Monster trucks put on really big show

Two days of entertaining racing at Saratoga Speedway

 

 

 

Terry Guest

Contributor

Two amazing nights of monster truck action thrilled crowds at Saratoga Speedway on the weekend.

California Kid, Rockstar, The General, Bucked Up and Motorcycle Superstore were all in action Saturday and Sunday along with the Crash to Pass, Hornets, Roadrunners, Dwarf cars and Figure 8 cars. Saturday night featured season-high car counts in the Hornet, Dwarf and Roadrunner divisions.

Twenty-seven Hornet cars hit the track on Saturday. #81 Jeremy Stormo had a great race in the 20-lap B main event, leading all but sixlaps to take his fifth main event win of the year. #08 Daryn Cahill started third in the A main event, giving him an advantage over the field, took the lead on lap one and never looked back. #14 Kyle Fallowfield had his best finish of the year, finishing second with third going to #02 Daryl Cahill.

A season-high 13 Dwarf cars qualified on Saturday. #11 Mike Meeres had his car hooked up on Saturday, setting fast time in qualifying and dominating the 30-lap main event after taking the lead on lap four. That extended his points lead over #34 Ike Armitage, who was not racing this weekend. #10 Brian Lee finsihed second, with third going to #8 Mike Schott.

The Figure 8s were up to eight cars on Saturday. #9 Andrew Buchanan won both races in the Figure 8 class. #01 Jeff May led every lap on the 20-lap Crash to Pass main event, taking over the points lead. #59 Ted Dimitrov dominated the Roadrunner class, winning the heat and the main event, and inching himself closer to the points lead.

Sunday night featured one of the best monster truck shows at Saratoga Speedway and the second roll-over of the year. The Hornet cars had an amazing 40-lap feature main event, with #02 Daryn Cahill and #08 Daryn Cahill duelling for first place. Daryn finished the race in first but was disqualified after the race due to over aggressive driving, giving the win to Daryl.

#25 Skyler Carlson, in only his second race at Saratoga Speedway, got into an altercation with #08 Daryn Cahill on the last lap, causing him to hit the monster truck jump on an awkward angle and roll over.

#66 Justin Beaulieu, filling in for Nick Leavitt in the Roadrunner division, fought off #59 Ted Dimitrov to win their feature 10-lap main event. #9 Andrew Buchanan won his second Figure 8 main event in as many nights; Buchanan also won the 10-lap heat race.

#11 Mike Meeres and #24 Dave Emmerson battled bumper to bumper in the 30-lap feature race, but Meeres ran into mechanical problems on lap 17, giving the lead and eventual win to Emmerson. #11 Dan Kemp started eighth in the 20-lap Crash to Pass main event but fought his way to the front on lap 15 and took home his first main event win of the season.

EXTRA LAPS This Saturday marks the first appearence of the Old Time Modified Stock cars, who were rained out on their first scheduled appearance … there will also be a Bomber car Island Invitational which should make for the best car count of the year … the I.M.C.A Modifieds and Motorcycles will also be in action … the fourth annual Bikini Contest is coming up on Aug. 18 … the second Crash to Pass boat race will also be on the card accompanied by the Hornets, Roadrunners and Figure 8s …

 

– Saratoga Speedway

 

 

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