ATRS Midget Series



This weekend race fans we are back at Archerfield Speedway for round 6 in the ATRS Archerfield Midget Series and this Saturday night in conjunction we pay tribute to the legend himself Stan Burrow in the 19/20 Stan Burrow Stampede

Who out of the nominated contenders will break the Brock Dean streak? Will he make it 4 in a row in the DTR Race Engines King Hawk?

The GSA Fastman award is back, The Bob Baker Challenge will go off again if the listed drivers all take the green in the main event, The ATRS Lucky 7th place $100 is up for grabs providing the car has American Racers on each corner and the Speedy Air-conditioning “Coolest” Fiddy will also go off !

Callum Walker, Troy Ware and Corey Stothard are back this round as well as the usual suspects to de-rail the “Dean-Train” with Vine, Brown, Wright and Whittaker to name a few.

This Saturday race fans there is only one place to be at that’s Speedway at Archerfield!

3Q Cal Whatmore JNR

6Q Darren Vine

11Q Charlie Brown

14Q Kody Stothard

16Q Matt O’Neil

18Q Nathan Mathers

34Q Mitchell Rooke

35Q Callum Walker

41Q Glenn Wright

45Q Tom Clauss

66Q Barry Gibbes

71Q Troy Ware

76Q Reid MacKay

81Q Brad Dawson

89Q Rusty Whittaker

96Q Corey Stothard

99Q Brock Dean

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This seasons Stan Burrow Stampede nominations are now open !

January the 25th at Archerfield Speedway is where the link to pay is now live and all nominations need to be text to Brock Dean on 0410 195 355

This is an American Racer right rear 38 compound or harder as this is also round 6 in the ATRS Archerfield Midget Series

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On a dream run in the 99Q King Hawk DTR Mechanical/A.C.E.R.S machine Brock Dean has completed the hat trick of visits to victory lane on Friday the 10th with a win in round 5 of the ATRS Archerfield Midget Series.

After Kiwi Barry Gibbes went all “Buck Shelford” on the 16 car list of nominations laying down the nights GSA Fastman in the Revolution Racegear Sunshine Coast/SSS Car Clinic Spike Gaerte 66Q with a 15.726 , Mitchell Rooke clocked a 15.973 and Nathan Mathers rounded out the fast three at 16.006.

Brock Dean set about making his mark in round 5 leading the field home in the first heat race of the night from the Inksane Tattoo Studio Breka of Nathan Mathers and Scott Doyle in the 80Q Beestons Beast Gaerte , Barry Gibbes charged home in fourth ahead of Mitchell Rooke in the RJR Kitchens Spike Esslinger and Kody Stothard rounded out the 6 car finishers in his Pro Powder Coating King Mopar 14Q , the events two surprising DNF’ers were Rusty Whittaker when the Steelmart Sunshine Coast BOSS Esslinger blew a power steering line mid race and Matt O’Neil’s Porsche Breka ASD Shock Doctor 16Q broke a throttle shaft just one lap prior.

The Chairman of the Board Charlie Brown came out all guns blazing in the second heat of the night as he ran down the 10 laps in just under 3 minutes 42 seconds with his HPS/IWS 11Q Spike Mopar from The Bandit Brad Dawson’s 81Q GSA/United Waste Spike SR11 and Glenn Wright in the APC/DRE Breka Esslinger 41W crossed in third, The MVT/Craig Thompson Machining 6Q King of Darren Vine was home in fourth just in front of the quickest kid in the race Bodie Smith who ran fifth for the SBR/Bell Helmets 77Q at a speed of 98.928kph , Audie Malt ran home sixth in the 5Q SSS Car Clinic Spike as Reid MacKay was the seventh finisher in the CP3 Hawk RTM Concreting 76Q , Cal Whatmore JNR the only DNF after what appeared to be an electrical gremlin.

