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!

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.

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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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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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Sweet victory for Veal & Krikke in the Apple Isle

Sweet victory for Veal and Krikke in the Apple Isle

The Jamie Veal /Krikke Motorsports combination has had what can only be described as average start to their racing relationship and the trip across Bass Straight would offer the Team the opportunity to throw off the gremlins that have that have hung around the Team for most of the season .Night one at Latrobe and those nasty gremlin crept back into the pits and Veal suffered from  more racing accidents and ended up driving with a racecar that was not straight. Veal finished 9th after starting 19th.

Night two , guess someone got rid of that nasty Gremlin as The Veal/Krikke combination started the night with authority and after all the preliminaries ended  the Team had won pole  for the A main.

Back on form Veal ran the A main flag to flag on a track taking rubber. A great return to form with some good racing luck and that play a massive part in the end result. Hard work, determination and the ability to brave the challenges that have face the West Aussie Team.have have ended in victory lane .

Following Veal across the stripe was night one winner Darren Mollenoyux with Brad Keller getting the final spot on the podium.

The final night on the Apple Isle will see the World Series Teams roll into Hobart Speedway for the final night of the “Devils Swing “ before the Teams head back to the Mainland for the start of the Western Swing and the final 4 Shows

Pic: Krikke Motorsports and WSS

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SCHATZ LEADS AMERICAN INVASION AT ARCHERFIELD

SCHATZ LEADS AMERICAN INVASION AT ARCHERFIELD

Reigning World of Outlaws Champion, Donny Schatz has led home fellow American Lucas Wolfe to claim round six of QSS World Series Sprintcars at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway, Brisbane.

Schatz started the night timing second quickest behind Revolution Racegear Quicktime recipient Luke Oldfield, and moved forward in his heats to bank enough points to start from pole after winning the Gold Shootout.

Wolfe however started from the inside of the third row for the 30 lap final and had to work much harder for his podium finish, patiently displacing Jamie Veal, Luke Oldfield and finally Hobart’s Shaun Dobson to grab the runner up spot in the Ayres Racing #USA5W.

Dobson was the class of the Australians, graduating from the bronze shootout right through to second quickest in the Gold, rewarding him with a front row start beside Schatz.

Dobson held his own for three laps before a pass from Luke Oldfield, but then regained his spot until half race distance where Wolfe took over the second position.

Falling back into the clutches of Oldfield, the two traded blows for the remainder of the race swapping between third and fourth six times before Dobson cemented his claim on the final podium position with two laps remaining.

Schatz was never headed for the entire 30 lap journey, claiming America’s 20th World Series win at Archerfield, but was just as happy to talk of his Australian holiday in the post-race celebrations.

“This is great, being able to race at night while getting plenty of time at the beach during the day, so we’re having a ball and the win tonight just caps it off.”

Pennsylvanian Wolfe was quick to congratulate his team, but was philosophical about the runner up result.

“I thought we may have had something for Donny but to come away with second is a good result.”

Dobson however was suitably pleased with third, especially after a tough campaign in the latter part of Speedweek.

“Dad and Shane Finch have done a great job with the car and I haven’t been in the seat for quite a while, so to be on the podium in this calibre of drivers is great for our confidence and a really great result for our team.”

Luke Oldfield held on to fourth despite a final five lap charge from Kerry Madsen who’d advanced from ninth on the grid to fifth, with Logan Schuchart finishing where he started in sixth.

James McFadden got as high as fifth and as low as ninth after a quick pirouette on turn two just after midway in the race, but recovered to finish seventh ahead of Jamie Veal who had dropped from fifth to eighth after multiple battles.

Dave Murcott claimed ninth while Hoosier Hard Charger Carson Macedo moved from sixteenth to round out the top ten.

Kerry Madsen still leads the Championship ahead of McFadden by 85 points, while Jamie Veal has stepped up into the third position a further 305 points behind.

The series now remains in Brisbane and looks ahead to this weekend’s 22nd running of the Australian Sprintcar Open where Kerry Madsen will aim to defend his title starting on Friday night for the two night event.

