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Mayhem Rules Supreme

By Cole Sorenson,

 

The Slegg Building Materials Night of Mayhem played host to the fifth round for the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, as well as the Nexx Financial Claimers. The night also featured an exhibition from the Beast Jet Dragster, with driver and owner Jeff Atamain putting on a great show for the fans.

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The first main event of the evening was the Mini Figure 8’s, with Stephen Green and Brenda Maber leading the field to the green. Pete Brozik would jump out to an early lead, before Sam Lagan managed to slip by on lap ten. Lagan’s car would stop with two laps to go, handing over the win to Brandon Young. Steve Creasey, Jeff Cole, Sam Lagan, and Brenda Maber rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Tanner Jacobs, with heat race wins going to Rob Newell and Steve Creasey.

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The Nexx Financial Claimers were up next, with Mitch Melin and Curtis Boyce leading the field to the green. Boyce would get black flagged for jumping the start, handing the lead over to Mitch Melin. Nolan Perry would take the lead on lap five, and set to work trying to hold off Kevin Knight. A late race restart with four laps to go bunched up the field, but Perry would still be able to grab his first Claimer main event win, followed by Knight, Tyler Clough, Curtis Boyce, and Brian Calderwood. The dash win went to Curtis Boyce, with heat race wins going to Curtis Boyce and Gord Percival.

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The Bombers rolled off for a forty lap main, with Mike Noyce and Brian Wakelin leading the field to the green. Noyce would grab the lead early, but Mike Dionne would track down Noyce for the lead on lap ten. On lap seventeen, Brad Aumen would snatch the lead away from Dionne, and started to pull away from the field. A restart with three laps to go allowed Bill Gallacher to challenge for the win, but Aumen would manage to take his first career Bomber main event win, followed by Bill Gallacher, Caleb Van Bree, Sean Whitley, and Bruce Duffus. The dash win went to Mike Dionne, with heat race wins going to Mike Noyce and Dylan Ross.

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The Demo Car and Truck main event closed out the night, with Eddy Cooper and Gerry Bernard leading the field to the green. Cooper would jump out to an early lead, with Jaime Morgan in hot pursuit. Morgan would get around Cooper for the lead, only to get a flat left front tire, handing the lead over to George Haywood. Haywood held off a strong charge from Cody Young to claim his first main event win of the season, followed by Cody Young, Jaime Morgan, Brandon Young, and Jules Keir. Dash wins went to Brandon Young and Jaime Morgan, with heat race wins going to Eddy Cooper and Cody Young.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is July 1st and 2nd, with the Used.ca Mid Season Championship, featuring the AMCA Dwarf Car Invitational, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, IMS4 Mini Stocks, Marlin Motors Hornets, and the Island Powder Coating Modifieds on Saturday.

Morris Family Sweeps Twin 50’s

By Cole Sorenson,

 

The predicted rain for this weekend’s Don Mann Excavating Night at the Races never came, with the sun shining down on the Langford oval. The Keg Late Models were back, as well as the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, IMS4 Mini Stocks, OTRA, and the Island Dwarf Cars.

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In the first fifty lap main for the Keg Late Models, Ray Anderosov and Tony Grant led the field to the green flag. Anderosov would jump out to an early lead, before being passed by Bud Hobbs. Brian Clutchey would bring out the caution on lap nine, setting up a restart. Geoff Morris would take the lead, and wage a race long battle with Wade Bland, with Morris managing to hang on by a car length to take his first main event win of the season, followed by Bland, Shaun Ross, Brent Morris, and Mike Soppit. Heat race wins went to Brian Clutchey and Brent Morris.

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The second main event of the night was the Island Dwarf Cars, with Kinser Kennedy and Halina Tayour leading the field to the green. Kennedy would grab the lead on the start, with Brandon French slicing his way through the field, and snatching the lead away on lap nine. French would pull away from the battle for second between Brad Scafe and Brad Struck, and nab his first win of the season. Brad Scafe, Brad Struck, Tovay Helgesen, and Kyle Kennedy rounded out the top five, with the dash win going to Kyle Kennedy, and heat race victories going to Brad Struck and Brad Scafe.

