Most of Saturday's racing action was washed out by rains, but Bear Ridge Speedway in Bradford was able to complete a portion of its opening night program. Here, Topsham driver Josh Harrington (#71) dominates the first round of Sportsman Coupe racing.
In the three other events completed at Bear Ridge before rains moved in, winners were Dan Eastman of Thetford Center (Limited Late Model), Andy Johnson of Wilder (Fast Four), and Bradford's Tom Placey (Hornet). A bit further away, Johnny Clark of Hallowell, Me. won an exciting PASS North event Unity Raceway. Scott Chubbuck finished second with Randy Turner third; Danville's Steven Legendre finished 13th, unofficially.
Included among the weather-related casualties were the season openers for Riverside Speedway in Groveton, N.H. and the Série ACT-Castrol at Autodrome St-Eustache near Montréal, as well as Airborne Speedway's weekly program in Plattsburgh, N.Y.
The ACT cars will be in action on both sides of the border Sunday, as the Série ACT-Castrol will run at 12:00 noon and the ACT Late Model Tour will race as scheduled at Oxford Plains Speedway in Maine at 2:00pm. Riverside has moved its program to Sunday at 2:00pm, while Airborne will not make up its event; Bear Ridge management made no announcement at the time the race card was stopped.
Devil's Bowl Speedway in Fair Haven opens its 2009 campaign on Sunday at 6:45pm.