Macedo Superb Last Night

Macedo superb last night at The George Tatnell Memorial

Macedo and Veal

Carson Macedo was superb last night at Valvoline Raceway .Earlier in the night during qualifying and the Pole Shoot out the Californian was blasted off the track by Jamie Veal’s lighting starts and speed As the A Main got into the busy  end  and lap traffic started to a play its normal disruptive part Veal faltered  . Macedo and Marcus Dumseny started to assume authority over the 35 lap Speed Week Final. Veal’s race would end after a tangle with Reutzel and the #35 would not be part of the finish, disappointment   after such a lighting start.

Macedo would head to the finish with Dumsney looking a chance right to the end while Jackson Delamont again was quite, steady and arrived from under most peoples radar to end up finishing an rewarding third .Brad Sweet was disqualified after doing work on the car during the one of the many race stoppages .In the WoO rules it’s allowed but here. Rules are rules!

Sprintcar Podium

The Track was lighting fast as qualifying showed earlier but while corners three and four were wide one and two were tight .The pace through three and four particularly by Aaron Reutzel was electrifying as he tried to make up lost ground due to starting a long way back in the A Main .Reutzel had a problem in his heat where a side panel fell off his top wing rendering the car undriveable  and stopping his charge to the front .From that point on in the B Main and until he had a problem late in the A Main he was a sight to behold ,every time through three and four I held on!

After a dusty but exciting race Carson Macedo crossed for a well-deserved win from Dumsney and Delamont.You must applaud Carson Macedo and the Dyson Motorsports Team, what a contribution they have made together this year at Valvoline raceway, simply brilliant!

Speedcar Podium

  Final race positions were:

Official Sprintcar A-Main results:

1. Carson Macedo

2. Marcus Dumesny

3. Jackson Delamont

4. Aaron Reutzel

5. Robbie Farr

6. Ryan Jones

7. Lynton Jeffrey

8. Daniel Sayre

9. Ian Madsen

10. Michael Stewart

11. Ben Atkinson

12. Matt Geering

13. Grant Tunks

14. Cory Eliason

15. Max Dumesny

16. Mick Saller

17. Daniel Needham

18. Chris McInerny

If the Sprintcar A main was fantastic   then I have run out of words to describe the Speedcar Feature and battles that took place .The determined drive from the rear of the field by Macedo brought memories back from the 60s when it was the norm for the fast guys to start rear of the field .The night was in memory of the late Great George Tatnell and I am certain he would have approved

Michael Stewart and Macedo hit each other as they headed to the finish with Stewart hanging tough and  getting the narrowest of victories and stopping Macedo earning the a big pay out cheque of $6,000for taking the challenge from the back  in the George Tatnell Memorial Feature .Nathan Smee finished in third and Sam Walsh fourth and completing the top five was Harley Smee .Kaidon Brown was absent as his car in on route back was his recent duties over in New Zealand for their International Midget Series , Kaidon is off on Sunday to Tulsa in the US to represent Australia in the coming Chili Bowl . We wish him well in what must be one of the toughest Speedcar Race Series in the World .

Photo credits David Platt Phography and Garry reid Phography

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Schatz claims 28th WSS

Schatz claims 28th WSS Win in Brisbane

Schatz post race interview

In Brisbane last night 10 times World of Outlaws Champion Donny Schatz had to di deep into his long experience to get the better of young Victorian charger Rusty Hickman before claiming yet another win during his lighting tour of the Sunshine State.

Rusty Hickman second behind Schatz

Hickman put in a mighty effort to hold of the 10 times Outlaw Champ and it was only in the closing laps that Schatz got the better of the young racer from south of the border .A mighty effort from Hickman but the class and experience of Schatz in those closing laps was the difference .

The defending WSS Champion McFadden finished in 6th bleeding points back to Kerry Madsen who rebounded back from his Warnambool disappointment with a creditable third. Brooke Tatnell retired after 6laps and slipped out of the top five on the WSS leader board.

Corey Eliason and the Diamond Motorsports team stayed in Sydney and raced at Valvoline last night and were rewarded with Corey’s first win at the historic track .After round 6 McFadden still holds onto his Series lead with 1531 points from Madsen on 1478 and Brock Hallet on 1316, Eliason 1237 and Lucas Wolfe on 1194

The team load up and head across to the garden City of Toowoomba for round seven then across to the Coast for the Series first appearance at Maryborough Speedway.

Photo credit Archerfield Speedway ,Rusty Hickman Racing

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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!

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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.

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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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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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The Race for the Top Outlaw

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The Race for the Top Outlaw in 2019 has never been closer

Five races left in Season 2019 and Brad Sweet leads the 10 Times Champion Donny Schatz by just 32 points. The pair will go at it again next weekend where the Posse headed by Dewease and Dietrich will try and better the Outlaws and play interference between the top three Title chance in the two night show the  Nittany Showdown at Port Royal Speedway .Then its on to the final three shows  of the Cam – Am World Finals at the Dirt Track Charlotte where the Champion will be crowned!

