Cody Young celebrates his first bombers cars/trucks main event win of the year with a burnout in front of the grandstand on season championship night Saturday at Western Speedway. Jaime Morgan

Western Speedway racing season ends with bang

Busy finale in Langford sees 2016 champions crowned

Jaime Morgan, Brad Aumen, Brian Calderwood and Daryn Cahill were crowned champions in their respective divisions in one of the final action-packed evenings of racing at Western Speedway for the season.

Saturday evening’s racing included the Demo Cars and Trucks, Bombers, Hornets, Claimers and Mini Figure 8’s, with special events including a Car Jump by Wayne “The Train” Hart, Boat Races, Total Destruction and a fireworks display.

Going into the Demo Car and Truck main event, Morgan led the points standings over Brandon Young by just 40 points. Morgan started in the third row, with Young one spot ahead on the outside of the second row.

Young surged to the front but was quickly overtaken by Keith Hansen, with Morgan dropping back to seventh. But on lap seven, Hansen blew a front tire and gave the lead back to Young.

One lap later, Cody Young nudged his way past his brother for the lead and went on to claim his first main event win of the season.

Behind him, Hansen managed to charge back up to second, with Morgan finishing third, high enough for him to clinch the championship. Brandon and Shawn Young rounded out the top five, in that order.

The complete list of race winners and season champions crowned on the night:

Demos

Heat 1: George Haywood

Heat 2: Shawn Young

Main: Cody Young

Champion: Jaime Morgan

Bombers

Heat 1: Ron Benham

Heat 2, main: Brad Aumen

Champion: Aumen

Claimers

Heat 1: Jarrod Soberg

Heat 2: Gord Percival

Main: Rhett Smith

Champion: Brian Calderwood

Mini Figure 8’s

Heat 1, main: Daryn Cahill

Heat 2: Brenda Maber

Champion: Cahill

Hornets

Heat 1: Tyler Yates

Heat 2, main: Jason Day

– Contributed by Cole Sorenson

editor@goldstreamgazette.com

 

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