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

 

 

Just Posted

Local musicians inducted into Comox Valley Walk of Achievement

Seven local musicians have earned their spot among some of the Comox… Continue reading

North Island Hospital Comox Valley looking for funds to open fourth operating room

One of the priorities of the Comox Valley Hospital is to significantly… Continue reading

Increased accessibility an uphill battle for former Courtenay resident

Brian George wheeled himself up Ryan Road as part of his Halifax Oddesy Tour

Is your Foodsafe certification still valid?

According to B.C. Ministry of Health, approximately 800,000 B.C. Foodsafe Level 1… Continue reading

PHOTOS: Garlic Fest takes over Merville Hall

There was garlic galore at Merville Hall on Sunday as Garlic Fest… Continue reading

A look at B.C. wildfire smoke from space

NASA provides a timelapse of smoke covering B.C. from space

Bridge collapses in Genoa, Italy killing 11

Five more people are injured and in serious condition

Man plows truck into Houses of Parliament in London

UK police treat Parliament crash as terrorism, man arrested

Child dies in boating incident in Okanagan

A North Vancouver family was boating on Kalamalka Lake in Vernon when the incident occured

B.C. Wildfires 2018: Province calls for federal aid

More fires have burned in B.C. already this year than did in all of 2017

Kayak in Indian Arm waters off B.C.’s Deep Cove and feast on famous doughnuts

About a half hour drive from Vancouver, Deep Cove is a great kayaking spot for locals and tourists

Smokey skies across Vancouver Island expected to last until Wednesday

The province of B.C. has issued a special bulletin for all of Vancouver Island

Child, 4, attacked by cougar near Fernie

The BC Conservation Officer Service said it happened while the family was fishing

Trans Mountain pipeline protesters practise resisting police at Camp Cloud

Last week, a Supreme Court judge granted the City of Burnaby an injunction ordering protesters to remove everything from the site

Most Read