FARMER WINS BATTLE OF THE YOUNG GUNS

When a youngster grows up watching midget racing at the famed Western Springs Speedway in Auckland there is a good chance his ambition will be to eventually race a midget.  That is the story of New Zealand born Scott Farmer who has been a revelation since buying one of Brett Thomas’ midgets earlier this year.  He has been on the cusp of winning a feature race a couple of times but on each occasion, came up short.  That all changed on Saturday October 7 when he won Round 2 of the Polar Ice Midget Series at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway.

Farmer (Spike/Esslinger) started the 25-lap feature from the second row behind pole sitter Rusty Whittaker (Ti Bolts & Race Partz King/Esslinger) and his front row partner Adam Wallis (Boss Chassis Aust Boss/Esslinger).  Whittaker took the command of the race on the green light with Wallis, Darren Vine (Mike Vine Turbos XXX/Turbo Esslinger) and Farmer next in line.  Further back Reid Mackay (P6), Troy Ware (P7) and Anthony Chaffey (P8) were advancing forward while Michael Harders quickly passed some cars after starting from the rear.  Harders was due to start from P5 but when a push car hit his left rear tyre he was forced to stop and replace the wheel before the race began.

Wallis rolled to a stop during lap 8 when the oil pump drive broke which brought on the yellow lights.  When racing resumed Farmer was second behind Whittaker while Ware (Ware Constructions Spike/Mopar) grabbed the third spot before 10 laps had been completed.  Mackay and Vine were battling hard behind the lead trio with Anthony Chaffey (WLS Landscape Supplies Spike/Mopar) solid in sixth.  Whittaker, the reigning Polar Ice Champion, looked to have the race in the bag until he caught a rut in lap 18 which slowed his progress momentarily and gave Farmer an opportunity to race past and into the lead.

Farmer would not relinquish the lead during the remaining laps and went on to score his maiden feature win.  Whittaker finished second ahead of Ware with Reid Mackay winning the battle with Vine.  It was a good race to win as the round carried Double Points towards the 2017-18 Polar Ice Series.

 The timed Hot laps featured a spirited swapping of the fastest lap between Scott Farmer and Troy Ware until Adam Wallis came from nowhere in the final lap to be the quickest with a 14.026 time.  During his Hot Lap segment Dallas Sharp, unfortunately, hit the fence and rolled but with some swift work and help from others was ready for his first heat.

Rusty Whittaker took the honours in the opening heat from Rob Stewart (Jester Race Engines Spike/Brayton Ford) and Reid Mackay (Direct Plasterboard Outlet CP3/Hawk).  Both Corey Stothard and Mark George failed to finish and their problems would eventually prove to be terminal.  Kristy Bonsey (Breka/Gaerte) led the opening laps of the second qualifier until a fuel fitting came loose.  Troy Ware surged forward from the third row to claim the win after an intense duel with Darren Vine.

Troy Ware didn’t get the result he wanted in heat 3 after he rolled heavily a couple of times after catching a rut.  The car wasn’t badly damaged and would be repaired in time for the feature. Wallis and Vine then raced wheel to wheel for some laps before Wallis secured the win from Vine and Mackay.  Anthony Chaffey (WLS Landscape Supplies Spike/Mopar) scored his first win in his new car in the last qualifier from Whittaker and Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade Spike/KRE Eagle).  Rob Stewart hit the wall during the race after a new torsion bar stop broke.  The resultant damage ended his night.

Relative newcomers Mitchell Rooke and Nathan Mathers were steady all night and benefitted from the experience.  Mathers has put together a new Eagle car for the season fitted with the Esslinger engine used last season by Darren Vine.

Next outing for the QSRA is round 3 of the Polar Ice Series at Archerfield on November 4.  The 2017-18 Speedcar Super Series kicks off next Saturday, October 14, at the Gunnedah Speedway in western New South Wales.  The contracted Queensland drivers are Troy Ware, Adam Wallis, Scott Doyle and New Zealander Jimi-Ray Quin in the Greenwood Family CP3/Eagle while a couple of others including Scott Wilson and Anthony Chaffey are also keen to race in Gunnedah.

