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Saller Storms to Archerfield Feature Win
Sunday April 15, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
In a race that delivered heroics and heartbreak in equal measure, Sydney young gun Michael Saller proved unstoppable in his charge to victory in round 13 of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (April 14). In a fitting reward for his willingness to hit the road in search of experience, Saller led all 30 laps of the feature event to finish ahead of Mitchell Gee and Cody Maroske, with Bryan Mann and Andrew Scheuerle rounding out the top five. A mighty drive from Peter Lack saw him surge from the back row to finish sixth in advance of Jayden Peacock, Luke Oldfield, Kevin Britten and Mick Sauer.

In round eight of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship, Scott Farmer strengthened his grip on the title with another feature race win, this time over Rusty Whittaker, Glenn Wright, Reid Mackay and Mark George.

It was business as usual in the Formula 500 feature race with Liam Williams home first ahead of Kristin Brown and Kurt Wilson, while Aaron Kelly cleaned up in the Lightning Sprint feature race to defeat Keith Blatch and Jeremy Hassall.

When Mitchell Gee stopped the clock at 11.717 in the first group to hit the track for Sprintcar qualifying, the general consensus seemed to be that Gee had secured maximum points. Alas, that was certainly not how things panned out as Gee found himself shuffled to tenth overall with Bryan Mann ultimately topping the timesheets with an 11.375 effort that edged out Dan Murray (11.419), Mick Sauer (11.442) and Maroske (11.453). Saller, Brock Dean and Lachlan McHugh also outpointed Gee, whose closest championship rivals in Andrew Scheuerle and Luke Oldfield languished in 22nd and 17th respectively in the 30-car field.

The opening heat saw Scott Genrich notch his first win of the season, leading home Andrew Corbet and Andrew Marks in a race that saw Mann struggle to make any inroads and ultimately trail the field some 13 seconds adrift of the leaders.

A miraculous finish to heat two saw Oldfield snatch victory by the narrowest possible margin, denying Brad Ayers by 0.001 as they raced under the chequer, with Allan Woods third.

Scheuerle was untroubled in winning the next two preliminaries from the front row, downing Mitch Gowland and McHugh in heat three and then outpacing Dave Whell and Woods in heat four.

Oldfield doubled up to take heat five and propel himself into the field for the Dash, finishing ahead of rookie youngster Randy Morgan, who is making very quick progress in his development, with Jayden Peacock third.

His earlier success amounted to nothing when Genrich earlier flipped heavily in the final heat and ended his participation in proceedings while Gee raced away to defeat Ayres and Mitch Gowland.

At the completion of the preliminaries, McHugh, Murray, Titman and Gee sat equal atop the points table but it was Murray, by virtue of his superior effort in time trials, who emerged as top qualifier before drawing a position six start in the Dash. In his best effort so far this season, Kevin Titman finished second overall and subsequently selected position four, while third-placed McHugh drew the pole marble and would share the front row with Saller. Taking full advantage of his good fortune, McHugh raced through the 8 laps in a new track record time to defeat Saller, Titman, Gee, Mann, Oldfield, Maroske and Murray.

Peter Campbell and Jason King shared the spoils in the Development Sprintcar heats before Campbell scored a comfortable win in the C Main. Liam Atkinson finished second to also secure a berth in the B Main, with Aleesha Woods home third ahead of King and Libby Ellis.

Having raced to a place on the feature race podium just a few weeks ago, Peacock made easy work of the B Main, leading Whell and Ayers to the line. Drawing on all his experience, Australian Dirt Modified champion Kevin Britten advanced from 10th to secure the final transfer spot into the main event.

At the drop of the green to get the feature underway, Saller shot to the front and settled into a fast groove on the cushion with McHugh in hot pursuit. Proceedings were halted on lap three when Woods and Brock Dean came to rest in a cuddle against the turn one wall, putting the latter out of action. Before another lap could be completed, the race was paused again when Oldfield spun to a halt in turn two and cruelled his podium aspirations. McHugh was the next to see his victory hopes dashed when, having dived under Saller through turn one, he spun in turn two and retired to the infield. The demise of McHugh demise elevated Titman into second spot ahead of Gee and Mann and the order at the front remained unchanged until Titman rode the back straight wall on lap 18 and flipped out, moving Gee into second spot. Having started 13th, 15th and 19th respectively, Scheurele, Peacock and Lack were making massive inroads further back to be running fifth through seventh at this stage. Saller continued to lead and when a flirtation with the bottom of the track enabled Gee to draw alongside with a couple of laps to run, the Sydneysider promptly moved uptrack once more and kept Gee at bay to secure his maiden feature race win. A late run from Maroske moved him ahead of Mann into third, with Scheurele and Lack next best in another wonderfully entertaining race. Peacock, Oldfield, Britten and Sauer rounded out the top ten, with Morgan upstaging some vastly more experienced rivals in finishing eleventh ahead of the remaining finishers in Whell, Murray, Brent Kratzmann and Ayers.

Defending Polar Ice Midget series champion Rusty Whitaker emerged with the fastest lap in time trials before racing home in the opening heat to defeat Brad Harrison and Tim Farrell, while Darren Vine made an early exit when he tipped over in turn three on lap four.

Farmer romped home in heat two over George and Nathan Mathers, who pounced on a Whittaker spin to win heat three ahead of George and Wright.

Farmer doubled up in heat four in advance of Brad Young and Mitchell Rooke, securing pole position for the 20-lap Polar Ice feature race.

With Whittaker alongside him on the front row, Farmer won the sprint into turn one and the pair cleared away from the field and, whilst Whittaker was unable to wrest the lead, a runner-up finish was a welcome result in what has been a season of frustrations and failures thus far. With Farmer maintaining a narrow, but largely unchallenged lead over Whittaker throughout, there was action aplenty courtesy of those fighting for the final place on the podium. George occupied third for much of the running before being relegated by Wright on lap 14 and then again by a fast-finishing Mackay on lap 18. Rooke, Mathers, Harrison, Brad Dawson, Dallas Sharp, Young and Farrell were the remaining finishers in a small field.

Formula 500 heat wins were shared between Liam Williams, Ryan McNamara and Kristin Brown but, come feature race time, it was a familiar story with Williams racing away from pole position to continue his dominance of the category, both here and interstate. Kristin Brown snared second spot ahead of Kurt Wilson, who bounced back from a heat race rollover, with McNamara and Ethan Eyears rounding out the first five. Brown would taste success later in the night though when she took out the Demolition Derby.

Daring to do double duty that included running consecutive races on more than one occasion, Kurt Wilson scored two heat wins in the more familiar surrounds of Lightning Sprint competition. Aaron Kelly won the other heat and then followed up with a strong run to win the feature race. Queensland champ Keith Blatch finished second ahead of Jeremy Hassall, Andrew Sparks and Darren Baldwin.

Wayne Kirkman downed Michael Taylor, Keith Craft, Daniel Taylor and Les Eisenmenger to win the Open Sedan feature race.

The next event at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway is on Saturday, April 28 featuring round 14 of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship plus Compact Speedcars, Wingless Sprints, Modlites, Formula 500 Juniors and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans.
Track Championship Battle is Heating Up
Wednesday April 11, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
In the wake of their recent Easter heroics, Lachlan McHugh and Luke Oldfield lead the charge for round 13 of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (April 14). Of course, McHugh emerged as the Easter Triple Challenge champion with two stunning feature race victories in the opening two rounds while Oldfield, who finished fourth in the opening round and was runner-up behind McHugh the following night, stormed to victory in the final round. In addition to 35+ Sprintcars, the huge program also includes round eight of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship, along with Formula 500s, Lightning Sprints and Open Sedans, plus fireworks and all the carnage and chaos of a Demolition Derby.

With McHugh having spent much of his season criss-crossing the country chasing World Series success and therefore not a contender for the track championship, his only focus will be securing another feature race win. Oldfield, on the other hand, is locked in a furious fight to defend his track title, sitting third in the standings at the moment after missing the rescheduled round 11. Andrew Scheurele currently leads the championship chase with 569 points, a lead of 51 over Mitchell Gee, who is just 22 points clear of Oldfield. Although he was able to win the title last year after missing a round, Oldfields challenge in chasing down Scheuerle and Gee is significant and the current form of McHugh is another hurdle to overcome in his bid to retain his track championship trophy.

Ben Hilder and Peter Lack have been consistently fast throughout the season and currently sit fourth and fifth respectively in the standings without yet being able to break through for a round win, while Brent Kratzmann, David Whell, Callum Walker, Mark Pholi and Brad Ayers round out the top ten in the series. However, the absence of Walker with a season-ending injury leaves the door open for the likes of Mitch Gowland, Andrew Marks and Stewart Craig to climb into the top ten over the remaining rounds. Others not chasing the championship but likely to feature in the thick of the action include Bryan Mann, Allan Woods, Mick Sauer, Mark Pholi and Brock Dean, for whom it will no doubt be an emotional night following the death of team owner Rob Kyle earlier this week.

In Polar Ice Midget action, Scott Farmer and Darren Vine will resume their battle for series honours, taking on Australian Grand Prix winner Reid Mackay and defending Polar Ice champion Rusty Whittaker, who is the latest driver to occupy the seat of the #89 Nielson Motorsport entry. Fresh from scoring their best ever Midget results in finishing second and third in the Queensland Championship, Brad Harrison and Dallas Sharp will carry the burden of expectation into this weekend, while Mitchell Rooke and Tim Farrell have also announced themselves as potential front runners with strong performances in recent weeks.

Fresh from yet another interstate win – this time at Bordertown in South Australia - Australian champion Liam Williams returns home on a mission to continue his domination of the KRE Championship Series. Despite facing a field each week that is as strong as anything he has encountered on his interstate excursions, Williams enjoys a lead of more than 100 points in the championship. Tristan Johnson sits second overall ahead of Tomas Partington, Bryn Upshall and Ryan McNamara, all of whom will be in action on Saturday. Although not in contention for series honours, Kristin Brown is a proven feature race winner, as is Kurt Wilson, the current national Lightning Sprint champ who faces a very busy night competing in both categories.

Wilsons biggest threats in the Lightning Sprint events seem most likely to come from Queensland champ Keith Blatch, the experienced Michael Gollagher and Speedway Australia Rising Star program participant Aaron Kelly.

