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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The 410 Sprintcars return to Cairns International Speedway with a bang during last Friday and Saturday night’s Thunder in the Canebowl event, supported by Ezilend and Integrity Extended Warranties, with the two-man Ausdeck Racing team ultimately achieving top honours on both nights of competition.
When round 3 of the 2018-19 World Series Sprintcars Tournament rolls into Sungold Stadium, Premier Speedway, Warrnambool on Saturday December 29, Warrnambool based Southern Hydraulics and Rubber will be a big part of the action.
For the best part of two decades Fresha Fruit Juice have been supporting Premier Speedway, in-particular the traditional World Series Sprintcars meeting as held on New Year’s Day each-and-every year.
With an empty driver’s seat to fill for the upcoming 2018-19 season, Krikke Motorsport’s options for potential drivers were endless, but the team is pleased to announce that their newest addition will be none other than the ‘Mad Man’ himself: Kerry Madsen.
Cairns International Speedway is just over a week away from hosting the inaugural Thunder in the Canebowl, supported by Ezilend and Integrity Extended Warranties, which will see 410 Sprintcars make a much-anticipated return to the 400-metre clay track.
With the off season well and truly upon us, Arunga Park Speedway in Alice Springs (NT) is already looking ahead to the 2018-19 season, which will commence in sensational fashion next month with the 410 Sprintcars Dance in the Desert.
Teenage Australian driving prodigy Kayla Green is set to further her experience in the tough world of sprintcar racing.