The second race of the season for the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series and the Nexx Financial Claimers took place Saturday night, featuring the 75 lap Madden Cup for the Bombers. A special mention goes out to four year old Tommy, who sold sold cookies to raise money for the Fort McMurray wildfire victims. Tommy raised $750. Also, a happy mothers day goes out to all the moms.
The first main event of the evening was the Mini Figure 8’s, with Kyle Ridley and Rhett Szevics leading the field to the green. Ridley would jump out to an early lead, but the race would be red flagged for a collision between Alex Carey and Brandon Young, with Young’s car ending up on its roof. Young was alright, and even managed to rejoin the main event. Daryn Cahill took the lead away from Ridley on the restart, and claimed the main event win ahead of Rhett Szveics, Sam Lagan, Alex Carey, and Bryce Muir. The trophy dash win went to Steve Creasey, with heat race wins going to Alex Carey and Kyle Ridley.
The Claimers were up next, with Curtis Boyce and Kevin Knight making up the front row. Boyce would jump out to an early lead, with Robin Trotter coming from the last row up to second. On lap 5, Trotter would charge into the lead, with Boyce right on his rear bumper. Trotter held off Boyce, Nolan Perry, Kevin Knight, and Bruce Knight for the main event win. Robin Trotter won the dash, the heat, and the main event for a complete sweep of the night.
The Demo Car and Truck main event was up next, with Jim Young and Theron Macdonald on the front row. Craig Holfeld sifted through the carnage early to take the lead on lap 3. The caution would come out on lap number five for Theron Macdonald in the 8 car, who stopped in turn number three. Holfeld would jump out to another big lead, before spinning out coming off of turn 4, handing the lead over to Jami
e Morgan, Morgan would hold off George Haywood for his second main event win of the season. Trophy dashes went to Kenny Baker and Craig Holfeld, with heat races going to Jaime Morgan and Gerry Bernard.
The Bomber main event was the last of the evening, with Daniel David and Ron Benham leading the field to the green for 75 laps. David would take the early lead, but would be passed by Garth Armstrong and Brian Wakelin for first and second. The caution would come out on lap 18 for Tony Kambo, who spun, collecting Brad Aumen as well. Armstrong would pull into the pits with overheating issues, handing the lead over to Brian Wakelin. Wakelin and Bill Gallacher would be locked in a battle for the lead, before Gallacher took the lead on lap 37. The halfway break came at lap 38, and after the restart, it was all Bill Gallacher, taking home his second main event win of the year, followed by Cam Stanfield, Brian Wakelin, Sean Whitley, and Jarrod Soberg. The dash win went to Terry Leerholm, with heat race wins going to Stuart Campbell and Cam Stanfield.
The next race at Western Speedway is Hall of Fame Night, featuring the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, IMS4 Mini Stocks, OTRA, the Island Dwarf Cars, and the season debut of the Island Powder Coating Modifieds. Gates open at 4:30, qualifying at 5:30, and racing at 6:30. Go to westernspeedway.net, or like us on Facebook for more information.