Development Sprintcars and Open Sedans complete the racing program, which gets underway with early racing from 5.00pm. Sprintcar time trials will kick off at 5.30pm, with the main program from 6.00pm. Gates open at 4.00pm and online tickets can be purchased in advance from the track website at www.brisbanespeedway.com.au

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round 13 nominations: Allan Woods, Andrew Corbet, Andrew Marks, Andrew Scheuerle, Anthony Lambert, Ben Hilder, Brad Ayers, Brent Kratzmann, Brock Dean, Bryan Mann, Bryan Zelinski, Cody Maroske, Dan Murray, David Whell, Jayden Peacock, Karl Hoffmans, Kevin Britten, Kevin Titman, Kris Jennings, Lachlan McHugh, Luke Oldfield, Mark Pholi, Michael Saller, Mick Sauer, Mitch Gowland, Mitchell Gee, Nelson Reddacliff, Peter Lack, Randy Morgan, Scott Genrich, Steve Greer, Stewart Craig

Development Sprintcar nominations: Aleesha Woods, Jason King, Liam Atkinson, Libby Ellis, Nathan Black, Pater Campbell

Polar Ice Midget Track Championship round eight nominations: Brad Dawson, Brad Young, Brad Harrison, Cal Whatmore, Dallas Sharp, Darren Vine, Glenn Wright, Lance Towns, Mark George, Mitchell Rooke, Reid Mackay, Rusty Whittaker, Scott Farmer, Tim Farrell

KRE Formula 500 Championship Series round ten nominations: Adrian Farrell, Brady Argles, Bryn Upshall, Cameron Bertuch, Ethan Eyears, Kristin Brown, Kurt Wilson, Liam Williams, Mitchell Whittaker, Royce Harvey, Ryan McNamara, Tomas Partington, Tony Bailey, Tristan Johnson, Vicki Canfield

Lightning Sprint nominations: Aaron Kelly, Andrew Sparks, Darren Baldwin, David Van Vegchel, Jason Rae, Jeremy Beer, Jeremy Hassell, Keith Blatch, Kurt Wilson, Laurie Deegan, Michael Gollagher

Open Sedan nominations: Ben Taylor, Daniel Taylor, Haiden Grantz, Keith Craft, Les Eisenmenger, Michael Cheeseman, Michael Taylor, Rachel Hawkins, Ricky Price, Scott Manser, Tristan Price, Wayne Kirkman

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McHugh Doubles up at Archerfield
Sunday April 1, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
For the second time in 24 hours, Gold Coast young gun Lachlan McHugh chased down Robbie Farr to score a Sprintcar feature race win, scorching to victory in round two of the Easter Triple Challenge at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (March 31). Having started the 40-lapper from position three, McHugh spent the early laps in a duel with Mitchell Gee before breaking the shackles and setting out after Farr, who fell to third in the closing stages as Luke Oldfield produced one of his typically barnstorming runs to snare second after a problem-plagued run through the heats saw him launch from position 10 in the feature field. Peter Lack recovered from a spin to fight his way back to fourth ahead of Gee and Cody Maroske.

In the Queensland Compact Speedcar Championship, Robbie Stewart was untroubled in retaining his title, finishing the 25-lap feature race five seconds clear of second-placed Matt ONeill. Tim Farrell finished third ahead of Wayne Corbett and a fast-finishing Glenn Wright.

David Eggins emulated McHugh’s efforts when he snared his second Wingless Sprint feature race win in as many nights, leading home Brant Chandler, Jacob Jolley, Josh Dreaver and Ryan Harris.

The Formula 500 feature proved a thriller with Ryan Skennar edging James Kennedy for his first win at home this season. After a horror run last weekend, Kristin Brown bounced back to finagle a third-place finish ahead of Kurt Wilson and Charlie Brown.

Under blue skies, 42 cars fronted for competition and 41 hit the track for time trials and it was a familiar tale at the top of the timesheets with Oldfield besting the bunch with a fastest lap of 11.645. Farr was next best with 11.718, followed by Andrew Scheuerle (11.732), McHugh (11.738) and Bryan Mann (11.760), with Lack, Dylan Menz, Gee, Jackson Delamont and Jayden Peacock rounding out the top ten.

The opening heat was an action-packed affair, with the first incident coming on lap three when Oldfield found himself wedged between the wall and Stewart Craig in turn two. Once the cars were separated, Craig was out of action but Oldfield was able to continue, only for the race to be halted again when contact between Randy Morgan and Bryan Zelinski left the latter upside down. Out front, Mark Pholi was a comfortable winner over Nelson Reddacliff and Gee, with Oldfield advancing from the rear to snare fifth behind Brett Minett.

A penalty for jumping the start proved costly for Darren Jensen in heat two as the subsequent restart saw him rounded up by the likes of Peacock and Farr as he slipped to fifth at the finish. Out front, it was all Karl Hoffmans in leading Brad Ayers and Peacock to the chequer.

Heat three saw Mitch Gowland home first ahead of Kristy Bonsey and Brendan Scorgie, with Mick Sauer securing a win in heat four in advance of McHugh and Anthony Lambert.

Maroske made the most of a front row start in heat five to lead home Adam Butler and Lambert, who consistently outshines several higher profile rivals despite minimal resources.

More dramas for Oldfield in heat six when Tony Wynne spun and tipped over in turn three, leaving Oldfield nowhere to go and sending the Mud Buddy #17 upside down. Wynne also failed to continue, while David Whell soldiered on with a damaged top wing as Kristy Bonsey charged to the chequer to defeat Phil Foster and Ayers.

Jensen made no mistake in heat seven to lead all the way, surviving a late charge from Michael Saller, with Sauer third on this occasion.

Craig bounced back from his opening heat misfortune to clinch the final preliminary, downing Scorgie and Jackson Delamont.

A terrific late-race charge from Dale Shilletto carried him to victory in the C Main, leading Kris Jennings and Andrew Marks in transferring to the B Main.

In a race plagued by stoppages courtesy of spins from Hoffmans, Reddacliff, Shilletto and Minett, it was Brent Kratzmann who ultimately prevailed in the B Main in advance of Sauer, Bonsey, Hilder and Jensen.

In the Pole Shootout, Gee advanced from the bronze round through to the gold showdown, eventually finishing second behind Farr. Third quickest was McHugh, with Scheuerle, Lack, Mann, Saller and Peacock completing the order.

The first attempt to get the feature underway saw Farr outwitted by both Gee and McHugh, only for Kratzmann to ride out a wreck at the end of the back straight which stalled proceedings and necessitated a restart that included Jensen as a substitute for Kratzmann. Farr made no mistake at the resumption, but it was to no avail as Saller spun in turn two to trigger a third attempt at getting underway. Third time lucky saw laps completed as Farr established a lead over Gee, who soon found himself under pressure from McHugh and Lack, who spun on lap seven and continued after dropping several spots. After an extended scrap between Gee and McHugh that saw them swap second position, McHugh made a clean break and set off in pursuit of Farr, moving into the lead on lap 25, only for Farr to take the spot back a lap later before succumbing again on lap 27 for the final time. Once in front, McHugh set about extending his advantage as Gee now found himself under attack from Scheuerle and Oldfield. The only red light interruption came on lap 30 when Menz tipped over in turn two and, whilst a very clever restart from Farr took him back to the front momentarily, there was no stopping McHugh as he calmly reasserted his authority and completed the remaining laps to secure back-to-back wins. Having disposed of Scheuerle and Gee, Oldfield subsequently surged into second, with Lack making a strong recovery to climb back into fourth behind Farr, leaving Gee fifth at the flag. Maroske was another to make a late surge, moving ahead of Scheuerle for sixth as Delamont, Lambert and Saller completed the top ten. Whell was next in line, followed by Hilder, Scorgie, Bonsey, Sauer, Jensen and Ayers.

Compact Speedcar heats were shared between Matt ONeill, Wayne Corbett, Tim Farrell and Graeme Flynn, with ONeill setting the early pace in the Queensland Championship feature race. Having started sixth, Stewart always looked in control of the race though, moving into third on lap two and then advancing to second on lap five. It was lap 13 when Stewart decided to make his move for the lead, rounding up ONeill and then clearing away from the field to emphatically retain his title. ONeill remained second to the chequer, with Farrell third ahead of Corbett and Glenn Wright, both of whom started outside the top ten. Flynn, Dave Collins, Bernie Clarke, Dave Swan and Glenn Prowse were the remaining finishers from what was, surprisingly, one of their smallest field of the season so far. Emma Harris was looking every bit a serious threat until a flat tyre intervened and rendered her a spectator.

Brant Chandler led the opening laps of the Wingless Sprint feature race before Ray Eggins took control and, despite an audacious move from Chandler at a late race restart that saw him momentarily reclaim the lead, Eggins was soon back in control to finish his Queensland feature race campaign undefeated. Jacob Jolley enjoyed an impressive Archerfield debut in finishing third, while Josh Dreaver got the best of a spirited scrap to finish fourth ahead of Ryan Harris and Michael Butcher.

Wingless Sprint heat winners were Chandler, Dreaver, Jolley and Cody OConnell, who exited the feature race on lap 15.

Kristin Brown won two heats and James Kennedy the other in the Formula 500 preliminaries, but it was Skennar who prevailed by less than half a second in the 15-lap feature race. Kennedy was relentless in his pursuit but couldn’t find a way to usurp Skennar. Kristin Brown, Kurt Wilson and Charlie Brown, sporting a replacement wing after an heat race rollover, were next best ahead of Ryan McNamara, Nick Hodges and Phil Roberts.

The Formula 500 Junior heats were shared between Tarhlea Apelt and Jy Corbett with two wins apiece.

The next event at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway is on Saturday, April 14 and will feature Sprintcars, Midgets, Formula 500s, Lightning Sprints and Open Sedans plus fireworks and a Demolition Derby.
Sprintcars Back for Easter Action
Wednesday March 28, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
It seems like forever since the last time Sprintcars were unleashed on Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway, with wet weather playing havoc on the season schedule. However, everything changes this Saturday night (March 31) when more than 40 V8 monsters are unleashed for round two of the Easter Triple Challenge. What better way could there be to spend Easter Saturday night than watching Queenslands best Sprintcar exponents locked in combat against the interstate invaders hell bent on taking the Triple Challenge trophy? That is a rhetorical question obviously, because nothing could be better than seeing local stars such as Luke Oldfield, Andrew Scheuerle, Lachlan McHugh, Mitchell Gee, Callum Walker, Peter Lack and 30 fellow Queenslanders taking on former national champion Robbie Farr and the likes of Michael Saller, Andrew Wright, Jackson Delamont and more at Queensland’s home of Sprintcar racing.

Having spent much of his season competing in Sydney and at Murray Bridge in South Australia, Farr will no doubt relish the tougher competition he will encounter north of the border over three consecutive nights. The Easter Triple Challenge kicks off in Toowoomba on Friday night (March 30) and concludes in Lismore on Sunday evening (April 1), with the Archerfield round not only attracting the biggest field, but also featuring the Queensland Compact Speedcar Championship, Wingless Sprints and Formula 500s in a massive open wheel program.

In addition to the sextet of local speedsters already identified as those whose season form thus far suggests they will be the pacesetters come Saturday night, there are plenty of others with the credentials to feature at the top end of the results, including Ben Hilder, Brent Kratzmann, Darren Jensen, Mick Sauer, Jayden Peacock, Cody Maroske and former Archerfield track champion Bryan Mann. Each driver will contest time trials and two rounds of heats to accumulate points towards qualification into the 40-lap feature race, which pays $4000 to the winner. The top 16 point scorers will qualify directly into the 40-lap feature event, while the drivers who qualify in positions 1 to 8 will contest the Pole Shootout over three rounds, from which the winner of the Gold Shootout will secure pole position in the big show. Those competitors who don’t qualify directly into the feature race will chase the remaining spots by contesting the B Main and/or C Main.

In what has been a standout season for the category thus far, Compact Speedcar competitors are chasing state championship glory on Saturday night in what promises to be a hotly contested event given the number of drivers who have emerged as feature race contenders every time they hit the track. Whilst Darren Vine will be absent after his heavy crash last weekend, category veterans Robbie Stewart and Wayne Corbett have earned the right to pre-event favouritism, however with Dave Collins, Trent Usher and Tim Farrell having all won feature races this season, they will be supremely confident of establishing a new pecking order within the Compact Speedcar ranks. Others who have impressed in recent weeks and should feature in any battle pack for a place on the podium include Glenn Wright, Emma Harris, Richard Treanor and Nick Gannon.

