The inaugural Drag Illustrated World Doorslammer Nationals, matched up the best of the best in the sport of Doorslammer drag racing Pro Mod, Pro Stock, and our favorite Pro Outlaw 632. Pro Outlaw 632 raced for the biggest purse in class history $10,000. The class was sponsored by C&C Pumping services. The teams in Pro Outlaw 632 battled all weekend. Dillion Voss and the Voss Family Racing team in their 2016 Corvette came out victorious. Qualifying number 1 taking home the Race Lite Lithium qualifying award and sealing the weekend off right in the winner’s circle.
First Round, Voss was to meet Webster in round one however, Webster was not able to make the call. Distefano took out Tony Labaldo. Mike Oldham was supposed to face off with JP Shawgo, JP was not able to make the call to engine troubles. Holdorf made easy work of Salminen having the fastest lap of the round of a 4.239. Number 7 qualifier Robert Sellers defeated number 8 qulifer Mike Murphy. Walter Lannigan Jr. made a solid pass off 4.252 to take out J. Windhols. Rick Griffin and Rolando was the last pair out for 1st round with Griffin getting the win light.
Second round Voss got his well-deserved bye run into the semifinals. Wes Distefano was victorious of Mike Oldham, Chris Holdorf took out Rober sellers, and Lannigan defeated Rick Griffin.
Semi Final round was Dillion Voss facing Wes Distefano where Voss was the victor. The other pairing was Black Flag Motor Sports team mates Chris Holdorf and Walter Lannigan Jr., Holdorf won that round.
Final round was perfect drag race if there is such a thing as both cars ran the same elapse time 4.247. The win came from a hole shot Voss had a .014 to Holdorf’s .030.
“We had a good strong car all weekend. Broke a lifter during testing but caught it quick and was able to change lifter without damage to the engine. Qualifying was strong and consistent two 4.21s. In eliminations we had a clutch linkage issue that wasn’t releasing the clutch all the way fortunately we were able to get it fixed and had a great side by side drag race in the finals against Chris Holdorf. (Dillion Voss)”
“Just coming off of a runner up position at the US Nationals I felt that we had a fair chance of doing well. Our car ran our personal best at a 4:32 at 168 mph. Looking at the other fellas in the 20's I knew they had to back up those numbers and have steller power management. We are very consistent and have shaven off 2.2 10th's in the last two races now. Made nitrous changes and converters, we are the only one in the class still running a two speed powerglide. My team has limited knowledge, only racing our second season, of this type of racing, however my crews hearts are in it 100% and I have one of the best tuners around. My trees have been exceptionally well but I get faster and faster as the race goes on, this hurt me at the US Nationals with a .024, .013. .007 .003 .000 and then a red at -.004, which cost me the number one position. This past weekend trees were getting better as well with .018 .016 .007, but then trans problems halted my reaction. We are making forward progress and have not stepped backwards every race....we look forward to the next challenge and will be ready to step up our game...I'm not competing against the other guys I have goals and I am competing against myself....thanks to Dave Hanlon, my Tuner Brian Harrington my Crew Chief and my pit crew Lucas Reina, Justin Rivera and Richard Melendez (Rick Griffin)”
“I thought it was a great indication of the class competition, a decent car count the track was on point for the most part and a good showing.(Walter Lannigan Jr.)”