Glen Wright topped the lap sheet at the duration of the third race on night ahead of the repaired Rusty Whittaker and Charlie Brown banked points for third as Brock Dean lead home Scott Doyle, Nathan Mathers and Reid MacKay also going the 10 lap distance in what was a fairly text book affair while Cal Whatmore JNR was the only non-starter for the race after a failed MSD decided to not participate any longer.

Darren Vine claimed a heat race win in the final 10 lap outing in front of Bodie Smith and Brad Dawson who was having a very successful night in the 81 Mitchel Rooke crossed the line in fourth from Audie Malt and Kody Stothard while Barry Gibbes was the only non-finisher at the chequered.

We had 16 cars take the green so the Bob Baker $500
Challenge was looking good to go off providing the car on the marble drawn was at the previous two shows …….and it was !

Charlie Brown and Glenn Wright filled the front row while the two Kings of Dean and Vine were in row two, Dawson and Smith were next in row three while Mathers and Doyle occupied row four, Rooke and Malt locked into row five as Whittaker and Gibbes were buried in row six just in front of O’Neil and Whatmore JNR as Stothard and MacKay rounded out the starters.

At the drop of the green the front two of Brown and Wright battled for first corner supremacy however the both seemed to forget who was coming from P3 as Brock Dean slotted straight into the door left open mid turns one and two so while the field all exited the corner in relatively the same spots we had a new race leader and he set sail with one lap on the board the field were charging from 11 was the 89 of Whittaker and 14 the car of Whatmore JNR after Craig Thompson had corrected the gremlin , Smith and Wright were also charging hard making ground along with the Doyle machine and Matt O’Neil were also having some “ding dong” laps still nothing was interrupting the run from Brock Dean even with a couple of late race yellows Charlie Brown ran the unfamiliar low line in the 11Q as Darren Vine advanced into third , Rusty Whittaker was up to fourth and Whatmore had a clinic run and sat in sixth with one to run.

Dean crossed the victor from Brown and Vine rounded the victory lane podium, Whittaker banked fourth place points ahead of Wright in 5th, Whatmore JNR was in 6th, Doyle in 7th and O’Neil in 8th Audie Malt ran the 20 and crossed in 9th from The Bandit in 10th, Mitchell Rooke clocked 11th place from Reid MacKay in 12th, Mathers was 13th while Smith was 14th after a late race spin Gibbes and Kody Stothard completed the 16 finishes all on the lead lap.

Notable mentions go to Rusty Whittaker and Cal Whatmore JNR for a barnstorming run in the 20 lapper from deep in the pack to 4th and 6th respectfully

We had 6 of our 7 titles awarded on the night in the form of

GSA Fastman Barry Gibbes

Highest Points Scorer Charlie Brown

ATRS Feature Winner Brock Dean

Bob Baker Challenge Cal Whatmore JNR

Revolution Race Gear Sunshine Coast $100 for 4th Rusty Whittaker

Speedy Air-conditioning Hard Charger Cal Whatmore JNR

The ATRS “Lucky 7th” $100 voucher wasn’t claimed as the car needs American Racers on all four corners.

That’s a wrap!!

Onto our next show which will be the Stan Burrow Stampede on January the 25th this night will also be the ATRS Round 6 so make it a date race fans see you back at Queensland’s Home of Speedway ….. Archerfield Speedway!


Tomorrow race fans we hit the track for round 5 in the ATRS Archerfield Midget Series.

With 16 nominations we are slightly down on previous rounds however with a couple of engine gremlins being sorted these guys are like The Terminator when asked the standard reply is …….. ” I’ll be back”

So this week we have the show stoppers in the form of Charlie Brown, Brock Dean and Darren Vine along with the rest of the nominees this round is set to be nothing short of spectacular !

See you all at Archerfield Speedway tomorrow !

