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    • Queensland Speedcar Racing Assos. (Midgets)

    2014/15 Summer Season- Dates Maybe Subject To Change

    28 September - Show and Shine Archerfield
    4 October - Polar Ice Midget Series
    18 October - Polar Ice Midget Series 
    8 November - SSS Archerfield 
    22 November - Polar Ice Midget Series
    29 November - SSS Lismore
    6 December - Polar Ice Midget Series
    27 December - Polar Ice Midget Series
    9 January - Polar Ice Midget Series
    24 January - POWRi Archerfield
    25 January - POWRi Archerfield
    30 January - POWRi Lismore
    31 January - POWRi Lismore
    27 February - Aust Speedcar Title (Warrnambool)
    28 February - Aust Speedcar Title (Warrnambool)
    7 March - Polar Ice Midget Series
    28 March - SSS Archerfield 
    19 April - Polar Ice Midget Series
    9 May - 50 Lapper Archerfield
    30 May - Polar Ice Midget Series Grand Final
    ** Auto UpGrade Queensland Title and the 2014/15 Danny Davidson Memorial Dates/Location are now still TBA
     

     
     







     

The Queensland Speedcar Racing Association is a open wheel speedway category club based in Brisbane and has been founded for more than 75years ...... Welcome on board our journey !

Please note to all Owners/Drivers, ALL numbers not registered in the club over the past 2 race seasons require a written application for a number allocation.

Also please remember any car sold or purchased in Queensland does not necessarily receive that number.

QSRA Club Membership forms are available to be emailed out with bank details for the fee transfer simply email Dwayne @ pitlanelubecentre@bigpond.com for a copy this will also enable you to proceed on line with a Speedway Australia Licence application.

Looking to buy a Midget ? Be sure to check out the classifieds page for some amazing deals if the page looks the same since your last visit simply hit the "refresh" button

 

NEW NAMING RIGHTS SPONSOR CONFIRMED

With the start of the 2014/2015 racing season looming large on the horizon, the promoters of Archerfield Speedway are very pleased to announce that Ausdeck Patios and Roofing has secured naming rights sponsorship of the Brisbane venue for the coming season. A familiar name in Queensland speedway circles, Ausdeck Patios and Roofing have enjoyed a long association with Sprintcar star Andrew Scheurele and their naming rights deal with Archerfield Speedway increases their level of support for speedway racing in Queensland.

Ausdeck Patios & Roofing is the only Australian owned and operated patio manufacturer that produces single skin and insulated roofing systems 100% in-house. Since their formation in 2002, Ausdeck Patios & Roofing has combined engineering and design innovation to produce quality products at competitive prices with an ongoing commitment to ongoing product development.

Using the strongest support beams in the market, the Ausdeck V-Line Single Skin maximises entertaining space by requiring the least amount of posts which, when combined with a wide range of roofing styles that will blend seamlessly with your existing roof colour and profile, makes Ausdeck Patios & Roofing the only choice.
With more strength, more colours and more styles, Ausdeck is the market leader in the patio and roofing industry, producing for both residential and commercial applications.

When a market leading company such as Ausdeck Patios & Roofing join forces with Queensland’s premier speedway venue, such a partnership can only auger well for competitors and race fans. As such, the 2014/2015 season of competition at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway is shaping up to be an absolute cracker, with major events scheduled for all race categories.

The first event on the schedule will be the Nostalgia Speedway Day on September 27 before the official opening night of action on Saturday, October 4 featuring Monster Trucks, Sprintcars, Midgets, Formula 500’s, Wingless Sprints and Modlites.

For the full schedule of events for the 2014/2015 season at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway visit the track website www.brisbanespeedway.com.au    



2014/15 SUMMER SEASON SIZZLER IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER  !!


Time is getting closer for the season kick off on October 4, remember all quad riders/mule riders must be a club member and hold insurance.

If you would like to beat the rush and PM your bank details (BSB, Account, Account holders Name) they will be added to the internet banking now for direct deposit on your prize money winnings as there are no longer cheques issued.

Archerfield speedway is hosting a practice on Saturday the 20th all fees must be paid before you can practice and licences current.

Rock screens are now mandatory so it’s a good idea to run one at the next practice if you don’t already do so.

Sunday the 28th of September is the QSRA Show and Shine day again held at Archerfield Speedway please remember to bring all your safety gear along with you ,fee’s and forms are also available on the day.

Any cars that are no inspected at the show and shine day must be inspected at either DTR Mechanical for Northsiders or Pitlane Lube Centre for Southsiders and will incur a $50 fee for time required – no inspections after hours.

BRING THE KIDS TO THE SKIDS IN 2014/15

The 2014/15 Summer season sizzler opening night is nearly upon us and the 4th of October is the date set in stone for the Grand Opening night at Archerfield Speedway this is also the first round of the Polar Ice Midget Series for 2014.

We encourage all fans to come along and bring the kids, the neighbour’s kids, the entire streets kids!!

All kids under 3 are free!! 3 to 12 yrs are just $10 and 13 to 15 yr olds with ID are a crazy $15!!

You just never know you could have a little throttle stomper future speedway champion in the family so it’s time to unleash their inner beast 2014/15 is the time to bring “The kids to the skids”

Opening night programme consists of Polar Ice Midget Series R1 Midgets, Monster Trucks, Sprintcars, Fireworks, Modlites, and Wingless Sprints & F500s
After the show the pits are open to all fans to get up close and personal for autographs and photos with the drivers so don’t be shy kids.... and adults!

Catch you all trackside!




*** URGENT NOTICE !! ****

The QSRA has new bank details for all deposits please use

BSB 124057
ACC 22219841


Any cheque payments please make out to Queensland Speedcar Racing Association

Doug will also require all driver/owner bank details for prize-money payouts as these will only be completed via internet transfers. No cheques will be paid.

Doug will be at the practice this weekend and also the club meeting on Wednesday 3rd September.



2014/15 ARCHERFIELD SPEEDWAY PRACTICE #1

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he count down is on to the Archerfield Speedway 2014/15 practice session #1 here's some questions to tick off your list

1) Is your race licence current ?
2) Is all your safety gear current ?
3) Are all your club fee's and rego's paid in full ?
4) Do you have a charged up transponder ( incase the system is running on the night )
5) Do you have a working race receiver ?
6) Does your Quad rider/Mule driver have insurance and is a club member ?

Club membership , Driver declaration and  Car rego forms will be available Saturday and if you haven't done so already these MUST be filled out and paid before you engine start.



VINTAGE AND CLASSIC CARS AT ARCHERFIELD

Saturday 27th September Archerfield Speedway is pleased to host it's first Nostalgia Speedway Day.

The event is open to all Historic, Vintage and Classic cars for Static displays and Demonstrations.

Cars must be pre 1991 for demonstrations.

Gates will open from 11am on the day, with demonstrations from 3pm.

We expect a finishing time of 8pm.

Those interested in placing a car on display or demonstrating need to lodge an Expression of interest with our office no later than Sunday 31 August.

Event Details and Nomination information can be found on our website: www.brisbanespeedway.com.au/events.asp

Note: If we do not receive enough expressions of interest, the event is subject to cancellation. Please check our website or facebook page for updates



SPEEDCARS AUSTRALIA DRIVER DEC AND CAR REGO FORMS MUST BE IN ASAP

Hot off the press ( literally ! ) We have 2014/15 Speedcars Australia Driver Declaration and also Car Registration forms available .These MUST BE completed and returned to Dwayne Neilson BEFORE you hit the track weather its a practice or your first night these forms and rego funds must be returned/paid in full.

PRE-SEASON PRACTICE REQUIREMENTS

Thinking of running a pre-season practice ? You must be a QSRA current club member, have your car rego paid to the club and have a current Speedway Australia AA Licence to do so....... time is running out



POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES DATES FOR 2014/15

Also returning in 2014/15 and for its 5th year is the Polar Ice Midget Series at the Archerfield based track.
Polar Ice has been Ipswich owned and operated by Jack and Jan Berry for over 40 years. Originally founded in the basement of the Berry's residential house, Polar Ice has grown from strength to strength, and is now operating from their recently renovated factory at Lobb Street, Churchill Ipswich.
Delivering packaged party ice to retailers throughout Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, Polar Ice has expanded into Fiji, operating an Ice Factory trading as Polar Pacific TM.
A proud family business, Polar Ice aims to provide a highly reliable and efficient service.
Previous Polar Ice Midget Series Champions include Todd Wanless (1x),Brendan Palmer (1x)and Michael Kendall (2x)
2014/15 Polar Ice Midget Series Dates are as follows
4 October 2014
18 October 2014
22 November 2014
27 December 2014
9 January 2015
7 March 2015
19 April 2015
30 May 2015 Grand Final


 

QUEENSLAND TITLE SPONSOR LOCKED IN FOR 2014/15

Auto Upgrade is returning this season as the 2014/15 Queensland Title sponsor locking in the event before the season begins is fantastic.
 
Auto Upgrade’s Mission is to find the best new or used vehicle, finance & accessory deals to suit your wants, needs & budget
 
They take pride in getting the best vehicle and finance deals and saving clients money with a professional service and a smile!
 
Check out the Website www.autoupgrade.com.au
 
They cater for every person and business no matter what the situation. If you need a vehicle, it can be new or used or even a truck, bus or boat.

You may need finance for a new business venture or car, even a personal loan or home loan no matter what it's worth the call.

Remember race fans to support those who support us


 

SHOCK ABSORBER THERAPY BACK ON FOR 14/15

With plans falling into place for the 2014/15 Polar Ice Midget Series Paul Geary's Shock Absorber Therapy "Lucky 7th place" in the PIMS feature event returns this season at Archerfield with $50 extra in prize money and $50 in shop credit at the Therapy Clinic ! **Please note any vouchers not redeemed before the end of August 14 will be null and void..... they must be used in the season they are won.**



TIME IN RUNNING OUT ....

In just over 8 weeks the 2014/15 season will get underway please note anyone needing to update their Speedway Australia licence on line need to be a current member of the club and time is running out to process them before a "express" cost will be in place so if you are requiring a membership for simply email pitlanelubecentre@bigpond.com ,bank transfer details will also be attached to the email. Quad /Mule drivers and riders are required to be members also.

2014/15 POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES IS COMING !!

In what is set to be another sensational season of Speedcar racing, SS Director Ken Jenkins has officially announced the schedule for the 2014-2015 Australian Speedcar Super Series, covering 5 tracks throughout New South Wales and Queensland.

Six rounds are scheduled for the tenth year of SSS competition with two new tracks hosting events in the East coast based series! 

“It’s a battle across two Eastern States this season with all racing to be held in New South Wales and Queensland,” Ken said from his home earlier, “Focusing on competition on the East coast is beneficial to teams who want to compete on a higher level without incurring punishing travelling costs.”

Without official paperwork issued, a number of drivers have contacted Ken or his steering committee eager to join the upcoming Speedcar tour.

“This looks to be another fantastic year with an excellent assortment of drivers already expressing an interest in racing the entire championship. With that in mind, we have decided to give back more to the racers this season, but we will announce that at a later date!” 

Nomination packs and rule books, along with the Championship and nightly prize pool will be released in the upcoming week.

ROUND 1: October 25 – GUNNEDAH SPEEDWAY, NSW
Based in country NSW, this 400m dirt oval track promoted by Super Sedan star Barry Towers hosts the Speedcar Super Series for the first time! 

ROUND 2: November 8 - ARCHERFIELD SPEEDWAY, QLD
Round 2 is set to take place at the QSRA’s home track, with the series travelling north to Archerfield Speedway located in Queensland’s capital city.

ROUND 3: November 29 - LISMORE SPEEDWAY, NSW
The SS heads to Northern New South Wales' Lismore Speedway. The bull-ring track run by David Lander will once again draw attention to the tight wheel-to-wheel racing synonymous with this division!

ROUND 4: December 13 - NOWRA SPEEDWAY, NSW
Nowra Speedway has played host to the Australian Grand Prix and the New South Wales Championship forming close ties with the Speedcar Association of NSW. Now, in 2014, the SSS will be hosted at this NSW South Coast track!

ROUND 5: March 28 - ARCHERFIELD SPEEDWAY, QLD
Returning to Queensland after a short hiatus (time out for competition in New Zealand, the World Midget Championships and the Australian Speedcar Championship), the series second last round will be hosted by John & Kathy Kelly at Archerfield. 

ROUND 6: April 11 – VALVOLINE RACEWAY, NSW 
The 6th and final round has been slated in for April 11 with the SS returning to the Speedcar Association of New South Wales home track; Valvoline Raceway! A track renowned for action packed racing, this will be the perfect place to wrap up the SS Championship one week prior to the 50 Lap Classic. 
POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
25 October 2014 – Gunnedah Speedway, NSW
08 November 2014 - Archerfield Speedway, QLD
29 November 2014 - Lismore Speedway, NSW
13 December 2014 - Nowra Speedway, NSW
28 March 2015 - Archerfield Speedway, QLD
11 April 2015 – Valvoline Raceway, NSW


** World Midget Championship**
24 Jan - World Midget Championship - Night 1 - Archerfield Speedway, QLD
25 Jan - World Midget Championship - Night 2 - Archerfield Speedway, QLD
30 Jan - World Midget Championship - Night 3 - Lismore Speedway, NSW
31 Jan - World Midget Championship - Night 4- Lismore Speedway, NSW


 
**Urgent Notice To All Registered Car Owners/Drivers**

Next Tuesday we are holding an extra ordinary meeting at the Vintage Midget Club Rooms there are some items from the recent Speedcars Australia AGM to be finalised.

Anyone who can't make it please contact Michael Harders ASAP it is imperative you either come or call Michael on 0411 209 030

Tuesday 22nd July 7.30pm Sharp Start.Vintage Midget Club Rooms 29 Market Street New Market.




QSRA AGM RESULTS

The QSRA 2014 AGM was held on Wednesday the 2nd of July and just reconfirming the positions filled were

John Dean- President
Gary Greenwood- Vice President
Dwayne Neilson- Secretary
Doug Lucas- Treasurer
Brock Dean- Committee
Lance Towns- Committee
Mike Vine- Committee
Rodney Harders- Committee
Michael Harders- Speedcars Aust Delegate

There will be a committee meeting held within the next few weeks to finalize dates and bit and pieces for the new season on it way.

QSRA "Night of Stars"

Well folks the 2013/14 QSRA race season is officially closed with the Annual Awards Banquet “Night of Stars” being held in the weekend and a night of starts it really was.

The voice of Western Springs Speedway Aaron Drever jetted in fresh off a tour of the World POWRi Midget Championship and also the USAC Midget Week Aaron cerinally added some spice the night with an announcement on the future of the POWRi events here in Queensland at Archerfield and also Lismore NSW noting the future for the QSRA is in very capable hands as we stand.

John Dean opened with a very warm speech thanking all for their attendance also pointing out the clubs strength over the past 5 years with a very bright future including great car counts, current car standards and future race events being worked on by the current executive and committee together he also mentioned the prize pool the club raced for this season alone tipping the $150,000 mark.

Dinner was served straight afterwards and everyone had a chance to sample the fantastic buffet on offer.

Kicking off the nights awards side Aaron welcomed the winner of the 2013/14 QSRA Encouragement of the Year this year going to Michael Wilson 28Q , Unfortunately Michael Was unable to attend so this award was received by crew chief Colin Davies.

The seasons Most Improved Driver headed the way of Ashley Jarvis in the 22Q improving every show including a 2nd spot in a Polar Ice Round early in the season.

The Rookie of the Year for 2013/14 went to the pilot of the 33Q that being Lance Towns, Lance having more than his fair share of wrecks and was still able to display some outstanding drives to secure the top spot for his first season.

The “B” Grade/Clubman Award for 2013/14 also headed to Lance Towns again showing his determination to continue in the face of some large wrecks, Lance holding out Brad Young in the 75Q for 2nd and Tony Michell 66Q for 3rd.

Most heat race wins went the way of Kiwi Michael Kendall 89Q who in fact went back to back in this category along with Most Feature race wins again back to back from season 2012/13.

The Keith Hutton Hard Charger Award went the way of a very deserving Anthony Chaffey in the 25Q; the older format was unable to be used with passing points from the rear as the Polar Ice format is different however the Committee all voted hands down Anthony was a very deserving recipient of the honour.

The Danny Davidson Memorial award again went to Kiwi Kendall as the 89Q boys clocked up the 3peat in this Memorial Event.

Ashley Jarvis not only earned himself the Most Improved Award he also won the Roll over Award for the 2013/14 season with his huge wreck at the POWRi hot lap session back in January.

The Best Presented Car and Crew was awarded to the Greenwood Motorsports 98Q Team for their immaculately presented Spike Esslinger, The car always rolls out like brand new and even after a few tear ups returns the same standard every time ..... Best Presented.

After a quick interval and some raffle ticket sales Aaron got the show on the road again for part 2.

The 2013/14 QSRA “A” Grade/Club Championship was awarded to Michael Kendall going back to back Champion over Brett Thomas 69Q 2nd ,and Michael Harders 14Q secured 3rd overall

The 2013/14 Crew Chief of the Year Award was sent the way of a guy who literally helps out where ever and whenever he can and that is Bretto Christie for the 14Q car, Bretto not only helps out off the track but also during the Midget races as a corner marshal too.

The Queensland Title Eagle trophy was next on the list with that one going to first time event winner Michael Kendall in the 89Q.

Club Member of the Year recipient went to a very deserving Doug Lucas with Doug’s involvement in the club flawless and at times Doug can be seen running to race wrecks before the wreck has finished!!

The 2013/14 Club Member Appreciation Award went to Brad Allan for his tireless efforts recording videos off his own phone and uploading to the internet 100% free to all to enjoy.

The Officials Appreciation Awards were the next cab off the rank with one each going to Gill Greenwood, Alex Allan and Dwayne Neilson.
The Sponsors Appreciation Awards were accepted by Jack Berry from Polar Ice, Brett Thomas from Illuminated Industries, and Paul Geary from Shock Absorber Therapy and Angie Harders from Auto UpGrade for all of their support in the QSRA and the 2013/14 season...... and beyond!

The Polar Ice Midget Series top 11 wrapped up the awards side with the place getters from 11th to 1st all making their way onto the stage.

Darren Vine collected 11th, Ken Stanaway 10th, Lance Towns 9th, Matt Greenwood 8th, Chris Singleton 7th, Ashley Jarvis 6th, Scott Wilson 5th, Anthony Chaffey 4th, Michael Harders 3rd, Brett Thomas 2nd and Michael Kendall going back to back Polar Ice Champion.

The raffles were underway with a lot of prizes going out to ticket winners and a lot of laughs along the way , Mike Vine won the lucky door prize of the matching His and Her wrist watches earlier on in the night .

Around 10.30pm the race was run the show was done Aaron Drever signed off on what was a spectacular night and mentioned it was a privilege to be a part of such a great event.

Well done to all involved in arranging the night with 150% put in by all of those people it certainly was well worth the effort with the professional presentation of the room and flow of the night it really was brilliant.

The next event on the QSRA “off season” is the annual AGM to be held Wednesday the 2nd of July at the Vintage Speedcar Club rooms in New Market.
Catch you all there !!


 
AWARDS NIGHT SOLD OUT !!

T
he 2013/14 QSRA "Night of Stars" Awards Banquet is officially sold out !! 150 lucky patrons will be part of history in this years event with an international super star MC in "The Voice of Western Springs" Aaron Drever attending we also have raffle prizes nearing the 6,000 dollar mark the night will also see a new bunch of winners, deserving award recipients acknowledged and Champions crowned ...... its going to be epic !!! Catch you all there



AWARDS NIGHT RAFFLE DONATORS

With the 2013/14 QSRA Annual Awards Banquet “Night of Stars” just days away the final bits and pieces are being finalised so we would like everyone who has donated an amazing arrangement of prizes for the nights raffle.

Thank you all for your support it means a lot to have such fantastic support.

Archerfield Speedway...
Montezumas Browns Plains
Doug Lucas
Western Landscape Supplies
Absolute Supplies
CJR Motorsport
Neilson Motorsport
Auto Upgrade
Illuminated Industries
DTR Mechanical / Bursons
Autobarn Macgregor
Hog Breath Springfield
American Tire & Racing Services
Sasharatzi Photography



2013/14 QSRA AWARDS BANQUET "NIGHT OF STARS"

With over 130 tickets sold for the Annual Awards Prizegiving Banquet “Night of Stars” next Saturday night is set to be huge !!.

Tickets are still available for sale and are $60 per person, the night will see an amazing arrangement of award...s presented, a live band, fantastic dinner and Kiwi Commentary sensation “The voice of Western Springs” Aaron Drever as the guest MC who will be fresh off a tour of the POWRi Midget World Championship Final Round and also Midget Week up in the states.

The Acacia Ridge Hotel is the venue and the 28th of June is the date there is accommodation available with bookings to be made via the venue.

There will be a large range of raffle prizes to be won on the night and also a very cool lucky door prize.

To purchase tickets you must contact Doug Lucas on 3345 5629 or Mick Harders 0411 209 030 bank details for ticket payments via the net are QSRA Bsb 034109 Account 206921 use your surname as the reference please.

Tickets can be collected at the door (for the door prize) *** however they will need to be paid for before then to allow for catering.***

Table seatings are around 10 per table (round tables) however if you have more and require accommodating them please let the guys know so this can be done for you.

Remember you don’t have to be a racer or owner to attend !!



ARCHERFIELD SPEEDWAY SWAP MEETING THIS WEEKEND

Just a reminder the Speedway SWAP MEET is on THIS SUNDAY at Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway. All divisions are welcome. It will be held on the bitumen area adjacent to the speedway. Site fees are just $25, no bookings are required.

Gates will be open from 8am for set-up and 9am for general viewing. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 15yrs and under are free if accompanied by an adult. Don't miss this opportunity to sell your unwanted parts or to grab a bargain!

The meet will finish by approximately 1pm.

Sausage sizzle and drinks will be available for purchase."NIGHT OF STARS" RAFFLE DONATIONS ARE FLOWING IN FROM RACE TEAMS

Raffles at the Awards Banquet you ask ?? Courtesy of the boys at CJR Motorsport there will be a Maxim Tool box and roll cab amongst the prizes just one of the mega donations flowing in thanks boys you guys are legends !!

Gary and Gill Greenwood along with Absolute Supplies are in on the Awards Banquet "Night of Stars" Raffle donations absolutely supplying 2 x 5ltr packs of CT20 Midget Car Wash n Wax along with some essential sponges and some other bits and pieces to keep your cool ride clean !

Remember you don't need to be a driver , owner or crew to attend you can simply be a dedicated Midget race fan. Tickets are essential and can be purchased from Doug Lucas on 3345 5629  or Mick Harders 0411 209 030.





AGM NOTICE OF POSITIONS


Wednesday the 2nd of July is the QSRA AGM starting at 7pm sharp to be held at the Vintage Club Rooms in Newmarket.
The following is a list of people both current (top) and those are who are wishing to run for the positions.

President,
John Dean
Terry Holland

Vice President (Unopposed),
Gary Greenwood

Treasurer (Unopposed),
Doug Lucas

Secretary,
Dwayne Neilson
Doug Cavell

Committee,
Brock Dean
Rodney Harders
Mike Vine
Lance Towns
Terry Holland
Doug Cavell
Anthony Chaffey
Peter Harders

Speedcars Aust Delegate (Unopposed)
Michael Harders

Race Club Official,
Doug Cavell


"NIGHT OF STARS" TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE

The Chequered flag has fallen for the 2013/14 race season on track however the Annual Awards Prizegiving Banquet “Night of Stars” is next on the events calendar.

Tickets are officially open for sale and are $60 per person, the night will see an Amazing arrangement of awards presented, a live band, fantastic dinner and Kiwi Commentary sensation “The voice of Western Springs” Aaron Drever as the guest MC.

The Acacia Ridge Hotel is the venue and the 28th of June is the date there is accommodation available with bookings to be made via the venue.
There will be a large range of raffle prizes to be won on the night and also a very cool lucky door prize.

To purchase tickets you must contact Doug Lucas on 3345 5629 or Mick Harders 0411 209 030 bank details for ticket payments via the net are QSRA Bsb 034109 Account 206921 use your surname as the reference please.

Tickets can be collected at the door (for the door prize) however they will need to be paid for before then to allow for catering.

Table seatings are around 8 per table (round tables) however if you have more and require accommodating them please let the guys know so this can be done for you.

Remember you don’t have to be a racer or owner to attend!! Come out and have a great night with the QSRA “Night of Stars” .




WESTERN SPRINGS "THE VOICE" CONFIRMED FOR 2013/14 QSRA ANNUAL PRIZEGIVING AWARDS BANQUET

Brace yourselves race fans !! Forget "The Voice" on Tv's Channel 9 we have the real voice from Tv usually found on The Speed Channel covering Western Springs Speedway ......... That's right Aaron Drever "The Voice of Western Springs" will be the guest MC at the 2013/14 QSRA Annual Prizegiving Awards Banquet.

To be held at the Acacia Ridge Hotel Saturday the 28th of June tickets will be available very soon so just hold tight a little longer however this is one night not to be missed



KENDALL RETAINS POLAR ICE CROWN
 
M
ichael Kendall finished the season the way he started it with a win and with five wins in total secured his second consecutive Polar Ice Midget Series.  Kendall completely dominated the last night of the season at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway on May 24 setting quickest time in hot laps and then winning both of his heats and the feature after taking the lead from the outset.
 
Anthony Chaffey and Brock Dean diced for the duration with Dean coming out on top at the end.  It was a satisfying end to the season for Dean who endured a horror run with mechanical failures.  Chaffey finished his season with another consistent performance and a win in the recent Tri-City Shootout in South Australia.
 
The meeting featured three debutants to the division all of whom come from other sections, Darren Kane, Charlie Brown and Scott Johnston.  Kane is a standout in both Super Sedans and Late Models with numerous titles to his credit while Brown is a former Australian Junior Sedan Champion before making a successful transition to F500s.  Johnston, the son of long time speedcar official Roy Johnston, started in speedway karts as a youngster before spending many years racing speedway sidecars and then joining the Wingless Sprints this season.  Kane buckled up in Jason Gray’s Spike/Hawk while Brown drove Brett Thomas’ car and the solidly built Johnston was show horned into Jason McDowell’s Ellis/Volvo.
 
The heats went to Michael Kendall (2), Ken Stanaway and Brad Young with Michael Wilson taking a heavy tumble in the second heat finishing on top of the wall.  Wilson was okay but the resultant damage finished his season.
 
Heat 1

1 Michael Kendall (NZ)   2  Ken Stanaway  3  Brett Thomas
 
Heat 2
 
1 Brad Young   2  Anthony Chaffey 3 Michael Harders
 
Heat 3
 
1 Ken Stanaway   2  Michael Harders 3 Brock Dean
 
Heat 4
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ)  2  Anthony Chaffey 3 Scott Wilson
 
Feature
 
1  Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Brock Dean 3 Anthony Chaffey
4 Scott Wilson  5 Charlie Brown 6 Michael Harders
7 Brad Young   8 Darren Kane 9 Reid Mackay
10 Ken Stanaway
 
This brought to a close a big season for the Queensland Speedcar Racing Assn that featured numerous highlights including;
 
Another very successful Polar Ice Midget Series that saw many new drivers join the ranks.

The Speedcar Super Series being won for the first time by a Queenslander, Brett Thomas.

The POWRi World Midget Series that brought the best in the World to our own backyard.

The $10,000 for 10K event at the new Toowoomba Speedbowl.
 
The success of this season would not have been achieved without the generous support of our sponsors, in particular
 
Jack Berry – Polar Ice
Brett Thomas – Illuminated Industries
Michael & Angela Harders – Auto UpGrade
Paul Geary - Shock Absorber Therapy
Mark Cooper – American Tire & Racing Services
 
Also a big thanks to the various promoters John & Kathy Kelly (Archerfield), Maryborough Sporting Car Club, Allan Woods (Toowoomba Speedbowl) and Dave Lander (Lismore) also the many visiting drivers who travelled to Queensland to compete against our local stars who helped to make our season a success.
 
The tentative first race meeting for the new season is October 4 at Archerfield but keep an eye on the web site for the new QSRA race calendar.
 
Bring on season 2014/15 !!
 



JUST WHO IS DARREN KANE ?

T
his weekend will see Darren Kane debut in a midget at Archerfield Speedway running the 7Q Spike Hawk for Jason Gray and Lucky 7 Racing but just who is this Darren Kane fella?

DK has in the resume 2 Australian Titles, a whopping 14 State Titles!!, 4 National Super Sedan Titles plus this season alone he has visited victory lane 16 times in Super Sedans and Late Models he is the current Queensland, New South Wales and South Australian State Title holder and also the Current Late Model Queensland Champion not to mention he is the first driver in history of Super Sedans to have his name on all 5 state titles at various times.

Race fans if you didn’t know before you certainly have and insight as to who is Darren Kane!




SUPER SEDAN STAR IN A MIDGET

Super Sedan throttle man Darren Kane finds himself strapping into the Lucky 7 Racer owned by Jason Gray for this weekend’s Polar Ice Midget Series Grand Finale.

Kane a former Aust #1 has taken up the offer to drive the immaculate Spike Hawk machine and will add to the already stellar field of drivers nominated for the show with the likes of Chaffey,Wilson,Kendall ,Stanaway ,Dean and Thomas just to name a few

Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway this Saturday night race fans is the place to be!!

Nominations as follows

7Q Darren Kane
10Q Ken Stanaway
19Q Darren Vine 
24Q Michael Harders
25Q Anthony Chaffey
28Q Michael Wilson
42Q Scott Wilson
65Q Don McKay
69Q Brett Thomas
75Q Brad Young
76Q Reid McKay
89Q Michael Kendall
93Q Jason McDowell
94Q Scott Johnson
99Q Brock Dean


 

LIFE MEMBER TO THE RESCUE

Life Member and very active all round great guy Doug Lucas on his way to help with a wreck at the recent ATRS 50 Lapper ..... notice both cars haven't finished wrecking yet !! Super effort and dedication Doug



SMEE TAKES THE 50 LAP DOUBLE
 

Sydney’s Nathan Smee continued his domination of Australia’s endurance races when he took out the American Tire & Racing Services 50 lapper at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last Saturday.  This doubled up with the 50 lapper he won at Parramatta the week prior.  This is the second time he has won the double repeating what he did in 2012.
 
However it didn’t come easy.  Pole sitter Ken Stanaway bolted away on the green only to see the red lights appear in the second lap when Rodney Harders rolled in turn three.  On the restart Stanaway again scooted away but it was only temporary as red lights came on one lap later when West Australian gun Dayne Kingshott rolled.  On recommencement Stanaway again broke away but it was short lived when his engine dropped on to three cylinders and he pulled infield.  At the same time there was a double roll over in turn three with both Scott Wilson and Dave Lambert rolling.  Lambert guesting in Matt Hefford’s XXX/Ed Pink Ford.  Wilson’s roll was a particularly heavy dump and it took some time to remove him from the car for transportation to hospital for a thorough examination.
 
On resumption Michael Kendall was the new leader and immediately set out to put a break on the pack.  Behind him Brock Dean, Anthony Chaffey, Nathan Smee and Lee Redmond (WA) were sorting themselves out with Smee going to second during lap 9 and Chaffey settling into third.  Smee chased and chased and at one stage closed on Kendall but was struggling with a ‘tight’ car and dropped back to consolidate. 
 
