Great racing continues at Saratoga Speedway

Monster trucks invade the track this weekend in rain-or-shine shows

  • Jul. 31, 2012 10:00 a.m.

THERE WAS GOOD racing action at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday. This weekend (Aug. 4-5) five monster trucks and two monster ride trucks invade the Black Creek oval.

 

 

 

Terry Guest

Contributor

Brian McLean Chevrolet sponsored a great night of racing, featuring some of the fastest cars, at Saratoga Speedway. The Sprint cars, I.M.C.A Modifieds, Island Mini Stocks, Bomber cars and the Motorcycles were all on the racing card on Saturday.

A track record was set in the Sprint car division as #15 Mark Stuart’s time of 14.549 seconds beat the old record of 15.557 set by #52 Jesse Dardengo last year. A season-high 13 cars took to the track for the 30-lap main event.

On lap five a terrible accident occurred; #43 Matt Verhagen and #08 Shane Woolcock tangled up, sending Woolcock into the trees in turn one. Woolcock would be okay, but his car was totalled, ending his night.

The main event belonged to #55 Jeff Bird, who held off a hard-charging Mark Stuart for the win. Third went to #27 Duane Zeinstra, who was filling in for Frank Mayell.

#96 Mike Nyeste dominated the Island Mini Stock division, winning the dash and leading all but five laps of the 30-lap main event. #7 Justin Woodske finished second, with third going to #77 Jeremy Waksel.

#53 Kevin Noble had a rough night in the I.M.C.A Modified division. He struggled with mechanical issues all night, but managed to get his car back to form for the main event, holding off #44 Tim Openshaw to win his second main of the year.

#24 Charlie Ackerman had a great night in the Bomber car division. Ackerman won the dash and led all but six laps of the 30-lap feature race, inching himself closer to the points lead. #68 Bruce Moran won all but one race in the Motorcycle division.

This weekend (Aug. 4-5, rain or shine) marks the biggest monster truck show in Saratoga Speedway history as five monster trucks plus two monster ride trucks will be on display.

California Kid, Rockstar, Bucked Up, Motorcycle Superstore and The General will all be at speedway. Rockstar and California Kid have both been here before, putting on amazing shows every time. In fact, both of them have rolled over at Saratoga, proving that these two and the rest of the trucks go all out.

Gates open at 4 p.m., giving fans a chance to have a meet and greet with the monster truck drivers.

EXTRA LAPS The Dwarf cars have also been added to this weekend’s racing card … the Crash to Pass, Hornet Cars, Roadrunners and Figure 8s will also be burning up the Black Creek oval …

 

– Saratoga Speedway

 

 

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