THERE'S CLOSE RACING every Saturday night at Saratoga Speedway.

THERE'S CLOSE RACING every Saturday night at Saratoga Speedway.

Bombers put on a show in main event

This weekend's doubleheader at Saratoga Speedway includes fireworks

  • Jun. 27, 2013 12:00 p.m.

Terry Guest

Contributor

The Bomber car class staged their best main event of the year Saturday night at Saratoga Speedway.

Bomber points leader #72 Stewart Lee continued his winning ways. After capturing their second heat, Lee battled #97 Mike Dionne for all 25 laps of the main. #46 Travis Stevenson, who was racing a borrowed car, led the first 14 laps until Dionne and Lee both got by him.

Lee and Dionne then raced side by side for the remaining 10 laps, with Lee barely edging out Dionne to take his third straight main event win. Stevenson held off the rest of the field to take third place.

Accompanying the Bombers were the I.M.C.A Modifieds, Dwarf cars and the Motorcycles. Two heats and one main event were given to all classes, which made for some great, tight racing.

In the I.M.C.A Modified division, #48 Rob Ryan dominated the field, winning both heats and leading all 15 laps of their feature race to sweep all three races.

A new driver named Keegan surprised everybody by winning the first two heats In the Motorcycle class. Keegan led the first four laps of the 15-lap main event, but #9 Jim Deas, who arrived late, passed Keegan in the hairpin and never looked back, winning his second straight Motorcycle main event.

Nine Dwarf cars hit the track. #89 Jim Meeres dominated the first 10-lap heat but his son #11 Mike Meeres, who last time out broke his axle early in the night, dominated from there, winning the other heat and leading all 20 laps of the feature, holding off #24 Dave Emmerson who was right on his bumper for the last five laps.

EXTRA LAPS This weekend (June 29-30) marks the second doubleheader of the year and the fastest cars on the Island, the Wilroc Sprints, will be making their first appearance at Saratoga this year … these cars average 13-15 seconds a lap, making them almost two seconds faster than the next fastest class … there will be a fireworks extravaganza  both nights … Sunday night will also feature an amazing car jump  by Alex Benyuk, who also races a Hornet car at the speedway … the Crash to Pass cars, Roadrunners, Figure 8s and Hornet cars will round out both nights of high-action racing …

 

– Saratoga Speedway