Boats shattered, cars tossed in wild night at Saratoga Speedway

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Terry Guest

Special to the Record

After nine boats were destroyed, car #66 Billy Brimacombe Jr. emerged victorious in Saratoga Speedway’s first boat race of the season Saturday.

Fans were also treated to a car tossing competition. Shane, who was driving out of Campbell River, threw the farthest toss on his second attempt, throwing the car 57 feet, seven inches.

The Hornet cars, Roadrunners and Crash to Pass cars all ran dashes, heats and mains. The Late Models also performed a test and tune. Their dash went to #52 Geoff Morris, the heat to #3 Ray Anderosov, and the main to Morris.

In the Hornet division, #59 Ted Dimitrov won the B dash and #21 Gord Fraser took the win in the A. Car #72 Travis Stevenson picked up the win in the Crash to Pass dash and #28 Andrew Buchanan picked up the win in the Roadrunner dash. Car #35 Wilson Hay picked up his first win of the season in the C Hornet heat, #13 Jason Fraser won the B and #01 Kevin Lawrenuk won the A.

The Hornets also ran reverse heats, with the C reverse going to #66 Justin Mchale, the B reverse to #76 Bob Fraser (who held off his son Jason for the win) and the A reverse to #08 Daryn Cahill.

Car #40 Cam Edward dominated the field in the Crash to Pass heat to pick up his first win of the season, and Buchanan led all eight laps to win the Roadrunner heat.

Car #59 Ted Dimitrov took the lead in the B main on lap 13 and never looked back, picking up his second B main win of the season. Car #17 Brad Dimitrov finished second and Hay finished third. In the A main, #02 Daryl Cahill grabbed the lead on lap eight and held off the field to take the win. After some disqualifications, Lawrenuk finished second and #08 Daryn Cahill was third.

Buchanan once again took home the win in the Roadrunner main, winning his fifth feature in a row. Car #72 Travis Stevenson once again dominated the field to pick up the win in the Crash to Pass main event. Car #11 Dan Kemp finished second and #13 Tom Dunn took third.

This Saturday night, July 16, the ASA B.C. Late Models will be in town for the Thrifty Foods 150-lap race, with no pit stops. In years past this series was known as the Katana Sportsman series, but over the offseason the ownership was sold to John Ross, who races the #2 Late Model.

The series then decided to join up with the American Speed Association, an organization based out of Florida. All of the rules have stayed the same from previous years, but the racing has developed tremendously. Car #86 Tom Berrow, who won the series last season, holds the lead after one race this season, up by six points over #52 Geoff Morris.

 

EXTRA LAPS The Island Stock Cars and the Bomber cars will fill out the racing card this weekend … the monster trucks return on July 30, and 31, with four of the towering titans in action …this also marks the mid-season championship for the Hornets and Bomber cars …

 

 

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