POLAR ICE JUST AROUND THE CORNER

Polar Ice Midget Series is just around the corner now anyone wishing to have their cars inspected for opening night need to contact John Dean on 0418 781 418 to arrange this to happen.

Nominations for the QSRA events need to be into Brock Dean no later than 6pm Sunday BEFORE the show.

Its easy to do simply text your car number and the word “IN” to Brock Dean on 0410 195 355.

Polar Ice rules and regs will be avalaible for those who missed Sundays Show and Shine on the opening night, please be aware this season’s noimination fee per round has risen to $50 per car this is payable to Barry Lane before engine starts.

QUICKTIME AWARD RETURNS THIS SEASON FOR POLAR ICE ROUNDS

Its coming !!!!! Sponsors are locked and loaded for this seasons Polar Ice Midget Series AND this season returning is the nights “Quicktime” winner !!!

Its simple hammer down nail the fastest lap in the hotlap/time trial session and $100 (paid on the night) goes straight to the fastman !

What’s the catch you say ?? No catch just put your best lap down and if its you’re number on the top of the times its all yours !

Standby for these amazing sponsors release backing the QSRA and the 18/19 Quicktime award

 

ANNUAL SHOW N SHINE

This seasons “Show n Shine” will be held again at Mark George’s work under cover @ Sunshine State 4×4 188 Kerry Road Archerfield Saturday 8th September from 12 until 5pm

Anyone wishing to run the practice on that evening at Archerfield Speedway will need their rockets inspected and all fees paid in full.

Forms for the club and also the car rego papers will be available on the afternoon !

Catch you all there then

ARE YOU READY TO PRACTICE ?

With Archerfield Speedway’s first practice looming on the 25th of August anyone wishing to run this needs to have their racer inspected , full membership and rego paid.

Simply contact Michael Harders on 0411 209030 ( in America for 10 days from the 3rd) or John Dean on 0418 781418 to have this done.

The rego fee is $320 again , the inspection fee is $50 if you bring the car to the inspectors house , the full membership is $100 and the bank details remain the same so PLEASE use your name as the reference for the membership and your race number for the rego otherwise we have no idea who’s what

QSRA AGM CALLED

The QSRA AGM will be held on Wednesday the 29th of August start time of 6.30 pm at the Vintage Speedcar Club Rooms Market Street, Newmarket.

All QSRA positions are open to all fully paid QSRA members for the 17/18 season.

If you would like to nominate for any role in the QSRA club (ie President, Vice President, Secretary/Treasurer, Speedcars Aust Rep or Committee) simply email a request for a form to the QSRA Secretary/Treasurer

queenslandspeedcarracing@gmail.com

These must be received back before 5pm on Wednesday the 1st of August.

All memberships will expire on the last day of August (31st) – except the ones who paid on the 4th of July.

Club membership forms to renew will be available on the 29th.

***Please note the form is unable to be added as a link unfortunately email is the only way I can send it***

NIGHTS OF STARS DONE AND DUSTED

The Annual Awards Banquet “Nights of Stars” is done and dusted for another season with some rather happy cats heading home with some amazing trophies.

Well Done to all the place getters its been a long tough season with some awesome looking equipment , next season is looking more and more impressive each day during the off season !

We crowned a new Polar Ice Champion in the shape of Kiwi Scotty “The Fisher” Farmer and also a new B Grade Champion in Mitchell “The Rookie” Rooke , Nathan Mathers took home the best presented car award amongst the list of winners.

We had our guest speaker Brett Morris in attendance with a bit of an insight into next seasons 50 lapper event where Seamount NZ will be involved with bringing a team of Kiwi’s over to tackle Archerfield Speedway.

Thats a wrap on the racing with the practice events nearing for the new season stand by for dates to race or head on over to Archerfield Speedway’s official website for their dates the rest of our season will be posted as soon as they are confirmed

Winners in their categories are.

•Speedcars Australia 2nd Place 6 Crown Series
Troy Ware

•Encouragement Award
Brad Dawson

•Most Improved
Bradley Harrison

•Rookie of the Year
Mitchell Rooke

•Best Presented Car & Crew
Nathan Mathers

Keith Hutton Hard Charger
Darren Vine

•Club Member of the Year
Lance Towns

•Queensland Title Trophy
Troy Ware

•Most Heat Wins
Darren Vine
Scotty Farmer

•Most Feature Wins
Darren Vine
Scotty Farmer

•Danny Davidson Trophy
Troy Ware

•B Grade
1st Mitchell Rooke
2nd Callum Whatmore
3rd Tim Farrell

•A Grade
1st Scotty Farmer
2nd Brad Young
3rd Mark George

•Appreciation Award Officials
Barry Lane

•Sponsors Award
Polar Ice Jack Berry

•Polar Ice Series
1st Scotty Farmer
2nd Rusty Whittaker
3rd Brad Young
4th Reid MacKay
5th Darren Vine
6th Mark George
7th Mitchell Rooke
8th Bradley Harrison
9th Dallas Sharp
10th Troy Ware

•Life Members Badges and Plaques
Jack Berry
Barry Lane

ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT OF STARS RAFFLE PRIZES

Tonights Annual Awards Banquet “Night of Stars” raffle prizes include some amazing items not only 3 x $300.00 Nathan Mathers Tattoo Artist vouchers we have car care buckets,quicksilver hats,a $250.00 Western Landscape supplies voucher,bottles of mud buddy,scratchy trees,flowers,a pit matt,fuel churn and stagger tapes,ladies pamer packs,ice bucket and coronas,Matthew Paul Photography canvas print voucher,a one hour massage voucher ….. plus plus plus !!!!

