Wet conditions made for some close, exciting racing in all divisions on Saturday at Saratoga Speedway.
The Crash to Pass, Hornets, Roadrunners, and the Figure 8s were all on the racing card as well.
#16 Brad Kennedy made it a clean sweep in the Figure 8 class, winning the dash, heat and holding off his mom, #15 Cindy Kennedy, to win the 10-lap main event.
A season-high six Roadrunners took to the track. #17 Dan Kemp and #9 Andrew Buchanan battled each other hard on the wet track in the 15-lap main event, with Kemp finally claiming the lead on lap 12 to take the win and furthering his points lead over #66 Nick Leavitt.
In the Hornet A class, points leader #01 Kevin Lawrenuk took the night off due to other commitments, opening the door for others to close the gap.
In the 20-lap main event, #09 Cameron Phillips taking the lead on the second lap. Phillips, #03 Jennifer Lawrenuk and #15 Lane Pearson all raced bumper to bumper for the remaining laps, but neither could find away around Phillips who was determined to win his first main event of the year.
Lawrenuk’s second place finish was her best finish of the season.
In the B class, #12 Raymond Fortier and #53 Rowland Westra battled each other in the 20-lap main event. Westra would hold off Fortier for the first 12 laps, but Fortier would take advantage of lap cars to get around Westra, and wouldn’t look back from there, winning his second main event of the year and furthering his points lead as well.
In Crash to Pass, #8 Brad Kotscherofski set the fast time and also had his best night of the year. Kotscherofski and #73 Sheldon Hopp dominated the field in the 20-lap feature, but with two laps to go Kotscherofski would spin out Hopp to take the lead and win his first main of the year, with Hopp finishing second, and third going to #72 Travis Stevenson.
Extra laps…This Saturday will be the first appearance of the year for the Dwarf cars. The Dwarf cars are miniature versions of the vehicles from the 1940s and ‘50s, making them one of the coolest classes of cars to watch.
The IMCA Modifieds, motorcycles, and the Bomber cars, coming off of the Brian Sullivan Memorial race, will also be on the card.
Also mark June 14, on the calendar for the second round of the Drifting Competition.