RACE REPORTER REQUIRED

QSRA members can you please foward your email addresses to queenslandspeedcarracing@gmail.com so you can be added to an emailing list for club minutes (including the 18/19 AGM minutes and audit report as some were unable to make the night) as well this season’s Polar Ice Midget Series rules and regulations will be emailed out for your records.

We are again searching for a race reporter to deliver race articles on our events these need to be fairly accurate and ready to hit the WWW no later than the Wednesday after each show (Sunday evening preferably) so if you have what it takes drop us a line

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUET NIGHT OF STARS IS DONE AND DUSTED

The QSRA Annual Awards Banquet “Night of Stars” was held on Saturday and it was literally a night of stars with new champions being crowned along with three life members being officially inducted.

QSRA President Gary Greenwood then delivered his season speech also presenting the President’s Award/Club Member of the Year to a loyal member in Brad Allen, Brad is always at the track taking various pics and clips to share helping out where and when possible on race nights.

Gary presented Keli Vine an appreciation award and flowers from the QSRA for hours and hours spent arranging the night and the amazing venue we had.

The nights MC Trevor Petts opened the evening to the 105 plus attendee’s present with an Ash Media compiled season video to the iconic song Thunderstruck.

The Rooke of the Year was next to roll out and this year saw 5 in contention for the hardware with stellar runs from all 5 throughout the shows however it was his 6th placing overall in the Polar Ice Midget Series that earned the 45Q Pilot Tom Clauss the 18/19 honours.

Taking out the Best Presented Car and Crew for the season was the 51Q team of the two “T’S” Tim Farrell and Tim North, Always immaculate the two “T’s” strive to ensure the racer is fast not only on the track but sitting static as well it’s a true credit to the Gold Coast based team.

After having a couple of tear ups along with a couple of great lap sessions this year’s Encouragement Awards went the way of young Bodie Smith, Driving the Smith Family 77Q Spike Bodie has shown glimpses of his natural ability and will certainly be one to watch for in the not too distant future.

Moving from winning the “B” Grade title in the 17/18 season to 3rd in the main game was this years Most Improved Driver and that would be Mitchell Rooke, Remaining consistent in the Singleton Racing 3Q Mitchell has been working away show after show keeping the laps clean and fast with the results showing the rewards.

The Bandit Brad Dawson was next to be called up this time for the seasons Biggest and Most Roll Overs in the 81Q, Having good crew around on these types of nights is essential and the 81Q guys generally had the car back on track for the next race that evening so it’s a true testimony to the team.

Winning the Queensland Title for his third time was New South Welshman Nathan Smee in the GRD 14N after what turned out to be a bigger talking point than when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton for the top job in American the QSRA excepted an offer to take the title to Lismore both the Smee’s hit the podium and the only car separating the duo was Rusty Whittaker who excepted the Queensland Title Perpetual Eagle Trophy for the Nathan.

Taking home the awards for the Most Heat Wins paired with the Most Feature Wins was no other than Darren Vine, Kicking off the season in the IBRP 35Q then switching the 6Q Paulie Mac machine only to finish out the season in the MVT 19Q car Viney proving once again he’s never to be counted out on pace and performance.

The Keith Hutton Hard Charger Award was worked out on passing points throughout the season and it came down to the wire between Darren Vine and Rusty Whittaker with Rusty taking the win and his first Hutton Award.

With The Hunter Valley Hurricane unable to attend car owner Jack Berry accepted the award for winning the 18/19 Danny Davidson Memorial in the 29Q car, with the JBR having an up and down stint results wise in the Spike/Inglis Chev they did Queensland very proud in Perth taking 2nd in the National Title for the season. This was also the point where Jack was (finally) (officially) awarded his Life Membership Award from last season where unfortunately Jack was sick in Melbourne and unable to attend.

The seasons Crew Chief of the Year Award is always a hard one to allocate as nearly all crews when there’s a wreck or parts to loan to get another car going are only two happy to help however this year we had a stand out crew chief basically putting everything on the line to field a car and support the club and that was “Rocket” Rodney Singleton.
Like a deer in head lights when his name was announced Rodney accepted the award with as much pride and passion as he does fielding a car and a well-deserved award it was.

