Vose Blows, Al saber Goes for the Win

Arabian Drag Racing League round 4
when: February 6-7, 2014
where: Qatar Racing Club in Doha, Qatar

story by Tim Hailey, photos courtesy of Khalid Saif Al-Mesalam

Round 4 Raceday Replay from Qatar

Billy Vose’s early lead didn’t last against Meshal Al saber. “In all fairness some of it (the lead) came from the difference in 60 ft times,” said Vose

With an .019 light, Billy Vose jumped out to an early lead before his motor expired in a flash of flame, handing the win to Meshal Al saber of the rival Kuwaiti team Q80. “A quick flash,” Vose described the initial ignition of flame. “Then since I didn’t see or hear him, I hit the throttle one more time and another flash. Though it might have gotten two pistons, but barely lifted the pocket on one.

“The (nitrous) bottle I always ran has the older valve with a lower flow rate. The only other bottles we had all had the newer high flow valves and I wasn’t sure how much to correct for the higher flow rate. At this level that much of a change normally isn’t a good thing. One less degree of timing and a bump on that cylinder with the correct small change and it should be fine next time.”

Al saber shared the winners circle with Pro Nitrous driver Khalid Mohammed

It was a lackluster weekend for Terry Schweigert, who lost on a holeshot to Al saber in the semis

W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 3 MESHAL AL SABER KUWAIT 12 SUZUKI GS 0.016 4.131 171.18
L 2 MOHD BUORASHID KUWAIT 12 SUZUKI GS 0.062 4.152 170.08
W 1 BILLY VOSE USA 08 SUZUKI HAYABUZA 0.102 4.059 173.07
L 4 AHMED AL NUKHILAN KSA 10 SUZUKI GS -0.1 4.329 170.45
W 10 MOHD AL DARWISH QATAR 09 SUZUKI HAYABUZA 0.063 4.095 172.89
L 11 TT JONES USA 12 SUZUKI HAYABUZA 0.048 4.22 167.07
W 9 TERRY SCHWEIGERT CANADA 12 SUZUKI HAYABUZA 0.029 4.043 175.73
L 5 MOHD ALAWWAD KUWAIT 04 SUZUKI GS -0.002 4.161 151.78
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 1 BILLY VOSE USA 08 SUZUKI HAYABUZA 0.01 4.029 175.57
L 10 MOHD AL DARWISH QATAR 09 SUZUKI HAYABUZA 0.006 4.091 172.98
W 3 MESHAL AL SABER KUWAIT 12 SUZUKI GS 0.005 4.07 174.84
L 9 TERRY SCHWEIGERT CANADA 12 SUZUKI HAYABUZA 0.04 4.052 173.21
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 3 MESHAL AL SABER KUWAIT 12 SUZUKI GS 0.054 4.079 174.28
L 1 BILLY VOSE USA 08 SUZUKI HAYABUZA 0.019 4.469 125.08

Super Streetbike

Yaquob Alali, far lane, drove around Mohammed Al-Darwish for the Super Streetbike win

Alali hoists the hardware in the winners circle

W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 17 ABDULLAH AL NAJDI KUWAIT SUZ-BUSA .052 5.202 142.58
L 1 MASHARI AL TURKI KSA 10 SUZUKI HAYABUSA .115 5.761 97.82
W 2 YAQOUB AL ALI KUWAIT 09 SUZUKI HAYABUSA .195 4.687 161.23
L 16 MISHARI AL OTAIBI KUWAIT 14 SUZUKI HAYABUSA .074 7.476 57.25
W 12 MOHD ALBDAH KUWAIT 05 SUZUKI HAYABUSA .135 4.575 167.03
L 7 BADER BINEIDAN KUWAIT SUZUKI GS .075 4.825 160.98
W 3 MOHD AL DARWISH QATAR 03 SUZUKI HAYABUSA .041 4.957 144.47
L 18 MISFER AL MISFER KUWAIT 10 SUZ-BUSA .003 7.984 51.51
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 3 MOHD AL DARWISH QATAR 03 SUZUKI HAYABUSA .066 4.962 137.71
L 17 ABDULLAH AL NAJDI KUWAIT SUZ-BUSA .106 5.012 146.04
W 2 YAQOUB AL ALI KUWAIT 09 SUZUKI HAYABUSA .188 5.366 104.85
L 12 MOHD ALBDAH KUWAIT 05 SUZUKI HAYABUSA 1.440 4.629 162.41
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 2 YAQOUB AL ALI KUWAIT 09 SUZUKI HAYABUSA .145 4.603 164.25
L 3 MOHD AL DARWISH QATAR 03 SUZUKI HAYABUSA .115 5.170 119.43

