ROCK STAR HIT some incredible air at Saratoga Speedway on the weekend. Along with California Kid

Monster trucks put on a show

California Kid, Rock Star entertain crowd at Saratoga Speedway

Terry Guest

Special to the Record

California Kid and Rockstar laid everything out at Saratoga Speedway over the May long weekend. The two monster trucks hit some incredible air – including Rockstar rolling over once again.

The Crash to Pass cars, Hornet cars, Roadrunners and Figure 8s accompanied the monster trucks over the weekend, with the Bomber cars and the I.M.C.A Modifieds joining the action Sunday.

A season-high 26 Hornet cars hit the track Saturday, with heat wins going to (C) #53 Rowland Westra, (B) #08 Daryn Cahill and (A) #01 Kevin Lawrenuk. The 25-lap B main saw Westra grab the lead on lap six and never look back.

The A main saw 11 closely matched cars battle for all 25 laps, but #08 Daryn Cahill started on the pole and never relinquished his lead en route to his first main win of the year.

Twenty-five cars arrived Sunday, and in the heats the C went to #54 Glen White, the B to #43 TJ Lippy and the A to #01 Kevin Lawrenuk. Twelve cars entered the 25-lap B main which saw a lot of lead changes and some close racing, but 13-year-old #10 Blaire Mangles grabbed the lead on lap 17 and went on to win his first ever main event.

Brothers Daryl and Daryn Cahill battled hard in the 25-lap main, which Daryn led for the first 20 laps before but Daryl passed him en route to his second main win of the year.

A full field of 12 Crash to Pass cars took to the track over the weekend. #73 Sheldon Hopp won the 10-lap heat, but after leading the first 10 laps of the main, he ran into mechanical issues, opening the door for #01 “The General” Jeff May to take the lead and eventual win. Two new cars joined the field Sunday, bringing the total to 12. May  continued his dominance, winning both the 10-lap heat and 20-lap main.

Another season high of eight Roadrunners qualified over the long weekend. #66 Nick Leavitt won the heat, but #73 MacLaren Inglis  held off Leavitt to win the 15 lap main. Inglis and Leavitt battled again Sunday, with Inglis taking the 12-lap heat and holding off Leavitt to win his third straight Roadrunner main event.

The I.M.C.A Modifieds made their first appearance of the year on Sunday, with an incredible 10 Modifieds comprising one of the largest fields we have had in many years.

The father-and-son team of Jason and Chris Beaulieu battled all night long, with Chris narrowing out Jason to win the heat. The 40-lap main featured some of the cleanest, tightest racing you will see all year, and when all was said and done, Chris again edged out his dad, taking home a clean sweep.

Six Bomber cars ran on Sunday. #66 Wil Baun made his Saratoga Speedway debut and didn’t disappoint, finishing second in the 10-lap heat and leading all 15 laps of their feature main event.

EXTRA LAPS Drifting rounds 2 and 3 are on the racing card this weekend … round 1 on May 10 saw reigning champion #26 Alex Davidson take the win … heads up drag racing has also been added to this weekend’s event …

– Saratoga Speedway


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