After a well deserved break to rest, repair and re-group, Sprintcar teams fire up again this Saturday night (February 23) for round 11 of the East Coast Logistics Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway. Another impressive field of drivers is set to lock horns as Andrew Scheuerle chases his third consecutive feature race win in his bid to defend his track championship crown. Of course, the first of Scheuerles back-to-back wins was the Australian Championship feature race late last month, which he followed with an emphatic victory in round 11 of the ECL Series two weeks later. Also featuring this weekend on another packed Archerfield program will be Lightning Sprints, Compact Speedcars, Modlites and Microsprints.
In what was an extremely entertaining exhibition of speedway sedan racing, Justin Randall secured his second Super Sedan feature race win for the season with a terrific drive to take out round 11 of the Brims Concrete Championship Series at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (February 16). In the absence of series leader Matt Pascoe, it was Sean Black who carried the burden of favouritism into the event and he certainly looked the goods for much of the race but was unable to keep Randall at bay in the closing stages and had to settle for second. A great three-way scrap for the final spot on the podium eventually fell in favour of Tania Smith, leaving Wayne Randall and Ian Brims to fill fourth and fifth respectively.
After what has been a busy few weeks of Sprintcar competition, it is time for sedan fans to get their fix of dirt track tin top action at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway, with round 11 of the Brims Concrete Super Sedan Series to be contested this Saturday night (February 16). In addition to the Super Sedan action, AMCA Nationals, Wingless Sprints, Modlites, Open Sedans, RSA Sedans and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma Sedans will also be the program, with nearly 100 competitors ready to hit the track for another huge night of action.
Delivering the type of performance befitting an Australian Champion, Andrew Scheuerle returned to the scene of his national title triumph just two weeks earlier and was unstoppable in winning round ten of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (February 9). Having qualified on pole position, Scheuerle encountered little resistance in his charge to the chequer, leading all 30 laps and putting all but the first five finishers a lap in arrears. Brent Kratzmann advanced from fifth to finish second ahead of Allan Woods and Peter Lack, with Andrew Corbet securing his best ever result with a fifth-place finish.
Sprintcar action returns to Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway this Saturday night (February 9) when round ten of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship headlines a huge open-wheel program that has attracted almost 100 competitor nominations. Following consecutive weekends of Sprintcar action that saw Australias best drivers soundly beaten by Queensland stars at two different venues, race fans have plenty to get excited about as the two drivers who outgunned the so-called stars from interstate face off again this weekend. Andrew Scheuerle returns to the scene of his stunning Australian Championship triumph to proudly steer the Castrol Edge #1 Cool into battle against series nemesis Luke Oldfield, who is fresh from a $10 000 win last Saturday night in Toowoomba. Throw in Lachlan McHugh, who finished seventh in the Australian Championship final, plus the likes of Peter Lack, Brent Kratzmann and another 25 competitors hell bent on upstaging the Aussie champ and the scene is set for a continuation of the superb racing that has been the hallmark of the 2018/2019 Archerfield season thus far.
In front of a packed house at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Sunday night (January 27), Darren Vine clocked another feature race win to take out round seven of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship. Assuming the lead on lap six, Vine was untroubled in his drive to victory lane as Rusty Whittaker advanced into second spot following the demise of early leader Glenn Wright. Having started on the front row alongside Wright, NSWs Mitch Brien finished in third spot ahead of Brad Dawson and Tom Clauss.
In a faultless display in front of boisterous home crowd, Andrew Scheuerle etched his name into the record books with a stunning victory in the 2018/2019 BK Trading Australian Sprintcar Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Sunday night (January 27). Having qualified on the outside front row for the 40-lap championship feature race, Scheuerle played a waiting game behind James McFadden before surging into the lead on lap 21 to become only the second Queensland driver to win the event in it 57-year history. A winner of the championship on two occasions, McFadden finished second ahead of Jamie Veal and another two-time titleholder in David Murcott, with Ian Madsen finishing fifth. Steven Lines, Lachlan McHugh and defending champion Kerry Madsen were next best, with Brooke Tatnell and Matt Dumesny rounding out the top ten.
