KNOXVILLE, Iowa (August 11, 2018) – Brad Sweet completed a sweep of three events in seven days at the Knoxville Raceway, with his popular victory in front of a sellout crowd in the finale of the 58th Annual 5-hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals presented by Casey’s General Stores. The win was worth $150,000 for the Grass Valley, California native and came aboard the Kasey Kahne Racing #49 team. The biggest win in sprint car racing was preceded by wins for Sweet in Thursday’s qualifying night, and Sunday’s Capitani Classic.
The ‘Flying Brick Cider Co’ Bourke Motorsport Cortina is back in action this coming Saturday night and in a dream pairing for Cortina fans, Leigh Bourke with his 6 Cylinder Modified Cortina is one half of a two Cortina team with David Donegan driving a V8 powered Cortina, and the duo is has its sights to win the big Alexandra Speedway 3 Hour Enduro.
Chace Karpenko picked up his fourth A-Main victory of the Northline Speedway season in Darwin, but tonight’s was the biggest as he captured the 2018 Ben’s Tree Services Northern Territory Sprintcar Championship.
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Current World Series Sprintcars Champion James McFadden will return to his home town on Thursday August 30 as he competes at the 2018 Dance In The Desert at the Arunga Park Speedway in Alice Springs. His appearance in Alice Springs will come hot on the heels of McFadden contesting the Knoxville Nationals and four nights of racing in Darwin during the Chariots of Thunder Series therefore he will enter the meeting race ready and will start the event as a clear favourite.
A hard-charging performance from Chris Bellman in last weekend’s Northern Territory Formula 500 Title at Katherine Speedway rewarded him with not only a successful title defence, but also the second 1-2 finish for him and his younger brother Dion in as many seasons.
As the Sprintcar season at 7mate Northline Speedway heats up, it’s been great to see new blood come out onto the track for the 2018 season with father and son duo racing side by side with Ben Atkinson Senior and Junior who is 16 years old and making a huge jump from 6 years of Go-Karting experience into a 410 Sprintcar.
The first night of the 2018/2019 season at Valvoline Raceway will be a feast for Late Model fans with news released today that a new event - the United Realty Gold Cup – has been added.
Speedway Sedans Australia have today announced the replacement venue for the National Production Sedan Title after the original host venue were unable to continue in hosting the event.
In what was his first hit out in almost three months, teenager Rusty Hickman returned to the driver’s seat in strong fashion during last Friday and Saturday night’s 410 Sprintcar doubleheader at Darwin’s Northline Speedway in the Northern Territory, capping the weekend with a pleasing result.
Former State and National Street Stock Champion Jamie Oldfield took home the major prize on offer at yesterdays PTQCC Street Stock Open Club Championships held at Kellerberrin Speedway.
Ben Atkinson has broken the stranglehold that Chace Karpenko has held over the competition this season at Darwin’s Northline Speedway as he claimed the latest round of the Track Championship on Friday night. After starting from the pole position Atkinson lost the lead briefly to Western Australian Kaiden Manders but he regained the lead shortly after a lap 4 restart and went on to lead for the remainder of the 20-lap journey, as he survived multiple restarts to defeat a hard charging Jason Gebert, who started from position 16, and Chace Karpenko.
An iconic piece of Speedway history will go under the hammer to coincide with the tenth and final running of the Scott Darley Sprintcar Challenge this season - and it doesn’t get much bigger than this.
410 Sprintcar racer Braydan Willmington has managed to achieve his childhood dream of racing speedway in America over the past month, and he certainly did his country proud with a string of impressive performances throughout the state of Indiana.
Round Three of the 2018 Novus Glass Carnarvon Speedway Sedan Digest Street Stock Gold Cup Series will be held this Saturday afternoon at Kellerberrin Speedway, located in the central Wheatbelt of Western Australia.
Some of South Australia’s most credentialled drivers will be heading to Darwin’s Northline Speedway for the Chariots of Thunder Sprintcar Series with Murray Bridge standout Ryan Jones, former South Australian Champion Matt Egel and rising star Jake Tranter among the drivers confirmed from the “Festival State”.
Chace Karpenko won the Sprintcar Feature race to make it 3 wins from 3 rounds last Saturday night. Karpenko had to drive fast and high to stay in the lead. Australian 360 Sprintcar Champion Kaiden Manders was fast in the heats but could not stay in front of Karpenko in the feature, finishing second. Ben Atkinson Snr weaved through the field to finish 3rd, after failing to finish heat 1 due to contact and unable to start in heat 2.
With the nomination list continuing to grow for the 2018 Chariots of Thunder (COT) Sprintcar Series at the 7mate Northline Speedway in Darwin there are currently two drivers who standout as serious championship contenders. Warrnambool residents James McFadden and Tim Van Ginneken finished 1-2 in the series last year and they are set to resume their Top End rivalry again this year in the four-night tournament that will kick off on August 17 & 18.
Up against a tough field during last weekend’s two-night Thunder in the Canebowl event at Cairns International Speedway, youngster Kristy Bonsey achieved a new career highlight by becoming the first female Sprintcar driver to record a feature-race podium in Queensland in over a decade.
Sydney Sprintcar legend Skip Jackson is headed home this Christmas.