We are heading for the pointy end of the season .
Some big races coming up;
> USC Challenge this weekend with big money on offer
> Australian Grand Prix in Lismore with a large prize pool
> NSW Title on 27 April with a bigger pay out ,followed by
> 50 Lap Classic on 4th May – $10,000 to WIN
We will be announcing some more news regarding the 50 Lap Classic in the next couple of weeks , so stay tuned. — at Valvoline Raceway.
This year’s Nexgen/Glenn Wright Painting BNE50 Lapper has a twist in the heats and thanks to #fwordspeedshop #sidtech #nexgen and #unitedwasteservices there will be money on the heat races this year
$125 per heat has been sponsored buy these guys so first place in the heats will receive $60 , 2nd will receive $40 and 3rd $25.
The laps are for sale at $100 per lap again and there maybe another twist with “highest points scorer” still to be announced 😉
More to come on the event but lock it in !
( there will be 4 heats on the night – 2 heats each depending on nominations. More nominations and we will sell more heat sponsors )
#nexgen #glenwrightpainting #bne50
Lock it in Eddie !!
Lock in the Nexgen Transport/Glenn Wright Painting Brisbane 50 Lapper !!
11th of May at Archerfield Speedway
PLUS PLUS the heat races have a special twist (more on this soon)
Standby for more news but save the date !!
Thanks to Glenn Wright Painting and Nexgen Transport for the support 👌🏻
#nexgentransport #glennwrightpainting #bne50
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Well how about being the QSRA Apprentice Journalist ?
The articles will be posted not only here to share but also the clubs official website www.queenslandspeedcars.com.au
Simply PM your expression of interest and have a crack at our very next Polar Ice Round 9 on March the 9th !
Brock Dean in his Aliweld/DTR Mechanical King Hawk 8Q parked the brand-new Justin Insley Chassis car in victory lane on Saturday night after an action-packed round 8 in the Polar Ice Midget Series at Archerfield.
Dean held off a late race charge from the nights Quicktimer Rusty Whittaker and Cal Whatmore Jnr who joined Brock on the podium after the shortened feature event.
It was on from the get go on what was a super heavy track both Nathan Mathers and Audie Malt finding the turn three wall hard ending what turned out to be a hot lap session as the field was reverted to a draw and invert format.
Darren Vine and Brad Dawson became entangled leading up to record lap one in the first heat which resulted in both cars freight training into the wall on the back straight, Vine coming of worse for wear and taking a ride on the tilt tray as Dawson was able to continue Lachy Paulger and the first of our NSW visitors had a quick meeting mid turn one and two which put both the 26N and 37Q cars out as the field resumed at a frantic pace with just three laps done the 89Q car of Whittaker headed infield with an electrical gremlin and Tim Farrell went on to take the victory over Charlie Brown and Whatmore JNR ahead of Scotty Doyle in 4th Brad Dawson and Audie Malt as Nick McDowell crossed in 7th.
Brock Dean set the fastest speed in heat two with a 103.679 kph as he went on to take the win ahead of the other NSW visiting King Chassis car of Dan Biner in the 62 machine Glenn Wright crossed in 3rd ahead of Riki Harrison in the Nupave King 67Q WITH Mitchell Rooke and Tom Clauss rounding out the field, Gavin McDowell, Jason McDowell, Nathan Mathers and Chris Singleton all recording DNF’s at various stages of the race
Heat two was also the departure of the evening for “The Captain” Chris Singleton after brushing the right rear of the 18Q Mathers car this sent the 26Q Spike hard into the turn three wall and as a result Singo’s night was done.
The first on the 89er boys to take a heat win on the night was Scotty Doyle in the 89A BOSS Chassis Australia car in a text book race ahead of heat two winner Brock Dean, Cal Whatmore JNR, Tim Farrell, Dan Biner, Riki Harrison and Nathan Mathers finished in 7th as Lachy Paulger retired after 4 laps of the circuit.
The nights final heat saw the other 89er in the brigade and that was Rusty Whittaker take the win however only just as the field were counting down the laps the car seemed to develop the same problem that plagued the car in the first heat however hanging on for the win and the points the guys sorted it once and for all for the feature event Mitchell Rooke came home in 2nd ahead of Vine, Brown, Dawson, Clauss and Jamie Hall all on the lead lap and Nick McDowell went one down and Glenn Wright recorded zero laps run.
