Wet and wild racing at Saratoga Speedway

Black Creek oval a busy place with a full schedule of events all summer

 

 

 

Terry Guest

Special to the Record

Wet conditions made for close, exciting racing in all divisions Saturday night at Saratoga Speedway. The Crash to Pass, Hornets, Roadrunners and Figure 8s were all on the racing card.

In the Figure 8 class, #16 Brad Kennedy made it a clean sweep,  winning the dash, heat and holding off his mom #15 Cindy Kennedy to win the 10-lap main event.

A season-high six Roadrunners took to the track. #17 Dan Kemp and #9 Andrew Buchanan battled each other hard on a wet track for their 15-lap main event, with Kemp finally claiming the lead on lap 12 to take the win and furthering his points lead over #66 Nick Leavitt.

In the Hornet A class, points leader #01 Kevin Lawrenuk took the night off due to other commitments, opening the door for others to close the gap. In the 20-lap main event, #09 Cameron Phillips took the lead on lap two. Phillips, #03 Jennifer Lawrenuk and #15 Lane Pearson all raced bumper to bumper for the remaining laps, but neither could find a way around Phillips who was determined to win his first main event of the year. Lawrenuk’s second place finish was her best finish of the year as well.

In the Hornet B class, #12 Raymond Fortier and #53 Rowland Westra battled each other for their 20-lap main event. Westra  held off Fortier for the first 12 laps, but Fortier took advantage of lap cars to get around Westra and win his second main event of the year, furthering his points lead as well.

In the Crash to Pass class, #8 Brad Kotscherofski, who set fast time on the night, had his best night of the year. Kotscherofski and #73 Sheldon Hopp dominated the 20-lap feature, but with two laps to go Kotscherofski spun out Hopp to take the lead and win his first main event of the year. Hopp finished second with third going to #72 Travis Stevenson.

EXTRA LAPS This Saturday heralds the season debut of the Dwarf cars … the Dwarf cars are miniature versions of old cars from the ’40s and ’50’s, making them one of the coolest classes  to watch … the I.M.C.A Modifieds, motorcycles and Bomber cars are also on the race card … a  rare Friday show is also coming up on the 14th, marking the second round of the Drifting Competition .. these cars put on a great show for their first round, making this night one you won’t want to miss …

– Saratoga Speedway

 

 

 

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