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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

Holfeld, Dionne, Perry and Beck Crowned Winners on Triangle RV Team Demo Night

By Cole Sorenson

 

Fans flocked to Western Speedway this past Saturday night for the Triangle RV Centre Team Demo Challenge at Western Speedway. The night featured the Team Demo Challenge, with Team Hansen vs The Hitmen competing in a full track Total Destruction and the Howie’s Car Corral Total Destruction to finish off the evening. The night also featured the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Mini Figure 8’s and the Loan Ranger Financial Claimers.

 

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The first race of the night was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Trisha Cooper and Tanner Jacobs leading the field to the green. The race would be stopped twice, once for David Newell on lap three when his car caught on fire, and another for Tanner Jacobs, who crashed out of the lead on lap seven. When the race restarted, Kail Beck assumed the lead, and would win going away, capturing his third straight main event of the season. Riley Noyce, Jeff Cole, Kyle Ridley, and Andrea Cannon rounded out the top five. Rhett Szevics won the trophy dash and the first heat race, with Tanner Jacobs winning the other heat.

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The Loan Ranger Financial Claimers were next up, with Morgan Tallyn and Kristy Crispin leading the field to the green. Crispin would snatch the early lead, with Caleb Tims in hot pursuit. Nolan Perry would join the fray on lap six, passing both Tims and Crispin, and running away with the lead. A late race caution would bunch the field back up, but Perry would still manage to hold off Allana Jacobs for the win. Craig Matthews, Warren Verrall, and Thomas Fanthorpe would round out the top five. The dash win would go to Ronnie Kiefert, with heat race wins going to Craig Matthews and Nolan Perry.

 

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The Bombers would roll onto the track for their 30 lap main, with Brian Wakelin and Ron Benham making up the front row. Wakelin would place his pink 39 out in front, with Benham staying right on his rear quarter panel for the first seven laps. Wakelin would have several drivers breathing down his neck for the next fifteen laps, before Mike Dionne would make his move for the lead with seven laps to go. Dionne would win his first appearance of the season at Western, with Brian Wakelin, Jarrod Soberg, Rich Gerhardt, and Sean Whitley rounding out the top five. Mike Dionne won the dash, with Rich Gerhardt and Brian Wakelin taking both heat races.

 

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The last main event of the evening was for the Demo Cars and Trucks, with Richard Morgan and Wayne Hart making up the front row. Shawn Young would punt his way to an early lead, with Craig Holfeld slotting into second. With just three laps to go, Young’s car would come to a stop, handing the lead over to second place driver Craig Holfeld. Holfeld would hang on to capture his first win of the season, with Brandon Young, Cody Young, Jim Young, and Richard Morgan rounding out the top five. The dash win went to Cody Young, with the heat race win going to Shawn Young.

 

The Triangle RV Team Demo event did not disappoint as the “Hitmen” destroyed many of the Team Hansen Cars early on in the 10 minute event. The “Hitmen” won in dominating fashion as there was not a single Team Hansen car left on the track. They had either all been destroyed, or parked out of fear of the beating being handed out by the “Hitmen”.

 

In the Howie’s Car Corral Total Destruction, Team Hansen flexed their muscle, with Keith Hansen taking the win and son Dakota finishing second.  

 

The next race at Western Speedway is June 9th-10th for the West Coast Tire & Wheel Strawberry Cup, featuring the Wayne’s Trucking Winged Super Sprints, Richlock Rentals Non Wing Sprint Cars, and the Smith “N” Gordon West Coast Vintage Racers Vintage Sprint Cars and Supermodifieds.

One Hot NIght at Western Speedway

by Cole Sorenson,

 

The May long weekend delivered sunshine and hot temperatures to racers and fans alike who basked in the beautiful spring weather for the Big O Tires Westshore Night at the Races, featuring the Richlock Rentals WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, OTRA, and the Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks.

