Mac Again, at Warnambool!

Mac! Again, at Warnambool

After his poor early start to the WSS Series James McFadden scored his second win on the trot last night at Premier Speedway down in beautiful Warnambool beating Grant Anderson and US Import Corey Eliason. Controversy is never too way away in the big money sprintcar shows and last night was no exception.

After grabbing the early lead Madsen caught lapped traffic after five laps , first there was an encounter with Jake Tranter and that offered up an opportunity for McFadden to pounce and pounce he did with a slider for the lead but at that pace judgement is critical , misjudge by centimeters and contact is made .

McFadden apologized after the race, accidents happen in racing and now the Teams regroup and ready themselves for the long haul from Victoria to Queensland for four rounds at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway then heading further North to The Garden City of Toowoomba and then across to Maryborough. A tough journey of some two Thousand kilometers.

Round Five Results

Sprintcar A-Main (35 laps No Time): 1st W17 James McFadden; 2nd V37 Grant Anderson; 3rd W26 Cory Eliason; 4th V90 Corey McCullagh; 5th V25 Jack Lee; 6th V55 Brooke Tatnell; 7th W60 Lachlan McHugh; 8th V60 Jordyn Charge; 9th T22 Jock Goodyer; 10th V88 David Murcott; 11th USA5w Lucas Wolfe; 12th V3 Darren Mollenoyux; 13th V42 Jye O’Keeffe; 14th S45 Jake Tranter; 15th W25 Taylor Milling; 16th S14 Brendan Quinn (DNF); 17th V70 John Vogels (DNF); 18th W2 Kerry Madsen (DNF); 19th V77 Brayden Parr (DNF); 20th S13 Brock Hallett (DNF).

McFadden leads the Series on 1283 from Eliason 1237 with Kerry Madsen dropping to third on 1184.Brock Hallett sits fourth on 1107 and Brooke Tatnell on 1021

Photo Credit World Series Sprintcars and Monte Monte Motorsports Sprintcar Team

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McFadden back on Top!

The Cream always rises to the  top!

In the words of John Paul Ryan “The cream always rises to the top “never was it so true than last night at Premier Speedway for James McFadden and the Monte Motorsports Team.After a tough start to the World Series Sprintcar Series James McFadden bounced back to form claiming a superb win at the Warnambool round.

After sharing the front row with quick time winner Brock Hallett McFadden was never headed after the start and his tally of points on the night has moved him a share second with Corey Eliason just 46 points adrift of Series leader Kerry Madsen. Madsen and Eliason must be wondering when the checker Flag will fall for them in this series after finishing on the podium in all rounds so far.

McFadden was fast all night just missing overall quick time behind Brock Hallett. Strong heat results saw McFadden start on the front row from which he was never headed Last night’s win was McFadden’s 21st Main event WSS win.

The next round at Avalon Raceway was cancelled due to possible extreme weather conditions so the Teams will now head back to Warnambool for round five of the series. What can we expect at Warnambool ? Will we have a 5th different winner, will young Goodyer bring back his amazing pace or will Madsen or Eliason command the top step of the podium. We will get all the answers late on New Year’s Day 2020!

Photos from Snappertriffic Photography

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Everything old can be new again

Everything old can be new again!

Everything old can new again and that was case last night for Australia’s Speedway legend Brooke Tatnell at round two of the 2019/20 World Series Sprintcar Show at Borderline Speedway.

With an unbelievable record in World Series the Minnesota based Sydney sider reminded fans of the Tatnell legacy with a resounding win, his first in two Series and some 27 rounds. The night might not have been so successful for the South Australian based Ray Scotts Transport Team had young Tasmanian Jock Goodyer managed to avoid other drivers’ misfortunes. Goodyer showed amazing pace as he stormed into the early race lead and in that short time looked unstoppable.

 Speedway throws up many challenges for the driver to get over, some you just can’t avoid  and this time  Goodyear got involved in other drivers mess and it while it was good for Tatnell it ruined any chance for the Tasmania youngster to challenge for his first WSS win.

Although McFadden and Madsen raced hard, they had nothing for the veteran steerer as he ran unopposed to the take an emotional win in front of family and Ray Scott Team #55

With his third place Madsen and the Krikke Team continues to lead the Series as the Teams head back across the border to Premier Speedway for round three. Will we see a fourth different winner, can young Goodyer bring his amazing pace to Premier? We will see later tonight.

The top three in points as they enter round three are Kerry Madsen 699, Brock Hallett 684, Brooke Tatnell 673.

Photos from the lens of Snapperific Photography check them out on Facebook


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Pickens perfect at the Springs

Pickens perfect at Western Springs

Boxing Day night is a cracker across the ditch at Auckland’s Western Springs Speedway where no fewer than seven US Midget professionals including Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell headlined the annual Boxing day Classic.