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The IMS4 Mini Stocks were the next main event, with Bobby Ryan and Jeremy Waksel leading the field to the green. Ryan would pull out to an early lead, before Ryan Patterson would make a move on the outside for the lead. Patterson checked out on the rest of the field, and held off Caleb Van Bree, Alex Mouner, Bobby Ryan, and Sean Constantine for the win. The dash and heat race win went to Caleb Van Bree.

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The OTRA rolled out for their main event, led to the green by Kiff Saunders and Daryl Simpson. Jim Miller managed to take an early lead, before Doug Richens made a move on the outside for the lead on lap six. On lap seven, the caution came out for a three car incident involving Chris Miller, Kiff Saunders, and Daryl Simpson, setting up a restart.  Richens would again grab the edge on the restart, and pulled away for his first OTRA win, followed by Joe Dardengo, George Jenson, Kail Beck, and Troy Tarbuck. The dash win went to George Jenson, with heat race wins going to Daryl Simpson and George Jenson.

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The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars were the next main event, with Tyler Robinson and Aaron Cameron leading the field to the green. Chris McInerney would grab the lead on lap eight, with Spencer Carlson looking for a way around him. After a tough battle, Carlson would finally get by, and claim his first main event win, followed by McInerney, Brendan Moore, Kyle Cottam, and Gary Smith. The dash win went to Gary Smith, with the heat race wins going to Aaron Cameron and Kyle Cottam.

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The second main event for the Late Models had Tony Grant leading the field to the green flag. Ray Anderosov would spin on lap six while battling for the lead to bring out the first caution. On the restart, Brent Morris would take the lead, and start building a big gap over second place Aaron Wilkie. Wilkie would start to track down Morris, but it would be too little too late, as Brent Morris would bring home the win over Aaron Wilkie, Geoff Morris, Wade Bland, and Shaun Ross.

Strawberry Cup Winners Crowned

By Cole Sorenson,

 

Open wheel race cars were the focal point of this past weekend’s action at Western Speedway, with the track playing host to the West Coast Tire and Wheel Strawberry Cup, with Winged Sprint Cars, the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, and the Smith ‘N’ Gordon Drywall CAMRA Vintage Modifieds on both Friday and Saturday.

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The Friday Non Winged Sprint Car main event had drivers battling to win the Billy Foster Memorial, with James Miller and Mike Haslam leading the field to the green. On lap three, Mike Meeres would take over the top spot, before Jeff Montgomery tracked him down for the lead on lap thirteen. Meeres and Guy Barrett would get together on lap fifteen, bringing out the caution. On the ensuing restart, Ryan Orchard would get tangled up with Deter Lejeune, bringing out another caution. On the restart, Montgomery would check out, and bring home his first win of the season, followed by Jeff Bird, Guy Barrett, Brad Purdey, and Jarrod Heap. The dash win went to Jeff Montgomery, with heat race wins going to Mike Meeres and Jeff Bird.

 

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The CAMRA Vintage Modifieds had two main events, with Ralph Monhay and Dale Nyste leading the field to the green. Monhay would jump out to an early lead, and the 81 year old would take the win ahead of Ken Welkie, Dick Nelson, Bob Wills, and Dale Nyste. In the second main event, Rhody Hayes and Frank Volz led the field to the green, with Hayes taking the win over Frank Volz, Kurt Rompain, Chris Root, and Jeff Cook. Dash wins went to Bob Wills, Dale Nyste, Chris Root, and Jeff Cook, with heat race wins going to Bob Wills and Rhody Hayes.

