Green, Green, Green and Green Again Score Wins
The third race of the season was contested under hot and humid conditions at Greenfield Dragway; and
included the Atlantic Pro Tree Series on Saturday and the Atlantic Drag Racing Series on Sunday. A total
of 154 entries took part over the weekend but it was 3 entries that did a majority of the winning as Mark
Green won Super Comp on Saturday & Super Pro on Sunday, youngest son Jensen with a win in Junior
Gamblers and a third on Sunday, and finally oldest son Rylie scoring the victory in Sportsmen.
A field of 48 qualified in Shelburne Stevedores Super Pro with New Glascow’s Faber Mackie putting his
Chev Malibu on the pole with a 10.430 ET on his 10.43 dial. But it was Mark Green’s day as he took out
Josh Goodwin, Doug Decker, Yves Campagna and Tony MacNeil to get to the final. On the other side of
the ladder Jason MacNeil was mowing them down with a series of double 0 lights; including a .003 RT in
the semi to defeat Kandy Mitton and set up the final against Green. But in the final it was Green with
the better light, .010 to .021, and a double-breakout victory in a very tight race.
In Cottman Transmission Pro, a field of 32 qualified and Nick Hirtle led the way with an 11.903 on an
11.90 dial. One semi-final pitted Jeremy Keans against Bill Sheppard; Sheppard went .027 on the tree
and that was enough to push Keans under his dial and ending up third. In the other semi, Ian Longmire
narrowly missed a perfect light going -.003 and handing the victory to Peter Marshall from Hackett’s
Cove. In the final both drivers went red but Marshall left first, giving the victory to Sheppard with his
340 powered Duster.
The Ian’s Automotive Sportsman field qualified 20 entries and for the third consecutive time Vince Hazel
of Windsor rowed gears to number one with a 16.486 on his 16.48 dial. Vince marched all the way to the
semi-finals before getting bounced by Rylie Green from Berwick, NB. Green faced local Chris Robar from
Caledonia in the final; Robar red-lighted his chance and Green rolled to a 13.948 on his 13.93 and the
The Shore Cycle Bike and Sled class had 15 entries and Glenn Frizzell from Charlottetown led qualifying
with a 10.102 on a 10.08 dial riding his Arctic Cat Thundercat. In one semi it was Kevin King from
Reserve Mines with the better light and the win over Ricky Nauss Sr, and Darren Creamer took –out
fellow Islander Ron Savidant in the other semi-final. Creamer had a slight start line advantage, .077 to
King’s .094 and that was enough to take the win in the double break-out final.
In Pro Tech Roofing & Construction Junior Dragster, Kale Johnson from Milton qualified number one
with an elapsed time of 8.313 on his 8.31 dial. Johnson beat out Jensen Green from Berwick, NB in
semis, leaving Green with a third place finish for the day. In the final, Johnson lined-up against Gavin
Pozzebon from Gardiner Mines, Cape Breton. Pozzebon ran 9.483 on a 9.40 but Jonson was a bit closer
with an 8.259 on his 8.22 dial to take the win.
