Special to the Record
Two amazing nights full of high-flying monster trucks and racing in all divisions took place at Saratoga Speedway over the May long weekend.
Rockstar, California Kid and a unique monster truck named Reverse Racer, who looked like he was driving in reverse, hit huge air on jumps, popped huge wheelies and destroyed RVs both nights.
In the Crash to Pass division, a season-high 15 cars took to the track. #02 Matt May dominated the 20-lap main event on a wet Saturday evening, leading every lap and holding off his dad #01 Jeff May for the win.
In the Hornet division, #81 Jeremy Stormo held off hard charger #24 Karl Kurpiela to take his first B main event win of the year. In the A division, it was a dog fight between #15 Lane Pearson and #02 Daryl Cahill from lap 10 on, with Pearson eventually taking his first A main event of the year.
In the Roadrunner division, #17 Dan Kemp (who had been fighting the wet track all night) finally found his way in the main event, leading every lap to win his first main event of the year. #77 Trace Stevenson had his winning streak snapped at four races. Stevenson won the dash, with the heat going to #01 Kevin Lawrenuk, and the main going to #15 Cindy Kennedy.
Sunday night saw dry conditions for the whole night, making for some clean, great racing. #73 Sheldon Hopp held off a full field of cars to win the 25-lap main event in the Crash to Pass class. #81 Jeremy Stormo made it a clean sweep in the Hornet B division, yet again winning their 25-lap main event.
In the Hornet A division, #02 Daryl Cahill who finished second in last night’s main event, found himself in the winners circle on Sunday, holding off hard-charging #01 Kevin Lawrenuk to win his first main event of the year.
Lawrenuk found his way into the winners circle in the Figure 8 class, winning their 12-lap main event. Finally in the Roadrunner division, #17 Dan Kemp once again dominated the main event, leading every lap to take home his second main event win in as many nights.
EXTRA LAPS This weekend marks round one of the Drifting competition which has been moved from Fridays to Saturdays to give it a wider audience … three Drift cars put on a demo over the weekend to show the fans what’s to come for the year and they pulled off great drifts coming in and out of various corners … there will be five rounds of drifting this year, with Saturday’s opener going rain or shine … accompanying them will be the Bomber cars in the Brian Sullivan Memorial race, I.M.C.A Modifieds and the motorcycles …
– Saratoga Speedway