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Happy Homecoming for Oldfield
Sunday December 1, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
Having spent a few weeks competing interstate, Luke Oldfield and Andrew Scheuerle returned home to contest round five of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (November 30) and the expected resistance from those who have dominated in their absence never really eventuated as they assumed their customary positions at the front of the field. On this occasion it was Oldfield who prevailed in the 30-lap feature race, scoring his first win for the season after a series of runner-up results, both at home and away. Scheuerle finished in second spot, with Bryan Mann scoring third ahead of Andrew Corbet and Mick Sauer.

In the McCosker Super Sedan feature race, Australian champ Matt Pascoe was untroubled in leading all 30 laps after snaring pole position in the pre-race grid draw. Darren Kane advanced from the fourth row to finish second, with Trent Wilson scoring third ahead of Gary Higgs and Sam Roza.

In other feature race results, Dave Fanning proved far too quick in winning the Lightning Sprints and likewise Liam Williams was untouchable in the Formula 500s, with Jason Glynn and Dallas Dack also comfortable winners in Microsprints and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma respectively.

Oldfield was a cut above the field in qualifying, stopping the clock at 12.060 to set KRE Fast Time. In his first outing for the Erhart Motorsport team, Cody Maroske (12.111) was second quickest ahead of Callum Walker (12.172), Kevin Titman (12.279) and Mitch Gowland (12.301), in what might just be his best ever time trial performance. Ryan McNamara, Scheuerle, Brett Minett, Corbet and Kristy Bonsey rounded out the top ten.

In his first Archerfield appearance for the season, Sauer sailed home to win the opening heat over Tim Farrell and Scheuerle, with Oldfield advancing from seventh to finish fourth.

Bouncing back from a heavy crash in the previous round, Adam Butler pounced from the outside front row to win the second heat in impressive fashion, leading Anthony Lambert and Brent Kratzmann to the flag.

Heat three followed an identical trajectory with Mann also jumping clear from the outside front row to lead throughout and defeat Randy Morgan and Titman.

Lambert led every circulation to win heat four in advance of Farrell, Scheuerle and Oldfield, while Brett Minett saw his night end when he rode out a flip through turn three.

Mann doubled up in heat five to defeat Kratzmann and Dan Murray, with Sauer also snaring a second success when he downed Morgan and Corbet in the final preliminary.

The B Main went the way of Nicholas Whell from Murray, Butler and Morgan, all of whom would transfer to the feature race, while Karl Hoffmans would take a provisional and also join the field for the main event. Meanwhile, having finished on the podium at the previous round, Aaron Kelly made no impression on this occasion and was languishing in ninth when the chequer dropped.

In a bid to stay ahead of storms lurking close to the venue, the Trax Tyre and Auto Dash was scrapped and the feature field would line up in accordance with their qualifying points, putting Oldfield on pole position with Titman alongside. At the green it was Titman who launched best to assume the lead, extending his margin through the opening laps as Oldfield settled into second spot. The lead change came on lap 13 when Oldfield moved to the front, only for the race to be halted a lap later as a result of a Lambert spin in turn four. The race was delayed further on lap 19 when Maroske took a wild ride through turn four, coming to rest atop the turn four concrete. Back underway and Oldfield continued to lead Titman and Scheuerle as, further back, Butler was putting in a mighty drive from 17th and had moved ahead of Sauer to be sixth. Along the back straight on lap 27, Oldfield and Titman both looked to dive underneath a lapped car and the ensuing contact between them sent Titman crashing out and elevated Scheuerle to second. Mann moved to third and that is how they finished, with Butler crossing the line fourth in a sterling drive, only to be penalised two spots for an infringement at the final restart. This would elevate Corbet to fourth and Sauer into fifth, leaving Butler to rue his misjudgement. Bonsey, Kratzmann and Farrell rounded out the top ten, followed by Gowland, Murray, Hoffmans, Lambert, Whell and McNamara, who was another to fall a long way short of the very strong performances he served up in the opening rounds.

Trent Wilson took out the opening Super Sedan heat by more than five seconds as the rest of the field found themselves snookered behind Justin Randall, who would hold on to finish second ahead of Pascoe.

Bob McCosker bested Roza and Tania Smith to win heat two, with WA veteran Gary Higgs passing Kane to take the lead and subsequently win heat three, leaving Black third despite being the fastest car on the track.

Barry Craft led much of heat four before Pascoe launched an outside run turns three and four that saw him draw alongside Craft. Contact between the pair pitched Pascoe into a spin and resulted in Craft being banished to the back for the restart. Despite damaged steering that brought a noticeable drop in pace, Pascoe held on to win from Ed Doherty and Randall.

The first attempt to get the feature race started only made it to turn one as Rosa opted to turn right, only to find the wall, and a rear-of-field restart, waiting for him. As the field re-formed for take two, Black stopped on the main straight and would take no further part in proceedings. Once underway, Pascoe took complete control and never looked likely to lose, leading Randall, Wilson, McCosker and Higgs. Despite having a multi-lane track at their disposal, the field remained glued to the pole line and, as a result, not a lot transpired over the course of the 30 laps. The only action came courtesy of Kane as he steadily worked his way forward, moving into the top three on lap 15 and then advancing to second spot when Randall spun in turn one. Wilson was now third and under plenty of pressure from Higgs, but there would be no change over the final laps. A great recovery from Roza would be rewarded with fifth ahead of McCosker, Smith, Justin Smithwick, Doherty and Craig Hammond, leaving rookie Zac Pascoe to complete the finishers as Randall, Craft and Colin Kaine joined Black on the infield.

A superb effort from the Lightning Sprint brigade saw them deliver more cars than promised, with a 20-car field hitting the track for round five of the Stockmans Civil and Plant Club Championship. Four heats would sort the feature race field and it was Fanning who topped the results with two wins in his return to the track. Scott Jukes and Jason George were also heat winners, but a pole position start for Fanning in the feature would result in him clearing away from the field, only to have his advantage negated on several occasions as a series of incidents eventually resulted in the race initially being shortened to 15 laps and then declared with two laps remaining. Wayne Iacono emerged the best of the rest in second spot, followed by Jukes, George, Sean Iacono, Dave Collins, Keith Blatch and Jason Rae.

It was a similar story in the Formula 500 feature race in that a pole position start was always going to make Williams almost impossible to beat and that is exactly how it played out. Williams zoomed away from the field at the drop of the green, leaving it to those back in the pack to create some excitement. Having shared heat race wins with Williams, Kristin Brown would finish second for the second time in as many Archerfield appearances, with James Kennedy surging through the field to snare third. Ronnie Barber, Brady Argles and Brock Thornton were next best, followed to the flag by Dekota Gay, Tarhlea Apelt, Tony Bailey and Adrian Farrell.

Jason Glynn romped home in the Microsprints feature race, finishing more than seven seconds clear of John Lawson, with Matt Hanford third home ahead of Keirah Hawkins and Andrew Carrick.

The Ford vs Holden vs Ford feature produced the biggest winning margin of all when Dallas Dack finished more than 14 seconds clear of Jake Besgrove, Terry Russell and Kim Dack.

The next event at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway is on Saturday, December 14 featuring round six of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship, plus AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars, RSA Sedans, Formula 500 Juniors and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans.

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National Champs Leading the Charge
Wednesday November 27, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
In what has already been a remarkably exciting season at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway, this Saturday night (November 30) might just be the best yet with both Sprintcars and Super Sedans on the program. Only at Archerfield can you witness the very best drivers from the two leading race categories in action on the same night, with both divisions pitching their current national champions into battle against strong fields. Lightning Sprints, Formula 500s, Microsprints and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans will also feature on another packed program.

The return of Australian Champion Andrew Scheuerle and crowd favourite Luke Oldfield from successful interstate campaigns certainly raises the stakes in the chase for the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship. Of the four rounds completed thus far, Kevin Titman, Steven Lines, Scheuerle and Mitchell Gee have secured feature race wins and it is Titman who, as the current series leader, is the man with the most to lose when the cars hit the track this weekend. Whilst Titman is yet to rediscover the pace that carried him to victory in the opening round, he has accumulated sufficient points at each round to maintain his position at the top of the leaderboard, daring his rivals to catch him if they can. Third-generation racer Aaron Kelly has certainly taken up the challenge and, in the wake of his first ever podium result at the previous round, he sits just seven points behind Titman in the championship standings and, should he finish ahead of Titman on Saturday night, the title fight will be very tight indeed.

Having dominated the track championship in recent seasons, Scheuerle and Oldfield will no doubt be determined to reassert their authority on proceedings and start their climb towards the top of series standings. In fact, despite some typically spectacular performances, Oldfield is yet to register a feature race win this season, having recorded a series of runner-up finishes at venues as diverse as Archerfield, Toowoomba and Warrnambool that, whilst having cemented his reputation as one of Australia’s very best, will no doubt have him feeling somewhat disappointed about the fact that he has been unable to convert any of them into a victory. Scheuerle also returns home on the back of some strong interstate performances, having competed in Sydney and at Murray Bridge in South Australia where he finished third in the feature race to silence those who have dared to undermine his national championship success simply because his achievement came on home soil.

Callum Walker, Bryan Mann, Ryan McNamara, Brent Aprile and Brent Kratzmann have all featured on the podium this season and are in the field again this weekend. In fact, Walker has been so strong since returning from injury that he currently sits sixth in the standings despite missing the opening round. Having qualified on pole position at the previous two rounds, Kratzmann will be ruing lost opportunities and determined to cultivate a change in fortunes. However, the driver whose efforts have perhaps gone unnoticed is former Wingless Sprint racer Adam Butler. Although he is yet to make his way onto the podium, Butler has been so consistently strong across all four rounds that he currently sits fourth overall in the standings behind Titman, Kelly and McNamara.

In the Super Sedan ranks, current and three-time Australian Champion Matt Pascoe remains the dominant force and he heads the entry list for round four of the McCosker Championship Series as both a competitor and the manufacturer of the Sweet chassis brand that is now the weapon of choice for more and more competitors. Of the three rounds completed thus far this season, Pascoe has won one and finished second in the other two, although any disappointment over being relegated to runner-up status were no doubt tempered somewhat by the fact that both events were won by Sweet–mounted competitors. However, on his home track, it is unlikely Pascoe will be satisfied with anything less than success, particularly given the quality of the field that has been assembled.

Darren Kane is the most obvious threat because, like Pascoe, he has also won the national title on three occasions and attained a remarkable level of achievement across the country on the back of a very strong record of success at Archerfield. Sean Black, meanwhile, comes fresh from a win in the previous round in Rockhampton, while the likes of Tania Smith, Justin Randall and Trent Wilson have featured on the podium here in recent seasons. However, the driver who might just prove the biggest hurdle for the locals is Western Australian veteran Gary Higgs. Kicking off an extended east coast campaign, Higgs brings a wealth of experience and a history of success into the mix and, with his last Archerfield appearance ending early due to an engine ailment, Higgs will be looking to make amends and start his season with the best possible result. A particularly pleasing development this season is the addition of several rookies to the category with Colin Kaine, Craig Hammond and Zac Pascoe, who impressed in Toowoomba last weekend with a heat race win and the fastest lap of the night in Open Sedan competition, all making their Archerfield debut in the Super Sedan ranks.

In what has been a remarkable resurgence for a category that has really struggled to for cars in recent years, Lightning Sprints have enjoyed a terrific start to the season and have gathered 19 nominations for round four of their Stockmans Civil and Plant Club Championship. High in quality and quantity, the field is littered with potential feature race winners, including Tyler Stralow, who won the opening two events, and veteran Keith Blatch, who prevailed in the previous round. Dave Fanning and Sean Iacono, both of whom are former national champions, are also very much in the mix, as is Queensland champ Jason Rae and a previous state titleholder in Wayne Iacono,

Following his victory over the all-conquering Liam Williams in Toowoomba last weekend, James Kennedy will be very confident of delivering another such performance in round four of the Done Right Touch Ups Formula 500 Series. For Williams, who was only able to secure victory in the previous round at Archerfield with a late-race pass on Kristin Brown, the prospect of suffering consecutive defeats will have him primed for peak performance, while Brown is expected to prove a serious threat once again.

After a slow start to the season, Microsprint numbers have been boosted by a couple of interstate entries for round four of their Club Championship, while Ford vs Holden vs Sigma will deliver another dose of the low budget tin top competition that continues to serve as an ideal introduction to speedway racing for so many competitors.

