THE FIFTH ANNUAL Bikini Contest at Saratoga Speedway attracted a bevy of beauties to the Black Creek oval.

(Almost) all eyes on racing action at Saratoga

Fifth annual Bikini Contest proves popular with spectators

Terry Guest

Contributor

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

 

 

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