The “B” grade top three were next on the list and this year from 3rd to 1st we saw Tommy Clauss home in number 3, The Bandit in 2nd and finally shaking the monkey off his back Cal Whatmore JNR taking home the title.

The QSRA Championship was another point’s chase that was hotly contested with Mitchell Rooke in 3rd, Viney in 2nd and Rusty Whittaker taking out his second club championship.

The seasons sponsors awards were next on the list with appreciation plaques heading home to Dylan Byrne from Nexgen, Riki Harrison from NuPave, both Dylan and Riki received a QuickTime Board signed and dated by all the seasons winners, Todd Wanless for RAW Metal Corp, Graham Flynn from Revolution Racegear Sunshine Coast, Bob Baker for his incentive cash and naturally Jack Berry for the Polar Ice Midget Series.

Again a huge thanks to these guys for supporting our shows.

This lead Trevor into the Polar Ice Midget Series top ten, kicking off in 10th place was Chris “Singo” Singleton running down a top ten in a couple of cars those being the 26Q then finishing off in the 46 car of Dylan Byrne, Having what can only be considered a “Character building” season being in the wrong place at the wrong times was the hard man Scotty Doyle in the 89A car slotted into 9th after a couple of promising clear runs next season I’m sure will be bigger and better for the Doyles,8th place overall went to car 8 and that is Brock Dean, Brock only having a handful of runs in the new King car however proving the wiley fox still has what it takes to get it done,7th in the series overall was the 67Q King car of Riki Harrison another car showing a lot of potential straight off the blocks, Tom Clauss parked the 45Q in 6th overall and as mentioned was enough to bank the Rookie of the Year title along the way, The Bandit held on for 5th even after a few tear ups showing that against diversity the crew never stopped believing (F#8k it , fix it , send it) Cal Whatmore JNR showed why he had that “B” Grade title set in his sights taking out 4th overall in the Polar Ice series another driver to start the season with a different combination to what he ended however getting the job done for fourth.

As mentioned the Most Improved Driver along with the Chew Chief of the Year and 3rd in the A Grade Championship awards heading the way of the 3Q Guys what was next? Third overall in Polar Ice should be your answer.

The Most Heat Wins, The Most Feature Wins, 2nd in the Club Points score and now 2nd in Polar Ice was Darren Vine and the Mike Vine Turbos Team.

The Keith Hutton Hard Charger Award on the table, taking home the hardware for the QSRA Club Championship we were lead into the final Ash Media Video for our series ….. The Polar ice Series which ultimately announced at the end that officially you’re new Series Champion was Rusty Whittaker.

With Rusty’s win this season that took the Neilson Motorsport car owners Dwayne and Christine Neilson to 5 Polar Ice and QSRA Club Championship’s and as a result the QSRA awarded an achievement recognition award to Dwayne, The team claimed the series in 12/13, 13/14, 14/15, 15/16 and now in 18/19 with runner up last season with Rusty in just 9 seasons.

This led Trevor and Gary into presenting two QSRA Life Member Awards and inducting both Brock Dean and Dwayne Neilson into the prestigious group. After over 10 years of service and work for the club being on the committee along with the work behind the scenes to ensure the club remains strong and into the new phase of Speedcar racing, both recipients were honoured with the acknowledgments.

The raffles were a huge success and spread around all the tables which was amazing to see Matthew Paul snapped some awesome pics all night and Trevor wrapped up wishing everyone a safe off season (which includes roll overs in the garage there Bandit!!) and we will see them all back around September.

Huge thanks to everyone who has helped out this season in any way shape and form it is all greatly appreciated Thanks to all the sponsors who came along for the ride in 18/19 !
See you all track side in 19/20

ANNUAL AWARDS BANQUEST “NIGHT OF STARS” IS NEAR

Its nearly time race fans for the QSRA Annual Awards Banquet “Night of Stars” on June 22 there is a link attached simply click to purchase tickets , fill in the ticket holders details and you are done …… easy aye ! There will be NO (ZERO) DOOR SALES, so please ensure you follow the link wisely

https://www.trybooking.com/BBSJU…

Once the purchase is made you can either print the receipt to be scanned at the door or save to your phone ….. just like the V8 Supercar events 😉

The venue is the Wynnum Manly Leagues Club 92 Wondall Road Manly West (Same as last year’s event) special awards night emcee is none other than Archerfield’s very own Trevor Petts with in crowd appearances by the roving and roaming Chris Singleton.

