Oldfield hungry for success
It’s been a consistent start to the 2017-18 season for Luke Oldfield, but there’s one thing that he’s wanting more than anything, and sooner rather than later, in 410 Sprintcar competition, and that’s success.
Off the back of a breakout season in 2016-17 following his sudden departure from the Titan Racing team on the eve of that season, where he, driving his family-owned car, picked up a total of 10 feature-race wins which included a maiden World Series round win, Oldfield has yet to open his 2017-18 season winning account. However, he has finished in second on four occasions – the most recent being at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in last Saturday night’s third round of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship Qld.
“My season so far has been consistent, and it has seen us finish on the podium in minor positions in five out of our six race meetings (the other meeting was a sixth),” explained the 32-year-old racer from the Gold Coast in Queensland.
“I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t disappointed to not have a win in the books yet this season, because we’ve been close on so many occasions. We’ve had solid speed, which has seen us claim four qualifying quick times in a row at Archerfield Speedway and start feature races from pole position on a few occasions, but we haven’t been able to convert that into a winning result just yet.”
Oldfield, who drives the Qld # 17 Mud Buddy supported Cool car, continued by saying that he’s really looking forward to the upcoming busy Christmas-New Year period, along with the hectic month of January on the road down south.
“Despite not picking up a win yet, I’m happy with our consistent form heading into the busy period of the season,” enthused the ex-V8 Dirt Modified racer, who stepped into 410 Sprintcars five seasons ago.
“Our team will be running the Christmas-New Year shows at Archerfield Speedway up against the world’s best Sprintcar racer Donny Schatz, and then we’ll be doing the World Series rounds up here and then head down south to do the Grand Annual Classic at Premier Speedway (Vic) and the Australian Title at Borderline Speedway (SA).
“The goal is to continue our current form, but hopefully we can crack it for a few wins. However, it’s certainly not going to be easy, whether it’s up against the world’s best on home soil or taking on the country’s best racers down south, but we’re aiming to be a front-running contender.”
Following the Australian Title, Oldfield plans to run the rest of the season in his home state, competing between Archerfield Speedway and Hi-Tec Oils Speedway tracks.
For the 2017-18 season, Oldfield and his team are proudly sponsored by: Mud Buddy, Revolution Racegear – Brisbane, Advanced Mobility, KRE Race Engines, The Shock Shack, Barnes Drilling, and Kingaroy Equipment Sales.
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