Welcome to the new web site for RAD Drag Racing

 

The RAD Drag Racing team consists of three primary race cars and close to a dozen sponsored team cars. The primary cars include a supercharged Top Dragster capable of mid 6's at over 200 mph, driven by owner Dan Provost. Dan also drives a a low to mid 7 second Top Sportsman Firebird. The third car is diven by Dan's son Darien. It is a seven second Jr Dragster.

The RAD Team includes Dan and Darien Provost (click their name to go to the profile page) and the list be

low.

Click on each name to go to the profile page.

Dan Provost Top Dragster, Top Sportsman, Super Comp
Darien Provost Jr Dragster

The rest of the team.

Al Quigley - Super Pro Leo Grocock - Blown Outlaw John Tabak - Sportsman Greg Doughty - Top Dragster Shane Molinari - Pro Mod
Ken Sihota -Outlaw 10.5 Chris Gulitti - Top Sportsman Chris Gulitti - Top Dragster Cory Gulitti - Jr Dragster Casey Plaizier - Stock/S.Street
Paul Nero - Top Dragster Joe Sorenson -Stock Steve Downes - Top Sportsman Scott Sikora - Jr Dragster

 


July 27, 2017

A great weekend at MRP for the National Open. Dan wins the Super Quick 1/8 mile race on Sunday, taking out a couple RAD sponsored teams in the process. It was his first major win of the year.

 

Three other RAD cars were in the winners circle on the weekend as well. AL Hampton won Super omp Sunday and Zak Clarke won Super Quick in the first race (Saturday). He runner-upped to Dan on Sunday. Al Quigley won the Super Street gamlers race on Saturday. Greg Doughty was the runner-up on Saturday in Super Quick.

Below, Dan defeated buddy Justin Bond in the Semi finals.

Dan and Darien ran side by side in qualifying Sunday morning, but Darien's day ended early with some interal damage.

 

July 17, 2017

Dan won the Best Engineered award at the Woodburn Divisional a week earlier. That was the only positive from the weekend as he went out early in Top Dragster.

June 7, 2017

Wally winner at Home track and Home race:

Dan had a great rebound race after tough outings down South in March/April. With a new chassis to suit his big power with the Alan Johnson AJ-481x in the race shop and getting fitted, he ran his dragster combo from the last two years. Dan had a solid Friday and Saturday of qualifying and ran a 6.64 best, good enough for #7. He was also runner-up in the "run for the Money" final qualifier best package that he and RAD sponsor. Darien in his first big race at his home track ran a solid 6.80/197 to qualify #11.


Elimination's

Darien also competed in Super Pro where he went to the third round. His lights were strong and looked good, but but his round one loss due to the et falling off confused the team. They entered Super S-Pro to see if engine issues continued. He won the first wo rounds due to the other drivers handing the wins to Darien. After his round two win they decided to trailer the car. They examined the engine and found a few issues.

In round one, Dan faced Alberta rival Dave Senio. Dave had mechanical issues in the last qualifier and had to replace the converter in the car. His dial was a bit of a guess, but it ran close to his number but he was late on the tree and Dan got and easy win.

Round two could have been an easy win as his opponent Ed Hauer was debuting his new Holly EFI combo. The car was all over the place in ET. Luckily Ed went red as Dan was late, and was off to round three.

In round three Dan took on John Evans. Evans defeated Darien in round one, so it was payback time. They were close on their RT's, but John broke out by a bunch. Dan went under by a couple trying to catch John but got the win. He was off to the semi finals.

In the semis he took on tough Washington hitter Clint Giese. Dan got .013 on the tree and took a .013 margin at the stripe. He was off tot he final at his home event.

 

The final saw similar reactions as in the semi finals with Dan having a .016 advantage over first time finalist Dave Boucher. That was all he needed as Dan was off the gas near the stripe running a 6.679 on his 6.66 dial. Dan's margin of victory was .015. With the win Dan moved into 4th place in the Division Six Top Dragster standings.

 

Other RAD team results from the Lordco BC Nationals:

Paul Nero: Round one of Top Dragster:

Eddie Plaizier: Round two of Top Sportsman

Frankie Plaizier: Round two of Top Dragster

Casey Plaizier: Round two of Super Gas

John Tabak: Early exit in Pro. Round two of Super Pro

Al Quigley: Round 1 of Super Street

Kirk Lanz: Round one of Top Sportsman, Round one of Super Pro

Bradee Lowe: Round one of Super Street and round three of Super Pro

Scott Robinson: round one of Super Gas

Mike Robinson: Round one of Super Pro


 

May 29, 2017

Congratulations to Darien for not only getting his first ever round win in his new Top Dragster but also continuing to win rounds going to the final and earning his first win in the big class. A Super Pro win in only his second or third ever bracket race. Way to go Darien!!!.

Dan was testing what will be one of his last runs in this green and black M&M dragster. He has a new Spitzer dragster ordered and it will be here in the next week or two. The new 481-x powerplant just has way to much torque for the old dragster. Dan will compete this weekend at the Lordco "BC Nationals" in his trusty 2016 combo. Darien will compete at the Lordco Nationals this weekend as well in Top Dragster.

 

 

 

April 9, 2017

Dan ran in the 6.50's at the Vegas Divisional on the weekend but was a round one runner-up. Darien ran his career best 6.86, but he fell one spot short of qualifying for the tough 48 car field. He did get in as an alternate but he too lost in round one.

