Chalmers and Vosbergen on top!

After a great first night of racing for the 25th annual WA Late Model Championship proudly presented by ABN Trade Mates, former State Champion Brent Vosbergen (Team Vosbergen Racing – TVR) and young gun Joe Chalmers (Team BCM Motorsport:) sit just one point apart at the top of the tree after a perfect night for both.
Vosbergen went quickest in time trials, won both of his heats, started on pole for the first feature race of the night and won it, while Chalmers was similar, setting the second quickest time in qualifying, also winning his two heats then claiming the second feature race, his first ever main event win.
Feature one saw Vosbergen leading immediately, with Veronica McCann (Veronica McCann – Red Hot Racing) sticking her nose underneath but unable to make a pass. Matt Goodlad (Daytona Racing) used the highline and drove around McCann to take second, while Brad Blake also began to pressure McCann for third.
Blake got around McCann on lap two, while back up front Vosbergen and Goodlad had begun to pull away, leaving Blake with a lot of work to do to catch up.
Jay Cardy’s (Cardy Racing Components) tough night continued as he pulled infield on lap three but back on track Goodlad had closed the gap on Vosbergen and looked for a way past around the outside on lap five.
On lap six he drew even closer, the two just 0.082 seconds apart at the line, and the following lap they remained in incredibly close quarters.
As the laps wound down Michael Holmes (Michael Holmes Racing) closed on the back of fourth placed McCann and on lap eleven Holmes made the move to take the position and from here there were no more changes, Vosbergen able to hold on for the win ahead of Goodlad and Blake.
Feature two saw Joe Chalmers race away into the lead as the race went green, with Rod Musarra (Rod Musarra Racing #12) settling into second as second place starting Kodee Brown (McCorry Brown Racing Team) found himself going high and dropping a pile of places.
Warren Oldfield (Oldfield Racing) quickly began moving through the field, grabbing third on lap two and second on lap four.
Jamie Oldfield (Oldfield Racing) was also on the move, grabbing third on lap six, the top four now spread out across the track until the yellows came on with six laps complete as Warren Minshull spun to a stop in turn two.
Chalmers would lead again on the restart with Jamie taking the opportunity to move under Warren for second.
Warren looked back underneath Jamie but was unable to make the move stick, Jamie high and Warren low as up ahead Chalmers again pulled away.
From here the order remained unchanged, Chalmers even making it into lapped traffic untroubled, going on to record his first ever feature win over Jamie and Warren Oldfield.
Courtesy of the nights results, Vosbergen has a perfect 250 points, while Chalmers is one solitary point back in second place. They are followed by Matt Goodlad, Kodee Brown and Brad Blake who round out the top five.
The Late Models will be back in action again tomorrow to decide who will walk away with WA1, with one round of heats prior to the all-important final, so stay tuned to our page for all the latest updates!
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Contingency Awards
DTN Pole Position – Brent Vosbergen and Joe Chalmers
APM Roofing Hard Charger – Michael Holmes and Jamie Oldfield
Boyes Equipment SVS All Star Award – Veronica McCann and Joe Chalmers
Official Results
Qualifying, 2 laps: 1. Brent Vosbergen 15.554, 2. Joe Chalmers 15.652, 3. Matt Goodlad 15.855, 4. Luke Halliday 15.872, 5. Warren Minshull 15.947, 6. Kodee Brown 16.005, 7. Brad Blake 16.045, 8. Veronica McCann 16.055, 9. Rod Musarra 16.107, 10. David Nylander 16.122, 11. Freddy Kinsella 16.160, 12. Daniel Ameduri 16.181, 13. Matt Amato 16.228, 14. Jay Cardy 16.359, 15. Michael Holmes 16.362, 16. Warren Oldfield 16.406, 17. Willy Powell 16.584, 18. Jamie Oldfield 16.587, 19. David Boyes 16.604, 20. Jai Mazzini 16.658, 21. Damian Hudson 16.743, 22. Greg Horan 17.258.
Heat One, 8 laps: 1. Brent Vosbergen, 2. Brad Blake, 3. Matt Amato, 4. Warren Oldfield, 5. David Nylander, 6. Luke Halliday, 7. David Boyes, 8. Greg Horan. Total Time: 2.12.801. Winning Margin: 0.786. Fastest Lap: 16.100 Brad Blake.
Heat Two, 8 laps: 1. Joe Chalmers, 2. Veronica McCann, 3. Warren Minshull, 4. Willy Powell. DNF: Jay Cardy (4), Freddy Kinsella (0). DNS: Jai Mazzini. Total Time: 2.13.503. Winning Margin: 5.348. Fastest Lap: 16.171 Joe Chalmers.
Heat Three, 8 laps: 1. Kodee Brown, 2. Matt Goodlad, 3. Michael Holmes, 4. Rod Musarra, 5. Jamie Oldfield, 6. Daniel Ameduri, 7. Damian Hudson. Total Time: 2.13.519. Winning Margin: 4.557. Fastest Lap: 16.121 Kodee Brown.
Heat Four, 8 laps: 1. Brent Vosbergen, 2. Jamie Oldfield, 3. Matt Amato, 4. Brad Blake, 5. Kodee Brown, 6. Daniel Ameduri, 7. David Boyes. Total Time: 2.17.180. Winning Margin: 0.168. Fastest Lap: 16.720 Brent Vosbergen.
Heat Five, 8 laps: 1. Joe Chalmers, 2. Warren Oldfield, 3. Veronica McCann, 4. David Nylander, 5. Luke Halliday, 6. Greg Horan. DNF: Jay Cardy (0). DNS: Jai Mazzini. Total Time: 2.16.973. Winning Margin: 3.097. Fastest Lap: 16.730 Joe Chalmers.
Heat Six, 8 laps: 1. Rod Musarra, 2. Matt Goodlad, 3. Freddy Kinsella, 4. Michael Holmes, 5. Warren Minshull, 6. Damian Hudson. DNF: Willy Powell (3). Total Time: 2.27.413. Winning Margin: 0.563. Fastest Lap: 17.411 Matt Goodlad.
Feature 1, 15 laps: 1. Brent Vosbergen, 2. Matt Goodlad, 3. Brad Blake, 4. Michael Holmes, 5. Veronica McCann, 6. Daniel Ameduri, 7. Matt Amato, 8. David Nylander, 9. Greg Horan, 10. Damian Hudson. DNF: Jay Cardy (3). Total Time: 4.36.127. Winning Margin: 0.576. Fastest Lap: 17.691 Matt Goodlad.
Feature 2, 15 laps: 1. Joe Chalmers, 2. Jamie Oldfield, 3. Warren Oldfield, 4. Kodee Brown, 5. Rod Musarra, 6. Freddy Kinsella, 7. Luke Halliday, 8. Warren Minshull, 9. David Boyes. DNS: Willy Powell, Jai Mazzini. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.738. Fastest Lap:
17.931 Joe Chalmers.
Points After Night One
1. Brent Vosbergen 250
2. Joe Chalmers 249
3. Matt Goodlad 238
4. Kodee Brown 228
5. Brad Blake 228
6. Veronica McCann 225
7. Rod Musarra 225
8. Warren Oldfield 219
9. Jamie Oldfield 217
10. Warren Minshull 216
11. Michael Holmes 216
12. Matt Amato 214
13. Luke Halliday 213
14. David Nylander 209
15. Daniel Ameduri 205
16. Freddy Kinsella 193
17. David Boyes 188
18. Damian Hudson 186
19. Greg Horan 185
20. Jay Cardy 155
21. Willy Powell 122
22. Jai Mazzini 96