Gates open at 4.00pm, with early racing from 4.45pm. Sprintcar time trials are scheduled for 5.00pm and the main program will get underway from 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round three nominations: Aaron Kelly, Adam Butler, Allan Woods, Andrew Baumber, Andrew Corbet, Andrew Scheuerle, Anthony Lambert, Brent Aprile, Brent Kratzmann, Brett Minett, Brock Dean, Bryan Mann, Callum Walker, Cody Maroske, Dan Murray, Karl Hoffmans, Kevin Britten, Kevin Titman, Kristy Bonsey, Libby Ellis, Luke Dougherty, Luke Oldfield, Mitch Gowland, Nicholas Whell, Randy Morgan, Ryan McNamara, Tim Farrell

McCosker Super Sedan Series round four nominations: Barry Craft, Bob McCosker, Colin Kaine, Craig Hammond, Darren Kane, Ed Doherty, Gary Higgs, Justin Randall, Justin Smithwick, Matt Pascoe, Nicholas O’Keefe, Rodney Craft, Sam Roza, Sean Black, Tania Smith, Tony Brinkmann, Trent Wilson, Zac Pascoe

Stockmans Civil and Plant Lightning Sprint Club Championship round four nominations: Adam Norton, Andrew Parkes, Danny Stone, Daren Baldwin, Dave Fanning, Derek Wells, James Elliott, Jason George, Jason Rae, Jayden Mathers, Keith Blatch, Laurence Deegan, Mark Peters, Michael Gollagher, Scott Jukes, Sean Iacono, Tyler Stralow, Wayne Iacono, Wayne Jukes

Done Right Touch Ups Formula 500 Series round four nominations: Adrian Farrell, Brady Argles, Brock Thornton, Dekota Gay, James Kennedy, Kristin Brown, Ronnie Barber, Royce Harvey, Liam Williams, Tarhlea Apelt, Tomas Partington, Tony Bailey

Queensland Microsprints Club Championship round four nominations: Adrian Wren, Andrew Carrick, Cameron Munro, Eddie Schwehla, Ernie Havas, Jason Glynn, John Lawson, Joseph Penkeyman, Kierah Hawkins, Matt Hanford, Shane Munro

Ford vs Holden vs Sigma nominations: Bernie Wright, Dallas Dack, Daniel Hillhouse, Jake Besgrove, Kim Dack, Marin Kursturin, Maverick Dack, Terry Russell

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Gee Whizzes to Round Four Win
Sunday November 17, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
In a race that delivered action, drama and antagonism aplenty, it was Mitchell Gee who emerged victorious in round four of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (November 16). Starting from the outside front row on a track that offered multiple racing lines, Gee led all but one of the 30 laps, initially establishing a sizeable lead before a series of restarts brought him back to the field. Securing his first podium result since stepping into Sprintcars, Aaron Kelly took every advantage of the opportunities that presented themselves to snare a runner-up result, with Kevin Titman finishing third by the barest of margins to consolidate his place atop the championship standings. A battle-scarred Ryan McNamara finished fourth, while a topsy-turvy night for Callum Walker eventually resulted in a fifth-place finish.

A perfectly timed and expertly executed outside run from Brock Dean propelled him to victory in round three of the American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series. Dean shadowed Darren Vine for most of the race before switching up-track with five laps remaining and sweeping into the lead. Vine remained second at the flag, with round two winner Rusty Whittaker having to settle for third on this occasion in advance of Anthony Chaffey and Mitchell Rooke.

In other feature races, Sam Gollschewsky outpaced Chris Were and Steve Collins to win the Modlite main event, while Jamie Usher led home Paul Robinson and Cody OConnell to win the Wingless Sprint feature race.

Utilising the WSS-style qualifying system, it was Ryan McNamara who hit the track first for Sprintcar time trials and was no doubt delighted to do so given the hot conditions were always going to see the track slicken off in rapid time. As such, McNamara’s 11.752 remained unbeaten and he was the only driver to run under 12 seconds. Despite being the last car to take on the clock and a spin on the first of his two timed laps, Callum Walker somehow mustered a 12.034 to finish second quickest, nudging Titman (12.046) back to third. Gee (12.115) was next best ahead of Tim Farrell (12.202), with Brent Kratzmann, Brent Aprile, Adam Butler, Mark Pholi and Dan Murray rounding out the top ten.

Mitch Gowland led the opening moments of the opening heat before being relegated by Nelson Reddacliff, only for both of them to be rounded up by Kratzmann before the race had reached the halfway point. A late surge from Allan Woods propelled him into second, leaving Reddacliff third at the flag.

Heat two was a straightforward affair in which Aaron Kelly led all the way from the front row to nab a win ahead of Nicholas Whell and Adam Butler.

Heat three also resulted in the two front row starters holding firm in their positions as Andrew Corbet took the win ahead of Randy Morgan, with Titman advancing several spots to finish third.

Reddacliff again led early in heat four, only for Corbett to chase him down on this occasion to score another win. Reddacliff remained second, with Butler besting Woods for third after the pair swapped spots several times.

Having endured a flat tyre in his opening heat, Brent Aprile bounced back to win heat five in advance of Morgan, with a third-place finish enough for Kratzmann to emerge as the top qualifier into the Dash.

Kelly led every lap once again to win the final heat as Gee snatched second spot on the final lap, relegating Dan Murray to third

The B Main produced the closest finish possible (literally) when Mark Pholi pipped Mitch Gowland by 0.001 as they swept under the chequer. Whell finished third and it was Brett MInett who secured the final direct transfer spot to set himself for a repeat of his heroics from the previous round.

Having selected pole position in the pre-race inversion draw, Kratzmann was untroubled in leading throughout the Trax Tyre and Auto Dash, downing Gee and Titman to replicate his effort from the previous round and secure the prime position for the feature race. Farrell moved ahead of McNamara to finish fourth, with Butler, Kelly and Corbet completing the field.

It was Gee who blasted away from the outside front row to lead the feature race, leaving Kratzmann to fend off Titman, Farrell, McNamara and the rest. Zooming clear of the field, Gee rounded up the backmarkers in very rapid time and had placed five lapped cars between himself and Kratzmann when a spin from Corbett brought about a restart on lap 13. Back underway and Gee continued to hold sway until a spin from Woods in the back straight halted proceedings again with 11 laps remaining. From the restart, Kratzmann pounced to pinch the lead from Gee, who charged back underneath through turn one on the next lap. Refusing to concede the position, Kratzmann bounced up over the cushion, tagged the wall and saw his victory hopes disappear. Some silliness prevailed from this point as an ailing Kratzmann seemingly laid in wait for Gee as the former Queensland champion loomed to put him a lap in arrears, only for a wild crash from Butler to halt proceedings once again with five laps to run. Butler, whose form this season has been excellent, was on track for a top-five finish when he somersaulted through turn three after contact from McNamara, who had moved uptrack to avoid a stricken Morgan. Having surged through the field from 11th to third, Morgan was also eliminated at this point, while McNamara soldiered on with a damaged front wing. Gee completed the final laps to take the race ahead of Kelly, who had relegated Titman a lap prior to the final restart. McNamara also moved ahead of Titman on the penultimate lap, only for the series leader to launch a final surge in the sprint to the chequer that would see him snatch third by just .009. Having started back in 12th after missing his opening heat race, Walker meticulously moved forward and would find himself fifth at the flag, followed home by Farrell and a barnstorming Minett. Corbet, Pholi and Whell rounded out the top ten ahead of Kristy Bonsey, Gowland, Murray and a seething Kratzmann, with Woods, Aprile and Lambert failing to go the distance.

The opening Midget heat saw Cal Whatmore start from the back of the pack and chase down the entire field to take the win in advance of Charlie Brown and Tom Clauss.

It was defending track champion Whittaker who proved too strong in heat two, downing Nathan Mathers and Zac McDonald.

Dean downed Whittaker and Whatmore in heat three, with Vine victorious in the final heat over Brown and Ricky Robinson.

From the outside front row, Vine outjumped Whittaker to lead the feature race away as Brown, who started from position three and immediately switched to his preferred highline, found himself bogged down and dropped out of the top ten. Whittaker would woud fall to fifth by the end of the opening lap as Dean slotted into second spot. From here, Dean would sit patiently behind Vine as the pair distanced themselves from the field. Brown’s efforts to regain lost ground were eventually curtailed courtesy of a flat tyre. With Vine refusing to budge from the bottom and the laps winding down, Dean moved uptrack five laps from home and encountered little resistance as he charged into the lead to become the third different winner from as many rounds. Vine remained second as Whittaker climbed back to third ahead of Anthony Chaffey and Mitchell Rooke who, as he did in the previous round, surged late to finagle fifth ahead of Nathan Mathers, Matt ONeill, Whatmore, Dillon and Chris Singleton.

The Wingless Sprint feature race followed a similar trajectory as Usher shadowed Robinson before swooping late to snatch the win. Cody OConnell finished third, but if there was ever a driver who deserved a better fate than he ultimately endured it was Casey OConnell. The Junior Sedan graduate used the cushion high on the track to great effect, chasing down the leaders and even taking the lead momentarily before contact with a lapped car sent him into orbit and crashing out in turn three. Michael Lampard finished fourth ahead of Lachie Robertson, Mick Reid and Dave Jobe, who did a great job to get back on track after tipping over in the heats.

Robinson, Usher, Casey OConnell and Dave Ellis picked up heat wins, with the latter making an early exit from the feature.

Despite starting from the back of the field, Sam Gollshewsky scored a remarkable win in the opening Modlite heat, finishing more than 13 seconds ahead of the field. It was no surprise then that Gollschewsky would also go on to win the feature race, leading home Chris Were and Steve Collins, both of whom also collected heat wins. Joel Smith was next best, followed by Dan Lewis, Jac Carnall, Julian Olley, Joshua Smith, Chris Fing and Calum Beerling. The only other heat winner was Will Butler, but a spin in turn one ended any feature race aspirations he may have possessed.

Heat wins in Formula 500 Juniors were shared around, with Taylor Prosser (2), Ryan Newton and Taylor Morgan all enjoying a moment in the spotlight.

The next meeting at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway is on Saturday, November 30 and will feature round five of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship plus Super Sedans, Lightning Sprints, Formula 500s, Microsprints and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans.

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Titman Leads the Way in ECL Chase
Wednesday November 13, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
Sprintcars are back in action this Saturday night (November 16) when Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway hosts round four of the East Coast Logistics Track Championship. With each completed round thus far having been won by a different driver, both the championship and Saturday nights feature race are wide open with myriad potential winners amongst the 24 nominated competitors. Also on the program, another strong field will contest round three of the American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series, along with events for Wingless Sprints, Modlites and Formula 500 Juniors.

Opening ECL round winner Kevin Titman currently sits atop the championship standings and, with a few notable absentees from this round, he is primed to extend his advantage if he can deliver another front-running performance. In fact, it is hard to imagine that Titman would be satisfied with anything less than a podium result given what is at stake. He holds a 23-point lead in the championship standings over Ryan McNamara who, like Titman, has been somewhat of a revelation through the early rounds, including his first ever ECL series podium in round two.

With Luke Oldfield, who currently sits third in the series, representing Queensland at the Victorian Championship this weekend, Aaron Kelly is poised to assume that position in his absence. Whilst Kelly will most certainly move ahead of Oldfield in the standings, he will need to fend off any challenge that is forthcoming from Adam Butler to secure the spot. Another who is enjoying a terrific start to the season, Butler sits just two points behind Kelly and, if he can finish ahead of the third-generation youngster in the 30-lap feature race, he may well be the one who finds himself sitting inside the top three in the championship. It is a fascinating scenario that promises to deliver some intense competition in the fight for points and a place on the podium.

Brent Kratzmann is 20+ points behind Butler and just needs an ounce of luck to go his way to give his series aspirations, and his confidence, a boost, while Callum Walker has wasted no time in finding his feet upon returning to competition from injury. A third-place finish in round three has very quickly put Walker back in the frame as a serious threat. Whilst Brett Minett and Mitch Gowland currently sit inside the top ten in the series and will also be looking to maximise their points accumulation, it is Mitchell Gee and the Mackay-based Brent Aprile who perhaps loom as the biggest threats to all of the championship contenders. Gee is a former state champion while Aprile is fresh from a superb runner-up result at the previous round and, with neither chasing the ECL championship, they can afford to be single-minded in their quest to visit victory lane.

Glen Wright and Rusty Whittaker have shared the victory spoils in the two completed rounds of the American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series and both drivers are among the entries for round three this Saturday night, along with the best of the best from the local Midget scene. Neither Darren Vine nor Brock Dean are going to particularly pleased about the fact they that are yet to snare a feature win, something at which they are very well versed. In fact, both drivers are prone to using the high line in their quest for success and no doubt they will be at it again on Saturday night as they seek to join Wright and Whittaker on the winners list for this season. The addition of both Anthony Chaffey and Charlie Brown for the first time this season ups the ante somewhat as both are proven race winners, while Chris Singleton will be a man on a mission after a brilliant run at the previous round had him poised for a podium result until he stumbled upon a spun car and tipped over. With Cal Whatmore, Bodie Smith and Mitchell Rooke having also impressed in the early rounds, the Midgets have really delivered through the opening weeks of the season and are ready to rip in again.

