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Western Speedway Races through the RAIN!

By Cole Sorenson,

 

For the second weekend in a row the weather wreaked havoc on the racing program at Western Speedway, with heavy rain drenching the track for the second race of the season for the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Mini Figure 8’s, and Loan Rangers Financial Claimers for the Freedom Rent to Own Demo Night. There was also a special exhibition from Richlock Rentals Capital Drift, whose drivers sloshed sideways through the puddles to entertain the brave  and slightly damp souls who endured the weather.

 

The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with David Newell and Tanner Jacobs leading the field to the green flag. Jacobs would get the early lead before being rammed into the wall while trying to cut through the busy intersection, handing the lead over to Kail Beck. Beck would lead all the way to the checkered flag, with Kyle Ridley, Rhett Szevics, Riley Noyce, and Mike Noyce rounding out the top five. The dash win went to David Newell, with heat race wins going to Kyle Ridley and Rhett Szevics.

 

The Loan Ranger Financial Claimers rolled onto the track for their main event, with John Cayer and Morgan Tallyn leading the field to the green. Cayer would lead early before being passed by Nolan Perry on lap four. Four laps later Perry would be passed for the lead by Curtis Boyce, who sped away from the field and looked set for the win until a right front tire went down with two laps to go, allowing Perry to catch back up and pass Boyce coming off of turn four to take the checkered. Curtis Boyce, Ryan Alexander, John Cayer, and Craig Matthews rounded out the field. The dash win went to John Cayer, with the heat race win going to Curtis Boyce.

 

Only five cars elected to brave out the rain and race for the Bombers, with the main event being shortened to eight laps. Mitch Hinton and Dylan Ross made up the front row, with Hinton jumping out to an early lead. On lap seven, Hinton spun, handing the lead over to Brian Wakelin, who would sweep the evening with a dash, heat, and main event win. Cam Stanfield, Dylan Ross, Mitch Hinton, and Stuart Campbell rounded out the field.

 

 The last main event of the evening was for the Demo Cars and Trucks, with Tim Bunyan and Colton Brown leading the field to the green flag. Jake Matthews would jump out to an early lead, before being forced into the turn four mud, with the car eventually getting stuck and requiring a tow to get out. Jim Young inherited the lead, with son Shawn right behind him in second. The Young Family Feud would end with Jim in victory lane, and Shawn in second. Craig Holfeld, Brandon Young, and Patch Knopf rounded out the top five.


The next race at Western Speedway is the Allterra Construction Night at the Races, featuring the season opener for the Keg Late Models, Wayne’s Trucking Winged Super Sprints, and the Island Dwarf Cars. The evening will also feature the second race of the season for the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars. For more information, head to www.westernspeedway.net, or like us on Facebook, and we’ll see you at the races.

Western Speedway Wins the Race against Mother Nature

By Cole Sorenson,

 

This past Saturday night, Western Speedway played host to the Vapour Solutions Night at the Races, featuring the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, OTRA, and the Marlin Motors Hornets. Persistent showers forced the cancellation of Westshore Towing Fan Fest, as well as Trophy Dashes, but the shorten racing program still delivered plenty of excitement.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Marlin Motors Hornets, with Tracey Goldbeck on pole to start the main event. Mitch Melin would nab the early lead, with Jason Day following close behind in second. The red flag would come out for a crash on lap 2, when Kelly Goldbeck and Nolan Perry made contact going into turn 1.Both drivers slammed the wall head on, with Goldbeck being transported to Victoria General Hospital  with a broken leg. When the race restarted, Jason Day would assume the top spot, and would pull away for another big track win in the hornets. Mitch Melin, Kevin Knight, Gennifer Isles, and Ryan McHale rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Craig Hunter and Jason Day.

