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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 !

QSRA Club Membership forms are available to be emailed out with bank details for the fee transfer simply email Dwayne @ queenslandspeedcarracing@hotmail.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

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NIGHT OF STARS SET SHINE !!

 With commitment's remaining in America Aaron Drever will be unable to attend the 2015 QSRA Annual Awards Banquet "Night of Stars" however "Mr Speedway" himself Wade Aunger will be in the house this coming Saturday the 20th to be your host with the most !!

Wade is set to blow the roof off the joint and the opportunity for you to attend is still open however the doors are closing (By Wednesday the 17th at the latest !) We need to know ASAP for catering and to secure your spot so don't delay contact either Mick or Angie on 0411 209030 or 0412 598244



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2014/15 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET


The stage is set for an absolute thriller and that's not including the Polar ice Grand Finale this weekend !!

The 2014/15 QSRA Awards Banquet is locked down for Saturday the 20th of June and with Western Springs Speedway "The Voice" heading back to run the show anything is possible

Aaron Drever will be hot of a trip from Midget week just in time to entertain all for the evening again....Pre purchased tickets are a MUST as there will be no door sales and all tickets are to be paid before the event for catering purposes.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting either Mick or Angie Harders on 0411 209030 for Mick or 0412 598244 for Angie.

Tickets for the event are $60 per person

Last year was a bumper event with 165 guests present and with the night returning to the Acacia Ridge Hotel there is capacity to fit more so don't delay and book your table today !




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POLAR ICE THREE PEAT TO KENDALL
 

After coming into the final round of the 2014-15 Polar Ice Midget Series sitting second in points Michael Kendall (American Tire & Racing Services Aggressor/Esslinger) won the A Main of the final round at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on May 30 to claim his third consecutive series win.  The very determined Kiwi won both of his qualifying heats and started the feature from pole and went on to drive to an emphatic victory.
 
The series was up for grabs coming into the last meeting of the season with Michal Harders (Auto Upgrade Spike/Eagle) holding a narrow point’s lead over Kendall and Troy Ware.  Ware (Ware Constructions Spike/Mopar) shared the front row of the main with Kendall who took control from the outset.  Ware then had to contend with Darren Vine (Mike Vine Turbos XXX/Turbo Esslinger) who was also in with a chance to gain a top five in the PIMS.  They exchanged places a number of times while further back Mitch Haines (Foreman Bros Stealth/Porsche) moved quickly from position 10 to fourth.  Michael Harders, Brad Young, Scott Wilson and Mark George were tightly bunched in the next group with them running two wide for many laps.  Brad Young went around in turn 3 with 6 laps left bringing the field together for the run to the finish. 
 
Kendall again pulled away to a handsome lead with Vine getting the better of Ware with Wilson, in Anthony Chaffey’s WLS Landscape Supplies Razor/Ford, George and Michael Harders rounding out the top 6 of the thirteen finishers.  When the points were calculated Kendall was again Polar Ice Series champion ahead of Michael Harders with just 4 points back to Ware in third.
 
The night began with a heavy track for Hot Laps with Troy Ware running the fastest lap with a time of 13.736 followed by Kendall (13.763) and Lance Towns (Ed’s PCs Breka/Gaerte) (14.095).
 
The first heat only made it to turn 2 when Darren Vine was tagged and stopped against the wall.  Kendall scored the win ahead of a fast finishing Vine and Sydney’s Aidan Corish (IGA Liquor Spike/Esslinger).  Brad Young (Federal Tyres XXX/Gaerte) headed the field in heat 2 and despite repeated attempts from Michael Harders held on for the win while Ware overcame an early spin to get back to third.
 
Kendall won again from Vine in the third qualifier with Rodney Harders (Eagle/Eagle) getting past Mitch Haines for third exiting the last corner.  The last heat race of the season was won by Brad Young to give him two for the night with Ware getting past Michael Harders late in the race for the runner-up position.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Michael Kendall  (NZ)                     2              Darren Vine                        3              Aidan Corish (NSW)
 
Heat 2
 
1              Brad Young                         2              Michael Harders               3              Troy Ware
 
Heat 3
 
1              Michael Kendall  (NZ)     2              Darren Vine                        3              Rodney Harders
Heat 4
 
1              Brad Young                         2              Troy Ware                           3              Michael Harders
A Main
 
1              Michael Kendall  (NZ)     2              Darren Vine                        3              Troy Ware
 
4              Scott Wilson                       5              Mark George                     6              Michael Harders
 
7              Rodney Harders                               8              Mitch Haines                      9              Brad Young
 
10           Reid Mackay                      11           Matt Hefford                     12           Aidan Corish  (NSW)
 
13           Chris Singleton
 
Once again the Polar Ice Series provided some great racing with the final results decided on the last night.  A big vote of thanks must be given to Jack Barry of Polar Ice who continues to financially support this great series.  Also appreciation to Archerfield promoters John and Kathy Kelly who have shown great faith in midget racing by supporting the PIMS as well as programming numerous rounds of the Midget Super Series.  They have also worked tirelessly with Lismore promoter Dave Lander to run the very successful rounds of the World Midget Championship that have seen the best in the World racing in our own back-yard.
 
The last meeting of the season was also the last for long serving official Alex Allan.  After more than 50 years of dedicated service Alex has decided to hang up his pit black board and spend more time with his family.  We sincerely thank him for his hard work over such a long period of time and wish him well for the future.
 
The QSRA Trophy Presentation Night is being held at the Acacia Ridge Hotel/Motel on Saturday June 20.  It is the same venue as last year which was a great night.  It will be hosted by Aaron Drever, New Zealand midget commentator, who did a very professional job in 2014.  Tickets are $60 a head and further information is available on the web site.  Join in the festivities and meet the drivers who made it happen in 2014/15.
 
The 2015/16 season is already shaping up to be even bigger with many teams updating equipment, some new drivers joining the section and a couple of older ones returning.  Add to this the new drivers who have begun their careers in 2014/15: Jack Bell, Mitch Haines, Reid Mackay, Craig Smith and Corey Stothard who have learnt from the experience and will be more competitive in the future.
 
It’s only about 120 sleeps and we start the engines up again. 119, 118, 117……can hardly wait!




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SHOCK ABSORBER THERAPY LUCKY 7TH PLACE

Michael Harders joined the list in the Shock Absorber Therapy "Lucky 7th" place at the locally based Midget Series recently earning himself an extra $50 in prizemoney and also a $50 voucher for shock repairs and or servicing with one more round to go who's your pick for the "Lucky 7th" spot this weekend ?

Chris Singleton from R1
Brock Dean from R2
Mark George from R3...
Matt Greenwood from R4
Anthony Chaffey from R5
Scott Wilson from R6
Brock Dean from R7
Michael Harders from R8



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POLAR ICE R9 GRAND FINALE


This weekend race fans ensure you are track side at Archerfield Speedway for the Grand Finale tor the 2014/15 season which is also Polar Ice Midget Series R9 !!

Another stellar field of drivers have nominated for the show including the likes of NSW's "Parramatta Posse" Aiden Corish and Jordan MacKay

Michael Harders leads the charge in the 14Q for the QLDérs with Ware,Palmer,Vine George and the last round winner Kendall in tow....Can Harders go on to win his maiden Polar Ice Title ? Will Darren Vine take feature win number 3 in the MVT 19Q ? Where will Kendall and Ware end up ? So many questions and by 10.30 Saturday the 30th of May all will be revealed!

Polar Ice Midget Series , wheel to wheel action action at its very best!

Q7 Anthony Chaffey
Q14 Michael Harders
N15 Craig Smith
Q16 Mark George
Q18 Matt Hefford
Q19 Darren Vine
Q20 Mitch Haines
Q26 Chris Singleton
Q33 Lance Towns
Q41 Brendan Palmer
Q42 Scott Wilson
Q44 Corey Stothard
Q65 Brad Young
N65 Jordan Mackay
Q71 Troy Ware
Q76 Reid Mackay
Q82 Jack Bell
N87 Aiden Corish
Q89 Michael Kendall
WA97 Nicholas Rowe




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KENDALL BACK ON THE WINNERS LIST


Defending Polar Ice Series champion Michael Kendall began his 2014-15 season with two consecutive feature wins and then won again in early January but since then has struggled to find his way to the podium. However a champion never gives up and after overcoming some brake issues Kendall won his fourth feature of the season at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday May 23.

Kendall and Brendan Palmer shared the front row of the feature after the ‘draw and invert’ qualifying heats with Palmer (Breka/Esslinger) leading the first three rotations. From that point Kendall (Race Safety Equipment Aggressor/Esslinger) took over the ascendency and went on to claim the win. Behind him Mark George (Flashlube Breka/Porsche) managed to wrestle second from Palmer for a couple of laps only for him to gain the place back. Then Brett Thomas (Illuminated Industries Spike/Esslinger) came forward from position 5 to take over third and hold it to the end. Troy Ware (Ware Constructions Spike/Mopar) did well to improve his position from 7 to fourth giving him some valuable points. Ware’s night hadn’t started well after hitting the fence and rolling during Hot Laps.

Other drivers worthy of mention were Mitch Haines, Craig Smith and young Jack Bell. Both Haines and Smith come from Lismore but their racing backgrounds are different with Haines coming from Wingless Sprints and Smith from Litres. Haines has only had a couple of outings in the Foreman Brothers Stealth/Porsche and has impressed with each drive. Last night he was challenging for 7th late in the race only for a problem to force his withdrawal. Smith has purchased a Mopar powered car from Sydney and finished the feature in 10th and next season will base his racing in Brisbane. If enthusiasm counts for anything Jack Bell will be a driver of the future. The teenager has only done a handful of shows in the family Breka/Mopar and is learning quickly about technique, reading the track and set-ups.

Darren Vine finished ahead of some very fast operators to win first heat that went non-stop. Scott Wilson’s (WLS Landscape Supplies Razor/Esslinger) night turned sour in the second encounter when he jumped one of Corey Stothard’s wheels and rode out a big roll-over during lap 3. Porsche driver Mark George went on to claim the win.

Heat 3 saw a great contest between Michael Kendall and Brett Thomas. Kendall won the start from the front row but had to withstand a lot of pressure from Thomas who threw everything at him but the Kiwi was up to the task. Brendan Palmer won the last qualifier ahead of Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade Spike/Eagle) and the ever improving Reid Mackay.

Next Saturday night is the GRAND FINAL of the Polar Ice Midget Series with the top three positions still to be determined in the closest finish to the series in years. Three drivers Michael Harders, Michael Kendall and Troy Ware are capable of taking out the series while Scott Wilson, Matt Hefford and Brad Young join them as possibilities for a top three finish.

Saturday night May 30 is a must see meeting at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway and will bring down the curtain on another very successful season of midget racing.

Heat 1

1 Darren Vine 2 Michael Kendall (NZ) 3 Brett Thomas

Heat 2
1 Mark George 2 Brendan Palmer 3 Micheal Wilson

Heat 3

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Brett Thomas 3 Troy Ware

Heat 4

1 Brendan Palmer 2 Michael Harders 3 Reid Mackay

Feature

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Brendan Palmer 3 Brett Thomas

4 Troy Ware 5 Darren Vine 6 Mark George 7 Michael Harders

8 Lance Towns 9 Reid Mackay 10 Craig Smith 11 Brad Young 12 Scott Wilson

13 Jack Bell 



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THE VOICE OF WESTERN SPRINGS RETURNS FOR THE ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET


Western Springs Speedway "The Voice" Aaron Drever is returning for the 2014/15 QSRA Annual Awards Banquet June the 20th !!

Standby for ticket costs however we can confirm the venue is also returning to the Acacia Ridge Hotel :)

2014/15 Annual Awards is set to rock ya socks off !!




POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES R8

Following the incredible spectacle that was the 50-lap event staged two weekends ago, the Midgets now refocus their energies to the battle for the Polar Ice Midget Series Qld Track Championship with 17 drivers nominated for the penultimate round of racing.

Michael Harders in the #14 Auto Upgrade Spike Chassis KRE Race Engines midget currently sits atop the points table and whilst he has the championship almost within his grasp, he knows that he cannot afford to take anything... for granted when the likes of defending track champion Michael Kendall, Brendan Palmer, Darren Vine, Troy Ware and former Queensland champion Mark George are amongst those chasing victory on Saturday night.

It has been a challenging season for Kendall but his superb drive in the 50-lapper suggests that both he and his #89 Race Safety Equipment Aggressor/Esslinger are back to their very best form, setting the scene for a thrilling conclusion to the series over the next two weekends. Can Harders keep Kendall at bay? Be at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night to find out.

Spectator gates will open at 4:00pm and there will be early racing on track from 4:45pm. The main program, featuring the QA Developments Super Sedan Series, the Polar Ice Midget Series and the Modified Sedan Cannonball Cup, will get underway from 5:30pm.

Nominations are

Q5 Rodney Harders
Q14 Michael Harders
N15 Craig Smith
Q16 Mark George
Q18 Matt Hefford
Q19 Darren Vine
Q20 Mitch Haines
Q26 Chris Singleton
Q28 Michael Wilson
Q33 Lance Towns
Q41 Brendan Palmer
Q42 Scott Wilson
Q44 Corey Stothard
Q65 Brad Young
Q71 Troy Ware
Q76 Reid Mackay
Q89 Michael Kendall


CHAMPION CLARKE CAPTURES SECOND BRISBANE 50 LAPPER

Australian Champion Adam Clarke (NSW) overcame a couple of problems to win another Brisbane 50 lapper to add to his 2013 victory when he took out the annual event at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on May 9. He grabbed the majority of the prize-money by collecting the first place purse for the American Tire & Racing Services event and a considerable amount of the bonus lap money after taking over the lead on lap 20.

Michael Kendall (Race Safety Equipment Aggressor/Esslinger) was top point man with fifth quickest lap time and two heat wins and drew the marble to invert the top eight point scorers for the starting grid. He nominated Clarke to start beside him with Nathan Smee and Kaiden Manders (WA) to start the row in front of them. Rusty Whittaker and Matt Greenwood made up the second row with pole man to be 16 year old Nicholas Rowe (WA) who was joined by Brett Thomas to make up the front row.

Brett Thomas (Illuminated Industries Spike/Hawk) led the opening laps until first Whittaker (Ti Bolts & Race Parts King/Esslinger) and then Greenwood took over the point while Rowe dropped back quite a few spots. Whittaker momentarily took back the lead only to see Greenwood go by again. The first yellow appeared on lap 10 for a spun car and at that stage Smee had moved to second and was showing plenty of speed. Behind the front trio Clarke, Kendall, Rowe, Manders and Palmer were engaged in their own battle with Clarke continuing to move forward. A lap into the restart Palmer and Manders came together in turn 3 with the right side of Palmers car ending on top of the left side crash bar of the Keith McAllan MAC/Deppe. The Manders car suffered damaged exhaust pipes, a broken torsion bar arm and a pushed in tail tank bringing his impressive run to an end.

