Lines winner – WSS Albany

Lines winner WSS Albany

Albany Speedway last night, Warnambool’s Steven Lines laid down his battle plans for the WSS Title with a somewhat lucky win in round 8 of the Championship.

Spectators, particularly the McFadden fans will feel sorry for the Monte Motorsports driver who was so dominating throughout the night only to come undone late in the race when he hit a mid-track rut and rolled. His hard work was going to earn the team no rewards except a further loss of points as they chase after points leader Kerry Madsen and the Krikke Team.

Kerry Madsen  appeared to have no answers  as he chased after McFadden  .After McFadden’s demise Madsen inherited the race lead and at that point the Krikke fans could be forgiven if they figured their man had the race won and would extend his championship lead .Starting position one after McFadden’s demise W2 quickly established a lead over Lines but as it was with McFadden a small mistake from Madsen with 7 laps remaining gave Lines the opportunity to force his authority over W2 and win the race lead .Prior to passing Madsen Lines did not seem to have the speed to run down the Krikke Driver but once in the race lead the Horrell motorsports entry had a bounce in performance and raced away from  Madsen to record the win , Madsen finished second and Darren Mollenoyux third. The unavailability of Brooke Tatnell saw mollenoyux get the late call up to drive the Diamond Bay Motorsports entry.

Disappointment for McFadden and Madsen  , applause for Lines’s as his win puts him and his new Team in a very strong position as he chases his second career WSS Championship Tile since his win back in 2013/14

As the WSS Teams head back to Perth Lines has a slender 7 points lead over Madsen with McFadden 230 points behind Madsen

It all happens again in Perth on Friday and Saturday nights this week when the 2018/19 WSS Champion will be crowned,Are you game to pick the overall winner ?

If you can’t get to the Perth Motorplex  then here is the link to watch,

The SpeedwayAustralia.tv livestream is scheduled to commence at 5.00pm West Australian time Friday.

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Pickens’s picks up back to Back Butterworth Memorial Classics.

Michael Pickens back to Back Butterworth Memorial Classics.

 

 

What can we say that has not already been said before about Michael Pickens? He just keeps giving to race fans in New Zealand, Australia and across the world.

Wins across the World under pins his greatness. A stack of New Zealand Titles and an Australian Speedcar Title under his helmet and now back to Back Barry Butterworth Memorial Classic.

As defending Champion Pickens had to start rear of the 21 car field .A field full of determination, the Butterworth Memorial is one they all want to have their name of the trophy and that included visiting  USAC and Powri Campaigner Zach Daum

In a drive that would have received applause from Butterworth himself Pickens drove to the front on lap 20 and was never headed.

Final placing Barry Butterworth Memorial Classic
1st 1nz Michael Pickens (20)
2nd 5a Brock Maskovich (15)
3rd 9usa Zach Daum (17)
4th 27a Hayden Williams (16)
5th 91a Hayden Guptill (14)
6th 3nz Shayne Alach (18)
7th 6a Jayden Worthington (10)
8th 96a Chris McCutcheon (13)
9th 8a Caleb Antonio-Rooney (4)
10th 22a James Earl (12)
11th 41a Ricky McGough (7)
12th 93a Kayne Buck (6)
13th 56a David Pellow (2)
dnf 71a Breyton Davison (21)
dnf 2nz Brad Mosen (19)
dnf 61a Brad Hollier (5)
dnf 58a Joe Malone (3)
dnf 87a Leon Burgess (11)
dnf 25a Scott Buckley (8)
dnf 7a Calvin Worthington (1)
dnf 95s Duane Hickman (9)

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Kingshott !  King of Australian Speedcars

Kingshott !  King of Australian Speedcars

Last night at the fabulous Perth Motorplex Dyane Kingshott shot to the top of Australian Speedcar Racing when he towered above the field with a flag to flag win.

Kingshott has been the high marker in Western Australian Speedcar ranks for several years but with the Australian Titles within his reach several times it has always eluded him. Kingshott was on song right from the start of the night, winning all his three heat  races and the important pole shuffle .The classy West Aussie had the rights to the pole starting position ahead of the 40 lap Championship Final.

USAC Midget star Jason McDougal was alongside Kingshott as they faced the starters flag. Kingshott’s early domination would continue right from the drop of the flag. Kingshott was never headed throughout the 40 Laps but despite his brilliance, his hard-fought gaps on the field would be reduced by the four yellows throughout the 40 laps, despite these short interruptions the West Aussie continued to have eyes wide opened on the Title. Each restart Kingshott easily recovered his lost ground and a despite a hairy moment in traffic late in the race and Adams Clarke’s late race challenge the rights to Australia One were safely earmarked for the tail of the Bunbury Subaru/Cochrane’s Sheering Sheds/Esslinger.

