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Western Speedway Finishes Wild 2017 Season

By Cole Sorenson,

 

Western Speedway’s 2017 season came to a dramatic conclusion on Saturday Night, with the track playing host to the Hydroforce Excavating Championship Night, featuring Wayne “The Crazy Train” Hart’s Corkscrew Car Jump, Boat Races, a Total Destruction, and live music from Montgomery County. The evening also saw the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series and Loan Ranger Financial Claimers complete their 2017 season.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Nolan Perry leading the field to the green. Perry led early on before Kyle Ridley passed him for the top spot on lap six. Ridley would get a flat right front tire shortly after, handing the lead over to Kail Beck. Beck would go onto capture the main event win, as well as the 2017 season championship. The dash win went to Rhett Szevics, with heat race wins going to Mike Noyce and Rhett Szevics.

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The Demo Cars and Trucks were the second main event of the evening, with Eddy Cooper and Steve Jansen starting on the front row. Cooper would lead the opening nine laps before getting collected by Cody and Shawn Young, with the latter taking the lead. Shawn would go unchallenged for the rest of the main event and cap off a championship winning season with yet another main event win. Brandon Young was the highest finishing truck, and also won the truck trophy dash and heat. George Haywood and Shawn Young won the other dash and heat.

 

The next main event was for the Loan ranger Financial Claimers, with Dennis Stewart starting on pole. Stewart would pull away from the field and streak to his first Claimer main event win by half a lap over second place Caleb Tims. Curtis Boyce was crowned the 2017 Loan Ranger Financial Claimer champion, with the driver of the #9 finishing the main event in fourth place to secure the title. The dash win went to John Cayer, with heat race wins going to Eric Fournier and Brent Robinson.

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 The last main event of the evening was for the Bombers, with Tyler Clough and George Newell starting on the front row. Clough jumped out to an early lead and stayed in front, fending off Sean Whitley for his first main event win of the year. Whitley’s second place finish earned him enough points to be crowned the 2017 Bomber champion.The dash and first heat race win went to Dylan Ross, with Brian Wakelin winning the other heat.

 

 A big thanks goes out to all of our fans, racers, staff, and volunteers for a great year, and we look forward to the 2018 racing season.

2017 Season Champions Crowned

By Cole Sorenson (photo credit: Steve McArthur)

 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to Cash Advantage Championship Night, featuring the Richlock Rentals WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, OTRA, and the Island Dwarf Cars.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Island Dwarf Cars, with Tyler Peters and Stu Hopewell leading the field to the green. Braydon Aumen would take the lead on lap two before being passed by Stewart Lee on lap five. The next half of the race would be a battle between Lee and Brad Struck, with Struck breaking the Dwarf Car track record five times in his pursuit of Lee. With just four laps to go, Struck would get around the 19 car and power through for the main event win. Lee, Braydon Aumen, Kyle Kennedy, and Brad Scafe rounded out the top five. The trophy dash win went to Adam Smith, with heat race wins going to Brad Struck and Stewart Lee. The 2017 Dwarf Car championship went to Brad Scafe.

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 The next main event was for the Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, with Bailey Meeres and Daryl Cahill starting on the front row. Cahill led the first twelve laps before being passed by Ryan Patterson for the lead. Patterson would drive away from the field to snatch the main event win, as well as the 2017 Mini Stock championship. Daryl Cahill, Alex Mouner, Jeremy Waksel, and Matt Szauer rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Joey Reaume, with the heat race win going to Daryl Cahill.

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 The next main event was for the Old Timers, with Dave Richens and Kaylyn Jenson starting on the front row. The first caution would come out on lap six for Morgan Giles, who spun on lap six. When the race went back to green, Doug Richens would take the lead from Tyler Clough. Richens would then fend off several strong challenges from Troy Tarbuck and George Jenson to capture the season ending main event win. George Jenson, Kail Beck, Troy Tarbuck, and Rob Morneau rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Rob Morneau, with heat race wins going to Kaylyn Jenson and Doug Richens.

