Oldfield started from pole alongside the impressive Matt Goodlad and raced away from the field at every opportunity, so much so that even when in lapped traffic his lead continued to increase slightly. He would go on to cross the line some eight and a half seconds ahead of Matt Goodlad and third placed Brad Blake.
The thirty lap feature began with Jamie immediately pulling out in front of Goodlad and Blake. The first yellows of the race came out on lap three when Lee Watt came to a stop, bunching up the field once more. Jamie would lead away again and built his lead so that he was quickly closing in on lapped traffic. However, just as he was approaching lapped traffic on lap seven, Jeremy Hale spun, Oldfield lucky to avoid it, and the yellows were bought on again.
Straight away Oldfield left the rest of the field for dust on the next start, again racing his way up to lapped traffic, but for the third time before he could actually start to lap cars, the yellows came on yet again, this time for Jeremy Hale who had gone into the wall after contact with Bryn Haythornthwaite.
Oldfield finally got into lapped traffic on lap seventeen, but it didn’t seem to faze him, his lead getting bigger as he lapped up to tenth place. He crossed the line in first and for the first time in his career claimed a Late Model title to add to his numerous titles in other divisions. Goodlad came in second while Blake once again finished on the podium of the State Title race.
Earlier in the night the heat racing was intense, with the opening heat in particular almost seeing the drivers racing for sheep stations. The first start saw Phil Zuidema spin in turn four, with Ryan Halliday sent rear as the primary cause. Next a number of cars were battling for position, with two cars making contact and getting crossed up in front of the pack which left Jamie Moon in the front straight wall and Zuidema spinning infield.
Heat three saw Dean King make contact with Jay Cardy’s left rear at the start, both lucky to continue on. Brad Blake was quick to make his presence felt as he worked his way through the field while behind him Jamie and Warren Oldfield did the same, but it was all too easy for Craig Vosbergen to claim the win after starting on pole position. The final heat was relatively incident free, with Matt Goodladrecording a good win.
The Late Models will now take a few weeks break before they return to the QUIT Bunbury Speedway on the 21st of March for the final round of their Track Championship!
Lucas Oils Pole Award –Jamie Oldfield
Cardy Race Components Voucher – Marc Giancola.
Heat One – 1. Jamie Oldfield, 2. Lee Watt, 3. Matt Goodlad, 4. Dean King, 5. Nat Muir, 6. Paul Joss, 7. Craig Vosbergen, 8. Ryan Halliday, 9. Phil Zuidema, 10. Jamie Moon. DNF: Jason Oldfield.
Heat Two – 1. Marc Giancola, 2. Warren Oldfield, 3. Brad Blake, 4. Michael Holmes, 5. Jay Cardy, 6. Paul Stubber, 7. Jac Dolmans Jnr, 8. Morgan Melvin, 9. Bryn Haythornthwaite, 10. Rob Galloway. DNS: Jeremy Hale, Jai Mazzini.
Heat Three – 1. Craig Vosbergen, 2. Jay Cardy, 3. Brad Blake, 4. Jamie Oldfield, 5. Warren Oldfield, 6. Lee Watt, 7. Morgan Melvin, 8. Dean King, 9. Paul Joss. DNS: Jai Mazzini, Jeremy Hale.
Heat Four – 1. Matt Goodlad, 2. Paul Stubber, 3. Ryan Halliday, 4. JacDolmans, 5. Phil Zuidema, 6. Jamie Moon, 7. Michael Holmes, 8. Marc Giancola, 9. Bryn Haythornthwaite, 10. Nat Muir, 11. Rob Galloway. DNS: Jason Oldfield.
A Dash – 1. Jamie Oldfield, 2. Matt Goodlad, 3. Brad Blake, 4. Jay Cardy, 5. Warren Oldfield, 6. Craig Vosbergen, 7. Paul Stubber, 8. Marc Giancola.
B Dash – 1. Ryan Halliday, 2. Jac Dolmans Jnr, 3. Michael Holmes, 4. Phil Zuidema, 5. Dean King, 6. Jamie Moon, 7. Lee Watt. DNF: Nat Muir.
Feature – 1. Jamie Oldfield, 2. Matt Goodlad, 3. Brad Blake, 4. Jay Cardy, 5. Craig Vosbergen, 6. Warren Oldfield, 7. Paul Stubber, 8. Marc Giancola, 9. Ryan Halliday, 10. Phil Zuidema, 11. Jac Dolmans Jnr, 12. Michael Holmes, 13. Morgan Melvin, 14. Paul Joss, 15. Dean King, 16. Jamie Moon, 17. Nat Muir. DNF: Jeremy Hale, Bryn Haythornthwaite, Lee Watt. DNS: Jai Mazzini, Jason Oldfield, Rob Galloway.