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December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to all the NW outlaw teams and all the race fans.

Stay tuned for the 2015 racing schedule

 

October 3, 2014

The last NW Outlaw event of the year is this weekend. It is sponsored by Summit Custom Brokers.

September 30, 2014

 

Marty Zazula wins the NW Outlaw event last week (September 20-21) . It was his debut in his new Dragster. Greg McLean was the runner-up and ran his first ever 6 second pass. There were a total of eight cars for the first time in the series history.

Full results soon.

August 13, 2014

We will have a two race schedule for 2014

September 19-21 and October 3-4

Both events at Mission Raceway. will have great payouts. Based on 8 cars the payout will be around 3,000.00

Winner 1100.00, R/U 600.00 Semis 250.00 each, 1/4's 125.00 each. #1 qualifer 100.00. Top speed 100.00. Best reaction time in elims 100.00

Steve and Summit have committed to sponsoring the two races and we also have RAD Torque Systems on board as a sponsor.

Come on out and let's play.

July 28, 2014

A long time since an update, obviously due to the Issues at Mission Raceway. The good news in this is the track will be ready for their first event of the season, the Langley Loafers old time drags. What I am working on it trying to get two or three races fit into their schedule . They have six drag races scheduled for the months of August, September and October. We have one scheduled race which is the Doorwarz weekend. I am going to try and confirm the Smoke Fire and thunder weekend as well, since that race was originally part of our series. The problem is that Top Comp is also running that weekend. While very few of our cars compete in top comp there may be issues there. I would like to schedule October 4-5 as a weekend for us as well. We did run an our final event Sept 30-Oct 1st three years ago and it was a really good race. Stay tuned I hope to have confirmation by this Friday.

May 9, 2014

More scheduling updates for the 2014 season. Unfortunately more delays at Mission so the May 31/June 1 event has been cancelled. The first race will be June 21/22, then August 23/24 and Sept 20/21. We may add October 4-5.

 

April 29, 2014

Unfortunately the rescheduled first race of the a season has been cancelled due to delays in the work at Mission Raceway. They are pretty confident the May 31 - June 1st race will be a go though. We also hope to add the June 21-22 date at Mission as well, giving us four races for 2014.

April 13, 2014

Lots of issues in the last three or four weeks will change the NW Outlaws season for 2014. The Eagle Motorplex is undergoing a huge shift, management wise, and restructuring, so their 2014 season has basically been cancelled with the exception for the Langley Loafers race, It will still go on. But the NW Outlaws were not a part of that event anyway, so our two events there have been cancelled. A very unfortunate turn of events, but hopefully the 2015 season will bring a new and improved Eagle Motorplex.

With the cancellation of the two races at Eagle, we will try and replace them with one more event at Mission. That in itself is tough due to their early season track and facility improvements. Our first race orginally scheduled for May 3 and 4 at Mission has been re-scheduled for May 17 and 18.

Here are the two possible dates we can use as a replacement for one of the cancelled Ashcroft races. We will only replace one race making a five race schedule.

The two dates that are possible are June 21-22 or September 6-7. What are your thoughts?

 

Re and Re 2014 schedule (so far)

Mission Raceway

May 31 / June 1 (cancelled due to repairs)

June 21-22
August 23/24
Sept 20/21


Eagle Motorplex
June 28/29 cancelled
Sept 13/14 cancelled

January 23, 2014

Two new cars will compete this year in the Outlaws. One is a team returning after almost a year away due to an unfortunate crash at race one last year. That is the Zazula team. They will debut their new Blown RED this year. The other is a Nostalgia Funny Car from the Lower Mainland. Tyson Wells a regular hitter in the Doorslammers series bought a complete Corvette Funny Car operation and is psyched to come out and play.

January 1, 2014

The Outlaws hope everyone had a great Christmas and holiday season.