The WA 24 is NOW AUSTRALIA 1

 

 

Championship Final 40  laps: 1. 24 Dayne Kingshott, 2. Q29 Adam Clarke, 3. USA38 Jason McDougal, 4. V10 Travis Mills, 5. A1 Kaidon Brown, 6. USA4 Alex Bright, 7. V15 Andy Pearce, 8. 16 Alfonso Guadagnino, 9. 12 Chris Telenta (38), 10. 15 Rob Golding (37), 11. 19 Steven Henderson (37), 12. 10 David Perry (37), 13. 51 Beau Doyle (36). DNF: 23 Glen Mears (28), 18 Angelo Karoussis (22), 32 Stuart Yates (22), 4 Tom Payet (24). DNS: 17 Dan Golding, 26 Keenan Fleming, 52 Lee Redmond, 97 Gary Mann. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 2.612. Fastest Lap: 16.743 24 Dayne Kingshott.

Photos courtesy Perth Motor and AdianSkraha

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Queenslander Scheuerle wins the Australian Sprintcar Title

Queenslander! Queenslander ! Andrew Scheuerle wins !

In Brisbane last night local Queensland stalwart Andrew Scheuerle answered our question with a surprise but able comfortable win in the BK Trading Australian Sprintcar Championship.

Starting the 40-lap final on the outside of Robbie Farr with defending Champion Kerry Madsen way back in 15th after more troubles during the heats.From the start it was Farr down low with Scheuerle looking for a way around the top but before the end of lap one McFadden had taken advantage of the squabble for the lead between Farr and Scheuerle to take the lead. Many of the McFadden fans in the massive crowd would have put the glasses down assuming their Champ had this done.

Scheuerle finally got by Farr on lap five but a spin by Peter Lack would send the Queenslander back behind Farr. The restart was interesting with McFadden faltering in turn four after the green bringing him into contact Farr who hit the Two times Aussie Champ. This hit would finish off Farr’s challenge forcing his retirement from the Championship chase and a restart, this would be the one and only restart.

McFadden took every advantage from the restart to build a comfortable race lead over Scheuerle Veal and Oldfield.By lap 10 Scheuerle’s hometown band of fans would have seen their expectations raising as the local pulled back the McFadden lead. Scheuerle would have wait a further 11 laps before he could make what was to be a Championship winning pass.after making the pass Scheuerle was never headed getting superior speed across all lanes of the Archerfield tack.

The crowd were off their seats, excitement was everywhere around the track as the local committed Queenslander headed for the flag and crossed the stripe to win his first Australian Sprintcar Championship. Don’t underestimate this effort, a win from behind with many more fancied drivers’ ways back in the field.

The 2019 Australian podium was Andrew Scheuerle,James McFadden and Jamie Veal

Queenslander, Queenslander, Andrew Scheuerle the 2019 Australian Sprintcar Champion carry that AU1 proudly.

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They say current form is good form ,Robbie Farr agrees !

They say current form is good form and last night in Brisbane Robbie Farr proved that correct with his win in the preliminary Feature for the 57th Australian Sprintcar Championship.

Coming off a sensational win in the Grand Annual Classic at Warnambool just week ago Farr kept his cool under continued pressure from defending Champion Kerry Madsen and finally Brooke Tatnell before grabbing the glory.

In many cases one driver’s misfortune is the others good fortune, that was the case last night when under almighty pressure from Madsen for the lead the Q7 and W2 came together as Madsen went for an outside pass for the lead. Farr’s momentum up the track saw the two cars coming together.

Farr’s good fortune was Madsen’s misfortune with the W2 being forced to retire from the feature making defending his Title and the chance to go four from four much more difficult. Clearly the Madsen fans were not too happy but in Speedway there are racing incidents. Farr, with Madsen out of way now  had to fend off Brooke Tatnell to claim the night one win. The new year has been good for Farr and the Team and together they will be willing the good luck to continues into night two.

McFadden had problems after his challenge for third with Veal saw both cars collide, but McFadden recovered to finish in 7th after being forced to the rear of the field for the restart. Veal was not so lucky as the incident forced his early retirement.

