It’s often said that in any endeavour, you get out what you put in, and this is certainly true for former Legend Car racer Glen Philpott, whose significant planning and preparation prior to stepping into the Formula 500s class late last season is already paying off.
The 2018-19 season has been a memorable one for youngster Ash Ewing, who recently had the opportunity to compete in Victoria, where he experienced a competitive campaign in the Junior Formula 500s class.
There’s no better way to ring in the New Year than by taking out the overall Formula 500 Speedweek Series spoils and sharing the podium with your brother, and that’s exactly what the Bellman brothers did over the weekend, with Dion clinching the Speedweek victory and Chris placing second.
Whyalla racer Angelo Karoussis regained his crown as the Formula 500 “King of the Bridge” as won the title for a third time on Saturday night (December 15) at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway. After trailing early race leader Liam Williams, a late race caution gave Karoussis the chance to pounce with the leading duo trading passes at either end of the race track before Karoussis opened a 2.7 second lead to defeat Williams and Patrick Merrett.
Proving that age is no barrier since graduating from Junior Formula 500s and making the big step up into senior competition this season, youngster Brodie Davis has already begun to display promising signs in the opening stages of his senior career.
Showing maturity and confidence beyond her years, youngster Tarhlea Apelt has experienced a competitive transition into senior Formula 500 competition so far this season, with her development in the Junior Formula 500 class certainly paying off.
The final pre-Christmas meeting hits the Murray Machining and Sheds Speedway this Saturday night (December 15) with the Formula 500 King of the Bridge and Round 2 of the Wingless Sprint State Series being the main attractions. Both main events have attracted their respective National Champions with Queensland based Liam Williams (Formula’s) and Joel Chadwick (Wingless) leading extremely competitive fields in both classes.
Having turned 12 earlier this year, Max Bevan certainly wasted no time in progressing to the next stage of his early speedway career, making the step into Junior Formula 500s this season.
The South Australian Speedway season opened on Sunday night at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway with Matthew Kennedy and Angelo Karoussis staring at the Moore Mechanical / Zambrero supported event. Considering it was the first event of the new season there was some extremely competitive racing in all classes with the entertaining night being capped off with a crowd-pleasing U-Pull-It Demolition Derby.
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.
Despite being competitive in past seasons, the 2017-18 season was the most consistent yet for Angelo Karoussis, who racked up a host of pleasing results in what is his eighth Formula 500 season.
Townsville’s Kaydon Iverson came out on top in last Saturday night’s Queensland Formula 500 Title, supported by Moranbah North CFMEU, S&S Haulage, and Moranbah Mechanical & Towing, at Moranbah Speedway.
Tarhlea Apelt’s career in Junior Formula 500s has come to an end recently, with the teenager set to step into the senior ranks for the remaining 2017-18 season race meetings.
This Sunday night, a 25-strong field of Formula 500 drivers will head to Moranbah Speedway, where they will battle against one another in an effort to win top honours in their Queensland Title, supported by Moranbah North CFMEU, S&S Haulage, and Moranbah Mechanical & Towing.
Battling the treacherous conditions at Goulburn Speedway last Saturday night, it was Steve Caunt who managed to outlast his rivals in the chaotic feature race to reclaim the ACT Formula 500 Title crown.
The 2017-18 season has certainly been somewhat of a breakthrough season for Tristan Johnson, with the youngster’s consistency, which has improved out of sight, currently being reflected in his results.
The Formula 500’s and Super Sedans produced some top class racing over the Easter weekend at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway with Whyalla’s Angelo Karoussis and Ryan Alexander winning their respective feature events. In what were two extremely entertaining races Karoussis fought off the current Australian Champion Liam Williams to win the 30 lap Formula 500 Easter Nationals A-Main while Alexander led home Victorian’s Peter Nicola and Brad Wicks in the $5000 to win 35 lap finale.
This weekend the Easter Nationals at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway will be headlined by the attendance of three current Australian Champions as Liam Williams (Formula 500’s), Kaidon Brown (Speedcars) and Joel Chadwick (Wingless Sprints) will fight it out for victory in their respective classes. For Brown and Williams, the Murray Bridge venue holds great memories as it was the scene of their Championship victories after Brown was victorious in the Australian Speedcar Title in February while Williams claimed his third National crown at MMS at the Easter meeting twelve months ago.
2017-18 has delivered Jake Hose with his best season yet since joining the Formula 500s class, having last Saturday night taken out his maiden feature-race win at Swan Hill’s Sonic Speedway.
The Newsomes Tyres & Mechanical Central Queensland Rumble Formula 500 Series recently concluded at Rockhampton Speedway and it resulted in Brad Metcalfe winning the point standings battle for a second season in a row.