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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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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Donny Schatz ices the cake and Ian Madsen break through win at World Finals

Donny Schatz ices the cake and Ian Madsen break through win at World Finals

 

 

So, the World of Outlaws season for 2018 has finished very muck like it started way back in February at the Dirt Car Nationals where the recently crowned 10 times Champion Donny Schatz won his first Dirt Car Nationals at Volusia down Florida.

Donny Schatz won 4 of his five starts down in Florida in February and went on to again dominate the 2018 Championship with 22 wins compared with the runner up Brad Sweet with 9 wins.

The World Finals at the Charlotte Dirt Tack was a fitting end to what had been a superb season finishing with Australian Ian Madsen being named rookie of year and what better way for Ian Madsen to celebrate than to record his first ever WoO A Main win on night 1.

After finishing in 10th in the first A Main of the World finals Donny Schatz sent a strong message to rivals in 2019 with a powerful win from P10 to win the Championship Final at the World Finals.

The World Final results:

Night 1/

Feature: (30 Laps): 1. 18-Ian Madsen [3][$12,000]; 2. 49X-Tim Shaffer [1][$5,500]; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart [20][$3,200]; 4. 39-Spencer Bayston [12][$2,800]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [17][$2,500]; 6. 5-David Gravel [10][$2,300]; 7. 83-Cory Eliason [15][$2,200]; 8. 22-Carson Macedo [8][$2,100]; 9. 87-Aaron Reutzel [2][$2,050]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [21][$2,000]; 11. 49-Brad Sweet [18][$1,500]; 12. 4-Kasey Kahne [13][$1,200]; 13. 5M-Kerry Madsen [11][$1,100]; 14. 9-Daryn Pittman [25][$50]; 15. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [14][$1,000]; 16. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 17. 1A-Jacob Allen [28][$]; 18. 41-Joey Saldana [24][$1,000]; 19. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [7][$1,000]; 20. 19-Brent Marks [26][$]; 21. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,000]; 22. 13-Paul McMahan [5][$1,000]; 23. 7S-Jason Sides [29][$]; 24. 44-Trey Starks [23][$1,000]; 25. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [22][$1,000]; 26. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [19][$1,000]; 27. 19P-Paige Polyak [9][$1,000]; 28. 2-Shane Stewart [4][$1,000]; 29. 21-Brian Brown [6][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Ian Madsen 1-4, 13-30; Shane Stewart 5-12; KSE Hard Charger Award: 1S-Logan Schuchart[+17]

Night 2/

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 15-Donny Schatz [10][$12,000]; 2. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5][$5,500]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [9][$3,200]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [3][$2,800]; 5. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [11][$2,500]; 6. 39-Spencer Bayston [1][$2,300]; 7. 5-David Gravel [6][$2,200]; 8. 5M-Kerry Madsen [4][$2,100]; 9. 41-Joey Saldana [13][$2,050]; 10. 71P-Parker Price-Miller [7][$2,000]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [8][$1,500]; 12. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$1,200]; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser [25][$100]; 14. 18-Ian Madsen [19][$1,050]; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman [24][$1,000]; 16. 21-Brian Brown [21][$1,000]; 17. 7S-Jason Sides [27][$]; 18. 71X-Dominic Scelzi [18][$1,000]; 19. 87-Aaron Reutzel [14][$1,000]; 20. 13-Paul McMahan [12][$1,000]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [17][$1,000]; 22. 83-Cory Eliason [22][$1,000]; 23. W20-Greg Wilson [28][$]; 24. 3Z-Brock Zearfoss [16][$1,000]; 25. 1A-Jacob Allen [26][$]; 26. 17A-Austin McCarl [15][$1,000]; 27. 22-Carson Macedo [2][$1,000]; 28. 15H-Sam Hafertepe [23][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Carson Macedo 1-23, Donny Schatz 24-30; KSE Hard Charger Award: 11K-Kraig Kinser[+12]

It all starts again in 93 days down in Florida at the Volusia Speedway Park.

