Twenty beautiful bikini contestants graced Saratoga Speedway on Saturday. After a long deliberation and some tough decisions by the judges, Brooke Bella of Courtenay was declared the winner of our fifth annual Bikini Contest, taking home a grand prize of $1,000.
Stephanie B. Mitchell of Courtenay was first runner-up, taking home $500, and sister Nicole Mitchell also of Courtenay was second runner-up, taking home $250.
In racing action, 26 Hornet cars took to the track, and their eight heat races included four reversed events. #21 Megan Mayo took the D heat, with the reverse going to #05 Trevor Cannon. #12 Raymond Fortier won the C heat, with the reverse going to #44 Hunter Korol (his first-ever heat race win).
#01 Kevin Lawrenuk took the B heat, with the reverse going to #64 MacLaren Inglis. #02 Daryl Cahill won the A heat with the reverse going to #14 Kyle Fallowfield.
Both mains were 25 laps. In the B, #81 Sheldon Hopp (who usually races a Crash to Pass car and was filling in for regular driver Jeremy Stormo) looked right at home, going from last to first in only four laps to win his first-ever Hornet main. #12 Raymond Fortier was second and #44 Hunter Korol took third, his best main event finish of the year.
In the A main, points leader #14 Kyle Fallowfield found himself in the lead on lap three, but hard-charging #02 Daryl Cahill caught him on lap 21 and after some back-and-forth action, Cahill took the win with Fallowfield second and #03 Jennifer Lawrenuk third.
In the third round of our Drifting competition, #15 Dylan Armstrong and #27 Myles Meyland fought each other for top spot and after some amazing drifting, the judges gave the nod to Meyland.
After being off the racing card for many years, heads-up drag racing returned to the Black Creek oval. After three rounds of double elimination, the finale was between #59 Ted Dimitrov, riding a Suzuki G5750 and #266 Justin Brooks in a ’69 C10 truck. The two were side by side, but the C10 had a little more horsepower and barely edged out the bike.
EXTRA LAPS This Saturday features the return of the Old Time Racing Association; these are models of cars from the early 1920s-’30s and are some of the best-looking racing machines you will ever watch … the Dwarf cars will also be on the card; they are also models of cars from the early 1930s-’40s but “dwarfed” in size … the Bomber cars, IMCA Modifieds and Motorcycles round out the card … July 20 marks the return of the Car Tossing Competition which has been a fan favourite in recent years … contestants will be out to break the record of 71 feet … the Hornets, Crash to Pass, Roadrunners and Figure 8s will round out the night …
– Saratoga Speedway