The Formula 500s turned on the action last weekend and are returning to again showcase their high velocity heroics. In the absence of Australian champ Liam Williams with interstate commitments, look for James Kennedy, Kristin Brown, Charlie Brown and Ryan McNamara, who stormed from 18th to fifth in the feature race last weekend, to become embroiled in some spirited competition to fill the void. Ryan Skennar, Nick Hodges and Kurt Wilson are also proven front runners in a category that brings the action every time they take to the Archerfield track.

The Wingless Sprint events are shaping as a Queensland versus New South Wales showdown with eight drivers making the trek from south of the border. Brant Chandler has been the standout at Archerfield this season and he will no doubt relish the extra competition, all the while trying to fend off the challenge that he will invariably face from the likes of Cody OConnell, Brad Keiler, Paul Robinson and the rest of his regular combatants.

Formula 500 Juniors are also on the program, which will feature more than 100 competitors. Gates open at 4.00pm and early racing gets underway from 5.00pm, with Sprintcar time trials scheduled for 5.30pm and the main program set to launch from 6.00pm.

Easter Sprintcar Triple Challenge round two nominations: Adam Butler, Andrew Corbet, Andrew Marks, Andrew Scheuerle, Andrew Wright, Anthony Lambert, Ben Hilder, Brad Ayers, Brendan Scorgie, Brendon Claridge, Brent Kratzmann, Brett Minett, Bryan Mann, Bryan Zelinski, Callum Walker, Cody Maroske, Dale Shilletto, Darren Jensen, David Whell, Dylan Menz, Jackson Delamont, Jason King, Jayden Peacock, Jessie Attard, Karl Hoffmans, Kris Jennings, Kristy Bonsey, Lachlan McHugh, Liam Atkinson, Luke Oldfield, Mark Pholi, Michael Saller, Mick Sauer, Mitch Gowland, Mitchell Gee, Nelson Reddacliff, Peter Lack, Phil Foster, Randy Morgan, Robbie Farr, Scott Genrich, Steve Greer, Steven Rowell, Stewart Craig, Tony Wynne

Queensland Compact Speedcar Championship nominations: Audie Malt, Bernie Clarke, Corey Stothard, Dave Collins, Dave Swan, Emma Harris, Glenn Prowse, Glenn Wright, Graeme Flynn, James Barton, Jayden OToole, Matt ONeill, Nick Gannon, Richard Treanor, Robbie Stewart, Tim Farrell, Trent Usher, Wayne Corbett

Formula 500 nominations: Adrian Farrell, Cameron Bertuch, Charlie Brown, Ethan Eyears, James Kennedy, Kristin Brown, Kurt Wilson, Nick Hodges, Richard Morgan, Royce Harvey, Ryan McNamara, Ryan Skennar, Tony Bailey, Vicki Canfield, Wayne Wallace

Wingless Sprint nominations: Ben Hull, Brad Keiler, Brant Chandler, Cody Boulding, Cody OConnell, David Eggins, David Ellis, Geoff Davey, Jacob Jolley, Josh Dreaver, Mason Cattell, Matthew Wright, Michael Butcher, Michael Reid, Mick Lampard, Paul Robinson, Ryan Harris, Sam West, Tim Harris

For event updates and information, visit the track website at www.brisbanespeedway.com.au or follow Archerfield Speedway on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Ware Wows in Midget Memorial
Sunday March 25, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
In a spectacular race that showcased Midget racing at its breathtaking best, Troy Ware emerged victorious in a torrid 20-lap feature race to win round seven of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (March 24) to secure his third consecutive Danny Davidson Memorial. After a terrific start, Scott Farmer found himself unable to ward off Ware’s advances and had to settle for second spot, with the battle for third equally hard fought and only decided in the charge out of the final corner when Callum Walker edged ahead of Rusty Whittaker to clinch the spot by the merest of margins.

In a series of bizarre mishaps so crazy that even the most vivid imagination could not have possibly envisaged the course of events that resulted in Chris Corbett recovering from a rear-of-field penalty to somehow find himself the winner of the Dirt Modified feature race. Banished to the back after collecting Sam Bruggy in turn two on lap 10, Corbett charged back to the front and took full advantage of the misfortunes that unfolded around him to assume the lead with three laps remaining. In his best ever result, Graeme Holland finished in second spot, with Dale Corbett third ahead of Trevor Wiley and Mark Griffith.

On a night that featured great fields and produced some fantastic racing, other feature race winners were Liam Williams (Formula 500s), Tim Farrell (Compact Speedcars), Nathan Durston (AMCA Nationals), Wayne Kirkman (Open Sedans) and Matthew Hannigan (Ford vs Holden vs Sigma).

A few late entries boosted the field for the Danny Davidson Memorial, with 17 cars hitting the track. Stopping the clock at 13.771 in time trials, Ware was the only driver to dive under 14 seconds, leaving Whitaker (14.004) next best ahead of Mark George (14.229), Walker (14.313) and Farmer (14.373).

Usurping Nathan Mathers from the lead on lap five, George went on to take out the opening heat race, finishing ahead of Ware and Lance Towns as Mathers faded to fourth.

Brad Harrison had skipped clear of the field in heat two before riding out a roll through turn one on lap four to end his race and elevate Tim Farrell into the lead. Farrell held firm to win despite the best efforts of Darren Vine through the final laps, with Whittaker third home.

Once he disposed of early leader Cal Whatmore, Vine cleared away to win heat three by more than four seconds. Despite the fact that three drivers behind him recorded quicker lap times, Whatmore refused to concede another position and clung to second spot ahead of Reid Mackay.

After struggling in his opening heat, Farmer bounced back to score maximum points in the final preliminary, leading Ware and Towns to the chequer to set the scene for the feature race battle to come.

With Vine unable to take his place in the field after riding out a heavy wreck in the Compact Speedcar feature race, Farmer found himself starting fourth in the main event alongside Whittaker, with Ware and George sharing the front row. At the green, Ware and George were slow to go and Farmer rounded them up to assume the lead in what would, quite remarkably, be his fastest lap of the race. A restart came on lap four when Harrison spun in turn four, a feat he would repeat three laps later that would leave him watching from the infield. An aggressive move from Ware exiting turn two on lap eight took him to the lead, however Farmer had no intention of simply settling for second and the two become embroiled in a fantastic fight. Farmer went back to the front on lap 10, only for Ware to regain the ascendancy again on the next circulation. Despite Farmer’s best efforts from this point, Ware was not to be denied a third Danny Davidson Memorial trophy. Having started sixth, Walker had climbed to third by lap five before dropping a spot to Whittaker on lap 10. Despite moving back to third on lap 17, Walker found himself in fourth again at the start of the final lap, only for Whittaker to falter in the shadow of the chequer. In his best drive since stepping into Midgets, Mitchell Rooke finished fifth ahead of Reid Mackay, George and Brock Dean, with Glenn Wright and Brad Young rounding out the top ten.

Dirt Modified action got underway with Chris Corbett taking out the opening heat ahead of Australian champ Kevin Britten and Terry Leerentveld, with Zac McDonald outpacing Ray Klarich and Sam Bruggy to win heat two.

In his first hometown appearance for the season, David Clark proved too swift in heat two, leading home Bruggy and Klarich before Kevin Britten blitzed the field in the final heat, finishing in advance of Kevin Stow and Anthony Ashen.

The feature race was running as expected in the early stages with Britten leading Clark as two podium contenders in Klarich and McDonald made an early exit on lap four. Lap six produced a moment that ultimately had a hugely significant bearing on the outcome, with Britten and Clark making contact through turn two. With Clark seemingly redressing and allowing Britten to resume in front, both drivers continued without dropping a spot although neither would make it to the finish. Britten exited on lap 13 and handed the lead to Clark, who would also head infield on lap 19, soon after losing the lead to Bruggy, who had seemingly emerged unscathed from clash with Corbett. However, just a lap into his stint at the front, Bruggy whacked the back straight wall with sufficient force to end his night. Having stormed back into contention, Chris Corbett now found himself at the top of the order and on target for the most unlikely of wins. Despite a flat left rear tyre, Corbett finished more than two seconds clear of Holland, who enjoyed a similar margin over Dale Corbett, with Wiley, Griffith, Ash Hall and Marcus McKenzie the only other finishers.

Liam Williams was again unstoppable in the Formula 500 feature race, leading every lap to win round nine of the KRE Race Engines Championship Series. The only driver inside the top four who didn’t win a heat, Williams was fastest when it mattered most, leading home James Kennedy, Tristan Johnson, Charlie Brown and Ryan McNamara, who slipped into the top five with a last-lap pass on Tomas Partington. Next best was Ryan Skennar, with Cameron Bertuch, Bryn Upshall and Tony Bailey rounding out the top ten. The race was marred by two spectacular crashes, the first from Kristin Brown who, having made progress from a rearward staring position after a heat race mishap, found herself squeezed for room t before climbing the wall and rolling. Five laps later, Royce Harvey rode out a heavy series of somersaults along the main straight from which he thankfully emerged unscathed.

Kennedy won the opening heat from Charlie Brown, who was subsequently penalised four spots for an alleged starting infringement, elevating Williams to second in advance of Skennar.

Heat two saw Johnson prevail after chasing chase down Kristin Brown, with Nick Hodges third.

Skennar downed Williams and Victorian visitor Jarrod Bamfield in heat three before Charlie Brown bounced back to win the final preliminary over Johnson and Kennedy.

Round nine of the Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship resulted in an emphatic win for Nathan Durston in the feature race. Surprisingly, given the level of competition in the class this season, once Durston shot to the front on the opening lap there were no changes within the top three for the duration of the 20-lapper. Pole qualifier Thomas Vickery finishing in second spot ahead of Steve Price, with Steve Potts and Tim Gamble moving ahead of Declan Brownsey to fill the top five. Behind Brownsey came Michael Mason, Jason Molle, Mark Chiplin, Dallas Czerwinski and the rest in a race that saw all 17 starters still running at the fall of the chequer.

The night started with a typically close contest that saw Gamble edge out Price and Vickery, with less than a second separating the trio. Mason won heat two, Potts prevailed in heat three and then a win by Vickery in the final heat was enough to secure pole position for the feature.

Just a week out from their Queensland Championship, the tension was palpable in the Compact Speedcar ranks, with action aplenty from the big field, including a wild ride from Darren Vine that ended his feature race challenge after just two laps. It was Tim Farrell who triumphed in the main event, withstanding the valiant effort of a fast-finishing Wayne Corbett, who surged from deep in the field. Glenn Wright finished third in advance of Steve Swingler and Dave Collins, while Emma Harris was desperately unlucky to finish as low as sixth after running inside the top three for so much of the race. Mark Maczek, James Barton and Richard Rooke were the only others to go the distance. Graeme Flynn was running inside the top five before clobbering the concrete and grinding to a halt in turn one, triggering the final restart from which Corbett launched his late surge.

Old foes Vine and Swingler renewed their rivalry in the opening heat, finishing first and second respectively ahead of Flynn. Heat two saw Wright score a hard-fought win over Barton and Farrell before Vine returned to win again in heat three, this time ahead of Farrell and Wright.

The final heat went to Flynn over Barton and Collins, but not before Richard Treanor made his mark with a wild moment in turn four that saw him running the highest line possible - along the top of the safety wall - before bouncing back to the track.