Long term QSRA car owner and driver Peter Harders is facing a very delicate operation this week while current car owner Rodney Singleton is having further knee surgery to rectify a long-term problem.  We wish them both well for successful outcomes and a speedy recovery

Timed Hot Laps

Adam Wallis – 14.026

Scott Farmer – 14.042

Troy Ware – 14.110

Heat 1

1          Rusty Whittaker                      2          Rob Stewart                3          Reid Mackay

Heat 2

1          Troy Ware                               2          Darren Vine                 3          Anthony Chaffey

Heat 3

1          Adam Wallis                            2          Darren Vine                 3          Reid Mackay

Heat 4

1          Anthony Chaffey                    2          Rusty Whittaker          3          Michael Harders

Feature

1          Scott Farmer                           2          Rusty Whittaker          3          Troy Ware

4          Reid Mackay                          5          Darren Vine                 6          Anthony Chaffey

7          Brad Young                             8          Mitchell Rooke            9          Michael Harders

10        Dallas Sharp

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POLAR ICE R2 NOMINATIONS

The Polar Ice Midget Series R2 hits Archerfield Speedway this Saturday the 7th of October !

With what appears to be another quality field headed by R1 winner Darren Vine along with Wallis, MacKay, George, Rooke and Stewart.

Turning wheels for the first show this season are Chaffey, Ware, Doyle, Mathers and Stothard.

We have been advised that any late nominations recieved after 5.30pm today ( Monday the 2nd ) will be ROF the entire night.

Nominations are

14Q Mick Harders
16Q Mark George
18Q Nathan Mathers
19Q Darren Vine
22Q Scott Farmer
23Q Kristy Bonsey
25Q Anthony Chaffey
34Q Mitchell Rooke
40Q Dallas Sharp
44Q Corey Stothard
48Q Brad Young
61Q Scott Doyle
71Q Troy Ware
76Q Reid MacKay
78Q Rusty Whittaker
89Q Adam Wallis
91Q Robbie Stewart

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VINE , WALLIS AND HARDERS FILL THE PODIUM

Darren Vine started the 2017-18 season the way he began last season with a decisive victory in the opening round of the Polar Ice Midget Series at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday September 16.

Mark George (Flashlube Breka/Porsche) finished the qualifying heats at the top of the points table and was determined to make it difficult for Vine who started the 20-lap main beside him.  Due to a blustery wind, the track had been dry and slick most of the night.  However, when John Kelly reworked the top of the track at interval it allowed for two lane racing.  George won the run into the first corner with Vine (Spike/Esslinger) running high on the track.  Vine’s car was obviously set up to run with his right rear on the edge of the cushion and he surged into the lead during the third rotation.

George was soon under siege from Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade Spike/KRE Deppe) on the low side while Adam Wallis (Boss Chassis Aust Boss/Esslinger) also used the high line and quickly advanced from the third row and soon jumped ahead of Harders.  Scott Farmer (Spike/Esslinger) had started in the second row but lost three positions in the opening lap which meant he had to pass cars before he could threaten the leaders.

The yellow lights appeared during lap 11 when Rob Stewart (Jester Race Engines Spike/Brayton Ford) spun into the fence at the end of the back straight and was out with a damaged Jacob’s-Ladder and broken torsion bar stop.  The restart order had Adam Wallis still on a blinder of a charge now right on Vine’s rear push bar while Farmer had fought his way back to fourth behind Harders with George fifth.  Wallis tried to challenge for the lead but Vine had speed to burn and maintained command.  Farmer rounded up Harders during lap 15 only to spin a lap later and be tagged by Brad Young (Federal Tyres Spike/Gaerte).  Both could go again but from the rear with only a handful of laps left.