We are looking forward to the 2014 season and it promises to be the best yet. He have confirmed our Major Sponsor Summit Custom Brokers is back for the 2014 season. Thanks to Steve and Chris. Steve is pumped to get back on the track in 2014. We have added SK Automotive/Quick Ride Engineering as an event sponsor in the 2014 season. Thanks to Simon Kingsley. More sponsors will be added in 2014. A few new cars are in the works as well in 2014, one being a nostalgia Funny Car. The Zazula clan will debut their new Dragster, hopefully at the first event. Speaking of the first event here is the 2014 schedule. (it is subject to adjustment).

Mission Raceway
May 17/18 new date for this race
May 31 / June 1
August 23/24
Sept 20/21


Eagle Motorplex
June 28/29 cancelled
Sept 13/14 cancelled

There are six event is 2014 and one race is waivable so you can claim the best five of six for the 2014 champion points.

September 30, 2013

 

The final race of the 2013 landed Dane Lachelt his first series championship after three years of trying.

He ended up winning the last two races and took the title by two rounds over Steve Horne.

Final point standings

Driver
Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Total
1. Dane Lachelt
35
0
36
73
73
217
2. Steve Horne
10
94
33
0
33
170
3. Greg Maclean
10
31
73
0
51
167
4. Dan Provost
0
32
92
0
0
124
5. Mike Peck
73
0
0
0
73
6. Marty Zazula
10
0
0
0
10

 

Dane was the top qualifier but both Steve Horne and Greg MacLean gave him a good run on the weekend. Due to cars issues Dan Provost could not run on the weekend. too bad as he had a legitimate shot at the title as well. Leo Grocock planned on running but he could not get enough crew to run on the weekend. Mike Peck looking at the weather forecast, decided it was too risky. He is kicking himself since Saturday was a great day with warm temperatures all day long. Because the Sunday forecast was a real ugly one the association decided to run the event off in one day.


Dane and Greg lined up for the first qualifier and Dane ripped off a 6.351/219 and Greg went 7.043/188.
Steve Horne ran a single and made his best lap in the Willys and his career best lap as well. He went 6.383/210 mph.

 

Elimination's

Dane had the single and he went 6.350 on his 6.34 dial in and had a .021 light. He was ready for the final.

Greg defeated Steve in the other semi went Steve was late and then got real loose as some fluid got on his tires at 300 feet. He swapped lanes and just missed Greg but got the Willys under control and maneuvered back into his lane. McLean won with a 7.063/189.91 Horne's et was a slowing 8.029/119.

Final round. The two driver left within .013 of each other so it should have been a close one. Unfortunately MacLean got loose at 400 feet and he had to pedal the car to get it back in the groove. Dane past Greg and eased off the throttle at 1200 feet and won with a 6.377/195. Greg went 7.532/144.20.

Dane Lachelt clinched the championship with his semi final bye run and Greg MacLean moved up one spot form 4th to 3rd with his runner-up. He was just 3 points behind Steve Horne, who finished second.

 

Overall it was a bit of a disappointing year for the class but we have pretty decent commitments from what should be a full eight car field of drivers for 2014.
Including the three this weekend, sponsor Steve Kendall will be back with his low six second Dragster. Marty Zazula will be back with his new dragster, Dan Provost and two time champion Mike Peck should also be back along with a season long commitment from Leo Grocock.

Others saying they will compete include Jim Attwell, George Raynor, Tyson Carr (hopefully the full season), Brent Murray (at least three or four races) , Dallas and Gord Wagner and maybe Troy Clayton.

Crew member Chloe getting ready to be the new pilot????? That would be cool. She is a young lady not afraid to get her hands dirty.

September 16, 2013

Huge thanks must go out to Steve Kendall for his continued support for the sieries despite his health issues this year. His hope is to make it out the the event this weekend and possibly compete even.

We are planning a season ending dinner Saturday night, if we have enough interest. I would like to know by Wednseday who will be competing this weekend. and is interested in a dinner. I have a BBQ caterer out of Maple Ridge that will do up BBQ Ribs, Pulled Pork and either BBQ Chicken or BBQ Beef Brisket (three different meats included). Also included are twice baked Potatoes, home made Cole Slaw, Ceasar Salad and buns. The cost is $17.95 for all that. (The Doorslammers are doing a similar one and the prcie from their caterer is $25.00) Or we can just do a Steak Dinner that I would look after for $12.50 (with Baked Potato, two salads and buns). Let me know what you want and how many people.

