Saratoga Speedway hosts Eve of Destruction

Boat race, fireworks highlight evening at Black Creek oval

THERE WERE BOATS all over the track Saturday during Eve of Destruction at Saratoga Speedway.

THERE WERE BOATS all over the track Saturday during Eve of Destruction at Saratoga Speedway.



Terry Guest


The season’s first boat race and an amazing firework show highlighted the Eve of Destruction night at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.

In his boat race debut, #66 Billy Brimacombe Jr. outlasted his competitors to take the win with #73 Sheldon Hopp a close second.

The Hornet cars had a great 35-lap main event, where #09 Cameron Phillips led for the first 12 laps, holding off #02 Daryl Cahill. But Cahill found his way around on lap 13. Lap 15 drew the first caution of the race, bunching the field up. On the restart, #01 Kevin Lawrenuk briefly took the lead, but Cahill went back in front one lap later and never looked back, winning his third main of the year.

Returning to Saratoga after a few weeks off, #88 Troy Tarbuck dominated the 20-lap Crash to Pass feature main event, leading all but four laps to take his third main win of the year.

In the Figure 8 class, #15 Cindy Kennedy dominated the field, winning all of the Figure 8 races on the night. Finally, #17 Duane Zeinstra had a great night in the Roadrunner class, winning the heat and leading every lap of the eight-lap main event.


EXTRA LAPS This Saturday marks the return of the fastest cars on the Island – the Wingless Sprint Cars – after a year off … these cars average a lap time of 13-14 seconds, which is by far the fasted class in British Columbia … 10-16 cars are expected, which will make for an amazing race night … the I.M.C.A Modifieds, Bomber cars and motorcycles will also be racing … the following weekend, July 14, will be the Thrifty Foods 150-lap race … these Late Model drivers are regarded as some of the best racers in British Columbia and always put on an amazing race at Saratoga … the Bomber cars, I.M.C.A Modifieds and the Dwarf cars will also be racing that night …



Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Dasher is back home with mom Christine Girvin thanks to some help from BC Ferries staff. Photo supplied
The cat came back, with help from Comox ferry staff

After Dasher made a dash, ferry staff found her and got her home safe

The Coast Range makes a spectacular backdrop for orca heading towards Discovery Passage of Campbell River Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Photo by Frank Neil
Island wildlife viewers thrilled by close view of passing Orca pod

Group gives wildlife photographers a classic oportunity to view them off Campbell River shoreline

A rendering of the Denman Green plans for the Kirk Road site. Image, DHA/Ronan Design
Denman Green finds new site for housing

Facing COVID delays, the project reached expiration date on initial site

A fawn stands in a field. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
MARS hoping to build fawn complex for rehab

Their goal is to raise $20,000 in a relatively short period of time.

Aspen Park in Comox is the latest school reporting a COVID-19 exposure. Screenshot, Google Maps
Fifth Comox Valley school reports COVID-19 exposure

Exposure at Aspen Park in Comox was reported for Feb. 22

A health worker holds a vial of AstraZeneca vaccine to be administered to members of the police at a COVID-19 vaccination center in Mainz, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate, start with the vaccination of police officers in internal police vaccination centers. (Andreas Arnold/dpa via AP)
B.C. officials to unveil new details of COVID vaccination plan Monday

Seniors and health-care workers who haven’t gotten their shot are next on the list

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

An investigation is underway after a man was shot and killed by Tofino RCMP in Opitsaht. (Black Press Media file photo)
Man shot and killed by RCMP near Tofino, police watchdog investigating

Investigation underway by Independent Investigations Office of British Columbia.

B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver on Tuesday December 11, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
B.C.’s compromise on in-person worship at three churches called ‘absolutely unacceptable’

Would allow outdoor services of 25 or less by Langley, Abbotsford and Chilliwack churches

Photo: Lt. Sandy Pridmore, MARS Darlene Banerd, MARS, Warren Warttig and Captain Rob Stevens show the new automatic external defibrillator (AED) that will be located at the MARS facilities located at 1331 William Beach Road, Black Creek. Photo supplied
Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society adds AED to Williams Beach Road location

Submitted Mountainaire Avian Rescue Society (MARS) has collaborated with the Comox Firefighters… Continue reading

Baldy Mountain Resort was shut down on Saturday after a fatal workplace accident. (Baldy Mountain picture)
Jasmine and Gwen Donaldson are part of the CAT team working to reduce stigma for marginalized groups in Campbell River. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
Jasmine’s story: Stigma can be the hardest hurdle for those overcoming addiction

Recovering B.C. addict says welcome, connection and community key for rebuilding after drug habit

A Vancouver restaurant owner was found guilty of violating B.C.’s Human Rights Code by discriminating against customers on the basis of their race. (Pixabay)
Vancouver restaurant owner ordered to pay $4,000 to customers after racist remark

Referring to patrons as ‘you Arabs’ constitutes discrimination under B.C.’s Human Rights Code, ruling deems

BC Ferries experienced heavy traffic on Feb. 27 following cancellations the day before due to strong winds and adverse weather. (Black Press Media file photo)
BC Ferries sailings fill up quickly after Friday cancellations due to high winds

Waits expected on Swartz Bay-Tsawwassen route, Horseshoe Bay-Departure Bay route

Most Read