Darren Vine, the reigning QSRA Club Champion, was the deserving winner of the opening PIMS round with Adam Wallis putting in a super impressive drive in his first night in the seat of the Neilson Motorsport Boss finishing as runner up with Michael Harders beginning his campaign with a good performance.  During the off season, the Vine team procured the Esslinger engine used by Adam Clarke last season and it was obviously to Darren’s liking.  Scott Farmer was disappointed after the race but would learn from a mistake that is made even by more experienced drivers.

With a lower than expected car count for the opening night three qualifying heats were run with each driver having two outings.  Vine led the way from the front row in the opening heat with Scott Wilson (WLS Landscape Supplies Boss/Stanton SR 11) and Scott Farmer slicing and dicing through from the back of the field.  There was a minor interruption when young Compact convert Mitchell Rooke (Rod Singleton Racing Spike/Esslinger) had a spin but it made no difference to Vine who won from Mark George and Wilson.

Heat 2 was run after the first round of sprintcar heats and the track was now very slick.  It caught out Brad Young in the first lap when he spun and was collected by Robbie Stewart and Wilson who fell on to his side.  With all three cars out, it left just four to contest the event.  Farmer started up front and stayed there ahead of George and Harders. Kristy Bonsey (BC Motorsport Breka/Gaerte) was behind these three but it was clearly visible that her left rear tyre was deflating.  Bonsey battled on but with just one lap remaining the tyre blew and she rolled to a stop which brought on the yellow lights and consequently the race was declared.

The last heat also wasn’t without incident.  Adam Wallis used the open space he enjoyed starting from pole position to hit the front from the outset.  Brad Young was in trouble when he half spun entering turn 3 and then went the other way causing the car to roll over onto the top of the cage.  There was no serious damage and after being put back onto his wheels was ready to go again.   Adam Wallis secured his first win for his new team while Michael Harders kept ahead of Reid Mackay (Direct Plasterboard Outlet CP3/Hawk) to end up in second.

The season didn’t begin well for defending Polar Ice Champion Rusty Whittaker who suffered an oil pressure problem during Hot Laps and decided to park the car to not cause any further damage.  Adam Wallis didn’t make it past engine starts before he was in trouble.  A vehicle pushing another car cut across his bow and damaged the front end of the Boss chassis breaking a shock tower off the front left of the car.  It was fortunate that Brad Hilder (BHR Fabrications) was on hand to weld on a replacement piece and the car was soon repaired.  Young Mitchell Rooke enjoyed his first race meeting in a midget and will improve with each outing.

The next show for the QSRA speedcars is Round 2 of the Polar Ice Series at Archerfield on Saturday October 7.  It will be a big week-end of racing with the Bathurst 1000 the following day.  More drivers have already indicated their intention to be at the next show.  One driver could be the recipient of $ 500 in Bob Baker’s random draw which should be a major incentive for all teams.

Heat 1

1          Darren Vine                 2          Mark George                          3          Scott Wilson

Heat 2

1          Scott Farmer               2          Mark George                          3          Michael Harders

Heat 3

1          Adam Wallis                2          Michael Harders                     3          Reid Mackay

Feature

1          Darren Vine                 2          Adam Wallis                            3          Michael Harders

4          Mark George              5          Scott Wilson                            6          Reid Mackay

7          Brad Young                 8          Mitchell Rooke                        9          Scott Farmer

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POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES KICKS OFF FOR 17/18

Polar Ice Midget Series 2017/18 is about to kick off this weekend at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway

There are a few returning faces along with a couple of new

Current Polar Ice Champion Rusty Whittaker is back in the 78Q King along with Darren Vine, Reid MacKay, Scott Farmer and Mark George.

Adam Wallis steps into the Neilson Motorsport Boss Esslinger 89Q and Fellow BOSS driver Scott Wilson rolls out his 42Q Stanton SR11.

Polar Ice Midget Series heats up this Saturday night!!

See you all there!