A new Polar Ice and QSRA Club Champion will be crowned along with a new “B” Grade Champion to match not to forget all the other awesome award’s this will truly be a “Night of Stars”.

As the menu numbers are required a certain date before the event the cut off for tickets will be Sunday the 8th of June and please remember to avoid disappointment there are NO DOOR SALES.

THE FISH IN THE USA

Its that time of the year again Fish Fans!

Our very own Scotty “The Fish” Farmer is back in America running the CS9 chev 360 non wing sprintcar this week racing Friday at Tulare in the Peter Murphy classic and Saturday at a USAC west coast show at Petaluma Speedway 🕺🐟

 

BROWN WINS THE 50 !

New South Welshman Kaidon Brown continued his Queensland Domination in the recent Nexgen/RAW Metal Corp BNE 50 Lapper /Jim Holden Classic at Archerfield Speedway.

Following up from the feature event victory in Toowoomba at Easter Brown was all class hitting the lead in the 50 lap main show during lap 18 and never looked back as the rest of the field fought for the minors.

The Hunter Valley Hurricane would emerge the highest points scorer after the round of heats and drew marble “10” inverting him to P10 as the field chose who started beside them eventually working up to the exclusive P1 starting spot that was handed to Zac MacDonald in the 23Q Spike Hawk.

Newly crowned Queensland and Australian Champion in the Compact Speedcar division Bodie Smith in the 77Q Spike kicked the nights dash for cash festivities underway with a win in the Sidtec Sedan Set ups and Supplies heat race one Zac MacDonald brought the 23Q home in second as Darren Vine in the MVT 19Q rocket crossed in 3rd the rest of the field all battled the fast pace jostling and dancing all over the very hooky surface, Brock Dean in fourth lead home Rooke, Brown , Singleton, Doyle and Tom Clauss back from his last outing tear up rounded out the field.

Nathan Smee parked the GRD Eagle #14N car on the podium in the United Waste Services heat race number two ahead of the 78Q BOSS Chassis car of Rusty Whittaker and recovering from a hot lap session wall lick was “The Bandit” Brad Dawson in third, Adam Clarke, Scotty Farmer and Nathan Mathers the only recorded finishers in this 8 lapper as Cal Whatmore JNR would be done for evening with oil tank damage sustained in a bingle with Tim Farrell who was now parked on the grass along with what appeared to be an engine miss firing 69Q of Gary Hudson.

The Nexgen Hire heat race three saw Kaidon Brown begin to hit his strides in the 97V King Hawk with a hard fought win over another King hawk this time in the hands of Brock Dean as Mitchell Rooke bagged $25 for his third place, Singleton, Clauss, Smith, MacDonald and Vine rounded out the field as Scott Doyle’s night ended on lap 3 with what turned out to be an engine oil line fire under the hood.

Adam Clarke was another contender beginning to show just how strong he was going to be-come the big dance time winning the fourth and final Fword Speedshop heat race as Whittaker bagged another second ahead of a blistering Nathan Smee in third, Scotty Farmer brought home the remaining runners of Farrell, Dawson and Mathers.

MacDonald lead the field into turn one however seemed to drift up track arm wrestling with Bodie Smith from P2 he opened the door for the inside line of Singleton, Whittaker and Farmer to rocket through as Whittaker was the winner of that battle for the same real estate coming out of turn two in the lead and began to roll off the laps in clear air as Brown , Clarke and Smee were working the field moving forward , Scotty Farmer brought on the yellows and tagged onto the rear of the bus after a spin , Tim Farrell came to halt in turns one and two with a differential problem and would see him infield along with Tom Clauss who pulled up stumps after 6 laps and Bodie Smith out after one.

