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Kuhn Sweeps Twin 50's

by Cole Sorenson

 

This past weekend at Western Speedway featured the Keg Late Models, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, and the Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks for the CHEK News Hometown Heroes Night. The evening also featured a hero’s recognition ceremony.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Keg Late Models, Ray Anderosov and Tony Grant leading the field to the green flag. The first caution would come out on lap thirteen for Tim Graham, who spun in turn three. Once the race went back to green, Geoff Morris snatched the top spot, with Brandon Carlson slotting into second. On lap nineteen, the caution would come out for Shaun Ross, who spun going into turn three. When the caution came out, Geoff Morris checked up, but Brandon Carlson couldn’t slow enough and got into the back of the 52 car, sending the leader spinning and putting both cars to the tail of the field. Bob Kuhn would inherit the race lead, and would pull away to snatch his first win in a Late Model. Geoff Morris drove back up to second, with Aaron Wilkie, Tim Graham, and Wes Mader rounding out the top five.

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The next main event of the evening was for the Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, with Austin Cockerill and Bailey Meeres starting on pole. Joey Reaume jumped out to an early lead in the 7 car, and pulled away from the field. On lap nineteen, Reaume would spin in oil from Ryan Patterson’s car, with Stu Ferguson spinning the next lap to bring out the yellow. Through the chaos, Daryl Cahill emerged as the race leader, with Alex Mouner in hot pursuit. Jason Day would take over second with five laps to go, and would close the gap on Cahill to just two car lengths, but ultimately would come up short. Cahill would cross the line ahead of Jason Day, Alex Mouner, Jeremy Waksel, and Stu Ferguson. Dash wins went to Joey Reaume and Daryl Cahill, with heat race wins going to Jason Day and Joey Reaume.

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The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars were up next for their main event, with Wayne “The Train” Hart leading the field to the green for fifty laps. Brendan Moore would take the lead on lap fifteen, with Chris McInerney in second. McInerney would pass Moore for the lead on lap twenty, placing him at the head of the field for the competition caution at the halfway point. It was decided by officials and drivers that at the halfway point the top four cars would be inverted, which gave Wayne “The Train” Hart the lead for the restart. Brendan Moore would make a move on the outside on lap twenty seven for the lead, and checked out on the rest of the field to capture his second main event win of the season. Dash wins went to Ronnie Kiefert and Kyle Cottam, with the heat race win going to Dave Reside.

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 The Late Models were back for their second main event of the evening, with Ray Anderosov and Tony Grant leading the field to the green. It would take three attempts to start the main, and when it got going, Anderosov would lead early on, with Bob Kuhn picking his way to second from the tail of the field. Kuhn would make the pass for the lead on lap seven, and would lead the rest of the main event, which had seven caution flags, and only had six cars finish the main event. Brandon Carlson, Wes Mader, Mike Soppitt, and Shaun Ross rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Brandon Carlson and Geoff Morris.

 

 The next race at Western Speedway is July 22nd for the Seawings Express Fan Appreciation Night, featuring free admission, as well the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Old Timers, Bombers, Claimers, Hornets, and Go Karts.

Eve of Destruction Delivers Once Again

By Cole Sorenson,

 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to the Tire Exchange Eve of Destruction, featuring the Crusher Car Jumps, Van Blow Up, Chain Race, Skid Plate Races, the Boat Race, and the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series. A packed crowd was also treated to Montgomery County, which performed in between racing action.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Tanner Jacobs and Brandon Green leading the field to the green. Jacobs would lead the opening 6 laps, before being passed by Mike Noyce for the lead. Noyce would then have to try and fend off former champion Rhett Szevics, with the driver of the 35 car making a move for the lead on lap eleven. Szevics would pull away from the rest of the field, and would snatch his first main event win of the season. Mike and Riley Noyce, David Wright, and Stephen Green would round out the top five. Rhett Szevics swept the evening, winning the dash and his heat race, with Mike Noyce winning the other heat.

 

 The next main event was for the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, with Kristy Crispin and Desire Veld leading the field to the green. Jaxon Vaccher would jump out to an early lead, with Nolan Perry charging his way up to second. Perry would pass Vaccher with six laps to go to score his fourth main event win of the season in the Claimers. Vaccher, Caleb Tims, Curtis Boyce, and Craig Matthews rounded out the top five. The dash and first heat race went to Caleb Tims, with Trevor Cannon winning the other heat.

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The last main event of the evening was for the Demo Cars and Trucks, with Richard Morgan and Billy Stidston starting on the front row. Both drivers would be overtaken going into turn one by Brandon Young, with brother Shawn in tow. Both Young brothers would battle for the top spot for the next six laps, before Craig Holfeld joined the battle for the lead with five laps to go. Shawn Young and Holfeld would battle all the way to the checkered flag, with Holfeld dumping Young off of turn four on the last lap for the lead and the win. Cody Young, Jim Young, Billy Stidston, and Brandon Young rounded out the top five. Dash wins went to Brandon Young and Patch Knopf, with Young also bringing home a heat race win. Craig Holfeld won the other heat.