3Q Cal Whatmore
5Q Audie Malt
6Q Darren Vine
11Q Charlie Brown
14Q Kody Stothard
16Q Matt O’Neil
18Q Nathan Mathers
34Q Mitchell Rooke
41Q Glen Wright
66Q Barry Gibbes
76Q Reid Mackay
77Q Bodie Smith
80Q Scott Doyle
81Q Brad Dawson
89Q Rusty Whittaker
99Q Brock Dean

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For this coming Fridays ATRS Midget Series Round 5 Bob Baker has thrown out the challenge to all cars who not only attended the previous ATRS Midget Series Round 4  but ALSO the previous Nexgen/Nupave Highbank Hussle round as well and if you are drawn you will take the cash (providing 16 take the green)

So not just the last round but the last two and your in to win !


Racers dont forget to Nominate to Brock Dean and then jump on line and pay the nomination fee for the next ATRS Round 5 Friday the 10th of January

Simply text your car number and “In for the 10th” to 0410 195 355 to secure your pit space and grid allocation.

The trybooking link is now open for this event.

As of the 10th of January show paying cash at the track is fine however the nomination fee will be $70.

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Northsider Brock Dean won pretty much everything except the 50/50 raffle on Thursday night at the Ausdeck Group Archerfield Speedway Boxing Night picking up the GSA Fastman Award, A heat race win, The Speedy Air-conditioning Hard Charger Award AND the ATRS/Danny Davidson Memorial A Main event in the DTR Mechanical/A.C.E.R.S 99Q King Hawk.

Dean bagging a GSA “Quicktime” of 13.959 just edging out Rusty Whittaker in the BOSS Chassis Steelmart/RAW Metal Corp 89Q at a 13.997 and Cal Whatmore JNR rounded out the trio of QuickTimers in the Speedy Air-conditioning/Prolube 36Q Spike Gaerte with his 14.192

Darren Vine seemed to battle the track conditions in the time trial session however come heat race time the MVT team had the 6Q King Valiant dialled in and like a rocket taking the first heat in style from P4 ahead of Brad Dawson in the GSA Advanced Machining/United Waste Services Spike 81Q and Audie Malt running the SSS Car Clinic 5Q Spike Gaerte, Glenn Wright romped home in fourth with his DRE/APC Breka Esslinger ahead of the very lucky Rusty Whittaker who had the save of the night tipping the BOSS Chassis Steelmart Racer up on two wheels at full race pace in turn one however gathering back up and able to continue the distance as Chris Singleton in the Nexgen Hire Aggressor rounded out the field it was Mitchell Rooke who recorded the best fuel economic race with no laps completed in the 34Q Spike with a gremlin that would end up haunting the RJR Kitchens team all night.

Ashley Booker in his 50V BOSS Chassis/Mopar came to grips with the very drivey Archerfield surface quickly leading heat two from go to woe ahead of the Porsche Breka 16Q of Matt O’Neill and the SBR 77Q of young gun Bodie Smith while “Mr Quicktime” Brock Dean had to settle for 4th ahead of the Inksane Tattoo 18Q Breka Esslinger with Nathan Mathers at the handlebars while Cal Whatmore Jnr crossed the line in 6th and the final car on the lead lap, Rookie Kody Stothard had overcome what appeared to be a battery concern in the hot laps with his 14Q Pro Powder coating King Mopar only to fall agonisingly short of the ten lapper distance recording nine laps of the ten.

Darren Vine completed his double in heat three taking the win from Whittaker and Smith also having a great run thus far into the programme Ashley Booker came home in fourth from Dawson Whatmore JNR and Scott Doyle made it seven starters and seven finishers in the Boss Hoggs Steakhouse Beast Gaerte 80Q.

Brock Dean took out the final heat of the night however it was Chris Singleton who clocked the fastest speed in this event at 97.800 kph in the Dylan Byrne owned Nexgen Hire Aggressor Eagle, Wright was second and followed Dean to the flag from Matt O’Neill, Singleton, Mathers, Malt and Stothard and Mitchell Rooke recorded a second DNS.

Sixteen cars were now allocated grids however with the cars of Stothard out with a rear axle concern from a meeting with the wall and Reid Mackay unfortunately have a fuel delivery problem that plagued the 76Q RTM Concreting CP3 Hawk car all night we had 14 starters meet the green flag.


