Saratoga Speedway returns for its 47th year of racing – and 34th year under owner and operator Paul Hargrave.
The season starts May 2 with the Crash to Pass cars, Hornets, Roadrunners, Bombers and Figure 8s fighting for double points – all topped off by a fireworks show.
Last year, the I.M.C.A Modified class rose from the ashes, growing from a mere five cars in 2013 to 16 cars in 2014. With lots of local drivers switching over to the fast Modified class, be sure to check out their nine races with upwards of 20 cars gracing the Speedway this year.
The Hornet division is again looking to be a great success. With a record number of young talent taking the driving course over the off season, the class is looking to be a fun, competitive division.
Our five local classes are the Bomber cars, Crash to Pass cars, Roadrunners, Motorcycles and Figure 8s. Out of town classes include the Dwarf cars, Old Time Modified Stock cars (with bodies ranging from 1929-1935) and Wilroc Sprint cars.
Many fan favourite events will be returning, including monster truck shows May 16-17 and Aug. 1-2, and Crash to Pass boat races July 4 and Aug. 15.
The Wilroc Sprint cars will rip it up four times at Saratoga this season. These are the fastest cars on the Island, averaging lap times of 14-15 seconds, with the track record being broken three times last year.
Drifting and drag racing will be back, with five rounds scheduled over the 2015 season. The popular Canadian-American Demolition Derby returns, with a twist – this year’s challenge will be a one-night show.
Oct. 10 will wrap up the year, with every local class on the card fighting for their respective championship – all capped by another great fireworks show.
With a new season comes new changes. This year there will be free Shaw on-the-go Wi-Fi offered to all fans and drivers. Some very fast debit machines have also been installed at all concessions, which will make for some very fast lines so everyone can get back and enjoy the action as soon as possible.
The Speedway racing school will now be run year round with kids as young as 11 being able to take part. For information visit saratogaracing.ca
The 2015 season is shaping up to be another great year with many new faces and plenty of great racing in a family friendly atmosphere.
– Saratoga Speedway