By Cole Sorenson,
It was two days of frenzied racing action at Western Speedway for this weekend’s Used.ca Mid Season Championship and AMCA Dwarf Car Invitaional. Dwarf cars from all over the province, as well as some U.S. drivers made for a great field of cars both nights. The Dwarf Cars were also joined by the Marlin Motors Hornets, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, IMS4 Mini Stocks, and the Island Powder Coating Modifieds.
The first main event on Friday was for the Hornets, with twenty cars taking the green. Shae Mellors and Caleb Van Bree would get together to bring out the first caution on lap two, putting both cars out of contention for the evening. Ryan Alexander managed to work his way to the front, and brought home the win ahead of Brenda Leslie, Jason Day, Brian Calderwood, and Jacob Spring. The dash win went to Caleb Van Bree, with heat race wins going to Bailey Meeres and Gennifer Isles.
The Mini Stocks were next up for their main event, with the field being led to the green by Daryl Cahill and Jeremy Waksel. Cahill would take the lead early, but Caleb Van Bree managed to get around him on lap six for the lead, and never looked back, crossing the line ahead of Matt Szauer, Alex Mouner, Stu Ferguson, and Bobby Ryan. The dash win went to Caleb Van Bree, with the heat race win going to Stu Ferguson.
The Stock Cars had two thirty five lap main events, with Tyler Robinson and Mark Lockhart leading the field to the green for the first main event. Lockhart would get around Robinson on lap twenty, and held off Aaron Cameron, Brendan Moore, Cody Aumen, and Spencer Carlson for his first career Stock Car win. The second main was dominated by Kyle Cottam. The 33 car led every lap to bring home the win ahead of Ronnie Kiefert, Dave Reside, Brendan Moore, and Troy Tarbuck. The dash win went to Wayne “The Train” Hart, with heat wins going to Aaron Cameron and Spencer Carlson.
The AMCA Dwarf car invitational had Trevor Howell and Steve Taylor leading the field to the green for thirty laps. Tovay Helgesen would jump out to an early lead, before spinning in turn one. Helgesen would get clipped by the 4 car of Brian Taylor, putting both cars out for the night. Troy Kunas would take the lead on the restart, with Brandon French weaving his way through the pack to take the lead with ten laps to go. French fended off a hard charging Brad Struck for the win, followed by Riley Carter, Matt May, and Rick Taylor. The dash win went to Brad Scafe, with heat race wins going to Troy Kunas, Brad Struck, and Rick Taylor.
The Saturday night main events again kicked off with the Marlin Motors Hornets, with Cale Franche and Allana Jacobs leading the field to the green. Curtis Boyce would take the lead on lap two, followed by Jacob Spring and Ryan Alexander. Alexander would manage to grab the lead on lap seven, and never looked back, winning both Hornet main events. Jason Day, Jacob Spring, Mitch Melin, and Curtis Boyce rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Curtis Boyce, with heat race wins going to Curtis BBoyce and Ryan Alexander.
The Mini Stock main event was led to the green by Bobby Ryan and Daryl Cahill. Cahill would grab the lead before being challenged by Alex Mouner. Mouner would clear Cahill going into turn three to take the lead on lap five. Sean Constantine would be locked on Mouner’s rear bumper, and on lap seventeen, both drivers made contact, which sent Mouner spinning to bring out the caution. The field would have to have three more attempts at a restart before finally going green with Bobby Ryan out front. With two laps to go, Mouner snatched the lead back, and would go onto win ahead of Caleb Van Bree, Sean Constantine, Bobby Ryan, and Matt Szauer. The dash win went to Bobby Ryan, with the heat race win going to Sean Constantine.
The Island Powder Coating Modifieds were next up for their first race of the season, with Pat Brown and James Flemming leading the field to the green. Jeff Monks would take the lead from Brown on lap three, and would start to pull away. On lap fourteen, Monks would spin coming off of turn four, and collect the front straight wall, knocking him out for the rest of the night. Dano Bryant would inherit the lead, and pulled away for the win ahead of Rory Smith, Gary Smith, Chris Beaulieu, and Travis Stevenson. The dash win went to Travis Stevenson, with the heat race going to Pat Brown.
The Stock Cars were next up, with Megan McCollom and Jarrod Heap leading the field to the green. McCollom would lead the way early, before Kyle Cottam passed her on lap fifteen. Cottam would look set for victory, before a three car incident involving Ronnie Kiefert, Dave Reside, and Bruce Duffus brought out the caution. Gary Smith would line up beside Cottam on the restart. With three laps to go, both drivers would spin in turn four, setting up one final attempt at a restart. Wayne “The Train” Hart and Spencer Carlson would battle side by side for the lead on the last lap, with Carlson prevailing by half a car. Aaron Cameron, Wayne Hart, Dave Reside, and Gary smith would round out the top five, The dash win went to Cody Aumen, with Spencer Carlson and Troy Tarbuck taking home the heat race wins.
The AMCA Dwarf Cars lined up for their thirty lap main, with Steve and Brian Taylor leading the field to the green. Troy Kunas would grab the top spot on lap two, with Danny Karslake and Riley Carter right behind. Karslake would take the lead on lap eight, before being passed by Riley Carter. Carter would start to build a lead over Mike Haslam and Stewart Lee, who had worked their way from the last row of the grid. Al late race caution would set up a great finish, with Lee taking the lead on the final lap to win ahead of Riley Carter, Mike Haslam, Danny Karslake, and Rick Taylor. Dash wins went to Brad Struck, Mike Haslam, and Miles Maxie, with heat race wins going to Rick Taylor, Rich Brewer, and Miles Maxie.
The next race at Western Speedway is the Decks by Greg Eve of Destruction, featuring the Crusher Car Jump and Van Blow up, the Boat Race, Chain Races, the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, and the Nexx Financial Claimers. Head to www.westernspeedway.net for more information.