Napa Auto Parts presented an action packed night at Saratoga Speedway with the Hornet cars, Roadrunners, Crash to Pass cars, Bomber cars and the I.M.C.A Modifieds putting on the show, with a Huge Firework display capping off all the fun.
A dark, gloomy night overcast the Black Creek oval on Saturday with only a few rain drops hitting the track. Over 60 cars filled the pits on Saturday, with heat race wins going to Travis Stevenson, Boston Larson, Dan Kemp, Saje Kurpiela, Craig Gagne, Keith Hunt, Glenn White and Jeff May. Twenty-five laps were awarded to the I.M.C.A Modifieds which hadn’t seen the track in nearly eight weeks.
The top six cars battled bumper to bumper for all 25 laps, but Stevenson would not be stopped on this night, moving his way into first on lap 12 and would pull away from the pack to hold on to take home the win, with second going to Gregg Sagmoen, and third to Jeff May.
Four cars entered into a 15-lap Bomber main which saw a great battle between Larson and Justin Beaulieu. Beaulieu held Larson to the outside for the entire race and was able to edge out a very tight win over Larson, taking home his second straight main event win.
Fifteen laps were also awarded to the Roadrunner’s for their main event which saw points leader Ryan Guest work his way around the outside of the entire pack to move himself into the lead and he would hold on from there to take home his eleventh main event win of the season, his first since becoming a father only three weeks ago.
Twenty-one cars entered into the 25-lap Hornet B main. Points leader Rowland Westra took the night off, opening the door for Keegan McCosh, who came out of nowhere to grab an early lead and would manage to hold on from there to take home his first ever main event win, one day before his 15th birthday.
Twenty laps were given to the Hornet A cars for their main event. Nigel Neufeld – who sat only 31 points back for the point’s lead to start the night – jumped out into an early lead after starting on the front row and wouldn’t look back from there, holding off a hard-charging pack to take home his first main event win of the year.
Cam Edward had himself a great run in the Crash to Pass main event. Edward was able to hold off a hard charging pack to take home his third main event of the year, closing the gap between him and points leader Hopp who blew his motor on the night.
Extra laps…What’s better than a big turkey dinner mixed with a huge firework show? Well on the Thanksgiving weekend, Saratoga will be treating fans to an amazing firework show, and displaying our first pumpkin race in many years.
Cars will have a full size Pumpkin placed on their hoods and will try to outlast all of the other competitors, with the last Pumpkin remaining winning.
The championships for the Hornet cars, Roadrunners, Bomber cars, Crash to Pass cars and the I.M.C.A Modifieds will also be awarded next, finishing off the 2015 season.