Open Sedans ran a combined feature that resulted in a win for Wayne Kirkman from Allan Pearson and a trio of B Division runners in Ben Robertson, Scott Taylor and Michael Taylor.

Victory spoils in the Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans went the way of Matthew Hannigan, who finished more than seven seconds clear of Dave Tookey and third-placed Robert Kynaston.

Racing continues next Saturday night (March 31) at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway with another huge show featuring round two of the Easter Sprintcar Triple Challenge and the Queensland Compact Speedcar Championship, plus Wingless Sprints and Formula 500s.
Australian Champions in Action at Archerfield
Wednesday March 21, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
With Sprintcars dominating the speedway landscape, it is easy to overlook those competitors whose performances in other categories rank them amongst the very best the sport has to offer, and this Saturday night (March 24) will see two such competitors in action at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway when Kevin Britten and Liam Williams hit the track. Despite a vastly reduced racing schedule this season, Britten journeyed to Heartland Raceway in Moama two weekends ago and spanked a very strong field to retain his Australian Dirt Modified Championship crown. Like Britten, Formula 500 ace Liam Williams is a three-time and current national champion who has been a class above his rivals with a consistency that is as impressive to witness as it is dispiriting to those trying to find a way to beat him.

On another typically jam-packed Archerfield show, Dirt Modifieds headline the program, with round seven of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship and round nine of the KRE Formula 500 Championship Series also featuring. With another big field of Compact Speedcars, plus Open Sedans and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans, Brisbane fans will again be treated to a feast of dirt track action featuring 100 competitors.

The benchmark performer in Dirt Modified competition for several seasons, Brittens hard charging style is as spectacular as it is effective and this weekend will see another 19 drivers take on the three-time national champ, all of whom are acutely aware that beating Britten is the biggest hurdle they face in securing a place on the feature race podium. A peruse of the Dirt Modified nominations suggests category stalwart Ray Klarich looms as Britten’s biggest threat this weekend. Nobody is more passionate about Dirt Modified racing than Klarich and, having achieved a stunning win in the Paul Britten Memorial 44 earlier in the season, the veteran racer should be confident of a repeat performance. Although he is making his first Archerfield appearance for the season, former national champ David Clark has won plenty of races here and, having finished third behind Britten at Moama, he is a very serious contender. Sam Bruggy is another with good form on the board, having finished on top at Lismore last weekend, while Modlite standout Terry Leerentveld is also likely to be in the mix at the front of the field.

It is somewhat incongruous that, for Williams, his achievements dont draw the recognition they deserve because he has been all but unbeatable in Formula 500 feature race competition at Archerfield and elsewhere this season, adding the New South Wales Championship to his already considerable list of achievements. As such, it is going to require something special from one, or more, of his rivals if we are going to see an upset unfold on Saturday night. There is no doubt that Archerfield has the strongest Formula 500 fields in the country, a fact that only serves to highlight just how good Williams has been this season. Kristin Brown, Ryan McNamara, Charlie Brown and James Kennedy can match it with the best anywhere and they will again pose the biggest threat to Williams, although Nick Hodges, Mitchell Whittaker, Tristan Johnson and Tomas Partington will also be in the thick of the action, with Victoria’s Jarrod Bamfield a potential spoiler.

Given that several events have been lost to rain this season, plus the fact that the event doubles as the Danny Davidson Memorial, an event held to honour one of Queenslands best and most popular Midget competitors, the field for round seven of the Polar Ice Track Championship is perhaps below what might have been expected with 14 drivers nominated. With such a long break in competition at Archerfield due to inclement weather, the one driver who has every reason to be confident heading into Saturday nights competition is Reid Mackay who, just last weekend, clinched his maiden feature race win when he outgunned an international field to win the time-honoured Australian Midget Grand Prix at Gunnedah Speedway. Mackays toughest competition this Saturday is expected to come courtesy of current track championship leader Scott Farmer, defending series champion Rusty Whittaker and the likes of Darren Vine, Brock Dean, Troy Ware and Sprintcar regular Callum Walker, who made a stunning Midget debut here earlier in the season.

The Compact Speedcar brigade have excelled again in gathering a stout 22-car field for their events in a continuation of what has been a stellar season thus far. The list of potential feature winners is extensive and includes national champ Darren Vine, who is in for a busy night doing double duty. Robbie Stewart, Wayne Corbett, Steve Swingler and Mark Maczek bring a wealth of experience and success into the battle, while Trent Usher, Tim Farrell, Riki Harrison, Glenn Wright and Richard Treanor have joined the likes of Emma Harris, Dave Collins, Nick Gannon and Matt ONeill as potential race winners each week, elevating the quality of the racing to new heights.

AMCA Nationals have also secured more than 20 nominations for the latest round of their Shock Absorber Therapy Track Championship that has already produced plenty of intense competition so far this season between the likes of Steve Potts, Nathan Durston, Matt Hardy, Steve Price and Michael Mason. With a few interstate visitors in the mix this weekend, another close night of AMCA action seems assured.

Gates open at 4.00pm and there is plenty for tin top fans as well, with Open Sedans and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma on the program. Early racing gets underway from 5.00pm, with Midget time trials scheduled for 5.30pm and the main program to kick off at 6.00pm.

Dirt Modified nominations: Andrew Firth, Anthony Ashen, Ashley Hall, Chris Corbett, Dale Corbett, David Clark, Geoff Rose, Josh Rose, Kevin Britten, Kevin Stow, Mark Connolly, Mark Griffith, Nick Knott, Ray Klarich, Russell Knight, Russell Ward, Sam Bruggy, Terry Leerentveld, Trevor Wiley, Zac McDonald

Polar Ice Midget Track Championship round seven nominations: Brad Dawson, Brad Young, Brock Dean, Cal Whatmore, Callum Walker, Darren Vine, Mark George, Mitchell Rooke, Nathan Mathers, Reid Mackay, Rusty Whittaker, Scott Farmer, Tim Farrell, Troy Ware

KRE Formula 500 Championship Series round nine nominations: Adrian Farrell, Brady Argles, Bryn Upshall, Cameron Bertuch, Charlie Brown, Ethan Eyears, James Kennedy, Jarrod Bamfield, Kristin Brown, Liam Williams, Mitchell Whittaker, Nick Hodges, Richard Morgan, Royce Harvey, Ryan Mcnamara, Tomas Partington, Tony Bailey, Tristan Johnson, Wayne Wallace

Compact Speedcar nominations: Cory Stothard, Darren Vine, Dave Collins, Emma Harris, Glenn Prowse, Glenn Wright, Graeme Flynn, James Barton, Jayden Mathers, Jayden OToole, Mark Maczek, Matt Jurczak, Matt ONeill, Nick Gannon, Richard Rooke, Richard Treanor, Riki Harrison, Robbie Stewart, Steve Swingler, Tim Farrell, Trent Usher, Wayne Corbett

AMCA Nationals nominations: Anthony Joyce, Cody Simmons, Dallas Czerwinski, Damien Groer, Darren Miller, Declan Brownsey, Hans Van Der Rykon, Mark Chiplin, Matt Hardy, Matthew Herne, Michael Denning, Michael Mason, Nathan Durston, Ricky Sendall, Russ Hardy, Scott Hitchcock, Steve Potts, Steve Price, Terry Ward, Thomas Vickery, Tim Gamble

Open Sedan nominations: Ben Finch, Ben Robertson, Ben Taylor, Haiden Grantz, Merv Price, Michael Cheeseman, Rachel Hawkins, Scott Taylor, Tristan Price, Alan Pearson, Daniel Taylor, Keith Craft, Michael Taylor, Wayne Kirkman

Ford vs Holden vs Sigma nominations: David Tookey, Matthew Hannigan, Michael Laver, Peter Bayliss, Robert Kynaston, Ronnie Young, Troy Price, Wade Turner

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A Feast of Open Wheel Action for Archerfield
Wednesday March 7, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
Following his emphatic performance last weekend, Andrew Scheuerle will be looking for a repeat performance this Saturday night (March 10) in round twelve of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway. However, with defending champ Luke Oldfield back in action after missing the previous round and Gold Coast youngster Lachlan McHugh making his return from a stellar debut season of World Series competition, Scheuerle will need to draw on his vast wealth of experience if he is to achieve back-to-back feature race successes. In addition to the Sprintcar action, Midgets will contest round seven of their Polar Ice Track Championship, with Development Sprintcars, Compact Speedcars, Lightning Sprints and Formula 500s completing an all open wheel program.

With last Saturdays event having been rescheduled from the previous weekend as a result of inclement weather, Oldfield was one of several drivers with prior commitments who were unable to attend, throwing the championship wide open. Knowing they needed the best possible results to take maximum advantage of Oldfield’s absence, Scheuerle and Mitchell Gee did exactly that, finishing first and third respectively in the feature race, split only by a terrific last-corner pass from Jayden Peacock. Given the fact that Oldfield won the championship last season despite missing a round, his absence last weekend is certainly no death knell for his title defence and sets the scene for a titanic tussle between the championship combatants over the remaining rounds.

Fresh from a rookie World Series campaign that included a string of outstanding results against the very best in the business on tracks across the country, many of which he had never raced before, McHugh’s return only adds further spice to proceedings. Bringing the wealth of experience gathered on his WSS sojourn to his home track, McHugh looms as a potential spoiler and, with Callum Walker also back after missing last week, this event is shaping to be one of the most fiercely contested rounds of the season. Whilst OIdfield, Scheuerle, Gee and Walker have been the standouts over the course of the season thus far, last weekend saw Bryan Mann serve notice of his intentions to be a contender each time he appears, emerging as top qualifier after the heats before fading to finish eighth in the feature race. Ben Hilder was excellent again last week and must be closing in on a podium result, while the likes of Peacock, Brent Kratzmann, Allan Woods, Mick Sauer and Peter Lack, who only needs a run of luck to turn his fortunes around, will also be in the thick of the action.

In Development Sprintcar action, Jason King will be looking to back up his maiden win last Saturday night with further success, with Kris Jennings and Peter Campbell likely to be his biggest threats.

A look at the entry list for round seven of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship serves as testament to the emergence of new drivers in the category, a much needed boost for the ranks in light of the fact that several series regulars have, for whatever reason, opted to sit out this round. However, Darren Vine and Scott Farmer will be continuing their championship battle, with the latter making his first home track appearance since his stunning run into fifth place in the Australian Championship, a result he replicated last weekend in the Super Series event at Lismore. Given his history of success in big events both here and interstate, Brendan Palmer looms as a serious threat despite his lack of racing of late, while Mark George and Michael Harders are both Queensland Championship winners.

As they have done all season, Compact Speedcars have produced a very strong line-up, with myriad potential feature race winners in the field every week. Australian champ Darren Vine will be doing double duty on the night and faces the toughest field he has encountered in several seasons. In addition to category veterans such as Vine and Wayne Corbett, the likes of Dave Collins, Trent Usher, Richard Treanor, Tim Farrell and Riki Harrison are proven race winners, while Emma Harris, Glenn Wright, Matt ONeill and Nick Gannon are also regular front runners in the 19-car field.

Australian champion Kurt Wilson and Queensland titleholder Keith Blatch will face off in the Lightning Sprint events, with Aaron Kelly perhaps the most likely to spring an upset given his podium result behind Blatch in the state championship final at Archerfield earlier in the season. A dozen drivers have nominated, with Sprintcar racer Brett Minett an interesting addition to the field.

