Davidson, Grant Winners of NSPE Demolition Events
Jeffrey Davidson of Inverness and Devon Grant of Truro were the big winners Wednesday and Thursday at the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Demolition Events in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia.
Davidson, in the #29 E.D. MacKinnon Trucking, East Coast Demo Derby ride, took home the Six and Eight Cylinder Derby on Wednesday after battling with Devon’s father Kevin Grant in the “Batmobile” and Brandon Gill, who went up against the big eights with his six cylinder #27 car.
Stock car fans will know Davidson and team from the NAPA Sportsman Series. The team doubles as crew for the #47 team on the series, driven by Dave Timmons. Gremlins when loading his car onto the trailer prevented Timmons from competing in the derby this week.
Fourth place finisher from Wednesday night, Devon Grant, took home the Four and Six Cylinder Derby Wednesday night after a duel with Cole Harbour’s Tim Higgins. When it looked like Higgins had control of Grant, it was a blow to the #5 that could not keep his car rolling and would give the win to Grant, a former winner in the Mini Van Derby at the NSPE. Matt Watson finished third on Thursday after getting hung up on a log.
The Four and Six Cylinder Derby saw two stoppages for rollovers, one early in the derby for Kevin Pickles, who ended up on his roof and once for Richard Roode, who ended up on his side in the #49 Conway Customs car. Both drivers emerged quickly from their cars unscathed, and Roode even continued on once his car was on all four wheels.
The ALS Ice Bucket Challenges which took place prior to both derbys unofficially raised over $1,000 for the ALS Society. Wednesday, Bible Hill Fire Chief Dwane Mellish took the challenge, with the passing of the boots raising just over $450. Fire Chief Rod Neilson and Jason Gerrior from Brookfield Fire accepted the challenge from Mellish on Thursday and raised over $550.
The Demolition events continue tonight (August 22nd) at the NSPE Grounds with the Mini Van and Truck Derby. The event will be kicked off at 7pm with another ALS Ice Bucket Challenge being accepted, this time by Cumberland, Colchester, Musquodoboit Valley MP Scott Armstrong, who has been challenged by District 3 County Councillor Geoff Stewart.
For more information on the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition, please visit NSPE.ca.
Rod Neilson (right) and Jason Gerrior are set to get wet from their friends at the Bible Hill Fire Department. Neilson, Fire Chief in Brookfield, accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Dwane Mellish, Fire Chief of the Bible Hill Fire Department. Between the two ALS Ice Bucket Challenges, over $1,000 was raised for the ALS Society, with MP Scott Armstrong to take the challenge on Friday.
Videos courtesy of Kevin Grant