Saratoga Speedway owner/operator Paul Hargrave pulled out all stops last weekend and helped keep his track on the map with two full nights of ground pounding action.
The weather held out and the old wooden bleachers were packed both nights — Saturday had fireworks to mark the midway point of Saratoga’s 30th season, and the Monster Trucks were huge both nights.
There were three racing classes Sunday. There were 18 cars in the Crash to Pass, and Qualicum Beach’s racing siblings — Kevin and Jenn Lawrenuk — blasted around the paved, D-shaped oval showing great driving skills in the Hornet Class.
Kevin came second and Jenn was fourth in the Hornet main event Saturday. On Sunday, Kevin was fourth and Jenn seventh in the main. Kevin, 16, and in his fourth season racing at Saratoga, was awarded the Mid-Season championship for leading the Hornet Class points standings.
The racing siblings aren’t the only ones tearing up the track this season. Parksville’s Charlie Ackerman, who is leading the points standing in Bomber Class, finished first in the Bomber Dash Saturday, and carved out second in Sunday’s thrilling main event.