Drifting, drag racing featured at Saratoga Speedway

The second round of drifting and drag racing rocked Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.

Thirteen drag cars took to the track, and with last run’s winner TJ Dafse not attending the door was wide open for all contenders. Classes were broken in three sections this time – Streets, Slicks and Bikes.

In early Street knockouts, #63 Phil Hamilton, #10 Chad Elliott and #74 John Demonye were all sent packing, with #4 John Butterwall, #56 Don McBeth and #77 Stewart Elliott advancing undefeated.

In the finals, #118 Kevin Lawrenuk in his 2001 Integra went up against #77 Stewart Elliott in his ’72 Dodge, with Lawrenuk beating Elliott by two car lengths.

In the Bike division, #5150 Justin Smith defeated #401 Don Dingler in the battle of the Harleys to take the win.

The fast Slick class saw #57 Corey Sandirson in the finals again, this time against #187 Dez O’Driscoll in his Cutlass, with Sandirson once again falling short, giving the win to O’Driscoll.

Drift Action

Ten Drifters took to the track. Last round’s winner #69 Callum Hayes was knocked out in the first round, opening the door for the other nine contestants.

In early eliminations, #44 Andrew Ottosen, #20 Reece Lucas, #18 Tomas Flagel and #489 Matt Jefford advanced to the final four, with Ottosen and Jefford meeting in the finals.

Ottosen and Jefford battled neck for neck, with Jefford slightly edging out Ottosen.

Seven contestants entered the new Time Attack event, with winner #16 David Clark in his 2010 Ford Mustang setting best time with a 56.559.

EXTRA LAPS This weekend Saratoga Speedway welcomes back the Old Time Modified Stocks … these cars range in years from the early 1920s to the late 1930s and are some of the most beautiful race cars you will see attend Saratoga this year … accompanying them will be the I.M.C.A Modifieds (making their second appearance of the year) along with the Hornet cars and the Bomber cars …

 

– Saratoga Speedway

 

 

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