 

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The Mini Stocks were next up, with Matt Szauer and Caleb Van Bree on the front row. Van Bree would jump out to an early lead, before the caution would come out on lap 3 for Jason Day, who broke a rear end and spun going into turn 1. On the restart, Daryl Cahill would charge into the lead, bringing Ryan Patterson with him into second. Patterson would brush the wall coming off of turn 4, which allowed Cahill to drive away with the win. Patterson, Caleb Van Bree, Matt Szauer, and Alex Mouner rounded out the top five, with Caleb Van Bree snatching the heat race win,

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The Old Timers were up next, with Chris Miller and Larry Joyce leading the field to the green. Miller would nab the early lead, but Troy Tarbuck would drive around him on the outside on lap 5 to snatch the top spot. Tarbuck’s lead was also short lived, as George Jenson would roar around the outside of Tarbuck for the top spot on lap 10, and picking up the year where he left off last season, in victory lane. Kail Beck, Doug Richens, Troy Tarbuck, and Matt Verhagen rounded out the top five, with Troy Tarbuck and Chris Miller nabbing heat race wins. A scary incident in qualifying saw Cornelia Morrison in the number 28 C&D Racing Ford suffer a medical emergency during qualifying. Cornelia managed to bring the car to a safe stop on the back straight, and was transported to Victoria General Hospital for observation and further testing.

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The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars would roll onto the track for 30 laps of action, with Ronnie Kiefert and Mark Lockhart on the front row for the green flag. Richard Milne would drive around both Kiefert and Lockhart on lap 2, with Aaron Cameron locked on his rear bumper. Milne would have Cameron and Dave Reside locked on his rear bumper for the next 20 laps, with Brendan Moore and Spencer Carlson also joining the fight for the lead. With two laps to go, Aaron Cameron made his move, placing the #52 out in front, and snatching his first career main event win in the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars. Brendan Moore, Spencer Carlson, Dave Reside, and Richard Milne rounded out the top five, with Rhett Smith and Chris McInerney bringing home heat race wins. Spencer Carlson reset the Stock Car track record with an 18.276 in qualifying.

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The last main event of the evening was reserved for the Richlock Rentals WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars. Duane Zeinstra and Dave Emmerson started on the front row for the 30 lap main event, which started with a crash in turn one on the opening lap. When the dust settled, Dave Emmerson and Mike Haslam were both knocked out of contention, with Brad Purdey and Morgan Giles able to rejoin the race. On the restart, Jeff Montgomery went around the outside for the lead, a spot he would not relinquish for the rest of the night, leading flag to flag for yet another main event win at Western Speedway. James Miller finished a career best second, with Ryan Orchard, Jeff Bird, and Duane Zeinstra rounding out the top five. Heat race wins went to Dave Emmerson and Jeff Bird.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is April 29th, when the track plays host to the Freedom Rent to Own Demo Night, featuring the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Mini Figure 8’s, Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift. Head to Western Speedway for more information, and we’ll see you at the races.

Old Timers Racing Association set to open their 40th Season of Competition

by Chris Jenson

            The O.T.R.A. starts its 40th season on the 22nd of April,  2017 and it looks to be another exciting year.  The 2016 season had 7 different main event winners, lead by  George "the Jet" Jenson driving the #25 1933 Dodge Sedan, ending the year with 5 Feature Wins including Yakima Washington,  Roseburg Oregon, and 3 at Western Speedway. Wins at Yakima and Roseburg came in Jenson’s first ever starts at the tracks.  Jenson captured the Ronny Mayell Memorial, and  Denny Rand Memorial at Western Speedway. Jenson considers his victory in the Denny Rand Memorial to be the most precious of all his victories, as Denny was his Brother in law.

