NARROGIN SPEEDWAY 2020
2020 - NARROGIN SPEEDWAY WESTERN AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR SEDAN CHAMPIONSHIP 18th & 19th January 2020
The Narrogin Speedway Club hosted the West Australian Junior Sedan title at its home track Wickerpin road on the weekend of the 18th and 19th of January 2020.
The meeting was on weekend after the Australian Junior Tital was held at the Collie Speedway, 50 competitors fronted for the event.
Oldfield sets fast time
Perth driver Beau Oldfield has topped the time sheets during official practice at Makit Hardware Narrogin Speedway during the 2019 2020 West Australian Junior Sedan title.
Beau who has come of a slightly less than perfect run at the National Title last week at collie, has set down a lap time of 20.276.
Also in the top ten were Brandon Buszan 20.318, Mitchell Baker the current Australia one 20.491, Blake Iwanow 20.501, Brody Day 20.543, Jye Irving 20.571, Darryl George 20.582, Kurtis Blackburn 20.599, Chelsea Gwynne 20.625, and Riley Dunne 20.654.
Iwanow & Oldfield Tied
Defending West Australian Champion Blake Iwanow and forth generation Speedway Sedan pilot Beau Oldfield were tied at the top after night one of the 2019 2020 SSA Junior Sedan WA State Title.
Fifteen qualifying heats occurred at the Makit Hardware Narrogin Speedway on the first night of competition, with recently crowned SSA National Junior Sedan Mitchell Baker winning the first heat of the title.
Bryden Southwell, Rory Elsum Beaumont and South Australian Drew Flatman all enjoyed solid nights along with Broome's Riley Dunne aboard his Broome Boulevard Cafe Hyundai Excel.
South Australian Chelsea Gwynne unfortunately had a nasty incident in heat eleven with Riley Hanson getting caught up in the bingle which saw his entry heavily damaged.
The top ten positions after night one were 1 Blake Iwanow, 2 Beau Oldfield, 3 Bryden Southwell, 4 Rory Elsum Beaumont, 5 Drew Flatman, 6 Riley Dunne, 7 Branden Buszan, 8 Brody Day, 9 Zoe Young, 10 Seth Hinsey.
Iwanow is Champion
Blake Iwanow has successfully defended his West Australian Junior Sedan title, at the Makit Hardware, Narrogin Speedway on Sunday night. Just Gavin Myers in 1979 and 1980 along with Bradley Oldfield in 2016 and 2017 have been able to achieve the feat prior to Iwanow in the forty three year history of the event.
Iwanow would start on the front row of the grid for the twenty five lap main with Beau Oldfield, while South Australian Drew Flatman and Broome driver Riley Dunn would start off row two.
The race would be run at a cracking pace, with the first of five stopages occurring on lap three when Branden Buszan spun on turn four, The resulting restart would see Drew Flatman, Beau Oldfield and Riley Dunne all racing closely, trying to stay with the defending champion.
On lap six, Flatman was deemed to have spun Riley Dunne, sending Flatman to the rear of the field, on the restart Dean Schofield's car didnt accelerate sending cars everywere, resulting in a third caution, with Schofield going to the rear of the field.
The race would then settle into a rhythm with thirteen consecutive laps under green, Iwanow opened a handy break, but hehind him, a brilliant ensued for the minor placings with Beau Oldfield and Riley Dunne fighting for second place, while Kayne Dellar, Brandon Buszan, Jye Irving and Rory Elsum Beaumont would have a great battle for the forth position, Irving's elevation through the field was spectacular after starting on the sixth row, with the Victorian put in a great display of driving.
Kurtis Blackburn spun in turn four bringing on the yellow lights, as iwanow had opened up a lead of 3.126 seconds, Iwanow also broke the one lap track record on lap nineteen, setting a time of 19.751, as the yellow lights came on.
With a six lap restart called, the race would change complexion, with Iwanow not getting away from the field as he had previously, with Beau Oldfield challenging in the laps that followed.
A further twist four laps from the finish would occur, when Josh Ahearn lost a wheel in the main straight, leaving drivers with the same scenario as a week previous in the National Title, a four lap restart.
Oldfield immediately challenged Iwanow for the lead, but Iwanow was able to hold off the challenges to claim his second consecetive victory, with Oldfield a gallant second, Riley Dunne drove a great race to finish third, with Irving a creditable fourth.
It would be Iwanows 51st and last feature win in Speedway Sedans Australia Junior Sedans, with the talented driver retiring from junior racing as a true champion.
The final results for the feature were 1st Blake Iwanow, 2nd Beau Oldfield, 3rd Riley Dunne, 4th Jye Irving, 5th Kayne Dellar, 6th Kurtis Blackburn, 7th Zoe Young, 8th Mitchell Baker, 9th Seth Hinsey, 10th Izak Davies, 11th Dean Schofield, 12th Blake Palmer, 13th Deagan McNally.
Fast time night one Beau Oldfield in the Mitsubishi
Tied on top points after night one Iwanow and Oldfield
Fresh from the Australia 1 win Mitchell Baker
Bryden Southwell had brought his A game
Fantastic result for the Redline Roll Cage team
A true Champion with 51 feature race wins
Editorials: Jason Crowe Media
2020 - The Modified Sedan top three, 2nd Rick Musarra 1st Brandon Frazer 3rd Coby Stevens. Photo: unknown.
Jessica J Photography pictorial feature
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2020 - NARROGIN SPEEDWAY 14th November 2020
Brandon Fraser has joined his brother Luke on the winners list of the 2020 / 2021 Blackman Fabrication West Australian Modified Sedan Series, after claiming the win at Makit Hardware Narrogin Speedway tonight in difficult and trying conditions.
The event, which was proudly sponsored by Juli and Grant from Stevens Ceilings would be under the threat of rain all night.
In fact some events had to be cut from the program because of showers.
Heat wins on the night went to Brandon Fraser, Luke Fraser, Paul Stevens and Allan Mortimer.
In the 25 lap feature Brandon Fraser would get the jump over Allan Mortimer and take the lead, extending on it as the race went on, Mortimer maintained a comfortable 2nd for the entire race, most of the action was focused on the rest of the field, with Adam
Houston making a charge from the back of the pack to at one stage hold down 3rd before Paul Stevens got by him, So that about how it Went the win went to Brandon Fraser, Allan Mortimer 2nd, Paul Stevens 3rd, Adam Houston 4th, Jarrod Rick 5th, and Kevin Ellement 6th, Jayke Malcolm, Sam McAuley and Luke Fraser all recorded DNF's.
A full and large support program featured on the night with Wingless Sprintcars, Junior Sedans, Production Sedans, Formula 125's as well as Junior Formula 125's