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.
The first night of the 2014 Easter Tri-City Shootout kicked off last night with twenty-nine Sprintcars heading to Maryborough Speedway for the opening night of competition. It was a star-studded field with current Australian Champion David Murcott and former Australian Champions James McFadden, Robbie Farr and Garry Brazier headlining the event, with a host on Brisbane, North Queensland, and Interstate stars joining them on track – there was even a New Zealand competitor in the ranks. David Murcott dominated all night, thrilling the large crowd in attendance, setting the quickest qualifying time (11.419), and then earning pole position for the A-Main. Murcott elected to start on the outside for the start of the 35-lap event but an incident with fellow front-row starter Robbie Farr as they crossed the line brought out a very premature end to what was otherwise a faultless night for the Australian Champion. Kevin Titman inherited a front row start for the restart and while the opening few laps of the event were marred by several incidents, seeing both Andrew Scheuerle and Robbie Farr exit the race in separate, spectacular incidents, Titman was not going to be denied his chance at victory. Jordyn Brazier challenged early in the race, while the final stages of the race saw both Luke Oldfield and James McFadden closing in fast, but Titman was truly magnificent out in front. He had experienced engine dramas in the #59 racer during the night, the crew even working on it during the open red light stoppage when Scheuerle exited the race, but Titman drove a strong, skilful and mistake-free race to secure his maiden Sprintcar A-Main win in emphatic style. James McFadden finished second with Luke Oldfield officially third after initially starting fourteenth. Brent Aprile and Danny Reidy rounded out the top five.
It may not have been a full moon at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway for Round 13 of the KRE Sprintcar Series last night, but there was plenty of crazy, frantic and breath-taking racing action to keep the large crowd entertained. Twenty-nine cars turned up for the show with the Brisbane regular stars joined by Victorian Jamie Veal, North-Queensland based racer Brent Aprile, former Australian Champion James McFadden and Current Australian Champion David Murcott. Murcott and Aprile were two of the strongest performers of the night, leading from the first fall of the green flag in qualifying to sharing the front row for the start of the A-Main. Aprile was leading the main event, with Murcott not holding anything back as he searched for a way past. Disaster struck though when, with only 12 laps to run, both leaders were caught up in the chaos when a lapped car rolled, with neither able to restart the event. Jamie Veal inherited the race lead and led comfortably while James McFadden started his charge towards the front, only to spin in turn four with ten laps to run. Jamie Veal took a hard fought and well deserved win, with Luke Oldfield and Bryan Mann, both of whom had had exceptional runs in the A-Main event, in second and third respectively, while Andrew Scheuerle and Peter Lack completed the top five.
Last night at Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway, Round 12 of the KRE Sprintcar Series hit a rather wet, rough and hooky track, with 20 cars set to do battle. It may have been the smallest field of Sprintcars seen at the Brisbane venue for a number of years, but it was strong star-studded field and the competition all night was some of the fiercest of the season. Bryan Mann started the night with a strong, fast car, and set quickest time in qualifying, while Andrew Scheuerle had a couple of solid heat runs and led the points chase entering the Dash. The pre-Dash draw saw Scheuerle invert the top six qualifiers for the event and from the rear of the six-car dash field, Scheuerle found it difficult to move forward. Ben Hilder and Mark Pholi shared the front row for the start of the Dash and while Hilder completely dominated the Dash, it was Pholi who took charge in the A-Main. Pholi had a truly magnificent run in the Darra Mechanical #14 racer and lead the opening laps of the A-Main event. Victorian Jamie Veal stole the lead and looked to have the race well under control until lapped traffic came into play and a moments hesitation from Veal was all the invitation Pholi needed to slip straight back into the race lead. Mark Pholi, who has previously only won a Winter Series round, went on to take his first open competition win, with Jamie Veal and Luke Oldfield rounding out the podium. Andrew Scheuerle and Bryan Mann completed the top five.
Round 11 of the KRE Sprintcar Series put on a spectacular for race fans at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night with a strong field of 26 Sprintcars hitting the track. When Danny Reidy drew the double points marble at drivers briefing an additional element was added to the nights competition, and with double points on the line, and the championship drawing closer to the end, there was going to be no holding back. While the early part of the night saw several drivers qualifying further back in the field than they usually do, and Danny Reidy, Darren Jensen and Robbie Farr each with their own separate problems in the opening round of heats, it was a fierce feature race battle. Jamie Bricknell, having his second drive in the Titan Garages #36 racer, lead the first half of the feature event, before Brisbane local Kevin Titman took over at half race distance and looked almost certain to take his maiden feature race win. Unfortunately for Titman a spin in turn four in the closing stages of the race handed the lead to Scheuerle and while Luke Oldfield had a brilliant run and pushed Scheuerle all the way to the line, it would seem there is no stopping Andrew Scheuerle at the moment. Scheuerle took the win, bagging some very valuable points in the process with Luke Oldfield, who is one of Scheuerle's nearest competition in the points battle, across the line in second, with Jamie Bricknell rounding out the podium. Robbie Farr and Paul Rooks completed the top five.