 

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Western Springs -News

We are pleased to announce the ‘Teams Racing’ is scheduled to run as part of the United Truck Parts International Midget Series in a slightly different format.
Unlike previous years, the plan is to run a single sprint race each night of the first five meetings. The drivers will accumulate team points from each of the meetings, and we will see the final race unfold at the King of the Springs – Bryan Clauson 39 Lapper event on Thursday 3rd January 2019.
The Team selection process is that the local lads will show the selectors what they are capable of in the first 4 meetings of the season, ready for Boxing Day. Team NZ will be announced after racing on the 8th Dec. This team of three drivers will race against the other two teams at all five meetings.
Team USA will be represented by Kyle Larson, Christopher Bell and Tyler Courtney. Team Australia has Matt Smith, Kaidon Brown and Scott Farmer.
“All indications are that we will witness some of the best open wheel midget racing we have seen here at Western Springs”, said Greg Mosen – Promoter, “the team line ups are next level” he said.
For all event details and tickets, go to www.springsspeedway.com

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Lance Dewease and Don Kreitz overpower Outlaws at National Open

Last weekend one of the seasons most important races on the US Sprintcar calendar took place  at Williams Grove Speedway. The National Open is a traditional clash between the Pennsylvania Posse and the World of Outlaws. The race with a big purse is a magnet for many Teams outside of the Outlaws and Posse groups

The National Open this year was an opportunity for race fans, Teams and Speedway officials to honor the recent death of Outlaw Star Jason Johnson and the very recent death of loved Posse member Greg Hodnett.

The emotional week end saw an outpouring of respect for the two Champions of the Sport with many race Teams and fans showing their support and respect in many ways.

Logo and messages on Race Cars and fans taking up the opportunity to buy merchandise to remember their lost hero.

Bragging right this week end are sought by the Posse and the Outlaws. The Outlaws are recognized across the Speedway World as the premier Sprintcar group, but the Posse fans and officials dispute this at every opportunity, this race week end is the perfect place to settle the argument where it matters on dirt at Williams Grove the home of the National Open,

Night one of the National Open went to the amazing teenager 16-year-old Giovanni Scelzi aboard the Indy Race Parts #71. The youngster became the youngest ever winner of a World of Outlaws A Main and on his way passed Outlaw star David Gravel to collect $10K for the win. Gio also clocked the fastest time during qualifying.

At this point of the meeting it was Posse Nil, World of Outlaws Nil and the invader from Indiana 1

Night two and the Teams regroup totally focused on preparing their race car for the big money on offer for the race win and the National Open Title, not the mention the bragging rights for the next year.

The pressure was intense with $56K up for grabs for the winners.

Night two started for the youngster in the Indy Parts #71 just like it ended the previous night with Giovanni Scelzi again posting the fastest time during qualifying. A strong second place in the dash gave Giovanni a start from P3 for the Main event and every chance to collect the $56K.

The competition on night two was going to be much harder with improved qualifying by many of the top Outlaws as well as the driver with the most wins at Williams Grove Lance Dewease in the Don Kreitz #69K.

Brock Zearfoss was on pole with lance Dewease on his outside. Scelzi in row three. Zearfoss won the start and lead the race for 23 laps before Dewease made a sensational pass between Zearfoss and lapped car. Dewease had dogged Zearfoss for most of the 23 laps and always looked in control. It’s a pity young Scelzi got lost in traffic and struggle and could not reproduce the sizzling pace and control of night one.

As the race continued Dewease strengthen his position and put space between his 69K and chasing Outlaw Pittman.

With the checker out Dewease easily cross for his fourth National Open win ahead of Pittman and Monteith who had been on the pace early challenging both Zearfoss and Dewease for the early lead.

Dewease and Kreitz Jr a team without the Glitz, glamour, fancy Transporter but with an imposing record.

Lance dedicated his win to his friend the late Greg Hodnett.

AS the lights fade at Williams Grove the Posse take the shine off the Outlaws, but they are very much aware of the talent that awaits them the next time they come up against Giovanni Sceliz and the Indy Race Parts #71.

Race Results Night one:

Feature (27 Laps): 1. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [2][$10,000]; 2. 5-David Gravel [1][$5,000]; 3. 24-Lucas Wolfe [5][$3,000]; 4. 51-Freddie Rahmer [8][$2,700]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [12][$2,500]; 6. 44-Trey Starks [6][$2,200]; 7. 21X-Brian Montieth [3][$2,000]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [17][$1,800]; 9. 21-Brian Brown [7][$1,600]; 10. 15-Donny Schatz [22][$1,450]; 11. 9-Daryn Pittman [13][$1,300]; 12. 19-Brent Marks [23][$1,200]; 13. 18-Ian Madsen [11][$1,100]; 14. 69K-Lance Dewease [19][$1,000]; 15. 27-Paul McMahan [21][$950]; 16. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [25][$200]; 17. 11-T.J. Stutts [14][$850]; 18. 48-Danny Dietrich [24][$750]; 19. 1X-Chad Trout [27][$25]; 20. 1A-Jacob Allen [10][$700]; 21. 49X-Tim Shaffer [9][$700]; 22. O7-Gerard McIntyre [18][$700]; 23. 39-Cory Haas [26][$]; 24. 55K-Robbie Kendall [20][$700]; 25. 41-Carson Macedo [15][$700]; 26. 94-Ryan Smith [16][$700]; 27. 1S-Logan Schuchart [4][$700]; Lap Leaders: David Gravel 1-15, Giovanni Scelzi 16-27; KSE Hard Charger Award: 15-Donny Schatz[+12]

