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  • Late Models put on a show!

    The thunder and lightning Late Model Sedans are now the talk of the town after last night’s monumental efforts that saw them compete in two feature races: both of which saw some of the best racing ever put on by the division.   Warren Oldfield was the man who raced away to a solid victory in the opening feature, while Craig Vosbergen had everything fall into place in the second feature: the rescheduled Magic Man 34 feature. Interestingly there was not one driver who stood on the podium twice across the two races, with Brad Blake, Jay Cardy, Marc Giancola and Ryan Halliday all going home with trophies.   The opening feature went yellow immediately as Jayden Meckenstock and Craig Greentree came together as the field took the green. The second start was much better and saw Ryan Halliday rocket into third place behind early leader Warren Oldfield and second placed Brad Blake. The leading duo began to pull away from the field as Jay Cardy grabbed third from Vosbergen and Halliday. However, just as he did this the yellows came on, putting Halliday back to third for the restart. The race continued and it became a war of attrition as a number of big guns headed infield: first Jamie Oldfield on lap 8, then Brad Ludlow the following lap and one lap later Michael Holmes. Jac Dolmans and Halliday also headed infield and by the time the yellows came out after thirteen laps for debris there were thirteen cars left running.   Warren Oldfield held strong at the front of the field and would lead away Blake and Vosbergen. Jay Cardy made his way past Vosbergen on the restart and kept the position when the yellows came out again for a spun car on lap fifteen. The laps wound down and despite Cardy putting pressure ...

  • PAUL STUBBER TO FLY IN USA CREW CHIEF

      While the LMRWA Late Model boys were belting themselves up at Bunbury and Kalgoolie, Paul Stubber was racing his well known Yellow Camaro at Sandown and Philip Island and slipped in the WildWood Rock Extreme offroad motorcycle enduro just north of Melbourne for good measure!!   The results were near perfect apart from dropping one race with a mechanical issue with Paul put the trusty Camaro on pole, won all races and re-set the lap records at both tracks. As usual the Victorians were glad to see the “backside” of Stubber’s racing team who now turn their focus to the Latemodel.   After a cautious start to the season and the frustration of having to miss a couple of LMRWA  shows in November Stubber said “It is time to tighten up and harden up, I look at the Oldfields pass me with a push and think, fast, brave or stupid, well it’s time to find out!! ”   To maximize his performance Paul has organized for Ron Pyne to set the Late Model up for the Dec 6 twin features at the Perth Motorplex. “Every time I drive a car from Ron its “ALL GAS” so I don’t think this time will be any different. I can’t say enough about having a guy with Ron’s collective knowledge in our corner and I am really grateful he takes the time to help us out. Our phone bills debating car setup options must keep Telstra shares afloat!” said Paul   Ron has a full card in January and not free to assist during the USA tour so Paul had a discussion with Mark Richards from Rocket Chassis who recommended a fellow that has worked with top echelon of Late Model drivers in the USA…Earl Pearson Jr, Billy Moyer, Darryl Lanigan and Josh Richards of late.   Randall Edwards will arrive in time ...

  • It’s Twin Features Night!

    Late Model racing in WA has a huge night of action coming up this weekend with not one, but two, that’s right two, feature races to be held at the Perth Motorplex! In an effort to make up for the cancelled Magic Man 34 feature race from last month, the Motorplex has scheduled that particular feature to go ahead, with the line-up as it would have been on that night, while the Late Models will also contest heats to set the line-up for a second feature! Twenty five cars have nominated for Saturday nights exciting double feature, with last Racin Tyres Pro Dirt Series round winner Warren Oldfield looking to add another win to his list. Oldfield raced his way to a hard fought victory in Kalgoorlie a fortnight ago and will be looking to repeat his efforts twice this weekend. Jason Oldfield and Brad Blake rounded out the Kalgoorlie podium and will surely be back towards the pointy end of the field in both features if they can keep their noses clean and stay out of trouble. Craig Vosbergen is just one driver who will be out for revenge this weekend as a rare DNF at Kalgoorlie will surely have fired him up, while Jamie Oldfield’s night also ended early after an engine expired. Ryan Halliday was also having a good night until it all came undone in the dash, and with all three drivers nominated for this weekend, they will all be chomping at the bit to  grab that top spot come feature(s!) time. Phil Zuidema has been consistently quick all season and Morgan Melvin improves with every run, while Matt Goodlad and Lee Watt rounded out the top five finishers in Kalgoorlie, so with a quality field across the board we are assured of some great racing action from the thunder and ...