 

 The Bomber main event was scheduled for twenty laps, but was unfortunately stopped on lap two so that officials could deal with a medical emergency in the pits. The race was ultimately called off, and the Bombers will run twin main events on a yet to be determined race night.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is July 15th for the CHEK News Hometown Heroes Night, featuring the Keg Late Models for Twin 50 Lap main events, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, and the Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks. There will also be a special presentation honouring CHEK’s “Hometown Heroes.”

Mid Season Championship Winners Crowned

By Cole Sorenson (Photo Credit Steven McArthur)

This past weekend, Western Speedway played host to the Used.ca Mid Season Championship, featuring the AMCA Dwarf Car Invitational, Wayne’s Trucking Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, and the Marlin Motors Hornets. It was a sun filled and action packed two days of racing.

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The first main event on Friday was for the Marlin Motors Hornets, with Brenda Maber and Logan Hart leading the field to the green flag. Jake Spring would jump out to an early lead before Maber and Tyler Clough would get together in turn 4 bringing out the first caution of the night. On the restart, Spring would get away from the field, with Jason Day working his way through the pack. With 5 laps to go, Day would make his move for the lead, passing Spring going into turn one, and drove away for yet another main event win in the Hornets. Jake Spring, Ryan McHale, Ashley Creed, and Mitch Melin rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Mitch Melin, with heat race wins going to Ryan McHale and Jason Day.

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The next main event was for the Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, with Ryan Willison and Austin Cockerill on the front row for the main event. Willison would lead the opening lap, and then surprise everyone by pulling out to a two second lead over second place Matt Szauer. Szauer would get into an interesting three car battle for second with Alex Mouner and Ryan Patterson, the three drivers mixing it up for the last half of the race. In the end Ryan Willison would hold on for his first win at Western Speedway, with Matt Szauer, Alex Mouner, Caleb Van Bree, and Jason Day rounding out the top five. The dash and first heat race win went to Daryl Cahill, with the second heat race going to Alex Mouner.

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 The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars rolled off next for their main event, with Jim Steen and Gary Smith leading the field to the green. Smith would jump out to an early lead, but Ronnie Kiefert would be locked right on his rear bumper, and made a move for the lead on lap four. Kiefert would lead up until lap fifteen, when Rhett Smith would force his way past coming off of turn 4. Smith would then have to deal with Brendan Moore in the 16 car, who would be locked on his rear bumper for the last half of the main. Rhett would off Moore’s late race charge, and capture his first main event win of the season in the 22 car, Moore crossing the line in second. Aaron Cameron, Ronnie Kiefert, and Dave Reside rounded out the top five. The dash and first heat race went to Kyle Cottam, with the other heat race win going to Ronnie Kiefert.

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 The Wayne’s Trucking Winged Sprint Car were up next, with Duane Zeinstra and Matt Verhagen starting on the front row. Zeinstra would jump out to an early race lead, with Mike Haslam jumping up to second in the Rendle Bros Racing 14. Haslam would briefly start to pressure the 11 car for the lead, before the handling started to go away, allowing Zeinstra to pull away. Zeinstra would snatch his second straight Winged Sprint Car main event win of the season, with Mike Haslam, Aaron Willison, Jeff Montgomery, and Guy Barrett rounding out the top five. The dash win went to Mike Haslam, with the heat race win going to Duane Zeinstra.

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The AMCA Dwarf Cars were the last main event of the evening, with Danny Karslake and Derrick Street leading the field to the green. Karslake would lead the opening five laps before being passed by Brad Struck. Struck would stay out front for the next nine laps, when Stewart Lee would make his move on the inside going into turn three, capturing the top spot and running away from the rest of the field to claim the main event win. Mike Meeres, Brad Struck, Tovay Helgesen, and Derrick Street rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Stewart Lee, with heat race wins going to Mike Meeres, Stewart Lee, and Riley Carter.

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The first main event of Saturday evening was again for the Marlin Motors Hornets, with Logan Hart and Alex McLellan on the front row. McLellan would lead the opening lap, before being passed by Ashley Creed and Jake Spring. Creed would lead until lap ten, when Jason Day would pass both her and Jake Spring going into turn three. Day would drive away from the field to another uncontested win in the Hornets, with Gennifer Isles, Jake Spring, Ashley Creed, and Wayne Hart rounding out the top five. The dash win went to Gennifer Isles, with heat race wins going to Jason Day and Evan Pywell.

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 The next main event was for the Mini Stocks, with Daryl Cahill and Jeremy Waksell starting on the front row. Cahill would lead early on, with Ryan Patterson slotting into second. Patterson would then try to pass Cahill on the outside, with the two drivers spending the next five laps, before finally clearing Cahill on lap eighteen. Caleb Van Bree would close in on Patterson for the lead, but it would be too little too late, as Ryan Patterson brought home his second main event win of the season, followed by Caleb Van Bree, Daryl Cahill, Alex Mouner, and Jason Day. The dash win went to Alex Mouner, with heat race wins going to Jeremy Waksel and Alex Mouner.

