How sweet it is: Haslam takes Strawberry Cup

A winning pass late in the race helped Mike Haslam take the 2013 Strawberry Cup at Western Speedway in Langford on Saturday.

Mike Haslam cheers atop his car after winning the Strawberry Cup at Western Speedway on Saturday (June 15).

A winning pass late in the race helped Mike Haslam take the 2013 Strawberry Cup at Western Speedway in Langford on Saturday.

Haslam passed Lance Wade in the late stages of the 35-lap, non-wing sprint car event. Wade, Mark Stuart, and Jeff Bird finished next in the top four positions, respectively. Chris Root also had a strong showing at fifth place.

Western Speedway hosted the Strawberry Cup weekend on Friday and Saturday with the Old Time Racing Association, dwarf cars, Richlock Rentals non-wing sprint cars and winged sprint cars events, all open wheel events with the non-wing sprint as the main event.

Guy Barrett won the 20 lap winged sprint car series, holding off the eager Scott Aumen, who finished second. Aumen was putting pressure on Barrett at lap 18 but couldn’t make the final pass. Matt Mansell and Paul Verhagen finished third and fourth.

Racing continues on Saturday at Western Speedway (June 22), with Hornets and Island Stock Cars. Saturday is also Hall Of Fame Night honouring inductees new and previous. Racing at 6:30 p.m.

 

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