AFTER claiming a sixth and a third in the first two rounds of the AHG Sprintcar Series with a smaller 360ci, engine the game changes for Jamie Oldfield when round three is held at the Perth Motorplex on Saturday, November 18.
For the first time this season he will bolt a more powerful and lighter 410ci motor into the chassis rails of the #51 in the hope of putting on more of a show at the Scardifields Smash Repairs King of Wings.
Oldfield, an established star on the national Late Model scene, is racing sprintcars this season and impressed from the get-go – in both the 410 and 360 classes.
After last week’s podium, where he finished third to Jason Pryde and Jason Kendrick, he admitted he had already exceeded early-season expectations.
“It’s well above where I expected to be,” Oldfield said.
“It would have been great to get on the podium a couple of times through the year and we have already achieved that early on (in both divisions).
“Once we step up to the 410s, obviously it’s going to be another challenge again.
“The cars are completely different with extra horsepower and the (less) weight at the front of it and stuff like that.
“We will just take every meeting as we go, change it up a bit here and there to suit my driving style.”
Oldfield was under no illusions it is going to be a tough season, saying mastering a sprintcar was a long apprenticeship.
He said it took years to get up to the speed of the quick guys, but having said that, he was up for the challenge.
Oldfield is one of 21 drivers locked into the battle with one of the headline drivers being former national champion and current World Series Sprintcars champion James McFadden.
Nominations: Rob Mould, AJ Nash, Andrew Priolo, Jason Kendrick, Daniel Harding, James McFadden, Ryan Lancaster, Jamie Oldfield, Darren Mewett, Shaun Bradford, Kaiden Manders, Bradley Maiolo, Scott Chatwin, James Inglis, Corey Hunter, Carl Dowling, Kye Scroop, Matthew Cross, Mitchell Wormall and Jamie Maiolo.