The fastest classes from across the Island graced Saratoga Speedway on Saturday. The Wilroc lites, dwarf cars, bomber cars, I.M.C.A modifieds and the motorcycles were all on the racing card on Saturday, which was sponsored by First Insurance.
Two heats and one main event were given to each class. A season high 10 Wilroc lites took to the track on Saturday. am McLean (#26) took the B heat, with the A going to Dave Emmerson (#22x), who was racing a lite car for the first time this year. After some early battles in the main event, Lance Wade (#98) finally emerged as the leader on lap 13 of 35 and he wouldn’t look back from there, winning his second main event of the year, which only took eight minutes and 41 seconds to complete. A season high six I.M.C.A modifieds qualified on Saturday. Gregg Sagmoen (#89) took the first heat, with the reverse going to Tim Openshaw (#44). Openshaw found his way to the front of their 20 lap main event on lap two and he wouldn’t look back from there, winning his first main event of the year.
Eight bombers hit the track on Saturday. Ryan Monks (#46) held off his brother Jeff Monks in the first heat, with the reverse going to Don Hallgarth (#61). After blowing two engines this year, Mike Dionne (#97) finally found himself in the winners circle, taking the lead on lap 17 of 25 and not looking back from there, snapping points leader Stewart Lee’s (#72) four main event winning streak. Eric Flynn (#11) almost had his best night so far in the motorcycle class. Flynn won both heats, but after leading the main event for the first six laps, he stalled his bike, opening the door for Ben Durperron (#5) to win his first main event of the year. Finally, a full field of dwarf cars hit the track for their fourth appearance of the year. Mike Schott (#8) held off the field to win the first heat, with the reverse going to Ryan Orchard (#32). Orchard continued that momentum into the 20 lap main event, taking the lead on lap three and not looking back from there, winning his first main event of the year at Saratoga.
Extra laps…The most anticipated weekend of the year is finally upon us – the monster trucks. Five of the most powerful, high flying monster trucks will be on display over the August long weekend. Five jumps, including one huge dirt jump will be set up for these machines to hit huge air, and amazing wheelies on. California Kid, Rock star and Reverse Racer will be returning, with two new trucks – Bucked Up and American Graffiti. A full field of crash to pass cars, hornets, roadrunners and figure 8s will also be on the racing card.