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The Winged Sprint Cars rolled off for their 20 lap main, with Paul and Matt Verhagen leading the field to the green. Coming out of turn four to take the green, Robbie Price and Kyle Vantreight made contact, knocking both drivers out of contention. On the restart, Duane Zeinstra took the lead, before Jeff Montgomery stormed into first, going on to win over Zeinstra, Paul Verhagen, Matt Verhagen, and Phil Lagan. The dash win went to Jeff Montgomery, with the heat race win going to Robbie Price.

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Night two for the Non Winged Sprint Cars had Shane Woolcock and James Miller on the front row. Wayde Heckford, subbing for Brad Purdey, took the lead on lap two. On lap six, several cars would get together in turn one, with Jarrod Heap and Mike Haslam getting knocked out with damage to both cars. On the first attempt at a restart, Guy Barrett would spin, setting up another attempt. Barrett would charge through the field, and on lap ten, took the lead. Barrett and Jeff Montgomery would go onto wage a ten lap battle for the lead, but Barrett would hold onto win by a car length. Montgomery, Jeff Bird, Deter Lejeune, and Ryan Orchard would round out the top five. Guy Barrett would win the dash, and also take a heat race win, with Jeff Montgomery taking the other heat race win.

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The Vintage Modifieds again had two main events, with Ken Welkie winning the first main event, followed by Ralph Monhay, Jeff Cook, Dale Nyste, and Chris Drakos. The second main event had a father and son battle for the win, with Jimmy White beating dad Marty to the line by two thousandths of a second. Kirt Rompain, Frank Volz, and Rhody Hayes rounded out the top five. Dash wins went to Dale Nyste, Jimmy White, and Marty White, with heat race wins going to Jeff Cook and Jimmy White.

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 The Winged Sprints pushed off for their main event, with Paul Verhagen and Duane Zeinstra leading the field to the green. Zeinstra would jump out to an early lead, with Kyle Vantreight and Robbie Price in hot pursuit. Price would take the lead with a bold cross over move on Zeinstra down the back straight, and held off Jeff Montgomery, Duane Zeinstra, Kyle Vantreight, and Matt Verhagen for the win. The dash win went to Kyle Vantreight, with the heat race win going to Jeff Montgomery. Montgomery would take the overall points win, and his second Strawberry Cup in a row.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is the Don Mann Excavating Night at the Races, featuring the Keg Late Model Series, who are racing for the Rick O’Dell Memorial Trophy, as well as the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars, and the OTRA.

Triangle RV Team Demo Night

by Cole Sorenson

Western Speedway played host to the Triangle RV Centre Island Team Demo Night on Saturday, featuring the Howie’s Car Corral Total Destruction, and the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series. The Demo drivers were finally gifted with gorgeous weather, and put on a good show for the evening.

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The first main event was the Mini Figure 8’s, with Brenda Maber and Tanner Jacobs leading the field to the green. Jacobs would jump out to an early lead, before being caught by Daryn Cahill. The caution would come out on lap eight for Brenda Maber, who rolled to a stop in the middle of the intersection. Brandon Young would get around Cahill for the lead on lap twelve, and looked set for victory, until the car slowed on the last lap, handing the lead over to Sam Lagan. Lagan would win his first main event of the season ahead of Daryn Cahill, Brandon Young, Mark Lockhart, and Rob Newell. The trophy dash win went to Rob Newell, with heat race wins going to Tanner Jacobs and Brandon Young.

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The Nexx Financial Claimers were the next event, with Mitch Melin and Jason Day leading the field to the green. Melin would jump out to the lead, before Gord Percival would jump to the inside to take the lead. Percival would then be locked in a battle for the lead with Jason Day, but held off Day’s last attempt at getting the lead. The rest of the top five were Allana Jacobs, Daniel David, and Mitch Melin. The trophy dash win went to Nolan Perry, with the heat race win going to Allana Jacobs.  