Here are the results from Saturday’s Pro Tree Series and Gamblers races:
Super Street 10.90:
W Benny Nieston .011 RT, 10.944 ET, 125.85 MPH
L Tony MacNeil .017 RT, 10.979 ET, 118.36 MPH
Super Gas 9.90:
W Kandy Mitton .005 RT, 9.934 ET, 136.22 MPH
L Benny Nieston .025 RT, 9.897 ET, 137.88 MPH
Super Comp 8.90:
W Mark Green .034 RT, 8.905 ET, 154.41 MPH
L Jason MacNeil .009 RT, 8.946 ET, 155.09 MPH
W Cindy Petitpas Dial 9.92, .007 RT, 9.947 ET, 128.18 MPH
L John Rankin Dial 8.83, .028 RT, 8.840 ET, 149.59 MPH
No Box Gamblers:
W Rickey Nauss Jr Dial 9.94, .063 RT, 9.934 ET, 130.72 MPH
L Scott Sprague Dial 11.28, .061 RT, 11.273 ET, 116.16 MPH
Junior Dragster Gamblers:
W Jenson Green Dial 8.14, .064 RT, 8.199 ET, 79.75 MPH
L Kale Johnson Dial 8.25, .183 RT, 8.290 ET, 76.72 MPH
Action resumes August 10-12 with the annual big dollar bracket bash and the Atlantic Stock / Superstock
MacNeil, Keans, Weir, King, Johnson Collect Wins
The second race of the season was hosted under sunny skies at Greenfield Dragway, and included a big
rig Show N Shine and drag race on Saturday. A total of 133 entries plus 26 big rigs took part over the
weekend. Large crowds were on hand Saturday to check out all the chrome and watch some of the truck
driver’s jam through the gears down the quarter mile.
A field of 28 qualified in Shelburne Stevedores Super Pro with Michael Golden putting his Chev powered
Mustang on the pole with a 10.114 ET on his 10.11 dial. But it was #3 qualifier who went the distance as
Tony McNeil took out D. Wall, Blaine Gavel, Ashley Walker and Angela Lewis to set-up a final with Paul
Pothier from Wedgeport. Pothier bounced Eldon Clattenburg, Dwight Stafford, Lorne Buchanan and
Korey Taylor to punch his ticket. In the final, MacNeil was near perfect on the tree with a .001RT and
Pothier could not make up the difference in his 1973 Barracuda, finishing second. Korey Taylor from
Hammonds Plains ended up third.
In Cottman Transmission Pro, a field of 35 qualified and Brian Robar from Caledonia led the way with an
11.801 on an 11.80 dial. The semi-finals pitted Jeremy Keans against Peter Marshall from Hacketts Cove;
Keans went .027 on the tree and cruised to the win. Vaughn Boone singled in the other semi. In the final
both drivers were in at an 11.11 and both drilled the tree, Keans at .004 and Boone at .011 in his AMX.
Keans lit the win light going dead .003, leaving no room for Boone who went 11.15 for the loss.
The Ian’s Automotive Sportsman field qualified 15 entries and once again Vince Hazel of Windsor rowed
gears to number one with a dead-on 16.130 on his 16.13 dial. After three rounds of competition it was
Danni Rippey of Windsor squaring off against Super Pro regular Paul Weir from Kentville. Rippey was a
bit late off the line in his Solara, Weir had a respectable .079 reaction time and had no trouble reeling in
the Solara on the top end to take the win. Sterling Rhuland from Shelburne defeated Ian Banks and the
“Mistress” to finish third.
The Shore Cycle Bike and Sled class saw Rickey Nauss Jr lead qualifying with a 9.659 on a 9.64 dial. Nauss
Jr red-lighted away his chances in the semi-final, taking home a third place finish. In the final it was
Reserve Mine’s Kevin King getting it done, going 10.817 on his 10.80 dial to defeat Scott MacKenzie from
In Pro Tech Roofing & Construction Junior Dragster, Kale Johnson from Milton qualified number one
with an elapsed time of 8.323 on his 8.28 dial. In the class final he faced Whyatt Rankin from Mount
Uniacke. Johnson notched a fine .047 RT and an 8.424 at nearly 73 mph to track down Rankin and take
the win. Lacey Weir from Kentville took third.
Saturday’s gambler’s racing action had John Croft from Blockhouse defeat Dan Nickerson from Middle
Sackville in the Box category; while No Box was won by Tony MacNeil when he defeated Paul Giroux in
the final. Whyatt Rankin defeated Lacey Weir to win the Junior Dragster gamblers.
Action resumes June 29-July 1 with the Canada Day Spectacular featuring the Atlantic Pro Tree Series on
Saturday and round one of the Atlantic Drag Racing Association series on Sunday!
MAY 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.