            The Jet will have a tough year repeating his 2016 success as Troy Tarbuck in the #24 Terry Cessford rebuilt tribute car and 2016 Rookie of the year Doug the slug Richens' #54 1929 ford, entering their sophomore years, will be strong contenders for more Feature wins in 2017. Troy finished 2016 with two wins, along with one for Doug. Driving the #35 1929 Ford, Kail "the snail" Beck had a strong 2016 season including a win in Roseburg Oregon. He will be looking for his first win on his home track Western Speedway. Chris Miller #71, 2016’s Most Improved Driver will also be on the hunt for his first win.  Veteran drivers Joe Dardengo #09, Larry Joyce in the new #22, Roger Beck #42 and Jim "papa smurf" Giles #03 will make for an exciting mix of old and young drivers mixing it up. 2017 will showcase a strong rookie class including George Jenson’s daughter Kaylyn Jenson in Daryl Simpson’s #12, Chris "the Hammer" Hamber in the #18  formerly Larry Joyce’s car #22, Robin Trotter #2 in Duane Zeinstra’s old #11, and Blaze Bateman bringing back a very fast car from the 1980s, the former Rob Scott #32.  Rounding out the OTRA 2017 field is Kiff Saunders, Matt Verhagen, and Andrew Hawthorne sharing the drivers duty of the #34 car, The Mother Son duo of Shawn Morrison #82 and Cornelia Morrison #28, Doug Richens’ Dad Dave Richens in the #17 car, and Paul Verhagen in the #43.

            The 2016 the racing season saw Troy Tarbuck  return the Terry Cessford #24 car to the track and in the 2017 season after being fully restored, and made better than before the #00 car driven by Tracy Cessford will be making its way back to Western Speedway. Andy Muir’s car #79 could also see the track, along with a new surprise owner of the #1 1930 Hudson, formerly owned by James Campbell. Rumour has it that we may see the return of a few veteran drivers to pilot the #1 Hudson that could include O.T.R.A. legends Rob Scott and Dan Morneau. The new owner of the #1 Hudson is a household name in Langford and his continued commitment and support of Western Speedway and O.T.R.A is great for the Community. Watch for him to be revealed and assume the driving duties on a few occasions during the 2017 season.

            The First race of the 40th Season for the O.T.R.A. is the Vapour Solutions Night at the Races on April 22 and will also feature the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, and the Marlin Motors Hornets.

Slegg Building Materials Night of Mayhem open the 2017 Season

by Cole Sorenson

The tone was set last night for a wild and exciting season of racing action at Western Speedway, with the track playing host to the Slegg Building Materials Night of Mayhem to kickoff the year. As well as featuring the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, and Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, the night had the Malahat Auto Wrecking and Recycling Total Destruction, Wilson’s Transportation Bus Race, Camper Trailer races, a Fire Breathing Dragon, and Fireworks to end the night.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s. David Newell and Trisha Cooper would lead the field to the green for twenty laps. Newell would get the jump off the start, and would pull away from the rest of the field, until a caution on lap nine bunched the field back together. On the ensuing restart, Newell would manage to once again pull away from the field, and claimed his first main event win in his first ever race. Kyle Ridley, Mike Noyce, Andrea Cannon, and Tanner Jacobs would round out the top five. The dash win went to Tanner Jacobs, while the heat race win went to Mike Noyce.

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Next up were the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, with Morgan Tallyn and Allana Jacobs leading the field to the green. Curtis Boyce would snatch the early lead in the number 9 car, with Derrick Jackson hot on his heals. Jackson would make his move for the lead with seven laps to go, and would pull away to snatch his first main event win in the Clamiers. Curtis Boyce, Allana Jacobs, Brian Calderwood, and Craig Matthews would round out the top five. The dash win went to Curtis Boyce, with the heat race win going to Derrick Jackson.

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The Demo Cars and Trucks were up next, with Tim Bunyan and Eddy Cooper leading the field to the green. Cooper would jump out to an early lead before being dumped by Brandon Young. Young would lead for only one lap, before tangling with Jake Matthews, handing the lead over to Craig Holfeld. Holfeld would lead the next eleven laps, before being tapped out of the lead on the last lap by Shawn Young. Shawn would go onto capture the first main event win of the season for the Young family clan, and deliver himself a belated birthday present. Craig Holfeld, Jim Young, Eddy Cooper, and Tim Bunyan rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Wayne “The Train” Hart, with the heat race win going to Jim Young.

