2015/16 QSRA AWARDS BANQUET “NIGHT OF STARS”

Angela Harders and her team of Awards Angels are again in the process of arranging and organizing yet another first class event to officially close the 2015/16 race season.

To be held at the Acacia Ridge Hotel on the 16th of July this one is set to rock the socks off the previous nights!

We will again have a very talented awards MC who will keep the night flowing with his expertise along with the ever popular raffles, door prize, static displays, amazing selection of food and of course the hard earned awards ceremony… this one is not to be missed!

Mark it on your calendar… July 16 QSRA “Night of Stars” Awards Banquet coming soon!

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POLAR ICE GRAND FINALE THIS WEEKEND

This weekend race fans we return to Archerfield Speedway for the Polar Ice Midget Series Grand Finale!!

This weekend see the return of Grant Draney in the Jason Gray Hawk powered 7Q along with the newly crowned 5 Crown champion Michael Harders in his 1Q KRE machine add in Darren Vine, Lance Towns and Chris Singleton and we have a real show on our hands of open wheel racing.

This show wraps up another year of the Polar Ice Midget Series racing which is in its 6th consecutive season now based at Archerfield Speedway.

Nominations are

7Q Grant Draney
10Q Ken Stanaway
12Q Tony Michelle
14Q Michael Harders
16Q Mark George
19Q Darren Vine
21Q Mitch Haynes
26Q Chris Singleton
33Q Lance Towns
36Q Cal Whatmore
48Q Brad Young
89Q Michael Kendall
95Q Gavin McDowell
99Q Brock Dean

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TROY TRIUMPHS IN DAVIDSON MEMORIAL AT TOOWOOMBA

North Coast building contractor Troy Ware only won one race on the high banks of the Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway on Saturday April 23 but it was the one that mattered the 2016 running of the Danny Davidson Memorial.

Three times winner of the event Michael Kendall (Boss Chassis/Esslinger) took out both of his heats and then the Pole Shuffle to claim pole for the 30 lap affair with Darren Vine (XXX/Turbo Esslinger) his front row partner. Kendall raced into the lead on the green with Ware (Spike/Mopar) quickly accounting for Vine to go to second while Vine was under siege from Mark George (Breka/Gaerte Ford). George secured third during lap 4 as the field settled down for some high speed laps. Gavin McDowell’s run came to an end during lap 8 bringing on the yellows for the first time with the restart order Kendall, Ware, George, Vine, Lance Towns, Brad Young and Brock Dean in the lead bunch.

Kendall again pulled away but Ware went with him albeit a couple of car lengths back. Over the next few laps Ware closed the gap and during lap 15 the race had a new leader. There were a number of dices going on through the pack including Ken Stanaway (Singleton Racing Alach/Esslinger) and Rodney Harders (Eagle/Eagle) who were closing on Young. Entering the back straight during lap 20 they watched as Young’s back axle broke on the right hand side sending the car towards the wall. Somehow he wrestled it away from the wall and brought it to s stop without hitting any other cars. The wheel, with a piece of the axle still attached, bounced along the track and may have hit Rodney Harders as he soon retired with a flat tyre.

Ware continued on to win the race with Kendall next while Vine reclaimed third from George with 4 laps remaining. It was an entertaining race in memory of one of nation’s finest speedcar drivers, Danny Davidson.

Three qualifying heats were conducted with each driver having two outings. Mark George lead home Vine and Lance Towns (i Custom Colour Phone Repairs Breka/Gaerte) in the first with Vine again second in the next encounter behind Kendall with Ware filling third spot. Kendall had his second win in heat 3 with Brad Young and Ware in the minor places. A ‘B Dash’ was run to decide the starting order in the main for the drivers who missed out on the Pole Shuffle with Brock Dean (All Car Engine Reconditioning Services Breka/Gaerte) claiming the win ahead of Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade Spike/KRE Eagle) and Stanaway. The Pole Shuffle had some close contests with Young defeating Towns before losing to Ware. Next George sent Ware back to the infield but couldn’t match it with Vine who then raced Kendall in the final with the Kiwi too good.

