With the new speedway season fast approaching, Late Model Racing Western Australia are looking for Corporate Partners for the 2014/2015 Late Model Pro Dirt Series. The Late Model division in Australia is the rapidly gaining many new competitors ever year. The influx of new competitors is helping to make it the premier sedan division in the world of dirt track Speedway. It has a significant presence in every major auto racing trade publication as well as some mainstream outlets. Late Model Racing Western Australia would like your company/business to be a part of our growth and encourage you to become a Corporate Partner and join us for our biggest season to date. Click the link to see the package - Corporate Partner Info
In a first for the Dirt Late Model division in WA, Quit Bunbury Speedway will be the first to provide a country track championship this coming racing season at the venue. Adding to the action packed series is the backing of a massive corporate entity as well as local business. Corporate giant, Cleanaway, will host the series as naming rights sponsor for the first time and Dynamite Dans Cleaning Service will support the series. Speedway general manager, Andrew Roberts, is excited about the formation of the series and says that it will only further the division in its own right. ” It’s taken a bit of negotiating, but, we’re there now and to have companies like Cleanaway involved is very exciting.” He claims the series will help with driver development and enhance the division on a national scale. ” Naturally, the exposure through media circles will be big and that is good for all involved. Local business is also important and Dynamite Dans Cleaning Service is very happy to play their part,” he said. To be held over four rounds across the massive racing season at Bunbury, it will see a round of the prestigious USA Late Model Invasion Tour in the middle of the championship, further enhancing the series. The initiative has been put in place by the promotions team at Bunbury to bolster the local events they run, which has made race fans excited by the news. The dates for the Championship are set out as: Round 1- November 8th, 2014 Round 2-December 27th, 2014 Round 3-January 17th, 2015 ( Also USA late Model Invasion Tour ) Final- March 21st, 2015
Michael Holmes yesterday had a near perfect day as he garnered two wins and a second place in heat races before he claimed the Pithara Speedway round of the Late Model Development Series, coming home first in the fifteen lap feature event. His main rival of the day was Ken MacPherson who inflicted Holmes’ only defeat in the opening heat. Despite Holmes leading into the opening corner of the feature, MacPherson quickly passed him for the lead and built up a three car lead. Over the next ten laps Holmes worked the highline to perfection and after two restarts was able to pass MacPherson for the lead. Holmes went on to then claim the feature win from MacPherson and Peter Seaton, with last round winner Dean King coming home fourth. Earlier in the day heat races saw MacPherson claim the opener after running down early leader Holmes, with King finishing third. The second heat saw Holmes reverse the result and defeat MacPherson and King, while the final preliminary again went to Holmes, this time over MacPherson and David Nylander. A solid nine car field competed across the day, but unfortunately todays round at Ellenbrook Speedway was cancelled due to rain throughout the week. With any luck, the number of drivers will increase for the next round of the Late Model Development Series on the 9th of August at Kellerberrin Speedway. See you there! Release by DTN Media.
The 2014-15 season for Phil Zuidema is shaping up as a break-out year for the relative new comer to the Late Model ranks. Phil has recently purchased a 2012 Barry Wright Race Car which was campaigned briefly by Kenny Compton Jnr from Bland, Virginia. It’s fair to say Phil’s close association with Michael Holmes helped his decision to settle on a Barry Wright. “I flew to the US last year with Michael visiting the Barry Wright Race Shop and travelled with the Clint Bowyer owned Barry Wright Race Team. Being able to talk with the guys that build and race the cars was really interesting and can only benefit my racing.” The car will be arriving turn key with a ‘525’ crate motor. These engines are based on the 6.0 LS3 chev, similar to what you’d find in a HSV VE commodore. As the name suggests they produce around 525 hp. Previously, Phil ran a 350 crate engine in a Rocket chassis and surprised many with how fast he was with a ‘little’ motor. He kicked off the year with two top 5 finishes and completed the Hoosier Pro Dirt Series in 8th Overall. “We were competitive all last year but the gap between a 400hp 350 crate motor and an open late model engine is wide. The extra horsepower of the ‘525’ and the fact that it is an all-aluminium motor closes the gap enough to be realilistic about a podium finish.” There has been some concern in Late Model circles that Phil’s decision to run crate motors is part of a future plan to run a crate only division. “That simply isn’t the case, the Pro Dirt series is where I want to race, it’s where the best drivers are. My decision to run a crate motor is all to do with my budget ...
DONT MISS THIS TV ACTION Please be advised the Australian Late Model Championship will be screened at 8.30pm EST on Chequered Flag (Speed Channel) next Wednesday night, July 16. The title will be screened in two parts (in consecutive weeks). So part one, screens on July 16 and part two screens the following week, July 23.
