Article Credit – Speedway Sedans Western Australia
The opening night of the Novus Glass Street Stock Month of Madness at the Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway got off to a red-hot start. The twin features had epic finishes on one of the best tracks put on by the venue for Speedway Sedan racing.
At the end of it all, it was State Champion Jamie Oldfield and Carnarvon’s Damon Lyall coming out on top.
The opening A-Main looked to be all Oldfield’s for the taking from the start as he was able to open a handy advantage on the chasing pack headed up by Jake Hoath.
Hoath wouldn’t have it his way as a pack of six drivers all fighting it out to get their chance at taking on the leader.
During the later stages, Carnarvon’s Jace Kempton laid the attack on, getting past Hough on to apply the pressure onto Oldfield.
Despite a last-lap lung, Oldfield took his second win at the venue this year over Kempton and Hoath.
The second feature was just as exciting, with three cars again going at it for the race win.
Lyall, David Padmore, and Hayden Norman, who had to transfer into the show via a B-Main, put on a show.
Lyall was to make a mistake on the last lap and allow Padmore to take the win by 0.021 of a second over Lyall, with Norman a very close third.
During post-race technical inspections, it was deemed that Padmore was not conforming to a ruling, and he was disqualified from the race, elevating Lyall to the win and David Fall to the podium.
Local Scott Hunter was involved in a nasty accident during the second preliminary, going upside down while Ryan Penfold collected Hunter mid-roll. Both drivers were able to walk out okay but will not be returning tonight.
Action is set to get underway from 5:30 pm tonight.
NOVUS GLASS STREET STOCK MONTH OF MADNESS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ITS CURRENT PARTNERS
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NOVUS GLASS STREET STOCK MONTH OF MADNESS SCHEDULE
Round 1: Make Smoking History Bunbury Speedway – March 4-5
Round 2: Make Smoking History Collie Speedway – March 6
Round 3: Perth Motorplex – March 11-12
Round 4: Kalgoorlie International Speedway – March 18-19
PRELIMINARY A-MAIN RESULTS
Street Stocks Feature 1, 20 laps: 1. WA1 Jamie Oldfield, 2. W55 Jace Kempton, 3. W29 Jake Hoath, 4. T10 Matt Hammond, 5. W4 Ethan Genev, 6. W84 Brooke Oldfield, 7. W8 Matthew Iwanow, 8. WA19 Steve Rodley, 9. W70 Adam Houston, 10. W3 Trent Lyall, 11. W48 Jim Dixon, 12. W195 Lachlan Dellar, 13. W15 Adam Power. DNF: W10 Damon Thomson (18), W81 Peter Walker (16), W616 Jamie Goodwin (16), WA83 Stefani Ameduri (12), W24 Tim Matthews (12), W110 Clayton Blee (4), W5 Barry Roberts (4), W68 Justin Hurst (1), W17 Brian Jackson (1), W23 Matt Lowe (1). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.250. Fastest Lap: 20.474 W55 Jace Kempton.
Street Stocks Feature 2, 20 laps: 1. W27 Damon Lyall, 2. W6 Hayden Norman, 3. WA10 David Fall, 4. WA24 Jake Williams, 5. W31 Cody Avins, 6. W9 Blake Iwanow, 7. W72 Russell Gunn, 8. W44 Tim Pratt, 9. WX24 Mark Murray, 10. WA55 Kevin Wyatt, 11. W7 Joshua Aspinall, 12. WX12 Kade Helms. DNF: W19 Stevie O’Dowd (11), W94 Robert Dunbar (11), W00 Hamish Macalpine (11), WA23 Jamie Simmonds (11), W337 Christian Williams (11), W66 Ben Norman (9), W71 Scott Hunter (7), WA12 Ryan Penfold (7), W83 Daniel Ameduri (7), W2 Marty Kelly (7). DNS: WA21 Col O’Riordan. DQ: W26 David Padmore. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.021. Fastest Lap: 20.896 W26 David Padmore.