;Race Report- Greenfield Dragway,
Decker, Ingram, Rippey, Nauss Sr and Rankin Notch Early Victories
Greenfield Dragway kicked-off the 2018 race season with their first points meet over the weekend. A total of 117 entries participated in Friday evening time trials, Saturday’s gambler racing action and Sunday’s eliminators.
A field of 22 qualified in Shelburne Stevedores Super Pro with Michael Whynot of Sackville putting his 1969 Camaro on the pole with a 9.521 ET on his 9.52 dial. Whynot rolled to the semi-finals before he was up-ended by Brooklyn’s Doug Decker in a double-break-out run. In the final, Decker squared-off with John Croft from Blockhouse and his ’83 Capri. Croft took a starting line advantage but slowed to a 10.31 on his 10.19 dial. Decker laid down a near perfect 9.504 on a 9.50 dial to take win.
In Cottman Transmission Pro, a field of 34 qualified and a familiar face sat atop the sheet with Jeremy Keans of Liverpool running an 11.021 on 11.02 in his 83-85 Camaro. Keans lasted until the quarter finals before Mike Ingram showed him the door. Ingram, with his ’69 Chevelle earned the bye-run in the semi-final while Belmont’s Chris Chapman punched his ticket to the final with a very tight .003 stripe over Vaughn Boone’s 390 AMX. That set-up an all Chevelle heads-up final at an 11.13 dial. Chapman hit the tree at .022 and Ingram right there at .025 but Chapman was a bit off the dial allowing Ingram to grab the win.
The Ian’s Automotive Sportsman field qualified 12 entries and Vince Hazel of Windsor rowed gears to number 1 with 16.132 on his 16.13 dial. The final saw Jenna Rippey take on PEI’s Gus Longaphie. Longaphie had the advantage at the line with a respectful .064 reaction time but it was Rippey who took the stripe in her Solara with a 15.732 on a 15.72 dial.
The Shore Cycle Bike and Sled class saw Rickey Nauss Jr lead qualifying with a 9.654 on a 9.62 dial. Nauss Jr beat Devin Mansfield in the semi-final…Mansfield ended-up third on the day. The final featured Ricky Nauss Sr vs Rickey Nauss Jr. Seniority prevailed and Nauss Sr earned the win on a Junior red-light. Senior ran a 10.216 on a 10.20 to close the book.
In Pro Tech Roofing & Construction Junior Dragster, Lacey Weir of Kentville qualified number one with an elapsed time of 9.181 on her 9.10 dial. In the class final she faced Whyatt Rankin from Mount Uniacke. Rankin threw down a near-perfect run, .017 reaction and an 8.793 on a 8.79 dial to claim victory. Weir was no slouch with an .082 RT and a dead-on 9.155 on a 9.15 to just fall short.
Saturday’s gambler’s racing action had Kerry Oickle from Blockhouse defeat Michael Whynot in the Box category; while No Box was won by Chris Chapman when he defeated David Joudrey and his Chevy Nova from Western Head, NS.
Action resumes June 15-17 with the second points race of the season; including a Big Rig Show n Shine and drag race on Saturday and the second points meet on Sunday.