Saugus Speedway scheduled the Winston 100, an open competition for modified stock cars, a car-crushing exhibition and a giant destruction derby for Saturday night.
For the most part, it was hard to tell the difference between events.
Eleven caution periods accompanied the Winston 100, but, by the end, defending track champion Kenny Sapper of La Crescenta made it through the rubble to win the race in front of a capacity crowd.
"It was a race of patience," Sapper said. "I just happened to be at the right spot at the right time and everything was perfect."
Sapper, who has won the modified track championship for the last two years, held off Ray Hooper Jr. of Valencia in his bid to win his first open competition at the track.