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A Photo Essay by Erich Eichhorn (ISN)

September 1, 2013, Victoria, BC (ISN) – ISN’S Erich Eichhorn spent the night a Western Speedway shooting a pictorial on racing, life on the track, and in the pits. Enjoy!


Part of a racing family, Shawnigan Lake driver Chris McInerney ( center ), overall points winner of the Canada 200 Saturday night at Western Speedway, poses with family and crew – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )


Jason Tarasenko, winner of the Late Model Class Reg Midgley Canada 200  at Western Speedway Saturday night – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Car #14, driven by local Brandon Carlson, his front brakes glowing, comes in to turn one hot. – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

The race was nothing but a blurr for driver Geoff Morris, front brakes glowing. Morris would finish fifth in the late model division of the Reg Midgley Canada 200. – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

A stock car driver’s best friend is always near by to help out when needed – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Tire of choice for most drivers, there was is no shortage of rubber in the pits at Western Speedway  – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Murray Dyck would post a best lap time of 17.575 seconds to finish in fourteenth position  – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Aaron Wilkie, #45, battles from the outside, in the back straightaway against Brad Purdy. Purdy would get the upper hand in  the fight,  besting Wilkie by two positions, finishing in 12th place – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Driver Chris McInerney, although finishing 3rd in his race, would take overall points victory  for the Canada 200 Championship. – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Chris McInerney of Shawnigan Lake, poses with the spoils of a Canada 200 Championship win, would be overall points champion Saturday night – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Daryl Crocker, earning his spot in the winners circle with a Canada 200 stock car victory poses with family and the spoils that come with the win. Crocker completed the 75 laps in 42:11.927. – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Stock cars take the checkered flag during racing action at Western  Speedway Saturday night  – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Daryl Crocker takes the Stock Car group victory crossing the finish line in 42:11.927  – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

These cups couldn’t be bought on the menu at Western Speedway, but if you had a stock car, and ice in your veins, you might have won one of these Saturday night racing in the Canada Cup 200  – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Driver Andrew Wilson, perhaps a little more steamed than his race car, bails out of his  car unsure of a pending fire or coolant loss eighteen laps into his racing bid  – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

The track became a little crowded coming out the second turn as Reside, Steen, and Smith fight for position  – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Chris McInerney’s vehicle appears to start to go sideways, but is able to correct to stay on track for a third place win Saturday Night. McInerney won Friday night’s race to put him in a great spot to win the Overall Points Championships  – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

A race car’s version of a sun roof, or an idea for those too tall for the car? – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

McInerney tries to hold inside track position in turn number one – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Driver Brandon Carlson, looking for the win, appeared, as many, to have a lot at “STEAK”  to win for themselves and their sponsors – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Ken Jorgensen vehicle looked good, and raced well, finishing in sixth place in the Canada Cup 200 – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Local driver, Brandon Carlson, would race his vehicle to an eight place finish Friday night at Western Speedway – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Bart Smith’s car shone pre-race for spectors to view. Spectators with pit-passes were afforded the opportunity to interact and view the race cars and interact with drivers at Western Speedway Saturday night – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )

Ear protection in hand, a young race fan gets to meet driver Brandon Carlson,  get his autograph and talk racing. – Erich Eichhorn image ( www.allsportmedia.ca )