Queensland Speedcars


Race fans with the new race season on our door step for 2019/20 show down so we have a recap on last season’s top ten updates kicking off with Current Polar Ice and QSRA Champion Rusty Whittaker

Returning for the Neilson Motorsport team Rusty slots back into the controls of the 89Q BOSS Chassis Craig Thompson Esslinger the car has been freshened and will style a host of new colours and names to suit Craig Thompson has spun some magic in the engine department with Scott Inglis completing the dyno before being relocated between the rails of the BOSS. The team looking to complete in all the local shows before heading south to the National Title in February and the big shows in Sydney are on the cards.

Runner up in last season’s Polar Ice Series was veteran gasman Darren Vine in a fleet of various rockets however all Thompson Esslinger powered. The 35Q IBRP car kicked off then swapping to the 6Q and 19Q family cars to complete the season. In the new season “Viney” returns again in the family cars however both will run under the “6Q” branding and swapping to the Kiwi made King Chassis brand one will house a fresh Stanton SR11 while one retains the super strong Turbo Slinger. The 6Q guys are looking to compete in the local shows as well as the Australian Title.

Mitchell Rooke took out the third place honours in the 18/19 showdown with Rodney Singleton in the Singleton Racing/RJR Kitchens Spike Esslinger #3Q .This new season will see the “silent assassin” in the family owned 34Q which incidentally is the car driven to multiple victories and strong placings at the hands of Darren Vine in last season’s battles that being a Spike RSI Esslinger. The RJR Kitchens team are looking to head to Warrnambool also to contest the Australian Title as well as the local scene.

Cal Whatmore JNR had another stellar run throughout the 18/19 season finishing 4th overall in the 9th year of the Polar Ice Midget Series running the Speedy Air Conditioning 36Q Spike Gaerte. Cal not only supported the local shows but also travelled south a fair bit punching out a classic heat race win at Parramatta and while some may say “it’s only a heat race” the ones who know that’s a huge feat at that super-fast speedway this season Whatmore JNR joins forces with the team who took out 3rd overall last season and drops his seat into the 3Q Singleton Racing Spike. Cal and the team are looking to do the local shows as well as Sydney with Warrnambool “pencilled” in at this stage they are seeing how the laps turn.

The Bandit Brad Dawson who took out 5th overall in last season’s Polar Ice and QSRA Championship had a very “topsie turvey” season in 18/19 however with a new Spike Chassis powered by a very strong SR11X the Bandit will be a force to look out for backed by his GSA Advanced Machining, HI Tech Oils/Corporate Protection Australia/LIST Consulting/United Waste Services/Stanton Racing Engines also ride along with the 81Q machine. Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway, HI Tech Oils Toowoomba Speedway, Valvoline Raceway Parramatta and Premier Speedway Warrnambool are on the hit list for the boys in 19/20.

The 2018/19 Rookie of the Year also had another season of fast laps as well as his fair share of bad luck however persistency and consistency paid off in the end with the 45Q Tom Clauss team and their Eagle Chassis Inglis Eagle combination, Tom showed more and more serious race pace on each outing in the TPC Earthmoving/Springfield Lakes Panel and Paint car so this season he will again be aiming for the pointy end looking to compete in the local Queensland shows only at this stage.

One of the NuPave Racers who took out 7th in Polar Ice and 9th in the QSRA Championship last season was none other than “Little Hardcore Hendo” Riki Harrison in the 67Q King Mopar, Riki ran a handful of shows with some very fast laps laid down however a couple of on track “woopsies” saw him robbed of some better results other than DNF’s ,At this stage it’s unclear as to the racing scene as Riki focuses on his Nupave Asphalt Services business and its growth however 19/20 isn’t ruled out yet ….. Watch this space.

8 for #8! Brock Dean finished the 18/19 season after only a handful of shows in the brand new 8Q King Chassis car powered by a DTR Hawk in 8th for Polar Ice and the club points score. Brock is certainly no stranger to victory lane visiting the podium on a number of occasions in the few shows they completed during the later stage of the season however in true Dean Form they certainly turned some super-fast laps. 19/20 is unclear at this stage weather it’s in the 8Q Midget or Sprintcar you can guarantee they will be fast.

“If he didn’t have bad luck he would have had none at all” was thrown around our 9th place getter and that was Scotty Doyle in the 89A BOSS Esslinger, Finishing in the QSRA Points score a bit better with a 6th however a lot of DNF’s hindered the Southside Tornado. The team are reverting back to the 80Q number once seen on the Family owned Beast Chassis along with an array of names on the car and also a power plant owned by the Doyle Family however yet another Craig Thompson assembled Esslinger will be under the hood of this car. In the 19/20 season they are looking to all the local Queensland racing, some southern State Titles, The Big One in Warrnambool and International shows in Sydney.

