Hot track, hot times at Saratoga Speedway

The final round of drifting, drag racing and time attack took place at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.

With the sun shining on the Speedway, track conditions were at their best for the three classes.

In the time attack class, the battle came down to two high-powered Mustangs in the V8 division; David Clark in his 400 horse powered 2010 Ford Mustang battled it out with Jason Johnson in his 444 horse powered 2013 Ford Mustang.

The two ended up seconds apart for first, with Clark coming out victorious, setting the best time of 55.761, which is also the track record for this division.

The non-V8 division was between #48 Brian Sallis in his 1968 Volvo and #4 Tyler Bodkin in his 2005 Infiniti, with Sallis edging out Bodkin by the slightest margin – .049 of a second – to take the win.

The drag racing was a triple knockout format with two classes, Slicks and Non-Slicks.

After many eliminations and some very tight drag racing, the finals in the Slicks division came down to #383 Mike Weinraugh in his 1987 Monte Carlo SS and #57 Corey Sandirson in his 1982 Chevy pickup, with the win going to Werinraugh.

In the Non-Slick division, Johnson in his Mustang found himself in his second finale of the night, this time battling #591 Luke Brown in his high-powered 2008 Chevy Silverado, with Brown taking home the win, barely edging out Johnson.

In drifting, the finale featured #131 Reece Lucas in his Toyota Corolla and #341 Colton Brown in his Nissan 240sx. After a very tight battle, Lucas out drifted Brown in the final round.

EXTRA LAPS This weekend is the second to last race of the 2015 season at Saratoga … an action-packed card will include the Hornet cars, Roadrunners, Crash to Pass cars, Bomber cars and the I.M.C.A Modifieds, all capped off by an amazing fireworks show … coming into the weekend, some of the point battles are very close in the local classes … in the Hornet A division, only 31 points separate the top three cars, with #99 Glenn White holding the lead … in the Modified division, only 107 points separate the top three cars as well, with #91 Chris Beaulieu holding on to the lead … in the other divisions, #88 Ryan Guest holds a strong 270-point lead in the Roadrunner class, #73 Sheldon Hopp holds a 250-point lead in the Crash to Pass class, #87 Boston Larson holds a 267-point lead in the Bomber class, and #53 Rowland Westra holds a commanding 633-point lead in the Hornet B class …

 

– Saratoga Speedway

 

 

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