6Q Darren Vine

14Q Michael Harders

16Q Mark George

18Q Nathan Mathers

22Q Scott Farmer

23Q Kristy Bonesy

34Q Mitchell Rooke

40Q Dallas Sharp

42Q Scott Wilson

48Q Brad Young

76Q Reid Mackay

78Q Rusty Whittaker

89Q Adam Wallis

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SHOW AND SHINE THIS SUNDAY

Don’t forget racers the 2017 QSRA Show and Shine Inspection Day is Sunday the 10th of September kick off at 9 and ends 3pm sharp.

Held again at Flashlube 188 Kerry Road Archerfield, club membership forms will be available to complete and also car rego forms for Speedcars Australia are now ready to fill out.

There have been a few licences arrived these will be there to collect on the day if you have renewed yours recently it may pay to express post them now so they are ready to collect on the 10th.

Also all quad/mule riders you need to hold an insurance card as of this season so if you haven’t sorted this you are running out of time and it won’t be a fun opening night pushing your driver around the pits by hand SO get cracking !!

Anyone running the second practice at Archerfield this weekend make sure you have paid all your fees and had the car and safety gear inspected BEFORE you hit the dirt otherwise we will catch everyone at the Show and Shine 

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17/18 PROPOSED DATES AND CLUB INFO

Just a reminder to anyone wishing to renew their club memberships for the 2017/18 season they are due now with the season approching very quickly the date and venue for the show and shine is still to be set however will be advertised as soon as we can confirm.

Anyone wishing to pay the club fee via direct deposit and fill the membership form out at the show day you can use

BoQ
BSB 124057
ACCOUNT 22219841
** Please use your surname ONLY as the reference **

The clubs email is still queenslandspeedcarracing@gmail.com
and forms can also be emailed to you from this address , filled out , scanned and returned

Full Membership ( Drivers , Car owners and full voting rights ) is now $100.00

Associate Membership ( quad riders for Insurance cards and non voting ) $25.00

The Speedcars Australia AGM is very soon also and the car rego fee will be confirmed then also along with the release of the 17/18 renewal forms

Proposed dates so far

2nd September Practice BIS
9th September Practice BIS
16th September Polar Ice R1
7th October Polar Ice R2
28th October Polar Ice R3
11th November Polar Ice R4
25th November Polar Ice R5
3rd January Polar Ice R6
19th January World Midget Title
20th January World Midget Title
9th February Aust Speedcar Title SA
10th February Aust Speedcar Title SA
24th February Polar Ice R7
10th March Polar Ice R8
24th March Polar Ice R9
31st March Qld Title Maryborough
1st April Qld Title Maryborough
5th May BIS 50 Lapper
26th May Polar Ice FInale

** Danny Davidson Memorial and possiable SSS date/s to be added

The AGM was also held recently, the only change is Rodney Harders is replaced by David Williams on the committee otherwise all remains the same with the Executive and other committee members.

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***LOCK THE DATE IN !!***

This years annual awards banquet will be held at the Tavernetta Function Centre 144 Dorville Rd, Carseldine 4034.

Tickets must be pre paid (no door sales) We need to confirm meal numbers 10 days prior to the night so please contact Lance Towns on 0419 745503 to secure your spot.

Legendry MC Wade Aunger will be in the house !!

Tables seat 10 per person.

Direct deposits can be made via
BOQ BSB :124057
ACCOUNT : 22219841

To save any embarrassment at the door PLEASE put your surname as the reference.

Tickets are $75 per person includes a full meal

Raffles ,Live band,Wade Aunger,New Champions !!

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GWILLIAM WINS SEASON FINALE

New Zealander Chris Gilliam charged to the front on the green light and in a dominant performance led all 20 laps of the Polar Ice Midget Series Grand Final at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday May 27 to close out the season.  In a non-stop event Gwilliam proceeded to lower Matt Smith’s 20 lap record by over four seconds to 4:41.903.

The race was also the Jim Holden Classic held in memory of Queensland’s last National Champion Jim Holden who passed away in July 2016 after a battle with cancer.  Holden was the consummate professional who won the Australian, Victorian and Queensland Championships in 1985.

