By Cole Sorenson,
After taking a weekend off, Western Speedway was back in action Saturday night, with the Seawings Express Fan Appreciation Night. With seven classes in action, the evening was busy and action packed.
The first main event of the evening was for the Nexx Financial Claimers, with Morgan Tallyn and Roger Beck leading the field to the green. The caution would come out on lap three when Tallyn and Glen Percival would get together, sending Percival into the outside wall. On the restart, Sean Stanforth managed to get by Curtis Boyce for the lead, and claimed his first main event win of the season, followed by Boyce, Gord Percival, Kaylyn Jenson, and Brian Calderwood.
The Island Dwarf Cars were the next main event, with Trevor Howell and Derrick Street leading the field to the green. Howell would lead early on, before Brad Scafe managed to snatch away the lead on lap five. Brad Struck would move in front on lap nine, and held off a hard charging Brandon French for his first main event win in eighteen years. Brad Scafe, Tovay Helgesen, and Kyle Kennedy rounded out the top five.
Noah Hirst and Ryan McHale led the field to the green in the Marlin Motors Hornet main event. Daryn Cahill would take the lead on lap three, with Gennifer Isles bringing out the caution on lap five after contact with Glen Creed. On the restart, Jason Day would move into second, and managed to sneak by Cahill in lap traffic to claim the top spot. Day would cross the line ahead of Daryn Cahill, Bailey Walker, Ryan Alexander, and Brenda Leslie to capture his first main event win.
The OTRA main event was up next, with Larry Joyce and Kyle Cottam leading the field to the green. Troy Tarbuck would take the lead on lap six, with the caution coming out one lap latter for a tangle between Roger Beck and Larry Joyce. On the restart, Tarbuck got a good jump, and managed to pull away from the rest of the field for the win, followed by Kail Beck, Doug Richens, Kyle Cottam, and Mike Bateman.
The Bomber main event was up next, with Terry Leerholm and Bill Gallacher Jr. leading the field to the green. Brian Baltis would jump out front on lap three, with Brad Aumen getting around Baltis on lap five for the top spot. Aumen would stretch his lead to over half a lap, and snatched his third straight main event win, followed by Sean Whitley, Mike Dionne, Brandon Steen, and Tyler Clough.
The Mini Stocks were the next to last main event of the evening, with Jeremy Waksel and Stu Ferguson leading the field to the green. Ferguson would jump out to an early lead before being passed by Daryl Cahill on lap two. Jeremy Waksel would bring out the caution on lap three after smacking the wall, setting up a restart. Cahill led the race until turn three of the last lap, when Caleb Van Bree snuck by on the outside and won by half a car over Cahill, Stu Ferguson, Ryan Patterson, and Alex Mouner.
The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars were the last main event of the evening, with Aaron Cameron and Tyler Robinson leading the field to the green. Cameron would take the lead, with Spencer Carlson moving into second. This would start a race long battle between the two drivers, which ended with two laps to go, when both Carlson and Cameron would spin in turn four. Wayne “The Train” Hart would inherit the lead, and held off Brendan Moore, Dave Reside, Mark Lockhart, and Tyler Robinson for the win
The next race at Western Speedway is August 12th and 13th, for the P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup, featuring the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprint Cars, Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, OTRA, and the Island Dwarf Cars.