The Wingless Sprint field comprises a mix of familiar faces and category newcomers and, as always, features drivers from both Queensland and New South Wales to add an element of interstate rivalry into the mix. A feature winner at his last appearance, Paul Robinson leads the local charge in what will no doubt be another closely contested affair.

Modlites have also delivered another strong field of combatants for their second outing of the season and, like the Sprintcars, the absence of a few fancied runners has only served to make the outcome of their feature race much harder to predict, but expect a returning Aaron Prosser to be on the pace.

In Formula 500 Junior action, expect Ryan Newton and Jy Corbet to renew the battle that raged throughout their last meeting, the pair splitting the wins over the course of the night on that occasion.

Gates open at 4.00pm and early racing gets underway from 4.45pm. Sprintcar time trial qualifying is scheduled for 5.00pm and the main program will get underway at 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round three nominations: Aaron Kelly, Adam Butler, Allan Woods, Andrew Corbet, Brendon Claridge, Brent Aprile, Brent Kratzmann, Brett Minett, Callum Walker, Dan Murray, Jamie O’Neill, Karl Hoffmans, Kevin Titman, Kristy Bonsey, Libby Ellis, Mark Pholi, Mitch Gowland, Mitchell Gee, Nelson Reddacliff, Nicholas Whell, Randy Morgan, Ryan McNamara, Scott Genrich, Tim Farrell

American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series round three nominations: Anthony Chaffey, Audie Malt, Bodie Smith, Brad Dawson, Brock Dean, Cal Whatmore, Charlie Brown, Chris Singleton, Darren Dillon, Darren Vine, Glen Wright, Graham Flynn, Jason McDowall, Matt ONeill, Mitchell Rooke, Nathan Mathers, Ricky Robinson, Rusty Whittaker, Tom Clauss, Tony Stephens, Zac McDonald

Wingless Sprint nominations: Andrew Robinson, Brady Baldwin, Brian Scott, Casey OConnell, Chris Catchpole, Cody OConnell, Corey OToole, Danny Evans, Dave Ellis, Dave Jobe, Errol Campbell, Jamie Usher, Jayden OToole, Lachie Robertson, Michael Lampard, Mick Reid, Nathan Jones, Paul Robinson, Scott Graham, Shaun Knight, Tim Harris

Modlite nominations: Aaron Prosser, Abi Meehan, Alex Coward, Anthony Stewart, Brayden Preston, Callum Beering, Chris Were, Dan Lewis, Dylan Hunter, Jac Carnall, Joel Smith, Joshua Smith, Julian Olley, Sean Egan, Steve Collins, Troy Carnell, Warren Hooper, Will Butler, Zac McDonald

Formula 500 Junior nominations: Jared Boys, Jy Corbet, Kinser Claridge, Kyle Price, Ryan Newton, Taylor Morgan, Taylor Prosser

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Aussie Champ Cruises Home
Sunday November 10, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
Four-time Australian Dirt Modified champion Kevin Britten was utterly unstoppable at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (November 9), trouncing a small field to win the 25-lap feature race. In what was an emphatic start to his season, Britten never looked likely to lose, shrugging off a series of restarts to lead every lap and ultimately finish ahead of David Clark, who started alongside Britten on the front row but found himself shuffled back in the early going before clawing his back onto the podium. Having scored a Modlite feature race win seven days earlier, Terry Leerentveld proved his versatility with a strong run into third place.

A similar scenario played out in the Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals feature race, with national champ Matt Hardy leading throughout to defeat Steve Potts and Russ Hardy.

Keith Blatch outgunned the field to win the Stockmans Civil and Plant Lightning Sprint feature race over Scott Jukes and Jason Rae, while other feature race winners on the night included Jason Glynn (Microsprints), Bodie Smith (Compact Speedcars), Wayne Kirkman (Outlaw Sedans), Adrian Browne (Limited Sedans), Les Eisenmenger (Open Sedans) and Terry Russell (Ford vs Holden vs Sigma).

Given the small field that gathered for the first Dirt Modified show of the season, Britten was always expected to be at the forefront of the results and he wasted no time in stamping his authority on proceedings, cutting the quickest lap in hot laps.

The opening heat saw Klinton Hancey fend off a fast-finishing Andrew Pezzutti to secure the win, with Dale Corbett in third spot.

With Britten starting from pole position in heat two, the race went exactly as expected and he cleared away to win by more than half a lap. With a best lap of 13.643 on a night when nobody else dropped under 14 seconds, Britten finished more than eight seconds clear of Phil Roberts, with Zac McDonald finishing third.

Clark prevailed in heat three in advance of Ray Eggins and Dale Corbett, while the final heat went to Leerentveld over McDonald and Britten.

With Pezzutti and Andrew Firth suffering setbacks that prevented them from starting the feature race, 12 cars faced the starter with Clark starting alongside Britten on the front row. Into turn one, Clark found himself trapped high and dropped three spots behind Hancey, Leerentveld and McDonald. The first interruption came on lap two when Roberts looped in turn four, a move replicated by Corbett just a lap later. With just two more circulations completed, Corbett spun again in the same spot and took no further part in proceedings. A final restart was required when Ray Eggins spun himself out of a top-five result. Through it all, Britten held firm at the front, with Leerentveld having moved ahead of Hancey for second spot. When Hancey headed infield on lap 10, Clark found himself in third with Leerentveld in his sights. As the laps wound down, Britten cruised home ahead of Clark, who moved ahead of Leerentveld late in proceedings, with Sam Bruggy and McDonald next best.

Making a strong start to their Brisbane season, Lightning Sprints fronted with a very good field comprising some very well-presented cars and it was Wayne Iacono who prevailed in the opening heat ahead of Darren Baldwin and David Van Vegchel.

Heat two saw Queensland champ Jason Rae lead Blatch and Tyler Stralow to the chequer before Jukes clinched the final heat in advance of Jason George and Blatch.

The feature race was a straightforward affair with Blatch leading every lap to defeat Jukes and Rae, both of whom also occupied their positions from the drop of the green. Whilst Iacono was similarly untroubled in fourth, the battle for fifth saw three different drivers occupy the position before Stralow, who had won both of the previous rounds, seized the moment and relegated Darren Baldwin to sixth. Michael Gollagher was next in line ahead of Van Vegchel, with George and Adam Norton rounding out the top ten.

After a very strong start to their season with great fields for the opening rounds of the their track championship series, just 10 AMCA Nationals hit the track for round three, only six of whom would survive to contest the feature race.

The first heat went to Russ Hardy over Steve Potts and Matt Hardy, with Nathan Tomkins taking heat two ahead of Potts and Matt Hardy.

The third heat delivered a remarkable finish when a late lunge from Matt Hardy saw him somehow emerge with a win by the merest of margins, inching ahead of Thomas Vickery by just 0.002.

In what was a recurring theme throughout the night, Matt Hardy led every lap of the feature, with Potts likewise occupying second spot for the duration, unable to make much impression on the national champ despite clocking the fastest lap of the race. Vickery held third spot through the opening laps until Russ Hardy found his way onto the podium, with Tomkins also moving ahead of Vickery for fourth, leaving Troy Price as the only other finisher.

Following heat wins to Trent Usher (2) and Dave Collins, Queensland champ Bodie Smith was, as expected, a cut above his rivals in the Compact Speedcar feature race and zoomed clear to win the 12-lap encounter by more than four seconds. Having led early, Connor McCullough finished in second spot ahead of Steve Swingler, Trent Usher and Chris Pidgeon.

After collecting two heat wins, Jason Glynn was untroubled in winning the Microsprint feature race. Second-placed John Lawson trailed by more than six seconds at the fall of the flag, with Cameron Munro and Matt Hanford the only other finishers.

There was action aplenty in the Open Sedan feature race with both Glenn Willmott and Alan Robertson spinning themselves out of the lead. Another spin from Willmott would end his challenge, while Robertson fought back from the rear of the field to eventually finished second behind Les Eisenmenger. It was Brad Trussell who greeted the chequer in first spot, only to be excluded by race officials, handing the win to Eisenmenger and elevating Mark Anderson into third spot.

In RSA Sedan competition, Daniel Taylor and Wayne Kirkman shared the spoils in the Outlaw Sedan heats with a win apiece, but the subsequent demise of all three cars from the Taylor team would leave Kirkman to enjoy an untroubled run to the chequer in the feature race, finishing a lap clear of the only other finisher in Zane Williams.

Wade Baker and Aaron Buchanan were the heat winners in Limited Sedans but were also the only two drivers who failed to go the distance in the feature, enabling Adrian Browne to grab the win. Greg Trezise and Shannon Knights filled the minor placings, followed by Peter Van Lissum and Brad White.

Maverick Dack, Daniel Wright and Terry Russell were heat winners in Ford vs Holden vs Sigma and it was the latter who also prevailed in the feature race, leading home Dallas Dack, Kim Dack and Jake Besgrove.

Racing action continues at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway next Saturday night (November 16) with round four of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship and round three of the American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series, along with Wingless Sprints, Modlites, Formula 500 Juniors and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans.

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Champ Stands Tall in ECL Round Three
Sunday November 3, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
Having struggled to make much impression in the heats, Australian champion Andrew Scheuerle stood tall when it mattered most to win round three of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (November 2). Starting from the outside front row, Scheuerle led all but one of the 30 laps to secure his first feature win for the season, finishing ahead of Brent Aprile and Callum Walker, both of whom bounced back from setbacks earlier in the night. Opening round winner Kevin Titman finished fourth ahead of pole qualifier Brent Kratzmann, with Adam Butler sixth in his best ever result.

In round two of the American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series, defending track champion Rusty Whittaker proved too strong. In a feature race reduced to 20 laps following a series of incidents and interruptions, Whittaker led all the way to finish ahead of Brock Dean, Darren Vine, Mitchell Rooke and Audie Malt.

The support racing produced somewhat predictable results with Liam Williams downing Kristin Brown, Tomas Partington, Dekota Gay and Tarhlea Apelt in round two of the Touch Ups Done Right Formula 500 Series, while the Modlite feature saw Terry Leerentveld navigate safely through a series of early incidents to emerge an emphatic winner in advance of Nathan Politch, Rodney Pammenter, Dylan Hunter and Neil Gregson.

As always, Sprintcar hot laps/qualifying got proceedings underway and on this occasion it was Aprile who topped the timesheets with a best lap of 11.402. Next best were Walker (11.474), Titman (11.522), Butler (11.534), Kratzmann (11.557) and Scheuerle (11.576), with Andrew Corbet, Dan Murray, Kristy Bonsey and Aaron Kelly rounding out the top ten.

Toowoomba teenager Nicholas Whell raced to his first ever heat race win in the opening preliminary. Fresh from a podium result at the previous round, Ryan McNamara was no match for Whell despite starting alongside on the outside front row, with Bonsey annexing third spot.

The second heat saw Scott Genrich prevail over Tim Farrell and Aaron Kelly, with Richard Morgan outpacing Walker and Aprile to win heat three.

The final heat saw Whell win again and secure himself a place in the Pole Shootout, downing Corbet and McNamara on this occasion.

The last chance B Main proved a somewhat easy ride for Morgan, who led every lap to finish almost three seconds clear of Mitch Gowland. The final direct transfer spots went to Brendon Claridge and Steve Greer, although Brett Minett would also be granted a start in the feature race.

The opening round of the Trax Tyres and Auto Pole Shootout saw Titman and Scheuerle advance to the next stage, confining Butler and McNamara to share the fourth row. Aprile emerged quickest in round two, taking Scheuerle with him into the final showdown, leaving Titman and Whell to launch from row three. Having looked on track to win the previous series round until he grazed the wall and was forced to surrender his lead, Kratzmann gave himself the best possible chance of making amends when he outgunned Scheuerle, Walker and Aprile to secure pole position.