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The last main event of the evening was for the Bombers, with Terry Leerholm and Brian Wakelin leading the field to the green. Wakelin would jump out to an early lead, with Cam Stanfield slicing his way from second to last to second by the halfway point. With twelve laps to go, Stanfield passed Wakelin on the outside going into turn one, and would go onto win his second career Bomber main event win. Dylan Ross, Sean Whitley, Brian Wakelin, and Stuart Campbell rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Tony Kambo, with the heat race win going to Sean Whitley.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is the Vapour Solutions Night at the Races, featuring the Richlock Rentals WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, OTRA, and the Marlin Motors Hornets. Head to www.westernspeedway.net for more information, or like us on Facebook, and we’ll see you at the races!

Galaxy Motors Stocks Cars back for Second Season

By Cole Sorenson,

 

With the first race of the season just weeks away, Galaxy Motors and Western Speedway are proud to announce that the Galaxy Motors Stock Car division will return for 2017. Since striking up a deal to sponsor the class last season, the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars have grown in car count and competitiveness, with eight different main event winners over the course of last season. Galaxy Motors has been in the used car business for over 25 years, and offers Vancouver Island residents a selection of over 700 used cars and trucks across its four dealerships, in Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, and Courtenay.

 

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 Heading into this season, Brendan Moore looks to defend his 2016 championship, in a year where he claimed the Jim and Lorraine Haslam Memorial Trophy on the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame Night. Acting as a teammate of sorts to the defending champion, former Late Model driver Rhett “The Jet” Smith will be behind the wheel of the rebuilt #22 Finishline Interiors Monte Carlo. Wayne “The Train” Hart had a strong finish to the 2016 season, snatching up three main event wins in a row, including the Jerry Ferrie Memorial. Watch for more victory burnouts from the Seawings Express #11 this year. Ronnie Kiefert and Richard Milne will be debuting new cars for the season opener, with Kiefert behind the wheel of the rebuilt and renumbered #19 Island Powder Coating Monte Carlo, and Milne piloting the #68 Ramida Excavating Loan Ranger Financial Pontiac Grand Prix.

 

Along with the aforementioned drivers, former series champions Chris McInerney, Dave Reside, and Kyle Cottam will all look to snatch victory from the defending champion Moore. The strong rookie crop from last year will also look to develop from the tire tracks of last season, with Spencer Carlson, Aaron Cameron, Tyler Robinson, Bruce Duffus, and Meghan McCollom all back for their sophomore year. Add in names such as Mark Lockhart, Troy Tarbuck, “Gentleman” Jim Steen, and rookie Ray Wilkinson, and this year looks to be another strong season for the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars at Western Speedway.

 

The first race of the season for the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars is April 22nd, for the Vapour Solutions Night at the Races, with the evening also featuring the Richlock Rentals WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, OTRA, and the Marlin Motors Hornets. For tickets and more information, head to www.westernspeedway.ca, and we’ll see you at the races!

WILROC Chassis Seminar

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WILROC SPRINT CAR ASSOCIATION AND WESTERN SPEEDWAY

ARE PROUD TO PRESENT

ORIENTATION AND CHASSIS SET UP FOR WINGLESS SPRINT CARS

When:  April 1 2017

Time:  11:00 till 4:00

Where: Western Speedway

Cost:  Donation (recommend $10.00)

WILROC will be presenting an orientation and chassis set up seminar for wingless sprint cars.  

Please come and hear from Ken Haskell on chassis setup and safety equipment.   Jeff Bird on etiquette when on the race track.  Sherri Conway on official’s duties. Western Speedway Race Director Rob Haslam. James Miller Sr. on coming in to the class as a rookie. Also meet some long time drivers and owners to help answer some of your questions.

This is a highly recommended session for rookies.

Everyone is welcome, as this will be a very informative session.

Western Speedway will also open the concession if we have a good attendance.

Please RSVP before March 20 2017, to Sherri Conway or James Miller at the following email address.

