Thousands of racing fans were in Black Creek on Saturday and Sunday for the third weekend of the Saratoga Speedway’s 2018 racing season.
The two evenings saw various racing categories take place around the Comox Valley’s 3/8 mile track, including Hornet B, roadrunners, crash-to-pass (which means exactly what you think it does) and Mad Max Extreme racing, in which cars must be decked out following a certain theme.
Some of the racers were as young as 11 years old, coming from the speedway’s racing school.
The weekend also included appearances from the kid-favourite Robo-Dragon – a 30-foot-tall, fire-breathing car eating machine, and three monster trucks, which entertained the crowd with car-crunching jumps off of ramps and spinning donuts.
Racing action will be back at the Saratoga Speedway this weekend, with outlaw drag racing, pro and street division, and time attack.
This year is the Saratoga Speedway’s 50th year. The Black Creek-based venue is the largest outdoor seating race track on Central Vancouver Island and is able to accommodate 2,800 spectators.
According to Saratoga staff, the speedway has one of the highest participation of car drivers in British Columbia with more than 200 car and drivers competing last year.
Events take place every weekend throughout the summer. For more information, visit saratogaracing.ca