Queensland Speedcars

KENDALL MAKES IT FOUR IN A ROW

***Words from Archerfield ***
A strong 22-car field fronted for round five of the TFH Midget Series and it was Kendall who cut the quickest lap in time trial qualifying, stopping the clock at 13.430 to outpace Dean (13.494), Chris Singleton (13.636), Rusty Whittaker (13.708) and Darren Vine (13.742).
Next quickest were Scott Doyle, Mitchell Rooke, Bodie Smith and Cody O’Connell, with 14 cars clocking in under 14 seconds.
A pole position start in the opening heat proved an opportunity wasted for Matt O’Neill when he spun in turn two on lap two and was collected by Palmer in his first Midget outing for the season, Dean was sensational in his charge from the fourth row that culminated with a last-lap pass on Cal Whatmore to grab the win Whatmore could only lament a lost opportunity in finishing second, while Queensland champ Reid Mackay would grab third.
Kendall took just two laps to advance from eighth into second spot in heat two before encountering some stern resistance from Lachlan Paulger, whose dalliance with the highline would result in him tipping over in turn four soon after surrendering the lead. Nathan Mathers assumed second spot, only to head infield soon after and elevate Vine into the runner-up position, with Rooke claiming third.
Heat three saw Whatmore pay heed to the lessons learned in his opening heat, this time making the most of another front row start to keep Dean at bay, with Palmer home third.
Kendall cruised home in the final heat, again surging from the fourth row and finishing more than three seconds ahead of O’Neill and third-placed Paulger.
After some superb racing in the heats, the feature race proved a race of attrition in what was really just a fight for the final podium position as Kendall and Dean had the top two spots safely in their keeping from the outset a pile-up in turn two on lap two eliminated Whatmore, O’Neill, Scott Doyle and Barry Gibbs, with only one more lap completed before another restart ensued following a spin from Nick McDowall in the same spot two laps later and the race was halted again when Cody O’Connell found himself upside down in turn three, with just two more circulations completed  before yet another interruption when Smith found himself sitting atop Mackay in turn four, eliminating both drivers the final restart came on lap eight when third-placed Singleton got out of shape through turn one and was tapped into a spin by Vine as has been his burden all season, Rusty Whittaker was hampered by mechanical issues in the heats but was making forward progress from the back of the pack and had climbed into the top five despite the incessant interruptions, only for his equipment to let him down again and render him a spectator once more with McDowall, Darren Dillon, Tony Stephen and rookie Jesse Harris also opting to watch from the infield, just seven cars would make it to the finish untroubled in maintaining possession of the lead through the myriad restarts, Kendall wasted no time in extending his advantage to finish more than six seconds ahead of Dean to clean sweep the program.
The fight for third heated up as the laps wound down and would ultimately be decided in the final corner having slipped ahead of Vine on a couple occasions without being able to hold the position, Palmer pounced in the final turn to snatch third in only his second meeting since returning to competition although aided by the demise of others, a fifth-place result was a worthy result for Paulger given his heat race heroics, while Brad Dawson and Brodie Tulloch were the only others to go the distance.
The next midget show will be in Lismore NSW for the  Speedcar Association of NSW AGP towards the end of March standby for all nomination details as they all need to be submitted via the NSW club.
Our next QSRA show will be back on the highbanks of the Toowoomba Speedway easter Friday then back up night two in Brisbane at Archerfield for the next instalment of the TFH Archerfield Midget Series on Easter Saturday
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TFH ARCHERFIELD MIDGET SERIES ROUND 8 NOMINATIONS

Nominations are in for the next round in the TFH Archerfield Midget Series!

The GSA Fastman Award is back for this round along with the ATG Heat Race Hustler, The Speedy Air Con Hard Charger “Coolest 50” and at this stage the Bob Baker Challenge is at $1000 (if 20 start the main)

Locked and loaded are

Bodie Smith Q77

Brad Dawson Q81

Brendan Palmer Q43

Brock Dean Q99

Cal Whatmore Q36

Chris Singleton Q46

Cody O’Connell Q3

Darren Dillon Q15

Darren Vine Q6

Jesse Harris Q72

Lachy Paulger Q37

Matt O’Neil Q16

Michael Kendall Q35

Mitchell Rooke Q34

Nathan Mathers Q18

Nick McDowell Q93

Reid Mackay Q76

Rusty Whittaker A89

Scott Doyle Q80

Tony Stephens Q13

#tfharcherfeildmidgetseries #atgheatracehustler #bobbakerchallenge #speedyaircon #gsafastman

 

NSW TITLE POSTPONED

NSW TITLE POSTPONED

The NSW Title event at Nowra Postponed due to Rain

 Sorry folks the weather is not looking good so Nowra have already advised they have too much rain which will prevent them having a track ready .

