Western Speedway

A competitor navigates an obstacle Saturday during the Island Cup extreme 4x4 competition at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Racetrack group looking at 4 options for a new home for Western Speedway

President of Westshore Motorsports Park racing group says priority is salvaging of equipment

 

A competitor navigates an obstacle Saturday during the Island Cup extreme 4x4 competition at the Westshore Motorsports Park. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Westshore Motorsports Park looking at 4 options for new home

President of racing group says priority is in organizing salvaging of equipment from current site

 

In 1986, Rocky Horne became the full-time track announcer, kicking off an impressive 23-and-half-year announcing career. Rocky ‘silver tongue’ Horne coined many nicknames. (Contributed)

Nicknames part of racing legacy at Langford’s Western Speedway

From Len ‘Digger’ O’Dell to ‘Smokin’ Joe Liberatore, drivers have long attracted monikers

 

President Dave Ferguson of the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame said the museum will have to leave its current home at the Westshore Motorsports Park in September and is currently searching for space to store its artifacts. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)

Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame hoping to preserve artifacts before fall closure

The museum is looking for storage space until a new permanent home is found

President Dave Ferguson of the Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame said the museum will have to leave its current home at the Westshore Motorsports Park in September and is currently searching for space to store its artifacts. (Justin Samanski-Langille/News Staff)
Norm Wilcox in the #1 car. (Courtesy Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame)

Speedway legends establish Victoria Auto Racers Hall of Fame

Norm Wilcox looks back at his start in racing, establishment of hall of fame

Norm Wilcox in the #1 car. (Courtesy Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame)
Western Speedway legend Dave Cooper holds one of the many trophies from his racing days. (Black Press Media file photo)

Western Speedway racing legend ‘The Flying Plumber’ had all the tools

Dave Cooper recalls car crashes, his first win, and more in Langford

Western Speedway legend Dave Cooper holds one of the many trophies from his racing days. (Black Press Media file photo)
A 1971 crash involving driver Larry Pollard. (Photo by Barrie Goodwin)

Speedway Spotlight: Catching the action in Langford at full speed at Western Speed

Speedway photographer Barrie Goodwin shares life behind the lens

A 1971 crash involving driver Larry Pollard. (Photo by Barrie Goodwin)
Taking down the bleachers board by board is Andy Cottyn, who built the wooden structure at Western Speedway. (Photo submitted)

Western Speedway fueled lifelong dream of Langford track legend Andy Cottyn

‘I have experiences that money can’t buy,’ Cottyn would have done it all again in a heartbeat

Taking down the bleachers board by board is Andy Cottyn, who built the wooden structure at Western Speedway. (Photo submitted)
Langford Mayor Stew Young remembers the speedway as the biggest event in town for many of Langford’s early years. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)

Speedway Spotlight: Stew Young remembers growing up at the racetrack in Langford

Mayor hopeful there will be another 50 years of memories at the races

Langford Mayor Stew Young remembers the speedway as the biggest event in town for many of Langford’s early years. (Bailey Moreton/News Staff)
Jim Laird #52, Howie Bianchi #2, and Jimmy Wilburn prepare for their race in 1935 in front of a capacity crowd at Willows Speedway in Oak Bay. (Photo contributed)
Jim Laird #52, Howie Bianchi #2, and Jimmy Wilburn prepare for their race in 1935 in front of a capacity crowd at Willows Speedway in Oak Bay. (Photo contributed)
Daryl Crocker has managed the speedway for the past seven seasons. (Courtesy Wildlight Motorsports Photography)

Westshore Motorsports Park’s final season in Langford spins into high gear

General manager Daryl Crocker looks ahead at final season’s schedule

Daryl Crocker has managed the speedway for the past seven seasons. (Courtesy Wildlight Motorsports Photography)
The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)

Non-profit developing plan for new motorsports park on West Shore

Group working in advance of impending closure of Westshore Speedway after 2022 season

The Vancouver Island Safe Speed Association has developed an early concept for a new motorsports park that includes most of the elements of the current Westshore Speedway, due to close after the 2022 season. (Photo courtesy of VISSA)
1957 – “6 Mile House”-sponsored #4 1932 Ford Stockcar with (left to right) Frank Morris, Ted Mackenzie, Bill Sim and driver Gerry Sylvester. (Bud Glover photo/Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame)
1957 – “6 Mile House”-sponsored #4 1932 Ford Stockcar with (left to right) Frank Morris, Ted Mackenzie, Bill Sim and driver Gerry Sylvester. (Bud Glover photo/Victoria Auto Racing Hall of Fame)
The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, are up for rezoning. (CBRE Victoria)

UPDATED: Western Speedway property is up for rezoning

Rezoning application to be considered during Feb. 8 committee meeting

The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, are up for rezoning. (CBRE Victoria)
The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, have been sold under a conditional contract. (CBRE Victoria photo)

Western Speedway sale gets the green light

Public to learn new buyer’s intentions, purchasing price in early 2021

The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, have been sold under a conditional contract. (CBRE Victoria photo)
After surviving prostate cancer, David Smith decided to take the driver’s seat in life. The 70-year-old competed in the Canada 200 on the weekend and plans to continue racing as long as he can. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Langford racing enthusiast back in driver’s seat of life after surviving aggressive cancer

70-year-old David Smith finishes mid-pack in Canada 200 race at Western Speedway

After surviving prostate cancer, David Smith decided to take the driver’s seat in life. The 70-year-old competed in the Canada 200 on the weekend and plans to continue racing as long as he can. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)
View Royal’s Meghan Mrozinski is recovering after a brutal fall from her horse in late June that left her with a spinal cord injury. Her GoFundMe page has already raised over $25,000 for recovery funds. (Moira McCollom photo)

Western Speedway holding fundraiser for woman injured in fall from horse

July 18 bottle drop-off will benefit 27-year-old suffering from spinal cord injury

View Royal’s Meghan Mrozinski is recovering after a brutal fall from her horse in late June that left her with a spinal cord injury. Her GoFundMe page has already raised over $25,000 for recovery funds. (Moira McCollom photo)
Local Western Speedway drivers bring the thrill to fans at home while helping the Goldstream Food Bank. (Screenshot/iwesternspeedway.com)

Western Speedway brings racing home, feeds those in need

Realistic online racing series runs Sundays May 17 to June 7

Local Western Speedway drivers bring the thrill to fans at home while helping the Goldstream Food Bank. (Screenshot/iwesternspeedway.com)
The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, are on the market. (CBRE Victoria)
The Western Speedway, and the 80.97 acres of land on which it sits, are on the market. (CBRE Victoria)
Jeff Montgomery won his second Strawberry Cup in three years at Western Speedway on June 14 and 15. (Photo contributed by Wildlight Photography)

Jeff Montgomery claims another Strawberry Cup at Western Speedway

Langford-based Montgomery family has deep roots at the track

  • Jun 18, 2019
Jeff Montgomery won his second Strawberry Cup in three years at Western Speedway on June 14 and 15. (Photo contributed by Wildlight Photography)