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The first main event was for the Mini Stocks, with the field running for the prestigious Jim and Lorraine Haslam Memorial Trophy. Bobby Ryan would start on pole for the main event, with Matt Szauer on the outside of the front row. Szauer would jump out to an early lead, with Daryl Cahill slotting into second. Szauer and Cahill would stay locked together for the next twenty-eight laps before making contact coming to get the white flag. Ryan Patterson would roar around the outside of both Cahill and Szauer, and snatched the win with a last lap pass. Caleb Van Bree, Jeremy Waksel, Joey Reaume, and Matt Szauer rounded out the top five. Caleb Van Bree won the dash, with Joey Reaume and Matt Szauer nabbing heat race wins.

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The Old Timers were up next, with Chris Hamber and Andy Muir leading the field to the green. Hamber would lead the first five laps, before being passed by Troy Tarbuck for the top spot. Tarbuck and George Jenson would streak away from the field, before Jenson made his move on lap eighteen, taking the lead while weaving through lapped traffic. Jenson looked set for victory, only for Doug Richens to lose a motor on the last lap, setting up a green white checkered finish. Jenson snatched the lead back on the restart, and pulled away from Tarbuck for the win. Kail Beck, Steven Dardengo, and Chris Miller rounded out the top five. The dash win went to Doug Richens, with heat race wins going to Chris Hamber and George Jenson capturing heat race wins.

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The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars rolled off for their main event, with Ronnie Kiefert leading the field to the green, Gary Smith would lead early on, before getting black flagged for a mechanical issue.Spencer Carlson would take the lead on lap ten, with Chris McInerney slotting into second. Carlson would lead the rest of the way for his first main event win of the season, with Chris McInerney, Dave Reside, Ryan Smith, and Aaron Cameron rounding out the top five. The dash win went to Rory Smith, with heat race wins going to Chris McInerney and Gary Smith winning the heat races.

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The final main event of the evening was for the WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars, with the field running for the Gary Kershaw Cup. Jarrod Heap and Mike Schott started on the front row, with Heap leading the opening three laps, before being passed by Mike Haslam on lap four. The next lap Jeff Montgomery would snatch the lead away, and led the rest of the main, winning by over half a straightaway over Mike Haslam. Coming to take the checkered flag, Montgomery tangled with the lap car of Greg Sagmoen, sending Montgomery into the outside wall, and knocking the front axle out. Montgomery would walk to victory lane to claim the Kershaw Cup. Mike Haslam, Dave Emmerson, Ryan Orchard, and James Miller rounded out the top five. Mike Haslam won the dash and second heat race, with Dave Emmerson winning the other heat race. Brad Aumen had a scary crash in the second heat race. Aumen’s throttle stuck wide open going into turn one, with the car launching over Jim Miller’s car, and hitting the water barrels in turn one head on. Aumen was shaken, but uninjured, but the same could not be said for the car.

 

The next event at Western Speedway is the Market Stores Monster Trucks May 26th, 27th, and 28th, featuring the Straight Up Racing Monster Trucks, Freestyle Motocross, a Fire Breathing Dragon, and Quad Wars on Saturday.

Winners Crowned in Westshore Transmissions Night at the Races!

by Cole Sorenson

 

The rain finally stayed away at Western Speedway this past weekend for the Westshore Transmissions Night at the Races, which featured the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, and Mini Figure 8’s.

 

The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with Trisha Cooper and Tanner Jacobs leading the field the green. Jacobs would lead the first ten laps before being punted into the wall, with Kail Beck inheriting the lead. Beck would lead the rest of the way, nabbing back to back wins in the Mini Figure 8’s. Rhett Szevics, Tanner Jacobs, Kyle Ridley, and Andrea Cannon rounded out the top five. Kyle Ridley won the dash, with Ryley Noyce and Rhett Szevics claiming heat race wins.

 

The Loan Ranger Financial Claimers were up next for their twenty lap main event, with Kristy Krispin and Matt Amedro leading the field to the green. Jaxon Vaccher would jump out to an early lead, with Nolan Perry in hot pursuit. Perry would squeeze his way past Vaccher for the lead on lap seven, and held off a hard charging Curtis Boyce for his second main event win of the season. Boyce, Gord Percival, Trevor Cannon, and Jaxon Vaccher rounded out the top five. Perry also won the dash, with Caleb Tims and Trevor Cannon winning the two heat races.

