North Shore Challenge hands out big money to winners
The 19th 92.7 Rock North Shore Challenge Presented by Northern Superior Brewing Company saw about 300 race entries take to the racetrack at the Elliot Lake Airport Dragway (municipal airport). Saturday winners
The winner of Saturday’s Super-pro class was a familiar name for the class in Elliot Lake. Kyle Jessop won the $10,000 prize and a trophy.
Jessop has won in the North Shore Challenge a few times, as did his father Carl Jessop before he retired from racing a couple of years ago.
Jessop added that a member of his family, he or his father, have competed in all the North Shore Challenges.
The winner of Saturday’s Semi-pro class was Elliot Lake resident Jeff Hunter. He left with the $2,000 first prize.
The winner in the Snowmobile/motorcycle class was Justin Prevost.
Marcel Brousseau of Chelmsford won the Street Class, and the $1,000 prize.
Keely Rainville won the Junior Drag class on Saturday. Sunday winners
Sunday’s Super-pro class winner was Dan Allard of Bonfield. However, Sunday’s first prize was half of the Saturday prize. Allard left with $5,000 and a trophy. Saturday’s Super-pro winner, Kyle Jessop, lost in the semifinals.
The winner of Sunday’s Semi-pro event was Pete Demers, of Hanmer, in his 1984 Camaro. Demers drove away with $2,000 and a trophy.
The winner in the Snowmobile/motorcycle class was Tristan Savoie of Manitouwadge.
Lorne Ramanko, of Sudbury, won the Street Class and the $1,000 prize.
Julian Laporte won the Junior Drag class on Sunday.