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KENDALL WINS THE 20/21 DANNY DAVIDSON MEMORIAL

KENDALL WINS THE 20/21 DANNY DAVIDSON MEMORIAL

Backing up from the Stan Burrow Stampede recently Michael Kendall in the IBRP 35Q TRD stamped his mark on yet another Danny Davidson Memorial date this time the 20/21 Title!

Bodie Smith moved one step closer this time around from 3rd in the Stampede to 2nd while Darren Vine shuffled Chris Singleton off the podium in the later stages of the race to round out the top three.

Charlie Brown clocked the nights fasted time in the hot lap session with a 13.051 however banged the wall hard mid turns one and two in the main show tipping the 11Q Mopar Spike over while running 6th on lap 2 of the 25 lap duration

Heat race victories went to Chris Singleton, Nathan Mathers, Michael Kendall and Charlie Brown

The nights Bob Baker Challenge was taken out by Bodie Smith from grid #7

Our next shoot out will be back at Archerfield Speedway on February the 13th for round 7 in the TFH Archerfield Midget Series and all who attended the Danny Davidson Memorial will be eligible for the Bob Baker Challenge cash at this show also

The 20/21 Danny Davidson Memorial results are

35Q Michael Kendall

77Q Bodie Smith

6Q Darren Vine

34Q Mitchell Rooke

46Q Chris Singleton

18Q Nathan Mathers

37Q Lachy Paulger

41N Jordan MacKay

14Q Kody Stothard

81Q Brad Dawson

16Q Matt O’Neill

66Q Barry Gibbes

15Q Darren Dillon

13Q Tony Stephens

34Q Mitchell Rooke

11Q Charlie Brown

8Q Scott Doyle

 

 

KENDALL WINS THE 20/21 STAN BURROW STAMPEDE

KENDALL WINS THE 20/21 STAN BURROW STAMPEDE

The return of Kiwi Michael Kendall to the Queensland Midget scene has proved a success for the IPRB 35Q TRD team where he was close to securing the teams maiden victory on Wednesday the 13th at Archerfield Speedway falling painfully close when a fuel pump dislodged, the team then turned the car around and headed to the track this time the Highbanks of the Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway and got the job done.

Charlie Brown ran the 30 lap Feature event in second behind the flying Kiwi with Bodie Smith in third

Zac MacDonald clocked the nights “Quicktime” in hot laps with a 13.264 @ 101.779 kph

Heat race victories went the way of Darren Vine, Rusty Whittaker and Kendall by 2

The night’s roll over victims were Tony Stephens in the hot lap session and Scott Doyle departed for the night during the 2nd round of heats , both cars hard into the fence and unable to return while Rusty Whittaker recorded the feature events only DNF

The Bob Baker Challenge will return to the Highbanks on January the 30th and the best news is all 20 who made the trek up the hill in this show are eligible for the Bob Baker Cash!

Official Stan Burrow Stampede results are

35Q Michael Kendall

11Q Charlie Brown

77Q Bodie Smith

6Q Darren Vine

34Q Mitchell Rooke

18Q Nathan Mathers

46Q Chris Singleton

81Q Brad Dawson

36Q Cal Whatmore

15Q Darren Dillon

66Q Barry Gibbes

14Q Kody Stothard

88Q Scott Jeynes

The QSRA next event on the calendar will be the 20/21 Danny Davidson Memorial back in Toowoomba on January the 30th

Photo Credit = Renee Leggo Photography and Designs

 

2020 QUEENSLAND SPEEDCAR CHAMPIONSHIP – BY BARRY LANE

2020 QUEENSLAND SPEEDCAR CHAMPIONSHIP – BY BARRY LANE

Saturday night December 19 at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway will feature the biggest night of midget racing this year with the running of the 2020 Queensland Speedcar Championship.  When the Covid-19 virus closed the country earlier this year speedway came to a complete stop.

Through the financial support of Nathan Mathers (Ink Sane Tattoo Studio – Oxley) and Speedcars Australia and the co-operation of promoters John and Kathy Kelly, it has been become possible to stage this long-standing event before the end of the year.

It is over 74 years since the inaugural title was won by future Hall of Famer Ray Revell on April 5, 1946. Since then, the title has been won many of the heavy hitters from around the country and overseas.  National champions Revell (NSW), Johnny Stewart (NSW), Blair Shepherd, Ron Mackay (NSW), Ron Wanless, Jim Holden, Steven Graham (NSW), Craig Brady (NSW), Nathan Smee (NSW) and Adam Clarke (NSW) have tasted success in this event.  Some on more than one occasion.