But it was not the Americans that prevailed ,you guessed it the Kiwi’s favorite son Michael Pickens cleaned up the night .Leading his Kiwi Team to a win in the International Midget Series and then taking the Midget Feature from Zach Daum and our Kaidon Brown .Pickens backed up and took the flag in the Sprintcar Feature ,a successful return to new Zealand after his recent US Tour

The night saw the early departure of Kyle Larson and Christopher Bell with both crashing and destroying their respective cars. Both drivers were ok, but Larson appeared to be a bit shaken up after stepping from his crashed racecar. Latest reports are that both are recovering well with no serious injuries. There was a bit of criticism of the track from several patron’s trackside.

The next leg of the United Truck Parts International Midget Series will flag off at Bay Park Speedway December 28 before the return to Western Springs on December 30thfor the 48th running of the World Midget Derby!

Just look at the Americans taking part last night.

Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell, Tyler Courtney, Chris Wisdom, Logan Seavey, Zac Daum, and seventeen-year-old Zeb Wise.

Australia was represented by Kaidon Brown, Travis Mills and Robert Heard.

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Mixed results for the US Raiders!

Mixed results for the US Raiders!

Brad Sweet at Valvoline photo by Garry Reid

The day after Christmas, Boxing Day is when Australian relax in front of the Television, it’s tradition to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart Ocean Yacht Classic and then the start of the Boxing Day Cricket Test Match. With beer and chips in hand we settle in for the day but very much aware that Speedway will fires up in the cool of the evening across Australia with the appearances of many of the top US professionals.

Australian’s welcomes the US raiders, drivers from across the US team up with their Aussie Teams in an assault on our Major races across our wide drought and fire affected Nation.

The Americans had mixed results last night headed by wins in Sydney to Brad Sweet the current World of Outlaw Champion and in Brisbane where Donny Schatz continues to rule .The first round of the 2019/20 World Series down at Murray Bridge in South Australia was won by local Luke Dillon with US based Aussie Kerry Madsen second and Corey Eliason US third  .

While over in Perth Local Daniel Harding beat Shane Stewart home while fellow tourists Harli White 4th and Bud Keating failed to finish. The top five finishes in the major races last night were:

Valvoline Raceway: Brad Sweet (US), Jamie Veal, Marcus Dumseny, Carson Macedo (US) Ben Atkinson .US based Aussie Ian Madsen finished in 10th

Perth Motorplex:    Daniel Harding, Shane Stewart (US), Jamie Oldfield, Harli White (US), Jason Kendrick

Brisbane: Donny Schatz (US), Luke Oldfield, Andrew Scheuerle, Cullum Walker, Kevin Titman

Murray Bridge World Series Sprintcars Round 1/

Luke Dillon, Kerry Madsen (US Based Australian), Corey Eason (US), Rusty Hickman Steven Lines James McFadden finished in 6thwhike Brooke Tatnell cut a tire and failed to finish while running strongly.

Dillon takes round one WSS at Murray Bridge

No matter where you live you just have to find your way to a Speedway and cheer on our locals as they face off with the US Raiders .The weather might be hot but I can guarantee the racing will be hotter!

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Kyle Larson Headed Down Under

Kyle Larson is headed down under for a tour of New Zealand and Australia .Initially Larson will complete over the Christmas period in New Zealand in the United Truck Parts International Midget Series at Western Springs and Bay Park and Huntley Speedways .Larson has been a regular visitor to New Zealand and has an impressive record with  a local fan base in the land of the big white clouds.

A quick return trip back home to complete in the Chili Bowl before Larson jets back across the big pond to Australia to join up with his KLR World of Outlaws Team driver Carson Macedo at Dyson Motorsports. Larson will run events at Avalon, Borderline and Warnambool. Four of Australia’s biggest events, The Presidents Cup, The Kings Challenge and the Grand Annual Classic.

Larson had this to say on his web site abut his pending tour down under

“I am really looking forward to getting back to New Zealand next week,” said Larson. “It is a trip I look forward to every year. The fans that come out to each event are great and the racing is always exciting. Harley [Taylor] and I have had a lot of success together the past couple of years and I hope we get to continue that this season”

“This is something that came together just a few days ago and I can’t thank Sean [Dyson] enough for the opportunity to get back to Australia,” said Larson. “Carson has driven for Dyson Motorsports the last few seasons and they’ve always been competitive, so I can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the USA99 and hopefully win my first race down under.”!

Talking stay connected will keep you up to date on Larson’s results both here in Australia and across the ditch so stay connected on Facebook and Twitter

Photo credit WoO and 3DB Image

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The Helmets of Speedway

We are lucky that we receive many images of beautiful race helmets, but rarely do we stop and think about the special meaning behind the design. Since starting our Facebook Page, the Helmets of Speedway, I have been delighted with the response. We have posted many fabulous helmets designs.