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 The next to last main event was for the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, with Jim Steen and Tony Johnson making up the front row. Johnson would spin on the first attempt at starting the main, setting up a restart. Dave Reside led early on before being passed by Kevin Knight on lap seven. Knight would then be passed by Rhett Smith on lap ten for the lead. Smith would then pull away to an almost half lap lead, winning his fourth main event of the year. Rhett also won the dash, with Brendan Moore and Tony Johnson bringing home heat race wins. The 2017 Stock Car champion was Spencer Carlson.

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 The last main event of the evening was for the WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, with Tim Openshaw and Jeff Bird starting on the front row. Bird shot out to a big lead early on, with Brandon French slotting into second. The red flag would come out on lap seventeen for an incident involving Shane Woolcock and Dave Morrison, with both drivers walking away under their own power. Morrison would later be transported to Victoria General Hospital for evaluation. On the restart Mike Haslam would chase down race leader Bird, and made his bid for the lead on lap twenty four. Haslam would have little time to rest however, as James Miller hounded the 22H for the last half of the race, with Haslam just managing to hold off the hard charging 71 for the main event win. Haslam also won the 2017 championship. James Miller, Jeff Montgomery, Jeff Bird, and Brandon French rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Greg Sagmoen, with heat race wins going to Mike Haslam and Mike Schott.

 

The final event for the 2017 season is this Saturday night, for the Hydroforce Excavating Season Finale, featuring Wayne “The Crazy Train” Hart’s Car Jump, a Total Destruction Derby, Boat Races, the LORDCO Demo Series, Bombers, Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, and live performances throughout the night on the front stretch by Montgomery County.

Winners Crowned on Chilly Superhero Night

By Cole Sorenson (photo credit: Steve McArthur)

 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to the O’Dell Slinger Service Superhero Night, featuring the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, Wilson’s Transportation Bus Races, and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Bombers, with Brian Calderwood and Rich Gerhardt making up the front row. Gerhardt would lead early before being passed by Dylan Ross on lap seven. Ross would then have to fend off strong charges from Sean Whitley and Tony Kambo to stay out front, which he managed to do for the rest of the main event, bringing home his fourth win of the season.

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The next main event was for the Mini Figure 8’s. Riley Noyce would lead early on in the main event, with Kail Beck closing fast in second. Beck would take the lead at the halfway point, and would pull away from the field to score his fifth main event win of the season, and further extend his points lead. The dash win went to Kail Beck, with heat race wins going to Johnny Earl and Rhett Szevics.

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The Loan Ranger Financial Claimers would be up next, with Kristy Krispin and Desire Veld on the front row. Eric Fournier would take the lead on lap three, with Caleb Tims slotting into second. Tims would take the lead with just three laps remaining, and snatched his second main event win of the season. Craig Matthews won the dash, with Desire Veld and Eric Fournier winning the heat races.

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The next main event was for the Marlin Motors Hornets, with Ashley Creed and Carl Carlson starting on the front row. Carlson spun going into turn one on the opening lap and collected Dylan Thorpe and Ashley Creed. On the restart, Evan Pywell would take the lead, and stay there for the rest of the main event. Pywell would sweep the evening as well, winning the dash and the heat.

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The next main event was for the Bombers, as they contested twin 25 lap mains. Stuart Campbell and Rich Gerhardt started on the front row, with Campbell leading the first five laps before being passed by Tony Kambo. Kambo would pull out to a big lead before being tracked down by Sean Whitley on the final lap. Whitley would attempt to make a move coming off of turn 4 on the last lap, but Kambo managed to hold on for his first main event win.

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The last main event of the night was for the Demo Cars and Trucks, with Richard Morgan and Tim Bunyan leading the field to the green. George Haywood would lead the way for the first seven laps, before being hit by lap car of Kenny Baker. Shawn Young would then inherit the lead from his brother Brandon on the ensuing restart, and would pull away for yet another main event win.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is Cash Advantage Championship Night on September 16th for the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, OTRA, and the Island Dwarf Cars.  

Hemrich Wins third Reg Midgley Canada 200!

By Cole Sorenson (photo credit: Steve McArthur)

 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to the Reg Midgley Canada 200, featuring the Keg Late Models, and the Two Burley Men Moving BC Street Stock Challenge for both Saturday and Sunday night. On Saturday the two classes were also joined by the Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, OTRA, and the Marlin Motors Hornets.