 

The Demo Cars and Trucks were up next for their fifteen lap main event, with Richard Morgan leading the field to the green. Steve Janssen would jump out to an early lead, with Shawn Young in hot pursuit. Young and Janssen would tangle on lap seven, handing the lead over to Cody Young, who would go on to dominate the rest of the main event. The Young family would sweep the next three positions, with Brandon, Shawn, and Jim finishing second through fourth. Shawn Young won the Demo Car dash, with Brandon Young winning the Demo Truck dash. Heat race wins went to Patch Knopf and Jim Young.

 

The Bombers had the last main event of the evening, with Stuart Campbell and Mike Whitley leading the field to the green for the 75 lap Madden Cup. The caution would come out on lap one for Terry Leerholm, who had a throttle stick on his #23 Camaro going into turn three. Leerholm was okay, but the car was done for the rest of the night. On the restart Campbell would retake the lead before being passed by Jarrod Soberg on lap eighteen. Soberg would rage a battle with Cam Stanfield for the lead for the next few laps, before Stanfield started to drop back with overheating issues. On lap forty one, the red flag would come out for an incident involving Ron Noulette, Stuart Campbell, Tony Kambo, and Brian Wakelin. Noulette lost a motor going into turn three, with Campbell, Kambo, and Wakelin all spinning in his oil and making contact with the wall. On the restart, Soberg would pull away from Bill Gallacher, who was the only other car on the lead lap. Gallacher would drop out with overheating issues twelve laps from the finish, leaving Soberg uncontested for the win. Dylan Ross finished two laps behind in second, with Ron Benham, Brian Calderwood, and Bill Gallacher rounding out the top five. Soberg would later be disqualified do to illegal springs, handing the win over to Dylan Ross. Only four cars were running at the end of the main event out of fifteen starters.

May 13 Event Schedule

DEMO NIGHT Saturday May 13,  2017


2:15 Pit Pass Sales begin

 

2:30 Back Gate Opens & Tech for Mini Fig 8, Claimers, & Demos opens. Bombers will Scale after the Pit Meeting.

 

3:30 Practice

Claimers

3:30 - 3:40

4:00 - 4:10

Bombers & Demo Cars/Trucks

3:40 - 4:00

4:20 - 4:40

Mini Fig 8’s

4:40 - 5:05

 

5:15 Pit Meeting  - Bombers head to scales immediately following meeting.

 

5:30 Qualifying

Mini Fig 8 Single Car - Enter from turn 4

Claimers Group (5 Cars - 4 Laps) - Enter from backstretch

Bombers Group (5 Cars - 4 Laps) - Enter from turn 4

Demo Cars/Trucks Group (5 Cars - 4 Laps) - Enter from backstretch

 

6:00 WESTSHORE TOWING FAN FEST(time permitting)

 

6:35 Opening Ceremonies/National Anthem

 

6:40 Trophy Dashes

Claimers

4 laps

All Trophy presentations will take place at the conclusion of the last Dash. If you win and would like your car in the picture please line up in Turn 4 at the entrance to the track ready to pull out onto the front stretch.

Bombers

4 laps

Trucks

4 laps

Cars

4 laps

Mini Fig 8

4 laps

 

 

7:00 Heat Races

Heat Race Trophy Presentations. Heat Race Winners please come to Victory Square to receive your Trophy


7:55 Island Bakery Bread Toss

8:00 Main Events

Mini Fig 8

8 laps

Mini Fig 8

20 laps

Claimers

8 laps

Claimers

20 laps

Bombers

8 laps

Cars/Trucks

15 laps

Trucks

8 laps

Cars

8 laps

Bombers

75 laps

All Times are Approximate and Subject to Change

Western Speedway Races through the RAIN!