The creative minds that design and paint these Helmets holds me in awe of them .There is always a story behind the design and the latest contributions are no exceptions .This Helmet was designed and painted by Troy Davis from DirtsporT and the story behind is best told in his own words

‘’ Hi David.  Not sure if you’re interested in this helmet I completed just recently? But it is one of my favourites, I painted it for a good friend of mine in Damien Eve. Damien has been around speedway for ever and has raced many classes. from sidecar, dirt modified, 360 sprintcars and now is piloting a v6 sprintcar. and has been super competitive in all these classes. his father Barry Eve crewed for many years on Dean Write’s hot rod back in the day out of Murray Bridge. on the back of the helmet is a tribute to Damien’s good mate in Matt Buderrick who was a state champion in moto x, his life was tragically taken in a road accident at Monarto many years ago. So, this helmet has a lot of meaning, and even brought Damien to tears when I presented it to him on the hill at Murray Bridge at the beginning of this season. which was proof enough for me that it was more than just a helmet paint 😁 thanks David 👍

Troy can be contacted at Troy Davies

You can see lots more helmets of Speedway at

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McFadden back with KKR!

McFadden resigned by Kasey Kahne Racing!

After a successful season with Kasey Kahne Racing in 2019 it was a no brainer that the Mooresville based team would secure McFadden’s signature on the contract for 2020.After winning seven-time last season including the Knoxville 360 Nationals .McFadden’s credentials are up there with the very best

The Team will contest around 50 events starting down in Florida at Volusia County Speedway February 5 through February 9, 2010.

Their 2020 program will take in NOS Energy Drinks World of Outlaw shows and the Ollies Bargin Outlets All Star Circuit of Champions events.

Photo from KKR

To have been retained by the Premier Sprint car team in the World is a mighty achievement and underlines the extortionary talent and commitment of the bearded racer from the top end of Australia!

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They say its bigger in the West

In the West, this weekend it is!

There is a saying its bigger in the west, well this weekend over in Perth Western Australia the Perth Motorplex has a monster Show

The Final General John Day Classic will be run over 50 Laps with $25K up for grabs plus an additional $25K for the high points driver on the night if he can win from the back mark. The John Day Classic in its final year has attracted interest from across the Nation, New Zealand and the US.

Current USAC Midget Champion Tyler Courtney and his touring partner the defending John Day Classic Champion Jason McDougal together with Alex Bright head up the challenge from Uncle Sam! Our favorite Kiwi Michael Pickens is back again after spending a successful few weeks racing in the US.

Tyler Courtney “Sunshine” USAC Photo

22 drivers have nominated and heading the Australians is Current Australian Champion Dayne Kingshott and on home turf the internationals will need to be right on their game .Former Australian Champion Kaidon Brown is all so looking for the cash !.A most interesting entry is young West Aussie Kaiden Manders who returns to Speedcar racing after having a term in the 360 Sprintcars .You might remember a few years back Kaiden surprise  a very strong field to win that very special Speedcar race  in memory of Michael Figliomeni known as the Magic Man34 !

If the John Day Classic is not big enough for you how about the return to Australian of the “Mad Man ” Kerry Madsen  as he defend his Western Australian Sprintcar Title .New car, new livery 2020 shapes as a hot season for the Krikke Motorsports Team as they try and secure their first World Series Sprintcar Title together .Photo credit Krikke Motorsports

Just glance down the entry list for the John Day Classic

𝗢𝗳𝗳𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗡𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 – 𝟮𝟮            

A1 Dayne Kingshott

2 Ross Heywood

NZ4 Michael Pickens

USA4 Alex Bright

7 Tom Payet

9 Vaughan Manders

11 Kaiden Manders

N14 Nathan Smee

15 Rob Golding

16 Alfonso Guadagnino

17 Dan Golding

USA22 Tyler Courtney

23 Glen Mears

26 Keenan Fleming

27 Shaun North

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CJB Hires Brent Marks

Stewart and Marks photo by World of O

The seat swap has started at the World of Outlaws. Shortly after Shane Stewart had left the seat of the #5 CJB Motorsports car Brent Marks will slid into the CJB Motorsports beast for the 2020 World of Outlaws season starting down in sunny Florida with the Dirt Car nationals.

Since joining the Outlaw circuit in 2017 full time Marks has scored soundly in the points but it is interesting that he finished in 10th one spot behind the driver he replaces Shane Stewart.Both recorded one win each during the season.

Without the responsibilities of running his own team 2020 shapes as an exciting opportunity for the Pennsylvanian. During the past season Marks won the highly sought after National Open at Williams Grove, a nice earner of $65K.

During the 2020 season Marks and CJB Motorsports will run a part time World of Outlaw program including other events. As one driver secures his drive for 2020 others including Shane Stewart are still seeking opportunities!

Marks had this comment on his move to CJB ““You don’t get opportunities like these in the sport anymore,” Marks said. “And it’s just a really good deal. I’m excited and honoured to drive for the Clements family and to work with Barry Jackson. He’s a smart guy. We’re going to have a lot of success together.”

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