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 The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars rolled off next, with Richard Milne and Jim Steen leading the field to the green. Milne would lead early on, with a hungry field of drivers slotting in behind him. Rhett Smith was one of the only cars that could make the outside groove work, and used it to pass Milne for the lead on lap twelve. From that point on, it was all Rhett “The Jet” Smith, with the 22 car sweeping both the Friday and Saturday night main events. Kyle Cottam, Aaron Cameron, Spencer Carlson, and Richard Milne rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Dave Reside, with heat race wins going to Kyle Cottam and Rhett Smith.

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 The next main event was for the Wayne’s Trucking Winged Sprint Cars, with Duane Zeinstra and Mike Haslam starting on the front row. On the initial start, Haslam would half spin coming off of turn four, bringing out the caution flag and setting up another restart. Jeff Montgomery would inherit the outside of the front row for the second attempt at a start, with Zeinstra on his inside. There would have to be three more attempts made at starting the race, with Zeinstra jumping the start, and Ryan Orchard spinning the 32 car out. When the race finally went green, it was all Jeff Montgomery, the 33J streaked into the lead, and won the main event ahead of Aaron Willison, Guy Barrett, Duane Zeinstra, and Mike Haslam. Montgomery also pocketed $1,500 from Wildlight Motorsports Photography for winning the inaugural Wildlight Motorsports Photography Championship Trophy for the four race Wayne’s Trucking Super Sprint Series. Mike Haslam won the dash, with Duane Zeinstra winning the heat race.

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 The last main event of the evening was for the AMCA Dwarf Cars, with twenty-two cars starting the main event. Trevor Howell and Danny Karslake started on the front row, with Karslake leading the opening seven laps before being passed by Brad Struck. Struck would then get into a three car battle for the lead with Mike Meeres and Stewart Lee, the three drivers trading the lead back and forth until lap nineteen, when the caution would come out for a three car incident between Riley Carter, Kyle Kennedy, and Tovay Helgesen. When the field restarted, Lee, Struck, and Meeres would go into turn one three wide, with Meeres coming out with the lead. Lee and Meeres  would swap the lead back and forth for the next six laps, before another caution would come out for Troy Kunas, who spun going into turn one. On the restart, Lee would again be all over Meeres, before another caution for Tyler Peters and Adam Smith would come out on lap twenty-six.  On the last restart, Stewart Lee slipped up going into turn one, allowing Brad Scafe to move into second. Mike Meeres would drive away from the field to claim his first main event win of the season. Brad Scafe, Danny Karslake, Stewart Lee, and Derrick Street rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Brad Scafe, with heat race wins going to Derrick Street, Mike Meeres, and Stewart Lee.

The next race at Western Speedway is July 8th, for the Tire Exchange Eve of Destruction, featuring the Crusher Car Jumps and Van Blow Up, as well as the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, and the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers.

Hard Hitting Action Aplenty at Nichol Marine Night

By Cole Sorenson,

This past weekend, Western Speedway played host to the Nichol Marine Night at the Races, featuring the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Mini Figure 8’s, and the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, as well as an exhibition from Richlock Rentals Capital Drift.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Luke Currie and Spencer Thompson leading the field to the green. Currie would lead initially, with Ryley Noyce snatching first on lap four. Kail Beck would push his way to the top spot on lap ten, and would survive the rest of the main out front to nab his fourth straight main event win in a row. Sam Lagan, Kyle Ridley, Ryley Noyce, and Stephen Green rounded out the top five. Kyle Ridley won the dash, with Rhett Szevics and Luke Currie bringing home heat race wins.

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The Claimers were the first oval track main event of the night, with George Newell and Morgan Tallyn leading the field to the green. Newell would be black flagged early on in the main for rough driving, with Curtis Boyce jumping out front. Kevin Knight worked his way to the lead by lap eight, and pulled away from the rest of the field for the main event win. Curtis Boyce, Allana Jacobs, Kyle Rizok, and Derrick Jackson rounded out the top five. The dash win went to George Newell, with heat race wins going to Kyle Rizok and Kevin Knight.

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The Bomber main event was up next, with Terry Leerholm and Brian Wakelin making up the front row. Leerholm led the opening 5 laps, before being passed by Ron Benham for the lead. Benham would be out front for the next seven laps, before a mechanical gremlin meant that the 14 car had to pull into the pits. Sean Whitley inherited the lead, and fended off a strong charge from Rich Gerhardt for the win. The dash win went to Tony Kambo, with Terry Leerholm and Jarrod Soberg winning heat races.