  • USA INVASION TOUR UPDATE

    All four USA drivers have airline tickets booked and are set to take on the powerful WA Late Model ranks in January 2015. Of the four USA drivers Steve Francis, Devin Moran and Jeep Van Wormer have all been to WA previously and showed no mercy to their hosts. George Lee is the forth driver and comes with a huge amount of top level experience and a reputation as a driver not to be messed with. In addition NSW champion Nathan Disney will be joining the party driving for the Lance Ferguson team out of the AJ Nylander workshop in the first two rounds in Collie and Bunbury. The huge payout over the series has reached in excess of $60000. This will be distributed over the four race meetings on two consecutive weekends. The final two meetings at Albany and Manjimup will be held over the Australia Day long weekend so spectators have plenty of time to catch the action. In another boost to the series prominent  Asphalt manufacturer and road works contractor ROADS2000 has joined forces with Speedway Australia and Power Productions to record  round 2  from Quit Bunbury Speedway for screening on Fox Sports on Wednesday night, February 2 at 9pm EDST. If you haven’t seen these pros in action before do yourself a favour and get to at least one of the race meetings. You WILL have your breath taken away!! The Randos Cane Furniture USA INVASION TOUR will be held at Collie 16 Jan, Bunbury 17 Jan, Albany 24 Jan and Manjimup 25 Jan.

  • Oldfield claims another!

    Warren Oldfield has added another win to his already bursting resume and in the process tightened his grip on the points at the top of the RACIN Pro Dirt Series table as he claimed the win last weekend at Kalgoorlie Speedway. Nineteen cars made the journey up the highway, but only thirteen cars would start the feature after the heat racing action took its toll, with Jamie Oldfield smoking an engine, Jamie Moon losing oil pressure in hot laps and withdrawing, Ryan Halliday suffering extensive damage in the A dash, with Jai Mazzini, Jayden Meckenstock and Jason Moyle also unable to take part. The feature saw Jason Oldfield and Lee Watt off the front row together, with the race taking three starts to get underway, including one nasty incident that has left Veronica McCann in plaster for at least two weeks. Jason Oldfield led Watt and Warren Oldfield (who started from position eight) when the yellows come back out after four laps after Holmes spun and Hale made contact. Vosbergen and Blake joined the battle for the lead when the greens come back on, while Warren Oldfield got past Watt. The yellows came back on when Jay Cardy spun with 20 to go, while Vosbergen got to third passing Watt, who was quickly followed by Brad Blake and Matt Goodlad. Vosbergen and Warren Oldfield battled lap after lap, making contact with each other regularly, and it ended with Vosbergen suffering steering damage and being forced to withdraw with just four laps remaining. With ten to go, Warren Oldfield had hit the front and didn’t look back, winning comfortably, ahead of Jason Oldfield in second who finished with a broken rear shockie and drove very smartly to hold his position, while Brad Blake came home third. Matt Goodlad, Lee Watt, Jay Cardy, Michael Holmes, Nat Muir, ...

  • Ready to Rumble on Red Dirt!

