Night of destruction this Saturday at Saratoga

Crash to pass boat race returns to Saratoga Speedway this weekend

After three rounds last Saturday, #187 Jack Topliss out drifted #26 Evan Johnson to win the fourth drifting event at Saratoga Speedway.

The bomber cars, dwarf cars and the I.M.C.A modifieds also were on the card on Saturday.

Other commitments brought the I.M.C.A modified field to only three on Saturday.

That opened the door for #88 Troy Tarbuck, who had a great night, winning the first heat and leading all 12 laps of the main event.

Nine bomber cars took to the track on Saturday.

After some early mechanical issues in the first heat, #97 Mike Dionne seemed to have it all figured out, winning the reverse heat, and leading 25 of 30 laps to take his second straight main event win.

The dwarf cars made their last appearance of the season on Saturday, bringing out 11 cars.

To kick things off for the dwarf cars, #15 Chris Halliday took the first heat, with the reverse heat going to #11 Mike Meeres.

Meeres continued that momentum into the 35 lap main event, taking the lead on lap 10 and not looking back from there, holing off a hard charging Halliday to win his fourth main event of the year at Saratoga Speedway.


Extra laps


This coming weekend marks the return of the crash to pass boat race as well as the Big Rig Highway Thunder to the speedway.

Big Rigs from all across the Island will show off their powerful trucks.

These huge logging trucks will take part in normal oval track racing, along with the crash to pass cars, hornets, roadrunners and figure 8s.

The night will be sponsored by Bailey Western Star Trucks.

The following weekend, August 24, marks the third appearance of the Wilroc Lite cars.

This class is the fastest on the Island, averaging lap times of 14-15 seconds which is almost a full second faster than the next fastest class.

The Island mini stocks will also return to Saratoga that night, accompanied by the bomber cars, I.M.C.A modifieds and the championship night for the motorcycles, which is all sponsored by Brian McLean Tyee Chevrolet.

It’s all leading up to the final day of racing for the season on Sat., Sept. 14.