THE POPULAR CRASH to Pass boat race was a hit with spectators at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.

Brimacombe wins third straight Crash to Pass boat race

Spectators enjoy the show as part of full night of racing at Saratoga Speedway

Terry Guest

Contributor

The Crash to Pass boat race was held Saturday night at Saratoga Speedway, and after 15 minutes of carnage, #66 Billy Brimacombe Jr. outlasted eight other contestants to win his third straight Crash to Pass boat race.

The Island Mini Stocks made their first appearance of the 2013 racing season and there were three different winners in the heat races. #28 Sean Constantine won the first eight- lap heat, #7 Justin Woodske won the second six-lap heat, and #18 Matt Szauer won the third four-lap heat.

In the 12-lap feature race, Constantine grabbed the lead  on the first lap and never looked back, taking his second win of the night.

#01 Kevin Lawrenuk had his best night in the Figure 8 class.  #15 Cindy Kennedy won the dash, but Lawrenuk dominated from there, winning the heat race and leading all 10 laps of the main event.

#66 Nick Leavitt also had a great night in the Roadrunner class. Leavitt won the dash, heat and led every lap of the 12-lap main event, holding off hard-charging #8 Ryan Guest to take the win. Guest finished second and #17 Dan Kemp was third.

Fourteen Crash to Pass cars hit the track on Saturday. #11 Dan Kemp, sporting a new paint job, won in the B heat with the A heat going to #72 Travis Stevenson.

In the 20-lap main event, Stevenson dominated the first 12 laps, but a popcorn yellow on lap 13 tightened up the field. #8 Brad Kotscherofski took advantage, spinning out Stevenson and never looking back en route to winning his second straight main event.

A season-high 28 Hornet cars turned out. In the B division, #81 Jeremy Stormo showed signs of dominance early, weaving his way through cars to win the eight-lap heat race.

Stormo found himself at the front of the 15-lap main event early, but an altercation on lap three ended his night early. #53 Rowland Westra took advantage and took over the lead, but on the final lap, points leader #12 Raymond Fortier snuck under Westra in turn one and take the win.

Two heat races were given to the A cars. #09 Cameron Phillips won the first heat, with the second heat going to #14 Kyle Fallowfield. #02 Daryl Cahill dominated the 20-lap main event, taking the lead on lap four and never looking back.

#01 Kevin Lawrenuk was second, but a heated battle for third took place behind him. #42 Jordan Phillips and #09 Cameron Phillips came to the checkered flag side by side, with the rest of the field on their bumpers, but Cameron  edged out his brother Jordan and the rest of the field to take third.

EXTRA LAPS This Saturday night’s racing features the I.M.C.A Modifieds, Dwarfs, Bombers and Motorcycles …  June 29-30 will mark the second doubleheader of the year with fireworks both nights … the Wilroc Lite Sprint Cars will make their first appearance of the season along with the Crash to Pass, Hornets, Figure 8s, Roadrunners and a car jump …

 

– Saratoga Speedway

 

 

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