When the green light came on again Greenwood (Parts Plus South Pacific Spike/Esslinger) held point as Whittaker dropped back a couple of spots and Clarke moved in behind second placed Smee. Smee knew he was there and very quickly rounded up Greenwood with a sweeping outside pass with Clarke following soon after. It was now shaping into a great battle between Smee and Clarke as Kendall also gained on Greenwood. Approaching lap 20 Smee pulled the Impact Safety Spike/Esslinger to the infield. Something had broken inside the quick-change that meant the car wouldn’t stay in gear. It was a bitter blow for the multi-times winner of both the Brisbane and Sydney 50 lappers.

Clarke now held a handy lead of Kendall, Greenwood, Whittaker, Rowe, Chaffey, Mark George and Thomas. There were a couple of caution periods for spun cars but on each restart the front three maintained their positions. Behind them Anthony Chaffey was trying everything to get past Rowe who had worked his way back to fourth. Whittaker’s good run came to an end with 12 laps left due to a faulty battery. Two laps later Thomas and Palmer got together in turn 1 with the former falling over and bringing his race to an end while Palmer didn’t stop and kept his position. What Palmer didn’t know at the time was that his left front tyre had sustained a hit and was slowly deflating. With 10 laps to go Clarke headed Kendall, Greenwood, Chaffey, Rowe, George, Palmer, Michael Harders and five others.

With a handful of laps left Palmer’s tyre blew and he spun entering the main straight. Scott Wilson had nowhere to go and after hitting the stranded car his unit lifted high in the air and came down on top of the front of Paul Murphy’s car. All three were out. The race went to the end without any further incident with Rowe re-claiming fourth behind the top three, Clarke, Kendall and Greenwood. It was an eventful race with plenty of action and congratulations to Adam Clarke and the whole Jack Berry/Polar Ice Racing Team.

However things could have been very different for Clarke and ended in a catastrophe. The last heat race had a very tightly bunched field as they headed down the back straight the first time. Clarke’ car climbed a wheel of the car in front and with the front of the car well off the ground was going directly towards the concrete wall. His used his vast experience to somehow get the car back on all four and instead of heavy impact the front end damage was relatively minor. His race was done but Australia 1 would be fixed for the main event.

Clarke (13.258) had set the quickest time in timed hot laps with Kaiden Manders (13.422) and Matt Greenwood (13.610) the next best.

Nick Rowe led from the green to the chequered in the opening heat with Whittaker (position 6) and Smee (position 5) finishing behind him. Clarke’s car appeared to be running on three cylinders before the start of the second heat but still managed to come from position 8 to finish second behind Michael Kendall (position 6) with Victorian Harley Bishop third.

Nick Rowe looked set to win again in heat three until his teenage rivals Whittaker and Manders managed to get past in the last lap. The eventful last heat had more drama after the Clarke incident when Bishop (Aggressor/Mopar) spun in turn 1 on the second lap and then rolled. The car wasn’t damaged badly but suffered a problem that saw him miss the feature. Kendall scored another impressive win this time ahead of Smee and Palmer.

Special thanks must go to promoters John and Kathy Kelly who run this successful event each year and to Mark Cooper of American Tyre & Racing Services who has been the naming rights sponsor for many years. Also the many companies and individuals who put up a $100 per lap to add to the prize pool. It was a great night of racing entertainment. Special mention must go to the young guns Rusty Whittaker, Nick Rowe and Kaiden Manders who continue to impress with their on track performances. One driver who went unnoticed was Mitchell Haynes. In only his second night in a midget the young man kept the Foreman family Stealth/Porsche straight and steady for 50 laps to finish tenth.

The final two rounds of the Polar Ice Midget Series will be at Archerfield on May 23 & 30. The series is still up for grabs with the top five spots still to be decided so there is still plenty of good midget action to come to bring the 2014-15 season to a conclusion.

Brett Thomas and Nathan Smee are heading off to the USA in a couple of weeks to contest both the USAC and POWRi midget weeks with nine nights of racing in eleven days. The USAC series is run on tracks around Indiana while the POWRi rounds will be in the nearby state of Illinois. Smee has run some of these events prior while it will be a first time for the irrepressible Thomas. We all wish them a safe, successful and enjoyable time in the land of Stars and Stripes.

Heat 1

1 Nicholas Rowe (WA) 2 Rusty Whittaker 3 Nathan Smee (NSW)

Heat 2

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Adam Clarke (NSW) 3 Harley Bishop (Vic)

Heat 3

1 Rusty Whittaker 2 Kaiden Manders (WA) 3 Nicholas Rowe (WA)

Heat 4

1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Nathan Smee (NSW) 3 Brendan Palmer

Feature
1 Adam Clarke (NSW) 2 Michael Kendall (NZ) 3 Matt Greenwood 4 Nicholas Rowe (WA) 5 Anthony Chaffey 6 Mark George
7 Michael Harders 8 Brad Young 9 Jason Bell
10 Mitchell Haynes



TROY TOPS AT ARCHERFIELD
 

After playing bridesmaid in both of his heat races North Coast driver Troy Ware scored his maiden midget feature win on Saturday April 18 at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway.  Driving the Brookers Brake & Clutch Spike with an engine sourced from New Zealand Ware had plenty of speed to outpace his rivals.
 
Ware was top of the qualifying point’s ladder after the heats but at the start of the feature dropped back behind Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade Spike/Eagle) and Michael Kendall (ATRS/Race Safety Equipment Aggressor/Esslinger).  He soon accounted for Kendall and began to hound Harders.  During lap 8 Ware made a move to take over the front running as the drivers behind Harders jostled for the last podium position.  Ken Stanaway (Singleton Racing Razor/Esslinger) and Kendall had a good to and fro battle before Kendall grabbed the spot for keeps.  Matt Greenwood (Parts Plus Spike/Esslinger) had been running near this group in sixth when he was forced to the infield with a flat right front tyre on lap 14.  Brock Dean (Face to Face Training Aggressor/Gaerte) then mounted a challenge on Stanaway for fourth and they passed and repassed each other a couple of times.  However a coming together in turn 1 after taking the white flag had Stanaway sideways and then rolling over.  The race was then declared as at lap 18 with Ware the winner over Michael Harders and Michael Kendall.  A jubilant Ware climbed on top of his cage and acknowledged the fans who gave him a big cheer. 
 
Troy Ware has been racing midgets for about 6 years after a successful stint in sedan cars.  He sat out most of last season to prepare for an all-out assault on this season’s Polar Ice Midget Series and this win will bring him right into contention for a top three result with just two rounds remaining.
 
The four heats run through without a stoppage with wins to Michael Kendall, Brock Dean, Ken Stanaway and Matt Hefford in the 8 lap contests.  Stanaway had the quickest heat time being chased home by Ware.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Troy Ware 3 Darren Vine
 
Heat 2
 
1 Brock Dean  2  Matt Greenwood 3 Michael Harders
 
Heat 3
 
1 Ken Stanaway  2  Troy Ware 3 Darren Vine
 
Heat 4
 
1 Matt Hefford  2  Michael Harders 3 Chris Singleton
 
Feature
 
1 Troy Ware 2 Michael Harders 3 Michael Kendall (NZ)
4 Scott Wilson  5 Mark George 6 Brett Foreman
7  Brock Dean
 
Unfortunately the Sydney 50 lapper at Parramatta was rained out during a stoppage at lap 10.  American Zach Daum rode out a horrific series of end of ends in the main straight in the Graham Racing Developments Eagle/Toyota that also innocently involved WA teenage sensation Kaiden Manders.  Both drivers were temporarily knocked out but came to with Daum suffering a broken collar-bone.  This is bad luck for the American who is now well into his season at home and we wish him well for a speedy recovery.
 
The Brisbane midgets now have a three week break to prepare for the American Tire & Racing Services Brisbane 50 lapper on May 9.  The season will close out with rounds 8 & 9 of the 2014-15 Polar Ice Midget Series on consecutive Saturdays May 23 and 30.



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POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES RETURNS TO ARCHERFIELD

Polar Ice Midget Series returns this week to Archerfield Speedway Saturday the 18th.

The in form Matt Greenwood returns for this round in the 98Q along with points leader Michael Harders in the Spike 14Q,Throw into the mix Brock Dean,Darren Vine, Mark George,Brad Young and Troy Ware and the night and its got the makings for a very interesting show.

This Saturday race fans Archerfield is going to come alive for Polar Ice Midget action !...Nominations are ,

10Q Ken Stanaway
14Q Michael Harders
16Q Mark George
18Q Matt Hefford
19Q Darren Vine
21Q Mitchell Haynes
27Q Chris Singleton
33Q Lance Towns
42Q Scott Wilson
44Q Corey Stothard
65Q Brad Young
71Q Troy Ware
89Q Michael Kendall
98Q Matt Greenwood
99Q Brock Dean



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GREENWOOD DOMINATES DANNY DAVIDSON MEMORIAL
 

After days of rain the Toowoomba Speedbowl was able to hold their meeting on Sunday night April 5 with a big program of sprintcar racing and the running of the 2015 Danny Davidson Memorial.  Matt Greenwood (Parts Plus South Pacific Spike/Esslinger) had finished second and third in his last two feature races and was determined to finish this night on the top of the podium.  He took the lead from the start and went on to lap every car except for second placed Michael Kendall (Race Safety Equipment Aggressor/Esslinger) the winner of the last three Davidson Memorials.
 
At the start Greenwood and Kendall made up the front row with the former immediately taking command.  Kendall chased hard but was hampered by a brake issue that had been a problem for most of the night.  With the lead pair opening a big lead it was third placed Michael Harders who had to defend his spot from Brock Dean (Face to Face Training Breka/Gaerte), Lance Towns (Ed’s Pcs Breka/Gaerte) and Rodney Harders (Eagle/Eagle) while Mark George (Flashlube Breka/Porsche) charged forward from a rearward starting position.  Greenwood began lapping cars after the half way mark of the 25 lapper and pulled further away from Kendall who had to be more cautious.
 
In the last 5 laps Greenwood lapped the cars fighting over third and opened an opportunity for anyone game to try the high line to pass Michael Harders.  Greenwood took the chequered flag and as Michael Harders exited turn four and headed for the line Lance Towns challenged on the inside and the cars locked together and heading infield as they crossed the line.  While this was happening Brock Dean, Mark George and Rodney Harders drove around them to finish third through to fifth.  It was a dramatic end to an entertaining non-stop feature.
 
The format for the night was different to normal with three heats run for all drivers with starting positions rotated.  Doug Cavell made a return in his Razor/Gaerte while Matt Hefford was in a different car being a Bullet/Supercharged Mitsubishi that Cavell had raced some years back.  Michael Kendall wanted to win another Danny Davidson trophy and won the opening heat from Greenwood and Brock Dean.  Michael Harders looked set to take out heat 2 only for Greenwood to go around him in the last corner and win the run to the line. The winning margin being .077 of a second.  Mark George led the opening laps of the last heat before Greenwood went inside him to score his second win of the night giving him pole position for the main.
 
Due to all of the rain the track was moist all night but slippery for those who dared to run up against the wall.  Some drivers were caught out with their cars too tight for the feature with the low line of the track very grippy and tyre wear almost non-existent.  Many of the new tyres fitted for the feature still had the pimples on them at the end.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Matt Greenwood 3 Brock Dean
 
Heat 2
 
1 Matt Greenwood 2 Michael Harders 3 Lance Towns
 
Heat 3
 
1 Matt Greenwood 2 Mark George 3 Rodney Harders
 
 
 Feature
 
1 Matt Greenwood 2 Michael Kendall (NZ) 3 Brock Dean
4 Mark George 5 Rodney Harders 6 Michael Harders
7 Don Mackay (NSW) 8 Brad Young 9 Lance Towns
 
The midgets return to the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday April 18 for round 7 of the Polar Ice Series followed by another round the very next Saturday, April 25.



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2015 DANNY DAVIDSON MEMORIAL

A small but quality field heads to the Toowoomba Speedbowl this Easter Sunday for the 2015 Danny Davidson Memorial.

Please remember the ground covers/tarps for the pit bays

Nominations are as follows

3Q Scott Doyle
5Q Rodney Harders
14Q Michael Harders
16Q Mark George
17Q Matt Hefford
44Q Corey Stothard
65Q Brad Young
65N Don McKay
69N Reid McKay
89Q Michael Kendall
91Q Doug Cavell
98Q Matt Greenwood
99Q Brock Dean



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*** NATIONAL NEWS ***


Speedcars Australia Inc. has been advised by Speedway Australia that they have decided to give the responsibility of managing events like the SPS and NSSS back to the divisions and are offering grants to invest for next season.

Speedcars Australia will be formulating a business plan for a grant to work with Speedway Australia for next season.

We request All Drivers and Speedcar owners to attend your next local club meetings to have your say in how to best utilize the grant.

So we , Speedcars Australia can move forward from this and foster our sport in the direction for our members.

Speedcars Australia Inc.

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SMEE SNATCHES LEAD IN SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES AT ARCHERFIELD
 

Sydney’s Nathan Smee came to Brisbane for the penultimate round of the 2014-15 Speedcar Super Series in second position and left with the lead after winning Round 4 at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday March 28.
 
It was a decisive win for Smee (American Tire & Racing Services Spike/Esslinger) who started from pole after winning the Gold Shoot-Out but alongside him was Australian Champion Adam Clarke (Polar Ice Spike/Esslinger).  From the green Smee raced into the lead with Kendall (ATRS Race Safety Aggressor/Esslinger) quickly racing through from position 3 to grab second ahead of Clarke and Rusty Whittaker.  The first yellow appeared during lap 6 when Scott Doyle rolled to a stop on the back straight.
 
On resumption Clarke relegated Kendall back to third while Matt Greenwood (Parts Plus South Pacific Spike/Esslinger) accounted for Whittaker to take fourth with Mitch Brien (NSW) soon following.  While Brett Thomas pulled infield with a flat left rear tyre.  Brien was putting a lot of pressure on Greenwood who appeared to be unfazed by the attention.  Just after the half way mark of the 30 lap contest Kendall re-captured second as Clarke began to slowly lose ground on the front runners.  Smee was now amongst the lapped cars and using them to cover Kendall who had closed in on the leader.  Coming into the final stage of the race Clarke was falling back into the clutches of Greenwood as he dealt with lapped cars.  The last lap saw Smee with a gap on Kendall but Clarke was caught behind a lapped car and Greenwood drove around the outside in the last corner to annex the last spot on the podium.
 
It is getting to the stage that Nathan Smee can be called a local driver as he wins so many races at the Archerfield venue and congratulations to him on another superb drive.  Also well done to Kendall and Greenwood.  It had been a hard fought race all of the way through the field with 16 of the 22 starters making it to the finish.
 
Due to a very large race program time trials were discarded in favour of timed hot laps which unfortunately were run late in the afternoon meaning the track was dry and slick.  However as is normally the case the cream rises to the top with Adam Clarke (NSW) running a 14.152 in the last group.  He was joined by Michael Kendall (NZ) – 14.363, Brett Thomas – 14.365, Nathan Smee – 14.439 and Brock Dean 14.541 to complete the fast five.
 