 

The first main event of the evening was for the Marlin Motors Hornets, with Mike Hart and Brenda Maber making up the front row. Evan Pywell would jump out to an early lead, with Riley Windsor, Gennifer Isles and Jason Day closing in lap by lap. On lap 10 there was a caution for Nolan Perry, who came to a stop in turn one. On the restart, Jason Day took the lead, and pulled away from the field to take yet another big track Hornet main event. Gennifer Isles, Riley Windsor, Evan Pywell, and Alex McLellan rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Alex McLellan, with the heat race win going to Gennifer Isles.

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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. Szauer would take the lead away from Meeres on lap two, with Alex Mouner slotting into second. Mouner would stay locked on Szauer’s rear bumper until the red 96 would slow and pull into the pits. Szauer would have clear sailing from then on out, and captured his first main event win of the season. Ryan Patterson, Jeremy Waksel, Joey Reaume, and Stu Ferguson rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Stu Ferguson, with heat race wins going to Matt Szauer and Stu Ferguson.

 

The next main event was for the Old Timers, with the field racing for the Denny Rand Memorial. Dave Richens and Tyler Clough started on pole, with Clough leading the opening lap. Doug Richens shot up to third place from the sixth row on the grid in two laps, and then passed Clough for the lead on lap three. The remainder of the race would be a battle between Richens and Jesse Dardengo, with the two drivers separating themselves from the pack. In the end, Richens would hold off the charge from Dardengo to snatch the Denny Rand Memorial. The dash win went to Kail Beck, with heat race wins going to Chris Hamber and Larry Joyce.

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The final main event of the evening was for the Street Stocks, with twenty four cars lining up for the 75 lap Bill Foster Memorial. Tyler Clough led the opening few laps before being passed by Aaron Yazlovasky for the lead on lap five. The first caution of the race would come out on lap fifteen, when Clough would get together with Wayne “The Train” Hart going down the back straight, sending both cars into the outside wall. Yazlovasky would remain out front until the second caution of the race, when Richard Milne and Cole Anderson spun on lap twenty three, with the wreck also collecting Aaron Cameron and Ryan Wade. On the restart, Spencer Carlson and Dave Reside would split Yazlovasky for the lead, with Carlson eventually coming out on the winning end of the battle for the lead. Carlson would go onto win the main event, with Dave Reside, Ronnie Kiefert, Kyle Cottam, and Russ Luke rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Pascal Lavoie, with heat races going to Aaron Yazlovasky and Wayne Hart.

 

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The first of only two main events on Sunday was the other 75 lap main event for the BC Street Stocks, with Tyler Robinson leading the field to the green. Cole Anderson jumped out to an early race lead in the 16A, with the faster cars moving up into the top ten. On lap thirty four, Rhett Smith would close the gap and pass Anderson for the lead, with Ryan Wade following into second. Smith would win over Wade by half a lap, with Kyle Cottam, Cole Anderson, and Spencer Carlson rounding out the top five. The dash win went to Rhett Smith.

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The Reg Midgley Canada 200 was the closer for the weekend, with J.P. Benoit and Tony Grant starting on the front row. Brandon Carlson lunged past Grant for the lead on the second lap, with Jarrett Bonn following through in second. Carlson would be out in front until lap forty, when Dave Hemrich would make his move for the lead. The two drivers would then swap the lead back and forth for the next twenty laps, with Carlson finally slipping on lap sixty four and allowing Hemrich to pull away. At the halfway break, Hemrich was leading Aaron Wilkie, Tom Berrow, Brandon Carlson, and Wes Mader. When the race restarted, Carlson stayed locked on Hemrich’s rear bumper before the handling started to go away. A rash of cautions with under sixty laps to go created a few more anxious moments for Hemrich, but at the end of the almost two hour marathon it would be the 33 car that rolled into victory square. Carlson, Wes Mader, Trevor Adelman, and Jarrett Bonn rounded out the top five.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is the O’Dell Slinger Service Superhero Night on September 10th, with kids 12 and under dressed up as superheros getting in for free. The race will feature the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, the Wilson’s Transportation Bus Race, Richlock Rentals Capital Drift, and a rollover contest.