Rounding out the top ten in the 18/19 season was “The Captain” and roving part time race reporter Chris Singleton regular pilot of the 26Q Spike Esslinger. Singo unfortunately “having a wild old time” ending the Spikes career not before showing a tonne of promise with a strong fresh Craig Thompson Esslinger and the car being spannered by kiwi Matt Black. An ex- Dean Aggressor was purchased by Singo to be assembled to see the remainder of the season however the ride with the Nexgen Hire 46Q Team became available and this is where Singo saw the season out, In the 19/20 season they are running the same Aggressor Chassis this time powered by an DTR Race Engines Eagle and plan to take the season as it comes racing where and whenever possible.

That’s a wrap race fans on last season’s top ten this season we have new drivers, new sponsors, new race dates, new colours …… and a new season!! See you track side




Race Fans the NuPave Asphalt Services Nexgen Hire High Bank Hussle is coming to Toowoomba are you ready for a good old fashioned shoot out?

Book in October 26, December 7, February 22 and in conjunction with the 2019/20 Queensland Speedcar State Title April 12.

The will be a $50 nomination fee per round with a portion of this going into the overall prize purse at the end of season Annual Awards Banquet.

To take out the Highbank Hussle overall first place is paying $2,500 second $1,500 and third $1000

A full list of Rules and Regs (including formats and tire rules) are being finalised and will be available as soon as the committee give the green flag to print there should also be a link to download your own copy here soon

#nupaveasphaltservices #nexgenhire #tbar #highbankhussle



Calling all GSA Advanced Machining “Fastmen” this season there will be this board to autograph ,date and jot down your time as well as a tank sticker to wear proudly as the Fastman for the round in time trials/hot laps

One board will be presented to the GSA Team at the annual awards banquet and the other will be up for action on the same night.

Adam Clarke drew first blood last season who’s your pick for October 5 ?


Do you want $100 extra in your pocket Midget racers ?

GSA Advanced Machining are an Australian owned, family run machine shop located in Eagle Farm just a hop skip and a jump from Archerfield Speedway

They are a full-service machining shop excelling in CNC Machining and Design, GSA specialize in precision-machined components from the engine controls industry to custom projects

GSA offers high quality, fine tolerance machining, cylindrical grinding and honing services they also believe in delivering quality through commitment thus having a safe, clean environment helps deliver this to their customers!

Race fans get set to see this seasons “GSA Advanced Machining Fastman Award” heading to Archerfield Speedway


Dont forget there is a club meeting tonight (20th)  and Chris Foreman will go over the latest Speedcars Australia AGM rule changes that went through , kick off at 7pm sharp

Also a reminder that EVERY car intending to run a practice must be inspected , have the rego paid in full and be full members of the QSRA otherwise you won’t be hitting the dirt with zero exceptions.

The inspectors will have the required paper work for the cars , new log books etc etc within the next week there …will be a link to pay the rego fee of $320 ( NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED )

Memberships are also due now if they havent been paid already and can bbe done so via the Club Mmbership link below (PLEASE DONT BRING CASH TO THE MEETING IT WONT BE ACCEPTED) You need to renew via the link as we no longer use membership forms and you can print your own receipt

Inspectors must be booked as they are busy in season preparations as well so contact

Michael Harders 0411 209 030
Chris Foreman 0419 604 012
Brad Young 0418 726 288
John Dean 0418 781 418
Colin Davies 0410 514 139

Rego Link


Club Membership Link




Car Rego’s can now be paid online for the new race season simply follow the link and walk through the simple steps to lock in your number.

Remember all cars are to be paid,inspected and full memberships paid by the driver and car owner BEFORE seeing the dirt.

All regos will carry a small admin fee for the service (detailed in your purchase)

Also please remember to print the reciept for your records,personal audits and your company records 


Racers ! With everyone being time savvy towards the start of the new 19/20 race season you will need to book an inspection time for your cars as there will be no Show and Shine anymore.

EVERY car that intends to run a practice must be inspected , have the rego paid in full and be full members of the QSRA otherwise you wont be hitting the dirt with zero exceptions.

The inspectors will have the required paper work for the cars , within the next week there will be a link to pay the rego fee of $320 ( NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED )

Inspectors must be booked as they are busy in season preparations as well so contact

Michael Harders 0411 209 030

Chris Foreman 0419 604 012

Brad Young 0418 726 288

John Dean 0418 781 418

Colin Davies 0410 514 139


How easy was it to book the Annual Awards Night tickets on line ?

Well here is your chance to have another go !

The 2019/20 QSRA club membership fee’s are due simply follow the link and the site walks you through it ….. simple.

***Remember to print your purchase as this will become your receipt and your responsibility***

Remember there will be NO MEMBERSHIP forms to complete anymore and NO CASH taken at any meetings once you have purchased on line you are done and then able to renew Speedway Australia Licences as required.

Dont forget the QSRA AGM next Wednesday the 3rd in the Vintage Speedcar Club Rooms kick off 7pm sharp and please dont arrive thinking about filling out a form you will only frustrate yourself.