Young Kiwi Brock Mascovich, in Keith Mcallan’s MAC/Deppe, had started from position 17 and was charging through the field making his way to fifth and chasing fourth placed Redmond as the laps ticked away.  Coming into the final 10 laps it was obvious that Smee’s car was getter better and better and he again closed on Kendall as they approached some lapped cars.  This was Smee’s chance and he grabbed it with both hands going to the front with 5 laps to travel.  Mascovich was now challenging Redmond but it all went wrong with a couple of laps to go and spun.  This brought about a ‘green/white/chequered’ situation but Smee was up to the task to take the race from Kendall and Chaffey with Lee Redmond and Chris Singleton completing the top five.
 
This gave Smee his seventh 50 lap race since 2006 an amazing accomplishment.  Michael Kendall must be wondering what he has to do to win a 50 lapper the only race that has eluded him in his distinguished career.  His consolation was that he led 40 odd laps which gave him a decent bonus to add to his second place money.
 
Kendall started the night well setting the mark in time trials over Smee and Matt Greenwood.  Brock Mascovich’s introduction to Brisbane didn’t go to plan when he hit the wall during his run causing front end damage to the McAllan car sending him to the back of the pack in the heats with no points.
 
The heats were torrid affairs with a lot of carnage.
 
The opening heat saw Rob Mackay lead the way ahead of Dayne Kingshott while Stanaway and Kendall diced for third.  With a couple to go Stanaway went towards the wall fortunately stopping before contact.  He restarted at the rear where he was joined by Kendall.
 
The second heat saw Brendan Palmer come from position six to lead Matt Greenwood and Mascovich across the line.  The trouble started after the line when Greenwood and Palmer made contact resulting in both taking a couple of heavy rolls.  Greenwood was out for the night while Palmer was able to race again after some treatment from the Paramedics.  Brett Thomas was a non-finisher but was only racing after borrowing an engine from Doug Cavell after an expensive blow up of his Hawk engine at Parramatta.
 
The last heat of the round saw Smee in control coming from the back to beat young Rusty Whittaker and Scott Wilson.  Brock Dean was next and good to see him back after some time on the side lines with engine woes.
 
There was a lot of scrambling in the opening laps of heat 4 and when a car spun it set off a chain reaction resulting in Tony Michelle riding a wheel and rolling a couple of times.  Smee again shot to the front from Kingshott and Stanaway only for the race to be stopped when Gavin Wesble hooked one of the developing ruts and rolled a couple of times into the fence.
 
Heat 5 went to Brock Dean after a bold move in the opening lap and drove well to contain Michael Kendall and Kaz Fahey (NSW).  Mascovich was fourth ahead of Lambert and Thomas who was anxious to get some points.
 
The last qualifier had a number of withdrawals due to accidents and mechanical issues.  Rusty Whittaker just continues to shine and ran away with the win from Anthony Chaffey and Brad Young who was back racing after being out for a couple of months with a neck injury.
 
A ‘B’ Main was necessary to obtain the drivers for the back four positions of the main and after a battle Mascovich came out on top ahead of Brett Thomas and Young with Scott Wilson taking the last transfer spot.
 
Unfortunately the stoppages marred what was a good race and despite the track being on the rough side, after rain fell on the venue late in the week, it was the same for everybody.  Some coped better than others.
 
The midgets return to the Supercheap Auto Archerfield speedway on Saturday May 24 for their final meeting of the season and the finale of the Polar Ice Midget Series.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Rob Mackay              2 Anthony Chaffey                 3 Dayne Kingshott (WA)
 
Heat 2
 
1 Nathan Smee (NSW)          2 Rusty Whittaker        3 Scott Wilson
 
Heat 3
 
1 Brendan Palmer                   2 Matt Greenwood       3 Brock Mascovich (NZ)
 
Heat 4
 
1 Nathan Smee (NSW)          2 Dayne Kingshott (WA)        3 Ken Stanaway
 
 
Heat 5
 
1 Brock Dean               2 Michael Kendall (NZ)          3 Kaz Fahey (NSW)
 
Heat 6
 
1 Rusty Whittaker        2 Anthony Chaffey                 3 Brad Young
 
‘B’ Main
 
1  Brock Mascovich (NZ)         2 Brett Thomas            3 Jason Bell (NSW)
 
Feature
 
1  Nathan Smee (NSW)       2  Michael Kendall (NZ)         3 Anthony Chaffey
 
4 Lee Redmond (WA)        5 Chris Singleton        6 Michael Harders
 
7 Brock Dean      8 Brock Mascovich (NZ)         9 Jason Bell (NSW)
 
10 Brad Young


ATRS 50 LAPPER INFO

The ATRS 50 Lapper in just days away with a stellar 28 car field this year is set to rock ya socks off!

This year’s prize payout is a little different in order to pay further down the line to everyone who makes, and runs to the chequered in the great race.

Hot lap groups have been seeded and are as follows

Group 1
7N, 24WA, 11WA, 89Q, 29Q, 52WA

Group 2
25Q, 98Q, 69Q, 24Q, 99Q, 42Q

Group 3
19Q, 26Q, 18Q, 5Q, 82Q, 58Q

Group 4
10Q, 5N, 28Q, 76Q, 16N

Group 5
75Q, 13Q, 94Q, 66Q, 65Q

Hot laps and heats will have the same points system as the Polar Ice Rounds.

So from there they will be slotted into heat races (two heats each) with the highest point’s scorer after the heats to draw a marble to invert either the top 8, 10, 12 that driver then chooses who starts beside them and so on up to the front.

5th and 6th in the B Main will receive $50 each.

The car leading each lap also receives $50 per lap led

There is no tyre rule and no nomination fee

Race Receivers and Transponders are mandatory

All drivers must attend the drivers briefing

The prize payout is as follows

1)    $1,500
2)    $1,200
3)    $1,000
4)    $800
5)    $600
6)    $400
7)    $300
8)    $200
9)    $200
10)    $200
11)    $100
12)    $100
13)    $100
14)    $100
15)    $100
16)    $100
17)    $100
18)    $100
19)    $100
20)    $100




ATRS 50 LAPPER NOMINATIONS

T
his year’s ATRS 50 lapper at the “Home of Speedway “… SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway is set to be huge!

Recent 50 lapper held in Sydney winner Nathan Smee is making the trek north along with Kiwi’s now residing in NSW Andy Hassan, Gavin Wesble and Kz Fahey.

The Wild West took the victory in last year’s event care of Adam Clarke in the 21WA however with this year Lee Redmond and Dayne Kingshott are eager to keep that streak alive.

Local forces come with the likes of last year’s runner up Kiwi Michael Kendall, Anthony Chaffey,Matt Greenwood ,Brendan Palmer and Scott Wilson just to name a few.

Saturday the 3rd of May race fans ensure your trackside!

5Q Rodney Harders
5N Andy Hassan
7N Nathan Smee
10Q Ken Stanaway
11WA Brock Mascovich
13Q Gavin Wesble
16N Kaz Fahey
19Q Darren Vine
24Q Michael Harders
24WA Dayne Kingshott
25Q Anthony Chaffey
26Q Chris Singleton
28Q Michael Wilson
29Q Brendan Palmer
42Q Scott Wilson
52W Lee Redmond
58Q Rusty Whittaker
65Q Don MacKay
69Q Brett Thomas
75Q Brad Young
76Q Rob MacKay
82Q Jason Bell
89Q Michael Kendall
94Q Nick McDowell
98Q Matt Greenwood
99Q Brock Dean



QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIP TO KIWI KENDALL
 

Michael Kendall became only the second New Zealand born driver to win the Queensland Midget Speedcar Championship when he triumphed at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night April 12.  The race again being sponsored by Angela and Michael Harders through their business Auto UpGrade.  The only other driver from across the ditch to win this title is midget legend Frank ‘Satan’ Brewer back in 1954.
 
Kendall, driving the Dwayne Neilson owned Aggressor/Esslinger, led every lap of the 30 lap contest after being top qualifier and starting from pole position.  Qualifying points were acquired from two rounds of heats on a draw and reverse position grid.  If you think that with Kendall driving out in front made for a dull race, it was far from it.  The fight for the other podium positions was intense with position changes occurring right to the end.
 
Michael Harders aboard Michael Wilson’s King/Mopar did well in a strange car to start alongside Kendall and ran in the top five until his withdrawal late in the race.  Matt Smith (Lucky 7 Racing Spike/Hawk) went to second early but appeared to be struggling and was soon hustled back to third by Matt Greenwood who quickly put a gap on the pack.
 
This left Smith, Michael Harders, newly crowned Super Series champion Brett Thomas, and Scott Wilson in a group followed closely by the trio of Darren Vine, Rusty Whittaker and Anthony Chaffey.  As the laps ticked away it looked very much like a Kendall, Greenwood and Smith result until a skirmish in turn one with just a couple of laps remaining.  This saw Whittaker and Chaffey come to a halt with Lance Towns then striking one of the cars and taking a couple of rolls and causing the first stoppage of the night.  Unfortunately all three cars were out.
 
This left a sprint to the finish only to see the yellows appear again for a spun car.  On resumption Smith went to second and then Brett Thomas grabbed third from Matt Greenwood only to see the youngster regain the spot on the last lap in a do or die effort.  In the rolling lap after the chequered was shown Thomas showed his displeasure with Greenwood and I don’t believe they were exchanging insurance company details in the ensuing discussion.
 
This race also doubled as a round of the Polar Ice Series with Kendall holding a narrow points lead over Brett Thomas with a couple of rounds to run.
 
The heats were run on a sticky fast track which saw plenty of high speed racing.  Greenwood and Kendall took out the opening exchanges with Thomas and Smith then taking the reverse grid rounds.
 
Congratulations to Michael Kendall on adding the Queensland title to his 5 New Zealand crowns.
 
Sincere thanks to Angela and Michael Harders and Auto UpGrade who continually step up to the plate to support our sport with sponsorship dollars.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Matt Greenwood  2 Michael Harders 3 Ken Stanaway
 
 
Heat 2
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ)  2 Darren Vine 3 Rusty Whittaker
 
Heat 3
 
1 Matt Smith (NSW) 2 Rodney Harders 3 Michael Harders
 
Heat 4
 
1 Brett Thomas 2 Michael Kendall (NZ) 3 Rusty Whittaker
 
Championship
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ)  2 Matt Smith (NSW) 3 Matt Greenwood
4 Brett Thomas  5 Scott Wilson 6 Ken Stanaway
7 Ash Jarvis
 
The next show for the QSRA is the annual American Tire & Racing Services 50 lapper and with big money up for grabs should see a big field of local and interstate stars.



QUEENSLANDER !! BRETT THOMAS WINS THE 2013/14 POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES





2014 AUTO UPGRADE QUEENSLAND TITLE


 Venue: Archerfield Speedway 63 Colebard St West, Archerfield Qld 4108.

 Gate prices and conditions of entry can be found on Archerfield Speedway website

 Race Date: Saturday 12th April 2014

 Noise Restrictions: 98db.

 Nominations: All nominations for the event must be received by the Queensland Speedcar Racing Association by 6pm 5th April 2014

 Nomination fee: Nil

 Tire Rule: Open

Rules: Speedcars Australia Racing rules, regulations and specifications.

Radio’s: Strictly NO RADIO, NO RACING.

Transponders: Compulsory (are available to hire through venue when pre-arranged)

 Gates Open: Pit gates will open at 3pm.

 Driver’s Briefing: Drivers Briefing 4pm. (TBC)

Engine Start: Engine Start will be as per the Programme.

 Racing Commences: As per the Programme.

 Format: Draw and reverse highest points scorer to the front for the feature event.

 Time Trials: Will only count where a “Tied” point’s situation occurs

 Tow/Push Vehicles: Quad Bikes (helmets must be worn), etc OK.

 Chief Steward: John Kelly

Make sure you are trackside this Saturday the 12th of April for Midget open wheel racing at its very best at the home of speedway ……. SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway !!

Nominations are,

5Q Rodney Harders
7Q Matt Smith
10Q Ken Stanaway
14Q Michael Harders
19Q Darren Vine
22Q Ashley Jarvis
24Q Anthony Chaffey
27Q Chris Singleton
29Q Brendan Palmer
33Q Lance Towns
42Q Scott Wilson
58Q Rusty Whittaker
65Q Don McKay
69Q Brett Thomas
89Q Michael Kendall
91Q Robbie Stewart
98Q Matt Greenwood


 

THOMAS COMES UP TRUMPS IN POLAR ICE ROUND
 

The popular and ever smiling Brett Thomas returned to the winners circle when he took out the Polar Ice Midget Series round at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway on Saturday March 29.
 
Pole sitter for the 15 lap main was Scott Wilson (Wilson Landscape Supplies Aggressor/Esslinger) with Thomas slotted in beside him but on the green the Illuminated Industries # 69 Spike/Hawk shot into the lead and was never headed.  However the battle for the minor places was not for the feint hearted.  Wilson, his team mate Anthony Chaffey and Darren Vine (Mike Vine Turbos XXX/Turbo Esslinger) staged a battle royal as they bounced through the holes that had developed after a couple of days of heavy rain.  Also in close copy was Mark George guesting in the Jason Gray owned Lucky Seven Spike/Hawk.
 
Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade Spike/Eagle) had started the main from position eleven and raced hard through the field to finish in a deserved sixth place after his crew had toiled hard to repair the car after a first heat roll.
 
There was only one yellow for a spun car before Thomas greeted the chequered flag ahead of Wilson and Vine.  Thomas has endured a run of minor problems since his big roll over at Lismore during the POWRi World Series and was pleased to finally break thorough for a win.  Vine showed his unique Esslinger power plant has a lot of straight line speed but had trouble negotiating turns 3 & 4 where a deep rut had developed making it difficult for him to move forward and maintain the position.
 
A couple of prominent names missing from the feature were PIMS leader Michael Kendall and last start winner Brendan Palmer.  Kendall (13.663) was quickest in hot laps but succumbed to a problem while leading his first heat.  It is believed a broken rocker post caused the problem which could not be rectified at the track.  Palmer (Jack Berry Racing Breka/Esslinger) ran in the hot laps with an engine not happy to run on four cylinders and battled all night to fix the problem right up to the rolling laps for the feature without succeeding.
 
The opening heat went to Scott Wilson over Chaffey and Chris Singleton while the second encounter was taken out by Darren Vine after Kendall withdrew late in the race.  This heat saw Michael Harders upend in the first lap as he entered turn three christening his meeting old Spike chassis and although he missed his heats would be ready for the feature.
 
Chris Singleton driving his second car (Stealth/Ford) showed a good turn of speed in heat three to win easily over Lance Towns and Wilson.  The last heat finished in unusual circumstances.  As the field entered the back straight for the last time Rob Stewart spun off the track.  Coming into the last corner Mark George became a little sideways and lost a lot of speed causing the close following Ash Jarvis to also slow as he tried to miss George.  Enter Ken Stanaway who was right behind Jarvis and unable to see George.  He hit the brakes but gently nudged both of the other cars sending them on their way but stalling his own car in the process.  While everyone was focused on this Stewart had come back onto the track sideways hit the soft clay on the edge of the track and gently rolled the Jeff Barton Spike/Brayton Ford.  The result no one suffered any damage and everyone was set for the feature.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Scott Wilson  2 Anthony Chaffey 3 Chris Singleton
 
Heat 2
1 Darren Vine  2 Brett Thomas 3 Lance Towns
 
Heat 3
 
1 Chris Singleton 2 Lance Towns 3 Scott Wilson
 
Heat 4
 
1 Brett Thomas 2 Mark George 3 Ash Jarvis
 
A Main
 
1 Brett Thomas 2 Scott Wilson 3 Darren Vine
4 Anthony Chaffey 5 Mark George 6 Michael Harders
7 Chris Singleton 8 Ash Jarvis 9 Ken Stanaway
10 Tony Michell 11 Lance Towns 12 Rob Stewart
 
The midgets return to Archerfield in a fortnight, April 12, for the 2014 Queensland Championship that will also count as a round of the Polar Ice Midget Series.


LISMORE SUPER SERIES ROUND TO PALMER & POLAR ICE
 

Brisbane’s Brendan Palmer powered to an expected win in the Speedcar Super Series at the Lucas Oils Lismore Speedway last night, March 22.  This was actually round 4 of the competition which had been rained out last November.  A last minute addition to the field Palmer made use of a late race stoppage to grab the lead from Matt Smith (NSW) with a handful of laps remaining.
 
Smith using the new Hawk SOHC engine for the first time in competition took control of the race on the first start until Nathan Smee rolled to a stop necessitating another line up with Smee off the back.  Before the restart there was some bunching up which saw cars coming together and as a result Rusty Whittaker (damage) and Troy Jenkins (BOC Stealth/Synergy V8) a flat tyre, were out.
 
When the green light reappeared Smith went to the front with Palmer, Brett Thomas, Anthony Chaffey, Matt Greenwood and Matt Jackson (NSW) giving chase.  Whatever Smee’s problem was it had gone away as he was charging through the field scrapping dirt from the fence as he passed cars on the high line.
 
By the half-way point Smee was back to third as Thomas, Chaffey, Greenwood and Jackson were enjoying a good scrap toing and froing.  Chaffey went to fourth and was soon followed by Greenwood as the leaders began to lap cars.  Unfortunately this would be Greenwood’s downfall when contact with a lapped car saw the Absolute Supplies Spike/Ford up end putting Greenwood out with a badly damaged front end.
 
The restart closed up the field up with most believing this was Smee’s chance to challenge for the lead however he appeared to struggle on resumption and actually lost ground.  It was Palmer who put the pressure on Smith with the Polar Ice Breka/Esslinger on the inside and Smith favouring the outside.  Entering the Grandstand corner with a handful of laps remaining Smith’s car caught a rut and lifted the inside wheels well off the ground and headed towards the fence.  Only experience and lightening reflexes prevented impact and allowed him to continue albeit a couple of places down.
 
Palmer now headed Chaffey (Western Pool Supplies Razor/Ed Pink Ford) as Smith moved back to third while Matt Jackson passed some cars late in the race to take fourth.  A riveting race with plenty of action and twists and turns and a quinella for Queensland drivers.
 
The night commenced with Time Trials which saw Nathan Smee (American Tire & Racing Services Spike/Esslinger) take ‘Quick Time’ with a 14.460 lap which was just outside Jeremy Hassell’s lap record of 13.31.
 
Three heats went non-stop with Troy Jenkins, Rusty Whittaker and Matt Smith tasting victory.  In the last qualifier a skirmish at the start saw the yellow lights come on and a restart ordered.  As the cars rolled around it was obvious there was a problem with the front end of pole sitter Matt Hefford’s XXX/Ed Pink Ford.  Hefford only made it to turn three after the green light came on when the car upended as the result of a broken right front shock.  Brett Thomas came from well back in the pack to claim the win from Palmer and Jenkins.  The Illuminated Industries Spike/Hawk is easily noticed on the track as blue LED lights fitted to the right hand side wheel covers glow as the wheel spins. 
 
Matt Smith debuted the new Hawk SOHC engine at Lismore and it was quick from the start.  He took it easy in his first heat but once he opened it up it showed that this is going to be a formidable power plant.  The brain child of Steve Smith the well-constructed engine is the follow up to his push rod engine which won races all over the place including Australian Championships and the Chili Bowl.  The new engine went very close to winning the A main on debut.
 
A number of drivers appeared at Lismore with new frames.  Matt Hefford had updated his aging Aggressor for a new XXX but unfortunately didn’t achieve the result he was looking for.
 
Ash Jarvis made a welcome return after some weeks out after a big dump at the POWRi World Series round at Archerfield.  He had changed his frame to a Spike and said that he was using the night to get used to the new car and run up some laps.
 
Michael Harders brought out his new Spike for the first time in its Auto Upgrade livery and looked impressive early but struggled in the main.
 
The next meeting for the QSRA is Round 8 of the Polar Ice Midget Series at Archerfield next Saturday March 29.  Mark George will be back in a very successful car but not the one he normally drives.  You’ll have to be there to see which car it is!!
 
Let’s hope that after their success last night that Brendan Palmer and Jack Berry will also be back with their Breka/Esslinger.
 
Heat 1
 
1  Troy Jenkins (NSW) 2 Brendan Palmer 3 Matt Greenwood
 
Heat 2
 
1 Rusty Whittaker 2 Nathan Smee (NSW) 3 Michael Harders
 
Heat 3
 
1 Matt Smith (NSW)  2 Nathan Smee (NSW) 3 Matt Greenwood
 
Heat 4
 
1 Brett Thomas 2 Brendan Palmer 3 Troy Jenkins
 
A Main (Provisional)
 
1 Brendan Palmer 2 Anthony Chaffey 3 Matt Smith (NSW)
4 Matt Jackson (NSW) 5 Nathan Smee (NSW) 6 Brett Thomas
7 Rodney Harders  8 Scott Wilson 9 Michael Harders
10 Ashley Jarvis

POLAR ICE R8 NOMS

This coming weekend race fans the Polar Ice Midget Series returns to Archerfield Speedway for R8 Saturday the 29th March

This will be the final Queensland show before the two “Big ones” those being the Auto UpGrade Queensland Title on the 12th of April and then the ATRS 50 Lapper on May the 3rd both here at Archerfield.

R8 Noms are as follows

7Q Mark George
10Q Ken Stanaway
14Q Michael Harders
19Q Darren Vine
22Q Ashley Jarvis
24Q Anthony Chaffey
27Q Chris Singleton
29Q Brendan Palmer
33Q Lance Towns
42Q Scott Wilson
69Q Brett Thomas
82Q Jason Bell
89Q Michael Kendall
91Q Robbie Stewart
94Q Nick McDowell

PALMER TAKES LISMORE SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES ROUND
Author: Dennis Newlyn


Queensland's Brendan Palmer took the lead in the latter stages of the main event to win round five of the Speedcar Super Series at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway, Saturday, March 22.

Palmer was followed to the chequer...ed flag by Anthony Chaffey and Matt Smith, while Matt Jackson and Nathan Smee rounded out the top five.

SSS Tournament Director Ken Jenkins said Jackson's result – and the absence of championship leader Brett Thomas in the major placings – means the title will be decided between the two in the Grand Final at Valvoline Raceway (Sydney Speedway) on April 5.

“There is little in points and it will be a battle between Thomas and Jackson for this season's Speedcar Super Series Championship,” Jenkins explained.

NSW star Smith looked the likely winner of the feature race after he set a cracking pace out front and took full advantage of his pole position starting spot.

However, a red light eight laps from the finish after Matt Greenwood ran over the back of Michael Harders and rolled, ultimately cost Smith victory.

At the restart Smith maintained his advantage over Palmer and Smee as the latter battled with a slowly deflating right rear tyre. Palmer later found something extra and rounded up Smith with an outside pass. Chaffey, who ran in contention throughout the 30 lap event, also passed Smith for the runner-up position as Smith finished third. Meanwhile, Jackson moved up another position after he overtook a slowing Smee and secured fourth nearing the end of the feature.

It was a night of Speedcar track records on a super fast track. Troy Jenkins set a new 10 lap mark in the opening heat when he stopped the clock at two minutes, 21.944 seconds which lowered his own track time by three seconds set in 2009.

In the very next heat, Jenkins lost the new record as 17 year-old Queenslander Rusty Whittaker cut an incredible three seconds off Jenkins' previous time with a two minute, 18.861 seconds run.

That new record for the ten lap distance has lowered the mark by a staggering six seconds since 2009!

A new time was established for the pole shuffle two lap distance after Smith reduced the record from 27.800 to 27.380 seconds.

Time trials were conducted earlier in the night and Smee was fastest with a 13.460-second lap.

Smee had a mixed night. He did not do his main event winning chances a whole lot of good when he hit the wall on the first lap of the feature race and broke the Jacobs Ladder on the car as he challenged Matt Smith for the lead.

Smee restarted from the rear of the field and drove the wheels off the car as he raced into third with 12 laps completed.

Smith and Thomas also were heat winners in a night of super-competitive Speedcar racing.



2014 AUTO UPGRADE QUEENSLAND TITLE


Nominations are also now open for the 2014 Auto UpgradeQueensland Title at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield SpeedwayApril the 12th.

This show is also round 9 of the Polar Ice Midget Series.

Nominations must be into Brock Dean no later than 6 pm April the 5th.

Text Brock on 0410 195 355....... Jobs on !



ATRS 50 LAPPER SPONSORS SOLD OUT !!


With laps being sold just under 7 days ago the 2014 ATRS 50 Lapper scheduled for the 3rd of May at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway is officially SOLD OUT !!

We are awaiting on a couple of logos for the last laps and once they are in and loaded on here the full list of the 50 sponsors will be released.

Huge Thank You to you all who came on board for the 2014 Great Race its going to be a mega event !!



KENDALL MAKES IT THREE
 

His feature race win at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway on Saturday March 8 made Michael Kendall a three time winner of the Danny Davidson Memorial race.  In fact he has won them consecutively.  It also doubled as round 7 of the Polar Ice Series which meant he consolidated his position at the top of the points.
 
Kendall started from the second row of the feature and moved in behind pole sitter Matt Greenwood during the second rotation.  Greenwood’s front running came to an end exiting turn 4 on the fourth lap when he spun causing mayhem behind.  Michael Harders, guesting in the Western Landscape Supplies Spike/Ed Pink Ford, almost came to a stop trying to miss the mess leaving the fast running Anthony Chaffey with nowhere to go.  He ran over the right rear of # 24 and took a couple of fast side rolls.  He soon exited the car and was philosophical about what had happened.  A pity it was an early exit for the last feature winner.
 
The restart saw a complete change to the running order with Kendall ahead of Harders and comeback driver Ken Stanaway (Rod Singleton Racing Razor/Esslinger).  Greenwood was now at the back while Brett Thomas had withdrawn with a motor problem.  Scott Wilson was on the move and took third a couple of laps later and then grabbed second during lap 9.  Greenwood was charging back through the pack as Stanaway went inside Harders to go back to third.
 
A couple of yellows for spun cars saw the race reduced by five laps due to impending rain and Harders used the opportunity to take back third with 3 laps remaining.  Meanwhile Greenwood was still going forward but with just over a lap to go again became a victim of turn four and spun leaving Stanaway with no place to go.  At this point the race was declared with Kendall, Wilson and Harders to receive their trophies after the Super Sedan feature as rain was imminent.
 
The Greenwood team had been working hard in recent weeks to get their Esslinger to run as it should and it all came together in timed hot laps with Matt claiming quick time with a 14.155 recorded time.  Chaffey was not far behind with a 14.158 while Darren Vine was next with a 14.14.637.  This was the first competitive outing for the much talked about Turbo Esslinger that Darren and Mike Vine have been fine tuning for some months.  It is a smaller capacity engine to the normal Esslinger but being equipped with a turbo will more than make up for the lost capacity.  If its first appearance is anything to go by it is going to be a race winner.
 
As the first heat was forming up light rain started to fall and as they came round for the start the rain became heavier leaving steward John Kelly no option but to abandon the race.  After a track grade and wheel packing racing recommenced and in the first heat it was Brett Thomas who took control from the outset.  The others chased but the Illuminated Industries Spike/Hawk was long gone.  Chaffey fought his way through from position 9 to get second while Scott Wilson gave a glimpse of things to come.
 
The second heat saw both drivers on the front row elect to start from the rear bringing Stanaway and Michael Harders to the front.  Harders won the jump and charged away as the others jostled for spots.  On two occasions Chaffey and Kendall got caught up together the second time saw the former out with a flat tyre.  Wilson moved forward to be in the top three but a throttle problem in the run to the line saw him stop handing the minor places to Vine and Stanaway.
 
Unfortunately Darren Vine missed the feature when he withdrew during the rolling laps.  It is believed there was a driveline issue. 
 
Mitch Whittaker had a drive in the family King/Esslinger normally driven by brother Rusty and put in a spirited drive in the feature after some issues earlier in the night.
 
Ken Stanaway enjoyed his first meeting back and was happy with the way the car performed even though the team had to overcome a minor diff problem.  He says he needs seat time and is looking forward to racing locally for the duration.
 
The next meeting for the Brisbane speedcars is the previously washed out Speedcar Super Series round at Lismore in a fortnight, Saturday March 22. 
 
The Polar Ice Series continues at Archerfield the following week Saturday March 29.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Brett Thomas  2 Anthony Chaffey 3 Scott Wilson
 
Heat 2
 
1 Michael Harders  2 Darren Vine 3 Ken Stanaway
 
Feature
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Scott Wilson 3 Michael Harders
4 Chris Singleton 5 Mitch Whittaker 6 Lance Towns
7 Ken Stanaway 8 Matt Greenwood




2014 AUTO UPGRADE QUEENSLAND SPEEDCAR TITLE

Saturday the 12th of April the QSRA in conjunction with SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway Promotion will host the 2014 Auto Upgrade Queensland Speedcar Title !!

Confirmation coming in that the team at Auto UpGrade are again on board for the seasons premier blue ribbon event.

Huge thanks to Angie and Mick Harders for your support !

http://mich695.wix.com/auto-upgrade#



CAN KENDALL DO IT AGAIN
 
Next Saturday night, March 8, will see the midgets racing at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway in the Danny Davidson Memorial trophy race.  An event held in honour of former champion the late Danny Davidson.  The race will be dual purpose also being Round 6 of the Polar Ice Series.
 
New Zealander Michael Kendall has won the last two Davidson Memorial races and will be looking to make it three in a row.  He missed out in a tight contest with Anthony Chaffey at the last PIMS round and wants the trophy on Saturday as well as to maintain his lead in the series.
 
Mark George won the first Danny Davidson Memorial held in 2003 after his passing in 2000 from cancer.  Davidson was a multi times Queensland Champion who won races all around Australia and New Zealand where it is easier to win Lotto than a midget race. 
 
Danny Davidson started his speedway career in the Junior Speedcar (Compact) division before he moved into Midgets in the late 1960s.  His first midget was a Holden powered car owned by Kev Brehmer and he was successful almost from day one.  This led to a drive in the Ron Wanless Offy where he was again a winner.  The Wanless car was prepared by Neville Brennan so Davidson began to drive for Brennan in an association that lasted around 20 years with numerous race and title wins.  His last drive was in the Terry and Tess Holland owned V6 Volvo before his illness no longer allowed him to compete at the level he was accustomed to. 
 
Next Saturday will also mark the return of Ken Stanaway to racing.  Stanaway won the Davidson Memorial race in 2006 along with the Queensland Championship in 2008 and is a two time QSRA Club Champion.  Stanaway hasn’t raced on a regular basis since 2009 and has accepted an invitation from Rod Singleton Racing to drive his Razor/Esslinger.  Stanaway has no ‘delusions of grandeur’ to come back an instant winner.  He says that since he last raced the level of local competition has risen considerably due to the introduction of the Polar Ice Series and it will take some seat time to get back in the rhythm.
 
‘I am very grateful to Rod Singleton for giving me this opportunity to race again.  I didn’t want to stop but circumstances changed and I had a business to run which restricted the time I had available to prepare a competitive car.  This situation is perfect as Rod has the time available to do a lot of the preparation.  The Brad Hilder built frame and Esslinger engine are strong and it is now up to me to get up to speed’.
 
Don’t miss next Saturday night when the ‘Mighty Midgets’ take to the Archerfield track for some more great sideways, wheel to wheel action.

