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May 30, 2003 Preview to both the NHRA AMS Pro Mod event at Joliet as well as the IHRA National event at Grand Bend is very tough to do, because entry lists are not provided. We will preview the event after today's qualifying. My guess from Grand Bend is: Al Billes, Quain Stott, Tim McAmis, Paul Athey, Shannon Jenkins, Mike Castellana, Harold Martin, Dale Brinsfield, Thomas Patterson and Ed Hoover will compete. At Chicago, I would say that Mitch Stott, Fred Hahn, Zack Barkelage, Mike Ashley, Roy Hill and Johnny Rocca among others will be in Joliet. Having two Pro Mod events on the same weekend within 500 miles (I think it is 200-300 miles) is just plain crazy.

At Grand Bend, I'm pleasantly surprised that all the hitter I expected to be at Grand Bend were their except for Tim McAmis, and it is a pretty quick field after two sessions. Leading is Canadian Al Billes with Mike Janis and Mitch Stott less then 1/100ths of a second behind. The top 6 cars are of the Blown variety and there are 8 blown and 8 nitrous cars so far in the field.Here is the field so far after two session at Grand Bend:

1 69 Al Billes, Barrie ON, '53 Studebaker 6.231 225.62
2 5 Mike Janis, Lancaster NY, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.234 225.05
3 2 Mitch Stott, Mill Spring NC, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.236 224.60
4 9 Quain Stott, Inman SC, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.264 227.10
5 1057 Carl Spiering, Jordan Station ON, '57 Chevy Be 6.324 221.94
6 12 Dale Brinsfield, Oak Ridge NC, '41 Willys 6.329 223.26
7 7 Harold Martin, W. Bloomfield MI, '02 Pontiac G 6.337 222.16
8 1 Shannon Jenkins, Tuscaloosa AL, '68 Chevy Cama 6.345 220.21
9 1968 Billy Harper, Paducah KY, '00 Dodge Viper 6.348 223.26
10 777 Paul Athey, Uncasville CT, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.367 221.07
11 1037 Roy Wasko, N Royalton OH, '68 Chevy Camaro 6.368 218.39
12 1122 Pat Moore, Kinsman OH, '57 Chevy Bel Air 6.373 220.96
13 3127 Mark Nielsen, Brantford ON, '00 Chevy Camaro 6.410 220.26
14 4 Ed Hoover, Gilbert SC, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.416 217.75
15 1192 Jason Brooks, Huntsville AL, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.430 219.03
16 1107 Steve Vick, Mocksville NC, '68 Chevy Camaro 6.431 220.04

17 3214 Rick Stivers, Lexington KY, '92 Chevy Corvette 6.431 205.90
18 1990 Kevin O'Dell, S. Souix City NE, '53 Studebaker 6.461 224.88
19 1090 Raymond Commisso, Toronto ON, '90 Chevy Camaro 6.526 200.71
20 8 Thomas Patterson, Houston TX, '41 Willys 6.556 201.92
21 1970 Jack O{dell, S. Sioux City NE, '70 Chevelle 6.683 192.14
22 44 Mike Castellana, Westbury NY, '68 Chevy Camaro 9.947 78.37
23 1152 Tony Pontieri, Toronto ON, '92 Chevy Camaro DQ

Chicago's Route 66 Raceway at Joliet Illinios, The big hitters on the premises include Tim McAmis, Fred Hahn and Rickie Smith to name a few. No 6.0 passes so far at Chicago, as the quickest lap was put in by Mike Ashley who ran a 6.241. The eight car bump is currently at 6.31 and is held by Mike Stawicki with a 6.315. Here is the field after two sessions on Friday:

1 1211 Mike Ashley, Melville NY, '41 Willys 6.241 225.67
2 243 Roy Hill, Sophia NC, '03 Ford Mustang 6.250 227.00
3 6 Fred Hahn, W. Seneca NY, '02 Chevy Corvette 6.255 227.00
4 43 Rickie Smith, King NC, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.262 224.47
5 1004 Tim McAmis, Hawk Point MO, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.280 223.65
6 57 Troy Critchley, Wylie TX, '96 Chevy Corvette 6.295 220.58
7 1212 Scott Ray, Greenville OH, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.307 220.94
8 1512 Mike Stawicki, Medina NY, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.315 225.52