The last main event of the evening was for the Demo Cars and Trucks, with Richard Morgan and Billy Stidston leading the field to the green. Stidston would lead early, with Wayne “The Train” Hart slotting into second. Hart would make the move for the lead on lap six, with Shawn Young making his way up to second. Hart would lose a left front tire with just five laps left to go, allowing Shawn Young to drive around him for the lead and the win. The two dash wins went to Brandon Young and Shawn Hansen, with heat race wins going to Cody Young and Richard Morgan.

The next race at Western Speedway is June 30th and July 1st, for the Used.ca Mid Season Championship, featuring the AMCA Dwarf Car Invitational, Wayne’s Trucking Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, and the Marlin Motors Hornets.

Carlson & Graham Snatch Keg Late Model Twin 50 Wins

By Cole Sorenson,

 

This past Saturday night, Western Speedway played host to the Millstone Manufacturing night at the Races, featuring the Keg Steakhouse and Bar Late Models, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, OTRA, and the Island Dwarf Cars. A good crowd was on hand despite the cold weather and off and on showers.

The first main event of the evening was for the Keg Steakhouse and Bar Late Models, with Tony Grant starting on pole. Kevin Knight started on the outside of the front row, and proceeded to drive away from the field, developing a half track lead before lap twenty. On lap twenty, the caution would come out for Jason Frost, who spun after making contact with Tim Graham in the 27 car. On the restart, Knight would once again pull away from the field, with Brandon Carlson slotting into second. Carlson would pass Knight for the lead on lap thirty, but a late race caution for Brent morris and Mike Soppitt would set up a restart with three laps to go. Carlson would hold off a hard charging Aaron Wilkie for the main event win, with Tom Berrow, Kevin Knight, and Bob Kuhn rounding out the top five.

The second main event of the evening was for the Island Dwarf Cars, with Derrick Street and Stu Hopewell making up the front row. Street would nab the early advantage, leading the first five laps before being passed by Tovay Helgesen. Just three laps later, Helgesen would be passed by Brad Scafe, who charged to the lead from the 12th starting spot. Scafe would hold off a hard charging Brad Struck for his first main event win in the Dwarf Cars. Derrick Street, Weston Lane, and Jeremy Stevens rounded out the top five. The dash and heat race one went to Brad Struck, with the other heat race going to Kyle Kennedy.

The next main event of the evening was for the Mini Stocks, with Matt Szauer and Alex Mouner leading the charge. Mouner would grab the lead early on, with Caleb Van Bree, Daryl Cahill and Ryan Patterson fighting for second on back. Mouner would lead all twenty laps for his first main event win of the season, with Caleb Van Bree finishing second after contact with Ryan Patterson. Patterson was black flagged and was dropped to the tail of the field. Matt Szauer, Daryl Cahill, and Jason Day rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Caleb Van Bree, with the heat race win going to Alex Mouner.

 

The Old Timers were up next, with a big field of nineteen cars coming out for the third race of the season. Andy Muir and Larry Joyce led the field to the green, with Joyce leading the opening five laps. Troy Tarbuck would make a move for the lead, with George Jenson and Rob Morneau in hot pursuit. Jenson would make a daring three wide pass going into turn one on the next lap, bouncing off Tarbuck’s left front wheel, and into the lead. From there on, Jenson would lead the rest of the way, racking up his third main event of the season. Rob Morneau, Troy Tarbuck, Kail Beck, and Chris Miller rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Chris Hamber, with Tyler Clough and George Jenson claiming heat race wins.

 The next main event of the evening was for the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, with Richard Milne and Rhett Smith making up the front row. Smith would jump out front early on, before being passed by Brendan Moore on lap seven. Moore would fend off a strong charge from fast qualifier Chris McInerney to snatch his first win of the season, with Dave Reside, Kyle Cottam, and Wayne “The Train” Hart rounding out the top five. The dash win went to Dave Reside, with Mark Lockhart and Wayne Hart claiming heat race wins.

 The last main event of the evening was the second Twin 50 for the Late Models, with Jason Frost and Mike Soppitt starting on the front row. Soppitt led the opening eight laps, before being passed by rookie Tim Graham. Graham would lead the rest of the main event, with Geoff Morris charging up to second from deep in the field. Aaron Wilkie, Mike Soppitt, and Brandon Carlson rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Jason Frost and Kevin Knight.

The next race at Western Speedway is for the Nichol Marine Night at the Races, on June 24th, featuring the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Mini Figure 8’s and the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers.

WestCoast Tire & Wheel Strawberry Cup Winners Crowned

By Cole Sorenson, 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to two nights of open wheel racing action, with the West Coast Tire and Wheel Strawberry Cup, featuring the Wayne’s Trucking Winged Sprint Cars, Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, and the Smith ‘N’ Gordon Drywall Vintage Super Modifieds and Sprint Cars.