Streetbike

MRB’s Mohammed Bourashid (far lane) took the Streetbike win over Bader Ben Edan

MRB’s Bourashid at speed on the Streetbike

MRB’s Bourashid would probably like to see his Pro Bike in the winners circle, too. Mo thanked Falicon cranks.

W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 21 MOHD BOURASHID KUWAIT 10 SUZ BUSA – 62″ .155 5.186 142.00
L 20 RASHID AL HAJRI QATAR 08 SUZ. BUSA – 62″ .188 5.338 137.19
W 1 MISFER AL MISFER KUWAIT .079 5.296 136.95
L 15 KHALID AL DOSSARY KSA 07 SUZ BUSA – 61″ .140 5.289 136.36
W 7 BADER BINEIDAN KUWAIT 09 SUZ BUSA – 63″ .011 5.391 136.59
L 4 KHALED AL FOUZAN KUWAIT 08 SUZ BUSA – 63″ .184 5.261 135.74
W 2 IBRAHIM AL JOUFI KSA 08 SUZUKI BUSA 61″ .148 5.260 140.50
L 19 MUSA AL BALOOSHI KUWAIT 08 SUZ BUS .111 5.334 139.03
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 21 MOHD BOURASHID KUWAIT 10 SUZ BUSA – 62″ .065 5.165 142.18
L 2 IBRAHIM AL JOUFI KSA 08 SUZUKI BUSA 61″ .143 5.294 139.33
W 7 BADER BINEIDAN KUWAIT 09 SUZ BUSA – 63″ .121 5.369 136.12
L 1 MISFER AL MISFER KUWAIT .086 6.029 97.50
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 21 MOHD BOURASHID KUWAIT 10 SUZ BUSA – 62″ .110 5.180 141.62
L 7 BADER BINEIDAN KUWAIT 09 SUZ BUSA – 63″ .094 5.318 136.73

Pro Extreme

Von Smith and tuner Howard Moon took the Pro Extreme win

W/L CAR# DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 6 ERIC DILLARD USA 69 CHEVY CAMARO .035 3.651 213.91
L 1 ALEX HOSSLER USA 68 CHEVY CAMARO .045 3.663 213.16
W 2377 VON SMITH USA 68 CHEVY CAMARO .000 3.595 212.63
L 5 BRANDON SNIDER USA 63 CHEVY CORVETTE .029 3.568 213.77
W/L CAR# DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 2377 VON SMITH USA 68 CHEVY CAMARO .026 4.162 185.10
L 6 ERIC DILLARD USA 69 CHEVY CAMARO -.042 5.173 91.16

Pro Nitrous

Khalid Mohammed followed his Pro Nitrous record test run with a win

W/L CAR# DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 1 MIKE CASTELLANA USA 12 CHEVY CAMARO .069 3.755 199.35
L 5 MAHANA AL NAEMI QATAR 12 CHEVY CAMARO .088 3.743 201.10
W 3 STEVIE JACKSON USA 69 CHEVY CAMARO .067 3.766 196.82
L 10 YOUSAF AL ALI UAE 68 CHEVY CAMARO -.003 3.781 199.35
W 6 KHALID MOHAMMED BAHRAIN 69 CHEV. CAMARO 2.376
L BROKE BYE
W/L CAR# DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 6 KHALID MOHAMMED BAHRAIN 69 CHEV. CAMARO 1.222
L COMP BYE
W 3 STEVIE JACKSON USA 69 CHEVY CAMARO .033 3.746 199.23
L 1 MIKE CASTELLANA USA 12 CHEVY CAMARO .026 3.768 199.40
W/L CAR# DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 6 KHALID MOHAMMED BAHRAIN 69 CHEV. CAMARO .051 3.716 202.58
L 3 STEVIE JACKSON USA 69 CHEVY CAMARO .105 3.736 199.43

