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Strawberry Cup race at Western Speedway; community sports updates

Fans of open-wheel racing will be out in droves at Western Speedway at the annual Strawberry Cup on Saturday
Doug Richens (54) and Cam Wilkinson (38) have a close shave on the track at Western Speedway during mini figure-eight racing action June 8. This weekend sees a double-barrelled card spotlighting the sprint cars and the Strawberry Cup tonight and tomorrow.

Fans of open-wheel racing will be out in droves at Western Speedway this weekend, as the annual Strawberry Cup races take over the Langford tri-oval.

The Wilroc series sprint cars hit the track Friday (June 14) and Saturday, vying for the right to hoist the cup.

They’ll start qualifying laps at 5:30 p.m. both nights, with the racing starting at 6:30.

As an added attraction, the winged sprint cars will be on hand for what is being classed as a “demonstration,” but with all the same elements of regular racing. They’ll have dash and heat races, plus a 20-lap main both nights.

Filling in the weekend race card are the Old Timers Racing Association  classics, as well as dwarf cars.

The front gate opens to the public at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and youth age 13 to 18, $10 for children 7 to 12 and military, and $45 for a family pack of two adults and four children.

Visit for more information.

Oak Bay Lawn Bowling hosts club tournament

It was a busy day on the greens in Carnarvon Park last Saturday, as Oak Bay Lawn Bowling staged its club tournament. Al Neumair and Jack Coupe came away with the McEwan trophy as men’s pairs winners, beating out Michael Lum and Steve Dix.

The Maddalon trophy for women’s pairs was captured by Donna Blackstock and Gail Baxter, who defeated Kay Alexander and Karen Evans.

In Rose Bowl play on the day, club members Pat Thomas and Louise Mason combined to win the ladies pairs A section, while Mary Lou Richards and Jennifer Letkeman won the B section.

Oak Bay’s Allan Wood won the C section men’s singles event to win the Peace trophy.

B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur golfers do battle in Abbotsford

After struggling in the opening round, David Barker played steady golf to finish at 12-over par 222, good for 13th spot and the top Victoria placing in the B.C. Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship last week at Ledgeview Golf Club in Abbotsford. Barker followed an 81 with rounds of 71 and 70 to finish at 222, 10 shots behind winner Kris Yardley of Maple Ridge.

Other Victoria players in the top 20 included Jeff Din at 224 (tied for 16th) and Cole Shaw at 225 (tied for 20th).

Victoria Sport and Social Club promotes fun on the grass

Looking for a good workout and a chance to meet new people in a recreational environment? The Victoria Sports and Social Club is hosting a grass dodgeball tournament June 30, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Topaz Park. The event includes prizes, alcoholic beverage garden, live music and lots of game time.

Visit to register your team. Cost is $100 per team or $20 for individuals.