Two-day demo derby goes to the Yanks

After two days of demolition racing, the American team managed to defeat the hometown Canadians

After two days of demolition racing, the American team managed to defeat the hometown Canadians by a final points total of 521-424.

The Canadian-American challenge ran three events on Saturday. The Americans won the dash. The Americans also won the tire change, beating the Canadian team by 20 seconds.

The Canadian team dominated the 20 minute race, managing to tally 244 laps, compared to the American team who only managed to tally 100 laps. After Saturday night, the Canadian team held the points lead by 26 points.

The Canadian-American challenge ran three events again on Sunday. The Canadians won the dash, and the Canadians won the smoke show, giving them a 70 point lead over the Americans going into the total demolition derby.

The Derby started with a big rollover after Vince Bird drove his way onto another competitors car. The American team dominated from there, eventually having a four-car-to-one advantage. After all was said and done, the American team had two cars left to Canada’s zero, giving the Americans the overall points win.

In other racing…The Hornet cars made their third to last appearance on Saturday. David Cates won the C Dash, Cameron Phillips won the B, and Jason Fraser won the A.

Stewart Manning won his first ever race on his first ever appearance at Saratoga Speedway, taking the win in the C heat.

Kyle Fallowfield won the B heat, with the A heat win going to Daryl Cahill.

The 30-lap B main saw Fallowfield take the early and he never looked back from there, winning his first main of the season. The 25-lap A main saw Jason Fraser also take the lead early. Fraser was chased by his brother Gord the whole race but managed to hold him off.

The Roadrunners made their second to last appearance. Unfortunately, due to some teching issues, all of the races from Saturday and Sunday are still under review.

Fourteen Crash to Pass cars qualified on Saturday with fast time going to Travis Stevenson, setting a time of 18.886. Cory Rouser won the B dash, with the A dash win going to Greg Sagmoen. Tom Dunn won the B heat, and Brad Kotscherofski won the A.

Stevenson dominated the 20-lap main, leading all but four laps.

Sunday night’s racing featured a great 40 lap Hornet main. Stewart Manning won the C Dash, Daryn Cahill won the B dash, and Kevin Lawreniuk won the A.  Tom Dunn’s Crash to Pass car blew up on Saturday, so Tom decided to run a Hornet car on Sunday and he managed to win the C heat in his first time in the car. Cameron Phillips won the B heat, and William Boyes won the A.

All 23 cars ran a 40-lap main event on Sunday. Justin McHale held the lead for the first six laps, until William Boyes took over the lead.

Boyes held this lead until lap 17 when Brandon Phillips passed him through lap traffic to take the lead. Phillips, Daryl Cahill, and Kevin Lawreniuk battled the rest of the way, but on lap 38, Cahill finally made his move around Phillips, but later on that lap, Cahill lost control going into turn four and gave the lead back to Phillips and he held it from there.

Lawreniuk finished second, and Cahill finished third. Some of our Hornet cars decided to run two figure eight races on Sunday. Cindy Kennedy won the Heat and the main event.

After a rough night on Saturday, Jamie Pinto fixed everything and managed to win the B Dash in the Crash to Pass division on Sunday. Greg Sagmoen once again won the A dash. Pinto led every lap of the eight-lap B heat to win his second race of the evening. Greg Sagmoen also won his second race of the evening, winning the A heat.

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