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Three Times the Charm for Bland

By Cole Sorenson,

 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to the Reg Midgley Memorial Canada 200, featuring top Late Model drivers from all over B.C., as well as the B.C. Street Stock Invitational.

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The only main event Saturday night was for the B.C. Street Stock Invitational, with Jim Steen leading the field to the green. Troy Tarbuck would jump out to an early lead, but was forced to pull into the pits with a broken rack and pinion. This handed the lead over to Chris McInerney, who would lead until lap twenty nine, when the hard charging Rhett Smith would take the top spot. Brad Aumen and Rory Smith would bring out the first yellow on lap fifty four. Rhett Smith and Gary Smith would battle for the lead with five laps to go, before making contact. When it was all said and done, Rory Smith, Gary Smith, Rhett Smith, and Chris McInerney were knocked out of contention. Dave Reside took the lead on the restart, and won over Tyler Robinson, Jim Steen, Spencer Carlson, and Rory Smith.

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The second main event for the Street Stocks was led to the green by Aaron Cameron and Jim Steen. Cameron would take an early lead, before Kyle Cottam stormed into first. Rory Smith worked his way into the top spot on lap twenty three, but just after halfway, the transmission went, forcing him to give up the lead to Kyle Cottam. Cottam would go onto win ahead of Gary Smith, Spencer Carlson, Dave Reside, and Tyler Robinson. The dash win went to Troy Tarbuck.

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 The field rolled off for the Reg Midgley Canada 200, with Shane Berrow and Tyler Baker leading the field to the green. Berrow would lead the first sixty four laps, before being passed by dad Tom for the lead. After the halfway break on lap one hundred, Tom Berrow would pull away from Geoff Morris, before the first caution of the race came out on lap one sixteen for a spinning Brandon Carlson. The only other restart of the night would take place on lap one forty, which set up an epic battle between Tom Berrow and Wade Bland. Berrow slipped coming off of turn four with fifteen laps to go, allowing Bland to sneak by for the lead. Bland held off Tom Berrow, Dave Hemrich, Brandon Carlson, who had a great drive through the field to finish fourth, and Aaron Willison. The dash win went to Wade Bland, with heat races going to Ken Jorgansen and Brandon Carlson.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is Sept. 10th, featuring the O’Dell Slinger Service Superhero night, where all kids twelve and under dressed as a Superhero get in for free. Also featured will be the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, and the Wilson’s Transportation Bus Race.

Harder Wins Wilson & Proctor Big Rig Weekend

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Bland Wins Keg Championship

By Cole Sorenson,

 

This past Saturday night, Western Speedway played host to the championship night for the Keg Late Model Series. As well as the Twin 50 lap mains, the evening also featured the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, IMS4 Mini Stocks, and the Marlin Motors Hornets.

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The Keg Late Models first main event of the evening was led to the green by Phil Lagan and Mike Soppitt. Lagan would lead early on, with Geoff Morris taking the lead on lap nine. On lap eighteen the caution would come out for Shaun Ross and Wade Bland, with both drivers getting sent to the rear. Dave Hemrich would take the lead on the restart, and would win ahead of a hard charging Wade Bland, who went from eleventh all the way to second. Brent Morris, Aaron Wilkie, and Geoff Morris rounded out the top five.

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The Marlin Motors Hornets were the next main event, with Mika Leong and Ryan McHale leading the field to the green. Nolan Perry would jump out to an early lead , with Jason Day charging up to second. Day would pass Perry for the lead on lap six, and then proceeded to lap the field up to fifth place. Day would win his second big track race in a row ahead of Bailey Walker, Nolan Perry, Braydon Aumen, and Ryan Alexander. The dash win went to Ashley Creed, with heat race wins going to Jason Day and Ashley Creed.

