Eleven beautiful big rig trucks graced Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.
Heath Farmer of Parksville set a new track record of 23.720 in his 1990 International Rig, which was the first new track record of the 2013 season.
Ten laps were given to their only race, with Farmer dominating that as well.
A soaked track also made for an amazing boat race, with the win going to Cam Edward (#40), who outlasted eight other cars to win his first ever boat race.
A full field of 24 hornet cars hit the track with three heats given to each class. Trevor Cannon (#05) won the C, Dave Dawes (#53) won the B, and Kevin Lawrenuk (#01) won the A event.
A 25-lap B main event saw Karl Kurpeila (#24) take the lead and hold it for the majority of the race, until Jeremy Stormo (#81) found his way around Kurpeila on lap 21 and win his sixth main event of the year, closing the gap between him and points leader Raymond Fortier (#12) who had to withdraw early due to mechanical issues.
Twenty laps were given to a seven-car A main event; A hard charging Kyle Fallowfield (#14) found his way around Jennifer Lawrenuk in winning his second main event of the year.
Eleven crash to pass cars banged each other around. A rare dash was given to the crash to pass cars, with Billy Brimacombe Jr. (#66) taking the win. One 12-lap heat was given, with the eventual win going to “The General” Jeff May (#01). Twenty laps were given to their main event; Sheldon Hopp (#73) held the lead for the first 18 laps, until a restart saw him spin out, opening the door for Edward to take the lead and the eventual win, with Hopp finishing second.
A season high seven roadrunners also took to the track; Ted Dimitrov (#73) took the 10 lap heat race. Dimitrov carried that momentum into the 15-lap main event, taking the lead on lap one and not looking back from there, taking a clean sweep.
Brad Kennedy (#16) once again took a clean sweep in the Figure 8 class, winning the 8-lap heat and winning the 10-lap main event.
Extra laps…The fastest cars on Vancouver Island will make their third appearance of the year this weekend; the Wilroc Lites average times of 13-15 seconds a lap. The championship for the motorcycles will also be decided, accompanied by the I.M.C.A modifieds, bomber cars and the Island mini stocks.