Chris Singleton (diff), Gavin McDowell (brakes) and Cal Whatmore (power steering pump) suffered problems earlier in the night but were able to line up in the feature. Whatmore was back after suffering a major engine problem a few months ago but the power steering issue would hamper his efforts on the night. Whatmore is a distant relative of one of the pioneers of Queensland motorsport, Chas Whatmore. Chas raced a small car at the purpose built Davies Park Speedway at West End in the late 1920’s early 1930’s with the cars racing in a clockwise direction. He raced on the horse track at Rosewood before World War II and then Bathurst after it. When speedcar racing took off in Brisbane in 1946 he was amongst the action and became the first Queensland resident driver to win the Queensland Championship in December 1946 driving a Studebaker powered car. He only raced speedway for a couple of seasons but continued in road racing for many years and at one stage was the importer of Lotus race cars. It would be nice to think that Cal can emulate some of the achievements of Chas.

The midgets are back in action next Saturday night April 30 at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway for the Grand Finale of the 2015-16 Polar Ice Midget Series. The midgets will then take a break to prepare for the annual American Tire & Racing Services Brisbane 50 lapper on May 28.

Heat 1

1 Mark George 2 Darren Vine 3 Lance Towns

Heat 2

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Darren Vine 3 Troy Ware

Heat 3

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Brad Young 3 Troy Ware

B Dash

1 Brock Dean 2 Michael Harders 3 Ken Stanaway

Pole Shuffle

Brad Young def Lance towns
Troy Ware def Brad Young
Mark George def troy Ware
Darren Vine def Mark George
Michael Kendall def Darren Vine

Danny Davidson Memorial

1 Troy Ware 2 Michael Kendall (NZ) 3 Darren Vine

4 Mark George 5 Michael Harders 6 Lance Towns

7 Ken Stanaway 8 Brock Dean

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CLARKE RETURNS WITH JBR

Adam Clarke returns to the hot seat of the JBR Spike Esslinger 29Q this weekend for the Speedcar Super Series.

Looking for Parramatta redemption after the Australian Speedcar Title the team are set to run this weekends Finale event along with the 50 lap event the following weekend.

Good Luck to Adam and the JBR boys !

#Queenslandcar !

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CJR MOTORSPORT IN FORCE AT THE SSS FINALE

Jason Bell heads off to Valvoline Speedway this coming weekend and tags along with him the throttle stomping show stopper in the form of Hayden Williams !!

Jason will be running the 2Q Breka Toyota while Hayden slots into the 82Q Breka SRII.

Both guys are capable of a huge upset and a rattle of the points ladder is on the plans !

#cjrmotorsport #stantonSRII

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ANTHONY CHAFFEY HEADS TO PARRAMATTA THIS WEEKEND

As the final round of the 2015-2016 Diamond Air Conditioning Speedcar Super Series nears, series Director Ken Jenkins has opened up nominations for the April 23 show!

As a “test-run” for future race meetings, an online entry form has been created with 18 April 2016 set as the nomination close date.

To avoid additional charges to the competitor (and the Series), bank details have been included on the nomination form for the $100 entry fee. Please enter your name or car number as the payment reference.

Blue ribbon race meetings have kept our contracted drivers busy between SSS events!

Current points leader Nathan Smee: NSW Speedcar Champion at Valvoline Raceway. Anthony Chaffey follows: winner Speedcar Stampede at Speedway City. Michael Stewart (behind by 67 points): 2nd NSW Speedcar Championship. Braydan Willmington: 2nd Victorian Speedcar Championship at Premier Speedway and Paul Murphy: 3rd SA Speedcar Championship at Whyalla Speedway!

