What a fantastic way to close out the 2016 season at the dragway. A great forecast of clear skies and cool temps brought out 216 entries for the last event. Along with this being the final points race for the NSDRA; it was also race seven for the ADRA who’ll finish-up in Miramichi this coming weekend.
62 competitors came to the lanes for Saturday’s Box category. Benny Nieston took out Islander Darren Creamer in one semi while Darryl Stewart bounced Kandy Mitten from Sussex, NB in the other. In the final, Stewart grabbed a slight starting line advantage and ran a 9.557 on a 9.55 to push Nieston under by .007 of a second.
A whopping 111 entries showed-up in round one of No Box, setting-up a seven round eliminator. In the semis Chad Cronin up ended Sackville’s Devin Longmire while “Mr. Coffee” Bruce Howatt defeated Billy Sheppard in his G/SA Duster. Cronin pulled the trigger early by only -.002 in the final to hand the victory to Howatt and his Roadrunner. The negotiated split gave each driver $1100 for their effort.
The junior gamblers had 8 entries and came down to a match-up between Lacey Weir from Kentville, NS and Sackville’s Ashley Walker. Walker used a starting line advantage to track down Weir and the win.
Sunday’s program featured 48 Super Pro, 58 Pro, 19 Sportsmen, 9 Sport Compact, 16 Bike /Sled and 8 Junior Dragster entries. Here are Sunday’s eliminator results:
The 13th annual Super Saturday Bracket Bash and fourth points meet took place this past weekend at the dragway. With an awesome weather forecast and the promise of big payouts 198 competitors packed onto the property for a great weekend of racing. A total of $15,575 in prize money was on the line for Saturday.
In the No Box Category there were 96 entries in the lanes for round one and with the buy-backs in round two it took eight rounds to complete the eliminator. The final featured a couple of veteran stock-superstock competitors in Bruce Riley from Lake Echo and Greg Nickerson from Sackville. Riley paired a 9.264 on 9.26 dial with a .046 RT to pocket the $4400 cheque. For his runner-up effort Nickerson took home $1887. Clayton Howatt from Summerside, PE bowed out in the semi-final and took home $400. Kevin Murphy, Jeremy Keans, Fred Thibeault collected $200 each in the quarter-finals; while Peter Lawrence, Brian Robar, Mike Ingram, John Croft and Chad Ramsay each tallied $100 from the round of 16.
53 competitors entered the Box category and with the buy-backs it took seven rounds to find a victor. In the end it was Yarmouth’s Barrett Bonnar squaring off with Bedford’s Lorne Buchanan. Buchanan lit the red at -.029 to hand the win to Bonnar who was more than ready by hitting the tree at .003. The win gave Bonnar $4063 while Buchanan collected $1741. Sackville’s Michael Whynot just fell short in the semi’s and claimed $400; Bruce Howatt, John Croft and Brett Ramsay each grabbed $200 in the quarters and Jason McNeil, Johnny Rankin, Mark Howes, Stewart Burke, Mike Ingram and Josh Goodwin all received $100 from the round of 16.
The Junior Dragster category sponsored by Cottman Transmission and Pro Tech Roofing & Construction featured 7 eager drivers. The final saw Colton Howes from Rothesay, NB square-off against Mount Uniacke’s Wyatt Rankin. Young Rankin overcame a start line deficit to reel in Howes at the stripe by .06. Morgan Rodgerson and Lacey Weir made it to the semi-finals. Congratulations to our young drivers!
Sunday’s program featured the 4th point’s race of the Greenfield racing series and the third stop on the Atlantic Stock-Super Stock tour. There were 51 Super Pro, 49 Pro, 19 Sportsmen, 4 Sport Compact, 13 Bike /Sled, 7 Junior Dragster and 17 Stock-Superstock that made the call for qualifying. Here are Sunday’s eliminator results:
Race number three of the Greenfield drag race series scheduled for July 8-10 basically boiled down to a one day event after inclement weather finally closed in for Sunday. Time trials did go off basically uninterrupted Friday and Saturday’s program only had one 45 minute delay around mid-day.
Saturday’s action included a No Box gamblers, Box gamblers and then a combined gamblers later in the day. Here are the eliminator results:
Final: #186E Barrett Bonnar, Yarmouth, NS, .016RT, 10.666 on 9.57 def. #1321 Mike Mattice, Sackville, NS, -.041 foul, 8.787 on 8.63
Semi-finalist: #B2197 Ricky Nauss Jr, Brooklyn, NS
Final: #406 John Croft, Blockhouse, NS, .004 RT, 10.341 on 10.37 def #1009 Jeremy Keans, Bridgewater, NS, .001 RT, 10.950 on 10.98.
Semi-finalist: #2293 Brian Robar, Caledonia, NS
Final: #186E Barrett Bonnar, Yarmouth, NS, .016 RT, 9.606 on 9.60 def #2380 Clay Wambolt, Caledonia, -.016 foul, 12.005 on 11.98
Semi-finalists: #69 Micheal Whynot, Sackville, NS
The next event at the dragway goes August 19-21 with round four of the Greenfield drag racing series and featuring the annual bracket bash on Saturday and the Atlantic Stock / Superstock series on Sunday.
It was a huge weekend of action at the dragway over the weekend! A fantastic forecast brought out 193 entries out for the second event of the season. A busy schedule included the Atlantic Stock/Superstock series and The Atlantic Pro Tree Series on Saturday and then round one of the ADRA series on Sunday.
Here are the results of Saturday’s action:
It was a great season opener at the dragway! A good forecast brought a total of 132 entries out for the first event of the season. Time trials ran from 6pm to dusk with a couple hundred passes made to blow the dust off.
In Saturday gambler’s race action Tony MacNeil from Scotch Village picked-up the win in the Box category by defeating Kevin King in the final. No Box saw Vaughn Boone up-end David Joudrey’s Nova for the victory; while Kale Johnson’s “Temper Tantrum” beat Lacey Weir in Junior Dragster action.
Sunday’s program featured 28 Super Pro, 40 Pro, 15 Sportsman, 6 Sport Compact, 9 Bike /Sled and 4 Junior Dragster entries. Here are Sunday’s eliminator results:
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!
Race number three of the Greeenfield drag race series went off over with weekend under hot and sunny skies. Welcome to summer racing folks, high heat, fat DA’s and low barometers...no record runs this weekend. A total of 116 entries enjoyed a full weekend of racing; a welcomed change to say the least.
In Saturday’s gamblers race action it was John Croft from Blockhouse defeating Blair Walker from Beaverbank NS in a close final in the box class. In no box Warren Cottreau from Yarmouth NS was un- contested in the final when Rob Baxter from Sackville broke in the semi’s. Kale Johnson from Milton, NS defeated Morgan Rodgerson from Pubnico, NS in the junior dragster final.
Race Report- Greenfield Dragway, Saturday June 20
Race number two of the Greeenfield drag race series scheduled for June 19-21 boiled down to a one day event after inclement weather on Friday and Sunday. 140 entries were on the property Saturday morning under warm and sunny skies that featured the Atlantic Pro Tree series in action.
After two rounds of qualifying it was Jason MacNeil on the pole for the 8.90 Quick Rod category by posting an 8.905 effort. In 9.90 Super Rod it was Josh Goodwin from Wellington, PE in the #1 spot with a 9.903 ET; while Tony MacNeil from Sydney, NS grabbed top spot in 10.90 Hot Rod with a 10.930 lap. The day also featured a 51 entry Box, 82 entry No Box and Junior Dragster gamblers race.
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