1 703Y Shaunda Ruckman, Scottsdale AZ, American-AJPE 6.014 234.86 234.86
2 7522 Brian Fitzpatrick, Lake Havasu AZ, C & F-Toyota 6.036 235.06 235.27
3 8 Jesse Adams, Yuba City CA, Davis-BAE 6.039 227.88 236.26
4 756 Bob Button, Winters CA, Spitzer-BAE 6.155 230.06 230.06
5 75 Jon Bradford, Tucson AZ, Spitzer-BAE 6.156 227.96 228.58
6 7208 Denny Hills, Gilbert AZ, Yancer-Chevy 6.161 224.17 225.79
7 5226 Afton Swanson, Denver IA, Spitzer-Chevy 6.168 219.83 219.83
8 D712 Phil Dion, Paradise Valley AZ, Yancer-BAE 6.175 227.04 227.04
9 719R Russell Suyenaga, Bellflower CA, Victory-Chevy 6.214 224.14 224.14
10 7796 John Richardson, Santa Clarita CA, Sarmento-Ch 6.242 225.33 225.33
11 7029 Bobby Ray McMahan, Lodi CA, TNT-AMD 6.429 219.94 219.94
12 5908 Lyle Byrum, El Paso TX, Canode-Chevy 6.443 219.40 219.40
13 769 Greg Holman, Kingman AZ, '27-T Ford 6.468 217.70 217.70
14 7156 Chuck Phelps, Chandler AZ, Yancer-Chevy 6.514 208.55 209.10
15 7102 Art Hoover, Concord CA, Racecraft-Chevy 6.514 214.35 214.69
16 6591 Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley OR, Sarmento-Schmidt 6.536 207.98 207.98
17 6718 Shane Molinari, Battle Ground WA, M&M-Chevy 6.563 207.78 207.78
18 6593 Dan Provost, Abbotsford BC, M+M-Chevy 6.564 209.49 209.49
19 7219 Geneva Nash, Visalia CA, Sarmento-Chevy 6.573 208.97 208.97
20 6115 Mike Quayle, Red Deer AB, Mullis-Chevy 6.617 205.63 205.85
21 770 Errol Sharron, Las Vegas NV, Sterling-Olds 6.620 218.05 218.05
22 7468 George Prather, Sacramento CA, Sarmento-RM 6.627 200.71 203.16
23 7117 Jake Morris, Arcata CA, Sarmento-Chevy 6.627 206.95 208.75
24 5522 Glen Dilday, Sibley MO, Grame-Chevy 6.665 205.01 205.01
25 766M Paul Gladden, Tracy CA, Sarmento-Ford 6.668 215.07 215.07
26 782 John Bond, Winters CA, Spitzer-SRE 6.678 206.07 206.07
27 7167 Ryan Priddy, Chino CA, Spitzer-Chevy 6.703 203.58 203.95
28 7730 Mike MacBrair, Napa CA, Sarmento-DLRE 6.719 204.51 204.51
29 2095 Jeff Burns, Mt. Juliet TN, Racecraft-Chevy 6.732 203.09 203.09
30 5116 Dave Slatten, Ft. Collins CO, N&P-Chevy 6.737 200.44 200.44
31 696M Mark Simmons, Medicine Hat AB, TNT-SRE 6.739 197.62 197.62
32 6640 Trevor Ritchie, Sherwood Park AB, TNT-Stinnet 6.745 206.64 206.80
33 7591 Frank Young, Winters CA, TNT-SRE 6.747 203.16 203.16
34 7160 Andy Spiegel, Acton CA, Spitzer-SRE 6.766 197.10 198.50
35 61 Paul Nero, Eugene OR, Undercover-RM 6.781 196.67 196.67
36 760M Michael Piraino, Yorba Linda CA, Spitzer-Chevy 6.786 214.76 216.10
37 6010 Grant Durie, Vegreville AB, TNT-SRE 6.791 193.52 195.19
38 6667 Ken Nelson, Hayden Lake ID, M&M-Chevy 6.801 198.88 199.76
39 6716 Meghan Molinari, Battle Ground WA, M&M-Chevy 6.822 198.85 198.85
40 6500 Brad Spilak, Slave Lake AB, TNT-Chevy 6.823 198.06 198.06
41 171M John Taylor II, Oley PA, American-Chevy 6.825 198.58 198.58
42 7531 Chris Thode, Manteca CA, Victory-Chev 6.826 197.57 197.59
43 751 Steve Moeller, Norwalk CA, Don Davis-Chevy 6.842 195.45 195.45
44 6 Thomas Bayer, Alta Loma CA, Undercover-Chevy 6.849 197.16 197.16
45 7089 Terry White, Minden NV, Sarmento-Riol 6.850 199.11 199.11
46 6206 Jake Neibauer, Billings MT, '32 Bantam 6.850 196.56 196.56
47 7826 Kyle Seipel, Pleasanton CA, RaceTech-Chevy 6.852 201.37 201.37
48 6831 Peter Saruga, Fort McMurray AB, American-Sunset 6.857 185.43 185.43

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

49 6110 Darien Provost, Abbotsford BC, TNT-Chevy 6.865 199.64 199.64

April 5, 2017

The LODRS gets underway on Thursday with testing.

April 2, 2017

The first race of the season is complete. The rad team is in Vegas for the Denso Nationals. This is really a test race for the team as they are running a brand new engine combination for the 2017 season. A 540 in AJ481-X with 4/71 blower. It will make a ton more power as Dan strives to be a top ten qualifier hoping to run in the 6.10-6.30 range.

The first weekend showed some promise but poor weather conditions including rain and heavy wind and a so-so track kept the car to the 6.60-6.70 range. Dan qualified as the quickest car in the bottom half and won round one against Jesse Adams. He lost to Kyle Seipel in round two. They will make a bunch of adjustments and get ready for the LODRS this weekend.