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The IMS4 Mini Stocks were next, with Stu Ferguson and Matt Szauer leading the field to the green. Szauer would jump out front on lap three, with some of the faster cars stuck in traffic behind. On lap seventeen, Ryan Patterson made a move on the outside of Szauer for the lead, and held on for the win, ahead of Matt Szauer, Stu Ferguson, Sean Constantine, and Caleb Van Bree. The dash win went to Sean Constantine, with the heat race win going to Caleb Van Bree.

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 The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars were the next main event, with Tyler Robinson and Jim Steen leading the field to the green. Robinson would take the lead on the start, with Chris McInerney and Mark Lockhart waging a race long battle for second. Robinson would go on to lead every lap, and captured his first Stock Car main event win, ahead of Chri McInerney, Mark Lockhart, Brendan Moore, and Spencer Carlson. The dash win went to Brendan Moore, with the heat race win going to Tyler Robinson.

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The Keg Late Models lined up for their last main event of the season, with Mike Soppitt and Ken Jorgansen leading the field to the green. Soppitt would lead for the first eighteen laps, before being passed by a hard charging Wade Bland. With nine laps to go and a half lap lead, Bland’s engine went south, giving the lead to Aaron Wilkie. Wilkie would take his second main event won of the season, ahead of Mike Soppitt, Brent Morris, Ken Jorgansen, and Geoff Morris. The heat race wins went to Geoff Morris and Mike Soppitt.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is August 27th, with the Wilson & Proctor Big Rigs, featuring the NABRA Big Rigs, LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Nexx Financial Claimers, and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift.

Montgomery Wins Fourth Daffodil Cup

By Cole Sorenson,

 

It was another busy weekend at Western Speedway, with the track playing host to the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Cars, and the 45th Annual P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup. The two day show provided some great racing for the large crowds that gathered both nights.

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The OTRA main event was first, the field running for the Ron Mayell Memorial. Larry Joyce and Shawn Priest would lead the field to the green for twenty-five laps. Joyce held off several strong challenges before George Jenson would find away around the #22 car on the final lap, Jenson winning ahead of Larry Joyce, Doug Richens, Kail Beck, and James Campbell. The dash win went to Shawn Priest, with heat race wins going to Aaron Wilkie and George Jenson.

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The Richlock Rentals WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars were next up, with Jarrod Heap and Mike Schott leading the field to the green. Mike Haslam would grab an early lead in the 22H, but Ryan Orchard managed to get around Haslam for the lead on lap five. Orchard held off a strong charge by Jeff Montgomery for the win, and the Roy Smith Memorial. Jeff Montgomery, Dave Emmerson, Guy Barrett, and Mike Haslam rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Guy Barrett, with heat race wins going to Ryan Orchard and Dave Emmerson.

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The Island Dwarf Cars main event was next, with Trevor Howell and Kinser Kennedy leading the field to the green. Kennedy would lead until lap seven, when Brad Scafe would jump out front. Scafe and another Brad, Brad Struck, would battle for the lead, with Struck finally getting around with four laps to go. Struck would claim his second main event win in a row ahead of Brad Scafe, Mike Meeres, Tovay Helgesen, and Brandon French. The dash win went to Mike Meeres, with heat race wins going to Stewart Lee, and Brandon French.

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The NSRA Winged Sprint Cars were the last main event of the evening, with Matt Hein and Darren Yates leading the field to the green. Coming off of turn four, Yates and Hein would tangle, sending the #98 of Hein spinning. Both drivers would be sent to the back for the restart, with Mitch Holte and Randy DuBois leading the field to the green. Du Bois would rocket away in the lead, with Robbie Price charging up to second from the eighth starting spot. With five laps to go, DuBois would clip the wall coming off of turn four, allowing Price to roar by for the lead. Price would go onto win ahead of Jeff Montgomey, Darren Yates, Randy DuBois, and Kyle Vantreight. The dash win went to Darren Yates, with heat race wins going to Robbie Price and Kyle Vantreight.