With their previous show having been washed out, Formula 500s have been added to the program and whilst the line-up is understandably a little smaller than usual, trying to predict a feature winner is impossible given that Kristin Brown, Ryan Skennar, James Kennedy, Charlie Brown, Nick Hodges, Ryan McNamara and Kurt Wilson, who is another doing double duty on the night, are all proven race winners.

The Formula 500 Juniors will also be in action, with early racing getting underway from 4.30pm. Sprintcar time trials commence at 5.30pm and the main program, which also includes the fun of the annual kids pushbike races, kicks off 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round 12 nominations: Adam Butler, Allan Woods, Andrew Corbet, Andrew Marks, Andrew Scheuerle, Anthony Lambert, Ben Hilder, Brad Ayers, Brent Kratzmann, Brock Dean, Bryan Mann, Callum Walker, Cody Maroske, Dan Murray, David Whell, Karl Hoffmans, Kristy Bonsey, Lachlan McHugh, Luke Oldfield, Mark Pholi, Mick Sauer, Mitch Gowland, Mitchell Gee, Nelson Reddacliff, Peter Lack, Randy Morgan, Scott Genrich, Steve Greer, Stewart Craig

Development Sprintcar nominations: Andrew Baumber, Jason King, Kris Jennings, Libby Ellis, Nathan Black, Peter Campbell

Polar Ice Midget Track Championship round seven nominations: Audie Malt, Brad Dawson, Brad Young, Brad Harrison, Brendan Palmer, Cal Whatmore, Dallas Sharp, Darren Vine, Justin Paull, Mark George, Michael Harders, Mitchell Rooke, Nathan Mathers, Reid Mackay, Scott Farmer, Tim Farrell

Compact Speedcar nominations: Corey Stothard, Darren Vine, Dave Collins, Dave Swan, Emma Harris, Glenn Prowse, Glenn Wright, Graeme Flynn, James Barton, Jayden O’Toole, Matt Jurczak, Matt ONeill, Nick Gannon, Richard Rooke, Richard Treanor, Riki Harrison, Tim Farrell, Trent Usher, Wayne Corbett

Lightning Sprint nominations: Aaron Kelly, Andrew Sparks, Brett Minett, Darren Baldwin, Jason Raem Jayden Mathers, Jeremy Beer, Jeremy Hassall, Jim Kennedy, Keith Blatch, Kurt Wilson, Michael Gollagher

Formula 500 nominations: Brady Argles, Cameron Bertuch, Charlie Brown, James Kennedy, Kristin Brown, Kurt Wilson, Marshall Lewis, Mitchell Whittaker, Nick Hodges, Royce Harvey, Ryan McNamara, Ryan Skennar

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Scheuerle Shines and Hancey Clinches Modlite Crown
Sunday March 4, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
In the absence of series leader Luke Oldfield, round eleven of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (March 3) went almost exactly as might have been expected given what was at stake. Sitting second and third respectively in the championship heading into the round, Andrew Scheuerle and Mitchell Gee gleefully gathered a gaggle of points to give their championship aspirations an almighty boost. In the 30-lap feature race, Scheuerle streaked away to win with Gee sitting second for much of the race, only to falter on the final turn when an audacious pass from Jayden Peacock pushed Gee back to third.

In the Australian Modlite Championship feature race, Klinton Hancey was in a class of his own and romped home to score an emphatic win over two-time champion Terry Leerentveld and young gun Kyle Honour, who clinched third despite running with a flat rear tyre for much of the race. Steve Collins finished fourth ahead of Sean Rose and Will Butler.

The rescheduling of the event following a rain cancellation a week earlier meant a slightly smaller field than usual, with 26 cars taking to the track for Sprintcar qualifying and it was Bryan Mann who topped the time sheets, stopping the clock at 11.545. Peter Lack (11.585), Scheuerle (11.676), Gee (11.680) and Ben Hilder (11.778) were next quickest, with Titman, Woods, Peacock, Anthony Lambert and Brent Kratzmann rounding out the top ten.

The biggest incident of the night played out in the opening heat when Nelson Reddacliff, who had got a great start to round up Mitch Gowland and secure second, took a wild ride through turn three after contact with race leader Dan Murray, putting both cars out of action. From the resumption, Mick Sauer sailed away to win from Woods and Mann.

Having endured an extended run of outs in recent rounds, a relieved Andrew Marks kept Peacock at bay to win heat two, with Dave Whell third as both Lack and Brad Ayers struck trouble and failed to finish.

A confidence-boosting drive in heat three saw Kristy Bonsey dominate from the front, clocking the fastest lap of the race on her way to downing Scott Genrich and Andrew Corbet.

Cody Maroske took out heat four from Hilder and Titman, with Murray bouncing back to win heat five over Bonsey and Sauer.

Mitch Gowland set a cracking pace in the opening laps of heat six, clocking the quickest lap of the race by a considerable margin but was unable to maintain the pace and succumbed to an outside swoop from Kratzmann with two laps to run. Karl Hoffmans clinched third, with Lack recovering from his earlier setback to finish fourth.

It was who Mann emerged as top qualifier, only to draw a position seven start for the Dash that would see Peacock and Hilder share the front row. Starting third, Scheurele stormed to the front and secured pole position for the feature race, leading home Peacock, Gee, Kratzmann, Hilder, Mann, Woods and Titman.

Former Lightning Sprint standout Scott Genrich led every lap to win the B Main, which was a somewhat subdued affair given what was at stake. Andrew Corbet finished second ahead of Brodie Tulloch and Stewart Craig, with Andrew Marks securing the final transfer into the main event.

In the feature race, Scheuerle shot to the front at the drop of the green and subsequently controlled every circulation. With Gee slotting into second spot at the end of the opening lap, the margin between the pair fluctuated as traffic came into play and, whilst Gee looked like he might make a lunge on more than one occasion, he never really got close enough. The two leaders survived a scare on lap 12 when they somehow avoided a spun Darren Jensen in turn four and, as was the case on lap 23 when Lack looped in turn four, the restart provided clear track and allowed Scheuerle to skip clear. A final stoppage came courtesy of Stewart Craig when he flipped out with just two laps remaining to become the only non-finisher from the 19 starters. Whilst Scheuerle maintained control from the restart to take the chequer, Gee found himself under pressure for the first time as Peacock stormed home to snatch the runner-up spot. Kratzmann finished fourth ahead of Woods, Titman, Hilder and Mann, who ran fifth for much of the race. Sauer, Maroske, Corbet and Tulloch were next in line, with Jensen, a luckless Lack, Whell, Bonsey, Genrich and Marks completing the field.

Heading into the night as a short-priced favourite given his domination of the category this season, Hancey had no answer to Scott Lehfeldt in the opening heat of the Australian Modlite Championship and had to settle for second ahead of Sam Gollschewsky.

Heat two saw Steve Collins down Leerentveld and Kurt Grambower, with Will Butler winning heat three in advance of defending champ Aaron Prosser and Chris Were.

Honour headed Hancey and Lehfeldt to take heat four, Leeretveld led Rose and Neil Gregson to the line in heat five and then Robert Hardy kept both Butler, a former Queensland champion, and Prosser at bay to score a success in heat six.

Lehfeldt planted himself at the top of the table when he won again in heat seven, this time ahead of Prosser and Gregson, only to incur a penalty for failing to report to the scales that would ultimately see him start well down the order.

In a literal preview of what was to come in the main event, Hancey triumphed in the final heat ahead of Leerentveld and Honour before following up in the Pole Shootout to secure the prime position for the championship finale.

From the drop of the green, Hancey controlled the race and never looked likely to lose. Honour started alongside Hancey on the front row and occupied second spot through the first half of the race until a flat left rear tyre slowed his progress and allowed both Leerentveld and Butler to move ahead. Rose removed himself from contention when he spun in turn four on lap four, while Prosser’s championship defence ended just a lap later when he whacked the main straight wall while inside the top five. The restarts were of little consequence to Hancey, who cleared away again after each interruption. Just when the positions seemed settled, Butler threw away third with a spin in turn four with just one lap remaining, handing the spot back to Honour. Collins claimed fourth in front of Rose, with Butler salvaging sixth. In a race that saw only half of the 18 starters survive the 25 laps, Jac Carnall, Were and Sean Egan were the remaining finishers.

Development Sprintcar heat wins were shared between Andrew Baumber and Kris Jennings and it was the latter who looked on track to take the final, which doubles as the Sprintcar C Main, when he chased down Jason King, only to spin in turn four a lap later. King made the most of the opportunity to take the race from Peter Campbell, Tim Ford, Jennings and Baumber.

Brant Chandler blitzed the field in the Ian Boettcher Race Parts Wingless Sprint feature race, finishing more than 3.5 seconds clear of Josh Dreaver after 15 laps of racing. Cody OConnell claimed third from Geoff Davey, with Brad Keiler completing the first five. Heat wins were shared between Chandler, Dreaver and Davey.

It was business as usual in the Open Sedan B Track Championship feature race with Ben Robertson winning both heats before romping home in the feature to take the trophy. Ben Taylor finished second ahead of Mark Lowe, Robert Gorman and Hayden Grantz.

An identical scenario played out in Open Sedans A with Allan Pearson winning both heats and leading throughout the feature. Wayne Kirkman advanced from the back of the pack to secure second spot ahead of Keith Craft, with Mark Maher and Bob Ware the best of the rest.

In what is usually one of the most sough-after races on their schedule, a very small field fronted for the Ford vs Holden vs Sigma Track Championship and, with only three cars going the distance in the feature, Jason Walsh prevailed over Troy Price and Dave Tookey.

Sprintcar action continues at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway next Saturday night (March 10) with round 12 of the East Coast Logistics Track Championship, along with a round of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship plus Formula 500s, Modlites, Lightning Sprints, Formula 500 Juniors and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans.
Australian Title and Sprintcars at Archerfield This Weekend
Wednesday February 28, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
In a program that will now also feature round eleven of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship that was postponed from last weekend due to inclement weather, the Australian Modlite Championship will be decided at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway this Saturday night (March 3). Wingless Sprints will also feature, along with the Sprintcar Development series and track championship events for Open Sedans. Originally set to be decided at Tamworth in New South Wales in January but cancelled with only a few days notice, the Australian Modlite Championship found a new home at Archerfield and, as a result, 24 cars from Queensland and interstate will do battle to secure the #1 status for the next 12 months. In Sprintcar action, nearly 40 cars will hit the track in an effort to take full advantage of the absence of championship leader Luke Oldfield, who is unable to make the rescheduled event.

With Oldfield absent, his nearest rivals in Andrew Scheurele and Mitchell Gee will be set to pounce and take over the series lead. The pair shared the podium with Oldfield at the last round and they currently sit second and third overall in the championship standings but, given the fact that Oldfield won the championship last season despite missing a round, they will need to take maximum advantage of this opportunity and lead the field home. At the moment, Scheuerle sits 33 points behind Oldfield with Gee another 38 back in third spot but just 8 ahead of Ben Hilder. Completing the top ten in the series standings at the moment are Peter Lack, Callum Walker, Brent Kratzmann, Mark Pholi, David Whell and Brad Ayers, all of whom are amongst the nominations this week.

