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March 20 / 2018

  Continueous snow has slowed the dragster operation as the truck and trailer are under 4 feet of snow causing us not to attend this years world of wheels. Looks like we also miss Vegas 4 wide race . Team Gilmour has been assisting Pro Ring Supply to get ready for the spring swap meet in Red Deer hosted by Quicktimes . Pro Ring will be show casing products for supercharged and nitrous applications along with OEM engine parts . After the Quicktimes event it will be off to Medicine Hat for their annual swap meet .  Maybe by then the snow might start showing signs of melting and we can get putting the dragster back together .This has been a really long winter.                                                                                                                              

 

 

FEBRUARY 2018

 We'll be missing this years Winternationals in Pomona do to changes to the car and some team members . Much needed changes to make the Omega Dragster more competitive for todays performance level . Five thirty et's are respectable but hard to go rounds , again we couldn't make racing possable if it wasn't for our main sponsor OMEGA 2000 , and we thank DELL and GLENDA LLOYD for 14 years of on- going support .

LAS VEGAS NHRA NATIONALS

  Our first qualifing session we ran a 5.43 e.t. and the car appears to be happy . We install new tire for our 2nd session and the car goes into severe tire shake . We switched the tires to opposite sides of the car and the shake got worse . The next step is to change our clutch for our 3 rd session and still no improvement . The shake was so bad it broke our engine mount . We had no more time for anymore changes so we go into our first round of eliminations and that ended our day . The next 3 days we go over the entire car . Now is the Regional race in Vegas and only go 5.57 , that was not good enough to qualify for this race . POMONA CALIFORNIA FINALS with all new conditions and our first session , the car runs a 5.43 . By the time we get back to the pits we know we are only #18 qualifier . For the next session we put our old Good Year tires back on . The car we raced against is Julie Nataas who drives for Randy Meyer . She runs a World Record 5.11 against our 5.37, by the time we return to the pits we are still # 18 qualifier . The bump spot is a 5.36 being the last session of the day pressure is on everybody . Webster cuts a good light and ran a 5.33 260 mph. We made the show but are on the bump spot # 16 qualifier . Checking the race pac we find out Webster was off the throttle 4.9 seconds into the run . His half track speed was 217 mph and the best numbers we've ever seen . First round of eliminations and we draw Julie Nataas again , she runs 5.18 sending us home . The reward to all of this we were in the quickest alcohol field in NHRA history .

KENNY GILMOUR MOTORSPORTS teams up with PRO RING SUPPLY for the final 3 races of the season .

PRO RING will be supplying rings and bearings for the OMEGA 2000 TOP ALCOHOL DRAGSTER . PRO RING SUPPLY is located in Calgary Alberta , and is a supplier of extreme performance [ rings and bearings ] PRO RING was established in 2013 , PRO RING saw there was a market for high performance rings and bearings for the performance groups , and they have customers as far as OREGON . PRO RING has become a dealer for SCAT PRODUCTS ,GRP , RCD , TRICK TITANIUM , PAC SPRINGS CROWER and RACE TECH PISTONS . In 2016 now handle engine parts for domestic U.S. market .

Woodburn Sept. Regional Race

Test n tune thur, Ken Webster sets low E.T.in Alcohol Dragster testing first round qualifing fri. Ken locks in the number 4 qualifier spot at a 5.43 . Second session running in rt. lane blower belt breaks . Ken still holds the number 4 spot , 3rd session Ken runs 5.46 , shuts off early : First round we draw a good running A/FD : Ken leaves on a good light and has a dragster length on his opponent at 330 ft mark then another blower belt breakes ending our day Bringing Ken in as our driver has shown possitive results

MID STREAM DRIVER CHANGE

 Aug. Regional Race Seattle . Current driver John Leach was replaced as driver of the  Kenny Gilmour Motorsports Dragster . Ken Webster of Red Deer Alberta took over driving chores . Many changes had to be made to the dragster so Ken was comfortable . After the Seattle race more seat time was needed ;so we tested at Rimby Raceways , where Ken set the track record on the very first pass .

2017

 Kenny Gilmour Motorsports heads into 2017 with new driver and new marketing partner Pro Ring Suppy . Pro will be suppling rings and bearings for the two Brad Anderson engines. Brad Hadman completed the chassis updates for 2017 season.

Team Gilmour At Mission Raceway this weekend

It will be a fantastic weekend for NHRA Drag racing at Mission Raceway.The sky is clear with three days of the same to follow. Our venture to Las Vegas had problem with some clearances that are now overcome. So our optimism is high, Yesterday we finished assembly,and started the car with positive results. The first round of qualifying is between 3:00 and 4:00. .we will report back after the first session.

New Driver for Kenny Gilmour Motorsports

After two test races driving the "X Car" for Jerry Maddern's World Championship Team, Ray Martin will join The Kenny Gilmour Top Alcohol team. Ray has a lengthy history in Top Alcohol Dragter,recently at the wheel of Hugh Ridley's car for 2 years. Ray's successful 2013 year closed with a number 4 points positon.
   Our first race of the year is a Las Vegas double header with the "Summit Racing Nationals" (April 10-12) followed by the Regional race (April 17-19). As usual we will be blog all day internet permitting.

MAJOR News Announcements

Kenny Gilmour Motorsports is pleased to announce the return to NHRA Drag Racing in 2015.
A Driver will be announced at a later date.

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