Luke Oldfield won an action packed Round Three of the Sprintcar Track Championship at AusDeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night, with Brent Kratzmann having a truly mesmerising drive to secure second after initially starting from position eight. With just six laps completed in the main event Kratzmann had not only survived the chaos of the multiple restarts, he had caught, and passed, Mitchell Gee, before seriously challenging Oldfield for control of the race. Kratzmann had the always immaculate presented Q2 simply flying but an inopportune stoppage six laps in, just as Kratzmann was having a massive look underneath Oldfield in turns three and four, brought the race under caution. Oldfield switched to the low line when the race resumed and despite a strong challenge from Kratzmann, eventually went on to secure the win quite comfortably. Mitchell Gee put in yet another solid and consistent performance to once again fill the final podium position for the night, while Ben Hilder and Callum Walker completed the top five after each driver came from the rear of the field. Twenty four sprintcars turned up at Archerfield last night ready to put on a show, and while the opening laps of the A-Main saw more than half the field exit the race prematurely, the entire night was a sight to behold.
For the fourth week in a row the stars of Sprintcars Queensland headed trackside for another night of racing, last night hitting Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Toowoomba for Round Two of the Queensland USC Series and the 2016-2017 Queensland Sprintcar Title. It was a spectacular night for Sprintcar racing and while the field may have been smaller than that which attended the same venue a fortnight ago, there was plenty of talent in the field, with anyone of at least a dozen drivers more than capable of taking the win. Peter Lack had a mesmerising run the GW Racing Q5 car, winning both of his heat events before securing second in the Shootout and then leading most of the A-main event. Mitchell Gee also impressed in the feature event, spending much of the race inside the top three and putting up an incredible fight as he raced for every spot on the podium. Lack had a very healthy lead but once lapped traffic came into play that lead quickly diminished and, when Lack hesitated for just a fraction of the second behind a lapped car, Farr took advantage and stole the lead. Lack didn't surrender the lead without a fight, making last nights race one of the most entertaining, and heart-stopping Sprintcar A-Mains seen in recent times. In the end though it was Robbie Farr who took the win, his sixth Queensland Title, with Peter Lack securing second and Luke Oldfield having a powerful drive to finish third. Danny Reidy and Bryan Mann rounded out the top five, the pair involved in their own race long battle for the minor places and really putting on a show for the fans.
It was a beautiful evening for Sprintcar racing at AusDeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night where a field of twenty-four Sprintcars took to the track for the second round of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Track Championship. Teenager Callum Walker had an absolutely brilliant night, securing quick time in qualifying before winning the dash event in spectacular fashion and leading the first ten laps of the A-Main event after beating Andrew Scheuerle off the line. In the end though experience triumphed and Andrew Scheuerle managed to race under Callum Walker to take control of the race. Luke Oldfield had a magnificent drive and put some pressure on Scheuerle in lapped traffic, but it was Andrew Scheuerle who walked away with the win, his first of the season. Oldfield finished a strong second while Mitchell Gee stole third from Brent Kratzmann in the last half dozen laps of the race. Brent Kratzmann had a very impressive drive in the A-Main and crossed the line in fourth, with Peter Lack rounding out the top five.
With perfect weather for the opening night of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship at Hi-Tech Oils Speedway in Toowoomba an impressive field of 38 Sprintcars turned up to put on a spectacular show. The entire field lined up for a truly spectacular four wide parade lap to start the show before hot-lapping and qualifying got under way. It was an action-packed night of Sprintcar racing that thrilled the crowd and made each and every driver work hard for each track positions. Track conditions were somewhat rough and trying and played a massive part in the results, but at the end of the night it was Luke Oldfield who stood atop the dais after taking the win in the feature event. Robbie Farr, second, and Jamie Veal, third, joined him on the podium, while Andrew Scheuerle and Jake Tranter completed the top five.
With the 2015-2016 race season now concluded the drivers, crews, families, friends and sponsors of Sprintcars Queensland gathered at Easts Leagues Club for the annual end of season celebrations and festivities. Almost 140 people attended the black tie event, with Wade Aunger acting as MC for the night. It was a night to celebrate the season that was – and what a truly remarkable season we have had. It was a season full of plenty of thrills, spills and close competition, but also one that saw the best once again rise to the top, as well as a host of newcomers and young talent that really gave some of our most seasoned competitors a run for their money.
