Racing season is underway

Opening night of racing at Saratoga Speedway saw many new faces and some great racing.

Last year’s Crash to Pass champ Glenn Pinto was sporting a new car, but ran into mechanical problems halfway through the night. A wet track caused for slower times in qualifying, with fast time going to Travis Stevenson (18.933), who also won the dash.

Opening night of racing at Saratoga Speedway saw many new faces and some great racing.

Last year’s Crash to Pass champ Glenn Pinto was sporting a new car, but ran into mechanical problems halfway through the night. A wet track caused for slower times in qualifying, with fast time going to Travis Stevenson (18.933), who also won the dash.

Tom Dunn won the heat while Brad Kotscherofski took the checkered flag in the the 20-lap main event. Stevenson placed second while third went to James Fleming.

The Roadrunner class had many new faces on Saturday. Last year’s champion, James Buchanan, decided to give his ride to his son Andrew for the 2011 season and he did not disappoint. Fast time went to Andrew (20.421) who also won the dash and the heat.

Allias Parker won the main event, followed by Buchanan and Weston Lane.

Thirty-one cars took to the track for qualifying in the Hornet Class. The fast time went to Corey Sanderson (18.612).

The 25 B main saw five lead changes with Bernard Eberlein winning while Kevin Lawrenuk won the A main.

Extra Laps…Saturday will be the first appearance for the Bomber cars, IMCA Modifieds, Motorcycles and the Old Timers.

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