Western 150 This Weekend July 21-23
For the first time since 2004, Super Late Model racing will return to Westshore Motorsports
The Arbutus RV Western 150 presented by the Wickertree will feature some of the best Super
Late Model drivers in B.C. as well as the son of a NASCAR Hall of Famer vying to become the
first driver since Mike Zamora to win a Super Late Model race at the storied Langford oval.
Island regulars such as Brandon Carlson, Darrell Midgley, Mike Haslam, Geoff Robinson and
David Smith will go up against Mainland competitors such as Dave Hemrich, Wes Mader and
Steve Lengert in a 150 lap affair that will see the powerful and agile Super Lates put to the test
on the flat 4/10ths of a mile oval.
Hershel McGriff Jr. will also make an appearance behind the wheel of a Super Late Model for
the Western 150. The former NASCAR Northwest Tour rookie of the year and Tucson
Speedway track champion is traveling from his home in Arizona in an effort to win the final
Super Late Model race ever held at Westshore Motorsports Park.
McGriff Jr.’s father and 2023 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Hershel McGriff will also make
the trip to Vancouver Island to serve as the grand marshall of the race. McGriff’s prolific racing
career began in 1945, with the former Canada 200 winner also being a member of the West
Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame and the Motorsports of America Hall of Fame. McGriff also holds
the distinction of being the oldest driver ever to compete in a NASCAR sanctioned race when
competed in the 2018 Port of Tucson Twin 100’s at the age of 90.
The Super Late Model drivers will also face stiff competition from the local Westshore
Motorsports Park Keg Late Model Series drivers. Although they might have less power and
adjustability, watch for drivers like Rory Smith, Kyle Cottam, Jason Frost and Rhett Smith to use
their local experience to stay up with the Super Lates and maybe challenge for the win.
The Arbutus RV Western 150 presented by the Wickertree kicks off Fri. July 22nd with
qualifying for the Super Late Models as well as a full night of racing with the Seawings Express
Stock Cars. The Western 150 will go green Sat. July 23rd with the Seawings Express Stock
Cars and Old Time Racers Association also in action.