Game Over in Helensvale have 3 vouchers for you sharpen your skills during the off season  …… wowzers !!!

Tickets will be $2 each or 3 for $5 on the largers prizes they will be $5 each

There will be 3 tables of prizes with the first table being sold at the door and the remaining 2 tables and larger prizes sold throughout the evening

The top ten Polar Ice and QSRA honour boards along with the V8 Supercar Drive will be auctioned at the end of the awards ceremony

Everyone who’s attending doors open at 6pm !!

Time to shine and enjoy the end of season “Night of Stars”

ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT OF STARS GUEST SPEAKER

This years Annual Awards Banquet “Night of Stars” is literally a night of stars !!

Our very special guest speaker for the night is none other than the Kiwi Sensation Seamount Racing’s Brett Morris !!

Brett is back briefly in New Zealand from a bit of a trip to Amercia recently for some Midget racing veiwing and will have some amazing stories to share along with a little bit of a teaser with some plans for the 18/19 season working with the Committee , Jack Berry and Archerfield Promotions ….. watch this space or hear it first hand at the awards night

Tickets are still avaliable however the cut off to secure a spot MUST BE this Friday so call Lance Towns ASAP on 0419 745 503

2017/18 ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET “Night of Stars”

This seasons Annual Awards Banquet “Night of Stars” will be held at the Wynnum Manly League Club

July the 7th is the date to remember so lock it in ticket prices are $65 per person and bookings must be made via Lance Towns on 0419 745 503

Payments to BoQ
BSB 124057
ACC 22219839
Please use your surname as the reference !
(to be able to cater for the dinner we needs confirmed and paid numbers by Saturday the 23rd of June)

Doors will open at 6.00
Pre Drinks Till 6.30
Seated at 6.30
Early Awards and Raffles until 7.30
Dinner Until 8.30
Awards from 8.30
Dance the night away until 12.00

Dress code is formal

Special guest host is Archerfields very own Bob Leyden !

Anyone with raffle prize donations please let Lance Towns know as soon as possible

#qsraawardsbanquet#nightofstars#2018seasonends

https://www.wynnummanlyleagues.com.au/

MATT SMITH WINS THE BNE50

Matt Smith, driving the Gavin Ohlbach owned Bullet/Toyota, overcame a strong field of adversaries to win the annual ‘Brisbane 50 lapper’ at the Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday May 5. The race was the ‘Jim Holden Classic’ as well as a round of the Polar Ice Series.

New Zealander Hayden Williams (Western Landscape Supplies Boss/Stanton SR 11) finished top of the qualifying points and after drawing ‘10’ in the draw inverted the front half of the field. He nominated Smith to start beside him with Nathan Smee and Chris McCutcheon in row 4, Scott Farmer and Rusty Whittaker row 3, Jason Bell and Taylor Clarke (NZ) row 2 and Anthony Chaffey and Darren Vine at the head of the field.

On the first start Vine (Mike Vine Turbos Spike/Esslinger) jumped into the lead only for the yellow lights to appear in the back straight for a restart with Vine sent to the second row. Anthony Chaffey (Bell Motorsport Breka/Stanton SR 11) won out on the second start and collected the first $100 lap money but Vine was quickly into stride and led the next couple as Chaffey withdrew with a blown right front tyre.

By lap 5 the order had changed with Scott Farmer (TFH Spike/Esslinger) now at the head of line with Vine and Sydney 50 lap winner Taylor Clarke (Seamount Toyota) next while both Smith and Williams had charged into contention and were positioned in fourth and fifth respectively. Behind this quintet Rusty Whittaker (Boss Chassis Aust Boss/Esslinger) and Sydney’s Nathan Smee, aboard the Graham Racing Developments Eagle, were looking to improve their position. Chris McCutcheon (Century Batteries Aggressor/Stanton SR 11) had been shuffled backwards early in the race but lap by lap was picking off cars.

The first yellow occurred during lap 6 for a spun car with Farmer leading the high-speed freight train to the line for the restart. Smith progressed to second a couple of laps later and closed on Farmer as Williams did likewise to Vine. Smith was the new leader when 15 laps were completed and began to draw away as Taylor Clarke joined Smee and Whittaker in a three battle behind the top four. Troy Ware (Ware Constructions Spike/Mopar) had started from the eighth row after dropping a heat but had charged forward to eighth by lap 20 and was seventh a couple of laps further on.

