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  • 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 ...

  • Record Breaking Night for Late Models as Oldfield shows total class!

    It was a huge night of racing action for the Late Models and right from the get go the racing was fast and furious. However, as is so often the case, Warren Oldfield steadied and went on to claim a huge and hard fought feature win.   Despite losing a number of cars due to the original Saturday rainout, the racing was fast and furious, with the opening race seeing Nat Muir race out to the early lead before he succumbed to mechanical issues and his night ended before it had really started. Paul Stubber inherited the lead but he faced stiff competition as Jamie Oldfield was all over the back of him, looking for a way through. Unfortunately Oldfield suffered issues and was also forced infield, which cleared the way for Brad Ludlow to make his presence felt. He piled the pressure on Stubber as the laps wound down, but fell just short despite trying a last lap outside move.   The second heat saw Jay Cardy lead away with Warren Oldfield and Michael Holmes following close behind. Craig Vosbergen, starting from position nine, quickly worked his way into third while ahead of him Cardy and Oldfield were fighting it out in close quarters for the lead. All of a sudden the top five of Oldfield, Cardy, Vosbergen, Brad Blake and Holmes were all fighting it out so closely a tea towel could have been thrown over the whole group. As the chequers flew though it was Oldfield who claimed the win from Vosbergen and Blake. Race three was when things really got serious and the records began to tumble. Craig Vosbergen started off the front row and raced away to a commanding lead. As the laps ticked by the times got faster and faster and by races end Vosbergen had recorded the fastest ...

  • It just gets bigger!!

    As if the opening Pro Dirt Series Late Model event at Ellenbrook Speedway wasn’t big enough last weekend, the division is backing it up with another huge nomination list ready to have a hit out at the Perth Motorplex for the first time this season. A huge twenty eight cars have nominated for the Grand Opening Showdown at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night and as we scan though the nominations we can see that the win could go to absolutely anyone!!! Heading the charge of the thunder and lightning brigade this weekend will be opening round victor Warren Oldfield. He showed the opposition a clean set of heels last weekend and will be looking to do much the same this weekend. Of course he will certainly not have it all his own way, with fellow podium finishers Brad Blake and Craig Vosbergen ready to claim their own victory, while Warren’s brothers Jamie and Jason will also be looking to defeat their brother, with Jamie slotting in a bigger motor during the week! Of course, there is every chance that the winning driver could come from outside these competitors. Names such as Marc Giancola, Jay Cardy, Michael Holmes, Brad Ludlow and Ryan Halliday have all shown on numerous occasions that they have what it takes to claim wins and all would love nothing more than to do that this weekend. Others who had notable performances last weekend include Morgan Melvin who made the B Dash, Veronica McCann who claimed the Hard Charger award and Dean King who claimed the Hoosier Award. These drivers will look to build on their performances this weekend. Of course, there are also a few drivers having their first hit outs for the season with Paul Stubber, Ryan Ludlow, Craig Greentree, Jai Mazzini and Rob Galloway all ready to rumble. It is really quite ...

  • Five Oldfields in a row!

    Last night at Ellenbrook Speedway Warren Oldfield claimed the thirty lap feature event and in the process made it the fifth year in a row that the name Oldfield has been etched onto the Ray Tulk Memorial trophy. Warren first won it in  2010, then brother Jamie won it the following two years before Warren reclaimed it again last season before winning again last night. The feature race was an epic affair, with racing that thrilled the record crowd in attendance and had many talking after the meeting. Brad Blake was the man to beat early as he raced away to the lead,  with Jamie, Warren and Jason Oldfield chasing close behind. Just as Craig Vosbergen also began to make his presence known, the leading pack made their way into lapped traffic, where another car made a mistake and came across the front of Blake and almost ended his race then and there. Warren and Jamie Oldfield managed to avoid it but other cars got caught to varying degrees.  Blake was lucky enough to have minor repairs made and retake his position at the head of the field.  After the race restarted, Jamie, running in second, suddenly suffered motor damage and slowed before heading infield, while a handful of laps later Warren Oldfield worked his way past Blake for the lead. Oldfield would hold this lead for the remaining twenty one laps while behind him the battle was on for third, where Vosbergen and Jason Oldfield were fighting it out. Craig grabbed third on lap twenty three, then Oldfield got back past him on lap twenty six. Vosbergen fought back hard and two laps later grabbed third again while Jay Cardy also made his presence felt as he tried to gain another position. As the chequers flew though it was all Warren ...

  • Huge Field to Kick Off 2014/15 Season!

    Over the past few years the Late Models Sedans division in Western Australia has been growing and growing. Never has this been more evident than right now as we have one of the biggest fields ever assembled in WA for the opening event of the 2014/15 season, the Ray Tulk Memorial!   Ellenbrook Speedway this Saturday will play host to the thunder and lightning Late Models and with twenty seven nominations so far and the possibility of one or two more, there are sure to be sparks flying out on the track!   Headlining the nominations this weekend would have to be the man who dominated proceedings last season, Craig Vosbergen. Craig dominated here last season and spent some time in the off season continuing to hone his race craft and will be looking for another strong showing this season.   Of course there are a whole host of other drivers who will be out to ensure he doesn’t have it all his own way, namely Brad Blake, Jamie Oldfield, Marc Giancola and Warren Oldfield. Blake claimed another Australian Championship last season and is never far off the pace, while Jamie Oldfield also spent some time in the off season racing in America. He and brother Warren will again be teaming up, driving some brand new cars and ready for a full on assault. Of course, the will be joined by the third in a trio this weekend, by brother Jason, who is also a gasser and all here are a real threat, especially considering that Ellenbrook is their home track. Add in state champion Marc Giancola and it could be any one of these drivers who take home the win.   That being said, there is a whole host of other drivers looking for opening round glory, with drivers the ilk of Jay Cardy, Matt Goodlad, Lee Watt, Michael Holmes ...

  • JEREMY HALE LATE MODEL DISPLAY

    Jeremy Hale put his Rocket Late Model on display outside the Jandakot TyrePower store in the Jandakot shopping complex over the weekend. Jeremy was also involved at the same time as a volunteer fire fighter in an adjacent Telethon fund raiser. From there he sent a steady stream of wide eyed face painted kids for a sit in and photo in the Late Model. Perth Motorplex provided a number of free children’s passes to the GRAND OPENING SHOWDOWN – FIREWORKS NIGHT which were distributed together with bumper stickers, Late Model calendar and a Late Model facts sheet. Crew members were present to answer questions about Late Models and help the mums and dads with photos.