Speedzone Magazine's Top Street 604 2017 results
Race 2 Canadian National Open
July 22, 2017
Race 2 Lucas Oil Canadian National Open
National Open winner is Jason Gibson......
...Gibson one of the best racers in the 604 group did the expected and won this past weekend at Mission Raceway. He has been one the best racers in the Open Comp class and has won multiple races as a bracket racer at the track. The Mustang he won with on the weekend is the same car he has raced for a number of years.
The sub 10 second cars topped the qualifying field Friday and in final qualifying Saturday. The field was lead by Steve Wilson in his 69 Camaro, as hewas the only eight second car. Gibson was #2 with a 9.2 / 120mph run.
.....and Don Murray was #3 with a 9.4/143mph .
In Round one, Don Murray advanced with .026 stripe over Darrell Tippe.
Doug Ludwig defeated Mike Stewart despite a holeshot by Stewart. Ludwig was less than .03 off his dial compared to .077 off by Stewart.
Gibson defeated Bobby Ehlers when Ehlers was way late on the tree.
Dodge combatants Doug Rumley was .2 better on the tree than his brother Terry and he got the win light.
Dave Bisschop got a big starting line advantage over race #1 winner Reesse Lindgren and took a close .02 stripe. He was off to the 1/4 finals.
Rob Munroe advanced to round two running .01 off his 11.59 dial.
Steve Wilson got the bye in round one as the #1 qualifier.
Wilson defeated a red lighting (above) Munroe. He was off to the semi finals.
Don Murray gor a ten on the tree against Bisschop and took a .05 stripe.
Doug Ludwig had the best light of the round with a .078 and won by over 2/10ths over Rumley.
Gibson got a second round bye run and he was ony .01 off his 9.20 dial in.
Wilson was second to the finish line but got the win when Murray broke out by .007. Murray was forced under as he was .06 back at the tree
Doug Ludwig was almost perfect with his 11.07 dial. He ran a 11.073 but was .06 back on the tree. The margin of victory for Jason Gibson was just .004
Jason Gibson got a huge .18 starting line advantage over Steve Wilson and was off his 9.20 dial by only .05. Wilson was only .053 off his dial, but falling so far back on the tree kept him four car lengths back at the finish line.
Gibson takes home the 1k as well as a great looking Silver wally and cool jewlery from Glen Braid and Diamonds and Design.
The next race is in a few weeks at Smoke Fire and Thunder.
Race 1 Doorwarz
Top Street 604 qualifying and elimination's
Jay Graw wins the first Doorwarz Top Street race. He defeated Reese Lingren in the final round and takes home the $1000.00 cash
Qualifying for the Top Street class is based on ET.
Leading the pack was Steve Wilson in the bright orange 68 Camaro (below) . He ripped off an 8.87 best. Sitting #2 was Jason Gibson driving his multi event winning Mustang. His best was a 9.44
Don Murray driving his georgous Hemi Cuda sat #3 with a 9.65.
There were nine competitors at the Doorwarz event.
Steve Wilson got the round one bye for being the #1 qualifier.
Jay Graw (above) took on favourite Jason Gibson and ran right on (.001 off his 11.50). Gibson was 6 numbers better on the tree but he was off his number by 9.
Chris Lunn (below) ran his 11.30 number with a '9'. to take out Mike Stewart/ Stewart broke out trying to play catch-up.
Doug Ludwig defeated Don Murray in the second to last pairing. Ludwig was within 2/1000ths of his 11.15 dial. Murray went under his dial by .011.
Reese Lindgren defeated Alyssa Ward in the final pairing.
Wilson defeated Lunn in round two when Lunn was way alte on the tree. He had 2/10ths on the tree and eased off the gas for a .04 stripe.
Lindgren defeated Ludwig running a 11.632 on his 11.60 dial. Ludwig was way late on the tree and could not play catch-up.
Graw got the round two bye run.