 

Race Results Night two:

Feature (40 Laps): 1. 69K-Lance Dewease [2][$56,000]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [8][$12,000]; 3. 21X-Brian Montieth [5][$7,500]; 4. 49X-Tim Shaffer [10][$4,000]; 5. 94-Ryan Smith [12][$3,500]; 6. 21-Brian Brown [4][$3,000]; 7. 11-T.J. Stutts [9][$2,700]; 8. 27-Paul McMahan [15][$2,500]; 9. 2-Shane Stewart [22][$2,200]; 10. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$2,100]; 11. O7-Gerard McIntyre [13][$2,000]; 12. 39-Cory Haas [16][$1,650]; 13. 71-Giovanni Scelzi [3][$1,550]; 14. 15-Donny Schatz [6][$1,200]; 15. 51-Freddie Rahmer [28][$100]; 16. 5-David Gravel [19][$1,050]; 17. 17-Sheldon Haudenschild [20][$1,000]; 18. 24-Lucas Wolfe [26][$]; 19. 18-Ian Madsen [24][$1,000]; 20. 41-Carson Macedo [18][$1,000]; 21. 19-Brent Marks [23][$1,000]; 22. 1A-Jacob Allen [25][$]; 23. 55K-Robbie Kendall [14][$1,000]; 24. 11K-Kraig Kinser [27][$]; 25. 15G-Jordan Givler [17][$1,000]; 26. 4-Brock Zearfoss [1][$1,000]; 27. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$1,000]; 28. 1-Logan Wagner [21][$1,000]; Lap Leaders: Brock Zearfoss 1-23, Lance Dewease 24-40; KSE Hard Charger Award: 2-Shane Stewart[+13]

 

Photos credit  : Williams Grove,World of Outlaws and Jack Kromer Photography 

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Milwaukee Tools and Monte Motorsports end six year Partnership

 

Monte Motorsports announces after 6 very successful years together the partnership will end at the conclusion of this current season. The association has been the benchmark in relationships between race team and corporate sponsor.
The partnership, six years is rare in the competitive world of Speedway and testament to effort the Team and its drivers have delivered both on the track and in the marketing and promotion of the Milwaukee Tools partnership.
The quality of this Team is revealed in the Statement released recently with the announcement. Monte Motorsports are a class act;

Here is the press release from Monte Motorsports

The sun sets on the Monte Motorsports/Milwaukee Tools partnership.

After six seasons with Monte Motorsports, five of those seasons as the naming rights partners, we now have to say thank you and goodbye to Milwaukee Tools.

Shane Stewart, Kyle Hirst and James McFadden have all proudly worn the distinctive Milwaukee Tools branding on their race suits and driven to represent the brand to the best of their ability. Along the way we have been able to deliver a Classic crown with Kyle Hirst. James McFadden has also been a Classic champion along with back to back World Series Sprintcars champion during his time representing Milwaukee Tools and there have been countless race victories along the way.

We have had the most amazing relationship with the Milwaukee staff, dealers and end users, all who have supported this partnership and embraced sprintcar racing for the exciting sport that it is.

Milwaukee Tools delivered the most dynamic sprintcar promotion video we think that has ever been produced. This video was produced over 10 plus hours with parts of the sprintcar on track footage filmed in completed darkness and the end product was epic.

While we are sad to see the Milwaukee Branding leave our team we have nothing but complete respect for the people in the organization who believed in our team and our ability to showcase their brand to the best of our ability. To the Milwaukee management who we have worked with we cannot thank you enough, the past six seasons would have been so much less without this partnership.

To the sprintcar fans out there don’t be disappointed with Milwaukee Tools for leaving. Please be grateful as we all are for the opportunities that they have given our team and continue to buy their products as they are the best tools on the market and worth having in your tool box.

