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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

Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway is proudly supported by:

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Queensland Speedway Spares
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.

Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway is proudly supported by:

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

For more information and event updates, follow Archerfield Speedway on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway is proudly supported by:

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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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Scheuerle Again in Another Thriller
Sunday May 26, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
In a continuation of the brilliant racing that has been the hallmark of the 2018/2019 East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship, round 16 dished up another dazzling display of dirt track derring-do on Saturday night (May 25) as Australian champion Andrew Scheuerle held on to secure another win. In his penultimate Archerfield appearance before hanging up the helmet, Peter Lack stormed home to secure second spot ahead of Lachlan McHugh, who was spectacular again in delivering a mighty charge from 15th.

In the final round of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship, Scott Farmer scored an emphatic win over Brock Dean and Callum Walker, while Rusty Whittaker wrapped up the championship despite bowing out of the feature race after just one lap.

Liam Williams emerged the overall winner in the Jettco Formula 500 Jackpot, while Wayne Corbett ended his 20+ years of Compact Speedcar racing with a feature win in his final ever race.

In front of big crowd on a typically balmy Queensland evening, 29 Sprintcars took to the track for time trial qualifying and it was Cody Maroske who emerged with fastest time, stopping the clock at 11.605. Michael Saller (11.661), Aaron Kelly (11.871), Mark Pholi (11.903) and Darren Jensen (11.936) were next best, followed by Scheuerle, Kevin Titman, Scott Genrich, Allan Woods and Brent Kratzmann, with McHugh 11th best and Lack languishing even further back.

Having booted son Randy out of the cockpit for the night, Richard Morgan raced home to win the opening heat ahead of Brad Ayers and Ben Hilder.

Heat two proved problematic for Saller when he found himself unable to avoid a stricken Jensen, whose engine detonated in a big way in the main straight with two laps to run. The contact left Saller on the infield with a damaged front-end as Anthony Lambert took the win ahead of McHugh and Lack.

Heat three went the way of David Whell over Kratzmann and Pholi, with heat four falling in favour of Titman over Kristy Bonsey and Bryan Mann as McHugh found himself on the infield with a flat tyre after bouncing off the turn three wall.

Lack easily accounted for Ayres and Scheuerle in heat five, with Saller bouncing back to chase down Morgan to grab a win in the final preliminary, with Woods third.

McHugh completely outclassed the field in the B Main, romping home by more than nine seconds despite a restart on lap four when Peter Campbell and Des Collier came unstuck in turn two. Ayers, Lambert and Bonsey filled the top four to grab the final spots in the feature race field.

The opening round of the Pole Shootout saw Scheuerle and Lack advance to the next round, leaving Woods and Kelly to bow out. Round two saw Lack and Saller move forward as Scheuerle and Pholi ended their run. In the final showdown, Lack would emerge with pole position ahead of Titman, Maroske and Saller.

The 30-lap ECL Sprintcar feature race got underway with Lack clearing away from the field through the opening few lap until a huge wreck from Bryan Mann in turn three delayed proceedings. As the field gassed up the restart, Ayers spun himself out of action before reaching the green, with Lack leading Titman, Maroske, Scheuerle, Saller and Kelly. However, Scheuerle immediately dispensed with Saller and Maroske to move into third, with Kelly also moving ahead of Saller to climb into the top five. McHugh, meanwhile, was surging forward at a rapid rate, charging into sixth on lap 12 and then rounding up Kelly two laps later. Lap 15 saw Scheuerle dive under Lack in turn one, only for the two to make contact and continue with no change to the order. However, three laps later, Scheuerle surged to the front as McHugh continued his charge by taking fourth from Maroske. A lap later Titman moved ahead of Lack for second spot, with both McHugh and Maroske also moving ahead of Lack momentarily in a great scrap that ended unceremoniously for Maroske when he crashed out in turn four with four laps to run. From the restart, a resurgent Lack roared around the outside of Titman to reclaim second spot, with McHugh stealing third on the final lap to continue his run of podium results. Titman fared fourth ahead of Saller, Pholi and Kelly, with Morgan, Woods and Kratzmann rounding out the top ten. Hilder, Lambert and Bonsey were the remaining finishers.

The opening heat of the Polar Ice Midget finale saw Dean race home ahead of Mitchell Rooke and Brad Dawson, with Cal Whatmore fending off the best efforts of series champion Rusty Whittaker and Farmer to win heat two.

Nathan Mathers looked on track for win in heat three, only to succumb with two laps remaining and falling to third behind Vine and Farmer.

Whatmore aced to the front again in heat four, only to spin in front of the field in turn four. Whittaker would go on to take the race in advance of Dean and Zac McDonald.

From the drop of the green in the feature race, Farmer was in complete control of the race, lapping considerably quicker than anybody else and expanding his lead with each circulation. A flat tyre ended Whittakers race on the opening lap, although the championship remained safely in his keeping, leaving Dean to occupy second spot for the duration. The battle for third provided plenty of interest though with McDonald holding the position through the first eight laps before Scott Doyle took over. Through a series of mid-race restarts, McDonald would find himself shuffled back to sixth as Vine and Callum Walker moved forward. After a tentative run through the heats with a new Toyota powerplant on board, Walker surged home to usurp Doyle from third, with Vine fifth at the chequer. Behind McDonald came Mathers, Dawson, Tom Clauss and Audie Malt.

Following heat wins to Liam Williams (2) and Kristin Brown, it was James Kennedy who prevailed in the first of the Jettco Formula 500 Jackpot twin features, swapping the lead with Williams through the first couple of laps before clearing away. Williams remained second despite a damaged top wing, with Brown third home ahead of Ron Barber, Cameron Bertuch and Tomas Partington. The reverse grid starting order for the second feature race proved no obstacle for Williams as he had rounded up the field before two laps were completed. Brown moved ahead of Mitchell Whittaker for second spot on lap eight, with Kennedy climbing to third on lap 13, but nobody could do anything to prevent Williams from taking the race and the overall jackpot win. Whittaker finished fourth ahead of Jarrod Bampfield, Ryan Skennar, Partington, Dekota Gay, Bertuch and Tarhlea Apelt, who bounced back from a heat race crash and an early exit from the first feature. The combined points from the two features saw Williams first overall from Kennedy, Brown, Partington, Bertuch and Bampfield.

Dave Collins, Matt ONeill and Trent Usher shared the spoils in the Compact Speedcar heats before Corbett enjoyed a fairytale finish to his racing endeavours by winning his last ever feature race. Collins and Usher filled the minor placings ahead of the only other finishers in Connor McCullough and Dave Swan.

