Mother Nature Wins!

The first night of the Late Model Nationals at the Perth Motorplex was always going to be hard fought but, in the end, an entire field of Late Models was no match for the power of Mother Nature, striking just as all the preliminary heat races were completed and wiping out the remainder of the meeting.
 
Indeed, qualifying and six heat races were run and won earlier in the night, Brent Vosbergen (Team Vosbergen Racing – TVR) setting the overall quickest time in qualifying (Kye Blight (Kye Blight Racing) and Kodee Brown (McCorry Brown Racing Team) also fastest in their groups), while heat wins were shared by Kye Blight (2), Joe Chalmers (2) (Team BCM Motorsport:), Brent Vosbergen and Rod Musarra.
 
The fields for the two preliminary feature races were set: Kye Blight to head up prelim one from Brent Vosbergen, Craig Vosbergen and Brad Blake, while Joe Chalmers was set to lead away Peter Nicola, Rod Musarra and Jason Oldfield.
 
Unfortunately Mother Nature had other ideas, a severe storm hitting the venue and cancelling the remainder of the race meeting.
 
Despite this initial set back, the Late Models will be in action again tomorrow. The preliminary feature races will now be scrapped, with points from tonight (qualifying and heat races) setting the heat grids for tomorrow. Tonight’s points will also continue to count towards the Wild West Showdown, albeit minus the preliminaries that had previously been intended to also be part of it.
 
Total points from both nights of racing (Friday qualifying and heats plus Saturday’s heats) will set the feature grid for the Late Model Nationals.
 
It will be a hot one tomorrow, but the on track action will be just a shot, so make sure you are trackside to see who is crowned the Nationals champion!
 
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Official Results
 
Qualifying 1, 2 laps: 1. Brent Vosbergen 15.890, 2. Peter Nicola 16.066, 3. David Nylander 16.172, 4. Luke Halliday 16.315, 5. Chris Barrow 16.512, 6. Jay Cardy 16.518, 7. Jeff Roth 16.814, 8. Peter Walker 16.904, 9. Michael Holmes NTT.
 
Qualifying 2, 2 laps: 1. Kye Blight 16.070, 2. Craig Vosbergen 16.103, 3. Jamie Oldfield 16.228, 4. Brad Blake 16.255, 5. Jason Oldfield 16.326, 6. Warren Oldfield 16.483, 7. Abbey Pickering 16.681, 8. Bruce Mackenzie 17.644, 9. Peter Seaton 17.800.
 
Qualifying 3, 2 laps: 1. Kodee Brown 16.345, 2. Joe Chalmers 16.356, 3. Brad Smith 16.601, 4. Veronica McCann 16.673, 5. Rod Musarra 106.847, 6. Matt Nylander 16.386, 7. Nathan Richards 17.614, 8. Greg Horan 17.165, 9. Damian Hudson 17.204, 10. Casey Paech 17.304.
 
Heat One, 8 laps: 1. A1 Brent Vosbergen, 2. V1 Peter Nicola, 3. 94 Luke Halliday, 4. 52 Jay Cardy, 5. 91 Michael Holmes, 6. 54 David Nylander, 7. 6 Peter Walker, 8. 39 Chris Barrow. DNF: USA14 Jeff Roth. Total Time: 2.05.994. Winning Margin: 3.556. Fastest Lap: 15.409 Brent Vosbergen.
 
Heat Two, 8 laps: 1. 31 Kye Blight, 2. 8 Craig Vosbergen, 3. 0 Brad Blake, 4. 11 Jason Oldfield, 5. 79 Warren Oldfield, 6. 95 Abbey Pickering (7), 7. N6 Bruce Mackenzie (7), 8. 65 Peter Seaton (7). DNF: 51 Jamie Oldfield (4). Total Time: 2.07.196. Winning Margin: 3.809. Fastest Lap: 15.524 Kye Blight.
 
Heat Three, 8 laps: 1. 23 Joe Chalmers, 2. 07 Kodee Brown, 3. 21 Rod Musarra, 4. T6 Brad Smith, 5. 50 Veronica McCann, 6. 79 Casey Paech, 7. 80 Damian Hudson, 8. 04 Greg Horan, 9. 74 Nathan Richards. DNF: 34 Matt Nylander (4). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.491. Fastest Lap: 16.081 Joe Chalmers.
 
Heat Four, 8 laps: 1. 31 Kye Blight, 2. 11 Jason Oldfield, 3. 52 Jay Cardy, 4. V1 Peter Nicola, 5. 6 Peter Walker, 6. 94 Luke Halliday, 7. 95 Abbey Pickering, 8. 65 Peter Seaton. DNS: 51 Jamie Oldfield. Total Time: 2.16.749. Winning Margin: 3.456. Fastest Lap: 16.279 Kye Blight.
 
Heat Five, 8 laps: 1. 21 Rod Musarra, 2. 0 Brad Blake, 3. 15 Warren Oldfield, 4. 8 Craig Vosbergen, 5. 80 Damian Hudson, 6. N6 Bruce Mackenzie, 7. 74 Nathan Richards. DNF: T6 Brad Smith (7), 07 Kodee Brown (0). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.965. Fastest Lap: 16.338 Rod Musarra.
 
Heat Six, 8 laps: 1. 23 Joe Chalmers, 2. 50 Veronica McCann, 3. 54 David Nylander, 4. USA14 Jeff Roth, 5. 91 Michael Holmes, 6. A1 Brent Vosbergen, 7. 79 Casey Paech, 8. 39 Chris Barrow, 9. 04 Greg Horan. DNS: 34 Matt Nylander. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 3.006. Fastest Lap: 16.778 Joe Chalmers.
 
Points After Night One
1. 31 Kye Blight 90
2. 23 Joe Chalmers 87
3. A1 Brent Vosbergen 79
4. V1 Peter Nicola 77
5. 8 Craig Vosbergen 77
6. 21 Rod Musarra 76
7. 0 Brad Blake 75
8. 11 Jason Oldfield 71
9. 50 Veronica McCann 71
10. 54 David Nylander 69
11. 94 Luke Halliday 67
12. 52 Jay Cardy 67
13. 15 Warren Oldfield 65
14. 07 Kodee Brown 57
15. 95 Abbey Pickering 53
16. 6 Peter Walker 53
17. 39 Chris Barrow 51
18. 80 Damian Hudson 51
19. N6 Bruce Mackenzie 51
20. T6 Brad Smith 48
21. 74 Nathan Richards 47
22. 79 Casey Paech 47
23. 04 Greg Horan 43
24. 65 Peter Seaton 43
25. 91 Michael Holmes 42
26. USA14 Jeff Roth 40
27. 51 Jamie Oldfield 25
28. 34 Matt Nylander 19