By Cole Sorenson,

 

For the second weekend in a row the weather wreaked havoc on the racing program at Western Speedway, with heavy rain drenching the track for the second race of the season for the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Mini Figure 8’s, and Loan Rangers Financial Claimers for the Freedom Rent to Own Demo Night. There was also a special exhibition from Richlock Rentals Capital Drift, whose drivers sloshed sideways through the puddles to entertain the brave  and slightly damp souls who endured the weather.

 

The first main event of the evening was for the Mini Figure 8’s, with David Newell and Tanner Jacobs leading the field to the green flag. Jacobs would get the early lead before being rammed into the wall while trying to cut through the busy intersection, handing the lead over to Kail Beck. Beck would lead all the way to the checkered flag, with Kyle Ridley, Rhett Szevics, Riley Noyce, and Mike Noyce rounding out the top five. The dash win went to David Newell, with heat race wins going to Kyle Ridley and Rhett Szevics.

 

The Loan Ranger Financial Claimers rolled onto the track for their main event, with John Cayer and Morgan Tallyn leading the field to the green. Cayer would lead early before being passed by Nolan Perry on lap four. Four laps later Perry would be passed for the lead by Curtis Boyce, who sped away from the field and looked set for the win until a right front tire went down with two laps to go, allowing Perry to catch back up and pass Boyce coming off of turn four to take the checkered. Curtis Boyce, Ryan Alexander, John Cayer, and Craig Matthews rounded out the field. The dash win went to John Cayer, with the heat race win going to Curtis Boyce.

 

Only five cars elected to brave out the rain and race for the Bombers, with the main event being shortened to eight laps. Mitch Hinton and Dylan Ross made up the front row, with Hinton jumping out to an early lead. On lap seven, Hinton spun, handing the lead over to Brian Wakelin, who would sweep the evening with a dash, heat, and main event win. Cam Stanfield, Dylan Ross, Mitch Hinton, and Stuart Campbell rounded out the field.

 

 The last main event of the evening was for the Demo Cars and Trucks, with Tim Bunyan and Colton Brown leading the field to the green flag. Jake Matthews would jump out to an early lead, before being forced into the turn four mud, with the car eventually getting stuck and requiring a tow to get out. Jim Young inherited the lead, with son Shawn right behind him in second. The Young Family Feud would end with Jim in victory lane, and Shawn in second. Craig Holfeld, Brandon Young, and Patch Knopf rounded out the top five.


The next race at Western Speedway is the Allterra Construction Night at the Races, featuring the season opener for the Keg Late Models, Wayne’s Trucking Winged Super Sprints, and the Island Dwarf Cars. The evening will also feature the second race of the season for the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars. For more information, head to www.westernspeedway.net, or like us on Facebook, and we’ll see you at the races.

Western Speedway Wins the Race against Mother Nature

By Cole Sorenson,

 

This past Saturday night, Western Speedway played host to the Vapour Solutions Night at the Races, featuring the Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, OTRA, and the Marlin Motors Hornets. Persistent showers forced the cancellation of Westshore Towing Fan Fest, as well as Trophy Dashes, but the shorten racing program still delivered plenty of excitement.

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The first main event of the evening was for the Marlin Motors Hornets, with Tracey Goldbeck on pole to start the main event. Mitch Melin would nab the early lead, with Jason Day following close behind in second. The red flag would come out for a crash on lap 2, when Kelly Goldbeck and Nolan Perry made contact going into turn 1.Both drivers slammed the wall head on, with Goldbeck being transported to Victoria General Hospital  with a broken leg. When the race restarted, Jason Day would assume the top spot, and would pull away for another big track win in the hornets. Mitch Melin, Kevin Knight, Gennifer Isles, and Ryan McHale rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to Craig Hunter and Jason Day.