The 2018/2019 Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway season finishes next Saturday night (June 1) with the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship Grand Final and the Australian Lightning Sprint Championship plus Modlites and championship events for Open Sedans and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans.
ECL Sprintcar Action and Midget Finale for Crazy Night
Wednesday May 22, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
After a feast of sedan action last weekend, it is an all open-wheeler affair at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway this Saturday night (May 25) featuring the penultimate round of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship. The final round of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship is also part of the huge Crazy Night program that includes Fireworks and the annual Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby, along Compact Speedcars and the Jettco Brisvegas Jackpot for Formula 500s.

Whilst the ECL Sprintcar Track Championship has already been decided, with Andrew Scheuerle once again proving the most consistently quick over the course of the season to clinch another title, there will still plenty to race for on Saturday night. Although not in track championship contention, Queensland champ Lachlan McHugh is in the midst of a remarkable run of success that most recently resulted in a runner-up finish here two weeks ago, less than a week after his state title triumph. It was a last-corner pass that propelled McHugh to second spot behind Scheuerle at the previous round and we know that the Gold Coast young gun will leave no stone unturned in his pursuit of victory. Of course, with the championship wrapped up, Scheuerle has nothing to lose and can afford to take on McHugh without fear or favour, with the likes of Bryan Mann, Kevin Titman, Michael Saller, Ben Hilder, Allan Woods, Brent Kratzmann and Peter Lack also expected to feature prominently, especially with so much at stake for some of this group.

Whilst Manns late start to the season puts him out of contention for any kind of overall result in the championship despite being one of the very few to secure a feature race win, he certainly has the potential to emerge as a spoiler in the fight for the minor placings in the championship standings, which is a three-way contest between Lack, Kratzmann and Woods. It is Lack, the only member of the trio to have won a feature race this season, who currently possesses a 12 point advantage over Kratzmann, with Woods just 5 points further back. Titman is lurking 41 points behind Woods and could fight his way into the top three overall with a big result this weekend and again in the series finale on June 1.

Meanwhile, other drivers with something at stake on Saturday include Mitch Gowland, who is on the cusp of climbing into the top ten overall in the championship standings, which would be a great reward for his perseverance throughout the season, while Aaron Kelly will be determined to translate the strong qualifying form he has produced since making his debut just a few weeks ago into a commensurate result come feature race time.

Despite the fact that some of the local Midget competitors have obviously clocked off early for the season, the field for the Polar Ice Track Championship Grand Final remains strong, with Darren Vine, Rusty Whittaker, Scott Farmer and Brock Dean leading the charge in a bid to finish the season on a winning note and perhaps restore some pride after the shellacking the locals copped at the hands of their New South Wales rivals in the 50-lap feature here two weeks ago. With Vine having been hampered by a series of mechanical issues and Farmer only running sporadically, Dean and Whittaker have been the standouts over the course of the season and both will desperate to finish the season with a final visit to victory lane.

With extra money up for grabs, expect the Jettco Brisvegas Jackpot Formula 500 action to be even more intense than usual, with Liam Williams, Kristin Brown, Ryan Skennar and James Kennedy leading the charge for the final time in what has been another hectic season for the category. Jarrod Bampfield has been on the podium this year and Ron Barber has emerged as a genuine threat each week and, whilst Williams has been all but unbeatable throughout the season, with no more meetings on the schedule, there is no reason for any of his rivals to hold back in their pursuit of victory.

Gates open at 4.00pm (3.30pm for online ticketholders), with early racing from 5.00pm. Sprintcars hit the track for time trials at 5.30pm, the main program gets underway at 6.00pm and the mayhem of the Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby will be the final event of the night.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round 16 nominations: Aaron Kelly, Allan Woods, Andrew Scheuerle, Anthony Lambert, Ben Hilder, Blake Darcy, Brad Ayers, Brandon Haynes, Brent Kratzmann, Bryan Mann, Cody Maroske, Darren Jensen, David Whell, Des Collier, Geoff Davey, Jason King, Karl Hoffmans, Kevin Titman, Kristy Bonsey, Lachlan McHugh, Libby Ellis, Mark Pholi, Michael Saller, Mitch Gowland, Peter Campbell, Peter Lack, Randy Morgan, Scott Genrich, Sean Rose, Trent Vardy

Polar Ice Midget Track Championship Grand Final nominations: Audie Malt, Bodie Smith, Brad Dawson, Brock Dean, Cal Whatmore, Chris Singleton, Darren Vine, Mitchell Rooke, Nathan Mathers, Rusty Whittaker, Scott Doyle, Scott Farmer, Tom Clauss, Tony Stephens, Zac McDonald

Jettco Brisvegas Jackpot Formula 500 nominations: Adrian Farrell, Cameron Bertuch, Dekota Gay, Jacob Gray, James Kennedy, Jarrod Bampfield, Kristin Brown, Liam Williams, Mitchell Whittaker, Ron Barber, Royce Harvey, Ryan Skennar, Tarhlea Apelt, Tomas Partington, Tom Qualischefski, Tony Bailey

Compact Speedcar nominations: Andrew Parkes, Connor McCullough, Dave Collins, Dave Swan, Matt ONeill, Nick Gannon, Richard Rooke, Trent Usher

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Perfect Result for Pascoe in GP53
Sunday May 19, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
Securing the result that he coveted more than any other, Australian champion Matt Pascoe delivered a devastatingly dominant performance at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (May 18) to trounce a strong field and win the 53-lap race staged in honour of his father. Despite starting the GP53 Graham Pascoe Memorial feature race from position nine, Pascoe faced little resistance in advancing to the front of the field before clearing away to score an emphatic win. Despite a couple of mid-race restarts that brought him back to the field, Pascoe was more than seven seconds ahead of second-placed Sean Black at the chequer, with Justin Randall finishing in third spot ahead of Ash Bergmeier and Darryl Moon.

It was a fairytale result in the Dirt Modified feature race as well with Ray Klarich enjoying a fond farewell after 28 years of competition, winning his final feature race ahead of Australian champ Kevin Britten and Mitchell Randall.

The Queensland Modlite Championship ended in controversial fashion when contact between race leader Terry Leerentveld and Sean Rose resulted in the latter being awarded the win as Leerentveld limped home sixth after extricating himself from the turn four concrete. Scott Lehfeldt finished in second spot ahead of Dan Lewis, Sam Gollschewsky and Jac Carnall.

The Lightning Sprint Patrick Moroney Memorial feature race saw Jim Kennedy take the win ahead of Jason Rae and Keith Blatch, while other feature winners on the night included Michael Taylor (RSA Sedans), Wayne Kirkman (Open Sedans) and Robert Kynaston (Ford vs Holden vs Sigma).

With a couple of locals failing to front, a 30-car field of Super Sedans assembled to pay tribute to Graham Pascoe, although only 29 would hit the track for time trial qualifying. It was Darren Kane who topped the timesheets, stopping the clock at 14.261 to outpace Trent Wilson (14.394), Matt Williams (14.413), Steve Latham (14.475) and Black (14.484), with Pascoe sixth quickest ahead of Wayne Randall, Moon, Bergmeier and Justin Smithwick.

