Across the two nights Vosbergen was the model of consistency, finishing second in both of his preliminary night heat races and then again in his opening night feature, before breaking through for a heat win tonight.
This would be enough to put him out of position three for the feature race behind an all Oldfield front row, and after a good battle, he was able to walk away the winner!
Vosbergen would dive under Jamie for second as they crossed the line for the first time while Rod Musarra (Rod Musarra Racing #12), having the best weekend so far of his short Late Model career snuck into fourth and trailed Jamie, the top four in a line.
Vosbergen would then move underneath Warren coming out of turn four to complete lap three and take the lead. A lap later Musarra would also move low and take third from Jamie.
Warren then touched the wall down the back straight on lap five while Jamie went back around Musarra to retake third, Jamie then closing on Warren while behind them Paul Stubber had broken free of the chasing pack and into fifth, setting out after Musarra.
Warren got baulked by a lapped car on lap seven, which allowed Jamie through with Musarra also right behind him, the cars bunching up in what was becoming a tight battle.
Heavy lapped traffic for Vosbergen on lap ten looked to slow Vosbergen’s progress, but he got through unscathed, as did Jamie, while Warren and Musarra continued their battle side by side through traffic, Warren taking advantage to retake third on lap fourteen.
Stubber also got by Musarra at the same time, with Veronica McCann (Veronica McCann – Red Hot Racing) and Joe Chalmers (Team BCM Motorsport:) now on the scene after starting seventh and ninth respectively, in what was now a five car battle being waged all in one section of the track with plenty of lapped traffic also making life interesting.
Chalmers went high, McCann low, and Chalmers would come out with fourth on the sixteenth circulation ahead of Musarra, McCann and Stubber.
By this point Vosbergen had a lead that was nearly five seconds on his competitors as the yellows flew, bunching the field back up.
Vosbergen was quickly away while the two Oldfield’s went side by side for second, Chalmers chasing hard in fourth. McCann then moved into fifth, with Cardy now sixth, the dup then swapping positions a number of times over the next few laps.
Back up front Vosbergen survived a hairy moment with a lapped car and Warren Oldfield took the opportunity to close the gap, but was unable to make the move. Chalmers then dove under Jamie Oldfield on lap twenty six and the duo made contact but Chalmers got the position and Jamie was forced to fight hard to challenge Chalmers, while McCann was right behind them also looking for a way through.
After a huge few weeks of racing, the Late Models now have a bit of a break, with the next show scheduled for the Perth Motorplex on the 12th of February in what will be Round Twelve of the Pro Dirt Series.
Release by DTN Media.
DTN Pole Position – Jamie Oldfield
APM Roofing Hard Charger – Michael Holmes
Boyes Equipment SVS All Star Award – Joe Chalmers
Heat Seven, 8 laps: 1. Brent Vosbergen, 2. Paul Stubber, 3. Joe Chalmers, 4. Jason Oldfield, 5. Warren Minshull, 6. Greg Horan. DNF: Brad Blake (6). Total Time: 2.17.178. Winning Margin: 5.510. Fastest Lap: 16.659 Brent Vosbergen.
Heat Eight, 8 laps: 1. Jamie Oldfield, 2. Daniel Ameduri, 3. Michael Holmes, 4. Veronica McCann, 5. Jay Cardy, 6. Luke Halliday, 7. Peter Mewett (7). Total Time: 2.20.179. Winning Margin: 1.090. Fastest Lap: 17.220 Daniel Ameduri.
Heat Nine, 8 laps: 1. Warren Oldfield, 2. Rod Musarra, 3. Matt Goodlad, 4. David Nylander, 5. Freddy Kinsella, 6. Cody Avins, 7. Nathan Richards (7). Total Time: 2.19.021. Winning Margin: 2.864. Fastest Lap: 17.033 Rod Musarra.
Feature, 30 laps: 1. Brent Vosbergen, 2. Warren Oldfield, 3. Joe Chalmers, 4. Jamie Oldfield, 5. Veronica McCann, 6. Michael Holmes, 7. Jay Cardy, 8. Paul Stubber, 9. Rod Musarra, 10. Daniel Ameduri, 11. David Nylander (29), 12. Warren Minshull (29), 13. Luke Halliday (29), 14. Greg Horan (28), 15. Cody Avins (28), 16. Nathan Richards (27), 17. Peter Mewett (26). DNF: Jason Oldfield (18), Freddy Kinsella (. DNS: Brad Blake, Matt Goodlad. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 2.428. Fastest Lap: 17.576 Brent Vosbergen.