As the race moved towards the half way point the leaders were amongst lapped cars. Unfortunately, Williams, who had advanced to third, got caught in between some lapped cars and after a tangle was left stranded in the middle of the track. While attempting to miss him both Vine and Ware glanced the concrete wall with all three out of the restart. Smith was slow getting back up to speed at the restart and had Farmer and Smee all over his rear push bar. Also, Clarke came back into the picture with some big outside runs and grabbed second for handful of laps before Farmer reclaimed the position.

On lap 34 Brad Dawson spun and then fell on to his side bringing on the red lights. Coming up to the restart Nathan Smee slowed and pulled up in the main straight with a broken left front shock. The three-time winner of this race was out of the running just as he had manaeouvred into a good position. Both Brad Harrison (Nu-Pave King/Mopar) and Chris McCutcheon came on strong as the race headed into the final 10 laps sitting behind Smith, Clarke, Farmer and Whittaker. After McCutcheon passed Harrison and Farmer and Whittaker moved ahead of Clarke the two Kiwis raced side by side for a lap or two until they touched in the main straight. Fortunately, it didn’t result in an accident, but the damage that was caused forced McCutcheon to the infield.

Matt Smith went on to win his maiden Brisbane 50 lapper ahead of Farmer, Whittaker, Clarke and Harrison with ten cars completing the journey. Brad Young (Federal Tyres XXX/Gaerte) and Mark George (Flashlube Breka/Porsche) battled to and fro for most of the race with the former getting the nod by centimetres.

The night began with Timed Hot Laps in groups for their respective heat line-ups. Overall Matt Smith (NSW) was the quickest with a 13.513 lap ahead of Taylor Clarke (13.944), Hayden Williams (13.979), Darren Vine (13.995) and Cal Whatmore (14.089).

The first round of heats saw the fastest qualifier start from P10 and then the second round was an inverted line-up. The first heat went non-stop with Chris McCutcheon (P2) leading Brad Harrison (P1) and fast finishing Troy Ware (P6) to the line in 2:25.912. Matt Smith (P10) showed amazing track craft to pass Brendan Palmer (Eastlink Air Breka/Esslinger) late in the race to win Heat 2 after a couple of spins punctuated the race.

Hayden Williams was untroubled to take out Heat 3 after a couple of yellow lights slowed proceedings. In one mishap Troy Ware’s exhaust was left pointing straight up in the air and consequently was sent to the infield which really hampered his quest for points. Smith started from pole in the last heat and set a fast pace as Vine, Clarke and Chaffey tried to stay in touch. However, as it often is in racing the unexpected occurred when a lapped car spun in front of Smith and he had to stop to avoid an accident and was sent ROF for the next start. Vine carried on achieving maximum points ahead of Clarke and Chaffey.

The Top 10 in points were:

Hayden Williams (NZ) – 108
Matt Smith (NSW) – 102
Rusty Whittaker – 97
Nathan Smee (NSW) – 94
Taylor Clarke (NZ) – 93
Darren Vine – 92
Scott Farmer – 90
Anthony Chaffey – 66
Jason Bell – 86
Chris McCutcheon (NZ) – 86

A sincere thank to everyone who bought the ’Stay Strong 76’ stickers for Reid Mackay. Some people also made donations when the drivers went through the crowd during interval and Bob Baker who donated $1000 towards the fund. All the money raised will go directly to Reid to help with his medical costs. A big thank you to Dwayne Neilson for arranging and Liam Williams for printing and donating the stickers.

The annual ‘Brisbane 50 lapper’ would not have been possible without the numerous sponsors. Our major sponsors American Tire & Racing Services (Mark Cooper), Ron Wanless and Polar Ice (Jack Berry). The many lap sponsors who made it possible for the leader of each lap to receive $100. None of this happened by accident, it took a lot of work behind the scenes especially from Sid Whittaker and Dwayne Neilson who worked the phone to raise the money.

The 2017-18 season will culminate with the Polar Ice Midget Series Grand Final at Archerfield on Saturday May 26. Scott Farmer looks set to be the winner but the remaining places in the Top 10 are still to be decided.

Heat 1

1 Chris McCutcheon (NZ) 2 Brad Harrison 3 Troy Ware

Heat 2

1 Matt Smith (NSW) 2 Brendan Palmer 3 Scott Farmer

Heat 3

1 Hayden Williams (NZ) 2 Rusty Whittaker 3 Nathan Smee (NSW)

Heat 4

1 Darren Vine 2 Taylor Clarke 3 Anthony Chaffey

Feature

1 Matt Smith (NSW) 2 Scott Farmer 3 Rusty Whittaker

4 Taylor Clarke (NZ) 5 Brad Harrison 6 Brad Young

7 Mark George 8 Dallas Sharp 9 Tim Farrell

10 Paul Murphy (NSW)