After such a strong start to proceedings, Kane saw his aspirations evaporate before a racing lap had been completed when he, leading the field into turn one in the opening heat, found himself upside down and done for the night. Bergmeier inherited pole position for the restart and took full advantage to lead home Black and Mark Towers.

Pascoe prevailed in heat two over Wilson and Smithwick, with Williams winning heat three in advance of Wayne Randall and Justin Randall.

Latham looked strong in taking heat four from Darryl Moon and Michael Nicola, who then backed up in heat five to finish second behind Pascoe, with Bob McCosker third.

Young Tyson Moon remained stoic under pressure to prevail in heat six, edging out Justin Randall and Latham in the closest result of the night.

Kyall Fisher bested Black and Nicholas OKeefe in heat seven to secure a spot in the Top Ten Shootout, while the final heat of the night saw Matt Williams join Pascoe atop the standings when he also scored a second win, this time over David OKeefe and Ed Doherty.

With the likes of Anning, Tony Brinkman, Tania Smith, Sam Roza, Gary Higgs and Wayne Randall joining Kane on the sidelines, just six cars fronted for the B Main and it was Mark Towers who motored home ahead of Leigh Williams to take the race, with Nicholas OKeefe and Dion Bennett also transferring to the feature race.

The opening round of the Top Ten Shootout saw Fisher and Bergmeier eliminated as Wilson and Moon moved forward to take on Justin Randall and Nicola. Clocking an even quicker lap, Wilson prevailed again to continue his advance, with Randall joining him in progressing to face Latham and Black. Latham became the first to defeat Wilson, who still advanced to the next level by outpacing Black and Randall. In outgunning Pascoe, Latham and Wilson to win the final showdown, Williams picked up $500 but would start the feature race from position 10 with Pascoe alongside.

It would be Darryl Moon who would end up on pole position alongside Fisher for the GP53 final, with Justin Randall and Wilson on row two ahead of Bergmeier, Latham, Black and Nicola. Behind Williams and Pascoe came McCosker, Doherty, Tyson Moon, Ian Brims, Smithwick, David OKeefe and the B Main transferees. The first two attempts to get the race underway were deemed unacceptable by officials, but the third attempt produced an identical outcome with Moon easily leading the field through turn one and the opening laps. Lap five saw Randall depose Moon from the lead, with Pascoe having already surged to third. Three laps later and Pascoe was now second and biding his time behind Randall before pouncing to take the lead on lap 15. As the first to emerge from a pack of cars snookered behind Fisher, Latham moved to third on lap 16, only to spin away his chances in turn three on lap 25 to bring about the first restart. With Fisher heading infield with a flat tyre at this point, the battle for the minor placings would intensify when racing resumed, albeit only for two laps initially before a crash involving Bennett and Nicholas OKeefe on the main would be the final interruption. Two laps into the resumption, Black advanced to third while Bergmeier would find his way past Williams and Moon to finagle fourth. Out front, Pascoe was in a class of his own on a track he described as awesome, clocking a best lap half a second quicker than anybody else as he cleared away to score an emotional win. Black rounded up Randall with five laps remaining to snare second, with Bergmeier fourth at the flag, followed by Moon, Matt Williams and Latham, whose recovery from the rear was aided by the fact that Pascoe had put more than half the field a lap in arrears. Nicola was the only other to go the full distance, with Ian Brims and Tyson Moon rounding out the top ten. Smithwick, Leigh Williams, Nicholas OKeefe and David OKeefe were the remaining finishers, with Bennett, Towers, Wilson, McCosker and Doherty joining Fisher on the infield.

Although down in numbers for their final fling this season, Dirt Modifieds still delivered some thrills, mostly due to the efforts of Kevin Britten. Heat wins were shared between Britten, Mitchell Randall and Klarich, who pounced to lead the feature when Britten spun in turn three on the opening lap and had to restart at the back. Klarich led the first five laps before Randall went off-script and dared to move ahead. However, two laps later, Klarich was back in control and it remained that way to the chequer, despite a late surge from Britten, who was his typically spectacular self as he passed inside and outside as the circumstances required. Despite his heroics, Britten simply could not deny Klarich a victorious farewell. Randall remained third ahead of Clark and Bruggy, who were followed to the flag by Phil Roberts, Chris Polsen, Trent Scofield, Phil McNamara, Trevor Wiley and Mark Connolly, leaving Andrew Pezzutti as the only casualty.

The opening round of heats for the Queensland Modlite Championship saw Sean Rose, Scott Lehfeldt and Terry Leerentveld collect wins in a preview of how the feature race would transpire. Leerentveld and Rose would win again in round two, with Sam Gollschewsky also successful.

As was perhaps to be expected, less than half the field made it to the finish in the B Main, leaving Warren Hooper to secure the win ahead of Alex Coward, Kurt Grambower and Rachael Jenkins.

Rose outsprinted Leerentveld into turn one to lead the field away in the 25-lap championship feature race and expanded the margin until a restart intervened on lap eight when Troy Carnall tipped over in turn four. Rose again established a gap, only to have it negated again when Warren Hooper spun in turn four. Further interruptions on laps 17 and 19 courtesy of spins from Chris Were ensured that Leerentveld remained in a position to challenge and, as the laps wound down, Rose found himself under serious threat for the first time. Two initial attempts at an outside pass exiting turn two saw Leerentveld squeezed for room and forced to back out, before finally making the pass stick with just one lap remaining. However, into the final corner, Rose careered up track and sent Leerentveld into the wall. As Rose raced under the chequer, Scott Lehfeldt and Dan Lewis scrambled past the ailing Leerentveld to secure the minor placings. Whilst Sam Gollschewsky was deserving of a good result for his willingness to run high on the track in his bid to move forward, he probably would have liked his 4th-place finish to have been achieved under different circumstances. Jac Carnall also moved ahead of Leerentveld in those final few meters, with Leroy Martin, Sean Egan, Grambower and Zac McDonald rounding out the top ten.

Following heat wins to Jayden Iacono, Jim Kennedy and Queensland champ Jason Rae, it was Kennedy who led every lap of the 20-lap Patrick Moroney Memorial Lightning Sprint feature race. Having started seventh, Keith Blatch steadily worked his way forward and pounced following a restart with only two laps remaining when Rae found himself shunted aside by Tyler Stralow in turn one. Iacono would finish fourth ahead of Scott Jukes, Rob Holmes and David Van Vegchel.

Michael Taylor completed a clean sweep of the RSA Outlaw Sedan events, winning both heats and the feature ahead of Daniel Taylor. The best of the Limited Sedans was the Sigma-mounted Wade Baker in third spot overall ahead of Adrian Gorridge-Browne and Aaron Buchanan

It was a similar scenario in the Open Sedans, with Wayne Kirkman winning each of the races, downing Ron Hornbuckle, Matt McGee, Bob Ware and Greg Town in the feature race.

