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Another Wild Night at Western Speedway

By, Cole Sorenson (photo credit - Firelight Photography & Steve McArthur)

 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to the Island Batteries Night at the Races, featuring the Keg Late Models Championship Night, the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, and the Marlin Motors Hornets.

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The first main event of the evening was the first Twin 50 for the Keg Late Models. Kevin Knight and Wes Mader started on pole, with Mader taking the lead in the early stages. On lap 16, Geoff Morris made a move for the lead on the outside, only for the two drivers to get together, and sending Brent Morris and Tim Graham into the mess as well. On the restart, Brandon Carlson would inherit the lead, with Rob Angus locked on his rear bumper. On lap forty two Angus took the lead going into turn one, with Carlson trying a crossover move to try and take back the lead. The end result was the two drivers making contact coming off of turn two, and Carlson flipping the length of the backstretch. Carlson walked away uninjured. Bob Kuhn was awarded the victory in the shortened main, with Geoff Morris finishing in second, and Mike Soppitt in third.

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The second main event was for the Marlin Motors Hornets, with Logan Hart and Cody Young leading the field to the green. Young would lead the way early before the caution would come out on lap two for Ryan McHale, who hit the turn four wall. On the restart, Young would lead for five more laps before being passed by Jason Day. Day would run away with the main event win, with Gennifer Isles, Riley Windsor, Ashley Creed, and Alan Hansen rounding out the top five. The dash and first heat race win went to Alan Hansen, with the second heat going to Jason Day.

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 The next main event was for the Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks with Bailey Meeres and Matt Szauer starting on the front row. Meeres led the first eight laps, before being passed by Alex Mouner. Mouner would then have Ryan Patterson and Caleb Van Bree filling his mirrors for the last half of the race, with the driver of the 96 being able to fend off both drivers for the main event win. Ryan Patterson, Caleb Van Bree, Stu Ferguson, and Jason Day rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Alex Mouner, with the heat race going to Matt Szauer.

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 The next to last main event was for the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, with Aaron Cameron and Ronnie Kiefert leading the field to the green. Cameron and Kiefert would battle out front for the first few laps, before Cameron would pull away in the lead. On lap twenty, Rhett Smith would pull to the outside of Cameron to challenge for the lead. On lap twenty three, lapped car Cayden Smith spun in front of the leaders, leaving Rhett Smith nowhere to go, and knocking him out for the rest of the main event. On the restart, Aaron Cameron would pull away from the rest of the field, and captured his third main event win of the season. Ronnie Kiefert, Wayne “The Train” Hart, Tyler Robinson, and Chris McInereny rounding out the top five. The dash win went to Wayne “The Train” Hart, with heat race wins going to Brendan Moore and Rhett Smith.

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 The final main event of the evening was the second main event for the Keg Late Models, with Brent Morris and Jason Frost making up the front row. Aaron Wilkie would take the lead away from Brent Morris on lap six, and wouldn’t look back, capturing his first main event win of the season. Geoff Morris, Tim Graham, Bob Kuhn, and Brent Morris rounded out the top five. Bob Kuhn was crowned season champion by nine points over Geoff Morris.

 

 The next race at Western Speedway is for the Wilson & Proctor Big Rig night, featuring the North American Big Rigs and the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series. For more information, head to www.westernspeedway.net or like us on Facebook.

Willison Dominates 46th Annual Daffodil Cup

This past weekend, Western Speedway played host to the P&R Truck Centre Daffodil Cup, featuring the NSRA Winged Sprint Cars, WILROC Non Winged Sprints, OTRA, and the Island Dwarf Cars.

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The first main event on Friday was for the Dwarf Cars, with Adam Smith and Shaun Watt starting on the front row. Smith would lead early on before being passed by Braydon Aumen on lap three, with the rookie from Duncan leading until there was just five laps to go, when Brad Struck completed his charge from the tail end of the field to take the lead and nab his first win of the season. Braydon Aumen, Brad Scafe, Kyle Kennedy, ad Shaun Watt rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Kyle Kennedy, with heat race wins going to Braydon Aumen and Brad Struck.

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Next up was the WILROC Non Wined Sprint Car main event, with Tovay Helgesen and Tim Openshaw leading the field to the green. The red flag would come out on lap two for James Miller, who hopped a wheel going into turn three and hit the wall head on. Miller walked away uninjured, but the car was destroyed. On the restart, Jeff Montgomery would slip by Openshaw for the lead, and would stay their for the rest of the race. Mike Haslam, Mike Schott, Duane Zeinstra, and Jeff Bird rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Mike Schott, with heat race wins going to James Miller and Duane Zeinstra.

