Queensland Speedcars


When racing is good we all agree it’s good but when you have a bad night at the track the doom and gloom generally gets the team down however every dark cloud will always have a sliver lining.

The Speedy Air Conditioning/Rodney Singleton Racing 3Q Spike Esslinger of Cal Whatmore JNR had one of “those” nights in the recent ATRS Archerfield Midget Series.

The boys were plagued all night with engine gremlins which would see their patience tested however that didn’t dent their determination to make the grids each time and it was grid 16 – lucky last which delivered the rewards of the effort as the pill for 16 was drawn in the Bob Baker Challenge , taking the green Whatmore JNR knew the car wasn’t right and headed infield with a lap on the board … it was only after the race he found out they were the recipients of the BBC $500 cash !.

The Bob Baker Challenge is easy ….. run the show before , 16 or more take the green in the feature and if your feature grid pill is drawn you win $500 no questions asked !

Huge thanks to Bob Baker for supporting the Midgets and helping maintain the car count if anyone is interested in being able to win the BBC its even easier ….. nominate now !

Brock Dean is waiting for the text to add you into the grids for our next show on the 16th at Archerfield Speedway there were 22 noms for round two with some not being able to make it some crashed out some got too hot under the hood however 16 hit the track for the previous feature ….. are you one of them ??

Well Done the the 3Q Team see you at the next show

#calwhatmorejnr #bobbakerchallenge #makethegridgetthecash #qsra


The nomination link is now open for R3 in the American Tire and Racing Services Archerfield Midget Series !

Please note nominations need to be into Brock Dean by Sunday the 11th @ 6pm for pit bay allocations and the nomination fee MUST BE PAID on line via the link as ZERO CASH will be taken at the track.

Simply text Brock on 0410 195355 the words with the car number (ie) “99Q in for Archerfield” its that easy then click on the link and pay the nomination fee 


Sunshine Coaster Rusty Whittaker stormed to a round win in the recent American Tire and Racing Services Archerfield Midget Series in the Steelmart Sunny Coast/RAW Metal Corp BOSS Esslinger 89Q

Whittaker clocked the nights GSA Fastman in the hot lap session with a 14.702 just ahead of what would be actual feature race top three in order and that was Brock Dean and Darren Vine (Dean 14.913 and Vine 14.950).

Scotty Doyle’s night came to a fiery end in the hot lap stint with his 80Q Ti Bolts and Race Parts Esslinger bursting into flames coming off turn 4 he had just clocked a 16.552 before coming to a halt and ejecting from the flames leaving the crash crew to extinguish the heat and the night the Doyle’s.

A fuel line fitting found to be the culprit and the boys will set about returning for the next round.

The Smith Brothers Racing Pilot Bodie Smith took line honours in the first 10 lapper heat of the night in their ED Pink Spike 77Q after a “ding dong” battle with firstly the Troy Ware Constructions Mopar Bullet by Spike of Troy Ware and Brock Deans DTR King Hawk , Ware and Dean swapped placings at the final flag ahead of the 46Q Aggressor of Chris Singleton in fourth, Audie Malt’s Spike Gaerte crossed in fifth from Mitchel Rooke in the 34Q, Matt O’Neil in seventh as Graeme Flynn in the 82Q King Gaerte rounded out the field.

The Rusty Whittaker and Darren Vine battle went into over drive in the night’s second heat race after Whittaker with the 89Q lead a majority of the distance Viney had the 6Q King SR11 full steam and on a charge it was with 4 laps down when Barry Gibbes in his 66Q Spike Gaerte departed for the night upending in turn one which closed the gap Whittaker had on the field, on the restart Vine kept the pressure on railing the MVT/Craig Thompson Machining King around the outside of Whittaker off turn four taking the lead and it wasn’t until the last two turns where Whittaker ducked 89 BOSS up the inside of Vine for the lead to the flag in front of Vine, Nathan Mathers 18Q Breka Esslinger, Glenn Wrights 41W was next over the line in fourth from The GSA Bandit, Tom Clauss in the 45Q Eagle and Gavin McDowell in seventh.

Troy Ware was on an absolute flyer in the third heat of the night smacking out a 106.163 kph best speed as he took the field to the chequered head of another strong run from the pairing of Dean and Smith, Matt O’Neil put in another solid session of laps with a fourth in the 16Q Breka Porsche from Audie Malt and Tom Clauss, DNF’s were recorded for the 82Q of Graeme Flynn and after leading for the opening lap Chris Singleton retired with a very ill sounding Eagle 46Q.