Smee surged from the back of the pack in heat 1 to take the win over Clarke and Michael Harders.  Glen Shaw (NSW) spun in the middle of turns 1 & 2 on lap 6 and fell over onto his side but was able to restart.  Matt greenwood notched up his first win in heat 2 with Mitch Brien (NSW) successful in heat 3.  During lap 3 Michael Kendall came to a stop in turn 4 on lap 3 and was nudged into by Brad Young and Brock Dean but all were able to go again.
 
The second stanza of heats saw another win to Matt Greenwood before new Queensland Champion Rusty Whittaker (Ti Bolts & Race Parts King/Esslinger) scored in heat 5 and Kiwi Kendall the last.
 
Adam Clarke headed the points table ahead of Kendall, Smee, Thomas and Dean with the A Main starting positions to be decided by the three stage Shoot-Outs.  Rusty Whittaker and Mitch Brien progressed from the first round with Smee and Thomas going from the second.  Heading into the final lap of the Gold Shoot-Out Thomas was quickest but in that last lap he was dropped to fourth with Smee and Clarke to make up the front row.
 
The B Main was taken out by Mark George over Reid Mackay (NSW) and Glen Shaw but with just six finishers all were added to the back of the A to make 22 starters in all.
The Grand Final of the 2014-15 Speedcar Super Series is set for the Valvoline Parramatta Speedway on Saturday April 11 with the contest still wide open.  Thanks to Ken Jenkins and Brad Dent for again bringing the SSS to Brisbane and providing some action packed racing.
 
Heat 1
 
1 Nathan Smee (NSW) 2 Adam Clarke (NSW) 3 Michael Harders
 
Heat 2
 
1 Matt Greenwood 2 Adam Wallis (NSW) 3 Brett Thomas
 
Heat 3
 
1 Mitch Brien (NSW) 2 Mark George 3 Jason Bell
 
Heat 4
 
1 Matt Greenwood 2 Adam Clarke (NSW) 3 Brett Thomas
 
Heat 5
 
1 Rusty Whittaker 2 Brock Dean 3 Nathan Smee (NSW)
 
Heat 6
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Adam Wallis (NSW) 3 Jason Bell
 
Bronze Shoot-Out
 
1 Rusty Whittaker 2 Mitch Brien (NSW) 3 Matt Greenwood
 
Silver Shoot-Out
 
1 Nathan Smee (NSW) 2 Brett Thomas 3 Rusty Whittaker
 
Gold Shoot-Out
 
1 Nathan Smee (NSW) 2 Adam Clarke (NSW) 3 Michael Kendall (NZ)
 
B Main
 
1 Mark George 2 Reid Mackay (NSW) 3 Glen Shaw (NSW)
 
A Main (Provisional result)
 
1 Nathan Smee (NSW) 2 Michael Kendall (NZ) 3 Matt Greenwood
4 Adam Clarke 5 Rusty Whittaker 6 Mitch Brien (NSW)
7 Darren Vine 8 Adam Wallis (NSW) 9 Brock Dean
10 Paul Murphy (NSW) 11 Mark George 12 Troy Jenkins (NSW)
13 Reid Mackay (NSW) 14 Michael Harders 15 Glen Shaw (NSW)
16 Jason Bell




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VALE DON RANDEL
 

On the morning of Sunday March 29 former speedway racer Don Randel passed away in a Gold Coast hospice.  The jovial giant raced in all sorts of four wheeled speedway cars starting in junior speedcars before going into speedcars during the 1970s in both a Daimler and Volvo powered car.  He then went into saloon cars before a stint in sprintcars and then returned to speedcars in # 88 VW during the 1990s before retiring from active competition.
 
He maintained his interest in the sport and at one stage owned a solo bike giving a youngster a chance at the sport.  He was a chief steward for the QSRA for a few years early in the 2000s putting his vast experience to good use.  He also had an in interest in historic road racing and part owned a car with a friend. 
 
Don was a big man who was happy-go-lucky and always smiling.  When he raced his VW the cockpit area was widened to accommodate him but he complained every time he washed the car it shrunk!
 
Don was a cabbie for many years and proud of it.  He suffered poor health in recent years but kept in touch with his many speedway friends though electronic media. 
 
RIP Don Randel



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SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES RETURNS THIS WEEKEND

Wow Wee!! Speedcar Super Series returns this weekend to Archerfield Speedway and have a look at the nominations list!!
 
Its super close at the top of the table with current #1 Adam Clarke leading regular throttle stomper Nathan Smee by just 104 points !!
 
Troy Jenkins is sitting in third, Mitch Brien in fourth and Michael Harders rounds out the top five.
 
With the SSS final looming at Valvoline Speedway Parramatta this is one of those “Make it count” rounds
 
Archerfield Speedway this Saturday is the place to be....
 
Nominations are,
 
1A Adam Clarke
3Q Scott Doyle
4N Paul Murphy
5Q Rodney Harders
5N Andy Hassan
7N Nathan Smee
11N Adam Wallis
12Q Tony Michelle
14Q Michael Harders
19Q Darren Vine
27Q Chris Singleton
41Q Brendan Palmer
58Q Rusty Whittaker 
63N Mitch Brien
65Q Brad Young
69Q Brett Thomas
69N Reid Mackay
78N Troy Jenkins
82Q Jason Bell
87N Aidan Corish
88N Glen Shaw
89Q Michael Kendall
97N Matt Jackson
98Q Matt Greenwood
99Q Brock Dean





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ITS ON AGAIN AND THE GATES ARE OPEN !!

The annual ATRS 50 lapper is getting close and the $100 per lap sponsorship is in full swing.

Saturday the 9th of May is the date locked and loaded for Archerfield Speedway 2015.

Anyone wishing to sponsor a lap simply PM on here with your details you wish to be applied for that lap we also need a jpeg logo for the advertising as well as an email to send the invoice too which includes bank details for the transfer,

Your lap will be advertised not only on here but also on the official QSRA website of www.queenslandspeedcars.com and in the race night programme and announced over the PA during the event.

These laps sell out quick so to secure your favorite number be quick !



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SSS 28TH MARCH AT ARCHERFIELD


This event will be televised on Chequered Flag at a slightly later date so all non contracted Queensland drivers please nominate to Brock Dean before 5pm Sunday the 21st.



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WHITTAKER WINS QUEENSLAND CHAMPIONSHIP


Teenage second generation driver Rusty Whittaker drove a faultless race to win the Auto Upgrade 71st Queensland Speedcar Championship at the Toowoomba Speedbowl on Saturday March 14. It was a night of firsts for Whittaker with it being his first feature win and at just over 18 years of age is the youngest driver ever to win this coveted event. Along with his father Sid, who won this event in 2011, they now join Ron and Todd Wanless as the only two father and son combinations to win the event.

Whittaker started on the front row beside Brett Thomas (illuminated Industries Esslinger/Spike) who took the ascendency from the get go. However Whittaker sat his King/Esslinger on the high line while second row starter Matt Greenwood (Parts Plus Spike/Esslinger) attacked Thomas on the low line. They ran three abreast on and off for a couple of laps displaying their driving talents with absolutely no contact. Persistence paid off for Whittaker and he soon found the front and put some distance between himself the rest. Within a couple of laps Greenwood also moved past Thomas and took off after the leader.

Australian Champion Adam Clarke (NSW) was still deep in the pack after missing briefing and thereby having some points deducted from those he gained from his two heat wins eventually starting from position 9. Behind the lead duo were defending champion Michael Kendall (Impact Safety Aggressor/Esslinger), Brendan Palmer (CJR Motorsport Breka/Stanton SRII), Jason Bell (CJR Motorsport Breka/Toyota), Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade Spike/Eagle), the WLS Landscape pair of Anthony Chaffey and Scott Wilson as Clarke began his march forward.

At the half way mark of 15 laps Whittaker lead by a third of a lap over Greenwood and Kendall as Clarke slotted into sixth and by lap 20 was fifth after an enthralling dice with Thomas. The first yellow appeared on lap 24 when Scott Doyle slowed before getting onto the infield. Whittaker controlled the restart and again pulled away with Greenwood in tow and Kendall now dealing with Clarke. When the next yellow came out when Chaffey blew a tyre with just 3 laps left Clarke was right up behind Greenwood for the run to the finish. However Whittaker and Greenwood both held their line only to see Thomas involved in an incident and spin in turn 4 a lap later. Thomas was then tagged by another car and pushed over onto his side but able to go again. The crowd were on their feet for the green, white, chequered finish but Rusty Whittaker kept it mistake free to run out the winner while Matt Greenwood gained his best result in the state title with Clarke third and Kendall fourth.

A jubilant Sid Whittaker and his crew met the winner in Victory Lane with Sid carrying Rusty to the presentation area. It was a special moment for the family whose background in speedway goes back many decades.

Michael Kendall started his title defence off on the right step when he set the quickest time in timed hot laps with a 12.447 with Adam Clarke (Polar Ice Spike/Esslinger) just a whisker slower.

Thomas took the lead in the opening heat but slipped sideways exiting turn 2 in the second lap and was hit hard by Anthony Chaffey. Thomas was able to continue while Chaffey’s Razor/Ed Pink Ford was towed away needing a new front axle. Thomas won the race from Scott Wilson and Rusty Whittaker.

Clarke started the second heat from position 4 but drove between the front row pair to hit the front entering turn 1 with Brendan Palmer and Matt Greenwood finishing behind him.

Rusty Whittaker won the third encounter while Clarke doubled up in the last one over Michael Harders and Scott Doyle.

The six car Pole Shuffle had more drama than an episode of CSI.

Michael Harders accounted for Scott Wilson in the opening round and then Brendan Palmer was eliminated from the second round after the Steward deemed he had false started twice. Harders then lost to Brett Thomas who was about to be beaten by Matt Greenwood only for the lanky redhead to spin in the last corner leaving Thomas up against top point man Whittaker. Thomas won the jump and led coming out of turn 4 the last time only to see Whittaker speed up his inside. Many thought Whittaker had won but the transponder reading showed Thomas had won by inches. It is interesting to note that Brett Thomas through his business Illuminated Industries is one of Whittaker’s sponsor and is good to see our ‘more mature’ drivers supporting our young guns.

Heat 1

1 Brett Thomas 2 Scott Wilson 3 Rusty Whittaker

Heat 2

1 Adam Clarke (NSW) 2 Brendan Palmer 3 Matt Greenwood

Heat 3

1 Rusty Whittaker 2 Matt Greenwood 3 Anthony Chaffey

Heat 4

1 Adam Clarke (NSW) 2 Michael Harders 3 Scott Doyle

Pole Shuffle

Michael Harders def Scott Wilson
Michael Harders def Brendan Palmer
Brett Thomas def Michael Harders
Brett Thomas def Matt Greenwood
Brett Thomas def Rusty Whittaker

Auto Upgrade A Main -

1 Rusty Whittaker 2 Matt Greenwood 3 Adam Clarke (NSW)
4 Brendan Palmer 5 Michael Kendall 6 Michael Harders 7 Jason Bell 8 Scott Wilson 9 Reid Mackay 10 Mark George 11 Brad Young 12 Rodney Harders 13 Darren Vine

A good nights racing on the Toowoomba Speedbowl high banks and thanks must go to Angela & Michael Harders who continue to financially support this event through their business Auto Upgrade.

Congratulations to the successful drivers and teams and commiserations to the others. The best part is we get to do it all again as our season continues at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on March 28 Speedcar Super Series.

One member who missed the title was Gary Greenwood who was in Vanuatu when the cyclone struck. He attempted to fly out on Friday but all flights were grounded and he had to ride out the storm. He said the noise of the wind and the damage it was causing was deafening. Fortunately Gary was able to find a safe place and came out of it unscathed but his business did sustain some damage.

Our thoughts are with Brian Harders, brother of John and uncle of Rodney and Michael who suffered a heart attack in the early hours of Sunday morning after returning home from Toowoomba. After some surgery the doctors were pleased with his progress but he would be kept in a coma for the next 24 hours to help with his recovery.






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2015 AUTO UPGRADE QUEENSLAND SPEEDCAR CHAMPIONSHIP
 

Almost 69 years ago Ray Revell of Sydney won the first Queensland Speedcar Championship with the event held on April 4, 1946.  It was a 10 lap affair at the Brisbane Exhibition Speedway.  In the following years Revell would become Australia’s greatest speedcar driver with five Australian Championships to his credit.
 
Since then this time honoured event has been won by the who’s who of Australian speedcar racing including Australian Champions Blair Shepherd and Ron Wanless of Queensland and Steven Graham, Craig Brady, Nathan Smee and Adam Clarke all of New South Wales.  Barrie Watt has won the most titles with 5 between 1959 and 1980 while Ron Wanless is next with 4 and Eric Mitchell and Danny Davidson with 3 each.
 
Michael Kendall (NZ) is the defending champion and is only the second Kiwi to win this coveted event joining the great Frank ‘Satan’ Brewer who won in 1954.  This year will see the inclusion of the reigning Australian Champion Adam Clarke, the ‘Hunter Valley Hurricane’, in the field and he is keen to win the Sunshine State again to add to his 2013 victory, the year that he won every state championship in the speedcar division.  A feat that had never been accomplished previously.  Clarke won his fourth Australian Championship at Warrnambool last month.
 
However Clarke can expect plenty of hot competition from the likes of Kendall, a multi times New Zealand Champion, Brendan Palmer, Brett Thomas, Matt Greenwood, Michael Harders and Mark George who won this title in 2009.  Another driver who could spoil Clarke’s party is multi-times Australian Champion in the Compact division, Darren Vine.  Vine knows how to win big races and with two feature race wins to his credit this season could just spring a surprise.
 
This is the fourteenth occasion that this event has been held at the Charlton based track but the first time since the track was completely re-constructed.
 
There are many questions to answer,
 
Will Adam Clarke win another Queensland Title?
 
Will Michael Kendall successfully defend his title?
 
Will Darren Vine add to this title to his many Compact achievements?
 
Will the exuberant Brett Thomas capitalise on his win last week in Brisbane?
 
Who will win the 71st running of the Queensland Speedcar Championship?

These questions will be answered on Saturday March 14 when the midget speedcars take to the high banks of the Toowoomba Speedbowl.


 

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AUTO UPGRADE QUEENSLAND TITLE INFO
 

The Toowoomba Speedbowl host the Auto UpGrade Queensland Title this weekend and here is some important info you need for the event.
 
Noise limit is 95dba-No exceptions.
 
Pit bay Tarps/Covers are mandatory.
 
No nomination fee is applicable.
 
No tire rule on the event.
 
Chief Stewart is John Dean.
 
Assistant Chief Stewart is Rodney Singleton.
 
All drivers must attend drivers briefing in full race gear.
 
All cars must carry at least one (1) Auto UpGrade sticker.
 
The programme format will be engine starts, Hotlaps (timed for a tie in points situation) 2 rounds of heats (10 laps) time permitting a pole shuffle or dash then highest points scorer picks either P1 or P2 for the 30 lap main event.
 
Transponders are compulsory.
 
Race Receivers are compulsory.
 