It was the outside row that proved the best place to be when the feature race got underway as Scheuerle and Aprile swept to the front while Kratzmann found himself fourth behind Titman. Lap three saw Kratzmann drop another spot as Walker moved ahead and the order remained unchanged when Claridge spun in turn four on lap 12 to trigger a restart that would ultimately bring about the demise of four drivers. With the field rolling around awaiting the restart, chaos ensued when a chain reaction through the field saw drivers forced to brake hard or swerve to avoid contact with the car in front of them, the result of which was Claridge and Corbett tipping over as Kelly rode the wall and also exited proceedings. With the carnage cleared, Scheuerle led the field away at the restart with Aprile closing in. Through turn four on lap 15, Aprile charged under Scheuerle to snatch the lead, only for the defending track champion to execute the same move a lap later to reclaim the top spot. Walker, meanwhile, was on the move and he rounded up Aprile on lap 15 while, further back, Minett was making big progress through the field. The distance between the top three fluctuated as traffic became a factor and the order seemed settled until Aprile found a way past Walker through turn three on the final lap to snatch second spot. Titman, Kratzmann and Butler were next in line, with Minett surging from 19th to secure seventh in advance of Whell, Bonsey and Farrell, while 11th-placed McNamara was the last car on the lead lap. Morgan, Genrich and Gowland were the only other finishers.

The opening heat of American Tire and Racing Services Midget action went the way of young gun Bodie Smith over Dean and Troy Ware, with Whittaker proving too pacey in heat two to lead home Vine and Mathers.

Ware downed Dean and Smith in heat three before opening round winner Glenn Wright prevailed in the final heat over Vine and Whittaker.

From pole position, Whittaker launched into the lead as his front partner in Ware found himself shuffled back to fourth as Dean and Smith moved forward. Following an early interruption courtesy of a spin Brad Dawson in turn four on lap five, the race settled into a rhythm as Whittaker continued to hold sway over Dean, Smith, Vine and a barnstorming Chris Singleton, who started from row six and had reeled in the leaders with considerable ease. However, the complexion of the race changed on lap 15 when Smith was slow to react to a caution thrown as a result of a spin from Matt O’Neill in turn four. Hard on the brakes in turn three, Smith slid to halt and, unfortunately, was collected by Ware and Singleton, who tipped over to suffer an inglorious end to a mighty charge. With Smith, Ware and Singleton now on the infield, Vine was now in third spot when proceedings were halted once again before another lap could be completed, courtesy of a spin from Tom Clauss on this occasion. Any aspirations Wright may have had about scoring back-to-back feature wins were extinguished on lap 17 when he was tapped into a spin by Mathers, putting both drivers at the back of the field for what would become a three-lap sprint to the chequer. Whittaker remained in control to take the win over Dean, Vine and Rooke, who found sufficient speed in the closing stages to challenge Vine for the final podium position. Malt, O’Neill and Dawson were next best, leaving Wright, Mathers and Gavin McDowall as the only other finishers.

Liam Williams and Tomas Partington shared the spoils with a win apiece in the Formula 500 heat races, but it was Kristin Brown who would secure pole position for the feature race with third place finishes in both heats behind Tarhlea Apelt and Tony Bailey respectively. Brown would lead the feature for more than 10 laps before Williams, who started seventh after failing to finish heat two, made his way to the front. A frustrated Brown remained second at the flag, with Partington enjoying an unchallenged run into third spot ahead of Dekota Gay, Apelt and Brock Thornton.

Sam Gollschewsky and Rodney Pammenter were the standouts in the heat races for round three of the Campbell’s Truck and Bobcat Modlite Series, snaring two wins apiece and leaving Chris Were and Terry Leerentveld to share the others. The battle between Leerentveld and Scott Lehfeldt in the final heat on a slippery track with light rain falling was an exemplary exhibition of car control and mutual respect from both drivers.

The B Main saw Pacey Clegg, Kurt Grambower, Neil Gregson and Steve Collins make the transfer into what looked likely to be a closely contested feature race. However, several incidents in the opening stages, including a six-car melee in turn four on lap four, afforded Leerentveld a somewhat easy passage into the lead. With his rivals (Gollschewsky and Were amongst them) floundering, Leerentveld was unstoppable and would ultimately finish more than six seconds clear of Nathan Politch, Pammenter and Dylan Hunter. Having started way back in 19th, Neil Gregson sliced through the field to finish fifth ahead of Dan Lewis, Julian Olley and Lehfeldt.

A rather subdued return from the Stockrods resulted in Jason Martin winning two heats enroute to also taking out the feature race ahead of Graham Rangihuna, Robert Turner and Rick Conrad.

Spirited exchanges between Ryan Newton and Jo Corbet featured in each of the four heat races for Formula 500 Juniors. Newton prevailed three times, with Corbet taking the other as Kyle Price and Taylor Morgan were the only others to feature in the top three.

Racing continues at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway next Saturday night (November 9) with Dirt Modifieds, AMCA Nationals, Lightning Sprints, Compact Speedcars, Microsprints, Open Sedans, RSA Sedans and Ford versus Holden versus Sigma sedans on the program.

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Sprintcars and Midgets Back in Action at Archerfield
Wednesday October 30, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
It is Sprintcar time again this weekend at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway with round three of the East Coast Logistics Track Championship to be decided on Saturday night (November 2). As expected, another quality field will hit the track in search of success in Queenslands premier Sprintcar series and, with five different drivers having appeared on the podium in the opening two rounds, the contest is wide open as defending champion Andrew Scheurele returns to take on opening round winner Kevin Titman and another 25 drivers, all of whom will be fixated on finding their way to victory lane.

Round two of the American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series has also attracted a very strong line-up in excess of 20 cars as they continue their positive start to the season, while Modlites make their season debut with a huge field of cars for round four of their Campbells Truck & Bobcat Championship Series. With Formula 500s, Stockcars, Formula 500 Juniors and Ford versus Holden versus Sigma sedans also on the program, more than 110 nominations have been received for the show, which promises to deliver something special for race fans.

After storming to victory in the opening round last month ahead of Scheuerle and Luke Oldfield, Titman was unable to replicate the result in round two and struggled to make much impression in the feature race, which was won by South Aussie star Steven Lines ahead of Oldfield and young gun Ryan McNamara. A scan of the entry list should serve as supreme motivation for Titman because, with Oldfield not amongst the nominations and Scheurele having missed round two with interstate commitments as national champion, the son of two-time motorcycle speedway world finalist John Titman will never get a better opportunity to stamp his authority on the championship. A strong result this weekend could see Titman, who finished fifth in the championship last season, establish himself at the top of the series standings for the first time ever.

In the wake of his round two misfortune, it is hard to imagine any driver in the field more determined to visit victory lane than Brent Kratzmann. After a wretched opening round, the series stalwart had turned things around superbly in round two and looked on track to win the feature race until, as is so often the case in Sprintcar racing, the merest mistake proved very costly indeed. In control of the race just 10 laps to run, Kratzmann contacted the back straight wall and the damage was sufficient to see him head infield immediately and hand the win to Lines. Bouncing back from such heartbreak can sometimes be difficult, so it is imperative that Kratzmann remains focussed on the challenge that lies ahead, rather than dwelling on what might have been.

Of course, McNamara will be out to prove that his round two result is a genuine reflection of his place in the local Sprintcar hierarchy, while fellow young guns in Randy Morgan and Callum Walker, who made an impressive return in round two following a lengthy layoff due to injury, have also experienced the myriad emotions that come with securing a place on the podium in feature race competition. North Queensland flyer Brent Aprile is another serious contender if his form at the previous round is any indication, having advanced from ninth to third on that occasion before ultimately joining Kratzmann on the infield. Aaron Kelly was fourth in round two and is another edging closer to some serious success, while the likes of Adam Butler and Mitch Gowland seem to have found some extra pace this season that suggests both could be in line for their best campaign yet.

Round two of the Petzyko Sprintcar Development Series will also be contested with seven drivers taking the opportunity to gain experience and develop their skills without the pressure that comes with being thrust into competition against the more experienced competitors. In previous seasons, drivers such as Peter Campbell and Andrew Baumber have graduated from this series to tackle the Track Championship and if Geoff Davey is as dominant this weekend as he was in the opening round, he may find himself making that progression in very short time.

In racing to victory in round one of the American Tire and Racing Midget Series, Glenn Wright upset the established order and the former Wingless Sprint and Compact Speedcar racer will face an even tougher field this week with drivers such as Troy Ware and Chris Singleton returning to the fray. Hell bent on preventing Wright from replicating his success, current track champion Rusty Whittaker leads a strong field of challengers that includes the likes of Darren Vine, Brock Dean and Cal Whatmore. A former track titleholder and prolific feature race winner, Vine is always willing to do the hard yards up high on the track in his quest for victory, while Whatmore and Dean finished second and third respectively behind Wright in the opening round before Dean then followed up with a strong second-place finish in Sydney the following week, with Wright fourth on that occasion.

Still struggling for numbers in the wake of a slow start to the season for several Archerfield regulars, round two of the Touch Ups Done Right Formula 500 Series will again see Liam Williams as the pre-race favourite, although the opening round proved that perhaps the four-time Australian champion will be under increased pressure this season. Whilst he did emerge victorious in the feature race on that occasion, Williams was upstaged in both of the heat races, with wins by Tarhlea Apelt and Tomas Partington proving that even the best can be beaten and no doubt they are confident they can do it again.

An outstanding entry list of 29 competitors has been forthcoming for round four of the Campbell Truck and Bobcat Modlite Championship Series and if all the nominated competitors turn up, they will have the biggest field of the night, which is a fantastic way to start their Archerfield season. Of this group, Nathan Politch brings the best form into the weekend with two runner-up finishes in the opening rounds, however the remarkable record of success enjoyed by Terry Leerentveld and Klinton Hancey cannot be overlooked when it comes to trying to pick a winner. With the likes of Sam Gollschewsky, Neil Gregson, Dan Lewis and a couple of Toowoomba aces in Rodney Pammenter and Scott Lehfeldt also the mix, some red hot racing seems a certainty.

After spending some time off the Archerfield scheduling, Stockcars return to the track this weekend amid assurances the category is forging a positive path towards a strong future with growing numbers and a commitment to delivering a consistent product. Certainly if the cars that turned laps in pre-season practice are any indication, vehicle presentation is looking very sharp indeed.

Gates open at 4.00pm and early racing gets underway from 4.45pm, with Sprintcar time trial qualifying scheduled for 5.00pm. The main program, which will also feature Ford versus Holden versus Sigma sedans and showcase the future stars of the Formula 500 Juniors, gets underway at 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round three nominations: Aaron Kelly, Adam Butler, Andrew Baumber, Andrew Scheuerle, Brendon Claridge, Brent Aprile, Brent Kratzmann, Brett Minett, Callum Walker, Cody Reynolds, Dan Murray, David Kenway, Erin Vanderreyden, Geoff Davey, Jamie O’Neill, Karl Hoffmans, Kevin Titman, Kristy Bonsey, Libby Ellis, Mitch Gowland, Nicholas Whell, Randy Morgan, Ron Hendrickson, Ryan McNamara, Scott Genrich, Steve Greer, Tim Farrell

American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series round two nominations: Audie Malt, Barry Gibbes, Bodie Smith, Brad Dawson, Brock Dean, Cal Whatmore, Chris Singleton, Darren Vine, Gavin McDowell, Glen Wright, Graham Flynn, Jason McDowall, Lachlan Paulger, Matt ONeill, Mitchell Rooke, Nathan Mathers, Rusty Whitaker, Scott Doyle, Tom Clauss, Tony Stephens, Troy Ware, Zac McDonald

Done Right Touch Ups Formula 500 Series round two nominations: Adrian Farrell, Brady Argles, Brock Thornton, Dekota Gay, Kristin Brown, Kurt Wilson, Liam Williams, Royce Harvey, Tarhlea Apelt, Tomas Partington, Tony Bailey

Campbell Truck and Bobcat Modlite Series round three nominations: Abi Meehan, Adam Walker, Anthony Stewart, Brayden Preston, Callum Beering, Chris Were, Dakota Laverty, Dan Lewis, Dylan Hunter, Jac Carnall, Jamie Cornes, Joel Smith, Joshua Smith, Julian Olley, Kurt Grambower, Mitchell Pammenter, Nathan Politch, Neil Gregson, Nik Keeley, Pacey Clegg, Rachel Jenkins, Rodney Pammenter, Sam Gollschewsky, Scott Lehfeldt, Sean Butcher, Steve Collins, Terry Leerentveld, Tim Jackson, Warren Hooper

Stockcar nominations: Blake Smith, Brad Eames, Graham Rangihuna, James McEwan, James Turner, Jason Martin, Jeremy Hemi, Mike Foley, Rick Conrad, Robert Turner, Stacey Nicholas, Steve Love

Formula 500 Junior nominations: Jy Corbet, Kacy Lee Black, Khiana Gay, Kyle Price, Ryan Newton, Taylor Morgan

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Lines Edges Oldfield to Win ECL Round Two
Sunday October 20, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
World Series Sprintcar champion Steven Lines proved too strong for the locals when he stormed to victory in round two of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (October 19). On a track juiced up by heavy rain earlier in the day, Lines chased Brent Kratzmann for more than 20 laps before taking the lead when Kratzmann whacked the back straight wall and exited the contest. In another breathtaking display, Luke Oldfield surged from the outside of row four to secure second spot ahead of Ryan McNamara, Aaron Kelly and Bryan Mann.