Dean King yesterday continued his development in the Late Model Sedan ranks as he claimed the Development Series feature win at Kellerberrin Speedway. Although King held the lead for the majority of the race, it didn’t end without controversy. Ken McPherson hounded King for the lead for the best part of the race and eventually made his way through into the lead and went on to cross the line first. Unfortunately for McPherson, after the race he was relegated two positions for a questionable passing manoeuvre on King, handing King the win ahead of Bryn Haythornthwaite with McPherson officially third. Having already taken his car off the track, King heard the news and headed back on track and quickly celebrated his win with a fist pump in front of the crowd. King had been one to watch all day as he claimed the opening heat from McPherson and Haythornthwaite. The second heat saw Chris Ferguson build up a solid lead until his #45 machine expired in a cloud of smoke, handing the lead to Terry Haines. A number of other competitors also struck trouble during this race with Haines claiming the win and Steve Bond coming second as the only two finishers. Heat three saw the experienced Jamie Oldfield, driving the Litchfield Motorsports #6, claim a flag to flag win ahead of McPherson and King, while the fourth heat saw Haines make it two from two as he defeated Tyson Bryden and Bond. The fifth heat saw trouble at the start as McPherson found himself out of the race early after contact with another competitor, while Oldfield also headed infield after issues with his machine. This left four drivers to fight it out, with Bryn Haythornthwaite finding himself heading out on a huge infield excursion before rejoining the field. Eventually King claimed his second ...
The thunder and lightning Late Models will this weekend head up the highway to ‘Windy Hill’ Kellerberrin Speedway for the next round of the Development Series. The series is now in its third year and is proving to be popular with both the fans and the drivers alike. In this weekends field there is a mix of experienced campaigners alongside some relative newcomers to the sport. Most fans should be familiar with the name Jamie Oldfield, who returns to the division this weekend driving the #6 machine. The former Australian, and current WA Street Stock Champion has announced that he will be returning to the division full time in the 2014/15 summer season in an all out campaign with his brother Warren and will use today as the first of his shake down runs. Long time competitors Mark Webster and Bryn Haythornthwaite have also thrown their hats in the ring for this weekends action, with both having significant experience racing in the division and looking to hone their skills at Kellerberrin, being the first time the division has raced at the track since it has been redeveloped. Lionel Kirkby has made the switch into Late Models after having formerly raced AMCA Nationals and will race this weekend while Tyson Bryden will have his first run in a Late Model after previously campaigning a Wingless Sprint. Other Development Series regulars including Terry Haines, Dean King, Chris Ferguson and Steve Bond have also signalled their intentions to ace this weekend while some new names include Jeff Rogers and Clint Philip, will also be in the field, all of whom will be looking for some consistent runs. Make sure you have someone to hold onto as the Late Models will certainly be making the ground pound! Release by DTN Media. Official Nominations 5 Jeff Rogers 6 Jamie Oldfield 21 Dean King 25 Mark Webster 32 ...
The 4th Round of the Lucas Oil Late Model Development Series to be held Sun 22 July 2014, at Ellenbrook Speedway, has been cancelled due to the bad run of weather. The next round will be held Sat 5/7/14 at Kellerberrin Speedway.
Results for 2013/14 Pro Dirt Series . Best presented car. Nat Muir Best presented Team. Choc Chill racing. Lee Watt / Brad Boley Quit achiever. Lee Watt Rookie of the year. Jamie Moon Ben Ludlow was recognised for his contrbution to the LMRA. Pro Dirt Series Top 3: 1st Craig Vosbergen 2nd Michael Holmes 3rd Warren Oldfield Marc Giancola was recognised for his State Championship. Brad Blake was recognised for his National Title Win. Cheif Stewards Award. Michael Holmes CEO Award. Darren Atkinson and Warren Oldfield AJN Award. Jason Oldfield Drivers Driver Award. Craig Vosbergen Brad Blake donated a helmet signed by all of the drivers to raise money for a young boy and his family in Bunbury that is very ill. Dave Galloway won the bid for the helmet and then very generously donated the helmet back to the family. Brad Blake was very humbled by further donations. The LMRA wish to thank everyone for a successful evening and racing season, committee members and families that helped organized the night.
The new Late Model WA committee for 2014/15 are: CEO: Michael Holmes General Manager : Warren Oldfield Secretary: Darren Atkinson Treasurer: Jay Cardy Technical: Alan Nylander Marketing: Ray Hale Assistant: Brad Ludlow Social Comittee: Jac Dolmans Jnr & Dave Galloway