This is it; the final chance for Sprintcar teams to hit the track and fine-tune their preparations in readiness for the arrival of World of Outlaws champion Donny Schatz and fellow WoO star Logan Schuchart. It is not surprising therefore that a 35-car field has nominated for round six of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship this Saturday night (December 8) at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway. Given that this is the last Archerfield show before Schatz arrives on December 26 (with Schuchart following on December 29), the time has arrived for drivers to make sure they, their team and their equipment, are in peak condition to take the challenge to the American invaders.
Defending champion Andrew Scheurele took maximum advantage of the rescheduling of round two of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship with an emphatic win at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (December 1). Having qualified on the outside front row of the feature race grid, Scheuerle led every circulation of the 25-lap showdown to clinch his first feature race win for the year. In a much-improved performance, Kevin Titman finished in second spot ahead of Peter Lack, with Kristy Bonsey and Brock Dean rounding out the first five.
Luke Oldfield returned to his barnstorming best at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (November 24), dominating the 30-lap feature race to emerge a comfortable winner in round four of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship. Having qualified on pole position, Oldfield led every circulation and was no doubt oblivious to the action taking place behind him as the minor positions underwent myriad changes before Andrew Scheuerle and Brent Kratzmann ultimately secured second and third respectively ahead of Allan Woods and Peter Lack.
With current series front runner Lachlan McHugh representing Queensland interstate this weekend, opportunities abound for his rivals to take advantage of his absence when they hit the track for round four of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (November 24). However, with more than 30 drivers nominated for action, the likes of Peter Lack, Andrew Scheuerle, Brent Kratzmann, Mitchell Gee, Luke Oldfield and Allan Woods will face plenty of resistance as they fight for the right to visit victory lane and perhaps emerge with the championship lead.
Continuing his stellar start to the 2018/2019 season, Lachlan McHugh raced to victory in round three of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (November 10). McHugh qualified his Castrol/Sedl Contracting Cool on pole position for the 30-lap feature race and led every circulation to secure his second feature race win for the season and emerge as the only driver to have finished inside the top four in all three completed rounds. Bouncing back big time from a previous round that saw him fail to qualify into the feature race, Queensland champ Mitchell Gee chased McHugh throughout to finish second ahead of Luke Oldfield and Allan Woods, with previous round winner Peter Lack running strongly again to finish fifth.
The opening two rounds of the 2018/2019 East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway have produced some outstanding competition, with two drivers emerging as the standouts in these early weeks of the season. Gold Coast university student Lachlan McHugh and Tooowomba-based former national Modified Sedan champion Peter Lack have battled at the front of both rounds to snare a feature race win apiece, leaving their rivals with the challenge of lifting their game if they intend to contend. This Saturday night (November 10), 25 drivers will take on Lack and McHugh in round three of the season-long series, including Queensland champion Mitchell Gee and the previous two track championship winners in Andrew Scheuerle and Luke Oldfield.
Toowoomba racer Peter Lack proved too good in round two of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (October 27), leading every circulation in the 30-lap feature race to defeat Allan Woods and Brent Kratzmann. Having finished third in the opening round after leading early, a repeat of such a scenario never looked likely on this occasion as Lack rebuffed every overture from those who dared to venture forth in search of the lead. Opening round winner Lachlan McHugh was the early threat until he found himself losing touch with Lack, enabling Woods to take up the chase. There were a few occasions where Woods looked as though he might surge to the front, but Lack saw off every challenge to take the race and emerge as the only driver to finish on the podium in both completed rounds. McHugh found himself fourth at the chequer, with Luke Oldfield rounding out the first five.
A four-week break in competition is unheard of so early in a speedway season, but that is how long it has been since Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway fired into life with the opening round of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship way back on September 22. Since then, wet weather has swamped Brisbane and other regions to cause havoc with speedway scheduling and force the cancellation of round two of the track championship. The extended break in competition has certainly left teams itching to get back on track and, as a result, in excess of 120 competitors have nominated for competition this Saturday night (October 27), including more than 35 Sprintcar thrill-seekers from Queensland and interstate contesting round three of the ECL Track Championship. Midget numbers have also swelled for round two of their Polar Ice Track Championship, while AMCA Nationals, Formula 500s, Open Sedans and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans are also on the program.
The opening round of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on September 22 saw Gold Coast young gun Lachlan McHugh outpace 30+ rivals to emerge triumphant in the 30-lap feature race. This Saturday night (October 13), McHugh faces off against an even stronger field in his bid score back-to-back wins in Queenslands premier Sprintcar competition. Leading the list of challengers is former track champion and crowd favourite Luke Oldfield, who missed the opening round and is a welcome addition to a field that boasts 34 drivers from three states. Also featuring as part of a huge program are Super Sedans, Wingless Sprints, Formula 500s and Compact Speedcars
Gold Coast gun Lachlan McHugh stormed to victory in the opening round of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (September 22). Chasing Peter Lack through the first half of the event, McHugh surged to the front on lap 15 and skipped clear to eventually finish ahead of defending track champion Andrew Scheuerle, who slipped ahead of Lack on lap 20. In a sterling drive from deep in the field after transferring from the B Main, Brent Aprile stormed home to finish fourth ahead of Brent Kratzmann and Michael Saller.