Round one

Left Dan Provost WIN TD 6.74 .017 1.052 2.815 4.273 166.91 5.639 6.922 163.02 0.182
Right Jesse Adams TD 6.05 .118 .999 2.696 4.044 183.24 5.202 6.186 227.69 0.136

Round two

Left Kyle Seipel WIN TD 6.89 .058 1.057 2.889 4.431 159.49 5.762 6.902 192.93 0.012
Right Dan Provost TD 6.60 .024 1.065 2.822 4.271 169.17 5.536 6.694 194.66 0.094


01 Jesse Adams 6.058 225.97
02 Denny Hills 6.187 224.62
03 Jon Bradford 6.206 225.79
04 Bob Button 6.23 225.6
05 Phil Dion 6.28 223.54
06 John Richardson 6.302 219.19
07 Shaunda Ruckman 6.482 214.96
08 Lyle Byrum 6.504 214.45
09 Paul Gladden 6.53 210.41
10 Chuck Phelps 6.559 206.07
11 Moe Trujillo 6.645 202.64
12 Paul Snell 6.67 203.22
13 John Bond 6.7 201.79
14 George Prather 6.743 195.03
15 Mike MacBrair 6.755 200.74
16 Andy Spiegel 6.755 197.74
17 Dan Provost 6.76 197.22
18 Trevor Ritchie 6.784 204.6
19 Frank Young 6.809 199.67
20 Paul Nero 6.811 194.8
21 Jeff Havens 6.817 196.07
22 Chris Thode 6.86 195.48
23 Thomas Bayer 6.872 194.27
24 Geneva Nash 6.9 193.57
25 Kyle Seipel 6.921 197.57
26 Tom Koenen 6.923 195.73
27 Eddie Olpin Jr 6.928 194.66
28 Justin Morgan 6.938 191.43
29 Grant Durie 6.949 190.86
30 Terry White 6.95 191.92
31 Mark Simmons 6.979 192.44
32 John Freer 8.004 166.68

March 29, 2017

At the JS Motorsport shop getting ready to load up.

The car with new power is ready for Vegas

Firing up the car at JS Motorpsorts for the first time after the new build.

 

 

November 10th, 2016

Las Vegas

The final race for the RAD team in 2016

Dan had a chance to move up into the top 4 in the TD standings with a win. He had a great opening round going .002 on the tree and running his number with a 2 for a 4t hou package. Unfortunately he bowed out in round two. He finished in 12th place in Division six.

Darien raced Mike Quayle in round one and lost . by .07 of a second.

Al Quigley ran in Super Street and went 4 rounds in the rainout race. He lost in round one in the final race. He finished in the top 20.

Zak Clarke ran the S-10 but he failed to qualify for the quick field. He finished 10th in TS the division.

Team RAD member Paul Nero won the Top Dragster title for Division Six.

Another RAD champion is John Tabak. He won Sportsman bracket at Mission Raceway. He also finished in the top six in Pro Bracket.

 

 

October 5th, 2016

Mission Raceway's final weekend

Darien was out in the "Beach Ball" getting more laps and experience before he and dad head South to Las vegas for the Final Lucas Oil race of the year. It will be his first ever race in Lucas Oil Competition.

September 7th, 2016

The final race for Darien in the Jr Dragster happened at the Summit ET finals the September Long Weekend.

 

Darien did real well in the Race Of Champions going four rounds. lost in the semi finals.

 

August 25, 2016

A very cool day at the track as Darien made his first four laps in his six second dragster. He will complete his licensing on Saturday.

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Dan made a couple laps in his S-10. He had chassis tuning help from Jay Syvertsen and was also dialing in his new Reher Morrison bullet.

August 22, 2016

Not a great weekend at Seattle last weekend. They ran the Spokane Divisional rain out and the Pacific Divisional. Dan only had a couple round wins in both races. The weekend before he broke the bullet in his blown dragster but a mad thrash Monday Tuesday Wednesday had him at the track Wednesday night.

August 5, 2016

Dan is in Seattle this weekend for the NW Nationals. He is qualified #18 with a 6.70. He will race the #3 qualifier Jon Bradford in round one

 

July 28, 2016

The Canadian National Open was on last weekend and they ran a new Top D/S class for the first time at MRP. It is 1/8th mile Super Quick. Dan Provost qualified near the top of the field with a 4.24 Saturday but lost in the 1/4 finals. On Sunday, he ran a 4.26, again near the top of the field, but was gone in the early rounds. Darien Provost, went to the final round on Sunday in Jr Lightning but lost to Tiffanny Howe. Darien went red in round one of Saturday's race. Zak Clarke drivng the RAD sponsored nova lost in the final round of Super Quick Saturday.

 

July 20th, 2016

Woodburn did not go well for the RAD driven cars. The Top Sportsman S-10 had a catastrophic engine expiring experience and Dan lost in round three in Top Dragster.

 

July 6, 2016

Doorwarz is in the books and Darien had another solid weekend. He won on Sunday in Jr. Lightning and was runner-up on Saturday. Dan ran a career best in Top Sportsman. Unfortunately his career best on Sunday in race two cost him the 1st round win. He was strong on the tree, .017 against Joe Loch and the track prep was stellar with great air conditions.

 

He dialed a 7.58 but the car ran an unreal 7.53/175. He strubbed over 5 mph but still broke out a bunch. The team is still scratching their heads. In Saturday's TS race he fell victim to Mike Lucas. Dan was good on the tree with a .019 (Lucas was .020) but the truck fell off .03 on his 7.59 dial.

TS team member Zak Clarke did reach the final round on Sunday. He fell to Alberta's James Rutherford in that final.

Ken Sihota driving the RAD Torue Systems Outlaw 10.5 Firebird was the #1 qualifier with a 4.06/181.

He went red in the semi finals. John Tabak was in the semi finals on Saturday in the bracket classes when the race was called. Scott Sikora was also in the semi finals in Super Pro when the two final rounds were cancelled due to time retraints.

