The 2011/2012 R2C Competition Filters Pro Dirt Series has been won by Jamie Oldfield, with brother Warren Oldfield 2nd, Jay Cardy 3rd and Matt Goodlad 4th.
Jamie attended all twelve rounds in the 2011/2012 R2C Competition Filters Pro Dirt Series that started in October 2011, and concluded at the Perth Motorplex March 2012. The Series will be remembered as one of the most action packed to date, with the USA tour included in the schedule.
Jamie Oldfield set his own high standard for the R2C Competition Filters Pro Dirt Series, winning the first Round in a dominating start to finish display. Jamie easily won his two Heats, broke the 10 lap track record, created a new 6 lap record, won the top 6 (A) Dash, and led all 30 laps of the Feature race.
As every racer knows, there are highs and lows in every season, and Jamie didn’t find himself on the podium again until Round 5 in Albany, where he placed 3rd behind winner Brad Blake, with Warren Oldfield 2nd.
Before Round 6 at the Perth Motorplex at Kwinana Beach, which was also the “Sedan Muster”, Jamie finally got what he had been waiting for, his new Mastersbilt Late Model from the USA. Even with learning a new car and setup, Jamie was on the podium, with a 2nd place behind brother Warren, who was the current leader of the series.
The UltraTune Morley USA Invasion Tour was a great learning experience for all LMRA racers, and an absolute highlight of the R2C Competition Filters Pro Dirt Series calendar. While the professional American racers dominated the Tour, Jamie was the highest place Aussie on points.
Jamie Oldfield’s commitment and dedication to his Dirt Late Model racing career had seen him enjoying one of his most successful seasons yet, but now he was also armed with the equipment and knowledge to knock his younger brother off the top spot on the series ladder. Jamie Oldfield was a man on a mission!
After Oldfield claimed the last 3 Rounds with solid wins, he not only increased his lead in points, but made it absolutely clear that the immaculately presented green #51 UltraTune Morley Mastersbilt had successfully completed its mission.
Late Model Racing Australia would like to thank all 36 competitors, and their crews, that competed in the 2011/2012 R2C Competition Filters Pro Dirt Series. Late Model Racing Australia had a very successful season, and is looking forward to the 2012/2013 season with great anticipation.
Late Model Racing Australia 2011/2012 R2C Competition Filters Pro Dirt Series, Round Top 3
Round 1, Ellenbrook Speedway, 15 October 2011
1st Jamie Oldfield 2nd Brad Blake 3rd Jay Cardy
Round 2, Perth Motorplex, 22 October 2011
1st Warren Oldfield 2nd Craig Vosbergen 3rd Brad Blake
Round 3, Perth Motorplex, 12 November 2011
1st Craig Vosbergen 2nd Warren Oldfield 3rd Brad Ludlow
Round 4, Kalgoorlie Speedway – West Australian State Title, 19 November 2011
1st Warren Oldfield 2nd Brad Ludlow 3rd Brad Blake
Round 5, Albany Speedway, 26 November 2011
1st Brad Blake 2nd Warren Oldfield 3rd Jamie Oldfield
Round 6, Perth Motorplex, 10 December 2012
1st Warren Oldfield 2nd Jamie Oldfield 3rd Ryan Halliday
Round 7, Manjimup Speedway, 1 & 2 January 2012
1st Jeremy Payne 2nd Brad Blake 3rd Doug Drown
Round 8, Collie Speedway, 6 January 2012
1st Steve Francis 2nd Jeremy Payne 3rd Brad Blake
Round 9, Bunbury Speedway, 7 January 2012
1st Jeremy Payne 2nd Warren Oldfield 3rd Ben Ludlow
Round 10, Perth Motorplex, 4 February 2012
1st Jamie Oldfield 2nd Craig Vosbergen 3rd Ryan Halliday
Round 11, Esperance Speedway, 25 February 2012
1st Jamie Oldfield 2nd Warren Oldfield 3rd Michael Holmes
Round 12, Perth Motorplex, 24 March 2012
1st Jamie Oldfield 2nd Jay Cardy 3rd Ben Ludlow
Late Model Racing Australia is once again hoping to gain new drivers for the 2012/2013 season from the Late Model Development Series.
The Late Model Development Series, which was run very successfully last year, is conducted in the off season to the Pro Dirt Series. The Series is open to any Late Model competitor wishing to be coached in driving techniques and car setup by experienced Late Model racers and crew chiefs, and also to the less experienced racers who wish to improve their on-track performance.
Pro Dirt Late Model drivers are also welcome to join the Development Series, to test or improve setup/performance, or just to showcase their car, but they will be ineligible to earn any points for the series.
The dates for the 2012 Late Model Development Series are as follows:
Round 1 20 May 2012 Ellenbrook Speedway
Round 2 10 June 2012 Ellenbrook Speedway
Round 3 1 July 2012 Ellenbrook Speedway
Round 4 22 July 2012 Ellenbrook Speedway
Round 5 11 Aug 2012 Kellerberrin Speedway
The Pro Dirt Season Annual Awards Banquet Night is going to be held on Saturday the 16th of June at The Rise, 28 Eighth Avenue, Maylands.
The Late Model Racing Australia Annual General Meeting is set down for Saturday the 12th of May, commencing 12pm at the Market City Tavern.
Late Model Racing Australia would like to thank its 2011/12 corporate partners:
Racin Tyres & Accessories
Snap On Tools – Trevor Williams
Southside Engine Centre
Ultra Tune Morley
Snap On Tools Kalgoorlie
Blake Auto Centre
End Release – Lee Oldfield