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Saturday night for the Old Timers featured the Denny Rand Memorial, with Andrew Hawthorne and Shawn Priest leading the field to the green. Chris Miller would drive past Priest to grab the lead on lap seven. George Jenson was a man on a mission, charging up to second before taking the lead on the outside with five laps to go. Jenson would nab an emotional victory ahead of Doug Richens, Jesse Dardengo, Troy Tarbuck, and Chris Miller. The dash win ent to Ronnie Kiefert, with heat race wins going to Chris Miller and Andrew Hawthorne.

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The WILROC Sprints were next up, with the race being red flagged before it even started for a scary incident involving the #71 car of James Miller. A faulty fuel tank seal caused a fire that went into the cockpit, but Miller would climb from the car unhurt. After the field had been refired, Brad Purdey and Jarrod Heap would lead the field to the green. Dave Emmerson would grab the lead on lap two, building up a half lap lead before the caution came out on lap eighteen for Shane Woolcock. Another caution with four laps to go would set up another restart, with Emmerson leading Guy Barrett and Ryan Orchard. Orchard would spin in turn four, bringing out another caution. Emmerson would go onto win his first main event of the season, ahead of Guy Barrett, Jeff Montgomery, Mike Haslam, and Mike Schott. The dash win went to Mike Haslam, with heat race wins going to Brad Purdey and Jeff Montgomery.

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The Island Dwarf Cars were next up, with the field looking to claim the Jim Pridge Memorial. Trevor Howell and Kinser Kennedy led the field to the green, with Kennedy getting the jump on the start. On lap four, Kennedy would lose a right front tire, sending him spinning in front of the field, and collecting Brad Struck and Tovay Helgesen. All three drivers were okay, with Helgesen able to continue on. On the restart, Brad Scafe would take the lead, with Mike Meeres in hot pursuit. On lap fourteen, Meeres would make his move, taking the lead. Meeres would cross the line ahead of Brandon French, Matt May, Trevor Howell, and Tovay Helgesen. The dash win went to Tovay Helgesen, with heat race wins going to Brad Struck and Kyle Kennedy.

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The final main event of the evening was for the P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup. Jeff Montgomery and Randy DuBois would lead the field to the green. From start to finish, this one was all the “Hurricane”, with Montgomery leading every single lap to win the main event. In overall points, Montgomery would snatch his fourth Daffodil Cup, with Robbie Price falling one spot short of claiming his first Daffodil Cup in third. Randy DuBois, Robbie Price, Matt Hein, and Kyle Alberding rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Jeff Montgomery, with heat race wins going to Mike Haslam and Mitch Holte.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is August 20th, for the Island Batteries Night at the Races, featuring The Keg Late Model Twin 50’s, as well as the Mini Stocks and Galaxy Motors Stock Cars.

Winged Warriors Ready for Daffodil Cup Showdown

By Cole Sorenson,

 

This Friday and Saturday sees Western Speedway play host to the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprint Cars for the prestigious P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup. The penultimate round for the NSRA, this race will play a pivotal role in deciding the 2016 NSRA championship.

 

The off Island contingent will be strong for this race, with the likes of last year’s winner Andy Alberding,who captured his first ever Daffodil Cup win. Alberding will look to repeat this weekend, but will face extra competition this year in the face of son Kyle, who will be driving the Mitch Holte #33. Roseburg Oregon’s Matt Hein will look to take his first ever Daffodil Cup win, after finishing second both nights last year. Hein is coming off a major payday, having won the $10,000 Rory Price Memorial at Evergreen Speedway for the seventh time. This event is one of the only major pavement sprint car events that Hein hasn’t won, so watch for the 98H car to be a major factor.

