Thrilling racing finishes at Western Speedway on the weekend

Langford tri-oval hosting total destruction event this Saturday

Jeff Montgomery, Wayne Hart, Matt Szauer and Riley Carter were the big winners in Saturday night auto racing action at Western Speedway.

Montgomery captured top spot in the highly competitive 30-lap sprint car main event, beating Mike Haslam, Guy Barrett and Dave Emmerson to the line, in that order. The winner enjoyed a nearly quarter-lap margin over Haslam and Barrett, who were neck and neck for second and third.

Montgomery warmed up by finishing second behind Ryan Orchard in the first heat race.

Hart took the checkered flag in the 20-lap stock car main event, beating second-place finisher Kevin Knight to the line by almost a full second, while Dave Reside finished third.

In the mini-stocks, Szauer won a four-way dash to the finish in the 20th lap of the feature main. Less than a second separated him, Ryan Patterson, Sean Constantine and Caleb Van Bree, who wound up second through fourth at the end.

Szauer collected a heat race win prior to the big race.

Carter topped the field in the dwarf car main event, beating out Brandon French, Tyler Peters and Tovay Helgesen, in that order. Carter also won the first heat race and was second in the trophy dash.

This Saturday sees the Eve of Destruction car jump event join a card that includes demo cars and trucks, bombers, mini figure 8s, a total destruction race and a bring-your-own boat race with $750 up for grabs. Gates open at 4:30 with qualifying at 5:30 and racing at 6:30 p.m.

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