September 15, 2013

Dane Lachelt gets his first win of the year and moves into 1st place less than one round ahead of Steve Horne. Four drivers are still in the running heading into the finale this weekend at Mission.

The car count was again not what we were hoping for this weekend, as we had the potential of 6 cars to start with, five of which were not members but are interested in the series. One guy out of Kelowna (Tim Deplonte I think is his name) was upgrading his license in his very nice blown Chevelle but he did not get it completed in time for a qualifying shot. two others were regular Box competitors including Robin Reding and Frank Egli.

Unfortunately for Frank and Robin they both suffered mechanical issues in qualifying and could not make eliminations. That left Dane Lachelt, Tyson Carr and Dallas Wagner.

Dane made an excellent run in round one as he ripped off a 6.53.212 mph blast. Tyson went 7.29/192 in session two and Dallas went 7.61/180 for his best. Lachelt could not improve on his first lap and but Carr was on a low 7 teen pass in the third session. He was over a tenth quicker to half track and was .14 quicker to 1000 feet.

But something blew through the beam between 330 and half track throwing out a 3.59 et on the reader board.

This is the first time I have seen the finish line et quicker than the half track et (I would have thought that once the finish line beam had been broken that the timers stop, but they don't.

Final qualifying was:

Dane Lachelt 6.575 214.43 mph
Tyson Carr 7.293 194.09 mph
Dallas Wagner 7.615 181.59 mph

Dane had the bye in round one and he used that bye for a tribute to Richerd Sieber, a long time Eagle Motorplex racer who died this summer. Some of Richerd's ashes were placed in Dane's Parachute pack, and at the end of the run he pulled the chutes and the ash dust was scattered in the air.

In the other race in the first round Dallas Wagner defeated Tyson Carr. Carr was on a decent run but he was a bit loose (notice the vapor haze second picture below, possibly a fuel leak) and when he pedaled the dragster the car drove through the clutch pack and Tyson lifted early. Dallas was a good run as well, but when he saw the dragster was not going to catch him he eased off the gas and ran a 7.673 on his 7.63 dial.

The final was a big one for Lachelt as a win would put him in the points lead with one race remaining.

Wagner got a .03 starting line advantage and looked to be on his way to victory (his car has been running very consistent all weekend), when he slowed at 1000 feet. It looked like he lifted when he could not see Lachelt but in fact he suffered mechanical issues and Dane drove around him at 1150 feet. Dane ran close to his number (a 6.721 on his 6.67) while Dallas was 3/10ths off going 7.974 on his 7.63), and took a 2/10ths finish line stripe. The win puts him 7 points in front of Steve Horne heading into the final race and less than two rounds ahead of the 4th pace driver Greg MacLean. Dan Provost is in 3rd place one round back of Lachelt.

Points heading into the final event

Driver
Race 1
Race 2
Race 3
Race 4
Race 5
Total
1. Dane Lachelt
35
0
36
73
144
2. Steve Horne
10
94
33
0
137
3. Dan Provost
0
32
92
0
124
4. Greg Maclean
10
31
73
0
114
5. Mike Peck
73
0
0
0
73
6. Marty Zazula
10
0
0
0
10

 

September 11, 2013

Sorry for delays in posting the results from the last event.

Dan Provost gets the win at "Smoke, Fire and Thunder" putting him in 2nd place in the standings. Greg MacLean was the runner-up, his best ever finish drag racing. His runner-up finish vaults him into the 3rd place with two races to go.

Qualifying saw to no surprise, Dane Lachelt take the #1 spot. He ran a 6.32 best to easily out distance Leo Grocock who made his debut.

He went 6.871 to sit #2. Darrell Pelrine was #3 as he also ran the series for the first time.

He went 7.165 to sit #3. Greg McLean ran his best number of the year, a 7.19, and that was good for #4. Dan Provost was #5 with a 7.44 and Steve Horne only made one run (re ran great in the test n tune Friday going 7.20's but his run was a coasting 11 second time slip).