Round four winner Allan Woods, former track champion and Australian Open winner Bryan Mann and the likes of Darren Jensen and Mick Sauer are proven spoilers who, if they produce their best form, could disrupt the championship ambitions of those currently sitting at the top of the standings, while Nelson Reddacliff, Andrew Marks and Mitch Gowland sit poised and ready to reap the reward if any of those sitting inside the top ten should falter.

The biggest field yet will contest the Sprintcar Development Series, with former Lightning Sprint racer Peter Campbell looking to continue his domination. Whilst another win might be the catalyst to see Campbell join Kris Jennings in making the step up into the East Coast Logistics series, this might be his toughest challenge yet as he faces off against the likes of Jason King, Brendan Claridge and Liam Atkinson.

Since clinching the Australian Modlite Championship in Whyalla (SA) last season, Aaron Prosser has really struggled to reproduce his title winning form at home and will need to bring his best if he is to defend his crown against the likes of former champion Terry Leerentveld and the current Queensland and New South Wales champion Klinton Hancey. As the standout performer so far this season, Hancey has accumulated numerous feature race wins at Archerfield and elsewhere, usurping Leerentveld as the standard-bearer for the category and, as a result, he heads into this weekend’s event as a firm favourite. However, the vagaries of racing dictate that anything is possible and with the Modlite ranks now more competitive than ever, Prosser, Leerentveld and Hancey will encounter plenty of resistance in their pursuit of more championship success. The likes of Sean Rose, Kyle Honour, Scott Lehfeldt, Neil Gregson, Sam Gollschewsky and former Queensland champ Will Butler are amongst those capable of racing their way to the front to clinch the most prestigious event of the season.

A 14-car field will contest round nine of the Ian Boettcher Race Parts Wingless Sprints Club Championship with the winners of the previous two rounds in Brant Chandler and Cody OConnell facing off again. It is OConnell who currently leads the championship chase ahead of Chandler and Paul Robinson, who has finished runner-up in the last two rounds and will be desperate to upstage his rivals this weekend. Brian Dixon, Brad Keiler and Josh Dreaver occupy fourth through sixth in series points and are faced with the daunting prospect of outpacing the lead trio if they are to make any progress in the championship standings.

Open Sedans complete another packed program of speedway action, which gets underway with early racing from 4.30pm. Sprintcars will hit the track for time trials from 5.30pm and the main program featuring the Australian Modlite Championship will kick off at 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round eleven nominations: Allan Woods, Andrew Corbet, Andrew Marks, Andrew Scheuerle, Anthony Lambert, Ben Hilder, Brad Ayers, Brent Kratzmann, Brodie Tulloch, Bryan Mann, Callum Walker, Cody Maroske, Dan Murray, Darren Jensen, David Whell, Jayden Peacock, Karl Hoffmans, Kevin Titman, Kris Jennings, Kristy Bonsey, Mark Pholi, Mick Sauer, Mitch Gowland, Mitchell Gee, Nelson Reddacliff, Peter Lack, Randy Morgan, Scott Genrich, Steve Greer, Stewart Craig

Australian Modlite Championship nominations: Aaron Prosser, Adam Walker, Brendon Tucker, Chris Were, Dan Lewis, Dylan Hunter, Jac Carnell, Jared Stephenson, Klinton Hancey, Kurt Grambower, Kyle Honour, Luke Whitehill, Nathan Politch, Neil Gregson, Robert Hardy, Sam Gollschewsky, Scott Lehfeldt, Sean Egan, Sean Rose, Steve Collins, Terry Leerentveld, Tim Jackson, Tim Luscombe, Will Butler

Sprintcar Development Series nominations: Aleesha Woods, Andrew Baumber, Brendan Claridge, David Kenway, Jason King, Liam Atkinson, Libby Ellis, Peter Campbell, Tim Ford

Ian Boettcher Race Parts Wingless Sprints Club Championship round nine nominations: Barry Harrison, Brad Keiler, Brant Chandler, Brendan Webber, Brian Dixon, Cody OConnell, David Ellis, Geoff Davey, Josh Dreaver, Paul Robinson, Paul Taylor, Ryan Harris, Sam West, Tim Harris

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February 24 Cancelled - Sprintcars moved to March 3 Event
Saturday February 24, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
As the rain continues to bucket down at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway and with the forecast of no relief in sight overnight or tomorrow - coupled with the back pits starting to now go under water, unfortunately we have no choice but to cancel tomorrow night's event.
The Sprintcars have now been added to our March 3 event along with the Mod Lite Australian Championship, Wingless Sprints, Open Sedans and Ford v Holden v Sigmas.
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Open Wheel Extravaganza for Archerfield
Wednesday February 21, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
Race fans will be served a feast of speedway action this Saturday night (February 24) at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway, with more than 100 competitors to hit the track in a huge open wheel program that includes round eleven of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship, round six of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship and round eight of the KRE Formula 500 Championship Series. Also on the card is another big field of Compact Speedcars, along with Formula 500 Juniors, Microsprints and the Sprintcar Development Series.

The fact that Luke Oldfield, Andrew Scheurele and Mitchell Gee shared the podium at the last round of the of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship probably comes as no surprise given they have been the three standout performers throughout the season thus far and currently occupy the top three spots in the championship standings. The challenge now lies with the other 27 drivers in the field in finding a way to upstage the trio and stake their claim as a serious contender for Queenslands most prestigious Sprintcar series. Drivers such as Allan Woods, Callum Walker, Peter Lack and Brent Kratzmann have enjoyed moments in the spotlight with wins and/or top-three feature race results at selected rounds, but none have been able to summon such results with the consistency needed to stake a claim for series honours.

At the moment, Oldfield possesses a 33-point lead over Scheuerle, with Gee sitting 38 points adrift in third spot and just 8 points clear of quiet achiever Ben Hilder, who has been a model of consistency each week. Lack, Walker and Kratzmann are next in line ahead of Mark Pholi, who rode out a wicked wreck at the previous round and whose first priority will no doubt be getting through the night unscathed. David Whell and Brad Ayers round out the top ten at the moment but, with Ayers not amongst the entries this week, Nelson Reddacliff can climb into the top ten in what would be a worthy reward for his tenacity. Potential spoilers amongst the nominations include former track champion Bryan Mann and Californian Geoff Ensign, who finished seventh at the previous round on a night interrupted by inclement weather but will no doubt be confident of better result with more laps on the Archerfield track.

The mighty Midgets have gathered one of their best fields of the season for the recommencement of the Polar Ice Championship with 20 drivers nominated, including series leader Scott Farmer. Despite his relative lack of experience, Farmer has enjoyed a fabulous season thus far and heads into the weekend as a firm favourite following his top-five finish in the Australian Championship just two weekends ago. No doubt Darren Vine disagrees with such an assessment and he will be out to make amends for the points he surrendered in the previous round when an engine problem forced his withdrawal from the feature event. Having hardly fired a shot so far this season, defending series champion Rusty Whittaker is looking to salvage some credibility in his championship defence, while Brock Dean, Mark George, Reid Mackay and Brendan Palmer, who is making only his second appearance for the season, should also feature in the thick of the action.

With KRE Championship points on offer, Formula 500 drivers have plenty to race for over and above their mission to defeat Australian champion Liam Williams, who has been totally dominant all season at Archerfield and elsewhere. There is plenty of talent in the field though with Kristin Brown, Ryan Skennar, Charlie Brown, James Kennedy, Australian Lightning Sprint champion Kurt Wilson and a couple of talented young guns in Nick Hodges and Ryan McNamara amongst the 19 entries.

Doing double duty on the night to make what will be only his second appearance in Compact Speedcar competition this season, national champ Darren Vine will face off against long-time rival Wayne Corbett and another 20 challengers, including category newcomers such as Riki Harrison, Richard Treanor and Tim Farrell, all of whom who proven more than a match for their more experienced rivals on numerous occasions already this season.

With Formula 500 Juniors and Microsprints also on the huge program, early racing gets underway from 5.00pm. Sprintcar time trials are scheduled for 5.30pm and the main program will kick off at 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round eleven nominations: Allan Woods, Andrew Corbet, Andrew Marks, Andrew Scheuerle, Anthony Lambert, Ben Hilder, Brent Kratzmann, Bryan Mann, Callum Walker, Cody Maroske, Dan Murray, Darren Jensen, David Whell, Geoff Ensign, Jayden Peacock, Karl Hoffmans, Kris Jennings, Kristy Bonsey, Luke Oldfield, Mark Pholi, Mick Sauer, Mitch Gowland, Mitchell Gee, Nelson Reddacliff, Peter Lack, Randy Morgan, Scott Genrich, Steve Greer, Stewart Craig, Tony Wynne

Polar Ice Midget Track Championship round six nominations: Audi Malt, Barry Gibbes, Brad Dawson, Brad Young, Brad Harrison, Brendan Palmer, Brock Dean, Cal Whatmore, Dallas Sharp, Darren Dillon, Darren Vine, Lance Towns, Mark George, Michael Harders, Mitchell Rooke, Reid Mackay, Robbie Stewart, Rusty Whittaker, Scott Farmer, Shane Malt

KRE Formula 500 Series round eight nominations: Adrian Farrell, Brady Argles, Bryn Upshall, Cameron Bertuch, Charlie Brown, Ethan Eyears, James Kennedy, Kristin Brown, Kurt Wilson, Liam Williams, Marshall Lewis, Mitchell Whittaker, Nick Hodges, Royce Harvey, Ryan McNamara, Ryan Skennar, Tomas Partington, Tony Bailey, Tristan Johnson

Compact Speedcar nominations: Bernie Clarke, Cory Stothard, Darren Vine, Dave Collins, Dave Swan, Emma Harris, Glenn Prowse, Glenn Wright, Graeme Flynn, James Barton, Jayden OToole, Jim Kennedy, Mark Maczek, Matt Jurczak, Matt ONeill, Nick Gannon, Richard Rooke, Richard Treanor, Riki Harrison, Tim Farrell, Trent Usher, Wayne Corbett

Sprintcar Development Series nominations: Aleesha Woods, Andrew Baumber, David Kenway, Jason King, Liam Atkinson, Libby Ellis, Peter Campbell, Tim Ford

Formula 500 Junior nominations: Boyd Chaffey, Jy Corbet, Nic Whell, Tarhlea Apelt, Taylor Morgan

Microsprint nominations: Adrian Wren, Connor McCullough, Eddie Schwehla, Jason Glynn, John Lawson, Jonathon Gunn, Julian Olley, Shane Munro

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Oldfield Back in Victory Lane
Sunday February 11, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
Riding a wave of good fortune and taking maximum advantage of every opportunity that came his way, Luke Oldfield was unstoppable in round ten of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (February 10). Having qualified on pole position, Oldfield led every lap of the feature race to defeat Andrew Scheuerle and Mitchell Gee and extend his lead in the championship standings. Callum Walker finished fourth ahead of Peter Lack, Allan Woods, Ben Hilder and Californian Geoff Ensign, with Anthony Lambert next best and the final runner on the lead lap.

On a night interrupted by rain, supporting feature race wins went the way of Dave Collins (Compact Speedcars), Liam Williams (Formula 500s), Steve Price (AMCA Nationals), Brant Chandler (Wingless Sprints) and Ronnie Young (Ford vs Holden vs Sigma Sedans).