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 The Bombers rolled off for their main event, with Mark Lockhart and Rich Gerhardt making up the front row. Lockhart would jump out to an early lead, with Bill Gallacher and Brad Aumen charging through the field. On lap fifteen, Gallacher would take the lead from Lockhart, and would drive away for the win over Brad Aumen, Mike Dionne, Sean Whitley, and Garth Armstrong. The trophy dash win went to Terry Leerholm, with heat race wins going to Rich Gerhardt and Brad Aumen.

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 The Demo Car and Truck main was up next, with Aasen Baker and Eddy Cooper leading the field to the green. Baker would take the lead on the start, with Brandon Young closing the gap in the 3 truck. On lap six Jim Young spun, leaving Troy Tarbuck with nowhere to go. Young’s car suffered heavy damage, and he was out for the rest of the night. On the restart, Brandon Young would pull away from brother Shawn Young, but in turn three on the final lap, Shawn dumped Brandon to take the lead, and the win, with the third Young brother Cody making it a Young family sweep of the top three. Aasen Baker and Troy Tarbuck rounded out the top five. Dash wins went to Brandon Young and Cody Young, with the heat race going to Troy Tarbuck.

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The Team Demo Challenge between Team Hansen and Team Langford proved to be a hard hitting affair, with Jake Matthews taking the win for Team Langford in the first full track demo. Dakota Hansen would bring home the win for Team Hansen in the Howie’s Car Corral Total Destruction, defeating teammate Bryce Muir in a final duel for the win.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is this Friday and Saturday, with the Westcoast Tire and Wheel Strawberry Cup, featuring Winged Sprint Cars, the Smith N Gordon Drywall CAMRA Vintage Sprint Cars and Super Modifieds, and the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars. Head to westernspeedway.net for more information, or like us on Facebook.

Monsters Invade Western Speedway

By Cole Sorenson,

 

Western Speedway played host to three days of Monster Truck action this past friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Friday and Sunday, the crowds were wowed by Monster Truck racing and freestyle action, as well as demonstrations from Freestyle Motocross riders and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift. Saturday featured the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, with equally entertaining results.

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The first main event was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Maeva Legault and Stephen Green leading the field to the green flag. Green would jump out to an early lead, before being punted out of the way by Daryn Cahill on lap number nine. Cahill would run away from the rest of the field, and would cross the line ahead of Sam Lagan, Alex Carey, Tanner Jacobs and Brandon Young. The race would see just six of the sixteen starters finish. The dash win went to Daryn Cahill, with heat races going to Shawn Hitchings and Alex Carey.

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The Nexx Financial Claimers were the next class to line up for their main event, with Daniel David and Brian Calderwood leading the field to the green flag. David and Nolan Perry would get together in turn one, with both drivers being able to continue. Curtis Boyce would charge from row three to take the lead on lap five, and held off Bruce Knight, Brian Calderwood, Nolan Perry, and Daniel David for the win. The dash and heat wins went to Allana Jacobs.

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The Bombers rolled off for their main event, with Daniel David and Trevor Cannon leading the way. Terry Leerholm would take the lead on lap three, with the caution coming out for Tony Kambo and Gennifer Isles on lap eight, with Isles being knocked out for the rest of the night with steering damage. Bill Gallacher would take the lead on lap fifteen, with the red flag coming out on lap eighteen for Jarrod Soberg, who slammed into the turn three wall. On the restart, Gallacher would drive away, until a tire let go with three laps to go. Cam Stanfield would inherit the lead, and held off Brad Aumen, Brian Baltis, Brian Wakelin, and Mike Dionne for the win. The dash win went to Mike Dionne, with heat race wins going to Bill Gallacher and Brad Aumen.