Riplinger wins Wilson & Proctor Big Rigs

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

 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to the Wilson & Procotr Big Rig weekend, featuring the NABRA Big Rigs, LORDCO Demo Series, Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Stephen Green starting on pole. Green led early before blowing a tire, allowing Mike Noyce to take the lead. With eight laps to go, Steve Creasy worked his way past Noyce to take the lead and the main event win. Mike Noyce, Kail Beck, Jen New, and Brenda Maber rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Mike Noyce, with heat race wins going to Steve Creasey and Kyle Ridley.

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The next main event was for the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, with Morgan Tallyn starting on pole. Tallyn led the opening lap before being passed by Curtis Boyce, who worked his way from the second to last row to first. Boyce would run away from the rest of the field, and took the main event win. Boyce swept the night, winning the dash and his heat race as well.

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The next main event was for the Bombers, with Brian Calderwood and Bill Gallacher leading the field to the green. Gallacher would jump out to the early race lead, with Brian Wakelin and Dylan Ross slotting into second and third. Gallacher would be black flagged on lap eight for leaking fuel, but proceeded to ignore the flag for the next seven laps. The caution was thrown to send Gallacher into the pits, allowing Dylan Ross to take the lead on the restart. Ross fended off Tony Kambo, Brian Wakelin, Ron Noulette, and Terry Leerholm for the win. The dah win went to Dylan Ross, with heat race wins going to Stuart Campbell and Bill Gallacher.

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The next to last main event of the evening was for the Demo Cars and Trucks, with Richard Morgan and Steve Jansen starting on the front row. Morgan would lead the first seven laps, before being passed by Shawn Young. Young would have his brother Cody right on his rear bumper during the last part of the race, but it would be too little too late, with Shawn winning yet another Demo main event. Dash wins went to Billy Stidston and Cody Young, with the heat race win going to Shawn Young.

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The last main event of the evening was for the Big Rigs, with Jaeger Berdahl leading the field to the green. Cory Riplinger snatched the lead away on lap three, and proceeded to run away from the rest of the field, winning his first main event of the season. Riplinger also won the second heat race, with Jaeger Berdahl winning the first. The trophy dash win went to Gino Howe.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is Sept 2nd and 3rd for the Reg Midgley Canada 200 featuring the Keg Late Models and the BC Street Stock Challenge both nights. The Late Models will qualify and run their heat races on the Saturday night, with the 200 lap main event taking place on the Sunday.

Riplinger wins Wilson & Proctor Big Rigs

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

 

This past weekend Western Speedway played host to the Wilson & Procotr Big Rig weekend, featuring the NABRA Big Rigs, LORDCO Demo Series, Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Stephen Green starting on pole. Green led early before blowing a tire, allowing Mike Noyce to take the lead. With eight laps to go, Steve Creasy worked his way past Noyce to take the lead and the main event win. Mike Noyce, Kail Beck, Jen New, and Brenda Maber rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Mike Noyce, with heat race wins going to Steve Creasey and Kyle Ridley.

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The next main event was for the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, with Morgan Tallyn starting on pole. Tallyn led the opening lap before being passed by Curtis Boyce, who worked his way from the second to last row to first. Boyce would run away from the rest of the field, and took the main event win. Boyce swept the night, winning the dash and his heat race as well.

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The next main event was for the Bombers, with Brian Calderwood and Bill Gallacher leading the field to the green. Gallacher would jump out to the early race lead, with Brian Wakelin and Dylan Ross slotting into second and third. Gallacher would be black flagged on lap eight for leaking fuel, but proceeded to ignore the flag for the next seven laps. The caution was thrown to send Gallacher into the pits, allowing Dylan Ross to take the lead on the restart. Ross fended off Tony Kambo, Brian Wakelin, Ron Noulette, and Terry Leerholm for the win. The dah win went to Dylan Ross, with heat race wins going to Stuart Campbell and Bill Gallacher.