The 2016-17 Polar Ice Series was decided on the night with Rusty Whittaker coming into the last round marginally ahead of Troy Ware and Brock Dean.  However, Whittaker struck trouble in his first heat.  Despite winning the race he finished with oil all over the engine bay.  An oil hose fitting had split pumping oil out of the engine.  The hose was replaced but the team’s fears were confirmed when the engine was refired and the oil pressure was too low to risk further damage.  All was not lost as Brad Harrison generously offered his King/Mopar to Whittaker for the feature race and as Whittaker had previously driven the car he quickly accepted the offer.  It meant starting from the rear of the field but it was challenge that unfazed the talented former Queensland Champion

New South Wales visitor Dan Biner (Syndicate Racing Spike/Esslinger) failed to take the green in the main when his Esslinger engine wouldn’t start which was a pity as the team had put together another car especially for this meeting after Biner suffered a big roll-over at Archerfield on 50 lapper night.

The front row pair of Gwilliam (Boss Chassis Australia Boss/Esslinger) and Darren Vine (Mike Vine Turbos Spike/Esslinger) sped away from the field at the start as Scott Farmer (TFH Spike/Esslinger) settled into third ahead of Troy Ware, Scott Doyle and Brock Dean. Whittaker wasted no time in advancing forward by passing a couple of cars in the opening lap from position 16.

Gwilliam opened a good break on Vine with a similar margin back to Farmer who was now under siege from Ware (Troy Ware Constructions Spike/Mopar). Whittaker was up to 11th by the end of the third rotation and still moving forward as he went to ninth a couple of laps later.  When the race entered the second half the order was Gwilliam ahead of Vine, Farmer, Ware Scott Doyle (Boss Hogg’s Steakhouse Beast/Gaerte) while Rob Stewart and Brock Dean battled for fifth spot.  Mark George suffered a blown radiator hose a couple of laps further on and rolled around the high side of the track before he could move safely to the infield.  It proved fortuitous for Gwilliam that the yellow lights didn’t appear.

Doyle dropped back with rear brake issues towards the end with Chris Gwilliam finishing the season in the best possible way with a convincing win and a new race record. Vine was second while Ware rounded up Farmer on lap 18 for third with Dean completing the top five.  Whittaker did very well to finish 7th and most probably secured enough points to win the Polar Ice Series.  Sixteen cars finished the race which was a great way to finish what has been a tremendous season for the QSRA.

Twenty cars showed for the last night of the season including new drivers Glenn Wright and Nathan Mathers. Wright, from the Wingless Sprintcar ranks, drove the Breka/Esslinger normally handled by Brendan Palmer while Mathers had progressed from the Compacts after buying a Spike/Gaerte Ford from Western Australia.  Both drove consistent laps all night and were enthusiastic about more midget racing next season.

Scott Farmer continued his impressive form with the quickest lap in timed Hot Laps with a 13.642 ahead of Troy Ware (13.735) and Darren Vine (13.803). Reid Mackay and Charlie Brown had minor problems and failed to gain a time which put them to the back of the grid for their heat races.

Rodney Harders (Eagle/Inglis Eagle) led the way in the opening heat until Rusty Whittaker (Ti Bolts & Race Partz King/Esslinger surged past during the second last lap. Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade Spike/KRE Eagle) was the early leader in the second heat and opened a big lead until a coming together in the main straight at the half way point resulted in Troy Ware going wheels up while Mark George (Flashlube Breka/Porsche) was also out with a damaged wheel.  With the field closed-up for the restart Gwilliam was able to get past Harders for the win.

In the second round of heats Brad Harrison (King/Mopar) raced into the lead of heat 3 and opened a sizeable lead. Unfortunately, during lap 5 Rodney Harders caught a rut and rolled coming into the main straight.  Harrison continued-on after the restart to score his maiden midget win ahead of Sydney driver Jamie Hall (Syndicate Racing Boss/Esslinger) and Gwilliam.  Ware came back with a vengeance in the last qualifier to win by a wide margin in the fastest heat time of the night.

