Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Legends driver Ty Torkelson goes for a wild ride Saturday at Twin City Raceway in Kenai. Torkelson got out of his car and walked away.

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Legends driver Ty Torkelson goes for a wild ride Saturday at Twin City Raceway in Kenai. Torkelson got out of his car and walked away.

After Friday’s rainout, racing fans get double dose Saturday

Opening night of the Third Annual Alaska Dirt Track Shootout was rained out Friday, giving race fans a double dose of dirt racing action Saturday afternoon and evening. The early action included several wild crashes, including a nasty tumble by Ty Torkelson in the second heat of the Legends division, which began when Torkelson got clipped by a spinning Robert Spoke, sending him barrel rolling down the backstretch.

All five divisions of racing were competing for a $10,000 purse. The Sprint Car feature winner took home the night’s largest prize of $936.

The next weekend of racing will be Aug. 13, when the stock cars roll off for the “Filthy Fifty” feature, a 50-lap event.

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion A 10-car field of Legends machines rounds the second turn at Twin City Raceway Saturday afternoon in Kenai.

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion A 10-car field of Legends machines rounds the second turn at Twin City Raceway Saturday afternoon in Kenai.

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion A Twin City Raceway safety worker rushes to the aid of Legends driver Ty Torkelson, who went for a wild ride Saturday at the track. Torkelson got out of his car and walked away.

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion A Twin City Raceway safety worker rushes to the aid of Legends driver Ty Torkelson, who went for a wild ride Saturday at the track. Torkelson got out of his car and walked away.

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Mike Craig (middle) races through the third turn Saturday at Twin City Raceway in Kenai with Sean Ensley (orange car), Dean Scroggins (13) and Amy Hermanns.

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Mike Craig (middle) races through the third turn Saturday at Twin City Raceway in Kenai with Sean Ensley (orange car), Dean Scroggins (13) and Amy Hermanns.

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Amy Hermanns spins out of the fourth turn while Artie Niemi (75) slips by Saturday at Twin City Raceway in Kenai.

Photo by Joey Klecka/Peninsula Clarion Amy Hermanns spins out of the fourth turn while Artie Niemi (75) slips by Saturday at Twin City Raceway in Kenai.

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