Norm Swengler Yanks the tires at last years Houston Drags.

Norm Swengler Yanks the tires at last years Houston Drags.

Drag racers turn their eyes to Houston this weekend

The Houston Drags are always one of the Northwest drag racing highlights of the year and this year will be no exception with The West Coast Door Slammers making an appearance at the 15th annual Houston Drags, August 19th-21st.

~By Ed Evans

The Houston Drags are always one of the Northwest drag racing highlights of the year and this year will be no exception with The West Coast Door Slammers making an appearance at the 15th annual Houston Drags, August 19th-21st.

The Door Slammers are a group of six second ¼ mile Feature cars. According to their website :

All Cars must have:

a) Two operating doors

b) Front and rear suspension

c) Left hand steering

d) Roof

Coming to heat up the Houston track this weekend are:

Outlaw Racing from Carbondale, Alberta

Wade Sjostrom in his 1957 Chevy Bel-air. It has a 525 cu. In. Chevy with a 14.71 ssi supercharger and a 3 speed Lenco, The Chassis is a Carl Spearing “LOW DOWN CHASSIS” best E.T is 6:63 @ 209 mph

KD MOTOR RACING from EDMONTON ALBERTA

Reg Deforest and his 1923 blown altered with a 509 cu.in. Chevy, 14:71 super charger, 2 speed Powerglide. His best ¼ mile E.T. is 6.79 @199 mph. Deforest is noted for his CRAZY BURNOUTS

DALE BRISTOW from  EDMONTON, ALBERTA

Bristow has a 2005 Bickel Chevy Cobalt with a 813 cu.in. Sonny’s Hemi which is a Rickie Smith ex-NHRA Prostock car. It’s best E.T is 6.70 @ 206 mph

PERRY THYR RACING from DRAYTON VALLEY, ALBERTA

Thyr has a 1996 Chevy Camero on a Tim Mcannis chassis with a 786 cu.in. Buck Racing engine, 4 stages NOS and a 4 speed shifted Lenco. Thyr’s best ET is 6:42 @ 211

This is all in addition to all of the great class racing that will be running on the weekend. Racing will start Friday night at 5pm. with the Toni Madison Memorial night race and the Burnout contest. Saturday and Sunday racing will run from 9am to 6pm. Pro Outlaw cars and Jr. Dragsters will run the 1/8 mile and Sportsman, Bike, Sled, Pro and King of the Hill classes will run the ¼ mile.

It will be a great weekend for racing. Don’t miss this race at the Houston Airport on the far side of Hungry Hill. See you at the Houston Drags!