IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS
Queensland Speedway Spares (QSS) World Series Sprintcars heads to Perth Motorplex for two nights of competition, this Friday and Saturday February 22nd and 23rd. The Championship will go down to the wire with Steven Lines continuing his remarkable run of form, to lead by a mere 7 points over Kerry Madsen and the powerhouse KMS operation. Meanwhile, after the throwing away a commanding race lead in Albany, nothing but a victory in Kwinana will do as James McFadden looks to keep his slim hopes of a 5th World Series Sprintcars title alive.
Behind the leading three, Brooke Tatnell will make his return in the #26 Diamond Motorsports entry, possibly acting as a Championship spoiler as he looks to end a part-time, and sometimes frustrating World Series campaign on a high note. 30 drivers have nominated for Rounds 9 and 10, in what should be a grandstand finish to one of the closest and most hard-fought series in recent memory.
Jordan Blyfield continues to lead the World Series Sprintcar Fantasy League, having maintained his gap to second place Ben Hodge. Perth Motorplex will be contested over two separate rounds, so players are reminded they will need to make two lots of selections for Rounds 9 and 10. Selections close at 4pm Perth local time on Friday afternoon, so login now at www.fantasyspeedway.com.au to register your team.
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JASON Kendrick strengthened his chances of claiming back to back championships in the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series when he claimed the round 12 feature race at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.
Kendrick, who started from P3, won the 30-lap final from James Inglis and Jamie Maiolo with the margin at completion being 2.992 seconds.
With three rounds of the series remaining he is on 2020 points, 18 better than Jamie Maiolo on 2002 and Brad Maiolo on 1968.
Going into this round the margin between Kendrick and Jamie Maiolo was only 12 points.
Ryan Lancaster, who started on pole, led for the first 10 laps before he dropped back a handful of spots and then failed to finish.
Kendrick took the lead on lap 10 and was never challenged for the rest of the journey, capping off a good night that also saw him set the Victory 1 Performance Quick Time and then take a heat race win.
Kaiden Manders, who started from P4, was in a front-running position before coming to an abrupt half in turns 1-2 on lap 10.
Four laps later the field bunched up when Todd Davis spun, forcing a restart.
By midrace distance Kendrick was leading from Inglis and Jamie Maiolo who had moved his way up from ninth.
There was contact between Jason Pryde and Taylor Milling on lap 16, putting them both out for the rest of the show.
By this stage Ben Van Ryt, who started from P7 in his debut 410ci race, was up to fourth and looking strong.
Unfortunately running the fence too hard saw the #75 limp to the infield in the latter stages of the final with a flat right rear tyre.
Ben Ellement, who started from P14, put in a workmanlike effort to finish in fourth and he was followed over the line by Andrew Priolo (from P6), Mitchell Wormall (from P10) and Kye Scroop (from P12).
Shaun Bradford was out on the last lap after tipping the #79 entry in pits bend.
Apart from Kendrick’s heat race win, other heats were won by Manders, Wormall and Scroop.
The next round of the series will be held at Albany Speedway next Saturday night, coinciding with the start of the WA leg for World Series Sprintcars.
1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Brad Maiolo, 3rd Daniel Harding, 4th Taylor Milling, 5th Ben Ellement, 6th Jason Pryde, 7th Todd Davis, 8th Ryan Lancaster. DNS: James Inglis.
1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Andrew Priolo, 3rd AJ Nash, 4th Ben Van Ryt, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Kye Scroop, 8th Shaun Bradford.
1st Mitchell Wormall, 2nd Ryan Lancaster, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Andrew Priolo, 5th Daniel Harding, 6th Ben Van Ryt, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Ben Ellement.
1st Kye Scroop, 2nd AJ Nash, 3rd Kaiden Manders, 4th Jason Kendrick, 5th James Inglis, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Todd Davis, 8th Taylor Milling. DNF: Jason Pryde.
1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd James Inglis, 3rd Jamie Maiolo, 4th Ben Ellement, 5th Andrew Priolo, 6th Mitchell Wormall, 7th Kye Scroop. DNF: Shaun Bradford, Ben Van Ryt, Jason Pryde, Taylor Milling, Todd Davis, Ryan Lancaster, Brad Maiolo, Kaiden Manders, Daniel Harding. DNS: AJ Nash.
Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series championship top 20 points:
Jason Kendrick 2020,
Jamie Maiolo 2002,
Bradley Maiolo 1968,
Kaiden Manders 1796,
Kye Scroop 1622,
Tom Payet 1470,
Andrew Priolo 1468,
Taylor Milling 1254,
Chace Karpenko 1112,
Ben Ellement 1062,
Jason Pryde 1058,
Mitchell Wormall 984,
Harli White 974,
Jamie Oldfield 862,
Shaun Bradford 818,
AJ Nash 769,
James Inglis 768,
Darren Mewett 672,
Ryan Lanaster 598,
Parker Price-Miller 572.
Teams will head back to Perth Motorplex on the 22nd and 23rd of February for World Series Grand Final.
Photo Credit – Peter Roebuck
Story Written by – Darren O’Dea
Western Australia’s Dayne Kingshott denied challengers from around the world to earn the Australian Speedcar Championship on Saturday night at Perth Motorplex.
Kingshott, who also earned his fifth State championship recently, couldn’t be stopped on the way to the title.
He completed a near perfect night, winning all three heat races and leading the feature race from start to finish.
Kingshott believed finding a rhythm helped ensure he was able to put space between himself and the pursuing teams.
“I think the key to winning on Saturday night was being the fastest and most consistent car,” he said. “Being at Perth Motorplex, there is nowhere to hide, so you have to be consistent lap after lap.
“The feature actually went a lot quicker than I expected. My car was dialled in from the start and I felt like I was setting the pace all along”.
“I cruised through the middle section of the race but when we had a restart with 15 laps to go, I knew it was time to step it up and put in the 15 best laps I could.”
As the laps counted down, Kingshott had to keep his emotions in check as he raced towards a long anticipated first national championship.
“I was pretty nervous towards the end, I was listening to every noise the car was making and just hoping it would make the distance”.
“When I got the chequered flag I was more relieved than anything. I feel like we have been close (to a national championship) a lot of times in the last five years, but I wasn’t sure if I would ever get one. To do it at home in front of my friends, family and sponsors was even more special. It really felt like it finally just all fell into place for us.”
Kingshott clinched the title from veteran NSW driver Adam Clarke and the USA’s Jason McDougal.
The Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series also lit up the track as Jason Kendrick racked up his fourth feature win of the season so far.
Kendrick said the track was tricky to master, with a narrow window of opportunity.
“There was a pretty big berm right next to the wall and some moisture on the exits,” he explained. “If you sailed the car in too hard it was so slick just below the berm that you would get loose and smash it into it. You had to keep your right rear tyre in just the right spot.”
World Series Sprintcars is now imminent, beginning in Albany this weekend and followed by the Grand Final at Perth Motorplex. Kendrick won the Motorplex Grand Final last season and said for him it was just more drivers to test his skills against.
“All of us race as hard as we can every week. I’m trying to lap everyone in the field. We are all racing as hard as we can, so when those guys are here it means there are some more guys we can beat.
“We’ve been really good at the Motorplex. We have that home ground advantage and hopefully we can do it again this year.”
Also taking wins on Saturday night at the Motorplex were Ash Hounsfield in the Wingless Sprints and Blake Iwanow in the Junior Sedans.
THE race to be the 2018-19 Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series Champion is set to heat up with four rounds of the main series remaining – and all kicking off at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night.
The return of some drivers from east coast duties, along with other local drivers who haven’t raced for a while, highlights the nomination list for round 12 of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series.
The latest round of the sprintcar series is part of a big night of racing at the Motorplex that also includes the Australian Speedcar Championship, Wingless Sprints, Junior Sedans and another round of the local Carbusters Holden Vs Ford Demolition Derby.
Mitchell Wormall, Jason Pryde and James Inglis are back in town after following the World Series Sprintcars trail across the country.
They will be joined by Shaun Bradford who has been sidelined from racing after three early-season appearances with work commitments and relocating from Perth to regional WA.
