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Winners Crowned In Wet Season Opener

By Cole Sorenson

 

The 2016 season got off to a wet start Saturday night, with the track playing host to the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, the debut of the Nexx Financial Claimers, and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift. Rain started to fall midway through qualifying, but it failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the large crowd gathered, or the racers.

 

The Mini Figure 8’s saw 13 cars line up for the main event, with the field led to the green by Aneil Pallan and Jules Keir. Sam Lagan shot out to an early lead, followed in hot pursuit by Kyle Rizok. On lap 10, Rizok bumped his way past Lagan for the lead, and started to distance himself from the pack. With 7 laps to go, Rizok lost a tire, and was forced to pit, handing the lead over to Brandon Young. Young would go on to win the race, followed by Sam Lagan, Alex Carey, Daryn Cahill, and Kyle Rizok. The trophy dash win went to Sam Lagan, with Rhett Szevics and Brandon Young taking the heat race wins.

 

7 Cars lined up for the green flag in the Nexx Financial Claimers, with Curtis Boyce and Nathan Mellors leading the field to the green. Mellors and Boyce would battle side by side for several laps, before Mellors dropped back, allowing Boyce to fight for the lead with Bailey Walker. Walker would pass Boyce with 5 laps to go, and held off Kevin Knight, Curtis Boyce, Robin Trotter, and Nathan Mellors for the win. The trophy dash win went to Robin Trotter, and the heat race win went to Nathan Mellors.

 

The Bombers had 19 cars start the main event, with the field led to the green by Trevor Cannon and Tony Kambo. Kambo grabbed the lead off the start, but was quickly passed by Mike Dionne and Stuart Campbell for first and second respectively. Campbell would grab the lead on the next lap, and would fight with Dionne until lap 16, when Bill Gallacher Jr. managed to pass both Dionne and Campbell for the lead. Trevor Cannon spun out with 7 laps to go, bringing out the caution. On the restart, Bill Gallacher Sr. managed to work his way up to second, before passing his son for the lead with 4 laps to go. Gallacher Sr. would go on to win, followed by Bill Gallacher Jr., Mike Dionne, Terry Leerholm, and Rich Gerhardt. The trophy dash win went to Terry Leerholm, with heat race victories going to Tony Kambo and Bill Gallacher Jr.

The Demo Cars and Trucks rounded out the action, with Pete Brozik and Jake Burns leading the field to the green. Several vehicles got together in turn one, leaving George Haywood without a rear wheel, and leading to a total restart. Jim Young would grab the lead, followed in hot pursuit by son Brandon in the 3 truck. On lap number 3 the caution came out again for the stopped car of Theron MacDonald. On the restart Kenny Baker moved into second, before muscling Jim Young out of the way for the lead. Baker would then tangle with the lapped truck of Ashton Campbell, allowing Jaime Morgan to grab the lead. Morgan would go onto win, followed by Kenny Baker, Craig Holfeld, Jim Young, and Gerry Bernard. Trophy dash wins went to Jaime Morgan and Brandon Young, with heat race wins going to Kenny Baker and George Haywood.


The next race at Western Speedway is April 30th, for the Vapour Solutions Night at the Races, with the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, IMS4 Mini Stocks, Island Dwarf Cars, and the OTRA. Gates open at 4:30, qualifying at 5:30, and racing at 6:30.

Speedway Season Set to Kick Into High Gear

 

 

By Cole Sorenson

 

The sound of race cars will once again echo off the mountain at Western Speedway, as the track plays host to the 2016 season opener this Saturday, April 23rd. A sign that spring has officially sprung in Langford, opening night will feature the always exciting LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, as well as the much anticipated debut of the Nexx Financial Claimers. Also on tap for Saturday night is the sideways, tire smoking action from the Richlock Rentals Capital Drift team.

 

Saturday’s action kicks off a busy year for the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo series, with eleven races on tap. George Haywood looks to defend last year’s championship crown in the Demo Cars, while Bomber champion Aaron Cameron has moved into the stock car division, leaving a wide open championship battle, and Rhett Szevics looks to win his fourth consecutive Mini Figure 8 championship in the 93 car. The Nexx Financial Claimer division is new to the speedway this year, bringing back the popular Claimer format. This division provides a fun, cost effective way to race at Western Speedway, and highlights stock, 4 cylinder domestic compacts.

 

Gates open for the season opener at 4:30, qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 6:30. Head to www.westernspeedway.net for more information, or like us on Facebook, and we hope to see you at the races!

Galaxy Motors to Sponsor Stock Car Series

By Cole Sorenson

Western Speedway is excited to announce a new partnership with Galaxy Motors to sponsor the popular Stock Car series. Galaxy Motors is Vancouver Island’s largest independent used car dealer. With over 25 years in business, they have grown to offer four locations on Vancouver Island, and one location in Langley. With a new series sponsor comes the anticipation of a new season in the Stock Car division, a year which promises to offer a large crop of talented rookies, and familiar faces.

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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! 

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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.

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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! 

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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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