Brent Vosbergen returned to the drivers seat of the thunder and lightning Late Model Sedans over the weekend and made an impact straight away as he claimed a heat win and two seconds before going on to claim the feature race. Northam Speedway was the host of the latest round of the Lucas Oils Late Model Development Series and though only a small field was on hand, there was some great racing throughout the day
The opening heat saw Vosbergen and last round winner Dean King fighting it out for the lead, with the two side by side for much of the race, King resisting the great pressure to claim the opening win.
Heat two saw Vosbergen get the nod over youngster Tyson Bryden and Steve Bond, while the third heat saw Clint Philip cross the line first ahead of Vosbergen King crossed in third but was later relegated two positions by the stewards, seeing Bryden awarded third place.
Unfortunately both Terry Haines and Steve Bond made heavy contact with the wall during the day and weren’t able to continue.
Vosbergen built up a big lead early in the feature, but there were a number of restarts due to spins and also another for when Dean King and Clint Philip came together on the back straight. Lance Ferguson was very lucky not to be involved and did well to avoid the accident. Luckily there was no serious damage and all were able to restart.
King then worked his way back from rear to a hard fought second come the fall of the chequers, while Vosbergen crossed first as a clear winner. Tyson Bryden showed a lot of composure all day and finished a solid third in the feature and in the process he also claimed the Lucas Oils Award.
The next round of the Late Model Development Series will be held this weekend at Ellenbrook Speedway.
Release by DTN Media.
Heat 1 – 1. Dean King, 2. Brent Vosbergen, 3. Steve Bond, 4. Tyson Bryden, 5. Clint Philip, 6. Lance Ferguson, 7. Terry Haines.
Heat 2 – 1. Brent Vosbergen, 2. Tyson Bryden, 3. Steve Bond, 4. Dean King, 5. Terry Haines, 6. Lance Ferguson, 7. Clint Philip.
Heat 3 – 1. Clint Philip, 2. Brent Vosbergen, 3. Tyson Bryden, 4. Lance Ferguson, 5. Dean King, 6. Steve Bond. DNF: Terry Haines.
Feature – 1. Brent Vosbergen, 2. Dean King, 3. Tyson Bryden, 4. Clint Philip, 5. Lance Ferguson. DNF: Steve Bond, Terry Haines.