The wait is over. The 2018/2019 speedway season will get underway this Saturday night (September 22) at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway with the opening round of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship. More than 30 Sprintcar competitors are locked in for the event, including defending track champion Andrew Scheuerle and a gaggle of go-getters looking to deliver an emphatic declaration of their championship intentions in a way that only an opening round victory will achieve. Also on the program will be the opening rounds of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship and the Brisbane Formula 500 Club Championship, plus Compact Speedcars, Fireworks and Monster Trucks. Making their first ever appearance at Archerfield, big-wheeled brutes Buddy and Raptor will unleash a spectacular display of Monster Truck mayhem to kick off what is going to be a massive season of action at Queenslands home of speedway.
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With the 2017/2018 Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway season having just wrapped up, attention now turns to what is shaping as a massive 2018/2019 campaign at the Brisbane venue. The 2018/2019 season calendar has been released and the highlight of the upcoming season will undoubtedly be the staging of the 57th Australian Sprintcar Championship over two spectacular nights on January 26 and 27. Is there a better way to celebrate the Australia Day weekend than watching Australias finest Sprintcar drivers do battle for the prestige that comes with an Australian Championship victory? It promises to be something very special and will be preceded by a special midweek Prelude to the Championship event on Wednesday, January 23 that will also feature the Queensland AMCA Nationals Championship.
On a very chilly winter evening, the 2017/2018 season of competition at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway drew to a close on Saturday night (June 2) with a mixed program of sedan and open wheel events that produced some close racing and a couple of huge crashes, the most spectacular of which resulted in a damage to the safety fence and brought about a delay in proceedings. Despite finishing second in their respective feature races, it was Brant Chandler and Aaron Kelly who prevailed in the Wingless Sprint and Lightning Sprint season pointscores, while Jason Walsh, Wayne Kirkman and Nathan Lowe shared the spoils in the Australian Championship finals for Open Sedans and Holden vs Ford vs Sigma Sedans.
The end is nigh. After 15 rounds of racing since it kicked off in September, the 2017/2018 East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship wraps up this Saturday night (May 26) at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway with Andrew Scheuerle poised to reclaim the title. Also on the program this weekend is the final round of the Polar Ice Midget Track Championship and the final round of the KRE Race Engines Formula 500 Championship Series, along with Compact Speedcars, Fireworks and the chaos and carnage of the Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby.
Refusing to surrender his title without a fight, Luke Oldfield scorched to victory in round 15 of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (May 19). Recovering from a setback earlier in the night that left his #17 Mud Buddy mount with a ruptured fuel tank, Oldfield advanced from position six to deny Ben Hilder a maiden feature race win, with Bryan Mann surviving several challenges to secure third ahead of Cody Maroske and Michael Saller, with series leader Andrew Scheuerle snaring sixth.
Anointed top dog of the sunshine state Sprintcar scene as a result of his win in the Queensland Championship less than two weeks ago, Mitchell Gee returns to the scene of his state title triumph this weekend to contest the penultimate round of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship on Saturday night (May 19) at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway. With the state title trophy safely in his keeping, Gee now has his sights set on chasing down current leader Andrew Scheuerle in a bid to win the ultimate double by also snaring the track championship crown. The Sprintcar showdown is part of another huge Archerfield program that will also feature the Wingless Sprint 50-lapper and the final round of the Shock Absorber Therapy AMCA Nationals Track Championship, plus Modlites, Late Models and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans.
In an epic Queensland Sprintcar Championship final at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Sunday night (May 6), Mitchell Gee withstood the very best efforts of Luke Oldfield to secure the biggest win of his burgeoning career. The final stages of the event were outstanding as Gee and Oldfield swapped the lead before a late restart provided Gee sufficient respite to consolidate his position and race to the chequer for a stunning win. Gracious in defeat, Oldfield was his typically bullish self throughout the 35-lap race, running the highline to great effect as he advanced from position 10. Bryan Mann snatched third from Andrew Scheuerle in the closing stages, while Jayden Peacock finished fifth.
Interstate drivers dominated at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (May 5) with NSWs Matt Smith outpacing and outlasting an international field to win the American Tire and Racing Services Jim Holden Memorial Midget 50-lap feature race, while South Australias Ryan Jones proved too strong in the Queensland Sprintcar Championship Preliminary feature. On a night that produced misfortune and marvellous moments in equal measure, it was Scott Farmer and Rusty Whitaker who filled the minor placings in the Midget main, with Andrew Scheuerle and Jayden Peacock doing likewise in the Sprintcar feature.
In a race that delivered an emphatic demonstration of Sprintcar racing at its brilliant best, Andrew Scheuerle consolidated his lead in the East Coast Logistics Track Championship with a resounding victory in round 14 at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (April 28). Behind Scheuerle, the battles for the minor placings that developed throughout the 30-lap race were something to behold as the likes of Luke Oldfield, Michael Saller, Mitchell Gee, Robbie Farr and Lachlan McHugh engaged in a series of breathtaking battles that eventually resulted in Oldfield snaring second spot ahead of Farr and Gee. A late surge from Mark Pholi saw him secure fifth ahead of Saller, with Allan Woods, Jayden Peacock, Bryan Mann and Mick Sauer rounding out the top ten.