 

 Vancouver Island will also be well represented, with Langford’s Jeff Montgomery leading the charge. “The Hurricane” won the King of the Wing race at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval two weeks ago, and will look to take his first Daffodil Cup win in ten years. Cobble Hill’s Robbie Price sits third in NSRA points, the eighteen year old driving for the Rendle Brothers team. Price won the Friday night main event last year, and looked to become the youngest Daffodil Cup winner ever, before the engine let go in the Saturday main event. Price has two pavement wins this season, one at the Rebel Jackson Memorial in Ephrata, and at the Strawberry Cup. Darren Yates from Duncan will be debuting a new Beast chassis at this race. The crew have had to thrash to get the Tiger Towing “Green Monster” ready for this weekend, but watch for the two time WILROC champion to be in contention for his first Daffodil Cup win. Kyle Vantreight will also be out in the Vantreight Family #66, in his first Daffodil Cup since 2007.


Also racing will be the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, OTRA, and the Island Dwarf Cars. For both nights, gates open 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.

Winners crowned in Wild Seawings Express Fan Appreciation Night

By Cole Sorenson,

 

After taking a weekend off, Western Speedway was back in action Saturday night, with the Seawings Express Fan Appreciation Night. With seven classes in action, the evening was busy and action packed.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Nexx Financial Claimers, with Morgan Tallyn and Roger Beck leading the field to the green. The caution would come out on lap three when Tallyn and Glen Percival would get together, sending Percival into the outside wall. On the restart, Sean Stanforth managed to get by Curtis Boyce for the lead, and claimed his first main event win of the season, followed by Boyce, Gord Percival, Kaylyn Jenson, and Brian Calderwood.

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The Island Dwarf Cars were the next main event, with Trevor Howell and Derrick Street leading the field to the green. Howell would lead early on, before Brad Scafe managed to snatch away the lead on lap five. Brad Struck would move in front on lap nine, and held off a hard charging Brandon French for his first main event win in eighteen years. Brad Scafe, Tovay Helgesen, and Kyle Kennedy rounded out the top five.

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Noah Hirst and Ryan McHale led the field to the green in the Marlin Motors Hornet main event. Daryn Cahill would take the lead on lap three, with Gennifer Isles bringing out the caution on lap five after contact with Glen Creed. On the restart, Jason Day would move into second, and managed to sneak by Cahill in lap traffic to claim the top spot. Day would cross the line ahead of Daryn Cahill, Bailey Walker, Ryan Alexander, and Brenda Leslie to capture his first main event win.

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The OTRA main event was up next, with Larry Joyce and Kyle Cottam leading the field to the green. Troy Tarbuck would take the lead on lap six, with the caution coming out one lap latter for a tangle between Roger Beck and Larry Joyce. On the restart, Tarbuck got a good jump, and managed to pull away from the rest of the field for the win, followed by Kail Beck, Doug Richens, Kyle Cottam, and Mike Bateman.

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The Bomber main event was up next, with Terry Leerholm and Bill Gallacher Jr. leading the field to the green. Brian Baltis would jump out front on lap three, with Brad Aumen getting around Baltis on lap five for the top spot. Aumen would stretch his lead to over half a lap, and snatched his third straight main event win, followed by Sean Whitley, Mike Dionne, Brandon Steen, and Tyler Clough.

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The Mini Stocks were the next to last main event of the evening, with Jeremy Waksel and Stu Ferguson leading the field to the green. Ferguson would jump out to an early lead before being passed by Daryl Cahill on lap two. Jeremy Waksel would bring out the caution on lap three after smacking the wall, setting up a restart. Cahill led the race until turn three of the last lap, when Caleb Van Bree snuck by on the outside and won by half a car over Cahill, Stu Ferguson, Ryan Patterson, and Alex Mouner.

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The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars were the last main event of the evening, with Aaron Cameron and Tyler Robinson leading the field to the green. Cameron would take the lead, with Spencer Carlson moving into second. This would start a race long battle between the two drivers, which ended with two laps to go, when both Carlson and Cameron would spin in turn four. Wayne “The Train” Hart would inherit the lead, and held off Brendan Moore, Dave Reside, Mark Lockhart, and Tyler Robinson for the win

 

The next race at Western Speedway is August 12th and 13th, for the P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup, featuring the Royal Purple NSRA Winged Sprint Cars, Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, OTRA, and the Island Dwarf Cars.

