Darren Vine in the Craig Thompson Machining/Men at work Exhausts King SR11 took out the round win on Saturday night in the QSRA Highbank Heist from the Hi Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway
Pushing “Viney to the Liney” was Nathan Mathers having a dream run in the Inksane Tattoo Studio’s 18Q Breka Esslinger with Lachy Paulger running his ATG Eagle Chassis (Like Vine) bagging back to back podiums in 3rd
Heat race victories were claimed by Nathan Mathers, Rusty Whittaker and Darren Vine in that succession
Rusty Whittaker was the night Highest Points Scorer and drew marble 4 to invert the field while running down the 15 lap event Whittaker was the only retiree when the 17Q Esslingers fire went out with 5 to run
Vine went on to take the #1 carpark spot in victory lane flanked by Mather and Paulger
The night ended early unfortunately for the TI Bolts and Race Partz 8Q Esslinger for Scotty Doyle with a rear brake concern, Charlie Brown lost the fire in the pots after hot laps in the Heltec/HPS Spike 11Q , While the fans in the stands will need to wait a little longer for the return of Matt “The Hoff” Hefford after some control clearance concerns pulled the jake brake on hard in the 3Q Spike Esslinger which was later seen being thrashed about by its former pilot from the 19/20 season of Mitchell Rooke
Three rounds, three different main event winners!! And who said Midget racing in Queensland was boring!
Round 3 of the TFH Archerfield Midget Series returns on the 31st of October ENSURE you nominate to Brock Dean no later than 5pm SUNDAY THE 25TH
After a short hiatus in Tasmania Matt “The Hoff” Hefford returns to Midgets this weekend behind the handle bar controls of the Rodney Singleton Racing Spike Esslinger 3Q in the Highbank Heist
Having a Sprintcar currently being finished don’t be surprised if The Hoff like Brodie Tulloch is another to be doing double duties when Midgets and Sprintcars are on the same programme!
This weekends QSRA Highbank Heist nomination payment link is now open !!
Head over to https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=666400 and follow the link through
See you all at the Heist !!
Well race fans that is the first two rounds in the TFH Archerfield Midget Series done and dusted with a few guys opening the point bank with rather healthy deposits
Chris “The Captian” Singleton took out the seasons very first GSA Fastman Award on the opening night in the Nexgen Hire/Williams Graphix Spike Chev 46Q clocking a 14.779 and sat at the top of the ladder from the other 17 entrants
The ATG Heat Race Hustler $30 awards were spread between Chris Singleton in his 46Q , Tom Clauss in his 45Q TPC Earthmoving Eagle Chassis machine and Darren Vine in the Craig Thompson Machining 6Q SR11 King bagging two victories in the other two heat race events
Darren Vine was the eventual nights Highest Points Scorer and drew marble 1 to start off pole with the remaining marbles in invert grids 4, 6 and 8 staying put
Brad “The Bandit” Dawson parked his GSA Advanced Machining/United Waste Services in victory lane christening the car for main event victories and the new season, Rusty Whittaker came from grid 9 to follow the 81Q home for 2nd in the 17Q Steelmart Sunshine Coast/RAW Metal Corp Breka Esslinger while Darren Vine crossed in 3rd with the Craig Thompson Machining/Men at Work Exhausts 6Q
The opening night Speedy Air Conditioning Hard Charger “Coolest Fifty” went the way of “The Smooth Mover” Zac MacDonald in the 23Q Johnny Mac Towing Spike Hawk
Lachy Paulger took out the Bob Baker Challenge taking the grid in what was to be lucky 13th for that effort he walked away $500 richer
The night was unfortunately brought to an abrupt end for Matt O’Neill when he found the turn three wall in the hot lap session ending his night right there , Charlie Brown found the same spot while leading his one and only heat race of the night both cars going in hard and not returning
Night two was a Time Trail determined format and once the sessions were done Darren Vine rattled the timing boards with a 13.808 in the King Chassis SR11 and picking up his first GSA Fastman tank sticker for the season
ATG Heat Race Hustlers were Ricky Robinson in the Watts Fabrication 56Q Breka, Scotty Doyle with the TI Bolts and Race Partz 8Q, Darren Vine picked up another while the 37Q ATG Car of Lachy Paulger took out of one pocket the $30 and into the other as he opened the scoring on heat wins
Rusty Whittaker was the Highest Points Scorer after the 4 heat races and like Viney the night before drew marble one to keep the grids as they were
Whittaker also went on to take the TFH Archerfield Midget Series feature event in the Steelmart Sunshine Coast/APC 17Q ahead of Lachy Paulgers 37Q ATG/Total Cooling Services Eagle Chassis while Viney wrapped up the podium in 3rd after the duration of laps.