The top 10 across the line cross the line: Farr, Tatnell, Lines, Scheuerle, I Madsen, Peter Lack, James McFadden, David Murcott, Mathew Dumesny, Luke Oldfield

After the preliminary night’s racing this how the top ten in points sit,

Farr 91, Tatnell 85, Scheuerle 84, McFadden 81, Lines 79, Oldfield 79, K Madsen 75, I Madsen 73, Veal 72, Lack 70.

Tonight, is the Championship night  at Archerfield Speedway can Farr double up, will Kerry Madsen make it four Championships in a row, or will there be a surprise. These questions and many others will be answered latter tonight

Photo credits Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway

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Australian Sprintcar Championship on this Week End, who’s your pick

Australian Sprintcar Championship on this Week End, who’s your pick

 

It’s on for real this week end at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway where the 57th Australian Sprintcar Champion will be crowned and will accept the applause from a Sprintcar mad crowd.

The Thursday nights prelude to the Championship went the way Krikke Motorsports and Kerry Madsen were hoping with the win from Jamie Veal and a cracking run into third by Lachlan McHugh

When the action starts tonight there will be 60 cars nominated 7 former Champions and a host of exciting young chargers who will hoping for luck against such a top-flight field.

It would be wise man that predicts the winner to this Title run over two nights that includes Time Trials.3 rounds of heats, Preliminary Features D, C, and B mains before the 40 Lap Championship Final.

Can Kerry Madsen make it four on the trot, will McFadden add to his collection of Titles maybe Veal will grab his first Title. Not forgetting the old Journeyman Robbie Farr who has hit top form at the right time. There are so many chances in these big events and after 2 nights and lots of hard racing the Team that get it preparations right will give its driver the best chance. Easy to write, hard to put in place.

Photo credits Archerfield Speedway Brisbane

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Robbie Farr, Far and away the best at the 47th Grand Annual Classic

Robbie Farr, Far and away the best at the 47th Grand Annual Classic

Speedway’s classic journeyman Robbie Farr is never far from the action but down south during the 47th running of Australia’s Premier Sprintcar race the 40 Lap Grand Annual Classic the ‘2004 Australian Sprintcar Champion proved the depths of his undying talents with wins in the preliminary feature on night two and a win in the one that’s counts the 40 Lap Championship final.

With the best of the best including the normal influx of US drivers Farr was far and away the best on the night claiming the $40K on offer to the winner. This was Robbie Farr’s first win in the Classic, his previous best was a third behind Jamie Veal in the 2016 Classic.

Farr beat home some crack drivers who between them have won this classic 8 times Jamie Veal 1, Kerry Madsen 3, Brooke Tatnell 3, James McFadden 1

Robbie Farr a fan favorite across Australia is a dual Speedcar and Sprintcar Australian Champion and currently sits in second overall with the most A Mains wins at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway

Farr told the Warnambool Standard ““It’s been 30 years, the longest apprenticeship to win this race,” Farr said post race.

“I was walking up the hill to see my wife and kids tonight and found a $5 note and I thought ‘maybe me and this place have made up’.”

The Grand Annual Classic is considered second only to the Knoxville Nationals and a race win that has been on Farr’s bucket list for over 30 years, now ticked off!

Sprintcar A-Main (40 laps No Time): 1st Q7 Robbie Farr; 2nd V35 Jamie Veal; 3rd W2 Kerry Madsen; 4th V55 Brooke Tatnell; 5th W17 James McFadden; 6th V37 Grant Anderson; 7th V67 Luke Walker; 8th S97 Matt Egel; 9th T25 Jamie Bricknell; 10th VA6 Tim Kaeding; 11th N99 Carson Macedo; 12th V60 Jordyn Charge; 13th S19 Brad Keller; 14th N92 Sam Walsh; 15th V52 Darren Mollenoyux; 16th S81 Luke Dillon; 17th V22 Terry Rankin; 18th T22 Jock Goodyer; 19th V44 Tim Van Ginneken; 20th NS4 Max Johnston; 21st V77 Brayden Parr; 22nd Q83 Steven Lines; 23rd W26 Cory Eliason; 24th S63 Ryan Jones.

Photos from Premier Speedway Warnambool

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Bell wins, denies Larson first Golden Driller at 33rd Chili Bowl National

Bell wins, denies Larson first Golden Driller at 33rd Chili Bowl National

 

 

Chili Bowl 2019 is over, and nothing is surer than to expect a Keith Kunz driver to take home the Golden Driller and that’s exactly what Christopher Bell did for the third consecutive year beating team mate and NASCAR star Kyle Larson with a last lap pass. The pairs who must be part of the all-time greats swapped bang for bang in a desperate last lap bid to grab that treasured Golden Driller.