Barrie Watt sits on top of the win total with five victories followed by Ron Wanless and Danny Davidson with four and Eric Mitchell, Mark Brown (NSW) and the reigning champion Nathan Smee (NSW) with three. The only international drivers to claim the title are Frank Brewer (NZ) in 1954, Leroy Warriner (USA) in 1961 and the most recent Michael Kendall (NZ) in 2014.

Queensland drivers Blair Shepherd and Bill Goode, who have been inducted into the Australian Speedway Hall of Fame, also have title wins against their name. During the 1960s they were household names around the country as they chased glory in the Craven Filter National Speedcar Championship in their potent Offenhauser powered cars.

The most unexpected win belongs to former solo and super-modified star Keith Blicharski who led home national champion Johnny Stewart in the 1967 event. He did it in a car that he built himself using a Renault engine.  When he debuted the car earlier that season, he claimed he would be able to mix it with the best in their Offenhausers which the experts viewed as being rather optimistic.  Within two months he proved he was right, and the knockers were wrong!

Fast forward to 2020 and the crazy year everybody has endured. This title had originally been set for Toowoomba in April, but the pandemic forced a change in plans.  When speedway recommenced in south-east Queensland back in October everyone hoped that there would not be any further lockdowns and that racing would continue.  Fortunately, we are now at the stage that the title can be run and even drivers can travel from interstate to compete.

At this point (7 December), 30 entries have been received but with nominations not closing for another week that number could rise. Rusty Whittaker (2015) is the only former champion amongst them and will again be a major contender while three times runner up and reigning club champion Brock Dean is very determined to go one better.  Darren Vine has been a top competitor in compacts and midgets for many years but is yet to add a Queensland Speedcar Championship to his long resume. Will 2020 be his year?  Charlie Brown has won numerous championships in junior sedans and F500s and knows how to win. If he fails, it will not be from a lack of trying.  Last start winner Chris Singleton has come into form at the right time and being a former Queensland Compact Champion is no stranger to standing at the top of the podium.

A handful entries have been received from south of the border including third generation driver Kaidon Brown and fourth generation racer Reid Mackay. Brown won the Australian Championship in 2018 while Mackay was successful in the 2018 Australian Speedcar Grand Prix.  He is fully recovered from a horrific accident at Parramatta the same year and is itching to get back behind the wheel after being in lockdown in Sydney.  If Brown, also a former New South Wales champion, does take out the Queensland crown he will join his father, Mark, as only the third father/son combo to hold the title joining Ron/Todd Wanless and Sid/Rusty Whittaker.  If Mackay wins, he will join his grandfather Ron (1979) and become the first grandson/grandfather winners.

The main event will be over 30 laps with the drivers vying for the John Mulchay perpetual trophy which was inaugurated in 1996 to honour the memory of John Mulchay who was a long-time car owner, administrator and official in Brisbane. His son Gary, a former accomplished driver, will be ‘Grand Marshall’ for the event and be on hand to present the trophies.

If you enjoy close side-by-side, wheel to wheel speedway action book your tickets for the ‘Ink Sane Tattoo Studio’Queensland Speedcar Championship at the Archerfield Speedway on Saturday December 19.

JANUARY THE 23RD SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT THE 16TH IS NOW LOCKED IN

JANUARY THE 23RD SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED BUT THE 16TH IS NOW LOCKED IN

With other divisions having to drop shows and title events with the COVID number restrictions still lingering our show which was a on one of the nights of the Australian Dirt Modified Title – January the 23rd has been cancelled at Archerfield

We have although booked a date in for the Highbanks of Toowoomba which will see a QSRA Highbank Heist on January the 16th instead !

#highbankheist #droponepickupone

PROPOSED RULE CHANGE SUBMISSIONS REQUIRED FOR THE 20/21 SPEEDCARS AUST AGM

PROPOSED RULE CHANGE SUBMISSIONS REQUIRED FOR THE 20/21 SPEEDCARS AUST AGM

Don’t forget this coming Wednesday nights QSRA Club Meeting in the Vintage Speedcar Club Rooms , 29 Market Street New Market kick off at 7pm sharp

We also require any proposed rule changes submitted for the 20/21 Speedcars Australia AGM

We know its early however time gets away from us all so if you want your voice heard as a Speedcars Australia Registered car owner now is the time to submit within the club for advancement and possible change

DECEMBER 12 SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED

DECEMBER 12 SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Just a note to remind racers the show that was planned for December the 12th at Archerfield has been CANCELLED

After this weekend’s Highbank Heist round our next show will be the Inksane Tattoo Studio Queensland Title re-run from the 19/20 season run in conjunction with the TFH Archerfield Midget Series R4 on December the 19th

#inksanetattostudioqldtitle #tfharcherfieldmidgetseries