Adrian Haywood makes his first appearance for the season in the W88 and is expected to add some extra spice to the field.
We haven’t seen much of Robert Watson junior this season and he is back at the Kwinana Beach venue, fresh from a win on Saturday night in the Make Smoking History 360 Sprintcar Power Series at Northam.
Ben Van Ryt is also back in the frame and this is one of a couple of shows that he will be racing with a 410ci motor, rather than the regular 360ci engine he has driven with success.
Bunbury-based Todd Davis is back for another round of the series, mixing his time up between the Maddington Toyota-backed series at the Make Smoking History-backed series.
We are glad to hear that Ryan Lancaster is also back after suffering a back injury in a big crash in the first part of the season.
Jason Kendrick, the defending series champion, is on 1870 points, only just ahead of six-time champion Jamie Maiolo on 1857 and Brad Maiolo, a two-time champion, on 1846 points.
Kaiden Manders is the only other driver who could challenge these guys for the championship, but he is a fair way back on 1676 points.
He would need to gain maximum points at each round and hope the top three drop out of contention early in the big shows ahead.
Rounding out the top five is Kye Scroop on 1486.
Taylor Milling, who has been concentrating on local racing this season and recently enjoyed his first podium finish, will be looking to consolidate on his consistency that puts him in eighth overall in the points chase.
Add in Ben Ellement, Tom Payet, Jaydee Dack, AJ Nash and Andrew Priolo and it’s going to another big night of racing.
A strong field of at least 20 teams is locked in for this Saturday night’s action.
It will be followed by rounds at Albany on Saturday, February 16 and the Perth Motorplex on Friday, February 22 and Saturday, February 23 – which also double as the final rounds of World Series Sprintcars.
Saturday night nominations:
Andrew Priolo, AJ Nash, Jason Kendrick, Jaydee Dack, Jason Pryde, Ryan Lancaster, Taylor Milling, Ben Ellement, Shaun Bradford, Kaiden Manders, Todd Davis, Robert Watson junior, Ben Van Ryt, Brad Maiolo, Tom Payet, James Inglis, Adrian Haywood, Kye Scroop, Mitchell Wormall and Jamie Maiolo.
Jason Kendrick 1870,
Jamie Maiolo 1858,
Brad Maiolo 1846,
Kaiden Manders 1676,
Kye Scroop 1486,
Tom Payet 1470,
Andrew Priolo 1328,
Taylor Milling 1126,
Chace Karpenko 1112,
Harli White 974,
Jason Pryde 928,
Ben Ellement 920,
Jamie Oldfield 862,
Mitchell Wormall 846,
AJ Nash 694,
Shaun Bradford 684,
Darren Mewett 672,
James Inglis 622,
Parker Price-Miller 572,
Mark Dobmeier 540,
Ryan Lancaster 474,
Ben Van Ryt 402,
Todd Davis 368,
Ben Dickson 361,
Sean Zemunik 327,
Daniel Harding 324,
Ben Butcher 280,
Matthew Iwanow 276,
Jamie Landrigan 272,
Jaydee Dack 260,
Daniel Hartigan 260,
Kerry Madsen 150,
Chris Ackland 136,
Sam Borlini 126,
Ray Leonard 122,
James McFadden, Rob Mould 50 each.
The season will then round out with the Triple Challenge at Bunbury Speedway on Saturday, March 2 and the Perth Motorplex on Saturday March 30 and Saturday, April 13.
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Rhys Heinrich Wins National Title Thriller
Rhys Heinrich has won the SRE, Speedway Sedans Australia, National Street Stock Title at the Lucas Oils Kingaroy Speedway, in front of a massive crowd at the Showgrounds.
In one of the more extraordinary races seen in a National Street Stock Title, this one had it all, with more twists and turns than you could imagine.
It started with last years top two on the front row, with Anthony Beare again taking pole position for a National final, with Brad McClure starting on his outside, with the race being conducted in a clockwise direction, for the fourth year in a row. John Lodge and Mark Jennings would start on row two, while Robbie Faux and Lenny Bates would start on row three.
