Hornet cars buzz around the track during Saturday night racing at Saratoga Speedway.

Hornet cars buzz around the track during Saturday night racing at Saratoga Speedway.

Young drivers in winner’s circle at Saratoga Speedway

Terry Guest

Special to The Record

Mother Nature made for an interesting night of racing Saturday at Saratoga Speedway as the rain and sun fluctuated over the evening of Ocean Pacific-sponsored action.

In the Bomber car class, it was the battle of the Larsons once again as Darrel and nephew Boston went head-to-head. This time  Boston got the upper hand on his uncle, winning the heat and  main event.

The Modified class saw Stewart Lee dominate. Lee, who has raced almost every class of car you can drive, found himself behind the wheel of Jeff May’s car for the first time ever and did not disappoint, taking the dash win and one of two heat race wins.

He also led all 35 laps of one of the best Modified main events we have seen in years, holding off veterans Chris Beaulieu and Travis Stevenson – who gave him a very tough run for his money – to complete his sweep in the Modified class.

Finally the Hornet cars put on a great show of their own. Heat race wins went to Chris Hleck, Darcy McKenzie, Wesley Pheaton, Nigel Neufeld and Ashley White.

Twenty-three cars contested a tight 30-lap B main which saw Clancey Beamish, who was celebrating his 15th birthday, jump into the lead on lap three and pull away to take home his second straight main event win.

In the 25-lap A main, Brian Salis found himself in a battle with Neufeld and Raymond Fortier. Salis waited patiently in third before finding his way around on the outside to take the lead on lap 13 and never look back en route to his first-ever main event win.

EXTRA LAPS This weekend Saratoga hosts an Island Bomber Car Invitational … cars from across the Island will make their way down to battle for points at Western Speedway, and with over 20 cars in their points race, many will be making their way to Saratoga on Saturday … the Galaxy Motors Mad Max cars will also be on the card, with the Roadrunners and I.M.C.A Modifieds rounding out the night …

 

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