Pro Modified

Von Smith and Howard Moon put two Camaros in the QRC winners circle

W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 4 EMAD ALJASSIM KUWAIT 01 CHEVY CAVELIER .014 4.032 181.32
L 5 MIKE CASTELLANA USA 12 CHEVY CAMARO -.008 4.134 146.75
W 2377 VON SMITH KINGSTON TN -.003 3.818 195.42
L COMP BYE
W 9 JAMAL AL JABER KUWAIT 06 FORD MUSTANG .048 4.490 130.59
L 10 BADER KHOURSHEED KUWAIT 1968 CAMARO -.044 3.868 197.51
W 3 KHALIL ALANSARI UAE .073 3.848 191.87
L 12 MOHD FARAJ 67 CHEVY CORVETTE .023 4.129 175.16
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 2377 VON SMITH K INGSTON TN .084 3.808 195.70
L 4 EMAD ALJASSIM KUWAIT 01 CHEVY CAVELIER -.006 3.996 181.84
W 3 KHALIL ALANSARI UAE .101 3.852 191.19
L 9 JAMAL AL JABER KUWAIT 06 FORD MUSTANG .223 4.476 151.56
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 2377 VON SMITH KINGSTON TN .009 3.800 195.73
L 3 KHALIL ALANSARI UAE .021 3.868 191.21

4.5 Index

Fadi Tamour took the 4.5 Index win

W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T INDEX ET MPH
W 12 FADI TAMOUR SYRIA -.018 4.50 4.310 163.55
L 3 ALI HUSSAM HAJI BAHRAIN -.019 4.50 4.510 154.30
W 5 MOHAMED SALAMA BAHRAIN 01 PONTIAC .020 4.50 4.510 155.60
L 2 TARIQ HADI BAHRAIN 69 CHEVY CAMARO -.008 4.50 4.577 150.26
W 1 TAREQ AL QADEERI KUWAIT 90 CHEVY BERATTA .000 4.50 4.496 158.15
L 7 SALEM AL TEMEEMI KUWAIT WILLIS .030 4.50 4.476 154.37
W 4 HISHAM AL MOLA KSA 67 CHEVY CAMARO .490 4.50 4.548 156.88
L BYE
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T INDEX ET MPH
W 4 HISHAM AL MOLA KSA 67 CHEVY CAMARO .005 4.50 4.519 152.71
L 5 MOHAMED SALAMA BAHRAIN 01 PONTIAC .034 4.50 4.506 155.96
W 12 FADI TAMOUR SYRIA -.004 4.50 4.769 160.79
L 1 TAREQ AL QADEERI KUWAIT 90 CHEVY BERATTA -.014 4.50 4.466 159.25
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T INDEX ET MPH
W 12 FADI TAMOUR SYRIA .017 4.50 4.516 151.49
L 4 HISHAM AL MOLA KSA 67 CHEVY CAMARO .033 4.50 4.502 156.92

Outlaw 10.5

Abdulla Wahab Al-Saleem (far lane) took an all-Mustang Outlaw 10.5 win over Turki Al Humaidi

W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 11 TURKI AL HUMAIDI KUWAIT 04 FORD MUSTANG .026 4.154 190.83
L BYE
W 15 ABDULLAH AL SOORI KUWAIT 68 CHEVY CAMARO -.047 4.299 170.95
L 8 HUSSAIN AL SHAMMARI KUWAIT 89 FORD MUSTANG -.379 4.355 164.65
W 14 ABDULLA WAHAB AL-SALEEM KUWAIT 06 FORD MUSTANG .059 4.170 184.85
L BYE
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 11 TURKI AL HUMAIDI KUWAIT 04 FORD MUSTANG -.044 4.153 190.32
L 15 ABDULLAH AL SOORI KUWAIT 68 CHEVY CAMARO -.127 4.319 171.38
W 14 ABDULLA WAHAB AL-SALEEM KUWAIT 06 FORD MUSTANG 1.393 17.897 38.11
L BYE
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 14 ABDULLA WAHAB AL-SALEEM KUWAIT 06 FORD MUSTANG .087 4.202 186.61
L 11 TURKI AL HUMAIDI KUWAIT 04 FORD MUSTANG .058 5.202 105.73