The race would be led by Anthony Beare in the early stages, with the race being run at a hectic pace, with drivers running three wide through the formative laps.
The first piece of drama would occur on lap four when Rhys Heinrich was sent to the rear of the field, after spinning by himself, at the finish line. At the same time, Michael Clark, who advanced from the B Main, would retire with a flat tyre. Dale Riley Jnr would also retire after just three laps, after qualifying sixteenth.
Upon the resumption, Beare continued to lead McClure, while behind the duo, any number of drivers would hold down third place in a spectacular race, with Lenny Bates, John Lodge, Robbie Faux and the Lodge for a second time, all being in third place within the first ten laps, in a race of ever changing fortunes. Lap nine would see Stephen English sent to the rear of the field for spinning, and Jason DeGoldi retired with over-heating issues at the same time.
In a great battle behind Beare, who again cleared away after the resumption, Robbie Faux moved to second place, deposing McClure back to third, as Jamie Oldfield moved to fourth on lap fifteen. The first four places were all National Title holders, having won ten of the last twelve titles, something that was going to hard to overcome for the remainder of the field.
Jamie Oldfield started to really make his presence felt on lap seventeen when he moved to third place, after starting from position nine. McClure had now dropped to fourth place, as Oldfield challenged Faux for second place. The battle raged for several laps before Oldfield got the better of Faux, moving to second place, as the West Australian then set out after Anthony Beare.
The pair have had some legendary battles across the years, and Saturday's nights A Main provided another highlight reel, as the pair traded the lead for numerous laps, with Oldfield passing Beare at one stage on the outside to take the lead, with the near capacity crowd roaring their approval. Oldfield held the lead for a brief period before his race was over with power steering issues, allowing Anthony Beare to re-take the lead, and again have a chance to become the first driver to win three consecutive titles.
The battle continued for the minor placings, with Beare a considerable distance ahead of the field, with the demise of Oldfield. Robbie Faux had moved to second place, while John Lodge had moved to third and Rhys Heinrich was fourth, a remarkable effort after being sent to the rear of the field, soon after the start.
Robbie Faux would be the next to succumb, retiring from the race while in second place, as the hot conditions continued to play havoc with man and machine. John Lodge moved to second ahead of Lenny Bates and Rhys Heinrich in a four way battle for the minor placings.
The drama though would not end their, with lap thirty seven being on of the most crucial laps in recent titles. The race would be brought to caution with three laps remaining, with saw Mick Dann and Jamie Lock watch the concluding stages from the infield. Anthony Beare's car was also showing signs of distress, emitting smoke, which the drivers behind became aware of as the race was ready to resume. As the field moved down the back straight to take the green, Beare blew a tyre and he immediately withdrew, handing the lead to Heinrich in one of the most remarkable comebacks ever seen.
Heinrich held the lead for the final three laps, downing Lenny Bates and John Lodge in a thrilling finish, with just 0.102 separating the pair. Mark Jennings and Brad McClure would finish fourth and fifth respectively, with Morris Ahearn sixth, Steven Gartner seventh, Craig Buchanan eighth, and Stephen English finishing ninth and the final finisher. Craig Buchanan's driver was full of merit after winning the B Main, the South Australian finished a credible eighth.
Heinrich was in disbelief with his victory, admitting to spinning by himself. "Luckily we did it early (referring to the spin which sent him to the rear), I had confidence before the race that we could win, as Robbie Faux won from that position in a previous title" Heinrich said.