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 Next up was the Old Timers for the Ron Mayell Memorial, with Blair Massey and Doug Richens making up the front row. Blaze Bateman would take the top spot on lap 3, with Kail Beck moving into second. After a caution flag for Tyler Clough on lap eleven, Kail Beck would take the lead. On the last lap, Beck would be held up by lap traffic, allowing Doug Richens to make a move for the lead and the win. Beck, Harlin Cox, Blaze Bateman, and Kaylyn Jenson rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Harlin Cox, with heat race wins going to Tyler Clough and Halrin Cox.

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 The last main event of the evening was for the NSRA Sprint Cars, with Duane Zeinstra and Colton Nelson leading the field to the green. Zeinstra would lead the opening eight laps before being passed by Aaron Willison, who charged from 11th starting position to first. Willison would then checkout on the rest of the field, taking the win by over half a lap over second place Matt Hein. Mike Haslam, Jeff Montgomery, and Duane Zeinstra rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Matt Hein, with heat race wins going to Jeff Montgomery and Aaron Willison.

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The first main event on Saturday night was for the NSRA Winged Sprint Cars, with the main event being moved up do to the threat of rain. Duane Zeinstra once again started on pole, with Levi Rose on the outside of the front row. On lap five, the rear end on Zeinstra’s car would snap in half, sending him spinning from the lead. On the restart, Levi Rose would lose a motor, bringing out another caution. On the third attempt at a restart, Ron Larson would lock up the brakes going into turn 1, and used the motocross track parking lot as runoff area to slow his car. Finally, the race was restarted, with Matt Hein taking the lead from Mike Haslam. Hein would run away from the field, and held off a late race charge from Aaron Willison for his first main event win at Western Speedway. Mike Haslam, Colton Nelson, and Guy Barrett rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Duane Zeinstra and Ron Larson. Willison’s second place finish clinched his first Daffodil Cup win.

 

 The last main event of the evening was for the Dwarf Cars, with Adam Smith and Dan Scott starting on the front row. Smith would lead the first half of the race, before Stu Hopewell would spin out on lap eight. Brad Scafe would snatch the lead on the restart, and ran away with the main event win. Adam Smith, Jim Meeres, Braydon Aumen, and Shaun Watt rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Brad Scafe and Braydon Aumen.

 

 Unfortunately the rest of the evening was rained out, but we’ll be back in action with the Keg Late Model Championship Night on Aug. 19th, also featuring the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, and the Marlin Motors Hornets.

Monsters Roar at Western Speedway

by Cole Sorenson (Photo Credit Steve McArthur)

 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to the Wayne’s Trucking Monster Truck Weekend, featuring the Straight Up Racing Monster Trucks, LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift.

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The first main event on Friday night was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Brandon and Steve Green leading the field. Daryn Cahill sliced his way through some early race carnage to emerge as the race leader, and pulled away from the rest of the field to capture his first main event win of the season. Rhett Szevics, Steve Creasy, and Kail Beck rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Kail Beck, with heat race wins going to Ryley Noyce and Steve Creasy.

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The next main event was for the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, with Morgan Tallyn leading the field to the green. Tallyn would lead early on before being passed by John Cayer. Cayer would then be passed by Craig Matthews with five laps to go, with Matthews winning his first main event of the year in the Claimers. John Cayer, Morgan Tallyn, Jaxon Vaccher, and Warren Verral rounded out the top five. The dash win went to John Cayer, with heat race wins going to Craig Matthews and Curtis Boyce.

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The Bombers rolled on track for their main event with Brian Wakelin and Brian Calderwood leading the field to the green. Wakelin would lead the opening lap, with Ron Benham slotting into second. The order would stay that way until the field came to get the white flag. Wakelin spun in front of Benham and third place Rich Gerhardt, allowing Dylan Ross to take the lead and the main event win. Benham, Mitch Hinton, Brian Wakelin, and Terry Leerholm rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Rich Gerhardt, with heat race wins going to Gerhardt and Ron Benham.

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The last main event of the evening was for the Demo Cars and Trucks, with Richard Morgan and Steve Janssen leading the field to the green. Morgan would lead early, before being turned by George Haywood on lap nine for the lead. Haywood would steer clear of the chaos behind him and snatched the main event win in his only appearance of the season behind the wheel. Brandon Young, Billy Stidston, Shawn Young, and Richard Morgan rounded out the top five. Dash wins went to Billy Stidston and Wayne Hart.