Brock Dean lead the field away in the Aliweld 8Q being chased hard by Doyle and Farrell in the early stages Mitchell Rooke appeared high to the fence coming off turn two on the opening lap dropping a few spots and the cars of Brown , Vine and Whittaker were on the move early after 2 laps Wright and Harrison were jostling for real estate as Harrison banged the wall off turn four the 37Q of Paulger tank slapped the Eagle off turn 2 and parked it facing the wrong way bringing on the first yellow , Dean lead the field to the green on the restart Whittaker and Vine were now on a serious charge to the pointy end while Doyle and Farrell continued their battle Whatmore
By now Dawson and Brown were also having their own ding dong battle at times most running three wide at pace , Dean continued to set sail with 13 laps to run he had a comfortable lead as the rest of the field were racing hard and fast, Riki Harrison brought on the next yellow bouncing the 67Q high in turn four coming to a stop and again it was Brock Dean faultless in leading the field away from Farrell Whatmore JNR Doyle and Whittaker.
Just one lap later Charlie Brown was seen on the tail of the field after a spin in turn one another restart and this time Vine and Farrell we duking it out for track placings as Clauss and Hall brought on yet another yellow it was just one lap later Farrell and Vine came together in turn four as Farrell gingerly tipped the 51Q on its side Vine and Doyle were parked on track avoiding the United Waste car which resulted in them taking up the seats at the back of the bus for the run home.
Dean continued to lead however Whittaker was now barking at the heals of the 8Q along with Whatmore and Dawson in 4th as the laps counted down Wright had a meeting with Rooke trying to execute an inside pass for 5th in turn three which would ultimately see the 46Q upside down and the 3Q with extensive exhaust damage the race was declared on a time basis as Dean took the 8Q to victory lane followed by Whittaker and Whatmore JNR.
Notable mentions from the night was the hard lick into the turn three wall by Singo and we all hope he’s back on track very soon, Scotty Doyle finding form late in the season with crew chief Bernie Clarke and The Syndicate boys for making the trek north with the immaculate King Chassis cars
Our next outing for racing will be back at Archerfield on the 9th of March with most guys looking to compete in the UCS round in both Sydney on the 23rd and Toowoomba on the 2nd.
We will be having a club meeting at the Vintage Speedcar Club Rooms on Tuesday the 19th of February and all are welcome to attend from 7pm sharp.
Victoria Point’s Scotty Doyle had alarm bells ringing on the timing monitor at the HiTech Oils Toowoomba Speedway taking the 89A BOSS Esslinger John William Auto Sales/Beestons Couriers to the sole “13’s” smashing out a 13.603 in Saturday night’s QSRA King of the Ring hot lap session.
Darren Vine got the nights proceedings underway taking victory in the first 10 lapper event in which was a text book set of revolution following in the freight train was the 89Q of Rusty Whittaker, Glenn Wright in the 46Q and Mitchell Rooke‘s 3Q while Riki Harrison Nathan Mathers Nick McDowell and another new driver this season was Lachy Paulger in the 37Q Gaerte Eagle.
Brock Dean continued his recent good form from the Queensland title in the Aliweld King Hawk 8Q with a convincing win in heat race two followed by Scotty Doyle, Cal Whatmore JNR in the 36Q with 21Q TRD Bullet of Bradley Harrison in 4TH, Gavin McDowell rounded out the field of finishers in the 95Q Spike as Brad Dawson, Charlie Brown and Tim Farrell all recorded a DNF.
A pair of 89ers filled the first two spots at the chequered flag in heat three as Doyle lead home Whittaker who incidentally was having a field day throwing sliders with the third place car of Bradley Harrison Cal Whatmore had yet another consistent run in 4th followed by Wright, Paulger and Charlie Brown crossed the line in 7th, Nick McDowell recorded a DNF after 6 laps in the 94Q.
With a majority of the grids taking shape for the feature event the final heat race was a chance to secure points towards the starting spots and Riki Harrison in the Nupave King Mopar seized the moment laying down a speed of 93.129 on his way to the heats quickest lap time and a win over Dean, Vine and Dawson in 4th with Nathan Mathers 18Q in 5th, Tim Farrell in 6th and Gavin McDowell’s 95Q IN 7TH, Mitchell Rooke retired on lap 3 in the number 3.
Dean and Doyle were tied on 47 points heading into the feature so getting the nod for pole with his QuickTime of 13.603 was Scott Doyle , Dean relegated to P2 , Vine and Whittaker were also tied on points with 44 apiece and this time it was Vine moving into P3 as he timed in 5th compared to Whittaker’s 11th.