Now we return to Valvoline Raceway, the final round of the series which has $11,000 on offer, with $3,000 being awarded to the A main feature winner. Held one week prior to the 50 Lapper, this is 2 nights of racing not to be missed!

Nominations are open now! Word on the street has both Troy and Darren Jenkins racing…. and the return of Adam Clarke!

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DANNY DAVIDSON MEMORIAL NOMINATIONS

Danny Davidson Memorial Nominations

Q5 Rodney Harders – Tamex Transport, Inox lubricants, Motospecs, K&N Filters, Champion Spark Plugs, Mavs car Detailing

Q10 Ken Stanaway – PLR Engine Reconditioners, Lennon Engineering, KMS Driving School, Aus Style Karate, Eagle Farm Automotive

Q14 Michael Harders – Auto Upgrade

Q16 Mark George – Flashlube, Inkjet Toner Refills

Q19 Darren Vine – Mike Vine Turbos

Q26 Chris Singleton – Bubba Gump Shrimp Farm, Mrs Palmers Wax Coat

Q33 Lance Towns -I Custom Colours

Q36 Cal Whatmore – Speedy Refrigeration

Q48 Brad Young – Federal Tyres, Penrite Oils

Q71 Troy Ware – Troy Ware Constructions, Illuminated Industries, HLR Racing NZ

Q89 Michael Kendall Auckland NZ – Boss Chassis Australia, The Rewa Neilsons, Craig Thompson Machining

Q99 Brock Dean – All Car Engine Reconditioning Services, Prolube Lubricants, Millers Powder Coating

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HARDERS WINS THE 5 CROWN WITH A THIRD PLACING IN THE WEST

Michael Harders has taken out the inaugural 5 Crown Series with a third place in the weekend in Bunbury WA !

The team now travel back to Queensland in time for the Danny Davidson Memorial this weekend in Toowoomba.

Mick and the team would like to thank all sponsors on board the 1Q Spike ,

Auto Upgrade , Harrison’s Early Spares , Acacia ridge Hotel, IGA Acacia Ridge ,Tint a Car browns Plains , KRE Engines , Torque Money , Autobarn Macgregor , Kempy Pipes , American Tyre and Racing Services , Gambler Body Designs , GKR Transport.

Below is a full race report from WASDA ,

Kaiden Manders last night added yet another blue ribbon event to his win list and in the process achieved a dream as he dominated the night’s proceedings at Bunbury to win his first WA Speedcar Championship.

Manders, driving his #21 McAllan Motorsports Mac Chassis, was in red hot form as he raced his way to winning all three of his heats before leading all thirty laps of the feature to claim a popular win.

Courtesy of his heat wins Manders would start on the front row alongside the #28 Spike Esslinger of Albany local Ryan Condren and got the jump, racing away from the rest of the field. Condren settled into second, while Queensland visitor Mick Harders was third followed by Lee Redmond.

‘The Kid’ continued to maintain his lead, with Condren beginning to close the gap to within a few car lengths at about half race distance. Unfortunately for Condren it all came undone as he ended up spinning and backing into the wall on lap fifteen, ending his race prematurely.

This set off a chain reaction of stoppages, the worst being when Dave Perry found the concrete wall on his #10 Hyper machine and went upside down in a big way while making some big moves through the field on lap nineteen. He was unhurt and able to walk away.

Manders would lead away Harders and Redmond at the restart, Manders again making quick work of the rest as he pulled away. Redmond piled the pressure on Harders and with five laps to go was able to make his way past into second and this is how they would stay, Manders winning his first state title, Redmond coming home second for the second year in a row and Harders coming home third.

Travis White in his M & L Drainage #38 machine was officially home in fourth after passing Jason Tremeer for the position on the final lap, while Glen Mears finished in sixth, the last car on the lead lap. Steven Henderson, Phil Tremeer and Jack Alfirevich rounded out the finishers.