After being involved in nineteen nights of racing the Queensland Speedcar Racing Assn’s 2016-17 season has now concluded. The points are still to be finalised but it appears that Rusty Whittaker will be the Polar Ice champion while Darren Vine will be Club Champion.  All will be revealed at the trophy presentation night to be held on Saturday July 1 at the impressive Tavernetta Function Centre at 144 Dorville Road Carseldine.  Everyone is welcome and ticket information will be available on the web site shortly.

Special thanks to our major sponsors Jack Berry (Polar Ice) and Lance Towns (I Custom Colour Phone Repairs). Promoters John and Kathy Kelly (Archerfield), Ben Bishop (Toowoomba) and David Lander (Lismore) who supported the section with major meetings to showcase our wheel to wheel action.  The many interstate visiting drivers who travelled to Queensland and added plenty of spice to the racing.  Last, but certainly not least, all the local drivers and crew members, including Chris Gwilliam who flew from Auckland for each show, who worked very hard to supply us all with some great racing.  Enjoy your time off and prepare well for the 2017-18 season which promises to be another blockbuster with twelve shows already pencilled in for Archerfield.

Timed Hot Laps

Scott Farmer             13.642

Troy Ware                  13.735

Darren Vine              13.803

Heat 1

1          Rusty Whittaker        2          Rodney Harders                   3          Brock Dean

Heat 2

1          Chris Gwilliam          2          Michael Harders                   3          Scott Doyle

Heat 3

1          Brad Harrison           2          Jamie Hall (NSW)                3          Chris Gilliam

Heat 4

1          Troy Ware                  2          Mark George                         3          Darren Vine

Feature

1          Chris Gwilliam (NZ) 2          Darren Vine                          3          Troy Ware

4          Scott Farmer             5          Brock Dean                           6          Rob Stewart

7          Rusty Whittaker        8          Michael Harders                   9          Glenn Wright

10        Scott Doyle                11        Reid Mackay                         12        Jamie Hall (NSW)

13        Charlie Brown          14        Rodney Harders                   15        Corey Stothard

16        Tony Eickenloff

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DARREN VINE VICTOR IN BRISBANE 50 LAPPER

Multi-times Australian Compact Champion Darren Vine became the first local driver to win the Brisbane 50 lapper when he led home fellow Queenslanders Brock Dean and Rusty Whittaker at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday May 13.

At 3:00 pm the meeting was in doubt after a heavy shower hit the area but once the rain passed the meeting progressed on a very hooky track.

Rusty Whittaker (Ti Bolts & Pace Partz King/Esslinger) was top qualifier from the heats and drew ‘10’ in the marble draw which meant he would start mid pack. He nominated 16-year-old Kaidon Brown (NSW) to start beside him while Nathan Smee (NSW) and Brendan Palmer would be the row in front of them.

Young guns Scott Farmer and Reid Mackay had the responsibility of leading the field to the start.

From the outset, Farmer (Spike/Esslinger) sped into the lead with Darren Vine (Mike Vine Turbos Spike/Esslinger) and Scott Doyle (Boss Hogg’s Steakhouse Beast/Gaerte) advancing quickly from the second row ahead of Mackay (Direct Plasterboard Outlet CP3/Gaerte).

Farmer kept collecting a $100 bonus for each lap that he led with Vine a couple of car lengths back.

Farmer was soon into lapped traffic with the Speedcar rookie able to maintain his advantage over Vine while further back Doyle, Dean, Smee, Brown and Whittaker were dicing in close company.

A major upset was looking on the cards as the laps ticked away with Farmer comfortably holding onto the lead however, as it is in racing, things quickly change and when Farmer had a minor touch with a lapped car it was enough to cause him to spin to a stop.

With 24 laps, still to go the field was lined up nose to tail with Vine now head of line in front of Dean (ACERS Engine Reconditioners Breka/Hawk), Mackay, Smee (Illuminated Industries Spike/Inglis Chev), Brown (TFH Aggressor/Hawk) and Whittaker (Ti Bolts & Pace Partz King/Esslinger).