Pic: Clint Purdie iPhotos

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EGEL HOLDS OFF MADSEN FOR AVALON WIN – WSS

EGEL HOLDS OFF MADSEN FOR AVALON WIN – WS

South Australian Matt Egel has claimed his second career QSS World Series Sprintcars win with an impressive victory over Kerry Madsen and James McFadden at Avalon Raceway, Victoria.

Egel clawed his way back from time trialling 7th in his flight, but moved forward 5 positions in his heats to make the seventh spot in the Top 8 Shootout, and then timed quickest in all three stages to claim pole position for the A-Main.

Despite a great start however, Egel was constantly under threat, with McFadden passing Madsen on the first turn of lap 11 and then Egel in the following straight, before the caution lights illuminated for a spin from Brock Hallett in turn three, allowing Egel to return to the front for the restart.

The stoppage would become a curse for McFadden who would never get within striking distance again of the lead pair, as the track rubbered down into a single lane contest.

A front straight collision between Shaun Dobson and Brayden Parr with only three laps remaining was the only other incident in the race, and provided some hope to Madsen of a chance to outplay Egel on the restart. The reigning Australian Champion came close on the second last rotation, however Egel never faltered and held on for a landmark win.

“This is huge for me and the Downing Brothers. They work so hard and I just had to make sure I didn’t make a mistake because I knew that Kerry and James would jump on it straight away,” Egel said, elated with the win.

Kerry Madsen praised Egel’s efforts, revealing that all he could do was wait for him to make a mistake to have any chance of getting past.

“He’s a great driver and if he even slipped up once I was going to the stick it in there, but he was too smooth tonight and I’m really rapt for the Downing Brothers, because they work so hard and this win is fully deserved.

Egel’s $10,000 win was the first WSS win for the Downing Brothers, and now places him third in the KRE Speedweek points table on 1038 points, with James McFadden leading on 1172 points ahead of Kerry Madsen on 1129.

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Kerry Madsen from wreck to winner at World Series Sprintcars.

Kerry Madsen from wreck to winner at WSS Borderline Speedway
What a recovery by the Keneric/American Racing Custom Wheels Team and Kerry Madsen from a wreck pinned in the Murray Bridge Speedway’s  Fence to a dominate winner last night at Borderline Speedway.

Never far from the action or controversy on the way to the win Madsen and Mollenoyux had a coming together that resulted in damage to Mollenoyux’s front axle .Unable to control the car Mollenoyux ended up getting into Jamie Veal.

Veal managed to restart but the V52 was done for the night .Mollenoxyu let Madsen know his feeling but Madsen saw it differently, in fact very differently . I am amazed our the drivers attitude changes from accident to accident the night before Madsen was livid with Van Ginneken’s effort that saw the A1 hang in the fence while Van Ginneken saw it as a racing incident only.

Madsen was always in control and had the measure of both McFadden and Macedo right down to the finish .McFadden is certainly picking up the early points and on current form must be an early favorite to retain the Title

Jason Johnson and fellow American Dominic Sceizi ended each other’s night .Ryan Jones was quickest in the time trials from Veal and Madsen.

The top five across the line were 1st Kerry Madsen, 2nd James McFadden, 3rd Carson Macedo then followed Steven Lines and Shaun Dobson.

The Teams get a short breach before heading across to Victoria for round 4 at Avalon Raceway in Lara .The Transporter are loaded and  Avalon fans here they come !

 

Photos by Steve Walters Snapperific Photograph.

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World Series Sprintcar Round three who will win

World Series Sprintcars all parked up in the pits at Borderline Speedway for round 3 of the World Series Sprintcars. Overnight and early this morning the roads into Mount Gambier witnessed a convoy of transporters hauling the 51 Teams from Murray bridge Speedway.

Will McFadden strike again with back to back wins or will Kerry Madsen recover from last night’s nasty meeting with the fence to grab his second WSS win for 2018.But with Jason Johnson feeling comfortable after two podiums can he squeeze the Diamond Bay Motorsports #26 across the line for his first WSS win. Jamie Veal will be hoping the Krikke #W2 fire ups and takes him to the top of the podium after last night’s disappointment.

All these question and many more will be answered later tonight after the chequer falls on round three of the WSS and Speed week.

The winner tonight will know he’s been in real scrap such is the quality of the field tonight at Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier.

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