Jay Syversten and his ‘57 Chevy have the potential to win this weekend’s event.

Jay Syversten and his ‘57 Chevy have the potential to win this weekend’s event.

Biggest doorcar race in Canada at MRP

DoorWarz expected to draw dozens of racers from throughout the region

Drag racing on the quarter-mile sees many forms of race cars, including the outlaws, which will be gracing the Mission track this weekend.

About 40 cars are expected from all over the western provinces and six western states racing for more than $50,000 in prize money. The DoorWarz event is showcasing the biggest field in Canada, and a battle is expected.

These cars have varied body styles but two common denominators: two operating doors and the driver sits on the left side. But that is where the similarities end. The competitors in the Pro Mod class all have different ideas on how to make the most horsepower. Some do it by building the largest engine, with a number of them over 900 cubic inches. Some use turbo chargers, or nitrous oxide, while still others use superchargers. Some of the cars are producing horsepower in excess of 4,000.

Right here in Mission we have a team capable of winning the event. Jay Syvertsen of JS Motorsport has a highly modified ‘57 Chevy with a Hemi engine and a supercharger. The car has gone six seconds at 250 mph and he had hired one of the best tuners in the class to assist him this weekend. One of the California teams that is a heavy favourite is the Burbage racing “Spec Rite” team. They built a ‘69 Camaro with all the lightest parts, and have a similar engine to Syversten’s, pullng 5.9s at 250 mph. Saskatoon’s Mike Gondziola will be here this weekend, and he runs a nitrous-assisted 820 cubic inch power-plant and has also gone six seconds at high elevation.

Dale Pedersen from Dawson Creek has one of the quickest turbocharged race cars on the West Coast running 6.1 at 235 mph. Edmonton’s Jim Bell’s car has gone 5.9 (with Eric Dillard as the driver). No word yet on whether either will be behind the wheel.

One of the most recognized Pro Mod names in Canada is Glen Kerunsky, and he will return to the class for the first time in over half a decade. You cannot count him out.

Along with the Outlaw Pro Mod class, the wild Outlaw 10.5 class and the Outlaw 275 class will also be featured. Both those classes have 2,000 hp cars and are known to wheel-stand and get out of shape on any part of the race track.

Qualifying starts Friday and goes into the evening under the lights. On Saturday, qualifying resumes, plus round one of eliminations. Watching these cars run down the quarter mile in the five-second zone at speeds higher than 250 mph in full darkness is quite simply, amazing.

Spectator admission is $20 Friday and $25.00 Saturday and Sunday. A full weekend pass that includes Thursday testing is $55. Kids under 12 are admitted free. Go to Doorwarz.com to see all the team entries or Mission raceway.com for information.

Just Posted

Migrating sockeye in the Fraser River August 7, 2007. (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)
First Nations, commercial, and recreational harvesters join forces to save Fraser River fish

‘We have to work together to rebuild these stocks while there is still time,’ says delegate

web
Father’s Day Parade planned for Mission

Classic vehicles from the 1920s to the 1970s will drive through Mission, Hatzic on June 20

Vancouver courthouse. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Man loses bid to appeal conviction for 1999 rape at Abbotsford music festival

James Redden, 53, formerly of Nanaimo, was found guilty in 2019 following six-day trial

.
Fraser Health monitors long-term care vaccination rates amid local COVID-19 outbreak

COVID-19 transmission has largely been on the decline in Agassiz-Harrison

FVRD surveyed public opinion on cannabis production and processing in the electoral areas. Odour and distance from residential areas were the top concerns. (Black Press file)
Cannabis production and processing rules being drafted by Fraser Valley Regional District

Data from public opinion survey will be used to guide cannabis-related land use

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
VIDEO: Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

Cover of the 32-page Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers, created and compiled by Jeska Slater.
New ‘Surrey First Peoples Guide for Newcomers’ seeks to ‘uplift and amplify’ voices

32-page guide launched Tuesday by Surrey Local Immigration Partnership (LIP)

West Coast Duty Free president Gary Holowaychuk stands next to empty shelves inside his store on Tuesday (June 15). (Aaron Hinks photo)
Revenue down 97% at Surrey duty free as owner waits for U.S. border to reopen

Products approaching best before dates had to be donated, others destroyed

St. Joseph's Mission site is located about six kilometres from Williams Lake First Nation. (Photo submitted)
Williams Lake First Nation to search residential school site for unmarked graves

St. Joseph’s Mission Indian Residential School operated from 1886 to 1981

Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw went unclaimed. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Tuesday’s Lotto Max draw went unclaimed. (Photo courtesy of BCLC)
Lotto Max jackpot goes unclaimed again

42 of the 64 Maxmillion prizes of $1 million were won, the majority were sold in Ontario

FILE - This July 6, 2017 file photo shows prescription drugs in a glass flask at the state crime lab in Taylorsville, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
Contaminants in generic drugs may cause long-term harm to DNA: B.C. researcher

Scientist says findings suggest high volume overseas facilities require strict regulation

Restaurant patrons enjoy the weather on a patio in Vancouver, B.C., on April 5, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Labour shortages, closed borders major obstacles to B.C. restaurant, tourism restarts

Industry expert says it won’t start to recover until international travellers can visit

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

Most Read