The first drifting event of the season was held Saturday at Saratoga Speedway.

Drifting, drag racing make season debut at Saratoga Speedway

Monster trucks set to return on the May long weekend

Round one of drifting and drag racing was held Saturday at Saratoga Speedway.

A new event called Time Attack was also added to the card and #16 David Clark took the win in the autocross-style event.

The first round of drag racing featured 16 cars. #17 T.J Dafse, #57 Corey Sanderson, and #62 Shawn Allen were the only three to get through the first round undefeated, with #79 James Wilson and #74 John Demon being knocked out early.

After the rest of the pack was eliminated, Sanderson in his 450-horsepowered ’82 Chev and Dafse in his 450-hp Jeep Grand Cherokee met in the finals, with Dafse taking home the win, holding off Sanderson who lost his third gear early in the night.

Eleven cars took part in the first round of drifting. In the first round of eliminations #83 Evin Moore, #69 Callum Hayes, #44 Andrew Ottoson, #13 Sean March and #489 Matt Jefford all advance to the second round, winning their match-ups quite convincingly.

After the semifinals, Hayes, Moore and Jefford advanced to the finals. Hayes took out Moore then met Jefford for the grand final. In a tight battle, Hayes once again prevailed.

The I.M.C.A Modifieds and the Dwarf cars were also at the Speedway on Saturday for a fun day, getting ready for their respective 2015 seasons.

Four Dwarf cars lined up for a 10-lap main where #5 Kyle Kennedy led all 10 laps, holding off #20 Matt May to take  the win.

Six I.M.C.A Modifieds ran a 12-lap main event, in which #01 Jeff May grabbed an early lead and held on for the win.

Extra Laps The monster trucks are set to return to Saratoga over the May long weekend … California Kid and Rockstar are ready to put on yet another amazing show … last year Rockstar hit one of the craziest jumps ever at Saratoga, flying over 40 feet in the air and landing on his roof on the front stretch … accompanying the high-flying monster trucks will be the I.M.C.A Modifieds (making their first appearance of the year), Hornet cars, Roadrunners, Crash to Pass cars and Bomber cars on Sunday, with Sunday being a cheaper night for all the fans …

 

– Saratoga Speedway

 

 

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