Rain wreaks havoc on races

Wet track at Saratoga Speedway causes cancellation of racing

Terry Guest


The wet won out over the wild Saturday night at Saratoga Speedway.

Rain washed away the first appearance of the Old Time Modified Stock Cars, and due to a wet track the Bomber cars, I.M.C.A. Modifieds and motorcycles were also cancelled.

The Old Timers’ next appearance will be on Aug. 11, accompanied by the I.M.C.A Modifieds, motorcycles and Bombers, who will be running an Island Invitational that night.

The points races are starting to heat up. #08 Daryn Cahill holds a slim 31-point lead in the Hornet A division over last year’s champion #01 Kevin Lawrenuk. #03 Jennifer Lawrenuk holds down third place, 90 points behind Cahill. In the B division, #64 MacLaren Inglis holds a tight 18-point lead over #28 Brianne Fenn. #59 Third-place Mike Ryce is 12 points up over #17 Brad Dimitrov.

In the Crash to Pass division, #01 Jeff May has a 60-point lead over #40 Cam Edward, with third place being held by #72 Travis Stevenson, who is 85 points back. In the Roadrunner class, #66 Nick Leavitt holds first place, 110 points ahead of #25 Andrea Cannon, and 112 points over #59 Ted Dimitrov.

In the Bomber car division, #72 Stewart Lee holds a 54-point lead over #29 Gilles Cyr, and a 150-point lead over third-place #9 Darren Larson. In the I.M.C.A Modified division, #00 Bart Smith holds a commanding 113-point lead over #53 Kevin Noble, and a 133-point lead over #98 Pat Brown, who holds third.

This weekend marks the second fireworks show of the year, first Crash to Pass boat race of the year, and an amazing Limo Jump – all being featured in our “Eve Of Destruction” night.

The Hornet cars and Roadrunners will also be running. Admission is $15 adults, $12 students (with card) and children under five $5.

FINISH LINES The July 7 weekend marks the first appearance of the Wingless Sprint cars … these cars are like the Winged cars but there are some differences in the motor and the tires … the I.M.C.A Modifieds, Bombers and motorcycles will also be running …


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