Riki Harrison and Cal Whatmore JNR filled row three as Bradley Harrison and Glenn Wright were in P7 and 8 Mathers and Gavin McDowell were next in the field ahead of Lachy Paulger having a great run in 11th and Rooke’s heat problems saw him buried along way back starting from P12.
The Bandit Brad Dawson was in P13 with the 51Q of Tim Farrell in 14 as Nick McDowell and Charlie Brown rounded out the 16 car field.
Darren Vine wasted no time in getting the 6Q to the lead on about the 2nd lap however he was being hunted hard by Doyle, Dean and Whittaker as the 89A and 8Q cars followed Vine to the top line Whittaker found pace down low and eventually took the lead after 5 laps , Doyle slotted into 2nd as Dean and Vine battled for vacant real estate in 3rd.
Mitchell Rooke from as previously mentioned P12 was working his way through the field along with Nathan Mathers who was having an amazing run from 8th as the laps counted down Doyle continued to get the 89A going on the top shelf as Whittaker extended his lead it was only a yellow for a spun Riki Harrison with 5 to go that bunched the field up again this time Brock Dean jumped into second splitting the 89ers chance of a one/two finish.
The trio headed to victory lane in that order at the flag, Whittaker taking the King of the Ring feature over Brock Dean and Scott Doyle in 3rd.
Bradley Harrison came home in 4th, Vine 5th Mathers 6th, Rooke 7th, Dawson 8th Riki Harrison 9th and Wright rounded out the top 10, Tim Farrell crossed in 11th and Lachy Paulger on debut rounded out the field of finishers in 12th.
Both Nick and Gavin McDowell were retirees on lap 13 and Charlie Brown parked the 11Q Repco Spike Mopar before the green.
The nights out standers were Nathan Mathers continuing to get fast laps under his belt in the 18Q, Lachy Paulgers debut finishing all his events and the feature in 12th, well done boys !
Well done to all for making the trip to Toowoomba the promotion up there and all event staff enjoy having us there and you guys put on a heck of a show !
Next weekend we are back off to Archerfield for round 8 in the Polar Ice Midget Series and if you haven’t done already nominations need to be into Brock Dean by 6pm Sunday the 3rd.
Catch you trackside !
Tim Farrell in the United Waste Services Eagle/Eagle 51Q banked the nights “QuickTime” $100 cash thanks to Nupave and Nexgen clocking in a 15.457 in the 3rd session of the night he would then go onto a 3rd and an 6th in the nights heats taking him to P9 for the main event eventually crossing in the same spot after the 20.
Another rising star to shine was Tom Clauss also with an Eagle/Eagle combination in the TPC Earthmoving/Springfield Lakes Panel and Paint 45Q car, Clauss recorded a 15.536 also in the 3rd session going onto a heat win and a 4th and slotting into P4 on the grid for the feature event.
The nights 3rd quickest time on the monitors was set by Rusty Whittaker in the Polar Ice/BOSS Chassis Esslinger 89Q and was the last of the cars in the “15’s” on the heavy surface, Rusty running in a 15.965 then going onto a DNF in heat one and a 2nd in his final saw him way back in the pack “fresh outta P12” however able to make the podium after the duration in 2nd.
The night’s eventual round winner ran a 16.034 in the hot lap session backed up with a 4th and a heat win taking the Mike Vine Turbo’s 6Q Spike/Esslinger to P3 for the feature and parking it in victory lane was Darren Vine.
Another Eagle chassis car lurking in the background laying down some super tidy laps all night was the 18Q Eagle/Esslinger of Nathan Mathers, Nathan punched out a 16.104 in the hot laps group 3 session followed up with a 6th then a 5th taking the Inksane Tattoo Studio car to P11 for the big and working up to 8th at the chequered.
Our only NSW hot shoe this week was Mitch Brien in the 63N Tumbi Tyres and More/C.A.R.S Spike/Hawk, Mitch ran in a 16.183 in the nights second group with a 3rd place and heat win which would ultimately see him P1 in round 7 of the Polar Ice Midget Series and making the podium on his series debut in 3rd.
The new kid on the block continues to impress and that’s Ricky Robinson in the 56Q Breka/Gaerte with a solid run in hot laps locking in a 16.251 and 7th quickest then sticking with the trend he went onto a pair of 7th’s in the heat race events then starting “lucky” 13th in the show finishing in 11th.
The pilot of the 27Q Spike/Gaerte Audie Malt blasted into 8th with a 16.301 then backing up with a 6th and an 8th in his heats which took the team to P14 in the main event and made the top 10 in 10th place respectfully.