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TENTATIVE 2017 Schedule (updated March 2, 2017)

Subject to change

 

Date

Event

April 6 - Sep 21

Every Thursday Night: Open practice, 5 - 8 PM (Except Aug 3)

April 14

200 lap or 2 hour 4 cylinder Enduro

April 15

Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8’s, Bombers, Claimers, Total Destruction, WILSON’S Transportation BUS Races, CAMPER TRAILER RACES, FIREWORKS! Rain or Shine

April 22

Non-wing Sprint Cars, Stock cars, Mini Stocks, OTRA, Hornets

April 29

Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8’s, Bombers, Claimers,Drifters

May 6

Winged Sprint Cars, Late Models, Stock Cars, Dwarf Cars

May 13

Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8’s, Bombers (75 laps for the Madden Cup), Claimers, Drifters

May 20

Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, OTRA, Mini stocks, IMCA Modifieds

May 26

Monster Trucks, Drifters, Freestyle Motocross

May 27

Monster Trucks, Drifters, Freestyle Motocross, Quad Wars, Tug-O War

May 28

Monster Trucks, Drifters, Freestyle Motocross

June 3

Team Demo Challenge ( The Hansen’s vs The Hitmen), Total Destruction, Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8’s, Bombers, Claimers

June 9

Strawberry Cup - Winged Sprints, Non-wing Sprint Cars, Vintage Modifieds

June 10

Strawberry Cup - Winged Sprints, Non-wing Sprint cars, Vintage Modifieds

June 17

Late Models, Stock cars, OTRA, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars

June 24

Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8’s, Bombers, Claimers, Drifters

June 28

Hornets

June 30

Mid Season Championship - Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, AMCA Dwarf Cars, Hornets

July 1

Mid Season Championship - Winged Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, AMCA Dwarf Cars, Hornets

July 5

Hornets

July 8

Eve of Destruction - Crusher Car Jump & Van blowup - Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8’s, Bombers, Claimers - Total Destruction - Boat Races - Skid Plate Races

July 12

Hornets

July 15

Hometown Heroes Night: Late Models, Stock cars, Mini Stocks

July 19

Hornets

July 22

Fan Appreciation Night - Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Bombers, Claimers, Hornets, OTRA, GoKarts (No Heat Races - 2 Trophy Dashes & Main events for each class)

July 26

Hornets

July 28&29

Monster Trucks, Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8’s, Bombers, Claimers

Aug 5

OFF WEEKEND

Aug 11&12

Daffodil Cup - Winged Sprints, Non-wing Sprint Cars, OTRA, Dwarf Cars

Aug 16

Hornets

Aug 19

Late Models, Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Hornets

Aug 23

Hornets

Aug 26

Big Rigs, Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8’s, Bombers, Claimers

Aug 30

Hornets

Sept 2

Canada 200 - Mini Stocks, Hornets, Billy Foster Memorial 75 Lapper for BC Street Stocks, Late Model Qualifying & Heats

Sept 3

Canada 200 - 75 Laps BC Street Stocks, Canada 200

Sept 9

Superhero Night - Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8’s, Bombers, Claimers, Wilson’s Transportation Bus Races, Rollover contest, Hornets, Drifters

Sept 16

Championship Night - Sprint Cars, Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars, OTRA

Sept 23

Demo Championship Night - Wayne The Train Car Jump - Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8’s, Bombers, Claimers, Hornets, Boat Races, Total Destruction. FIREWORKS!!

Speedway Champions Crowned

By Cole Sorenson,

 

The 2016 season came to a dramatic close Saturday night at Western Speedway, with the Hydroforce Excavating Championship Night, featuring the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Nexx Financial Claimers, Marlin Motors Hornets, Wayne “The Train” Hart’s car jump, Rollover Contest, Boat Races, and a Total Destruction.

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The Mini Figure 8 main event started with Aneil Pallan and Phil Lagan leading the field to the green. Brandon Young would jump out to an early lead before the red flag would come out on lap 4 for a hard collision between Nolan Perry and Jacob Burns. On the restart, Daryn Cahill would move into second, and on the last corner of the last lap, punted Brandon Young out of the way for the win. Cahill would also claim the season championship over Sam Lagan by 2 points. Heat race wins went to Daryn Cahill and Brenda Maber.

