Reigning champion wins after protest

South Western Times
Cooper Greig, Bradley Oldfield, Ardie Jonic and Stef Ameduri.
Camera IconCooper Greig, Bradley Oldfield, Ardie Jonic and Stef Ameduri. Credit: Supplied

For the first time in WA Junior Sedan Championship history, the title has successfully been defender, with Bradley Oldfield going back-to-back at the QUIT Bunbury Speedway at the weekend.

It was not an easy job though, as the podium positions were decided by a protest at the end of the race.

More than 50 drivers competed across the weekend from all parts of WA as well as Queensland’s Ardie Jonic and South Australia’s Cooper Greig.

Jonic came to WA hoping to add another title to his growing State championship trophy cabinet after grabbing four wins across the country this season already.

The build up began on Saturday night with Oldfield and Jonic facing off against each other in the qualifying heats and the racing was nothing short of outstanding.

Oldfield won all four of his heats by the end of the weekend to seal a front row start alongside Collie driver Cody Avins.

On the green light Oldfield was trumped by Avins on the start, but it did not take long for him to move to the front.

Jonic, who had started from sixth, was on the pace and it was not long before both him and Oldfield were at it again.

As Jonic crossed the line first with Oldfield half a car length behind, there was an immediate post race protest lodged.

After some deliberating from the officials, Oldfield was awarded the win and Jonic was relegated two positions to third place, while Greig finished in second.

Metro driver Stef Ameduri came home in fourth place, a credible effort to show that girls were good enough to match it with the boys.

The team at Quit Bunbury Speedway hailed the weekend an outstanding success from all point with strong crowds in attendance on both nights and all divisions well represented.

They wanted to thank the Dept. Sport and Recreation, City of Bunbury, National Lubrication Systems and Auto Panel and Paint for supporting the event.

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