Nominations are
 
A1 Adam Clarke
Q2 Jason Bell
Q3 Scott Doyle
Q5 Rodney Harders
Q9 Brett Thomas
N11 Adam Wallis
Q14 Michael Harders
Q16 Mark George
Q18 Matt Hefford
Q19 Darren Vine
Q25 Anthony Chaffey
Q42 Scott Wilson
Q44 Corey Stothard
Q58 Rusty Whittaker 
Q65 Brad Young
N69 Reid Mackay 
Q82 Brendan Palmer
Q89 Michael Kendall
Q98 Matt Greenwood
 
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THOMAS TOPS IN ARCHERFIELD MIDGETS
 

Brett Thomas broke through for his first feature win of the season when he took out Round 6 of the Polar Ice Series at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on March 7.  Driving the Illuminated Industries Spike/Esslinger Thomas led from go to whoa to secure the win.
 
Thomas was top point man and starting the main from pole position kept his pursuers at bay at each restart to win by a couple of car lengths at the end.  Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade Spike/Eagle) held second for the duration but came under threat from Troy Ware in the final stages.  Ware was driving the Illuminated Industries # 69 Spike/Hawk instead of his own car and after dropping back a couple of spots early in the race came on strong towards the end.  Darren Vine overcame a big flip in his second heat to continue his good form in the Mike Vine Turbos XXX/Turbo Esslinger to run fourth while third generation driver Reid Mackay did well for his top five spot.  The first caution period was during lap 3 when Wage Hawley put the Dennis Russo V4 on its side in turn 3.  Just past the half way point there was a spectacular incident when Corey Stothard’s rear brake, glowing brightly red, either caught on fire or set something on fire with flames coming out from under the back of the car.  He managed to get to the infield where the fire was extinguished.
 
Troy Ware didn’t concern himself with getting used to a strange car, he just put the foot down and was quickest in the timed hot laps with a 13.925 just ahead of Ken Stanaway (Singleton Racing Razor/Esslinger) 14.177 and Brett Thomas 14.183.
 
Heat 1 saw Rodney Harders back in his new Eagle/Eagle and was good enough to take third in his maiden run with Darren Vine ahead of Thomas for the win.  The second heat saw an untidy start with cars scrambling as they raced into turn 1.  Unfortunately Scott Wilson (WLS Landscape Supplies Razor/Esslinger) climbed a wheel and rolled landing on the front of the Stanaway # 10.  Wilson was out while Stanaway restarted with a damaged bonnet and front end.  Lance Towns (Breka/Gaerte) picked up the win from Michael Harders and Scott Doyle (Spike/Gaerte).
 
There was confusion at the start of heat three when they pace car was late pulling off the track.  Cars were tightly bunched and jostling as they crossed the start line with Darren Vine drawing the short straw this time and rolling end for end into turn 1.  Driver okay, car to be repaired.  Brett Thomas raced away for the win from Rodney Harders and Scott Wilson whose crew had worked fast to get their car repaired.  Anthony Chaffey won the remaining heat from Michael Harders and the returning Mark George (Breka/Porsche) but had a problem that couldn’t be overcome in time for the feature.
 
Good to see Rodney Harders and Mark George back amongst the action and getting in some laps before the Queensland Championship.  Rob Stewart also had a run in Matt Hefford’s Spike/Gaerte and ran smoothly all night.
 
Next Saturday, March 14, is the 2015 Queensland Speedcar Championship at the Toowoomba Speedbowl.  Likely contenders include 2015 Australian Champion Adam Clarke, also a former Queensland champion, reigning champion Michael Kendall, Brett Thomas, Michael Harders, Anthony Chaffey, Matt Greenwood, Brendan Palmer and the rest of the Queensland hot shoes. 
Track information available at www.toowoombaspeedbowl.com
 
 
 
Heat 1
 
1 Darren Vine  2  Brett Thomas  3  Rodney Harders
 
Heat 2
 
1 Lance Towns  2  Michael Harders 3 Scott Doyle
 
Heat 3
 
1 Brett Thomas  2 Rodney Harders  3 Scott Wilson
 
Heat 4
 
1 Anthony Chaffey 2 Michael Harders  3 Mark George
 
Feature
 
1 Brett Thomas 2 Michael Harders 3 Troy Ware
4  Darren Vine 5 Reid Mackay  (NSW) 6 Rob Stewart
7 Scott Wilson 8 Chris Singleton 9 Brad Young
10  Mark George



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WELL DONE ADAM CLARKE AND JACK BERRY

Huge congratulations to car owner Jack Berry and Champion Adam Clarke winning the Australian Title last weekend in Victoria with this win it now breaks the dry spell of a Queensland car winning the A1 over approximately 30 years!!

Also Queensland's Scott Inglis for going back to back Midget and Sprintcar Australian National Titles with Inglis Engines.

Adam will now be attending the Polar Ice round this weekend and also competing in the Auto UpGrade Queensland Title in Toowoomba on March 14 as well as the Speedcar Super Series Archerfield round on March 28.

Well Done Adam, Jack and Crew.



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POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES R6


Polar Ice Midget Series R6 returns to Archerfield Speedway this Saturday the 7th of March

Rodney Harders makes a return also to the dirt in the 5Q Eagle Chassis Eagle Engine combo as does Mark George in the Porsche Breka 16Q while Robbie Stewart slots into the 18Q Matt Hefford car while Matt jets to Western Springs Speedway.

American Davey Ray returns also this weekend in the Jason Gray owned 7Q Spike
 
Regular “wheel men” in the form of Michael Harders, Darren Vine, Troy Ware and Ken Stanaway are all nominated along with current Champion Michael Kendall in the 89Q.
 
The Shock Absorber Therapy lucky 7th place returns also who will it be this round?
 
Archerfield Speedway will be the place to be this Saturday!!
 
Nominations are
 
3Q Scott Doyle
5Q Rodney Harders
7Q Davey Ray
9Q Brett Thomas
10Q Ken Stanaway 
14Q Michael Harders
16Q Mark George
18Q Anthony Chaffey
19Q Darren Vine
25Q Anthony Chaffey
27Q Chris Singleton
33Q Lance Towns
42Q Scott Wilson
44Q Corey Stothard 
65Q Brad Young
65N Don MacKay
69N Reid MacKay
71Q Troy Ware
89Q Michael Kendall





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POLAR ICE PODIUM TROPHIES GET THE ICUSTOM COLOUR TOUCH

Lance Towns who pilots the 33Q ICustom Colours Breka Gaerte has very kindly donated trophies for 2nd and 3rd in the 2014/15 Polar Ice Midget Series commencing as of R6 on the 7th of March

Nice work Lance and ICustom Colour




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2015 AUTO UPGRADE QUEENSLAND TITLE NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN


Nominations are also now open for the 2015 Auto UpGrade Queensland Title this year to be held at the Toowoomba Speedbowl March 14.

Nominations close Sunday the 8th Simply text your car number and the words " QLD TITLE IN" to Brock Dean on 0410 195 355.

Anyone intending on running this show please ensure you nominate so we can cover you in advertising.



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POLAR ICE R6 NOMINATIONS ARE OPEN


Don't forget nominations for the next Polar Ice Midget Series R6 on March 7 close this Sunday @ 6pm.

Simply text your car number and the words "In" to Brock Dean on 0410 195 355.

Anyone intending on running this show please ensure you nominate so we can cover you in advertising.



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LUCKY 7TH PLACE RETURNS IN R6


The Shock Absorber Therapy "Lucky 7th" place returns on the 7th of March to the Polar Ice Midget Series

 Who will be "Lucky 7th" in R6 ?

Chris Singleton from R1
Brock Dean from R2
Mark George from R3
Matt Greenwood from R4
Anthony Chaffey from R5



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QUEENSLAND CARS AND STARS HEADING SOUTH FOR SOME BIG SHOWS


The QSRA wishes all the very best to these guys heading off for two huge weekends of racing in the 70th annual Victorian Speedcar Championship or the 74th running of the Australian Speedcar Championship weather its a QLD car or you are a QLD Star we are sure you will do Queensland Proud !! Go get em boys !!

1A Adam Clarke Hunter Valley Hurricane
82Q Jason Bell from CJR Motorsport
58Q Rusty Whittaker from Sid Whittaker Racing
3Q Scott Doyle Motorsport
25Q Anthony Chaffey
41Q Brendan Palmer from Brendan Palmer Racing
98Q Matt Greenwood from Greenwood Motorsport - Speedcar Q98
42Q Tyler Thomas
69Q Brett Thomas from Brett Thomas Racing



















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2015 AUTO UPGRADE QUEENSLAND TITLE 14TH MARCH


The 2015 Auto UpGrade Queensland Title is confirmed and locked in for the Toowoomba Speedbowl rules and regs will be released closer to the date

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CLAUSON WINS IN NSW


American driver Bryan Clauson continued his incredible winning sequence in the World Midget Championship when he took out the 40-lap feature race at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway Saturday night (January 31).

His victory in round eight completes an almost clean sweep of the Australasian leg of the world title with victories in seven of the eight rounds.

It was the same story as Clauson led Californian Darren Hagen to the chequered flag, while NZ’s Brad Mosen was third.

The two Americans are placed one-two in the current title point standings.

It has been almost a complete shut out for the Australians, with only NSW representatives Matt Smith and Nathan Smee in contention.

New Zealand Champion Michael Pickens looked the likely winner of the feature race. Right from the outset of the main event Pickens set a blistering pace with Clauson trailing.

By lap ten the two front runners entered lapped traffic.

Despite a couple of yellow light cautions – caused by separate incidents involving Kiwi Hayden Williams and Brisbane’s Brock Dean – Pickens always held command.

Then with eight laps remaining, Pickens’ race came to a dramatic end after he hit the fence at the pit gates and rode out a spectacular series of flips. Fortunately Pickens escaped unscathed.

Clauson inherited the lead at the resumption and was untroubled over the remaining distance to score yet another feature race win in the series.

He was followed across the finish line by Hagen, Mosen, Matt Smith and Oklahoma’s Tyler Thomas.

Qualifying heats earlier in the night provided record-breaking action.

New Zealand’s Leon Burgess took five seconds off the 10-lap track record in the opening heat and this set the trend as fellow Kiwi Williams lowered the new mark by a further two seconds in heat three with a time of two minutes, 11.60 seconds.

Clauson also set a new one-lap record of 12.789 seconds in the shoot-out.

After the heats the top six in the shoot-out – which determined up front starting positions in the feature race – were Clauson, Pickens, Hagen, Australian Kaiden Manders, Williams, Aussie Matt Smith, NZ’s Brad Mosen and Sydney’s Nathan Smee.



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CLAUSON IN TOP CLASS BRISBANE WIN
 

American Bryan Clauson outclassed a large field of top drivers to win the Brisbane round of the World Midget Championship at the Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway last Sunday night, January 25.  Clauson was top point man after two nights of qualifying and chose to start the 40 lap main on the outside of the front row beside his fellow countryman Darren Hagen.
 
Hagen shot to the front on the green only to see the yellow lights appear as he completed the first lap when Rusty Whittaker, Adam Clarke and Anthony Chaffey tangled sending all three to the back for the complete restart.  Once again Hagen took control with Michael Pickens (NZ) slotting into second with Clauson and Brad Mosen (NZ) next.  West Australian Kaiden Manders spun in turn 1 during the third rotation bringing on the yellow lights again.  On the restart Pickens tagged the cone causing another yellow with him being sent back two spots for the infringement.
 
Hagen was using the top of the race track to hold onto his lead with Clauson, Mosen and Pickens next as Nathan Smee and Matt Smith joined the high speed freight train.  At the half way mark Manders parked again in turn 4 with Brett Thomas also coming to a stop.  Manders was out while Thomas went to the tail.  When the green lights appeared again Clauson made his move into the lead only for Anthony Chaffey to stop in turn 1 and bring on the yellows.  While the cars were rolling around for the next restart it was very obvious that Hagen’s inside rear tyre was deflating.
 
Again Clauson claimed the front only for another yellow.  On the third attempt Clauson took over the lead only to see Hagen come straight back at him.  It was incredible wheel to wheel action considering Hagen’s predicament.  Clauson managed to open a short break on the field as Pickens also moved past Hagen and into second.  A couple of laps later Hagen called it quits pulling to the infield before any damage was done.  Kiwis Hayden Williams and Brad Mosen were fighting over third as they chased down Pickens.  Further back Smee, Smith and Chris Gwilliam (NZ) were having their own battle as West Aussie Lee Redmond was charging through the field from his position 19 starting spot.
 
Exiting turn 4 with just 7 laps left Mosen collected the fence hard and nearly rolled with enough damage to put him out.  On the restart Pickens and Williams were trading slide jobs for second spot while Smith and Smee were doing likewise.  Clauson ran out the winner over Pickens, Williams, Smith and Smee with Redmond finishing sixth in a great drive from the back.  In fact Redmond had passed a total of 28 cars to transfer from the back of the B to sixth in the main.
 
This is the way the week-end finished but it started the night before with a lot of hard action packed racing during the qualifying time trials, heats and preliminary feature.  The event very nearly didn’t happen because of a lot of rain that hit the Archerfield area in the days leading up to the week-end.  A lot of work by promoter John Kelly saw the track in good condition for the Saturday night races.
 
The field included three Americans Bryan Clauson, Darren Hagen and Tyler Thomas who were in form after racing at the Chili Bowl the previous week where 326 drivers competed.  Both Clauson and Hagen made the A main while 18 year old Thomas made it as far as the B main.  The drivers who travelled across the Pacific from New Zealand were Brad Mosen, Chris McCutcheon, Peter Hunnibell, Hayden Williams, Ricky McGough, and Michael Pickens along with first timers Leon Burgess and Chris Gwilliam.
 
The track was wet and sticky for the hot laps and time trials claiming Darren Vine who hit the wall and rolled over.  Fortunately both he and the car were okay and he took his run in the time trials.  39 drivers tried their luck against the clock and it was the two # 39 cars that finished on top.  Bryan Clauson set the mark with a 13.508 while young Kiwi Peter Hunnibell was not far behind with a 13.567.  Popular local driver Brett Thomas was third with a 13.606 but unfortunately his week-end didn’t get any better from there.
 
Forty drivers contested the qualifying heats including many rising young stars.  Just some were Hunnibell (NZ), Kaiden Manders and Nicholas Rowe (WA), Brayden Willmington (NSW), Michael Stewart (Canberra) and Queensland young gun Rusty Whittaker.  Rowe being the grandson of dual Australian midget champion, John Fenton.
 
Heat 1 saw Rob Mackay hold onto the lead until Michael Kendall (NZ – CJR Motorsport Breka/Toyota) took control and was followed through by Chris Gwilliam and Nathan Smee.  Mark Brown was shuffled back from his front row starting position while Adam Clarke was forced out with a flat tyre. The only yellow occurred when Scott Doyle was baulked and came to s stop.
 
Heat 2 had Nicholas Rowe (WA) and Leon Burgess (NZ) on the front row with Burgess racing away to lead every lap.  Tyler Thomas in the former Australian Solo Champion Scott Wilson owned Razor/Esslinger ran well to take second over fast finishing Brad Mosen.
 
Heat 3 had a spun car in the first corner and Troy Jenkins (NSW) was sent back to the second row for allegedly jumping the start.  This gave Darren Vine an opportunity to race away and lead from start to finish with Jenkins following him.  Hagen and Anthony Chaffey had a tight tussle for third with the American taking the spot.  They were that close that they spun together in turn 1 after the race was over.
 
