Joseph Oelz tackled the 4th round of the WP Regional Junior Max Championship this past Saturday and in true Joseph style, he romped to a hatrick of wins aboard his no. 463 FA Machine.
Qualifying was a slippery affair with most of the top drivers opting to go out on wet tyres. Although the track was drying slowly it was always going to be the correct tyre choice. Oelz managed a respectable P2 by the end of session to give him a front row start next to pole man Charl Visser for Race 1.
As the lights went out for race 1, Oelz slotted in behind Visser to maintain second position before, on lap 3, he made a move for lead. Visser bounced back to lead again but Oelz wasn’t done yet. He retook the lead from Visser on lap 7 and put his head down. While the chasing pack made up of Visser, Troy Dolinschek and Tate Bishop squabbled between themselves, Oelz opened up his advantage up front to take the win by just over 2 seconds.
Setting the fastest lap in Race 1 gave Joseph a pole position start for race 2 and what followed was a trademark Joseph Oelz lights to flag victory. Dolinschek did manage to hold on to him for the first few laps but Oelz was just to quick. He opened up a comfortable gap of just under 2 seconds and that’s how it finished. Oelz with the win, followed by Dolinschek in P2.
Starting Race 3 from the outside of the front row Oelz made a decisive move on Visser to take the lead before the end of lap 1. As he had done to Dolinschek in the previous race, he open the gap lap after lap as no one could mount a challenge from behind. Another win for Joseph making it three from three on the day and another overall victory in the class to maintain his healthy advantage at the top of the standings.