The IMCA Modifieds round a corner at Saratoga Speedway during Saturday night’s racing action.

Sprint car weekend nears for Saratoga Speedway

The very fast sprint cars are at Saratoga Speedway from June 29-30... and there'll be fireworks, too.

Island Car Buyer sponsored a night full of action-packed racing at Saratoga Speedway and the best main event in the Bomber car class this season.

Accompanying the Bombers on Saturday night were the IMCA Modifieds, Dwarf cars and the motorcycles. Two heats and one main event were given to all classes which made for some great, tight racing.

In the IMCA Modified division, #48 Rob Ryan dominated the field, winning both heats, and led all 15 laps of their feature race in taking the checkered flag for the sweep.

A new driver, Keegan, surprised everybody by winning the first two heats in the motorcycle class. Keegan also led the first four laps on the 15-lap main event, but #9 Jim Deas, who arrived late, passed Keegan in the hairpin and wouldn’t look back from there, winning his second straight motorcycle main event of the season.

Nine Dwarf cars hit the track on Saturday. #89 Jim Meeres dominated the first 10-lap heat, but his son, #11 Mike Meeres – who last time broke his axle early in the night – dominated the night from there, winning the other heat.

Mike also held the lead through all 20 laps of the main event, holding off #24 Dave Emmerson who was right on his bumper for the last five laps.

In the Bomber car class, points leader #72 Stewart Lee continued his winning ways. After winning the second heat, Lee would battle #97 Mike Dionne for all 25 laps on the main event.

#46 Travis Stevenson, who was racing a barrowed car, led the first 14 laps until Dionne and Lee would both get by him. Lee and Dionne then raced side by side for the remaining 10 laps, with Lee barely edging out Dionne to take his third straight main event in what was the best main event of the year for the Bomber cars. Stevenson would manage to hold off the rest of the field to take third place.

Extra laps: This weekend, June 29-30, the fastest cars on the Island, Wilroc Sprints, will be making their first appearance at Saratoga this year.

There will also be an amazing firework extravaganza on both nights. Sunday night will also be feature an amazing car jump performed by Alex Benyuk.