In keeping with the theme, Robert Kynaston also won each of the heats before going on to take the Ford vs Holden vs Sigma feature race. Troy Price, Michael Laver and Bernie Wright were next best.

Next Saturday night is Crazy Night at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway featuring the chaos and mayhem of the Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby, plus East Coast Logistics Sprintcars, Polar Ice Midgets, Formula 500s and Compact Speedcars
Super Sedan Stars Converge for GP53 Memorial
Wednesday May 15, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
In the wake of a remarkable Sprintcar feature race last Saturday night, Super Sedans take centre stage at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway this weekend in a bid to deliver something just as special when a big field of cars from across Australia will come together to contest the GP53 Graham Pascoe Memorial on Saturday night (May 18). Drivers from New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia are amongst the nominations for what will be Queenslands biggest Super Sedan event this season. On a typically packed Archerfield program that has attracted more than 120 competitor nominations, the Queensland Modlite Championship will also be decided, along with events for Dirt Modifieds, Lightning Sprints, Open Sedans, RSA Sedans and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans.

Whilst there are few certainties in motorsport, one thing about which we can be absolutely adamant is that there will nobody more fixated on winning the GP53 than current Australian Champion Matt Pascoe. Whilst the fact that he is the current national champion renders him the pre-race favourite anyway, Pascoe has been instrumental in putting this event together as a tribute to his father and whilst the additional prizemoney on offer gives everybody plenty of incentive to do well, nobody else can lay claim to such a personal motivation to emerge victorious. Having scored a feature race here last month in addition to recent successes interstate in Goulburn and Lismore, Pascoe has every reason to be confident of emerging triumphant in the special 53-lap feature race, but he will also be acutely aware of the fact he faces a very tough task occasion given what is at stake and the influx of interstaters determined to deny his destiny.

Leading the southern charge is three-time national titleholder Michael Nicola from Victoria, one of the most experienced and accomplished competitors in the category who recently added a fourth New South Wales Championship success to his long list of achievements. As a driver who has won pretty much everything there is to win in the sport, Nicola would love nothing better than to create history by upstaging the locals on home soil to become the first ever winner of this exciting new event.

Western Australian veteran Gary Higgs was very impressive here three weeks ago with a runner-up finish behind Pascoe in the feature race, a result that should instil him with plenty of confidence for the return bout this weekend, while Tasmanian hard charger Steve Latham would love nothing more than to avenge all the success that Queensland drivers have enjoyed in his home territory in recent years by turning the tables on them in their own backyard.

New South Wales are sending a six-strong contingent across the border to take part, led by Archerfield regulars Ian Brims and Tania Smith. Far from impressed at having been wiped out by another driver at his last Archerfield outing, Brims will be determined to avoid trouble this weekend and secure a solid result, while Smith finished on the podium earlier this season and is very much in the frame to match, or even improve upon, that performance this Saturday.

Despite the influx of interstate stars, it remains highly likely that fellow Ipswich-based racer Darren Kane will prove to be Pascoes biggest threat, continuing the rivalry that has seen them dominate results, both locally and on the national scene, for several seasons. The battles between them always deliver plenty of action and the their last clash at Archerfield saw them once again locked in combat at the front of the field before Kane, who is also a three-time national champion, incurred a mechanical problem that forced him out. Other locals who shouldnt be overlooked as serious contenders include the most experienced driver in the field in Wayne Randall, along with his son Justin, who has a feature race win at Archerfield this season, and Toowoombas Sean Black, who has really stepped up this year with some great results in Queensland and interstate that now has him ranked amongst the best in the country, while former Queensland champion Matt Williams from Rockhampton and Townsvilles Trent Wilson, who finished third here in April, lead a strong contingent from the north of the state for what is shaping as an event to remember.

With more than 25 drivers vying for the title, the Queensland Modlite Championship will undoubtedly deliver action aplenty as newly-crowned national champ Kyle Honour takes on the man he deposed in Klinton Hancey and another former titleholder in Terry Leerentveld, the most successful driver in the history of the category. Others who have proven themselves as genuine front runners throughout the season include Sam Gollschewsky, Scott Lehfeldt, Dan Lewis and Sean Rose, while Will Butler is a former winner of this event and is obviously another worth watching when the championship final hits the track.

Although down in numbers for their final fling of the season, Dirt Modifieds rarely fail to entertain, particularly with four-time national champ Kevin Britten strutting his stuff up high on the track, rounding up his rivals in spectacular fashion. David Clark, Andrew Pezzutti, Sam Bruggy and Ray Klarich will likely offer the most resistance, with Mitchell Randall and Trent Scofield should also be in the mix come feature race time.

Lightning Sprints are certainly finishing their season with a flourish and whilst the growing numbers have resulted in much closer competition and more potential feature race winners, we can still expect to see the likes Kurt Wilson, Keith Blatch, Sean Iacono somewhere near the front of the field. Jason Rae will also feature if he can rediscover the form that carried him to a win in the Queensland Championship earlier in the season.

In what will be a feast for tin top fans, another 30+ competitors will feature in RSA Sedan, Open Sedan and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma action, with gates opening at 4.00pm and early racing from 4.30pm. The main program, featuring the Super Sedan GP53 and the Queensland Modlite Championship, will get underway from 6.00pm

Super Sedan GP53 nominations: Ash Bergmeier, Bob McCosker, Brendan Doyle, Dale Christensen, Darren Anning, Darren Kane, Daryl Moon, David Musch, David OKeefe, Dion Bennett, Ed Doherty, Gary Higgs, Ian Brims, Justin Randall, Justin Smithwick, Kyall Fisher, Leigh Williams, Mark OBrien, Mark Towers, Matt Williams, Matt Pascoe, Michael Nicola, Nicholas OKeefe, Rodney Craft, Sam Roza, Sean Black, Steve Latham, Tania Smith, Tony Brinkmann, Trent Wilson, Tyson Moon, Wayne Randall

Queensland Modlite Championship nominations: Abi Meehan, Adam Walker, Alex Coward, Chris Crowe, Chris Were, Dan Lewis, Dylan Hunter, Jac Carnell, Jared Stephenson, Joel Smith, Joshua Smith, Julian Olley, Klinton Hancey, Kurt Grambower, Kyle Honour, Leroy Martin, Nik Keeley, Rachael Jenkins, Sam Gollschewsky, Scott Leheldt, Sean Egan, Sean Rose, Steve Collins, Terry Leerentveld, Tim Jackson, Troy Carnell, Warren Hooper, Will Butler, Zac McDonald

Dirt Modified nominations: Andrew Firth, Andrew Pezzutti, Chris Polsen, David Clark, Kevin Britten, Marcus McKenzie, Mark Connolly, Mitchell Randall, Phil McNamara, Phil Roberts, Ray Klarich, Sam Bruggy, Trent Scofield, Trevor Wiley, Zac McDonald

