Who will come out on top after tonight’s final two rounds of the Maddington Toyota Sprintcar Series at Bunbury Speedway Perth .Kaiden Manders ,J& S Drilling , Cullum Williamson , Williamson Motorsports or Dyane Kingshott ,Krikke Motorsports
.Williamson is the form driver heading into the night but Manders has a slight lead ,Going to be a sensational battle at Bunbury
Last night at the Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway Jock Goodyer was in the lead at the right time and it pays to be there especially if the race is declared. The annual Lord Mayors Cup was set for an exciting race and it certainly did not disappoint.
With just three laps before the checker Luke Oldfield crashed and caused race ending damage to the catch fence. Oldfield had worked hard to come within striking distance of both McHugh and race leader Goodyer. Oldfield was uninjured we can only guess at the disappointment.
The race was declared with three laps left gifting the win to Goodyer. Although McHugh lead the race early and maintained a lead it was the harassment from Goodyear that gave him the late race lead and had the number #22 in the lead at the right time. Second was awarded to McHugh and third to Cody Maroske. Kratmann and Kelly completed the top five.
While I am missing my Speedway here in Sydney bailed up by COVID Restrictions I realize how lucky I am to have friends around the World who kindly share information and best of all images. One of my recent fiends is Adrian Franza from Bueno Aires in Argentina and he regularly shares images of Speedcar racing or if you are in the US Midgets from his homeland Argentina , South American,
I though today I would share some images, the race cars appear a little different to what we are used to here in Australia /New Zealand or even in the US. Nevertheless, dirt flies just the same with plenty of wheel lifting and backing into the corners. No matter where you are the thrill is just the same.
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Being a resident of Sydney and starved for Speedway with Valvoline raceway closed the regular updates from my interstate friends is a welcome spark that helps to keep Speedway ignited in my blood.
After a year of turmoil political and health wise in the US the World of Outlaws, the American Circuit of Champions has started thrilling crowds again. Here in Australia States except NSW are staging great events despite the many difficulties faced and put in their paths by Governments particularly with ruthless border shutdowns and unrealistic restrictions.
While James McFadden US Boss Kasey Kahne is holding down the set in the #9 Car James is keeping his hand in with some great drives and wins down under in the Monte Motorsports #17. including wins in the Sprintcar Super Series at Warnambool, South Australian Sprintcar Title at Wyhalla and wins at Avalon and Murray Bridge ,Perth Motorplex and Simpson Speedway
Here are some snaps from the Australia Day Meeting at Murray Bridge:
Photo from Snapperific Photography
0417 535 472 Steve Walters
Photo 1 Marcus Dumsney ,Photo, 2David Murcott Photo 3 James McFadden
Last night at Latrobe Speedway Jamie Veal won a battle against the best in Australian to win the right to carry the most prestigious number in Australian speedway , the A1 on the SWI Engineering family owned Maxim .
nature making the weekend tougher than needed points on the first night we
restricted and a race against time to get the Latrobe Track ready for the
Championship night saw a beaver like effort from track staff.
the pole alongside Robbie Farr with previous Champions McFadden and Madsen
battled with McFadden and Shaun Dobson as the trio ran four wide in pursuit of
the race lead. McFadden and Dobson ‘s efforts went unrewarded on lap 17 when
they came together .After that Veal had
to deal with Kerry Madsen, determined to improve his recent run of podiums but again
Veal protected his race lead .Finally it was Marcus Dumseny’s chance and Marcus’s
recent form offered up a real challenge for Veal, Dumnesy has be so very fast all year .I remember
him taking Veal apart in one of the A Main over the Christmas racing at Valvoline
but not this time as Veal again protected his Australian Tile lead .
Championship race that had many casualties Veal remained strong and focused and
protected his lead to the finish with Marcus Dumnesy grabbing second and Kerry Madsen
getting another podium. Steven Lines and Jack Lee filled the top five spots.
Brooke Tatnell made the Championship Final from the B Main and finished in 6th
was filled with damaged race cars and disappointed teams.
in a post-race interview.
been a while, 13 years I think, so I been chasing this win for a long time.
