Twenty-four-year old Luschia Bakker-Ayers out of Qualicum Beach managed to defeat six other beautiful contestants to win the third annual Bikini Contest at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.
Driver Ted Dimitrov also had a great win on the night; managing to outlast seven other cars to win the last boat race of the season.
The Roadrunners were up in car count on Saturday; five cars qualified with the best time going to Tyrome Pollock who set a time of 20.575.
Nick Leavitt won the Dash, but was unable to catch Pollock in the eight-lap heat race, giving Pollock his first win at Saratoga Speedway. Pollock started second in the main event and used his advantage to take an early lead and he never looked back from there, easily wining the 20-lap feature. Derrik Senft finished second, with third going to Andrea Cannon.
The Crash to Pass cars made their third to last appearance of the season on Saturday.
Travis Stevenson set fast time in qualifying with a time of 19.091. Dan Kemp won his first dash of the season. Stevenson dominated the field to take the win in the 10-lap heat.
Jeff May dominated the main event, but on the last lap, Gregg Sagmoen spun him out on the backstretch and took the lead and held it from there.
Stevenson would finish second, with third going to May.
Kevin Lawrenuk once again set fast time in qualifying in the Hornet division, setting a time of 18.578. Brianne Fenn won the C dash and heat, Dimitrov won the B dash, and Daryn Cahill won the A dash. Kyle Fallowfield won the B heat in a borrowed race car; and Jennifer Lawrenuk held off the field to take the win in the A heat.
Twenty-two cars took the green flag for their 30-lap feature. Dimitrov held the early lead but lost it on lap 12 to Daryn Cahill. He and his brother Daryl battled hard the rest of the way but Daryn managed to hold his brother off to take the win. Daryn ended up finishing second, with third going to Lawrenuk.
Extra laps… Next weekend the Old Time Racing Association will be at the Speedway for their last appearance of the season. These old vintage cars range anyways from the 1920s to the 1940s. The I.M.C.A Modifieds, Dwarf cars and the Bomber cars will round out next weekend’s schedule. September 3 and 4 marks the popular Canadian-American Demolition derby. The first night will feature a demolition race, similar to Crash to Pass cars but with a lot more hitting. The second night will be the actual demolition derby. There will also be a Figure 8 “invitational” on those two nights.