Heated battle in 150-lapper

The longest race of the year took place at Saratoga Speedway last weekend

After 150 laps, eight cautions, and some of the best racing ever displayed at Saratoga Speedway, #07 Wade Bland who was racing at Saratoga Speedway for the first time came out victorious in the Thrifty Foods 150 lap race.

The Bomber cars, Dwarf cars and the I.M.C.A Modifieds also put on some good racing on Saturday.

In the Modified division, #00 Bart Smith who was also racing in the Late Model division, dominated five other Modifieds in the 20 lap feature, leading every lap to win his fourth main event of the year.

Twelve Dwarf cars took to the track for the 20 lap feature main event.

#44 Bob Greenaway led for the first four laps until #34 Ike Armitage passed him in turn four to take the lead and he would never look back from there winning his second main event of the year.

#33 Brian Baltis had his best night of the year in the Bomber car division. Baltis won the only heat, and led all 20 laps to win his first main event of the season.

In the Late Model division, #16 Rory Smith won the B heat, with the A heat going to #45 Aaron Wilkie. Smith started pole for the 150 lap main event. Smith held the lead for the first five laps, until #88 Tyler Clough over took the lead on the front stretch. Clough led for 25 laps, but Smith would briefly re-take his lead for six laps. On lap 39, #86 Tom Berrow found his way around Smith to take the lead. Seven cautions would take place over the next 50 laps, causing the field to shrink to 11 cars.

Berrow was dominating the field, leading for 105 laps and it looked like no one could catch him; but on lap 144, Bland found himself on Berrow’s bumper. Lap cars would play a huge factor on lap 145; Berrow risked it and went high around the lap cars and got boxed in, giving Bland the lead and he would never look back from there, winning the Thrifty Foods 150.

Berrow would finish in second.

Berrow won the first place money prize though, finishing the night with the most overall points.

Extra laps…Next weekend marks the return of the Crash to Pass cars, Roadrunners and the Hornet cars after two weeks off.