California Kid catches some air during one of three monster truck demos Sunday night at Saratoga Speedway.

Monster trucks highlight demolition double header at Saratoga Speedway

Saratoga Speedway hosted a double header of great demolition racing, and high flying monster truck action last weekend.

Saratoga Speedway hosted a double header of great demolition racing, and high flying monster truck action last weekend.

California Kid, Rockstar, Airborne Ranger and Double Trouble all put on two great nights of monster truck action sponsored by Enex fuels, Mad Man Mackay, and 97.3 the Eagle.

Eighteen Crash to Pass cars also took to the track. Gregg Sagmoen picked up the win in the dash on Saturday. Brandon Young took home the win in the B dash on Sunday, with the A going to Sagmoen. Bryce Muyr took a late lead to pick up the win in the B heat on Saturday, with the A going to Jeff May.

Jake Mathews led every lap in the B heat on Sunday to take the win, and his team mate Troy Tarbuck took the win in the A.

Tarbuck carried his winning ways over into the main, leading all but three laps to take the win.

Glenn Pinto filled in for Dan Kemp on Sunday to take the win in the main.

Travis Stevenson picked up the Mid-Season championship in the Crash to Pass division.

The Hornet cars were also on the track this weekend. Jake Townsend picked up the win in the B dash, and William Boyes won his first ever A dash on Saturday.

Chris Perkins won the B dash on Sunday, with the A going to Gord Fraser.

Ted Dimitrov won the C heat, Townsend won the B, and Daryn Cahill won the A heat on Saturday.

Dimitrov also won the C heat on Sunday, Cameron Phillips won the B and Fraser won the A.

Only one main event was run on Saturday; Cahill took the lead on lap 12 and ran away with it from there. The B main on Sunday saw Doug Mclean take an early lead and eventually take the win. Cahill dominated the A main, taking home the win.

Kevin Lawrenuk ended up winning the Mid-season championship in the Hornet class.

Weston Lane dominated the Roadrunner division, setting fast time, winning the dash, heat and main event on Saturday.

Andrea Cannon won the Dash on Sunday, but Lane was too much down the stretch, winning the Heat and main.

Andrew Buchanan finished the Mid-season champion in the Roadrunner class.

The Bomber cars were also on the card for the weekend.

Charlie Ackerman won the dash on Saturday; Rob Gaudreault won the B dash on Sunday, and one day after blowing his engine and getting a new one out of an old race car, Johnny Zanette picked up the win in the A dash.

Darren Larson won the B heat, with the A going to Travis Stevenson.

Don Hallgarth was filling in for Mike Morningstar on Sunday and picked up the win in the B heat; Justin Beaulieu, who drove the car on Sunday instead of Mike Dionne took the win in the A heat.

Dionne dominated the main on Saturday, leading all but six laps.  Zanette managed to pick up his first main event win on Sunday. Gilles Cyr finished the Mid-season point champion in the Bomber car division.

Extra laps… Next week marks the last appearance of the Wilroc Sprint cars.

Darren Yates hold the points lead in the Winged division, holding a 22 point lead over Randy Vincent.

Jesse Dardengo holds the points lead in the Lite division, holding a four-point lead over  Richard Lejeune.

The Lite cars have been averaging anywhere from 12-17 cars this season, so make sure to check them out.

The I.M.C.A Modifieds and the Dwarf cars will also fill out a night of all-open wheel racing.

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