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Double mains help racing leaders pad season points totals

Kyle Cottam was the fastest driver around the track in more ways than one Saturday at Western Speedway.

The stock car driver posted fast qualifying time of 18.447 seconds to start the night, bided his time in the trophy dash and heat races (he was third in the second trophy dash), then proceeded to reel off wins in both 50-lap main events in the class.

After beating runner-up Mark Lockhart to the line in the first feature, points leader Cottam outraced second-place finisher Kevin Knight to the checkered flag in the second race.

Knight did win the second heat race, while other winners were Wayne Hart in the first dash, Dave Reside in the second and Brian Clutchey in the first heat race.

Wade Bland added to his slim lead in the late model standings by winning the first 50-lap main event and taking runner-up in the second main behind winner Dave Hemrich.

Bland, who also finished third in the second heat race behind winner Darrell Midgley and runner-up Rory Smith, has a 19-point lead over Jason Terasenko.

Terasenko posted the fastest time on the night of 16.786 seconds, took second behind Bland in the first main and was third in the opening heat race, won by Brandon Carlson.

In Hornets, Daryl Cahill was the main man, winning both the 25-lap main event and second trophy dash ahead of runner-up Kevin Lawrenuk. Cahill also had a fast time of 20.124 seconds.

Other Hornet winners were Glenn Rand in the first trophy dash and Tristan Gait in the heat race.

This Saturday’s card (June 28) sees demo cars and trucks, bombers, mini figure 8s and mini trucks and total destruction. It’s military night, with any serving or retired member of the armed forces getting in free with a valid military ID card.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m., qualifying goes at 5:30 and racing starts at 6:30. See westernspeedway.net for details.

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