Former Australian Champion David Murcott took the win in the 2015-2016 season finale at AusDeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night, with Andrew Scheuerle and Luke Oldfield joining him on the last podium of the season. Lachlan McHugh and Ben Atkinson rounded out the top five in very slick track conditions and a tough field behind them. Lachlan McHugh entered the final round of the East Cost Logistics Crispy Memorial Sprintcar Series just twelve points ahead of Andrew Scheuerle, and while Scheuerle had a brilliant night to significantly close the gap to McHugh on the points ladder, McHugh did just enough to secure the series championship. The Sprintcar Rookie, who turned eighteen on Friday, managed to win the East Cost Logistics Crispy Memorial Sprintcar Series by just two points, with Andrew Scheuerle officially second in the series.
Teenage rookie Lachlan McHugh last night stole the show when he took the win in the 30-lap A-main event at AusDesk Patios Archerfield Speedway for Round Four of the East Coast Logistics Crispy Memorial Series. McHugh started the feature event from position ten but gradually worked his way skilfully through the field, seemingly effortless weaving his way past some far more experienced rivals, taking the lead with a beautiful slide job underneath Luke Oldfield through turn four two thirds of the way through the race before opening a sizable lead and taking the win some three seconds ahead of Oldfield in second. Mitchell Gee had a brilliant run to claim the third and final podium position, with Dave Whell and Ben Atkinson rounding out the top five. Early race leader Brent Kratzmann had an absolutely breath-taking run, comfortably leading the first half of the race before being challenged for position by Oldfield. Unfortunately for Kratzmann contact between the pair nineteen laps in ended with Kratzmann stopped on the track and bringing the race under caution. Kratzmann restarted at the rear of the field with eleven laps to run and all eighteen starters still in the race, but put on an inspiring run to climb his way to a very impressive nineth before the fall of the chequered flag.
It was an action packed affair at AusDeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night for Round Three of the East Coast Logistics Crispy Memorial Sprintcar Series. An incident eighteen laps into the 30-lap A-Main event saw almost half the field involved, including then race leader David Murcott, as well as Luke Oldfield and Andrew Scheuerle, who were running second and third at the time. Mitchell Gee, Mark Pholi, Bryan Mann and Peter Milnes were also involved, with Brandon Rawlings getting hard on the brakes in a desperate effort to avoid contact. Gee inverted the Q41 racer during the chaos, and while he was uninjured he was out of the race. Everyone else involved was able to restart, albeit from the rear, with just twelve laps left to run. Brent Aprile, who had been running a strong fourth at the time of the incident, inherited the race lead and went on to take the win, while Lachlan McHugh stole second from Brandon Rawlings in the final corner. Kevin Titman had a brilliant run to chequered flag, racing past both Brent Kratzmann and Brandon Rawlings on the final lap to steal third moments before crossing the line. Rawlings finished fourth with Kratzmann rounding out the top five after an impressive, and almost race-long, battle with McHugh.
Luke Oldfield is our new Queensland Sprintcar Champion after taking a popular win in last nights gruelling 35-lap A-main Title race. Oldfield, who started the race from pole, initially settled into second behind Robbie Farr when the lights went green, but quickly moved into the race lead half a dozen laps into the race, using lapped traffic beautifully to secure the lead. Farr of course didn’t surrender the lead without a fight and the battle that raged between the pair was really something to behold until contact between the pair left Farr pirouetting on his tail tank in turn two. Farr restarted at the rear of the field, and in the following sixteen or so laps had climbed his way back inside the top ten before crashing out of the event with nine laps left to run. Oldfield had complete control of the race and while David Murcott closed in and challenged a couple of times, Oldfield was focused and determined, letting nothing, and no one, slow him down. Oldfield slammed the wall hard heading down the back straight with only half a lap left to run but went on to take the win. David Murcott finished a solid second in the Title race while Peter Lack had a very impressive drive around the high side to fight his way into third to round out the podium. The battle for the minor places was certainly a fierce one and while Brent Kratzmann and Darren Jensen both put on a truly spectacular show for the race fans on the hill, it was Bryan Mann who came through to finish fourth ahead of the ever-consistent Andrew Scheuerle in fifth.
