The Saanich Police Drag club's alcohol-fueled

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Local drivers sweep Port McNeill drags

Terry Mackay, Tim Walton and Collin Shaw race to class victories in Rumble on the Runway II

PORT McNEILL — Terry Mackay of Port McNeill won his second straight Super Pro Eliminator title and local drivers swept all classifications during the Rumble on the Runway II drag-racing event at Port McNeill Airport July 31.

Scheduled as a double race weekend, the event was limited to Sunday’s single showcase after a heavy downpour scrubbed Saturday’s racing.

Mackay rolled his ’74 Chevy Vega to victory over Mike Hutmacher of Courtenay in the Super Pro final heat on the one-eighth mile track.

In the Pro class, Tim Walton of Port McNeill piloted his ’67 Plymouth Barracuda to the win over Sean Wagner of Nanaimo.

In the Street class, Collin Shaw of Port Hardy won his first crown after placing third in this event a year earlier. Driving a 2008 Pontiac G8, Shaw topped Rob Kessrick of Nanaimo in the title heat.

The North Island Timing Association will hold its third and final drag race weekend Aug. 27-28, with cash prizes to be awarded to the drivers who accumulate the most points in the series.

 

The season points event kicked off with the first “Rumble” in late June.