Article Courtesy of DTN Media, photos by Peter Roebuck.
Although it was the last meeting for Ellenbrook Speedway’s 2020 season today, the action on track was some of the best seen all season.
SSA Junior Sedans were competing for the Fab Martinelli Cup, doubling as Round One of the JSRA Series and in the Top Stars it was home track hero Beau Oldfield who dominated proceedings, recording three heat wins to start on pole for the fifteen lap feature, then leading every lap to claim the feature win.
Behind him for much of the race was Riley Hanson in second place followed by Elysha Cooper and Moora’s Taj Vanzetti who fought hard for third, side by side for the entire distance.
Unfortunately for Hanson, he headed infield in sight of the chequered flag, seeing Cooper grab second place at the finish while Narrogin’s Brody Day stole third in the dying stages to round out the podium.
The SSA New Star Junior Sedans saw Jack Tarandetti and Jesse James Samuels share the heat wins, with Tarandetti taking the lead into the feature race.
He was able to survive a mid race stoppage to grab the win while rookie driver Jayden Haddon, in his first ever race meeting, raced past Samuels to grab second in the feature, Samuels was able to hold on for third.
In the SSA Street Stocks, it was Evan Wakefield who bested Warren Oldfield on the start in the feature, then put on an absolute clinic as he pulled away to win by over eight seconds from Oldfield.
Stefani Ameduri started in position nine and raced her way through the field to round out the podium by races end.
Finally it was the SSA Production Sedans on track, with last start winner Hayden Norman again at the front and taking the lead early in the race.
He was pursued by Josh Fraser, the duo pulling away from the rest after a mid race restart and Fraser then making his move to grab the lead at the half way point.
Norman then reclaimed the lead two laps later , the two still by side in every turn.
Third placed Ricky Williams pulled infield with two to go, just as Fraser reclaimed the lead once again, and despite his best efforts Norman was unable to regain the position, Fraser defeating Norman, with Wayne Leviston in third.
This brings the Ellenbrook Speedway season to a close, with their next event scheduled for January, 2021.
SSA Top Star Junior Sedans Feature Race, Fifteen Laps: 1. W84 Beau Oldfield, 2. W13 Elysha Cooper, 3. W8 Brody Day, 4. W121 Taj Vanzetti, 5. W133 Lexi Smith, 6. W34 Amber Shore, 7. W66 Possum Lawrence. DNF: W87 Riley Hanson (13), W19 Dakota Tesling (11). DNS: W71 Olivia Earle, W89 Hunter Downs, W98 Axel Fiedler. Total Time: 5.58.579. Winning Margin: 10.169. Fastest Lap: 23.626 W84 Beau Oldfield.
SSA New Star Junior Sedans Feature Race Fifteen Laps: 1. W121 Jack Tarandetti, 2. W73 Jayden Haddon, 3. W31 Jesse James Samuels, 4. W144 Luke Martin, 5. W3 Joshua Wardley, 6. W51 Kiastyn Oldfield, 7. W24 Chloe Lawton, 8. W82 Steven Peaker, 9. W74 Locky Comley. DNF: W11 Brock Lake (4). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 4.066. Fastest Lap: 24.697 W121 Jack Tarandetti.
SSA Production Sedans Feature Race Fifteen Laps: 1. W5 Josh Fraser, 2. W6 Hayden Norman, 3. W86 Wayne Leviston, 4. W13 Brad Mitchell, 5. W11 Daniel Day, 6. W9 Allan Burrow, 7. W24 Rod Smith (14), 8. W43 George Lanoue (14). DNF: W298 Jess Hall (14), W92 Ricky Williams (11), W112 Warren Flavel (8), W84 Jamie Higgs (8), W31 Ethan Cooper (7), W19 Bradley Short (4). DNS: W49 John Castagna, W53 Leon Wood. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.199. Fastest Lap: 22.733 W6 Hayden Norman.
SSA Street Stocks Feature Race, Fifteen Laps: 1. W21 Evan Wakefield, 2. W51 Warren Oldfield, 3. W83 Stefani Ameduri, 4. W66 Ben Norman, 5. W81 Peter Walker, 6. W2 Marty Kelly, 7. W3 Gavin Minty, 8. W195 Lachlan Dellar, 9. W22 Richard Weels, 10. W39 Travis Southwell. DNF: W65 Keith Fitzgerald (3). Total Time: 5.45.360. Winning Margin: 8.214. Fastest Lap: 22.642 W21 Evan Wakefield.