Brown hit the lead finally pulling off a clean move past Whittaker and never looked back at the 18th lap point as Whittaker had now fallen victim to not only a major head cold but now the cars of Smee and Clarke slotting the 78Q into fourth the remaining laps were all very text book and fast both Mathers and MacDonald headed infield with 48 on the board as did Dawson and Whittaker just one lap later.

Brown crossed the victor parking the King 97V in Victory Lane in front of the NSW clean sweep of Clarke and Smee in third.

The best of the Queenslanders and putting on superb steer was Mitchell Rooke in the 3Q keeping out of trouble and running some quick clean laps ahead of Farmer who had worked his way back to the pointy end all but the hard way, Brock Dean was recorded in sixth after the 50 lap duration ahead of the 46Q Aggressor with Chris Singleton at the helm.

Adam Clarke being the highest point’s scorer bagged the Queensland Speedway Spares “Highest Points Scorer” voucher as Rusty Whittaker and Kaidon Brown both had a good stab at the lap money on offer.

Well done to The Captain Chris Singleton for winning the American Tire and Racing Services “Lucky 7th” place right rear tyre award as well !

Huge thanks to Dylan Byrne from Nexgen Hire and Todd Wanless from RAW Metal Corp as the naming right sponsors of the even.

Thanks also to Ron Wanless for the extra prizemoney addition adding to the overall purse in the 50 Lapper/Jim Holden Classic.

The QSRA next outing and final race night for the 18/19 season will be the Polar Ice Midget Series Grand Finale on May 25.

Final placings are still up for grabs in both the Polar Ice Midget Series and also the QSRA Club Points Score so it “Aint over yet”

Also a quick reminder the Annual Awards Banquet “Night of Stars” is on June 22 there will be a lot more info very soon and a link to click to purchase tickets there will be NO (ZERO) DOOR SALES , so please ensure you follow the link wisely

NEXGEN/RAW METAL CORP BNE 50 LAPPER NOMINATIONS

Also racers we know a few are waiting to see how they fair tonight in Sydney however nominations need to be into Brock Dean for the Nexgen/RAW Metal Corp BNE 50 next week at Archerfield.

Pit space (as most know with recent land development) is tight so to be able to have an allocated spot nominations are essential.

Brocks number hasn’t changed and a simple text to nominate is all it takes

Nominations are
Q3 Mitchell Rooke
Q8 Brock Dean
Q13 Tony Stephen
N14 Nathan Smee
Q18 Nathan Mathers
Q19 Darren Vine
Q22 Scotty Farmer
Q23 Zac McDonald
Q29 Adam Clarke
Q35 Callum Walker
Q36 Cal Whatmore
Q45 Tom Clauss
Q46 Chris Singleton
Q51 Tim Farrell
N63 Mitch Brien
Q67 Dylan Menz
Q69 Gary Hudson
S71 Troy Ware
Q81 Brad Dawson
N82 Jason Bell
Q89 Rusty Whittaker
A89 Scott Doyle
V97 Kaidon Brown

SYDNEYS 50 LAPPER QUEENSLANDCARS NOMINATIONS

Good Luck to the QUEENSLANDCARS this weekens in Sydney for the big 50 !

4A Scotty Farmer (NZ)
29Q Adam Clarke
36Q Cal Whatmore JNR
46Q Chris Singleton
55N Scotty Doyle
69Q James Earl (NZ )
51Q Tim Farrell
67Q Bradley Harrison (West Auckland ……NZ )

#queenslandcars #superstars #jamesearlnearlyaqueenslander

QUEENSLANDCARS TO SYDNEY

Good Luck not only this weekend but in next weekends Sydney 50 lapper to these Queenslandcars heading south to Valvoline Raceway.

This Saturday the 27th is the running if the NSW State Title in which “The Fish” leads the charge in the Seamount Ride 4A along with Bradley Harrison in the 21Q, Adam Clarke in the JBR 29Q, Cal Whatmore JNR in the Spike Gaerte 36Q and Tim Farrell in the United Waste 51Q Eagle.