Sweet moment before the challenge WoO Photo

Out of the 69 events decided so far, the top two in the Championship race have finished in the top five 45 times each with Sweet sitting on top with 16 wins follow by Schatz with 10. Third running Gravel sits 102 points behind Sweet and shares 10 wins with Schatz but has only finished in the top five 42 times.

Gravel winning Jason Johnson Classic DB3 Image

While most of the interest will be on the Championship battle there are plenty of other contenders for wins in the remaining five events .With 16 different winners so far in 2019 trying to predict the winners over these last 5 races will be extremely difficult with the Posses on hand at Port Royal and the World Finals attracting a wide level of entry

Just look at the last three races, Christopher Bell took his own car to a first ever Outlaw win at Tri – State. Schatz won at Lakeside with new Ford Motor and Gravel punched back in the Jason Johnson Classic at Ozark Speedway.

As the Outlaws head into the Port Royal double header weekend the spread of points over the top 5 drivers in the chase for the Championship looks like this looks like this .

1/ Brad Sweet 9586, 2/ Donny Schatz 9554, 3/ David Gravel 9484, 4/ Daryn Pittman 9260, 5/ Logan Schuchart.

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Veal Seals Historic Easter Trail Series at Warnambool

Veal Seals Historic Easter Trail Series at Warnambool

 

 

 

Easter means different things to different people but around Easter Time along with our Christian beliefs Aussie Sprintcar Fans are drawn to Speedways in South Eastern Australia for the running of the annual Easter trail .A three stage series held over successive nights at Avalon Speedway Victoria ,Borderline Speedway in South Australia and the final back across the border at Premier Speedway ,Warnambool  Victoria.Good Friday evening Avalon Speedway starts the Easter Trail and it was before a massive  crowd that Jamie Veal let his intension be known . The track was single file early but as the racing continued into the night the track widened and after not winning his heats Veal was able to use the widening track to full effect winning the Trail opener easily from 2018 Grand Annual Classic Winner Corey McCullagh and Mike Van Bremen.

Easter Saturday and it was off across the Border into South Australia for night two at Borderline Speedway. Our Contributing Photographer Steve Walters was track side and snapped some of the action for you, visit our Facebook Page for a look.

With confidence high and the SWI#35 all gassed up Veal went about his business early timing first in his group and strong heat finishes before clinching the A Main from Two times National Champion David Murcott and John Vogel.

After such a strong performance at Borderline Veal’s intensions were clear and the big question in everyone’s mind was could the lad from Warnambool complete the treble and become the first Driver and Team to win all three nights of the Easter Trail. A big Cash bonus awaited Veal if he could seal the series with a historic win at his home track .

Back across the Border from South Australia they came to Warnambool in Victoria, anticipation in the team would have been high and the chatter track side would be about one thing, can Veal do it?The answer would come a little later in the night after setting fast time in qualifying and two seconds on the way the Final A Main Veal was in a good pace. One to go the big one and a $10,000 bonus waiting.

The early part of the race and the script was not working to plan as fellow local Darren Mollenoyux controlled the race for early part before Veal could consolidate his position and finally run to the flag ahead of Luke Walker and Rusty Hickman

The three wins of the Easter Trail netted Veal a cool $10,000 bonus and at the same time he had won the Parr Motorsports Premier Track Premiership worth another cool $10,000 for the 2018/19 Season.The Geelong Harley Davidson Easter Trail was complete for 2019 and the Series celebrated the Historic Win by Jamie Veal and the SWI Team.

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Visit Western Speedway Hamilton with Snapperific Photography

Visit Western Speedway Hamilton with Snapperific Photography

At Taking Speedway, we have a passion for the small Speedway Tracks and their committed competitors and fans across the Country.

With so many high-profile meetings featuring all the very best Teams and drivers on offer across the Nation we take the time to recognize these small but very vital venues and their fiercely competitive dirk track warriors.

Last Saturday our contributing photographer Steve Walters from Snappertrific Photographic took the 1 and half hour drive from Mount Gambier South Australia to the Western Speedway at Hamilton in South Western Victoria to share with you some shots of the Victorian Limited Sportsman Championship

Hamilton a Town with great heritage with the Speedway dating back some 49years. Hamilton was the site of the first Ansett Airlines flight in 1936 and not far out of Hamilton former Australian Prime Minister Malcom Frazer lived at the Nareen Station.

But to the now! The Victorian Limited Sportsman Title was decided on Saturday night before a Country crowd eager for some fast racing from the privately funded, hardworking Teams.

We often say these Country Tracks are the birthplace of our Sport and many of these guys and girls will hopefully someday be household names in Australian Speedway. The Champions must rise from somewhere and that somewhere is more than likely a Country Speedway

Steve Walters has sent us a range of shots from inside the track featuring many of the Limited Sportsman as they chased the Victorian Championship. The defending Champion on the night was Clint Baker but unfortunately, he was unable to go back to back when Lindsay Trotter took the honors and held the Championship trophy high over his head.

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