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The first main event on Friday evening was the B Main for the Vintage Super Modifieds and Sprint Cars, with the slower half of the qualifying field racing for twelve laps. Johnny White and Bob Neyste started on the front row, with Neyste jumping out to an early lead. Glen Walker would work his way up to second, with Neyste making it hard for him to find a way past for the lead. Coming to get the white flag, Walker lunged up the inside of Neyste, propelling him to the main event win. Neyste, Bill Bartley, Ralph Monhay, and Dean Warmerdam rounded out the top five.

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The second main event for the Vintage Sprint Cars and Super Modifieds, or the A Main, was also twelve laps. Marty White and Murray Jones would lead the charge off of turn four to get the green, with White jumping out to an early advantage. Marty would soon be joined out front by son Jimmy, driving an ex Rebel Jackson owned Super Modified, with the two battling back and forth for the next ten laps. The elder White would hold on for the win by just half a car length. Jimmy White, Murray Jones, Jeff Cook, and Frank Volz rounded out the top five.

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 The next main event was for the Wayne’s Trucking Winged Sprint Cars, with Matt Verhagen and Duane Zeinstra leading the field to the green. Zeinstra jumped out to an early lead, with Jeff Montgomery slicing his way up to second. Montgomery would close in on Zeinstra for the next fifteen laps, before passing the 11 car with just two laps to go. “The Hurricane” would drive the Malahat Auto Wrecking and Recycling A&A chassis into victory square, with Zeinstra, Guy Barrett, Matt Verhagen, and Aaron Willison rounding out the top five.

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 The last main event of the evening was for the WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, with the field running forty laps for the Billy Foster Memorial Trophy. Tyler Clough and Morgan Giles would start on the front row, with seventeen cars starting the main. Dave Emmerson would be the early race leader in the 22s, before the caution would come out on lap five for Tyler Clough, who tangled with Morgan Giles. Emmerson would have Jeff Montgomery on his outside for the restart, with the two drivers battling tooth and nail for the next seven laps, with Montgomery eventually coming out on top. Montgomery would look set for victory, until the caution came out with two laps to go, setting up a green, white, checkered. Montgomery would fend off a strong late race charge by James Miller, nabbing wins in both Sprint Cars classes in one night. Miller, Mike Haslam, Dave Emmerson, and Ryan Orchard rounded out the top five.

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 Saturday night opened up once again with the Vintage Super Modifieds and Sprint Cars B Main, with Chris Drakos and Jeff Cook lining up on the front row. Drakos and Cook would run away from the rest of the field, with the two drivers trading the lead back and forth. Drakos would come out on top, with Cook, Bob Neyste, Tyson Cross, and Dean Warmerdam rounding out the top five.

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The A Main for the Vintage Sprint Cars and Super Modifieds would start with Frank Volz and Bob Wills on the front row. Volz would not get going on the initial start, as well as the restart, allowing Bob Wills to jump out front. Jimmy White carved his way through the field, passing Wills on lap four for the lead. White would continue to stretch out his advantage, crossing the line ahead of Bob Wills, Marty White, Wendell Moore, and Glen Walker to claim the main event win.

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 The Wayne’s Trucking Winged Sprint Cars main event was up next, with Duane Zeinstra and Guy Barrett leading the field to the green. As was the case the night before, Zeinstra took an early lead, with Barrett and Montgomery having a brief battle for second. Montgomery and Aaron Willison would set off in hot pursuit of the white and orange 11 car, but it wound up being Duane Zeinstra’s night. Zeinstra would win the main event, leading flag to flag, with Jeff Montgomery, Aaron Willison, Guy Barrett, and Matt Verhagen rounding out the top five.

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 The last race of the weekend was for the WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars for the Strawberry Cup. Tovay Helgesen and Jer Bird would lead the field to the green. Helgesen would have the early advantage, with Duane Zeinstra slotting into second. Zeinstra would make a move on Helgesen on lap three, placing him out front. The caution would come out on lap ten for James Miller and Tyler Clough, who tangled on the backstretch. Both drivers would be out for the rest of the evening. On the restart, Jeff Montgomery would run away with the lead, before the last caution of the evening would be brought out by Shane Woolcock and Brad Aumen, who got together coming off of turn two with ten laps to go. Montgomery would have no other problems, and ran away with another Non Winged Sprint Car win at Western Speedway. Dave Emmerson, Mike Haslam, Ryan Orchard, and Duane Zeinstra closed out the top five.

 The next race at Western Speedway is for the Millstone Heating and Sheetmetal Night at the Races, featuring the Keg Late Models for their Twin 50 lap main events for the Rick O’Dell Memorial. The night will also feature the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, Old Timers, and Dwarf Cars. for more information, head to www.westernspeedway.net

Holfeld, Dionne, Perry and Beck Crowned Winners on Triangle RV Team Demo Night

By Cole Sorenson

 

Fans flocked to Western Speedway this past Saturday night for the Triangle RV Centre Team Demo Challenge at Western Speedway. The night featured the Team Demo Challenge, with Team Hansen vs The Hitmen competing in a full track Total Destruction and the Howie’s Car Corral Total Destruction to finish off the evening. The night also featured the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Mini Figure 8’s and the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers.