Round two of the Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship saw Nathan Durston prevail in the 20-lap feature race, leading home Thomas Vickery, Nathan Tomkins, Steve Potts and Northern Territorian Jacob Belcher. Other feature winners on the night were Bodie Smith (Compact Speedcars), Glenn Willmott (Open Sedans) and Hans Van Der Ryken (RSA Sedans).

Despite the inclement weather across Brisbane and surrounding areas throughout the day, the full quota of 30 nominations fronted for East Coast Logistics Sprintcar qualifying and it was Oldfield who clinched KRE Fast Time, stopping the clock at 12.277 on a heavy track, edging out Lines (12.316) and opening round winner Kevin Titman (12.456). Next best were Mitchell Gee (12.456) and Kratzmann (12.651), with Mann, Brent Aprile, Kelly, Randy Morgan and McNamara rounding out the top ten.

Toowoombas Scott Genrich downed Corbett and Kelly to win the opening heat, with Adam Butler continuing his strong start to the season to take out heat two in advance of Karl Hoffmans and McNamara.

Heat three saw McNamara secure a spot in the Dash when he held on to defeat Oldfield, who had surged from row four to finish well clear of third-placed Mann.

In his return to Sprintcar competition following an injury-induced layoff, Callum Walker was immediately back on the pace and charged home to win heat four over Morgan and Corbett.

Oldfield emerged as the top qualifier from the preliminaries, only to select position five in the pre-race grid draw for the Trax Tyre and Auto Dash. Having only secured a spot in the Dash as a result of a quicker qualifying lap after finishing on equal points with Aprile and Walker, it was Kratzmann who found himself elevated to pole position for the 6-lap shootout. However, it was Lines who proved too pacey from the outside front row to lead home Kratzmann, Andrew Corbet, Kelly, McNamara, Mann and Titman. Whilst everybody else seemed content to simply consolidate their position, Oldfield was focussed on moving forward and, looking to make one of his customary outside runs, he miscued in turn three and hit the wall with sufficient force to render him a spectator and confined to a fourth row start for the main event.

The B Main resulted in a good win for Sean Rose over Brett Minett, Mitch Gowland and Karl Hoffmans, with Andrew Baumber making a spectacular exit when he crashed heavily in turn four.

In a complete contrast to his opening round performance that saw him fail to qualify for the feature race, Kratzmann leapt into the lead from the outside front row to lead Lines, Kelly and Corbett through the opening laps. The order at the front remained unchanged until lap 10 when Mann moved ahead of Corbet, whose race would end somewhat ingloriously six laps later when he flipped out in turn four. With Mann also caught up in the moment and subsequently required to restart from the rear, Oldfield found himself fourth and quickly disposed of Kelly to advance into third. Despite his best efforts, Lines had made little impression on the lead with Kratzmann seemingly on track for an overdue feature win. However, exiting turn four on lap 20, Kratzmann whacked the wall, handing the lead to Lines and then heading infield a lap later. With Oldfield now occupying second spot and Aprile having disposed of Kelly for third, Lines drew upon all of his experience to keep Oldfield at bay, with just 0.178 separating the pair at the chequer. A flat tyre on the final lap sent Aprile plummeting down the order and enabled McNamara to secure his first ECL series podium. Likewise, Kelly secured his best series result in fourth place, with Mann taking advantage of a high attrition rate to climb back to fifth at the flag, followed home by Mitchell Gee and Titman, whose performance was a far cry from his opening round heroics. Butler, Gowland, Rose and Aprile were the only other finishers as Morgan, Walker, Genrich, Minett and Hoffmans joined Corbet as casualties.

Geoff Davey and Justin Snellman collected heat wins in the Petzyko Sprintacr Development Series before Davey streeted the field in the feature race to score an emphatic win. Ron Hendrickson finished second, with Snellman third ahead of Libby Ellis and Cody Reynolds.

The opening heat of AMCA Nationals was long way removed from the close racing that we typically see from the category, with Matt Hardy finishing more than 10 seconds clear of the field. Aboard the Kevin Stow #17, Steve Potts finished second ahead of Nathan Tomkins.

Heat two was a return to form with Stuart Jefferies leading all but the final few metres. Thomas Vickery occupied second spot initially before Steve Price took the position on lap four, with Nathan Durston also moving past Vickery a lap later. However, in a frantic finish, Durston would surge into second spot on lap nine before contacting Jefferies in the final turn to snatch the lead and the win. Jefferies held on to finish second, while Vickery surged again to grab third from Price.

Vickery downed Michael Denning and Graeme Holland in heat three before Durston backed up to win again in the final preliminary, downing Tony Blanch, Price and Hardy on this occasion.

The feature race proved a somewhat straightforward affair for Durston as he led Vickery through all 20 laps from pole position. Vickery occupied second spot for the duration, with Hardy giving up the chase as early as lap five. Steve Price occupied third spot until he and Blanch tangled and stopped in turn four on lap nine to bring about a restart and their banishment to the back of the field, elevating Tomkins into the top three, where he would remain until the end. Potts picked up fourth and was followed home by Belcher, with Jefferies and Troy Price next best ahead of Blanch, Brett Robotham and Jay Allen.

Bodie Smith made easy work of a small field of Compact Speedcars to win both heats and the feature race. Dave Collins set the early pace in the feature race but ultimately had no answer when rounded up by Smith, finishing second ahead of Trent Usher, Regan Payne and Rob Stewart, who threw away a top three result with a spin just three laps from home.

Wayne Kirkman won both RSA Sedan heats and was leading the feature until he spun to a halt in turn one on lap nine, taking second-placed Michael Taylor with him to hand the lead, and the win, to Hans Van Der Ryken. With both Michael and Daniel Taylor finishing on the infield, Kirkman was able to salvage a second-place finish ahead of Glen Leslie, Adrian Gorridge-Browne and Wade Baker.

Glenn Willmott outpaced a small field to win the Open Sedan feature race, downing Allan Robertson, Les Eisenmenger and Thomas Hunter.

Daniel Wright survived a Dack attack to win the Ford vs Holden vs Sigma feature, withstanding the advances Maverick Dack and Dallas Dack before evading a spinning Kim Dack in the final corner.

Ryan Newton won the opening heat of Formula 500 Juniors before Jy Corbet relegated Newton to runner-up in the remaining three heats, leaving Kinser Claridge third on each occasion.

The next event at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway is Saturday, November 2 featuring round three of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship and round two of the American Tire and Racing Midget Series, plus Formula 500s, Modlites, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans and Formula 500 Juniors.

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Top Gun Taking Aim at Titman
Wednesday October 16, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
Racing action returns to Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway this weekend when one of Australia’s most accomplished Sprintcar competitors will take on the local stars in round two of the East Coast Logistics Track Championship. South Australian hotshoe Steven Lines will have opening round winner Kevin Titman in his sights when he hits Brisbane on Saturday night (October 19). With several regulars making their first appearance for the season, along with the addition of several new competitors and others returning after an extended absence, Lines will face off against a stacked field in his bid to secure feature race success for Queensland-based car owner Dave Horrall. Another strong line-up of AMCA Nationals will provide solid support in round two of their Shock Absorber Therapy Track Championship, with Compact Speedcars, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans and Formula 500 Juniors hitting the track for the first time to complete another packed program at Queenslands premier speedway.

So impressive in the opening round, Titman must now carry the weight of expectation into battle against Lines, who is one of only three drivers to have won both the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic and the World Series Sprintcar Championship on more than one occasion. In fact, Lines returns to Archerfield as the current WSS titleholder and will prove a considerable hurdle for his rivals to overcome should they hope to make a visit to victory lane. No doubt determined to disprove any suggestion that his opening round win was a flash-in-the-pan performance, Titman should relish the opportunity to upstage Lines and extend his lead in the championship standings. Despite finishing third in the series opener, former track champion and state titleholder Luke Oldfield is unlikely to be satisfied with that result and will be looking to give his legion of loyal fans the ultimate reward for their support with a return to the top step of the podium.

Mitchell Gee enjoyed an impressive debut aboard his new mount in the opening round, bringing the AEB Services Triple X home in fifth spot, a result that should instil plenty of confidence in the team, while former track champion Bryan Mann endured contrasting fortunes, riding out a wild wreck in the feature race. So, while Gee will be looking to consolidate and improve upon his strong start to the season, Mann will be determined to cast aside his hard luck and redeem himself in the best possible way by steering the #16 Driven Racing Oil Eagle to a feature race win. Meanwhile, Brent Kratzmann is another regular podium contender who will be looking to bounce back big time after a horror opening round in which he inexplicably failed to secure a start in the feature race.

North Queenslander Brent Aprile makes his first visit for the season and he is another that will prove a potential spoiler for the locals, while the return of Callum Walker is also an exciting development given the form he displayed prior to an extended lay-off as a result of injury. Contesting a few Midget shows last season, Walker was impressive and is now tasked with re-establishing his Sprintcar credentials. Adam Butler and Kristy Bonsey impressed on opening night without securing results that best reflected their efforts and both drivers will line up again this weekend, with a couple of young guns in Randy Morgan and Aaron Kelly also looming as potential threats to their more experienced rivals. .

In the wake of his dominant display in the opening round, Queensland champion Tony Blanch looks almost impossible to beat in round two of the Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship. Despite starting near the back of his heats after failing to nominate, Blanch was in a class of his own in the opening round, winning one heat and finishing second in the other to secure a front row start for the feature race. Blanch subsequently led every lap to defeat Nathan Durston, Australian champ Matt Hardy, Nathan Tomkins and Thomas Vickery, all of whom will take up the challenge again this Saturday but will need to find something extra if they intend besting Blanch. Both Steve Price and Steve Potts are prolific race winners who can be also expected to feature prominently in the results and, with a field that includes drivers from New South Wales and the Northern Territory, the AMCA brigade look set to deliver another action-packed exhibition.

Lacking a little in numbers following the move of several competitors into the Midget ranks, Compact Speedcars hit the track for the first time this season with category stalwart Robbie Stewart shaping as the clear favourite. Of the rest, Bodie Smith, Trent Usher and Mark Maczek seem the most likely threats, although former Lightning Sprint standout Kirsty Kelly looked sharp in practice and certainly shouldn’t be underestimated on debut.

RSA Sedans will very much be a family affair with no less than four of the Taylor clan amongst the entries, two of whom in Michael and the Monza-mounted Daniel are usually amongst the front runners, while in the Open Sedan ranks it is the Super Sedan-spec cars of Glenn Willmot and Ron Hornbuckle who are expected to lead the charge.

Gates open at 4.00pm, with early racing from 4.45pm and Sprintcar time trial qualifying scheduled for 5.30pm. The main program, which also features the future stars of the Formula 500 Juniors, gets underway at 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round two nominations: Aaron Kelly, Adam Butler, Andrew Baumber, Brendon Claridge, Brent Aprile, Brent Kratzmann, Brett Minett, Bryan Mann, Callum Walker, Cody Reynolds, Dan Murray, Erin Vanderreyden, Geoff Davey, Jason King, Justin Snellman, Karl Hoffmans, Kevin Titman, Kristy Bonsey, Libby Ellis, Luke Oldfield, Mitch Gowland, Mitchell Gee, Randy Morgan, Ron Hendrickson, Ryan McNamara, Scott Genrich, Sean Rose, Steven Lines, Tim Farrell

Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship round two nominations: Ben Anderson, Brett Robotham, Chris Wilson, Darren Miller, Graeme Holland, Jacob Belcher, Jay Allan, Matt Hardy, Michael Denning, Nathan Durston, Nathan Tomkins, Robert Kynaston, Steve Potts, Steve Price, Stuart Jefferies, Thomas Vickery, Tony Blanch, Troy Price

Compact Speedcar nominations: Andrew Parkes, Bodie Smith, Christian Pidgeon, Connor McCullogh, Dave Collins, Kirsty Kelly, Mark Maczek, Regan Payne, Richard Rooke, Rob Stewart, Trent Usher

RSA Sedan nominations: Aaron Buchanan, Adrian Browne, Daniel Taylor, Glen Lesslie, Greg Trezise, Hans Van Der Ryken, Karen Taylor, Lachlan Smith, Michael Laver, Michael Taylor, Neil Lorenz, Peter Van Lissum, Russell Davis, Scott Taylor, Shannon Knight, Wade Baker, Wayne Kirkman

Open Sedan nominations: Alan Robertson, Brad Hill, Ron Hornbuckle, Glenn Willmott, Greg Town, Joel Gilson, John Woolf, Keith Craft, Les Eisenmenger, Mark Anderson, Merv Price, Ricky Price, Thomas Hunter

Formula 500 Junior nominations: Jy Corbet, Kacy Lee Black, Kinser Claridge, Kyle Price, Ryan Newton, Taylor Morgan

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Titman Breaks Through With Opening Night Blitz
Sunday October 6, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
The 2019/2020 Queensland speedway season got underway with a spectacular night of racing at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday evening (October 5). In front of a packed house, Kevin Titman dished up the best performance of his Sprintcar career with a dominant display in the opening round of the East Coast Logistics Track Championship. Having topped qualifying and then securing top-five results in both of his heats, Titman subsequently took out the Trax Tyre and Auto Dash to secure pole position for the feature, from where he proved unstoppable in leading all 30 laps. Australian champ Andrew Scheuerle climbed from 10th to finish second ahead of Luke Oldfield, with Lachlan McHugh surging into fourth after transferring from the B Main.