 

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The Mini Stocks were next up, with Matt Szauer and Caleb Van Bree on the front row. Van Bree would jump out to an early lead, before the caution would come out on lap 3 for Jason Day, who broke a rear end and spun going into turn 1. On the restart, Daryl Cahill would charge into the lead, bringing Ryan Patterson with him into second. Patterson would brush the wall coming off of turn 4, which allowed Cahill to drive away with the win. Patterson, Caleb Van Bree, Matt Szauer, and Alex Mouner rounded out the top five, with Caleb Van Bree snatching the heat race win,

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The Old Timers were up next, with Chris Miller and Larry Joyce leading the field to the green. Miller would nab the early lead, but Troy Tarbuck would drive around him on the outside on lap 5 to snatch the top spot. Tarbuck’s lead was also short lived, as George Jenson would roar around the outside of Tarbuck for the top spot on lap 10, and picking up the year where he left off last season, in victory lane. Kail Beck, Doug Richens, Troy Tarbuck, and Matt Verhagen rounded out the top five, with Troy Tarbuck and Chris Miller nabbing heat race wins. A scary incident in qualifying saw Cornelia Morrison in the number 28 C&D Racing Ford suffer a medical emergency during qualifying. Cornelia managed to bring the car to a safe stop on the back straight, and was transported to Victoria General Hospital for observation and further testing.

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The Galaxy Motors Stock Cars would roll onto the track for 30 laps of action, with Ronnie Kiefert and Mark Lockhart on the front row for the green flag. Richard Milne would drive around both Kiefert and Lockhart on lap 2, with Aaron Cameron locked on his rear bumper. Milne would have Cameron and Dave Reside locked on his rear bumper for the next 20 laps, with Brendan Moore and Spencer Carlson also joining the fight for the lead. With two laps to go, Aaron Cameron made his move, placing the #52 out in front, and snatching his first career main event win in the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars. Brendan Moore, Spencer Carlson, Dave Reside, and Richard Milne rounded out the top five, with Rhett Smith and Chris McInerney bringing home heat race wins. Spencer Carlson reset the Stock Car track record with an 18.276 in qualifying.

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The last main event of the evening was reserved for the Richlock Rentals WILROC Non Winged Sprint Cars. Duane Zeinstra and Dave Emmerson started on the front row for the 30 lap main event, which started with a crash in turn one on the opening lap. When the dust settled, Dave Emmerson and Mike Haslam were both knocked out of contention, with Brad Purdey and Morgan Giles able to rejoin the race. On the restart, Jeff Montgomery went around the outside for the lead, a spot he would not relinquish for the rest of the night, leading flag to flag for yet another main event win at Western Speedway. James Miller finished a career best second, with Ryan Orchard, Jeff Bird, and Duane Zeinstra rounding out the top five. Heat race wins went to Dave Emmerson and Jeff Bird.

 

The next race at Western Speedway is April 29th, when the track plays host to the Freedom Rent to Own Demo Night, featuring the LORDCO Auto Parts Demo Series, Bombers, Mini Figure 8’s, Loan Ranger Financial Claimers, and Richlock Rentals Capital Drift. Head to Western Speedway for more information, and we’ll see you at the races.

Old Timers Racing Association set to open their 40th Season of Competition

by Chris Jenson

            The O.T.R.A. starts its 40th season on the 22nd of April,  2017 and it looks to be another exciting year.  The 2016 season had 7 different main event winners, lead by  George "the Jet" Jenson driving the #25 1933 Dodge Sedan, ending the year with 5 Feature Wins including Yakima Washington,  Roseburg Oregon, and 3 at Western Speedway. Wins at Yakima and Roseburg came in Jenson’s first ever starts at the tracks.  Jenson captured the Ronny Mayell Memorial, and  Denny Rand Memorial at Western Speedway. Jenson considers his victory in the Denny Rand Memorial to be the most precious of all his victories, as Denny was his Brother in law.