Al-Anabi Dragster

Kuwaiti Duaij Al Sabah took the Dragster win when Qatari Faisal Al Mohammed redlit

W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY R/T INDEX ET MPH
W 5 NASSER AL SUWAIDI QATAR .020 4.80 4.797 142.94
L 13 MAJED AL KUMAITI UAE .050 4.80 4.795 144.46
W 11 DUAIJ AL SABAH KUWAIT .051 4.80 4.803 145.34
L 2 MOHD AL KAABI .067 4.80 4.803 143.26
W 17 AHMED AL BALOOSHI UAE .050 4.80 4.791 144.69
L 14 MUBARAK AL MANSOURI UAE .025 4.80 4.782 144.74
W 4 FAISAL AL MOHD QATAR .001 4.80 4.785 144.01
L 9 NASSER AL SHATTI KUWAIT .040 4.80 4.767 143.89
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY R/T ET MPH
W 11 DUAIJ AL SABAH KUWAIT .089 4.80 4.817 144.52
L 17 AHMED AL BALOOSHI UAE .211 4.80 4.808 144.10
W 4 FAISAL AL MOHD QATAR .011 4.80 4.814 143.09
L 5 NASSER AL SUWAIDI QATAR -.023 4.80 4.986 114.43
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY R/T ET MPH
W 11 DUAIJ AL SABAH KUWAIT .013 4.80 5.243 100.14
L 4 FAISAL AL MOHD QATAR -.002 4.80 4.801 143.66

Super Street 8

It’s always a raucous winners circle when Super Street 8 winner Abdullah Al Shatti is around

W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 17 JASSIM AL MUQAHWI KUWAIT 04 CHEVY CORVETTE .063 4.353 183.34
L COMP BYE
W 2 MAJED AL TOWELAI KSA 2000 FORD MUSTANG .016 4.730 160.63
L 11 TALAL OTHMAN KUWAIT 85 FORD MUSTANG .231 4.576 167.01
W 6 SAAD ALMARAN BAHRAIN 92 FORD MUSTANG .034 4.503 181.35
L 21 ABDULLAH AL-SHAMSI KSA 99 FORD MUSTANG .087 4.672 158.74
W 7 ABDULLAH AL SHATTI KUWAIT 89 FORD MUSTANG .097 4.402 186.38
L 4 HASSAN YOUSAF QATAR .025 5.530 95.84
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 7 ABDULLAH AL SHATTI KUWAIT 89 FORD MUSTANG .111 4.375 187.63
L 6 SAAD ALMARAN BAHRAIN 92 FORD MUSTANG .030 4.520 181.23
W 17 JASSIM AL MUQAHWI KUWAIT 04 CHEVY CORVETTE .064 4.362 183.69
L 2 MAJED AL TOWELAI KSA 2000 FORD MUSTANG .048 4.687 158.11
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 7 ABDULLAH AL SHATTI KUWAIT 89 FORD MUSTANG .052 4.370 188.23
L 17 JASSIM AL MUQAHWI KUWAIT 04 CHEVY CORVETTE -.055 4.338 183.47

