Jamie Oldfield pockets $5,000 after victory in Sydney

JAMIE OLDFIELD WINS GRAND NATIONAL

 

News from NSW Late Model website – www.nswlatemodels.com

 

West Australian racer Jamie Oldfield made amends for being the ‘bridesmaid’ at some big races in the 2011/12 season with a thrilling victory in the Grand National held at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway (NSW) Saturday April 14.

Oldfield started from position six in the 30 lap $5000 to win A Main and was involved in a close battle with Ross Nicastri in the early laps before slipping past Darryl Grimson and Craig Vosbergen in quick succession to settle into second behind race leader, and pole sitter, Nathan Smee. Try as he may Oldfield was unable to close on Smee, who was showing great maturity as he reeled the laps off while maintaining a tidy line. A caution two laps from home was to prove Smee’s undoing. With Oldfield alongside in the side by side restart, Smee was able to get the jump, but was immediatly under pressure from the WA visitor. Coming on to the main straight to take the white flag Smee had a half-lose, and that was all it took for Oldfield to slip past and take victory.

Grimson battled strongly all race, and finished a gallant second despite an engine issue in the last few laps, while Craig Vosbergen was third. Defending Champion David Robertson, who started on the front row, was 4th, with Col Robinson 5th. Young Queensland racer Jake Hawkins placed 6th, with Smee recovering to finish 7th, the last competitor on the lead lap. Heat wins went to Jamie Oldfield (2), Grimson, and Nathan Disney. 

ABOVE : A happy Jamie Oldfield after winning the Grand National.

 

GRAND NATIONAL VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS  –  http://youtu.be/BRCOaRjxDZY

Catch all the action from the Late Model Grand National held at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway (NSW) Saturday 14th April 2012 in the two videos below. 4 X Heats, behind the scenes Pit Video, and A Main are all covered.

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