Return of the late models at Saratoga Speedway

The sprint cars returned to Saratoga for the first time in two seasons

The late models returned to the Saratoga Speedway track last Saturday and put on a thrilling show.

United Rentals sponsored a heated night of racing at Saratoga Speedway on Saturday.

The Sprint cars and the Bomber cars both had two great main events, that both ended in very close finishes. The I.M.C.A Modifieds and the Motorcycles were also racing on Saturday.

In The I.M.C.A Modifieds division, #98 Pat Brown destroyed his fellow competitors, winning the dash, heat and winning the 15 lap main event, even though he started the race a lap down on #55 John Baker.

Bike #57, Ryan Middleton, also destroyed his fellow competitors, taking wins in the dash, heat and taking the lead on the last lap of the 12 lap feature race to win every race on the night in his respected class.

The Bomber cars had two new cars out on Saturday; #17 Weston Lane and #77 Travis Stevenson were both sporting new cars on Saturday. Stevenson won the B dash, with the A dash going to #11 Mike Dionne. From there on, Dionne would find himself in the winners circle two more times, winning the reversed heat, and leading all but 10 laps to take home the win in the 35 lap feature.

#72 Stewart Lee, who came into the night as the points leader, spread his lead over #29 Gilles Cyr to 158 points to win the Mid-Season Championship in the Bomber car class.

Thirteen Sprint cars took to the track on Saturday. #08 Shane Woolcock won the B dash, with the A going to #7 Mark Gall. #11 Duane Zeinstra dominated to win the B heat, with the A heat going to #15 Rob Scott. In the 30 lap feature #25 Chris Root started pole and held that lead for 11 laps, until #11 Duane Zeinstra briefly took over the lead. #55 Jeff Bird soon would take the lead from Zeinstra and hold it for 16 laps until mechanical issues caused him to withdraw from the race, also bringing out a caution. Zeinstra held the lead going into the restart, but Root would pass him on lap 28 creating a fantastic finish between them. Root and Zeinstra were side by side going down the backstretch on the final lap, until an altercation caused Zeinstra to spin out, giving Root the win in one of the best races of the season.

We are experiencing technical difficulties with our commenting platform and hope to be up and running again soon. In the meantime, you can still send us your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter, or submit a letter to the editor.