Courtesy of his third placed finish, Harders was also declared the winner of the inaugural Speedcar Five Crown Series and received a cheque for his efforts that saw him competing in all five state titles across the nation.

Manders will now go down in history as the 2016 WA Speedcar Champion and looking at his red hot form and with a lot of years still left in front of him, one would be remiss to think that this would be his only title victory.

Congratulations to ‘The Kid’ Kaiden Manders and the whole McAllan Motorsports team on their state title victory, and also to his fellow podium getters Lee Redmond and Mick Harders.

A huge thankyou also to the drivers who ventured down to Bunbury to put on a show, as well as the officials, families and sponsors who also helped out.

The Speedcars now have just one event left for the season, returning to the Perth Motorplex on the 30th of April for the Grand Finale!

Release by DTN Media.

Official Results

Heat 1 – 10 Laps: 1. Kaiden Manders, 2. Todd Waddell, 3. Chris Telenta, 4. Phil Tremeer, 5. David Perry, 6. Jack Alfirevich, DNF: Bob Goddard (1). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.162. Fastest Lap: 15.931 Kaiden Manders.

Heat 2 – 10 Laps: 1. Ryan Condren, 2. Jason Tremeer, 3. Chris Griffiths, 4. Glen Mears, 5. Michael Harders, 6. Steven Henderson. DNF: Travis White (4 laps) Lee Redmond (0). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.844. Fastest Lap: 16.220 Ryan Condren.

Heat 3 – 10 Laps: 1. Kaiden Manders, 2. Lee Redmond, 3. Phil Tremeer, 4. Chris Griffiths, 5. Jason Tremeer, 6. Steven Henderson DNS Todd Waddell. Total Time: 2.48.500.Winning Margin: 5.513. Fastest Lap: 16.181 Kaiden Manders.

Heat 4 – 10 Laps: 1. Michael Harders, 2. Travis White, 3. David Perry, 4. Ryan Condren, 5. Jack Alfirevich, DNF: Chris Telenta (3), Glen Mears (3). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.516. Fastest Lap: 16.574 Michael Harders.

Heat Five – 10 laps: 1. Kaiden Manders, 2. David Perry, 3. Ryan Condren, 4. Michael Harders, 5. Chris Griffiths, 6. Glen Mears, 7. Jason Tremeer. Total Time: 3.00.717. Winning Margin: 5.581. Fastest Lap: 15.872 Kaiden Manders.

Heat Six – 10 laps: 1. Travis White, 2. Lee Redmond, 3. Steven Henderson. DNF: Bob Goddard (6), Phil Tremeer (2). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 2.237. Fastest Lap: 16.060 Travis White.

WA Title Feature Result – 30 laps: 1. Kaiden Manders, 2. Lee Redmond, 3. Michael Harders, 4. Travis White, 5. Jason Tremeer, 6. Glen Mears, 7. Steven Henderson (29), 8. Phil Tremeer (29), 9. Jack Alfirevich (27). DNF: David Perry (19), Ryan Condren (15), Chris Griffiths (10). DNS: Todd Waddell, Chris Telenta, Bob Goddard. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 7.021. Fastest Lap: 15.653 Kaiden Manders.

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DANNY DAVIDSON MEMORIAL 2016

Anyone intending on running the Danny Davidson Memorial in Toowoomba please message Brock Dean asap with your nomination along with your home town, major sponsors,and transponder number if known.

The Danny Davidson Memorial is our 3rd to last show for the season and Hi Tech Oils Toowoomba Speedway are set to turn it on for the fans !!

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SHOCK ABSORBER THERAPY LUCKY 7TH

Lance Towns took out the 2nd to last “Lucky 7TH” Shock Absorber Therapy voucher for the 2015/16 season in the recent Polar Ice Midget Round.

Lance crossing the line in 7th now scores the $50 voucher and an extra $50 large in his prize money for the round.

Well done Lance and the 33Q boys !

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