Having enjoyed a few weeks break after a hectic Christmas/New Year period, 36 teams gathered for competition and it was Callum Walker who topped the timesheet in qualifying, stopping the clock at 11.805 to emerge with KRE Fast Time. Scheuerle (11.915) and Oldfield (11.993) were the only others to go under 12 seconds, with Gee, Hilder, Brent Kratzmann, Ensign, Lack, Mick Sauer and Anthony Lambert the best of the rest in what would ultimately play a very important part in proceedings when the rain came as the subsequent delay in proceedings would result in a change to a WoO-style format. With just one round of heats, time trial results would determine starting positions and only the first five from each heat would transfer straight into the feature race.

Lack looked on track for a comfortable win in the opening heat until he tangled with a slower car just two laps from home, handing Oldfield the lead for the restart. Woods finished in second spot ahead of Sauer, David Whell and Andrew Corbet.

The department of youth dominated heat two with Gee and Walker filling the top two spots ahead of Lambert, Brett Minett and Brock Dean. Having endured a couple of bumps from Minett on the opening lap, things got much worse for Mark Pholi a couple of laps later when he rode out a wild wreck that resulted in heavy contact with a light tower in turn three.

Hilder hustled to snare heat three from Scheuerle, Ensign, Cody Maroske and Phil Foster, who bested Dan Murray and Mitch Gowland in a good scrap. After a great start that saw him trade slide-jobs with Ensign in the early laps, Travis Woods threw away a feature race berth with a couple of spins.

Oldfield was unstoppable in the Dash, finishing more than two seconds clear of Gee after just six laps, with Hilder third in advance of Scheuerle, Walker and Woods.

Lack surged from seventh to win the B Main, leading home Murray and Mitch Gowland, who rounded up Kevin Britten on the last lap to snatch the final feature race berth. Having started from the outside front row alongside Murray, a spin from Stewart Craig on lap two looked to have ended his challenge altogether. However, he charged back through the 16-car field and climbed as high as fifth before slipping to sixth by races end. Nathan McFarlane was another who looked on track to make the feature, having moved from fifth to third before heading infield.

Oldfield cleared away from the drop of the green in the 30-lap feature race and had established a sizeable lead before he somehow emerged from a moment in turn four when he happened upon a spun Kratzmann, who had been granted a provisional start. Oldfield threw his Mud Buddy #17 into a spin, missed Kratzmann by millimetres and looked to have stalled before miraculously gassing up and driving away to retain his lead for the restart. Taking full advantage of his lucky escape, Oldfield continued to lead Scheurele, Gee, Walker and Lack, who was slated to start 16th but actually launched from position 12 and sliced through the field before encountering much more stubborn resistance in Walker. Although the lead dwindled over the closing stages as Scheurele surged home, Oldfield stood firm at the front and clinched an overdue win. Gee ran a lonely race in third, with Walker likewise largely untroubled in fourth ahead of Lack, whose surge pushed Woods back to sixth ahead of Hilder, Ensign and Lambert and Murray. Sauer dropped a few spots to be 11th at the end ahead of Kratzmann and the remaining finishers in Gowland and Foster.

Piloting a car he had only acquired earlier in the week, Steve Price emerged undefeated from his two heat races and was unstoppable in the feature race to take out round eight of the Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship. Steve Potts also picked up a heat win and subsequently finished second in the feature race ahead of Michael Mason and Lewis Gamble, who had also acquired a heat race win earlier in the evening. Thomas Vickery, a subdued Nathan Durston, Anthony Joyce and Dallas Czerwinski were the best of the rest.

Steve Swingler was the standout in the Compact Speedcar heats with two slashing wins, leaving Bernie Clarke and Matt ONeill to share the others, while Wayne Corbett finished inside the top three in both of his outings. Despite their heat race heroics, Swingler and Corbett found themselves starting together on row eight in the feature race and, with only 15 laps at their disposal, they did a mighty job in storming through the field. Corbett finished a superb second behind Dave Collins, who stole the lead from Mitchell Rooke with four laps remaining. Trent Usher annexed third ahead of Swingler, with Rooke relegated to fifth over the final laps. ONeill was next best in a big field, followed by Clarke, Jim Kennedy, Mark Maczek and Audie Malt.

The Formula 500 feature race resulted in a family trifecta with Australian champion Liam Williams, fresh from winning the New South Wales title in Gunnedah the previous weekend, leading home Charlie Brown and Kristin Brown. Ryan Skennar secured fourth from Ryan McNamara, who was followed to the line by Adrian Farrell, Cameron Bertuch, Royce Harvey and Tony Bailey.

The biggest winning margin of the night came in the Wingless Sprint feature race with Brant Chandler finishing more than five seconds clear of runner-up Paul Robinson. Previous round winner Cody OConnell advanced to third ahead of Geoff Davey, David Ellis, Brian Dixon and Brad Keiler.

Of the three Junior Formula 500 heats contested, Jy Corbett prevailed on two occasions before Tarhlea Apelt clinched the final clash.

In the Ford vs Holden vs Sigma ranks is was Ronnie Young who scored a narrow feature race over win teammate Matthew Hannigan, leaving Troy Price in third ahead of Mickey Mitchell and Michael Laver.

The next meeting at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield is Saturday, February 24 featuring the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship and the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship, plus Formula 500s, Compact Speedcars and Microsprints.
Archerfield Back in Action
Wednesday February 7, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
After a couple of weeks break, during which a large contingent of local racers competed interstate in several state and national championship events with some success, Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway fires back into life this Saturday night (February 10) for round 10 of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship. As always, there will be variety aplenty on the support program with Formula 500s, Compact Speedcars, AMCA Nationals, Wingless Sprints and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans also in action.

Remarkably, although he is yet to reproduce the results that carried him to victory in the track championship last season, Luke Oldfield has been good enough each week to find himself atop the point standings and on target to defend his title. Although a regular on the podium this season, Oldfield is yet to breakthrough for a feature race win and will be looking to rectify that anomaly this weekend to get the best possible start to the second half of the season. The best of the locals during the international events staged over the Christmas/ New Year period with a podium result and a fourth-place finish against the best from across Australia and overseas, Oldfield returns home from his interstate campaign ready to extend his advantage and move closer to putting back-to-back championships in the books.

In addition to all the familiar faces such as Andrew Scheuerle, Callum Walker, Mitchell Gee, Peter Lack, Brent Kratzmann, Ben Hilder and Mark Pholi, all of whom sit inside the top ten in the championship, another contender this weekend is American racer Geoff Ensign. With over 50 feature race wins to his credit and, having won two track championships at home during the 2017 season, Ensign is certainly no slouch and will be in the thick of the action as he seeks to become the third American to win a Sprintcar feature race at Archerfield this season. A feature winner here earlier in the season, Allan Woods is also amongst the 30+ nominations, as are former track titleholder Bryan Mann and Australian Dirt Modified champion Kevin Britten and all the track championship regulars.

As has been the case at most of their shows so far this season, Compact Speedcars are out in force with over 20 nominations, including former Queensland champion Matt Jurczak in his first appearance for the season. Jurczak will take on experienced rivals such as Wayne Corbett, Steve Swingler, Dave Collins and Jim Kennedy, along with the new breed of front runners that have emerged this season that includes Trent Usher, Tim Farrell, Richard Treanor and Riki Harrison.

Whilst not much has changed in the Formula 500 pecking order with Australian champ Liam Williams still the benchmark performer, there are an increasing number of competitors who are making inroads in their bid to upstage Williams in feature race competition. Ryan McNamara returns home after contesting the Speedweek series in Victoria, having won round three of the championship at Hamilton’s Western Speedway. Siblings Charlie and Kristin Brown are always in the thick of the action, with Nick Hodges, Kurt Wilson and a returning Ryan Skennar also expected to feature in the results.

Whilst a couple of front runners have opted to miss this round of the Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship, a good field has been gathered regardless and their absence opens the door for others to step up and challenge the likes of Steve Potts, Matt Hardy and Nathan Durston. Expect Michael Mason, Thomas Vickery and Lewis Gamble to take maximum advantage and feature near the front of the field in a feature race that, if previous rounds are any indication, might just be the closest of the night.

Cody OConnell will be chasing consecutive feature race wins in round eight of the Ian Boettcher Race Parts Club Championship, following his success in the previous round on January 20. Having collected heat wins before finishing second and third respectively behind OConnell in round seven, Paul Robinson and Brant Chandler look the most likely to upstage OConnell, although Brian Dixon and Brad Keilar will also be in the mix.

The Junior Formula 500 guns always produce racing that bristles with youthful enthusiasm and a lack of fear, while the Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedan brigade will again showcase their low budget brand of racing, with action on track from 5.00pm. Sprintcar time trials are scheduled for 5.30pm and the main program will kick into action at 6.00pm.

East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship round nine nominations: Allan Woods, Andrew Marks, Andrew Scheuerle, Anthony Lambert, Ben Hilder, Brad Ayers, Brendon Claridge, Brent Kratzmann, Brett Minett, Brock Dean, Bryan Mann, Callum Walker, Cody Maroske, Dale Shilletto, Dan Murray, David Whell, Geoff Ensign, Jason King, Karl Hoffmans, Kevin Britten, Kris Jennings, Kristy Bonsey, Liam Atkinson, Luke Oldfield, Mark Pholi, Mitch Gowland, Mitchell Gee, Nathan McFarlane, Nelson Reddacliff, Peter Lack, Phil Foster, Steve Greer, Stewart Craig, Travis Woods

Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship round eight nominations: Michael Denning, Nick Storey, Matt Hardy, Russ Hardy, Graeme Holland, Russell Knight, Michael Mason, Anthony Joyce, Damien Groer, Steve Potts, Thomas Vickery, Ricky Sendall, Chris Wright, Dallas Czerwinski, Nathan Durston, Nathan Jones, Lewis Gamble

Formula 500 nominations: Adrian Farrell, Brady Argles, Cameron Bertuch, Charlie Brown, Ethan Eyears, Kristin Brown, Kurt Wilson, Liam Williams, Nick Hodges, Randy Morgan, Royce Harvey, Ryan McNamara, Ryan Skennar, Tony Bailey, Wayne Wallace

Compact Speedcar nominations: Andrew Parkes, Bernie Clarke, Cory Stothard, Dave Collins, Dave Swan, Glenn Prowse, Glenn Wright, James Barton, Jayden OToole, Jim Kennedy, Mark Maczek, Matt Jurczak, Matt ONeill, Mitchell Rooke, Nick Gannon, Richard Rooke, Richard Treanor, Riki Harrison, Steve Swingler, Tim Farrell, Trent Usher, Wayne Corbett

Wingless Sprint nominations: Ben Hull, Brad Keiler, Brant Chandler, Brian Dixon, Cody OConnell, David Ellis, Geoff Davey, Josh Dreaver, Mick Lampard, Mick Reid, Paul Robinson, Sam West

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Miraculous Win for Smee in Stan Burrow Stampede
Sunday January 21, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
In a remarkable race that featured as many heroic performances as it did hard luck moments, Nathan Smee climbed from position 10 to win the Stan Burrow Midget Stampede at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (January 20). Making the most of their moment in the spotlight, the Midgets put on a mighty show as Smee chased down New Zealand’s Hayden Williams, who controlled much of the race despite a deflating rear tyre that eventually ended his campaign just two laps from home. In a stunning Midget debut, Sprintcar ace Callum Walker stormed into second spot, with another youngster in Kaiden Brown surging back to third after a spin early in the race. Brock Dean finished fourth ahead of Anthony Chaffey, with Brad Young and Mitchell Rooke both producing what is perhaps their best-ever performances to snag sixth and seventh respectively, with Mark George, Scott Farmer and Cal Whatmore rounding out the top ten.

