Ready for Round Two!

The Pro Dirt Series is back this weekend for the second round of the 2022/23 season and with the biggest field since January 2022, the Late Models are sure to put on a show!
Courtesy of our round sponsor ABN Trade Mates, this will be the first time this season the Pro Dirt Series has headed to the Perth Motorplex and the 154th time in history, with this Saturday night’s event doubling as the City of Kwinana Westernapolis and the second round of the Perth Motorplex Track Championship!
An awesome twenty-five car field have nominated, with some old favourites returning, regular front runners looking to get back on the top step and a number of cars looking to complete some unfinished business!
Warren Oldfield (Oldfield Racing) comes into the show as the round one winner, having claimed victory at Ellenbrook last month, while Kodee Brown (McCorry Brown Racing Team) is the last start winner, having won the non-Pro Dirt feature race at the Motorplex a fortnight ago. Both drivers have been in scintillating form, Oldfield also podiuming at the last show, and will certainly be two drivers to keep an eye on.
Brent Vosbergen (Team Vosbergen Racing – TVR) on the podium in the opening round while Matt Nylander (Nylander Motorsport) put in one of the best performances of his career to claim second place in the last Motorplex show, so both will be keen to repeat their efforts this weekend, if not improve on them, Vosbergen looking to grab another feature win after a dominant season in 2021/22, while Nylander is still searching for that elusive Pro Dirt win.
Another with the same goal is Matt’s brother David Nylander (Nylander Motorsport), who is certainly one coming into the show with some unfinished business. David was on fire at the last show, recording the fastest lap in both of his heats and the feature, qualifying on pole position for the feature and leading much of it until an engine issue saw him heartbroken on the sidelines. The team have worked hard to get back on track for this weekend’s ABN Trade Mates night and are hopeful that their effort will be turned into results!
The Esperance and Kalgoorlie posse has again hit the road with Greg Horan (CPR – Chopper Pop Racing), Damian Hudson (Hudson Racing Team) and David Boyes (Boyes Motorsport) all returning for the series. It is an impressive effort from these travellers, and with a couple of Pro Dirt rounds at their home tracks in a few weeks, it will be a great test for them ahead of defending their home turf!
For the first time this season we welcome back the winningest driver in Pro Dirt Series history, ‘The 0 Show’ Brad Blake, as well as multi time feature race winners Matt Goodlad (Daytona Racing) and Paul Stubber. All three drivers have been chomping at the bit to get back on track, and after a long off season, will be hoping to be right back on the pace quickly!
We also welcome back the two-car team of Craig Greentree and Freddy Kinsella (Team Green Racing) as well as Matt Amato (Matt Amato Racing) and Laura Byrnes (Red Shamrock Racing) who all also re-join the series.
All the regular favourites in Musarra (@Team Rocket), Chalmers (Team BCM Motorsport:), McCann (Veronica McCann – Red Hot Racing), Halliday (CTM Recruitment Racing), MacPherson (KMM – Ken Macpherson Motorsport), Holmes (Michael Holmes Racing), Jamie Oldfield (Oldfield Racing), Cardy (Cardy Racing Components) and Powell (Willy PowellRacing) are also in the field and are certainly not there to make up the numbers, so it is anyone’s pick as to who will race away with the victory!
Racing starts early this weekend at the Perth Motorplex, with cars on track from 3.30pm, so get ready on time for what is sure to be another massive event, this weekend presented by the great team at ABN Trade Mates!
Release by DTN Media.
Pics Courtesy Peter Roebuck Pics
Official Nominations – 25
0 Brad Blake
04 Greg Horan
07 Kodee Brown
8 Brent Vosbergen
14 Willy Powell
15 Warren Oldfield
18 Matt Goodlad
21 Rod Musarra
22 Luke Halliday
23 Joe Chalmers
26 Ken Macpherson
31 Paul Stubber
33 Craig Greentree
34 Matt Nylander
41 Kye Blight
44 Laura Byrnes
50 Veronica McCann
51 Jamie Oldfield
52 Jay Cardy
54 David Nylander
80 Damian Hudson
82 Matt Amato
90 David Boyes
91 Michael Holmes
318 Freddy Kinsella