 

June 25, 2016

Spokane was rained out and will be rerun at the Seattle Divisional in August. Dan was competing in both Top Dragster and Top Sportsman.

June 15, 2016

The Edmonton Pro Am double header was also rained out (qualifying was completed) and those races will be completed at the Rocky Mountain Nationals July 15th weekend. Both Dan and Darien were competing and will attend the rescheduled race. They will run four races over four days. They will be busy.

June 7, 2016

Well the weekend's big Lucas Oil event at Mission had a number of Good News bad news results for Dan and the RAD team.

The end game goal for Dan was to pick up some points, especially in Top Dragster. That attempt fell by the way side in round one Sunday morning when the Trans Brake button failed, causing Dan to leave before the tree was activated. In Top Sportsman, Dan missed the tree by a couple numbers but still had a chance to defeat Lee Goranson if he could hit his number. He fell just short losing the stripe by .011 (about 2 feet)

After getting back to the pits and quickly fixing the button the team flew up to the staging lanes and entered Super Pro and both the car and Dan did their jobs and he reached the final round in the 26 car field. There he faced one of the tough local Super Pro competitor Zack Liston driving his 8 second 55 Chevy. Dan drove around Liston on the top end to earn the win and the Super Pro Wally. It was a great consolation prize on Race Day.

 

Top Dragster final qualifying

1 6775 Quentin Chambers, Bellingham WA, '07 Parker 6.011 229.65 229.65
2 6915 Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley WA, '10 RCF 6.205 220.37 220.37
3 X605 Derek Baxter, Bashaw AB, '16 Maddox 6.231 218.60 218.60
4 713 Tom Koenen, Tuscon AZ, '11 Spitzer 6.287 225.00 225.00
5 694 Dane Lachelt, Kelowna BC, '01 Lachelt 6.354 216.39 216.39
6 6718 Shane Molinari, Battle Ground WA, '13 Dragster 6.433 208.96 208.96
7 6 Trevor Ritchie, Sherwood Park AB, '15 TNT 6.544 207.70 209.01
8 65 Dan Provost, Abbotsford BC, '13 M & M 6.624 204.12 204.12
9 6716 Meghan Molinari, Battle Ground WA, '16 M & M 6.668 200.35 200.35
10 615 Curt Smith, Stony Plain AB, '11 CSM 6.706 199.07 199.07
11 6982 Geordie Castle, Sherwood Park AB, '14 TNT 6.772 198.76 198.89
12 6738 Clinton Geise, Renton WA, '14 Spitzer 6.790 192.67 192.67
13 6031 Jeff Havens, Yakima WA, '08 Sarmento 6.795 194.46 194.46
14 6374 Toni Prockish, Anchorage AK, '10 Don Davis 6.799 195.60 195.77
15 607 Martin Zazula, Surrey BC, Dragster-Chevy 6.816 198.10 198.10
16 6500 Brad Spilak, Slave Lake AB, '14 T&T 6.832 195.86 195.86
17 660P Randy Pressel, Estacada OR, '01 Morrison 6.936 192.43 192.43
18 6154 Kevin Chambers, Bellingham WA, '03 Hadman 6.947 197.93 197.93
19 6903 Paul Nero, Eugene OR, '14 Undercover 6.954 190.51 190.51
20 A679 Rusty Stevenson, Charlie Lake BC, '98 Neil & P 7.004 190.83 190.83
21 6377 Mark Campbell, Olympia WA, '06 Mullis 7.039 191.40 191.40
22 6830 Gene Heaton, Vancover WA, '07 Race Craft 7.040 190.15 190.39
23 680 Ashley Lindsey, Puyallup WA, '08 Dragster 7.100 188.32 188.32
24 69 Francesca Giroux, Slave Lake AB, '07 Mullis 7.105 185.10 185.10
25 6655 Daryl Baker, Dewinton AB, '00 Spitzer 7.135 186.06 186.06
26 6610 John Chitwood, St. Helens OR, '12 Dragster 7.135 185.14 185.14
27 6768 Brianna Lindsey, Puyallup WA, '03 Worthy 7.153 183.67 183.67
28 6255 Tony Burton, Lacey WA, '07 Mullis 7.160 186.18 186.18
29 6908 Nick Axtman Jr., Silverdale WA, '07 Mullis 7.215 185.26 185.26
30 6142 Kevin Rennick, Kent WA, '04 Yancer 7.268 184.84 184.99
31 6220 Dave Jackson, Poulsbo WA, '06 Mullis 7.315 184.16 184.16
32 6074 Keri Ebertz, Sherwood Park AB, '12 TNT 7.328 181.85 181.85
33 690V Yeshua Wilcox, Bonney Lake WA, '05 Undercover 7.369 180.54 180.90
34 6092 Ed Hauter, Lynnwood WA, '11 Monden 7.392 180.39 180.39
35 6379 Don Knoblauch, Sumner WA, '07 Mullis 7.449 185.49 185.49
36 627M Megan Lea, Enumclaw WA, '03 Mullis 7.459 175.50 175.95
37 6034 John Evans, North Delta BC, '01 Dragster 7.515 177.37 177.37

Top Sportsman final qualifying

1 6646 Mike Williams, Tilley AB, '09 GXP 6.909 199.37 199.37
2 6402 Daryl Hemley, Burley WA, '02 Cavalier 6.920 200.98 201.88
3 6134 Shawn Herbst, Selah WA, '68 Firebird 7.061 195.43 195.43
4 6909 Kirk Lanz, Mission BC, '69 Camaro 7.162 190.43 190.43
5 605 Mike Ferderer, Buckley WA, '06 Grand AM 7.246 189.35 189.39
6 6182 Lee Goranson, Gresham OR, '97 Cutlass 7.289 180.83 187.34
7 6773 Lloyd Flatum, Graham WA, '01 S-10 7.353 183.52 183.52
8 6600 Daryl Coe, Longview WA, '09 Mustang 7.425 185.79 185.79
9 6385 Dale Phillips, Chetwynd BC, '67 Mustang 7.488 183.67 183.67
10 6644 Zak Clarke, Mission BC, '67 Chevy II 7.494 180.79 181.19
11 6455 Mike Lucas, Fort St. John BC, '00 Camaro 7.504 181.37 181.37
12 6998 Rod Andreas, Silverton OR, '63 Corvette 7.536 182.85 182.85
13 646 Don Sefton, Port Orchard WA, '00 S-10 7.562 181.01 181.52
14 6593 Dan Provost, Abbotsford BC, '00 S-10 7.618 180.18 180.18