A Main - 40 Laps: 1. S46 Anthony Beare, 2. V54 Brad McClure, 3. N76 John Lodge, 4. N11 Mark Jennings, 5. V16 Robbie Faux, 6. V74 Lenny Bates, 7. S32 Steven Gartner, 8. V43 Jamie Lock, 9. W29 Jamie Oldfield, 10. V5 Mick Dann, 11. S49 Rhys Heinrich, 12. Q88 Nathan Barbeler, 13. V34 Morris Ahearn, 14. Q22 Stephen English, 15. S132 Andy Maxwell Jnr, 16. T75 Dale Riley Jnr, 17. S47 Craig Buchanan, 18. V98 Michael Clark, 19. Q63 Jarrod Peacock, 20. V57 Jason DeGoldi
1. S49 Rhys Heinrich, 2. V74 Lenny Bates, 3. N76 John Lodge, 4. N11 Mark Jennings, 5. V54 Brad McClure, 6. V34 Morris Ahearn, 7. S32 Steven Gartner, 8. S47 Craig Buchanan, 9. Q22 Stephen English, 10. S46 Anthony Beare (37 laps), 11. V5 Mick Dann (37), 12. V43 Jamie Lock, (37), 13. V16 Robbie Faux (31), 14. W29 Jamie Oldfield (29), 15. S132 Andy Maxwell Jnr (19), 16. Q63 Jarrod Peacock (19), 17. Q88 Nathan Barbeler (15), 18. V57 Jason DeGoldi (8), 19. T75 Dale Riley Jnr (3), 20. V98 Michael Clark (3). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 1.595, Fastest Lap: 17.707 S46 Anthony Beare
Wayne Brims has tonight won his fourth New South Wales Super Sedan Title in twelve years, in a drama packed A Main, at Morris Park Speedway, Dubbo.
The event was thrown into chaos when the track lighting failed, causing nearly a three hour delay to the commencement of the Title, which eventually started at 8.50pm EST, after organisers, organised portable lighting towers to illuminate the darkened areas of the venue.
After six qualifying heats which saw victories to Brims, Tasmanian Steve Latham, South Australian duo Dave Gartner and Ryan Alexander, Australian Champion, Callum Harper and multiple Victorian Champion Lucas Roberts, it would be Latham and defending Champion Lachlan Onley who would start on the front row, after a very even night of competition.
The final would not get off to a good start though, with the initial start resulting in Steve Latham hitting the fence in turn three, ending his race before the completion of the opening lap.
The resultant complete re-start resulted in a massive crash in turn two, which eliminated five drivers from the race, including Dave Gartner, Leigh Williams, Darren Anning, Chris Blyton and Matt Williams.
None of the forty laps were yet completed, and six drivers, including four drivers who started in the top ten were now forced to watch the entire race from the infield.
When the race eventually did get underway, Wayne Brims would lead Onley, Ryan Alexander and Lucas Roberts, but another caution was called on lap nine, which ended Mick Nicola’s race, along with that of Ian Brims. Nicola hit the fence in turn two, and was in eighth place at the time.
On lap thirteen, Matt Pascoe made his move, jumping to third, as Alexander slipped to fifth. Positions then remained constant until lap twenty four, when Wayne Randall spun in turn four, bunching the field up for the final sixteen laps.
There would be more drama to unfold in the concluding stages, when Onley and Brims made contact, with Brims spinning, but no penalty was applied by the officials, who were unable to decide who was at fault, setting up a six lap race to the finish and the title.
Brims held off the resultant challenges in the final stanza, downing the defending Champion, to win his fourth New South Wales Super Sedan Title. Behind Onley was Matt Pascoe, followed by Lucas Roberts, Ryan Alexander, while Callum Harper finished in sixth place with Wayne Randall the final car left on track after the forty lap bruising affair.
A Main - 40 Laps: 1. N1 Lachlan Onley, 2. T8 Steve Latham, 3. V0 Lucas Roberts, 4. N111 Wayne Brims, 5. S1 Dave Gartner, 6. Q4 Leigh Williams, 7. A1 Callum Harper, 8. V1 Ryan Alexander, 9. N21 Darren Anning, 10. Q15 Matt Pascoe, 11. V3 Mick Nicola Snr, 12. N91 Chris Blyton, 13. Q3 Matt Williams, 14. Q0 Wayne Randall, 15. Q1 Peter Nicola, 16. N14 Mark Towers, 17. Q76 Ian Brims, 18. N33 Barry Towers
1. N111 Wayne Brims, 2. N1 Lachlan Onley, 3. Q15 Matt Pascoe, 4. V0 Lucas Roberts, 5. V1 Ryan Alexander, 6. A1 Callum Harper, 7. Q0 Wayne Randall, 8. N33 Barry Towers (34 laps), 9. N14 Mark Towers (16), 10. V3 Mick Nicola (8), 11. Q76 Ian Brims (8), 12. S1 Dave Gartner (0), 13. Q4 Leigh Williams (0), 14. N21 Darren Anning (0), 15. N91 Chris Blyton (0), 16. Q3 Matt Williams (0), 17. T8 Steve Latham (0). DNS: Q1 Peter Nicola.
