Vosbergen Grabs Two in a Row!

It may have taken near on half a season to break through for that first victory, but it would appear that the Vosbergen train is set to continue as last night at Albany Speedway Brent Vosbergen (Team Vosbergen Racing – TVR) claimed his second win in as many outings!
 
In what was the penultimate night of the Wild West Showdown, as well as Round Eight of the Pro Dirt Series, Vosbergen was classy all night, setting QuickTime in qualifying, winning one heat and then finishing second in the other to start from pole position, then racing away to lead all thirty laps of the thirty lap feature event.
 
Although on paper it looks like Vosbergen had it easy, he certainly had to fight, holding off advances from Paul Stubber (Bar31) and Kye Blight (Kye Blight Racing) at different points throughout the feature race, with sixteen of the original nineteen starters on the night starting the main event. Matt Nylander (Nylander Motorsport)(cam follower), Michael Holmes (Michael Holmes Racing) (engine) and Rob Knox were all unable to make the call.
 
As the feature race went green Vosbergen would lead Stubber through the first corners while behind them Blight and Kodee Brown (McCorry Brown Racing Team) were throwing their machines through the turns to stay in touch with the top two.
 
Joe Chalmers (Team BCM Motorsport:) also started to make his presence felt early, running underneath Brown and looking for fourth, the duo fighting for a number of laps.
 
As the leaders approached lapped traffic, Stubber closed the gap on Vosbergen and drew alongside him before Brent again got the advantage as lapped traffic went his way, with Stubber quickly coming under attack from Blight, with Brown and Chalmers still right
behind them.
 
The first yellow lights of the race came on for Brad Ludlow (Ludlow Racing) who found himself coming to a stop against the wall in turn three with eight laps complete.
 
Blight ripped the top on the restart and took over the second place running from Stubber, while Chalmers also got by Brown for fourth.
 
Chalmers ran low and Stubber high as Chalmers looked to grab third from Stubber, doing it momentarily on lap fifteen as the duo raced side by side for a number of laps, before Stubber was able to break away again.
 
Blight went up in a puff of steam and smoke and headed infield with twenty laps completed suffering suspected power steering issues, leaving Vosbergen well clear of Stubber and Chalmers as the laps wound down.
 
With four laps to go, the second and final yellow light stoppage would happen, this time for Tasmanian Brad Smith (Brad Smith Devil Motorsports 6T) who rolled to a stop down the back straight.
 
The restart would again see Brent away quickly to a big gap, while Chalmers initially had to hold off Brown and Warren Oldfield (Oldfield Racing) before closing the gap quickly on Stubber, pick pocketing him in the final turn to take second on the line behind Vosbergen in what was another epic race.
 
Jay Cardy (Cardy Racing Components), Brad Blake, the impressive David Boyes (Boyes Motorsport), Damian Hudson (Hudson Racing Team) and Greg Horan rounded out the top ten finishers.
 
Even better than that though, is the fact that we get to do it all over again tonight! It will be the final round of the Wild West Showdown and the ninth round of the Pro Dirt Series and with most competitors believed to be back tonight, it is sure to be another
Amazing Albany Showdown!
 
Release by DTN Media.
 
Pics Courtesy JSP/DTN Media.
 
Contingency Awards
DTN Pole Position – Brent Vosbergen
APM Roofing Hard Charger – Ben Strautins
All Star Winner – David Boyes
 
Official Results
 
Qualifying, 2 laps: 1. Brent Vosbergen 15.431, 2. Paul Stubber 15.865, 3. Kye Blight 15.889, 4. Joe Chalmers 16.329, 5. Kodee Brown 16.499, 6. Warren Oldfield 16.644, 7. Michael Holmes 16.782, 8. Brad Smith 17.043, 9. Brad Ludlow 17.070, 10. David Boyes 17.417, 11. Matt Crimmins 17.946, 12. Sean Barrett 17.952, 13. Matt Nylander 18.007, 14. Jay Cardy 18.041, 15. Damian Hudson 18.147, 16. Rob Knox 18.954, 17. Brad Blake 18.970, 18. Greg Horan 19.659, 19. Ben Strautins NTT.
 
Heat One, 10 laps: 1. 4 Brent Vosbergen, 2. 41 Kye Blight, 3. 07 Kodee Brown, 4. 90 David Boyes, 5. 52 Jay Cardy, 6. 55 Brad Ludlow (9), 7. 0 Brad Blake (9), 8. 49 Sean Barrett (9). DNF: 91 Michael Holmes (2). DNS: 76 Ben Strautins. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.853. Fastest Lap: 15.193 Brent Vosbergen.
 
Heat Two, 10 Laps: 1. 31 Paul Stubber, 2. 23 Joe Chalmers, 3. 15 Warren Oldfield, 4. T6 Brad Smith, 5. 34 Matt Nylander, 6. 80 Damien Hudson, 7. S10 Matt Crimmins, 8. 04 Greg Horan, 9. 81 Rob Knox. Total Time: 2.45.982. Winning Margin: 3.152. Fastest Lap: 15.856 Paul Stubber.
 
Heat Three, 10 Laps: 1. 41 Kye Blight, 2. 31 Paul Stubber, 3. 15 Warren Oldfield, 4. 0 Brad Blake, 5. S10 Mat Crimmins, 6. 49 Sean Barrett, 7. 80 Damien Hudson, DNS: 76 Ben Strautins, 81 Rob Knox, 91 Michael Holmes. Total Time: 2.45.757. Winning Margin: 2.517. Fastest Lap: 15.519 Kye Blight.
 
Heat Four, 10 Laps: 1. 07 Kodee Brown, 2. 4 Brent Vosbergen, 3. T6 Brad Smith, 4. 23 Joe Chalmers, 5. 90 David Boyes, 6. 52 Jay Cardy, 7. 55 Brad Ludlow, 8. 04 Greg Horan. DNS: Matt Nylander. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.443. Fastest Lap: 16.139 Kodee Brown.
 
Late Model Feature, 30 Laps: 1. 4 Brent Vosbergen, 2. 23 Joe Chalmers, 3. 31 Paul Stubber, 4. 07 Kodee Brown, 5. 15 Warren Oldfield, 6. 52 Jay Cardy, 7. 0 Brad Blake, 8. 90 David Boyes, 9. 80 Damien Hudson (29), 10. 04 Greg Horan (28), 11. S10 Matt Crimmins (28), 12, 76 Ben Strautins (27). DNF: T6 Brad Smith (25), 41 Kye Blight (20), 55 Brad Ludlow (😎, 49 Sean Barrett (4), DNS: 34 Matt Nylander, 91 Michael Holmes, 81 Rob Knox, Time: No Time, Winning Margin 1.465, Fastest Lap: 15.876 31 Paul Stubber.