15 631 Brian Phillips, Prosser WA, '02 Camaro 7.753 175.26 175.43
16 6921 Joe Mellof, Maple Ridge BC, '97 Camaro 7.888 172.05 172.05

The day prior (Saturday) he had an equally good day times two. Dan qualified for both the Top Dragster Shootout and the Top Sportsman Shootout. These shoot outs are based on dialing what they think their race cars will run in that round of qualifying. The top eight qualifiers in both classes get to race for a really nice plaque and a decent payday. Dan mowed down the field in both classes reaching the final rounds. In Top Sportsman he faced Joe Mellof.

Dan got the starting line advantage and ran dead on his dial with a 'zero'. He took a half car length victory. In Top Dragster he raced Gordie Castle driving the always tough AFD Dragster owned by the Ebert family. Gordie got a slight .004 starting line advantage but Dan was closer to his dial running a 6.781 on his 6.77 dial. Gordie was .028 of his 6.82 dial.

 

June 2, 2016

This weekend is one of Dan Provost's biggest racing weekend's as he is competing at his home track at the Lordco "BC Nationals". Dan will be competing in both the Top Sportsman and Top Dragster classes. Both cars are running very consistent so he hopes his is on the money at the tree and can go late into elimination's.

 

May 29, 2016

Not a good weekend for racing at the weather halted all on track activity. Darien remained undefeated, and will have to wait three weeks to try and win his fourth in a row. Dan was going to run NW Outlaws and/or Doorslammer, but both cars stayed in the pits waiting for the rain to halt. It did for a few hours Sunday but returned just as the jrs. were going to hit the track. See you all next weekend at the Divisional where Dan's tries to take the Top Dragster and/or Top Sportsman Wallys.

May 22, 2016

Not a great weekend in Spokane this weekend as the weather got the best of racig. Sunday was completely washed out and Saturday only saw a few classes hit the track. Dan is qualified in both Top Sportsman (#13) and Top Dragster (#7) but the race will be completed at Seattle the middle of August the Thursday before the LODRS. The team is looking forward to racing this coming weekend at Mission Raceway.

May 17, 2016

 

The RAD Torque Systems sponsored BMH Pro Mod car driven by Shane Molinari had a tough outing this past weekend at Atlanta. Through no fault at Shane, he was forced into taking drastic measures to avoid his opponent's car when it came into Shane's lane right at the finish line traveling well over 200 mph. Shane took evasive action but in doing so the car got loose and crossed into the other lane and slamming broadside into the wall. Shane suffered a broken rib and cracked ribs and will be recovering for a while. In the mean time the car will be in for repairs. Dan and the RAD team stepped up and made a substantial financial contribution to aid in the repairs. Dan and the RAD team wish Shane a speedy recovery so he can get back on the track.

Here is the crash video

 

May 15, 2016

 

A weekend 80 photo gallery from Mission last weekend is posted. It includes both Dan and Darien as well as a couple other team RAD cars.

 

May 6-8, 2016

The second and third summit bracket points races of the year were up this past weekend as well as the first Canada West Doorslammers race of the season. Dan Provost was going to get a solid tune-up in the S-10 so he was ready for the Spokane Divisional event May 20th weekend.

Darien was hoping to continue his hot hand in Jr Lightning. He had an awesome weekend winning both days to extend his win streak to three races in a row and remain undefeated in 2016. He did the job on both ends of the race track running a dead on 7.900 on a 7.90 index on Saturday against Emily Girard. On Sunday he was .001 on the tree and eased off the gas to earn his second win on the weekend. He again defeated Emily Girard. Way to go Darien!

Dan had a decent outing reached the 1/4 finals (third round). He was defeated by Terry Langdon Davies who had a perfect light against Dan. He and the team did dial in the truck and ran solid 7.5 and 7.6's.

He heads to Spokane in one week, and will compete in both Top Dragster and Top Sportsman.

A couple RAD sponsored teams did real well on the weekend as John Tabak won both days in two different classes. On Saturday John got his first ever Pro Bracket win when he took out the class 2015 champion Jim Behnke in the final. On Sunday John got the win in Sportsman bracket, taking out Randy Hermsen in the final round. Kirk Lanz won Doorslammer on Sunday in the RAD 69 Yenko Camaro.

Here is a weekend gallery.

 

Boise Idaho, Race one in Division Six's six race LODRS series.

Boise ID.

Boise elimination's

No three-peat this year for Dan in Top Dragster as he went one thou red in round one.

 

His luck was also bad in Top Sportsman as he also went red there.

The next race in the division series is his home town race at Mission just a month away. He will run at the next two MRP events though if his busy work schedule allows.

Winner's circle from the TS Shoot-out

Dan is solidly in the field with both the Dragster (#7 with a 6.75/200) and the S-10 TS truck. Dan made it into the TS Shoot-Out and took the win with a .013 package (.010 light and 3 off his 7.87 dial). He defeated Mike Williams in the final round.

Way to go Dan!