9th in the session saw the Nexgen Hire/Pimpama Landscape Supplies Aggressor of Glenn Wright on the boards running in a 16.303, Glenn then wheeling the 46Q to a heat win and a 3rd being tied on points after the heats were all done and run however with the 63N car of Brien recording the quicker hot lap session time Wright was relegated to P2 in the show however unfortunately whilst battling at the pointy end was forced to park the rocket ship infield with just 5 to go.
Rodney Singleton Racing’s Mitchell Rooke rounded out the top 10 in hot laps with a 16.447 in the 3Q Spike/Esslinger, Rooke then going onto a 5th and a DNS which would see the youngster at the back of the bus for the main event however the racer was unable to take the green upon firing up and parked the car infield.
Scotty Doyle running the John Williams Auto Sales/BOSS Esslinger 89A was next to rattle to timing boards with a 16.635 , then in the 10 lap heats he went onto a pair of 5th and then P10 for the feature having a great clean run crossing in 6th at the black and white.
“The Bandit” Brad Dawson rolled out the first of the “17’s” in the nights very first session with a 17.260 in his GSA Advanced Machining/United Waste Services 81Q Spike/Eagle, Dawson then going onto 2nd in his first heat and a 4th in his final slotting into 5th on the gird, scoring the Revolution Racegear Sunshine Coast “Lucky 4th” place at the flag fall.
Cal Whatmore JNR recorded the nights 13th quickest in the Prolube/Speedy Air Conditioning Spike/Gaerte 36Q then with a 4th and a 3rd in the heats parked into P6 for the feature show however parking infield with 11 laps on the board.
The Nupave/Platinum Towing 67Q King/Mopar of Riki Harrison tucked into P14 on the times with a 17.573 then backing with a 7th and a 2nd in the 10 lappers he occupied P8 for the show however like Whatmore was seen infield before the duration was done.
“Captain” Chris Singleton rounded out the field for the hot laps on what was a super heavy track in the 26Q SSB Batteries/Northcoast Constructions Spike/Esslinger he then backed it up with a 2nd in his first heat race and a 6th in his final transferring those points into P7 for the main show, Singo holding his own finishing in the same spot of 7th.
The times in these groups certainly don’t show the capabilities of these cars as they were on what was a super heavy track however all managed to stay off the tilt tray of shame and making stars of themselves for all the wrong reasons.
The night’s highlights would go out to Tim Farrell for his first official Nexgen/Nupave QuickTime Award along with Tom Clauss in second and The Bandit just missing the podium in 4th.
Huge thanks to Mitch Brien and his guys for making the trek north after running the Queensland Title recently representing the NSW Speedcar Club and making the podium on debut in the Polar Ice Series!
Mega Thanks to Jack Berry and Polar Ice , NexGen , Nupave , Bob Baker and Revolution Racegear Sunshine Coast for the support!!
Our next show we head up the hill to Toowoomba!
This coming Saturday the 2nd of February is a QSRA Club Show to crown a “Midget King of the Ring”!!
See you there!
Let’s go again !!
This coming Sunday race fans we are at it again !!
Polar Ice Midget Series returns to Archerfield not Saturday but Sunday instead
We are on the programme with the Australian Sprintcar Grand Final night so this is set to be a biggie like last weekend
Mitch Brien will be in the house from NSW as well as the local stars set to shine
We are back to a racer right rear rule and $50 nomination ….
don’t forget log books will be collected by Dave at the start of the night but it’s your responsibility to get them before you head home.
Nexgen/Nupave QuickTime award is on as well as some quest interviews by leading live reporter Singo Singleton
Ensure to check the Archerfield website for gate opening times otherwise catch you trackside
Q3 Mitchell “The Rookie” Rooke
Q6 Darren “The Veteran” Vine
Q8 Brock “The Rock” Dean
Q18 Nathan “The Hitman” Mathers
Q21 “Hollywood” Brad Harrison
Q26 “Captain” Chris Singleton
Q27 Audie “It Wasn’t Me” Malt
Q36 Cal “Shake N Bake” Whatmore JNR
Q45 Tom “The Tank Engine” Clauss
Q46 Glen “Speedways Craig Lowndes” Wright
Q51 Tim “I’m Too Sexy” Farrell
Q56 Ricky “The New Kid On The Block” Robinson
N63 Mitch “The Lone Mexican” Brien
Q67 Riki “Mr Worldwide” Harrison
Q77 “Mr Cool” Bodie Smith
Q81 Brad “The Bandit” Dawson
Q89 Rusty “Queensland’s Young Money”Whittaker
A89 Scott “The Theif in the Night” Doyle
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