JAMIE Maiolo has fired the first shot in the 2015-16 Wormall Civil Sprintcar track championship, winning the first feature race of the season at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday night.
He won the 25-lap Grand Opening Showdown from Jake Beard-Miller and Ben Ellement with the winning margin being 1.839 seconds.
It was a great result for Maiolo who thought he won the opening feature race last season, only to see officials re-run the last two laps after a crash between two of the front runners.
At the start of the show Maiolo was second quickest in qualifying thanks to a 14.142-second lap, only bettered by Beard-Miller’s 14.112.
He took a first and a fifth in the earlier heat races.
Maiolo started on the outside of polesitter Beard-Miller and was quite content to stay behind the early pacesitter in the early part of the journey.
The first casualties of the race were Lee Nash and Ryan Farrell who were involved in an incident in pits bend just two laps in.
Farrell suffered significant front-end damage in the #90 machine with Nash getting a restart at the rear in the #46.
Beard-Miller was working his way through heavy traffic eight laps in and was under attack from Maiolo and Daryl Clayden when Troy Lawson spun the #83 around in turn two.
On a restart a few laps later Clayden headed infield when sitting in third.
By lap 13 Maiolo showed his intentions to Beard-Miller and he made the telling move on the next circulation, setting up a strong win.
Jason Kendrick, who started mid pack, was looking strong in the last five laps and passed a few cars in succession, only to spin and then end his campaign on the infield after losing a front tyre.
Shaun Bradford looked solid in the #57 after starting 12th and finishing sixth as was Brad Maiolo in the #77 who converted a P13 start into a seventh.
Ken Sartori rebounded strongly in the #50 after the team was forced to change an engine and he started from P17 and clawed his way to eighth.
Qualifying: Jake Beard Miller 14.112, Jamie Maioilo 14.142, Brad Maiolo 14.233, David Priolo 14.237, Kye Scroop 14.258, Ryan Lancaster 14.274, Daryl Clayden 14.283, Ben Ellement 14.311, Carl Dowling 14.363, Jason Kendrick 14.365, Shaun Bradford 14.445, Callum Williamson 14.563, Ken Sartori 14.569, Ryan Farrell 14.692, Lee Nash 14.695, Brodie Minchin 14.749, Jason Pryde 14.753, Andrew Priolo 14.800, Troy Lawson 14.826, Robert Watson 14.838, Jacob Lucas 14.844, Taylor Milling 14.874, Jamie Buszan 14.997, Scott Chatwin 15.064, Aldo DePaoli 15.284 and Mitchell Wormall 15.474.
Heat 1: 1st Jake Beard-Miller, 2nd Bradley Maiolo, 3rd Daryl Clayden, 4th Kye Scroop, 5th Lee Nash, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Ken Sartori, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Jacob Lucas, 11th Troy Lawson. DNF: Carl Dowling. DNS: Jamie Buszan.
Heat 2: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th Ryan Lancaster, 5th Ryan Farrell, 6th Jason Kendrick, 7th Callum Williamson, 8th Andrew Priolo, 9th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Scott Chatwin, Taylor Milling and Robert Watson.
Heat 3: 1st Robert Watson, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th David Priolo, 5th Jake Beard-Miller, 6th Kye Scroop, 7th Carl Dowling, 8th Jason Pryde, 9th Aldo De Paoli, 10th Brodie Minchin. DNF: Ken Sartori. DNS: Jacob Lucas and Scott Chatwin.
Heat 4: 1st Lee Nash, 2nd Ryan Farrell, 3rd Jason Kendrick, 4th Shaun Bradford, 5th Jamie Maiolo, 6th Daryl Clayden, 7th Ryan Lancaster, 8th Taylor Milling, 9th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Troy Lawson, Andrew Priolo and Brad Maiolo.
