The biggest monster truck show to have ever graced Saratoga Speedway was held over the August long weekend. Reverse Racer, California Kid, Rockstar, American Graffiti and Bucked Up hit some huge jumps over the weekend, accompanied by a record field of 19 Crash to Pass cars, Hornets, Figure 8’s and the Roadrunners.
A record 19 car field of Crash to Pass cars timed in over the weekend. After three restarts in the main event and lots of hitting, Sheldon Hopp (#73) finally emerged as the leader on lap eight and he held off a hard charging field to take the win. Hopp won the main event again on Sunday.
Twenty-seven Hornet cars took to the track on Saturday. In the B main, Boston Larson (#87) led for the first 16 laps, but some debris on the track popped his tire, opening the door for Jeremy Stormo (#81) to take the lead and win his fifth main event of the year. In the A main, Kevin Lawrenuk (#01) lead from turn four on, taking home the win.
The same lineup was scheduled for Sunday as well for the Hornets. In the 25 lap B main, Stormo won his second main in as many nights. Some amazing racing took place in the 20 lap A main; Cameron Phillips (#09) held the lead for the first 19 laps, holding off five hard charging cars, but Kyle Fallowfield (#14) found his way around Phillips on the last lap to take the win in one of the best A mains of the year. In the Figure 8 class, main event win went to 14-year-old Brad Kennedy (#16). Sunday night saw the mother and son team of Brad and Cindy Kennedy dominate the Figure 8 field, with Brad winning the heat and Cindy taking the main.
Extra laps…The fourth round of drifting will take place on Saturday. The I.M.C.A Modifieds, Bomber cars and the Dwarf cars will accompany the drifters.