May 19th & 20th
N.B.High School challenge & Test n Tune weekend.
With an excellent forecast for the weekend over 100 cars showed up for the 2012 N.B. High school Challenge and the track season opener Test n Tune weekend.21 cars entered and tech in from 10 different high school from across N.B. on Friday afternoon. Friday's was all high school with track opening from 3pm to 8pm for training and testing. By 8pm and over 300 passes had been made and they were ready for Saturday's challenge.
Saturday morning they were testing with with the regulars like pro's and at 1pm we qualified 18 cars from 10 high schools in a A & B Ladder double knock out race. The Qualifying round showed us how intense this challenge would be when Salisbury & Central N.B. Academy both get perfect .500 light (Reaction Time) on there qualifying.wow
With a double knock out race the high schools were going rounds like pro's. N.S.E.R. ended on top A ladder which meant all other racers were battling the B ladder. This meant winner of the B ladder would have to defeat N.S.E.R twice to win the title. First time to knock them down to B ladder and again for the title. N.S.E.R. know watch with everybody else to see who they will face in the finals.
The B ladder is know in the final round and Stanley High is going to the finals they are facing each other in the finals of the B ladder. Which car & team will go to the finals against N.S.E.R.
VP Lane they pull in 1972 Pontiac GTO Judge 455 cubic inch Battery Direct lane its a 1965 Chevy 2 350 small block.wow classic in the finals of ladder B with N.S.E.R waiting with there 1974 Pontiac GTO in ladder A. Quarter Mile later the win light goes to 1972 Pontiac GTO Judge 14.70 dial runs a 14.75 @ 93mph.Looks like it a pair of GTO's to the finals.
Know it doesn't get any better then this Stanley High Last years champs in the finals with N.S.E.R. both in Pontiac GTO's. Know Stanley High loses they are done. They Must defeat N.S.E.R. twice to take the title.
The announcer calls out over the PA.HS000 Stanley High & HS13 N.S.E.R. to the lanes. Stanley High 1972 Pontiac GTO Judge 455 Big Block 14.70 sec Index ( dial In) N.S.E.R are. heating up the tires on there 1974 Pontiac GTO 350 small block index at 14.38 sec. The smoke clears the Portatree goes green and 14 sec later the win light goes to Stanley High. One down and one to go. Wow just keeps getting better we bring them back up again and N.S.E.R. got to get this win or Stanley high will be back to back champs for two season in a row.
Once again they are lined up and same index on both 14.70sec 1972 GTO Stanley High and 14.38 N.S.E.R. High in 1974 GTO. They Pre stage they stage Green light they off full throttle racing and 1320 feet later N.S.E.R are the 2012 Champs. Win light to N.S.E.R. in there 1974 GTO. 2nd Stanley High 1972 GTO and 3rd Stanley High 1965 Chevy 2.
Once again we would like to thank the Instructors & students that were involved in the program .Hats off to many sponsors advertizing on the high school race cars. Without these funds and help this event would not be possible. Race cars were well built and performed great. We look forward to 2013 N.B. High School Challenge.
Closest to dail went to Stanley High 1999 Pontiac Sunfire 17.50 dial runs a 17.50 .
Closest to 14 sec Stanley High 1972 Nova SS 14.02 sec
Best Reaction time Salisbury High 1974 Dodge Dart 318 cui..500 perfect light.(CNBA had a .50065)
Burnout Contest Stanley High 1999 Pontiac Sunfire.
List of School That competed
N.S.E.R. High Sunny Corner
James M Hill
Miramichi Valley High
Central N.B. Academy High
Grand Manan Community High
A Quarter Mile @ A Time.
Miramichi Raceway Inc
Saturdays Gambles winners
1st Stafford racing team 2000 Corvettte Blackville Miramichi
2nd Dale Hanson 2008 Ford Shelby Mustang GT 500 Gladyn N.B.
1st Gilles Boudreau 1967 Mustang GT (SuperSnake) Irishtown N.B.
2nd Fred Fudge 1972 Dodge Demon Sussex N.B.
1st Raye Bouque 1983 Z28 camero Memramcook N.B.
2nd Cory Hogan 1990 S-15 Quarryville N.B.