Feature: 1st Jamie Maiolo, 2nd Jake Beard-Miller, 3rd Ben Ellement, 4th David Priolo, 5th Kye Scroop, 6th Shaun Bradord, 7th Bradley Maiolo, 8th Ken Sartori, 9th Callum Williamson, 10th Carl Dowling, 11th Andrew Priolo, 12th Taylor Milling, 13th Robert Watson, 14th Lee Nash, 15th Jason Pryde, 16th Jacob Lucas, 17th Brodie Minchin, 18th Aldo De Paoli, 19th Troy Lawson, 20th Mitchell Wormall. DNF: Jason Kendrick, Ryan Lancaster, Daryl Clayden and Ryan Farrell. DNS: Scott Chatwin and Jamie Buszan.
THE Oldfield brothers, no matter what division of speedway they contest, are always a force to be reckoned with and that continued in the first bout of the Late Model championship.
Jamie won the entertaining 20-lap final from Warren with the very experienced Marc Giancola back in third.
Jamie won his first heat race and was fourth the next time around to start from P2.
Warren claimed a second and a win in his heats to start from P1.
Brad Blake was one of the big movers in the final, starting from P12 and charging his way up to fourth while Kodee Brown, making his Late Model debut (albeit he has won a national Super Sedan championship), started seventh and looked very comfortable in the #07 machine to take fifth.
Heat 1: 1st Kye Blight, 2nd Michael Holmes, 3rd Paul Stubber, 4th Marc Giancola, 5th Morgan Melvin, 6th Dean King, 7th Veronica McCann, 8th Brent Vosbergen, 9th Lionel Kirby. DNF: Ryan Ludlow, Jarrin Bielby and Jayden Meckenstock.
Heat 2: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd Warren Oldfield, 3rd Jay Cardy, 4th Ryan Halliday, 5th Kodee Brown, 6th Brad Blake, 7th Lee Watt, 8th Jamie Moon, 9th Ken MacPherson, 10th Alec Melvin.
Heat 3: 1st Marc Giancola, 2nd Paul Stubber, 3rd Jay Cardy, 4th Jamie Oldfield, 5th Kodee Brown, 6th Brent Vosbergen, 7th Brad Blake, 8th Kye Blight, 9th Alec Melvin, 10th Veronica McCann, 11th Jayden Meckenstock.
Heat 4: 1st Warren Oldfield, 2nd Ken MacPherson, 3rd Lee Watt, 4th Jarrin Bielby, 5th Dean King, 6th Michael Holmes, 7th Jamie Moon, 8th Ryan Ludlow, 9th Morgan Melvin, 10th Lionel Kirby. DNS: Ryan Halliday.
Final: 1st Jamie Oldfield, 2nd Warren Oldfield, 3rd Marc Giancola, 4th Brad Blake, 5th Kodee Brown, 6th Jay Cardy, 7th Kye Blight, 8th Michael Holmes, 9th Paul Stubber, 10th Ken MacPerson, 11th Jamie Moon, 12th Brent Vosbergen, 13th Dean King, 14th Veronica McCann, 15th Alex Melvin, 16th Jarrin Bielby. DNF: Ryan Ludlow, Lee Watt, Jayden Meckenstock and Lionel Kirkby.
THE POOL SHOP GROUP SPEEDCARS
YOUNG gun Kaiden Manders will head into the Magic Man 34 here on November 7 with plenty of confidence after winning the 15-lap feature race from Ryan Condren and Todd Waddell.
This will help in his defence of the Magic Man race that he won 12 months ago.
Earlier in the night Manders claimed a first and a second in the heat races.
Condren was impressive in the feature race, crossing the line only 1.162 seconds behind Manders.
Heat 1: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Todd Waddell, 3rd Dayne Kingshott, 4th Lee Redmond, 5th Brett Thomas, 6th Phil Tremeer, 7th Ryan Condren, 8th; Jason Tremeer, 9th Steven Henderson, 10th David Perry. DNF: Chris Griffiths, Travis White and Angelo Karoussis.
Heat 2: 1st Phil Tremeer 2nd Kaiden Manders, 3rd Ryan Condren, 4th Lee Redmond, 5th Todd Waddell, 6th Chris Griffiths, 7th Steven Henderson. DNF: Jason Tremeer, David Perry and Brett Thomas.