 

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The first race of the night was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Trisha Cooper and Tanner Jacobs leading the field to the green. The race would be stopped twice, once for David Newell on lap three when his car caught on fire, and another for Tanner Jacobs, who crashed out of the lead on lap seven. When the race restarted, Kail Beck assumed the lead, and would win going away, capturing his third straight main event of the season. Riley Noyce, Jeff Cole, Kyle Ridley, and Andrea Cannon rounded out the top five. Rhett Szevics won the trophy dash and the first heat race, with Tanner Jacobs winning the other heat.

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The Loan Ranger Financial Claimers were next up, with Morgan Tallyn and Kristy Crispin leading the field to the green. Crispin would snatch the early lead, with Caleb Tims in hot pursuit. Nolan Perry would join the fray on lap six, passing both Tims and Crispin, and running away with the lead. A late race caution would bunch the field back up, but Perry would still manage to hold off Allana Jacobs for the win. Craig Matthews, Warren Verrall, and Thomas Fanthorpe would round out the top five. The dash win would go to Ronnie Kiefert, with heat race wins going to Craig Matthews and Nolan Perry.

 

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The Bombers would roll onto the track for their 30 lap main, with Brian Wakelin and Ron Benham making up the front row. Wakelin would place his pink 39 out in front, with Benham staying right on his rear quarter panel for the first seven laps. Wakelin would have several drivers breathing down his neck for the next fifteen laps, before Mike Dionne would make his move for the lead with seven laps to go. Dionne would win his first appearance of the season at Western, with Brian Wakelin, Jarrod Soberg, Rich Gerhardt, and Sean Whitley rounding out the top five. Mike Dionne won the dash, with Rich Gerhardt and Brian Wakelin taking both heat races.

 

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The last main event of the evening was for the Demo Cars and Trucks, with Richard Morgan and Wayne Hart making up the front row. Shawn Young would punt his way to an early lead, with Craig Holfeld slotting into second. With just three laps to go, Young’s car would come to a stop, handing the lead over to second place driver Craig Holfeld. Holfeld would hang on to capture his first win of the season, with Brandon Young, Cody Young, Jim Young, and Richard Morgan rounding out the top five. The dash win went to Cody Young, with the heat race win going to Shawn Young.

 

The Triangle RV Team Demo event did not disappoint as the “Hitmen” destroyed many of the Team Hansen Cars early on in the 10 minute event. The “Hitmen” won in dominating fashion as there was not a single Team Hansen car left on the track. They had either all been destroyed, or parked out of fear of the beating being handed out by the “Hitmen”.

 

In the Howie’s Car Corral Total Destruction, Team Hansen flexed their muscle, with Keith Hansen taking the win and son Dakota finishing second.  

 

The next race at Western Speedway is June 9th-10th for the West Coast Tire & Wheel Strawberry Cup, featuring the Wayne’s Trucking Winged Super Sprints, Richlock Rentals Non Wing Sprint Cars, and the Smith “N” Gordon West Coast Vintage Racers Vintage Sprint Cars and Supermodifieds.

One Hot NIght at Western Speedway

by Cole Sorenson,

 

The May long weekend delivered sunshine and hot temperatures to racers and fans alike who basked in the beautiful spring weather for the Big O Tires Westshore Night at the Races, featuring the Richlock Rentals WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, OTRA, and the Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks.

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The first main event was for the Mini Stocks, with the field running for the prestigious Jim and Lorraine Haslam Memorial Trophy. Bobby Ryan would start on pole for the main event, with Matt Szauer on the outside of the front row. Szauer would jump out to an early lead, with Daryl Cahill slotting into second. Szauer and Cahill would stay locked together for the next twenty-eight laps before making contact coming to get the white flag. Ryan Patterson would roar around the outside of both Cahill and Szauer, and snatched the win with a last lap pass. Caleb Van Bree, Jeremy Waksel, Joey Reaume, and Matt Szauer rounded out the top five. Caleb Van Bree won the dash, with Joey Reaume and Matt Szauer nabbing heat race wins.

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The Old Timers were up next, with Chris Hamber and Andy Muir leading the field to the green. Hamber would lead the first five laps, before being passed by Troy Tarbuck for the top spot. Tarbuck and George Jenson would streak away from the field, before Jenson made his move on lap eighteen, taking the lead while weaving through lapped traffic. Jenson looked set for victory, only for Doug Richens to lose a motor on the last lap, setting up a green white checkered finish. Jenson snatched the lead back on the restart, and pulled away from Tarbuck for the win. Kail Beck, Steven Dardengo, and Chris Miller rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Doug Richens, with heat race wins going to Chris Hamber and George Jenson capturing heat race wins.