A pair of Kings filled the front row as Brock Dean emerged highest points scorer after the heats and slotted into P1 while Vine filled P2, Whittaker and Smith were row two P3 and 4 respectively, Glenn Wright and Whatmore JNR were next on the grid from P5 and 6 for Whatmore, Mathers and Booker were back on row five ahead of Dawson and Malt while Doyle and Rooke round out the race.

As the field took the green Dean bolted with Whittaker and Vine in hot pursuit as one lap was ticked off and the field still pretty much bunched up jostling for track supremacy Vine spun the 6Q King mid turns one and two bringing on the yellows and the first restart of the 25 lapper, as the field got underway again the battle at the front was now between the three cars of Smith, Whittaker and at time Dean who was shuffled back to as far back as fourth however Whittaker and Dean were on a charge rounding out the 77Q Whittaker took to the high line as Dean was running the lower line each having strengths and weakness at different parts of the circuit.

Whatmore JNR and Singleton were beginning to make head way through the field as Mitchell Rooke decided he was done and headed infield with two laps down, Ashley Booker was next to depart infield with a deflated and torn left rear while the field got underway again this time there would be no more yellows the battle was on with Whittaker and Dean where coming into the later stages of the race Dean saw his chance to grab the lead as Whittaker came up on a slower racer going a lap down and lost that fraction of momentum Dean struck coming off turn four taking the field home leading the last three revolutions.

Brock Dean took the victory from Whittaker and Smith, Whatmore JNR, Vine, Singleton, O’Neill, Mathers, Doyle, Dawson, Wright and Malt.

The Bob Baker Challenge didn’t go off with just the 14 starters however had we had the 16 the “sweet 16” racer Matt O’Neill would have been the lucky recipient of the $500 cash the boys were also in the “lucky 7th” spot at the black and white however a double whammy of bad luck not having American Racers on all four corners means they miss out on the $100 voucher!

Notable mentions for Bodie Smith driving a very cool and calculated race to make his first podium in the 77Q SBR Spike and Reid MacKay with his return to the dirt after a bit of time out of the seat ….. I’m sure the boys will have the fuelling issue fixed for the next show and we will all be able to appreciate how hard he can race.

Our next show will be round 5 in the ATRS Archerfield Midget series on January the 10th so see you all trackside then !











Northside’s Brock Dean in the 99Q DTR Mechanical/True Powder Coating King Hawk finally broke the streak of bridesmaid finishes to take round three in the ATRS Midget Series after grabbing the lead off Darren Vine with less than a handful of laps left in the main event this past Saturday night.

Round two winner Rusty Whittaker clocked the nights GSA Fastman Award at 13.475 and would see him highest points scorer after the 4 heat races in the 89Q Steelmart Sunshine Coast/Specialised Energy BOSS Esslinger.

Cal Whatmore JNR was back on all 4 cylinders this show in the Rodney Singleton Racing/Speedy Air Conditioning Spike Esslinger 3Q claiming the line honors of the first heat ahead of the returning ”Beenleigh Bullet” which is in fact the Spike Mopar 11Q of Charlie Brown and Tom Clauss in his TPC Earthmoving 45Q Eagle.

Heat one was a bit scrappy and as a result of damages from battle we unfortunately lost the cars of Brad Dawson and Glenn Wright for the night.

Heat two saw Rusty Whittaker weave his through the 9 car field to the lead with the 18Q Breka Esslinger of Nathan Mathers and Zac McDonald’s Johnny Mc Towing Spike Hawk 23Q in tow crossing the 10 lapper in that order.

Brock Dean took the victory in heat race three on the nights programme ahead of Whittaker and Whatmore JNR incidentally the car back in 6th bagged the quickest actual speed at 94.924kph and that was Mitchell Rooke in the RJR Kitchens Spike Esslinger 34Q.

Darren Vine rounded out the nights heats taking the victory in the shortened event (down from 10 to 8 laps) ahead of the Beenleigh Bullet and Ricky “Bobby” Robinson in the 56Q Benkel Machinery/Watty’s Fabrication Breka Gaerte.