Both Chris Gwilliam (Boss Chassis Australia Boss/Esslinger) and Brendan Palmer (EastLink Air Breka/Esslinger) soon departed the race with deflating tyres by lap 30 things had changed with Whittaker getting ahead of Smee and Brown and then that trio jumped around Mackay.

Dean was trying his best to get to Vine while Whittaker kept closing on Dean as the laps began to run out with a spun car slowing proceedings with 2 laps left but Vine was undaunted and drove a faultless race to collect the win ahead of Brock Dean and Rusty Whittaker.

The Brisbane 50 lapper has been run nine times and it is the first occasion that a home driver had won the event and the first time it had been a Queensland 1,2,3 result.

Three-time winner Nathan Smee was fourth ahead of young Kaidon Brown while Farmer charged back through the field to be sixth.

The Draw and Invert heats were run on a very fast track with Rusty Whittaker and Scott Doyle wining in the opening round in almost identical times just over one second outside the race record.

With so much grip available many of the cars were doing wheel-stands and this would bring about Sydney driver Dan Biner’s downfall in heat 3.

His car stood up on its back wheels as he crossed the finish line at the end of the first lap and when the car settled his front wheel contacted with Reid Mackay’s rear wheel sending Biner’s car (Syndicate Racing Boss/Esslinger) high in the air and several heavy rolls. Biner was sore from the heavy impact but walked back to the pits unassisted.

On the restart, Rodney Harders (Tamex Transport Eagle/Inglis Eagle) led the way until Farmer swept past on lap 7 and then Darren Vine came from row 4 to grab second near the end.

Troy Ware, driving Geoff Harper’s Aggressor/Stanton SR 11, took out the last heat in the fastest time of the night 2:17.293 just over half a second outside Michael Pickens’ 10 lap record of 2:16.720.

Last year’s winner Hayden Williams (NZ) was a late withdrawal due to work commitments with car owner Jason Bell jumping behind the wheel. Mark George took over of the 21Q Stealth/Porsche after regular driver Mitch Haynes called in sick.

Congratulations to Darren Vine and his team on a great win. Their prize-money and lap bonus money amounted to a substantial amount. Commiserations to Scott Farmer who will learn from the experience as he heads off to America on Wednesday for a drive in a 360 Wingless Sprintcar in California next week-end.

It’s a quick trip and he will be back in Brisbane in time for our next and last show of the season on May 27 for the final round of the 2016-17 Polar Ice Series. Rusty Whittaker currently heads the points just in front of Brock Dean and Troy Ware so the last night is vital to all three to decide the outcome.

Syndicate Racing, Jamie Hall and Dan Biner, from Sydney have been frequent visitors to Brisbane and other interstate tracks during the current season are extending their travels to overseas they have arranged a car to contest the USAC Midget Week and will take turns behind the wheel. It’s a pleasure trip with some racing thrown in. We wish them a safe and enjoyable time in the land of Stars and Stripes.

Young Kaidon Brown (NSW) continues to impress and for someone so young shows a lot of maturity in his driving.

He is cool as a cucumber before a race and doesn’t appear to suffer from nerves. He leaves that to his father, Mark Brown, who is obviously aware of the dangers of the sport and is very nervous before his son buckles in for a race. It is very important that young drivers such as Kaidon Brown are encouraged to continue in Speedcar racing as they are the future of the sport.