Monsters Roar at Western

By Cole Sorenson

 

For the second time this season, the Straight Up Racing Monster Trucks visited Western Speedway for the Wayne’s Trucking Monster Truck Weekend. This weekend was also a double header for the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, and Nexx Financial Claimers.

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The first main event on Friday was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Brenda Maber and Kyle Ridley leading the field to the green. Daryn Cahill would build up a big lead over second place Brandon Young, but with four laps to go, Young would sneak by for the lead, and the win, ahead of Daryn Cahill, Sam Lagan, Kyle Ridley, and Stephen Green. The dash win went to Rob Newell, with heat race wins going to Brandon Young and Kyle Ridley.

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The Nexx Financial Claimers were the next main event, with Shane Scott and Allana Jacobs leading the field to the green. Jacobs would get around Scott on lap two, and fended off strong charges from Brian Calderwood and Bruce Knight to snatch her first career main event win. Bruce Knight, Brian Calderwood, Jeff Foley, and Ron Noulette rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Bruce Knight, with heat race wins going to Bruce Knight and Ron Noulette.

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The Demo Car and Truck main event was next, with Brandon Young and Theron MacDonald leading the field to the green. Robin Trotter, subbing for Jaime Morgan, would weave his way to the front, leading all but two laps to capture his first Demo main event win of the season, followed by Shawn Young, Brandon Young, George Haywood, and Gerry Bernard. Dash wins went to Jake Matthews and George Haywood, with the heat race win going to Brandon Young.

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The Bombers were the last main event of the evening, with Brian Baltis and Tony Kambo leading the field to the green. Baltis would build up a big lead in the 38 car, before the caution came out for the stalled car of Tyler Clough. On the restart with ten laps to go, Brad Aumen would make his move, snatching the lead away from Baltis, and would drive away to take his second career Bomber main event win. Brian Baltis, Brian Wakelin, Garth Armstrong, and Mike Dionne would round out the top five. The dash win went to Stuart Campbell, with heat race wins going to Brian Baltis and Tyler Clough.

 

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The Mini Figure 8’s were first up on Saturday as well, with Maeva Legault and Rob Newell leading the field to the green. In a race that only had six out of fourteen starters finish, Sam Lagan would dominate, finishing a full lap ahead of second place Brandon Young. Daryn Cahill, Shawn Hitchings, and Kyle Ridley rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Brandon Young, with heat race wins going to Brandon Young and Rob Newell.

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The Nexx Financial Claimers were up next for their main event, with Morgan Tallyn and Kail Beck leading the field to the green. Ronnie Kiefert would take the lead on the second lap, with Brian Calderwood right behind. With five laps to go, Nolan Perry lost the right front tire on his car, bringing out the caution. Kiefert held off Calderwood on the ensuing restart, and brought home his first Claimer main event win, ahead of Brian Calderwood, Bruce Knight, Doug Richens, and Dylan Hewitt. The dash win went to Gord Percival, with heat race wins going to Doug Richens and Nolan Perry.

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The Demo Car and Truck main event would see Stephen Bemister and Kyle Scott lead the field to the green. Eddy Cooper would lead the way early, with Craig Holfeld slotting into second. Mike Melin would bring out the caution with five laps to go, which set up a restart. Holfeld would muscle his way past Cooper, and snatched his second main event win of the season, followed by Shawn Young, George Haywood, Cody Young, and Brandon Young. The dash wins went to Gerry Bernard and Shawn Young, with heat race wins going to Mike Melin and Brandon Young.