Luke Balough was planning on running with the group with his cool blown altered, but he had trans break isssues Sunday morning and could not make the call.

 

Final qualifying

Dane Lachelt 6.326
Leo Grocock 6.871
Darrell Pelrine 7.165
Greg MacLean 7.197
Dan Provost 7.45
Steve Horne 11.359

 

 

Dan Provost was deadly on race day , as his worst light was a .026 He defeated Leo Grocock (Leo's crew could not get his idle low enough to stage properly) in round one. He then got around Darrell Pelrine in round two In the final he defeated first time finals Greg Maclean. Provost was .011 on the tree and ran a 7.59 on his 7.52 dial. MacLean got to he final round when he upset Dane Lachelt in round one. Dane had mechanical issues and Greg ran a 7.24 on his 7.19 dial. He had a single in the semi finals and went 7.28 on his 7.24 dial.

With the win Provost goes to second place in the standings, a round back of 1st place Steve Horne. Greg MacLean is third and Dane Lachelt is 4th.

July 29, 2013

Event Notice:

Due to the lack of confirmed cars for our next scheduled event this weekend at the' Plex are forced to cancel the event. We apologise to the Eagle Motorplex for this unfortunate turn of events. The next event is at Mission August 24-25, for Smoke Fire and Thunder. This will be an evening show Saturday with eliminations Sunday starting at noon.

 

June 10, 2013

Sorry for the delay in posting the results from race 2. Here they are:

NW Outlaws Race 2
May 18-19, 2013

This event was added to the schedule late in the year so we decided to make one race this season waiveable. We had five teams enter the event including newcomer Dan Provost. Brent Murray (race 1 winner), Steve Horne, Greg McLean and Simon Kingsley.
In the first qualifier, Kingsley made a check out pass as he has new bigger power in his Camaro. Dan Provost left before the tree was activated against the clutch/blower flopper driven by Brent Murray who rattled the tires and lifted early. Greg McLean and Steve Horne did not make runs. In the second session Steve Horne ripped off a 7.66/191. He was set to run McLean but after his burnout the car dies (weak battery). Dan Provost went 7.40 and Brent Murray again was loose carding an 8.85 time slip. Simon Kingsley skipped the session. In the final round on Saturday Murray ripped off a solid 6.63/205 to get the #1 spot and Greg McLean had to get off the gas when he went to the center line. Provost went 7.53 in his nitrous Firebird Simon Kingsley lifted early and went 8.98 and Steve Horne went 7.45/187

Sunday morning in the final qualifier, Brent Murray skipped the round, Steve Horne moved up to the #2 spot with a 7.20/193. Simon Kingsley crossed the finish line just ahead of Horne as he was quicker off the line and he went 7.22/at 193. Dan Provost picked up a few hun and went 7.33/187. Greg McLean struggled off the starting line and would end up #5 in the field.

Here is final qualifying
1. Brent Murray 1977 Mustang Blown Hemi 6.638/205
2. Steve Horne 2013 FED Blown SB Chevy 7.200/193
3. Simon Kingsley 68 Camaro Blown BB Chevy 7.221/193
4. Dan Provost 96 Firebird Nitrous BB Chevy 7.33/187
5. Greg McLean 23T Altered Blown BB Chevy 8.516/132.87

Round one had Brent Murray with the bye run and he just staged the car getting the win.
Steve Horne ran Dan Provost and Provost got a huge hole-shot, but his Firebird got loose at 300 feet and he had to pedal the car to get it straight. He was still out in front since he had over 2/10ths at the tree but right around 1200 feet Horne drove around him for a .022 stripe. Simon Kingsley took on McLean and Kingsley got .08 on the tree and ran closer to his 7.00 dial. He went 7.13 to McLean's game 7.48 at a slowing 169mph