Larson as hard as he tried was again denied a Golden Driller. Bell a three times winner will now try in 2020 to Join Kevin Swindell as only the second driver in the history of the Chili Bowl Nationals to win four consecutive Chili Bowls.

 

Chili Bowl Championship(55 Laps): 1. 71W-Christopher Bell, [2]; 2. 01-Kyle Larson, [3]; 3. 4A-Justin Grant, [5]; 4. 76M-Brady Bacon, [7]; 5. 5D-Zach Daum, [8]; 6. 7C-Tyler Courtney, [22]; 7. 1R-Brad Sweet, [11]; 8. 55V-C.J. Leary, [12]; 9. 67-Logan Seavey, [1]; 10. 3C-Tanner Thorson, [4]; 11. 47X-Danny Stratton, [13]; 12. 8J-Jonathan Beason, [15]; 13. 27-Tucker Klaasmeyer, [16]; 14. 87-Colby Copeland, [21]; 15. 97-Rico Abreu, [6]; 16. 31B-Michael Faccinto, [18]; 17. 84X-Chad Boat, [14]; 18. 76G-David Gravel, [10]; 19. 57C-Cole Bodine, [19]; 20. 4D-Robert Dalby, [23]; 21. 3N-Jake Neuman, [24]; 22. (DNF) 17S-Ricky Stenhouse Jr, [17]; 23. (DNF) 17C-Shane Golobic, [9]; 24. (DNF) 15S-Sean McClelland, [20]

As the dust settles and the Tulsa  Expo Centre returns to normal over 350 Teams have moved out and will now regroup and settle in ,get some well earned rest before  the start of their 2020 season.

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The Yanks came the Yanks conquered the John Day Classic

The Yanks came the Yanks conquered the John Day Classic

 

As a very young boy I was at the Sydney Royal Speedway every Saturday night and a season did not pass where the Yanks failed to take home our spoils. Last night over in Perth at the second John Day Classic it was no different as Jason McDougal and Tucker Klaasmyer took over the top two spots on the podium with Aussie Adam Clarke 3rd

The 40 lap Feature had a bonus pay out of $7,000 for the Holt.y Challenge if any drivers agreed to start rear of the field and make the podium after the 40 laps .You would have figured that the Yanks would have been up for the challenge but I guess with $10K cheque for the winner  both  McDougal and Klaasmyer had eyes on the cash.

It was the Hunter Valley Hurricane the multi Australian Speercar Champion Adam Clarke and local hero Dyane Kingshott who accepted the challenge and move to the rear of the Feature field .A bit like in the old days when the fastest  was always rear of the field .It was brave move by Clarke after wining the pole shuffle with wins over both Alex bright and Jason McDougal to gain the coveted pole position for the 40 lap feature .The Clarke challenge move McDougal up to pole alongside fellow tourist Alex Bright .

McDougal got the better of Bright at the Start, Bright would retire on lap 8 and Klaasmeyer would move into second. Kingshott and Clarke were busy moving through from the back marks and McDougal was making the most of clean.

The race would run nonstop for the 40 laps limiting Clarke’s opportunities to move further ahead and he would finish the 40 laps in third just behind Klaasmeyer and Jason McDougal.

Pictures Courtesy Bruce Russell.

Official Results John Day Classic.

Heat One, 8 laps: 1. 17 Dan Golding, 2. USA7 Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. USA4 Alex Bright, 4. 9 Vaughan Manders, 5. 19 Steven Henderson, 6. 23 Glen Mears, 7. V15 Andy Pearce, 8. S57 Robert Heard, 9. 51 Beau Doyle. DNF: 26 Keenan Fleming (5). Total Time: 2.26.204. Winning Margin: 0.648. Fastest Lap: 17.762 Alex Bright.

Heat Two, 8 laps: 1. 24 Dayne Kingshott, 2. USA38 Jason McDougal, 3. Q29 Adam Clarke, 4. S83 Brett Ireland, 5. 10 Dave Perry, 6. 52 Lee Redmond, 7. 15 Rob Golding, 8. 75 Steve Doyle, 9. 47 Dene McAllan, 10. 32 Stuart Yates. Total Time: 2.17. 582.Winning Margin: 0.953. Fastest Lap: 16.805 Dayne Kingshott.

Heat Three, 8 laps: 1. Q29 Adam Clarke, 2. 26 Keenan Fleming, 3. 24 Dayne Kingshott, 4. USA4 Alex Bright, 5. 17 Dan Golding, 6. 15 Rob Golding, 7. 19 Steven Henderson, 8. 51 Beau Doyle. DNF: 32 Stuart Yates (2). DNS: 75 Steve Doyle. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.741. Fastest Lap: 16.527 Dayne Kingshott.