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The Marlin Motors Hornet main was led to the green by Mika Leong and Aaron Hodgson. Braydon Aumen would jump out to an early lead before being passed by Mitch Melin on lap 8. Jason Day found his way up to second, and with just 4 laps to go, would make the move on Melin for the win. Melin, Gennifer Isles, Braydon Aumen, and Brenda Leslie would round out the top 5. Heat race wins went to Jason Day and Tyler Yates.

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Shane Warde and Ryan McHale would lead the field to the green in the Nexx Financial Claimer main event. Ron Noulette would jump out to an early lead, followed by the fast closing Gord Percival. Percival would take the lead on lap 8, with Rhett Smith charging through the field to second. With two laps to go, Smith would take the lead from Percival, and held on for the win, finishing ahead of Percival, Ron Noulette, Ryan McHale, and Caleb Tims. Heat race wins went to Gord Percival and Jarrod Soberg. The season championship would go to Brian Calderwood, who won by 8 points over Bruce Knight.

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Garth Armstrong and Ron Benham would make up the front row for the Bomber main event, with Benham jumping out to an early lead. Brian Wakelin would move into the top spot on lap 10. The caution would come out for a hard hit between Ron Benham and Gennifer Isles, with both drivers being knocked out for the rest of the main event. On the restart, Brian Baltis and Brad Aumen would battle for the lead, with Aumen coming out ahead. Mike Dionne would close in on the final lap, and briefly took the lead before tangling with a lap car, giving Aumen his fourth main event win of the season, and the Bomber championship. Heat race wins went to Ron Benham and Brad Aumen.

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The Demo Cars and Trucks rolled out for their last main event of the season, with Stephen Bemister and Gerry Bernard leading the field to the green. Earlier in the first heat race, Bemister and Tyler Clough both flipped the length of the front straight, with Bemister being able to repair his car to start the main event. Keith Hansen would lead early on, before cutting a tire and being forced to pit. Cody Young would inherit the lead, and claimed his first main event win of the season. The Demo championship would go to Jaime Morgan, with Brandon Young being the highest placing truck. Heat race wins went to George Haywood and Shawn Young.

 

Western Speedway would like to thank all of the racers, fans and sponsors who helped to make the 2016 season such a success, and we hope to see you for another season of exciting racing action in 2017.

Champions Crowned in Weird Season Finale

By Cole Sorenson,

 

The Cash Advantage Freedom Rent to Own Championship Night signified the end of the season for the Richlock Rentals WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, OTRA, and the Dwarf Cars. The predicted weather stayed away long enough to complete the racing program, much to the delight of the fans that stuck around.

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The first main event was for the Island Dwarf Cars, with Miles Maxie and Tovay Helgesen leading the field to the green. Mike Meeres would grab the early advantage in the 89 car, before Brandon French charged to the top spot. French would pull away, claiming another main event win, ahead of Mike Meeres, Brad Scafe, Tovay Helgesen, and Dave Nielsen. Brandon French would be crowned the Dwarf Car champion for 2016.

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The Mini Stocks were next up, with Bobby Ryan and Stu Ferguson leading the field to the green flag. Ryan would grab an early lead, with Ferguson trailing behind in second. The 33 car was fast all night, and Bobby would lead every lap of the main event to win his first race of the season. Stu Ferguson, Ryan Patterson, Sean Constantine, and Joey Reaume rounded out the top five. Caleb Van Bree was crowned Mini Stock champion for 2016.

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The OTRA main event was up next, with Roger Beck and Matt Verhagen leading the field to the green. Jim Miller would slice his way to the front from the second row to leap the opening lap, with George Jenson charging through the field to second. The two would battle for the final ten laps, with Miller coming out on top, and claiming the Championship Night Trophy, ahead of George Jenson, Brent Morris, Doug Richens, and Kail Beck.

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The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars would line up for their final main event of the season, with Mark Lockhart and Jim Steen leading the field to the green. Lockhart would lead the opening twelve laps, before tangling with Spencer Carlson and Brendan Moore to bring out the caution on lap thirteen. Dave Reside would inherit the lead, and held off Wayne “The Train” Hart by half a car length to win. Spencer Carlson, Chris McInerney, and Aaron Cameron rounded out the top five. Brendan Moore was crowned the 2016 Stock Car champion.