Final qualifying

TD

Dan sits in the Top eight in the #7 spot in Top Dragster running a 6.796 best He races the # 23 qualifier Jim Tattersall in round one. 1 6915 Ryan Carlson, Maple Valley WA, '10 RCF 6.424 199.79 213.13
2 X605 Derek Baxter, Bashaw AB, '16 Maddox 6.463 207.98 210.11
3 6077 Chuck Glanz, Myrtle Creek OR, '12 Spitzer 6.501 210.05 210.24
4 6541 Paul Snell, Sandy UT, '15 Saramento 6.573 205.32 205.41
5 6 Trevor Ritchie, Sherwood Park AB, '15 TNT 6.730 202.42 204.51
6 6115 Mike Quayle, Red Deer AB, '11 Mullis 6.760 198.52 198.52
7 65 Dan Provost, Abbotsford BC, '13 M & M 6.796 198.64 198.64
8 6748 Murray Hawker, Canmore AB, '06 Spitzer 6.856 200.20 200.20
9 620T Jake Neibauer, Billings MT, '32 Bantam 6.880 195.70 195.70
10 6667 Ken Nelson, Hayden Lake ID, '15 M & M 6.900 199.76 199.76
11 615 Curt Smith, Stony Plain AB, '11 CSM 6.900 194.77 194.77
12 6500 Brad Spilak, Slave Lake AB, '14 Dragster 6.929 192.38 192.38
13 6010 Grant Durie, Vegreville AB, '10 TNT 6.940 191.97 192.30
14 6374 Toni Prockish, Anchorage AK, '10 Don Davis 6.953 190.70 190.89
15 713 Tom Koenen, Tuscon AZ, '06 Parks 6.956 193.96 193.96
16 5501 Edwin Olpin, Pleasant Grove UT, '07 Undercover 6.980 192.69 192.69

TS

 

Dan ended up # 19 in the field afer final qualifying. He takes on a tough Division seven racer, Ken Ratzloff in round one.

1 6402 Daryl Hemley, Burley WA, '02 Cavalier 6.818 205.72 205.72
2 6968 Greg Anderson, Snohomish WA, '68 Camaro 6.872 200.65 200.71
3 6646 Mike Williams, Tilley AB, '09 GXP 7.058 194.44 194.44
4 6206 Jake Neibauer, Billings MT, '63 Corvette 7.085 194.94 194.94
5 2 Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove UT, '68 Camaro 7.135 193.40 193.60
6 6134 Shawn Herbst, Selah WA, '68 Firebird 7.308 189.12 189.12
7 605 Mike Ferderer, Buckley WA, '06 Grand AM 7.326 187.36 187.36
8 76 Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls ID, '53 Studebaker 7.360 187.60 187.60
9 7134 Bryan Warr, Riverton UT, '04 Corvette 7.409 183.62 183.62
10 710F Craig Blaisdell, Anderson CA, '09 Grand AM 7.471 176.24 179.95
11 6123 Judy Radford, Baker City OR, '97 Dakota 7.556 180.50 181.06
12 6182 Lee Goranson, Gresham OR, '97 Cutlass 7.562 183.42 183.42
13 6773 Lloyd Flatum, Graham WA, '01 S-10 7.611 178.76 178.76
14 6998 Rod Andreas, Silverton OR, '63 Corvette 7.616 179.83 179.83
15 6644 Zak Clarke, Mission BC, '67 Chevy II 7.656 176.77 178.64
16 6600 Daryl Coe, Longview WA, '09 Mustang 7.678 179.14 179.16
17 646 Don Sefton, Port Orchard WA, '00 S-10 7.775 175.87 175.98
18 6368 Dan Lundmark, Clarkston WA, '00 Firebird 7.815 175.14 175.27
19 6593 Dan Provost, Abbotsford BC, '00 S-10 7.821 174.64 174.64
20 6917 Dick Vandermeer, Nampa ID, '03 Grand AM 7.827 173.72 174.35
21 6233 Cory Jackson, Poulsbo WA, '67 Nova 7.990 174.37 174.37
22 631 Brian Phillips, Prosser WA, '02 Camaro 8.020 169.55 169.55
23 607 John Sefton, Silverdale WA, '00 Chev 8.160 164.37 164.41

 

Zak Clarke, another team RAD competitor is also competing in Top Sportsman. He ran a 7.656 best and is #15 in the 23 car field. Zak Clarke races Jake Neibauer in round one.

April 12, 2016

 

Congrat's to Darien as he took the win at the first MRP points race of the year. He defeated Jayda Rangers in the final round.

 

 

March 3-6, 2016

Lucas Oil divisional at Wild Horse Pass Motorsport Park.