The APC/DRE Breka Esslinger of Glenn Wright took out the fourth and final heat on the programme for the Midgets leading home Vine and Whittaker from Nathan Mathers, Brad Dawson and Gavin McDowell as Cal Whatmore JNR recorded a second DNF of the night at this stage.

The feature main event was on for young and old at the drop of the green as Whittaker and Ware filled the front row it was only with a minor over cook off turn four from Ware that gave the hard charging field a chance to swoop spots and swoop they did shuffling the 71 race back to fourth, with five on the board the 16Q O’Neil car looped in turn four as Bodie Smith and Ware arrived on scene with nowhere to go the pair collided as a luckless Chris Singleton banged the fence and upending the 46Q Nexgen Hire car in the same spot.

O’Neil and Smith were refired as the Ware and Singleton cars headed infield, Smith would join the pairing with what appeared to be front end damage, Graeme Flynn also parked the 82Q infield with a deflated rear tyre as we now had the 3Q Whatmore JNR and 45Q Claus cars also on the grass.

After a few yellow flags came out before the end the restarts proved to be a very strong point for the 89Q Whittaker car and with car speed to match he continued to set sail as Vine was now barking on the back of the 99 machine the nights top three in the time trials would cross in this order at the black and white Mitchell Rooke ran home in fourth ahead of a super steer from Audie Malt and car 5 ran fifth , Matt O’Neil in 6th and the Bandit Brad Dawson in the ATRS Lucky 7th (Running American Racers all round he picks up the $100 voucher !) Glenn Wright banked eighth place points from Nathan Mathers and Gavin McDowell made the cash cut in tenth.

As mentioned Brad “The Bandit” Dawson took out the American Tire and Racing Services Lucky 7th place voucher with racers on all four corners and the extremely unlucky Cal Whatmore JNR who struggled to run more than 3 laps due to a mechanical gremlin picked up the Bob Baker Challenge $500 cash !

Notable mentions for Audie Malt running some consecutively fast laps and to a 5th place in the main event as well as Gavin McDowell recording a top ten finish and Mitchell Rooke who’s always looming near the pointy end !

Our next ATRS Midget Series round will be this month on the 16th so lock in the date and catch you trackside !

#atrsmidgetseries #gsafastman #mis #craigthompsonmachining #bobbakerchallenge #qsra #archerfieldspeedway


Sydney’s young gun Kaidon Brown ventured to the Highbanks of the Hi Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway on Saturday and left with a bag of gold as the victor of the NuPave/Nexgen Hire Highbank Hussle.

It turned out to be a King Chassis NZ Domination in the 25 lap main event with Brock Dean in the 99Q DTR Mechanical King Hawk and Darren Vine’s Craig Thompson Machining 6Q King SR11 completing the podium.

Yandina’s Troy Ware in the Troy Ware Constructions Bullet Mopar 71 clocked a blistering 91.173 kph on his way to a heat race victory ahead of Brown and Dean while Cal Whatmore JNR’s night began with the first a night full unusual DNF’s in the 3Q Singleton Racing Esslinger.

Darren Vine began his night of success taking the victory in race two ahead of the 23Q Johnny Mc Towing Spike Hawk and the Steelmart 89Q of Rusty Whittaker.

Kaidon Brown continued the King victories in the third heat race ahead of Troy Ware and Tim Farrell in the United Waste 51Q Eagle while Viney wrapped up the round of heats in race four from Ricky Robinson’s 56Q Watty’s Fabrication Breka Gaerte and Glenn Wright in the APC/DRE 41W Breka Esslinger.

With two heat race wins under his belt Darren Vine would come out highest points scorer and drew the pill to lock the top ten is as they stood so that joker remains !

From the get go it was on for young and old , Brown and Dean attacked the front early while Whittaker and Ware were throwing slide jobs lap after lap as the rest of the field searched for any drive with the car set ups they had.

Brown, Dean and Vine had settled into the top three as Ware and now Chaffey applied the blow torch after Whittaker retired with a deflated left rear while Wright, Matt Jackson and Chris Singleton were coming on stronger as the laps counted down however after the 25 lap duration it was the three Kings of Brown, Dean and Vine heading to victory lane.

We had a large number of nominations the Bob Baker Challenge was amped up to $1000 unfortunately for the 46Q driver Chris Singleton P14 was drawn however as he missed the previous round the cash stayed with Bob.

This weekend we head back to Archerfield for round two of the American Tire and Racing Services Archerfield Midget Series with over 20 cars nominated again.

