below. The Outlaw 275, Outlaw 8.5 and Top Sportsman classes need teams to pre enter prior to June 1st. That is the cutoff for determining class participation in the event. For 275 we would like 12 or more cars. We have had over 16 teams state their intention but pre entries confirm it. 8.5 need numbers, so pre entry is critical (minimum of 8 cars for the class to run). Top Sportsman pre entries determine whether or not we will do a double header, or just a single race. A minimum of 16 cars is necessary for a double header. Entry fees are on the schedule/media page: But in short they are as follows:
Pro Mod: 325.00 Car/Driver, Outlaw 10.5 250.00 C/D, Outlaw 275: 175.00 C/D, Outlaw 8.5: 175.00 C/D, Top Sportsman: 300.00 double/hdr, Open Comp: 175.00
Test n tune for Thursday and for Friday is 60.00 each day
March 18, 2016
After a productive meeting held a month ago for the 275 and 8.5 classes, it is evident that the 275 class will be strong in 2016. Greater than a 16 car field is is the potential, which will show huge growth in the class. Last year we had hoped for numbers similar based on the talk from many out there, but when it came time for the race, only 10 showed. To ensure strong numbers Mission Raceway will require pre-entry for the class. The fee this year is the same as last year 175.00. That includes car and driver. You don't have to pay for crew as a pre entry unless you wish to, once processed you will receive a receipt via email that you will have to produce coming through the gate. There are few different ways to pre enter.
In short the four ways to pre enter are:
More info on all the classes will be posted on an almost daily basis. Let's make this year's event the biggest and best yet.
to the rules page for all
the updates for all the classes. The rules for 8.5 will be posted
there. The main change or addition for Outlaw 275 is the rules will
be based on SCSN. The additions to the 275 rules or exceptions are:
A back half car is allowed along with ladder suspension and 4-link.
If you have those modifications (or that type of chassis work) you
will have a 75 lb weight penalty. After a lot of debate and consultation,
full tube chassis' will not be allowed in 275. That type of chassis
can compete in Open Comp, Top Sportsman, Doorslammers, Outlaw 10.5
and Pro Mod.
are the entries and potential entries for Doorwarz IV July 1-3 (June
30 test n tune)
January 31, 2016
ALL DOORWARZ SMALL TIRE COMPETITORS. THE 275 CLASS AND 8.5 CLASS.
We will be having a meeting February 25th at Jimy Macs Pub in Langley
(Port Kells) 200th exit, 96th ave, at 7:00pm. We invite all racers
interested in those two classes.. All others are welcome but this
gathering is to welcome all racers in those two classes to Doorwarz
(and possibly other events). As stated on the top of the Doorwarz
web site both classes will be 1/8 mile and SCSN rules (Possibly a
few mods to accommodate local racers). Everything will be discussed.
The main thing is to get commitments for both classes and to go over
Small tire classes and their future in the NW. We need strong car
counts to make it happen. Please email me at email@example.com to
confirm your attendance at the meeting. The pub would like to know
a rough head count. Please reply back to the email. firstname.lastname@example.org
January 19, 2016
Doorwarz IV is on!
2016 will be the best year yet! Pro Mod is continuing to grow in the NW and this year the car count should be the biggest ever. Pro Mod has a number of new cars being built as well as some old veterans returning to the fold. Outlaw 275 will undergo a major change. To keep up with the growth of the class and to get us in line with all the other 275 events we will make the move to 1/8th mile and will run under the SCSN rules (with a few possible additions to accomodate all the local cars). Outlaw 8.5 is the newest class and it too will be 1/8 mile, and run under SCSN rules (with a few possible modifications). We will link to those rules in the coming days. Outlaw 10.5 will remain 1/4 mile for the 2016 event. Will it change down the road, we will see but for this year 1/4 mile is decision. Rules for 10.5 likely will not change.
Keep an Eye out for more news over the coming weeks.
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