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The Demo Car and Truck main event saw Stephen Bemister and Jim Young leading the field to the green. Going into turn one, Cody Young would get together with Eddy Cooper, sending Cooper into Jim Young, and ending with Cooper wedged on top of the tire wall. On the restart, Jaime Morgan would jump out to the lead, The red would come out on lap eight for Ashton Campbell, who rolled the 23 truck on its side in turn three. Campbell was fine, with the truck suffering minor damage. Mogan would go on to capture his third straight main event of the season, followed by Brandon Young, Cody Young, George Haywood, and Craig Holfeld. Dash wins went to Brandon Young and Cody Young, with the heat race win going to Jaime Morgan.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is the Triangle RV Team Demo Challenge, with the Howie’s Car Corral Total Destruction, as well as the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, and the Nexx Financial Claimers. 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.

Full Moon Fever Hits Western Speedway

The Allterra Construction Night at the Races played host to the season opener for the Keg Late Model Series, as well as featuring the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprints, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, IMS4 Mini Stocks, and OTRA. Another  good crowd spent their holiday weekend at Western Speedway for what would turn into one wild and long night.

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The Keg Late Models rolled off for the first of two 50 lap races, with Shaun Ross and Billy Grant leading the field to the green. Ross would jump out to an early lead, with Wade Bland and several others charging through the pack. Phil Lagan would bring out the red flag on lap 13, losing the engine in the 59 machine. On the restart, Bland slotted into second, and with 29 to go passed Ross for the lead. Bland held off Shaun Ross, Brandon Carlson, Geoff Morris, and Aaron Wilkie for the win.

 

 Race number two saw Mike Soppit and Nick Wiessleman leading the field to the green, with Soppit jumping out to an early lead. A flurry of yellows slowed the action, with Ray Anderosov and Billy Grant both spinning to bring out the yellow. On lap 13, the red flag came out for an 10 car pile up in turn one, which saw Geoff Morris’ car parked on top of Brandon Carlson’s number 14. It was decided that the race would be shortened to 25 laps, with Wade Bland taking a clean sweep of the evening, followed across the line by Shaun Ross, Mike Soppit, Brian Clutchey, and Nick Wiessleman. Heat race wins went to Shaun Ross and Geoff Morris. Wade Bland also reset the track record in qualifying with a 16.484.

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 The Mini Stocks would roll out for their 20 lap main event, with Jeremy Waksel and Bobby Ryan leading the field to the green. Stu Ferguson would get together with Matt Sazuer in turn 1, bringing out the first caution. On the second attempt at a start Ryan Patterson made contact with Matt Szauer, bringing out another yellow. Caleb Van Bree would take over the lead from Ryan Willison on the restart, and held off a hard charging Ryan Patterson by .0001 seconds to win, followed by Alex Mouner, Matt Szauer, and Stu Ferguson. The dash win would go Ryan Patterson, with the heat race win going to Matt Szauer.

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The OTRA was the next main event to roll off, with Daryl Simpson and Doug Richens leading the field to the green. Simpson would pull out to an early lead, with George Jenson driving up to second. Jenson would then take the lead away from Simpson, going three wide down the backstretch on lap 6. Jenson would pull away, and take the win over Roger Beck, Doug Richens, Joe Dardengo, and Daryl Simpson.

 

The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars had a 30 lap main, with Tyler Robinson and Aaron Cameron leading the field to the green flag. Dave Reside would slot into the lead on lap 4, with Mark Lockhart glued to his rear bumper. On lap 13 the caution would come out as Tyler Robinson rolled to a stop coming off of turn 2. On the restart Kyle Cottam charged to the outside, and took the lead heading into turn three. Cottam would go on to win, followed by Chris McInerney, Dave Reside, Brendan Moore, and Troy Tarbuck.

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The Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars pushed off for the Kershaw Cup, with Jer Bird and James Miller making up the front row. Miller would jump out to an early lead before being passed by Jeff Bird on lap 3. Ryan Orchard would then slip passed Bird for the lead on lap number 10, with Jeff Montgomery on his rear nerf bar. Montgomery would dive bomb his way passed Orchard on lap 17, only to get tangled up with the lapped car of Morgan Giles, bringing out another caution. Orchard would inherit the lead, and after the restart never looked back, claiming his first WILROC main event win, followed by Jeff Bird, Mike Haslam, Guy Barrett,and Mike Meeres. Orchard also reset the track record in qualifying with a 15.642.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is the Market on Millstream Monster Truck Weekend, with Monster Trucks Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series on Saturday. Go to westernspeedway.net for more information, or like us on Facebook.

