Round Six of the SuperCheap Auto Sprintcar Track Championship got underway at AusDeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night with 32 cars set to compete for valuable Championship points and some last-minute practice laps and fine tuning before the busy Post-Christmas race period. It was a spectacular night of Sprintcar racing action on a difficult track, but in the end it was Ian Madsen, in his first Australian race since his very successful season at Knoxville, who took the win at the end of gruelling 30-lap Feature event. David Murcott crossed the line in second with Andrew Scheuerle a strong third to round out the podium. Bryan Mann and Brent Aprile completed the top five.
Round Five of the SuperCheap Auto Sprintcar Track Championship was held at AusDeck Patios and Roofing Archerfield Speedway last night. After savage storms unleashed havoc at the venue on Thursday evening, uplifting grandstand seating and hurling it at the track fence and bringing down trees and fences around the venue, the Archerfield Speedway team worked tirelessly across Friday to clean up and make repairs before last nights event. Difficult track conditions, especially early in the evening during the qualifying rounds, resulted in some very different results at the conclusion of qualifying and the heat events. By the end of what was one of the very best Feature event races seen in South-East Queensland in a long time, most of the usual front-runners had made their way to the front. The battle for the lead of the A-Main event between Kevin Titman and Luke Oldfield was breath-taking, the pair exchanging the lead several times while navigating lapped traffic in a race that ran from green to chequer without incident. Luke Oldfield, having graced the podium several times already this season without being able to secure the top spot finally managed to get a very hard fought win with Kevin Titman a solid second. Brent Kratzmann had a brilliant run, finishing an impressive third after winning the Dash event and leading the early stages of the A-Main. Paul Rooks and American young gun Cap Henry, driving the U23 racer for David Whell, rounded out the top five.
Thirty cars rolled into AusDeck Patios and Roofing Archerfield Speedway last night for the fourth round of the SuperCheap Auto Sprintcar Track Championship. Robbie Farr and David Murcott dominated early, securing the two fastest qualifying times, but it was Peter Lack, in his season debut at the Brisbane circuit, who dominated the feature event and went on to take a very well deserved and hard-fought race win. David Murcott came on strong in the closing laps of the A-Main event to finish second while Luke Oldfield likewise had a very impressive run and claimed his third consecutive podium finish, this time crossing the line in third. Robbie Farr finished fourth while Andrew Scheuerle put in another very consistent run to cross the line in fifth.
It has been a long time coming but last night Danny Reidy finally managed to pull off a win at AusDeck Patios and Roofing Archerfield Speedway after dominating for most of the night and holding off an aggressive challenge from Luke Oldfield during the feature event. Reidy and Andrew Scheuerle had started from the front row of the A-Main and while Reidy got the jump on the start Oldfield from position four was quick on the low line to secure the race lead by the end of the first lap. Reidy however was all class as he fought his way back into the race lead, the pair really putting on a spectacular show for the race fans. The battle at the front only intensified as they entered lapped traffic but at the fall of the chequered flag it was Reidy who took the win and stood atop the podium. Luke Oldfield finished second with the ever-consistent Andrew Scheuerle rounding out the podium. Bryan Mann had an unbelievable run in the #16 racer to finish a very impressive fourth after initially transferring from the B-main, while Jamie Bricknell, in his first appearance at AusDeck Archerfield Speedway this season, rounded out the top five.
Challenging track conditions at AusDeck Patios and Roofing Archerfield Speedway set the scene for a thrilling night of Sprintcar racing last night. Round one winner and current Australian Champion David Murcott was back, looking to make it two from two, while Brisbane locals Andrew Scheuerle, Luke Oldfield, Bryan Mann and Brent Kratzmann, who all had brilliant runs in the opening round a fortnight ago, were all keen to move closer to the top of podium. Joining the field for the first time this season was Danny Reidy and Robbie Farr, both of whom have already secured some impressive results in Sydney this season. The addition of Reidy, with his striking new war-paint, and Farr to an already strong field, guaranteed a breath-taking night of Sprintcar racing action. Farr went on to take the win at the end of the A-Main after a truly brilliant start from position three, with Andrew Scheuerle and Luke Oldfield joining him on the podium and Danny Reidy and Bryan Mann rounding out the top five finishers.
Twenty-Five Sprintcars rolled into AusDeck Archerfield Speedway last night for the opening night of competition in the 2014-2015 race season and Round One of the SuperCheap Auto Sprintcar Track Championship. With a star-studded field it was sure to be an exhilarating night of Sprintcar racing action with defending series champion Andrew Scheuerle joined by local guns Luke Oldfield, Bryan Mann, Kevin Titman, Brent Kratzmann, Brock Dean and a strong local field of contenders, as well as former Australian Champion James McFadden and current Australian Champion David Murcott. What followed was indeed a thrilling night of racing action, with plenty of close racing to keep the large crowd enthralled. By the final fall of the chequered flag it was David Murcott who stood atop the podium, starting his race season off with a beautiful and hard fought win. James McFadden and Andrew Scheuerle joined Murcott on the podium, both having impressive runs in the feature event. Local stars Brent Kratzmann and Bryan Mann rounded out the top five and will certainly be ones to watch this season.
