It was 30 years ago when the first race was held at Saratoga Speedway, and the 2011 season will continue a legacy of revved-up automotive entertainment.
This season will see many new faces and many previous champions trying to retain their titles. All of last year’s classes are returning except for the Figure 8 cars.
Returning classes are: Hornets, Bombers, Crash to Pass, Roadrunners, Dwarfs, IMCA Modifieds, Island Mini Stocks, Old Time Modified Stock Cars (O.T.R.A), Wilroc Sprint Cars, and Wilroc Lite cars. After a year’s absence the motorcycles are returning, and fans will enjoy the newly formed ASA BC Late Models (previously Katana Sportsman).
There will be 23 different race nights at the Black Creek oval this season. Every night is special, but several special nights are scheduled.
July 30-31 is the last Monster Truck show along with the Crash to Pass cars, Bombers, Hornets, Roadrunners and Tough Trucks. Aug. 6 is the last show of the Wilroc Sprint cars. They will be accompanied by the Wilroc Lites, Dwarf cars and IMCA Modifieds.
Aug. 20 marks the third annual Bikini Contest and last Boat Race. Also on the night will be the Crash to Pass cars, Roadrunners and Hornets. Sept. 3-4 is the popular Canadian-American Demolition Derby. Alongside these “maniacs” will be the Hornets, Crash to Pass and Roadrunners. Sept. 17 marks the last race night of the 2011 season, with spectacular firework, Crash to Pass cars, Roadrunners and Hornets.
For more information on race nights, visit www.saratogaspeedway.bc.ca.