Lightning Sprint nominations: Adam Norton, Andrew Sparks, Derek Wells, James Elliott, Jason George, Jason Rae, Jayden Iacono, Jim Kennedy, Keith Blatch, Kurt Wilson, Ron Holmes, Scott Jukes, Sean Iacono, Tyler Stralow

RSA Sedan nominations: Aaron Buchanan, Adrian Browne, Daniel Taylor, Greg Trezise, Karen Taylor, Mark Whalley, Michael Taylor, Russell Davis, Scott Taylor, Tarsha Troth, Wade Baker, Zane Williams

Open Sedan nominations: Bob Ware, Glenn Willmott, Matt McGee, Ron Hornbuckle, Wayne Kirkman, Ben Harris, Chloe Bennett, Greg Town, Haiden Grantz, Jo Woolf, Josh Manser, Mark Anderson, Michael Cheeseman, Rachael Hawkins, Ricky Price, Trevor Polzin

Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedan nominations: Bernie Wright, Brett Russo, Brian Knight, Dallas Dack, Maverick Dack, Michael Laver, Robert Kynaston, Troy Price

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Sensational Show as Scheuerle Wins
Sunday May 12, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
In what was a sublime exhibition of Sprintcar racing from all involved, Andrew Scheuerle emerged victorious in round 15 of the East Coast Logistics Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (May 12), holding on to win under intense pressure from both Peter Lack and Lachlan McHugh. In a race that would see the 30 laps completed without interruption and with all 18 starters still running strongly at the chequer, a last corner pass from McHugh would see him charge around the outside of Lack to snatch second spot, with Kevin Titman and Brent Kratzmann rounding out the first five.

In the 50-lap Polar Ice Jim Holden Memorial Midget feature race, the locals were handed a hiding by the NSW-based trio of Kaidon Brown, Adam Clarke and Nathan Smee, who greeted the chequer in that order. The southerners were in a class of their own as the laps wound down, leaving Mitchell Rooke more than 11 seconds adrift as the best of the locals in fourth spot ahead of Scott Farmer, who might have been a bigger threat if not for an early spin.

The 50-lap Wingless Sprint feature went to Dave Eggins over Brant Chandler and Cody OConnell, while Steve Price outpaced the field to win the AMCA Nationals feature race ahead of Thomas Vickery and Nathan Durston.

Mitchell Gee enjoyed a perfect start to his homecoming show, stopping the clock at 11.356 to outpace the 30-car field in Sprintcar qualifying and secure KRE Quick Time. Scheuerle (11.510), Lack (11.518) and McHugh (11.516) were next quickest ahead of Bryan Mann, Kratzmann, Aaron Kelly and Steve Greer, with Titman and Ben Hilder rounding out the top ten.

Allan Woods was unstoppable from the front row in the opening heat to lead home Darren Jensen and Blake Darcy, while heat two saw Bryan Mann advance from sixth to chase down Mitch Gowland. A late pass from Scheuerle moved him to third ahead of Kevin Britten.

Heat three saw Hilder fend off a late surge from Lack and McHugh to grab a win, with Kristy Bonsey bouncing back from a starting infringement in her first outing to take heat four in advance of Kratzmann and Darcy.

Britten bested Gee and Kelly to take heat five before McHugh surged from sixth to success in the final heat, downing Ryan McNamara and Titman to emerge as top qualifier into the Spanloc Dash.

However, with McHugh selecting position seven in the Dash grid draw, it was Gee who found himself elevated to pole position with Lack alongside. Hilder and Scheuerle slotted into row two ahead of Mann and Titman, leaving Kratzmann to share the back row with McHugh. It was Lack who surged clear at the green and held his position through the six laps, leading Gee, Scheuerle and McHugh to the chequer. Hilder was next in line, followed by Titman, Mann and Kratzmann.

The B Main resulted in a win for Randy Morgan over Britten and Woods, with Michael Saller advancing to fourth to snare the final transfer spot into the feature race.

Lack again outpaced Gee to lead the feature as McHugh dropped a spot early when he hooked the cushion and bounced through turn one, only to have regained the position from Titman by the end of the opening lap before moving ahead of Gee, who had earlier been claimed by Scheuerle. Just days after announcing his impending retirement at the end of the season, Lack was looking strong through the opening laps with Scheuerle and McHugh in pursuit. Lap 10 saw the lead change when Scheuerle stormed to the front, leaving Lack to fend off McHugh. Lap 20 saw McHugh move ahead of Lack momentarily, only for the order to change again on the next circulation. Meanwhile, there was movement aplenty back in the field as Woods made an initial charge from the back before finding his progress halted once he reached the top ten while, further ahead, both Titman and Kratzmann found their way past Hilder and Gee. The absence of restarts ensured that lapped traffic became a factor and whilst Lack was able to draw alongside Scheuerle on more than one occasion, the Aussie champ was clinical in dealing with the slower cars and was able to maintain a narrow advantage. Lack refused to give up though and, with McHugh also desperate to find his way to the front, the top three engaged in a superb scrap that ultimately came down to the final few metres of the race as McHugh rounded up Lack in the final turn to snatch the runner-up spot, with less than half a second separating the first three as they swept under the chequer. Titman and Kratzmann were followed home by Gee, Hilder, Mann, Anthony Lambert, Woods and Jensen, with Saller climbing to 12th. Morgan and Bonsey were next in line, leaving Kelly, Britten, Greer and McNamara to complete the field.

The withdrawal of several nominated competitors left a much smaller field than anticipated for the Jim Holden Midget Memorial, with 18 cars hitting the track for qualifying and only 14 facing the starter in the feature race. Brown topped the timesheets in qualifying with a best lap of 13.755, edging out Clarke (13.880), Farmer (13.893), Chris Singleton (13.896) and the last of the sub-14 runners in Scott Doyle (13.943).

Teenager Bodie Smith prevailed in the opening heat ahead of Zac McDonald and Darren Vine, with Smee surging from fifth to win heat two from Whttaker and Brad Dawson, who bounced backed strongly after somehow upending in time trials.

Brown rounded up Brock Dean on the final corner to win heat three, with Mitchell Rooke third as Doyle made a fiery exit that ended his night.

The final preliminary saw Clarke emerge as top qualifier when he cruised from pole position to defeat Whittaker and Smee.

