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  • Late Models Return to Northam!

      The Late Model Development Series will this weekend head to Northam Motorsports Park for another round of action. Although only a small field of nominations at this stage, Late Models always put on a good show at Northam, with the track configuration ideal for the division. Last round winner Dean King heads the nomination list and will be looking to build on his recent victory at Kellerberrin Speedway. King has been in red hot form and has really come along in leaps and bounds, showing that he is a threat whenever he rocks up to compete. Adding some spice to this weekends field will be Brent Vosbergen who makes his first appearance in the #13 machine after having missed a few rounds due to other commitments. The younger Vosbergen will be looking to continue his development after already showing a lot of talent behind the wheel. Terry Haines is another who will be competing this weekend, and after some solid heat wins and good finishes, he will be looking to record a solid feature finish come Saturday afternoon. Bryn Haythornthwaite is another one who has recorded a string of good finishes and would love nothing more than to improve again and grab the win. Lance Ferguson, Clint Philp and Steve Bond are all regulars in the series and although they haven’t broken through for a win yet, have all shown significant talent and will be looking to continue the development. Drivers are to be in the pits by 10am sharp this weekend, with racing from 12pm. The Northam Speedway is located on Fox Road, just before Northam on the highway, with entry $15 per person, with kids under 12 for free. See you all there!   Release by DTN Media.   Official Nominations 13 Brent Vosbergen 21 Dean King 32 Terry Haines 44 Lance Ferguson 69 Bryn Haythornthwaite 96 Clint Philp 97 Steve Bond  


    With a top ten finish in his first year racing a Late Model in the Pro dirt series last year Jamie Moon is looking forward to even better results in the coming season. Even with Jamie’s vast experience in speedway sedans and Sprintcars he has had to learn the art of setting up a Late Model whilst at the same time adapting to the brute power and a very different driving style. It was a fitting reward for his efforts to win the Rookie of the Year award at the annual Late Model awards presentation night. “Last year was all about getting our head around the Late Model and we started to get the hang of it by the end of the year.” Jamie had retired from racing and didn’t expect to be pulling on a helmet again. Understandably he made the mistake of going to watch some speedway meetings. “I did the wrong thing and I watched some events. Then I saw the Australian Late Model Title in Bunbury and decided I want to be part of that.” In order to give himself the best possible chance of success Jamie is importing a new Revelution Race Car which will be powered by a 415ci SB2 Hershey Chev motor. There is more to this team’s motor racing background than most people would be aware of. In addition to Jamie’s extensive speedway experience he has also got State Motocross titles under his belt. Furthermore his father John, who swings the spanners, has raced speedcars and circuit racing cars. With the learning year out of the way Jamie is aiming for consistent Top 5 finishes. “I enjoy the competition and the adrenalin rush plus the challenge of setting up and driving the cars. I would like to get consistent results and in the longer run win ...

  • King makes it two at Kellerberrin!

      Dean King followed up on his last win at Kellerberrin Speedway as he today claimed his second development series feature. Indeed, King showed his class all day as he stayed out of trouble and finished consistently in the top three throughout the heats. In the feature event he managed to chase down and pass early race leader Ken MacPherson and is proving to be the class of the field with consistent podium finishes.   Ken Macpherson, despite leading the feature for a time, was unable to capitalize on two good heat wins and came home with a fourth place finish in the feature, while Bryn Haythorthwaite finished on the  podium in all four of his races, including a second place finish in the feature.  Jeff Rogers also had a good day with a fine third place in the feature after two prior third places in his heats.   The opening heat saw Nathan Penn and Steve Bond make  contact on back straight, leaving Bond stranded at the start. The race restarted and a few cars then found themselves infield after some contact throughout the pack. Penn meanwhile worked his way through the pack and into the lead, setting about building the distance between himself and the rest of the field until he too succumbed to mechanical dramas and handed the lead and the win to Phillip over Bond and Rogers.   The second heat saw Haythornthwaite in the early lead, while behind him King and MacPherson battled it out. Suddenly the battling duo were in front, with Haythornthwaite back in third and from there the order didn’t change.    The third heat saw Clint Phillip into the lead early, with Bond quick to apply the pressure. Out of nowhere Terry Haines made his presence felt and ducked through to grab the lead. After a number of spins, the race was ...

  • Late Models return to Windy Hill!

    The thunder and lightning brigade this weekend returns to Kellerberrin Speedway after a few weeks break and if the action from the last few shows is anything to go by, then we are in for a real lung buster.   Dean King claimed the feature at the last meeting held at Kellerberrin after a controversial call saw Ken MacPherson, who crossed the line first, relegated. Michael Holmes won the last round of the series at Pithara a few weeks ago, but has not nominated for this weekends show. Both King and MacPherson would love nothing more than to claim the win tomorrow and neither will stop at anything to ensure they get it.   Of course, there is a whole host of drivers who will be determined to ensure that doesn’t happen, including the two car team of the Nylanders, Allan and David. Allan, a wily veteran in the sedan ranks with much success across his career, occasionally steps into a Late Model for a squirt, while youngster David hasn’t spent as much time behind the wheel as he would like to lately and both are looking forward to strapping in and going racing.   Terry Haines showed some good form on his last visit to Kellerberrin, claiming no less than three heat wins, and he will be hoping to continue that good form, while Bryn Haythornthwaite also had a strong run at the last meeting and will want to repeat that.   Others to throw their hat into the ring include Clint Phillip, Lance Ferguson, Lionel Kirkby and Jeff Rogers. It should be a huge day of speedway action, so make sure you have someone to hang on to!   Official Nominations – 10   5 Jeff Rogers 21 Dean King 32 Terry Haines 34 David Nylander 39 Ken Macpherson 44 Lance Ferguson 54 Allan Nylander 58 Lionel Kirkby 69 Bryn Haythornthwaite 96 Clint Phillip    

  • Late Model Corporate Partnership

    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

  • Holmes claims Pithara Win

      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.

  • Phil Zuidema Racing joins Team BWRC

    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 ...

  • Australian Late Model Championship on Speed

    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.

  • King conquers Kellerberrin!

    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 ...