If you were not at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night you missed one of the best nights of racing seen in South East Queensland for a number of years. It was Round 10 of the KRE Sprintcar Series and we had current Australian Champion David Murcott, former Australian Champion James McFadden, and American young gun Cap Henry join Sprintcars Queensland front-runners Andrew Scheuerle, Danny Reidy, Luke Oldfield, Bryan Mann, Kevin Titman, Darren Jensen and a strong field of local competitors. Murcott and McFadden led the leader board for most of the night but it was Danny Reidy who took the win in a hard-fought Dash event. Only a very brave man accepts the Kratzmanns Challenge and inverts the top fourteen starters for the A-Main event, knowing the calibre of drivers who would then be starting in front of him. But Danny Reidy is a brave man and in a bold move accepted the Kratzmann Challenge, after negotiating an additional $3000 bonus prize money, making it $5500 on offer, from Archerfield Promoter John Kelly. Reidy added five laps to the duration of the race, with he and James McFadden to start from the seventh row. It took only five laps for Reidy to move into third, another ten laps and he was up to second, while McFadden gradually made his way to the front. It came down to the last few laps of the race, but in the end it was James McFadden who took the win, with Danny Reidy a very impressive second and Darren Jensen, who had led for much of the race, in third. David Murcott and Andrew Scheuerle rounded out the top five.
After a few weeks off Sprintcar racing in South East Queensland, in which several of the Sprintcars Queensland teams headed south to contest events like the Australian Sprintcar Title and the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic, it was back to SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night for round nine of the KRE Sprintcar Series. Twenty-four cars turned up to compete in the event, with the night to culminate in a twin 20-lap features and an overall round winner to be crowned after points from both features were amalgamated. Andrew Scheuerle went into last nights competition comfortably leading the points battle while his nearest rival, David Muir, was absent from last nights racing. Luke Oldfield, Kevin Titman, Darren Jensen and Danny Reidy were next in line and keen to try to close the gap to Scheuerle. While Reidy and Oldfield were able to secure a win each in the feature events, Scheuerle finished third in the first A-Main and second in the final feature event. Once again Scheuerle's consistency paid dividends and once the points were tallied, this consistency was enough to secure the overall win for the round, Kevin Titman and Danny Reidy rounding out the final podium. Luke Oldfield and Peter Lack completed the top five.
Last night at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway Donny Schatz put on a mesmerising show for the large crowd in attendance, proving again just why he is regarded as the best in the world. In his hardest fought win of this Australian visit, Schatz worked hard throughout the 50-lap A-Main event, stealing the lead from David Murcott just before the half way mark. A few laps later Murcott stole the lead back as they navigated lapped traffic down the main straight. Schatz was able to regain the lead but spent the last part of the race with a very hard charging Steven Lines challenging him for the position. Both Murcott and Lines, two of Australia's best, ran a magnificent race, with Lines officially second behind Schatz at the final fall of the chequered flag. American Brad Sweet crossed the line a very impressive third in only his second night on the SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway track, with James McFadden and Brooke Tatnell completing the top five. Andrew Scheuerle was best of the Brisbane regulars, crossing the line in twelfth and leading locals David Muir, Luke Oldfield and Bryan Mann across the line.
Last night thirty-six Sprintcars rolled into SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway ready for the first night of competition in a big weekend of racing. World Series Sprintcars Round Seven and the Australian Sprintcar Open is a monster two night racing event, culminating in a massive 50-lap A-Main event tonight, paying $20,000 to win. Last nights program saw the all-important qualifying session, two rounds of heats and a preliminary feature event, but there was no denying that Donny Schatz was going to be the man to beat once again. Schatz again dominated last night, wowing the crowd with his faultless and seemingly effortless racing style to top the qualifying order, lead the points ladder heading into the preliminary feature event and then taking the win in the Preliminary A-Main. James McFadden and a very impressive Daniel Pestka joined him on the podium. The preliminary feature was an exciting 20-lap affair, and it was David Murcott who crossed the line in fourth while Brisbane local David Muir impressed with a strong fifth place finish.
Last night 31 Sprintcars rolled into SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway where some of Queensland's finest would take on a group of Australia's best and some talent from America. Donny Schatz wowed fans and racers alike as he dominated proceedings most of the night, while Bryan Mann, Andrew Scheuerle, Luke Oldfield, Peter Lack, David Muir, Danny Reidy and Terry Bracken were standout local performers, each qualifying for the 20-car strong A-Main event. Donny Schatz won the event, with Luke Dillion and James McFadden joining him on the podium. Of the locally-based regular Sprintcars Queensland competitors Andrew Scheuerle had an amazing run to finish a very impressive fourth, with Bryan Mann across the line in fifth after a very solid night.
The third night of International Sprintcars and the eighth round of the KRE Sprintcar Series unfolded last night at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway with twenty-seven cars ready to put on a memorable show to celebrate the start of 2014. Americans Donny Schatz and Jason Sides joined a strong field of locals with them both once again dominating for most of the night. Sides won the Dash event and this time agreed to accept the Kratzmann Challenge once the bonus prize money was again raised to $4000. Unfortunately for both Sides and Schatz, who would now start the A-Main event from the seventh row with the entire top fourteen starters inverted, things didn’t go quite as planned. Schatz ended up out of the race after being caught up in an incident on the second lap of the race, while Sides, also making contact in the incident, was left with a broken right rear shock for the rest of the race. Sides didn’t let that slow him down though and managed to claw his way into second, occasionally challenging for the lead. Kevin Titman and Terry Bracken both had a turn leading the race, but it was Bryan Mann who quietly made his way into the race lead, and went on to take the win. It was a very welcome change of fortunes for Mann who has endured a couple of awful nights of racing, and big days of rebuilding race cars, since Christmas. Jason Sides managed to climb his way into second and while he occasionally challenged Mann for the lead, having one last big look about three laps from home, he also found himself on the defensive. Luke Oldfield had another spectacular run in the NQ17 racer to join Mann and Sides on the podium while Andrew Scheuerle and Terry Bracken rounded out the top five.
