An Oldfield Trifecta Again!

Eleven months after it last happened, the Oldfield brothers have again come home with the trifecta finish, this time filling out the top three spots in the Perth Motorplex season opening Powerpalooza event, doubling as Round Two of the Pro Dirt Series proudly presented by Maddington Toyota.
 
It was a great night of racing, with Rod Musarra (@teamrocket) racing away to a strong win in the first heat while Jason Oldfield (Oldfield Racing) would grab the second and Veronica McCann (Veronica McCann – Red Hot Racing) the third.
 
With the heat race results tallied, it was Warren Oldfield (Oldfield Racing) who would qualify off third with two second place finishes while Musarra, who raced his way through the field to finish fourth in his second heat, would do enough to start off the front row alongside Warren.
 
Warren got the jump as the thirty-lap feature race went green for the first time, but Musarra roared right around the outside to take the lead coming out of turn two, albeit only momentarily as Jamie Oldfield caught them both unawares and dove right by them through turns three and four to take the lead.
 
Musarra settled in behind Jamie, with Warren, Jason Oldfield and Brent Vosbergen (Team Vosbergen Racing – TVR) rounding out the top five.
 
Vosbergen came under pressure from David Nylander (Nylander Motorsport), with Nylander passing him for fifth, while further ahead Warren made an interesting move on Musarra to take second with five complete.
 
This would also allow Jason to race by Musarra on the next lap to claim third position, the race now led by an Oldfield trifecta.
Jamie by this point had pulled well and truly away, with Warren and Jason running on their own as Vosbergen got back by Nylander and would also pass Musarra to be fourth.
 
McCann was sixth behind Musarra, with Nylander next but past by Joe Chalmers (Team BCM Motorsport:) who was making a charge through the field after not finishing a heat race and starting at the rear of the feature field.
 
The race settled into a rhythm with the lead group lapping cars at will until it all nearly came undone, the yellows coming on with seventeen complete as McCann found herself facing the wrong way in turn two after contact with leader Jamie Oldfield as she was being lapped, luckily for both drivers stewards determining that everyone was to be put back in their spots.
 
The restart saw just the top six cars of Oldfield, Oldfield, Oldfield, Vosbergen, Musarra and McCann on the lead lap. The field would again come under green flag conditions, with Brent going high in turn two and skimming the wall, allowing a pile of cars behind him to get past.
 
Again, the three Oldfield boys would pull away, Jamie recording the quick lap of the race, while Musarra settled into fourth, Vosbergen fighting hard to get back by McCann for fifth, which he did with ten laps to go.
 
Brent was then able to pass Musarra and set out after the Oldfield trio, and it didn’t look like the gap would close until suddenly another restart was called with twenty-seven complete after Greg Horan (CPR – Chopper Pop Racing) spun in turn one and was hit by Chris Barrow (Barrow Motorsports).
 
Jamie again broke away as the race went green again, though Warren looked for a way through momentarily, while Jason in third also had a moment up high in turn two which saw Vosbergen close the gap once more.
 
Ultimately though, the Oldfield trio would be unbeatable, Jamie going on to record his eighteenth Late Model feature race victory at the Perth Motorplex (twenty ninth win overall at the venue) and defeating Warren and Jason.
 
The series will now have a short fortnight break before heading back to the Motorplex on the 4th of November for Round Three!
 
 
Release by DTN Media.
 
Contingency Awards
DTN Pole Sitter – Warren Oldfield
Heatley’s Hard Charger – Joe Chalmers
Ross’s All Star Award – Rod Musarra
Supafit Supa 7th Place – Joe Chalmers
 
Official Results
 
Heat One, 8 laps: 1. 21 Rod Musarra, 2. 15 Warren Oldfield, 3. 26 Ken Macpherson, 4. A1 Brent Vosbergen, 5. 51 Jamie Oldfield, 6. 94 Luke Halliday, 7. 91 Michael Holmes, 8. 50 Veronica McCann, 9. 04 Greg Horan, 10. 6 Peter Walker, 11. 74 Nathan Richards, 12. 39 Chris Barrow. DNF: 0 Brad Blake (1). Total Time: 2.13.352. Winning Margin: 1.123. Fastest Lap: 16.442 Warren Oldfield.
 
Heat Two, 8 laps: 1. 11 Jason Oldfield, 2. 15 Warren Oldfield, 3. 80 Damian Hudson, 4. 21 Rod Musarra, 5. 54 David Nylander, 6. 26 Ken Macpherson, 7. 52 Jay Cardy, 8. 90 David Boyes, 9. 91 Michael Holmes, 10. 95 Abbey Pickering, 11. 04 Greg Horan, 12. 39 Chris Barrow. DNF: 23 Joe Chalmers (0). Total Time: 2.11.957. Winning Margin: 2.472. Fastest Lap: 16.089 Jason Oldfield.
 
Heat Three, 8 laps: 1. 50 Veronica McCann, 2. 51 Jamie Oldfield, 3. A1 Brent Vosbergen, 4. 54 David Nylander, 5. 11 Jason Oldfield, 6. 80 Damian Hudson, 7. 95 Abbey Pickering, 8. 6 Peter Walker. DNF: 52 Jay Cardy (3), 94 Luke Halliday (3), 90 David Boyes (1), 74 Nathan Richards (1), 23 Joe Chalmers (1). DNS: 0 Brad Blake. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.336. Fastest Lap: 16.318 Jamie Oldfield.
 
Feature, 30 laps: 1. 51 Jamie Oldfield, 2.15 Warren Oldfield, 3. 11 Jason Oldfield, 4. A1 Brent Vosbergen, 5. 21 Rod Musarra, 6. 50 Veronica McCann, 7. 23 Joe Chalmers (29), 8. 54 David Nylander (29), 9. 26 Ken Macpherson (29), 10. 91 Michael Holmes (29), 11. 52 Jay Cardy (29), 12. 90 David Boyes (28), 13. 80 Damian Hudson (28), 14. 6 Peter Walker (28), 15. 04 Greg Horan (27). DNF: 39 Chris Barrow (24), 95 Abbey Pickering (21). DNS: 0 Brad Blake, 74 Nathan Richards, 94 Luke Halliday. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.652. Fastest Lap: 16.446 Jamie Oldfield.