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.
Last night twenty-nine Sprintcars took to the track at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway for Round Two of the KRE Sprintcar Series. With his Round One win a fortnight ago, last season’s champion Andrew Scheuerle has already proved that he is going to be a dominating force this season and be difficult to beat. While Scheuerle had a remarkable run in last nights feature event it was young David Muir who took the win in the Titan Garages #36 racer. It was an almost faultless drive for Muir who had a thrilling battle for the lead with Robbie Farr in the last half of the race. Farr stole the lead for several laps before Muir regained his position out in front with only a handful of laps remaining. Farr was forced to settle for second while the ever-consistent Scheuerle joined them on the podium after finishing third. Luke Oldfield and Danny Reidy rounded out the top five finishers.
The winter break has officially ended in South East Queensland, with Sprintcars Queensland and its stars running the opening round of the season, and the first round of the 2013 - 2014 KRE Sprintcar Series at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night. Thirty car and driver combinations arrived at the Archerfield venue keen to get back into the racing action and start building points tallies as early as possible. As last years winner Andrew Scheuerle was always going to be the one to beat, and last night proved to be no different. Scheuerle topped the leader board all night and after a magnificent drive in the A-Main event, he once again stood atop the podium at the end of the night. Robbie Farr and David Murcott joined him on the podium with both drivers, as always, putting on a show for the large crowd in attendance. Kevin Titman, who was very impressive all night, and David Muir, who transferred from the B-Main, rounded out the top five.
Last night Sprintcars Queensland converged on Rydges Southbank for our 2012-2013 Season Presentation Dinner. An increase on numbers from last years event, 188 people attended the black tie function, with drivers, partners, families, crew, sponsors, volunteers and fans alike gathering to celebrate the season that was.
Twenty-Eight drivers braved the cold that had settled over Brisbane last night for the final round of the KRE Sprintcar Sprintcar Series at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway. Andrew Scheuerle and Todd Wanless entered last night's competition as the front-runners, with Wanless a mathematical chance of stealing the championship from Scheuerle if a little luck was on his side. Danny Reidy, Darren Jensen and David Muir were also locked in a tight points battle for third, fourth and fifth in the series. Scheuerle and Wanless, as they have done for most of the season, dominated last night, with the pair sharing the front row for the start of the A-Main event. A late race spin from Wanless secured the championship for Scheuerle but left Scheuerle to battle with Shaun Dobson, this weekend driving the Motorguard Motorsport Q95 racer for John Weatherall, for the top spot on the Round 14 podium. The pair raced past the chequered flag side-by-side, with Scheuerle managing to hang on for the race win, beating Dobson to the line. Darren Jensen finished a very consistent season with another third place finish while Danny Reidy and Terry Bracken rounded out the top five at the conclusion of last nights feature event.
On 02 June 2013 Bryan Mann completed a 40km hike to raise money for the AEIOU Foundation to help children with Autism. Bryan managed to raise over $10,000 with the help of the speedway community right across Australia, more than tripling his original goal of $3000.
For the third time in as many rounds of the KRE Sprintcar Series it was James McFadden who took the win at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night. McFadden dominated the proceedings early in the night, but an unlucky Dash draw saw him start the A-Main from position four, with Todd Wanless in front and West Australian Jason Kendrick from pole. McFadden had his work cut out for him, with Wanless in magnificent form and reluctant to relinquish the lead. Wanless led for most of the race and while the pair exchanged positions several times in lapped traffic, Wanless was always quick to take his position back each time McFadden stole the lead. Unfortunately for Wanless mechanical issues in the Q2 racer ultimately saw him fade back to fifth by race end, with James McFadden taking full advantage and racing away from the rest of the field in the closing stages of the race. Danny Reidy, back after a massive roll two weeks ago, has really become one of the most consistent drivers on the track in the later half of this season, and crossed the line in second last night for another strong podium finish. Andrew Scheuerle filled the final podium position with Kevin Titman and Todd Wanless rounding out the top five.
I'm walking 40km for AEIOU Foundation for children with autism. On Sunday June 2, 2013 I will be participating in the second annual Take a Hike Gold Coast challenge to raise funds for children with autism. Spanning 40 kilometres over nine hours, I and a team of hikers will set out on this challenge to eliminate the funding deficit at AEIOU Foundation's Gold Coast Centre. This year, we are striving to increase our footprint with a goal to raise as much as $75,000. That means I have an individual fundraising target of $3,000.
SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway last night played host to Round Twelve of the KRE Sprintcar Series and while James McFadden and Darren Jensen again dominated proceedings, for the second time in as many weeks filling the top two positions on the evenings podium, it was a night that saw not only some thrilling racing, but also, unfortunately, a significant amount of carnage. Todd Wanless joined McFadden and Jensen on the podium, finishing the evening in third after inverting the Q2 racer in an earlier heat event. Andrew Scheuerle and David Muir rounded out the top five, but the main event was marred by several incidents that took front runners out of the competition. Danny Reidy rode out a huge wreck early in the race, while Peter Lack had a brilliant run only to collide with the turn one wall three-quarters of the way through the race and ending his chance of a podium finish.
James McFadden last night once again showed everyone why he is Australian 1 and one of the best Sprintcar competitors this country has ever produced. McFadden took the win in Round 11 of the KRE Sprintcar Series at SuperCheap Auto Archerfield Speedway after winning the Dash event and casually accepting the Kratzmann Challenge and inverting the top fourteen starters for the A-Main event. After about 12 laps McFadden had made his way into second, and spent the next three laps searching for a way past then race leader Darren Jensen. With a little over half the 35-lap race distance left to run McFadden took over the race lead and began to pull away while Jensen was forced to settle for second and try to fend off the advances of a very hard charging Danny Reidy. James McFadden took the win with Darren Jensen across the line in second and with Danny Reidy filling the final podium position. David Muir, who had transferred from the B-Main event, finished fourth with Todd Wanless rounding out the top five.
Saturday 27 April 2013 saw twenty-six Sprintcars head to Maryborough Speedway a few hours north of Brisbane for the 2012-2013 Queensland Sprintcar Title. Defending champion Cameron Gessner was unable to attend, but there were plenty of talented drivers ready to stake their claim on this years event. Robbie Farr has won the event several times before and went into last nights competition as one of the favourites. Farr proved to be the man to beat all night and while James McFadden, David Murcott, David Muir, Andrew Scheuerle, Peter Lack, Danny Reidy and North Queenslander Brent Aprile all put on a spectacular show and made sure Farr had to work hard for every moment he spent in front of the field, it was Robbie Farr who walked away with the win last night. It was a race that was impacted in a big way by tyre wear, with almost half the field exiting the race with blown or flat right rear tyres. Danny Reidy somehow managed to nurse his tyres across the line for a very impressive second with Brent Aprile doing an absolutely magnificent job to round out the podium in third. Bryan Mann and South Australia's Jake Tranter completed the top five.