Robbie Farr took a big step towards securing his second Australian Sprintcar Championship when he took out the Preliminary A-Main at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (January 26). Starting from pole position, Farr led every circulation of the 25-lap event, but he certainly didn’t have an easy time of it as both Kerry Madsen and Brooke Tatnell applied plenty of pressure and it was the latter who would eventually finish in second spot. With Madsen and some others enduring misfortunes whilst in strong contention for a podium position, it was Steven Lines who emerged with third place ahead of Andrew Scheuerle and Ian Madsen. Sixth home was Peter Lack, with James McFadden, David Murcott, Matthew Dumesny and Luke Oldfield rounding out the top ten.
The last few weeks have seen Australian Sprintcar competitors tackling some of the biggest races on the annual summer schedule, with major events at four different venues providing teams with the ideal preparation for the most prestigious race of each and every. This weekend (January 26 and 27), all of Australias leading Sprintcar exponents will converge on Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway for the 47th official running of the Australian Sprintcar Championship, with more than 60 cars set to tackle the challenge that Archerfield offers in a bid to win the grandest prize of all; the right to carry #1 and be formally recognised as Australias best Sprintcar driver.
Winning an Australian Sprintcar Championship has long held the mantle as the pinnacle of achievement in the sport in this country and that reputation remains today. Harking back to 1963 with the first staging of what was then known as the Australian Hot Rod Championship, the event evolved through the Super Modified era of the late 60s before being formally branded the Australian Sprintcar Championship in the 1970s. Over the course of the 56 years that have passed since Bill Willis won that inaugural race at Windsor Speedway in Sydney, only 23 other drivers have emulated his achievement and stood atop the podium to be crowned Australian Sprintcar Champion. At Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on January 26 and 27, a field of 63 competitors from across the country will do battle in the 2018/2019 edition of Australias premier Sprintcar event, all of whom will be fixated on joining this elite group of winners and be anointed as Australias Sprintcar supremo for the next 12 months. Presented by BK Trading, the 2018/2019 Australian Sprintcar Championship is shaping as a classic clash in which preparation, determination and execution will prove the three critical elements in achieving the ultimate success.
Another feature race at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway and another win to Donny Schatz, with the World of Outlaws champion wrapping up his 2018/2019 tour with victory in round seven of World Series Sprintcars on Wednesday night (January 9), presented by Performance Wholesale. Whilst the timesheets suggest a close result, Schatz always looked comfortable at the front of the field, even when Jamie Veal closed in over the concluding stages. Despite Veals best efforts, Schatz held firm to win his fourth feature race from five starts, with local favourite Luke Oldfield finishing in third spot. Australian champ Kerry Madsen finished fourth to emerge as the new series leader, with Peter Lack completing the first five.
This Wednesday night (January 9) is the final chance to catch World Series Sprintcars in Queensland this season when round seven of the championship is decided at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway. Following the huge weekend that was the Australian Sprintcar Open, the WSS teams will again face off against 10-times World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and fellow WoO star Logan Schuchart in a bid to avenge the dominant display from the American duo in the Australian Open final. Schatz will be determined to clinch another win in what will be his final appearance before returning home while Schuchart, having finished runner-up behind Schatz in his last two feature race starts, will no doubt have other ideas. The pair will again be joined by Californian hard charger Carson Macedo for a three-pronged USA assault.
In another masterful display that left his opposition floundering, World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz won his ninth Australian Sprintcar Open with a dominant performance in the 50-lap feature race on Saturday night (January 5). Biding his time behind countryman Logan Schuchart through the early stages, Schatz pounced on lap 21 and was clinical in collecting another $20 000 payday. Schuchart remained second to the end, with Australian champ Kerry Madsen, a two-time winner of this event, finishing third on this occasion. Series leader Steven Lines was strong again in securing fourth ahead of Jamie Veal and Lachlan McHugh, who certainly earned his American Racer Hard Charger Award with a big run from 16th to sixth. Devoid of the pace he produced the previous night, James McFadden finished seventh, with Carson Macedo, Jessie Attard and Rusty Hickman rounding out the top ten.
