Special to the Record
On a wet and wild double points Saturday night at Saratoga Speedway, four track champions were crowned for the Hornets, Roadrunners and Crash to Pass classes.
Car #01 Kevin Lawrenuk came into the night with a 229-point lead in the Hornet A division and #59 Ted Dimitrov held a three-point lead in the Hornet B division. Fast time of 18.266 seconds in qualifying was set by #02 Daryl Cahill.
Due to weather conditions, there was only one dash, with the win going to #81 Jeremy Stormo. The C heat went to #09 Cameron Phillips, the B to #76 Bob Fraser and the A to #01 Kevin Lawrenuk.
Going into the 50-lap main event, Lawrenuk held a 215-point lead over #02 Daryl Cahill and Dimitrov held a five-point lead over his son Brad Dimitrov. Lawrenuk led all but 10 laps to take the win and be crowned Hornet A champion. Ted Dimitrov held off son Brad to win the Hornet B championship by 15 points. Car #02 Daryl Cahill finished second in the Hornet A championship and #08 Daryn Cahill finished third.
Going into the race night, #25 Andrea Cannon had already won the Roadrunner championship with a 1,171 point lead. She became one of the first-ever champions to capture a crown without winning a main event.
Car #11 Derrik Senft set fast time of 19.351 in qualifying and also won the dash. The only heat of the night was won by #19 Tyrome Pollock, who led every lap. Pollock carried his winning ways into the main, once again leading every lap of there 15-lap main event. Senft finished second with third going to #66 Nick Leavitt.
In Crash to Pass, #72 Travis Stevenson held a slim 35-point lead over #01 “The General” Jeff May going into Saturday night. Stevenson held the early advantage, setting fast time of 18.553 in qualifying. Car #11 Dan Kemp won the only dash, and #8 Brad Kotscherofski won the only heat.
Stevenson’s lead diminished to 28 going into the 15-lap main event, where #31 Cody Young took an early lead. On lap 10, Stevenson had to pit to clean his windshield (due to heavy rain), putting him a lap down.
Young held his lead from there, taking the win. May finished second and #24 Brandon Young was third. After all was said and done, May over took Stevenson to win the championship by 15 points. Third place went to #11 Dan Kemp.
EXTRA LAPS Saratoga Speedway thanks all the fans, drivers and sponsors for their great support throughout the year … this weekend is the Wild Turkey 200, open to all cars for a day of enduro-style racing … Oct. 22 is the year-end banquet with ticket information on the speedway website … see you all next year …