Two more Speedcar Superstars and a budding future champion headlined the annual awards night for the World’s Oldest Speedcar Club, the Victorian Speedcar Drivers Association (VSDA), last Saturday night June 16.
Canberra’s Michael Stewart capped what was a sensational 2017-18 season by coming away with the bulk of the Speedcar Association of NSW presentation awards that was held at the Campbelltown Catholic Club in the south-west of Sydney on Saturday night.
The Victorian Speedcar Drivers Association (VSDA) is the worlds’ oldest Speedcar (midget) racing club and the 2017/2018 season was another highly successful season for the octagonerian organisation.
Kiwi Taylor Clarke is the toast of NZ Speedcar Racing after winning the grueling Sydney City 50-Lap Classic at Valvoline Raceway overnight.
Superstar Michael Pickens might have detonated the Esslinger motor in his King Chassis during last Saturday night’s hectic Speedcar Super Series finale at Valvoline Raceway but Sydney car owner Brett Morris is quick to allay any fears that the Kiwi is down and out.
Nick Parker drove a faultless race in his Permatex Racing, Aggressor-Eagle to take the final feature of the Victorian Speedcar Drivers Associations (VSDA) season last night at Avalon Raceway.
Travis Mills put the loss of the prestigious Skip’s race behind him with a dominant win in the Speedcar feature at Speedway Wangaratta last Saturday night (7th April).
In a spectacular race that showcased Midget racing at its breathtaking best, Troy Ware emerged victorious in a torrid 20-lap feature race to win round seven of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (March 24) to secure his third consecutive Danny Davidson Memorial. After a terrific start, Scott Farmer found himself unable to ward off Ware’s advances and had to settle for second spot, with the battle for third equally hard fought and only decided in the charge out of the final corner when Callum Walker edged ahead of Rusty Whittaker to clinch the spot by the merest of margins.
Bunbury’s Dayne Kingshott was simply sensational as he clean swept the evening in his way to claiming the 70th edition of the Western Australian Speedcar Championship last Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex. In what was a totally dominant performance in the 30-lap final the defending race Champion won by over 10 seconds as he lapped all but the runner-up finisher, New Zealand’s Michael Pickens.
There’s something in the numbers, and then there’s something growing strong within the Victorian Speedcar Drivers Association as third generation rookie Dillon Ghent took his maiden Speedcar win on lap 27 of the 2nd annual Skip’s race (Skip Palmer Memorial) driving the Ghent/Jordan number 27 racer.
It’s been a little quiet of late on the Victorian Speedcar scene thanks to a couple of rain outs, but things are really set to heat up over the next two weekends with a couple of significant events.
Australian Speedway history was made last night at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway as 17-year-old Kaidon Brown drove to victory in the 77th Australian Speedcar Championship. After taking the lead with an exciting pass on early race leader Dayne Kingshott Brown was simply sensational as he drove the race of his short career to win the 40-lap finale easily over Kingshott and Pennsylvanian standout Alex Bright.
After winning all three of his heat races on night 1 of the Australian Speedcar Championship at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway New Zealand’s Michael Pickens tops the score chart with a perfect score of 75 points. Pickens was simply sensational throughout the night in the Brett Morris owned #N71 King / Esslinger and going into the final round of heats on Saturday he enjoys a 9 point lead over his nearest rival Troy Jenkins.
Last Saturday night saw a great lead up event to this weekend’s Australian Speedcar Championship at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway with the South Australian Championship at the same venue. Wit the field containing a majority of the 41 drivers who will line-up for the National Title it was Western Australian young gun Dayne Kingshott who put his name forward as a pre-event favourite as he dominated the 25-lap final to capture his first South Australian Championship.
In what will be one of the biggest nights of Speedway action in South Australia this season the South Australian Speedcar Title will be part of a massive night at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway this Saturday night. With the Australian Title being held the following week a field of 34 drivers has been assembled for the State Title including Indiana’s Dave Darland, who is a National Sprintcar Hall of Fame Inductee and a multiple USAC National Champion.
In a remarkable race that featured as many heroic performances as it did hard luck moments, Nathan Smee climbed from position 10 to win the Stan Burrow Midget Stampede at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (January 20). Making the most of their moment in the spotlight, the Midgets put on a mighty show as Smee chased down New Zealand’s Hayden Williams, who controlled much of the race despite a deflating rear tyre that eventually ended his campaign just two laps from home. In a stunning Midget debut, Sprintcar ace Callum Walker stormed into second spot, with another youngster in Kaiden Brown surging back to third after a spin early in the race. Brock Dean finished fourth ahead of Anthony Chaffey, with Brad Young and Mitchell Rooke both producing what is perhaps their best-ever performances to snag sixth and seventh respectively, with Mark George, Scott Farmer and Cal Whatmore rounding out the top ten.
With the international Sprintcar season now concluded, the mighty Midgets take centre stage this weekend at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (January 20) for the running of the Stan Burrow Stampede. Staged in memory of long-time Midget racer and team owner Stan Burrow, the event has attracted a first class field of racers from Australia and overseas chasing the $3000 on offer to the winner of the Stampede feature race. Boasting a rich history in Australia, Midget racing has produced some of Australias biggest motor racing success stories and the division continues to produce exciting new talents, several of whom will be in action this weekend, taking on established stars from Queensland, interstate and overseas. As always, the Archerfield program is packed with quality support racing and family entertainment, including AMCA Nationals, Wingless Sprints, Modlites, Lightning Sprints, Open Sedans, Fireworks and all the mayhem of the Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby.
Four times Australian Speedcar Champion and current NSW titleholder Adam
Despite a slight electrical issue and a blistered tyre Echuca’s Travis “Squizzy” Mills put in a storming drive to win the 73rd Victorian Speedcar Championship at Warrnambool’s Sungold Milk Stadium Sunday night January 7th.