Racing returns to Saratoga this weekend

With the beginning of summer fast approaching, so does the start of the 32nd season of racing at Saratoga Speedway on May 4

Last year’s crash to pass boat race was a hit with fans. This year’s crash to pass boat race hits the track at Saratoga Speedway June 15.

With the beginning of summer fast approaching, so does the start of the 32nd season of racing at Saratoga Speedway on May 4.

Last season we saw many new cars and new track records being set almost every other weekend, and plenty of great fans each and every time. This upcoming racing season will continue that trend.

Opening night will once again feature our amazing firework show, which has been a fan favourite each and every year. The crash to pass cars, roadrunners, hornet cars and the up and coming figure 8 car class will fill out the night.

The following weekend marks the annual Brian Sullivan Memorial Race, which always brings a huge field of bomber cars to honour Sullivan. The I.M.C.A modifieds, and the dwarf cars will round out the night.

May long weekend will once again feature an amazing two day Monster Truck show, something that has always packed the seats at Saratoga Speedway. The hornet cars, roadrunners, crash to pass cars and the figure 8’s will also be on display both nights.

New to Saratoga Speedway this year will be drifting competitions. May 25 will mark the first round of competition, with rounds two, three and four to be held on later dates throughout the year.

June 15 marks the first crash to pass boat race of the year, which has proven in many other years to be a fan favourite. The hornet cars, roadrunners, figure 8 cars and Island mini stocks, who will be making their first appearance of the year, will finish off the night.

The second double header will take place June 29 and 30, with the Wilroc sprint cars making their first appearance at the Speedway. There will also be fireworks both nights, crash to pass cars, hornet cars, figure 8’s and roadrunners to round out both nights.

The fifth annual Bikini Contest will take place the following weekend. The number of contestants has grown every year of the Bikini Contest, and this year is looking to be no different, with last year’s winner Megan Bergsma looking to hold on to her title.

The third round of drifting will also take place that night accompanied by the hornet cars and drag racing, a one time event at Saratoga, making this night one to mark on the calendar.

July 20 is the annual car tossing competition, which is also a fan favourite. Last year’s mark of 52 feet, seven inches will be the goal for the new contestants this year.

The August long weekend marks the second and last showing of the Monster Trucks at Saratoga Speedway while August 17 will be the second crash to pass boat race and the return of the Big Rig Highway Thunder.

Big Rigs from all around will travel to Saratoga for the event. The year will rap up on September 14 with yet another amazing firework show.

For information on ticket prices and other race nights, visit www.saratogaspeedway.bc.ca