Moore Captures Jim and Lorraine Haslam Trophy

Race fans gathered Saturday night for the annual Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame Night, with the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars running for the Jim and Lorraine Haslam Memorial Trophy. Unfortunately, due to rain, the planned interviews with the inductees had to be cut short, but we would still like to acknowledge the 2016 Hall of Fame inductees, Butch Behn, Jerry Flesh, and Tracey and Terry Cessford from T’N’T Racing, and thank Dave Ferguson and Norm Wilcox for Opening the Hall of Fame for the fans to enjoy. Also, there was an exhibition by two Modifieds, Dano Bryant and Gil Cyr, with Cyr winning the 12 lap main event.

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The Dwarf Car main was first up, with Ron French and Dave Nielsen leading the field to the green flag. On lap one, Mike Meeres got tangled up with Tovay Helgesen, setting off  a chain reaction, collecting Brad Scafe, Dave Wright, and Kinser Kennedy. French and Nielsen would pull away from the pack on the restart, and raged a race long battle for the win. Riley Carter and Brad Scafe moved into second and third, but Ron French held on to win by a car length over Riley Carter, Brad Scafe, Dave Nielsen, and Mike French. Dave Wright had a hard crash after the checkered flag fell, losing the brakes and having his throttle stick going into turn 1. Wright was sore, but otherwise okay. The dash win went to Riley Carter, with heat races going to Brad Struck and Ron French.

 

The Mini Stock main event was next up, with Jeremy Waksel and Bobby Ryan leading the field to the green. Caleb Van Bree took the lead going into turn 4, and started to pull away, before being tracked down by Ryan Patterson. Patterson made a pass to the outside on lap 6, and would never look back, crossing the line ahead of Van Bree, Matt Szauer, Alex Mouner, and Sean Constantine. The dash win went to Caleb Van Bree, with the heat race win going to Ryan Patterson.

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The OTRA main event was next, with Kiff Saunders and Roger Beck leading the field to the green. Beck would take the lead down the backstretch on lap one, and started to pull out a gap over second place Joe Dardengo. Dardengo would start to close on Beck, but would run out of laps, as Roger Beck brought home his second main event win in the Old Timers, followed by Joe Dardengo, George Jenson, Troy Tarbuck, and Doug Richens. The dash win went to George Jenson, with the heat race win going to Roger Beck.

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The Stock Cars lined up for there main event, which was shortened to 40 laps due to showers that were happening off and on around the Speedway. Jim Steen and Steve Miller led the field to the green. Miller would jump out to an early lead, before being passed by Brendan Moore in the 16 car. Moore would turn up the heat in the next few laps, pulling out to a 6 second lead over second place Chris McInerney. Moore would hold the large lead, bringing home the win, and the Jim and Lorraine Haslam Memorial Trophy, ahead of Chris McInerney, Kyle Cottam, Spencer Carlson, and Mark Lockhart. Spencer Carlson took his first ever dash win, with heat race wins going to Brendan Moore and Mark Lockhart.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is the season opener for the Keg Late Model Series, with the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, Mini Stocks, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, and the OTRA. Gates open at 4:30, qualifying at 5:30, and racing at 6:30. Head to www.westernspeedway.net, or like us on Facebook for more information.

Gallacher Takes Madden Cup

The second race of the season for the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series and the Nexx Financial Claimers took place Saturday night, featuring the 75 lap Madden Cup for the Bombers. A special mention goes out to four year old Tommy, who sold sold cookies to raise money for the Fort McMurray wildfire victims. Tommy raised $750.   Also, a happy mothers day goes out to all the moms.

