Saratoga Speedway once again hosted a night of racing with hornet cars, crash to pass, roadrunners, and bombers on the racing card for the evening.
The Roadrunner class raced their fourth race of the season on Saturday, with fast time on the night going to Weston Lane who set a time of 19.399 in qualifying.
Andrew Buchanan won yet another dash on Saturday. Buchanan has actually won every dash for the roadrunner division this season. Buchanan also dominated the heat, taking the lead on lap 1, going on to win his second race on the night.
The feature race for the roadrunner division had an interesting twist. Andrea Cannon started a whole lap ahead, meaning that Buchanan and Lane would have to make up a whole lap to take the lead from Cannon. Cannon once again proved why he’s the point’s leader in this division, managing to catch Andrea in 10 laps to take the lead and the eventual. Cannon finished second and third to Weston.
Travis Stevenson had an amazing night in the Crash to Pass class. Fast time in qualifying on the night went to Cam Edward who set a time of 18.535. Stevenson took the dash, leading the race flag to flag.
Cam Edward led the heat for six laps until Stevenson caught him on the back stretch, spinning out Edward. Stevenson would go on to win the 10 lap heat, with second going “The General” Jeff May. The 15-lap main saw Edward once again lead the beginning of the race, but once again, Stevenson would catch him on lap four and take away the lead. Stevenson would battle hard with Jeff May the rest of the way but held him off to win his third win out of three races on the night. Second went to Jeff May and third to Cam Edward.
Some amazing racing took place in the Bomber car division on Saturday. Co driver to the #11 bomber car, Mike Dionne, set fast time in qualifying with a time of 17.692. The B dash went to Travis Stevenson, who was racing two cars on the night. The A dash went to Johnny Zanette. All nine cars took to the track for the heat. Darrell Larson led for four laps until Zanette took the lead and the eventual win.
The 25-lap feature saw Larson once again take an early lead. Larson would lead up until lap six, giving up the lead to Mike Dionne. Dionne would lead for the rest of the race and had the race won; but after the race was over, Dionne did not report to the tech pad, which under Speedway rules, calls for a disqualification. Gilles Cyr finished second in the race, so the win went to him. Second went to Darrell Larson, and third to Travis Stevenson who had himself quite the night.
The hornet car division once again had a great field of cars on Saturday.
Fast time in qualifying went to Gord Fraser who set a time of 18.261. The D dash went to Brianne Fenn, which was her first ever win at Saratoga Speedway.
The C dash went to Jeremy Stormo, B to Ted Dimitrov, and A to Kevin Lawrenuk. In the Hornet C heat, Stormo took an early lead and never looked back, taking the win. Dave Hargraves led the B heat for six laps until Jennifer Lawrenuk, who was sporting a new car on the night, took the lead and the eventual win.
Daryn Cahill led the A heat from start to finish, taking home the win. The 20-lap B feature saw Trevor Dicus lead for four laps until eventual winner Calvin Chamberlin took the lead. Chamberlin would battle off Dicus to take the win. Dicus would finish in second, with third going to Dave Hargraves.
The 30-lap A feature saw William Boyes lead for 12 laps until Kevin Lawrenuk took the lead coming out of turn three. Lawrenuk would spread his lead from there and take the win. A little bit of drama at the end gave Daryn Cahill second, and Gord Fraser third.
Extra Laps…The I.M.C.A Modifieds, Bomber Cars, Motorcycles and Dwarf Cars will be on the racing card for next week. So far after 5 race events for the Hornet Cars, #01 Kevin Lawrenuk holds onto a slim points lead over the rest of the field.