Car tossing record remains intact

Close but no cigar at Saturday's competition at Saratoga Speedway

THE CAR TOSSING Competition kept fans entertained at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.

THE CAR TOSSING Competition kept fans entertained at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.

 

 

 

The Car Tossing Competition record to beat on Saturday at Saratoga Speedway was 64 feet, six inches.

Three competitors tried to better the mark but all fell short, with the best throw coming in at 50 feet, four inches set by Jeff. Diving a brand new truck sponsored by Fearless Logging, Jeff was also victorious in the engine removal competition, removing his engine in three minutes and 22 seconds.

Fearless Logging also sponsored the night. The Figure 8 cars, Hornet cars, Crash to Pass and Roadrunners were all in action. Racing for the first time this season, #69 Brittney Dunn won the dash.

Meanwhile, 14-year-old Brad Kennedy dominated to win the heat and was running second for the whole 15-lap main event before passing his mom #15 Cindy Kennedy to take his second win on the night.

The Roadrunner class had only two cars due to mechanical issues to #59 Ted Dimitrov, and #11 Dan Kemp. Dimitrov set fast time in qualifying, then blew up his motor in the dash, causing him to withdraw from racing.

#66 Nick Leavitt won the six-lap heat and #25 Andrea Cannon – who started the main with a lap lead on Leavitt –  hung on to win her first main event of the season with Leavitt finishing second.

#01 “The General” Jeff May dominated everyone in the 20-lap feature main event in the Crash to Pass class, leading all but four laps to take the win. #72 Travis Stevenson was doing great throughout the night, setting fast time in qualifying and winning both the dash and the heat. Stevenson also run into mechanical issues during the heat, opening the door for May to dominate the field for his second main event win of the season.

Sixteen Hornet cars took to the track. #02 Daryl Cahiil, who also had mechanical problems later in the night, set fast time of 18.256 in qualifying. Nigel Neufeld who had a very good night, won the B dash with the A dash going to #08 Daryn Cahill. Neufeld started on the pole for the B heat and never looked back, taking his second win of the night.

#07 Brandon Phillips battled #01 Kevin Lawrenuk to win the  the A heat. 30 laps were given for the feature main event. Cahill and Lawrenuk battled for the first 20 laps, but going into turn one Lawrenuk and Phillips got tangled up, almost causing Lawrenuk to flip. Lawrenuk remained in second, but Cahill’s lead was too large to overcome, giving Cahill yet another main event win and stretching his points lead.

Lawrenuk finish seconded with third going to #14 Kyle Fallowfield, which was his best main event finish of the year. #28 Brianne Fenn won the B main event, with #59 Mike Ryce second and Neufeld third.

EXTRA LAPS This weekend will mark the first appearance of the Old Time Modified Stock Cars … there is also a schedule change as the Motorcycles will be replacing the Dwarf cars … June 30 is the Eve of Destruction which features a fireworks show and first Crash to Pass boat race of the year … the Hornet cars and Roadrunners will also be racing …

– Saratoga Speedway

 

 

 

 

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