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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Manders Strikes Gold In Kalgoorlie

Manders Strikes Gold In Kalgoorlie

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Western Australian Kaiden Manders has become only the second driver in the history of the 360ci Sprintcar division to win multiple Australian 360ci Sprintcar Championships after leading all 40 laps at the Kalgoorlie International Speedway on Saturday Night. Manders now joins four-time Champion Ryan Jones in the exclusive club and he has already confirmed that he will try for the hat trick at the Simpson Speedway in Victoria in 2020.

Second across the line was Tim Van Ginneken who trailed Manders for the entire race after starting from the pole. Third place went to Ben Butcher, who started from position three in the final after his win in heat two catapulted him up the grid after finishing night 1 in position 8 on the score chart.

Fourth place went to a determined Dan Evans, who had a race long battle with Taylor Milling and Mitch Wormall. Wormall would eventually finish fifth after starting from position 8, while Milling fell to sixth after running inside the top four for most of the race. Sam Borlini, Daniel Keen and Jamie Landrigan would complete the finishers from the initial 19 car field.

Prior to the A-Main the drivers performed a four wide salute to packed crowd with the spectators on hand extremely appreciative of the fact that high quality Sprintcar racing had returned to the Goldfields venue.

As the green flag dropped the field hadn’t even got to the flag stand when the field was reduced by four cars when Daniel Keen made it three wide on the front straight resulting in Callum Sweetman hitting the wall and Daniel Hartigan and James Inglis had nowhere to go. This incident took all three cars out of action while Matthew Iwanow failed to even take the green due to ongoing engine issues.

Throughout the race there were several caution periods for several spins, but the most crucial yellow came out on lap 25 when AJ Nash spun in turn four and couldn’t keep the car going just as Van Ginneken was attempting a slide job for the lead. The resulting caution prevented Van Ginneken from making the pass and from that point Manders drove away to take a well-deserved win and his second National Title.

Earlier in the night the three heats went to local racer Robert Watson Jr, Ben Butcher and Tom Hooper.

The Australian 360ci Sprintcar Championship will return to the east coast in 2020 with the Simpson Speedway set to host the Championship in Victoria for the first time since the inaugural Championship was won by Stephen Bell at the Timmis Speedway in Mildura.

Photo By Phil Michell For Sprintcars Australia

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Robbie Farr misses out on the $100K bonus

Robbie Farr misses out on the $100K bonus offered by Murray Bridge Speedway for the Hi Tec Oils Ultimate Speedway Challenge if any driver could win all three of the features on the same night.

With strong second place finishes in the Sprintcar and Speedcar A Mains and a fourth in the Late Model A Main behind Clayton Pyne ,Farr was just “too far away “from the bonus cash on offer.

Kaidon Brown returned to the winners list coming from behind to beat Farr, Mills and Adam Clarke. This form reminds us he is a past Australian Speedcar Champion.

Mat Egel recovered from his last lap argument with the wall at the 60 for 60 Show last weekend at the Bridge by heading both heading Farr and Keller at the flag.

In the Late Model Feature Clayton Pyne and Callum Harper argued over race lead for most of the race before Pyne crossed ahead of Harper Alexander and Farr.

 

Speedcar results:

  1. Kaidon Brown
  2. Robbie Farr
  3. Travis Mills
  4. Adam Clarke
  5. Matt Jackson
  6. Robert Heard
  7. Joel Chadwick
  8. Brett Ireland
  9. Norm Moore
  10. Adam Wallis DNF
  11. Dillon Ghent

Sprintcar results:

  1. Matt Egel
  2. Robbie Farr
  3. Brad Keller
  4. Marcus Dumesny
  5. Ryan Jones
  6. Daniel Pestka
  7. Luke Dillon
  8. Hayden Pitt
  9. Keke Falland
  10. Lisa Walker
  11. Mark Caruso
  12. Shannon Barry
  13. Steven Caruso
  14. Stephen Taylor
  15. Brett Sullivan
  16. Ben Atkinson Jr
  17. Tregan Gates
  18. Adrian Cottrell
  19. Nick Rachwall
  20. Bryaden Cooley (DNF)

Late model Results:

  1. Clayton Pyne
  2. Callum Harper
  3. Ryan Alexander
  4. Robbie Farr
  5. Darryl Grimson
  6. Lachlan Onley
  7. Mark McCarthy
  8. David Doherty
  9. Tim Bink
  10. Nathan Disney
  11. Fiona Verhoeven
  12. Roger Oliver
  13. Andy Maxwell Jr
  14. Jason Robinson

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Luke Dillon wins the Tyson Perez Memorial

Borderline Speedway remembered Tyson Perez last Saturday night at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway. locals gathered to once again remember one of their favorite sons Tyson “Spud” Perez.

The memorial event is now in its ninth year following Tyson’s death on July 21st at the Seattle Harborview Medical Centre on July 21st ,2010.

Tyson was a longtime friend, spanner man and crew chief for Travis Rilat a former ASCS Champion in the North West USA. While there is a somber nature surrounding these events, they become by their very nature much sought after by the local and interstate Sprintcar Teams. To be able pay homage to one’s friend is a special bond share by the South Australian fans, promoters and teams.alike!

The race is restricted to 360 Sprintcars run over 31 laps and Travis Rilat has won the event on three occasion in honor of his longtime friend. Last Saturday night it was Luke Dillon’s who had his name engraved on the perpetual trophy but only after some frantic early challenges that saw the South Australian drop to fourth after starting on the front row alongside Mark Caruso.

Affectionately known to fans as “The Spud” the 31-lap race went wire to wire although the  race was marred by the last lap mishap to Chad Ely when he smacked the wall on turn four as the Dillon, Quinn and Evans passed the flag to victory lane .

The Tyson Perez is runs inside the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometer   All Star Sprintcar 360 Series and after the race track promoter Searle announced the date for next years Tyson Perez as April 21st 20120 at the Mount Gambier Track

The Tyson Perez Memorial Feature Race 31 Laps

1st SA81 Luke Dillon, 2nd SA14 Brendan Quinn, 3rd SA44 Dan Evans, 4th SA16 Brad Keller, 5th SA33 Mark Caruso, 6th V29 Michael Tancredi, 7th SA96 Brendan Guerin 8th V16 James Wren, 9th SA32 Ben Gartner 10th SA22 Chad Ely, 11th SA11 Scott Enderl, 12th V6 Eddie Lumbar, 13th V4 Phil Lock, 14th V65 Kane Newcombe, 15th V75 Mitch Smith, 16th V50 Darren Clarke, 17th VA2 Boyd Harris, 18th SA91 Mike Fox -DNF

 

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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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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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