Special to the Record
Saratoga Speedway hosted two nights of great demolition racing and high-flying monster truck action on the weekend. California Kid, Rock Star, Airborne Ranger and Double Trouble put on two exciting nights of monster truck action.
Eighteen Crash to Pass cars took to the track. On Saturday, #01 Jeff May set fast qualifying time of 18.710. Car #89 Gregg Sagmoen won the dash on Saturday while #24 Brandon Young took home the win in the B dash on Sunday, with the A going to Sagmoen.
Car #99 Bryce Muyr took a late lead to pick up the win in the B heat on Saturday, with the A going to #01 Jeff May. Car #86 Jake Mathews led every lap in the B heat on Sunday to take the win, and his teammate #88 Troy Tarbuck took the win in the A.
Tarbuck carried his winning ways over into the main, leading all but three laps to take the win. Car #11 Glenn Pinto filled in for Dan Kemp on Sunday to take the win in the main. Tarbuck finished second and #7 Jamie Pinto was third. Car #72 Travis Stevenson picked up the mid-season Crash-to-Pass championship.
The Hornet cars were also on the track. Car #84 Jake Townsend won the B dash and #20 William Boyes won his first ever A dash on Saturday. Car #99 Chris Perkins won the B dash on Sunday with the A going to #21 Gord Fraser. #59 Ted Dimitrov won the C heat, Townsend won the B, and #08 Daryn Cahill won the A heat on Saturday.
Dimitrov also won the C heat on Sunday, #09 Cameron Phillips won the B and #21 Gord Fraser won the A. Only one main event was run on Saturday; #02 Daryl Cahill took the lead on lap 12 and ran away with it from there.
The B main on Sunday saw #27 Doug Mclean take and early lead and eventually take the win. #08 Daryn Cahill dominated the A main, taking home the win. #Car 01 Kevin Lawrenuk won the mid-season Hornet championship.
Car #19 Weston Lane dominated the Roadrunner division, setting fast time, winning the dash, heat and main event on Saturday. Car #25 Andrea Cannon won the dash on Sunday, but Lane was too much down the stretch, winning the Heat and main. Car #28 Andrew Buchanan won the mid-season Roadrunner championship.
The Bomber cars were also on the weekend card. Car #24 Charlie Ackerman won the dash on Saturday, #96 Rob Gaudreault won the B dash on Sunday, and a day after blowing his engine and getting a new one out of an old race car, #90 Johnny Zanette won the A dash.
Car #5 Darren Larson won the B heat, with the A going to #72 Travis Stevenson. Car #28 Don Hallgarth was filling in for Mike Morningstar on Sunday and picked up the win in the B heat; #11 Justin Beaulieu, who drove the car on Sunday instead of Mike Dionne, won the A heat. Dionne dominated the main on Saturday, leading all but six laps. #90 Johnny Zanette picked up his first main event win on Sunday. Car #99 Gilles Cyr claimed the mid-season Bomber point championship.
EXTRA LAPS This weekend marks the last appearance of the Wilroc Sprint cars … #91 Darren Yates leads the winged division by 22 points over #2 Randy Vincent … #52 Jesse Dardengo leads the Lite division by four points over #47 Richard Lejeune .. the Lite cars have been averaging anywhere from 12-17 cars this season, so make sure to check them out … the IMCA Modifieds and Dwarf cars will fill out a night of all open-wheel racing … the third annual Bikini Contest is scheduled for Aug. 20 …