Final qualifying Top Dragster

1 4 Jesse Adams, Yuba City CA, '02 Davis 6.006 230.96 230.96
2 756 Bob Button, Winters CA, '15 Spitzer 6.015 233.44 233.44
3 7848 Jon Bradford, Tucson AZ, '13 Spitzer 6.062 229.04 229.04
4 7208 Denny Hills, Gilbert AZ, '95 Yancer 6.118 224.02 224.02
5 320X Matt Sackman, Channahon IL, '10 Spitzer 6.246 229.35 229.35
6 54 Phil Unruh, McPherson KS, '11 Spitzer 6.349 218.05 218.05
7 7796 John Richardson, Santa Clarita CA, '14 Sarmento 6.385 212.79 216.51
8 703Y Shaunda Ruckman, Scottsdale AZ, '15 American 6.421 216.83 217.77
9 6541 Paul Snell, Sandy UT, '15 Sarmento 6.483 208.23 209.04
10 75 Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley OR, '02 Undercover 6.540 206.86 206.86
11 713 Tom Koenen, Tuscon AZ, '11 Spitzer 6.552 214.11 214.11
12 5002 Kent Kroeker, Grant NE, '15 Spitzer 6.557 213.10 213.10
13 7029 Bobby Ray McMahan, Lodi CA, '08 TNT 6.557 207.02 207.18
14 7167 Ryan Priddy, Chino CA, '11 Spitzer 6.594 205.41 205.41
15 5908 Lyle Byrum, El Paso TX, '04 Canode 6.602 206.92 206.92
16 7522 Brian Fitzpatrick, Lake Havasu AZ, '98 C & F 6.610 211.16 211.16
17 5822 John Lobner, DeSoto KS, '13 Mullis 6.610 208.10 208.36
18 65 Dan Provost, Abbotsford BC, '13 M+M 6.623 204.88 204.88
19 9 Jr Lobner, Gardner KS, '08 Mullis 6.625 204.91 205.35
20 74 Mark Colton, North Bend OR, '10 Yancer 6.625 202.88 202.88
21 6 Trevor Ritchie, Sherwood Park AB, '15 TNT 6.634 209.85 210.57
22 5186 George Slatten, Santa Fe NM, '12 N & P 6.637 202.24 202.52
23 7160 Andy Spiegel, Acton CA, '14 Spitzer 6.651 200.44 202.36
24 73 Mike MacBrair, Napa CA, '09 Sarmento 6.653 205.01 205.44
25 7791 George Clark, Phoenix AZ, '80 Dragster 6.663 203.71 203.71
26 7219 Geneva Nash, Visalia CA, '06 Sarmento 6.705 199.85 199.85
27 7122 Tony Jardino, San Dimas CA, '05 Spitzer 6.721 198.41 198.41
28 6010 Grant Durie, Vegreville AB, '10 TNT 6.762 197.71 197.71
29 5501 Ed Olpin Jr., Pleasant Grove UT, '07 Undercover 6.776 199.43 200.05
30 7591 Frank Young, Winters CA, '14 TNT 6.863 194.24 194.41
31 7531 Chris Thode, Manteca CA, '00 Victory 6.863 192.49 194.63
32 76 Thomas Bayer, Fontana CA, '03 Undercover 6.869 196.07 196.07
33 7250 Jason Dawson, N. Las Vegas NV, '12 Sarmento 7.194 185.84 185.89
34 7774 Rodger Comstock, Bradbury CA, '08 Yancer 7.198 186.59 186.74
35 718X John Taylor, Apache Junction AZ, '10 Delarm 7.241 188.04 188.04
36 609 Andrew Morris, Olympia WA, '07 Mullis 7.325 183.07 183.07
37 619 Kacee Bootsma-Morris, Olympia WA, '01 Mullis 7.355 181.57 182.38
38 708 Jeff Taylor, Apache Junction AZ, '14 Delarm 7.359 185.15 185.28
39 7457 Fred Johnson, Glendale AZ, '98 Pittman 7.365 179.40 179.85
40 7062 Chris Lindsay, Peoria AZ, '07 M+M 7.408 182.43 183.84

 

In round one, Dan took on Jeff Taylor, and Dan was the chaser. He got a .013 starting line advantage and caught Taylor by 1200 feet. Dan was not off the gas quick enough and broke out by .013 giving back the win.

 

Top Sportsman

1 345B Benjamin Board, Atlanta GA, '12 Camaro 6.470 204.82 204.82
2 730 Bryan LaFlam, Gilbert AZ, '63 Corvette 6.520 219.54 219.54
3 7980 Joe Roubicek, Westlake Village CA, '68 Camaro 6.564 210.05 210.05
4 6636 Ray Martin, Anchorage AK, '63 Corvette 6.790 199.91 199.91
5 7598 Chris Newman, Lancaster CA, '08 Cobalt 6.808 203.98 203.98
6 D712 Phil Dion, Paradise Valley AZ, '12 Avenger 6.881 203.37 203.37
7 789 Lynsi Snyder-ellingson, Glendora CA, '70 Barra 6.903 198.06 198.06
8 757 Jeff Gillette, Benicia CA, '06 GTO 6.915 200.98 200.98
9 5116 Dave Slatten, Ft. Collins CO, '05 Grand Am 6.935 198.67 200.77
10 719 David Armstrong, Mesa AZ, '88 Camaro 6.952 197.45 197.45
11 7450 Don Meziere, Escondido CA, '09 Cobalt 6.960 198.03 200.20
12 7840 Gary Forkner, Temecula CA, '12 Camaro 6.991 198.03 198.03
13 6968 Greg Anderson, Snohomish WA, '68 Camaro 6.993 180.33 199.11
14 2 Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove UT, '68 Camaro 7.037 196.50 196.56
15 7262 Wayne Newman, Lancaster CA, '94 Lumina 7.095 196.10 196.10
16 3 Richard Okerman, Torrance CA, '89 Beretta 7.109 194.02 194.02
17 7728 Kelly Harper, Peoria AZ, '07 GTO 7.117 194.38 194.77
18 605 Mike Ferderer, Buckley WA, '06 Grand AM 7.233 187.96 187.96
19 72 Doug Crumlich, Irvine CA, '63 Corvette 7.241 188.70 189.31
20 76 Ken Ratzloff, Idaho Falls ID, '53 Studebaker 7.277 189.79 189.79
21 7134 Bryan Warr, Riverton UT, '04 Corvette 7.308 185.79 185.79
22 79 Jeff Connelly, Mesa AZ, '03 S-10 7.337 187.76 187.76
23 7746 Patrick McHenry, Mesa AZ, '01 Firebird 7.374 185.31 185.51
24 7534 Paul Mitsos, Eastvale CA, '08 Stratus 7.382 185.26 185.36
25 7241 Bart Smith, N. Las Vegas NV, '99 Monte Carlo 7.396 184.83 185.00
26 6182 Lee Goranson, Gresham OR, '97 Cutlass 7.403 186.30 192.63
27 7256 Mera Silvia-Mirizio, Upland CA, '04 Cavilier 7.427 185.05 185.05
28 775 Joseph Landavazo, Peoria AZ, '02 Camaro 7.467 184.12 185.03
29 7130 Phil Miller, Riverside CA, '03 S-10 7.497 181.64 181.79
30 717 Randy Balough, Newbury Park CA, '68 Camaro 7.511 180.60 180.77
31 7875 Roy Cracraft, Mesa AZ, '63 Corvette 7.574 179.37 179.37
32 7398 Chris Esrick, San Bruno CA, '57 Chevrolet 7.585 179.09 179.09
33 6455 Mike Lucas, Fort St. John BC, '00 Camaro 7.600 178.68 179.61
34 6593 Dan Provost, Abbotsford BC, '00 S-10 7.630 179.97 180.07
35 7158 Joe Stannard, Lake Havasu City AZ, '87 Trans AM 7.708 181.81 181.81
36 R624 Rhys Ingham, Castlegar BC, '68 Nova 7.725 176.60 176.97
37 7125 Pat Warr Sr., Herriman UT, '12 Corvette 7.911 171.25 172.01
38 721W Clyde Williams, Litchfield Park AZ, '63 Corvet 8.141 160.00 160.00

