A surprise visit from the Old Time Racing Association highlighted a great night of racing at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.
The Bombers, Motorcycles, I.M.C.A Modifieds and the Dwarf cars, who were making their first appearance of the year, were also on the card on Saturday.
Due to dark clouds looming over the track, only two heat races and one main event were given to all fields. In the Motorcycle division, Jim Deas had an amazing night, setting fast time in qualifying, winning both heats, and leading all 12 laps of their main event to take a clean sweep.
Gregg Sagmoen also had a great night in the I.M.C.A Modified division. Sagmoen won both of their heats, but fell short in the main event, loosing his lead late in the race to Rory Smith, who was racing Modifieds for the first time. Sagmoen’s great night moved him from last in the points race to first in the blink of an eye.
Stewart Lee continued his main event dominance in the Bomber car class. After some early struggles, he found his way in the main event, taking over the lead from Brian Baltis on lap 19 of 25, and he wouldn’t look back from there, winning his second straight main event of the year, and furthering his points lead over the rest of the pack.
Eleven Dwarf cars took to the track for their first race night of the year. After a few cars broke down early, we were left with nine cars for the 25 lap main event. Jim Meeres dominated the main event, taking the lead on lap 1 and never looking back from there. #32 Ryan Orchard would pressure Meeres late but he couldn’t find a way around the seasoned vet. The Old Time Racing Association was a last minute addition to the field, but even on short notice they put on a great display of racing. 20 laps were given for their main event; #22 Larry Joyce, #11 Duane Zeinstra and #35 Kail Beck all raced bumper to bumper, with Joyce holding on to the lead for the first half. However on lap 18, Zeinstra would finally find his way around Joyce, taking home the first main event of the year for the Old Timers. Beck also found his way around Joyce, taking home second, with Joyce falling to third.