In the Semi finals, Horne had the single and he went 7.34 on his 7.20 dial. Kingsley got a huge hole-shot on Murray, but he shook on the starting line and Murray was quickly reeling in the Camaro. At the finish line Murray fell .08 short handing the win to Kingsley. It got real exciting for Kingsley though at the stripe as his car had the transmission get too hot and it caused the oil lines to let go and fluid did spray into the helmet and face shield. The hot oil on the engine and transmission caused smoke to fill the cockpit in the Camaro and Simon was forced to hit his fire bottles as he did not know if there was any fire. He got the car stopped and the smoke cleared and luckily there was no fire, just burned oil lines and a really hot Transmission. Unfortunately he could not get the car ready for final eliminations giving the automatic win to Steve Horne. Horn did not just take the winner's check though, he and crew chief Jay Syvertsen made a bunch of changes to the car and they ran a 7.31/195 in the final round. With the win Horne takes over the point lead over Mike Peck.
We have a two month break before the next event August 3-4 at the Eagle Motorplex

 

May 12, 2013

 

One thing I neglected to mention is we added another race to the schedule June 1-2, at Mission Raceway. That gives us 6 points events in 2013. Because this was added late we will make one event this year a waivable Race. You only need to claim the best 5 of 6 races for points.

June 1-2 the next event. Mark it down.

May 10, 2013

 

Brent Murray takes the shocking win in an eventful race one at Mission Raceway.

(All race photos to come)

The NW Outlaws made their season debut this past weekend at Mission Raceway. Seven competitors were there for the drivers meeting but one driver did not make any runs. Two of the drivers were hoping to complete licensing in time for elimination's on Sunday.

Saturday's first round had highs and lows when all was said and done. Both licensing drivers (Greg McLean and Steve Horne) made required runs and were looking at a couple more to get completed. Brent Murray was out in the Damn Yankee Funny Car and his first run was a tire shaker and center line hugging early shut off.

Dane Lachelt was beside Marty Zazula in their pairing and is was a wild run so say the least. Dane was off on a mid 6 second et and Marty was not far behind.

At around 600 feet Zazula's RED started to get loose and moved to the center line then the guard rail. It looked like he was close to getting corrected when the car made a hard move to the center line and it went sideways and started to roll at 1200 feet. The car tumbled past the finish line with a 7. second et at over 100 mph. When the car flipped over the engine butterflies got stuck on for a few seconds and the engine revved quite high which added to the drama.

Marty managed to hit the shut off and it finally came to rest at 1800 feet downtrack upside down. The safety crew got to Marty quickly and rolled the car over and they got the stunned driver out of the car. He appeared okay but was taken to the ambulance to get checked out. The car was in rough shape with the front end of the car tore up pretty good , both rear tires were flat and the wheels bent up. The rear wing was tore off and the engine was beat up. But Marty exited the ambulance looking pretty good and saying he felt okay. The safety requirements built into the car and the gear he was wearing including a HANS device did their job. He and the crew took stock of the situation and then the car was loaded up and taken to their pit area for further evaluation. The clean-up took a little over an hour and we were back to racing.
Mike Peck was the final guy down track and he did a huge burnout and then rattled the tires big time on his launch with the new Hoosiers.

Round two saw Brent Murray rip off a great 6.43/216 beside Dane Lachelt's 6.62/210 mph blast. What a great side by side. A career best ET and MPH for the Funny Car. Mike Peck rattled the tires again on his second run. The two licensing drivers made another decent hit each with Mclean running a mid seven time slip.
The final Saturday session was skipped by Murray but Mike Peck and Dane Lachelt ran side by side 6's. Lachelt went 6.56/213 and Peck ran a 6.79/202.

Sunday morning and the final qualifier. Mike Peck ran Brent Murray and neither driver improved from their earlier runs. Murray went 6.76 and Peck went 6.95. Dane Lachelt sat out the session.

Steve Horne was hoping for a solid lap to earn his license but he rattle the tires and had to lift. Greg Mclean was on a great lap but he started to move to the center line. He stayed there and ripped off a career best 7.24/183, but the race director felt that his last couple runs were too close to the center line, so he would have to make a couple more down the center of the lane. Mclean was real happy with the way the car was running though, so he said he would keep on making laps to get the high HP altered sorted out. Neither licensing driver would run elimination's this event.