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The Bombers wrapped up the weekend with their main event. Mike Noyce and Murray DeGraag led the field to the green. The caution would come out on lap four for Rich Gerhardt, who made contact with Tony Kambo, knocking both drivers out of contention. Gennifer Isles would lead briefly after the restart, before Bill Gallacher stormed past to claim the top spot. On lap twenty two, Gallacher lost a right rear tire, allowing Brad Aumen to sneak by for the win, ahead of Brian Baltis, Mike Dionne, Garth Armstrong, and Sean Whitley. The dash win went to Sean Whitley, with heat race wins going to Mike Noyce and Bill Gallacher.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is on August 6th, with Seawings Express Fan Appreciation Night, featuring free admission courtesy of Seawings Express, as well as the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, OTRA, Mini Stocks, Island Dwarf Cars, Bombers, Nexx Financial Claimers, and the Marlin Motors Hornets.

Military Appreciation Night

By Cole Sorenson

 

Race fans came out in droves to honour our military on Military Appreciation Night, featuring the Keg Late Models, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, and the Island Dwarf Cars. The Jerry Ferrie Memorial was also up for grabs in the Stock Car main event.

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The first main event for the Keg Late Models saw Ray Anderosov and Murray Dyck leading the field to the green. On lap four the red flag would come out for two separate incidents, one involving Wade Bland and Darrell Midgley, and the other seeing Ray Anderosov slam the turn four wall. Midgley and Anderosov would be knocked out of contention for the rest of the night. On the restart Shaun Ross would inherit the lead, before Brent Morris charged ahead on lap fifteen. Morris and Dave Hemrich would tangle battling for the lead, setting up a restart with seven laps to go. Aaron Wilkie would forge ahead of Shaun Ross with two laps to go, taking the win over Ross, Wade Bland, Aaron Willison, and Murray Dyck. Heat race wins went to Brian Clutchey and Shaun Ross.

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The Island Dwarf Cars were next up, with Bob Pridge and Tovay Helgesen leading the field to the green flag. Brad Struck would take the lead away from Helgesen on lap 5, before being challenged by Mike Meeres. Meeres would snatch the top spot on lap eleven, and managed to hold off Brandon French, Brad Struck, Brad Scafe, and Tovay Helgesen for the win. The dash wins went to Tovay Helgesen and Brad Scafe, with heat race wins going to Brandon French and Mike Meeres.

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The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars were up next for the 50 lap Jerry Ferrie Memorial, with Bruce Duffus and Ronnie Kiefert leading the field to the green. Duffus would lead until lap ten, when Jim Steen would snatch the top spot. Wayne “The Train” Hart managed to claw his way to the stop spot on lap twenty-one, proceeding to dominate the rest of the race, winning ahead of Jim Steen, Aaron Cameron, Mark Lockhart, and Brendan Moore. The dash wins went to Jim Steen and Dave Reside, with heat race wins going to Bruce Duffus and Spencer Carlson.

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The last main event was the second Twin 50 lapper for The Keg Late Models, with Geoff Morris and Dave Hemrich leading the field to the green. This race was all Geoff Morris, with the driver of the 52 car leading every lap to win ahead of Dave Hemrich, Wade Bland, Brent Morris and Mike Soppitt.

 

The next event at Western Speedway is the Wayne’s Trucking Monster Truck Weekend, featuring the Monster Trucks, LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Nexx Financial Claimers, and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift. Go to www.westernspeedway.net, or like us on Facebook for more information.

Eve of Destruction Lives Up to Its Name

Western Speedway played host to the Decks by Greg Eve of Destruction, featuring The Crusher Josh Beckel, as well as the Boat Races and a Total Destruction. Sam Lagan would win the Total Destruction, with Jake Matthews bringing home the win in the Boat Race.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Brandon Green and Brody Devlin leading the field to the green. Stephen Brown would jump out to an early lead in the 12 car, before being knocked out of contention by several hard hits. Daryn Cahill would inherit the lead, but with five laps to go, Sam Lagan managed to drive his way back around Cahill, and take the main event win ahead of Kyle Ridley, Steve Creasey, Brandon Young, and Daryn Cahill. The dash win went to Daryn Cahill, with heat race wins going to Steve Green and Sam Lagan.