In the opening round of the American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series, Glenn Wright scored a breakout win, leading home Cal Whatmore and Brock Dean in a race of high attrition. In support events, Paul Robinson prevailed in the Wingless Sprint feature over Michael Butcher and Andrew Robinson, while Liam Williams outpaced Charlie Brown and Tarhlea Apelt to win the opening round of the Done Right Touch Ups Formula 500 Series. Tony Blanch was a cut above the field in the opening round of the Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship, leading home Nathan Durston and Matt Hardy in the feature race.

A 27-car field fronted for the opening round of East Coast Logistics Sprintcar action and Titman made his intentions clear from the outset, stopping the clock at 11.811 to emerge with KRE Fast Time. Andrew Corbet (11.846) and Michael Saller (11.913) were next quickest ahead of Ryan McNamara, Mitchell Gee, Glen Sutherland, Oldfield, David Whell, Mark Pholi and Kristy Bonsey.

When gifted a front row start in the opening heat after Scheuerle was penalised for a starting infringement, Oldfield took maximum advantage to lead throughout and set the quickest lap of the night along the way. McHugh snared second ahead of Scheuerle as Titman advanced from sixth to finish fourth.

Dan Murray downed Sean Rose and Adam Butler to win heat two, with Aaron Kelly besting Andrew Baumber and Ryan McNamara to take out heat three.

Scheuerle prevailed in heat four, with Titman on the move again in advancing to second on this occasion, with Mark Pholi third.

Murray doubled up to win again in heat five, leading Kelly and Saller to the flag on this occasion.

The final heat of the night saw Oldfield advance from the third row to relegate Adam Butler and Tim Farrell to the minor placings.

The Trax Tyre and Auto Dash was a straightforward affair with the first four finishing as they started. Titman locked up pole position for the main event, leading home Oldfield, Saller and McNamara. Changes further back saw both Gee and Sutherland move ahead of Corbet, with Whell completing the field.

Whilst there were some surprises in the make-up of the B Main field, there were few to be found in the results with McHugh charging home for an easy win in advance of Bryan Mann, Farrell and Bonsey, whose night took a downward spiral after her strong result in qualifying, while 5th-placed Brett Minett would also snag a spot in the feature when Corbet failed to make the grid.

The opening laps of the feature saw Titman take control, leading Oldfield, Saller and Butler, with Scheuerle having climbed into the top five after as many laps. Lap 14 saw Sallers hopes dashed when he slid to a halt in turn three to avoid the parked Kelly and then compounded his misfortune with a restart infringement that saw him penalised at a subsequent restart. Whilst Oldfield had been closing in on Titman prior to the interruption, it was Scheuerle who pounced upon resumption, racing past Oldfield and reeling in Titman in very quick time. However, having snatched the lead from Titman on lap 12, Scheuerle immediately lost his advantage when Mann, who had been shadowing McHugh in his surge through the field, crashed out in turn three to trigger another restart that would hand the lead back to Titman. From this point, and despite another restart on lap 23 when McNamara whacked the wall whilst in possession of a top-five spot, Titman held firm at the front to lead Scheuerle and Oldfield to the line. McHugh was sensational in his fight-back for fourth, while Gee was solid in fifth without making much impression on the leaders. Saller, Murray and Sutherland were next, with Pholi and Whell rounding out the top ten. The remaining finishers were Farrell, Minett, Bonsey, Kelly, Butler and Allan Woods.

On a night that started so impressively with the biggest opening night field for several season, the first round of the American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series didnt quite live up to expectations, although Darren Vine certainly did his best to leave a positive impression, only for his feature race heroics to ultimately go unrewarded.

Former national champ Kaidon Brown (13.289) topped the timesheets in qualifying, edging out Dean (13.229), Vine (13.444) and defending track champion Rusty Whittaker (14.475).

After a sluggish start from the outside of row six in the opening heat, Brown would eventually chase down Whatmore to grab the lead on the final lap. Whatmore remained second at the flag and Scott Doyle was third while Vine suffered a setback when he tipped over in turn three.

After downing Dean and Zac McDonald in heat two, Whittaker backed up in heat three to keep Brown at bay to win again, with Brad Dawson third in this instance.

Despite starting from the outside front row in heat four and clocking the fastest lap of the race, Vine was unable to prevent Wright from taking control of the race and the win. A pass on lap nine elevated Tom Clauss to third ahead of Doyle.

When Brown exited the track as the field formed for the feature, Wright found himself on pole position and pounced to lead the field away. When Bodie Smith looped in turn four on lap two, the ensuing melee ended his race and also put a trio of Compact Speedcar converts in Barry Gibbes, Matt ONeill and Graham Flynn on the infield. When Doyle also exited a lap later, just 11 cars remained with 23 laps still to run. Vine quickly disposed of Whittaker after the restart and single-handedly set about salvaging the race as a spectacle. Running the ragged edge high on the track in his pursuit of Wright, Vine nosed ahead on at least one occasion and the pair were able to distance themselves from the pack despite their battle. Unfortunately, both Vine and third-placed Whittaker found themselves stationery in turn three with four laps to run in the aftermath of a kerfuffle involving Clauss, Dawson and Lachy Paulger. With Vine and Whittaker both banished to the back for the restart, Wright was now untroubled in completing the final laps to clinch the win ahead of Whatmore, Dean, Mitchell Rooke, McDonald, Whittaker, Vine and the only other finisher in Audie Malt.

Having failed to nominate for the event, his late inclusion in the field proved problematic for his rivals as Tony Blanch was able to overcome his rearward starting positions in the heats to emerge as top qualifier for the opening round of the Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship. After winning the first preliminary by more than seven seconds with a best lap more than a second quicker than anybody else, Blanch then finished second behind Thomas Vickery in his next outing. The remaining heats went to Nathan Durston and Russ Hardy, who was a unable to take his place in the feature field.

Given what had preceded it, there were no surprises forthcoming in the feature as Blanch took control from the outset and cruised home despite the best efforts of Durston, whose late charge made for a closer result than looked likely midway through the 20-lapper. Matt Hardy annexed third ahead of Nathan Tomkins, Vickery and Steve Price, with Kevin Stow, Darren Miller and Wayne Stacey the only others to go the distance.

Following heat wins to Dave Eggins, Michael Butcher, Rob Mazzer and Paul Robinson, it was the latter who would emerge triumphant in the 20-lap Wingless Sprint feature race. Butcher started from pole position and led the opening laps before Robinson moved to the front. Whilst he remained in close proximity throughout, Butcher was unable to reclaim the top spot, finishing a mere 0.288 in arrears at the chequer. Andrew Robinson finished third, while a last-lap pass propelled John Slack into fourth in advance of Eggins, Mason Cattell, Lachlan Robertson, Dave Ellis, Ben Hull and B Main winner Jacob Jolley, who advanced from 16th. The race was interrupted on lap eight when Tim Harris crashed heavily whilst running strongly inside the top three.

A small field fronted for the opening round of the Touch Ups Done Right Formula 500 series and, after a couple of stirring heat wins to Tarhlea Apelt and Tomas Partington, neither were able to repeat the dose in the feature race. Starting from pole position by virtue of his two runner-up finishes in the heats, Liam Williams was unstoppable in the feature race, clearing away to finish more than seven seconds ahead of second-placed Charlie Brown. Apelt bested Partington for the final spot on the podium in a very strong start to her season, with Brady Argles completing the first five ahead of Dekota Gay, Tony Bailey, Adrian Farrell and Royce Harvey.

The next event at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway is Saturday, October 19 featuring round two of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship, along with AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars, Formula 500 Junior, RSA Sedans and Open Sedans.

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Ausdeck Group
East Coast Logistics
Performance Wholesale
Queensland Speedway Spares
Super Fields for Saturday Night Season Opener
Tuesday October 1, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
With practice and pre-season preparations complete, the moment of truth has arrived for competitors with the 2019/2020 Queensland speedway season getting underway this Saturday night (October 5) at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway. Teams have been busy during the winter months upgrading and fine-tuning their machinery in preparation for this weekend, which features a massive opening night program of Sprintcars, Midgets, AMCA Nationals, Wingless Sprints and Formula 500s, along with fireworks and two mighty Monster Trucks. In what is shaping as one of the biggest opening night line-ups for several seasons, more than 90 competitors have nominated for competition to launch the new season in style.

The opening round of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship will see defending track titleholder and current national champ Andrew Scheuerle face off against another 25 competitors and there will much interest in seeing if somebody new can step up this season to emerge as a championship contender. Despite the fact that more than 50 drivers took part in the track championship last season, there was only a select few who consistently found themselves featuring on the podium or in the thick of the action at the front of the field. The likes of Luke Oldfield, Lachlan McHugh and Mitchell Gee were amongst those who proved to be Scheuerles biggest rivals and the trio are in the field again this weekend, with the latter making his first competition appearance aboard the AEB Services Q43 Triple X for team owner Simon Hansen. Certainly, the results from a pre-season shootout in Toowoomba last weekend suggest that little has changed with Scheuerle, Oldfield and McHugh once again at the forefront.

Allan Woods, Brent Kratzmann and Kevin Titman showed glimpses of speed throughout last season and, whilst all three drivers were able to procure podium results, they were collectively unable to cultivate the consistency needed to emerge as a serious threat, although the retirement of Peter Lack has removed one of the obstacles for this trio in establishing themselves as regular race winners. Woods is one of several drivers in the field who journeyed to North Queensland for some pre-season racing a few weeks ago, with Andrew Corbet, Ryan McNamara, Kristy Bonsey and Steve Greer also taking the opportunity to secure some track time in the tropics. Having both snared feature race wins in the north, McNamara and Corbet are no doubt confident of a solid showing this weekend, but achieving a similar result against a much stronger field is an altogether more daunting challenge. Interstaters looking to upstage the locals on opening night include South Australia’s Glen Sutherland and Sydneysider Michael Saller, whose regular appearances in Brisbane over recent seasons have proven the catalyst for his emergence as a genuine threat whenever he hits the track.

Typically slow starters to each season, Midget drivers have bucked that trend this season and dished up a 19-car entry list for the opening round of the American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series. Along with all the regular contenders, such as Darren Vine, Rusty Whittaker, Mitchell Rooke and Brock Dean, the field includes a swathe of newcomers to the ranks, some of whom debuted towards the end of last season and a few who will be making their first appearance in the category. Following in the footsteps of Vine, Rooke and plenty more besides, three more drivers are making the step up from the Compact Speedcar ranks with Barry Gibbes, Graham Flynn and Matt O’Neill all scheduled to make their Midget debut on Saturday night. With Brad Dawson, Cal Whatmore, Glen Wright, Zac McDonald and youngster Bodie Smith also amongst the starters for the season opener, and several more drivers expected to hit the track in the weeks ahead, this might just be the start of something special from a category that is rich in history and renowned for delivering dynamic dirt track derring-do.

On the back of a terrific campaign last season, Wingless Sprints are out in force from the get-go, with 23 drivers from Queensland and New South Wales set to lock horns in the opening round of their 2019/2020 Archerfield Speedway Track Championship. Andrew Robinson, Tim Harris, Liam Atkinson and Paul Robinson will lead the locals against an interstate contingent that includes well-credentialed runners such as Jacob Jolley, Michael Butcher, Mason Cattell and Dave Eggins.

Likewise, AMCA Nationals are backing up from a big season and will be out in force for the opening round of their Shock Absorber Therapy Track Championship. Australian champ Matt Hardy heads the entry list, which includes a bevy of big guns such as Steve Potts, Nathan Durston, Steve Price and Thomas Vickery, while local sedan racer Robert Kynaston is amongst those moving into the control-spec category for the season ahead.