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The WILROC Sprint Cars were the last main event of the evening, with Dave Conway and Shane Woolcock leading the field to the green. In turn two on lap one, Conway would spin in front of the field, taking out Mike Schott, Guy Barrett, and Mark Stuart. On the restart, Tim Openshaw would take the lead, with Ryan Orchard in hot pursuit. Orchard would pass Openshaw for the lead on lap seven, before Jeff Montgomery would take the lead on lap ten. Then on lap twelve, the turn four lights would go out. With drivers unable to see, the red flag came out. After a ten minute delay, it was found that the lights could not be repaired, so Jeff Montgomery was awarded the main event win in one of the strangest endings to a main event in Western Speedway history. Montgomery also claimed his second WILROC Championship in a row.


The next race is the Hydroforce Excavating Season Finale, featuring the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Nexx Financial Claimers, Marlin Motors Hornets, a Car Jump, Boat Races, Total Destruction, Rollover contest, and Fireworks.

Winners Crowned in Superhero Night

By Cole Sorenson

 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to the O’Dell Slinger Service Superhero night, featuring the Wilson’s Transportation Bus Race, LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Nexx Financial Claimers, and the Marlin Motors Hornets.

 

The Mini Figure 8’s were the first main event of the evening, with Brenda Maber and Brandon Green leading the field to the green. Ryley Noyce and Tanner Jacobs led briefly for the first few laps, before Keith Cahill stormed into the lead. Cahill would hang on for the main event win, crossing the line ahead of Kyle Ridley, Steve Creasey, Tanner Jacobs, and Jake Burns. The dash win went to Keith Cahill, with heat race wins going to Ryley Noyce and Tanner Jacobs.

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The Marlin Motors Hornets were up next, with Nicole Whitley and Bailey Meeres leading the field to the green. After three attempts at a start, the race finally got underway, with Bailey Meeres jumping out to an early advantage. Braydon Aumen would briefly grab the lead before being passed by Jason Day on lap 5, with Day dominating the rest of the race to claim the win. Braydon Aumen, Gary Isacson Jr., Austin Cockerill, and Brenda Leslie rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Ashley Creed, with heat race wins going to Jason Day and Gary Isacson Jr.

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The Nexx Financial Claimers rolled out for their main event, with Shane Warde and Kristi Crispin on the front row. Brian Calderwood jumped out to a big advantage early on, but the caution would come out on lap 6 for Morgan Tallyn, who rolled to a stop in turn 3. On the restart, Allana Jacobs would take the lead, and held off Glen Percival, Kail Beck, Gord Percival, and Brian Calderwood for the win. The dash win went to Caleb Tims, with heat race wins going to Caleb Tims and Paul Flynn.

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The Bombers were up next, with Rich Gerhardt and Stuart Campbell leading the field to the green. Bill Gallacher jumped out to an early advantage, with Brian Baltis moving into second. The caution would come out on lap twelve for a tangle between Sean Whitley and Brad Aumen, with Whitley trying to go three wide into turn three, and ending with both cars spun in turn 3. On the restart, Gallacher would pull away, and take another main event win ahead of Mike Dionne, Brian Baltis, Gennifer Isles, and Sean Whitley.

The dash win went to Mike Dionne, with heat race wins going to Brian Wakelin and Mike Dionne.

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The last main event of the evening was for the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, with Brandon Young and Gerry Bernard leading the field to the green. A hard hitting affair right from the start, George Haywood would get away from the carnage and lead the early stages, with Keith Hansen right behind in second. Hansen would make his move with seven laps to go to take the lead, and the main event win. Dash wins went to Shawn Young and Keith Hansen, with Hansen making it a clean sweep of the evening, winning the heat race as well.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is Cash Advantage Freedom Rent to Own Championship Night, featuring the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars, and the OTRA.

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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

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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!!

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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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