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The Nexx Financial Claimers were the next main event, with Pete Brozik and Allanna Jacobs leading the field to the green. Mike De Repentigny would take the lead on lap five, and never looked back, winning ahead of Brian Calderwood, Bruce Knight, Daniel David, and Bailey Walker. The dash win went to Mike De Repentigny, as well as winning the first heat, with Brian Calderwood taking the other heat race win.

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 The Demo Car and Truck main event was up next, with Dave Cates and Jules Keir leading the field to the green. Jaime Morgan jumped out to an early lead on lap four, but Craig Holfeld would knock Morgan out of the way for the lead on lap six. Holfeld held off strong challenges from George Haywood and Jaime Morgan to claim his first main event win of the season, with Jaime Morgan, Keith Hansen, Shawn Young, and Brandon Young rounding out the top five.The dash wins went to Brandon Young and Jaime Morgan, with heat race wins going to Jake Matthews and Jaime Morgan.

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The Bomber Main event was the last race of the evening, with Jarrod Soberg and Sean Whitley leading the field to the green. Whitley would take the lead, with him and Soberg battling until lap twenty-one, when Soberg and Whitley made contact, sending Soberg head on into the outside wall, before being t-boned by Mike Dionne. Brad Aumen was also involved, as the red flag came out in order to clean up the mess. Soberg got out of the car under his own power, but would later be taken to the hospital for observation. When the race restarted, Garth Armstrong spun the twenty-nine car, bringing out another caution. On the third attempt at a restart, Bill Gallacher would take the lead, and would bring home the main event win ahead of Rich Gerhardt, Terry Leerholm, Brian Wakelin, and Stuart Campbell. The dash win went to Bill Gallacher, with heat race wins going to Jarrod Soberg and Bruce Duffus.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is Military Appreciation Night, featuring the Keg Late Model Series, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Island Dwarf Cars, and the Island Powder Coating Modifieds.

Mid Season Championship Winners Crowned

By Cole Sorenson,

It was two days of frenzied racing action at Western Speedway for this weekend’s Used.ca Mid Season Championship and AMCA Dwarf Car Invitaional. Dwarf cars from all over the province, as well as some U.S. drivers made for a great field of cars both nights. The Dwarf Cars were also joined by the Marlin Motors Hornets, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, IMS4 Mini Stocks, and the Island Powder Coating Modifieds.

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The first main event on Friday was for the Hornets, with twenty cars taking the green. Shae Mellors and Caleb Van Bree would get together to bring out the first caution on lap two, putting both cars out of contention for the evening. Ryan Alexander managed to work his way to the front, and brought home the win ahead of Brenda Leslie, Jason Day, Brian Calderwood, and Jacob Spring. The dash win went to Caleb Van Bree, with heat race wins going to Bailey Meeres and Gennifer Isles.

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The Mini Stocks were next up for their main event, with the field being led to the green by Daryl Cahill and Jeremy Waksel. Cahill would take the lead early, but Caleb Van Bree managed to get around him on lap six for the lead, and never looked back, crossing the line ahead of Matt Szauer, Alex Mouner, Stu Ferguson, and Bobby Ryan. The dash win went to Caleb Van Bree, with the heat race win going to Stu Ferguson.

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The Stock Cars had two thirty five lap main events, with Tyler Robinson and Mark Lockhart leading the field to the green for the first main event. Lockhart would get around Robinson on lap twenty, and held off Aaron Cameron, Brendan Moore, Cody Aumen, and Spencer Carlson for his first career Stock Car win. The second main was dominated by Kyle Cottam. The 33 car led every lap to bring home the win ahead of Ronnie Kiefert, Dave Reside, Brendan Moore, and Troy Tarbuck. The dash win went to Wayne “The Train” Hart, with heat wins going to Aaron Cameron and Spencer Carlson.

