Perfect track conditions Saturday made for some amazing racing at Saratoga Speedway as 16 Wilroc Lite Sprint cars highlighted a full night of action.
Early dash race wins went to #5 Darren Larson, #18 Austen Hack, #60 Evan McLuckie, #45 Darren Monk, #32 Ryan Orchard and #44 Tim Openshaw, who took home the Wilroc Lite “Dash for cash”, winning himself $100.
Heat race action saw #87 Boston Larson take home the 10-lap Bomber heat, with the 10-lap Roadrunner heat going to #66 Nick Leavitt.
There was a season-high 36 Hornet cars, with heat wins going to #14 Jacob Ferrier, #11 Dana Vogel, #53 Rowland Westra and #12 Raymond Fortier.
Two fast 10-lap Wilroc Lite heats saw #22s Dave Emmerson take home the first with the other #22 Mike Haslam winning the second.
The 20-lap Bomber main featured a tight battle between Boston, #9 Darrel Larson and #98 Rob Gaudreault, with Boston grabbing the lead on lap seven en route to his second main event win of the year. Second went to uncle Darrel and third to father Darren.
The 20-lap Roadrunner main was a tight battle between #66 Nick Leavitt and #88 Ryan Guest, with Leavitt holding off Guest to take his first main event win of the year, snapping Guest’s six main event winning streak.
Due to unsportsmanlike conduct on and off the track, Saratoga promoter Paul Hargrave has banned the #99 Roadrunner and driver Dennis Leavitt permanently from the speedway.
Twenty-five cars entered the 25-lap Hornet B main event. Points leader Westra led the first 15 laps until #81 Andy Inglis made his move and won his second main event win of the year. Westra was second and #08 Trey Woolcock third.
The 25-lap Hornet A main event saw #12 Raymond Fortier jump to an early lead and pull away for the win.
The real battle ensued for second, third and fourth between #51 Nate Bonn, #98 Nigel Neufeld and #05 Luke Dixon, with Bonn holding off Dixon for second.
All 16 cars took to the track for the Wilroc Lite 30-lap main event which saw over 13 passes throughout the pack over the course of the race.
Cautions forced some of the main contenders out of the race early, opening the door for #15s Mark Stuart, who had the race in the bag until yet another caution put points leader #33 Jeff Montgomery on his back bumper.
Montgomery passed Stuart on lap 20 and held off a hard-charging field to take home the win, with second going to #22h Mike Haslam and third to Stuart.
EXTRA LAPS This weekend the Old Time Modified Stock cars will be back at the Speedway for the second time this season … these beautiful one-of-a-kind cars range in years from the 1920s to the 1930s … accompanying them will be the I.M.C.A Modifieds, Dwarf cars and the Bomber cars … only two more weekends until the highly regarded Monster Truck Weekend returns, and 17-year-old Rosalee Rosner is set to make her B.C. debut in Wild Flower … her father, Kelvin Rosner, will be making his return to the Speedway; Kelvin tore up the local track in 2009 in Time Flys, rolling it over in his first run of the evening … Blown Income and Tow Monster will round out the show …
– Saratoga Speedway