By Cole Sorenson
This past weekend Western Speedway played host to the Wilson & Proctor North American Big Rigs, as well as the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Nexx Financial Claimers, and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift.
The first main event was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Rob Newell and Brenda Maber leading the field to the green. Sam Lagan would jump out to an early lead, with Daryn Cahill in hot pursuit. Lagan would dominate the rest of the main event, finishing ahead of Cahill, Steve Creasey, Phil Lagan, and Ryley Noice. The dash win went to Phil Lagan, with heat race wins going to Sam Lagan and Tanner Jacobs.
The next main event was for the Nexx Financial Claimers, with Desire Veld and Brian Calderwood bringing the field to the green. Calderwood would jump out to an early lead ahead of Gord Percival, with Glen Percival charging to the top spot on lap nine. On lap eleven, Shane Warde made hard contact with the outside wall, bringing out the red. Percival held off Nolan Perry for the win, with Gord Percival, Allana Jacobs, and George Jenson rounding out the top five. The dash win went to Nolan Perry, with heat race wins going to Gord and Glen Percival.
The Bombers were the next main event, with Terry Leerholm and Daniel David leading the field to the green. Leerholm would lead early on, before the red flag came out on lap nine for Brad Aumen, who spun in front of the field and got t boned by Bruce Duffus. Both drivers were alright, but the cars were out for the rest of the night. Bill Gallacher would storm into the lead on lap eleven, and would go onto win ahead of Sean Whitley, Mike Dionne, Dylan Ross, and Aaron Cameron. The dash win went to Mike Dionne, with heat race wins going to Bill Gallcher and Stuart Campbell.
The Demo Car and Truck main was next, with Gerry Bernard and Brandon Young leading the field to the green. Shawn Young jumped out to an early lead, with Craig Holfeld trying to chase him down in second. With five laps to go, Holfeld turned Young around for the lead, and brought home his third main event win of the season ahead of Cody Young, Tyler Clough, Shawn Young, and Jaime Morgan. The dash and heat race wins went to Tyler Clough.
The Big Rig main event was last, with Jager Berdahl and Kevin McMekan leading the field to the green. Ron Singer would jump out to an early lead in the 71 truck, but had to pull into the pits with engine trouble. Isaac Harder would inherit the lead, followed by Darren Berdahl in the 91 truck. A fierce battle erupted for ten laps, before a fuel line on Berdahl’s truck let go, ending his night and bringing out the caution. Harder would pull away from Glen Creed, and win by over half a lap. Creed, Cory Riplinger, Cole Wiesner, and Kevin McMekan rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Gino Howe, with heat race wins going to Kevin McMekan and Darren Berdahl.
The next race at Western Speedway is September 3rd and 4th for the Reg Midgley Memorial Canada 200, featuring Late Models and the Two Burley Men Moving BC Street Stock Challenge.