Heat Four, 8 laps: 1. USA38 Jason McDougal, 2. 52 Lee Redmond, 3. 47 Dene McAllan, 4. USA7 Tucker Klaasmeyer, 5. S57 Robert Heard, 6. 10 Dave Perry, 7. 9 Vaughan Manders, 8. S83 Brett Ireland, 9. V15 Andy Pearce. DNF: 23 Glen Mears (4). Total Time: 2.12.072. Winning Margin: 5.042. Fastest Lap: 16.347 Jason McDougal.

Pole Shuffle 1, 2 laps: 1. 52 Lee Redmond, 2. 10 David Perry. Total Time: 34.348. Winning Margin: 2.028. Fastest Lap: 17.147 Lee Redmon

Pole Shuffle 2, 2 laps: 1. USA4 Alex Bright, 2. 52 Lee Redmond. Total Time: 34.189. Winning Margin: 1.089. Fastest Lap: 16.912 Alex Bright.

Pole Shuffle 3, 2 laps: 1. USA4 Alex Bright, 2. USA7 Tucker Klaasmeyer. Total Time: 33.791. Winning Margin: 0.295. Fastest Lap: 16.741 Alex Bright.

Pole Shuffle 4, 2 laps: 1. USA4 Alex Bright, 2. 17 Dan Golding. Total Time: 33.592. Winning Margin: 0.202. Fastest Lap: 16.781 Dan Golding.

Pole Shuffle 5, 2 laps: 1. Q29 Adam Clarke, 2. USA4 Alex Bright. Total Time: 33.498. Winning Margin: 0.666. Fastest Lap: 16.546 Adam Clarke.

Pole Shuffle 6, 2 laps: 1. Q29 Adam Clarke, 2. 24 Dayne Kingshott. Total Time: 33.101. Winning Margin: 0.338. Fastest Lap: 16.439 Adam Clarke.

Pole Shuffle 7, 2 laps: 1. Q29 Adam Clarke, 2. USA38 Jason McDougal. Total Time: 33.311. Winning Margin: 0.246. Fastest Lap: 16.458 Adam Clarke.

Feature Jon Day Classic 40 laps: 1. USA38 Jason McDougal, 2. USA7 Tucker Klaasmeyer, 3. Q29 Adam Clarke, 4. 17 Dan Golding, 5. 47 Dene McAllan (39), 6. S83 Brett Ireland (39), 7. 23 Glen Mears (39), 8. 10 Dave Perry (39), 9. 15 Rob Golding (38), 10. 9 Vaughan Manders (38), 11. S57 Robert Heard (38), 12. 51 Beau Doyle (37). DNF: 52 Lee Redmond (29), 26 Keenan Fleming (23), V15 Andy Pearce (19), 75 Steve Doyle (17), 24 Dayne Kingshott (12), USA4 Alex Bright (10), 32 Stuart Yates (1), 19 Steven Henderson (0). Total Time: 11.08.740 RECORD. Winning Margin: 3.220. Fastest Lap: 16.264 Jason McDougal.

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Madsen strikes early for Krikke Motorsports in Perth

Madsen strikes early for Krikke Motorsports in Perth 

The much anticipated first up outing for Kirkke Motorsports and Kerry Madsen did not let their enormous fan base down.

Madsen dominated, as only the Mad Man can and secured the Western Australian Sprint Car Championship for himself and Krikke Motorsports # W2  last night at the Perth Motorplex in Western Australia .

Madsen contracted with Krikke Motorsports for the full World Series Sprintcar Series  across the Country  ensures  fans are in for a real treat.With many of the best from Australia and with imports from the USA sparks are sure to fly.

Despite the small field  by our Sprint car standards, Madsen did exactly what his Team Owners were hoping for., strike first and fast. The Team has settled in quickly and must be confident of a successful season ahead.

The results of the 30 Lap Western Australian Sprintcar Championship;

1st Kerry Madsen ,2nd Jason Kendrick, 3rd Brad Maiola, 4th Chase Karpenko, 5th Kaiden Manders , 6th Jamie Maiola, 7th Mitchell Wormall  8th Kye Scropp, 9th A J Nash ,10th Jason Prydel,11th Taylor Milling ,12th Jamie Oldfield,13th Tom Payet,

DNF: Andrew Priola,Ben Ellement: DNS James McFadden, Ryan Lancaster

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