Big weekend of fun at Saratoga Speedway

Monster trucks, busy card of racing keeps spectators happy

The straight-up racing team of Rock Star and California Kid ripped up Saratoga over the May Long weekend. The two monster trucks hit some amazing jumps, with plenty of extremely fast donuts mixed in. The I.M.C.A Modifieds made their first appearance of the year on Saturday, accompanied by the Crash to Pass cars, Hornet cars, Roadrunners and the Bomber cars on Sunday.

Saturday night featured plenty of quality racing with over 60 cars filling the pits.

Heat races saw #88 Ryan Guest take home the Roadrunner 10-lap event while #01 Jeff May and #89 Gregg Sagmoen won the Modified heats. #13 Tom Dunn, making his return to Saratoga after many years off, took the Crash to Pass heat, and the Hornets wins went to #69 Dwight Bakken, #60 Evan McLuckie, #53 Rowland Westra and #98 Nigel Neufeld.

In main events, Guest continued his dominance in the Roadrunner field, leading over half of their 15-lap feature to take his second straight main win. Twenty-five cars took to the track for the 25-lap Hornet B main; a tight field saw lots of lead changes, with Rowland Westra taking the final lead change on lap 12 and winning his second straight B main.

Twenty-five laps were also given to the As where #01 Kevin Lawrenuk dominated the field, taking his second straight main. Thirty-five laps were given to the I.M.C.A Modified main which saw #8 Brad Kotscherofski lead the first 30 laps before #72 Travis Stevenson made his move, but a blown transmission on the last lap ended his chances. #91 Chris Beaulieu held on to win. A 20-lap Crash to Pass main saw #73 Sheldon Hopp hold off #01 Jeff May to win his second straight feature.

More Fun on Sunday

Sunday night saw more of the same great tight racing, with even more monster truck action on display.

Heat race win went to #77 Trace Stevenson in the Roadrunners, #87 Boston Larson in the Bombers, #88 Chris Hleck, #44 TJ Halliday, #53 Rowland Westra, and #01 Kevin Lawrenuk in the Hornets, with the Crash to Pass win going to #73 Sheldon Hopp.

Another 15-lap Roadrunner main saw #88 Guest take home his third straight main win, once again holding off Stevenson. Twenty-five laps were given to an eight-car Bomber field; #11 Stewart Lee and #87 Boston Larson swapped lead changes throughout the race, with Larson taking the final lead change on lap 20 and holding off Lee for his first feature win of the year.

Two Hornet main events saw Westra dominate the B again, holding off #16 Ashley White who gave Westra a hard battle, to win his third straight main. The 25-lap A went to #02 Daryl Cahill who held off Lawrenuk to snap Lawrenuk’s two main event winning streak. The Crash to Pass main saw Hopp dominate again to take home three of four races over the long weekend.

EXTRA LAPS This weekend marks the second round of drifting and drag racing … Time Attack, a new event to Saratoga, will also be on the card Saturday … two weeks ago there were 11 drifters and 18 drag racers out, and another gre

 

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