Article by DTN Media
The name Oldfield is once again etched into the history books, but this time it is a whole new generation as Beau Oldfield grabbed the win in the New Stars Tom Green Memorial at Ellenbrook Speedway.
Beau, the son of former WA Street Stock Champion Jason, only stepped into New Star Junior Sedans this season and after biding his time, was able to grab the lead in the closing stages of the marathon twenty lap feature race.
Rory Elsum-Beaumont and Matthew Thomson would share the front row for the feature while Jhy Pack and Darryl George would start from row two.
Elsum-Beaumont got the jump and would lead the opening lap, but Pack would quickly make his presence felt as he grabbed the lead shortly after the line. Unfortunately for him it amounted to nothing as the yellows came out for a spun Elysha Cooper, seeing Elsum-Beaumont lead away the ensuing restart.
Pack and George would then make contact as the race went green again, seeing Pack drop to fourth while Elsum-Beaumont would lead George and Thomson.
It was at this point that Beau Oldfield’s car suddenly ran out of noise as he held down fifth place and he headed infield, but the gods would smile on him as not only did the car restart but the yellows came out again, this time for a spun George, and he was able to retake his position in the field.
Again Elsum-Beaumont would lead away, this time being chased by Thomson and Pack, with the duo racing side by side for second before Thomson went high allowing not just Pack but also Dean Schofield and Oldfield through. Schofield and Thomson would then come together seeing the yellows out again as Schofield spun to a stop.
On the next restart Pack wasn’t about to let Elsum-Beaumont away, looking for a way through. Elsum-Beaumont then ran wide in turn two of lap seven and Pack drove through to lead the race while behind them Kayne Dellar continued his charge forward as he moved past Thomson for fourth after having started in position eleven.
The yellows came out again shortly after, with firstly Possum Lawrence spinning in turn two, then Thomson and Dellar coming together on the restart to bring out the yellows again.
Lawrence would spin again and be disqualified for her efforts, while Pack would again lead away as Dellar moved past Oldfield for third. Oldfield fought back hard and regained the position as he chased after Elsum-Beaumont in second.
It all looked to be elementary from here but alas speedway can be a cruel sport and as Pack came around to lap Sam Moody, the two made contact, with both going hard into the front straight wall with only a few laps remaining, bringing out the red lights and eliminating both.
Elsum-Beaumont would inherit the lead for the three lap dash home, but it was Oldfield who would make the most of the restart, sneaking by Elsum-Beaumont and racing away from him in the dying stages. Elsum-Beaumont would hold on for second while Kayne Dellar came home a strong third as the hard charger.
Oldfield was ecstatic with his win, pumping the air after the marathon race which included no less than eight yellow light stoppages and took over thirty five minutes to run.
Official Result – 20 laps: 1. W84 Beau Oldfield, 2. W6 Rory Elsum-Beaumont, 3. W95 Kayne Dellar, 4. W22 Dean Schofield, 5. W15 Matthew Thomson, 6. W73 Darryl George, 7. W13 Elysha Cooper (19). DNF: W98 Jhy Pack (17), W101 Sam Moody (16), W26 Jasmine Arnold (4). DQ: W66 Possum Lawrence. DNS: W10 Tilly Leonard, W16 Alicia Short, W78 Montana Pack. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.732. Fastest Lap: 24.204 W98 Jhy Pack.