Malcolm Ross Memorial Race set for Saturday
© Kathy Johnson photo
NSBRA races will return to the CSI Causeway on Saturday, Aug. 24.
by Kathy Johnson
The Nova Scotia Boat Racers Association (NSBRA) will be back at the Cape Sable Island Causeway this Saturday (Aug. 24) for the Malcolm Ross Memorial, the third last race for the season.
“I expect we will probably finish out the season at the causeway,” said NSBRA president Eddie Nickerson.
The race will be in support of the Heart Start Foundation, a local charitable group that is raising funds to purchase automatic defibrillators for local elementary schools.
“We know there are children in Barrington sand Clark’s Harbour elementary schools with heart trouble,” said paramedic and founder Lily Snook. “My grandson is one of them.”
Snook said so far the foundation has purchased an automatic defibrillator for the Clark’s Harbour school and hope to be able to purchase another for Forest Ridge Academy by the time school starts. The machines cost $1,750 each.
The start time for the Malcolm Ross Memorial had yet to be announced. “We’re expecting everyone to be participating,” said Nickerson. “They’ve had three weeks to get everything up to snuff.”
With the countdown on to the end of the season, Nickerson said it looks like the season championship in the 400 Hp class is “up for grabs,” while in the 500 Hp, it’s “try and catch the Hazzard.”
Wm. R Murphy Race Series standings
(As of Aug. 16)
Super Stock (up to 550 Hp): Hazzard, 5; Yogi, 15; The Contender, 17; The Blur, 19; Spit and Sputter, 22; Full Throttle, 23; Mr Mopar, 24; The Stinger, 26; Strait Ahead, 26; Brenton 30; Second Wind, 51.
Stock (up to 400 Hp): Dodge it 9; A-Salt Weapon, 14; Half Throttle 17; Off Kilter, 17; Viper, 21; Canadian Legend, 24; Turtle Too 25; Knot Wise, 26; Rumbling Rose, 27.
Outboards (Up to 40 Hp): Over Drive, 10; Head Rush, 14; No Redemption, 15; Blu Bayou, 17; Baby Blur, 19; Penney Pincher, 24.
Outboards (Up to 20 Hp): Bad News Bear, 11; Flying Canadian, 11; Mayfly, 13; Spartan, 15; Sea Flea, 26; Wet and Wild, 26.