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The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars rolled off for their main event, with Ronnie Kiefert leading the field to the green, Gary Smith would lead early on, before getting black flagged for a mechanical issue.Spencer Carlson would take the lead on lap ten, with Chris McInerney slotting into second. Carlson would lead the rest of the way for his first main event win of the season, with Chris McInerney, Dave Reside, Ryan Smith, and Aaron Cameron rounding out the top five. The dash win went to Rory Smith, with heat race wins going to Chris McInerney and Gary Smith winning the heat races.

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The final main event of the evening was for the WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, with the field running for the Gary Kershaw Cup. Jarrod Heap and Mike Schott started on the front row, with Heap leading the opening three laps, before being passed by Mike Haslam on lap four. The next lap Jeff Montgomery would snatch the lead away, and led the rest of the main, winning by over half a straightaway over Mike Haslam. Coming to take the checkered flag, Montgomery tangled with the lap car of Greg Sagmoen, sending Montgomery into the outside wall, and knocking the front axle out. Montgomery would walk to victory lane to claim the Kershaw Cup. Mike Haslam, Dave Emmerson, Ryan Orchard, and James Miller rounded out the top five. Mike Haslam won the dash and second heat race, with Dave Emmerson winning the other heat race. Brad Aumen had a scary crash in the second heat race. Aumen’s throttle stuck wide open going into turn one, with the car launching over Jim Miller’s car, and hitting the water barrels in turn one head on. Aumen was shaken, but uninjured, but the same could not be said for the car.

 

The next event at Western Speedway is the Market Stores Monster Trucks May 26th, 27th, and 28th, featuring the Straight Up Racing Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motocross, a Fire Breathing Dragon, and Quad Wars on Saturday.

Winners Crowned in Westshore Transmissions Night at the Races!

by Cole Sorenson

 

The rain finally stayed away at Western Speedway this past weekend for the Westshore Transmissions Night at the Races, which featured the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, and Mini Figure 8’s.

 

The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Trisha Cooper and Tanner Jacobs leading the field the green. Jacobs would lead the first ten laps before being punted into the wall, with Kail Beck inheriting the lead. Beck would lead the rest of the way, nabbing back to back wins in the Mini Figure 8’s. Rhett Szevics, Tanner Jacobs, Kyle Ridley, and Andrea Cannon rounded out the top five. Kyle Ridley won the dash, with Ryley Noyce and Rhett Szevics claiming heat race wins.

 

The Loan Ranger Financial Claimers were up next for their twenty lap main event, with Kristy Krispin and Matt Amedro leading the field to the green. Jaxon Vaccher would jump out to an early lead, with Nolan Perry in hot pursuit. Perry would squeeze his way past Vaccher for the lead on lap seven, and held off a hard charging Curtis Boyce for his second main event win of the season. Boyce, Gord Percival, Trevor Cannon, and Jaxon Vaccher rounded out the top five. Perry also won the dash, with Caleb Tims and Trevor Cannon winning the two heat races.

 

The Demo Cars and Trucks were up next for their fifteen lap main event, with Richard Morgan leading the field to the green. Steve Janssen would jump out to an early lead, with Shawn Young in hot pursuit. Young and Janssen would tangle on lap seven, handing the lead over to Cody Young, who would go on to dominate the rest of the main event. The Young family would sweep the next three positions, with Brandon, Shawn, and Jim finishing second through fourth. Shawn Young won the Demo Car dash, with Brandon Young winning the Demo Truck dash. Heat race wins went to Patch Knopf and Jim Young.

 

The Bombers had the last main event of the evening, with Stuart Campbell and Mike Whitley leading the field to the green for the 75 lap Madden Cup. The caution would come out on lap one for Terry Leerholm, who had a throttle stick on his #23 Camaro going into turn three. Leerholm was okay, but the car was done for the rest of the night. On the restart Campbell would retake the lead before being passed by Jarrod Soberg on lap eighteen. Soberg would rage a battle with Cam Stanfield for the lead for the next few laps, before Stanfield started to drop back with overheating issues. On lap forty one, the red flag would come out for an incident involving Ron Noulette, Stuart Campbell, Tony Kambo, and Brian Wakelin. Noulette lost a motor going into turn three, with Campbell, Kambo, and Wakelin all spinning in his oil and making contact with the wall. On the restart, Soberg would pull away from Bill Gallacher, who was the only other car on the lead lap. Gallacher would drop out with overheating issues twelve laps from the finish, leaving Soberg uncontested for the win. Dylan Ross finished two laps behind in second, with Ron Benham, Brian Calderwood, and Bill Gallacher rounding out the top five. Soberg would later be disqualified do to illegal springs, handing the win over to Dylan Ross. Only four cars were running at the end of the main event out of fifteen starters.

May 13 Event Schedule

DEMO NIGHT Saturday May 13,  2017


2:15 Pit Pass Sales begin

 

2:30 Back Gate Opens & Tech for Mini Fig 8, Claimers, & Demos opens. Bombers will Scale after the Pit Meeting.