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The AMCA Dwarf car invitational had Trevor Howell and Steve Taylor leading the field to the green for thirty laps. Tovay Helgesen would jump out to an early lead, before spinning in turn one. Helgesen would get clipped by the 4 car of Brian Taylor, putting both cars out for the night. Troy Kunas would take the lead on the restart, with Brandon French weaving his way through the pack to take the lead with ten laps to go. French fended off a hard charging Brad Struck for the win, followed by Riley Carter, Matt May, and Rick Taylor. The dash win went to Brad Scafe, with heat race wins going to Troy Kunas, Brad Struck, and Rick Taylor.

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The Saturday night main events again kicked off with the Marlin Motors Hornets, with Cale Franche and Allana Jacobs leading the field to the green. Curtis Boyce would take the lead on lap two, followed by Jacob Spring and Ryan Alexander. Alexander would manage to grab the lead on lap seven, and never looked back, winning both Hornet main events. Jason Day, Jacob Spring, Mitch Melin, and Curtis Boyce rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Curtis Boyce, with heat race wins going to Curtis BBoyce and Ryan Alexander.

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The Mini Stock main event was led to the green by Bobby Ryan and Daryl Cahill. Cahill would grab the lead before being challenged by Alex Mouner. Mouner would clear Cahill going into turn three to take the lead on lap five. Sean Constantine would be locked on Mouner’s rear bumper, and on lap seventeen, both drivers made contact, which sent Mouner spinning to bring out the caution. The field would have to have three more attempts at a restart before finally going green with Bobby Ryan out front. With two laps to go, Mouner snatched the lead back, and would go onto win ahead of Caleb Van Bree, Sean Constantine, Bobby Ryan, and Matt Szauer. The dash win went to Bobby Ryan, with the heat race win going to Sean Constantine.

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The Island Powder Coating Modifieds were next up for their first race of the season, with Pat Brown and James Flemming leading the field to the green. Jeff Monks would take the lead from Brown on lap three, and would start to pull away. On lap fourteen, Monks would spin coming off of turn four, and collect the front straight wall, knocking him out for the rest of the night. Dano Bryant would inherit the lead, and pulled away for the win ahead of Rory Smith, Gary Smith, Chris Beaulieu, and Travis Stevenson. The dash win went to Travis Stevenson, with the heat race going to Pat Brown.

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The Stock Cars were next up, with Megan McCollom and Jarrod Heap leading the field to the green. McCollom would lead the way early, before Kyle Cottam passed her on lap fifteen. Cottam would look set for victory, before a three car incident involving Ronnie Kiefert, Dave Reside, and Bruce Duffus brought out the caution. Gary Smith would line up beside Cottam on the restart. With three laps to go, both drivers would spin in turn four, setting up one final attempt at a restart. Wayne “The Train” Hart and Spencer Carlson would battle side by side for the lead on the last lap, with Carlson prevailing by half a car. Aaron Cameron, Wayne Hart, Dave Reside, and Gary smith would round out the top five, The dash win went to Cody Aumen, with Spencer Carlson and Troy Tarbuck taking home the heat race wins.

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The AMCA Dwarf Cars lined up for their thirty lap main, with Steve and Brian Taylor leading the field to the green. Troy Kunas would grab the top spot on lap two, with Danny Karslake and Riley Carter right behind. Karslake would take the lead on lap eight, before being passed by Riley Carter. Carter would start to build a lead over Mike Haslam and Stewart Lee, who had worked their way from the last row of the grid. Al late race caution would set up a great finish, with Lee taking the lead on the final lap to win ahead of Riley Carter, Mike Haslam, Danny Karslake, and Rick Taylor. Dash wins went to Brad Struck, Mike Haslam, and Miles Maxie, with heat race wins going to Rick Taylor, Rich Brewer, and Miles Maxie.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is the Decks by Greg Eve of Destruction, featuring the Crusher Car Jump and Van Blow up, the Boat Race, Chain Races, the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, and the Nexx Financial Claimers. Head to www.westernspeedway.net for more information.  

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

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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

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

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