Heat 4 was the first heat of the second round with Burgess again on the front row.  An outside pass in turn 3 of the opening lap went bad for Burgess rolling many times and landing heavily on top of the fence.  Unfortunately the car was badly damaged and his week-end was done.  Tyler Thomas took control during the opening lap of the restart while both Mosen and Pickens came from deep in the pack to finish in the places.
 
Heat 5 had a front row of Mark Brown (NSW) and Darren Vine who enjoyed a good dice until Matt Hefford rolled heavily in turn 4 during lap 3.  At the same time Chris McCutcheon (NZ) hit the wall hard in turn 3.  The car turned onto its side but managed to come back onto four wheels without rolling.  Vine led away the restart and held the front running to the end.  Michael Kendall came on strong at the end to finish second with Rusty Whittaker third.
 
Heat 6 had what could only be called an unusual accident.  The front row of Troy Jenkins and Nicholas Rowe led the way with a number of cars jostling for position behind them.  As they travelled down the back straight during lap 4 Chaffey went for an outside pass on Matt Greenwood but somehow jumped his wheel and hooked the rear push bar of the Greenwood Spike.  This flung Greenwood upside down as they entered turn 3 bringing on the red lights.  On the restart Mosen charged from position 10 to win over Michael Stewart and Jenkins.
 
Heat 7 had Mosen back on the track but his car failed to fire and he was pushed back into the infield.  Front row starters Rob Mackay and Ken Stanaway touched just after the start resulting in Stanaway giving the wall a clout, bending the rear axle and finishing his week-end.  On the second lap Lee Redmond (WA) came to a standstill against the turn 3 fence with his two meeting old rear axle broken near the left wheel.  Rusty Whittaker was setting the pace when Matt Smith found the back of the Jenkins Stealth sending it around 180 degrees.  Both went to the rear for the restart.  When racing recommenced Pickens moved to second with Gwilliam in tow but they were unable to take the win away from the young Queenslander.
 
Heat 8 was another heat with some unwanted action when both Troy Ware and Peter Hunnibell (NZ) rolled heavily in turn 1 of the second lap.  Brock Dean led the way with Haydn Williams on his tail and trying hard to get to the front.  During lap 7 his run came to an end when he dropped a valve in his engine.  Dean was untroubled to lead home Matt Greenwood and Mark Brown (NSW).
 
Heat 9 was the last heat of the night with Anthony Chaffey charging to the front to lead all 10 laps.  Chris McCutcheon (NZ) held second throughout with Scott Doyle holding third ahead of Bryan Clauson who had diced with Brett Thomas for some laps.
 
Only two cars would go from the B Main into the back of the Preliminary Feature so racing was very intense as drivers fought to gain those spots.  Michael Stewart led for many laps until Chris McCutcheon took over the point during lap 10.  The Kiwi looked the likely winner until he ground to a halt in the main straight with a hole in the side of his engine.  Stewart led until the last lap when hard driving Tyler Thomas went past for the win with Stewart joining him in the feature.
 
Bryan Clauson and Brad Mosen shared the front row of the main and on the green Mosen charged into the lead.  Clauson kept Mosen within striking distance waiting for an opportunity to arise.  Michael Kendall’s run came to an end during lap 3 when the Bell Toyota broke an oil pump belt sending the oil pressure to zero.  This was the only stoppage of the race meaning that by the half way mark lapped cars came into play.  These cars should have given Clauson the opportunity he had been waiting for but he struggled to get by a couple of cars giving Mosen a lead he would not relinquish.  Clauson finished second revealing at the presentations that he broke a brake rotor early in the race and ran from that point with no brakes.  Michael Pickens exchanged slide jobs with Darren Hagen with the Kiwi getting the final spot on the podium.  The final points for the night had Clauson ahead of Mosen, Pickens, Hagen and Gwilliam.
 
Sunday saw the sun shining meaning the track would be even racier for the final night of the World Championship round.  Hayden Williams had worked hard to replace some rockers and was confident he would be competitive in the final.  Chris Singleton was a casualty in the hot laps when he skated into the fence and tipped over.  One more round of heats would be run to determine the 24 car field for the 40 lap final.
 
Heat 10 proved Hayden Williams correct when he raced away to collect the win from Michael Harders and Adam Clarke (NSW).  Bryan Clauson struggled to go forward from the back and finished fifth behind Matt Smith (NSW).
 
Heat 11 had Brayden Willmington (NSW) and Nicholas Rowe (WA) on the front row with the latter going into the lead.  Willmington had to contend with Jenkins, Brett Thomas, Mosen and Smee but the youngster was unflappable and held his line.  He made ground on the leader and performed a text book outside pass down the back straight on lap 7 to take over the lead.  Unfortunately Mosen and Thomas clashed in the next corner sending Thomas into the fence and over.  Thomas’ crew had more work to do after performing an engine change after the Saturday night meeting removing the Hawk engine and installing an Esslinger.  Mosen was sent ROF for the restart that saw Willmington back behind Rowe.  Smee quickly moved to the front finishing ahead of Rowe and Willmington.
 
Heat 12 and the last qualifier had a very determined Mark Brown starting from the second row and hunting down Adam Wallis (NSW) to take the much needed points.  Michael Pickens was second with Darren Hagen grabbing third in the last half lap.
 
The Shootouts were then held to determine the starting positions for the top 8 drivers for the A Main.  In the Bronze Shootout Smee and Hunnibell progressed with Matt Smith and Chris Gwilliam to start 7th and 8th respectively.  After the Silver Shootout Mosen and Hagen moved on with Smee to go from position 5 and Hunnibell from 6.  The Gold Shootout saw every driver, at one stage, the quickest and very little between the four.  At the end it was Clauson ahead of Hagen, Mosen and Pickens.  Clauson would elect to start the main from the outside of the front row.
 
The all-important B Main would see the top four advance to the back of the main with an additional four Promoters Choices to start behind them.  Troy Ware was due to start from pole but his car was already in the trailer after the engine had suffered dropping oil pressure in his last heat.  This meant Troy Jenkins would be on pole with Brett Thomas alongside.  Thomas went to the front from the start and in that position most thought he would be hard to beat.  During the opening lap Michael Stewart and Troy Jenkins banged together with Jenkins having to withdraw.  After a couple of laps Brett Thomas began to struggle with Tyler Thomas closing in and taking over point during lap 5.  Brett Thomas then lost more positions even though there was no obvious problem with the car.  Tyler Thomas won the 20 lap affair from Lee Redmond, who had come from position 16, Michael Stewart and Nicholas Rowe (WA).
 
In the pits after the race Brett Thomas was exhausted revealing that he had lost his power steering in the opening lap and had to man handle the car for 20 laps.  His compensation was he was named one of the Promoter’s Choices along with Matt Greenwood, Adam Wallis and Troy Jenkins.
 
A great two nights of racing with slide jobs at both ends of the track.
 
Next week-end Friday/Saturday 30/31st January will see the second and final leg of the World Midget Championship at the Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway just a couple of hours drive south of Brisbane.  It will be worth the drive.
 
 NIGHT 1
 
Time Trials
 
Bryan Clauson (USA) 13.508
Peter Hunnibell (NZ) 13.567
Brett Thomas (Qld) 13.606
 
Heat 1
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ)    2  Chris Gwilliam (NZ)    3 Nathan Smee (NSW)
 
Heat 2
 
1 Leon Burgess (NZ)   2 Tyler Thomas (USA)  3 Brad Mosen (NZ)
 
Heat 3
 
1 Darren Vine (Qld)  2 Troy Jenkins (NSW)   3 Darren Hagen (USA)
 
Heat 4
 
1 Tyler Thomas (USA)     2  Nathan Smee (NSW) 3  Michael Pickens (NZ)
 
Heat 5
 
1  Darren Vine (Qld)   2  Michael Kendall (NZ)  3 Rusty Whittaker (Qld)
 
Heat 6
 
1 Brad Mosen (NZ)  2  Michael Stewart (NSW)  3 Troy Jenkins (NSW)
 
Heat 7
 
1 Rusty Whittaker (Qld)   2 Michael Pickens (NZ)  3 Chris Gwilliam (NZ)
 
Heat 8
 
1  Brock Dean (Qld)    2  Matt Greenwood (Qld)   3  Mark Brown (NSW)
 
Heat 9
 
1   Anthony Chaffey (Qld)   2  Chris McCutcheon (NZ)   3  Scott Doyle (Qld)
 
Preliminary B Main
 
1  Tyler Thomas (USA)  2  Michael Stewart (NSW) 3  Mark Brown (NSW)
 
Preliminary Feature
 
1  Brad Mosen (NZ)   2  Bryan Clauson (USA) 3  Michael Pickens (NZ)
4 Darren Hagen (USA)  5 Chris Gwilliam (NZ)   6 Peter Hunnibell (NZ)
7 Matt Smith (NSW)   8 Nathan Smee (NSW) 9 Anthony Chaffey (Qld)
10 Darren Vine (Qld)  11 Adam Clarke (NSW)  12 Rusty Whittaker (Qld)
13 Brock Dean (Qld)  14 Brett Thomas (Qld)
 
NIGHT 2
 
Heat 10
 
1  Hayden Williams (NZ)   2 Michael Harders (Qld) 3 Adam Clarke (NSW)
 
 
Heat 11
 
1 Nathan Smee (NSW) 2 Nicholas Rowe (WA)  3  Brayden Willmington (NSW)
 
Heat 12
 
1 Mark Brown (NSW)   2 Michael Pickens (NZ) 3 Darren Hagen (USA)
 
Bronze Shootout
 
1 Nathan Smee (NSW)   2 Peter Hunnibell (NZ)
 
Silver Shootout
 
1  Brad Mosen (NZ)   2  Darren Hagen (USA)
 
Gold Shootout
 
1 Bryan Clauson (USA) 2 Darren Hagen (USA)
3 Brad Mosen (NZ)  4 Michael Pickens (NZ)
 
B Main
 
1  Tyler Thomas (USA)  2 Lee Redmond (WA)    3 Michael Stewart (NSW)
 
A Main
 
1  Bryan Clauson (USA) 2  Michael Pickens (NZ) 3 Hayden Williams (NZ)
4 Matt Smith (NSW)  5 Nathan Smee (NSW) 6 Lee Redmond (WA)
7 Peter Hunnibell (NZ)  8 Chris Gwilliam (NZ)  9 Rusty Whittaker (Qld)
10 Darren Vine (Qld) 11 Matt Greenwood (Qld) 12 Anthony Chaffey (Qld)
13  Brock Dean (Qld) 14 Nicholas Rowe (WA) 15 Adam Wallis (NSW)



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SAT 24 & SUN 25 JANUARY MIDGETS

(RECEIVED SO FAR)

POWRI WORLD MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP

1A Adam Clark
11N Adam Wallis
25Q Anthony Chaffey
7NZ Brad Mosen
65Q Bradley Young
89N Brayden Willmington
69Q Brett Thomas
99Q Brock Dean
39USA Bryan Clauson
71NZ Chris Gwilliam
96NZ Chris McCutcheon
56USA Darren Hagen
19Q Darren Vine
2N Dean Merrylees
65N Donald Mackay
3NZ Hayden Williams
11WA Kaiden Manders
10Q Ken Stanaway
33Q Lance Towns
52W Lee Redmond
87NZ Leon Burgess
9N Mark Brown
98Q Matt Greenwood
18Q Matt Hefford
13N Matt Smith
89NZ Michael Kendall
1NZ Michael Pickens
51N Michael Stewart
7N Nathan Smee
97W Nicholas Rowe
39NZ Peter Hunnibell
69N Reid Mackay
47NZ Ricky McGough
76Q Robert Mackay
58Q Rusty Whittaker
3Q Scott Doyle
78N Troy Jenkins
71Q Troy Ware
42USATyler Thomas




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ANTHONY CHAFFEY IS R5 LUCKY 7 WINNER !!

Anthony Chaffey joins the list of "Lucky 7th" place getters in the Shock Absorber Therapy challenge.

"The Chaff" now picks up $50 extra in his prizemoney from R5 as well as the $50 voucher for shock services at the Shock Absorber Therapy clinic in Slacks Creek smile emoticon

Who will be "Lucky 7th" on Feb the 7th in R6 ?

Chris Singleton from R1
Brock Dean from R2
Mark George from R3
Matt Greenwood from R4
Anthony Chaffey from R5



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ITS COMING !!!


The 2015 East Coast of Australian leg of the POWRi World Midget Championship !!

Archerfield Speedway   Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th Jan.
Lismore Speedway Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st Jan.

Anyone who wishes to run please download the form off the link and the rest to self explanatory, these forms and funds must be filled out and paid asap to avoid disappointment

 This link is for round 1 only.

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

This link is for round 2 only

http://lismorespeedway.com.au/powri-midget-world-series-championship



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THE PERFECT MEMORABILIA FOR 2015

Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of January at the home of speedway Archerfield Speedway this year we have some amazing memorabilia with the outstanding assistance from Auckland’s Jeremy Ward of Shot360 Photography and Sasha Beeston from Ratzi Photography in “The Switch” there will be 4 large 12 X 16 framed and autographed photos of super stars competing on these nights up for grabs and raffle tickets will be available on the nights.

(Two photos per night)

Bryan Clauson, Hayden Williams and Brad Mosen are all on board as well as current NZ1 Michael Pickens !!

Any bar room or man cave missing that extra special racing touch these framed and autographed pieces will finish it off for sure!!

Ticket purchases will again be only on the night and drawn on the night of purchase so please retain you tickets to collect.

Tickets will be sold up in the grandstands same as the 50/50 tickets so don't miss your chance to own something special

Huge thanks to the drivers , Jeremy Ward of Shot360 Photography and Sasha Beeston from Ratzi Photography for making this happen


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VINE MOTORSPORT BACK IN VICTORY LANE.


Current Australian Compact #1 Darren Vine revisited victory lane in the recent Polar Ice Midget Series R5 at Archerfield Speedway running the Mike Vine Turbos Esslinger Triple X.

After a very Michael Kendall dominated race the CJR 82N Stanton Racing SR11 Breka developed a miss that would end the Kiwi’s chance of back to back wins in the series with just 2 laps to run.

The nights QuickTime went to the Illuminated Water 69Q Car of Brett Thomas fresh off a trip to Western Springs, Huntly and also BayPark in New Zealand.

Heat race number one was to have Tony Michell and Brad Young take the field to the green however on the form up laps the 65Q Young Gaerte Triple X sounds like it wasn’t in gear and retired infield with the engine running this then moved Brock Dean up beside the 12Q Michell car.

Matt Greenwood had a blinder of a start while others appeared be napping he set sail basically leaving the rest to fight it out for the minors Brett Thomas made it passed the 98 Spike mid race however with a looped car in turn one the restart order went back a lap with the remainder of the race looking all text book until Thomas looped the 69Q in the first turn bringing on another yellow it was Greenwood leading Vine, Scott Wilson, Brock Dean and a restarted Thomas to the chequered.