    A crack field of twenty one Late Model Sedans have nominated for this weekend’s showdown at Kalgoorlie Speedway. One of the best fields seen in red dirt country in a number of year’s means that we are sure to see some great racing, and with a quality field nominated, full of champions, former champions and everything in between, it is anyone’s guess as to who will take home the win. Craig Vosbergen goes in confident after winning the last Late Model Sedan feature, while Warren Oldfield has already had a few wins this season. Warren has also had past wins at Kalgoorlie, including a state title victory.  Both are competitive no matter what track they turn up at and would probably challenge for the lead in a wheelbarrow race, so they are sure to turn the action on this weekend. Current Australian champion Brad Blake and brothers Jamie and Jason Oldfield are always right on the pace, with multiple race wins between them (not just in Late Models!) and this weekend will once again be no different. Lee Watt has thrown his hat into the ring for this weekend and will be looking for a strong showing after claiming the win in this event last year. Other names like Jay Cardy, Matt Goodlad and Michael Holmes are always towards the front of the field and they would love nothing more than to gain a few places and finish on the podium. Add in the fastest female in the West Veronica McCann, rookies Jai Mazzini and Jayden Meckenstock, the ‘Manjimup Mauler’ Nat Muir and a whole host of other names and K-Town is sure to rock! See you all there this Saturday night! Release by DTN Media. Official Nominations (21) 0 Brad Blake 8 Craig Vosbergen                                                                                                                                                  9 Ryan Ludlow 10 Lee Watt 12 Nat Muir 15 Warren Oldfield 16 Veronica McCann 18 Matt Goodlad 39 Phil Zuidema                                                                                                                                                     42 ...

  • Vosbergen Claims His First

      Craig Vosbergen last night claimed his first feature win of season 2014/15 and the first round of the Transpacific Cleanaway Bunbury Track Championship as he led every lap to record a solid win over Brad Blake and Jay Cardy. Vosbergen was at the front of the field all night, recording a third and a second in his two heats before winning the top six dash to set up a pole position start for the feature. He beat fellow front row starter Brad Blake off the line and was never seriously headed, although Blake was right on his tail for most of the race. The race had a few incident throughout; the first being when Jason Moyle spun on the front straight and was hit by Michael Holmes. Both continued and the race resumed. The yellows came out for a spun car on lap eight, then came out again when Peter Seaton and Morgan Melvin tangled in turn two. The last thirteen laps ran without a stoppage and it was Vsbergen who crossed ahead of Blake and Cardy. Phil Zuidema was next (and in the process collects the Speed Torque All Stars bonus as the first eligible driver home), followed by Holmes Matt Goodlad, Nat Muir, Dean King, Morgan Melvin and Jeff Rogers. Earlier in the night heat wins went the way of Blake, Holmes, Cardy and Zuidema. The next Late Model Show will be the return of the Pro Dirt Series to Kalgoorlie Speedway on the 22nd of November.   Release by DTN Media   Contingency Award Winners Speed Torque All Stars Series – Phil Zuidema Octane Hard Charger Award – Jeff Rogers   Official Results Heat One – 1. Brad Blake, 2. Lee Watt, 3. Craig Vosbergen, 4. Marc Giancola, 5. Matt Goodlad, 6. Morgan Melvin, 7. Phil Zuidema, 8. Peter Seaton, 9. Jai Mazzini, 10. Jeff Rogers. DNF Nathan Penn. Heat ...

  • Late Models Journey Down South!

    The Late Model Sedans will make the journey down south for the first time this season as they head to QUIT Bunbury Speedway for the first round of the TRANSPACIFIC CLEANAWAY BUNBURY TRACK CHAMPIONSHIP which is supported by Dynamite Dan’s Cleaning Service.   A good field of twenty two cars has nominated with Brad Blake, Craig Vosbergen and Marc Giancola headlining the list. All three have been fast so far this season and will be looking for a good run, particularly ‘The 0 Show’ running at his home track.   A whole host of the newer or less experienced drivers will also be racing that little bit harder this event and vying for every position they can as it is the first opportunity for eligible drivers to win the SPEED TORQUE ALLSTAR BONUS. Drivers the ilk of Morgan and Alec Melvin, Nat Muir, Dean King, Ken McPherson and Steve Bond amongst others will be fighting it out.   Add in a whole host of other drivers like Jay Cardy, Michael Holmes and Bunbury region hot shots Jason Moyle and Lee Watt who are all ready to hit the Bunbury Clayway once again and we will be in for a huge night.   Release by DTN Media.   Official Nominations – 22 0 Brad Blake 5 Jeff Rogers 8 Craig Vosbergen 9 Ryan Ludlow 10 Lee Watt 12 Nat Muir 13 Craig Greentree 18 Matt Goodlad 21 Dean King 26 Ken McPherson 39 Phil Zuidema 42 Jai Mazzini 43 Marc Giancola 50 Jason Moyle 52 Jay Cardy 60 Jayden Meckenstock 65 Peter Seaton 71 Jamie Moon 88 Alec Melvin 89 Morgan Melvin 91 Michael Holmes 97 Steve Bond     LATE MODEL RACING WA is proudly supported by RACIN Tyres and Accessories, Hoosier Racing Tire, Rocket Chassis, Octane Race Products, Empire Graphics, Southside Engine Centre, Able Finance, Ozmine Drill Consumables, Panelworx Bunbury, XLI, Immaculate Custom Trailers, Lucas Oils Brad Ludlow, Forma-tel, Cardy Racing Components, Couplers Malaga, Snapon Kalgoorlie, HTEC Bunbury, Ultra Tune Morley, Global Testing Services, ...

