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  • Late Models Return to Ellenbrook to Kick Off 2015/16 Season!

    Depending on who you ask, it has been a long or a short off season for the Late Models. A number of drivers competed across the winter in the FormaTel Winter Series, while others spent the offseason working on cars, looking for ways to make them better and of course designing that brand new paint scheme. Now however, that time is over as the Racin’ Tyres and Accessories Late Model Sedan Pro Dirt Series is once again ready to roar into life at the Ellenbrook Speedway for the Ray Tulk Memorial this weekend! As has been the case for a number of years now, Ellenbrook Speedway this Saturday will play host to the thunder and lightning Late Models and with twenty three nominations from a huge range of drivers, there are sure to be sparks flying out on the track! Reading into the official list, we can see multiple national champions, some new faces, seasoned veterans and fresh youngsters ready for a crack. The question is though: who will win? Coming in as favorites would have to be the Oldfield siblings Jamie and Warren. It is their home track and they have done more laps there than anyone else in a variety of divisions: Jamie recently winning the Brian Rose Memorial for Street Stocks and both drivers running practice laps in what was a very impressive display. Warren and Jamie have dominated this meeting for the last five years, Jamie winning it twice and Warren three times, including the last two years in a row, so one would be hard pressed to bet against them. Of course, as always, there are a number of other drivers out to draw first blood including former national champions Marc Giancola and Brad Blake as well as long time competitor Jay Cardy. Giancola also ran some very impressive ...

  • Huge Late Model Season Ahead

    The previous record breaking Late Model season has set a very high benchmark to judge the upcoming 2015-16 season by but all signs point to yet another leap in the level of competition and popularity of the mighty Late Models in WA. The talent pool keeps expanding and new state of the art racing equipment from the USA continues to flow into workshops of both new and established teams. The big guns will certainly be seasoned campaigners like Craig Vosbergen, Brad Blake, The Oldfield brothers, Marc Giancola, Jay Cardy, Brad Ludlow and Ryan Halliday who have runs on the board when it comes to winning Blue ribbon events and major Late Model series titles. They are entitled to be favourites when the ground pounding action gets underway. This season they will not have it all their own way with an extremely strong group of drivers such as Matt Goodlad, Michael Holmes, Paul Stubber, Lee Watt, Jeremy Hale, Matt Nylander, Rob Galloway and Jamie Moon having served their apprenticeship in the hurly burly of the Pro Dirt Late Model Series and ready to make their mark. Seriously credentialed drivers like Kodee Brown and Veronica McCann are also likely to have a huge crack at the big guns as their experience in Late Models grows. Pushing everyone will be at least another twenty drivers including the group of sparkling new talent such as Kye Blight, Brent Vosbergen, Jed Rogers, Jarrin Beilby, Jason Bond, Morgan Melvin and Alec Melvin who is fresh from winning the Forma Tel Late Model Winter Series. For most drivers the focus will be on the massive month in January with an Australian Title at the Perth Motorplex and a WA State Title in Albany up for grabs as well as the high dollar Wild West Tour Grand final at Esperance – All in the ...

  • Alec Melvin – Winter Series Winner.

     Kellerberrin Speedway played host to the final round of the 2015 Forma Tel Late Model Winter Series on Saturday 29 August.  Alex Melvin finished 4th place in the feature race giving him enough points to win the Formatel series. Melvin was certainly excited with his Series win and now looking forward to the upcoming Pro Dirt Series. Jarrin Bielby had his first feature win after qualifying pole for the final while Clint Phillip had his best performance finishing 2nd in the final and securing 3rd place in the series. Mick Andrews was happy to finish the series on the podium in third place. 5th place finisher Mick Clune secured 2nd in the Forma Tel Series by a mere 2 points over Clint Phillips 3rd. Matt Nylander won heat 1 in Lance Ferguson’s 44 car only to DNF in heat 2 with a blown engine. He was back in car 34 for the feature and finished 6th. 7th place was Robbie Williams, crew chief for Michael Holmes racing. Michael stated: “My blood pressure is much lower when Steve Francis is behind the wheel”. Lionel Kirkby, Bryn Haythonwaite and Jeb Rodgers rounded out the field for the 15 lap final. Kye Blight was present during heat 1 and 2 testing his new Revolution chassis in preparation for the upcoming Pro Dirt Series starting on the 10th October at Ellenbrook Speedway. Thanks to all 29 drivers who competed in this year’s 2015 Forma Tel Late Model Winter Series and congratulations to 1st place Alex Melvin, 2nd place Mick Clune, 3rd Clint Phillip. Thanks also to Perth Motorplex, Ellenbrook Speedway and Kellerberrin Speedway for hosting rounds of the series. Special thank you to Mick Clune from FORMA TEL who sponsored the series.   The final points for the series (6 Rounds) 2015 Forma Tel Late Model Winter Series. 1. 647pts 88 Alec Melvin ...


