Two amazing nights full of high flying Monster Trucks and amazing racing in all divisions took place at Saratoga Speedway over the May long weekend.
Rockstar, California Kid and a unique monster truck named Reverse Racer, who looked like he was driving in reverse, were all featured over the weekend, hitting huge air on jumps, hitting huge wheelies, and destroying RV’s both nights.
Saturday saw wet conditions throughout the night. In the Crash to Pass division, a season high 15 cars took to the track over the weekend. Matt May dominated the 20-lap main event on Saturday, leading every lap and holding off his dad Jeff May for the win.
In the Hornet division, Jeremy Stormo held off hard charger Karl Kurpiela to take his first B main event win of the year. In the A division, it was a dog fight between Lane Pearson and Daryl Cahill from lap 10 on, with Pearson eventually taking the advantage to win his first A main event of the year.
In the Roadrunner division, Dan Kemp, who had been fighting the wet track all night, finally found his way in the main event, leading every lap to win his first main event of the year. Trace Stevenson had his winning streak snapped at four races on Saturday. Stevenson would win the dash, with the heat going to Kevin Lawrenuk, and the main going to Cindy Kennedy.
Sunday night saw dry conditions for the whole night making for some clean, great racing. Sheldon Hopp held off a full field of cars to win the 25 lap main event in the Crash to Pass class on Sunday.
Jeremy Stormo made it a clean sweep in the Hornet B division, yet again winning their 25 lap main event. In the Hornet A division, Daryl Cahill who finished second in last night’s main event, found himself in the winners circle on Sunday, holding off hard charging Kevin Lawrenuk to win his first main event of the year. Lawrenuk would find his way into the winners circle in the figure 8 class, winning their 12-lap main event.
Finally, in the Roadrunner division, Dan Kemp once again dominated the main event, leading every lap to take home his second main event win in as many nights.
Extra laps…Next weekend marks round one of the Drifting competition. The drifting has been moved to Saturdays at Saratoga Speedway, giving them a much wider audience to come enjoy the unique racing. Three cars put on a demo over the weekend to show the fans what’s to come for the year and they put on a great demonstration, pulling off great drifts coming in and out of various corners.