The Crash to Pass cars hooked up fibre-glass bottom boats to their cars Saturday night in the season’s first boat race. Cars had to crash into the each other’s boats in order to pass their competitor on the track. The winner was the car with the most boat left at the end.

Eve of Destruction at Saratoga Speedway

Saratoga Speedway’s first boat race and an amazing firework show highlighted the “Eve of Destruction” night on Saturday

Saratoga Speedway’s first boat race and an amazing firework show highlighted the “Eve of Destruction” night on Saturday.

Billy Brimacombe Jr., (#66) outlasted his competitors to win his first ever crash to pass boat race, with second place in the boat race going to Sheldon Hopp (73), in a close race.

The Hornet cars had a great 35 lap main event. Cameron Phillips (09) led the main event for the first 12 last, holding off Daryl Cahill (02), but Cahill would find his way around on lap 13.

Lap 15 drew the first caution of the race, bunching the field up. On the restart, Kevin Lawrenuk (01) briefly took the lead, but Cahill retook his lead one lap later and never looked back from there, winning his third main event of the year.

In the Crash to Pass class, Troy Tarbuck (88) who was making his return to Saratoga after a few weeks off, dominated the 20 lap feature main event, leading all but four laps to take his third main event win of the year.

In the figure 8 class, Cindy Kennedy (15) dominated the field, winning all of the Figure 8 races on the night.

Finally, Duane Zeinstra (17) also had a great night in the Roadrunner class, winning the heat and leading every lap of the eight lap main event to win his first race of the year.

Extra laps…Next weekend marks the return of the fastest cars on the Island – the Wingless Sprint cars which were last seen at Saratoga two years ago. These cars average a lap time of 13-14 seconds, which is by far the fasted class in British Columbia. The I.M.C.A Modifieds, Bomber cars and the Motorcycles will also be racing next weekend.