Super Street 6

Chad Morgan took the Super Street 6 win in the Al-Anabi Supra

W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 18 CHAD MORGAN USA 92 TOYOTA SUPRA .136 4.698 160.37
L 20 MOHD AL ANSARI UAE 97 TOYOTA SUPRA .693 5.064 143.76
W 3 MOHD HAJI BAHRAIN 92 NISSAN GTR .543 4.695 164.91
L 23 FAISAL AL MALIKI UAE 90 NISSAN GTR .388
W 22 SAAD ALMARAN BAHRAIN 92 NISSAN GTR .234 5.850 147.42
L 24 TOWAIM AL MENAKHAS QATAR 1.159 6.482 107.83
W 2 YOUSAF AL-ZAYANI BAHRAIN 84 NISSAN ZX300 .073 5.338 150.18
L 7 ALI AL KHENAIZA BAHRAIN TOYOTA SUPRA .278 5.821 116.48
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 18 CHAD MORGAN USA 92 TOYOTA SUPRA .288 4.713 162.31
L 22 SAAD ALMARAN BAHRAIN 92 NISSAN GTR .493 6.280 145.28
W 18 CHAD MORGAN USA 92 TOYOTA SUPRA .288 4.713 162.31
L 22 SAAD ALMARAN BAHRAIN 92 NISSAN GTR .493 6.280 145.28
W/L CAR # DRIVER COUNTRY YR/MAKE/MODEL R/T ET MPH
W 18 CHAD MORGAN USA 92 TOYOTA SUPRA .053 4.554 164.79
L 3 MOHD HAJI BAHRAIN 92 NISSAN GTR .129 4.674 163.99

Vose Leads Qatar Qualifying

Billy Vose casts an evil eye towards the finishline on a Pro Bike leading 4.08 pass.

Arabian Drag Racing League Round 3 winner Billy Vose led Pro Bike Round 4 qualifying with a solid 4.08. A cloud of smoke through the traps was nothing worse than a shift shaft oil leak. “The smoke from the bike is not from piston or head or any other engine damage,” assured Vose. “I was working on my front half numbers today and wasn’t pushing it in the backhalf. I planned to cut it loose third round but my chain came off in the burnout.”

“It was a shame because we missed great conditions,” said Mike Thyen, in Doha to lend a helping hand.

“Billy was the only (Pro Bike) going .0’s, so they figured he was under weight,” joked Baybay Yarbrough, referring to the Round 3 drama. “And (Mohammed) Bourashid was the only one going teens in Streetbike, so they figured he was spraying… Drag965 sponsored me a bike and I made a couple passes with a 5.53 being best because it was spinning, and on the last pass the O-ring on the oil filter was pushed out and poured oil out in the burnout. So now I’m figuring that’s what was causing my spin.”

Q80’s Meshal Al saber getting all wide-eyed in the shiftlight’s glow

Could this be the weekend that Mohammed Al-Darwish delivers a win for the home team?

DME Going for Records in Qatar!

Kuwaiti fireman Misfer Al misfer on the DME ‘Busa in Qatar

As hinted at in Eatmyink’s QRC Round 3 coverage, Kuwait’s Q80 team has acquired DME’s MIRock and Man Cup Pro Street championship bike for career fireman Misfer Al misfer to ride. With half the season already in the books, the team can’t expect to make a run at the championship, so what is their aim? They brought tuner Andy Sawyer along to shoot for the Super Streetbike records held by the now-famous ‘Busa tuned by Saudis Fahad Al Hamoud and ridden by Mishari Al-Turki. The bike has been stretched and mounted with a small slick to exploit SSB rules, and ran a 4.60 ET on Wednesday with a best MPH of 175.

Kuwaiti Mohammed Alawad on a personal best 4.05 pass that didn’t end so well, as he crashed just past the finishline. He’s OK and vows to repair the bike. There were strong crosswinds at the time, and the Q80 bikes of Terry Schweigert and Meshal Al-saber pulled out of the waterbox and called it a night.

With his Drag965 teammate Billy Vose in the box, MRB’s Mohammed Bourashid launches towards a 4.11 on the dusty track

Vose sets his sites on winning his second straight, running 4.10 in Wednesday testing

Khalid Mohammed drove the Shane T-tuned, Pat Musi-powered Camaro to a new PN record

And there it is, Mohammed/Tecklenberg/Musi’s new Pro Nitrous record

Will Mike Castellana and the Western Beef car respond to Mohammed’s record?

Steve “Fast” Jackson getting it crossed up as he tries to keep up with the PN class

Eric Dillard and the Q80 Camaro joined the record parade, besting the PX turbo record

Dillard’s numbers, best ever by a turbo Pro Extreme car

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