by | Sep 26, 2021 | SSA Street Stocks, WA

Images by Peter Roebuck

For the second time in his career, Anthony Beare has claimed the prestigious Brian Rose Memorial for SSA Street Stocks at the Allwest Plant Hire Ellenbrook Speedway.

Beare and arch rival Jamie Oldfield were all class throughout the entire event, culminating in the duo sharing the front row for the all important thirty lap feature event after some frenetic heat races and the now almost traditional rain showers that threatened to interrupt the event.

Despite the rain, the event was able to continue, with the sunshine breaking through the clouds for the feature.

As the race went green, Oldfield grabbed the immediate lead and went high into turn two, with Beare sticking his nose back underneath but he was unable to make the move stick.

Just two turns later, as the leading duo went into turn four, Oldfield went high and hit the wall and dropped back to seventh place, Beare quickly racing away with the lead ahead of Justin Brumfield, Steve Gartner, Ben Norman and Cody Avins.

Ben Norman then passed Gartner to take third in what was becoming one of the best weekends of his career.

Meanwhile back in the pack, Oldfield put the car on the highline with five cars underneath him but just as he was passing cars the yellows came on for Paul Briggs who spun in turn two.

Oldfield would then pass two cars in two corners to be back in the top five as the race resumed, then the next lap he passed three more cars to be back in second place behind Beare, while Brumfield, Gartner and Norman went three wide for third.

Back up front Beare was looking to waltz away but Oldfield was having none of it, moving straight back to the top and looking for a way around Beare, Beare shutting the door on the front straight.

The yellows came on again with seven laps complete for Daniel Ameduri who found himself buried in the turn three wall.

Beare set the fastest lap of the race to that point on the first circulation after the restart, with Oldfield chasing hard, while Brumfield and Norman were right behind him, building a gap on the rest of the field.

Oldfield reset the fastest lap mark of the race on the thirteenth circulation and he was closing the gap on Beare as lapped traffic also came into the equation on lap fifteen.

Despite Oldfield’s increase in pressure, Beare continued to hold strong, and even began pulling away once again, a gap of just over one second with ten laps remaining.

Jamie Oldfield

Lapped traffic would become heavy at this point, giving Oldfield the chance to close to within 0.3 of a second.

With six to go the gap was 0.107 as the duo battled through lapped traffic, but again Beare would hold strong, again building the lead up to just over a second with three laps to go.

This lead would be maintained through to the end, Beare crossing the line 1.1 seconds ahead of Oldfield to claim his second Brian Rose Memorial, his first victory coming in 2016.

Jamie Oldfield would be officially second while Justin Brumfield would come home third.In other SSA action, Josh Fraser would win his second feature race in two days in the SSA Production Sedans after holding off Jayden McCuish.

Kayne Dellar would emulate those efforts in the SSA Top Star Junior Sedans while Baxter Trouchet would outlast a race long battle with Jesse James Samuels to claim the win in the SSA New Star Junior Sedans.

Ellenbrook Speedway now has a couple of weeks break before their Grand Final Meeting on Saturday the 16th of October.

Official Result Brian Rose Memorial A Main, 30 Laps- 1. S46 Anthony Beare, 2. WA1 Jamie Oldfield, 3. NT1 Justin Brumfield, 4. W66 Ben Norman, 5. W3 Gavin Minty, 6. S32 Steve Gartner, 7. W6 Hayden Norman, 8. W35 Craig Clayton, 9. W31 Cody Avins, 10. W21 Evan Wakefield, 11. W95 Gordon Wyatt, 12. W100 Linton Dickerson, 13. W10 Damon Thomson, 14. W91 Dale Cockman, 15. W121 Jamie Goodwin (29), 16. W2 Marty Kelly (29), 17. W7 Josh Martinelli (29), 18. W4 Jake Williams (29). DNF: W69 Paul Joss (23), W13 Trent Lyall (21), W195 Lachlan Dellar (13), W74 Lenny Bates (7), W183 Daniel Ameduri (7), W72 Paul Briggs (4). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.100. Fastest Lap: 21.981 WA1 Jamie Oldfield.