Nominations are as follows

10Q Ken Stanaway
19Q Darren Vine
24Q Michael Harders
25Q Anthony Chaffey
27Q Chris Singleton
33Q Lance Towns
42Q Scott Wilson
66Q Tony Michelle
69Q Brett Thomas
88Q Scott Jeynes
89Q Michael Kendall
98Q Matt Greenwood
99Q Brock Dean



The late great Danny Davidson


CHAFFEY CLINCHES POLAR ICE THRILLER
 

Anthony Chaffey driving the Western Landscape Supplies Razor/Ed Pink Ford won an intense duel against Michael Kendall to take out Round 6 of the Polar Ice Series last night, February 22, at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway.
 
Chaffey had come from position 3 to take the front running as they headed into turn 1 from the get go and held the spot from Kendall after a tight first turn tussle.  This set the scene for what became a ‘take no prisoners’ contest between the two.  Brett Thomas spun during lap 2 and sent himself back to the rear for the restart but would refocus and immediately start passing cars.  Kendall tried inside and out to pass Chaffey and eventually succeeded during lap 10 only to see Chaffey round him up on the outside 2 laps later to take out the 15 lap main.  Thomas did well to get back to third with Darren Vine putting in his usual consistent performance to get fourth.
 
Time trials saw Kendall quickest with a 13.465 lap just ahead of Thomas (13.985) and Chaffey (14.059).  Matt Greenwood’s night ended before it started when no oil pressure was detected when he fired the car up in engine starts.  Lance Towns also failed to time with a fuel issue but after some assistance was mobile again before the end of the heats. 
 
An unusually low car count saw heats being an all in affair and things did not start well for Chaffey.  Some bunching up at the start saw the concertina effect with Chaffey on the end.  He hit the wall and rolled over with sufficient damage to put him out.  Kendall went on to win over Thomas and Vine after Michael Harders led early.  Harders was having a guest drive in the CJR Motorsport Breka/Toyota that Andrew Felker and piloted in the POWRi series.
 
Kendall repeated in the second round with Chaffey turning the tables in the last heat.  The popular Brett Thomas was back on deck for this round after riding out a big roll-over in the Lismore POWRi round.  The Illuminated Industries team had taken the opportunity to replace the Spike chassis and freshen up their Hawk engine.
 
Round 7 of the Polar Ice Midget Series takes place at Archerfield Saturday March 8.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ)   2 Brett Thomas  3 Darren Vine
 
Heat 2
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ)  2 Anthony Chaffey 3 Brett Thomas
 
Heat 3
 
1 Anthony Chaffey  2 Michael Kendall (NZ)  3 Darren Vine

Feature
 
1 Anthony Chaffey 2 Michael Kendall (NZ) 3 Brett Thomas
 
4 Darren Vine  5 Lance Towns 6 Michael Harders
 
7 Scott Jeynes



POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES RETURNS TO ARCHERFIELD

Polar Ice Midget Series action returns this weekend to Archerfield Speedway for round 6 of the Brisbane based series.

Whilst down slightly on average car numbers the ones nominated are a bunch of hard chargers who will produce some fast and furious racing.

Nominations are,

19Q Darren Vine
22Q Ashley Jarvis
23Q Wade Hawley
25Q Anthony Chaffey
27Q Chris Singleton
33Q Lance Towns
66Q Tony Michelle
69Q Brett Thomas
82Q Michael Harders
82N Jason Bell
88Q Scott Jeynes
89Q Michael Kendall
98Q Matt Greenwood
99Q Brock Dean

Main gates open at 4pm and pit gates from 3 .... catch ya trackside !!



DECEMBER 7 SSS ON TV !

The $2500 to win Archerfield Speedway SSS round held on December 7, is showcased this month (26TH Feb) on Foxtel's Chequered Flag! Power Productions Pty Limited produces and supplies Fox Sports and various other networks with an abundance of sporting content each year including sports such as; rugby league, speedway, basketball, rodeo and baseball.

“Television coverage of the SSS represents a fantastic coup for Speedcars on the East Coast; it's going to be a cracker of a event to watch live at the venue and on delay on the Chequered Flag TV show!"

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POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES R6


Polar Ice Midget Series time again !! Round 6 of the series returns to Archerfield Speedway next Saturday night the 22nd of February. All nominations must be text to Brock Dean on 0410 195 355 before 6pm Sunday the 16th or ROF will apply- no excuses.

All drivers are also required at the drivers briefing to bring their completed car log book for inspection.



COONS COLLECTS THE CASH IN TOOWOOMBA
 

American Jerry Coons Jnr claimed the inaugural ‘$10k for 10 miles’ event at the Toowoomba Speedbowl on February 8 driving the Graham Racing Developments Eagle/Toyota and picking up $10,000 for his efforts.  His record at the Toowoomba venue is impressive with three wins from three feature race starts which includes the Friday night Preliminary feature and the 2007 Australian Speedcar Championship.
 
Starting on the front row beside pole sitter Michael Pickens (CJR Motorsport Breka/Toyota) Coons immediately went to the front in the 42 lap contest.  Pickens kept the pressure on the American and took over the front running on lap 8 only to see Coons take back the lead when the Kiwi backed the car into turn 4 very nearly stalling the engine.  This gave Coons a handy break and with the event going non-stop Pickens had no chance to make amends.  In fact he fell into the clutches of Nathan Smee and they had a good dice for the duration with the Kiwi taking second, Smee third and Americans Alex Bright and Andrew Felker completing the top five.  Felker and Rusty Whittaker diced throughout the race and it was a pleasure to see the youngsters putting on some good hard clean racing.  Coons drive was very impressing lapping every car up to third place. 
 
Friday 7.2.2014
 
Three rounds of heats saw Michael Pickens in devastating form taking all of his qualifiers, the last one right on the line after coming from the rear of the field and bringing a big cheer from the crowd.  Jerry Coons Jnr (2), Nathan Smee and Matt Smith being successful in the other encounters.  The racing was tough and with Andrew Felker (Breka/Toyota) and Brendan Palmer (Breka/Mopar) also amongst the places it looked like the red Torco Oils CJR Motorsport cars were going to be a big threat come feature race time.
 
The 20 lap Preliminary Feature had the top point scorers starting from the rear which meant Pickens was in position 18.  Everyone says it is hard to win from the back but they forgot to tell Pickens.  He was second at the end of lap 1 and in front at the completion of lap 2 and going away.  There was plenty of close racing as the back markers scrambled past cars towards the front.  A yellow with 8 laps remaining closed up the field only to see them appear again a couple of laps later.  It was during this caution period that Pickens went to the infield with a broken diff.  A great shame after a fantastic drive but the positive was it opened up the race.  The very experienced and former USAC champion Coons had worked to second and although under pressure held on for the win from Nathan Smee, Andrew Felker, Matt Smith and Rusty Whittaker.
 
The second night had some withdrawals with Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade Stealth/Eagle) - valve issue and Anthony Chaffey (Western Landscape Supplies Razor/Ed Pink Ford) – water pump to miss out while Matt Greenwood (Spike/Esllinger) was out after stopping in his first heat with a broken timing belt.
 
The two rounds of heats saw wins to Coons (2), Pickens and the quietly spoken Andrew Felker who led home team mate Pickens.  Matt Smith missed his first heat when he slapped the wall during hot laps prior to the event breaking a radius rod.  The only other incident of note was when Dene McAllan (WA) (Western Landscape Supplies Aggressor/Esslinger) had a steering component break which sent him into the wall in turn four.  From there he was a passenger sending the car infield and then into the fence in turn 1.  It was the last lap of the race and the car was fixed in time for the Shoot Out.
 
The two round Shoot Out resulted in Michael Pickens being the quickest ahead of Coons, Smee and Matt Smith.  However Smith pulled infield on the last lap with an engine off song and would miss the A Main with a broken valve.
 
A great week-end of racing and with a healthy crowd in attendance on the Saturday night it is hoped that this event will grow in the coming years.
 
The American overseas drivers now depart our shores and we wish them well in their racing endeavours for their coming season.  However Andrew Felker ‘The Missouri Missile’ is staying one more week to have a one off drive in the Titan sprintcar at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway next Saturday, February 15.
 
Friday 7.2.2014
 
Heat 1
 
1 Matt Smith (NSW)    2 Dene McAllan (WA)  3  Andrew Felker (USA)
 
Heat 2
 
1 Michael Pickens (NZ)  2 Jerry Coons Jnr (USA) 3 Alex Bright (USA)
 
Heat 3
 
1 Nathan Smee (NSW) 2 Andrew Felker (USA) 3 Matt Smith (NSW)
 
Heat 4
 
1 Michael Pickens (NZ)  2 Jerry Coons Jnr (USA) 3 Alex Bright (USA)
 
Heat 5
 
1  Michael Pickens (NZ)  2  Sid Whittaker  3 Rodney Harders
 
Heat 6
 
1 Jerry Coons Jnr (USA)  2 Brendan Palmer 3 Rusty Whittaker
 
Preliminary Feature (Provisional)
 
1  Jerry Coons Jnr (USA)  2 Nathan Smee (NSW)  3 Andrew Felker (USA)
4 Matt Smith (NSW) 5 Rusty Whittaker 6 Matt Greenwood
7 Alex Bright (USA) 8 Rob Mackay 9 Dene McAllan (WA)
10 Darren Vine  11 Scott Wilson 12 Rodney Harders
13 Gavin Wesble
 
Saturday 8.2.2014
 
Heat 7
 
1 Michael Pickens (NZ) 2 Brendan Palmer 3 Dene McAllan (WA)
 
Heat 8
 
1 Jerry Coons Jnr (USA)  2 Rusty Whittaker 3 Nathan Smee (NSW)
 
Heat 9
 
1 Andrew Felker (USA)  2 Michael Pickens (NZ) 3 Matt Smith (NSW)
 
Heat 10
 
1 Jerry Coons Jnr (USA)  2 Alex Bright (USA) 3 Rusty Whittaker
 
Shoot Out ‘B’
 
Matt Smith (NSW)
Alex Bright (USA)
Jaimie McKinlay (NSW)
Rob Mackay
Dene McAllan (WA)
Rusty Whittaker 
Shoot Out ‘A’
 
Michael Pickens (NZ)   13.429 seconds
Jerry Coons Jnr (USA)
Nathan Smee (NSW)
Matt Smith (NSW)
Andrew Felker (USA)
Alex Bright (USA) 
’10 for 10’ (Provisional)
 
1 Jerry Coons Jnr (USA)  2 Michael Pickens (NZ)  3 Nathan Smee (NSW)
4 Alex Bright (USA) 5 Andrew Felker (USA) 6 Rusty Whittaker
7  Darren Vine  8 Jaimie McKinlay (NSW) 9 Dene McAllan (WA)
10 Rob Mackay 11 Gavin Wesble



BELL TURNS ON THE POWER IN POWRi WORLD TITLE


Monday, February 3, 2014  lismorespeedway

American driver Christopher Bell took out the eighth round of the World Midget Car Championship at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.

Bell, from Oklahoma, was followed to the chequered flag by New Zealand star Brad Mosen, who had taken out the seventh round the previous night, and NSW driver Matt Smith.

“This is a cool place,” Bell said from victory lane in his appraisal of the Lismore circuit.
“It was an awesome track tonight.
“I could not have asked for better and I’m delighted to have won rounds of the world championship in New Zealand and Australia.”

With this win, Bell is now second in the championship points standings behind fellow American Bryan Clauson.

Darren Hagen (US) rounds out the top three as the championship heads to the United States for rounds later this year.

The main event on Saturday night was led from the start by Mosen, who drove off pole position after he won his three heats.

The race was initially halted on the first corner of the first lap when New Zealander Dayne Maxwell crashed his car.

As the race unfolded, the battle was at the head of the field between Mosen, Bell, Smith, Clauson and Sydneysider Nathan Smee.
At half distance Bell used lapped traffic to his advantage and took over the front-running with a spectacular outside pass centimetres off the concrete fence.

Bell extended the lead late in the race as a battle raged between Smith and Clauson for third.
Bell went on to score a convincing victory.

He and Mosen were the two fastest drivers throughout the 40 laps, recording consistent lap times in the 13-second bracket.

Other heat winners were Hayden Williams (NZ), Shane O’Connor (NZ),and Chris McCutcheon (NZ).

Mosen won the gold shootout, giving him pole position for the main event followed by Bell, Clauson and Smith.



Team "CJR" after the Lismore Victory

LISMORE THIS WEEKEND WILL BE PUMPING !!

These drivers are undoubtedly the best of the modern era,” Lismore promoter David Lander stated Wednesday 29/01

“The US drivers have many major titles beside their name and are all full-time professionals who race for a living. We have in Lismore the greatest line-up of Midget Car drivers we have ever seen in the long history of Midget Car racing in this country,” he added. 




Bryan Clauson round winner and all round nice guy in the 39USA King Esslinger



Aucklands Brad Mosen on the gas in the 7NZ Aggressor Esslinger



Christopher Bell straps into the CJR Breka Toyota 2Q

NEED TO NOMINATE FOR LISMORE THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY ?

Queensland car nomination forms for the Lismore leg of the POWRi Midget World Series Championship need to be into Lismore Speedway ASAP ..... If your holding off you may miss out on racing against some of the best drivers this side of the country has seen !!

http://lismorespeedway.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/POWRI-Midget-world-Series-championship-2.pdf



CLAUSON CAPTURES POWRi ROUND
 

Bryan Clauson carried on his winning way when he took out the POWRi round of the POWRi World Championship at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway on Australia Day.  Starting on the second row of the 24 car field Clauson moved to second on lap 13 and then took the lead away from Darren Hagen (USA) at the half way mark of the 40 lap event.  The final result was a duplication of the Saturday night preliminary feature with Christopher Bell and Hagen following Clauson to the chequered.  However the way the week-end unfolded will be remembered for a long time by those fortunate to have witnessed it.
 
Going back to the beginning of night 1 it was Andrew Felker (USA) (13.906) in the CJR Motorsport Breka/Toyota who set the pace in time trials.  An early run was a big advantage with over 40 cars lined up and as it progressed the times became slower as the track changed in the hot conditions.  Nathan Smee (NSW) (13.954) and Darren Hagen (14.040) completed the quickest three.
 
Young Ash Jarvis timed well in his first lap but hit the wall exiting turn 4 the second time around causing the car to roll high in the air and land with a bone jarring thud.  Jarvis was shaken and taken to hospital for a check but was back at the track Sunday night sporting a black eye and looking for a replacement chassis.
 
The top 30 from the time trial went to the front of the heats with quickest to the back while those above the 30 would go behind the others.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Adam Clarke (NSW)              2 Hayden Williams (NZ)                        3 Scott Buckley (NZ)
 
Clarke (position 3) quickly moved to the front and held off fast finishing Hayden Williams (position 9). Alex Bright (USA) (position 4) finished fourth but was obviously struggling with the car.
 
Heat 2
 
1 Jerry Coons Jnr (USA)           2 Christopher Bell (USA)           3 Grant Draney (Qld)
 
Coons started from pole after a poor time trial and was untroubled to win while Bell and Draney started on the second row.  Draney was driving the Steve Smith owned XXX fitted with his own engine while Matt Smith was aboard the Jason Gray ‘Lucky Seven’ Spike/Hawk. 
 
Heat 3
 
1  Darren Hagen (USA)              2 Matt Smith (NSW)                  3 Shane O’Connor (NZ)
 
Hagen and O’Connor were team mates and it was a good run for the Kiwi coming from position 11 after missing his time trial.  Scott Jeynes and Brett Thomas got together in the second lap putting both out and then Brock Dean rolled in turn 1 a couple of laps later putting him out.
 
Heat 4
 
1 Christopher Bell (USA)           2 Brad Mosen (NZ)                    3 Adam Clarke (NSW)
 
Bell showed why he is a big mover in American racing with a powerful drive in the second CJR Motorsport Breka/Toyota.  Mosen (position 5) went forward and Nathan Smee (position 9) battled with a bunch of Kiwis to get sixth behind local Chris Singleton (pole).
 
Heat 5
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ)              2 Alex Bright (USA)                   3 Chris McCutcheon (NZ)
 
Kendall had struggled a little until now but made amends with a good drive from position 5 while Bright (position 3) continued to have a car not handling as it should.  Felker looked comfortable in third until the car jumped out of gear and came to a stop.  This gave the spot to McCutcheon who was impressive in his run from near the back.  After the CJR team had checked the Felker car it was thought his leg may have accidently knocked the car out of gear but unfortunately that would prove not to be the case.
 
Heat 6
 
1 Darren Hagen (USA)              2 Grant Draney (Qld)                 3 Anthony Chaffey (Qld)
 
Another great drive from Hagen (position 7) ahead of a couple of determined Queenslanders.  The start of the race saw a crowded first corner with Coons caught high as they entered the straight.  He hit the fence and the Danny Lendich owned Wendy’s Spike/Ford Pinto (Esslinger) took a couple of big tumbles putting the former Australian and USAC champion out for the night.  In fact the team loaded up and left early to carry out repairs as amongst other things the engine had to be removed to repair the motor plate.
 
Heat 7
 
1 Alex Bright (USA)                   2 Bryan Clauson (USA)             3 Michael Kendall (NZ)
 
Coming off a fourth place at the Chili Bowl and a second in the Australian Speedcar Championship Bright was very keen to do well at this meeting and succeeded in this one.  Clauson (position 9) and Michael Kendall (position 8) enjoyed a spirited dice. 
 
Heat 8
 
1 Nathan Smee (NSW)             2 Brad Mosen (NZ)                    3 Christopher Bell (USA)
 
An inspired drive from Smee (position 10) who relishes racing against the drivers of this calibre.
 
Heat 9
 
1  Chris McCutcheon (NZ)         2  Scott Buckley (NZ)                 3 Dayne Maxwell (NZ)
 
The last qualifier for the night saw McCutcheon (position 6) who had been getting quicker with each run lead home his compatriots.  Felker lined up for this heat but again had the car come out of gear and it was painfully obvious there was a problem.
 
The points were tallied and Hagen was top point man ahead of Smee, McCutcheon, Clauson, Chaffey and Mosen.  Felker failed to make it directly into the main but would be off pole in the B Main if the team could replace the diff in time.  Time ran out and the young man from Carl Junction Missouri was a dejected figure as the cars rolled out for the Preliminary Feature.
 
The B Main was hard fought as expected and in the end Scott Buckley (NZ), Matt Greenwood (Qld), Shane O’Connor (NZ) and another youngster Peter Hunnibell (NZ) gained the transfer spots.
 
The Preliminary Feature over 25 laps also carried points that would carry over to the following night.  Hagen (pole) took control on the green followed by Smee, McCutcheon, Clauson, Mosen and Chaffey but proceedings came to a halt in turn 1 on the second lap when Maxwell and Smith ended up against the wall leaving Draney nowhere to go.  Maxwell and Smith were both out.  On recommencement Clauson went to third and then went past Smee during the sixth rotation.  Lap 10 saw Scott Wilson take a tumble in turn 1 finishing his night.  When the green appeared again Clauson made his move and took the point as Bell (position 10) was charging through the field towards the front and by lap 13 had gone to second.  Smee had withdrawn after suffering an electrical malfunction after showing he could mix it with the best.  McCutcheon spun with 3 laps to go and went to the back and ending his good run.  Clauson continued on for the win with Bell and Hagen making it an American 1, 2, 3.
 
Feature (Provisional)
 
1 Bryan Clauson (USA)             2 Christopher Bell (USA)           3 Darren Hagen (USA)
4 Hayden Williams (NZ)                        5 Brad Mosen (NZ)                    6 Michael Kendall (NZ)
7 Adam Clarke (NSW)              8 Anthony Chaffey (Qld)           9 Alex Bright (USA)
10 Matt Greenwood (Qld)            11 Duane Hickman (NZ)             12  Chris McCutcheon (NZ)
13 Scott Buckley (NZ)
 
Night 2 – Australia Day
 
The points standing at this point saw Hagen (143), Clauson (122), McCutcheon (120), Smee (118) and Mosen (115) heading the list.
 
A noticeable absentee was Adam Clarke.  Apparently the Keith McAllan machine had suffered an oil pump problem and a suitable replacement could not be sourced in time.  Jerry Coons and the Lendich team had repaired their car and were looking forward to a better run.  The Jason Gray Spike had suffered damage that couldn’t be repaired in the short term so Matt Smith moved into # 13 after Grant Draney offered to step out.
 
Engine starts showed problems for both Smee and Kendall.  Smee had an engine miss that was cured by replacing the ignition box but Kendall’s problem was more severe.  A rocker post had broken and a broken piece had to be extracted from the head before the replacement could be fitted.  The team along with Casey from Esslinger Engineering worked feverishly to make the repair which was eventually completed but unfortunately not in time for Kendall to make his last heat.
 
Heat 10
 
1  Darren Hagen (USA)              2  Dayne Maxwell (NZ)              3  Bob Jackson (NSW)
 
Hagen was on a mission and came from position 10 for the win however early in the race it looked like an upset was about to occur.  Scott Wilson (Qld) grabbed the lead from the outset and charged away from the field and building a handy lead.  However exiting turn 4 at the half way mark the car suddenly dug in and took a heavy roll backwards.  Apparently a radius rod had broken causing the car to drop and dig into the track.  The breakage probably a legacy of his roll the previous night.  Bob Jackson is one of the racing Jackson clan from Sydney and was driving the John Church # 76.
 
Heat 11
 
1  Christopher Bell (USA)           2  Jerry Coons Jnr (USA)           3 Brett Thomas (Qld)
 
Coons took control from Thomas his front row partner on the start as Chris Bell charged forward from posy 8.  A bunch up of cars during lap 5 saw Hunnibell go sideways and Buckley roll over the top of him.  On the restart Bell hunted Coons and showed why he is the USAC champion in his rookie year.  In a classic go high cut back manoeuvre he grabbed the lead and the win.
 
Heat 12
 
1  Chris McCutcheon (NZ)         2 Troy Jenkins (NSW)               3 Andrew Felker (US)
 
Troy Jenkins (position 2) took the point on the green with Rick McGough (NZ) in an impressive Honda powered car second and 16 year old Rusty Whittaker holding the rest at bay.  Whittaker was doing a good job with cars two and three wide at times behind him.  However it all came unstuck in lap 7 when he spun in turn 2 and was hit by Buckley and Dean sending him over with Bright also involved.  All four cars missed the restart.  Jenkins was now holding out McCutcheon who pounced near the end to take the win.  Felker was happy as he was now back in the points and with enough to get him into the main.
 
B Main
 
A 20 lap affair with 4 to transfer and also a Promoters Choice to join them.  Brock Dean had pole and keen to qualify after enduring a dismal season to date due to numerous problems.  However it was Matt Greenwood, now with an Esslinger under the bonnet, who went forward from position 5 to grab the lead.  He looked well in control until he fell victim to turn 1 and spun fortunately without being hit by anybody.  Scott Buckley went on for the win and took Jerry Coons, Shane O’Connor and Peter Hunnibel with him into the A Main.  Promoter John Kelly decided that as the main race was 40 laps and the standard of drivers was high he would in fact transfer 8 into the back of the A Main.  This pleased Brock Dean, Brett Thomas, Troy Jenkins and Scotty McGough.
 
  Shootout
 
The 3 round event saw Bryan Clauson improve his starting position from 5 to 3 while Brad Mosen went from 6 to 4.  The man who was getting better and better with every outing Chris McCutcheon showed the way and gained the prime pole position for the main.
 
A Main
 
The 24 finalists were introduced to the large enthusiastic crowd before buckling up for battle.  However the drama started before the green flag had even been unfurled.  Brad Mosen pulled up at the pit gate with an engine miss and his crew went to work to try and overcome it.  While this was happening Scott Wilson pulled up beside him with a flat left rear tyre.  Both restarted and went to the back of the pack but Mosen withdrew before the green lights appeared.  Apparently a throttle butterfly was the problem.  Wilson battled on for some laps before retiring with an ill handling car.  The replacement tyre was much smaller than the original increasing the stagger significantly. 
 
When the green lights appeared McCutcheon charged into the lead only to see the yellow lights come on during the second lap when Jerry Coons rolled to a stop.  He was pushed to the infield bringing to a close a dismal week-end for the multiple USAC champion.  On the restart Hagen moved on McCutcheon taking over the point.  Smee went to second as Clauson moved up to third while Christopher Bell was on the move.  Further back Matt Smith had seen that everyone was driving around the bottom so in order to pass he had to go to the top.  After working the track for some laps he started going forward at a rapid rate.  Clauson went to second on lap six sending Smee back one and now under siege from Bell.
 
At the half way mark Clauson took over the lead as Bell gathered up Smee.  At the same time Smith had pulled this group in and made a move on Smee.  They battled side by side for some laps with the crowd now on their feet.  With 11 laps remaining Troy Jenkins spun around finishing beside the fence in turn 3 the result of a broken torque tube.  The next ten laps were breathtaking.  Smith went back to the top and past both Smee and Bell to move into third.  Unfortunately this was short lived when he got a little sideways and lost a couple of spots two laps later.  Another stoppage with 5 laps to go saw Bright eliminated and at that point McCutcheon had also joined in the fray.  On recommencement there were 4 cars wheel to wheel, side by side battling for third.  Clauson still led by a couple of car lengths as Hagen gave it all he had.  The final yellow came out with 3 laps to go putting out Kendall with a flat tyre.  That set the scene for an almighty charge to the finish.  Smith came back to sixth and still charging as Bell found a way past Hagen.  The race finished with the three Americans Clauson, Bell and Hagen again finishing 1, 2, 3 exactly as they had done the night before.
 
The racing had been superb.  Clauson showed his class. Bell his great ability and daring.  Hagen although a standout on bitumen had shown he is equally at home on the dirt.  The Australians were certainly not disgraced with Smee, Smith and Anthony Chaffey 4th, 6th & 7th respectively in the top ten.
 
A sincere thanks must go to John & Kathy Kelly (Archerfield) and Dave Lander (Lismore) for taking the initiative and bringing this great event to Australia.
 
Lismore next week-end, Friday 31st January & Saturday 1st February, is the venue for round 5 of the POWRi World Championship.  Don’t miss it.
 
A Main (Provisional)
 
1 Bryan Clauson (USA)  2 Christopher Bell (USA) 3 Darren Hagen (USA)
4 Nathan Smee (NSW) 5 Chris McCutcheon (NZ) 6 Matt Smith (NSW)
7 Anthony Chaffey (Qld) 8 Andrew Felker (USA) 9 Scott Buckley (NZ)
10 Peter Hunnibell (NZ) 11 Brock Dean 12 Shane O’Connor (NZ)
13 Duane Hickman (NZ) 14 Brett Thomas (Qld) 15 Hayden Williams (NZ)


POWRi MIDGET WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

T
o race in Australia, all drivers must abide by the Speedcars and Speedway Australia rule book; All drivers must be licenced and insured. Is this correct? YES: Paperwork is being processed!! 

The support of this genuine 'world series' event by POWRi,Archerfield Speedway & Lismore Speedway is about to unfold! 

9 New Zealanders? No let's make it 10 and include 5 x NZ Champion: Kiwi ex-pat Michael Kendall! 

and 

6 American competitors.... all set to take on their Aussie counterparts! 

The nomination pack has been released:http://www.brisbanespeedway.com.au/forms.asp 

The largest international shows of the season! The largest international shows in a decade! The POWRi WORLD MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP is nearing! 

Jan 25 Archerfield Speedway Australia
Jan 26 Archerfield Speedway Australia
Jan 31 Lismore Speedway Australia
Feb 1 Lismore Speedway Australia

The Chili Bowl has arrived! It's time to meet our US Super Stars!



KENDALL RETURNS TO VICTORY LANE

Running in conjunction with the Australian Sprintcar Open and also night one of the WLS Australian Modlite Championship, Queensland’s Polar Ice Midget Series returned to the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway on Friday the 10th January.

Once the hot lap sessions were complete it was Kendall on top of the ladder with a 14.671, Scott Jeynes running a 14.904 and Chris Singleton rounded out the top 3 with a 14.906.

The draw and reverse format for the night saw Chris Singleton and Brad Young fill the front row for heat race 1, however as Chris Singleton set sail in the 8 lap event Michael Harders wasted no time in running the 2nd spot down and also went hunting for the 26Q Spike of Singleton.
Grant Draney tried the higher line and had the 67Q humming with his efforts to pass the 75Q car of Brad Young who now occupied 3rd spot however as the laps counted down was unable and crossed in 4th at the chequered.

Ashley Jarvis and Brock Dean lead the field away for the nights 2nd heat with Jarvis checking out in the 22Q Razor car Brock Dean had Michael Kendall all over the back of the 11Q Aggressor for a lap until Kendall ducked under him in turn 3 then setting his sights on the Jarvis car, Scott Jeynes and Michael Wilson had a great battle for 4th and 5th during the race with each driver swapping positions regularly ,it was Ashley Jarvis crossing the victor after 8 laps followed by Kendall and Brock Dean in 3rd.

Brock Dean picked up a race win in the 3rd heat on the programme with a best speed of 101.387 kph just ahead of Young and Lance Towns ,Reid MacKay, Robbie Stewart and Jason McDowell all recording DNF’s.

The draw and reverse format now saw some heavy hitters off the front row with Kendall and Draney from 1 and 2. At the green Kendall lead the field into turn one and out of two cranking the 89Q up and running away as Draney at times hand his hands full keeping Michael Wilson at bay and then towards the end of the race Jarvis and Harders also aiming for Draney’s track position.

At the chequered it was Kendall the winner over Draney, Jarvis and Harders.

The nights feature event front row saw Kendall and Dean take the field to the green however it was Kendall who took them into the first turn.
Ashley Jarvis took an opportunity and dropped to the lower line out of turn 2 which rocketed the 22Q into 2nd spot heading into turn 3 all the remaining runners bunching up and jiving for 3rd through to 7th this group included Harders,Dean,Young Draney and Wilson.

With 3 down and 17 to run Michael Wilson looped the 28Q mid turns 3 and 4 leaving Brad Young and Reid MacKay nowhere to run with the duo hitting the parked King Mopar car resulting in Young flipping and MacKay sustaining race ending damage.

Once the track was cleared the restart was again lead away by Kendall however Grant Draney and Chris Singleton were coming on strong as the laps counted down the angry pack settled into track position which saw then cross the line as Kendall winning from Jarvis, Draney, Dean, Singleton, Harders and Don MacKay picking up the “Lucky 7th” Place Shock Absorber Therapy $100 voucher as Lance Towns and Robbie Stewart rounded out the finishers.

The next hit out is huge with the Brisbane round of the POWRi Midget World Series Championship January 25th and 26th then the following week in Lismore NSW !!

Catch you all trackside!!
 
 


Michael Harders "turning laps"
Photo by Tracey Lee Black

POWRi MIDGET WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP NOMINATION FROM

Nominations forms for the up and coming POWRi Midget World Series Championship can be downloaded from the link below!!

Get Cracking !!

http://www.brisbanespeedway.com.au/forms.asp




WEEK NIGHT MIDGET ACTION RETURNS TO ARCHERFIELD


Here we go Queensland race fans!!!  You wanted weeknight racing  well here it is with a cracking field of nominations for the Polar Ice Midget Series Round 5.

Make sure you are trackside this Friday the 10th of January for Midget open wheel racing at its very best at the home of speedway ……. SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway !!

