Western Speedway hosted day two of the Canada 200 weekend with the running of the Fountain Tire Street Stock Driver Challenge and the Reg Midgley Memorial Canada 200 for the Late Model Series on Sunday night. Trophy Dash wins went to Geoff Morris and Geoff Robinson in the Late Models while Bob Olsen and Kyle Cottam picked up the Trophies for the Stock Car Series. Heat race victories went to Brian Proppe and Brandon Steen also in the Stock Car Series.
Andrew Wilson and Mark Lockhart shared the front row for a seventy-five lap Feature race for the 2nd race for the Fountain Tire Street Stock Driver Challenge at Western Speedway. Wilson led the first three laps until Lockhart got by for the lead by lap four and followed quickly by Jim Steen and Brian Proppe. Over the next few laps Brandon Steen and Ryan Wade were advancing forward taking the third positions by lap eleven. On lap fifteen Brandon took the 2nd position as Brain Clutchey also moved up in the top five. Over the next several laps the cars behind the leader changed places with regularity. On lap twenty-three, Ryan Wade moved under Lockhart and grabbed the lead as Brandon Steen began to drop back also letting Clutchey by for the 2nd position. On lap twenty-nine the yellow came out for some debris in turn one just as Wade had built a very good lead. On the double file restart, Wade had Bob Kuhn share the front row for the return to green flag racing. Wade got the best jump and went back to the lead with Kuhn running 2nd followed by Clutchey and Chris McInerny. On lap thirty-four McInerny took the 3rd spot dropping Clutchey back to 4th as Dave Reside took over the 5th spot. On lap sixty, the yellow came out again but on the double file restart, Wade got the lead right back and went on to capture his 2nd Feature in a row followed by Kuhn, McInerny, Mike Sproule, and Clutchey. With the win, Wade was the point leader at Western and Kuhn was the point leader over the four race Street Stock Drivers Series.
Rhett Smith and Aaron Wilkie led seventeen cars to the green flag for the start of 200 laps of racing for the Reg Midgley Canada 200 Trophy, one of the most prestigious and difficult races to win at Western Speedway. Smith got the best jump and grabbed the lead and it took several laps to see Rory Smith, Brandon Carlson, and Geoff Morris move into contention running in a line. On lap twenty, Morris moved into the 2nd position while Rory Smith, Carlson and Aaron Wilkie remained in the top five positions. On lap thirty-two, Morris passed for the lead as Dave Hemrich moved into the fifth spot and started his forward run. On lap fifty-eight the yellow came out and then all of a sudden the lights along the frontstretch went out bringing out a red flag. After a rather lengthy delay, the lights were fired up and so were the cars. On the double file restart, Morris had Carlson share the front row for the green flag. Morris got away again followed by Carlson and Rory Smith. On lap sixty-two the yellow came out again as Rhett Smith’s car quit and he had to have help to get to the pits. On another double file restart, Morris had Hemrich to his outside with Wade Bland moving into the 3rd position over the next couple laps. On lap sixty-nine the yellow came out again as Smith turned around by himself. Again Hemrich chose the outside for the double file restart with Morris and again Morris got the best start and went back to the lead with Hemrich and Bland running one, two, three. On lap eighty, Darrell Midgley moved into contention taking the 4th position. On lap 100, the red came out at the half way marker to allow for a fuel stop.
On the double file restart, Hemrich again chose the outside front row for the resumption of green flag racing. Three laps later Hemrich wrestled the lead away from Morris as Bland, Midgley, and now Jason Tarasenko gave chase running one through five. Another short yellow for a spinning car and this time Hemrich had Wade Bland share the front row for the resumption of racing. On lap one thirty-three Bland got the jump and took over the lead followed by Hemrich, Midgley, and Rob Angus. Over the next several laps positions changed quite often as the top four cars separated themselves from the rest of the field. On lap one sixty-three, the yellow came out again and again Hemrich tried the outside row for the restart. Bland got away again with Hemrich dropping into 2nd with Midgely, Angus and Tarasenko in pursuit. On lap one ninety-four Tarasenko pulled his car to the pits with a lot of smoke coming from the engine compartment. Bland went on for the chequered flag with Hemrich, Midgley, Angus, and Carlson rounding out the top five positions. Members of the Midgley family and the Western Speedway Trophy Girls were on hand to present the top three drivers with their respective trophies.
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