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By Terry Guest

saratoga speedwayComox (ISN) - Megan Bergsma out of Campbell River beat 11 other beautiful contests to win the fourth annual Bikini Contest at Saratoga Speedway last weekend, taking home $1000. Julia Doknjas, also out of Campbell River was the second runner-up taking home $250, and Chelsea Brennan out of Courtenay was the first runner-up taking home $500.

#9 Troy Ordano managed to survive the second boat race of the season to win his first ever Crash to Pass Boat Race. #40 Cam Edward finished in a very close second. The Hornet cars, Crash to Pass cars, Roadrunners, Figure 8's and the Island Mini Stocks were also on the card on Saturday.

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24 Hornet cars took to the track on Saturday. #05 Trevor Cannon won the C dash, #12 Raymond Fortier won the B, and the A went to #09 Cameron Phillips. Fortier continued his winning ways into the C heat, winning his first ever heat race. #98 Nigel Neufeld won the B heat, with the A going to #08 Daryn Cahill. Daryn and Daryl Cahill were in a heated battle in the 30 lap feature race. Daryl and Daryn swapped leads 4 times through-out the first 25 laps. #01 Kevin Lawrenuk caught up to Daryn on lap 25 to take second, but #02 Daryl Cahill was to much taking home yet another main event win. in the B division, #81 Jeremy Stormo took home the win, with second going to #10 Andrew Buchanan and third going to #64 MacLaren Inglis. #59 Ted Dimitrov had a great night in the Roadrunner division, setting fast time in qualifying with a time of 20.093, winning the dash, heat and dominating the 6 lap main event to win every race on the night. #37 Brandon Steen won the Figure 8 dash, with the 8 lap main event going to #16 Brad Kennedy, who battled with #69 Thomas Dunn to take the win. #62 Gilles Parenteau had a surprisingly good night in the Island Mini Stock division. Parenteau qualified second slowest in the 7 car field, but dominated the night, winning the dash, heat and held off a hard charging #96 Mike Nyeste to win the 20 lap feature race. #73 Sheldon Hopp also had a great night in the Crash to Pass division. Hopp set fast time in qualifying with a time of 19.156. Hopp took wins in the dash, heat and battled through the field to win the 20 lap main event, ending a night of dominating performances by individual racers.

Extra laps... Next weekend marks the last appearence of the Wilroc Sprint cars, Dwarf cars and the Motorcycles. This is the third appearence of the Wilroc Lite sprint cars, which is the fastest division of race cars at Saratoga Speedway, averaging times of 14-16 seconds. So far this year they have averaged 12-14 cars, which makes for some awesome racing. The Bomber cars and the I.M.C.A Modifieds will also be on the card next weekend. The Canadian-American Demolition Derby is coming up on September long weekend. 10 American cars and 10 Canadian cars will be duelling it out over the two day show. This event has been a fan favourite over the years, and promises to be one this year as well. The Crash to Pass cars, Hornet cars, Roadrunners and the Figure 8's will also be on the card for those two days.

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