Time trials kicked things off and, quite remarkably, it was Walker who set the early benchmark with a best lap of 13.499, a time that would only be bettered by Farmer with a 13.425 circulation, leaving Vine (13.518) third best ahead of Dean (13.573) and Chaffey (13.687). Adam Clarke, Young, George, Williams and Reid Mackay were the best of the rest, with Smee languishing in 16th overall.

Williams made his intentions clear in the opening heat, advancing from the third row to win ahead of Vine and Clarke.

Rob Mackay made the most of a pole position start in heat two to lead all the way in downing Chaffey and George, with Smee outpacing Brown and Cal Whatmore to win heat three.

Clarke cruised home to win heat four from Andy Hassan and Mitchell Rooke before Audie Malt snared his first Midget win in heat five, leading home Young and Brad Harrison.

Williams wrapped up the preliminaries with another win in the final heat, this time ahead of Smee and Vine, and it was the latter who emerged as the top qualifier heading into the Pole Shootout.

The Bronze round of the Shootout saw Dean and Walker advance as Farmer and Young resigned themselves to sharing the fourth row of the feature race grid. Williams was far too swift in the Silver showdown, taking Chaffey with him into the final clash as Dean and Walker exited. In the Gold Shootout, Williams was again too strong, securing pole position for the 40-lap feature race. Clarke was second best, leaving Chaffey and Vine to come from row two.

Nathan Mathers prevailed in the B Main, leading Malt, Dallas Sharp, Hassan and Don Mackay to the line.

At the drop of the green, Clarke catapulted from the outside to lead Williams though the opening laps and the order at the front remained unchanged until lap 11 when Williams moved ahead, only for a spin by Brown in turn four to trigger a restart that put Clarke back in front. However, Williams wasted no time after the resumption in reversing the positions and reclaiming the lead, with his advantage growing as the action further back intensified. Smee was making steady progress through the field and had advanced to fourth after 15 laps, the leaders bunching again for another restart on lap 16 after Rob Mackay and Farmer parked in turn two. A lap later, Smee surged into third and then reeled in Clarke to secure second spot on lap 22. Out front, Williams still looked very comfortable despite the fact that his left rear tyre had been deflating for several laps, with nobody really making much progress in their attempt to chase him down. However, when Williams climbed the kerb in his efforts to negotiate a lapped car, the impact on the wheel proved the death knell for the Kiwi ace and the tyre shredded with just two laps remaining, elevating Smee into the lead. Despite claims from several of the top eight qualifiers in pre-race interviews that the highline would be their preferred option if the track was conducive, Vine was the only one who backed his words with actions and it looked likely to pay off with a podium place seemingly secured until he too exited in the closing stages. Elevated back to second place upon Williams exiting, Clarke threw away his spot with a spin in turn three as Smee swept under the chequer to score a hard fought result. Clarkes demise moved Walker into second spot ahead of Brown, whose fight back was impressive indeed. Dean narrowly missed a podium berth, while Chaffey, Young, Rooke and George all finished ahead of Farmer, who has been the standout in local competition so far this season. Behind Whatmore came Rob Mackay and Audie Malt, with Clarke classified 13th ahead of Hassan and Harrison.

Making every effort to upstage the headline act, the AMCA Nationals delivered an exciting 20-lap feature race in the latest round of their Shock Absorber Therapy Track Championship. Steve Potts assumed the lead from the outset and remained oblivious to the action happening behind him as second-placed Shane McKinnell found himself under attack from Matt Hardy and Nathan Durston, with Thomas Vickery making a late charge to join the battle. Hardy moved into second spot on lap 12 and then McKinnell dropped another spot to Durston before regaining it a lap later. However, Durston would relegate the four-time national champ once again to secure third place, leaving McKinnell to fend off Vickery for fourth. Russ hardy was the best of the rest, followed home by Damien Groer, Russell Knight, Chris Wright and Michael Denning.

Heat winners were Durston, McKinnell, Matt Hardy and Michael Mason, who started the feature from pole position but was shuffled back in the early going before heading infield on lap 12.

Klinton Hancey continued his domination of Modlite racing so far this season with another emphatic display to win the feature event in an ominous show of form just a week out from the Australian Championship. In a race that featured three different leaders, Kyle Honour collected second place ahead of Terry Leerentveld, Steve Collins and Brendan Tucker.

Hancey won two heats and Sean Rose the other which, with runner-up results in his other two starts, saw him emerge as top qualifier and subsequently drew a top-eight invert for the feature from which he was unable to make any inroads, ultimately finishing in that position behind Adam Walker and Jac Carnell.

Paul Robinson, Brant Chandler and Cody OConnell shared the spoils in the Wingless Sprint heats and they also dominated the feature race placings with OConnell leading from the outset and awarded the win when the race was declared a lap early following a wild ride from Steve Love through turn three. Robinson ran second ahead of Chandler, with Brian Dixon and Brad Keiler completing the first five.

Aaron Kelly won two heats in Lightning Sprint action but threw his feature race chances away with a spin in turn three on lap 11. Sean Iacono was untroubled in taking out the feature, with the battle for second a much closer affair as Keith Blatch grabbed the position from Jason Rae on the final lap. Jim Kennedy finished fourth ahead of Jayden Iacono, who clocked the fastest lap of the race.

Ben Robertson chalked up yet another win in the Open Sedans B feature event, leading home Scott Taylor and Nathan Lowe, while it was Wayne Kirkman who took the Open Sedan A honours over Keith Craft and Ray Lane.

The Ford vs Holden vs Sigma feature race went the way of Mickey Mitchell in advance of Michael Laver and Robert Kynaston.

The next event at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway is on Saturday, February 10 featuring the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship plus AMCA Nationals, Formula 500s, Compact Speedcars, Wingless Sprints and Ford v Holden v Sigmas sedans.
Midgets Time to Shine
Wednesday January 17, 2018. Archerfield Speedway
With the international Sprintcar season now concluded, the mighty Midgets take centre stage this weekend at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (January 20) for the running of the Stan Burrow Stampede. Staged in memory of long-time Midget racer and team owner Stan Burrow, the event has attracted a first class field of racers from Australia and overseas chasing the $3000 on offer to the winner of the Stampede feature race. Boasting a rich history in Australia, Midget racing has produced some of Australias biggest motor racing success stories and the division continues to produce exciting new talents, several of whom will be in action this weekend, taking on established stars from Queensland, interstate and overseas. As always, the Archerfield program is packed with quality support racing and family entertainment, including AMCA Nationals, Wingless Sprints, Modlites, Lightning Sprints, Open Sedans, Fireworks and all the mayhem of the Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby.

Heading the entry list for the Stan Burrow Stampede are two of Australias very best Midget competitors in Adam Clarke and Nathan Smee, along with New Zealand hot shoe Hayden Williams. A four-time Australian Midget champion, Clarke recently captured the New South Wales Championship in Sydney and, although he has been a regular runner at Archerfield in recent years, he will be making his first appearance for this season on the back of his state title success. Of course, Smee is also a former national titleholder and was easily the best of the Aussies in last seasons Australian Championship feature race at Archerfield, finishing third behind two American professionals in Rico Abreu and Brady Bacon. Also representing NSW on Saturday night will be young gun Kaiden Brown, Andy Hassan and a trio of racers carrying one of the most famous names in Australian Midget racing, namely Don, Robert and Jordan Mackay.

Whilst New Zealander Hayden Williams will have victory as his utmost priority on Saturday night, he will no doubt be happy if he can avoid a repeat of his spectacular crash at home just after Christmas when he came perilously close to vaulting the catch fence at Western Springs Speedway in Auckland. It was a wild moment that has left Williams undaunted in his quest for Midget success, so look for the Kiwi ace to be in the thick of the action throughout the 40-lap feature race.

Of the locals, Scott Farmer and Darren Vine have been the stand-outs thus far this season and they will relish the additional competition that the Stan Burrow Stampede is bringing to town, providing an opportunity to prove themselves in elite company. Despite his relative lack of experience, Farmer finds himself on top of the Track Championship standings with two feature race wins already this season. Vine has also visited victory lane, while former Queensland champ and defending track titleholder Rusty Whittaker will be looking to end the wretched run of outs that have prevented him from making much impression so far this season. Brock Dean is always a force in longer events, with fellow Sprintcar racer Callum Walker a welcome addition to the field.

AMCA Nationals have been great this season with some extremely close racing and this weekend they have gathered a very strong field for round seven of the Shock Absorber Therapy Track Championship, with previous round winner Steve Price facing off against the likes of Steve Potts, Matt Hardy, Nathan Durston, Russ Hardy, Michael Mason, Thomas Vickery and four-time national champion Shane McKinnell.

Newly crowned Queensland champion Klinton Hancey holds a narrow points advantage over Terry Leerentveld after four rounds of the Modlite Pro Series and both men are again expected to lead the way once again in Saturday night’s exchanges. Hancey has been in terrific form at Archerfield and elsewhere, leaving Leerentveld with a considerable challenge to reassert himself as the category top dog.

A dozen drivers will fight out round seven of the Ian Boettcher Race Parts Queensland Wingless Sprint Club Championship, while Keith Blatch returns to the site of his recent Queensland Championship victory to lead a small field of Lightning Sprints into battle for round 10 of their Everyday Finance Series and, with more than 30 cars nominated in Open Sedans and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma action, over 100 competitors will hit the track. Fireworks will light up the sky and the night will culminate with the carnage, chaos and craziness of the Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby.

Gates open at 4.00pm (3.30pm for online ticketholders) and early racing gets underway at 4.30pm, with Midgets hitting the track for time trial qualifying from 5.30pm. The main program to kick off at 6.00pm and online tickets can be purchased in advance from the track website at www.brisbanespeedway.com.au

Stan Burrow Midget Stampede nominations: Adam Clarke, Andy Hassan, Anthony Chaffey, Audie Malt, Brad Young, Brad Harrison, Brock Dean, Cal Whatmore, Callum Walker, Dallas Sharp, Darren Dillon, Darren Vine, Don Mackay, Hayden Williams, Jordan Mackay, Kaiden Brown, Lance Towns, Mark George, Mitchell Rooke, Nathan Mathers, Nathan Smee, Reid Mackay, Robbie Stewart, Robert Mackay, Rodney Harders, Rusty Whittaker, Scott Farmer

AMCA Nationals Track Championship round seven nominations: Anthony Joyce, Chris Wright, Damien Groer, David Moore, Graeme Holland, Matt Hardy, Matthew Herne, Michael Denning, Michael Mason, Nathan Durston, Nick Storey, Ricky Sendall, Russ Hardy, Russell Knight, Shane McKinnell, Steve Potts, Steve Price, Thomas Vickery

Wingless Sprint nominations: Brad Keiler, Brant Chandler, Brian Dixon, Brody Thomson, David Ellis, Josh Dreaver, Mick Lampard, Paul Robinson, Ryan Harris, Sam West, Steve Love, Tim Harris

Everyday Finance Lightning Sprint Series round 10 nominations: Aaron Kelly, Andrew Sparks, David Van Vegchel, Jayden Iacono, Jeremy Hassall, Jim Kennedy, Keith Blatch, Michael Gollagher

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