Nominations are,

11Q Brock Dean
14Q Michael Harders
19Q Darren Vine
22Q Ashley Jarvis
26Q Chris Singleton
28Q Michael Wilson
33Q Lance Towns
65Q Don MacKay
67Q Grant Draney
75Q Brad Young
76Q Reid MacKay
88Q Scott Jeynes
89Q Michael Kendall
91Q Robbie Stewart
98Q Matt Greenwood



ITS COMING!! THE WORLD MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP

Are you ready for the WORLD MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP to be held at Archerfield Speedway and Lismore Speedway?

Who are your picks for Kiwi’s and American’s heading to the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway for round one of the two nighter ?
I’ll give you a hint of one of the 9 Kiwi’s you pick the remaining 8 !! ( Aussies only !! )

While your picking your 8 Kiwi's, Bryan Clauson in heading to Archerfield and Lismore with 4 other Yank's in tow ..... Who are the 4 ?

 Jan. 25-26 Archerfield Speedway
 Jan. 31 Lismore Speedway
 Feb. 1 Lismore Speedway


3NZ Hayden Williams is confirmed ...Who are the other 8 ?



Bryan Clauson is coming for the American's ...Who are the other 4 ?
 
SMITH STRIKES AGAIN
 

It was a case of ‘catch me if you can’ when Matt Smith led from green to chequered in a non-stop feature race at the SuperCheap Auto Speedway on Saturday December 28.  It was a great warm up for Smith who heads off to the USA for the Chili Bowl in the New Year.
 
Smith (Lucky 7 Spike/Hawk) had three seconds in the qualifying events which was good enough to give him a front row start beside pole man Brett Thomas (Illuminated Industries Spike/Hawk) and when the green light came on he charged into the lead and finished a convincing winner.  On the other hand Thomas was under siege from Matt Greenwood who threw everything at him but Thomas would not budge from the pole line and the high line was probably not the place to mount a challenge. 
 
West Australian Dayne Kingshott was deputising for Michael Kendall in the Dwayne Neilson Aggressor/Esslinger and had settled in behind a group comprising third placed Darren Vine, Michael Harders and Rob Mackay but really hustled late in the race.  Vine looked to have the third podium spot in his grasp until a blown right front tyre saw him head to the infield in lap 15.  Likewise Greenwood also struck trouble a couple of laps later and rolled off the track with a dead engine the result of a broken magneto rotor button.  In the run to the line Kingshott shot passed both Rob Mackay and Michael Harders to take third behind Thomas and Smith.  It was Smith’s second Brisbane feature win of the season and was some consolation for his last Brisbane outing when he blew a tyre while leading with just a couple of laps remaining.
 
Brett Thomas, who had been holidaying in Melbourne, had flown back to Brisbane for the meeting and was rewarded with ‘Fast Time’ and two heat wins.  Smith was second quickest time after missing engine starts with an electrical gremlin. 
 
The opening heat saw a first corner clash with both Rob Mackay and Brad Young both out.  Lance Towns initiation to midget racing had been very trying after enduring a big roll over early in the season and then suffering more major damage when a component failure put him hard into the wall his first night back.  However he was back again and took the lead of this heat on the restart and was holding steady despite losing a couple of spots.  Unfortunately the dark clouds were descending.  Scott Jeynes challenged Towns heading into turn 3 on lap 4 hit the wet spot on the inside of the track and skated straight into Towns sending him into the fence and landing upside down.  The car was again heading for another expensive rebuild.  Thomas came from the back of the depleted field to win from Vine and Greenwood.  Ashley Jarvis continues to impress after a tough start to the season and headed Smith to the line in the second heat with Michael Wilson third after Don Mackay and Dayne Kingshott only made it to the first corner when a clash saw both out with damage.
 
Thomas scored another win in the third heat with Rob Mackay and Kingshott chasing him to the line.  Darren Vine showed a greet turn of speed in the Mike Vine Turbos XXX/Turbo Nissan to race to the front in the last heat only to suffer a problem and slow near the end leaving Matt Greenwood to collect the win from Smith and Michael Harders. 
 
The next time Matt Greenwood appears in the family owned # 98 it will have a different power plant inside the chassis rails.  A late model Esslinger engine has been obtained and will be in place in time for the major midget meetings in the New Year.
 
Michael Kendall has been home in New Zealand contesting the big midget shows at Western Springs.  He has faced stiff opposition in Americans Jerry Coons Jnr, Bryan Clauson, Christopher Bell, Darren Hagen and Rico Abreu.
 
Brett Thomas, Anthony Chaffey and Scott Wilson are travelling south in the New Year to contest the Victorian Championship at Warrnambool on January 5 and then onto Adelaide for the Australian Speedcar Championship on 10/11 January.  We wish them a safe and successful trip.
 
The next outing for the Brisbane Midgets will be at Archerfield on Friday night January 10 as support for the first night of the annual World Series Sprintcars/Australian Sprintcar Open.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Brett Thomas              2 Darren Vine                 3 Matt Greenwood
 
Heat 2
 
1 Ashley Jarvis              2 Matt Smith (NSW)      3 Michael Wilson
 
Heat 3
 
1 Brett Thomas              2 Rob Mackay               3 Dayne Kingshott (WA)
 
Heat 4
 
1 Matt Greenwood         2  Matt Smith (NSW)      3 Michael Harders
 
Main
 
1 Matt Smith (NSW) 2 Brett Thomas 3 Dayne Kingshott (WA)
4 Michael Harders 5 Rob Mackay 6 Scott Jeynes
7 Scott Wilson 8 Ashley Jarvis 9 Brad Young
10 Don Mackay 11 Jason McDowell



KINGSHOTT BRISBANE BOUND FOR NEILSON MOTORSPORT!

GOLD COAST (Dec 23, 2013)


Bunbury (WA)-based Speedcar Pilot Dayne Kingshott will make a lightening raid on the Polar Ice Midget Series when he competes in Round 4 of the tournament at Brisbane's Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway on December 28.

Kingshott (pictured, below) will be substituting for regular Neilson motorsport driver Michael Kendall, who is competing in the opening four rounds of the POWRi Midget World Championships at Auckland's Westerns Springs Speedway. Kendall, a five-time New Zealand Midget Champion, currently sits 3rd in Polar Ice standings.

" It was out of the blue" said Kingshott of his call-up to race in Queensland. "I've only raced at Archerfield once before and really enjoyed it, its a great track and there are alot of really competitive cars there so I am looking forward to getting back there again".

Kingshot will be joined by his regular Crew Chief Matt Cochrane for his Sunshine State sojourn, with the Archerfield event to be his first aboard an Aggressor chassis. However the 24-year old West Australian isn't phased by the change from his more familiar Bunbury Subaru-backed Spike.
" I've raced a Beast, a Stealth and a Spike, but the Aggressor that Dwayne runs is quite a bit different to what I am used to. But the (Esslinger) engine package is all the same so hopefully by the end of time-trials I should be pretty comfortable in the car"

Team owner Dwayne Neilson is excited to see Kingshot behind the wheel if his Esslinger-powered Aggressor midget.

" It will be different not seeing Michael (Kendall) in the car, that's for sure, but Dayne's an exciting young talent and I'm really looking forward to seeing what he can do in Brisbane. He's got a Pro Series round win under his belt this season and I think he is definitely capable of mixing it up with the guys up here"

While the main motivation behind drafting Kingshot for the absent Kendall is to accumulate valuable Polar Ice Series points, Neilson is adamant that his potent racecar will still be a feature at the front of the pack.

" He will be here to win, that's for sure" said Neilson. " I don't think he would jump on the red-eye flight out of Perth and come all this way just to make up the numbers!"

Kingshot is currently second in points in the inaugural Speedcar Pro Series, having taken out Round 4 of the Series at Adelaide's Speedway City in November.

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Dayne's 24WA Spike Esslinger @ a recent Pro Series Round


MK's Fire belching 89Q will be in Dayne's hands for the 28th @ Archerfield

POLAR ICE ROUND 4 HEATING UP NICELY

Once the hype of Christmas day is done and dusted the fever builds again this time for the QSRA's next show at its back at Archerfield and its going to be a beauty !!

Round 2 winner Matt Smith Returns this time in the "Lucky 7" racer current points leader Brett Thomas is absent with holiday season commitments and current Polar Ice Champion Michael Kendall is over in NZ racing the POWRi World Championship at Western Springs however both Thomas and Kendall have drivers in their respective cars for the show.

Ben Hilder will pilot the Thomas Illuminated Industries 69Q and WA's Dayne Kingshott will strap himself into the Kendall Renpro Solutions 89Q,
Then there's the rest of the stellar field including Greenwood,Dean,Jarvis,Harders,Young and the list goes on !!

The Shock Absorber Therapy $100 is back on for "lucky 7th" place in the A Main at this round also.

December the 28th at Archerfield is going to go off ...... make sure your a part of it !!

Here we go race fans December the 28th Polar Ice Midget Series Nominations Round 4 SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway,

7Q Matt Smith
14Q Michael Harders
19Q Darren Vine
22Q Ashley Jarvis
26Q Chris Singleton
28Q Michael Wilson
42Q Scott Wilson
33Q Lance Towns
65Q Don MacKay
69Q Ben Hilder
75Q Brad Young
76Q Rob MacKay
88Q Scott Jeynes
89Q Dayne Kingshott
91Q Robbie Stewart
98Q Matt Greenwood
99Q Brock Dean


***URGENT REMINDER***

All nominations for the next Polar Ice Midget Series round on December the 28th must be into Brock Dean by this coming Sunday (22nd) no later than 5.30 pm with xmas around the corner if you can nominate earlier that would be better as the printers and promotion also have time off. Nominations to Brock on 0410 195355

SMEE SIZZLES TO POWRi SSS WIN

It had it all slide jobs, spins and smashes but when the chequered flag flew it was Nathan Smee the victor in the Midget Super Series round at Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway on December 7.  It was the 50th round of the Super Series and Smee collected the ‘Big Cheque’ for $2500 for his efforts.

However Smee had to earn this win the hard way after Matt Smith spread-eagled the field from the green with Michael Kendall slotted into second and Smee holding third.  Matt Greenwood quickly moved form position 10 to fourth and was looking good after scoring no points in the heats after being caught up in someone else’s accident.  Adam Wallis (Peter Ghent Spike/Hawk) spun in turn four during the eleventh rotation and was hit by the unlucky Grant Draney who was out with a crash bar rubbing on a tyre.  Greenwood grabbed third when Smee performed a 360 degree spin during unlucky lap 13.  Smee touched nothing during his gyration and only lost three positions before gathering up the American Tire & Racing Service Spike/Esslinger.

A stoppage for a spun car with 8 laps remaining closed up the field with Smith still leading Kendall and Smee who had charged back into contention.  Behind this trio Troy Jenkins (BOC Stealth/Synergy V8), Tony Abson, Matt Jackson and Matt Greenwood were staging a battle royal.  On the restart Smith was challenged by Kendall but was able hold onto the lead until another yellow for a spun car a couple of laps later.  During the rolling laps everyone observed that the right rear tyre of Smith’s Lucky Seven Spike/Hawk was slowly deflating. 

When the green lights came on again Smith charged on while Smee moved past Kendall and closed in on the Jason Gray owned # 7.  Everyone was on their feet as Smee went to the front only to have Smith come back at him.  Unfortunately Smith’s tyre said ‘enough’ on the main straight with only 4 laps left and exploded.  The car spun sideways and hit the wall.  It looked very much as if he would be collected by the snarling group of cars behind but somehow he straightened the car and was missed by everybody. 

Smee went on to score his second Super Series win of the season from a relieved Michael Kendall, who has suffered a number of uncharacteristic DNFs this season, and Troy Jenkins who withstood a huge amount of pressure in the closing laps to earn his third spot.  Next in line was the impressive youngster Matt Jackson, the irrepressible Tony Abson and another talented young gun, Matt Greenwood.  Fifteen of the twenty starters completing the 30 lap journey. 

Last round winner Brett Thomas struggled most of the night scoring 8th in both Time Trials and the ‘A’ Main.  Matt Smith was philosophical about what transpired and said that he knew the tyre was going down at about the 20 lap mark but was confident he could hold on.  Unfortunately the yellows had gone against him and spoilt the party.

The Time Trials were close with Team BOC driver Troy Jenkins letting the Synergy V8 loose and timing in with a 13.656 lap to head Grant Draney 13.846 and Matt Smith 13.854.

The heats turned into a survival of the fittest with numerous spins and accidents.  The heat of the day had turned the track dry slick and with 13 cars lining up for each qualifier the pressure was on for drivers to score points.  The track was reworked at interval with a grade and water that made it more user friendly.

During the first encounter a spun car during the second lap saw Matt Jackson go wrong side up and Ashley Jarvis going over the top.  Jackson only missed one heat while Jarvis missed both while his crew rebuilt the front end on his Razor/Gaerte.  Brad Young aboard the Team Mackay XXX/Gaerte took the win over Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade/Stealth/Eagle) and Adam Wallis.

The second heat had more drama when Tony Michelle spun in turn 2 during lap 4 and was hit by Smee who rolled and was out with a flat tyre.  Anthony Chaffey was also involved suffering enough damage to put him out of both of his heats.  Michelle suffering a bent rear axle.  When the race recommenced leader Scott Wilson was hit from behind and spun in turn 1 causing Matt Greenwood to roll and also involving Tony Abson.  Greenwood’s car needed a new front end and a repair to a cracked tappet cover while Abson wrecked a right rear tyre.  Michael Kendall claimed the win ahead of Matt Smith and Troy Jenkins.

Heat 3 was minus a couple of cars still being repaired with the only stoppage being for a spun car.  Nathan Smee came back with a vengeance to get the win from Brad Young and Brock Dean.  The final heat proceeded without drama until Michael Wilson dropped the front end entering turn three and hit the wall falling onto his side.  It wasn’t a hard hit and he would be back for the ‘B’ Main.  Michael Kendall was again successful gaining maximum points with Tony Abson and Matt Smith following him home.

The Pole Shuffle saw some hard fought contests with Nathan Smee defeating Abson, Wallis, Jackson, Draney and Jenkins before Matt Smith lowered his colours.  The final between Smith and Kendall saw the Kiwi gain the ascendency but was under constant pressure from the young gun until Smith half spun in the last corner.

The ‘B’ Main saw 9 cars battle for the 4 positions for the back of the main.  Ash Jarvis charged to the front as Michael Wilson held second until he exited turn four, the first time.  He spun and then rolled and was hit by his brother Scott, Chaffey and Rusty Whittaker.  The race was restarted with just 3 cars with the places going to Jarvis, Don Mackay and Mitch Brien (NSW).  Brien’s engine was off song and missed the feature while Chaffey was given a start as a contracted driver.

It was a night of mixed fortunes for many drivers but the fans would not have gone home disappointed as they had seen plenty of action mixed with great racing.

Heat 1

1 Brad Young  2 Michael Harders  3 Adam Wallis (NSW)

Heat 2

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Matt Smith (NSW) 3 Troy Jenkins (NSW)

Heat 3

1 Nathan Smee (NSW) 2 Brad Young  3 Matt Jackson (NSW)

Heat 4

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Tony Abson (NSW) 3 Matt Smith (NSW)

Pole Shuffle

Nathan Smee def Tony Abson
Nathan Smee def Adam Wallis
Nathan Smee def Matt Jackson
Nathan Smee def Grant Draney
Nathan Smee def Troy Jenkins
Matt Smith  def Nathan Smee
Michael Kendall def Matt Smith

‘B’ Main

1 Ashley Jarvis   2 Don Mackay  3 Mitch Brien (NSW)

Feature (Provisional)

1 Nathan Smee (NSW)   2 Michael Kendall (NZ) 3    Troy Jenkins (NSW)
4 Matt Jackson (NSW) 5 Tony Abson (NSW) 6 Matt Greenwood
7 Adam Wallis (NSW)  8 Brett Thomas 9 Jason Bell (NSW)
10 Brad Young   11 Anthony Chaffey 12 Michael Harders
13 Don Mackay   14 Matt Hefford  15 Ash Jarvis

NOMINATIONS FOR R5 OF THE POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES

Q5 Rodney Harders
Q7 Matt Smith
N7 Nathan Smee
Q14 Michael Harders
Q18 Matt Hefford
Q21 Brett Foreman
Q22 Ashley Jarvis
Q24 Scott Wilson
Q25 Anthony Chaffey
N26 Tony Abson
Q28 Michael Wilson
Q58 Rusty Whittaker
N63 Mitch Brien
S64 Adam Wallis
Q65 Don Mackay
Q66 Tony Michelle
Q67 Grant Draney
Q69 Brett Thomas
Q75 Brad Young
Q76 Rob Mackay
N78 Troy Jenkins
Q82 Jason Bell
Q89 Michael Kendall
N97 Matt Jackson
Q98 Matt Greenwood
Q99 Brock Dean

Late nominations (no penalty) can be submitted to Brock on 0410 195 355 on or Ken on 0408 280 401.

COMPETITOR INFO:
* $80 nomination fee for non-contracted drivers.
* Compulsory drivers briefing at 4.00pm (pending track schedule).
* Cars must be on the track for engine starts and wheel packing at 5.30pm sharp (subject to change according to promoter requests).

RACE FORMAT:
Time Trials
2 Heats (inverted time trial placing) per driver
Pole Shuffle
B Main
30 Lap Feature

TYRE RULE:
The right rear tyre must be an:

* American Racer SD38 or harder, or
* Hoosier D12 or harder.

The 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series is brought to you by Nationwide Transport Solutions, Diamond Air Group, American Tire & Racing Services/Spike Chassis, Race Safety Equipment/Impact Helmets, TheSpeedwayShop.com and Speedcars Australia.

POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR/MIDGET SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
02 November 2013 - Toowoomba Speedbowl, QLD
09 November 2013 – Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway, QLD
16 November 2013 - Maryborough Speedway, QLD
30 November 2013 - Lismore Speedway, NSW
07 December 2013 – Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway, QLD
19 April 2014 – Valvoline Raceway, NSW


POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES HONOURS THREE LEGENDS

The stars will fly at the Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway next Saturday night, December 7 for the next round of the Midget Super Series.  Not only will there be plenty of on track action but three former midget greats will be honoured for their contribution to the sport.  Blair Shepherd, Bob Morgan and Ron Wanless ( Who will be represented by SSS Director Ken Jenkins ) will be on hand to witness the modern day gladiators of speed and be introduced to the large crowd expected to be in attendance

Shepherd (1969), Morgan (1970) and Wanless (1978 & 79) are all former Australian Champions who learnt their craft during the great midget era of the 1960s.  It was a time when skill and quick reflexes were important not only to be successful but also for survival as the only safety equipment available was a helmet and a seat belt.  These men not only survived but conquered the best drivers from around the country as well as all the visiting international stars.

Shepherd was a flamboyant character who operated Performance Cars at Lutwyche specialising in sports and exotic cars.  He had a large fan following and used his exposure to the huge crowds at the Brisbane Exhibition Speedway to build a very successful business.  He was the first resident Brisbane driver to own an Offenhauser powered car and at one time owned a number of them.  He was also the first Queensland driver to be crowned National Champion when he took out the 1968-69 ‘Craven A’ National series.

Bob Morgan joined the Performance Cars team in 1968 and during the 1969-70 ‘Craven A’ Series, Queensland drivers dominated.  At the culmination of the series Morgan was the new Australian Champion with Shepherd right behind him in second.  A truly outstanding result for a team that set the mark for professionalism in Australian midget racing.  Morgan went on to run a string of motorcycle shops and also became a trained pyro technician who travelled all over the World as part of a major fireworks display company.  Morgan maintains his interest in the sport and rarely misses an Australian Title even though it is over 40 years since he won his crown.

Third place in the 1969-70 series was one Ron Wanless driving the ‘White Ghost’ Offenhauser.  Wanless’ speedway career started in Hot Rods before he bought a Holden powered midget and immediately showed that he was fast and very determined.  Upon buying the Offy he set about winning races and breaking records.  He not only finished third in 1969-70 but also the following season.  During the 1970s he kept improving his equipment and in 1978 driving a VW powered car won the ultimate prize at the Brisbane Exhibition.  The following season the championship was held on the big Claremont track in Perth.  Many interstaters believed that away from his home track Wanless would not be a threat.  This was huge mistake as Wanless took on all challengers and not only successfully defended his crown but did so in a very convincing manner.

If you like your racing wheel to wheel and side by side, be at Archerfield Speedway next Saturday night for the Midget Super Series with the bonus of seeing a couple of greats from the past.


POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES R5 HEADS TO ARCHERFIELD SATURDAY 07/12/2013



POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES HEADS INTO ITS 50TH FEATURE EVENT THIS WEEKEND IN LISMORE !!


As the east coast copes with wash outs at 3 separate race meetings in QLD, NSW and VIC, a new idea has arisen; a race meeting nears… round 4 of the 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Series this weekend (Nov 30) at Lismore Speedway!

Two race meetings held at two tracks over two consecutive weekends. Both tracks announced as upcoming hosts of the POWRi World Midget Championship in Jan/Feb 2014; a large gap in the NSW racing calendar (more than a break with wash out after wash out!). Lismore this weekend, followed by Archerfield Speedway Dec 7 (TV coverage).

Now is your chance for track time! Now is the time to challenge yourself! Now is the time to race!

This weekend, November 30 marks the 50th Feature race scheduled over the last 9 years of SSS competition under the proud leadership of Ken Jenkins. Fittingly, the 50th Feature will be held at Lismore Speedway, the track under management of David Lander. Not only one of the best promoters in Australian Speedway history but also the fearless leader of the original Speedcar Super Series!

Racing towards the $2500 winner’s cheque courtesy of Diamond Air Group, the SSS offers a generous prize pool paying down to the B Main; $100 sponsored by TheSpeedwayShop.com.au for the top Time Trial qualifier; and a tyre bonus if the A Main winner uses four American Racer tyres when he crosses the line; there is plenty up for grabs for our Speedcar stars!

Three races have been held with three different winners taking to the podium this season. Current series leader, Brett “Illuminated” Thomas of QLD steers the pack of hard charging Midget racers, looking to take out his second feature race of the SSS season. But will he have the goods against the likes of New South Welshmen Matt Jackson and fellow Queensland Michael Harders; running 2nd & 3rd behind him in the point score?
Thirteen contracted drivers committed to compete at all 6 rounds held in Queensland and New South Wales, with local drivers adding to the eastern contingent when Midget racing takes centre stage. Khaz Fahey suffered engine problems at round 2, but is working hard to be back on track soon!

Five time NZ Champion Michael Kendall, former AMCA Champion Adam Wallis, NSW State Champion Troy Jenkins (to name one of many career statistics), Qld’s young gun Rusty Whittaker follows his Dad’s footsteps and travels to compete without being contracted (Aus Champs podium next?); Mitch Brien N63 is travelling north for SSS action, Matt Smith returns in the Jason Gray Q7, QLD’s Darren “Turbo” Vine & the return of Brock Dean!

Too many to mention, BUT no one can ignore the one and only Adam Clarke in the McAllan Motorsport W21 (more to follow!).

Cars and drivers from across the country are ready to compete; former Champions, title holders, passionate racers, winners:

Nominations for Round 4 of the POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series:

Q5 – Rodney Harders
Q7 – Matt Smith
Q14 – Michael Harders
N16 – Khaz Fahey
Q18 – Matt Hefford
Q19 – Darren Vine
W21 – Adam Clarke
Q24 – Scott Wilson
Q25 – Anthony Chaffey
Q28 – Michael Wilson
Q51- Michael Stewart
Q58 – Rusty Whittaker
S64 – Adam Wallis
N63 – Mitch Brien
Q65 – Don Mackay
Q69 – Brett Thomas
Q75 – Brad Young
Q76 – Rob Mackay
N78 – Troy Jenkins
Q82 – Jason Bell
Q89 – Michael Kendall
Q91 – Robbie Stewart
N97 – Matt Jackson
Q98 – Matt Greenwood
Q99 – Brock Dean

Late nominations (no penalty) can be submitted to Brock on 0410 195 355 on or Ken on 0408 280 401.

COMPETITOR INFO:
* $80 nomination fee for non-contracted drivers.
* Compulsory drivers briefing at 4.00pm (pending track schedule).
* Cars must be on the track for engine starts and wheel packing at 5.30pm sharp (subject to change according to promoter requests).

RACE FORMAT:
Time Trials
2 Heats (inverted time trial placing) per driver
Pole Shuffle
B Main
30 Lap Feature

TYRE RULE:
The right rear tyre must be an:

* American Racer SD38 or harder, or
* Hoosier D12 or harder.

The 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series is brought to you by Nationwide Transport Solutions, Diamond Air Group, American Tire & Racing Services/Spike Chassis, Race Safety Equipment/Impact Helmets, TheSpeedwayShop.com and Speedcars Australia.

POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR/MIDGET SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

02 November 2013 - Toowoomba Speedbowl, QLD
09 November 2013 – Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway, QLD
16 November 2013 - Maryborough Speedway, QLD
30 November 2013 - Lismore Speedway, NSW
07 December 2013 – Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway, QLD
19 April 2014 – Valvoline Raceway, NSW
 

 
 

THE HURRICANE QUICKTIMES HOWEVER THE STORM WINS!!

The Hunter Valley Hurricane Adam Clarke quick timed the 21WA Deppe/Mac Chassis racer on Saturday night in round 3 of the Polar Ice Midget Series clocking a 13.803 just ahead of Grant Draney in the “Lucky 7” 67Q and Kiwi Michael Kendall rounding the top 3.

Lance Towns was the unlucky recipient of another wall lick this time into turn 3 in the time trials bringing the 33Q’s night to a fairly abrupt ending.

Ashley Jarvis lead the field on a merry waltz in the 22Q Razor/Gaerte in the nights first heat followed closely by the boosting 19Q XxX Nissan of Darren Vine and Brother in Law Chris Singleton in the Singleton Racing Spike Esslinger 26Q.Mark George the only retiree from the 10 lapper in the FBR 21Q.

Heat two had the duo of Kendall and Clarke from P7and 8 however it wasn’t long until the pair took control of the race with The Hurricane following the Kiwi around the 89’s home track crossing the line with Kendall first , Clarke second and Michael Harders in the Eagle Stealth third.

Harders then cranked the Eagle up for the third heat race victory taking the win ahead of Kendall and Brett Thomas in the 69Q Illuminated Industries Spike Hawk.

Adam Clarke returned to the top of the list in heat four with a convincing win over Darren Vine and Grant Draney , This heat also saw the 66Q Tony Michelle GRP/Gaerte car back on track after a diff swap from the hot laps session and also another retirement for Mark George 21Q car.

The feature grid stacked up with Adam Clarke from P1, Kendall from 2, Draney from 3 and Jarvis from 4, Darren Vine from P5 and Harders from 6, Thomas in 7, Singleton in 8, “Rockin” Robbie Stewart in P9, Brock Dean in 10, Scott Jeynes in 11, Brad Young in 12, Ben Hilder in 13 with Tony Michelle in 14th, Mark George in 15, Reid MacKay in 16 and Wade Hawley rounded out the field.

That’s where the night ended pretty much as the Compact Speedcar/TQ Feature was declared the heavens opened up like never before and the entire pit area scattered and fled to escape the deluge and the feature race was abandoned.

The next show will be this coming Saturday at the Lucas Oils Lismore Speedway for R4 of the POWRi Speedcar Super Series!

Catch ya all trackside.


Lance Towns parks the 33Q Breka in the turn 3 wall.

BRISBANE IS ON A HURRICANE ALERT !!

The Hunter Valley Hurricane is set to roll into Brisbane as early as tomorrow !!

Speedcar Sensation Adam Clarke will contest the Polar Ice Midget Series R3 this weekend in the McAllen Deppe/Mac 21WA.

Many will remember Adam's domination of the 5 state titles from last season and also the ATRS 50 lapper win at the Archerfield event.

Clarke, Thomas, Kendall ,Harders and Draney along with all the other midget drivers nominated ..... this will be awesome !!


Keith McAllen with the Deppe/Mac Chassis 21WA

R3 OF THE POLAR ICE SERIES WILL BE HOTLY CONTESTED

Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway will stage Round 3 of the Polar Ice Midget Car Series this Saturday night (Nov 23). The cream-of-the-crop has nominated and the venue is set to sizzle in what should be a hotly contested Feature race.

Brisbane’s Brett Thomas is the current point’s leader (85pts) and will be hard to catch. He finished second on the podium at round 1 of the Polar Ice, and was third in the feature for Round 2. Adding to his form he ran Quick Time a fortnight ago when the POWRi Series came to Archerfield and was fighting for the lead in the Feature race when it all went wrong and he ended up in the wall. He’s dusted that off though with a win last weekend in Maryborough and is in prime position to take the top spot on the podium.

Round one winner and five-time New Zealand champion Michael Kendall will be looking to reduce the gap in the point’s standings – he currently sits in fourth having missed Round two of the Polar Ice. Michael was running second at Round 2 of the POWRi Series a fortnight ago but had to pull infield momentarily with a throttle issue. He managed to salvage a finish just outside the top 10 and so no doubt; it’ll be ‘game on’ for Kendall this Saturday night.

Scott Jeynes occupies second place in the Polar Ice standings (70pts), he’ll be hard to beat and Grant Draney is another who will be quick and likely to take it to these top three contenders. He finished just off the Dias at round one and was another to miss round 2 but will definitely look to make his presence felt on Saturday night.

There are a handful of top 10 finishers and previous heat winners that will be trying to construct a path straight to the podium including Michael Harders (who finished second last weekend at Maryborough) and Darren Vine; both will put on a show and contribute to a great night’s racing.

Dont forget “The Hurricane”!! The Hunter Valley Hurricane Adam Clarke will also be in “da house” running the McAllen Deppe/Mac 21WA car the 5 state champion is also looking to return to victory

Nominations are,

10Q Ben Hilder
14Q Michael Harders
19Q Darren Vine
21Q Mark George
21WA Adam Clarke
22Q Ashley Jarvis
26Q Chris Singleton
28Q Michael Wilson
33Q Lance Towns
65Q Don MacKay
66Q Tony Michelle
67Q Grant Draney
69Q Brett Thomas
75Q Brad Young
76Q Reid MacKay
88Q Scott Jeynes
89Q Michael Kendall
91Q Robbie Stewart
 
 

THOMAS IS THE MARYBOROUGH MASTER

The battle is on throughout the entire SSS leader board, as Brett Thomas increases his lead in the 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series Championship!

Using the pole shuffle to move forward in the feature line up, Brett captured the 30 lap A main held at Maryborough Speedway, ahead of Michael Harders and Adam Wallis.

Results from round 3 of the 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series

Time Trials:
1. N78 - Troy Jenkins - 13.602
2. N97 - Matt Jackson
3. Q82 - Jason Bell
4. Q69 - Brett Thomas
5. SA64 - Adam Wallis
6. Q25 - Anthony Chaffey
7. Q24 - Scott Wilson
8. Q19 - Darren Vine
9. Q18 - Matt Hefford
10. Q14 - Michael Harders
11. Q58 - Rusty Whittaker
12. Q5 - Rodney Harders
13. Q98 - Matt Greenwood
14. Q28 - Michael Wilson
15. Q75 - Brad Young

Heat 1:
1. Q14 - Michael Harders, 2. Q25 - Anthony Chaffey, 3. Q19 - Darren Vine, 4. Q5 – Rodney Harders,
5. Q28 - Michael Wilson, 6. Q69 - Brett Thomas, 7. N97 - Matt Jackson.