American star Donny Schatz once again dominated the Sprintcar racing at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night with a series of strong performances culminating in what was his 30th feature race victory of 2013. His fellow countryman Jason Sides seemed to struggle with the track a little at the Boxing Night show, but last night had well and truly adjusted and was determined to make amends. Sides and Schatz topped the leader board all night and while it was Schatz who held the lead for most of the 35-lap A-Main, it was hard not to watch Sides as he put on an impressive show for the race fans. Sides battled with several drivers over the course of the main event, but in the later stages of the race it was the battle with Brisbane local Luke Oldfield that commanded the attention of everyone in the venue. Oldfield had started from position three on the start and faded a little in the early laps of the race before having a breath-taking drive in the last half of the race. The crowd was right behind Oldfield as he held nothing back and he and Sides fought to the chequered flag over second place. Sides managed to hold on with Oldfield officially third. Andrew Scheuerle and Danny Reidy rounded out the top five.
Thirty-three Sprintcars, including Americans Donny Schatz and Jason Sides, rolled into SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night for the massive Boxing Night show. Schatz and Sides both brought their own cars over from America, ready to do battle with Brisbane’s finest. Andrew Scheuerle is dominating the local scene this season and last night was again the best-placed local right throughout the night. Jason Sides topped the qualifying order at the start of the night, but troubles in the A-Main event saw him watch the second half of the race from the infield. Terry Bracken and Andrew Scheuerle both had short runs in the race lead, but there was no stopping Donny Schatz who took the lead early in the race and never looked back. Schatz cruised to victory and casually weaved his way through lapped traffic, but the real battle was behind him for the minor places. At the fall of the chequered flag it was Andrew Scheuerle and Darren Jensen who joined Schatz on the podium, with David Muir, who had come from the rear of the field after an early race incident, and Allan Woods rounding out the top five.
Robbie Farr seems to be virtually unstoppable at the moment and last night at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway, amongst a field of very tough competitors, and despite a poor qualifying run, Farr proved what a determined and talented racer he is, taking the win after a breathtaking passing move mid-race. Danny Reidy put in a very solid performance last night and crossed the line in second after a race-long battle with Andrew Scheuerle. Ian Madsen, in his first appearance at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway this season and fresh from a stellar season in America, joined Farr and Reidy on the podium for Round Five of the KRE Race Engines Sprintcar Series. Luke Oldfield and Terry Bracken rounded out the top five.
Last night 30 Sprintcar stars turned up at the Toowoomba Speedbowl ready to put on a spectacular show for race fans. For some, it was their first look at the venue since Promoter Allan Woods completed his renovations, while for others it was another chance to etch their names into the history books. With a line up that included David Murcott, Robbie Farr, Andrew Scheuerle, Peter Lack, David Muir, Bryan Mann, Danny Reidy and American Kody Kinser, the show was virtually certain to be spectacular. Robbie Farr once again proved hard to beat, winning both his heat events and claiming second in the Dash before going on to take the win in a gruelling 30-lap A-Main event. Peter Lack had been having a brilliant night until his luck ran out with only three laps left to run. With Lack's premature exit from the race forcing a frantic three-lap dash to the chequered flag, Andrew Scheuerle joined Farr on the podium after crossing the line in second, with David Muir in third. And while the leading group put on a magnificent show for most of the race, negotiating through lapped traffic, it was hard not to watch former dirt modified racer Luke Oldfield as he weaved his way into fourth position, a stearling effort after transferring from the B-Main event. Kevin Titman rounded out the top five.
KRE Rnd 5 at Supercheap Archerfield Speedway has been called off due to rain. It has been raining consistently in the Archerfield/Calamvale area since 11-30pm last evening and according to the weather bureau we have had just over an inch of rain and we still have rain continuing to fall.
The weather forecast was not favourable, the radar did not look good, and several teams loaded their cars in heavy rain at home. Many believed that Round Four of the KRE Sprintcar Series at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway scheduled for last night would not go ahead, but Archerfield Promoter John Kelly remained confident he would be able to get the show in. Everyone watched the weather radar as rain and storms approached the speedway, almost certain the event would be cancelled, only for the storms to swing just south of the track, leaving the venue dry and ready for racing. Twenty-Seven cars and drivers tuned up to put on a show with current series leader Andrew Scheuerle keen to extend his championship lead. Robbie Farr and David Murcott joined the locals in the race for championship points, with Farr topping the podium at the conclusion of proceedings, and David Muir stealing second from Andrew Scheuerle on the final lap. David Murcott and Darren Jensen rounded out the top five.
Andrew Scheuerle last night cemented his position as clear front-runner in the 2013-2014 race season and is certainly looking to be the one to beat. Scheuerle again topped to podium at the conclusion of proceedings, and coupled with having played his joker card to earn himself double points, and is now very comfortably leading the field despite being only three rounds into the season. Scheuerle is well known for his consistency and at such an early stage in the season is in an enviable position in the points chase. David Blingy Muir finished second last night with another very strong performance in the Titan Garages #36 racer, with Kevin Titman making his first podium appearance of the season when he crossed the line in third after an enthralling race long battle with Darren Jensen. Jensen finished fourth ahead of a very impressive Mark Pholi, who finally had a little luck go his way, in fifth.