For the final time this season the 2023/24 Late Model Pro Dirt Series will hit the high banks of the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night and with two season long Championships on the line, every single finishing position will count.
Coming into the show all eyes are on the battle for the Pro Dirt Series, with the top four separated by just forty points.
Warren Oldfield (Oldfield Racing) holds a thirteen point lead over Jamie Oldfield (Oldfield Racing), with Joe Chalmers (Team BCM Motorsport:) ten points further back and Jason Oldfield (Oldfield Racing) another seventeen points in arrears: this may sound like plenty, but with ten points on the line for a heat win (each driver will contest two), plus one hundred points for the feature win and a bonus point for Hard Charger or Pole Position, there is a maximum total of one hundred and twenty one points on the line: more than enough to shuffle the top four.
As if this wasn’t enough, the Perth Motorplex Track Championship will also come to its epic conclusion, Warren coming in with a one-point lead over Jason while Chalmers is twenty-five points further back in third, Jamie just fourteen points behind in fourth.
This is again a total of forty points between the top four and with thirty points for a heat win and one hundred and fifty for the feature win, this order will also come right down to the very last race of the season.
Warren comes into the finale with seven podium finishes, ten top five’s and eleven top tens’, but is yet to claim the win: a feat that if he achieves it this weekend will also continue his winning streak at the Motorplex.
Jamie has had two feature wins so far this season, with a total of three podiums, eight top five’s and ten top tens’ while Chalmers has one win, eight podiums, ten top five’s and thirteen top tens across the entire season (not just Pro Dirt). Add Jason in with two wins, six podiums, ten top five’s and eleven top ten’s and all four of these drivers are going to be putting on a show for the ages.
Ken Macpherson (KMM – Ken Macpherson Motorsport) is fifth in the Pro Dirt standings but is well down in the Motorplex points after missing some shows, a best finish of third his highlight so far, while Jay Cardy (Cardy Racing Components) is sixth in Pro Dirt and fifth in the Track Championships, a second place his best finish of the season so far and leaving him hoping to edge his way further forward once again.
All the Pro Dirt regulars are in the field as they look to score points for the last time this season; names like Chris Barrow (Barrow Motorsports), Luke Halliday (CTM Recruitment Racing) and Michael Holmes (Michael Holmes Racing) all in their own battle for supremacy. The trio sit seventh, eighth and ninth coming into the show, separated by forty-one points, so they too will be wanting to consolidate or improve their positions.
Add in rookie of the year contenders Abbey Pickering (All About Racing) and Peter Walker (just thirty-two points between them), Matt Goodlad (Daytona Racing) in the next part of his comeback tour, Freddy Kinsella (Team Green Racing) in his first show since last season and Bryn Haythornthwaite who makes his first Late Model appearance since June of 2016 and the field is once again stacked with drivers wanting to make a point and finish their season on a high.
So who will emerge victorious?
Be at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night to find out.
Release by DTN Media.
Official Nominations – 20
04 Greg Horan
N6 Bruce Mackenzie
6 Peter Walker
11 Jason Oldfield
15 Warren Oldfield
15k Ken Macpherson
18 Matt Goodlad
21 Rod Musarra
23 Joe Chalmers
33 Freddy Kinsella
39 Chris Barrow
46 Bryn Haythornthwaite
50 Veronica McCann
51 Jamie Oldfield
52 Jay Cardy
54 David Nylander
91 Michael Holmes
93 Nathan Callaghan
94 Luke Halliday
95 Abbey Pickering