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

Contributor

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 …

 

 

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