DoorWarz will be July 4-6 at Mission Raceway Park.

Biggest full-bodied race car event in Canada just a week away

Mission Raceway Park hosts DoorWarz from July 5-7; biggest payout in 2013

Mission Raceway Park is the largest NHRA track in Canada and is considered one of the best race tracks in North America due to its sea level location and cool west coast air. Situated in Canada, though, has been a bit of a handicap because 90 per cent of the racers are American.

One of the ways to work around that is to promote an event that is a bit off the norm.

Mission Raceway did just that for DoorWarz, July 5-7. This is the first event solely for fast full-bodied doorcars, and this is the first time this type of race has been held in Canada.

The event will have the largest ever purse for the feature class, Outlaw Pro Mod, with $50,000 in prize money, making it the largest payout of 2013 in North America. The Pro Mod class is one of the most exciting classes in drag racing due to the vehicle’s designs and wild runs down the quarter-mile. More than 45 cars are pre-entered for the event; that is 20 more than have ever been in Canada. There are six other classes competing as well and they include Outlaw 10.5 (a similar car to the Pro Mods but running on a smaller tire). There is a total purse for the weekend close to $85,000.

We’ll feature Outlaw Pro Mod in next week’s issue.

The Outlaw 10.5 will feature four or five Canadian teams with a good chance of winning the event. The main competitor, Doug Sikora, hails from California. He has won the Street Cat Super Nationals event in Las Vegas before and has gone as quick as a 6.13/235 in the quarter mile. Langley’s Steve Nicholson is the quickest Canadian car in the class and he hopes to improve and run in the 6.30-6.40 range. Locals Ken Sihota and Roy Moznik are also hoping to run well into the mid-six-second zone. Barry Daniluk from Alberta is planning on attending as long as repairs to his car are complete. Three other Alberta drivers are also in the mix: Derek Przeginiak, Dean Branham and Mike Walterson.

Outlaw 275 is a class with a range of different cars and all are street legal. Edmonton’s Neil Richards is the favourite as he has gone close to 200 mph in his wheelstanding Ford Zephyr. Scott Schulhauser from Calgary and Alex De Wolfe from Langley will also be strong contenders.

Top Sportsman will see 20-plus cars, and a couple Mission racers are expected to be late race finishers. Zak Clarke, Kirk Lanz and Dan Provost are all regular competitors at Mission and are hoping for three solid days of racing.

The Canada West Doorslammers is one of the most popular classes to compete at Mission and there will be close to 30 competitors. Rob Charlton and Kevin Lance are series point leaders and should be the mix late Sunday.

Advance testing July 4 and qualifying is Friday and Saturday with the feature classes qualifying both Friday and Saturday evening under the lights. Final eliminations are on Sunday.

Visit doorwarz.com for more information.

Just Posted

Four cheer teams heading to Florida

Mission’s Academy of Cheer Excellence will compete in the Summit World Championships in Orlando

Job market to remain tight in coming years: report

Conference Board of Canada predicts region’s unemployment rate to remain below five per cent

Trio of Mission lacrosse talents sign with U.S. schools

Abbott, Adams and Bramley continuing lacrosse journey in NCAA

Sister of teen gunned down in 2014 aims to keep kids out of gangs

Jessica Sherman volunteers for KidsPlay Foundation in Abbotsford

Mission students, teachers help to create art work

Heritage Park Middle School unveiled A River of Belonging

VIDEO: Killer whales hunt for seals in Vancouver harbour

Bigg’s killer whales feed on marine mammals like seals, sea lions, dolphins and even other whales

VIDEO: B.C.’s waving granny gets incredible send-off from school kids

Tinney Davidson has been waving at students on their way to school for over 11 years, but is moving in a month

Struggling B.C. adoption agency elects new board that intends to keep it open

The previous board announced that Choices would close May 31

Woman, 60, charged in connection to thefts at YVR

RCMP believe the foreign national is part of a larger organized theft group

Vancouver man, 19, charged in human trafficking case involving teen girl

The 16-year-old girl was reported missing and later discovered in Vancouver

Worst 10 bus routes in Metro Vancouver for rider complaints

TransLink releases list, with Route 319 at the top

Mayors, First Nations chiefs, urge ‘immediate action’ on new Massey crossing

Joint letter asks province to move up timeline, consider only eight-lane tunnel options

Bus driver assault in Vancouver once again raises safety concerns

A 49-year-old Surrey man was released on a promise to appear in court. No charge has been laid

Most Read