In his first ever appearance at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway and in his first year as a World Series contracted driver, Victorian young gun Rusty Hickman has etched his name into the record books with a win in the Titan Garages Sprintcar Australian Open Preliminary Feature Race on Friday night (December 4). Jamie Veal finished in second spot in advance of James McFadden, who put in a mighty run to snare third after starting 17th. Donny Schatz and Jessie Attard rounded out the top five ahead of Steven Lines and Australian champion Kerry Madsen, who also advanced from deep in the field.
Whenever a list is compiled of Australias best Sprintcar drivers, there are some names that will inevitably appear, and with good reason. Their records of success, either here or overseas, make it impossible to leave them out of such a compilation and Brisbane speedway fans will get to see five of this elite group in action this weekend when they contest the Titan Garages Australian Sprintcar Open at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights (January 4 & 5). Amongst the entries for the prestigious event, which doubles as round six of the World Series Sprintcar Championship, will be Kerry Madsen, James McFadden, Jamie Veal, Brooke Tatnell and Steven Lines, all of whom are certain inclusions on any list documenting the very best drivers in the nation. The fact that they will be taking on the worlds best driver in North Dakotas Donny Schatz sets the scene for a monumental showdown and, when you add fellow Americans Logan Schuchart and Carson Macedo into the mix, the 50-lap Australian Open feature race on Saturday night is shaping as something very special indeed.
In another remarkable display, World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz has again decimated his opposition to score an emphatic win in round nine of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Tuesday night (January 1). Starting from the outside front row, Schatz led every circulation of the 35-lap feature event, clocked a fastest lap almost a full second quicker than anybody else and lapped all but the top five in winning by more than eight seconds ahead of fellow WoO star Logan Schuchart. Bouncing back from a crash in his opening heat race, Mitchell Gee finished in third spot ahead of Peter Lack and Allan Woods.
What better way is there to start a New Year than with a feast of V8 dirt track action at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway? That is a rhetorical question of course because obviously there is nothing better than a night at the speedway any time of year, especially when two of the world’s best Sprintcar drivers are in action against all of the local stars. Yep, thats right, World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and fellow WoO star Logan Schuchart return on Tuesday night (January 1) to contest round nine of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship. In what will be another massive night of motorsport entertainment, the Paul Britten Dirt Modified 44 will also feature on the program, along with Formula 500s, Fireworks and a Demolition Derby.
Upon the demise of World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz on lap 14, Luke Oldfield pounced almost immediately after the restart to wrest control of the race from Andrew Scheuerle before clearing away to win round eight of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (December 29). Scheuerle remained second at the fall of the chequer, while American ace Logan Schuchart found himself elevated to third when Brent Kratzmann crashed out on the final corner. Another late surge from Mitchell Gee saw him grab fourth at the flag, with Darren Jensen finishing fifth. Having started alongside Scheuerle on the front, Schatz was running second and under attack from Oldfield when he was sent into a flip through turn three by a lapped car.
After kicking off his 2018/2019 Australian campaign with a most emphatic win in round seven of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship on Wednesday night, American superstar Donny Schatz returns to Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway this Saturday night (December 29). On Wednesday, Schatz was a class above the 35+ other drivers who dared to dream of a win against the worlds best and Saturday will see a similar number of challengers taking on the 10-times World of Outlaws champion. However, amongst the entries this time will be fellow WoO star Logan Schuchart, who finished sixth in the 2018 World of Outlaws championship and, as a proven race winner at Archerfield, is another significant challenge for the locals in their bid for feature race success.
In a masterful display of the type for which he is renowned, World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz completely dominated the 35-lap feature race to win round seven of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Wednesday night (December 26). In a perfect start to his Australian campaign, Schatz left his opponents floundering as he led every circulation and lapped all but four of the 17 other cars that started the event. It was the usual suspects who emerged as the best of the locals with Brent Kratzmann prevailing over Luke Oldfield in an epic scrap for the minor placings, leaving Allan Woods fourth ahead of a fast finishing Mitchell Gee.