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Classic Boil Over Corey McCullagh Wins

Corey McCullagh the young low budget racer from Warnambool arrived on the big stage last night with a Classic drive from position 9 to claim the 46th running of the Grand Annual Classic at Warnambool’s Premier Speedway

The biggest Sprint car event outside of the Knoxville Nationals draws an International field from the US and every State of Australia .  A Classic race win sought after by every racer who has ever strapped him or herself into a Sprintcar.

World of Outlaw winners, Current and past National Champions and former Classic winners would have been the punters favorites but the money men had not counted on the commitment, determination and the drive to fulfill a lifetime dream of the young Warnambool racer.

Rolling to the starting line in 9th position with many seasoned professional ahead McCullough certainly had the job ahead .Passing many of our best included past Classic winner McFadden and getting the better of both pole sitters Carson Macedo and Brooke Tatnell.

To get to the top step of the podium McCullock had to best 110 drivers over three days to collect the biggest prize and create the biggest upset in Australian Speedway history before collecting the $30,000 and for Bread delivery driver McCullagh that’s real dough!

Congratulation to Corey McCullagh and his team ,truly a great achievement !

Next stop for the 2018 SWC Conveyancing Grand Anual Classic Champion will now head back across the border to compete for the Australian Sprintcar Championship at Borderline Speedway Mount Gambier .in South Australia.

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Steven Lines King of Borderline Speedway

Steven Lines got over the top of a cracker field stacked with many of the US’s best to win the Kings Challenge at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway.

Winning against such a top class field last night should position Lines well for his next Borderline outing the Australian Sprint Car Champion over the weekend of January 25-27.

Steven Lines

Lines has settled into his new Team and to take a Major Title so early in the relationship must be very satisfying .

After an unlucky Presidents Cup race in Avalon James McFadden was back inform bringing the W17 of Monte Motorsports home in second ahead of Carson Macedo the first of the Americans home .

It’s wonderful to welcome the yanks to our tracks but so much better when our boys come home with the trophy.

Carson Macedo

With the King’s Challenge trophy in hand Lines heads across the Border to Warnambool for the Grand Annual Classic, possibly the biggest Sprintcar outside of the US

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MADSEN LIVID WHILE MCFADDEN TRIUMPHS AT MURRAY BRIDGE

 

MADSEN LIVID WHILE MCFADDEN TRIUMPHS AT MURRAY BRIDGE

A controversial incident between reigning Australian Sprintcar Champion Kerry Madsen and Victorian hotshot Tim Van Ginneken has brought a premature end to the A Main at the second round of QSS World Series Sprintcars at Murray Bridge, South Australia.

James McFadden claimed a convincing win over Louisianan Jason Johnson and Matt Egel after the race was declared with just 3 laps remaining, with the clash between Van Ginneken and Madsen leaving the Australia #1 car tangled in the catch fence in turn one.

Madsen had driven from 15th after coming from the B Main all the way to battle for 5th with Van Ginneken who had gradually slipped back after leading the first 12 laps from his front row start alongside McFadden.

At lap 32 however, Madsen drove around the V36 and tucked into turn one to close the door, however Van Ginneken fought to keep the position, making heavy contact and catapulting the A1 high into the catch fence and tangled in the mesh.

Madsen was quick to loosen his belts despite the car hanging off the fence, and wasted no time in exploding his frustrations on Van Ginneken as soon as was released from the wreckage.

“That’s the stupidest move I’ve ever seen at a speedway,” Madsen said, restraining himself from boiling over on the microphone, however TVG seemed unperturbed by his remonstrations.

“It’s not like Kerry’s never done that to anybody is it?” he responded, “so I’m certainly not going to lose any sleep over it.”

The controversy somewhat stole the limelight from a phenomenal race, with a track that became racey just at the right time of the night after being very heavy from an unexpected shower at the start of the evening.

“I wasn’t sure were going to get a racetrack like that after what it was like at the start, but hats off to the track crew because that was great fun,” a jubilant McFadden said after starting the night with Revolution Racegear Quicktime after a last-minute gear change by the crew on the infield to achieve some higher RPM.

Johnson was equally happy with his runner up result, taking him to the KRE Speedweek and WSS Championship points chase lead on 580 points, just four ahead of McFadden and Matt Egel on 557 points in third.

Jamie Veal was unable to take the start in the Krikke Motorsport TEH #2 with electrical issues taking the former champion to the infield before a lap had been turned.

The series heads to Mount Gambier’s Borderline speedway tonight for round three before a day off prior to round four at Avalon on December 30.

World Series Sprintcar Press Release / PICS: Courtesy of Stephen Pickering

 

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