Jay Graw took on #1 qualifier Steve Wilson and took a tenth of a second stripe running a 11.057 on his 11.05 dial.
Lindgren got the semi final bye run to advance to the finals.
In the final round Graw got over a tenth holeshot and ran a 11.104 on a 11.05 dial. Lindgren was way back at the tree and could not stay in front of the half second quicker Graw.
The class has got pretty good potential and what they are trying to accomplish is great.
Their next race is in two weeks at the Canadian National Open. They will be racing for an NHRA wally.
The 604 Street Legal group was formed in 2016 The founding members are Craig Blair ,Darryl Tippe ,Jason Gibson , Jason Graw and Don Murray.
Don Murray explains how the 604 Street Legal group came about.
With the rise in popularity in top ten lists partly from the television show Street outlaws. We wanted to create our own 604 top ten list.
We all realized that the show was flawed and the message they were portraying we didnt agree with. While they were actually racing on a street, they were in fact acting and the roads were closed off and they did have safety crews etc.
I feel they dont have a future and what they are doing is going to fail. When someone dies it will be all over. They will either move to the track or stop filming. They are not legit, we are. We dont portray anything.
I have raced pro street on the west coast since the very beginning and have watched it morph into outlaw promod which is sooo far away from its roots. Pro street racing is extinct on the west coast. Having raced heads up I know that is get costly, very fast and usually the one who spends the most ends up running away with the class. Having experienced it myself and knowing the costs and the current reality of our weather, population and economy, we just dont have chance to get sponsors to fund that type of racing here on the west coast.
So we decided to go out on our own direction, create a legitimate class for actual street driven cars not promods.
The group races at the track not on the street, hence the name 604 Street legal. While we do recognize the quickest and fastest runs and publish a top ten lis, our competitions are dail-in which gives everyone a far chance to win. Are rules are simple enough and won't be changing. They can be found here https://604toptenlist.com/2017-rules. We are not taking anything away from anybody there is still heads up classes for those who have the need. So now if I get beat its not by someone who spent more then me, its because I got out raced. And its fun giving guys a fair chance..
"Racing at the track is cool, way cooler than racing on the street, and we are going to show how cool it can be" .
604 Top Street Rules
Cars eligible to compete must be licenced and insured no permits. Run on pump gas,E85 and water/ meth injection and Octane Boost permitted , Alcohol and Race Gas Not permitted .Be Equipped with DOT tires ,Mufflers and Exhaust , Glass windshield ,Working side windows ( go up and down ) All lights must work .No decals permitted on body .Two Front seats. Must be able to drive for 25 Kms non stop . No weight limits Throttle stops or delay boxes
Street Class Cars must be capable of running 11.99 or quicker .
Top Street Shoot out will be run on a pro tree with a sportsman
ladder. No changing dial in once eliminations start , No deep staging
Courtesy staging in effect.
#1 Dragin'Don 8.74 @ 155 70 Cuda' Hemi
#2 Steve Wilson 8.87@149 68 Camaro BBC
#3 Dean Fuller 8.92 @ 149 Datsun 510 SBC
#4 Jason Gibson 9.23@143 66 Mustang S
#5 Jay Graw 9.93@136 81 Z/28 SBC
#6 Dave Bisschop 10.17@132 72 Tempest BBP
#7 Alyssa Ward 10.17 @ 130 67 Nova SBC
#8 Grant Toutant 10.18@138 55 Chev BBC
#9 Rob Monroe 10.21@ 131
#10 AJ Kutzer 10.37@134 72 240Z
#11 Brain Putz 10.45@133
#12 Mike Hawking 10.45@?
#13 Amir Nazary 10.49@ 149!
#14 Doug Rumley 10.61@?
#15 Terry Rumley 10.65@124
#16 Robert Unger 10.70@124
#17 Darryl Tippe 10.71@ 124
#18 Laurie Peterson 10.79@124
#19 Greg McClellan 10.92@125
#20 Doug Ludwig 10.96@121
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