The Good news is the NSW Speedcars Club have moved the date to 27th March at Nowra which was their back up date.

 

 

NSW STATE MIDGET TITLE ….. THE LATER YEARS

NSW STATE MIDGET TITLE ….. THE LATER YEARS

NSW Speedcar Title History

The later years

On Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Nowra Speedway the 78th running of the NSW Speedcar Title will be held.

What started off as a four-lap race billed as the NSW Championship for Speedcars at the former Sydney Sportsground during the 1937-38 season, has evolved into one of the longest running Midget events in the world.

The race winner is awarded The Neville Donnelly Championship Shield.

In the late 80 and early 90s two legends appear on the honours list.

Aaron Benny is a three times winner in 1988, 1991 at Sydney Showgrounds, and 1992 (actually 1991 but the season overlapped), this streak was interrupted by Terry King in 1990, that year the NSW Speedcar Championship was held as a “mini series” at two different tracks – the Newcastle Motordrome and Sydney’s Parramatta City Raceway (Valvoline Raceway).

It got down to a two man battle between ultimate winner Terry King (NSW 6) and the 1988 champion Aaron Benny (NSW 16), the final was one of the all-time great races as the two diced it out for the win with King taking the honours.

When Aaron won his first NSW Speedcar Championship (1988) it was a Sunday afternoon meeting at Sydney’s Parramatta City Raceway, racing on a Sunday was a rare event in NSW Speedcar Championship history.

Aaron Benny was a former NSW B-Grade Speedcar Champion before he moved into the A-grade ranks.

He also won the Australian Grand Prix (AGP) in 1991 at the Sydney Showgrounds.

Aaron had a relatively short career in Speedcars but made an impact in a short time, he followed in his father Gordon Benny footsteps. Gordon was a one of the leading Speedcar names who raced in the golden era at Rowley Park and the family moved to Sydney from Adelaide in 1967, the #16 was Gordon’s number also.

In more recent years Aaron has crewed for Reid Mackay who runs the QLD 76 car.

The Benny family returned to racing in 2018 bringing a young Kiwi Caleb Antonio Rooney to race in a few races at Valvoline Raceway including the Sydney 50 lapper.

Terry King is a long serving club member and now life member of the NSW club, he held President and Vice President roles during his tenure as well as being a car owner.

Terry ran in the last race at the Sydney showgrounds in 1996 and after finishing his career in the mid-nineties he retained the NSW 6 car and promoted many young drivers over the years in the car.

Of note was a long period with Troy Jenkins of the Jenkins speedway dynasty, a 3-time winner of the AGP (1993, 1997 and 1999) and NSW Champion in 2010, Darren Jenkins won the AGP in 2003 and the NSW Championship in 2004.

Terry has continued to promote Speedcars by running the NSW 6 car with several drivers over the years including his son in law Michael Jordan and now has completed an arrangement with the Geering family with Matt Geering running the car.

Terry has been the driving force behind his beloved AGP race which again is one of the oldest races in the Speedcar calendar since its inception also in 1938.

The history continues as we race again in 2021 for the NSW Title

TFH ARCHERFIELD MIDGET SERIES R8 NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSING

TFH ARCHERFIELD MIDGET SERIES R8 NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSING

All nominations for the next TFH Archerfield Midget Series round are due be in by 5pm this Sunday the 1st to Brock Dean on 0410 195 355 for pit bay allocations , hot lap groups and media
The trybooking link is now also open and closes at 12 noon Saturday the 6th head over to www.trybooking.com in the search type QSRA and the as you all know the page walks you through the rest
NSW MIDGET TITLE HISTORY IN A NUT SHELL ……WHOS NEXT ?

NSW MIDGET TITLE HISTORY IN A NUT SHELL ……WHOS NEXT ?

NSW Speedcar Title History

 On Saturday, February 27, 2021 at Nowra Speedway the 78th running of the NSW Speedcar Title will be held.

The race winner is awarded The Neville Donnelly Championship Shield.

The race did not run from 1942-1945 due to the Second World War, it was rained out in 2015 and not held in 2020 when COVID-19 struck.

What started off as a four-lap race billed as the NSW Championship for Speedcars at the former Sydney Sportsground during the 1937-38 season, has evolved into one of the longest running Midget events in the world.

Taking into account the event had to take four years off while the Second World War was on provides a clear indication of just how far back this race runs.

The state title sure does have some interesting statistics courtesy of the incredible list of winners since 1937.