From the get go Darren Vine in the P2 position had a blinder of a start pulling car lengths at the green as Whittaker ducked back down underneath the King Car Brown, Dean and Chaffey all fought for real estate ownership coming off turn two it was now the likes of McDonald, O’Neil, Rooke were all on the scene at race pace, Vine had a moment off turn four which bunched the field up shuffling a couple forward and one back.

“The Wiley Fox” Anthony Chaffey was now on the tail of the Vine and Dean freight train in his RidgeTrans BOSS Chev 25Q

Zac McDonald gave the top shelf a go in the 23Q as Whittaker fought back to the lead pack after being burying it was now a gaggle of cars for 3rd as Chaffey, McDonald , Whittaker and Rooke fought hammer and tongs in the meantime Dean and Vine set sail.

McDonald’s car came to a slow pace and eventually brought on the yellows which bunched up the field and gave everyone a chance to breathe.

On the restart with 22 to go it was a pair of Kings leading a pair of Bosses it appeared Charlie Browns run was coming to an end after dropping a ton of pace and places with what was now evident to be a flat left rear tire.

Both Vine and Dean hit the lower line as Whittaker went up the top to eventually round out Chaffey Rooke hung in with the duo of Chaffey and Whittaker however Nathan Mathers was now in the party as well was Matt O’Neil.

As the laps counted down and going green for a decent stint the front cars caught lapped traffic as Dean decided it was time to pounce and rounded the 6Q coming off turn two and lead the field home in the 99Q King Hawk.

Absolute blinder of a run by Brock Dean to break his streak of 2nds for the season, the Bob Baker Challenge was drawn however as Anthony Chaffey wasn’t at the previous round the $500 cash goes back into Bob’s pocket and onto Toowoomba!

Notable mentions would have to go to The Chaff though putting on a show and a blinder in the feature with Rusty running up high, Matt O Neil took out the ATRS Lucky 7TH place voucher running racers on all four corners he now has a $100 voucher with his name on it.

That’s round 3 in the ATRS Archerfield Midget Series done , run and won so from here we move on back to the Highbanks of the Toowoomba Speedway on December the 5th for round two in the Nexgen Hire/NuPave Asphalt Services Highbank Hussle

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This Saturday the 16th race fans we are back at Archerfield Speedway for round 3 in the ATRS Archerfield Midget Series !

Another sensational field have nominated and at this stage the Bob Baker Challenge will be $1000 providing you ran the last show and more than 16 take the grid

The GSA Fastman Award returns for round 3 also

If you aren’t at Archerfield Speedway this Saturday night you must be out of the state or at an early Christmas Party !

Racers if you haven’t paid the nomination fee via trybooking you have until this Friday to do so otherwise it maybe a waste in fuel driving to the track so its easy…. then in the search enter QSRA then the ATRS Round 3 Nomination link is there follow through the steps and print your receipt

The pit spaces are the same as the last show so if you can remember who you were parked beside you are welcome to go there again

This weekends nominations so far include.

Q3 Cal Whatmore
Q5 Audie Malt
Q6 Darren Vine
Q11 Charlie Brown
Q13 Tony Stephen
Q15 Darren Dillon
Q16 Matt Oneil
Q18 Nathan Mathers
Q23 Zac McDonald
Q25 Anthony Chaffey
Q34 Mitchel Rooke
Q41 Glen Wright
Q45 Tom Clauss
Q46 Chris Singleton
Q56 Ricky Robinson
Q77 Bodie Smith
Q81 Brad Dawson
Q82 Graham Flynn
Q89 Rusty Whittaker
Q94 Jason McDowell
Q99 Brock Dean

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Debuting a new chassis package in round 2 Nathan Mathers is back at Archerfield this coming ATRS Midget Series round 3 ……. and he’s fast !

Don’t forget racers you need to nominate to Brock Dean to have a pit space allocated for saturday the 16th 🏁

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