A pre-race grid draw mixed up the order considerably and resulted in McDonald being gifted with pole position alongside Smith and ahead of Singleton and Rooke. Whittaker and Dean shared row three, then came Farmer, Smee, Brown, Clarke, Dawson, Nathan Mathers, Tim Farrell and Tom Clauss. At the green, McDonald and Smith were so intent on trying to out-muscle each other in the charge to turn one that they left the door open for Whittaker to snatch the lead. Farmer was quick to follow and had moved to third by lap two before advancing to second on lap six. When Clauss crashed out on lap seven, the ensuing restart saw Farmer launch an outside run on Whittaker that saw him edge ahead momentarily, only to relinquish the position and then throw away second spot with a spin on lap nine. Whittaker continued to lead from the restart until Brown charged around the outside through turn two on lap 17, with Smee also moving ahead of Whittaker on lap 22. Subsequent restarts for a series of minor incidents proved frustrating and enabled Clarke to close in on Whittaker and ultimately take over third spot. When Smee made a rare mistake and ran wide in turn four late in the race, Clarke pounced to grab second but neither of them could chase down Brown. When Whittaker headed infield with only a lap to run, Rooke would find himself fourth at the finish, with Farmer flying home to snatch fifth from Dean, Singleton and Dawson, leaving McDonald and Mathers as the only other finishers.

Cody OConnell outgunned pole qualifier Jamie Usher to lead the field away in the Ian Boettcher Race Parts Wingless Sprint 50-lapper, with Paul Robinson also moving ahead of Usher in the early going. Dan Moes relegated Robinson on lap 15 and had chased down OConnell, who was content to plod along on the pole line and force his rivals to take the high road if they intended to make a pass. Moes did exactly that on lap 19 and drew alongside OConnell through turn one, only for contact between the pair to send Moes hard into the wall. It was lap 25 when a lead change finally came as Eggins rounded up OConnell through turn two and immediately skipped clear. After an extended period of frustration snookered behind OConnell, Chandler finally broke free with half a dozen laps to run and, although he was able to reduce the margin to Eggins at a rapid rate, he simply ran out of laps. OConnell clung to third ahead of Michael Butcher, who delivered a mighty drive after transferring from the B Main, with Jacob Jolley and Usher the best of the rest. Max Risberger, Corey OToole, Andrew Robinson and Kevin Willis completed the top ten.

Heat wins went the way of OConnell, Usher, Jolley, Moes, Mick Reid and Matt Wright, while Risberger bested the B Main ahead of Jayden OToole, Butcher and Brad Keiler.

The final round of the Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship resulted in a win for Steve Price, who led all 20 laps. Thomas Vickery finished in second spot ahead of Nathan Durston, who stormed back onto the podium after being banished to the back of the field for sending Tony Blanch into a spin on the opening lap. Having occupied second for much of the race, Blanch would ultimately finish fourth ahead of Lee McKinnell, Tim Gamble, Declan Brownsey and Steve Potts.

Heat wins were shared between Price, Vickery, Durston and Graeme Holland, who would finish ninth in the feature.

Jy Corbet won two heats and Boyd Chaffey took the other before backing up to win the Formula 500 Junior feature race. Corbet collected second ahead of Lockie Hose, Taylor Morgan and Kacy-Lee Black.


Title Win Makes McHugh the Man to Beat
Wednesday May 8, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
With over 110 competitors to contest almost 400 laps of racing, this Saturday night (May 11) at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway is shaping as a massive night of competition with drivers flocking from throughout Queensland and interstate to take part. Headlined by round 15 of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship in which Gold Coast gun Lachlan McHugh will make his first appearance as the newly crowned Queensland Sprintcar Champion, the show will also feature the 50-lap Jim Holden Classic for Midgets and the annual 50-lap feature race for Wingless Sprints, along with AMCA Nationals and Formula 500 Juniors.

McHugh is in the midst of a terrific run of results at the moment, having won the previous ECL series round here last month before following up with a stunning drive to victory in Toowoomba last weekend to secure his first state championship success. McHugh has more Archerfield feature race wins this season than any other driver in the field and he is only one of several talented young drivers who will hit the track on Saturday night brimming with the confidence, bravery and ability needed to face the challenge that awaits them. Having narrowly missed out on defending his Queensland Championship crown when he finished second behind McHugh in Toowoomba, Mitchell Gee makes his first Archerfield appearance since the Australian Title in January, this time driving for Victorian-based team owner David Dickson, while younger still are the likes of Randy Morgan and Aaron Kelly, both of whom have wasted little time in making their presence felt on the big stage. Morgan already has a podium finish on his resume, while Kelly qualified on the front row of the grid for the Queensland Championship feature race in only his third race meeting.

However, with yet another track championship title all but secured, Australian champ Andrew Scheuerle has been freed from the shackles of points racing and can set forth on a single-minded mission to revisit victory lane for the first time since his historic national title triumph. Likewise, Peter Lack will be fixated on fighting his way to first place in what will be one of his final ever appearances at Archerfield following his announcement that this will be his final season of Sprintcar competition. With a feature win here earlier in the season, Lack would love nothing better than to repeat the feat one more time before hanging up the helmet. In fact, with Luke Oldfield out of action this weekend, Lack finds himself in a three-way fight with Allan Woods and Brent Kratzmann to potentially finish second overall in the track championship, so expect this trio to be in the thick of the action. Add the likes of Bryan Mann, Ben Hilder, Kevin Titman, Darren Jensen and Sydneys Michael Saller into the mix and the scene is set for a penultimate showdown of epic proportion.

Meanwhile, the Midget fraternity will also be out in force for the Jim Holden Classic, a 50-lap test of endurance that will feature three Australian Championship winners in Adam Clarke, Nathan Smee and Kaidon Brown, all of whom hail from New South Wales and will prove a huge hurdle for the locals to overcome in their quest for success. Smee revels in races such as this and last weekend in Sydney he served up a masterful display that saw him start from the rear of the grid after transferring from the B Main and then carving through the field to reach the lead before fading to finish fifth. Driving for local team owner Jack Berry, Clarke has won numerous feature events at Archerfield and across the country, while Brown has enjoyed a very successful season with multiple feature race wins, including the New South Wales Championship just two weeks ago. This trio will face a tough assignment as the field assembled is the strongest so far this season and the 25-car entry list includes Archerfield feature race winners such as Darren Vine, Scott Farmer, Rusty Whittaker and Troy Ware. Having delivered some hard charging displays since making the move in to Midgets, Callum Walker is another who looms as a potential threat, while teenage rookie Bodie Smith will be hoping to bring the form that carried him to a win in the Queensland Compact Speedcar Championship last weekend. The likes of Brad Dawson, Tim Farrell, Chris Singleton and Mitch Brien will also be in the mix, but with the myriad permutations that can potentially play out in a race of this length, anything can happen and it usually does.

Determined not to be upstaged, Wingless Sprints will also be out in force with cars trekking from near and far to contest their 50-lap feature race. With over 30 drivers nominated, half of whom hail from south of the border, the first challenge for all concerned will be securing a place in the feature race field. Of the locals, Brant Chandler, Josh Dreaver, Brad Keiler, Dan Moes, Cody OConnell and the two Robinsons (Andrew and Paul) seem the best chances, while the southern squad includes several serious threats, including Mark Blyton, Jason Davis, Dave Eggins, Michael Butcher and Mason Cattell.