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The first main event of the evening was the Mini Figure 8’s, with Kyle Ridley and Rhett Szevics leading the field to the green. Ridley would jump out to an early lead, but the race would be red flagged for a collision between Alex Carey and Brandon Young, with Young’s car ending up on its roof. Young was alright, and even managed to rejoin the main event. Daryn Cahill took the lead away from Ridley on the restart, and claimed the main event win ahead of Rhett Szveics, Sam Lagan, Alex Carey, and Bryce Muir. The trophy dash win went to Steve Creasey, with heat race wins going to Alex Carey and Kyle Ridley.

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The Claimers were up next, with Curtis Boyce and Kevin Knight making up the front row. Boyce would jump out to an early lead, with Robin Trotter coming from the last row up to second. On lap 5, Trotter would charge into the lead, with Boyce right on his rear bumper. Trotter held off Boyce, Nolan Perry, Kevin Knight, and Bruce Knight for the main event win. Robin Trotter won the dash, the heat, and the main event for a complete sweep of the night.

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The Demo Car and Truck main event was up next, with Jim Young and Theron Macdonald on the front row. Craig Holfeld sifted through the carnage early to take the lead on lap 3. The caution would come out on lap number five for Theron Macdonald in the 8 car, who stopped in turn number three. Holfeld would jump out to another big lead, before spinning out coming off of turn 4, handing the lead over to Jami

e Morgan, Morgan would hold off George Haywood for his second main event win of the season. Trophy dashes went to Kenny Baker and Craig Holfeld, with heat races going to Jaime Morgan and Gerry Bernard.

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The Bomber main event was the last of the evening, with Daniel David and Ron Benham leading the field to the green for 75 laps. David would take the early lead, but would be passed by Garth Armstrong and Brian Wakelin for first and second. The caution would come out on lap 18 for Tony Kambo, who spun, collecting Brad Aumen as well. Armstrong would pull into the pits with overheating issues, handing the lead over to Brian Wakelin. Wakelin and Bill Gallacher would be locked in a battle for the lead, before Gallacher took the lead on lap 37. The halfway break came at lap 38, and after the restart, it was all Bill Gallacher, taking home his second main event win of the year, followed by Cam Stanfield, Brian Wakelin, Sean Whitley, and Jarrod Soberg. The dash win went to Terry Leerholm, with heat race wins going to Stuart Campbell and Cam Stanfield.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is Hall of Fame Night, featuring the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, IMS4 Mini Stocks, OTRA, the Island Dwarf Cars, and the season debut of the Island Powder Coating Modifieds. Gates open at 4:30, qualifying at 5:30, and racing at 6:30. Go to westernspeedway.net, or like us on Facebook for more information.

Winners Survive Wild Season Opener

The Vapour Solutions Night at the Races was the kickoff to the 2016 season for the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stocks Cars, OTRA, IMS4 Mini Stocks, and the Island Dwarf Cars. Beautiful weather greeted the fans and drivers who came out, a far cry from last Saturday’s cold and rain

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The first main event of the evening was the Dwarf Cars. Tovay Helgesen led 10 cars  to the green in the 25 lap main, and pulled out a half second gap over second place Mike Meeres. Meeres would track down Helgesen, and showing no rust from a year off, pulled away. Meeres would lead the rest of the race, which went caution free, and crossed the line ahead of Helgesen, Mike French, Brad Struck, and Brad Scafe. The trophy dash win went to Brad Struck, with heat race wins going to Miles Maxie and Brad Scafe.

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The OTRA was next up, with Aaron Wilkie and Matt Verhagen leading the field of 8 cars to the green for 25 laps. Verhagen would briefly take the lead in the number 34 car, before giving way to the hard charging Larry Joyce in the 22 car. Joyce would stretch his lead over the 09 of Thane Pipe, who was making his oval racing debut, and took the checkered flag ahead of Pipe, Troy Tarbuck, Doug Richens, and Aaron Wilkie. The trophy dash win went to George Jenson, with the heat race victory going to Matt.

