Wednesday, 19 September 2018

LATE MODELS

Jamie Oldfield last Saturday night at Collie Speedway for the fifth RACIN Tyre & Accessories Pro Dirt Series round dominated every lap of the 30-lap feature race and went on to defeat a hard-charging Kodee Brown and Kye Blight.

The feature race began with a total of 15 starters after Brad Blake, Michael Holmes and Marc Giancola were unable to repair their cars in time for the feature race from earlier heat race incidents.

Jamie Oldfield led away and for the first six laps the race went without a caution as cars settled into position. The yellows came out with 24 laps left for Chris Pavlovich, who came to a stop in turn four, and then newcomers Jarrin Bielby and Jason Bond spun out together on the same corner just two laps later and it brought out the second caution of the race.

At this stage Ken MacPherson was holding off Blight for second, but after lap after lap of intense pressure MacPherson finally succumbed and Blight moved under him on lap 10. One lap later, the yellows were on again for Jason Bond who made heavy contact with the turn three wall, then another four laps after that Jai Mazzini spun on the back straight. This meant a race restart at the halfway point and this time MacPherson dropped back slightly, allowing Kodee Brown to move into third and start pressuring Blight for second. Mazzini spun again with eight laps to go and it activated the final caution of the race.

25 11 2015 Jamie OldfieldPhoto: Aidan Skraha Production

From there on, things started to get even more intense. Brown got underneath Blight as the field went green again, but Blight was able to power right back by him, leaving Brown to sit right on Blight’s tail for the next seven and a half laps. At the fall of the chequered flag, Jamie Oldfield crossed the line first, just behind him Blight went just the tiniest bit too wide in the final corner which let Brown stick his nose underneath and race through to take second right on the line in a brilliant maneuverer. Warren Oldfield and MacPherson rounded out the top-five finishers.

Earlier in the night, Holmes was fastest in hot laps; while locals Alec Melvin and Paul Joss took out a heat race each and Jamie Oldfield and Jay Cardy took out the other two heat-race wins.

By virtue of a fourth-place finish in the feature race, Warren Oldfield still holds a 27-point lead in the Pro Dirt Series after five rounds, but Jamie Oldfield’s win has seen him close the gap and he and Cardy are tied on points for second place. Blight and Holmes sit in fourth and fifth.

The Late Models have now got a week’s break before the Pro Dirt Series fires back into action with round six at Kalgoorlie International Speedway on the Saturday night of December 5.

Contingency Awards
Pole Position: Jamie Oldfield
Hard Charger: Jed Rogers
Cardy Racing Components 8th Place: Paul Joss
Maxima Oils 12th Place: Alec Melvin
Speed Torque All Star Winner: Kodee Brown

RESULTS

Heat Race 1 (10 laps): 1. 51 Jamie Oldfield, 2. 4 Brent Vosbergen, 3. 07 Kodee Brown, 4. 0 Brad Blake, 5. 36 Jarrin Bielby, 6. 42 Jai Mazzini, 7. 43 Marc Giancola. DNF: 22 Paul Joss (3). DNS: 5 Jed Rogers. Total Time: 2.57.238. Winning Margin: 3.704. Fastest Lap: 17.322 07 Kodee Brown.

Heat Race 2 (10 laps): 1. 89 Alec Melvin, 2. 26 Ken MacPherson, 3. 41 Kye Blight, 4. 15 Warren Oldfield, 5. 91 Michael Holmes, 6. 52 Jay Cardy, 7. 60 Jayden Meckenstock, 8. 84 Chris Pavlovich, 9. 95 Jason Bond. Total Time: 3.02.175. Winning Margin: 1.365. Fastest Lap: 17.358 89 Alec Melvin.

Heat Race 3 (10 laps): 1. 52 Jay Cardy, 2. 36 Jarrin Bielby, 3. 41 Kye Blight, 4. 60 Jayden Meckenstock, 5. 0 Brad Blake, 6. 91 Michael Holmes, 7. 4 Brent Vosbergen, 8. 5 Jed Rogers. DNS: 43 Marc Giancola. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 6.126. Fastest Lap: 17.677 52 Jay Cardy.

Heat Race 4 (10 laps): 1. 22 Paul Joss, 2.15 Warren Oldfield, 3. 07 Kodee Brown, 4. 26 Ken MacPherson, 5. 84 Chris Pavlovich. DNF: 51 Jamie Oldfield, 95 Jason Bond, 42 Jai Mazzini, 89 Alec Melvin. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.264. Fastest Lap: 18.222 51 Jamie Oldfield.

Feature Race (30 laps): 1. 51 Jamie Oldfield, 2. 07 Kodee Brown, 3. 41 Kye Blight, 4. 15 Warren Oldfield, 5. 26 Ken MacPherson, 6. 4 Brent Vosbergen, 7. 52 Jay Cardy, 8. 22 Paul Joss, 9. 60 Jayden Meckenstock, 10. 36 Jarrin Bielby, 11. 5 Jed Rogers, 12. 89 Alec Melvin. DNF: 42 Jai Mazzini (21), 95 Jason Bond (12), 84 Chris Pavlovich (5). DNS: 0 Brad Blake, 43 Marc Giancola, 91 Michael Holmes. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.751. Fastest Lap: 17.559 51 Jamie Oldfield.

Article Courtesy of DTN Media

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