WATTS WINS HOME TRACK 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
Mitch Watts did his home club of Leeton proud when on April the 30th he went on to defeat his
father in law and current Victorian champion Ross Maclean in a last lap pass as he crossed the line in
first place on a special 40th anniversary race night, Maclean second and Dave Walton finished in
With big events on the program for Super Sedans & Production Sedans the Goulburn Ovens Sedan
Association played the third string role on the card and in reality had the closest finish of the night in
Watts (# 54 Ace Smash Repairs – Commodore) began the evening in heat one with a victory over
Frank Gordon, Wally Dewar, Walton & Maclean. A six lap race on the 917 metre long track finished
with just over two and a half seconds between first and second at the finish line. Scott Callander
finished in seventh ahead of Mark Pollard, Jamie Atkins & Stuart Balins whilst Mick Pettit (# 6 MP
Sheds – Commodore), Mick Quinn & Mark Gordon were all non-finishers.
Off the front row Callander (# 24 Jindera Automotive – Falcon) took the early lead in heat two and
after starting from position four it took Maclean until lap three to hit the front and go on to record
the fastest time for a heat race for the night with six laps done in two minutes 58.732 seconds.
Watts moved ahead of Callander & into second on lap five finishing just over three seconds behind
Maclean (# 1 Macleans Storage Corowa – Commodore). Pettit was fourth with Walton, Frank
Gordon, Pollard, Dewar, Quinn, Atkins & Mark Gordon a lap down finishing behind the winner. Balins
Making it two wins in the heat races and securing pole position for the final, Maclean took the lead
from Pollard (# 18 BB Freight – Commodore) on lap two, Pollard held strong in second until lap five
when he spun in turn one and out of the race.
Watts assumed second place behind Maclean after starting back in seventh place, Pettit moved into
third with Walton (# 43 Maverick Boats – Centura) & Callander from the very back of the field next in
line as Maclean took the .742 of a second win. Quinn finished in sixth spot with Dewar, Atkins &
Balins the others to finish. Frank Gordon missed the start and Mark Gordon (# 91 Menzplant –
Commodore) who had a new engine in the car was having issues which didn’t allow him to start the
first heat either.
A ten lap final at Brobenah Raceway Leeton is like a twenty to twenty two lap final at most other
regular size speedways & the drivers thrilled the crowd, especially Maclean & Watts out front.
Maclean got the lead on lap one from Watts, Callander held onto third place with Walton chasing.
On lap seven Walton moved into third ahead of Callander, Mark Gordon dropped out of the race yet
again with his engine not right whilst earlier in the final Quinn (# 17 KMA Signs – Commodore)
copped a whack from Mark Gordon and that put him out of the race.
On the very last lap Watts took the lead in front of parochial home crowd to bring his Leeton
registered race car to a win with Maclean just .088 of a second behind. The race went green to
chequered flag without a stop and a four minute and 50.544 second race time. Walton was third five
seconds back with Callander, Frank Gordon, Dewar, Pettit, Pollard, Atkins & Balins (# 22 QA Kitchens
– Commodore) the finishers.
Goulburn Ovens Sedan Association would like to thank the sponsors.
Max’s Motor Museum – Corowa
Maverick Boats – Corowa
Elle Mae Hair & Beauty – Corowa
Corowa Kitchens & Cabinets
Psychic Tina – Leeton
Wahgunyah Rock Yard – Wahgunyah
Stevo’s Painting Services
Cornelius Classic Panels – Corowa
Ace Smash Repairs – Leeton
MP Sheds – Leeton
Corowa Glass – Corowa
Dunkley Paint & Panels – Corowa
Sf photo graphix - Mulwala
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Bradley Oldfield has tonight made history in more ways than one as he not only became the first driver to win a title with an EFI Junior Sedan, but also the first Oldfield family member to ever win a Junior Sedan State Title as he crossed the line in first place tonight at the Broome Speedway.
