Over the winter months and more recently there has been a lot of media coverage about an organization called the South Shore Flying Club (SSFC) negotiating lease(s) with the Region of Queens to use/operate the South Shore Regional Airport.
There appears to be conversation(s)/rumour(s) that the NSDRA will not have a place to hold drag racing events, THIS IS COMPLETELY FALSE. This agreement does not affect the NSDRA conducting drag races at the South Shore Regional Airport.
In fact, the NSDRA was negotiating with the Region of Queens at the same time to secure an agreement to conduct drag races at the South Shore Regional Airport for the same 15 year period. The negotiations between the NSDRA and the Region of Queens concluded in August 2015 and we have been waiting for the SSFC to finalize their contract.
During the month of May, we will be signing the final agreement and thus securing drag racing events at the South Shore Regional Airport for the next 15 years.
Race Report- Greenfield Dragway, September 25-27
What a fantastic way to close out the 2015 season at the dragway. A perfect forecast of sunny skies and cool temps brought over 210 entries out for the last event. Excellent track conditions allowed many to post personal bests all weekend long. Along with this being the final points race for the NSDRA; it was also the final points stop for the Atlantic Stock / Superstock series and race seven for the ADRA who’ll finish-up in Miramichi this coming weekend.
The 12th annual Super Saturday Bracket Bash and fourth points meet took place this past weekend at the dragway. 122 competitors ignored the shaky forecast and were rewarded for their commitment as we nearly completed the entire three-day program. Friday evening time trials and Sunday’s program were fully completed but extremely high humidity levels and area lightening ultimately thwarted the completion of Saturday’s eliminator.
In the Box category 10 competitors shared a $6360 purse. The remaining entries included Lorne Buchanan, Michael Whynot, John Croft, Tony MacNeil, Darryl Stewart, Brandon McNeil, Stuart Burke, Bruce Howatt, Mark Howes and defending champion Clayton Howatt.
The No Box category was down to 17 entries and split on a$6400 purse. Money winners included Chris Chapman, Clayton Howatt, Bruce Howatt, Brian Robar, Glenn Frizzell, Tony MacNeil, Jeremy Keans, Bruce Riley, Dani Rippey, Peter Marshall, Cory Sprague, Scott Sprague, Tim MacKay, Budd Murphy, Paul Pothier, David Massey and Warren Cottreau.
The Junior Dragster category sponsored by Cottman Transmission and Pro Tech Roofing & Construction was run to completion. The final saw Ashley “Taz” Walker from Sackville square-off against Kale Johnson. Walker lit the red while Johnson took a .062 start and 12.456 ET to the victory. Morgan Rodgerson picked-up third in the category and Johnson also pocketed the $50 prize from Pro Tech Roofing & Construction best light award. Congratulations to our young drivers!