This past weekend, Western Speedway played host to the P&R Truck Centre Daffodil Cup, featuring the NSRA Winged Sprint Cars, WILROC Non Winged Sprints, OTRA, and the Island Dwarf Cars.
The first main event on Friday was for the Dwarf Cars, with Adam Smith and Shaun Watt starting on the front row. Smith would lead early on before being passed by Braydon Aumen on lap three, with the rookie from Duncan leading until there was just five laps to go, when Brad Struck completed his charge from the tail end of the field to take the lead and nab his first win of the season. Braydon Aumen, Brad Scafe, Kyle Kennedy, ad Shaun Watt rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Kyle Kennedy, with heat race wins going to Braydon Aumen and Brad Struck.
Next up was the WILROC Non Wined Sprint Car main event, with Tovay Helgesen and Tim Openshaw leading the field to the green. The red flag would come out on lap two for James Miller, who hopped a wheel going into turn three and hit the wall head on. Miller walked away uninjured, but the car was destroyed. On the restart, Jeff Montgomery would slip by Openshaw for the lead, and would stay their for the rest of the race. Mike Haslam, Mike Schott, Duane Zeinstra, and Jeff Bird rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Mike Schott, with heat race wins going to James Miller and Duane Zeinstra.
Next up was the Old Timers for the Ron Mayell Memorial, with Blair Massey and Doug Richens making up the front row. Blaze Bateman would take the top spot on lap 3, with Kail Beck moving into second. After a caution flag for Tyler Clough on lap eleven, Kail Beck would take the lead. On the last lap, Beck would be held up by lap traffic, allowing Doug Richens to make a move for the lead and the win. Beck, Harlin Cox, Blaze Bateman, and Kaylyn Jenson rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Harlin Cox, with heat race wins going to Tyler Clough and Halrin Cox.
The last main event of the evening was for the NSRA Sprint Cars, with Duane Zeinstra and Colton Nelson leading the field to the green. Zeinstra would lead the opening eight laps before being passed by Aaron Willison, who charged from 11th starting position to first. Willison would then checkout on the rest of the field, taking the win by over half a lap over second place Matt Hein. Mike Haslam, Jeff Montgomery, and Duane Zeinstra rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Matt Hein, with heat race wins going to Jeff Montgomery and Aaron Willison.
The first main event on Saturday night was for the NSRA Winged Sprint Cars, with the main event being moved up do to the threat of rain. Duane Zeinstra once again started on pole, with Levi Rose on the outside of the front row. On lap five, the rear end on Zeinstra’s car would snap in half, sending him spinning from the lead. On the restart, Levi Rose would lose a motor, bringing out another caution. On the third attempt at a restart, Ron Larson would lock up the brakes going into turn 1, and used the motocross track parking lot as runoff area to slow his car. Finally, the race was restarted, with Matt Hein taking the lead from Mike Haslam. Hein would run away from the field, and held off a late race charge from Aaron Willison for his first main event win at Western Speedway. Mike Haslam, Colton Nelson, and Guy Barrett rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Duane Zeinstra and Ron Larson. Willison’s second place finish clinched his first Daffodil Cup win.
The last main event of the evening was for the Dwarf Cars, with Adam Smith and Dan Scott starting on the front row. Smith would lead the first half of the race, before Stu Hopewell would spin out on lap eight. Brad Scafe would snatch the lead on the restart, and ran away with the main event win. Adam Smith, Jim Meeres, Braydon Aumen, and Shaun Watt rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Brad Scafe and Braydon Aumen.
Unfortunately the rest of the evening was rained out, but we’ll be back in action with the Keg Late Model Championship Night on Aug. 19th, also featuring the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, and the Marlin Motors Hornets.