Oldfield was towards the pointy end of every race he competed in over the weekend, setting up a position three start in A Main event.
Jake Avins and Travis Armstrong would share the front row of the feature, with Armstrong sitting third in points after night one then recording a second place finish to be on top of the points standings, however it was Jake Avins in the second last heat of the night who had to win to claim pole position, a mission he accomplished in sensational fashion.
As the field went green Avins and Armstrong were side by side, with Armstrong nudging his way into the lead. The race however only went for two laps as Shannon Marsden was sent spinning on the back straight, leaving Queenslander Ardie Jonic nowhere to go but head on into her, ending both of their nights prematurely.
Oldfield took advantage of the restart to move past Avins into second and began applying the pressure on Armstrong, taking over the point on lap five.
Behind them Jorj Park was making the moves after starting in position five and moving into fourth and then into fourth. Dylan Parkes was also charging after being the overnight equal point’s leader before a DNF in his final heat saw him start the feature from position ten. He worked his way into fifth as Park moved past Avins into third, before the yellows were on once again.
Ashley Baker found himself in the back straight wall in a big way, so with eight laps complete the race would come under caution once again. On the restart Armstrong saw his chance, poking his nose under Oldfield, then making the move and coming out in front once again, while Jorj Park continued to lurk in close proximity behind the leading duo.
Jake Avins and Blake Webb were locked in a battle for fourth, but the top three were away, battling hard and pulling further and further away from the field. On lap eighteen the man they call ‘Nuts’ being Oldfield, made his move once again and grabbed the lead back from Armstrong who quickly fell into the clutches of Park.
Blake Webb then moved into a clear fourth place, with Jake Avins then spinning a few laps later to set up a four lap dash for the title. Unfortunately it was at this time that Armstrong’s car gave up the ghost, sending him infield and elevating Blake Webb into the top three for the final stanza.
Try as they might, no one could catch Oldfield, who went on to win his first WA State Title by 0.933 seconds in a race that went for just over half an hour. Jorj Park came home second followed by fellow Broome local Blake Webb (who started from eleventh), while Brooklyn Vanzetti was fourth followed by Jacob Potts (who started fourteenth) was fifth, just pipping sixth place Jake Avins by 0.029 seconds.
Dylan Parkes, Blake Iwanow, Brodie Vanzetti, Jayke Malcolm, Stefani Ameduri and Bradley Short rounded out the only other finishers.
Earlier in the night Brodie Vanzetti, Zac Minshull, Ashley Baker, Jake Avins and Blake Iwanow won a heat each in the final rounds while the C Main went to Seth Hinsey over Tanika Webb who put on a great show in the closing laps to grab the final transfer.
Bradley Short won an epic B Main event after a race long battle with Jay Rees, while Jackson Derrick and Stefani Ameduri grabbed the final two transfer spots into the big dance.
It was a great weekend of racing, with all drivers demonstrating professional attitudes and a lot of racing skill. Thankyou to all drivers, their families, officials and of course the whole Broome Speedway for making the 2016 SSWA Roadline Civil Contractors WA Junior Sedan Title a great success.
Official A Main Result - 25 laps: 1. W21 Bradley Oldfield, 2. W74 Jorj Park, 3. W108 Blake Webb, 4. W118 Brooklyn Vanzetti, 5. W81 Jacob Potts, 6. W11 Jake Avins, 7. W3 Dylan Parkes, 8. W24 Blake Iwanow, 9. W116 Brodie Vanzetti, 10. W23 Jayke Malcolm, 11. W83 Stefani Ameduri, 12. W39 Bradley Short. DNF: W6 Travis Armstrong (21), W29 Jay Rees (20), W7 Zac Minshull (19), W16 Peter Katona (7), W10 Ashley Baker (7), W27 Jackson Derrick (4), W93 Shannon Marsden (2), Q50 Ardie Jonic (2). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.933. Fastest Lap: 22.356 W21 Bradley Oldfield.