Big Field for Bunbury!

The LMRWA are thrilled to be back on the program at Bunbury Speedway this Sunday night, and what better way is there for us to return than by paying tribute to one of the local speedway legends in Allan Blake!
Allan has been an integral part of the Bunbury Speedway history, as well as that of Sedans and Late Models as a competitor, promoter, club person and crew chief, so it is only fitting that this weekend his efforts are recognised with the inaugural Allan Blake Late Model Classic.
Sunday night will also be the first round of the second annual Wild West Showdown and the first time ever the series has been held at Bunbury.
Despite being on the schedule to open the then newly formed series this time last year, a number of factors saw the show moved to the Perth Motorplex, so Sunday night will mark its debut at Bunbury, as well as the first time since November 2019 that the Pro Dirt Series, or even Late Models, have raced at the venue.
That last show, over three years ago, saw Marc Giancola defeat Michael Holmes (Michael Holmes Racing) and Freddy Kinsella (Team Green Racing) and Sunday night, in what will also be Round Seven of the season long Pro Dirt Series proudly presented by the team at Dirt Track Nutters, both Holmes and Kinsella are in the field.
Holmes has won a Pro Dirt feature at Bunbury previously so could be well positioned to do that again, while Kinsella has also shown an affinity for the venue, winning his first ever heat race there a few years back and then repeating that effort prior to his podium at the aforementioned 2019 show.
Of course, all the other heavy hitters are in the field, with Pro Dirt Series leaders Warren Oldfield (Oldfield Racing), Brent Vosbergen (Team Vosbergen Racing – TVR), Jay Cardy (Cardy Racing Components) and Joe Chalmers (Team BCM Motorsport:) all keen to add to their points tallies, with Brent also looking to defend the Wild West Showdown crown he won last year over the five nights of competition.
Adding some extra spice this year is the addition of two interstate drivers to the field in Tasmanian Brad Smith (Brad Smith Devil Motorsports 6T) and South Australian Mat Crimmins (Crimmins Racing). Both have been regular visitors to our shores over the years and certainly aren’t here to make up the numbers as they embark on a campaign to take the Showdown title back to the East!
Local hero Brad Blake will be joined in the field by fellow local competitors Kye Blight (Kye Blight Racing) and Paul Stubber (Bar31), and this trio alone have had plenty of feature race wins, so will definitely be threats throughout the event, while others including David Nylander (Nylander Motorsport), Veronica McCann (Veronica McCann – Red Hot Racing) and Rod Musarra (@teamrocket) have shown plenty of speed so far this season and could well convert that speed into a win.
We also welcome a number of drivers who are travelling significant distances to be with us again at Bunbury, including Greg Horan (@cpr choppa pop) all the way from Esperance, and David Boyes (Boyes Motorsport) and Damian Hudson (Hudson Racing Team) who are again making the trek from Kalgoorlie.
It is going to be a huge night of action as the Late Models finally return to Bunbury, so sit back, relax and enjoy the show that the Late Models bring Sunday night, and then make sure you join us again as we do it all over again the very next night at the Perth Motorplex for round two of the Wild West Showdown and Round Eight of the Pro Dirt Series!!
The 2022/23 Pro Dirt Series proudly bought to you by McPhee Freight, Maddington Toyota & Canning Vale Toyota, ABN Trade Mates, CTM Recruitment Pty Ltd, the PTE Group, SupaFit Seat Covers, Ross’s Auctioneers & Valuers, Global Testing Services, APM Roofing and Gutters, The Event Mill and Dirt Track Nutters.
Release by DTN Media.
Pics Courtesy Aidan Freeman Photography and Crimmins Motorsport.
Official Nominations – 24
0 Brad Blake
2 Luke Halliday
4 Brent Vosbergen
04 Greg Horan
T6 Brad Smith
S10 Mat Crimmins
14 Willy Powell
15 Warren Oldfield
21 Rod Musarra
23 Joe Chalmers
31 Paul Stubber
34 Matt Nylander
39 Chris Barrow
41 Kye Blight
44 Laura Byrnes
50 Veronica McCann
51 Jamie Oldfield
52 Jay Cardy
54 David Nylander
80 Damian Hudson
82 Matt Amato
90 David Boyes
91 Michael Holmes
318 Freddy Kinsella