A hot June night made for great track conditions Saturday at Saratoga Speedway. The Crash to Pass cars, Roadrunners and the Hornet cars were on the racing card with many fans out to watch all the action.
Thirty Hornet cars ran six heat races, three of which were reverse heats. Some great action saw #69 Dwight Bakken, #16 Ashley White and #01 Kevin Lawrenuk win the first 10-lap heats, with the reverse heats going to #35 Serina Hintz, #53 Rowland Westra, and #01 Kevin Lawrenuk, who won both of his heats.
Twenty cars started the 25-lap B main, which featured a close battle between Westra and White. White held off Westra for eight laps, but Westra found his way around White through lap traffic and never looked back, taking home his fourth main event of the year in a great green-to-white chequered race.
Ten Hornets lined up for the 20-lap A main. #99 Glenn White grabbed the lead on lap three and, along with Lawrenuk, pulled away from the pack. But Lawrenuk would not be stopped on this night. He took the lead on lap 10 and went on to complete a clean sweep in the A class.
Eight Roadrunners ran two heats, with points leader #88 Ryan Guest taking home both wins. In the 15-lap main event, Guest and #77 Trace Stevenson battled bumper to bumper all the way. Stevenson held off Guest for 13 laps until Guest took advantage of lap traffic to get around Stevenson, displaying great driving skills to take home his fourth straight main event win.
After a few altercations over the course of the night, #99 Dennis Leavitt was handed a two-race probation for unsportsmanlike reasons, and also had his points removed for the main event.
The Crash to Pass cars put on a great show. Their only heat race saw #40 Cam Edward lead all laps to take home the win. Edward continued his winning ways in the 15-lap main, holding off a hard-charging Hopp to take his first feature event win of the year.
EXTRA LAPS This weekend Saratoga welcomes back the Dwarf cars and the Motorcycles … the Dwarf cars are some of the fastest and nicest looking cars to visit the Speedway, with lap times of 15-17 seconds, and are a must-watch class for any race fan … the Motorcycles return to their traditional form this year after running dirt bikes last season … all street and racing bikes are welcome to join the action … also on the card will be the Hornets, Bombers and I.M.C.A Modifieds …
– Saratoga Speedway