Final qualifying had Brent Murray #1 with a 6.43, Dane Lachelt was #2 with a 6.56 and Mike Peck was #3 with a 6.79.

In round one Brent Murray had the bye run and he just staged his 'flopper and then back out saving parts for the final. Mike Peck and Dane Lechelt had a odd semi final. Both cars staged and then Auto start system seemed to be slow on the trigger, and that screwed up Peck's leave.

He was dialed 2/10ths slower than Lachelt but the two car left at the same time. Dane was running away with the win when his car slowed on the top end allowing Peck to drive around him for the win. The pink RED car lost high gear at 700 feet and Dane could not run it out.
Final round, It was the first time a Funny Car had competed in the class and the car was running well. But it was hard to discount Mike Peck the two time defending series champion.
The two car had solid leaves and were real close in reaction time, so it would come down to who could run closer to their dial's.


At the finish line it was Brent Murray driving around Peck for the victory. He was dialed 6.63 to Peck's 6.76 Murray ran within a tenth of his dial while Mike Peck slowed on the top end making it a surprise victory for the Vancouver Island driver.
Congrat's to Brent and Doug and team for their hard earned victory.
Also Kudos to the two drivers licensing as they are on their way to being regular competitors in the series.

And what can I say to Marty Zazula and the team. Thankfully Marty was not hurt as you can always fix or replace a car. But for that hard working team we are thinking about you. Hopefully you are back before too long.

May 1, 2013

Just two days away from the first test of the year and three days from qualifying for the 1st NW outlaws event of the 2013 season at Mission Raceway. I can't wait! The weather looks awesome!

April 23, 2013

Race one is just 10 days away, as the Outlaws start season 3 at Mission Raceway.

Here is a list of drivers from the last two seasons and are expected to compete this season.

Mike Peck
Steve Kendall
Dane Lachelt
Simon Kingsley
Marty Zazula
Leo Grocock
Brent Murray
Greg McLean
Troy Clayton
Steve Horne
Dan Paterson
Tyson Carr
Quentin Chambers
Kevin Chambers

If you have not competed in the series and are interested contact us at this email or call 604 826 5775

 

March 11, 2013

Series Champion Mike Peck is getting a jump on all the teams and is proving to be just as tough this year. He won Pro 7.0 at Bakersfield this past weekend at the March Meet. 23 cars were in the field.

Congrat's Mike, Wilma, Natalie, Parker, Mike Jr and Mike Krebbs


 

February 23, 2013

Here are the confirmed dates for the 2013 season.

Mission Raceway:

May 3-4

August 24-25

September 21-22

Eagle Motorplex:

August 3-4

September 14-15

 


January 10, 2013

The 3rd Outlaw season is only a few months away and we are working on the schedule now. We have the three Mission dates confirmed and they are great dates. If we can get two Eagle dates that would be a great five race schedule.

We could possible look at a Prince George date as well. If guys are also in favor of an Alberta race contact me and if enough interest is there then we will look at it. I have talked to Seattle and that track can not fit in a race with their tight and already full schedule. Spokane is also a possibility but the track already has a heads up class in a similar vein as ours and I am not sure they would want a dial class. I will talk to track manager/operator Craig Smith about it.

The first three dates (of five) of the NW Outlaws third season are:

Mission Raceway dates

JAnuary 24, 2013Apparanly there is some concerne that the August 3-4 date for the Plex may be too hot. Lets get an email from all parties who are in the series that would rather see the September 14-15 at the Plex. If guys are more in favor of this email me or call me at 604 826 5775. speedzone1@shaw.ca

The September date would mean we race on back to back weekends Eagle then Mission (Sept 20-21)

I do want to hear from you. Dane has been busy contacting everyone and for that I am thankful. You can give him a heads up as well as we are in regular contact. JUST LET US KNOW!!!!!

 

January 21, 2013

Mission Raceway

May 3-4

August 24-25

September 21-22

Eagle Motorplex dates:

August 3-4

September 14-15


 

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2011 Final points are posted.

 

 

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