Heat 2:
1. Q98 - Matt Greenwood, 2. Q75 - Brad Young, 3. S64 - Adam Wallis, 4. Q58 - Rusty Whittaker, 5. N78 - Troy Jenkins, 6. Q18 - Matt Hefford, 7. Q82 - Jason Bell, 8. Q24 - Scott Wilson.

Heat 3:
1. Q58 - Rusty Whittaker, 2. Q69 - Brett Thomas, 3. Q19 - Darren Vine, 4. Q24 - Scott Wilson,
5. Q5 - Rodney Harders, 6. Q82 - Jason Bell, 7. Q75 - Brad Young.

Heat 4:
1. Q98 - Matt Greenwood, 2. Q14 - Michael Harders, 3. Q18 - Matt Hefford, 4. SA64 -Adam Wallis,
5. N78 - Troy Jenkins, 6. Q25 - Anthony Chaffey, 7. N97 - Matt Jackson, 8. Q28 - Michael Wilson.

Pole Shuffle:
Darren Vine vs Matthew Jackson = Matthew Jackson
Matthew Jackson vs Anthony Chaffey = Matthew Jackson
Matthew Jackson vs Adam Wallis = Adam Wallis
Adam Wallis vs Troy Jenkins = Troy Jenkins
Troy Jenkins vs Brett Thomas = Brett Thomas
Brett Thomas vs Matt Greenwood = Brett Thomas
Brett Thomas vs Michael Harders = Brett Thomas

Round 3 – Maryborough Speedway A Main:
1. Q69 - Brett Thomas
2. Q14 - Michael Harders
3. SA64 - Adam Wallis
4. N97 - Matt Jackson
5. Q18 - Matt Hefford
6. Q82 - Jason Bell
7. Q25 - Anthony Chaffey
8. N78 - Troy Jenkins
9. Q24 - Scott Wilson
10. Q58 - Rusty Whittaker
11. Q5 - Rodney Harders
12. Q75 -Brad Young
13. Q28 -Michael Wilson
DNS: Michael Kendall, Matt Greenwood, Darren Vine


On the gas and out of there is Brett Thomas in the 69Q


MISSION TO ACHIEVE - MIDGETS SET FOR MARYBOROUGH!

Get ready to marvel Maryborough race fans as the men of the midgets move into town this Saturday night (Nov 16) for Round 3 of the 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series!

Thirteen contracted drivers have committed to compete at all 6 rounds held in Queensland and New South Wales, with local drivers adding to the eastern contingent when Speedcar racing steps into the limelight. Unfortunately, Khaz Fahy has succumbed to engine failure and won't be able to attend this meeting.

With 1293 points Queensland’s Brett Thomas leads our dirty dozen with a 106 point lead over Sydneysider Troy Jenkins (on 1187) and a 167 point lead over Matt Jackson (on 1126). The battle doesn't end there; Anthony Chaffey is only 1 point off hitting the top 3!

With a brand new Spike Chassis awarded to the overall Championship winner; the heat is on to gain valuable points and grab the top prize sponsored by American Tire and Racing Services.

Racing towards the $1500 winners cheque the SSS offers a generous prize pool paying down to the B Main; $100 sponsored by TheSpeedwayShop.com.au for the top Time Trial qualifier; $250 for the first non-contracted QSRA driver courtesy of the QSRA; and a tyre bonus if the A Main winner uses four American Racer tyres when he crosses the line; there is plenty up for grabs for our Speedcar stars!

Rodney Harders, Michael Harders, Matt Hefford, Darren Vine, Ashley Jarvis, Scott Wilson, Anthony Chaffey, Chris Singleton, Michael Wilson, Rusty Whittaker, Adam Wallis, Brett Thomas, Brad Young, Troy Jenkins, Jason Bell, Michael Kendall, Matt Jackson, and Matt Greenwood have all nominated to compete!

Nominations can be submitted to Brock on 0410 195 355 on or Ken on 0408 280 401.

COMPETITOR INFO:
* $80 nomination fee for non-contracted drivers.
* Compulsory drivers briefing at 4.00pm (pending track schedule).
* Cars must be on the track for engine starts and wheel packing at 5.30pm sharp (subject to change according to promoter requests).

RACE FORMAT:
Time Trials
2 Heats (inverted time trial placing) per driver
Pole Shuffle
B Main
30 Lap Feature

TYRE RULE:
The right rear tyre must be an:

* American Racer SD38 or harder, or
* Hoosier D12 or harder.

The 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series is brought to you by Nationwide Transport Solutions, Diamond Air Group, American Tire & Racing Services/Spike Chassis, Race Safety Equipment/Impact Helmets, TheSpeedwayShop.com and Speedcars Australia.

POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR/MIDGET SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

02 November 2013 - Toowoomba Speedbowl, QLD
09 November 2013 – Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway, QLD
16 November 2013 - Maryborough Speedway, QLD
30 November 2013 - Lismore Speedway, NSW
07 December 2013 – Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway, QLD
19 April 2014 – Valvoline Raceway, NSW


 
 
 

SMEE TAKES POWRi R2 GLORY

Australian Midget Car champion and defending POWRi Series champion Nathan Smee has blasted out of the gates following a 9 month break, to secure the win at Round 2 of the 2013-14 POWRi Australian Midget Super Series staged at Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night.

“First meeting of the season for me, the track was good, new car - and you always have teething problems. We had couple of problems in time trials with the brakes but other than that the car was pretty good and we didn’t have to do too much to it. It’s a Spike/Esslinger/Advanced Shocks/American Racing Tyres combination and the motor is beautiful. We’re just going to pick and choose our meetings this year,” said Smee.

The 30-lap Feature race got off to a rough start; particularly for Quick-Time winner in Time Trials (13.679 seconds) Q69 Brett Thomas who took the low line (and the lead) in turn one after the first lap. Smee fought straight back with a slide job but a determined Thomas didn’t back off and ended up in the wall out of turn 2; the damage from the multiple rollover terminal for the night.

The next five laps ran trouble free until Q25 Anthony Chaffey spun in turn 4, a third caution light came on with 18 laps to go and fourth light two laps later – both induced by spins. Smee was quick off this final restart then settled into a rhythm with Q89 Michael Kendall and N97 Matt Jackson in hot pursuit. Evenly spaced, the trio caught up to lapped traffic but with four laps remaining, Kendall pulled infield momentarily (reason unknown) he rejoined the next lap but this phantom gremlin handed a hard-charging Jackson second place. N78 Troy Jenkins was right there in the mix, perfectly positioned to claim third.

Race winner Smee was happy with the result, “I ran the bottom and I thought I was pretty good there but then Michael Kendall showed me the way, so I just took his line and didn’t move. I was lucky in the feature, I hit the cush a couple of times and biked-it but that’s racing. We’re happy first night out.”

If the car is ready Nathan plans to race in New Zealand later this month, he’ll be back at Archerfield for the Australian Midget Car Championship January 25 & 26, before heading over to America to race.

Sydney’s Matt Jackson is one of 13 contracted drivers for the series and he shares his thoughts on finishing in second place, “Well we’re trying to run up the front now, we’ve had a good last season at Parramatta (we’re Track Champion over there) so we’re trying to bring that form out to these tracks we’ve never been to before, via the Super Series. Our first round wasn’t too crash hot, we missed the track a lot but tonight we seemed to hit it, we we’re pretty close.”

Troy Jenkins is another of the contracted POWRi Super Series drivers and reflects on his third place finish, “It turned out reasonably well, didn’t do so good time trialling 15th but just kept chipping away and finally got towards the pointy-end thankfully. It’s always a good track here, very juicy early on, we worked our backsides off all night long and we we’re thereabouts in the end but the boys up front were just too good.”

The attrition rate was reasonably high – 7 competitors their result a DNF – but the majority of the field enjoyed the ideal conditions and a great race.

The POWRi Australian Midget Super Series Pole Shuffle produced some outstanding drives that engaged a vocal crowd; mixed with applause. Close duels saw Brett Thomas Q69 and Darren Vine Q19 advance one position from their respective qualifying line up and Troy Jenkins N78 put in a convincing drive to advance two places. In the end though it was Nathan Smee Q7 at the top of the tree, followed by Brett Thomas, Michael Kendall Q89, Troy Jenkins, Matt Jackson N97, Michael Harders Q14, Darren Vine then Rob McKay Q76.

Lance Towns Q33 had a B-Main he’d rather forget. Starting from position 2 he led the early stages of the race before Rodney Harders Q5 made his move on the inside line in turns 1 and 2. Four laps later the red light came on when Towns made contact with a clod just off the racing line, resulting in a substantial roll and the race declared. Rodney Harders, Matt Hunter Q67 and Michael Wilson Q28 transferred through to the A-Main; Towns would have finished fourth. Heat wins offered 25 points apiece and taking home the credits were Troy Jenkins, Nathan Smee (1 & 4), Darren Vine (3 & 5) and Rusty Whittaker Q58.


R2 Winner Nathan Smee awaiting the pole shuffle


Matt Jackson 97N was super impressive with his 2nd at the end


Completing the NSW clean sweep was Troy Jenkins in 3rd



QUEENSLAND QUARTER MIDGETS THIS WEEKEND IN MARYBOROUGH

Ever wanted to see the Queensland Quarter Midgets kicking around? Well Round 2 of the K1 Racegear Series heads to Maryborough this weekend there is a practice on Saturday from 1PM to 4PM then some demonstration runs on Saturday night during Speedcar Super Series programme
and racing on Sunday from 10AM
 
They have 25 cars nominated with kids aged 5-16 they run three classes of racing (120 Novice, 120, 160) The Quarter Midget Track is adjacent to Maryborough Speedway, sign posted on road leading to Speedway gate entry.
 
So anyone in Maryborough early or staying Sunday make sure you check these junior stars out because they certainly put on some amazing racing!!



 
POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES R2 NOMINATIONS

(C) = contracted to the 2013-2014 season!

Nominations Round 2 SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway

1M Nathan Smee
5Q Rodney Harders (C)
10Q Scott Doyle
14Q Michael Harders (C)
16N Kz Fahey (C)
18Q Matt Hefford (C)
19Q Darren Vine
21Q Mark George
22Q Ashley Jarvis
24Q Scott Wilson (C)
25Q Anthony Chaffey (C)
26Q Chris Singleton
28Q Michael Wilson
33Q Lance Towns
58Q Rusty Whittaker
65Q Don MacKay
64SA Adam Wallis (C)
66Q Tony Michell
67Q Matt Hunter
69Q Brett Thomas (C)
75Q Brad Young
76Q Rob MacKay
78N Troy Jenkins (C)
82Q Jason Bell (C)
88Q Scott Jeynes
89Q Michael Kendall (C)
97N Matt Jackson (C)
98Q Matt Greenwood (C)





POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES R1

Todd Wanless racing for Brett Thomas in the Spike/Hawk Q69, raced to victory lane in the 30 lap feature at Toowoomba Speedbowl last Saturday night, capturing the win ahead of NSW's Tony Abson and QLD's Anthony Chaffey.
 
A video tells the best story!

Thanks to Ash Media Speedway Footage, watch the round one A main here!

ASH MEDIA - Round 1 - POWRi Australian Speedcars Super Series A MAIN

The track impressed all, with series Director Ken Jenkins stating this will be one of the best Midget tracks in Australia! The feedback from the drivers was the same! 
Watch our top three here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151753395908652
 
Results from round 1 of the 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series
Time Trials

Q24 - Scott Wilson - 13.539
Q98 - Matt Greenwood - 13.683
Q14 - Michael Harders - 13.705
Q22 - Ashley Jarvis - 13.713
Q82 - Jason Bell - 13.765
Q69 - Todd Wanless - 13.79
N26 - Anthony Abson - 13.793
Q76 - Rob Mackay - 13.799
Q18 - Matt Hefford - 13.869
N16 - Khaz Fahy - 13.936
Q5 - Rodney Harders - 13.943
S64 - Adam Wallis - 14
Q89 - Michael Kendall - 14.008
N78 - Troy Jenkins - 14.096
N97 - Matt Jackson - 14.146
Q21 - Mark George - 14.229
Q58 - Rusty Whittaker - 14.352
Q75 - Brad Young - 14.487
Q28 - Michael Wilson - 14.978

Heat 1
1 - Q69 - Todd Wanless
2 - SA64 - Adam Wallis
3 - Q98 - Matt Greenwood
4 - N78 - Troy Jenkins
5 - Q76 - Rob MacKay
6 - Q21 - Mark George
7 - Q75 - Brad Young
8 - N16 - Khaz Fahy
9 - Q22 - Ashley Jarvis

Heat 2
1 - Q89 - Michael Kendall
2 - Q58 - Rusty Whittaker
3 - Q18 - Matt Hefford
4 - N26 - Anthony Abson
5 - Q14 - Michael Harders
6 - Q28 - Michael Wilson
7 - Q5 - Rodney Harders
8 - Q24 - Scott Wilson
9 - Q82 - Jason Bell
10 - N97 - Matt Jackson

Heat 3
1 - N78 - Troy Jenkins
2 - Q98 - Matt Greenwood
3 - N26 - Anthony Abson
4 - Q14 - Michael Harders
5 - Q75 - Brad Young
6 - Q5 - Rodney Harders
7 - N97 - Matt Jackson
8 - Q28 - Michael Wilson
DNF - Q69 - Todd Wanless 

Heat 4
1 - Q89 - Michael Kendall
2 - Q25 - Anthony Chaffey
3 - Q76 - Rob Mckay
4 - Q58 - Rusty Whittaker
5 - Q24 - Scott Wilson
6 - S64 - Adam Wallis
7 - Q82 - Jason Bell
8 - Q18 - Matt Hefford
9 - Q21 - Mark George

Pole Shuffle

Michael Kendall DNS = 8th starting position for the feature

Rob Mackay vs Troy Jenkins = Rob Mackay
Rob Mackay vs Tony Abson = Tony Abson
Tony Abson vs Todd Wanless = Todd Wanless
Todd Wanless vs Scott Wilson = Todd Wanless
Todd Wanless vs Michael Harders = Todd Wanless
Todd Wanless vs Matt Greenwood = Matt Greenwood

Feature:
1 - Q69 - Todd Wanless
2 - N26 - Anthony Abson
3 - Q25 - Anthony Chaffey
4 - Q98 - Matt Greenwood
5 - Q89 - Michael Kendall
6 - N78 - Troy Jenkins
7 - Q14 - Michael Harders
8 - Q82 - Jason Bell
9 - Q5 - Rodney Harders
10 - Q18 - Matt Hefford
11 - Q75 - Brad Young
12 - N97 - Matt Jackson
13 - N16 - Khaz Fahy
14 - Q28 - Michael Wilson
15 - Q24 - Scott Wilson
16 - S64 - Adam Wallis
17 - Q58 - Rusty Whittaker
18 - Q21 - Mark George
19 - Q76 - Rob Mackay
DNS - Q22 - Ashley Jarvis

The POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series now heads to Brisbane International Speedway for Round 2! Be there!

The 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series is brought to you by Nationwide Transport Solutions, Diamond Air Group, American Tire & Racing Services/Spike Chassis, Race Safety Equipment/Impact Helmets, TheSpeedwayShop.com and Speedcars Australia.

POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR/MIDGET SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
02 November 2013 - Toowoomba Speedbowl, QLD
09 November 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD
16 November 2013 - Maryborough Speedway, QLD
30 November 2013 - Lismore Speedway, NSW
07 December 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD
19 April 2014 - Sydney Speedway, NSW
 
 
 
 
WANLESS WINS POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES R1!


L to R- Tony Abson 2nd , Todd Wanless 1st , Anthony Chaffey 3rd
Article to come

JARVIS BACK AND LOOKING FOR REDEMPTION

If you thought after last weekend’s horrid time for the team was enough to turn them at Jarvis Motorsport into grandstand racers guess again!!

With Ashley giving the turn 2 wall an all mighty lick the Razor chassis underwent surgery early Monday at Queensland’s Famous BHR Fabrications, around about the same time Ashley’s Brother Dion went under the knife for a race car unloading incident which whipped the end off a finger earlier on the night.

Once the chassis was returned all the reusable bits were cleaned and refitted ,the borrowed bits were mounted to perfection and so after a very full on week the 22Q Jarvis Motorsport EBH Razor Gaerte will head to the POWRi Speedcar Super Series today in Toowoomba as a non-contracted driver ….now that’s dedication !!

Ashley would like to say a huge thanks to all involved in fixing this deal in such a short time,

Mum and Dad - (Paul and Karen Jarvis)
Fiancé -Rhea Griffiths
Dion Jarvis
Brad Hilder – BHR Fabrications
Peter Harders
Dwayne Neilson – Neilson Motorsports



SHOCK ABSORBER THERAPY ROUND 2 WINNER !

The Shock Absorber Therapy 7th place voucher for Round 2 goes the way of Lance Towns in the 33Q !

Lance continues to impress with each round and is now $50 richer and has a $50 voucher to spend on shock work at the Shock Absorber Therapy !



SMITH TAKES OUT POLAR ICE ROUND 2


New South Welshman Matt Smith stormed home on Saturday night at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway this past weekend with a convincing round win running his 13N Hawk/xXx Chassis car.

Smith clocked the nights “QuickTime” in the hot lap session with a 13.933 just ahead of Brett Thomas in the Illuminated Water 69Q Spike Hawk (13.941) and Matt Greenwood running the Absolute Supplies 98Q Spike RKR Gaerte (14.051).

Midget newcomer Lance Towns brought the field home in the night’s first heat in the www.icustomcolours.com.au Breka Brayton 33Q ahead of the Ashley Jarvis 22Q Razor and the Thomas 69Q Spike. Two rookies rounded out the field with some great laps clocked from both Tony Michell and Michael Wilson.

Matt Smith stamped his approval on the track conditions in the second heat of the night with a speed clocked at whopping 107.103kpm he also took the race win after the 10 lapper ahead of Scott Jeynes 88Q and Matt Greenwood in 3rd.

Lance Towns repeated the first heat race win in race three crossing the line the victor ahead of Michael Harders in the Auto UpGrade 14Q and Matt Smith running the duration in the 3rd spot.

Heat race four saw the end of the night for the Jarvis 22Q Razor Gaerte after Ashley rode the right rear of the 88Q Jeynes car the Jarvis mobile launched into the wall mid turns 1 and 2 giving the concrete a huge lick before coming to a stop Ashley emerged a little rattled otherwise fine however the car would need to be returned to BHR for chassis repairs and a reassembly before next weekend’s SSS opener.

Brett Thomas eventually took the heat win once it was restarted ahead of Scott Jeynes and Matt Greenwood in 3rd.

The nights Illuminated Water dash draw was decided by the highest points scorer drawing either 2, 4 or 6 and unlucky at the time the 13N car drew to start from P6 Smith then had the option for the driver in the remaining 5 to start alongside him and it was Thomas from P5, Brett picked Matt Greenwood for 4 and Greenwood selected Michael Harders from 3, Lance Towns started from P2 and Scott Jeynes set sail from P1.

It was a very fast affair with Michael Harders hitting the front and checking out in the 6 lapper winning the dash over Brett Thomas and Matt Greenwood in 3rd.

In the feature we had "high dramas" before the green with Brett Thomas having a flat left rear which needed changing and began from the rear of field after requiring a 2nd push, Matt Smith got a great start and rocketed ahead in fact it wasn’t too long into the duration where the black 13N was leading the rest on a merry waltz with the race going green flag to flag.

Greenwood, Jeynes, Thomas  and Harders all had great mid race battles with Matt "Tony Norton" Greenwood the winner of that fight making it all the way to 2nd at the chequered and Brett Thomas 3rd.

Notable mentions for the night would have to be the crew boys copping injuries, Chris Singletons Father Brad tore an Achilles tendon getting the 26Q car out on track and Dion Jarvis Brother to Ashley cut the end off a finger whilst unloading the 22Q!!....... That’s dedication to the extreme!!..... Get well soon both of you guys!!

The next show on the radar will be this weekend for the POWRi Speedcar Super Series in Toowoomba with over 25 cars heading to the Speedbowl this will certainly be one to watch.

Also a huge shout out to Matt Smith and Alex Bright both heading to Perth to compete in the 2013 Magic Man 34 with Matt in the Familiar Jason Gray 7Q Spike and Alex driving the Jack Berry 29Q Breka we wish them both well in the great race!



Matt Greenwood, Matt Smith and Brett Thomas



Matt Smiths xXx Hawk before saturday nights round 2
 
 

POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES R2 NOMINATIONS ARE IN....

This weekend Midget fans the QSRA hits Archerfield again for the Polar Ice Midget Series R2

It’s on for all in this round headed by the opening round 2nd place getter Brett Thomas in the 69Q Spike Hawk however with hard chargers like Draney,Greenwood, Harders, Singleton and Jeynes in the mix it will certainly add some spice.

This coming Saturday the 27th Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway is where it’s at !!

Nominations are....

10Q Ben Hilder
11Q Brock Dean
14Q Michael Harders
18Q Matt Hefford
19Q Darren Vine
21Q Brett Foreman
22Q Ashley Jarvis
26Q Chris Singleton
28Q Michael Wilson
33Q Lance Towns
58Q Rusty Whittaker
65Q Don McKay
66Q Tony Michelle
67Q Grant Draney
69Q Brett Thomas
75Q Brad Young
88Q Scott Jeynes
91Q Robbie Stewart
98Q Matt Greenwood



Unlucky in R1 Matt Greenwood will be looking to correct that this weekend



Just off the podium in R1 will R2 be the time for the 91 to shine ?
 
QSRA RACE REPORTER REQUIRED

Do you enjoy reliving the great Midget shows run by the QSRA ? well here's you chance !!

Relive each and every event by writing about it !! Your articles will be featured on the pages of this site and also the QSRA FB page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Queensland-Speedcar-Racing-Assos-Midgets/190899217681657?ref=hl

If this sounds like something you are interested in let me on 0433 359459 ....... Oh and by the way hanging your tongue out writing is purely optional !!



"LUCKY" 7TH PLACE PAYING OFF

Just when you thought running in “Lucky 7th” was unlucky Paul Geary at Shock Absorber Therapy in Slacks Creek just made it sweeter!

Shock Absorber Therapy have very kindly placed extra $50 prize money on 7th place in the Polar Ice Midget Series along with a $50 voucher to be used at Pauls Shock Absorber Therapy Clinic!!

That’s $100 extra cash/ goodies for your 7th place!!

Now servicing and repairing Advanced, Afco and Super Shox locally in Queensland.

So the next time your crossing the line in “Lucky 7th” place remember the team at Shock Absorber Therapy Slacks Creek!!

Ashley Jarvis in the 22Q was the lucky recipient of Round 1's cash/voucher



KENDALL PICKS UP WHERE HE LEFT OFF

The domination of Kiwi Michael Kendall was on display again at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway for the Polar Ice Midget Series Round 1 held this past Saturday.

Kendall cranked the 89Q Renpro Solutions Aggressor Esslinger around at a blistering speed of 105.758 kph and rolled out the night’s “QuickTime” of 13.616, Anthony Chaffey’s 25Q Western Pool Supplies Razor ED Pink locked in the 2nd spot at 13.724 and the Illuminated Water Spike Hawk 69Q with Brett Thomas wheeling a 13.747 and into 3rd.

Heat one of the night had the duo of Thomas and Kendall playing cat and mouse for the 8 lap duration as Thomas crossed the victor ahead of Kendall and Ashley Jarvis in the 22Q Razor Gaerte 3rd.

Heat two saw an epic battle between Grant Draney in the “Lucky 7 Racing” Bullet Hawk 67Q, Anthony Chaffey and Scott Jeynes in the 88Q Stealth Fontana with the trio taking the chequered in that order.

The nights heat three saw Robbie Stewart in the 91Q Spike Brayton lead a few laps until he succumbed to the pressure of Kendall who ducked under the 91 coming out of turn 2 as Kendall set sail for the finish Stewart rolled out lap after lap of good speeds and tidy lines to follow the Kiwi home just ahead of Draney’s 67Q.

Another Kiwi in the field was NSW based Kz Fahey in his 16N Spike Fontana running some dynamite laps leading 5 of the 8 in the final heat of the night unfortunately for Kz the deal turned a little pear shaped coming off turn 2 and he tipped the car over with minimal damage and the boys were able to repair it for the feature event however the heat race victory was gone, Anthony Chaffey picked up the win over Brett Thomas and Scott Wilson in the Western Landscape Supplies 24Q ran home in 3rd.

The feature grid stacked up with Kendall out of P1, Chaffey P2, Thomas P3, Draney P4, Jarvis P5, Wilson P6, Jeynes P7, Stewart P8, Fahy P9, Greenwood P10, Hilder P11, Lance Towns P12,Brad Young P13, Scott Cossey P14, Rusty Whittaker P15, Mitch Biner P16, Nick McDowell P17 and Wade Hawley rounding out the grid in P18.

At the drop of the green Kendall powered up and lead the field both into one and out of two as the rest shuffled into race pace and positions it wasn’t long before the red lights were on as Scott Wilson spun the 24Q mid turns 1 & 2 and just as the car came to a stop was collected by the 22Q Jarvis machine and also Brad Young was caught up in it with all three being able to restart.

Kendall lead the restart away as Chaffey and Draney fought hard between each other Scott Jeynes arrived on the scene and introduced himself into the battle unfolding between the cars from 3rd to 7th it was around about here Lance Towns retired with front end damage and Draney also parked the 67Q with a flat left front tire from what appeared to be some seriously close racing.

As the laps counted down Kendall really stretched his legs crossing the line after the 20 lapper ahead of Brett Thomas and Scott Jeynes in 3rd.
Robbie Stewart put in a blinder in the 91Q Barton Motorsports Brayton Spike for 4th just off the podium as did Rusty Whittaker in his first ever Midget event bringing the 58Q home straight in 8th place.

Other notable mentions must go to the boys at Greenwood Motorsports rolling out an immaculate 98Q Absolute Supplies Spike Gaerte unfortunately not really showing its potent potential having fuel pump gremlins sneak in at one stage tho however Matt was up the very pointy end of the feature only to finish the race on the infield.

Kz Fahey locked in a top “10” finish with Scott Cossey and Nick McDowell just out in position 11 and 12. Ashley Jarvis took home the Shock Therapy $100 voucher for being in 7th place at the chequered.

There you have it race fans Polar Ice Midget Series Round 2 is set down for the 26th October back at Archerfield …… Catch you all then!!!


 
 
ALL SYSTEMS ARE GO !!!

Here we go race fans!!! The grand opening night for the 2013/14 Queensland Speedcar Racing Association summer sizzler and its opens with a cracking field of nominations for the Polar Ice Midget Series Round 1.

Current Club and Polar Ice Champion Michael Kendall heads a stellar list of drivers including the current Queensland State Champion and last season’s ATRS 50 lapper winner Adam Clarke in the 21WA car.

Kz Fahey will be making the trek north from New South Wales to run the 16N Spike Fontana as will Tamworth’s Gavin Wesble in the 13Q Aggressor Mopar and Mitch Biner in his 17N Stealth Gaerte.... Then there’s the local hard chargers of Anthony Chaffey,Matt Greenwood,Brett Thomas and co.

Make sure you are trackside this Saturday the 5th of October for Midget open wheel racing at its very best at the home of speedway ……. SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway !!

Nominations are,

10Q Ben Hilder
11Q Scott Cossey
13Q Gavin Wesble
16N Kz Fahey
17N Mitch Biner
21WA Adam Clarke
22Q Ashley Jarvis
24Q Scott Wilson
25Q Anthony Chaffey
26Q Chris Singleton
33Q Lance Towns
58Q Rusty Whittaker
67Q TBA
69Q Brett Thomas
75Q Brad Young
88Q Scott Jeynes
89Q Michael Kendall
98Q Matt Greenwood



Last seasons Polar Ice Champion MK Back to run this weekend



2012/13 Polar Ice Runner Up Anthony Chaffey in the nominations list this weekend for R1

SPIKE SOARS TO THE TOP OF THE SSS PODIUM

With Australian competitors travelling all over the countryside to compete in the 2013-2014 season, thirteen contracted racers from the eastern posse are ready to battle it out at the POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series; a six round series renowned for giving back to its loyal competitors!

This upcoming season won’t be different.

With great pleasure, Super Series Director Ken Jenkins has revealed the winners prize thanks to the generous patronage of American Tire & Racing Services; a prize offered within days after American Tire & Racing Services’ factory driver (Nathan Smee) claimed victory in the POWRi Australian SSS Championship last season.

“Mark Cooper, of American Tire & Racing Services has been a supporter of the SS since the beginning,” Ken said from his home earlier, “The endless support this business has contributed to our division and the drivers/teams that are a part of it, is remarkable.”

“As we head into our 9th season, I am proud to announce the SS Championship winner will receive $2000 in prize money, along with a brand new Spike Chassis Kit!”

The American Tire & Racing Services prize includes the worlds leading speedway chassis manufacturer’s Spike Chassis with fitted panels!

American Tire & Racing Services is the distributor for Spike Chassis in Australia and New Zealand.

Spike Chassis Inc. founder John Godfrey has built cars that have won multiple Midget and Sprint Championships along with many prestigious races; the SSS, the Australian Speedcar Championship, State Championships, AGP, the Speedcar 50 Lappers, along with the Chili Bowl, Belleville Nationals, Kings Royal, Knoxville Nationals, 4 Crown Nationals and so on!

If you would like further information on Spike Chassis, please contact Mark Cooper at:

American Tire & Racing Services: 02 9756 6001

or visit:

62 Newton Road
Unit 11
Wetherill Park NSW 2164




 POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR/MIDGET SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
02 November 2013 - Toowoomba Speedbowl, QLD
09 November 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD
16 November 2013 - Maryborough Speedway, QLD
30 November 2013 - Lismore Speedway, NSW
07 December 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD
19 April 2014 - Sydney Speedway, NSW
 
 
The Australian rounds of the POWRi World Midget Championship are:

24/1/14 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD
25/1/14 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD
31/1/14 - Lismore Speedway, NSW
01/2/14 - Lismore Speedway, NSW
 


2014 CHILI BOWL TICKETS....
 

2 x tickets to the 2014 Chili Bowl...5 nights racing .... 13th  to Saturday 18th January 2014

These are 2 of the best seats in the house we get every year but we are unable to go this time around.

For sale at face value..$574.00 Aus......(2 x $287.00)

Sit amongst some of the nicest US speedway fans, the Knoxville Flag Marshall and Sammy Swindells mates (yes he does have some).

And just behind our seats are usually a bunch of Brisbane speedway fans.

It is killing me not to be able to go ......but for the time of your life.....phone ...
.
Colin Jeffery....0418882631   colin@remaxcolonial.com.au



SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES CONTRACTING DRIVER .... RODNEY HARDERS

Representing his home state of Queensland, QSRA member Rodney Harders is excited about the upcoming season. Not only has he committed to compete in all 6 rounds of the 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series to be held in Queensland and New South Wales, but this “season” also has this POWRi Aus Rookie racer committed to wedded bliss with fiance Belinda!

