By Cole Sorenson
The sound of race cars will once again echo off the mountain at Western Speedway, as the track plays host to the 2016 season opener this Saturday, April 23rd. A sign that spring has officially sprung in Langford, opening night will feature the always exciting LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, as well as the much anticipated debut of the Nexx Financial Claimers. Also on tap for Saturday night is the sideways, tire smoking action from the Richlock Rentals Capital Drift team.
Saturday’s action kicks off a busy year for the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo series, with eleven races on tap. George Haywood looks to defend last year’s championship crown in the Demo Cars, while Bomber champion Aaron Cameron has moved into the stock car division, leaving a wide open championship battle, and Rhett Szevics looks to win his fourth consecutive Mini Figure 8 championship in the 93 car. The Nexx Financial Claimer division is new to the speedway this year, bringing back the popular Claimer format. This division provides a fun, cost effective way to race at Western Speedway, and highlights stock, 4 cylinder domestic compacts.
Gates open for the season opener at 4:30, qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 6:30. Head to www.westernspeedway.net for more information, or like us on Facebook, and we hope to see you at the races!