Heat two had the 20Q of Brett Foreman and the 33Q Lance Towns car off the front however it wasn’t long until we had mid pack carnage young Rusty Whittaker appeared to have a huge lunge into the turn two coming together with Michael Harders who in turn spun Matt Hefford in field, Harders eventually retired with a stripped left rear and Hefford appeared to be relegated to the rear of field on the restart Michael Kendall took one lap to round up Lance Towns and check out winning the heat from Whittaker and Brendan Palmer in the 41Q.

Brad Young had the 65Q in gear and filling the pole position spot for the third heat of the night however his lead was very short lived with Brock Dean steaming to the front on the very first lap and lead the field on a merry waltz Darren Vine had his hands filled with the 41Q Palmer car at times as the top three settled into laps Young, Whittaker and Wilson battled for the minors at the race end Dean was the victor ahead of Vine and Palmer.

Heat four had “High Drama” at the start, Lance Towns was from P1 with the Tony Michell car in P2 in fact it was the right side lane that would eventually come unstuck at the green as the Michell car failed to take throttle the entire lane was left scrambling and swerving with the end result seeing the 98Q of Matt Greenwood facing the wrong way and the 71Q of Troy Ware upside down both very much in the wrong place at the wrong time.

On the restart Brett Thomas ran away followed closely by Towns and Kendall who was now hot on the scene as the laps counted down Kendall rounded the 33Q and set sail for Thomas just falling short as Thomas took the heat win from Kendall and Harders in third.

After all the dust had settled it was Michael Kendall on pole as the top points scorer at the green he bolted in the 82N Breka leaving behind the rest still arguing over track location Brett Thomas looped the 69Q out of position two on the track at the restart Kendall now lead Vine, Palmer and Brock Dean was in fourth.

It was only three laps later another yellow was on as a spun Thomas was now parked and then collected in turn two by Brad Young.

Young was able to restart however the 69Q car was done.

Kendall now lead the field away again at times opening up nearly half a straight lead as Vine, Dean and Palmer all settled into their own race turning laps , it was around lap 14 the CJR 82 car began developing an electrical mis fire with 6 to go Kendall was now almost half a lap in front Brock Dean was having a go passing Palmer for second with just two and a half laps to run the 82N would go no more and the car came to a stop on the pit straight inside wall the race ran the final laps under green with Darren Vine taking the win over Brendan Palmer and Brock Dean third.

The Polar Ice Midget Series takes a break now returning to Archerfield March the 7th with the POWRi Australian World Midget Championship on the 24th and 25th of January takes centre stage with Kiwis and American Midget Stars such as Hayden Williams, Brad Mosen, Bryan Clauson and Darren Hagen just to name a few then the Midget roadshow head to Lismore just four days later for the Lismore NSW rounds then the month of February is the Australian Speedcar Title being held in Warrnambool Victoria.


 

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PERFECT SCORE FOR KENDALL FOR 2015 OPENER
 

Kiwi Michael Kendall (American Tire and Racing Services/Impact Safety Equipment Aggressor/Esslinger) dominated round 4 of the Polar Ice Midget Series at the Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway on Saturday January 3, a meeting that had been delayed by a week due to rain.Kendall won everything except the 50/50 raffle in a display of masterful driving on a challenging race track.
 
The Kiwi, with maximum points, started the main from pole and was never headed leaving the rest to sort out the other two podium spots. Troy Ware, the other man on the front row, withstood a number of challenges before succumbing to Matt Hefford on lap 11.Hefford having come from position 7.  Ware then had to contend with Scott Wilson and Anthony Chaffey in the Western Landscape Supplies cars as well as last start winner Darren Vine, Brendan Palmer and Matt Greenwood.  Chaffey managed to go to third and open a gap until Palmer came on at a great rate of knots near the end.  Palmer went to third as the white flag was shown only to drift wide and allow Chaffey to recover his place.  It was Kendall’s third main event win of the season while Matt Hefford showed a lot of patience in his well-deserved second and Chaffey gaining third his first night back in his own car (Razor/Ed Pink Ford).
 
The track was on the slow side for timed Hot Laps but it was the same for everybody with just over half a second separating the Top 10.  Kendall was best with a 14.448 ahead of Scott Wilson (14.509 - Razor/Esslinger) and Michael Harders (14.538 – Auto Upgrade Spike/Eagle).
 
The heat races were full of action with plenty of ‘cut and thrust’ racing.  Brad Young (Federal Tyres XXX/Gaerte) led the opening qualifier until Troy Ware (Ware Constructions Spike/Ed Pink Ford) went to the front and held off Ant Chaffey for the win.  Darren Vine (Mike Vine Turbos XXX/Turbo Esslinger) led the win until the half way mark of the second heat before Kendall took control to win comfortably.
 
Heat three only made it to turn 3 when Ken Stanaway caught a rut and upended the Rodney Singleton Racing Razor/Esslinger.  The driver was okay with the car suffered minimal damage.  Matt Greenwood (Part Plus South Pacific Spike/Gaerte) had a change of luck after a magneto failed earlier in the night to take the win while Michael Kendall went past Brock Dean in the last lap take out the last heat.
 
Matt Greenwood was a happy man at the end of the night finally finishing a main after enduring a number of problems with his Esslinger engine.  The team’s trusty Gaerte was fitted for the night and got the job done.  Greenwood also received the Lucky 7th being $50 cash plus $50 voucher courtesy of Paul Geary’s Shock Absorber Therapy.
 
Hot Laps
Michael Kendall          14.448
 Scott Wilson                14.509
Michael Harders         14.538
Anthony Chaffey        14.578
Brock Dean                 14.620
 
Heat 1
 
1 Troy Ware 2 Anthony Chaffey 3 Brad Young
 
Heat 2
 
1 Michael Kendall 2 Brock Dean 3 Darren Vine

Heat 3
 
1 Matt Greenwood 2 Troy Ware 3 Darren Vine
 
Heat 4
 
1 Michael Kendall 2 Brock Dean 3 Matt Hefford
 
A Main
 
1 Michael Kendall 2 Matt Hefford  3 Anthony Chaffey
4 Brendan Palmer 5 Darren Vine 6 Troy Ware
7 Matt Greenwood 8 Michael Harders 9 Scott Wilson
10 Michael Wilson 11 Brad Young 12 Lance Towns
13 Corey Stothard
 
The midgets return to the Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway next Friday January 9 for PIMS round 5.  Then the meetings everyone has been looking forward to the 2015 POWRi World Midget Championship. 
 
Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway - Saturday/Sunday 24/25 January 2015
Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway - Friday/Saturday 30/31 January 2015



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THE SHOCK ABSORBER THERAPY LUCKY 7TH PLACE WELCOMES MATT GREENWOOD

Matt Greenwood from Greenwood Motorsport - Speedcar Q98 joins the list of "Lucky 7th" place getters in the Shock Absorber Therapy challenge.

Matt now picks up $50 extra in his prizemoney from R4 as well as the $50 voucher for shock services at the Shock Absorber Therapy clinic in Slacks Creek

Who will be "Lucky 7th" this Friday night in R5 ?

Chris Singleton from R1
Brock Dean from R2
Mark George from R3
Matt Greenwood from R4



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POLAR ICE RETURNS THIS FRIDAY

Polar Ice Midget Series is back this Friday night and back at Archerfield Speedway !!

This is the final round before the POWRi World Midget Championship so there are a lot eager to dial in.

Early finish from work for speedway is a great way to kick off a huge weekend fans so catch you all trackside.

Nominations are

10Q Ken Stanaway
12Q Tony Michell
14Q Michael Harders
18Q Matt Hefford
19Q Darren Vine
20Q Brett Foreman
25Q Anthony Chaffey
27Q Chris Singleton
33Q Lance Towns
41Q Brendan Palmer
42Q Scott Wilson
44Q Corey Stothard
58Q Rusty Whittaker
65Q Brad Young
69N Reid MacKay
69Q Brett Thomas
71Q Troy Ware
82N Michael Kendall
97W Nicholas Rowe
98Q Matt Greenwood
99Q Brock Dean



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LUCKY 7TH RETURNS THIS ROUND

This Polar Ice Midget Series round also includes the Paul Geary Shock Absorber Therapy "Lucky 7th"

Lucky 7th place receives from the Shock Absorber Therapy $50 extra in the prize money PLUS a $50 voucher for shock services ..... not a bad deal!

Who will join the list for 2014/15 ?

So far we have

Chris Singleton from R1
Brock Dean from R2
Mark George from R3



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POLAR ICE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT !!

This Saturday night race fans the QSRA and Polar Ice Midget Series roll back into Archerfield Speedway for an action pack “Big One”

After a couple of rain outs and rescheduling of shows 19 of the best are ready to rumble.

Anthony Chaffey makes a return in the Razor ED Pink 25Q for the first time this summer along with all other regular throttle stompers this night is certainly set to impress.

With the POWRi World Midget Championship just weeks away these guys will be looking to tick the boxes before the Yanks and Kiwis arrive.

The midgets are running this Saturday the 3rd then again on Friday the 9th of January in a mini “Prelude to the POWRi” so folks make sure you are track side for open wheel Midget action at its best!

2Q Jason Bell
 10Q Ken Stanaway
12Q Tony Michell
 14Q Michael Harders
 18Q Matt Hefford
 19Q Darren Vine
 23Q Wade Hawley
25Q Anthony Chaffey
27Q Chris Singleton
28Q Michael Wilson
 33Q Lance Towns
 41Q Brendan Palmer
 42Q Scott Wilson
 44Q Corey Stothard
 65Q Brad Young
 71Q Troy Ware
 89Q Michael Kendall
 98Q Matt Greenwood
 99Q Brock Dean



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POWRI WORLD MIDGET CHAMPIONSHIP ARCHERFIELD BOUND

The POWRi World Midget Championship Australian rounds are coming!!

Saturday the 24th and Sunday the 25th of January at the home of speedway Archerfield Speedway this year we have some amazing memorabilia with the outstanding assistance from Auckland’s Jeremy Ward of Shot360 Photography and Sasha Beeston from Ratzi Photography in “The Switch” there will be 4 large framed and autographed photos of super stars competing on these nights up for grabs and raffle tickets will be available on the nights. (Two photos per night)

Bryan Clauson, Hayden Williams and Brad Mosen are all on board and with one extra hot shoe to confirm this is definitely one not to be missed!!

Any bar room or man cave missing that extra special racing touch these framed and autographed pieces will finish it off for sure!!

Ticket purchases will again be only on the night and drawn on the night of purchase so please retain you tickets to collect.

Huge thanks to the drivers and also Jeremy Ward of Shot 360 Photography and Sasha Beeston from Ratzi Photography for making this happen



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TONIGHTS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Due to continued showers today and the forecast of further rain this-afternoon and evening, we have postponed tonight’s event to Saturday 3rd January. The program will remain unchanged.

January 3 Event details: Sprintcars, Midgets, Lightning Sprints, Ford v Holden v Sigmas, Stockcars & Open Sedans, Fireworks & the Double Decker races.

If you have purchased online tickets, we will be emailing you personally to give you the option of either a full refund or an exchange of tickets.

For event details head to our website event page: www.brisbanespeedway.com.au/events.asp

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RACING THIS SATURDAY AT ARCHERFIELD !!

Polar Ice Midget Series heads back to Archerfield this Saturday the 27th and with 18 of the state’s best on hand this will be a humdinger!!
 
The regular hot shoes are nominated Stanaway, Harders, Ware, Singleton and the previous round winner Vine then throw in Palmer, Greenwood, Hefford and Dean and the mind starts to race !!
 
Debuting a new car is the former multiple times AMCA National Champion Adam Wallis in the 11N and Kiwi Michael Kendall is back for redemption after the last round DNF in the 89Q.
 
Archerfield Speedway this SATURDAY night for Polar Ice Midget Series at its very best!
 
Nominations are
 
2Q Jason Bell
10Q Ken Stanaway
11N Adam Wallis
12Q Tony Michell
14Q Michael Harders
18Q Matt Hefford
19Q Darren Vine
23Q Wade Hawley
27Q Chris Singleton
33Q Lance Towns
41Q Brendan Palmer
42Q Scott Wilson
44Q Corey Stothard 
65Q Brad Young
71Q Troy Ware
89Q Michael Kendall
98Q Matt Greenwood
99Q Brock Dean



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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYBODY

From the Committee and all members of the QSRA we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year !!

If you are travelling around please stay safe on the roads and don't forget the big shows coming to Archerfield in the next few days !!

Catch you all track side !!



***RACE DATE CANCELLED***

Saturday the 10th of January in Lismore has been cancelled

NOMINATIONS REQUIRED ASAP

The Christmas period is closer than ever now and we still have a lot of cars not nominated for Saturday the 27th (Polar Ice) ,Friday the 9th (Polar Ice) and Saturday the 10th in Lismore (Prelude to the POWRi).

Please text 0410 195 355 your car number and the dates you wish to run to Brock Dean asap to secure your spot in the promotional advertising.

LISMORE RACE DATE ON OFFER

We have a date to race in Lismore NSW on January the 10th 2015 , this is the night after the Polar Ice R6 scheduled for Archerfield on the 9th. If anyone is interested or intending to run this date from Lismore please let Brock Dean know ASAP on 0410 195 355.

The prize purse will be determined by the car count and will be discussed by the Club President and Lismore promotions once numbers are sought.



TYLER THOMAS BRISBANE BOUND IN 2015


42Q WLS Racing is proud to announce Oklahoma's Tyler Thomas will be heading to Australia to compete in the POWRI international series at both Brisbane and Lismore speedways. Tyler will head to Australia in the days following Chili Bowl.



NOWRA SSS ABANDONED RESCHEDULE DATE TBA

The POWRi Australian Speedcar Super Series for this weekend 13/12/2014 has been postponed due to the weather folks please keep an eye out for a re-schedule date




BBQ LUNCH IN NOWRA COMPLIMENTS OF ST GEORGE BASIN IGA PLUS LIQUOR

Working in conjunction with the committee of Nowra Speedway, a BBQ lunch will be supplied for all Speedcar drivers and their crew courtesy of St Georges Basin IGA plus Liquor!

Head to the pits and socialise with your fellow teams between 11.30am and 1.30pm this weekend. With 32 drivers nominated this weekend, the BBQ better have a large hot plate!

Awesome work Les & Michelle Corish and the 87N Team




POLAR ICE R4 THIS SATURDAY !!

If the SSS wasn’t enough last weekend in Lismore the Polar Ice Midget Series hits Archerfield again this Saturday for your Midget fix

The series is really beginning to heat up with R4 scheduled for this weekend all the regular guns are nominated Harders,Dean,Palmer and last round victor Darren Vine to name a few

Archerfield Speedway Saturday the 6th of December is the place to be don’t miss this !!

Nominations are
10Q Ken Stanaway
12Q Tony Michell
14Q Michael Harders
18Q Matt Hefford
19Q Darren Vine
27Q Chris Singleton
33Q Lance Towns
41Q Brendan Palmer
42Q Scott Wilson
44Q Corey Stothard
65Q Brad Young
69N Reid Mackay
71Q Troy Ware
89Q Michael Kendall
99Q Brock Dean



CLARKE CLINCHES ANOTHER SUPER SERIES ROUND
 

Australian champion Adam Clarke outclassed all of his rivals to win round 3 of the Speedcar Super Series at the Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway on November 29.  Clarke has never won this series and neither has car owner Jack Berry and it is on their ‘to do’ list for the season. 
 
