October4 and Speedway down under is new and fresh

The paint jobs are fantastic, engines rebuilt and team invigorated for the opening rounds of Speedway after the winter break down under.

Sydney Valvoline Speedway credit

Sydney Valvoline Speedway credit

New owners ready to bring a new approach to Sydney and the Valvoline Speedway. Track renovations that give the long suffering but loyal race fans better facilities across the venue .The excitement builds and the time to start those engines and get into the action is near, Saturday October 4th it all restarts at Sydney, Brisbane and Murray Bridge. Before you can catch your breath Speedways across the Country will be back entertaining race fans and with your lungs well and truly rested , your thunderous cheers for you favorite driver will bring back what has been missing throughout the winter close down .

Big show featuring World Series Sprintcars, the 10th running of the POWRi Speedcar Super Series and the second year of the Speedcar Pro Series.
The US season is now into the back end of the season and Australian and New Zealand fans will get the opportunity to see firsthand some of America’s best..

Danny Holtgraver just one of heavt hitter from the USA heading down under

Danny Holtgraver just one of heavt hitter from the USA heading down under

The exodus at season ends of many of the US starts is just another gift that Speedway promoter brings to satisfy the appetite of the locals.
The POWRi World Midget Championship that will run in Brisbane Lismore and New Zealand and we  will see USAC and Chili Bowl Champ Bryan Clauson along with Tracey Hines head the US challenge .Kraige Kinser will travel to Western Spring with the adopted Kiwi Jonathan Allard where they will be pitted against New Zealand’s best. Add Robbie Farr and former Australian and World Series Champ James McFadden for one hell of a challenge.

A new track surface is being laid at Western Springs for the new season

Western spring get a new raceing surface  Pic credit Western Springs

Western spring get a new raceing surface
Pic credit Western Springs

New cars, new drivers and great new liveries will make this season one of the best for many years. No matter where you live, Speedways are firing back up for your enjoyment and we will bring you all the results that matter, news when it happens. Australia, New Zealand and the USA we are Talking Speedway.

Great livery on the Bennett Motorsports car in WA that Mark Brown will run the Speedcar Pro Series

Great livery on the Bennett Motorsports car in WA that Mark Brown will run the Speedcar Pro Series

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New Tracks for the 10th Year of the POWRi Speedcar Super Series

New Tracks announced for 10th year of POWRi Lucas Oils Speedcar Super Series

6 rounds at 5 different tracks across the Eastern States of Australia will welcome the 2014 POWRi Lucas Oils Speedcar Super Series.Lucas oil powri series
A refreshing new change to the schedules sees the addition of a two new venues Gunnedah and Nowra Speedways. Gunnedah Speedway set in the beautiful Namoi Valley and part of the wheat belt of NSW will open the Series on October 25, 2014
Gunnegah is also home to the largest colony of Koloa Bears in NSW. The Speedway owned and promoted by well known Newcastle Transport identity Barry Towers who is sure to bring his special flair to the promotion of the opening round.

Welcome to Gunnedah

Welcome to Gunnedah

Nowra Speedway on the NSW Southern Coast will have to wait until round 4 of the series when their experience of running Australian GPs and NSW Championship Titles will fire up a successful round.
The POWRi Racing shows are always well run and provide a race series that is easy for teams to manage, minimum travel and contained expenses should see the series successful again in 2014.
Our diary is marked with all 6 dates but in case you are unable to get trackside TalkingSpeedwy will covers each round and provide up dates.

The list of contracted drivers is yet to be release but the lure of increased price purses is certain to attract the best of the East Coast teams.
The Speedcar Super Series is the perfect build up to the POWRi World Midget Championship that will once again visit Archerfield and Lismore after the opening rounds in New Zealand
POWRI Lucas Oils Speedcar Super Series

Based in country NSW, this 400m dirt oval track promoted by Super Sedan star Barry Towers hosts the Speedcar Super Series for the first time!

Round 2 is set to take place at the QSRA’s home track, with the series travelling north to Archerfield Speedway located in Queensland’s capital city.

The SS heads to Northern New South Wales’ Lismore Speedway. The bull-ring track run by David Lander will once again draw attention to the tight wheel-to-wheel racing synonymous with this division!

Nowra Speedway has played host to the Australian Grand Prix and the New South Wales Championship forming close ties with the Speedcar Association of NSW. Now, in 2014, the SSS will be hosted at this NSW South Coast track!