      Late Model Racing WA has announced a major addition to the racing calendar for the forthcoming season. The Wild West Tour will begin with the Australian Championship at the Perth Motorplex over two nights on 15 and 16 January followed by the Western Australian Championship at Albany on the following Saturday night 23 January. In addition Esperance Speedway will now host the Grand Final of the Late Model Wild West Tour on Sunday 24 January. This event has already attracted strong interest from Eastern States and local competitors who will now have 4 massive nights of east vs west warfare over two huge weekends. Spectators will be in for a feast of speedway sedan action with the fastest sedan drivers in Australia fighting it out for National and State honours plus a $3000 winners cheque for the Wild West Tour Grand Final in Esperance. All of this in the space of just 10 days.


    LMRWA is seeking Corporate Partnerships for the upcoming Late Model racing season. Your assistance in joining us as a Corporate Partner or in bringing this to the attention of a potential Corporate Partner is greatly appreciated. Please see attached link below Corporate-Partner-Info 15-16


    To the Western Australian Late Model Community,   It has been a difficult decision to make but have decided to wind up the Muir Motorsport Late Model racing program. While I have thoroughly enjoyed the past three seasons that I have competed I are now looking forward to spending more time at home with my young family. There are a few people I would like to thank, Ben and Brad Ludlow for introducing me to the sport along with Allan Nylander via the Late Model Development series, their assistance and encouragement since taking up the sport has been much appreciated, my sponsors in particular Robert Tot from WA Hino, Craig and Brent Vosbergen for their advice, Late Model Racing Australia and fellow competitors. To my crew Gary, Jaycob Burford and Bret Wood, thank you for taking the time out of your own lives to allow me to go racing, the hardest part of making this decision was letting you guys know we wouldn’t be racing this summer. To my father, we have experienced some highs and lows over a combined fifteen years of racing both on two and four wheels, I have appreciated every opportunity I have been given and effort you have put in, hope you have enjoyed every minute as much as I have. Good luck to all competitors competing this season and especially at the Australian title, I look forward to watching the Late Model category continue to grow from strength to strength.   Regards   Nat Muir


    Alec Melvin claimed his first feature victory at Ellenbrook Speedway in round 5 of the Forma Tel Late Model Winter Series. Melvin, driving the Glenbrae Trucking Rocket, scored two heat wins and a third placing to qualify pole position for the 20 lap final. The young gun was all smiles after a lengthy battle with Ken Macpherson who stalked Melvin to the finish. K-Mac was also excited in his second place finish after his return to Late Model competition driving his new Ct525 crate package. Jed Rogers, in only his second drive in a Late Model, claimed third place in a very mature drive for the teenager. Jarrin Bielby secured fourth place after another consistent drive ahead of Lionel Kirkby who had his first feature finish in 2 seasons. Mick Andrews was next across the line, happy to have survived the tricky slick track conditions. Clint Philip was another who had a number of spins in the slick before deciding to park the Rayburn infield. Dale Clark made a welcome return to racing in his immaculate Mastersbuilt winning heat two. Clark had nowhere to go when Brad Smith had a spin in heat 3. Unfortunetly both drivers failed to make the final. Mick Clune had a second place in heat one however a spin in heat two removed himself and Lance Ferguson from the days play. Chris Ferguson found the turn 3 wall a little unforgiving in heat two ending his day a little prematurely. Round six of the Forma Tel Late Model Winter Series now moves to Pithara Speedway for round 6 on the 1st of August. Peter Roebuck photo