Clarke (Polar Ice Breka/Esslinger) shared the front row of the 30 lap A Main with Pole Shuffle winner Nathan Smee (Impact Safety Equipment Spike/Esslinger) and for the first half of the race these two battled side by side as each tried to get an advantage over the other.  Clarke stuck to the bottom while Smee charged around the outside exiting the corners with his front wheels in the air.  Smee would take the lead through turns 1 & 2 only to see Clarke back in front at the other end.  The first yellow of the night appeared on lap 7 and on the restart Smee pulled a small gap but Clarke was up to the challenge and was back in front within a couple of laps. 
 
Behind the lead two Brendan Palmer (EastLinkAir Breka/Esslinger) was third but had young guns Michael Stewart, Rusty Whittaker and Aidan Corrish breathing down his neck.  After a second yellow appeared with 14 laps left Smee began to struggle and consequently dropped back into the clutches of Stewart who was now third.  Clarke was untroubled to win from the young gun trio of Stewart, Whittaker and Mitch Brien with Smee rounding out the top five. 
Clarke showed his class while the young drivers showed they are not to be discounted in the major events. 
 
Clarke (13.892) was Quick Time man in the time trials while popular Brett Thomas had a touch of deja vu during the timed laps when he rolled his Illuminated Industries Spike/Hawk in spectacular fashion.  Thomas had rolled during the first night of the POWRi World Midget series at Lismore earlier in the year spending a night in hospital.  This time he had his front wheels up on the inside berm in turn 3 when his right rear wheel dug in and sent him rolling five or six times landing upside down against the fence.  He climbed out unaided while his almost new car was looking very second hand.  However his crew led by crew chief Matt Black got to work and with the help of many including fellow driver Michael Harders the car was repaired albeit with a heap of broken parts on the ground around it.  Thomas would be ready to take his place in the first round of heats.
 
The opening round of heats went to Troy Jenkins (BOC Stealth/Synergy V8), Nathan Smee and Adam Clarke with Clarke getting past Mitch Brien right on the line while the second round saw victories to Jason Bell, Jenkins and Brien.  Jenkins had been hurt by a poor time trial and even though he won both of his heats would start the main in mid-field.
 
The Pole Shuffle resulted in a win for Smee after Michael Harders eliminated Brien, Brock Dean and Rusty Whittaker before he lost to Brendan Palmer.  Palmer lost to Michael Stewart who was then beaten by Clarke setting up a Clarke, Smee final.  It was tight at the start but Smee won out with the Polar Ice pilot content to be on the front row of the main.
 
Some interesting stats about the night.  There were 20 cars at the start of the night with all lining up in the feature.  There were no yellow lights during the six heats with all cars finishing every heat with 17 cars completing the 30 lap main race.
 
In all it was a great night of action with plenty of good hard racing and none of the lengthy stoppages that sometimes hamper these big nights.
 
Queensland can be justifiably proud of Rusty Whittaker and his hard fought third while others in the top ten were Brendan Palmer (7th) and Michael Harders (8th).  Brock Dean was also running in the top 10 when he was forced out with a flat tyre.
 
Time Trials
 
Adam Clarke               13.892
Nathan Smee              14.115
Michael Stewart          14.159
 
Heat 1
 
1   Troy Jenkins (NSW)   2  Michael Harders    3 Aidan Corrish (NSW)
 
Heat 2
 
1  Nathan Smee (NSW)  2  Brock Dean  3 Brendan Palmer
 
Heat 3
 
1 Adam Clarke (NSW)   2 Mitch Brien (NSW)   3 Rusty Whittaker
 
Heat 4
 
1 Jason Bell  2 Brock Dean  3 Nathan Smee
 
Heat 5
 
1  Troy Jenkins (NSW)   2  Michael Stewart (NSW)   3 Aidan Corrish (NSW)
 
Heat 6
 
1 Mitch Brien (NSW)  2 Brendan Palmer  3 Rusty Whittaker
 
Pole Shuffle
 
Michael Harders  def  Mitch Brien
Michael Harders  def  Brock Dean
Michael Harders  def  Rusty Whittaker
Brendan Palmer  def  Michael Harders
Michael Stewart  def Brendan Palmer
Adam Clarke  def  Michael Stewart
Nathan Smee  def  Adam Clarke
 
A Main
 
1 Adam Clarke (NSW)   2 Michael Stewart (NSW)  3 Rusty Whittaker
4 Mitch Brien (NSW)  5 Nathan Smee (NSW)  6 Aidan Corrish (NSW)
7 Brendan Palmer 8 Michael Harders 9 Troy Jenkins (NSW)
10 Dean Merrylees (WA) 11 Brett Thomas 12 Jason Bell
13 Paul Murphy (NSW) 14 Dean Meadows (NSW) 15 Brett Foreman
16 Glen Shaw (NSW) 17 Andy Hassan (NSW)
 
The midgets are back at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway next Saturday December 6 for round 4 of the Polar Ice Midget Series with all your favourites including Michael Kendall, Michael Harders, Brock Dean, Brendan Palmer, Troy Ware and last start winner Darren Vine in action.



FINE VICTORY TO VINE
 

Multiple times Australian Compact Speedcar Champion Darren Vine scored his maiden midget feature win on Saturday November 22 at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway.  It was a popular win for the Vine team, Darren and his father Mike, who have spent twelve months developing their turbo charged Esslinger engine.
 
However Vine didn’t have it all his own way having to endure many challenges during the 20 lap affair.  Brock Dean started from pole with Vine along-side with the latter racing to the front on the run to the first turn while Michael Kendall came from the second row to run inside Dean as they headed down the back straight the first time.
 
Kendall was back in the Neilson Motorsport/ATRS Race Safety Aggressor/Esslinger and looking for his third win of the season but Vine had other ideas.  Each time Kendall closed in Vine pulled away and then the threat disappeared when Kendall withdrew during lap 6 with an ignition problem.  Now Dean stepped up to the plate and after trying a couple of inside runs decided to try the high line of the track. 
 
Lap after lap he worked the top getting closer with each lap as he relentlessly stalked the leader.  However when he made his move Vine sensed he was there and covered the line.  They touched a couple of times without any repercussions and Vine held on to take the victory by a narrow margin from Dean and the ever present Michael Harders (Auto Upgrade/Spike/Eagle).  Scott Wilson (Western Landscape Supplies Razor/Esslinger) was next followed by Troy Ware (Brookers Brake & Clutch Spike/Ed Pink Ford) who advanced from position 9.
 
Kendall (13.717) timed in quickest in the 1 lap contest with Troy Ware a fraction slower (13.841) and then Michael Harders (13.932).  Matt Greenwood’s Parts plus South Pacific Spike came to a standstill at the end of his run and the glum faces in the pits told the story that their night was done.
 
Darren Vine started his night with a win in the opening heat while Troy Ware came to a stop with a fuel line problem. Kendall took the next heat and then won again in heat three that saw him come from a long way back.  He and Vine became tangled up in the opening lap and by the time they had separated Matt Hefford and Brock Dean had cleared out.  However the Kiwi took flight and went to the front near the end for a hard fought win.  Mick Harders claimed the last qualifier followed by Brendan Palmer and the Federal Tyres XXX of Brad Young.
 
After some track prep at interval the top six point scorers came out for the Dash with top point man Kendall pulling pill 4.  Pole man Vine headed the field in the opening lap until Palmer’s mount caught a rut in turn 3 and began to bounce before turning sideways and rolling a couple of times.  On the restart Brock Dean got the better of Vine in the first turn and ran away to win from Vine and Kendall.  Palmer’s car didn’t appear to be badly damaged and the crew replaced bent and broken bits making it onto the track just in time.  Unfortunately it was to no avail as the engine refused to run properly and Palmer retired to the infield. 
 
A good night of racing and good to see both Darren Vine and Brock Dean at their competitive best while Michael Harders was all smiles picking up his third podium of the three Polar Ice rounds.
 
The Speedcar action continues the next two Saturdays with round 3 of the Speedcar Super Series at Lismore Speedway on November 29 and then back to Archerfield the following week, December 6, for another Polar Ice round.
 
Time Trials
 
Michael Kendall (NZ) – 13.717
 
Heat 1
 
1 Darren Vine 2 Brad Young 3 Brendan Palmer
 
Heat 2
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Matt Hefford 3 Brock Dean
 
Heat 3
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ) 2 Brock Dean 3 Matt Hefford
 
Heat 4
 
1 Michael Harders 2 Brendan Palmer 3 Brad Young
 
Dash
 
1 Brock Dean 2 Darren Vine 3 Michael Kendall (NZ)
 
‘A’ Main
 
1 Darren Vine 2 Brock Dean 3 Michael Harders
4 Scott Wilson 5 Troy Ware 6 Brad Young
7 Mark George 8 Reid Mackay (NSW) 9 Matt Hefford



POLAR ICE R3 THIS SATURDAY !!

This Saturday night race fans the Polar Ice Midget Series returns to the home of speedway in Brisbane and that’s the Ausdeck Patios and Roofing Archerfield Speedway.
 
Round 3 is locked and loaded ready to set the track a blaze !

Fresh off a dominant finish in the recent POWRi SSS is Brendan Palmer in the 41Q Breka Esslinger along with Michael Harders who finished that round just off the podium in 4th.
 
4 new war paint schemes debut the season this Saturday with Lance Towns, Tony Michell, Matt Greenwood and Michael Kendall all ready to hit the dirt in their respected rides.
 
Throw in a dash of Stanaway, Vine and Hefford along with a pinch of Dean, Ware and Young and we have a very “alive” field of drivers for the round.
 
Archerfield Speedway and Polar Ice making your Saturday night an action packed night!!
 
 
2Q Jason Bell (TBC)
10Q Ken Stanaway
12Q Tony Michell
14Q Michael Harders
18Q Matt Hefford
19Q Darren Vine
20Q Brett Foreman
23Q Wade Hawley
33Q Lance Towns
41Q Brendan Palmer
42Q Scott Wilson
44Q Corey Stothard 
65Q Brad Young
69N Reid Mackay
71Q Troy Ware
89Q Michael Kendall
98Q Matt Greenwood
99Q Brock Dean


 
CLASSY CLARKE CLAIMS BRISBANE SUPER SERIES ROUND
 

Round 2 of the Midget Super Series was contested at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday November 8 and it was Australian Champion Adam Clarke (NSW) who won out over a fast finishing Brendan Palmer (Qld) and the ever present Troy Jenkins (NSW).
 
Driving the Polar Ice/Jack Berry Racing Esslinger Clarke began the night by setting Quick Time with a 13.460 lap just pipping Nathan Smee (American Tire & Racing Spike/Esslinger) with a 13.511 and Troy Jenkins (BOC/Stealth/Synergy V8) 13.607. Both Don Mackay and Brett Foreman and the misfortune to upend their cars during the time trials finishing their night before it had begun fortunately without injury. 
 
The first round of heats saw wins to Clarke, Aiden Corish (NSW) and Palmer with youngster Corish looking particularly impressive in his first outing at the Brisbane bull ring.  Palmer hadn’t raced since last season and despite being in a new car was quickly into the groove and giving it his all.
 
The second round of heats saw Brock Dean (Face to Face Personal Training Aggressor/Gaerte) win the first encounter and then Corish doubled up to win again from Palmer and Mitch Brien (NSW).  The last heat saw Smee and Clarke up against each other for the first time on the night. Despite Clarke applying plenty of pressure Smee held on to take the win.
 
With the qualifying preliminaries dispensed with Clarke was top point man from Smee, Ken Stanaway (PLR Engine Reconditioners Razor/Esslinger) Jenkins and Dean.  Stanaway had been consistent with fourth in the time trails and two runner up places in the heats in the Rod Singleton Racing entry.
 
The Shoot-Outs produced a surprise with Aiden Corish and Dean qualifying from the Bronze round and then Corish was quickest in the Silver round and at one point was the quickest man in the Gold contest until a spin eliminated him. Smee again won the contest against Clarke with the New South Welshmen to make up the front row of the feature.
 
There was much expectation for a great feature and no one would be disappointed. On the green Corish charged from the second row to take over the front running and led the opening lap from Clarke and Smee with plenty of action throughout the 20 car field. The first caution was in lap 2 when Rusty Whittaker, subbing for Brett Thomas, spun in turn 1 with Ken Stanaway also spinning after contact with another car when the lights appeared sending both ROF.  Dean’s good run also came to an end pulling infield with an engine miss.
 
On the restart Corish continued to lead until Smee made a move to take over the front running only to see Clarke go past to lead lap 4. From there it was a side by side contest with Clarke on the bottom and Smee riding the top. Smee would get to the front only for Clarke to immediately come back at him.  It was great racing until Smee got sideways and spun in turn 1 on lap 9. Smee had been in a similar situation previously and still won from the back but it would be a difficult task with the national champion heading the field.  While everyone had been focusing on the duel between the lead pair Palmer had begun his charge towards the front using the entire race track to maintain momentum. 
 
The order stood at Clarke ahead of Corish, Jenkins, Mitch Brien, Michael Harders and Palmer. Even though Clarke opened up a good break from the rest of the bunch there was plenty of action as drivers fought for the other podium places and Smee was charging back through the field.  Young Jack Bell (CJR Motorsport Breka/Mopar) became the victim of a spun car on lap 11 when he collected the stranded car and rolled.  Driver okay just disappointed his car was bent and he was out of the race.
 
By this time Palmer had gone into second but couldn’t shake Jenkins and Harders as they headed into the final stages of the race.  Another spun car with 2 laps left saw a green, white, chequered run to the end with Clarke a deserving winner while Palmer just held out Jenkins in the run from turn four to the finish line. Harders was next while Smee made it back to fifth. Sixteen of the twenty starters completing the journey.
 
It was an entertaining night of racing with plenty of action and incidents thrown in. It’s what the Super Series is all about and good to see the young guns Corish, Whittaker, Bell, Matt Jackson and Glen Shaw all showing that the future of the sport is in good hands.
 
Time Trials
 
Adam Clarke (NSW)                        13.460
Nathan Smee (NSW)                      13.511
Troy Jenkins (NSW)                         13.607
 
Heat 1
1 Adam Clarke (NSW) 2 Ken Stanaway 3 Anthony Chaffey
Heat 2
1 Aiden Corish (NSW) 2 Troy Jenkins (NSW) 3 Mitch Brien (NSW)
Heat 3
1 Brendan Palmer 2 Nathan Smee (NSW) 3 Rusty Whittaker
Heat 4
1 Brock Dean 2 Ken Stanaway 3 Jason Bell
Heat 5
1 Aiden Corish (NSW) 2 Brendan Palmer 3 Mitch Brien (NSW)
Heat 6
1 Nathan Smee (NSW) 2 Adam Clarke (NSW) 3 Michael Harders
Shoot-Out
1 Nathan Smee (NSW) 2 Adam Clarke (NSW) 3 Brock Dean
A Main
1 Adam Clarke (NSW) 2 Brendan Palmer 3 Troy Jenkins (NSW)
4 Michael Harders 5 Nathan Smee (NSW) 6 Aiden Corish (NSW)
7 Troy Ware 6 Anthony Chaffey 9 Matt Hefford 10 Mitch Brien (NSW) 11 Dean Merrylees (WA)  12 Jason Bell 13 Ken Stanaway 14 Brad Young 15 Andy Hassan (NSW) 16 Glen Shaw (NSW)   
 
The midgets return to Archerfield on November 22 for another round of the Polar Ice Midget Series while round 3 of the Speedcar Super Series is the following week, November 29, at the Lismore Speedway. 




POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES ROUND 2 HEADS TO ARCHERFIELD

This Saturday race fans the POWRi Speedcar Super Series rolls into Archerfield Speedway and it is going to be nothing short of Epic !!
 
Nominations so far include
 
A1 Adam Clark
Q2 Jason Bell
N2 Dene Merrylees
Q3 Scott Doyle
N4 Paul Murphy
N5 Andy Hassan
N7 Nathan Smee
Q10 Ken Stanaway
Q14 Michael Harders
Q18 Matt Hefford
Q19 Darren Vine
Q20 Brett Foreman
Q42 Anthony Chaffey
Q58 Rusty Whittaker 
N63 Mitch Brien
Q65 Brad Young
N65 Don Mackay
N69 Reid Mackay
Q71 Troy Ware
Q76 Rob Mackay
N78 Troy Jenkins
Q82 Jack Bell
N87 Aiden Corish
N88 Glen Shaw
N97 Matt Jackson
Q99 Brock Dean
 
Pit gates are open from 3pm and the main public gates from 4 and remember There are no ATMs, EFTPOS or Credit Card facilities for this event. 



POWRI SSS ROUND 1 DONE AND DUSTED

No Queenslanders on the podium at this round however round 2 on the 8th of November is at Archerfield Speedway don't forget to come down and cheer on the boys !!

Well done to Nathan , Troy and Bob !!

Gunnedah round 1 feature was Nathan Smee, Troy Jenkins, Bob Jackson, Mitch Brien, Matt Jackson, Darren Jenkins, Brett Thomas, Michael Harders, Jason Bell, Brock Dean, Anthony Collins , Andy Hassan, Paul Murphy, Jack Bell. DNF (not in order) Dean Merrylees, Pierce Lehane, Adam Clarke, Anthony Chaffey.



POWRi SPEEDCAR SUPER SERIES ROLLS INTO GUNNEDAH NSW

A huge "GOOD LUCK !!" to our Queensland drivers heading to Gunnedah NSW for this weekends POWRi Speedcar Super Series opening round

Round 2 is back at Archerfield Speedway 8th November so ensure you don't miss it !!

1A Adam Clarke - Spike Esslinger
2Q Jason Bell - Breka Stanton Toyota
3Q Scott Dyole - Spike Gaerte
14Q Michael Harders - Spike KRE Eagle
42Q Anthony Chaffey - Razor Esslinger
69Q Brett Thomas - Spike Esslinger
99Q Brock Dean - Breka Gaerte



Gas her up Boys !!KENDALL SHINES ON THE SLICK
 

Kiwi Michael Kendall, in the CJR Motorsport Breka/Mopar, outdrove his opponents on a slick race track to win round 2 of the Polar Ice Series at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday October 18.  Even though the drivers had to deal with the conditions there was plenty of action. 
 
Kendall had to overcome a strong line-up of combatants including reigning Australian Champion Adam Clarke in the Jack Berry Racing Breka/Esslinger and Midget Super Series champion Brett Thomas (Illuminated Industries Spike/Esslinger).  Kendall and Thomas started the 20 lap feature on the front row with Clarke in position 5 after missing a heat with a rocker problem.  From the outset Kendall broke away with Michael Harders soon going to second and Clarke following.  An uncustomary spin by Thomas during lap 3 also involved Matt Hefford and Brad Young with all able to restart.  On resumption Troy Ware (Ware Constructions Spike/Ed Pink Ford) moved inside Ken Stanaway (PLR Engine Reconditioners Razor/Esslinger) exiting turn 4 and then slid up track with Stanaway tagging him and sending him spinning from the track.  No damage done and he was able to continue from the back.  With Kendall well clear and Harders, Clarke and Stanaway settled in the next three positions the focus was on the pack behind.  There was plenty of passing and re-passing as both Thomas and Ware worked their way back through the field.  On lap 14 there was some jostling as the pack entered turn 4 and Chris Singleton speared towards the fence sideways before turning turtle and rolling a number of times across the top of the concrete wall just missing the light pole.  He was shaken but able to climb from his car and walk away.  In the sprint to the finish Kendall was able to again drive away with Harders and Clarke maintaining their positions.  It was the second consecutive round win for Kendall the reigning PIMS champion.
 
Adam Clarke set a very quick 13.331 lap during the timed hot laps with eight drivers in all under 14 seconds.  Brett Foreman was lucky not to hit the fence when a steering component broke, instead sending him spinning onto the infield out of harm’s way.  Kendall won the opening heat with Clarke a non-starter while his engine problem was rectified.  Scott Doyle (Bob Smith Motorsport Spike/Gaerte) took out the second encounter with Thomas second in his first race in a new car while Matt Hefford (Spike/Gaerte) was third.
 
The third heat saw Clarke storm from position 5 to hit the front on the first lap with Stanaway in pursuit but was untroubled to win.  During the race Matt Hefford’s car became engulfed in smoke and lucky to make it to the infield without causing a yellow light or being hit.  A busted seal on the oil filter the problem.  The last heat struck trouble in the opening lap when Michael Wilson got sideways with cars going everywhere.  Troy Ware ended on his side and out of the restart along with Wilson and Chris Singleton.  Kendall scored another win giving him top qualifying points.
 
Hot Laps
 
1 Adam Clarke (NSW – 13.331)   2 Brett Thomas (13.611)   3 Michael Harders (13.639)
 
Heat 1
 
1 Michael Kendall (NZ)   2 Michael Wilson 3 Michael Harders
 
Heat 2
 
1 Scott Doyle 2 Brett Thomas 3 Matt Hefford
 
Heat 3
 
1 Adam Clarke (NSW) 2 Ken Stanaway 3 Scott Wilson
Heat 4
 
1 Michael Kendall 2 Michael Harders 3 Brad Young
Feature
 
1 Michael Kendall 2 Michael Harders 3 Adam Clarke (NSW)
 
4 Scott Wilson 5 Troy Ware 6 Ken Stanaway
 
7 Brock Dean 8 Brad Young 9 Michael Wilson
 
10 Scott Doyle






 
The 2014/15 Speedcar Super Series kicks off at Gunnedah on October 25 with the next round at Archerfield on November 8.  With a great line up of contracted drivers including reigning champion Brett Thomas, Australian champ Adam Clarke and former titleholder Nathan Smee BE THERE.
 

POLAR ICE ROUND 2 NOMINATIONS

This weekend race fans the Polar Ice Midget Series returns to Archerfield Speedway for round 2.

The opening round podium trio of Kendall, Harders and Stanaway are all nominated along with current A1 Adam Clarke however these four will have their hands full with the likes of Hefford, Young and Singleton!

Archerfield Speedway this Saturday the 18th is where Midget and Polar Ice action is at!!

1A Adam Clarke
2Q Michael Kendall
3Q Scott Doyle
10Q Ken Stanaway
14Q Michael Harders
18Q Matt Hefford
19Q Darren Vine
22Q Wade Hawley
26Q Chris Singleton
28Q Michael Wilson
41Q Brendan Palmer (TBC)
44Q Corey Stothard
65Q Brad Young
71Q Troy Ware



KENDALL STORMS TO VICTORY LANE

Kiwi Michael Kendall slotted into the CJR Motorsport 82Q for the first round in the Polar Ice Midget Series with instant success taking the Breka Mopar to the top of the timing monitor with a 13.722 Sunny Coaster Troy Ware who returned to the Midgets after a season off was the only other driver in the “13s” with a 13.972.

Just a tad out of the “13s” setting the nights #3 in the hot lap session was the Tassie Tornado Matt Hefford in the 18Q ahead of the 10Q of Ken Stanaway with a 14.233 and Michael Harders rounded out the top 5 with a 14.259 in the 14Q.

Heat one was a fairly fast affair with Mick Harders leading the 8 lapper from the green running a great session of laps to keep the hard charging Kendall at bay as was Brad Young in the 65Q with Matt Hefford for 3rd.

The nights heat race number two was a Vine dominated race blasting away from the drop of the flag never looking back incidentally tho while he had run away it was Troy Ware putting in a very impressive 100.699 best KPH trying to catch him on lap 3 but at the chequered the victor was Vine from Stanaway and Ware.

The nights most impressive race came in heat three with Darren Vine , Michael Harders, Ken Stanaway and Michael Kendall all duking it out running clean wheel to wheel action.

Ken Stanaway seemed to have bolted to the lead as Vine slotted back into 4th with the two Michaels in 2nd and 3rd then both the 14 and 82 were seen trying all the different lines to pass the 10Q but remembering one wrong move they could be running 4th in a heartbeat, mid race Michael Harders had his hands full with Darren Vine as Michael Kendall went to the highline and passed Stanaway for the lead coming off turn 2 and once in front Kendall lead to the end ahead of Stanaway and Harders.

Brad Young and Brett Foreman lead the field away for the final heat of the night with the 20Q car of Brett Foreman popping out of turn 2 leading the field down into 3 it wasn’t until the second lap revolution when trouble struck for Scott Jeynes who was running in the 5th spot.

Coming off turn 2 the Jeynes Fontana Stealth car appeared to launch off the left rear into the side of the Matt Hefford 18Q who was at full flight with both cars bouncing momentarily however it was the Jeynes car that continued to self-destruct ending up on the pit straight wall minus some bits which were dislodged along its journey.

Jeynes emerged uninjured however the same could not be said for the 88Q Stealth as it was loaded onto the recovery vehicle.

Troy Ware eventualy won the heat once restarted from Brad Young and Matt Hefford in 3rd.

The feature grid was stacked up with Kendall from P1 Ware from 2 Stanaway in 3 and Harders in P4 Hefford from 5 and Young in 6, Vine was in P7 and Wilson in 8, Foreman from 9 Singleton from 10 Hawley from P11, Stothard in 12 and Scott Doyle rounded out the field in 13.

Kendall didn’t need much of an invitation to take the field into turn 1 as Ware, Harders and Stanaway ran wheel to wheel for the positions 2 to 4 as Kendall bolted the cars of Ware,Harders,Vine,Stanaway and Hefford could have a had a blanket thrown over then they were all that close dicing for track supremacy .

The first yellow came on when Brad Young and Chris Singleton tangled in turn 2 which brought Kendall back to field on the restart Kendall again bolted leaving Troy Ware and Michael Harders to fight it out and it wasn’t long before Harders got the pass for 2nd Ware was the next yellow light after a gentle tommy tippy “woopsie” in turn 2 setting the field up for a green white chequer.

Kendall shot away on the restart again and led home Michael Harders in 2nd and Ken Stanaway was able to hold out Hefford who had held the pressure to the 10Q for most of the race.

Brad Young ran home 5th ahead of Scott Wilson in 6th, Chris Singleton picked up the “Lucky 7th” place Shock Absorber Therapy voucher, Brett Foreman was 8th and Troy Ware rounded out the final finishers in 9th.

Some interesting tit bits coming out of the show was ….

With Michael Kendall putting the 82Q Mopar Breka in victory lane this was the very first visit for that car in its history and in fact the very first feature win in Australia for the 2014/15 season , Michael Harders won the country’s first heat race for the new season !

Matt Hefford had a career best finish in Midgets with 4th in the feature event and with Ken Stanaway making the podium in the 10Q Rodney Singleton car proving they are a genuine contender for the Polar Ice Midget Series this summer.

All in all a great night was had huge thanks to Polar Ice, Shock Absorber Therapy and Archerfield Speedway.

The next outing for the Midgets will be round 2 of the Polar Ice Midget Series on October the 18th catch you all back at Archerfield!

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
14 March – Auto UPGrade QLD Title Toowoomba
28 March - SSS Archerfield
5 April – Danny Davidson Memorial Toowoomba
19 April - Polar Ice Midget Series
 9 May - 50 Lapper Archerfield
 30 May - Polar Ice Midget Series Grand Final



POLAR ICE MIDGET SERIES 2014/15 ROUND 1 THIS WEEKEND 

Race fans!!! Are you ready!! The 2014/15 Polar Ice Midget Series is about to get underway this Saturday night at the Ausdeck Patios and Roofing Archerfield Speedway.

This season is set to be huge with Polar Ice, SSS rounds and also the POWRi World Midget Championship all at Archerfield

New cars, new drivers, some wily ol foxes returning to tear up some rubber and put on a show for the fans

Nominations for this weekend are,

2Q Michael Kendall
3Q Scott Doyle
10Q Ken Stanaway
14Q Michael Harders
18Q Matt Hefford
19Q Darren Vine
20Q Brett Foreman
26Q Chris Singleton
28Q Michael Wilson
33Q Lance Towns
41Q Brendan Palmer (TBC)
42Q Scott Wilson
44Q Corey Stothard
65Q Brad Young
71Q Troy Ware
77Q Grant Watson
88Q Scott Jeynes

Pit gates open from 3pm and main gates from 4.

FINAL BITS OF INFO FOR POLAR ICE R1 2014/15

The time is here for the season kick off on October 4 so.......

Remember all quad riders/mule riders must be a club member and hold insurance.

If you would like prize money this season 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.

Rock screens are now mandatory so it’s a good idea to get one now if you don’t already have so.

The Polar Ice Midget Series rounds are a controlled American Racer right rear – No other brands.

Transponders are required along with Race Receivers these will be checked on the night for operation.

The club have 3 transponders available to rent on the night for $30 each and must be returned after the feature.-Contact Brock Dean on 0410 195 355

The compulsory $30 nomination for all cars is to be paid to Doug Lucas before drivers’ briefing its simple.... No pay no clay.

Any cars that are not inspected or do not have the 2014/15 rego plate issued will not be racing until they are done they 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. - NO cars will be done on race night.

John Kelly has fuel to purchase at the track however these must be pre arranged for collection so please contact Archerfield direct and fuel is only sold in a 205 litre drum.

Double check you’re Speedway Licence is current, you’re safety gear is current, support the 50/50 raffles as much as you can and lets go racing!!

 
MIDGET WEEKEND AT ARCHERFIELD SPEEDWAY

Don’t forget race fans this Saturday is the Nostalgia Speedway Day and Sunday the QSRA host the 2014/15 Show and Shine event at Archerfield Speedway.

Gates will open from 11am Saturday with a huge static display then demonstrations from 3pm and a finish time of 8pm.

Admission is just $10 !! 12 yrs and under are Free !!!

Tickets are only available from the gate on the day (cash only) for this event.  There are no ATMs, EFTPOS or Credit Card facilities at the venue.
 
Sunday the pit gates are open from 9am with a fundraiser BBQ on from then for breakfast sauages - There is no admission fee on Sunday's QSRA day

Sausages are $2 each or 3 for $5 and cold drinks are available with all proceeds going back to your club :)



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

T
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

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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 !

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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