The NuPave/Nexgen Highbank Hussle Round One Feature
Results were,

97V Kaidon Brown
99Q Brock Dean
6Q Darren Vine
71S Troy Ware
25Q Anthony Chaffey
46Q Chris Singleton
41Q Glenn Wright
23Q Zac McDonald
56Q Ricky Robinson
97N Matt Jackson
51Q Tim Farrell
81Q Brad Dawson
34Q Mitchell Rooke
37Q Lachlan Paulger
45Q Tom Clauss
80Q Scott Doyle
89Q Rusty Whittaker
16Q Matt O’Neil
95Q Gavin McDowell
3Q Cal Whatmore JNR

#nupaveasphaltservices #nexgenhire #bobbakerchallenge #fwordjoker #qsra


This weekend racers we head to the Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway for a bit of Hussling on the Highbanks

Round 1 in the chase for the 5k Nexgen Hire/Nupave Asphalt Services prize purse gets underway!

Don’t forget to head to the try booking site on www.trybooking.com , click buy tickets, in the search type “QSRA” and hey presto there it is …… don’t forget to print the receipt for tax audit purposes if required.the link for this show closes this FRIDAY !

The Bob Baker Challenge also heads up the hill so anyone who started the A Main at the ATRS Midget Series round 1 will be in the hunt providing they take the green this Saturday night.

The FWord Speedshop “Joker” will be drawn by the highest points scorer after the heats also

Anyone requiring a copy of the rules and regulations for the series please let us know in the comments section of this post

Q3 Cal Whatmore
Q6 Darren Vine
Q13 Tony Stephens
Q16 Matt O’Neil
Q23 Zac McDonald
Q25 Anthony Chaffey
Q34 Mitchell Rooke
Q37 Lachy Paulger
Q41 Glen Wright
Q45 Tom Clauss
Q46 Chris Singleton
Q51 Tim Farrell
Q56 Ricky Robinson
S71 Troy Ware
Q80 Scott Doyle
Q81 Brad Dawson
Q82 Graeme Flynn
Q89 Rusty Whitaker
N97 Matt Jackson
Q95 Gavin McDowell
Q99 Brock Dean

#nupave #nexgen #fwordspeedshop #bobbakerchallenge


Have you ever wondered what’s in the numbers?

Let’s take a look at hot laps and there’s some interesting times from the Nupave/Nexgen Quicktime 18/19 season

Now we all remember Adam Clarke blasting to the current one lap record with a 12.866 back on the 18th of May way back in 2013 ….. Seems so long ago!

He again laid down an impressive time in the opening round last season with a 14.709 pipping Rusty Whittaker on 14.873 and Darren Vine in the IBRP 35Q who locked in a 14.886

Round two of the same season a little later in October it was Rusty Whittaker clocking 13.374 the first of the “13’s” which would turn out to be one of the only two in the season and set by Whittaker in the 89Q car.

Whittaker backed up his QuickTime stanza in round three with a 14.170 leading the time charts over a huge 19 car field with just over 2 seconds from 1st to 19th …… everyone was very close!

Round four on the 8th of December saw Rusty Whittaker complete the hat trick of QuickTime’s with a 15.100 ahead of Charlie Brown and Tim Farrell.

Darren Vine edged out Adam Clarke on boxing night in round five of 2018 clocking a 14.071 to Clarkies 14.203 and Rusty Whittaker’s 14.312.

Viney in the 6Q again topped the timing monitors on a super heavy track early January 2019 with a 15.892 ahead of a season best time for Glenn Wright banking a 16.146 and Bodie Smith at 16.271

Tim “The Hitman” Farrell locked in a 15.457 on the 26th of January in the 51Q ahead of another season PB from Tom Clauss in with a 15.536 to Rusty Whittaker in 3rd at 15.965

Rusty then took the line honours in the only February show at Archerfield leading a huge 21 car field with a 15.517 from Brock Dean’s 15.545 and Vine on a 15.580

The 9th of March saw the 35Q Callum Walker rein clocking a 14.024 ahead of Scotty Farmer in the 22Q who ran a 14.058 and Vine’s 14.118

Walker then backed up another QuickTime on the 6th of April again in the IBRP 35Q at 14.944 literally a fraction in front of Brad Harrison’s 14.947 and Farmers 15.255

Change of numbers, same result saw Rusty Whittaker now in the re-numbered BOSS car which now carried the 78Q digits topping the 18 car ladder with the seasons only other “13” at 13.650 over Farmer at 13.703 and Sydney-Sider Kaidon Brown at 13.729.

Farmer took out the season ending QuickTime of our 18/19 season with a 14.811 from Brock Dean at 14.939 and Zac MacDonald banked his season best at 14.946 in the Seasons Hot lap Sessions.