            The Jet will have a tough year repeating his 2016 success as Troy Tarbuck in the #24 Terry Cessford rebuilt tribute car and 2016 Rookie of the year Doug the slug Richens' #54 1929 ford, entering their sophomore years, will be strong contenders for more Feature wins in 2017. Troy finished 2016 with two wins, along with one for Doug. Driving the #35 1929 Ford, Kail "the snail" Beck had a strong 2016 season including a win in Roseburg Oregon. He will be looking for his first win on his home track Western Speedway. Chris Miller #71, 2016’s Most Improved Driver will also be on the hunt for his first win.  Veteran drivers Joe Dardengo #09, Larry Joyce in the new #22, Roger Beck #42 and Jim "papa smurf" Giles #03 will make for an exciting mix of old and young drivers mixing it up. 2017 will showcase a strong rookie class including George Jenson’s daughter Kaylyn Jenson in Daryl Simpson’s #12, Chris "the Hammer" Hamber in the #18  formerly Larry Joyce’s car #22, Robin Trotter #2 in Duane Zeinstra’s old #11, and Blaze Bateman bringing back a very fast car from the 1980s, the former Rob Scott #32.  Rounding out the OTRA 2017 field is Kiff Saunders, Matt Verhagen, and Andrew Hawthorne sharing the drivers duty of the #34 car, The Mother Son duo of Shawn Morrison #82 and Cornelia Morrison #28, Doug Richens’ Dad Dave Richens in the #17 car, and Paul Verhagen in the #43.

            The 2016 the racing season saw Troy Tarbuck  return the Terry Cessford #24 car to the track and in the 2017 season after being fully restored, and made better than before the #00 car driven by Tracy Cessford will be making its way back to Western Speedway. Andy Muir’s car #79 could also see the track, along with a new surprise owner of the #1 1930 Hudson, formerly owned by James Campbell. Rumour has it that we may see the return of a few veteran drivers to pilot the #1 Hudson that could include O.T.R.A. legends Rob Scott and Dan Morneau. The new owner of the #1 Hudson is a household name in Langford and his continued commitment and support of Western Speedway and O.T.R.A is great for the Community. Watch for him to be revealed and assume the driving duties on a few occasions during the 2017 season.

            The First race of the 40th Season for the O.T.R.A. is the Vapour Solutions Night at the Races on April 22 and will also feature the Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Richlock Rentals Non Winged Sprint Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, and the Marlin Motors Hornets.

News Bulletins

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!

Event Details Here

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

Keg Late Models, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stock, OTRA, & Dwarf Cars. It's going to be an action packed night at the Races, don't miss out!

WestCoast Tire & Wheel Strawberry Cup THIS Friday & Saturday Night

Featuring the Smith "N" Gordon Vintage Modifieds, Richlock Rentals Non-wing Sprint Cars, & Wayne's Trucking Super Sprints. 

Advance Tickets available at the Market on Millstream or HERE

ARE YOU READY FOR THE HARDEST HITTING WEEKEND OF THE SEASON???

This Saturday Night is the Triangle RV Team Demo Night, featuring the Howie's Car Corral Total Destruction! Also, on tap, the Lordco Demo Series, Bombers, & Loan Rangers Financial Claimers. Get your Event Details and Advance Tickets Here

MARKET STORES MONSTER TRUCKS!!!! Freestyle Motocross! Drifters! & a FIRE Breathing Dragon!

Friday Night, Saturday Night, & Sunday afternoon. 3 BIG shows to choose from. Don't miss out on all the action. Get your advance tickets now at the Market on Millstream or online HERE

Event Details HERE

Big-O Tires Westshore Night at the Races!

Richlock Rentals Sprint Cars, Galaxy Motors Stock Cars, Sooke Disposal Mini Stocks, & Old Timers this Saturday Night! Get Event Information and TICKETS here.

Westshore Transmissions Night at the Races

Lordco Demo Cars/Trucks, Mini Fig 8's, Loan Rangers Financial Claimers, & 75 lap Madden Cup for the Bombers.

Click Here for Event Details and Advance Tickets.

The Wayne's Trucking Super Sprints make their debut THIS WEEKEND! Also, The Keg Late Model Series, Island Dwarf Cars, & Galaxy Motors Stock Cars.

For information and advance tickets, CLICK HERE. Get your TICKETS NOW and beat the lines. 

Races are on!

Come watch the LORDCO DEMO SERIES, Bombers, and LOAN RANGERS Financial Claimers battle it out. Front Gates open at 4:30, Qualifying at 5:30, WESTSHORE TOWING FANFEST at 6. Don't miss out!

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