Crew members inspect the damage on the No. 10 car of Steven Dardengo

Wild finale at Western Speedway

Drivers contest titles in five separate racing categories

It was championship night at Western Speedway on Saturday as racers in five car classes competed for trophies and bragging rights.

While plenty of battles were waged during the evening, Justin Woodske swept his races in the mini-stock division. He was the fastest qualifier, posting the quickest lap time of 18:870 seconds. After zooming to a win in the heat race, Woodske captured the 25-lap main event ahead of Sean Constantine in second, Alex Mouner in third and Caleb VanBree in fourth.

VanBree took second in the heat, followed by Mouner.

The late-model series saw Rory Smith warm up by winning the second heat race, then roar to victory in the first of two 50-lap main events, ahead of Brent Morris, Jason Terasenko and Geoff Morris, in order.

Terasenko, who previously posted fast qualifying time of 16:853 seconds, showed his speed in the second finale, crossing the line first followed by Brandon Carlson, Geoff Morris and Smith. Morris had won the first heat.

In the stock car class, Kevin Knight won the 35-lap main event, followed in order by Chris McInerney, Brandon Steen and Rhett Smith. Knight had placed second behind McInerney in the first heat race, while Daryl Crocker, the fastest qualifier at 18:357 seconds, won the second heat.

In the always wild and wooly Wilroc wingless sprint cars racing, Wayde Heckford took the checkered flag in the 30-lap main, beating out second-place finisher Deter Lejeune. Duane Zeinstra finished third followed by Mike Haslam.

The fastest qualifier was Jeff Bird (16.123 seconds), whose best effort was a fourth-place finish in the first heat.

Dave Emmerson won that race, while Mark Stuart won the second heat, edging out Heckford.

Old Time Racers Association driver James Miller warmed up with a win in the second heat race before capturing the cup for a victory in the 25-lap main event. George Jenson finished second in the main followed by Denis Morneau and Roger Beck.

Duane Zeinstra timed in fastest at 18:30 seconds, while the first heat was won by Steven Dardengo, whose car had part of the roof sheared off in a crash later in the evening.

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