In Top Sportsman Dan is qualified #34 and took on Wayne Newman in round one. Newman has a half second performance advantage giving Dan a clean tree. Dan was a bit tardy on the tree going .083 but Newman was real late 4/10ths back, that made for a relatively easy win in round one.

He just needs to be tighter on the tree. Dan takes on Phil Dion in round two. Dion had a .019 package in his round one win.



In round two, Dan cut a decent .016 light and took the finish line stripe only to break out by .001, ouch what luck!!. On the positive side, dan did get in some solid runs in the truck and had a great round two package (other than breaking out by one thou.)

 

 


March 1, 2016

Carquest Nationals Phoenix Arizona. (Wild Horse Pass Motorsport Park)

Final Top Dragster qualifying

1 4 Jesse Adams, Yuba City CA, Davis-BAE 6.001 230.61 230.61
2 756 Bob Buttons, Winters CA, Spitzer-BAE 6.044 224.43 230.13
3 7848 Jon Bradford, Tucson AZ, Spitzer-BAE 6.048 230.41 230.41
4 7208 Denny Hills, Gilbert AZ, Yancer-Chevy 6.071 225.71 225.71
5 54 Phil Unruh, McPherson KS, Spitzer-Chevy 6.352 217.81 217.81
6 359X Zach Sackman, Channahon IL, Spitzer-Chevy 6.372 223.25 226.54
7 7796 John Richardson, Santa Clarita CA, Sarmento-Ch 6.401 211.59 214.21
8 703Y Shaunda Ruckman, Scottsdale AZ, American-AJPE 6.427 216.86 217.21
9 5002 Kent Kroeker, Grant NE, Spitzer-Chevy 6.498 203.86 210.64
10 7029 Bobby Ray McMahan, Lodi CA, TNT-Chevy 6.553 207.59 208.42
11 5908 Lyle Byrum, El Paso TX, Canode-Chevy 6.576 207.02 207.02
12 75 Moe Trujillo, Happy Valley OR, Undercover-Chevy 6.580 206.67 206.67
13 9 J.R. Lobner, Gardner KS, Mullis-Chevy 6.622 204.76 204.76
14 74 Mark Colton, North Bend OR, Yancer-Chevy 6.623 202.67 202.67
15 7160 Andy Spiegel, Acton CA, Spitzer-SRE 6.634 202.39 202.64
16 73 Mike MacBrair, Napa CA, Sarmento-DLRE 6.649 205.85 205.85
17 5186 George Slatten, Santa Fe NM, N&P-Chevy 6.679 200.32 202.73
18 7219 Geneva Nash, Visalia CA, Sarmento-Chevy 6.701 199.11 200.08
19 6 Trevor Ritchie, Sherwood Park AB, TNT-Chevy 6.710 208.49 208.49
20 65 Dan Provost, Abbotsford BC, M&M-Chevy 6.724 201.28 201.28
21 7122 Tony Jardino, San Dimas CA, Spitzer-Chevy 6.732 197.97 198.76
22 6010 Grant Durie, Vegreville AB, TNT-Chevy 6.792 197.25 197.25
23 76 Thomas Bayer, Fontana CA, Undercover-Chevy 6.865 195.34 196.13
24 7591 Frank Young, Winters CA, TNT-Chevy 6.880 193.74 194.35
25 7774 Rodger Comstock, Bradbury CA, Yancer-Chev 6.881 196.30 196.42
26 550 Ed Olpin, Pleasant Grove UT, Undercover-Chevy 6.892 195.11 195.82
27 714 Chuck Phelps, Chandler AZ, Yancer-Chevy 6.918 198.55 198.55
28 6275 Robert Tehle, Billings MT, Davis-Brodix 6.924 201.13 201.13
29 7998 Dustin Lee, Palmdale CA, NSP-Chevy 6.937 191.19 191.19
30 7062 Chris Lindsay, Peoria AZ, M&M-Chevy 6.959 189.34 189.34
31 708 Jeff Taylor, Apache Junction AZ, Delarm-Chevy 6.960 193.32 196.13
32 5822 John Lobner, DeSoto KS, Mullis-Chevy 6.966 193.07 193.07

Dan qualified in the #20 spot and took on #4 Denny Hills in round one. Dan had gone .006 in the final qualifier on the tree so he felt he had a perfect delay in the box. He must have been a bit too amped up against the quicker Hills, as Dan lit the red light, going .009 red. He is looking forward to getting redemption at the Divisional next weekend. He will also bring out the S-10 pick-up for the first time.

 


 

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