After one night of competition, in a field of thirty-three cars, Luke Oldfield leads the points chase going into the second and final night of competition in the 2016 Hungry Jacks Queensland Sprintcar Championship at AusDeck Patios Archerfield Speedway. Oldfield started the night strongly securing quick-time in qualifying, beating Andrew Scheuerle by just six thousandths of a second, and scored a second and a third in his heats before going on to take the win in the thrilling 20-lap preliminary A-Main. Oldfield was focussed and determined and while Scheuerle led the early stages of the race, lapped traffic came into play and Oldfield fought his way in front. Unfortunately for Scheuerle an incident with a lapped car seven laps into the race saw the former Queensland Champion relegated the to rear of the field where he spent the rest of the race trying to fight his way forward whilst dealing with some front-end damage on the AusDeck Patios Q25 racer. David Murcott finished the Preliminary A-Main in second with Robbie Farr in third. Peter Lack had an impressive drive to cross the line in fourth, after initially starting from position eight, with Brent Kratzmann having a very solid run to round out the top five. Bryan Mann, who crashed hard coming out of turn four while challenging Oldfield for the lead, and Kevin Titman, who had an incident on the back straight while battling for position with Kratzmann, are both ones to watch tonight, as are Richard Morgan, Darren Jensen and Mark Pholi who all had impressive runs in the preliminary A-Main.
Round two of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series was held at AusDeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night with a star-studded field of twenty-six Sprintcars set to do battle around the tight Brisbane circuit. David Murcott was the early leader of the feature event, but his A-Main raced ended prematurely when he became involved in an incident with a lapped car. In a 30-lap main event that was plagued by nine stoppages, the race between the top five was brilliantly breath-taking. Andrew Scheuerle had a reasonably comfortable lead, but was, on more than one occasion, seriously challenged for his position by both Lachlan McHugh and Luke Oldfield. McHugh and Oldfield had an enthralling battle over second and third that lasted most of the race, while Brent Kratzmann had an impressive run in fourth, putting a serious challenge to both McHugh and Oldfield, while trying to defend his position from a hard charging Bryan Mann. Andrew Scheuerle managed to hang on to take the win, while Lachlan McHugh, still in his rookie season, secured second with Luke Oldfield crossing the line in third to fill the final podium position. Brent Kratzmann and Bryan Mann rounded out the top five, while Ben Hilder finished an impressive sixth after transferring from the B-Main.
Last night twenty-four Sprintcars headed to Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway for the Ultimate Pink Night, supporting and raising money for Breast Cancer research, and the final night of the Queensland Ultimate Sprintcar Championship. James McFadden was strong all night, setting quick time in qualifying and leading the points going into the Shoot Out events, before earning pole position for the start of the A-Main. Unfortunately for McFadden contact with David Murcott on the opening lap of the A-Main ended his night early and sent Murcott to the rear of the field for the 30-lap A-Main event. Jamie Veal took the win at the end of the action-packed race, with Robbie Farr in second ahead of Bryan Mann, with Peter Lack and Jake Tranter rounding out the top five. Robbie Farr won the Queensland Ultimate Sprintcar Championship, with Peter Lack in second and Andrew Scheuerle securing third overall.
Last night twenty-nine Sprintcars returned to Hi-Tech Oils Toowoomba Speedway for the third and final night of the 2016 Clay Per View Easter Triple Challenge. While Saturday nights' Archerfield Speedway got abandoned before the feature events due to rain at venue, and the weather in Toowoomba looked a little dubious yesterday morning, the team at Hi-Tech Oils Toowoomba Speedway were determined to put on a show. With light drizzle easing as the day progressed and blue skies appeared over the circuit, we were set for a thrilling night of speedway racing action. The 50-lap feature was a sight to behold, with Robbie Farr leading the early stages until David Murcott swept underneath and stole the lead in the last half of the race. Murcott went on to take the win ahead of Robbie Farr, with Andrew Wright from NSW having a brilliant run to finish third. Brent Kratzmann finally managed to have a little luck on his side, and after an impressive night of racing, and a strong A-Main race that saw him exchange positions with Wright several times over the course of the race, he finished a very impressive fourth to be the first of the regular Sprintcars Queensland competitors home. Darren Jensen rounded out the top five in last nights' A-Main event, but it was Robbie Farr who won the Clay Per View weekend points battle, with David Murcott second and Luke Oldfield officially third.