  • It was almost Magic….

        In a night to pay tribute to the Magic Man Michael Figliomeni the Late Model Sedans turned out in droves. Unfortunately a combination of races running late, a number of crashes in other divisions and a total power blackout at the Perth Motorplex saw the Late Model Sedan feature race cancelled.   However, four heats were run and won, with some spectacular action on track. The opener saw Brad Blake race away and take the win from Craig Vosbergen and Michael Holmes in an incredibly dominant performance that saw him cross the line over seven seconds ahead of second place. The second heat was similar, with Ryan halliday winning by nearly four seconds ahead of Matt Goodlad and Jay Cardy who had a good race long battle for the minor placings.   Heat three saw Marc Giancola defeat an all-star field, crossing the line ahead of Jamie Oldfield, Brad Ludlow, Brad Blake, Craig Vosbergen, Ryan Halliday and Michael Holmes (wow!), while the final heat went to Warren Oldfield over Jason Oldfield and Lee Watt.   Blake and Giancola would have started the feature race on the front row together, with Goodlad and Halliday filling the row behind, followed a scary third row of Vosbergen and Warren Oldfield, then followed by another intense row of Jamie and Jason Oldfield. With the quality of drivers in the first four rows alone we know that the race would have been a corker, let alone the other 15 cars who were ready to do battle.   Despite not getting the full show in last night, the Late Models will be back in action next weekend, racing for the first time this season at QUIT Bunbury Speedway on Saturday the 8th of October! Good numbers of nominations have already been received so stay tuned for those details to be released and we will ...

  • Record Breakers Return for a night of Magic!

        After the record breaking night at the last meeting, the thunder and lightning Late Model Sedans this weekend return to the high banks of the Perth Motorplex to compete in a night that honours ‘The Magic Man’ Michael Figliomeni.   ‘Figs’ was known universally as a champion and it is a privilege for the Late Models to be competing on his night. It is just, then, that we have a huge twenty seven car field!   Headlining the stellar field is none other than Warren Oldfield, who has claimed the opening two shows of the Late Models this season. He and brother Jamie were two of the drivers to break records at the last show and both would love to be on the same record pace this weekend.   Craig Vosbergen and Brad Blake have both also featured on the podium so far this season but neither on the top step. This dynamic duo are always fast and will be hunting for blood this weekend as they seek to reclaim dominance come feature time.   The field is chock full of other names more than capable of putting pressure on the front runners, with former Australian Champions in Marc Giancola, Brad Ludlow and Ryan Halliday all ready to rumble, as is former Motorplex Track Champion Jay Cardy and Pro Dirt Series round winner Lee Watt.   Of course, the field is virtually exploding with young talent! Add in Collie’s quickest brothers Alec and Morgan Melvin, the next generation of Ludlow’s in Ryan, the fastest female in the west Veronica McCann and former Junior competitors Jai Mazzini and Jayden Meckenstock and we have a mouthwatering field already!   But wait there’s more! There are plenty more who have thrown their hats in the ring but we must also extend a huge welcome to Bryn Haythornthwaite and Mark Webster who will be making their first appearances for the ...