RAD Torque Raceway was the site for an Inaugural new fast doorslammer event – presented by Pro Power Management….

On August 11-12, the Inaugural Just Send It Shootout (a full track rental put on by Pro Power Management) was on tap at Edmonton’s RAD Torque Raceway.

The feature classes included the West Coast Pro Modifieds, West Coast Outlaws MDA Fabrication X275, Gulf & Fraser Financial Limited Street, Real Steel Big Tire and Real Steel Small Tire.

In West Coast Pro Modified action, Jordie Lazic (Kelowna BC) continued his dominant 2023 season as he reset the RAD Torque track record with a blistering 3.813 at 194.72 MPH pass in the final qualifying session. He would go on to beat Rick Barnhart in round 1 and Jay Syvertsen in round 2 to set up a rematch of the Rocky Mountain Nationals final round against Saskatoon’s Mike Gondziola. In the final Jordie laid down another 3.842, carrying the front wheels well past the 330 foot mark to win the Just Send It Shootout and further extend his points lead.

In the WCPM season round – the marquee circuit cars of Jordie Lazic and Mike Gondziola faced off for the title – with Lazic’s ’57 Chevy prevailing at a track record pace.

MDA Fabrication X275 saw a similar performance from Sherwood Park, Alberta’s Jordan Brandon and his 2000 Camaro. In qualifying Jordan ripped off a 4.472 at an insane 167.16 MPH to qualify number one and to cover the rest of the field by over a tenth and a half. After receiving a bye in Round 1, Jordan got around Jason Gagnon in Round 2 and Chris Gould in Round 3 to set up a final round matchup with series points leader Daniel Rodrigue. In the finals Jordan made another A to B pass down the middle of the groove to win his third consecutive X275 race.

Jordan Brandon and his 2000 Camaro to a third straight win in the MDA Fabrication X275 category.

In Gulf & Fraser Financial Limited Street, Sturgeon County, Alberta’s Max Neilsen (below) ran with bracket-like consistency in round 1 and 2 (5.213 and 5.231) to reach the finals where he was paired with last year’s champion and current points leader Vanessa Richards. In the finals Max continued his consistent low 5.20 passes, running a 5.200 to beat Vanessa’s 5.225 and to claim the win at his hometown race.

Max Nielsen’s Ford Mustang

Saturday’s winner’s circle also featured Daniel O’Connor winning the first Junior Pro 7.90 race in western Canada, with Nick Goddard winning his first event in Real Steel Small Tire and Russell Flaman winning in Real Steel Big Tire in his patina GTO. Other Saturday winners included Linkin Scherk in Junior Dragster, Robin DeRose in Elite 8 Top Sportsman, Chevy Reeves in Elite 8 Top Dragster and Lance Cherchuk in Grassroots (Box/No Box on Saturday).

Russell Flaman’s outrageously cool GTO won the Real Steel Big Tire class category.

Sunday’s winners were Morgan Blagdon in Junior Dragster, while Vegreville’s Braden Halina won the inaugural $10K Just Send It Bracket Race.

Junior Dragster class winner Daniel O’Connor.

Pro Power Management would again like to thank our many sponsors as races like the Just Send It Shootout would not be possible without their incredible support. The Inaugural Just Send It Shootout was supported by Chop My Rate, Dakow Ventures, Artex, 24/7 Compression, Waukesha Pearce Industries, RCD Engineering, Petersen Fabrication, VanRos Services, LSansPhoto, K2 Consulting, Chezco Wellsite Consulting, JS Powersports, BRC Group, The Bad Ass Garage, Sportswear Plus, Hollasch Race Cars and Fabrication, Mountain West Services, T&T Motorsports, CT Automotive, Race Jack Solutions, Simply Automated Inc., EM3 Services, Hoosier Tire Western Canada, Stitches by Shareen and Knotty Nans Creations.

Event Post and photos by Louren Sansregret