Speedway Sedans Australia News
Author : Allan Smallwood SSA Media
Article Courtesy of the JSRA
As one season ends, another one begins and such was the case at Ellenbrook Speedway last night as the track hosted its final event for the 2019 season, with the JSRA holding the opening round of the 2019/20 Metro Series.
A good field of eleven Top Stars and sixteen New Stars front for action and they certainly put on a show throughout the evening, with three and four wide racing across both divisions.
In the Top Stars Beau Oldfield claimed the opening heat while Blake Iwanow was first across the line in the second, the duo qualifying on the front row for the twelve lap feature event.
As the race went green Oldfield would race away into the lead as Iwanow, debuting a brand new car, dropped to fourth. Kayne Dellar and Bryden Southwell would move to second and third respectively, but it only took Iwanow a lap to get back by Southwell for third and then another lap to pass Dellar for second.
Iwanow then set out after Oldfield, chasing him down and making the pass for the lead on lap seven. Oldfield didn�t give up and fought back but was unable to make the move, Iwanow going on to claim yet another feature win at Ellenbrook Speedway for the season, while Oldfield was second and Dellar held on for third.
In the New Star division, Tylah Steele and Olivia Smith shared the opening round heat wins while Jasmin Kennedy and Lexi Smith grabbed wins in the second round. These four drivers would start in the front two rows for the feature, with Lexi Smith getting the jump and racing away from Kennedy, Steele and sister Olivia.
Kennedy would drop back to fifth on the second lap, with Olivia Smith making the moves to grab second while Tylah Steele would drop to fourth as Axel Fiedler made his presence felt amongst the very quick group of females.
Steele would pass Fiedler back for third shortly after, the top three of Smith, Smith and Steele racing away and despite fighting through heavy lapped traffic, the order would remain unchanged as they crossed the line. Despite this, stewards would deem Steele to have made contact with another car earlier in the race and relegate her to fifth, leaving Lexi Smith officially the winner from Olivia Smith and Kennedy.
The next round of the JSRA Metro Series will be the 2nd of November at the Perth Motorplex.
New Stars Feature, 12 laps: 1. 133 Lexi Smith, 2. 13 Olivia Smith, 3. 49 Jasmin Kennedy, 4. 98 Axel Fiedler, 5. 75 Tylah Steele, 6. 29 Deagan McNally, 7. 31 Billy Heal, 8. 71 Olivia Earle, 9. 51 Kiastyn Oldfield (11), 10. 144 Luke Martin (11), 11. 83 Kai Leeson (11), 12. 12 Mikayla Steele (11), 13. 74 Locky Comley (10), 14. 33 Matilda Hull (10), 15. 211 Jimahli Nunn Mohammed Dom (9). DNS: 11 Brock Lake. Total Time: 5.00.448. Winning Margin: 4.343. Fastest Lap: 24.474 133 Lexi Smith.
Top Stars Feature, 12 laps: 1. WA1 Blake Iwanow, 2. 84 Beau Oldfield, 3. 5 Kayne Dellar, 4. 63 Bryden Southwell, 5. 295 Chloe Dellar, 6. 17 Kurtis Blackburn, 7. 13 Elysha Cooper, 8. 95 Izak Davies, 9. 87 Riley Hanson, 10. 22 Dean Schofield. DNF: 26 Jasmine Arnold (6). Total Time: 4.44.946. Winning Margin: 3.247. Fastest Lap: 23.418 WA1 Blake Iwanow.