11 rounds plus the 50 lapper we invaded the “13’s” only twice!
We topped the ladder by hitting the “14’s” six times and ventured into the “15’s” just four times to take the nights “QuickTime” Title

In the 19/20 season GSA Fastman Award came on board, the hot lap session had been moved to after the Sprintcars, the biggest field we have ever had on opening night in over a decade with 19 entries and it was Kaidon Brown already giving the lap record a nudge by laying down a 13.289 from Brock Dean 13.339 and Viney again showing a ton of pace with a 13.444.

Clarke 14.709
Whittaker 13.374
Whittaker 14.170
Whittaker 15.100
Vine 14.071
Vine 15.892
Farrell 15.457
Whittaker 15.517
Walker 14.024
Walker 14.944
Whittaker 13.650
Farmer 14.811

Brown 13.289

#gsafastman #areyoufastenough #qsra #atrsmidgetseries


“Options , options gets your options!”

With a 5k Purse for the top three up for grabs so you will need to pick your weapon of choice !

Nexgen/Nupave are putting up 5k towards the overall prize purse so whats your pick for a right rear bullet ?

Hoosier or American Racer ?

Nominations must be into Brock on 0410 195355 simply text your car number and the words “In for Toowoomba” it’s literally that easy!

Then complete the second part of the nomination and head to the try booking site on www.trybooking.com , click buy tickets, in the search type “QSRA” and hey presto there it is …… don’t forget to print the receipt for tax audit purposes if required.

Michael Harders handed out 18 sets of rules and regs for both the Club run series at the opening night of the ATRS Archerfield series so if this is your first show and you don’t have a copy please let us know in the comment section of this post

See you all at the Hussle!

Hussle Rounds are,

October 26th
December 7th
February 22nd
April 12th (In conjunction with the Queensland Title)

#nupave #nexgen #fword #qsra #hitechighbanks


Don’t forget racers nominations need to be into Brock Dean by 6pm THIS Sunday for round one of the Highbank Hussle in Toowoomba on the 26th of October

Riki Harrison (Nupave) and Dylan Byrne (Nexgen) are sponsoring a nice “Gold Pot” of 5K for the top three in the series where the winner will pocket $2,500 for first , $1,500 for second and $1,000 for 3rd plus a bite of the nomination pool (4th to 10th will receive a dollar per point figure like the ATRS Series)

Who will take the Joker Challenge? Graeme Flynn and his FWORD Speedshop are offering $500 to the highest point’s scorer each night of the three rounds (QLD Title not included) if they invert the top 10 and take the win!

You will need to pick the weapon of choice for the right rear either an American Racer SD38 or Hoosier D15

Nominations must be into Brock on 0410 195355 simply text your car number and the words “In for Toowoomba” it’s literally that easy!

Then complete the second part of the nomination and head to the try booking site on www.trybooking.com , click buy tickets, in the search type “QSRA” and hey presto there it is …… don’t forget to print the receipt for tax audit purposes if required.

Michael Harders handed out 18 sets of rules and regs for both the Club series at the opening night of the ATRS Archerfield series so if this is your first show and you don’t have a copy please let us know in the comment section of this post
See you all at the Hussle!

Hussle Rounds are,

October 26th
December 7th
February 22nd
April 12th (In conjunction with the Queensland Title)

#nupave #nexgen #fword #qsra #hitechighbanks


Some people have been asking what the Bob Baker Challenge is exactly so in a nut shell here we have it

Bob Baker offers a cash incentive to not only support the QSRA shows but ensure every effort is made to make the big race each night

To win the $500 cash that is offered the following conditions have to be met

There must be 16 to 19 cars on the track fired up ready to take the green for the first attempt in the main event.

A random draw of the starters (1 to 16 up to 19) will be done prior to the start of the race.

The car drawn once passing the green on the first attempt to run the event wins the $500 providing they attended the previous QSRA sanctioned show.

If one or more car(s) moved up one or more positions it is the car that starts in the draw position.

If the field starts 19 to 24 there will be $1000 up for grabs!
The winner of the lucky draw will not be announced until they finish the race unless that car DNF’s they will be announced then to help ease the pain of the DNF
Bob Baker has been offering the Challenge since 2017 and we are thrilled to have Bob back on board for the ATRS Archerfield Midget Series as well as the Highbank Hussle in conjunction with the Queensland Title in Toowoomba!

That’s 16 QSRA Shows including the 50 lapper!

Audie Malt picked up the $500 on opening night in the American Tire and Racing Services Archerfield Midget Series our next QSRA sanctioned show is the NuPave/Nexgen Highbank Hussle on the 26th of October ……. Who will take the Challenge??