------------ Not Qualified ------------

9 1313 Chip King, Roxboro NC, '01 Dodge Avenger 6.339 224.43
10 1949 Johnny Rocca, Leesburg VA, '49 Mercury 6.378 219.19
11 1722 Wayne Torkelson, Concord CA, '55 Ford Thunderb 6.396 220.58
12 5049 Marty McGinnis, Gravois Mills MO, '37 Chevrolet 6.416 220.26
13 4015 Frankie Taylor, Dickinson TX, '63 Chevy Corvet 6.426 218.34
14 0A Bill Kuhlmann, Wentzville MO, '68 Chevy Corvet 6.437 219.94
15 5082 Zach Barklage, Lake Ozark MO, '02 Pontiac Gran 6.601 178.12
16 069 Bill Hill, St. Louis MO, '69 Chevy Nova DQ


May 28, 2003 Press release:

Layne Wooley from Langley is proud to show off his new sponsor; "Super Save". This is their first foray into Drag Racing, and the Racing community is very excited, and would like to Congratulate both Layne and Super Save for this cool partnership and very nice design scheme on the ar. .Super Save Corporation includes Gasoline retailers, Pro Pane retailers, Disposal operations and Fencing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Coast Pro Mods Race #2 Firebird Raceway, Boise ID.

Race two in the 7 race 2003 schedule hits Boise's Firebird Raceway this weekend and it will probably give the Pro Mod purest's a good look at how strong the West Coast guys will be this year. Go to the Kerunsky web site to find out everything about this event, and this press release for the preview for Glen Kerunsky.

 

AMS Pro Mod's at Englishtown:

Mitch Stott takes out Mike Ashley for his second win in 2003!

May 20, 2003

Well as you can see by my picks below I had one finalist right for Englishtwon. While I expected McAis to not only be the quickest, I also expected him to be competitive at the starting line. When the cars are running less then a tenth apart, rt's play a big part in advancing, and "Opie" (as Glen Kerunsky calls him), did not do his job. Ashley had a great .031 light to Tim's .100 and the 6.084 in the 1st round was not enough to take out Ashley's 6.125. Ouch! Mitch and brother Quain both won their 1st round affairs as did Tom Patterson. The Semi finals saw, Mitch defeat brother Quain 6.095/232 to quain's 6.12/232 to be the fastest side by side AMS race ever. Ashley defeated Patterson in the other semi when Thomas slow late and 3/100's behind in et. as well. 6.20 - 6.23. In the final round, Mitch Stott kept up his torrid pace of et's to within 4/100's of his best run, with a .071rt/6.13 to a great leaving .012rt/6.28 for Ashley. The next event on the AMS tour is in Chicago May 29-June1 The points standings to May 21,2003 are:

1 Mitch Stott 1421 - (2 Wins)
2 Fred Hahn 1027 - (1 Win)
3 Tim McAmis 822 - (1 Win)
4 Quain Stott 816
5 Mike Ashley 714
6 Thomas Patterson 416
7 Al Billes 415
8 Shannon Jenkins 303
9 Mike Castellana 204
10 Frankie Taylor 202

Sunday elimination picks:

Saturday May 17, 2003 Sunday eliminatons will see McAmis, Mitch Stott, Tom Patterson and Al Billes advance to the semi finals. #2 qualifier Quain Stott and Roy Hill will be upset in the first round. In the semis, Tim McAmis will prove his three runs in qualifying were no fluke as he contnues to run great numbers, and defeat Patterson in one semi and Stott will defeat Billes in the other. In the final round, The car builder (McAmis) will get his second win of the year, when Stott shakes the "Radiac" Corvette on the starting line. Take these picks to Altlantic City.

Saturday 17, 2003 The cars at Englishtown are impressive indeed. 24 cars trying for the 8 car field, and weather conditions that are perfect for a record field. After the final round of qualifying, Tim McAmis leads with three runs 6.10 or better and a best of 6.097/231 mph. In the #2 position is Quain Stott who bested his broother with a 6.105/231 mph. Hus brother Mitch is # 3 with a 6.129/233.72. Drag School legend Roy Hill is in the #4 spot after running the quickest pass for a Ford bodied door car, a great 6.13/231. Canadian Al Billes is solidly in the field with a 6.15/229mph blast. Not in the field is West Coast favourite Danny Rowe who ran a best of 6.30/217mph.