Then joining “Team Queensland” for the 50 will be Callum Walker in the 53Q IBRP Esslinger and Chris Singleton in the 46Q Aggressor !

GO THE QUEENSLANDCARS !!

#nswspeedcars #qsraspeedcars #onlyonewilltakethethrone

YOUNG BROWNDOG SLAYS THE NEW TOOWOOMBA SURFACE

Sydney’s Kaidon Brown carved up the new surface at the Hi Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway recently in his TFH King Hawk 97V knocking recent lap record holder Darren Vine off the boards with a 12.403!

Brock Dean opened the nights trips to victory lane in the Aliweld 8Q King Hawk after leading the 11-car field home in heat one followed by Darren Vine back in the turbo Esslinger MVT 19Q AS Brown rounded out the top three.

The Flying Fish Scotty Farmer was next to cross in the 22Q NLT Australia Spike Esslinger , Bradley Harrisons NuPave TRD 21Q Bullet was in fifth just ahead of the United Waste Services Eagle of Tim Farrell, Ricky Robinson in the BW Fabrication Breka Gaerte 56Q crossed in seventh as the eighth place getter Nathan Mathers in the 18Q Inksane Tattoo Artist Eagle Esslinger brought across the line the 36Q Spike Gaerte of Cal Whatmore JNR, Audie Malt in the 27Q Spike Gaerte and rounding out the field was Lachy Paulger in the 37Q Eagle Gaerte machine.

Kaidon Brown returned service in the second and final “all in” heat bagging the victory over Dean and Farrell.

Scotty Farmer banked another fourth place and was pursued by Robinson, Whatmore JNR, Vine, Mathers, Paulger as Harrison was the only recorded DNF.
Unfortunately, we had lost the 27Q Malt car due to a suspected oil pressure concern.

With just one point splitting the duo of Brown and Dean it was Kaidon to lead the field to the flag showing the dominant hand in the all King Hawk front row
Farmer and Vine filled the second row from P3 and 4, Farrell and Robinson were also having a great night banking enough points to occupy row three, Harrison and Mathers filled P7 and 8 just in front of the Gaerte Gang of Whatmore JNR and Paulger who rounded out the ten-car field.

At the drop of the green Brown put the hammer down and checked out as the rest of the field jostled into racing lines the laps counted down it appeared the remaining 9 starters had nothing to offer the flying youngster as he went on to take victory and park his TFH/Indy Race Parts 97V in victory lane.

Brock Dean came home in second ahead of third place Scotty Farmer, Brad Harrison notched up another “Lucky 4th” Place Revolution Race Gear Sunshine Coast voucher for his efforts, Tim Farrell crossed in 5th, Whatmore Jnr was the “Mover and Shaker” from P9 up to 6th at the flag ahead of Vine, Mathers, Robinson and Paulger rounded out the feature field.

Huge thanks to Todd Wanless and his RAW Metal Corp for backing the Two Track Challenge it was unfortunate that mother nature claimed the win on the first night however very promising signs for this Easter series to continue are strong.

Thanks also to the cars who made the trek up the hill even after the weather wasn’t looking flash for night two and the officials volunteering their time for another history making event.

Our next show is back at Archerfield on May the 11th for the Nexgen/Glenn Wright Painting BNE 50 lapper but not before a large number of Queensland Cars head south to Valvoline Raceway Parramatta for the NSW State Title on the 27th then the double header night which is the NSW 50 Lapper on Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th.

Our final Polar Ice Midget Series round 11 will see out the season of action on the track and is again at Archerfield on May 25.

25TH OF MAY IS ALL GO DESPITE RUMOURS

There seems to be a rumour kicking around on the 2018/19 Grand Finale night on May 25 being cancelled.

The show on the 25th of May is full steam ahead there is QSRA Club and Polar Ice Midget Series Points on this show.

There IS A TYRE RULE on the final night as per Polar Ice and a $50 nomination is payable before the cars hit the dirt.

As usual all nominations for the Grand Finale night need to be into Brock Dean on 0410 195 355

#next #polaricegrandfinal #qsra #archerfieldspeedway