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 …