A small field will contest the opening round of the Done Right Touch Ups Formula 500 Series and, with several regular front runners missing from the action, Liam Williams and Kristin Brown look the most likely to fight for the top spot, with Tarhlea Apelt, Mitchell Whittaker and Tomas Partington looming as their biggest threats.

Gates open at 4.00pm (3.30pm for online ticketholders) with early racing from 5.00pm and Sprintcar time trial qualifying scheduled for 5.30pm. The main program, which also features several appearances from the car-crunching Monster Trucks and a spectacular fireworks show, gets underway at 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round 1 nominations: Aaron Kelly, Adam Butler, Allan Woods, Andrew Baumber, Andrew Corbet, Andrew Scheuerle, Anthony Lambert, Brendon Claridge, Brent Kratzmann, Brett Minett, Bryan Mann, Dan Murray, David Whell, Glen Sutherland, Kevin Titman, Kristy Bonsey, Lachlan McHugh, Luke Dougherty, Luke Oldfield, Mark Pholi, Michael Saller, Mitch Gowland, Mitchell Gee, Ryan McNamara, Steve Greer, Tim Farrell

American Tire and Racing Services Midget Series round one nominations: Audie Malt, Barry Gibbes, Bodie Smith, Brad Dawson, Brock Dean, Cal Whatmore, Darren Vine, Gavin McDowell, Glen Wright, Graham Flynn, Jason McDowall, Lachlan Paulger, Matt O’Neill, Mitchell Rooke, Rusty Whitaker, Scott Doyle, Tom Clauss, Zac McDonald

Wingless Sprints Track Championship round one nominations: Andrew Robinson, Ben Hull, Brady Baldwin, Danny Evans, Dave Eggins, Dave Ellis, Dave Jobe, Jacob Jolley, John Slack, Lachie Robertson, Liam Atkinson, Mason Cattell, Michael Butcher, Michael Lampard, Mick Reid, Nathan Jones, Paul Robinson, Robert Mazzer, Shane Costello, Shane Thompson, Shaun Knight, Tim Harris, Tim Harris

Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship round one nominations: Ben Anderson, Brett Robotham, Chris Wilson, Cody Simmons, Darren Miller, Graeme Holland, Kevin Stow, Matt Hardy, Michael Denning, Nathan Durston, Nathan Tomkins, Peter Bayliss, Robert Kynaston, Russ Hardy, Steve Price, Stuart Jefferies, Thomas Vickery, Troy Price, Wayne Stacey

Done Right Touch Ups Formula 500 Series round one nominations: Adrian Farrell, Brady Argles, Dekota Gay, Kristin Brown, Liam Williams, Mitchell Whittaker, Royce Harvey, Tarhlea Apelt, Tomas Partington, Tony Bailey

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Sponsors Secured for New Season
Wednesday June 26, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
With race dates already confirmed for the 2019/2020 season of competition, the next piece of the puzzle has been set in place with confirmation of the various sponsors whose support will make it possible for Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway to again serve up a feast of speedway action. The Ausdeck Group will continue their association as naming rights partners, bringing a sense of continuity to the venue that enables the promotional team to focus their energies on delivering the best events for competitors and spectators alike.

The Ausdeck Group is a proudly Australian-owned company producing single skin and insulated roofing systems for residential and commercial applications. All products are manufactured 100% in-house and are able to withstand the toughest Australian conditions. Ausdeck roofing systems are distributed throughout Australia and, with competitive pricing, quality products and an ongoing commitment to product development, Ausdeck remains the market leader in the patio and roofing industry. The Ausdeck Group commitment to excellence also extends to their speedway racing operations as sponsors of Australian Sprintcar Champion Andrew Scheurele, who is also the current Archerfield Track Champion.

An exciting development for Sprintcar competitors is confirmation that East Coast Logistics are extending their support into the 2019/2020 season, returning as naming rights sponsor of the Sprintcar Track Championship, Queensland’s premier Sprintcar series. East Coast Logistics head honcho Dave Horrell is a Sprintcar fanatic and team owner whose continued support of the track championship is a boon for competitors. Having been involved in the transport and logistics community for some 40 years, Horrell is a respected member of the industry with East Coast Logistics having operated continuously since 2003. Based in Brisbane and Toowoomba, East Coast Logistics services Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and the Northern Territory. To be contested over 17 rounds of racing, the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship is again expected to attract big fields to Archerfield for each round as Scheurele takes on the daunting challenge of defending his title against the likes of Luke Oldfield, Lachlan McHugh, Brent Kratzmann and another 40+ drivers expected to feature in the championship.

As a long-time corporate partner of Archerfield Speedway, Performance Wholesale will once again continue their affiliation with the venue through the 2019/2020 season, which will include their annual support for a round of the World Series Sprintcar Championship. Round six of the WSS Championship on January 4 will be proudly presented by Performance Wholesale, with additional support throughout the season coming courtesy of their affiliate operation Queensland Speedway Spares. With a reputation built on supplying customers with the very best brands, Performance Wholesale is Australia’s largest supplier of high performance engine parts, while Queensland Speedway Spares is committed to servicing the Australian speedway industry with a massive range of products from over 40 leading manufacturers, all at the most competitive prices.

The 2019/2020 Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway season gets underway on Saturday, October 5 with the opening round of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship, along with Midgets, Formula 500s, AMCA Nationals, Wingless Sprints, Monster Trucks and Fireworks.

For the full 2019/2020 season schedule, visit the track website – www.brisbanespeedway.com.au - and follow Archerfield Speedway on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for news and updates.
Schedule Finalised for New Archerfield Season
Monday June 3, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
As each speedway season winds down for the winter break, attention always turns to the new season to come and what each track has planned for the months ahead. As such, with the 2018/2019 season at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway having concluded on Saturday night, track management have finalised their 2019/2020 event schedule, which includes all the events you know and love, as well as some exciting new additions to the calendar. Sprintcars will again take centre stage, which is hardly surprising given the incredible racing they delivered throughout the 2018/2019 season, but there is plenty of variety amongst the scheduled racing categories to satisfy open wheel and sedan fans alike.

The Sprintcar Track Championship will again be staged over 17 rounds, kicking off on October 5 as part of a huge season-opening show that will also feature the first round of the Midget Track Championship, plus Monster Trucks, Fireworks, Formula 500s, AMCA Nationals and Wingless Sprints. In addition to the track championship action, which will conclude with the series Grand Final on May 30, Archerfield will again host two rounds of the World Series Championship, the first of which will be on January 4. The following weekend (January 10 &11) will feature the WSS Australian Open, with the Queensland Sprintcar Championship also on the schedule, to be run over two nights on May 2 and 3. With a round of the Easter Triple Challenge slated for April 11, there will be 23 nights (weather permitting) of racing for Sprintcar devotees throughout the season. Once again, World of Outlaws superstar Donny Schatz will compete exclusively at Archerfield over the Christmas/New Year period, contesting six nights of racing and chasing a tenth Australian Open victory.

Midgets will feature on 12 occasions in pursuit of their Track Championship, while Formula 500s, Wingless Sprints and Compact Speedcars all have 11 events scheduled, with the latter group no doubt already working on strategies to bring about an increase in car numbers after the defection of several drivers into other race categories resulted in smaller fields for many of their most recent events. Lightning Sprints will feature on nine occasions, with Microsprints and Formula 500 Juniors rounding out the open wheel representation.

Following the success of the inaugural GP 53 last month, track promoter John Kelly has locked in three Super Sedan events for next season, one of which will be the GP53 again on May 16. There will also be plenty of other action to satisfy sedan fans with Late Models, Modified Sedans and RSA Sedans making multiple appearances, while Production Sedans will make their Archerfield debut on May 23. With Open Sedans and Ford vs Holden vs Sigmas also to feature regularly, there will certainly be more sedan racing on offer than in previous seasons.

Meanwhile, Dirt Modifieds will feature on four occasions, which includes the Paul Britten Memorial 44 on January 1, whilst Modlites and AMCA Nationals have again embraced the opportunity to race at Queenslands premier track with eight and nine shows respectively.


The full schedule of events for the 2019/2020 Ausdeck Archerfield season is as follows:

October 5
Sprintcars, Midgets, AMCA Nationals, Formula 500s, Wingless Sprints, Fireworks, Monster Trucks

October 19
Sprintcars, AMCA Nationals , Compact Speedcars, Open Sedans, RSA Sedans, Formula 500 Juniors, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

November 2
Sprintcars, Midgets, Formula 500s, Modlites, Formula 500 Juniors, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

November 9
Dirt Modifieds, AMCA Nationals, Lightning Sprints, Compact Speedcars, Microsprints, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans

November 16
Sprintcars, Midgets, Wingless Sprints, Modlites, Formula 500 Juniors, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

November 30
Sprintcars, Super Sedans, Lightning Sprints, Formula 500s, Microsprints, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

December 14
Sprintcars, AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars, RSA Sedans, Formula 500 Juniors, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

December 26
Sprintcars, Midgets, Modlites, Formula 500 Juniors, Fireworks, Monster Trucks

December 28
Sprintcars, Super Sedans, Lightning Sprints, Wingless Sprints, RSA Sedans

January 1
Sprintcars, Dirt Modified Paul Britten Memorial, Formula 500s, Fireworks, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

January 4
World Series Sprintcars, Modified Sedans, Compact Speedcars, Formula 500 Juniors

January 10
World Series Australian Sprintcar Open, Midgets, Lightning Sprints, Modlites

January 11
World Series Australian Sprintcar Open, AMCA Nationals, Formula 500s, Wingless Sprints

January 25
Sprintcars, Midgets, Compact Speedcars, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma, Fireworks Caravan, Boat & Dunny Derby

February 15
Sprintcars, Midgets, Lightning Sprints, Formula 500s, Wingless Sprints, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

February 29
Sprintcars, AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans, Formula 500 Juniors

March 14
Sprintcars, Midgets, Wingless Sprints, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

March 21
Sprintcars Twin Features, Late Models, Formula 500s, Compact Speedcars, Microsprints, Modlites, Formula 500 Juniors

April 4
Sprintcars, Midgets, AMCA Nationals, Formula 500s, Modites, Formula 500 Juniors, Fireworks, Demolition Derby

April 11
Sprintcar Easter Series, Lightning Sprints, Compact Speedcars, Formula 500s, Wingless Sprints

April 18
Midgets, Dirt Modifieds AMCA Nationals, Formula 500s, Compact Speedcars, RSA Sedans, Formula 500 Juniors, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

May 2
Sprintcar Queensland Championship, Wingless Sprint 50 Lapper, Microsprints, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

May 3
Sprintcar Queensland Championship, Lightning Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Late Models, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans, Formula 500 Juniors

May 16
Super Sedans, Midget 50 Lapper, Dirt Modifieds, Compact Speedcars, Wingless Sprints, Modlites, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

May 23
Sprintcars, Modified Sedan Firecracker, Production Sedans, Lightning Sprints, Production Sedans, Lightning Sprints, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans

May 30
Sprintcars, Midgets, AMCA Nationals, Modlites, Formula 500s, Formula 500 Juniors, Fireworks, Caravan Boat and Dunny Derby

June 6
Wingless Sprints Lightning Sprints, Compact Speedcars, Late Models, Microsprints, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma

More information about each show will be available closer to the event.

To keep abreast of calendar updates and event changes, visit the track website at www.brisbanespeedway.com.au or follow Archerfield Speedway on Facebook and Twitter.
Fairytale Finish for Lack, Title Win for McTaggart
Sunday June 2, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
In what proved a fitting result for a variety of reasons, Peter Lack drew the curtain on his Sprintcar career with a stirring win in the final round of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (June 1). Lack started the event from the outside of row four and worked his forward before pouncing through turn four with only one lap remaining to slip ahead of Andrew Scheuerle, who already had the track championship safely in his keeping. Allan Woods finished in third spot ahead of Michael Saller and Brent Kratzmann, with Kristy Bonsey surging to sixth after starting 11th.

It was a New South Wales trifecta in the Australian Lightning Sprint Championship with AJ McTaggart swapping the lead with Kurt Wilson before securing his maiden national title success. Defending champion Chris Davis would ultimately emerge with the runner-up trophy as Wilson faltered late and fell to third, while Tyler Stralow and Jim Kennedy rounded out the top five as the best of the locals.

The Queensland Microsprint Championship saw Ernie Havas prevail in the feature race in advance of Shane Munro and Eddie Schwehla, with Track Championship successes falling the way of Gary Burgess (RSA Sedans), Wayne Kirkman (Open Sedans) and David Tookey (Ford vs Holden vs Sigma).