Final Qualifying is now complete and Tim McAmis stays on top here is the final qualifying, and it is the quickest eight car field in NHRA Pro Mod history!!:

1 1004 Tim McAmis, Hawk Point MO, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.097 231.87 231.87
2 9 Quain Stott, Inman SC, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.105 233.72 233.72
3 2 Mitch Stott, Mill Spring NC, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.129 231.12 231.12
4 243 Roy Hill, Sophia NC, '03 Ford Mustang 6.131 231.75 231.75
5 8 Thomas Patterson, Houston TX, '41 Willys 6.150 229.04 229.04
6 6 Fred Hahn, W. Seneca NY, '02 Chevy Corvette 6.158 228.42 228.42
7 69 Al Billes, Barrie ON, '53 Studebaker 6.159 229.47 229.47
8 1211 Mike Ashley, Melville NY, '41 Willys 6.168 226.70 226.70

Qualifying after Saturday's first session:

1 1004 Tim McAmis, Hawk Point MO, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.097 231.87 231.87
2 243 Roy Hill, Sophia NC, '03 Ford Mustang 6.131 231.75 231.75
3 2 Mitch Stott, Mill Spring NC, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.142 231.12 231.12
4 69 Al Billes, Barrie ON, '53 Studebaker 6.159 229.47 229.47
5 1211 Mike Ashley, Melville NY, '41 Willys 6.168 226.70 226.70
6 1512 Mike Stawicki, Medina NY, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.195 229.74 229.74
7 6 Fred Hahn, W. Seneca NY, '02 Chevy Corvette 6.195 213.33 227.65
8 1212 Scott Ray, Greenville OH, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.239 225.18 225.18

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9 57 Troy Critchley, Wylie TX, '96 Chevy Corvette 6.241 226.05 226.05
10 44 Mike Castellana, Westbury NY, '68 Chevy Camaro 6.241 224.32 224.32
11 1949 Johnny Rocca, Leesburg VA, '49 Mercury 6.251 227.77 227.77
12 5082 Zach Barklage, Lake Ozark MO, '02 Pontiac Gran 6.261 225.75 226.39
13 5049 Marty McGinnis, Gravois Mills MO, '37 Chevrolet 6.263 226.73 226.73
14 1722 Wayne Torkelson, Concord CA, '55 Ford Thunderb 6.268 224.25 224.81
15 8 Thomas Patterson, Houston TX, '41 Willys 6.290 222.88 224.96
16 38 Dan Rowe, Laguna Hills CA, '38 Chevy 6.305 217.11 217.11
17 069 Bill Hill, St. Louis MO, '69 Chevy Nova 6.314 222.40 222.66
18 9 Quain Stott, Inman SC, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.323 229.63 231.36
19 0A Bill Kuhlmann, Wentzville MO, '68 Chevy Corvet 6.362 222.07 222.07
20 1 Shannon Jenkins, Tuscaloosa AL, '68 Chevy Cama 6.363 221.89 221.89
21 169 Cody McManama, Dallas TX, '57 Chevy Bel Air 6.379 219.15 219.15
22 1313 Chip King, Roxboro NC, '01 Dodge Avenger 6.430 224.32 224.32
23 4 Ed Hoover, Gilbert SC, '63 Chevy Corvette 6.990 153.28 153.28
24 1157 Mel Eaves, Hudson FL, '57 Chevy Bel Air 7.513 130.42 130.42

May 13, 2003 Canada West Doorslammers at the "Plex!

Kirton is 1st time winner and Macloed is in final in 1st race with the 'slammers.