Returning to Queensland after a short hiatus (time out for competition in New Zealand, the World Midget Championships and the Australian Speedcar Championship), the series second last round will be hosted by John & Kathy Kelly at Archerfield.

The 6th and final round has been slated in for April 11 with the SS returning to the Speedcar Association of New South Wales home track; Valvoline Raceway! A track renowned for action packed racing, this will be the perfect place to wrap up the SS Championship one week prior to the 50 Lap Classic.

** World Midget Championship**
24 Jan – World Midget Championship – Night 1 – Archerfield Speedway, QLD
25 Jan – World Midget Championship – Night 2 – Archerfield Speedway, QLD
30 Jan – World Midget Championship – Night 3 – Lismore Speedway, NSW
31 Jan – World Midget Championship – Night 4- Lismore Speedway, NSW

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US Team for Powri World Midget Championship announced.

Thanks to Powri and Lucas Oils Australian Speedway fans will get the chance to see best Midgets Speedcars from Australia, New Zealand and the USA.

In an announcement today the US team member to tour the Shaky Isles and Australia was released. Heading the tour party will be  Christopher Bell the youngster from Norman Oklahoma  who along with fellow Kunz /Beast/Toyota team mate Rico Abreu has been the pace setter during the current USAC and Powri  season

Bell has wins this year in the Belleville National and only last week end at Tri City in the final of the Gold Crown National.

Bell and Clauson racing for the at Belleville

Bell and Clauson racing for the at Belleville

Joining Bell will be Bryan Clauson from Noblesville Indiana who currently leads the USAC Sprint Car Series after being the Champion for the past two years. At Tri City Clauson beat Bell during the second night feature of the Gold Crown National and is the winningest driver in 2013 with 6 wins in various USAC series.Clauson was the USAC National Midget Champion in 2010 and 2011.

The third member will be the veteran Jerry Coons Jr the former USAC National Midget Champion in 2006 and 2007. Coons has raced regularly in Australia and New Zealand in the past.

Earlier in this  year Coons won both the North Island Championship and then the Barry Butterworth Classic over 40 laps from Michael Pickens , both at Western Springs

Jerry Coons Jr at Western Springs

Jerry Coons Jr at Western Springs

The final member of the contracted US team is Darrell Hagen the defending USAC National Midget Champion and currently  running in 5th position behind Bell and Clauson. The four US drivers touring currently are in the top five in the charge for the National USAC Midget Dirt Championship.

Hagen gets into it

Hagen gets into it

The Americans all full time professionals will race in New Zealand at Western Springs in the first leg of the Powri World Midget Championship. After the four races at Western Springs the team will airlift their race cars direct to Brisbane for two meetings January 24 and 25 before their final assault at Lismore for two night of racing on January 31st and February 1st.

Joining the quartet will be the 2012 US Powri Champion  Andrew Felker who will be racing in Australia on a separate contract .A New Zealand squad ,  yet to be named will come across the ditch to compete against the USAC Champions and the Australians.

Surely the New Zealand team will include Michael Pickens, Brad Mosen and Hayden Williams.

The Americans and New Zealanders will have to overcome the Australians which will include Adam Clark, Nathan Smee and   Matt Smith. The local Queensland and NSW driver will add to the excitement of the series , expect some surprises in the race results !

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke

The World Midget Championship will concludes with a mid-western American swing in 2014.

The full race schedule for the World Midget Championship in New Zealand and Australia:

The New Zealand rounds of the POWRi World Midget Championship will be held at Western Springs

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26/12/13 – Western Springs Speedway, NZ
28/12/13 – Western Springs Speedway, NZ
01/01/14 – Western Springs Speedway, NZ

04/01/14 – Western Springs Speedway, NZ


The Australian rounds of the POWRi World Midget Championship will be held at Brisbane and Lismore Speedways:


24/1/14 – Brisbane International Speedway, QLD

25/1/14 – Brisbane International Speedway, QLD


31/1/14 – Lismore Speedway, NSW

01/2/14 – Lismore Speedway, NSW

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The chance to see the very best in Speedway should not be missed.We will be on hand to catch all the action and share our experience .Aussie,Kiwi or American do your best to get to at least one of these meeting , you will not be disappointed .



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