Tom Clauss picked up the Speedy Air Conditioning “Coolest 50” Award while the Bob Baker $500 went home with Bob for night two
Tom Clauss unfortunately was the night’s biggest roll over riding another cars right rear down the pit straight which sent the 45Q racer hard into the turn three wall ending his weekend, Tom emerging ok but the Springfield Lakes Panel and Paint car will need some TLC before its next outing
That’s a wrap!
Our next QSRA show will be this Saturday the 10th as we “head for the hills” and make the trek to the Hi Tech Oil Toowoomba Speedway
After the weekends action the Toowoomba field is small but strong contenders nominated and with the Highbanks will put on a heck of a show
3Q Glenn Wright
5Q Brodie Tulloch
6Q Darren Vine
8Q Scott Doyle
11Q Charlie Brown
17Q Rusty Whittaker
36Q Cal Whatmore JNR
37Q Lachy Paulger
77Q Bodie Smith
93Q Nick McDowell
Nominations for our opening night show on Saturday the 3rd AND Sunday the 4th at Archerfield Speedway are now open !!
All nominations MUST BE into Brock Dean by 5pm this coming Sunday to make the draws and have a pit bay allocated
Please its super easy …… text the car number and the word “Archerfield” to Brock on 0410 195 355, failure to do so will result in a ROF grid for the programme with the COVID plan in place we simply can not allow late nominations any longer so 5pm the Sunday before the show is now it.
Once nominated head over to www.trybooking.com.au and in the search enter “QSRA” and hit enter that will then bring up the round/s to be able to pay the nomination fee to race this must also be done BEFORE you arrive at the track or a $20 extra fee will apply.
We have all waiting long enough to go racing so now is our chance !!
Lets Race !!
With the QSRA Annual Awards Banquet “Night of no Stars” itching closer and closer every Queensland registered car that hit the dirt in the 19/20 season will have one ticket in a draw to win a brand new American Racer Right Rear SD38 !
You read that correctly !!
Any Queensland registered car who hit the dirt in Toowoomba or at Archerfield you now have one ticket to win …… and you don’t even have to leave home to collect we will bring it on opening night to the track !!
Stock up on beverages and snacks as Friday the 2nd of October at 7pm as we go live and loud for our 19/20 QSRA Annual Awards Banquet “Night of no Stars”
We can confirm the weapon of choice for our Archerfield Speedway rounds (except our first Queensland Title) will be American Racer Right Rears in a SD38 or harder compound
You are welcome to run other brands on other 1/4s however the Right Rear ruling remains for Archerfield
Racers are still available direct from the Track , IBRP , GW Racing or American Tire and Racing Services
#racers #qsra #archerfieldspeedway
This Annual Awards Banquet will be rather different this time around but we can hopefully guarantee it will be just as good !
Friday the 2nd of October we will be going live and loud in a “never been done before” QSRA Annual Awards Banquet live on Facebook
With no crowd or travel required you can enjoy the event from the comfort of your own home to officially close off the 19/20 season just in time to kick start the 20/21 campaign
So make it a date !
Friday the 2nd of October 7pm
With the 20/21 QSRA AGM set for September the 1st below is the list of nominated names to vote on.
Club Beenleigh 28a Alamein St, Beenleigh is the venue to be able to fit more than 10 in
Use your vote to vote for who you think can do the role and continue to move your club forward in the modern era
***IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO MAKE THE ,EETING PLEASE LET US KNOW SO A PROXY FORM CAN BE SEND TO YOU***
***ALSO PLEASE SEND IN YOUR REPLY FOR THE NEW CONSTITUTION DRAFT WHICH HAS BEEN SENT TO THE EMAIL YOU HAVE USED IN TRYBOOKING ITS EITHER APPROVED OR DECLINED BUT WE NEED YOUR RESPONSE***
You will need to vote for five (5) committee members when the voting gets to that stage
The DRAFT constitution will be first on the agenda on the night so those who are still to reply with an answer please again we remind you to check the email address you have used in the trybooking portal.
Due to the COVID restrictions please remember a few rules
1. Sign in at the venue door with your QLD licence (Road car licence that is NOT your Speedway Australia licence as some have already asked)
2. Sign in the QSRA attendance book
3. Don’t move chairs the venue has in place
4. Don’t forget to bring your own pen or highlighter !!
5. Please don’t be late the meeting will kick off at 7pm sharp
Gary Greenwood C (unopposed)
Chris Foreman C (unopposed)
Dwayne Neilson C
Dave Williams C
Brock Dean C
Speedcars Australia Delegate
Chris Foreman C (unopposed)
Race Officials – no need to vote
C = current