The conditions were tough at the second race of the year for the Canada West Doorslammers, presented this weekend by the great guys at Pro Stock Performance in Edmonton. With the rescheduled Mission div. event on the Saturday guys running dual duty at Mission and Ashcroft has alot of mile to put in, but with double points at Ashcroft it was worth the trip. The guys that made it up for Saturday, had the advantage of extra qualifying laps at the desert facility, but the guys at Mission had a number of laps on their cars as well, so were ready for the two shots they got on Sunday. Final qualifying had to no ones surprise, Duane Grosart take the top spot with a half throttle 7.15/193 blast in his sweet Pro Mod '55 Chevy. Ray Kirton was #2 with his best effort yet, a 7.85/170 mph shot, his first seven second qualifying effort ever.Rob Charlton, one of the Mission competitors who headed North went 7.94/171 and Dave Warren rounded out the top 4 with a 7.97/170 lap. 17 cars and trucks attempted to make the field but only 12 did on the 8.81 factored bump spot. Grant Howell, Frank Nelson (who broke the tranny), Jason Mercer (who hurt the motor), Terry Spargo (who had Suspension problems) and Brian Kikel (tire shake and electrical wooes) in a friend's (name not known Wally something) new Vega all failed to make the field. That left 12 to compete for the $1000 and double points. Kirton defeated Grosart in round one, Joe Mellof got the win over Stefan Kondalay (both these guys ran double duty at Mission and Ashcroft. Rick Macleod got by Mike Munden, Steve Ellis defeated Mike Bedsworth, Rob Charlton defeated Dave Warren and Layne Wooley took out Roy Lazic's Corvette. A big announcement by Layne is the signing of major sponsor Super Save Gas to a three year deal. Here is the decalling for the car. Very neat graphics. Congratulaions Layne!

Round two matchups saw Kirton upset Charlton on a hole-shot 6/1000ths victory 7.959 to 8.029. Joe Mellof defeated Layne Wooley when got loose. Mellof's .008 light would have been tough to beat though. Finally Rick Macleod defeated Steve Ellis when Steve broke out by two hundredths. Kirton had the semi final bye into the final and Rick Macleod upset Joe Mellof when Joe was real late at the starting line.

The Final round was real close at the starting line as both Macleod and Kirton had .03 lights, but Rick took way too much stripe and broke out by .03 to give Ray Kirton and the cool blown truck his first ever win on the Doorslammer circuit. Way to go to all the teams for making the trek to the plex, and collecting the double points for their effort.

A special thanks go out to all the sponsors of the series for 2003, and they include Pro Stock Performance, Blue Max Performance, Kershaw Performance, Up In Flames Clothing Company, DTT Diesel Performance, Parr Racing Engines, Charlton Automotive, TCS Performance Products, Davenport Custom Race Cars, Jet Tools and Equipment, Aurora Electronics and B & B Tireland

The next race is in four weeks at the Langley Loafers Old Time Drags at the Eagle Motorplex June 7-8. Come on up and enjoy one of the best weekends of the year.

Here is the top ten standings after two races:

Ray Kirton 229
Joe Mellof 205
Rob Charlton 180
Dave Warren 137
Rick McLeod 134
Mike Bedsworth 131
Steve Ellis 131
Stefan Kondolay 116
Layne Wooley 100
Duane Grosart 90

May 9, 2003 The "Canada West Doorslammers" race #2 presented by Pro Stock Performance from Edmonton, at the Eagle Motorplex, Ashcroft B.C.

This weekend will be one of the most hectic weekends in recent years up at the Motorplex. With the rain outs this year up at the desert facility (what an oxymoron that is), the track scheduled a triple header this weekend, with two Summit Bracket races on Saturday, and one on Sunday. For the Canada West Doorslammers, the cars that are running Top Comp at the Mission rescheduled Lucas Oil event, will hopefully finish up Saturday afternoon, then make the 3 1/2 hour trek north to the 'Plex, and possibly make one hit Saturday with the Doorslammers, and then make their last two qualifiers Sunday morning before eliminations. The teams that are serious about the Doorslammer series are in the position to make the Ashcroft event because both races their this year are double points events. So even a first round loss is worth up to 59 points. The competitors that are at Mission then heading up to "Eagle" include 1st race winner Joe Mellof, Stefan Kondalay, Rob Charlton, Terry Spargo, Frank Nelson, Dale Giroux and Randall Tucker. We'll have more updates tonight on this event and who we can expect to see at the Eagle Motoroplex.

 

 

 

 


Canada West Doorslammers

February 2003 Doorslammer Zone

January 2003 Doorslammer Zone

March 2003 Door Zone

April 2003 Door Zone

 

Your favorite West Coast and Canadian Pro Mod and Doorslammers web sites:

Danny Rowe

Glen May

Glen Kerunsky

Joe Delehay

Jay Syversten

Rick Distefano

Trevor Lowe

Al Billes

John Scialpi

Pat Stoken

Dennis Radford

Wayne Torkelson

 

 

 

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