THE SUN WAS shining and the cars were flying around the track at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.

Fast cars make for hot summer night at Saratoga Speedway

Wilroc Lites, Dwarf cars, IMCA Modifieds and Motorcycles all in action

Terry Guest

Contributor

The fastest classes from across the Island graced Saratoga Speedway on Saturday. The Wilroc Lites, Dwarf cars, Bomber cars, I.M.C.A Modifieds and Motorcycles were all on the racing card.

Two heats and one main event were given to each class. A season-high 10 Wilroc Lites took to the track. #26 Cam McLean took the B heat with the A going to #22x Dave Emmerson, who was racing a Lite car for the first time this year.

After some early battles in the main event, #98 Lance Wade finally emerged as the leader on lap 13 of 35 and went on to win his second main event of the year (which took only eight minutes and 41 seconds to complete).

A season-high six I.M.C.A Modifieds qualified. #89 Gregg Sagmoen took the first heat with the reverse going to #44 Tim Openshaw. Openshaw found his way to the front of their 20-lap main event on lap two and motored to his first main event win of the year.

Eight Bombers hit the track. #46 Ryan Monks held off his brother Jeff Monks in the first heat, with the reverse going to #61 Don Hallgarth. After blowing two engines this year, #97 Mike Dionne finally found himself in the winner’s circle, taking the lead on lap 17 of 25 and snapping points leader #72 Stewart Lee’s four main event winning streak.

#11 Eric Flynn almost had his best night so far in the Motorcycle class. Flynn won both heats, but after leading the main event for the first six laps he stalled his bike, opening the door for #5 Ben Durperron to win his first main event of the year.

A full field of Dwarf cars hit the track for their fourth appearance of the year. #8 Mike Schott held off the field to win the first heat, with the reverse going to #32 Ryan Orchard. Orchard carried that momentum into the 20-lap main event, taking the lead on lap three and winning his first main event of the year at Saratoga.

EXTRA LAPS The most anticipated weekend of the year is finally upon us: five of the most powerful, high-flying monster trucks will be on display over two days of rain-or-shine action … five jumps, including one huge dirt jump, will be set up for these machines to hit huge air and amazing wheelies on … all three trucks from last time, California Kid, Rock Star and Reverse Racer will be returning along with two new trucks – Bucked Up and American Graffiti … a full field of Crash to Pass cars, Hornets, Roadrunners and Figure 8s will also be on the Aug. 3-4 racing card …

 

– Saratoga Speedway

 

 

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