    LMRWA has released its 2015-2016 Late Model calendar with 17 nights of racing spread from October through to April. Headlining the calendar is the Di Candilo Steel City Australian Late Model Championship which is returning to the Perth Motorplex in mid January. The Australian Late Model Championship is the most significant Late Model event in the country and was last held at Kwinana in 2008/09.… As the available time slot for the Australian Championship is the same as previously used for the USA Invasion Tour events the decision has been made to skip the USA Invasion Tour this year to enable both local and visiting drivers to have the best possible chance to prepare for this prestigious event. With five nights of racing over three weeks at three different tracks in January the fans will be in for a feast of top level Late Model racing. At the same time drivers can look forward to both the Australian Championship and the WA Championship on two consecutive weekends at The Perth Motorplex and Albany Speedway. In addition to the 12 Round PRO DIRT Championship, drivers will be competing for the Perth Motorplex Championship and the Transpacific Cleanaway Bunbury Track Championship. Eligible drivers will also compete for the four round Speed Torque All Star Series. 3/10/2015 Saturday Late Model Launch TBC 10/10/2015 Saturday Ray Tulk Memorial- Pro Dirt 1 Ellenbrook Speedway 17/10/2015 Saturday Mplex Track Cship – Pro Dirt 2 Perth Motorplex 7/11/2015 Saturday Mplex Track Cship – Pro Dirt 3 Perth Motorplex 14/11/2015 Saturday Bunbury Track Cship -Pro Dirt – 4 Bunbury 21/11/2015 Saturday Collie Pro Dirt -5 Collie Speed Torque All Stars 5/12/2015 Saturday Kalgoorlie Pro Dirt -6 Kalgoorlie 19/12/2015 Saturday Mplex Track Cship – Pro Dirt 7 Perth Motorplex 26/12/2015 Saturday Motorplex Track Championship Perth Motorplex Speed Torque All Stars 9/01/2016 Saturday Bunbury Track Cship -Pro Dirt -8 Bunbury 13/01/2016 Wednesday OZ TITLE Offical ...

  • TVR – 2015 USA TOUR – July/August/September 2015

    Craig Vosbergen will again be headed to the USA with his regular TVR crew of Son/Crew Chief Brent Vosbergen, Chris “Baz” Barrie & Mark “Woody” Woodman. The TVR Aussie #8 Team are splitting their trip into two trips this year and will be taking in 12 races in 18 days the first trip which will comprise mainly of the Ray Cook promoted Southern National Series which Craig successfully competed in last year finishing 7th in the tour points.   The second trip in September will take in a few Southern Nationals Bonus races and then for the first time Craig and the TVR team will hit the wide open spaces of the Tony Stewart owned Eldora Speedway for the prestigious WORLD 100 event.   The USA TVR #8 team is better prepared than they have ever been for this 2015 tour thanks to the assistance of the Buckingham Family of Shanon, Amanda & Tom based in Morristown, Tennessee who have been working tirelessly since we left last year to get this deal together for us.   This year Craig will have 2 complete 2015 Rockets at his disposal together with a new Toterhome Stacker Hauler which will have more room for both crew and spares.   The familiar #8 Rockets will be supported by Maxima Racing Oils, Genesis Xtreme Shocks, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Hose Systems, Rocket Chassis, Good Lifts, R2C Performance Filters, Hoosier Racing Tires, VP Fuels, WILES Driveshafts, WRISCO & Hooker Harness. The proposed TVR Race Schedule is as follows: July 18 Southern Nationals – Richmond Raceway – Richmond, Kentucky July 20 Southern Nationals – Wythe Raceway – Rural Retreat, Virginia July 21 Southern Nationals – 411 Speedway – Seymour, Tennessee July 23 Southern Nationals – Modoc Raceway – Modoc, South Carolina July 24 Southern Nationals – Swainsboro Raceway – Swainsboro, Georgia July 25 Southern Nationals – Screven Motor Speedway – Sylvania, Georgia July ...


    Ellenbrook Speedway again played host to the Forma Tel Late Model Winter Series when round 4 of the series was held on 27 June. After qualifying on pole in his Genius shocks Rocket with 2 heat wins and a 4th Brent Vosbergen again dominated the opposition and stood on top of the podium for the fourth time in four consecutive feature races. At every restart Vosbergen defended the charges of Tasmanian super sedan ace Brad Smith in his Full Boar Race Gear Mastersbuilt. Smith spun twice trying moves on Vosbergen and on each occasion managed to keep going. Smith’s challenges were kept alive by multiple restarts giving him the opportunity to have another run at Vosbergen. The feature race was interrupted by multiple spins from Mick Andrews, who was disqualified after 2 spins, Clint Philip and Matt Nylander who had qualified on the front row. The race was finally declared after Matt Nylander hit the wall in turn 1 after damaged sustained in his earlier incident. Alex Melvin qualified 4th for the feature and finishing 3rd in another mature drive for the young Collie driver. Clint Philip salvaged 4th after a spin giving him his personal best finish. Next home was Mark Webster in 5th after getting on top of his handling issues in the heats followed by ‘The WHEEL DEAL” Mick Clune. The nickname quickly given to the celebrity driver after losing his front wheel in heat 1. Jed Rodgers made the most of the development series format finishing 7th in his first feature race. His go kart and junior sedans experience shinning through. Jarrin Bielby failed to start the feature due to a broken valve in heat 1 while Paul Joss also fell victim to engine gremlins in heat 2. Peter Roebuck Photo