Lance Burgess won the first ever title and since then a veritable ‘who’s who’ of speedway, raced for the title glory including Australia’s late, great former three times World Formula One Champion Sir Jack Brabham (AO, OBE), who took out the NSW Speedcar Championship – way back in 1948 at the Sydney Showground.

 Cop this for a legend list:

In addition to Jack Brabham, Ray Revell, Frank (Satan) Brewer, Johnny Harvey, Barry Pinchbeck, Len Brock, Johnny Peers, Andy McGavin, Werner Greve (Germany), Peter Cunneen, Bryan Cunneen, Bryan Myers, Lew Marshall, Hank Butcher (USA), George Tatnell, Johnny Stewart, Ron Mackay, Barry Butterworth (NZ), Danny Davidson (QLD), Michael Meyer, Terry King, Bob Woods, Steven Graham, Robbie Farr is among the great names who have won this event.

 Other American state title winners, apart from Brewer and Butcher, include Cory Kruseman, Tony Elliott, Lealand McSpadden and Larry Rice.

In 1990 the NSW Speedcar Championship was held as a “mini series” at two different tracks – the Newcastle Motordrome and Sydney’s Parramatta City Raceway (Valvoline Raceway).

 It got down to a two man battle between ultimate winner Terry King and former champion Aaron Benny, the latter a three times NSW title winner.

The final was one of the all-time great races as the two diced it out for the win.

 Barry Pinchbeck won this event an incredible six times with an amazing five consecutive victories between 1977 and 1981, Adam Clarke equaled Pinchbeck’s record with wins in 2000, 2001 (twice that year for the hat-trick), 2006, 2013 and 2018!

 The history continues for on Saturday Night at Nowra Speedway, who will win???

 

WE ARE STILL AROUND EVEN WHILE FB IS DOWN

WE ARE STILL AROUND EVEN WHILE FB IS DOWN

Racer and fans !!

We are still alive and kicking although FB has kicked us to the cushion for a while we appear to cover too much news for our fans thus putting us in the “news media” bracket …… its a tough gig being that good aye !

We have filed for release as per Facebook’s requirements proving we are a car racing club and not part of News Corp so our application is “pending” with them

We also still have the pages of our website here to obtain all our information as well as Instagram under “queenslandspeedcarracing”

We will continue to bring you all the latest QSRA news and also share as much as we can for our sister state of NSW (Booooo !) and the Parramatta Posse

NSW MIDGET TITLE NOMINATIONS STILL OPEN TO THE QUEENSLAND CARTEL

NSW MIDGET TITLE NOMINATIONS STILL OPEN TO THE QUEENSLAND CARTEL

NSW State Speedcar Title time !!

Nowra Speedway Nominations are required

Nominations are Open for the NSW Title

The NSW Title will pay $2,500 to win and a total prize pool of $9500 !

Headline Sponsors for the Race are Atlantic Oil and Weston Machine Shop supported by the NSW Speedcar Club Championship Sponsor Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions

The NSW Speedcar Club also recognise the Country Series sponsors;

Carline Caringbah

MPE Repairs

Ultimatedirttv

Rondalee

Sirrom

Precision Air

Morton and May

Diamond Air Conditioning

Complete Plastering

American Racing Tires

Cox Automotive

First B Grader home in the feature scores an additional $100

Ultimatedirttv pays $50 for the driver that finishes 6th in the Feature

Place 7th and score a $100 voucher from American Racing Tires

Hard Charger pays $100 thanks to Cox Automotive

Nominations are to completed by Tuesday 23rd February, click on the below link to the nomination form:

https://docs.google.com/…/168MMxYHR10E34kuXzDe8…/edit…

Nowra Speedway is located at 113 Albatross Rd, West Nowra NSW 2541

More information to follow

Nominations are below

NSW 2 Alan Day

NSW 4 Bob Jackson

NSW 5 Matt Jackson

NSW 6 Matt Geering

NSW 7 Jamie Matherson

NSW 11 Jay Waugh

NSW 24 Clint Leibhardt

NSW 26 Jamie Hall

NSW 32 Daniel Paterson

NSW 34 Jeffrey Burns

NSW 40 Dave Lambert

NSW 41 Jordan Mackay

NSW 43 Glen Arnold

NSW 62 Dan Biner

NSW 89 Braydan Willmington

VIC 97 Kaidon Brown

NSW 99 Sean Dyson

CURRENT QSRA CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS AS OF 01/02/2021

CURRENT QSRA CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS AS OF 01/02/2021

Much like the TFH Archerfield Midget Series points score Darren Vine appears to have one hand on the shield however with a lot more racing to go his consistency will play a key part into securing the 20/21 title and with his ability to podium well it appears to be a battle that he wont loose with out a fight

#qsrapointsscore #battlesaplenty #whowillwin