Over the years we haven’t been close to winning it, but we have always been in
the hunt” commented Jamie following the race.
“I think we
got a bit lucky there at certain stages but it’s a long race. During the middle
stages we faded a little bit with James (McFadden) and Shaun (Dobson) who was
very quick and unfortunately, they came together. Then Kerry showed his nose
late, but the late cautions really helped”
fighting Mother Nature early and the best Australian could offer Jamie veal and
WSI racing are our Australian Sprintcar
Champion for 2020 and the A1 will replace the V35 on the tail of the SWI
Engineering Maxim .
McFadden had to dig deep into his talent box last night before securing his fourth win
in this year’s World Series Sprintcar Championship at Lismore Speedway.
qualifying poorly McFadden was unusually slow in the bronze shoot out and he is defending WSS Champion
ending up starting Position 8 in the A Main.
a less than impressive start to first Lismore appearance .The krikke Team driver after timing in 12th
then crashed after he crossed the
line .The US based Australian recovered strongly in the heats and went on to win the pole shoot
out over young Victorian Rusty Hickman in the gold shoot out for pole .
started fast from pole and went into comfortable lead over Hickman. But as we have come to expect an
early comfortable lead does not always mean a race win. McFadden was coming fast
from his mid field starting position and on a track that suggested one-way
traffic with limited passing opportunities some bold moves where underway.
was up to fourth after 5 laps were in the book, but Madsen still looked in control. The race soon
started change after brodie Tulloch brought out the caution.On the restart
Hickman made an incredible move around the outside of Madsen that had the
crowding gasping and took control of the 35 lap A Main until lap 24 when
changes started to happen very fast.
McFadden let the W17 have its head and gained the race lead. Eliason was coming
fast chasing after Madsen in thirdThe pace and the heat was rising as they
entered the last laps of the A Main ,McFadden had a small lead and was working
overtime to keep Madsen at bay while the Diamond bay Racer Eliason kept coming fast
,under Hickman pushing him back to fourth and finally getting by Kerry Madsen
but McFadden would be safe getting his
fourth win for the series by just half a second ahead of Corey Eliason with Madsen
just a whisker away in third .
starting so well Rusty Hickman finished fourth nevertheless a mighty effort ahead of Brooke
Tatnell Luke Oldfield and Dave Murcott.
fourth win has enabled the Team to extend their Championship lead over Kerry Madsen by 113 points Goodyer
sits in 3rd ahead of Brooke Tatnell and Lucas Wolfe.
now takes a break before restarting in Western Australia on February 14th .This break
allows teams the chance to rest and ready themselves for the Kings Challenge at Borderline Speedway ,the
Australian Sprintcar Championships February 1st at Latrobe Speedway
in Tasmania and the daddy of them all the Grand Annual Classic at wonderful
Warnambool’s Premier Speedway starting January 24th
Photos courtesy of 44 Photographyand World Series Sprintcars
Macedo superb last night at The George Tatnell Memorial
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!
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!
race positions were:
Sprintcar A-Main results:
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
night James McFadden raised the flag after winning the first ever World Series
Sprintcar Show at Maryborough Speedway on the Fraser Coast in Queensland. Luke
Oldfield reordered fast time, but his promising night ended when he climbed
with wall in turn four during heat three and that unfortunately ended his WSS Maryborough
jumped fast from
pole and built up a race winning lead early with Brock Hallett battling to stay
in touch. Madsen then Goodyer would pass and push Hallett back to fourth
position as the as the race headed to the finish.
I have read some press people are questioning the quality of the WSS but from where I sit the racing has been enormous and what is pleasing for me as a fan and a race reporter is the class of the younger drivers who are pressing the more established team for race honors. Race wins so far this series to Hallett, Hickman and strong performances from young Tasmanian Jock Goodyer makes this Series as competitive as ever.
write the Teams are
loaded and, on the way, down to Archerfield for the next round which is
headlined as the 24th running of the Titan Garages Australian Sprintcar Open a
classic event inside the World Series printcar Calendar
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.
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