Saturday night marked the return of Ted Charters to racing at the Merritt Speedway. Charters was involved in a near-fatal accident last season when an engine explosion in the pits almost cost him his life. Charters also overcame some pre-race mechanical problems on Saturday to drive his newly-built #95 Camero (above) to second and third place finishes in the 8-cylinder Bomber class heat and dash events respectively. The next night of racing at the Speedway is on Saturday, July 7 starting at 6 p.m.