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Monster trucks roll at Saratoga Speedway
California Kid and Rockstar laid everything out over the May long weekend.
These two trucks hit some incredible air over the weekend, including Rockstar rolling over once again, putting on yet another amazing Monster Truck show at Saratoga Speedway. The Crash to Pass cars, Hornet cars, Roadrunners and the Figure 8’s accompanied the Monster trucks over the weekend, with the Bomber cars and the I.M.C.A Modifieds joining the action on Sunday. A season high 26 Hornet cars hit the track over the weekend. 3 heats were given on Saturday, with the C going to #53 Rowland Westra, B to #08 Daryn Cahill and the A to #01 Kevin Lawrenuk. 25 laps were given to the B main which saw Westra once again dominate the field, grabbing the lead on lap 6 and never looking back from there. 25 laps were also given to the A main which saw 11 closely matched cars battle for all 25 laps, but #08 Daryn Cahill would start on the pole and would never give up his lead, leading all 25 laps to take his first main win of the year. 25 cars arrived on Sunday.
Three heats were once again given on Sunday with the C going to #54 Glen White, B to #43 TJ Lippy and the A to #01 Kevin Lawrenuk.
Twelve cars entered a 25 lap B main which saw a lot of lead changes and some close racing, but 13 year old #10 Blaire Mangles would take the lead on lap 17 and wouldn’t look back, winning his first ever main event. Brothers Daryl and Daryn Cahill battled hard in the 25 lap main which saw Daryn hold the lead for the first 20 laps, but Daryl would find his way around him and he would hold on to take his second main win of the year.
A full field of 12 Crash to Pass cars took to the track over the weekend. #73 Sheldon Hopp was dominating the field, winning the 10 lap heat, but after leading the first 10 laps of the main, Hopp would run into mechanical issues, opening the door for #01 “The General” Jeff May to take the lead and the eventual win.
Two new cars joined the field on Sunday bringing the total up to 12 for Sunday night. May would continue his dominance though, winning the 10 lap heat and dominating the 20 lap main to win his second main in as many nights.
Another season high of eight Roadrunners qualified over the long weekend. Nick Leavitt, #66, would win the heat, but #73 MacLaren Inglis would hold off Leavitt to win the 15 lap main.
Inglis and Leavitt would once again battle one another on Sunday; Inglis would take the 12 lap heat, and would hold off Leavitt to win his third straight Roadrunner main event.
The I.M.C.A Modifieds made their first appearance off the year on Sunday. An incredible 10 Modifieds arrived on Sunday, which was one of the largest fields we have had in many years. Father and son team of Jason and Chris Beaulieu were battling all night long in the Modified class. Chris would barely narrow out Jason for the win in the heat. Forty laps were given for their main which saw some of the cleanest, tightest racing you will see all year, but after all was said and done, Chris would once again edge out his dad, taking home a clean sweep.
A total of six Bomber cars arrived on Sunday. #66 Wil Baun made his first ever appearance at Saratoga Speedway and didn’t disappoint, finishing 2nd in the 10 lap heat, and leading all 15 laps of their feature main event.
Extra laps...After a long weekend of racing, Drifting round 2 and 3 are now up on the racing card at Saratoga. Round 1 took place on May 10th, with reigning champion #26 Alex Davidson taking the win. Heads up Drag racing has also been added to next weekend’s event.