Westerra Equipment sponsored a night full of fast, exciting, tight racing at Saratoga Speedway last Saturday.
Some of the fastest cars on the Island were featured with the I.M.C.A Modifieds, Bomber cars, Dwarf cars and the Hornet cars filling the pits with close to 60 cars.
With all the great weather Vancouver Island has had, track conditions on Saturday were top notch for all the classes.
In the Modified class, #91 Chris Beaulieu set a new track record in qualifying, setting a time of 15.064, beating the old record of 15.275 that was set back in 2011.
Heat races on Saturday saw #11 Justin Beaulieu take home the Bomber heat, and #69 Dwight Bakken, #59 Dana Ackerman, #95 Carter Hintz and #98 Nigel Neufeld took home the Hornet heats.
In the Modified division, #01 Jeff May was the victor, and in the Dwarf car heat, it was #2 Tovay Helgeisen who took home the win in the only Dwarf car heat.
Twenty laps were awarded to the Bomber cars for their main event which saw #99 Rob Gaudreault jump into an early lead.
He dominated the rest of the way, pulling away from the pack to take home his first main event win of the year.
In the twenty-five lap, 21 car Hornet B main #41 Brian Lippy held the lead for the first 21 laps until points leader #53 Rowland Westra made his move and held on to take home his fourth main event win of the year.
Ten cars entered into a 20 lap Hornet A main event which saw a very tight battle for first, second, third and fourth; #99 Glenn White took the lead on lap three and didn’t look back, managing to hold off #05 Luke Dixon who finished second, and #98 Nigel Neufeld who finished third.
A very fast 20 lap main event took place in the Dwarf car class; Tovay Helgeisen jumped into the early lead and stretched it out half a lap until she spun out on lap 12, opening the door for #24 Kinser Kennedy who took the lead and held on to take home the first main event at Saratoga this year.
The feature main event saw the I.M.C.A Modifieds battle in a 30 lap main event; May took the early lead and held it for half the race, until Beaulieu made his way around May on the outside and pulled away, holding on to take home yet another main event win.
Extra laps – Next weekend the Car Tossing Competition returns to Saratoga.
Two fully loaded logging trucks will take part in one of Saratoga’s most popular events.
The two trucks will both be given a car to toss, both trying to pick them up and throw them as far as possible.
Last year, 56 feet standing was the best throw, with the two drivers this year aiming to top that.
The Hornet cars, Roadrunners and the Crash to Pass cars will also be on the card on Saturday with Bailey Western Star sponsoring the fun.