AMCA Nationals have been outstanding this season with consistently strong fields and great racing and they look set to end their season in exactly the same way on Saturday with plenty of potential winners in the line-up. The final round of the Shock Absorber Therapy Track Championship will see Queensland champ Tony Blanch face off against Steve Price, Steve Potts, Nathan Durston, Lee McKinnell, Tim Gamble, Thomas Vickery, Michael Mason and another dozen dirt slingers desperate to end their season on a high.

Gates open at 4.00pm and the packed program, which also features Formula 500 Juniors, gets underway with early racing from 5.00pm. Sprintcar time trials are scheduled for 5.30pm and the main program is set to launch from 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round 15 nominations: Aaron Kelly, Allan Woods, Andrew Scheuerle, Anthony Lambert, Anthony Vanderreyden, Ben Hilder, Blake Darcy, Brad Ayers, Brent Kratzmann, Bryan Mann, Darren Jensen, Des Collier, Geoff Davey, Jason King, Karl Hoffmans, Kevin Britten, Kevin Titman, Kristy Bonsey, Lachlan McHugh, Libby Ellis, Marshall Lewis, Michael Saller, Mitch Gowland, Mitchell Gee, Nicholas Whell, Peter Campbell, Peter Lack, Randy Morgan, Ryan McNamara, Scott Genrich, Sean Rose, Steve Greer

Jim Holden Midget Classic nominations: Adam Clarke, Audie Malt, Bodie Smith, Brad Dawson, Brock Dean, Cal Whatmore, Callum Walker, Chris Singleton, Darren Vine, Dylan Menz, Gary Hudson, Jason Bell, Kaidon Brown, Mitch Brien, Mitchell Rooke, Nathan Mathers, Nathan Smee, Rusty Whittaker, Scott Doyle, Scott Farmer, Tim Farrell, Tom Clauss, Tony Stephen, Troy Ware, Zac McDonald

Wingless Sprint nominations: Andrew Robinson, Ben Hull, Brad Keiler, Brant Chandler, Brendan Webber, Brian Scott, Casey OConnell, Coby Elliott, Cody OConnell, Corey OToole, Dan Moes, Dan Welke, David Eggins, Errol Campbell, Jacob Jolley, Jamie Usher, Jason Davis, Jayden OToole, John Slack, Josh Dreaver, Lachie Robertson, Liam Atkinson, Mark Blyton, Mark Hughes, Mason Cattell, Matthew Wright, Max Risbridger, Michael Butcher, Michael Reid, Paul Robinson, Rob Hamliton, Tim Harris

Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA National Track Championship Grand Final nominations: Adrian Binstead, Ben Manson, Dan Evans, Darren Miller, Graeme Holland, Jaime Czerwinski, Kev Stow, Lee McKinnell, Lewis Gamble, Mark Brownsey, Michael Mason, Nathan Durston, Nick Storey, Scott Hitchcock, Steve Potts, Steve Price, Stuart Jefferies, Thomas Vickery, Tim Gamble, Tony Blanch,

Formula 500 Junior nominations: Boyd Chaffey, Jy Corbet, Kacy-Lee Black, Kyle Price, Lockie Hose, Taylor Morgan, Taylor Prosser

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The Race to Honour a Champion
Tuesday May 7, 2019. Chris
There is a long-held tradition in Australian speedway of recognising the heroes of the sport and the drivers that have paved the way for the superstars of today. One of the ways in which our champions of the past are recognised is through the establishment of special events staged in their honour as a tribute to their achievements and the lasting impact, inspiration and influence they have had on the
sport. On Saturday, May 11 at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway, a 50-lap feature race will continue the tradition of celebrating one of Queenslands most successful Midget competitors with the staging of the Jim Holden Classic.

The late Jim Holden, who passed away in 2016 after a battle with leukaemia, enjoyed a speedway racing career of more than 20 years and still holds the honour of being the last Queensland driver to win the Australian Midget Championship, clinching the title at the now defunct Melbourne Speedbowl in 1985. Whilst it was in Midgets that Holden achieved his greatest successes, his speedway career began aboard an altogether different type of race vehicle.

Holden began racing speedway in Saloon Cars when they began in Brisbane back in 1964. One of hundreds who flocked to the sport, Holdens cars were not only quick but also immaculately presented and it didnt take long before he was winning races at venues such as the famous Exhibition Speedway. Away from the track, Holden proved an astute businessman, starting work as a motor mechanic before establishing a panel beating and towing operation that became a thriving business.

In the late 1960s, Holden was afforded an opportunity to drive a supercharged Toyota-powered Midget and, despite the fact that the car was lacking somewhat compared to those he was competing against, Holden quickly developed a liking for open wheel racing and proved himself with wins in heat races and handicap events. Whilst the 1970s brought continued success in Saloon Cars, including a win in the Queensland Championship during the 1976/1977 season, Holden possessed a burning desire to also be front runner in Midgets and it was when the two-time Australian Championship-winning Edmunds/VW of Ron Wanless became available that Holden knew he had found the car he needed to be competitive.

It wasnt long after taking delivery of the car that Holden established himself as one of the category top guns, winning numerous races, including a 100-lap feature race at Archerfield in 1983. Buoyed by his success at home, Holden trekked to Darwins Northline Speedway to contest the 1983/1984 Australian Championship and came close to winning the event, only to be hampered by excessive tyre wear late in the race. Determined to make amends the following season, Holden was unstoppable in Melbourne and raced to victory, joining the likes of Wanless, Blair Shepherd and Bob Morgan as the only Queenslander drivers to have won the ultimate prize in Australian Midget competition. In fact, the 1984/1985 season proved very successful for Holden as he would also win the Queensland and Victorian championships.

Jim Holden obviously raced to win, but he took considerable pleasure in being involved in the close competition that is synonymous with Midget racing in Australia and overseas. As such, the Jim Holden Classic seems certain to produce plenty of the wheel-to-wheel combat that Holden enjoyed so much and serves as a fitting tribute to one of Queenslands best.

The 2017/2018 Jim Holden Classic was won by Sydneys Matt Smith and a strong contingent of interstate competitors are already confirmed for the 2018/2019 staging at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway this Saturday night (May 11), including no less than three Australian Championship winners.




Original text by Barry Lane
Photo courtesy of Steve Magro (photographer unknown)
Another Win for Pascoe at Archerfield
Sunday April 28, 2019. Archerfield Speedway
Fresh from clinching his third Australian Championship, Matt Pascoe continued his winning ways at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (April 27) with victory in round 16 of the Brims Concrete Super Sedan Series. There was a feeling of familiarity for much of the feature with Darren Kane and Pascoe having cleared away from the field, only for Kane to strike trouble on lap 23 and exit, handing the lead to Pascoe, who would go on to finish ahead of Western Australian veteran Gary Higgs and Townsvilles Trent Wilson.