 

3:30 Practice

Claimers

3:30 - 3:40

4:00 - 4:10

Bombers & Demo Cars/Trucks

3:40 - 4:00

4:20 - 4:40

Mini Fig 8’s

4:40 - 5:05

 

5:15 Pit Meeting  - Bombers head to scales immediately following meeting.

 

5:30 Qualifying

Mini Fig 8 Single Car - Enter from turn 4

Claimers Group (5 Cars - 4 Laps) - Enter from backstretch

Bombers Group (5 Cars - 4 Laps) - Enter from turn 4

Demo Cars/Trucks Group (5 Cars - 4 Laps) - Enter from backstretch

 

6:00 WESTSHORE TOWING FAN FEST(time permitting)

 

6:35 Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem

 

6:40 Trophy Dashes

Claimers

4 laps

All Trophy presentations will take place at the conclusion of the last Dash. If you win and would like your car in the picture please line up in Turn 4 at the entrance to the track ready to pull out onto the front stretch.

Bombers

4 laps

Trucks

4 laps

Cars

4 laps

Mini Fig 8

4 laps

 

 

7:00 Heat Races

Heat Race Trophy Presentations. Heat Race Winners please come to Victory Square to receive your Trophy


7:55 Island Bakery Bread Toss

8:00 Main Events

Mini Fig 8

8 laps

Mini Fig 8

20 laps

Claimers

8 laps

Claimers

20 laps

Bombers

8 laps

Cars/Trucks

15 laps

Trucks

8 laps

Cars

8 laps

Bombers

75 laps

All Times are Approximate and Subject to Change

News Bulletins

That's a wrap for the 2017 Season!

Thank you to all of our Fans, Racers, Volunteers, & Staff for a great season. See you all next year!

HYDROFORCE EXCAVATING CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT!!! Saturday Sept 23!!!!

Don't miss out on the CRAZIEST night of the year!!! CRAZY WAYNE THE TRAIN CAR JUMP!!! MASSIVE TOTAL DESTRUCTION, BOAT RACES, Lordco Demo Series, Bombers, Loan Rangers Financial Claimers, as well as popular Country Band MONTGOMERY COUNTY LIVE on front strech throughout the event! 

Get your advance tickets now at the Market on Millstream or HERE!

Cash Advantage CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT! Saturday September 16th

Featuring the Richlock Rentals Wilroc Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, Old Timers Racing Association, & Island Dwarf Cars

Get Advance tickets and Event Details Here

Tonight's Races are ON!! Light Rain or Shine!!

Come enjoy O'dell Slinger Service Superhero Night, featuring the WILSON's Transportation BUS RACES! LORDCO Demo Series, Twin 25's for Bombers, Loan Rangers Financial Claimers, Richlock Rentals Drifters, Marlin Motors Hornets, & a CAR ROLLOVER contest.

O'Dell Slinger Service SUPERHERO NIGHT! Saturday Sept 9

FREE ADMISSION for Kids 12 & under wearing SUPERHERO Costumes. Bring your kids out to meet their FAVOURITE SUPERHEROES! Wilson's Transportation BUS RACES, LORDCO Demo Series, Loan Ranger's Financial Claimers, Marlin Motors Hornets, Richlock Rentals Capital Drift, & a CAR ROLLOVER CONTEST! Don't miss out!

 

Reg Midgley Canada 200 & 2 Burley Men Moving BC Street Stock Invitational! This SATURDAY & SUNDAY!!!

Saturday Night: 75 laps for the Street Stocks, Late Model Qualifying & Heat Races, OTRA, Mini Stock, & Hornets!!

Sunday Night: 75 laps for the Street Stocks & The Reg Midgley Canada 200!!

Click below for Event Details

Wilson & Proctor Big Rig Weekend THIS Saturday Night!

Come watch Semi Trucks race wheel to wheel around Western Speedway! Advance tickets available at the Market on Millstream or ONLINE. Also on tap: Lordco Demo Series, Bombers, & Loan Ranger's Financial Claimers. Click HERE for Event details

Island Batteries Night at the Races! Saturday Aug 19!

Keg Late Models, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, & Marlin Motors Hornets! 

Event Details and Advance Tickets HERE

P&R Truck Centre's Daffodil Cup Aug 11 & 12

This is the FASTEST WEEKEND of the YEAR! NSRA Winged Sprint Cars, Richlock Rentals Wilroc Non-wing Sprint Cars, Old Timers Racing Association, & Island Dwarf Cars. Advance Tickets & Event Details HERE! Tickets are also available at the Market on Millstream

This Friday and Saturday July 28&29 is Wayne's Trucking Monster Truck Weekend!

Don't miss out on all the Car Crushing Action as Rock Star, California Kid, Pound Hound, & Identity Theft come to town. Also on tap are the Williams Scrap Metal Figure 8 Nationals! Lordco Demo Series, & Bombers. Get Advance Tickets now at the Market on Millstream, or online HERE.

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