Racing the John Harders owned Q5 Enforcer/GRD Eagle, Rodney is passionate about his racing and the future of our division. Proud of it for its rich, long and colourful history, take the time to get to know Rodney Harders:

www.dropbox.com/s/8azyg10f30dveym/Rodney%20Harders.pdf




URGENT NOTICE TO ALL QSRA DRIVERS

Hi all just a quick reminder Archerfield Speedway is holding a practice session Saturday the 21st of Sept- check www.brisbanespeedway.com.au for details.

Car rego's must be paid to the QSRA BEFORE you hit the dirt!! This eliminates any confusion of who paid and who didn't and who forgot and who thinks they did but maybe they didn't easy way is you pay before you run, also all cars not checked and paper work received by or on the 29th of September will incur an extra $50 fee and the cars will need to be taken to DTR Mechanical for northsiders or Pitlane Lube Centre for southsiders before they run, if you are intending on running any practice sessions before the opening night
 please contact Dwayne Neilson ASAP on 0433359459



ITS GETTING CLOSER BY THE DAY ......

In breaking news Ken Jenkins, the POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series Director, has officially announced the drivers set to compete in all rounds of the 2013-2014 Series. 

Held over six rounds at Toowoomba Speedbowl (2 Nov), Brisbane International Speedway (9 Nov), Maryborough Speedway (16 Nov), Lismore Speedway (30 Nov), Brisbane International Speedway (7 Dec) and Sydney Speedway (19 Apr), our Mean Thirteen have promised another stint of first-class Midget racing!

“These guys are extremely competitive at their home tracks (with a combined 34 podium placing’s last season), and it will be great when they all come together,” said an excited Ken “we have drivers who have been on the tour before and other remarkable racers who have decided to join for the first time this year.” 

With an amazing season promised, SS drivers are racing towards the $1500 winner’s cheque each night in addition to the Championship Prize Pool. 

Leading into the 9th consecutive season of competition, the SS will once again showcase our fine division as a fan favourite for the closest wheel-to-wheel racing in Australian motor sport.

Interstate racing; the perfect build up for the 4 nights of POWRi International races next year! 

POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series - CONTRACTED DRIVERS 2013-2014

Jason Bell 82N
Anthony Chaffey 25Q
Khaz Fahy 16N
Matt Greenwood 98Q
Michael Harders 14Q
Rodney Harders 5Q
Matt Hefford 18Q
Matthew Jackson 97N
Troy Jenkins 78N
Michael Kendall (NZ) 89Q
Brett Thomas 69Q
Adam Wallis 64SA
Scott Wilson 24Q

Speedcar drivers interested in competing the entire POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series Championship are reminded that nominations closed on 21st August 2013. If you have any queries, please contact Ken Jenkins on 0408280401 or email powriaus@gmail.com.

POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR/MIDGET SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

02 November 2013 - Toowoomba Speedbowl, QLD

09 November 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD

16 November 2013 - Maryborough Speedway, QLD

30 November 2013 - Lismore Speedway, NSW

07 December 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD

19 April 2014 - Sydney Speedway, NSW



 
 
"EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT !"

Ever thought of yourself as a top dog journalist ? Who loves Midget racing and is based in Queensland AND can attend QSRA race meetings ? Then we have

the job for you !! Expressions of interest are being taken for this seasons official race reporter to cover all the leading race events for the Polar Ice Midget

Series and other QSRA held shows ...... if this sounds like you give Dwayne Neilson a call on 0433359459 to secure your spot on the news board !!



BATTLE OF THE RIGHT REAR !

As the opening round of the 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series approaches, Director Ken Jenkins proves his passion for this sport is unfaltering. Surging ahead for another season, six rounds have been secured for the upcoming championship.

As the series has continued to evolve since its 2005 inception, the tyre rule has always been a consistent priority; a way to keep costs down and preparation time as little as possible.

"Our long-time relationship with American Tire & Racing Services is a testament to the company's consistent endeavour to enhance our sport," said series Director Ken Jenkins. "Mark Cooper and his team at American Tire have been a vital partner to the SSS for eight years, all of which have been essential to our well known side-by-side competition".

This year however, the 2013-2014 SS Championship will grant two (2) tyre manufacturers access at all rounds of competition.

COMPULSORY TYRE REQUIREMENTS:

The right rear tyre must be an:

* American Racer SD38 or harder, or

* Hoosier D12 or harder.


American Tire & Racing Services on: PH: +61 2 9756 6001


If you have any queries, please contact Ken Jenkins on 0408280401 or email powriaus@gmail.com

POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR/MIDGET SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

02 November 2013 - Toowoomba Speedbowl, QLD

09 November 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD

16 November 2013 - Maryborough Speedway, QLD

30 November 2013 - Lismore Speedway, NSW

07 December 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD

19 April 2014 - Sydney Speedway, NSW



TAKE THE TIME ..... WITH THE SPEEDWAY SHOP

POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series Ken Jenkins today announced The Speedway Shop; Australia’s biggest online Speedway and NASCAR superstore, has joined the growing list of supporters behind this season’s booming campaign.

“We’re really pleased that The Speedway Shop has returned for another season with the SSS” said Jenkins at the announcement. “We have an abundant history with this online business and look forward to working with them again”.

TheSpeedwayShop.com returns as sponsor of the $100 quick time bonus at each SSS round which rewards the fastest qualifier in time trials.

Drivers will be given two consecutive laps (order will be drawn at the drivers briefing prior to the race meeting), taking their best single lap performance to the scoreboard. Points are awarded from 1st place (66 points), down to 36th position (1 point).

A full qualifying points chart will be readily available online and included in the 2013-2014 rulebook.

The Speedway Shop are proud supporters of a number of talented Speedway competitors and sponsor a range of Speedway events and promotions across Australia which has included the much-loved t-shirt cannon and giveaways throughout last season’s World Series Sprintcars.

The online retailer of collectibles and apparel for NASCAR, Sprintcars, Speedcars, Late Models , Dirt Modifieds, Speedway Bikes, Vintage Speedway and more; are now based in South Australia but are available online 24-7 at www.Thespeedwayshop.com; start shopping today for your new diecast models, DVDs, books, jackets, shirts, hats, ladies wear, kids apparel and much, much more!

For more information on The Speedway Shop please visit www.thespeedwayshop.com



PAYS TO RACE WITH POWRi AUS

In breaking news, Ken Jenkins has announced the upcoming season of the POWRi Australian Speedcar/Midget Super Series will be worth over $48,000 in total race-night prize money assuring a top class field for the 6 round tournament.

Paying from first to twentieth position in the A Main feature race, drivers will be racing over 30 gruelling laps to capture the $1500 winners’ cheque. “We believe our payout schedule for the new season is fair for all competitors”, Ken, the series Director said earlier, “Both our contracted and non-contracted drivers will have the chance to win, and we are really pleased to be able to give the racers something back for their efforts in this series”.

In addition to the race night prize pool, a $100 bonus will be awarded to the driver who is the fastest qualifier on the night.

The Queensland Speedcar Racing Association (QSRA) is also supporting the POWRi Super Series with a cash incentive for Queensland competitors. The highest placed non-contracted driver in each A main feature race (held in Queensland) will receive $250 for their efforts. A great initiative by the QSRA!

The full race night prize schedule is below:

1. 1500
2. 1200
3. 1000
4. 800
5. 600
6. 400
7. 300
8. 200
9. 200
10. 200
11. 200
12. 200
13. 200
14. 150
15. 150
16. 150
17. 150
18. 150
19. 150
20. 150


Time trial Bonus: $100

Total Prize Money per round $8,150

Prize money will be distributed by the series Director prior to the next SS race meeting.

The Championship prize pool will be announced in upcoming days, along with details on how you can nominate to compete.

POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR/MIDGET SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP

02 November 2013 - Toowoomba Speedbowl, QLD

09 November 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD

16 November 2013 - Maryborough Speedway, QLD

30 November 2013 - Lismore Speedway, NSW

07 December 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD

19 April 2014 - Sydney Speedway, NSW




FUEL YOUR ADRENALINE!

In what is set to be another stellar season of Midget racing, SS Director Ken Jenkins has officially announced the schedule for the 2013-2014 POWRi Australian Speedcar/Midget Super Series, covering 5 tracks throughout Queensland and New South Wales.

“This looks to be a fantastic year with an excellent assortment of drivers already expressing an interest in racing the entire championship" said Ken earlier today. "The nomination packs will be released later this week which will include the payout and prize schedule; but with the feedback we have already received, I suggest you return your paperwork asap to secure your place in the Championship".

Six rounds are scheduled in with the opening round at the newly developed Toowoomba Speedbowl. Promoter Allan Woods and his hard-working support crew have re-modelled the race circuit which now hosts a 13 degree banking angle. This first round is not to be missed as all drivers and teams are on an open playing field... no one has raced on this "Speedbowl" before!

ROUND 1: November 2 - TOOWOOMBA SPEEDBOWL, QLD

Round 2 lets our Mighty Midget drivers showcase their skills at Queensland Speedcar Racing Association's (QSRA) home track; Brisbane International Speedway. Held on the 9th November, this is the first of two rounds at John Kelly's ultra-supportive track.

ROUND 2: November 9 - BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, QLD

Round 3 is set to take place the following week on the 16th November, with the series travelling north to Maryborough Speedway located in Queensland’s Fraser Coast district. A superb track for Midget racing; no one walks away disappointed!

ROUND 3: November 16 - MARYBOROUGH SPEEDWAY, QLD

Round 4 is set to excite on November 30 as the SS heads to Northern New South Wales' Lismore Speedway. The bull-ring track run by David Lander will once again draw attention to the tight wheel-to-wheel racing synonymous with this division!

ROUND 4: November 30 - LISMORE SPEEDWAY, NSW

Round 5 sees the return to Brisbane International Speedway on December 7. A night to be held in tribute to three legends of Speedway Racing: Queensland's Ron Wanless, Blair Shepherd and Bob Morgan; all of whom have raced to victory to capture Australian Speedcar Championships. This night also hosts a bonus prize pool. If the same driver tops the time trials and wins the feature, a $500 bonus will be awarded.

ROUND 5: December 7 - BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY, QLD

The 6th and final round has been slated in for April 19 with the SS returning to the Speedcar Association of New South Wales (SANSW) home track; Sydney Speedway! A track renowned for action packed racing, this will be the perfect place to wrap up the SS Championship.

ROUND 6: April 19 - SYDNEY SPEEDWAY, NSW

POWRi AUSTRALIAN SPEEDCAR/MIDGET SUPER SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP
02 November 2013 - Toowoomba Speedbowl, QLD
09 November 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD
16 November 2013 - Maryborough Speedway, QLD
30 November 2013 - Lismore Speedway, NSW
07 December 2013 - Brisbane International Speedway, QLD
19 April 2014 - Sydney Speedway, NSW





SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES 2013/14

The time is near. Are you ready to join the 2013-2014 SS season?

All information on how you can compete will be available this week!

Fuel your adrenaline - join the SS!




2012/13 QSRA ANNUAL PRIZEGIVING BANQUET “NIGHT OF STARS"

Well the 2012/13 QSRA Annual Prizegiving Banquet “Night of Stars” is all done and run with a superb night had by all in attendance.
Wade Aunger welcomed everyone with a warm opening speech to cap of the extremely successful season had by the club also mentioning some exciting plans in place for the up and coming race season for 2013/14.

Club President John Dean touched on what has been a stellar race season and also the continued support from Jack Berry’s Polar Ice in regards to the Midget Series based at Archerfield Speedway for another term.

SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway Promoters John and Kathy Kelly we also in attendance with confirmation from John that the Midgets are in for a huge season of racing and is looking forward to the opening night where the festivities begin again also confirming the Polar Ice Midget Series is locked in for 10 rounds and that the speedway is full steam ahead for the future of all the racers.

After dinner and some great music from the live band the awards began.

The first “cab off the rank” was awarded and that was the 2012/13 Best Presented Car and Crew this award headed the way of the 89Q Neilson Motorsport Boys with an extremely proud car owner Dwayne Neilson accepting the trophy.



The Encouragement of the Year award this year went to the WLS/APS Scott Wilson in the 59Q Spike/Mopar. Scott over coming some engine gremlins early in the piece to finish up with some solid placings towards the tail of the season.

Rodney Harders took out this year’s Most Improved Driver award in the 5Q Enforcer/Hawk. Rodney is coming on stronger and stronger with the more laps turned the faster the team are displaying consistent times on the board.



“The Tornado” Trent Usher wasn’t in attendance unfortunately with other commitments however his extra ordinary efforts the night of the 50 lapper in the hot lap session didn’t go unnoticed and the Roll Over of the Season trophy was awarded to the 85Q team.

This seasons Rookie of the Year award recipient was given to the pilot of the 18Q, Jimboomba’s Matt “The Hurricane” Hefford. Matt proving that consistency pays off when the fire went out on the Fontana very early in the season some deals were struck to continue the racing in other cars which not only kept him on track but on track in the points.



The 2012/13 Danny Davidson Memorial Perpetual Trophy was awarded to wrap up the first section of the banquet and this one went the way of Back to Back memorial winner Michael Kendall. With Kendall winning the race held at Archerfield on the final night of the 2011/12 season then again in Charlton Raceway Toowoomba in December 2012/13.

Kiwi Michael Kendall returned after the desert was served and took the goodies for not only the Most Heat wins of the season but the Most Feature wins also in the 89Q Aggressor Esslinger.



The 2012/13 “B” Grade Championship charge was taken out by Matt Hefford closely followed by Chris Singleton in the 26Q and Ashley Jarvis running the Razor/Gaerte 24Q. All three drivers very much up and coming talent which is fantastic to see in the division.

The “A” Grade Championship honours went the way of Michael Kendall over Anthony Chaffey’s 4Q with Mark George rounding out the top 3 in the 15Q Breka/Porsche.



 Adam Clarke and the Team on the 21WA Mac/Eagle were acknowledged as the 2012/13 Queensland Title capping off their epic season of winning state titles.

Best Crew Member award was taken out by young Corey Pregelj from the 22Q Singleton Racing Team car driven by Brock Dean. Corey spending plenty of time both on and off the scene prepping and ensuring the deal hits the track.

Doug Lucas, Gill Greenwood and Alex Allan were all recipients of Officials appreciation awards for going the extra lap every time we hold a show and go racing.

The 2012/13 QSRA Club Member of the Year award was taken out by a speechless Dwayne Neilson ,thanking everyone in the club for being who they are and doing what they do also mentioning it’s an honour to be involved in such a cool club and environment.

     

Matt Hefford 18Q
Chris Singleton 26Q
Ashley Jarvis 24Q


Jack Berry presented the Polar Ice Midget Series prize money to the lucky 7 qualified drivers as the series was taken out by Michael Kendall 89Q from Anthony Chaffey 4Q, Mark George 15Q,Troy Ware 71Q, Darren Vine 19Q, Michael Harders 14Q and Rodney Harders 5Q rounded out the list.

Life Members were in “The House” Barry Watts, Doug Lucas and Alex Allan all appearing to have a great time socialising and we were very fortunate to have the fully restored Keith Hutton Hombre/V4 on display now owned by Ken Stanaway.

A huge thanks was paid to Jack and Polar Ice ,Angie and Mick Harders from Auto UpGrade , Mark and Raquel Cooper from ATRS,Gary and Gill Greenwood from  Absolute Supplies,Dwayne and Christine Neilson from Pitlane Lube Centre, Bursons @ Brendale , John and Margret Dean from DTR Mechanical for all their support and sponsorship.

Well race fans the 2013/14 race season is certainly on the horizon with the very first Polar Ice Midget Series round for the fresh new summer locked into Saturday the 5th of October at “Brisbane’s home of Speedway” Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway.

With new cars running, other cars returning, new members, new on track numbers and new war paint schemes being unveiled in the coming weeks stay turned to here and also the official QSRA website for updates of the action and attractions that surround the Midgets because if you want high speed thrills and spills you are certainly in the right place!!
 

“1” .......and we are nearly done ! One more night to go before the “Night of Stars” QSRA Prizegiving Banquet .... ..



"2”!!! Is the lucky number of sleeps until the 2012/13 QSRA Annual Prizegiving Banquet “Night of Stars “
Do you have transport sorted? Or do you have a designated driver for the night! More importantly did you remember to book the baby sitter??



"3”!!! Is the number of sleeps until the 2012/13 QSRA Annual Prizegiving Banquet “Night of Stars “
Tickets are still available however numbers are extremely limited now for $55 per person from Gill Greenwood via email accounts@pacificrim.net.au or 0409 494 507 also Doug Lucas on 3345 5629



It will be held at the Brothers Grange Leagues Club 41 Agincourt Street, Grange 4051 and kicking off at 6.30pm


NEWS FLASH*NEWS FLASH*NEWS FLASH

Hot of the press !!! Tonight's AGM for the QSRA is done and dusted the positions filled are

President: John Dean

Vice President: Gary Greenwood

Secretary: Dwayne Neilson

Treasurer: Kelly Davidson

Committee: Brock Dean, Matt Hefford, Doug Lucas, Brendan Palmer, Anthony Chaffey

It was a great turnout and thank you for those who attended its awesome to hear your views on the future and it really is looking bright for the QSRA and its car numbers.

Gill Greenwood and Doug Lucas have a limited number of tickets left for the Annual Prizegiving Banquet "Night of Stars" so don't delay book your seat today !!


KENDALL CLEAN SWEEPS THE NIGHT AND TAKES THE 2013 POLAR ICE CHAMPION TITLE

Kiwi Michael Kendall continued his domination of the Midget scene in Queensland with another strong night of results in the Aggressor Esslinger 89Q on Saturday night at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway.

Kendall showed his intentions early in the night from the Footwork’s “QuickTime” where he took the car to the top of the ladder running a 14.398 followed by Toowoomba’s Daryl Bonnell with a 14.620 and Sunny Coaster Troy Ware clocking 14.708 to round out the top 3.

Anthony Chaffey was on a mission in the first heat of the night storming to the lead and bringing the field home in the 10 lapper from Bonell and Matt Smith in the 7Q. John McLaughlin’s return to the oval ended rather quickly with the 47Q car missing and popping its way back to the pit area and retiring for the night.

Heat two on the programme saw Kendall stretch his legs with a speed of 103.776 kph taking the chequered flag from Mark George in the 15Q and Ashley Jarvis with his 24Q Razor. Chris Singleton showed some promising signs in the ex Kingshot Esslinger car from WA however an electrical gremlin shut the fun down on lap 4.

Michael Harders had a fantastic run in the Neale Tobin 76Q car in heat race number three bringing the field to the flag from Bonnell, Scott Wilson and Troy Ware the only cars left running .Brett Foreman, Domain Ramsey and Rodney Harders all DNF’s in this group.

The track surface wasn’t getting any slower for the fourth and final heat of the night and it was again Michael Kendall punching out some big speeds this time a 107.881 kph on his way to another heat race victory over Matt Smith, Mark George.

So the feature and grand final event grid looked like this,

Kendall in the 89Q out of P1 beside him was Darryl Bonnell’s 34Q from P2, Matt Smith and Mark George filled spots 3 and 4, Michael Harders and Troy Ware launched from P 5 and 6, Anthony Chaffey and Ashley Jarvis occupied row 8, Matt Hefford and Domain Ramsey slotted into P9 and 10, Scott Wilson and Scott Cossey booked out row 10, Rodney Harders and Gavin McDowell filled row 11, Brett Foreman and Chris Singleton rounded out the field.

At the drop of the green it was all on as Bonnell darted into turn one slightly ahead of Kendall and Smith was on a charge also as the 3 met mid turn one Kendall had a handful of the 34 car to contend with they both fired down the pit straight as Smith got all out of shape unfortunately catching Mark George who was storming through the 15Q car caught the Smith Spike and end for ended down the track bringing on the reds and a full restart was required.

Kendall wasn’t wasting anything on this restart as the 89Q hit the lead out of turn 2 but another red light and restart would eventuate as the 76Q Michael Harders car was tagged, hit and slam dunked out of turn 4 ,Mick emerging unscathed however his fantastic run for the night was done.
 
Now Bonnell was out sustaining a flat right rear from the bingle and it was Troy Ware giving it his best to rattle the Kendall charge along with Matt Smith as the laps counted down Kendall extended his lead on the duo only to have the hard work undone with yellow lights, Matt Smith shot to the lead momentarily down the pit straight but Kendall was quick to snatch it back under the lucky 7 racer into turn 4 and storm to the chequered flag the victor
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Matt Smith held on to 2nd place with Troy Ware hitting the podium in 3rd for the Polar Ice Midget Series R9 Finale.

Well fans that is it for the 2012/13 race season as the teams now go into hibernation in preparation for the 2013/14 summer sizzler.

Congratulations must go to Michael Kendall for taking out his maiden Polar Ice Midget Series Title and also seems to have wrapped up the QSRA Championship along the way!

The QSRA race dates have been released and it’s a bumper looking set of dates with some large prize money shows in there including rounds of the Midget Super Series ,The Polar Ice Midget Series (Archerfield Based) and the Australian Midget Title (Also Archerfield Based) so it’s going to be absolutely awesome !! See you there!!



2012/13 QSRA PRIZEGIVING BANQUET "NIGHT OF STARS"

Saturday the 13th of July we will be holding the 2012/13 QSRA Annual Prizegiving Banquet “  Night of Stars “


Tickets will be for sale in the coming weeks when more details are confirmed however one thing that is for sure is Mr Speedway himself Wade Aunger will be the night’s host and it’s going to be huge!!!

Brothers Grange Community Sports Club 41 Agincourt Street, Grange, 4051 is the location so ensure to book that one in!




QSRA AGM ON THE HORIZON

Submitted positions for the next QSRA AGM to be held on Wednesday the 3rd of July

The meeting will be held at the Vintage Speedcar club rooms 29 Market Street Newmarket Brisbane

President: John Dean

Vice President: Gary Greenwood

Secretary: Dwayne Neilson

Treasurer: Kelly Davidson

Committee: Brock Dean, Matt Hefford, Doug Lucas, Brendan Palmer, Anthony Chaffey



CLARKE CLEAN SWEEPS QUEENSLANDS BIGGEST SHOWS

Returning to the scene of his Queensland Championship victory two weeks earlier, Adam Clarke again proved unstoppable at Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last Saturday night winning the American Tire and Racing Services Midget 50 Lapper on a cold Brisbane evening.

Clarke got things underway when he scorched to a new lap record in time trials, stopping the clock at 12.866 as the only driver to go under 13 seconds. Wanless was next quickest ahead of Kendall, Smith and Kingshot.

The nights time trial/shoot out got underway in the worse possible way for the pilot of the 85Q Aggressor Esslinger Trent Usher, coming off turn 4 the front end lifted as the power went down the car danced on the left rear and the rest is now history, after a few end for end rolls Trent emerged uninjured from the wreck with both car and driver heading back to the pits at different stages and out for the night.

Heat 1 pole sitter Gavin McDowell’s race lead was very short lived as the field thundered passed with Sprintcar #1 James McFadden on a mission for the lead and valuable points being chased down at the chequered by Adam Clarke,Adam Wallis,Lee Redmond and Mark Brown rounding out the top five.

The nights Heat 2 was as fast and furious as the pervious with Toowoomba’s Daryl Bonnell bringing the field across the line after the 10 lap duration followed by Brendan Palmer and Todd Wanless in 3rd.

Heat 3 had Ian Black in the 41N Eagle heading infield around lap 5 with a second hand looking front end as Steve Swingler brought the field home followed by Michael Kendall and Michael Harders in tow.

Not even Adam Clarke’s speed clocked at 102.703 kph was enough to take the win off Brendan Palmer in the nights Heat 4 event with all 10 starters running the entire duration Palmer bringing the field home over Darren Vine and Clarke in 3rd.

Anthony Chaffey parted the field in the fifth heat on the programme when a possible electrical failure in the 14Q car of Michael Harders slowed the racer dramatically and he headed infield as the field checked out it was the duo of Kendall and Brown following Chaffey across the line at the flag fall.

The final heat of the night had a little bit of biff and barge was Dayne Kingshot blasted to the lead and checked out ahead of Daryl Bonnell and Matt Smith 3rd crossing the line. It was on re-entry to the hot zone where things really heated up as the Lucky 7 racer with Smith still strapped in burst into flames engulfing the engine bay with extreme fury after a period of burning the flames were finally extinguished however with some extensive damage to the immaculately presented 7Q , somehow the team repaired the car enough to take the field in the stars dash and also the feature event which was a true credit of sheer determination.

In the dash it was Mark Brown and Todd Wanless knocking out Smith and Thomas then Kendall and Clarke took to the track with Clarke taking the cash over Brown, Kendall and Wanless.
 
Clarke took over the front running when Brendan Palmer headed infield and then survived a late-race restart and a mistake in the final corner to score a narrow win over Michael Kendall and West Aussie Dayne Kingshott.

Matt Greenwood was very impressive in advancing to fourth from 14th, with Anthony Chaffey finishing fifth ahead of Mark Brown, who spun himself out of contention on lap 28 whilst occupying second spot. Todd Wanless faded to finish seventh when a podium place seemed certain for much of the race, with Mark George, early leader Troy Ware and B Main winner Lee Redmond rounding out the top ten.

Ware took full advantage of his good fortune from the inversion, leading the first couple of circulations from pole position to pick up some lap leader bonus cash before succumbing to Palmer’s pass. Palmer held sway at the front of the field for more than 30 laps before veering infield and parking the Serco #82 and handing the lead to Clarke.

The end result was somewhat fitting given that Clarke and Kendall had been the standouts through qualifying, only to find themselves relegated to sharing row five on the grid after the top ten inversion. Both drivers methodically moved their way forward with Clarke making the better progress to quickly emerge in third spot. The banishment of Brown to the back following his spin and the subsequent demise of Palmer enabled Kendall to eventually climb into second spot before being forced to defend the position vigorously in the closing stages to keep Kingshott at bay.

Matt Smith’s expected challenge only lasted 12 laps before he headed infield, with Australian Sprintcar champion James McFadden exiting on lap 22 when contact with the turn four wall ended his otherwise solid Midget debut. Having somehow managed to keep his car upright with minimal loss of momentum in a spectacular back straight moment that saw all four wheels off the ground, Brett Thomas’s good work went unrewarded when a flat tyre ended his race on lap 20. Other casualties included Rob Mackay, Darryl Bonnell and Brock Dean, who triggered a final restart with 8 laps remaining when he tipped over in turn one.


Final placings were Adam Clarke, Michael Kendall, Dayne Kingshot, Matt Greenwood, Anthony Chaffey, Mark Brown, Todd Wanless, Mark George, Lee Redmond, Scott Wilson, Troy Ware, Ian Black, Ashley Jarvis, Brock Dean, Brendan Palmer, Daryl Bonnell, Rodney Harders, James McFadden, Brett Thomas and Matt Smith rounded out the 20 car field.

Well that’s number 2 of the QSRA big 3 shows to wrap up the season our 3rd and final “Big One” is the Polar Ice Midget Series Grand Finale on the 15th of June at Archerfield Speedway we will crown a new champion for the 2012/13 season so race fans remember the weather will be cold but the action so much hotter!!

See you all at the track on June the 15th!




AMERICAN TIRE AND RACING SERVICES 50 LAPPER

Here we go race fans the 2013 American Tire and Racing Services 50 Lapper vital information.

Location: Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway 63 Colebard Street West, Archerfield.

Date: Saturday 18th May.

Drivers Briefing:  In race gear at 4.pm.

Nomination Fee:  N/A

Format:  Time trails (5 x Seeded Groups) ,Two (2) Heats Each Six in total (6), B Main (Top 4 Transfer ) A Main with highest points scorer drawing a marble( 6,8,10,12) to invert then picks driver to start beside working to grid 1 for the main event.

50 Lap Main Event Field Count: 20

Promotors Choice :1

Main Event Duration: 50 Laps.

Tire Rule: American Racer Right Rear. (Tires will be available at the track)

Chief Stewart Communication:  Race receivers and transponders are compulsory.






CLARKE CREATES HISTORY IN BRISBANE
 

New South Welshman Adam Clarke claimed his maiden Queensland Midget Speedcar Title when he took out the ‘Auto Upgrade’ event at Archerfield on May 4.  By doing so he had won every state championship in Australia since January of this year.  Something that has never been achieved since the sport was established in Australia in 1934.
 
However he didn’t get it all his own way.  He had to overcome pole sitter Matt Smith (Lucky 7 Racing Spike/Hawk) in what was a race long ‘dog fight’ to the finish.  Clarke raced to the front on the green only to see Smith challenge for the lead the following lap as the red lights appeared.  Jason Bell (Breka/Toyota – position 10) had been nudged into the wall near the start/finish line and rolled and rolled finishing up off the track on the inside of turn 1.  It was one of the biggest midget accidents ever witnessed at Archerfield.  Fortunately Bell climbed straight out of the car and although many of the bolt on bits were broken the chassis only suffered minor damage.
 
On resumption Clarke was using the inside of the track while Smith went to the top and soon rounded up the leader only to see Clarke use the same move to go back to the front.  This set the pattern for the race with the duo continually changing lines and passing and re-passing each other.  The action was electrifying with the duo racing side by side down the straights with their front wheels in the air.  Just behind sat Mark Brown (Showpiece Signs Spike/Esslinger) waiting for opportunity as, at this point, there was nowhere to go.
 
Brendan Palmer in the other Bell Racing machine (Breka/Mopar) had worked hard to get up to fifth from position 11 just behind young Matt Greenwood (Pacific Rim Trading Spike/Gaerte – position 8) and they also become engaged in an intense battle.  With a quarter of the race to go there was still no clear cut winner.  Michael Harders suffered a split left rear tyre causing him to spin and slam the turn 3 wall with the left hand side of the car.
 
This set up a 6 lap run to the finish with an open track.  Try as he may Smith could not get past Clarke.  He managed to get beside him but just couldn’t go on with it.  It was a very polished performance from former dual Australian Champion Clarke who has only come back to racing in the last six months.  Since joining the professional West Australian team of Keith McAllan they have enjoyed an amazing run of wins and near wins. 
 
Even though everyone was focused on what was happening up front there was plenty of action right through the field with 13 cars making it through the 30 laps.  Former champions Todd Wanless and Mark George fought hard for their fifth and sixth positions while Adam Wallis came on strong later in the race.  Unfortunately Matt Greenwood had an indiscretion late in the race which dropped him to the back of the field.
 
The six heat races ran through without a stoppage with wins to Matt Smith (2), Brett Thomas, Jason Bell, Adam Clarke and Mark Brown.  With 30 cars on hand a ‘B’ main was required to obtain the remaining four spots for the 20 car main.  The first stoppage for the night occurred during lap 3 with young Jaimie McKinlay spinning in turn 2 and putting the car onto its lid.  It was a slow roll and he took his spot at the back of the field for the restart.  McKinlay is, no doubt, a star of the future and has been included in the Speedway Australia ‘Rising Star’ program.  Working for Graham Racing Developments has obviously also helped him gain valuable knowledge on set ups and tuning.  Continuing on the race only progressed another four laps when Scott Wilson (Wilson Landscapes Spike/Mopar) up ended in the main straight.  He was okay just a little sore and the car not badly bent.  The interest on the restart was now on Jaimie McKinlay who had worked his way back up to fifth as the white flag was shown.  Coming out of the final turn McKinlay raced up beside Steve Swingler and snatched fourth spot by inches.  The front three were Anthony Chaffey who had fought his way past Rodney Harders late in the race and Rob Mackay.
 