In the final round of the Five Star Dirt Modified Series, Mark Robinson romped home to defeat Sam Bruggy, Scott Cannon, Kevin Britten and Ray Klarich in a race of high attrition.

Other feature winners on the night were Trent Usher (Compact Speedcars), Jayden Iacono (Lightning Sprints), and Robert Kynaston (Ford vs Holden vs Sigma Sedans).

After a few surprises in hot laps that saw Mark OBrien top the timesheets ahead of Tania Smith, Bob McCosker and Ed Doherty, it was Smith who streeted the field to win the opening heat, finishing more than seven seconds clear of McCosker and Wilson.

The closest result of the night came in heat two when Wayne Randall downed Dale Christensen and Higgs.

Heat three saw Pascoe prevail by more than six seconds, outpacing Tony Brinkmann and Ian Brims.

The only blip on an otherwise impeccable sequence of qualifying heats came on lap three in the final preliminary when David OKeefe bicycled through turn and stopped after dropping back down to earth. Kane was clinical over the remaining laps to slay the field and leave second-placed Higgs more than nine seconds adrift, with Nicholas OKeefe finishing third.

The Bronze round of the Pole Shootout saw Wilson emerge quickest ahead of Smith, putting them both into the next round and leaving McCosker and OBrien to share row four in the main event.

The Silver shootout saw Kane outpace the others by a considerable margin, with Wilson continuing his progression as Smith and Wayne Randall bowed out.

Running quicker again in the Gold showdown, Kane secured pole position ahead of Pascoe, Wilson and Higgs.

At the drop of the green, Kane shot to the front ahead of Pascoe, with Higgs snatching third from Wilson and McCosker, who had leapfrogged Randall, Smith and OBrien. The first stoppage came on lap four when Colin Kaine, who had actually enjoyed a solid debut until that point, ground to a halt against the back straight wall. Pouncing from the outside in the two-wide restart, Higgs slotted into second spot behind Kane and it was only another five laps until the yellows were on again courtesy of Christensen stopping in turn two and subsequently heading infield. Just one more lap was completed before contact from OBrien sent Brinkmann into a spin, from which he emerged unscathed. Pascoe reclaimed second upon resumption and set about chasing down Kane and, while the scene at the front of the field was something we have seen many times before, unfortunately so was some of the carnage at the back of the pack. When Brims slowed in turn four to avoid a half-spun Ed Doherty, he wasn’t afforded the same courtesy and was hit hard by OBrien, the contact ultimately putting both cars out of the race and leaving Brims far from impressed. Kane led away again with 16 laps to run but Pascoe was edging closer with each circulation and another classic finish looked to be looming, only for Kane to spin in turn two with seven laps remaining and retreat to the infield, leaving Pascoe to lead the final restart from Higgs and Wilson. Both Randall and McCosker finished strongly, but ultimately the top three positions remained unchanged as Pascoe clinched his fourth consecutive feature race win. With Smith, Doherty, Nicholas OKeefe and Justin Randall, who won here last time out, also finishing on the infield, the only others to go the distance were Brinkmann and David OKeefe.

Sam Bruggy got Dirt Modified qualifying underway with a win over Robinson and David Clark in the opening heat, with Kevin Stow outpacing Josh Rose and Britten in heat two.

Trent Scofield blitzed the field in heat three, finishing more than 10 seconds clear of Brett Clarke and Chris Polsen, while Cannon downed Robinson and Dale Corbett in heat four.

Britten was at his barnstorming best in heat five on his way to defeating Andrew Pezzutti and Brett Clarke, before Ray Klarich prevailed in the final heat in advance of Bruggy and Chris Corbett.

Brett Clarke and Stow were eliminated in the first round of the Pole Shootout as Scofield and Cannon progressed to take on Robinson and Klarich.

Cannon continued his advance when he joined Robinson in advancing to the final clash which was, perhaps not surprisingly, taken out by Britten. Robinson secured the other front row berth, with Cannon third and top pointscorer Bruggy relegated to fourth.

The feature race bore a lot of similarities to the Super Sedan event that would follow in that, while the leaders were racing hard and clean at the front, some wild antics back in the pack relegated more than half the starters to the infield. Through it all, Robinson proved a class above, pouncing on a rare mistake from Britten on the opening lap to assume a lead who would maintain until the end. Lap three saw Britten drop two more spots to Bruggy and Cannon and, despite his best efforts, the Aussie champ could not fight his way back into a podium position. Robinson was untroubled in claiming the final round of the Five Star Series from Bruggy, Cannon and Britten, with Klarich finishing fifth and the final runner on the lead lap. Josh Rose took full advantage of the high rate of attrition to climb from 13th to sixth, while Scofield recovered from a spin to salvage seventh, leaving Andrew Firth and Peter Readett as the only others still mobile after 30 torrid laps. Amongst the casualties were David Clark, Andrew Pezzutti, Brett Clarke, Trevor Wiley, Stow, Polsen and both Corbetts, while a spin from Zac MacDonald in turn four on lap six saw him hit hard by both Anthony Ashen and Geoff Rose, both of whom would exit immediately as MacDonald persevered for a few more laps before also retreating to the grass.

Following heat wins to Scott Jukes, Keith Blatch and Rob Holmes, it was Jayden Iacono who proved too quick in the feature race, leading his brother Sean to the chequer with Holmes annexing third ahead of Blatch and Kurt Wilson. Andrew Sparks and Jukes were next in line, with Australian champ Chris Davis and Tyler Stralow the only other finishers in a field reduced by a couple of spectacular heat race incidents. Dave Fanning rode out a wild ride in heat two when he climbed the main straight wall and crashed out without completing a lap, while the final heat saw half the field eliminated in a turn two melee.

Steve Swingler, Trent Usher and Rob Stewart shared the spoils in the Compact Speedcar heats with a win apiece. In the feature race, Usher skipped clear of the field to establish a sizeable lead as Swingler and Stewart found it a little more difficult to move forward. Eventually though, they would slot into the minor placings with Swingler looking to have second spot wrapped up until the final moments when he found himself taking the chequer upside down and relegated to third as Stewart slipped ahead. Nick Gannon finished fourth ahead of Richard Rooke, Andrew Sparkes, Dave Swan and the final runner in Dave Collins.

Robert Kynaston, Merv Price and Dave Tookey all snared heat wins in Ford vs Holden vs Sigma racing, with Kynaston proving too pacey in the feature race. Tookey took second ahead of Michael Laver, Maverick Dack and Kevin Maher.

The next event at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway is Saturday, May 11 featuring round 14 of the East Coast Sprintcar Track Championship and 50-lap feature for Midgets and Wingless Sprints, plus AMCA Nationals and Formula 500 Juniors.

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