After nine boats were destroyed, Billy Brimacombe Jr. came out victorious in the first boat race of the season at Saratoga Speedway Saturday night. The night also included a car toss competition. Shane who was driving out of Campbell River, threw the farthest toss on his second attempt, throwing the car 57 feet, 7 inches.
The Hornet Cars, Roadrunners and Crash to Pass cars all ran Dashes, Heats and Mains on the night. The Late Models also performed a test and tune. The dash went to Geoff Morris, the heat to Ray Anderosov, and the main to Morris once again. In the Hornet division, Ted Dimitrov won the B dash, and Gord Fraser took the win in the A. Travis Stevenson picked up the win in the Crash to Pass dash, and Andrew Buchanan picked up the win in the Roadrunner dash.
Wilson Hay picked up his first win of the season in the C Hornet heat, Jason Fraser took the win in the B, and Kevin Lawrenuk won the A. Cam Edward dominated the field in the Crash to Pass heat to pick up his first win of the season and Buchanan led all eight laps to take the win in the Roadrunner heat. Ted Dimitrov took the lead in the B main on lap 13 and never looked back from there, picking up his second B main win of the season.
Brad Dimitrov finished second, and Hay finished third. In the A main, Daryl Cahill took the lead on lap eight and managed to hold off the field from there, taking the win. After some disqualifications, Lawrenuk finished second, and Cahill was third. Buchanan once again took home the win in the Roadrunner main, winning his fifth main event in a row. Travis Stevenson once again dominated the field to pick up the win in the Crash to Pass main event. Dan Kemp finished second, and Tom Dunn finished third.
Next Saturday night the ASA BC Late models will be in town for the Thrifty Foods 150 lap race, with no pit stops. In years past, this series was known as the Katana Sportsman series, but over the offseason, the ownership was sold to John Ross, who races the #2 late model.
The series then decided to join up with the American Speed Association, an organization based out of Florida. All of the rules have stayed the same from previous years, but the racing has developed tremendously. Tom Berrow, who won the series last season, holds onto the points lead after one race event, holding a six point lead over Geoff Morris. The Island stock cars and the Bomber cars will fill out the racing card next weekend. The Monster trucks will be returning on July 30, and 31, when four monster trucks will take to the track.
This night also marks the mid-season championship for the Hornet cars, and the Bomber cars.