Dyan Lover competes in Door Warz 2013.

On a quarter-mile roll

Drag racer Dyan Lover finishes second at National Open, heads to Door Warz.

Alberni Valley drag racer Dyan Lover has had a great year on the quarter-mile this season, including a second-place finish at the NHRA National Open in Mission, the Aug. 25 weekend.

Her first run down the track at the National Open weekend, Lover ran 9.212 seconds at 148.9 miles per hour, the fastest she has ever run with her 1969 Camaro. She kept going up from there.

“I had one of my best weekends ever,” Lover said.

“I barely lost to Brad Powell of Washington State in the final of the open comp class,” she added. She lost by 0.002 of a second.

This was not the first time she has been to the final at the National Open: she did in 2010, the first year she competed in the event, but finished second that year as well.

Lover also advanced three rounds in the pro class before bowing out.

Lover was at the Lordco NHRA B.C. finals at Mission Raceway last weekend, which drew racers from three provinces and four western United States who race in Division 6.

“We weren’t really competing, we were basically test and tuning. We are running bigger tires on the car—I put 33-inch tires on the car for the first time and I was smoking them,” she said.

She tried out the larger tires because she has a more powerful engine this year, but ended up putting the 31-inch tires back on and “ran faster than ever,” she said. Lover debuted her new 598-cubic-inch, 900 horsepower engine on the Saturday of Thunder in the Valley at Port Alberni’s regional airport.

On Sept. 20–21, Lover will return to Mission Raceway for DoorWarz, where she lost in the open comp final last year. There were 83 competitors in her class.

She’s hoping to top the class in 2014, as well as achieve another goal. In Grade 10 she said she wanted to build an eight-second street car. She’s hoping to do that at Door Warz.

“If I knock off two-tenths of a second off my time, I can cross that off my bucket list.”

editor@albernivalleynews.com

Just Posted

Motorhome catches fire in Port Alberni mobile home park

Space heater left inside thought to be cause of fire

Aid a priority for idled Vancouver Island loggers, John Horgan says

Steelworkers, Western Forest Products returning to mediation

Squash Club in Port Alberni has until March 2020 to fix façade that has been under construction for years

Owner Randy Brown says ‘no problem’ to have building fixed by March deadline

Two pedestrians struck by vehicles in Port Alberni

Fire chief reminds motorists, pedestrians to be cautious

Courtenay-Alberni NDP MP Gord Johns says Scheer’s resignation not surprising

Pressure is on NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, as the lone major party leader remaining in the opposition

VIDEO: More air-passenger rights go into effect this weekend

The first set of passenger rights arrived in mid-July in Canada

Swoop airlines adds three destinations in 2020 – Victoria, Kamloops, San Diego

Low-fair subsidiary of WestJet Airlines brings new destinations in April 2020

Navigating ‘fever phobia’: B.C. doctor gives tips on when a sick kid should get to the ER

Any temperature above 38 C is considered a fever, but not all cases warrant a trip to the hospital

Transportation Safety Board finishes work at B.C. plane crash site, investigation continues

Transport Canada provides information bulletin, family of victim releases statement

Trudeau sets 2025 deadline to remove B.C. fish farms

Foes heartened by plan to transition aquaculture found in Fisheries minister mandate letter

Wagon wheels can now be any size! B.C. community scraps 52 obsolete bylaws

They include an old bylaw regulating public morals

Indigenous mother wins $20,000 racial discrimination case against Vancouver police

Vancouver Police Board ordered to pay $20,000 and create Indigenous-sensitivity training

Sentencing for B.C. father who murdered two young daughters starts Monday

The bodies of Aubrey, 4, and Chloe, 6, were found in Oak Bay father’s apartment Dec. 25, 2017

B.C. vet talks tips for winter travel with pets

Going to see the vet the day before a trip is never a good idea

Most Read