The hard luck story of the night was 5 times New Zealand champion Michael Kendall who has been the dominant driver in Brisbane this season.  He didn’t get to fire a shot in anger with an engine which just wouldn’t run on four cylinders.  The team worked all night right up to the ‘B’ main to try and solve the problem without any luck later to be found as a failed MSD Box which had only just been replaced.  Also Brock Dean who now has Rod Singleton’s Esslinger engine inside the chassis rails of his Aggressor ended his night in the formation laps of the main with a blown oil filter.  Earlier he set the quickest time in Hot Laps with a 14.675 time on a greasy track.  However the track settled down well and produced tremendous wheel to wheel racing.
 
It was a terrific night of racing and sincere thanks must go to Angela Harders for her continued support of Brisbane midget racing through her company ‘Auto Upgrade’.  If you are looking to upgrade your car or accessories make sure you contact Angela on 0412 598 244
 
The annual American Tire & Racing Services 50 lapper is the next event for the QSRA at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway on Saturday May 18.  The field will include Adam Clarke, Mark Brown and all the local stars along with reigning Australian sprintcar champion James McFadden in the American Tire & Racing Services Spike/Esslinger.  Even the experts agree that McFadden is a talented driver and will adapt to the smaller cars quickly.  There is some big prize money up for grabs as well as the $100 a lap bonus money.  If you missed the Qld Title DON’T miss the 50 lapper, it will be awesome.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Matt Smith (NSW)    2 Adam Clarke (NSW)    3 Matt Greenwood
 
Heat 2
 
1 Brett Thomas   2 Todd Wanless    3 Brendan Palmer
 
Heat 3
 
1 Jason Bell (NSW)    2 Mark George   3 Michael Harders
 
Heat 4
 
1  Matt Smith (NSW)    2  Adam Wallis (NSW)    3  Matt Greenwood
 
 
Heat 5
 
1  Adam Clarke (NSW)   2 Darren Vine    3 Sid Whittaker

Heat 6
 
1  Mark Brown (NSW)    2  Brock Dean   3 Todd Wanless
 
‘B’ Main
 
1  Anthony Chaffey    2  Rodney Harders    3  Rob Mackay
 
‘Auto Upgrade’ Queensland Championship
 
1  Adam Clarke (NSW)   2   Matt Smith (NSW)   3 Mark Brown (NSW) 4  Brendan Palmer    5  Todd Wanless   6   Mark George 7  Adam Wallis (NSW)  8 Jaimie McKinlay (NSW)   9   Darren Vine 10  Matt Greenwood  11  Rodney Harders  12 Ashley Jarvis 13 Rob Mackay

 

MATT HEFFORD GETS A LIFE LINE

Firing into turn three at the last Polar Ice Midget Series round the season campaign seemed over for the 18Q Fontana Aggressor driver having the engine go off song for Matt Hefford.

On the strip down it was revealed a valve missing a head and the season remainder being extremely uncertain along with the “B” Grade Championship lead with 2 points round to go.

Then a deal being struck between Hefford and the North side based Brock Dean Racing this weekend will see Hefford strapping into the 11Q Gaerte Aggressor “Both John and Brock have come to the rescue offering me the ride in the Gaerte when it all looked pretty pear shaped I’m just excited to be able to run the Queensland Title this weekend ” mentioned Matt.

“We will get through this weekend and see how it pans out for the 50 lap event and also the 15th of June Grand Finale” said Hefford.

Huge thanks to,

John and Brock Dean
Family and Friends
DTR Mechanical
CSX Earthmoving
Hyperformance Videos
Mark Hefford Plumbing
Headcase Design Performance Graphics
Taylors Industrial Spray painters
Platinum Towing Services


 
MAYS MIDGET MADNESS KICKED OFF LAST NIGHT

Last nights large crowd at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway began soaking up the atmosphere of whats to come for the QSRA and the month of May Midget Madness ,Gavin "The Bullet" Wesble's 67N and Michael Kendall's 89Q were both on display at Archerfield Speedway for all to inspect and get in the buzz of it all !! Don't forget fans next weeks Auto UpGrade Queensland Title (4th) and the American Tire & Racing Services 50 lapper (18th) both at the Super Cheap Auto Archerfield Speedway so see you all there !



KICKING OFF THE MONTH OF MAY MIDGET MAYHEM WITH A DISPLAY

This Saturday the 27th race fans we will be promoting the Queensland Month of May Midget Mayhem with a static display in the grounds of the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway so the public can check out some cars up close and personal.

New South Wales Gavin "The Bullet" Wesble will be on site with the 67N Mopar Aggressor along side Michael Kendall's 89Q Esslinger Aggressor.

So fans get in early for night two of a huge programme and be sure to check them out before they both compete in the Auto UpGrade Queensland Speedcar Title (4th May) and the American Tire & Racing Services 50 Lapper (18th May)



KIWI KENDALL STORMS TO 5 POLAR ICE ROUND VICTORIES

Michael Kendall stamped his name well and truly on the Polar Ice Midget Series on Saturday the 6th with a convincing feature race victory taking the tally to 5 in the Brisbane based Midget series with one round to go.

Kendall and the team started the night as they intended on running setting the Footworks QuickTime for the second show in a row with a blistering 13.866 ahead of Todd Wanless in the 29Q at 13.292 and New South Welshmen Matt Smith running the second Lucky 7 Racing Spike 7Q clocking the 3rd fastest time of 14.029.

Heat 1 of the night was very fast and furious with no incidents or accidents Trent Usher running the 85Q Esslinger Aggressor and Chris Singleton in the 26Q Gaerte Stealth were the only voluntary retirements as Darren Vine took the chequered from Matt Smith and Brock Dean in the 22Q Razor in 3rd.

Brendan Palmer had the 82Q CJR Motorsport Breka cranking in the nights second heat taking the win in another very fast 8 lapper from the 98Q Spike of Matt Greenwood and Anthony Chaffey in 3rd ahead of Rodney Harders, Todd Wanless, Troy Ware and Michael Harders.

The nights heat 3 wasn’t getting any slower with the track still offering a lot of drive however some large cushions were appearing in the turns which displayed some interesting times for the guys, Brock Dean seemed to set sail in the 22Q and led the 8 car field home from Mark George and Rodney Harders having a great steer in 3rd, Todd Wanless was seen limping the 29Q car home with a bent front axle after contact with the Lucky 7 car of Matt Smith mid race.

Heat 4 saw Michael Kendall from P8 work his way through the field to set about running down Darren Vine who had bolted and seemed to have checked out as Kendall closed the gap a yellow came out for a spun car at that was all the Kiwi needed to take the lead from Vine and cross the black and white as the heat race winner as mentioned from Vine and Michael Harders in 3rd.

The Polar Ice Round 8 Feature grid stacked up like this,

Kendall from Pole Position alongside Matt Smith from P2, Chaffey and Palmer occupied the 2nd row and grids 3 and 4 respectively, Mark George and Grant Draney were in grids 5 and 6, Row 4 saw Brock Dean and Darren Vine alongside each other, Todd Wanless was from P9 and Matt Greenwood from 10, Troy Ware and Rodney Harders filled the sixth row on the grid with Michael Harders and Trent Usher from P13 and P14, Ashley Jarvis and Chris Singleton rounded out the field.

From the get go the pace in the 20 lapper was very fast as Kendall lead the field into turn one and out of turn two being hunted down by Smith, Palmer and Chaffey as the laps counted down the mid pack battles heated up as Wanless, George and Michael Harders all battled for track supremacy Brendan Palmer in the 82Q Mopar was a surprise retirement heading infield handing the third place over to a hard charging Chaffey with just seven laps to turn, The field had a couple of yellows before the chequered which every time disposed of Kendall’s lead however at the green He set sail again bringing the 89Q Aggressor Esslinger home the victor ahead of Matt Smith and Anthony Chaffey rounding out the podium.

The next show for the QSRA will be the 2012/13 Auto UpGrade Queensland Speedcar Title held at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway May the 4th with May being a great month for Midget racing as the American Tire and Racing Services 50 Lapper is also locked in to be run on the 18th so race fans book those in ya calendar also the 15th of June will be the Polar Ice Midget Series Grand Finale night and season closer …… saving the very best for last!!
 
COOL KENDALL DOMINATES ROUND 7 OF THE POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES

Gold Coast based Kiwi Michael Kendall stamped his authority back on the podium in the latest round of the Brisbane based Polar Ice Midget Series in the weekend with a barn storming display kicking off with the nights Footworks sponsored “QuickTime” just edging out Todd Wanless in the last lap of the 5 lap stint running a 13.625.

It was the duo of Kendall in the 89Q EMAE Aggressor Esslinger and Wanless with the 29Q Polar Ice Breka Esslinger running for the top spots at the end of the night also again with Kendall the victor after the 20 lap event and Anthony Chaffey in the 4Q Magnum Machinery ED Pink Mac Chassis taking up the 3rd spot on the podium.

Ray Michell had an unwelcome meeting with the turn 2 wall on exiting and gave the concrete a huge lick up ending the 66Q GRP Retractable Tarps Gaerte car sustaining enough damage to not return for the remainder of the night.

Anthony Chaffey took out heat race 1 of the night on the super-fast surface followed by Michael Kendall and last round feature winner Brett Thomas in the 92Q Polar Ice Hawk Spike in 3rd

Heat 2 of the night was taken out in dynamic fashion from Michael Harders in the Auto Up Grade Eagle Stealth 14Q over Todd Wanless in 2nd and Daryl Bonell’s AutoZone Toowoomba Breka Gaerte 34Q rounding out the top .

Heat 3 went down to the wire with a fantastic run by Michael Harders being undone with a turn 2 bingle seeing the 14Q go from first to 4th in the blink of an eye and no laps left to regain the spot the race taken out by Bonell from Kendall and Wanless 3rd.

The fourth and final chance to bank points came with a win to Brett Thomas over Anthony Chaffey and Troy Ware in the Brookers Brake & Clutch Razor Ed Pink in 3rd.

The Polar Ice Round 7 Feature grid stacked up like this,

Kendall from pole alongside the 89Q was Chaffey in the #4, row 2 saw Wanless out of 3 and Michael Harders from P4, Brett Thomas and Daryl Bonell were in grids 5 and 6, Mark George and Matt Greenwood in slots 7 and 8, Row 5 and P9 was Ware and Hurricane Hefford in 10, Trent Usher and Rodney Harders in positions 11 and 12, new comers Matt Hunter and Ashley Jarvis slotted into grids 13 and 14 and Scott Wilson and Gavin McDowell rounded out the field.

From the green Michael Kendall checked out and exited turn 2 the leader of the pack leaving the rest to tussle for positions ,NSW’s Matt Hunter in the Lucky 7 Racing’s 67Q was the first to retire infield with just 5 down on the board as the field got under way again Kendall continued to lead with Wanless, Chaffey and Ware all coming on strong just unable to wheel the Kiwi in ,Matt Greenwood backed the Absolute Supplies Gaerte Spike 98Q into the turn 1 wall giving her a good ol Nascar lick and shortening up the rear a bit however was able to restart and get home within the top 10.

The remainder of the race was all fairly text book as mentioned Kendall blasting home with the win over Wanless and Chaffey in 3rd spot at the chequered.

The next show will be on the 6th of April and will be Polar Ice Midget Series R8 back at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway so race fans get ya backside trackside!!



BRETT THOMAS GOES TO THE TOP STEP

Brett Thomas was ultra-impressive in his charge to victory in round 6 of the Polar Ice Track Championship, charging around the outside of Todd Wanless and Michael Kendall to secure a hard fought victory. Having assumed the lead from Kendall on lap 3, Thomas led the parade until Wanless surged to the front on lap 19. Not to be denied, Thomas surged back to the fro...nt on lap 22. On the next lap, Wanless made a final attempt for the lead which resulted in contact between the pair – both of whom were driving for car owner Jack Berry – but Thomas refused to concede and held on for a terrific win. A third-place finish was sufficient for Kendall to expand his series lead, with pole sitter Grant Draney annexing fourth ahead of Michael Harders and Brock Dean. Anthony Chaffey, Chris Singleton, Matt Hefford and Jason Bell completed the top ten.

The opening heat provided plenty of action with both Wanless and Brendan Palmer finishing upside down. Darren Vine ultimately triumphed in the event, with the remaining heats falling to Draney, Thomas and Chaffey.

After a great start to the feature that saw him slot into second spot on the opening lap, Vine’s race ended after he inverted in turn four. Troy Ware also emerged unscathed after a wild series of somersaults through turn one on lap 11.



POLAR ICE ROUND 6 NEXT WEEKEND (SATURDAY 9TH MARCH)

Just a note to confirm the rained out Polar Ice Midget Series Round 6 from Saturday the 2nd is now rescheduled for this coming Saturday at Archerfield.

If you are unable to run please text Brock Dean ASAP to let him know so the draws can be altered.

QUEENSLANDERS PUT IN A STRONG PERFORMANCE IN AVALON


With the 2012/13 Victorian State Title held last night at Avalon Speedway the Queensland trio put in a battle and half repping the Sunshine State.

Rob McKay in the 76Q Breka Gaerte had a 5th in the teams for heat of the night then unfortunately scored a dnf heat 4 and out for the night.

Former Vic Champion Anthony Chaffey running the 4Q Mac/Ed Pink picked up a 2nd in the programmes heat 3 then a 5th in heat 5 earning him a P7 start in the feature.

Super Sid Whittaker running the 58Q King/Mopar clocked up a heat race win in heat 3 then backed up with a  6th heat 5 which slotted himself into P6 for the 20 lapper.

Where the boys started was where they finished with Sid crossing the line in 6th and Anthony in 7th a great effort for the Queenslanders from 21 feature race starters!

Well done guys!



QUEENSLANDERS IN VICTORIAN STATE TITLE TONIGHT


Don’t forget race fans Queenslanders Sid Whittaker ,Rob MacKay and Anthony Chaffey have made the trek down to Sunny Victoria to contest this year’s Victorian State Title run at the "Place of Pace" Avalon Speedway. From everyone in rainy ol Queensland..... Get on it boys!!!

V0 Stewart G-Campbell
N0 Darren Jenkins
Q4 Anthony Chaffey
V5 Andy Pearce
S9 Ben Dillon
N9 Mark Brown
V10 Travis Mills
N11 Adam Wallis
V18 Braeden Palmer
S18 Daryl Knuckey
W21 Adam Clarke
V38 Wayne Smith
N39 Matt Hinton
N40 Dave Lambert
N42 Jamie McKinlay
V45 Grant Patton
V55 Craig Smith
Q58 Sid Whittaker
V71 Domain Ramsey
Q75 Rob Mackay
N78 Troy Jenkins
S78 Graham Knuckey
N88 Glen Shaw
V96 Keith Astrella
N97 Matt Jackson
V99 Darren Power


MOTHER NATURE WINS THIS WEEKEND

Unfortunately race fans with the amount of rain around Brisbane today,tonights Polar Ice Midget Series R6 is postponed with a possible re-rescheduled date of next Saturday the 9th of March however more info and confirmation on that later over the next coming days. Thank you all for the great nominations hopefully they will all be available for the new date when it’s confirmed.

POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES ROUND 6 THIS WEEKEND

With a fair bit of water around Brisbane please keep a check on the Archerfield Speedway website for updates on this coming weekends Polar Ice series round
www.brisbanespeedway.com.au Updates will start on there from 11am Saturday morning and fingers crossed we get to go racing !!

MICHAEL KENDALL HEADS TO WESTERN SPRINGS THIS WEEKEND

Hot on the heels of last weekend’s 3rd placing in the Inaugural Australian Midget Championship at Archerfield the pilot of the EMAE/Speedway Shop 89Q Aggressor Esslinger Michael Kendall heads to the famous Western Springs Speedway in New Zealand and will compete in the 2013 Barry Butterworth Memorial ! Back in the hot seat of the Ron Kendall owned Terminator Esslinger MK is looking forward to running this show taking valuable Archerfield experience and ideas with him. Stay tuned for results via www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Queensland-Speedcar-Racing-Assos-Midgets/190899217681657 from Saturday nights show.



SMEE WINS AUSTRALIAN MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP

Nathan Smee continued his impressive record in major events at Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway with victory in the inaugural Australian Midget Championship on Saturday night February 2, claiming the win after a hard fought late race battle with American Davey Ray who had started alongside the NSW based speedster on the front row of the forty lap Championship Feature.

Ray had earlier set the fastest time of the Time Trial session with a 13.921s lap ahead of fellow American Dave Darland (14.131s) and Qld driver Anthony Chaffey (14.150s) with Smee surprisingly only seventh quick with a 14.469 and some work ahead of him in the qualifying Heats.

Troy Ware, Michael Harders, Jason Bell, Brock Dean, Matt Hefford, Brett Thomas, Smee and Matt Greenwood all recorded wins in the qualifiers with Smee emerging as high points man over Davey Ray to secure themselves a spot in the Gold Shootout which Smee went on to win.

The forty lap Feature was over before it even really began for Darryl Bonnell, Mark George, Anthony Chaffey and Rodney Harders who all got caught up in an incident on the opening lap and then for Brett Thomas and Sid Whittaker who were out of the event a lap later. Trent Usher (lap 15), Matt Hefford (lap23) and Rob Mackay (lap 32) would also fail to finish the event.

But the race was all about the number sevens, Smee in the N7 leading laps 1-29 before Ray in the Q7 upped the ante and showed Smee there was something other than the pole line with a nice move on the outside to take the lead on lap thirty. In hindsight, Ray may think he made his move a few laps too early when Smee regained the lead with the same move on lap thirty-three to relegate the American to second and then protecting his line over the final laps for the victory.

Third across the line was Michael Kendall, who had earlier transferred to the main race from the B Main after a night of troubles with the #89 Esslinger, with Darland fourth, Brock Dean fifth and Darren Vine, Adam Wallis, Matt Greenwood, Michael Harders, Troy Ware and Jason Bell completing the eleven finishers.
     
**As you would be aware by now last weekend’s event was cancelled due to rain.**
 

Details for the new event are as follows:
 
Event: Australian Midget Championship

Date: This Saturday 2nd February, 2013

Pit Gates: Open from 3pm

Compulsory Driver’s Briefing: 4.30pm

Format: If we have in excess of 24 cars: Time Trials, 3 x 3 Groups of heats – 8 laps each, with an inversion of 24

 If we have 24 cars or under: Time Trials,  3 x 2 Groups of heats – 10 laps each, with an inversion of 20
 
Then: Top 8 shootout, B-Main, A-Main – 40 laps
 
Prize Money Schedule: (including GST if applicable)
 
 
A-Main

1st 4000
 
2nd 2000
 
3rd 1000
 
4th 700
 
5th 500
 
6th 400
 
7th 350

8th 275

9th 250

10th 225

11th 200
 
12th 175
 
13th 150
 
14th 150
 
15th 150
 
16th 125
 
17th 100
 
18th 100
 
19th 75
 
20th 75
 
 
Total A Main payout $11,000

B main

1st 70

2nd 70

3rd 60

4th 50

Total for B Main $250
 
With regard to the nomination fee, it will reduce to $100 (and will include 3 x pit passes – with speedway aust discount).  The balance of $100 will be paid back to your nominated bank account along when the prize money is paid out.
 
Thankyou for your support, it is greatly appreciated.

JK and the Archerfield Speedway Promtion Team
 
KENDALL CONTINUES TO DOMINATE POLAR ICE SERIES

A hectic week of midget meetings culminated at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway with round 5 of the Polar Ice series and marking the mid way point of the competition. Point’s leader Michael Kendall started the night by drawing the ‘Double Points Round’ which meant those on hand stood to gain an abundance of points. A good crowd was on hand to take in the annual open wheel meeting featuring midgets and sprintcars.

Anthony Chaffey started the main from pole after two heat wins alongside Mark George who earlier was Quick Time man.  The race was listed for 20 laps but this was reduced to 15 prior to the green due to time constraints.  When the action kicked off Chaffey raced into the lead followed by Kendall (position 3), George, Brett Thomas, Sid Whittaker and Troy Ware as American T J Hartman (position 10) hit the high line. Chaffey built a small buffer for himself from the rest of the field as Kendall was hard on it trying to pull in the leader while George had his hands full with Whittaker and Ware applying lots of pressure. 

In fact Ware had a go at passing Whittaker only to make contact. The car began bouncing and looked very much like it was going to roll. Somehow Ware caught it and continued on without losing a position.

It took until lap 9 before Kendall was able to mount a challenge and as they motored down the back stretch he took control and went on to record his third series win of the season. Chaffey was untroubled to grab second while the unflappable Mark George held out Whittaker for his first podium of 2012-13.

Hot Laps saw the first group comprising most of the heavy hitters with Draney quickest with a 14.522. The track was a little better for the second group with some of the wet material blown away and on the final lap Mark George came up with a 14.365 to get Quick Time for the night. Draney was second followed by Brett Thomas in the Polar Ice Spike/Esslinger (14.538) and Brock Dean (Singleton Racing Razor/Esslinger) 14.545.

The first heat went to Chaffey after chasing down early leader Darren Vine with Sid Whittaker also getting past Vine near the end.  Pole sitter Troy Ware had overcome a brake problem to record a win in the second heat with Kendall coming from position 4 and Draney from position 6 to get second and third respectively.

The third heat saw Chaffey again go to the front and a good contest develop between Draney and Kendall.  Heading into turn 1 on the fifth rotation there was some contact and then another clash as Draney’s Bullet/Hawk headed sideways towards the wall.  It looked like he may have saved it until it dug in and rolled sideways 4 or 5 times touching the top of the pit gate as it tumbled.  The car suffered a fair amount of damage and after inspection the frame may be unrepairable.It was an unfortunate incident and a bad blow for Draney who has been enjoying a good season and looking forward to the ‘Midget’ title at Archerfield. 

Whittaker was successful in the final heat finishing ahead of his North Coast mate Troy Ware and George.  Brock Dean, after a good showing in hot laps, suffered plug lead gremlins in both heats and drove his own Aggressor/Hawk in the feature.

The midgets now have a couple of weeks break as they prepare for the Australian Midget Title at Archerfield on 26/27 January 2013.

Heat 1

1 Anthony Chaffey  2 Sid Whittaker  3 Darren Vine

Heat 2

1 Troy Ware   2 Michael Kendall (NZ) 3 Grant Draney

Heat 3

1 Anthony Chaffey  2 Darren Vine  3 Rob Stewart

Heat 4

1 Sid Whittaker   2 Troy Ware  3 Mark George

Feature

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Anthony Chaffey 3 Mark George

4 Sid Whittaker   5 Troy Ware  6 Darren Vine

7 Brock Dean   8 T J Hartman (USA) 9 Brett Thomas

10 Trent Usher   11 Rodney Harders


NEW YEAR SPEEDCAR ROUNDUP

There has been a feast of speedcar racing over the New Year period with meetings at Grafton on the first day of 2013 and then at the Lismore Speedway on Saturday January 5.  Both of these meetings highlighted the appearance of American T J Hartman and also featured a number of stunt performers.

Only four cars made it to the jacaranda town and that was further reduced when comeback driver Don Mackay upended in the first heat.  Also Hartman’s normal mount the Scott Wilson owned Spike/Mopar had an engine problem so he stepped into the # 57 Spike/Esslinger of Sid Whittaker.  A series of four tri match races and time trials saw Hartman and Anthony Chaffey face off in a best 2 out of 3 match races which, after some spirited racing, saw Hartman stand top of the podium.

A greatly improved car count fronted for Lismore with a huge crowd in attendance to see a night of speedway action and an array of Monster Trucks, Fireworks, Snowsled jumps and a jet powered quad bike.  Yes you read right a snowsled in 30 degree heat.  It’s drive belt having to be hosed off after each run to keep it both cool and clean.

The opening heats were split with wins to Brock Dean and Sid Whittaker with Dean back in his own CPM Landscape Constructions Aggressor/Hawk.  The third heat was an all in affair and this time it was Rob Mackay (Breka/Gaerte) who raced away with Dean and T J Hartman filling the places.  A couple of drivers had issues with Trent Usher (brakes), Don Mackay (fuel) and John McLaughlin (fuel) having some work to perform before the 25 lap main.

Promoter Dave Lander added some spice to the race offering some additional prize money to any driver who started 7th or further back and finished first or second.  On the green Brett Foreman hit the front before Trent Usher (Andersen’s Carpets Aggressor/Esslinger) took over and raced off into the distance.  Hartman was quickly into second as Dean, Whittaker and Rob Mackay were finding it difficult to get through a tightly bunched field to try and capture some of the additional money.  Hartman moved into the lead on lap 14 and then Foreman’s strong run came to an end on lap 15 closing up the field for the last 10 laps.  Usher pulled infield during the break believing he had a flat tyre only to discover he was mistaken.  He was bitterly disappointed after putting in such a good drive.

Hartman now had Dean, Rodney Harders, Sid Whittaker (GW Racing King/Mopar) and Rob Mackay on his rear nerf bar as proceedings recommenced.  Dean was all over the American and on lap 19 moved around the outside in turns 1 & 2 to go to the front.  Whittaker had moved to third and also looking to pass his other car as the American appeared to be struggling as smoke began to appear.  In the next to last lap Hartman pulled infield and was a very dejected young man after such a good performance.

Dean collected the top money ahead of Whittaker and Rob Mackay and the speedcars had enjoyed a return to the northern rivers venue after an absence of two years and our thanks go to Dave Lander for the opportunity.

Grafton

Tri-Match

Round1

1 Sid Whittaker  2 T J Hartman (USA)  3 Anthony Chaffey

Round 2

1 T J Hartman (USA) 2 Anthony Chaffey  3 Sid Whittaker

Round 3

1 Anthony Chaffey 2 Sid Whittaker   3 T J Hartman (USA)

Round 4

1 Sid Whittaker  2 T J Hartman (USA)  3 Anthony Chaffey

Round 5

1 T J Hartman (USA) 2 Anthony Chaffey  3 Sid Whittaker

Time Trials

T J Hartman  14.63 seconds
Anthony Chaffey 15.04 seconds
Sid Whittaker  15.95 seconds

Match Races

Sid Whittaker def Anthony Chaffey
Anthony Chaffey def Sid Whittaker

Final

TJ Hartman def Anthony Chaffey
Anthony Chaffey def T J Hartman
T J Hartman def Anthony Chaffey

Winner: T J Hartman (USA)

Lismore

Heat 1

1 Brock Dean  2 T J Hartman (USA)  3 Rob Mackay

Heat 2

1 Sid Whittaker  2 Rob Stewart   3 Matt Hefford

Heat 3

1 Rob Mackay  2 Brock Dean   3 T J Hartman (USA)

Feature

1 Brock Dean  2 Sid Whittaker   3 Rob Mackay

4 Rodney Harders 5 Matt Hefford   6 Rob Stewart

MICHAEL HARDERS COMPETES IN THE 2013 LUCAS OILS CHILI BOWl



Touching down at Los Angeles International Airport in the early hours of Sunday morning with confirmation coming through from Speedsport Racing’s Michael Harders is he will compete in this year’s 2013 Lucas Oils Chili Bowl.

A deal being struck whilst the team were on course to Tulsa via Western Springs NZ  will now see the Queenslander suit up and strap into the Elite Chassis /Chevy Fontana  77H car of the Alex Bright Racing.

Michael and everyone at Speedsport Racing would like to thank everyone who have helped in getting this deal together in time .

Special thanks to,

Brett Christie, Peter Harders, and the truck driver that took Michaels race gear to Sydney to meet a plane to get it to the Chili Bowl on time!

And also Michael Pickens from BSL for suppling Michael with a Butler seat to take to the event.

And last but not least sponsors on board at “The Bowl” , Auto Upgrade, Lightcap Electric USA, Fuchs, IGA Acacia Ridge, Acacia Ridge Hotel !

A SLICK KENDALL MASTERS ARCHERFIELD

Hot windy conditions on Saturday December 29 meant the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield track was going to be slick for the last meeting of 2012 for the Brisbane midgets.  However a very ‘slick’ performance from Michael Kendall saw him untroubled to win round 4 of the Polar Ice series.

Kendall started from pole for the main alongside Darren Vine (Mike Vine Turbos XXX/Turbo Nissan) and was in control from the outset leaving Vine to fight his own battle for a place.  The Nissan pilot hugged the pole line holding out Matt Greenwood, Anthony Chaffey and Rob Mackay until a minor mistake allowed Greenwood through during lap 11 and then Chaffey and Mackay the following lap.  There was plenty of action further back with Mark George (Flashlube Breka/Porsche), Troy Ware (Brookers Brake & Clutch Razor/Ed Pink Ford) and Sid Whittaker (GW Racing King/Esslinger) fighting for the keys to the ‘sheep station’.  The conditions were making it difficult to pass as a trip ‘upstairs’ saw drivers spinning wheels and going backwards so the only way was to find a gap on the bottom.  Nevertheless the 20 lap event went non-stop with all starters going the distance.  Kendall the victor and reversing the 1-2 from the last round with Greenwood (Lucas Oil Spike/Gaerte) second this time round and Chaffey (Magnum Machinery MAC/Ed Pink Ford) third.

Earlier Kendall (EMAE Aggressor/Esslinger) set the pace in the timed hot laps with a 14.379 followed by Matt Greenwood (14.536) and American T J Hartman (14.634).  Unfortunately that was the end of the night for the American as falling oil pressure in the Mopar engine of the Scott Wilson owned car saw it parked so the problem could be investigated further.  Another casualty of Hot Laps was third generation driver Don Mackay who was making a return to racing after an absence of some years.  His XXX/Gaerte suffered fuel pump issues and his comeback would have to wait until another day.

The second group of Hot Laps had some excitement when first Trent Usher (Andersen’s Carpets Aggressor/Esslinger) spun and then had his air box catch fire when he restarted fortunately without any night ending damage.  Then Matt Hefford (CSX Earthmovers Aggressor/Fontana) spun on the last lap of the session and as he was being pushed back to the pits his air box also caught fire with the whole air filter destroyed before the fire could be extinguished.  A rush trip to Jason Gray’s home for a replacement saw Hefford not miss any action.

The heats were drawn and then reversed with Darren Vine and Rob Mackay (Lubrimaxx Breka/Gaerte) successful in the first round and Matt Greenwood and Michael Kendall taking out heats three and four respectively.


Heat 1

1 Darren Vine 2 Troy Ware 3 Matt Greenwood

Heat 2

1 Rob Mackay 2 Michael Kendall (NZ) 3 Anthony Chaffey

Heat 3

1 Matt Greenwood 2 Darren Vine 3 Sid Whittaker

Heat 4

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Michael Harders 3 Trent Usher


A Main

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Matt Greenwood 3 Anthony Chaffey

4 Rob Mackay 5 Darren Vine 6 Mark George

7 Sid Whittaker 8 Troy Ware 9 Jason Bell (NSW)

10 Trent Usher 11 Matt Hefford 12 Michael Harders
 
Drivers Matt Greenwood, Michael Harders and Brendan Palmer are leaving in a few days time to catch some racing in NZ before flying onto Tulsa Oklahoma and the 2013 Chili Bowl.  Even though we are all jealous we hope they have a safe and enjoyable trip.

GREENWOOD CLAIMS MAIDEN VICTORY

Springwoods Matt Greenwood wheeled the 98Q Spike Gaerte into victory lane on Saturday the 15th at Brisbane’s Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway after a fantastic drive from p3 in the main. Matt kicked off the night’s proceedings with a 5th in the shootout and twin 3rd placing’s in the heats.