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The next to last main event of the evening was for the Demo Cars and Trucks, with Richard Morgan and Steve Jansen starting on the front row. Morgan would lead the first seven laps, before being passed by Shawn Young. Young would have his brother Cody right on his rear bumper during the last part of the race, but it would be too little too late, with Shawn winning yet another Demo main event. Dash wins went to Billy Stidston and Cody Young, with the heat race win going to Shawn Young.

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The last main event of the evening was for the Big Rigs, with Jaeger Berdahl leading the field to the green. Cory Riplinger snatched the lead away on lap three, and proceeded to run away from the rest of the field, winning his first main event of the season. Riplinger also won the second heat race, with Jaeger Berdahl winning the first. The trophy dash win went to Gino Howe.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is Sept 2nd and 3rd for the Reg Midgley Canada 200 featuring the Keg Late Models and the BC Street Stock Challenge both nights. The Late Models will qualify and run their heat races on the Saturday night, with the 200 lap main event taking place on the Sunday.

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.

News Bulletins

That's a wrap for the 2017 Season!

Thank you to all of our Fans, Racers, Volunteers, & Staff for a great season. See you all next year!

HYDROFORCE EXCAVATING CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT!!! Saturday Sept 23!!!!

Don't miss out on the CRAZIEST night of the year!!! CRAZY WAYNE THE TRAIN CAR JUMP!!! MASSIVE TOTAL DESTRUCTION, BOAT RACES, Lordco Demo Series, Bombers, Loan Rangers Financial Claimers, as well as popular Country Band MONTGOMERY COUNTY LIVE on front strech throughout the event! 

Get your advance tickets now at the Market on Millstream or HERE!

Cash Advantage CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT! Saturday September 16th

Featuring the Richlock Rentals Wilroc Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, Old Timers Racing Association, & Island Dwarf Cars

Get Advance tickets and Event Details Here

Tonight's Races are ON!! Light Rain or Shine!!

Come enjoy O'dell Slinger Service Superhero Night, featuring the WILSON's Transportation BUS RACES! LORDCO Demo Series, Twin 25's for Bombers, Loan Rangers Financial Claimers, Richlock Rentals Drifters, Marlin Motors Hornets, & a CAR ROLLOVER contest.

O'Dell Slinger Service SUPERHERO NIGHT! Saturday Sept 9

FREE ADMISSION for Kids 12 & under wearing SUPERHERO Costumes. Bring your kids out to meet their FAVOURITE SUPERHEROES! Wilson's Transportation BUS RACES, LORDCO Demo Series, Loan Ranger's Financial Claimers, Marlin Motors Hornets, Richlock Rentals Capital Drift, & a CAR ROLLOVER CONTEST! Don't miss out!

 

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

Saturday Night: 75 laps for the Street Stocks, Late Model Qualifying & Heat Races, OTRA, Mini Stock, & Hornets!!

Sunday Night: 75 laps for the Street Stocks & The Reg Midgley Canada 200!!

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Wilson & Proctor Big Rig Weekend THIS Saturday Night!

Come watch Semi Trucks race wheel to wheel around Western Speedway! Advance tickets available at the Market on Millstream or ONLINE. Also on tap: Lordco Demo Series, Bombers, & Loan Ranger's Financial Claimers. Click HERE for Event details

Island Batteries Night at the Races! Saturday Aug 19!

Keg Late Models, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, & Marlin Motors Hornets! 

Event Details and Advance Tickets HERE

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

This is the FASTEST WEEKEND of the YEAR! NSRA Winged Sprint Cars, Richlock Rentals Wilroc Non-wing Sprint Cars, Old Timers Racing Association, & Island Dwarf Cars. Advance Tickets & Event Details HERE! Tickets are also available at the Market on Millstream

This Friday and Saturday July 28&29 is Wayne's Trucking Monster Truck Weekend!

Don't miss out on all the Car Crushing Action as Rock Star, California Kid, Pound Hound, & Identity Theft come to town. Also on tap are the Williams Scrap Metal Figure 8 Nationals! Lordco Demo Series, & Bombers. Get Advance Tickets now at the Market on Millstream, or online HERE.

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