Of the 24 cars that took to the track for Sprintcar qualifying, it was Kratzmann who topped the timesheets, stopping the clock at 11.634 to edge out Lack (11.683), Scheuerle (11.769), Woods (11.855) and the last of the sub-13 runners in Saller (11.955). Kevin Titman, Darren Jensen, Randy Morgan, Tim Farrell and Brock Dean completed the top ten.

Andrew Corbet got the racing action underway when he led throughout from the front row to win the opening heat ahead of Jensen and Titman.

Heat two went to David Whell over Randy Morgan and Lack, with Bonsey besting Woods and Scheuerle to win heat three.

Heat four went to Morgan ahead of Titman and Kratzmann before Saller scored a good win in heat five, leaving Lack second and Brock Dean in third.

The final heat of the night and the season saw Corbet replicate his earlier result with another win, this time ahead of Scheuerle and Woods.

It was Lack who emerged from the preliminaries as top qualifier, only to select a top six invert for the Dash that elevated Titman and Morgan to the front row. It was Titman who took best advantage of his good fortune, racing away to win over Woods, Scheuerle, Morgan, Kratzmann, Saller and Jensen, with Lack finishing on the infield.

With Dean encountering little resistance on his way to winning the B Main, all interest was further back as Mitch Gowland rounded up his rivals to secure the final transfer position into the feature race behind Anthony Vanderreyden and Scott Genrich.

Titman set the early pace in the feature race ahead of Woods, Scheuerle and Lack, who started superbly to advance four spots on the opening lap. Lap five saw the first lead change when Woods moved to the front, with Scheuerle advancing to second spot on lap seven. Titmans race ended on lap nine when he came to rest against the inside wall and then, one lap later, Scheuerle pounced to grab the lead from Woods. Lap 12 saw Lack charge into second spot and set off in pursuit of Scheuerle. Just as it seemed like Scheuerle had a third straight feature race success in his keeping, Lack was on a mission to enjoy a winning farewell and he charged under Scheuerle through turn four, took the white flag and completed the final lap to take the race and secure second place in the track championship standings. Woods remained third ahead of Saller, Kratzmann and Bonsey, with Dean putting in a big run from 15th to seventh. Jensen, Morgan and Tim Farrell rounded out the top ten ahead of Anthony Lambert, Gowland, Whell, Corbet, Trent Vardy, Genrich and Vanderreyden.

Dave Fanning romped home in the first of the Lightning Sprint heats ahead of Jason George and Darren Baldwin, only to suffer a mechanical malady in his second heat that would result in a car change and a subsequent end to his title chances.

Jayden Iacono downed Andrew Sparks and Keith Blatch in heat two, with McTaggart outpacing Kennedy and Rob Holmes in heat three.

Wilson won heat four in advance of Stralow, with the results reversed in the next outing when Stralow downed Wilson. Davis and Jason Rae filled third spot in the respective races.

Iacono doubled up to win the final heat of the night ahead of Fanning, who was now steering Baldwins #33, with McTaggart third.

The Pole Shootout started with Davis and Sparks being eliminated in the first round as Holmes and Kennedy advanced, only to find themselves outpaced by Stralow and Iacono. The final clash saw McTaggart lap half a second quicker than the others to snare pole position in emphatic fashion. Wilson was next best ahead of Iacono and Stralow.

Wilson outgunned McTaggart to lead the feature race field away and continued to hold sway at the front through the first ten laps despite a couple of restarts. On lap 11, McTaggart pounced to wrest the lead from Wilson, with Davis moving into third ahead of Iacono on lap 14. Further back, Blatch and Rae were moving forward while Fanning, despite his best efforts, was making little progress. With four laps to run, Wilson went back to the front, only to strike trouble in turn four just two laps from home, enabling McTaggart and Davis to move ahead and leave Wilson to rue what might have been. In finishing fourth, Stralow was the first B Grade driver home, with Kennedy fifth ahead of Blatch and Rae. Scott Jukes, an ailing Iacono and Jason George completed the top ten, with Fanning, Michael Gollagher and Peter Styles the only other finishers.

Although Mitch Isaacs won the first two qualifying heats in the Queensland Microsprint Championship and Jackson Isaacs took the third, neither would feature in the results of the championship final, despite the fact that they were the quickest cars on the track. In a race that started bizarrely when Jason Summers stopped against the turn two wall on lap two, only for Peter Challen to ignore the subsequent yellow flag/light that slowed the rest of the field, crashing into the stricken Summers to ensure neither driver took any further part in proceedings. Mitch Isaacs very quickly established a sizeable lead over Jackson, only for both drivers to ultimately find themselves on the infield. Mitch exited on lap 10, handing the lead to Jackson, who survived three more laps before also expiring, elevating Havas into the top spot with just two laps remaining. With just seven cars still circulating at the chequer, Munro and Schwehla clinched the minor placings ahead of Andrew Baker, Colin Tunnah, John Lawson and Andrew Carrick.

The Open Sedan Track Championship saw Wayne Kirkman prevail in the A class ahead Brad Trussell, Glenn Willmott, Peter Gray and Matt McGee, while Neil Crawford downed Thomas Hunter and Ricky Price to take B class honours.

In RSA Outlaw Sedans, it was Gary Burgess who proved too quick in the Track Championship feature race, downing Michael Taylor and Daniel Taylor. The RSA Limited Sedan Track Championship went to Wade Baker from Aaron Buchanan and Adrian Clark.

Such are the vagaries of motorsport, the dominant driver of the season was the only driver not to finish in the Ford vs Holden vs Sigma Track Championship feature race. A flat tyre ended Robert Kynastons title chances as Dave Tookey took the win in advance of Bernie Wright, Troy Price, Michael Laver and Travis Maher.

Josh Boyd won the opening Street Stocker heat by more than eight seconds in slippery conditions, while heat two saw Shane Carlson romp home more than 15 seconds clear of the field. However, come feature race time, Boyd failed to go the distance and Carlson could no better than third behind Brodie King and Glenn Armstrong.

Hayden Brims won the first of the Junior Sedan heats and Brock Youngberry took the second before backing up to also win the feature race. Riley Smith and Josh Weir filled the minor placings as Brims fell to fourth in the closing stages.

The next event at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway is the opening meeting of the 2019/2010 season on October 5 featuring Sprintcars, Midgets, Formula 500s, AMCA Nationals, Wingless Sprints, Monster Trucks and Fireworks.
ECL Sprintcar Grand Final this Saturday Night
Wednesday May 29, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
It is Grand Final time this Saturday night (June 1) at Audeck Archerfield Speedway with the 17th and final round of racing for the 2018/2019 East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship. Whilst Andrew Scheuerle already has the track championship wrapped up, the final round will close out what has been a remarkable season of racing that has delivered fierce competition and breathtaking action. In fact, with Scheurele chasing his third consecutive feature race win and the minor placings in the championship still to be decided, it seems there might still be a few memorable moments yet to play out. Also featuring on a big season-ending program will be the Australian Lightning Sprintcar Championship and the Queensland Microsprint Championship, plus Street Stockers, Junior Sedans, Open Sedans and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans.

Following his narrow runner-up result to Scheuerle in the previous round last Saturday night, Peter Lack lines up for his final ever appearance at Archerfield in a very strong position to finish second in the track championship. Whilst any result that sees Lack finish ahead of Allan Woods and Brent Kratzmann will be enough to secure second in the series standings, a feature race win would be a fitting way to close out his 18 year association with GW Racing. However, there is no room for sentimentality when results are what matters, so Scheuerle, Kratzmann, Woods and the other 20 drivers will be doing their utmost to deny Lack a fairy tale farewell.

Having finished fourth last weekend, another strong finish in the finale will see Kevin Titman consolidate a spot inside the top five in the standings, with Kristy Bonsey also set to be rewarded for a very consistent season with a seventh-place finish overall in the championship behind Luke Oldfield, whose absences from the last few rounds has seen him slip down the order. In fact, with her position secured and the off-season ahead, Bonsey has nothing to lose and might be inclined to push just a little harder in a bid to finish the season with her best result. Further back in the standings, Randy Morgan and Mitch Gowland are locked in a battle for a top ten series finish, while the likes of Ben Hilder, Michael Saller and Darren Jensen, whose inclusion comes as a surprise following what looked to be a serious engine meltdown last weekend, loom as potential spoilers chasing a podium result with little regard for the implications it might have on the series contenders.

The Australian Lightning Sprint Championship will see a sextet of New South Wales-based competitors, including current champion Chris Davis and two-time winner Kurt Wilson, taking on a strong local contingent. Whilst the late staging of the event has perhaps reduced the interstate representation a little given that most southern venues ended their season many weeks ago, a 20-car field will fight for the right to carry #1 for the next 12 months. Beyond Davis and Wilson, there are several others who present as genuine championship contenders, including the likes of Dave Fanning, Keith Blatch, Jason Rae and Jim Kennedy, who clocked a feature race win here two weeks ago, along with southerners such as AJ McTaggart, Peter Styles and Danny Stone.

The Queensland Microsprint Championship will also be a QLD vs NSW showdown with a six-strong blues squad seeking to steal the state crown. Australian champ Shane Munro will lead the locals into battle, facing off against some strong opposition in the form of Mitch Isaacs, who finished second in the national title final, along with Ernie Havas, Jackson Isaacs, Peter Challen and Andrew Baker.

The Open Sedan Track Championship will see a Super Sedan-mounted collective comprising Wayne Kirkman, Dave Mortimer, Glenn Wilmott, Ron Hornbuckle, Matt McGee and Bob Ware fight it out for the A Division title, while the B Division will see the mighty Datsun 1600 of Josh Manser take on a slew of Falcons and Commodores from which Neil Crawford, Mark Anderson and Rachael Hawkins are expected to emerge as front runners.

If the results throughout the season are any indication, Robert Kynaston already has hand on the Track Championship trophy for Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans, such has been his dominance in recent months. Defending champ Michael Laver will need to work some magic if he is to upstage Kynaston, while Bernie Wright will be fighting hard to get his Sigma into victory lane.

Making their only appearance for the season, the Street Stocker field includes several drivers synonymous with the category, such as Glenn Armstrong, Robert Duncan, Shane Carlson, Paul Smith and Luke Gray, while the Junior Sedan field also includes some familiar names with Zac Brims, Hayden Brims and Jaiden Santin amongst the entries.

Gates open at 4.00pm and the action gets underway with early racing from 5.00pm. The main program, which also includes the King of the Ring and Enduro events, kicks off at 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship Grand Final nominations: Allan Woods, Andrew Corbet, Andrew Scheuerle, Anthony Lambert, Ben Hilder, Brandon Haynes, Brent Kratzmann, Brock Dean, Darren Jensen, David Whell, Jason King, Karl Hoffmans, Kevin Titman, Kristy Bonsey, Libby Ellis, Michael Saller, Mitch Gowland, Peter Lack, Randy Morgan, Scott Genrich, Sean Rose, Tim Farrell, Trent Vardy

Australian Lightning Sprint Championship nominations: AJ McTaggart, Andrew Sparks, Ben Wright, Chris Davis, Danny Stone, David Fanning, David Van Vegchel, James Kennedy, Jason George, Jason Rae, Jayden Iacono, Jim Kennedy, Keith Blatch, Kurt Wilson, Michael Gollagher, Peter Styles, Robert Holmes, Scott Jukes, Scott Moir, Tyler Stralow

Queenland Microsprint Championship nominations: Andrew Baker, Andrew Carrick, Cameron Munro, Colin Tunnah, Connor McCullough, Eddie Schwehla, Ernie Havas, Jackson Isaacs, Jason Glynn, Jason Summers, John Lawson, Matt Hanford, Mitch Isaacs, Peter Challen, Shane Munro

Open Sedan Track Championship nominations: Bob Ware, Dave Mortimer, Glenn Willmott, Matt McGee, Ron Hornbuckle, Wayne Kirkman, Peter Grey, Cloe Bennett, Haiden Grantz, John Woolf, Josh Manser, Leslie Beer, Mark Anderson, Michael Cheeseman, Neal Crawford, Rachael Hawkins, Ricky Price, Thomas Hunter

Street Stocker nominations: Adam Grill, Brock Armstrong, Brodie King, Daniel Williams, David Putsey, Glenn Armstrong, Josh Boyd, Kelli Miller, Luke Grey, Matt Weir, Nicholas Duncan, Paul Smith, Robert Duncan, Sam Bruggy, Shane Carlson

Junior Sedan nominations: Brock Youngberry, Eric Wallace, Hayden Brims, Jaiden Santin, Josh Weir, Ryley Smith, Shanae Smith, Zac Brims

Ford vs Holden vs Sigma Track Championship nominations: Aaron Wells, Bernie Wright, Dallas Dack, Daniel Wright, Maverick Dack, Michael Laver, Robert Kynaston, Travis Maher, Troy Price

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