Heat 1
1 Rusty Whittaker 2 Nathan Smee (NSW) 3 Kaidon Brown (NSW)
Heat 2
1 Scott Doyle 2 Darren Vine 3 Brock Dean
Heat 3
1 Scott Farmer 2 Darren Vine 3 Rusty Whittaker
Heat 4
1 Troy Ware 2 Brock Dean 3 Kaidon Brown (NSW)

50 Lapper

1 Darren Vine 2 Brock Dean 3 Rusty Whittaker
4 Nathan Smee (NSW) 5 Kaidon Brown (NSW) 6 Scott Farmer 7 Troy Ware 8 Reid Mackay 9 Rodney Harders
10 Scott Doyle 11Jason Bell 12 Mark George

1 American Tire and Racing Services

2 Ti Bolts and Race Partz

3 Nexgen Transport

4 Nexgen Transport

5 Tamex Transport

6 In Memory of Shane Sollitt

7 Shock Absorber Therapy

8 Mudd Mafia

9 DTR Mechanical

10 BOSS Hoggs Steakhouse

11 Rondalee Metal Fabrications

12 JG Aircon and Electrical

13 Torque Wear Australia

14 BOSS Chassis Australia

15 Sunshine Coast Reinforcing

16 Inglis Race Engines

17 James Hardie Australia

18 DSI Road Profiling

19 Mike Vine Turbos

20 Western Landscape Supplies

21 Kelly’s Winfield Team Racing

22 Inksane Tattoos

23 J & B Pest Control

24 Federal Tires

25 Ridgetrans Sand and Gravel

26 Syndicate Communications NSW

27 Rondalee Metal Fabrications

28 BHR Fabrications

29 Polar Ice

30 Bob Baker

31 TFH Temporary Fence Hire

32 Singleton Racing #3

33 I Custom Colours

34 Highline Fabrication

35 Craig Thompson Machining

36 DSI Road Profiling

37 Mobile Injector Services

38 Nu Pave

39 Bryan Clauson Celebration of Life

40 Ash Media Speedway Footage

41 Eastlink Air

42 Sprint Shack

43 Queensland Speedcar Racing Association

44 Speedcar Super Series

45 In appreciation of Barry Lane

46 Quillerat Racing Team #46

47 Priddey Trucking Company

48 Federal Tires

49 Pimpama Landscape Supplies

50 Sidtech

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BRISBANE BIG 50 UPDATE ! SOLD OUT

After a mega 3 days Sid Whittaker and John Dean have sold the entire #brisbanebig50 lapper sponsorship laps !!

 Huge thanks to all who have jumped on board and paying so promptly for the event scheduled for tomorrow night at Archerfield.
Listed below are the very generous fans who are riding along from lap 1 through to 50 tomorrow night
Thanks again and see you all tomorrow night
1 American Tire and Racing Services
2 Ti Bolts and Race Partz
3 Nexgen Transport
4 Nexgen Transport
5 Tamex Transport
6 In Memory of Shane Sollitt
7 Shock Absorber Therapy
8 Mudd Mafia
9 DTR Mechanical
10 BOSS Hoggs Steakhouse
11 Rondalee Metal Fabrications
12 JG Aircon and Electrical
13 Torque Wear Australia
14 BOSS Chassis Australia
15 Sunshine Coast Reinforcing
16 Inglis Race Engines
17 James Hardie Australia
18 DSI Road Profiling
19 Mike Vine Turbos
20 Western Landscape Supplies
21 Kelly’s Winfield Team Racing
22 Inksane Tattoos
23 J & B Pest Control
24 Federal Tires
25 Ridgetrans Sand and Gravel
26 Syndicate Communications NSW
27 Rondalee Metal Fabrications
28 BHR Fabrications
29 Polar Ice
30 Bob Baker
31 TFH Temporary Fence Hire
32 Singleton Racing #3
33 I Custom Colours
34 Highline Fabrication
35 Craig Thompson Machining
36 DSI Road Profiling
37 Mobile Injector Services
38 Nu Pave
39 Bryan Clauson Celebration of Life
40 Ash Media Speedway Footage
41 Eastlink Air
42 Spint Shack
43 Queensland Speedcar Racing Association
44 Speedcar Super Series
45 In appreciation of Barry Lane
46 Quillerat Racing Team #46
47 Priddey Trucking Company
48 Federal Tires
49 Pimpama Landscape Supplies
50 Sidtech
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