At the drop of the green it was the nights “Footwork’s QuickTime “ setter Grant Draney in the 67Q Hawk Bullet leading the thunderous field away however it wasn’t long until Greenwood hit the pointy end and checked out leaving the minor placing’s to be fought out.

Kiwi Michael Kendall’s night was a night of ups and downs ….literally with a 4th spot in the time trials with a heat win in the first race then being caught up in someone else’s misjudgement saw the 89Q Aggressor spinning and twisting through the air to DNF the 4th heat so from p8 the Kiwi would start and 2nd is where he would finish after the dust had settled.

Darren Vine in the Mike Vine Turbo’s Nissan Triple X 19Q finished the night on the 3rd step of the dais boosting the white turbo machine home to a strong finish .Perhaps Darren’s time trial not reflecting how strong the car is with a 11th spot in the early session but then backing it up with 2 heat wins in succession.

Apart from Michael Kendall the other car to enter into the “rollover” club was Matt Hefford in the 18Q Aggressor Fontana being pushed into the loose stuff way up high Matt gave the turn 3 wall a huge lick on the right rear side of the car which in turn sent the machine into a quick barrel roll coming to rest on its wheels however out for the remainder of the nights activities. Matt’s first heat race of the night saw him lock down 4th place at the end of the duration.

American Sprintcar Star TJ Hartman arrived on the Midget scene at BIS in the Scott Wilson owned WPS Landscape Supplies Spike Mopar 59Q after getting to grips with the immaculately prepared ride TJ clocked a 14.984 in the shootout then scored a 5th place in the first 10 lap heat race an electrical gremlin snuck in for the 4th heat of the night and the 59Q headed infield at the get go once that was sorted he ran the 20 lap main event in a comfortable 11th spot at the chequered.

Mark George in the 15Q Porsche Breka was the other heat race winner on the night with a win in heat 4,Chris Singleton is beginning to get the handle on his 26Q Stealth Gaerte setting a 7th spot in the time trials of the night and stringing together some great laps in the heats .Mitch Whittaker had a luckless night damaging a rear brake rotor after an on track bingle to then repair it and run 6th in a heat and rounded out the top 10 in the feature event with the other orange machine piloted by Sid Whittaker hooking a 14.744 early in the shootout then a 5th and a 2nd in the heat events coming home in 6th at the final flag drop.

Time trialing well seemed to be a curse on this night with the 2nd quickest man around the oval that being Troy Ware having some great finishes in the heats with a 2nd and a 3rd Troy was off the front row for the main however recorded a 12th at the finish.

As mentioned Grant Draney was the “Footworks QuickTime” man running a 14.377 Grant ran 4th in heat race one and 2nd in heat 2 however from p1 in the main crossed the flag in 5th spot still banking some valuable Polar Ice and QSRA Club Championship points.

Michael Harders rolled out the 14Q Stealth Eagle for the hot lap session clocking a 15.288 on the heavy surface running 6th in heat 1 and moving up 2 spots to 4th in his 2nd event bringing the Auto UpGrade racer home in 9th for the feature.

Brock Dean was seen running double duties as was Chris Singleton in the Compacts Brock was going between the Sprintcar ranks running the Rodney Singleton Razor Esslinger 22Q car setting the 3rd quickest in the early part of the nights programme then ran a 5th spot in a heat and 7th in the main event of the night.

Rob Mackay occupied 8th in the shootout with a 14.805 then a fantastic 2nd place in heat race 1 only to come unstuck in heat 4 finishing the 8 lapper at the ROF. 8th place was recorded for the 76Q at the end of the A Main.

That’s a wrap race fans a great night full of action, high revs, wheel to wheel entertainment the Midgets provide and it’s only going to get better!!
On the horizon next show we have Polar Ice Round 4 back at Archerfield on the 29th of December then at this stage Grafton Speedway NSW on Jan 1 still in NSW on the 5th at Lismore and back to Archerfield for Tuesday the 8th of January show.

Remember the 26th and 27th (Australia Day Weekend) SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway are hosting the 2102/13 Midget Championship with a grand to win night one and a whopping 6 grand to take it home on night two so don’t forget that one on your events calendar.

On behalf of the QSRA Committee and its members to all the fans please have a safe and Merry Christmas along with a very safe New Year and we will see you all at the Polar Ice Round on the 29th.

KENDALL WINS BACK TO BACK DAVIDSON MEMORIALS

The race honoring a great Queensland speedcar driver, Danny Davidson, was part of a large program at Charlton on December 1.  Even though the car count was down the racing was very spirited with plenty action but in the end it was Michael Kendall who defended the trophy that he had won previously in June of this year.

All cars contested the two heats with Brendan Palmer taking the first from Anthony Chaffey, in his own Razor/Ed Pink Ford, and Adam Wallis.  Chaffey moved into second late in the race while Kendall (position 8), Darryl Bonell (position 5) and Michael Harders (position 7) raced wheel to wheel and closer, at times, in their attempt to get to the front.  Unfortunately Bonell would miss the second encounter with a lack of brakes.

Kendall used his pole position in the next heat to take the win after a good dice with Wallis while Michael Harders took third after an enthralling contest with Palmer and Chaffey.  Considering the track was on the slick side due to a very hot day and night breezes the racing was good with plenty of close competition.

The 15 lap feature began at 10.45pm with everyone hoping that the race would be run without any stoppages.  Kendall (pole) and Palmer led the field to the green with Palmer grabbing the ascendency before Kendall charged back to the lead before the lap was over.  Behind them Wallis, Chaffey, Bonell and Michael Harders were racing in close company and exchanging positions every lap.  Bonell built up a small buffer as Wallis grabbed second from Palmer who was soon under threat from the others.  Unfortunately Rodney Harders fell foul of the back straight wall on lap 7 and upended # 5.  He was unhurt except for a cut mouth but the car would need more than a band aid.

When racing recommenced Chaffey and Bonell attacked Palmer and after a couple of very tight laps Palmer was shuffled back to fifth.  Chaffey pulled a pass on Wallis in the last lap only to have it negated by the officials for having a couple of wheels on the infield and being relegated back to third.  Congratulations to Michael Kendall on winning this event twice in the last six months, a sign of great consistency.

The drivers on hand had put on some entertaining racing with a minimum amount of fuss.

Heat 1

1 Brendan Palmer 2 Anthony Chaffey  3 Adam Wallis (NSW)

Heat 2

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Adam Wallis (NSW)  3 Michael Harders

Feature

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Adam Wallis (NSW)  3 Anthony Chaffey

4 Darryl Bonell  5 Brendan Palmer  6 Michael Harders

7 Jason Bell (NSW) 8 Matt Hefford

Jason Bell is beginning to get a handle on his Breka/Toyota.  There is a lot of ‘grunt’ under the bonnet of the CJR Motorsport machine and in the slick conditions it would have been a difficult car to drive but the midget peddler from Moree kept it under control and enjoyed a good dice with Mick Harders during the main.
Rookie Matt Hefford had cured his power steering problem from the previous week and was happy just to put some smooth laps together during the night.  The easy going Hefford is being guided by long time competitor Doug Cavell as well as getting help from fellow drivers John McLaughlin and Shane Cleary.

The next meeting for the Brisbane midgets is Round 3 of the Polar Ice Series at Archerfield on Saturday December 15.  This is an additional meeting to our original schedule due to rain affected meetings earlier in the season.

If you live in the Northern Rivers area and follow the midget speedcars don’t forget we’re coming your way early in 2013.  Tuesday January 1, the stars of the speedcars will be at the Grafton Speedway and will then back up again the following Saturday January 5 at the Lismore Speedway.  Hope to see you there.

CONVINCING POLAR ICE WIN TO KENDALL

A balmy Saturday night with 23 midgets parked in the pits greeted fans when they arrived at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway on November 24 for Round 2 of the Polar Ice Series.  There was great expectation for a night of good racing and no one would leave disappointed.  When the dust had settled it was Kiwi Michael Kendall who had won a hard fought affair.

After the preliminaries Anthony Chaffey and young Yank Alex Bright would lead the field away for the 25 lap ‘A’ main.  Chaffey was in his own Razor/Ed Pink Ford as his normal car owner Terry Holland was absent at an important work function.  Brendan Palmer and Kendall soon joined the fray and it was a four way battle with Grant Draney (Lucky 7 Bullet/Hawk), Mark George and Darren Vine (Mike Vine Turbos XXX/Turbo Nissan) in striking distance if a gap became available.  Chaffey led laps 1 through to 5 as Kendall went forward from his position 4 starting spot.  On the fifth lap Kendall took control as Chaffey and Palmer commenced a battle royal.  Entering turn 3 during the ninth lap Chaffey and Palmer locked together and headed towards the wall.  Fortunately they were able to separate and continue but Palmer had lost a lot of momentum and dropped back a couple of spots.

The following lap Brett Thomas had his right front wheel part company with the car and he spun around in turn three leaving Michael Harders and Troy Ware with nowhere to go.  They managed to pull up with minimal contact and were able to restart ROF.  Thomas was unlucky to be out but lucky as the end result could have been far worse.

When racing continued Kendall managed to pull away from Chaffey as Bright settled into third and Draney and Palmer fought hard as they tried to pull in the American.  The laps ticked away without a further stoppage and it was Kendall who would cross the line first ahead of Chaffey, Bright, Draney and Palmer.

The four groups of hot laps were run on a well watered track so the times were a little on the slow side but equal for everyone.  Alex Bright timed quickest (13.813) with Kendall (13.942) and Grant Draney (13.944) not far behind.  It wasn’t surprising that these three were close as they took turns at being the quickest during their hot lap segment.  Brendan Palmer suffered a flat tyre while being started for his hot laps and was given an opportunity to time after the tyre was replaced.  He timed 4th quickest but as he had enjoyed a second opportunity the best he could be ranked was 11th.

There was some excitement in the opening heat with Matt Greenwood (Lucas Oils Spike/Gaerte) looping in turn two of the first lap and then falling over backwards.  Kendall was stuck for room and made contact with the Greenwood # 98 causing enough damage to put him out and requiring a new front axle.  Mark George (Flashlube Breka/Porsche) put in a determined drive to get the win over an equally determined Chaffey and Mick Harders (Auto Upgrade Stealth/Eagle).

The other three heats saw Brendan Palmer (Polar Ice Breka/Esslinger) win two and the man from the Downs Darryl Bonell take the other in the Autozone Breka/Chev.

There were some mixed fortunes behind the scenes with debutant Matt Hefford suffering brake and power steering issues with his Aggressor/Fontana.  Chris Singleton (Stealth/Brayton Ford) had brake issues and thought it was safer on the infield than the track with no stopping power.  Rob Stewart (Barton Motorsport Spike/Brayton Ford) had some push rods that said ‘enough’ while Brett Foreman (Stealth/Porsche) also suffered some internal problems.

Brock Dean is the new driver of the Rod Singleton owned Razor which now carries an Esslinger motor between the chassis rails but they suffered brake and diff problems which saw them have a couple of DNFs.  Rob Mackay’s car couldn’t keep the connection between the engine and diff and he wisely decided to park it early to avoid any problems for following cars if it suddenly dropped out of gear.  Mitchell Whittaker pulled in during his final heat complaining of smoke coming into the cockpit from under the dashboard.

One piece of good news was the appearance of budget racer Gavin McDowell.  Over the past couple of seasons McDowell has been putting together a Stealth/Gaerte and tonight he had a chance to race it for the first time.  While Dad was doing his thing his children Dannielle and Nathan watched proudly from the hill.  He didn’t win any races or set any records but he finished all of his races and was happy just to be out there running some laps.

Next Saturday, December 1, the Brisbane midgets travel up the range to the Charlton Raceway for the running of the Danny Davidson Memorial race.  Defending winner Michael Kendall will be on hand and on present form will start favourite for the race which commemorates a great champion, Danny Davidson who passed away from cancer in 2000.

Due to some rain affected meetings early in the season the third round of the Polar Ice Series will now be held at Archerfield on Saturday December 15.

Talking of Polar Ice Jack Berry got back behind the wheel of a race car for the first time for many years when he took part in the Legends Modlite race at Archerfield on the night of November 24.  It featured such legends as Bob Kelly, Allan Butcher, Neville Pezzutti, John Leslight, Jamie McHugh, Berry and a host of others while bitumen racing was represented by Allan Grice and Clark Quinn.  Quinn led most of the race before Jamie McHugh came from the back to win in the last lap.  Jack Berry drove a smart race avoiding spinning cars and by the end was putting in some quick laps finally finishing third.  It was an entertaining race for the crowd with Berry confirming there is no chance of a racing comeback for him !!!

Heat 1

1 Mark George  2 Anthony Chaffey  3 Michael Harders

Heat 2

1 Brendan Palmer 2 Brett Thomas   3 Darryl Bonell

Heat 3

1 Brendan Palmer 2 Michael Kendall (NZ)  3 Grant Draney

Heat 4

1 Darryl Bonell  2 Anthony Chaffey  3 Alex Bright (USA)

Feature

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Anthony Chaffey  3 Alex Bright (USA)

4 Grant Draney  5 Brendan Palmer  6 Darryl Bonell

7 Mark George  8 Darren Vine   9 Jason Bell (NSW)

10 Michael Harders 11 Rodney Harders  12 Scott Wilson

13 Gavin McDowell



POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES ROUND 2 .... LETS TRY THAT AGAIN


Here we go again race fans this coming Saturday night the QSRA roll into Brisbanes Archerfield Speedway with 21 nominated cars to contest the Polar Ice Midget Series round #2.

After the rained out show scheduled for the 10th of November this one is going to be a beauty everyone eager to get racing again this weekend (the 24th) if you're anywhere make sure it's here !!





HERE WE GO RACE FANS POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES ROUND 2 !!


Archerfield Speedway Brisbane this coming Saturday night will see the stars hit the track Round 1 feature winner Grant Draney ready to rock in the 67Q looking to go back to back wins however the likes of Palmer,Ware,Chaffey and George all wanting to stop that along with Kiwi Michael Kendall and American Alex Bright throw in New South Welshman Jason Bell we have a fantastic night in stall for you all.

Super Cheap Auto Archerfield Speedway Saturday the 10th of November …. See you there!





BRIGHT SHINES IN TOOWOOMBA SUPER SERIES WIN

Young American Alex Bright (Polar Ice Spike/Hawk) of Collegeville Pennsylvania outdrove his rivals in trying conditions to win round 2 of the POWRi Speedcar Super Series on Saturday October 27 at Charlton Raceway Toowoomba.

The meeting was marred by light rain which saw some delays and the cancellation of the Pole Shuffle after one round.  This meant top points man Michael Kendall (EMAE Aggressor/Esslinger) snared pole for the main and again joined by Brendan Palmer on the front row.  Palmer led for two laps before an incident in turn one eliminated Adam Wallis (NSW), Simon Roberts (NSW) and the luckless Andrew Felker USA).

When the green light reappeared Kendall went to the lead as third placed Nathan Smee had begun to pressure him.  Kendall soon put a gap on the field as Smee battled with Palmer.  The track was now slick and dusty but Bright (position 6) found an outside groove from turn 1 to the middle of the back straight which he used to round up Troy Jenkins, Mark Brown, Smee and Palmer during the opening stanza to move to second on lap 8.  There was still a wide margin between Kendall and the rest with Smee now third ahead of Palmer and Mark Brown.

Darryl Bonell (Autozone Breka/Chev) spun in turn 1 with five laps remaining which bunched up the field for the run to the finish.  The bad news for Kendall was that his right rear tyre was slowly deflating something that Bright would have observed.  On the restart Sid Whittaker’s left rear wheel parted company with the car fortunately without any further damage as the cars lined up again.

Kendall was now struggling and using all of his experience to maintain both control and his lead as the cars battled behind him.  Kendall took the white flag and Bright went to the top and passed him as they motored down the back straight.  Kendall held on for second with Smee again finishing third.  It was an elated Bright and Jack Berry Racing team who celebrated their big win.

It was bad luck for Michael Kendall who has led two feature races in the last two weeks only to suffer problems preventing the popular Kiwi from collecting the wins.  At least he had a straight car to take home.  Poor Andrew Felker walked back to the pits with his helmet full of bits from his damaged CJR Motorsport Breka/Mopar.  He was disappointed that he wasn’t able to show his full capabilities during his short tour and is very keen to return to Australia in the future, a point duly noted by team principal Colin Bell.

Earlier in the night Time Trials saw Brendan Palmer get quick Time with a 14.309 run followed by Adam Wallis (14.485), Troy Jenkins, in his brother’s Stealth/Mopar, (14.494) and Anthony Chaffey (14.556).

Local driver Darryl Bonell won the opening heat with Kendall taking heats 2 & 4 and Nathan Smee victorious in heat 3.  There were only a couple of minor spins except for the last heat when an unimpressed Michael Harders was left with a car requiring a new front axle.  The American Tire & Racing Services team was also busy after the heats replacing a diff in Nathan Smee’s car after they discovered oil leaking from a crack.

Next meeting for the Queensland Speedcars is Polar Ice Midget Series Round 2 at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield speedway Saturday November 10.



Results Round 2 (provisional)

Nationwide Transport Solutions – Rondalee Metal Fabrications Speedcar Super Series

Heat 1

1 Darryl Bonell  2 Michael Harders  3 Nathan Smee (NSW)

Heat 2

1 Michael Kendall 2 Sid Whittaker   3 Brendan Palmer

Heat 3

1 Nathan Smee (NSW) 2 Mark George   3 Simon Roberts (NSW)

Heat 4

1 Michael Kendall 2 Andrew Felker (USA)  3 Alex Bright (USA)

30 lap ‘A’ Main

1 Alex Bright (USA) 2 Michael Kendall  3 Nathan Smee (NSW)

4 Mark Brown (NSW) 5 Brendan Palmer  6 Anthony Chaffey

7 Troy Jenkins (NSW) 8 Mark George   9 Michael Harders

10 Darryl Bonell  11 Jason Bell (NSW)  12 Darren Vine




POWRi SSS HITS THE ROAD TO TOOWOOMBA


This Saturday night (the 27th) The POWRi Speedcar Super Series heads to Charlton Raceway Toowoomba.

Round 1 winner Anthony Chaffey is itching at the bit to get going gain after a stunning drive in the 4Q Mac Chassis EdPink along with all the stars Smee,Brown,Jenkins the international guns will fire with Felker,Bright and Kendall not forgetting the local hot shoes and the other contracted drivers oooooh yeah its going to be huge !!

Charlton Raceway Toowoomba folks this Saturday dont be late !!




CHAFFEY COLLECTS ‘SSS’ BIG CHEQUE

Brisbane truck driver Anthony Chaffey showed he is not only comfortable behind the wheel of a big rig but also the tight confines of a tough to drive midget speedcar when he took out the opening round of the 2012-13 Nationwide Transport Solutions – Rondalee Metal Fabrications ‘Speedcar Super Series’ on Saturday October 20 at the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway.

Since taking up midget racing in 2009 Chaffey has been competitive.  However despite winning the Victorian Championship in 2010, this is his first feature win in his home state and it didn’t come easy.  When the front row of pole sitter Grant Draney and Brendan Palmer took the green it was Palmer who went to the front ahead of Draney, Chaffey, Troy Ware, Alex Bright (USA), Michael Kendall and Nathan Smee (NSW).

Palmer led the first five revolutions before Chaffey gathered up both Draney and Palmer in the next lap to grab the point.  Two laps later American Alex Bright came to a standstill in turn two after he had jumped the cushion.  Unfortunately Bright and his compatriot Andrew Felker both exited the race a couple of laps later with problems.

At this point Kendall had moved into second and onto the back of Chaffey but content, at this stage, to bide his time and wait for a passing opportunity.  A copy of yellows for stalled cars kept bunching up the field but on each restart Chaffey maintained control.  Coming into the last 10 laps Kendall began to apply the pressure but on each attempt Chaffey was able to keep the Terry & Tess Holland owned MAC/Ed Pink Ford in front.

When the final yellow appeared with 7 laps remaining everyone expected Kendall to pounce on the restart but Chaffey was ready and held on to win this hard fought event.  Back in the pack Palmer, Draney and Smee had been hard at it chasing the last spot on the podium.  In the end Smee got the money while Draney pushed Palmer back to fifth on the run to line.

Earlier in the night hot laps were held in greasy conditions as John Kelly had laid plenty of water on the track because of the hot and windy conditions during the day.  His preparation was spot on as the track was racy all night.  Troy Ware (Razor/Ed Pink Ford) mastered the conditions during time trials to drive two faultless laps and claim the ‘Quick Time’ award with a 14.171 time.  Everyone was waiting to see lap record holder Mark Brown in action but were disappointed when his engine would not run and he recorded a very slow time so at least he could get a start at the front of the heats.  However it took some time to fix the problem and he received no points from the heats and would start position 21 in the main.

Jason Bell debut his brand new Breka/Toyota in the first heat and even though the handling wasn’t spot on held on to win over Mitchell Whittaker and Darryl Bonell.  The second heat saw Alex Bright loop in the first turn and start a four car stack.  Michael Kendall won the restart over fast finishing Bright, who had to come from the rear, and Simon Roberts in Anthony Chaffey’s own car (Razor/Ed Pink Ford).

The second round of heats saw Bright score his maiden win on Australian soil beating Brett Thomas and Brendan Palmer to the line while Troy Jenkins, in his brothers Stealth/Mopar, took the last qualifier ahead of Anthony Chaffey and Darryl Bonell.

The customary Pole Shuffle was replaced by a new concept, The Chase.  This involved the top eight point scorers with initially 5 to 8 taking to the track for some timed hot laps.  The slowest two, Smee and Bonell, were eliminated and started the main in positions 7 & 8.  Draney, who was 8th highest point scorer, advanced along with Kendall.  In the next stanza Kendall (position 6) and Bright (position 5) were eliminated with Draney and Chaffey joining Palmer and top point scorer Troy Ware.  Draney went all the way from eight to one with some very consistent quick laps.  Palmer would start from 2, Ware 3 and Chaffey 4.

The night concluded with the running of the Polar Ice Round 1 main from the rain affected meeting on September 29.  The field comprised the 13 qualified drivers from that night in their allocated positions at the front of the field and then any others who wanted to compete to start behind them.

Pole sitter Michael Kendall immediately went to the front from the green ahead of Draney, defending series winner Brendan Palmer, Mark George, Michael Harders, Bonell and Felker.  Alex Bright started the race but was soon a withdrawal with rear suspension trouble.  During lap 6 Kendall slowed and came to stop on the main straight with an ignition problem.  New leader was Draney and with Palmer soon broke away from the rest of the field.  Mark George was third but being pushed along by Harders, Bonell and Chaffey as Mark Brown began his run through the field.

Brown moved to fifth on lap 14 and then fourth the next lap and then set his sights on George.  The Porsche pilot was driving a good line on the low side of the track so Brown began working a groove on the high side.  Draney was first to the chequered flag followed by Palmer and Brown who got past George coming out of the final corner.

It had been a night of great midget action and everyone is now looking forward to round 2 of the POWRi Speedcar Super Series at Charlton Raceway Toowoomba next Saturday October 27.

The American visitors showed that they are both very capable and will be more competitive at Toowoomba after having a few days to relax and prepare.  Bright is a real charger in the ‘Michael Pickens’ mould and with his presence in Brisbane for much of the season will add some spice to the racing.

Unfortunately Andrew Felker struggled as he had trouble getting his leg and foot comfortable to control the ‘go’ pedal in the CJR Motorsport Breka/Mopar.  The problem will be rectified this week and we will see the POWRi National Midget Champion in full flight at Toowoomba.

Speedcar Super Series

Quick Time  1 Troy Ware  14.171
   2 Brendan Palmer 14.359
   3 Anthony Chaffey 14.488
   4 Nathan Smee (NSW) 14.489

Heat 1

1 Jason Bell  2 Mitchell Whittaker  3 Darryl Bonell

Heat 2

1 Michael Kendall 2 Alex Bright   3 Simon Roberts

Heat 3

1 Alex Bright  2 Brett Thomas   3 Brendan Palmer

Heat 4

1 Troy Jenkins  2 Anthony Chaffey  3 Darryl Bonell

‘Chase’
1 Grant Draney
2 Brendan Palmer
3 Troy Ware
4 Anthony Chaffey
5 Alex Bright (USA)
6 Michael Kendall (NZ)
7 Nathan Smee (NSW)
8 Darryl Bonell

30 lap ‘A’ Main

1 Anthony Chaffey 2 Michael Kendall  3 Nathan Smee (NSW)

4 Grant Draney  5 Brendan Palmer  6 Mark Brown (NSW)

7 Troy Ware  8 Brett Thomas   9 Mark George

10 Michael Harders 11 Rodney Harders  12 Scott Wilson

Polar Ice Round 1

1 Grant Draney  2 Brendan Palmer  3 Mark Brown (NSW)

4 Mark George  5 Michael Harders  6 Darryl Bonell

7 Brett Thomas  8 Anthony Chaffey  9 Andrew Felker (USA)

10 Mitchell Whittaker 11 Scott Wilson






SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES GRAND OPENING NIGHT HEADS TO ARCHERFIELD

Just checked the weather forecast for the weekend and its says sun, sun and more sun!!

Remember racers pit gates open at 3pm American Tire and Racing Services will be at the track for all your SSS needs and spares.

Transponders and Race Receivers are essential.

Race Fans the main gates open at 4pm and the action starts around 6.With a double feature event on the programme you will be crazy to miss this show!!

See you all at SuperCheap Auto Brisbane Speedway Archerfield this Saturday




POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES ROLLS INTO TOWN                 


Nominations are required for the Speedcar Super Series Grand Opening now set for Archerfield Speedway on Saturday the 20th please nominate to Brock Dean on 0410 195 355 asap.

And also remember the Maryborough round which was set for this weekend (6th) in no longer going ahead.



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POLAR ICE FEATURE RACE TO BE RUN AT THE START OF THE SSS ROUND 20/10/12


Righto racers as a result of the weekends Polar Ice Feature race being postponed Archerfield Speedway will  be hosting the event AFTER the SSS time trials on Saturday the 20th with the first 14 grids being decided as per they were on Saturday the 29th of September.

Non SSS contracted drivers will be required to pay the SSS per round fee on the night to contest the SSS events however you will not be required to pay another Polar Ice nomination to run the PIMS Feature.

Any non contracted drivers wishing to run the SSS round please nominate to Brock Dean 0410195355 for an indication of numbers.



SEASON OPENERSUCCUMBS TO SHOWERS

All roads led to the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway on Saturday September 29 for the opening meeting of the 2012-13 speedway season including Round 1 of the Polar Ice Midget Series.  It was a big night of speedway including sprintcars and the crowd pleasing monster trucks, fireworks and a spectacular Diahatsu Jet Car.  Even though the sky was laden with clouds there was a good crowd on hand.

Defending PIMS champion Brendan Palmer (Polar Ice Breka/Esslinger) was keen to start the season with a win while one wily Kiwi in Michael Kendall was out to spoil his party.  Sid Whittaker pitted both of his GW Racing cars with son Mitchell in the Mopar and newcomer Scott Wilson driving the Esslinger until his own car was ready.  Darryl Bonell had been busy during the off season building up another car featuring the latest spec Breka frame and using his Autozone Chev engine.

Timed ‘Hot Laps’ has some added interest this season with the quick time driver at each round receiving $100 courtesy of Foot Works at Strathpine (Lisa Whittaker).  Anthony Chaffey (Magnum Machinery MAC/Ed Pink Ford) was quickest in the first group with a 14.053 and then Kendall, Palmer and Grant Draney traded times with Kendall (Earthmoving Mobile Auto Electrical & Air Con Aggressor/Esslinger) winning the money in his last lap with a 13.625 time.

There was action early in the opening heat when Bonell dived inside Chaffey going into the first turn on the second lap and then washed up track causing Chaffey to take evasive action and go sideways and then fall onto his side.  There was no apparent damage and he was restarted with both drivers going ROF.  Chaffey’s engine dropped onto 2 cylinders after the restart and as he was trying to get off the track was clipped by Bonnell forcing his withdrawal with a broken torsion bar stop.  Chaffey’s Ed Pink engine had dislodged a coil pack during the roll causing an ignition problem.  Mark George (Flashlube Breka/Porsche) took the honours for the first race of the season over Draney and Rob Stewart.  Esslinger pilots Palmer and Kendall ran first and second in the next heat with Troy Ware third in his Razor now carrying an Ed Pink Ford power plant.

The third heat saw some spirited action between Palmer and Bonell which ended when they tangled and stopped against the fence in turn three on the fourth lap.  Both restarted but it was Draney who was first to greet the chequered with Palmer and Bonell coming back to get the minors.

Ware lead early in the last heat until Kendall came through and then Michael Harders followed late in the race.  Kendall was the top point man for the night from Draney, Palmer and Mick Harders.  There was then some time before the feature was due and in the meantime light rain started to fall.  The events were quickly pushed through and then the midgets came out for the feature however the track was just too wet and the cars were sent back to the pits to wait out the passing shower.  By that time it was nearly 10.00pm.  John Kelly brought out the grader to cut the track with the intention of running the midgets after the sprintcar feature however curfew time of 10.30 was reached just as they completed their race.

The feature has now been carried over to Saturday October 20 and will be run after the time trials of Round 1 of the Speedcar Super Series.  That’s right midget fans two feature races for the price of one.  The Super Series will feature some of Australia’s best including Mark Brown and Nathan Smee and two talented Americans in Andrew Felker and teenage sensation Alex Bright. 

Felker is riding high in the American POWRI midget series while Bright from Pennsylvannia currently races with the ARDC.  Felker will drive a Breka/Mopar for Jason and Colin Bell while Bright has teamed up with Jack Berry Racing in a Spike/Hawk.

This is a night not to be missed so be at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway Saturday October 20.

Heat 1

1 Mark George  2 Grant Draney  3 Rob Stewart

Heat 2

1 Brendan Palmer 2 Michael Kendall 3 Troy Ware

Heat 3

1 Grant Draney  2 Brendan Palmer 3 Darryl Bonell

Heat 4

1 Michael Kendall 2 Michael Harders 3 Troy Ware


IT'S GO TIME

The season kicks off tonight with the outstanding Grand Opening Night of the 2012/13 edition of the Polar Ice Midget Series - and it's going to be HUGE!

This series will be bigger and better than before with returning support from Action Metal Recyclers and now on board with a QuickTime incentive Footworks are sponsoring $100 cash for the nights QuickTime hot shoe. The Polar Ice Midget Series kicks off again at Queensland's home of Speedway the Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway.

Archerfield's John Kelly produced some stunning tracks for last summer's shows and this season is set to be a barn stormer with Brendan Palmer returning in the 29Q Polar Ice Breka Esslinger car to defend his title but it won't be easy while guys like Mark George, Kiwi Michael Kendall, Matthew Greenwood, Troy Ware and Anthony Chaffey all confirmed entrants to date and very eager to take the crown.

Confirmed Race Dates are:

29th September 2012 Grand Opening Night
10th November 2012
24th November 2012
29th December 2012
8th January 2013
2nd March 2013
23rd March 2013
6th April 2013
27th April 2013

9 rounds confirmed with 1 more date to be advised.

Polar Ice, Footworks and Archerfield Speedway invite you to........Come on feel the noise !!