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 The first main event on Saturday was for the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, with Desire Veld and David Newell making up the front row. Caleb Tims charged to the front on lap one, with Nolan Perry in tow. Tims would fend of Morgan Tallyn, Gord Percival, Craig Matthews, and John Cayer for his first main event win. The dash win went to Brent Robinson, with heat race wins going to Morgan Tallyn and Curtis Boyce.

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 The Bombers were up next for thirty laps, with Ron Benham and Brian Calderwood making up the front row. Benham jumped out to an early lead, with Tony Kambo moving up to challenge in second. Kambo would lose a transmission on lap ten, allowing Benham to streak away from the field. The 17 car would end the night in victory lane after leading every lap of the main event. Tyler Clough, Stuart Campbell, Mitch Hinton, and Brian Wakelin rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Stuart Campbell, with heat race wins going to Stuart Campbell and Tyler Clough.

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  The Demo Cars and Trucks lined up for their main event, with Richard Morgan leading the field to the green. Morgan led the first nine laps before getting together with the lapped car of Nolan Perry. Billy Stidston would inherit the lead, before sliding through the dirt in turn four, and allowing Brandon Young to pass for the lead. Young would hang on for the win, with Richard Morgan, Nolan Perry, Shawn Young, and Kail Beck rounding out the top five. Dash wins went to Billy Stidston and Craig Holfeld.

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The last main event was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with drivers vying for $1000 from Williams Scrap Iron and Metal. Jeremy Woodruff and Rob Newell led the field to the green, with Kyle Ridley jumping out front to lead. Ridley would lead for most of the main event before being passed by Daryn Cahill with just five laps to go. Cahill would sweep the weekend, and collect and extra $300 for winning both main events. Kyle Ridley, Kyle Rizok, Rhett Szevics, and Kail Beck rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Ryley Noyce, with heat race wins going to Kail Beck and Kyle Ridley.

 

 There will be no racing at Western Speedway for the BC Day long weekend, but we’ll be back Aug 11th-12th for the biggest race of the year, the P&R Truck Centres Daffodil Cup, featuring the Royal Purple NSRA Sprint Cars, Richlock Rentals WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, Old Time Racers Association, and the Island Dwarf Cars.

Seawings Express Fan Appreciation Night Winners Crowned

This past Saturday night Western Speedway played host to the Seawings Express Fan Appreciation Night, featuring eight classes and free admission for all fans. Also held separately from the Fan Appreciation activities was a fundraiser for Jim Miller and the Miller Family. Jim was seriously injured in a sprint car crash in Wenatchee last Sunday, and has since been moved back to the island for further treatment.

 

The first main event of the evening featured the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers for twenty laps. Andy Tims and Desire Veld led the field to the green, with Tims jumping out to an early race lead. Jaxon Vaccher slotted into second, with Nolan Perry charging up to third. Perry would make a three wide move for the lead with seven laps to go, and pulled away from the rest of the field to capture his fifth main event win of the season. Andy Tims, Jaxon Vaccher, Kail Beck, and Craig Matthews rounded out the top five. Dash wins went to Kail Beck and Craig Matthews.

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 The next main event was a special exhibition from Victoria Karting, with Darian Zeinstra and Brady Wratten starting on the front row. Brodie Meeres would lead the first four laps, with Austin Cockerill slotting into second place. Cockerill would pass Meeres for the lead on lap five, and drive away from the rest of the field for the win, with Brodie Meeres, Brady Wratten, and Darian Zeinstra rounding out the field. The dash win also went to Austin Cockerill.

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 The Marlin Motors Hornets rolled off with Cody Young and Anthony McLellan on the front row. Young would lead the opening seven laps before being passed by Riley Windsor for the lead. Windsor would then be passed one lap later by Gennifer Isles, who would drive away from the rest of the field and capture the main event win. Riley Windsor, Brian Calderwood, Ryan McHale, and Alex McLellan rounded out the top five. The dash wins went to Wayne Hart and Gennifer Isles.

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 The Island Dwarf Car main event was next up, with Dave Nielsen and Stu Hopewell starting on the front row. Tovay Helgesen would jump out front early, with Braydon Aumen in tow. Helgesen and Aumen would battle for the top spot for the next ten laps, with Aumen finally managing to get around for the lead on lap eleven. Stewart Lee moved into second, and pressured Aumen before passing him with three laps to go. Lee would just hold off Aumen for the win, with Tovay Helgesen, Brad Struck, and Brad Scafe rounding out the top five. Dash wins went to Tovay Helgesen and Braydon Aumen.