Jamie Bricknell, in the Titan Garages and Carports #36 racer, took the win in an action packed A-main event at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night, stealing the win from Australian Champion David Murcott in a heart-stopping move on the final corner of the race. Murcott managed to cross the line in second while Mick Sauer finished his first season of open Sprintcar competition with his first podium finish in the class when he crossed the line in third. Brodie Tulloch finished an impressive fourth, with both Sauer and Tulloch, who had both transferred from the B-Main, benefiting immensely from a six-car pile with just two laps to go. Allan Woods finished an impressive fifth, a spectacular result for Woods who only got his start in the A-Main event when Danny Reidy pulled out of the competition with engine dramas.
Last night twenty-four Sprintcars gathered at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway for Round Fourteen of the KRE Sprintcar Series. Andrew Scheuerle has just about wrapped up the series already and another strong performance last night means he is unlikely to lose either the KRE Sprintcar Series or the Sprintcars Queensland Club Championship. While Scheuerle put in another solid and consistent night of racing, Bryan Mann really seems to have stepped up his game in recent weeks and after claiming a very popular and well deserved second in the Queensland Title a fortnight ago, it was Mann who dominated last nights A-main event. It was a brilliant drive from the Gold Coast based racer and despite early race challenges from Danny Reidy, and multiple stoppages as the leaders approached lapped traffic, there was no stopping Mann out in front. Bryan went on to take the win with Danny Reidy doing a great job to cross the line in second with Kevin Titman joining them on the podium after finishing third. Andrew Scheuerle and Brent Kratzmann completed the top five.
Robbie Farr is the 2014 Queensland Sprintcar Champion after taking the win in an action-packed feature event at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield last night. Farr inherited the race lead after both David Murcott and James McFadden exited the race in separate incidents, both while leading the race, and from then on dominated the event, with Bryan Mann having a brilliant run and keeping the pressure on the race leader. Mann finished second while Luke Oldfield managed to cross the line in third ahead of Garry Brazier, who had transferred from the B-Main and had moved as high as third in the A-Main event for a number of laps. Andrew Scheuerle rounded out the top five finishers in a race that saw nine cars fail to make it to end.
The 2014 Sprintcar Queensland Title kicked off last night at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway with 28 cars taking to the track and putting on a spectacular first night of competition. David Murcott and Luke Oldfield were the standout performers of the night, Luke securing fast time in Qualifying, while David won the preliminary A-Main event.
The third and final night of the 2014 East Coast Logistics Tri-City Sprintcar Shootout at Toowoomba Speedbowl last night was every bit as thrilling as the first two nights competition. Difficult track conditions all night proved troublesome for almost everyone and certainly impacted on proceedings, with even some of Australia's best Sprintcar competitors struggling to get a grip on the slippery surface. David Murcott started things off all wrong, clipping the wall in qualifying and flipping down the back straight. James McFadden had a scary moment in turn one while leading the A-Main event, which cost him the lead of the race, while several others came to grief over the course of the evening. Robbie Farr and James McFadden put on a truly brilliant show for most of the A-Main event, the pair clearly a class above the rest of field. Farr ended up pulling out of the event with sudden and unexpected mechanical problems, leaving McFadden in control of the race. McFadden was never challenged again for the lead and opened a sizeable lead on every restart, skillfully navigating lapped traffic before going on to take the win. James not only won last nights A-Main, but also managed to secure the overall East Coast Logistics Tri-City Shootout Series win and the Crispy Memorial. Joining him on the podium, both for last nights race and the overall weekend series, were Garry Brazier and Luke Oldfield, both of whom put in sensational drives to entertain the crowd. Danny Reidy and Peter Lack rounded out the top five finishers in last nights action-packed A-Main event, which was enough to see them finished fourth and sixth overall for the weekend, Andrew Scheuerle, while failing to finish last nights A-Main event, had earned enough points in all his qualifying efforts to secure fifth overall for the weekend.
Night Two of the East Coast Logistics Tri-City Shootout at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night was a show not to be missed. The action was relentless and with four current or past Australian Sprintcar Champions in the mix with all the local stars, many on a mission to regain ground lost after a somewhat disappointing run in Maryborough on Friday night, it was every man for himself the moment the first light turned green. James McFadden dominated the finals, earning pole position in the A-Main after transferring from the Bronze Shootout and winning the Gold. McFadden was in truly magnificent form for the A-Main, leading every lap almost effortlessly, and managed to lap over half the field when the middle part of the A-Main ran 26 laps without a stop. While Brazier stayed close to McFadden for much of the race, there was little he could do to reel him in. Brazier and Andrew Scheuerle had a great race for the minor places with David Murcott, Robbie Farr and Danny Reidy all putting on a breath-taking show while arguing over the minor places. James McFadden took the win, cementing his place atop the points ladder for the weekend’s racing, with Garry Brazier in second last night ahead of Andrew Scheuerle and David Murcott, with Danny Reidy rounding out the top five after both Murcott and Reidy got by Robbie Farr with only two laps left to run.