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The IMS4 Mini Stocks had Jeremy Waksel and Bobby Ryan lead the field to the green flag. Caleb Van Bree in the 29 car took the lead heading down the back straight, and battled with Alex Mouner in the 96 car for several laps. Van Bree finally cleared Mouner with 12 laps to go, and checked out on the field, with Ryan Patterson getting around Mouner for second spot. Van Bree held off Ryan Patterson, Alex Mouner, Matt Szauer, and Bobby Ryan for the main event win. The trophy dash went to Ryan Patterson, with the heat race win going to Caleb Van Bree.

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14 cars took the green for the Galaxy Motors Stock Car main event. The field was led to the green by Wayne “The Train” Hart and Steve Miller. Hart would grab the lead for 5 laps before Chris McInerney in the 25 car swooped past. The defending Stock Car champion proceeded to run away from the rest of the field, and captured the main event win, followed by Kyle Cottam, Brendan Moore, Dave Reside, and Wayne Hart. The trophy dash win went to Dave Reside, with heat race wins going to Steve Miller and Wayne Hart.

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Brad Purdey and Jarrod Heap led 15 cars to the green in the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Car main event. On lap 2, Dave Emmerson would charge into the lead, and build a big gap to second place Guy Barrett. The red flag would come out on lap number 16 when Mike Haslam lost a right front wheel, and crashed head on into the turn 4 wall with such force that it cracked the concrete.. Haslam was alright, but the car was heavily damaged. On the restart Emmerson managed to pull further away from new second place man Jeff Montgomery, and looked certain for victory, when Ryan Orchard spun with 1 lap to go, setting up a green white checkered. Going into turn three on the last lap, Montgomery went up the inside of Emmerson for the lead, the two cars made contact, sending Emmerson slamming into the turn 4 wall. The red flag again came out, setting up another restart. Guy Barrett would survive the ensuing restart to win over Jeff Bird, Brad Purdey, Jarrod Heap, and James Miller. The trophy dash win went to Ryan Orchard, with heat race wins going to Dave Emmerson and Jeff Montgomery.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is Freedom Rent to Own Cash Advantage Night at Western Speedway, with the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, and the Nexx Financial Claimers. Gates open at 4:30, qualifying at 5:30, and racing at 6:30. Go to www.westernspeedway.net, or check out our facebook page for more info.

WILROC Season Ready to Push Off

By Cole Sorenson,

 

This Saturday night, Western Speedway plays host to the Vapour Solutions Night at the Races, featuring the season opener for the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, the OTRA, IMS4 Mini Stocks, and the Island Dwarf Car Club.

 

The WILROC Sprint Cars kick of a busy 2016 schedule, which sees the series visit Western, Saratoga, and the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, for a grand total of 12 events. Jeff “The Hurricane” Montgomery looks to capture his second WILROC title in a row, while Chris McInerney looks to defend last year’s championship in the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars. The OTRA doesn’t race for points, but the series still provides excellent racing, with the likes of George “The Jet” Jenson, Kail and Roger Beck, Larry Joyce, and the return of T’N’T Racing with Troy Tarbuck. Ryan Patterson won the Mini Stock championship in dominant fashion last year, and will have drivers like Sean Constantine, Alex Mouner, Lois Pollard-Grant, and Bobby Ryan looking to capture championship glory. The Dwarf Car division sees Tovay Helgesen coming in as the defending drivers champion. The Dwarf Cars will have a two day event this year as the AMCA series comes to the Speedway July 1st and 2nd.

 

Gates open for the Vapour Solutions Night at the Races at 4:30, qualifying at 5:30, and racing at 6:30. Head to www.westernspeedway.net or like us on Facebook for more information.

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