Final: 1st Kaiden Manders, 2nd Ryan Condren, 3rd Todd Waddell, 4th Lee Redmond, 5th David Perry, 6th Chris Griffiths, 7th Steven Henderson. DNF: Jason Tremeer and Phil Tremeer.
ALLTOOLS FORMULA 500S
TROY Johnson looms as one of the favourites for the Alltools Formula 500s track championship after winning the first feature race of the season.
He started from pole for the 15-lapper and went on to win it by 0.797 of a second from Glenn Carstairs and Tom Hooper.
Johnson went into the final with a fourth and a win in the qualifiers.
The first race of the night went to Hooper who was back in the pack in the second race.
Carstairs had a big recovery in the main event after a seventh and an eighth in the heats.
Heat 1: 1st Tom Hooper, 2nd Matt Brown, 3rd Glenn Carstairs, 4th Troy Johnson, 5th Mark House, 6th Jamie Pages, 7th David Carstairs, 8th Jamie Nardini, 9th Shane Andersson, 10th Cameron McKenzie, 11th Chris Dymock, 12th Adrian Haywood, 13th Jeff Ross, 14th Luke Nardini, 15th Brent Lockwood, 16th Brendon Marshman, 17th James Dawson, 18th Anton Porro, 19th Lizz Plummer. DNF: Ashleigh Oldfield and Jeff Prentis.
Heat 2: 1st Troy Johnson, 2nd Cameron McKenzie, 3rd Shane Andersson, 4th Matt Brown, 5th Adrian Haywood, 6th Chris Dymock, 7th Jamie Nardini, 8th Glenn Carstairs, 9th Tom Hooper, 10th Jeff Ross, 11th David Carstairs, 12th Jamie Pages, 13th Brendon Marshman, 14th Mark House, 15th Ashleigh Oldfield, 16th Anton Porro, 17th Lizz Pummer, 18th James Dawson. DNF: Brent Lockwood, Jeff Prentis.
Final: 1st Troy Johnson, 2nd Glenn Carstairs, 3rd Tom Hooper, 4th Cameron McKenzie, 5th Adrian Haywood, 6th Jamie Nardini, 7th Luke Nardini, 8th Shane Andersson, 9th Jamie Pages, 10th Chris Dymock, 11th David Carstairs, 12th Jeff Ross, 13th Brendon Marshmann. DNF: Mark House, Brent Lockwood, Lizz Plummer, Ashleigh Oldfield, Matt Brown, Jeff Prentis.
HARRIS ENGINES WINGLESS SPRINTS
AFTER claiming a sixth and a second in the heat races, Kyle Beard started from P2 in the final and went on to win the 12-lap feature race from Brendon Wedge and Daniel Coleman.
Earlier in the show Wedge had a second and a fifth to start from pole position.
The margin between the top two at the end was 2.506 seconds.
Heat 1: Jason Jones, 2nd Brendon Wedge, 3rd Adrian La Macchia, 4th Bradley Fitzgerald, 5th Tom Payer, 6th Kyle Beard, 7th Travis Southwell, 8th Scott Elst, 9th Daniel Coleman, 10th Daran Humfrey, 11th Brad Taylor, 12th Dylan O’Connor, 13th Jemma Wettinger. DNF: Nevano Cowan.
Heat 2: 1st Scott Elst, 2nd Kyle Beard, 3rd Daniel Coleman, 4th Travis Southwell, 5th Brendon Wedge, 6th Adrian La Macchia, 7th Tom Payet, 8th Daran Humfrey, 9th Bradley Fitzgerald, 10th Brad Taylor, 11th Jason Jones, 12th Dylan O’Connor, 13th Jemma Wettinger.
Final: 1st Kyle Beard, 2nd Brendon Wedge, 3rd Daniel Coleman, 4th Travis Southwell, 5th Daren Humfrey, 6th Jason Jones, 7th Dylan O’Connor, 8th Brad Taylor. DNF: Bradley Fitzgerald, Nevano Cowan, Adrian LaMacchia, Tom Payet and Scott Elst.