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The Bomber were next up for their main event, with Brian Calderwood and Ron Noulette making up the front row. Noulette would lead early on before being passed by Brian Wakelin. Wakelin would start to pull away from the field, before the car started smoking from a loose oil line. Wakelin would be forced to pull into the pits, and Sean Whitley would inherit the lead. Whitley would run the rest of the main uncontested out front, with Stuart Campbell, Dylan Ross, Mitch Hinton, and Rich Gerhardt rounding out the top five. Dash wins went to Stuart Campbell and Cam Stanfield.

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The Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks were next up, with Bailey Meeres and Daryl Cahill making up the front row. Cahill would lead early, before being passed by Jim McKay on lap four. McKay would lead until lap eleven, when the coil fell off, leaving McKay without power and allowing Ryan Patterson to snatch the lead. Patterson would go on to win the main event, followed by Caleb Van Bree, Jason Day, Alex Mouner, and Daryl Cahill. Dash wins went to Daryl Cahill and Alex Mouner.

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The OTRA Old Timers were up next for their main event, with Dave Richens and Chris Hamber starting on the front row. Hamber would clear Richens for the lead, with Troy Tarbuck, Rob Morneau, and Doug Richens slotting in behind him. Hamber would have to fend off several challenges from Tarbuck and Morneau to maintain his lead, and just held off Tarbuck by half a car length to win his first OTRA main event. Tarbuck, Rob Morneau, Doug Richens, and Kail Beck rounded out the top five. Dash wins went to Rob Morneau and Blaze Bateman.

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 The final main event of the evening was for the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, with Aaron Cameron and Ronnie Kiefert making up the front row for twenty laps. Kiefert would fall back as Cameron pulled away in front, with Brendan Moore slotting into second. Moore would try everything to get around the 52 car, but Cameron was able to hold off the 16 to snatch his second main event of the season. The dash win went to Brendan Moore.

 

 The next race at Western Speedway is July 28th and 29th, for the Wayne’s Trucking Monster Truck Weekend, featuring the Straight Up racing Monster Trucks, LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, and Richlock rentals Capital Drift.

Kuhn Sweeps Twin 50's

by Cole Sorenson

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Eve of Destruction Delivers Once Again

By Cole Sorenson,

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Mid Season Championship Winners Crowned

By Cole Sorenson (Photo Credit Steven McArthur)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hard Hitting Action Aplenty at Nichol Marine Night

By Cole Sorenson,

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

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

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

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

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

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

Carlson & Graham Snatch Keg Late Model Twin 50 Wins

By Cole Sorenson,

 

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

WestCoast Tire & Wheel Strawberry Cup Winners Crowned

By Cole Sorenson, 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wilson & Proctor Big Rig Weekend THIS Saturday Night!

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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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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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This Saturday Night July 22 is Seawings Express Fan Appreciation Night, where everyone's admission is FREE courtesy of Seawings Express. Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, OTRA, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, Dwarf Cars, Bombers, Marlin Motors Hornets, Loan Rangers Financial Claimers, & GoKarts will all compete in Trophy Dashes & Main Events.

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The first 200 fans to the ticket window get in FREE!!! Compliments of CHEK TV. ALSO, FREE ADMISSION for all Community Service workers, such as, but not limited to - Police Officers, Paramedics, Fire Fighters, Military, Doctors, Nurses, Health Professionals, Coast Guard, Search & Rescue - anyone working to help make our Community Safe, Happy, & Healthy. Wear your uniform or bring Identification to receive your FREE TICKET. Join us as we recognize some of these amazing people in our HEROES Recognition Ceremony.

Tire Exchange EVE OF DESTRUCTION! This SATURDAY NIGHT! JULY 8th

Don't miss out on the craziest night of the year! The Crusher Car Jumps, a Van Blowup, Skid plate cars, Boat races, Lordco Demo series, Bombers, & Loan Rangers Financial Claimers. Advance tickets are available at the Market on Millstream now, or online HERE!

USED.CA Mid Season Championship is THIS Friday & Saturday Night

Over 20 Dwarf Cars are expected as the AMCA series comes to town! Wayne's Trucking Super Sprints, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, & Marlin Motors Hornets! It is going to be an action packed weekend! Advance Tickets & Event Details HERE

Nichol Marine Night at the RACES is this Saturday!

Lordco Demo Series, Mini Figure 8's, Bombers, Loan Ranger's Financial Claimers, & Richlock Rentals Drifters. Don't miss out on all the ACTION! See you Saturday!

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Millstone Heating & Sheet Metal Night at the Races This Saturday June 17

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