After an impromptu Brisbane lockdown over the past weekend due to COVID-19 caused the postponement of racing on Friday and Saturday, Sprintcars were back at Archerfield Speedway last night for a very special, but no less entertaining, night of racing for Round Four of the Sprintcar State’s Series QLD/NSW: Super Sevens Series. Kevin Titman had a phenomenal start to the main race and after initially dropping back to third behind Lachlan McHugh and Luke Oldfield, managed to make his way back past Oldfield before relieving McHugh of the race lead in heavy lapped traffic. Unfortunately for Titman though that is also right about the moment his luck ran out once again, the Q59 racer tangling with a lapped car just ten laps into the race, prematurely ending his race. While McHugh and Oldfield had traded places a couple of times right before the caution, it was McHugh who led them away and proved to be unstoppable. McHugh got the win, his eleventh of the season, while Luke Oldfield secured his eighth second place result of the 2020-2021 race season. But it was the battle for third that truly captivated the crowd, with Ryan McNamara and Nicholas Whell trading places back and forth several times over the course of the race, exiting the final corner wheel-to-wheel and racing side-by-side across the line as everyone turned to the time board to see who would get the final podium position. Both were exceptional on the track but it was Nicholas Whell who managed to secure the final podium position, his first podium result in Sprintcars, beating Ryan McNamara to the line by just 0.047 of a second. McNamara was forced to settle for fourth with Dave Fanning completing the top five.
In what was one of the largest fields of Sprintcars seen at the venue in recent years, twenty-eight Sprintcars headed North to Fraser Shores Maryborough Speedway last night for Round Three of the Sprintcar State's Series QLD/NSW: Super Sevens Series for a special Tuesday night show. It was an action-packed night, with the lap record being lowered several times, it now sits a remarkable 0.677 seconds lower than it did at the start of the night, with the night culminating in a breath-taking feature event that included a three-way battle for the race lead in heavy lapped traffic. In the end it was Lachlan McHugh who again got the win, with Marcus Dumesny second and Jayden Peacock rounding out the podium in third. Darren Jensen and Brodie Tulloch completed the top five on a track that remained fast from qualifying right through the feature event.
Sprintcars Queensland returned to Archerfield Speedway last night for our third consecutive night of racing, with Mother Nature playing a little nicer and allowing us to complete Round Two of the Sprintcar State's Series QLD/NSW: Super Sevens Sprintcar Series. Lachlan McHugh got the win, but had to work hard for it as Jock Goodyer challenged fiercely several times before the fall of the chequered flag, the pair thrilling the crowd as they traded the lead back and forth and weaved their way through heavy lapped traffic. Jock Goodyer was forced to settle for second, and joined Callum Walker, Luke Oldfield, Lachlan McHugh and Cody Maroske as the only drivers in South East Queensland to climb higher than the third step of the podium this season, while Marcus Dumesny rounded out the podium, coming home in third after successfully defending the position from both Aaron Kelly and Luke Oldfield. Kelly finished fourth, his third consecutive fourth place result in Brisbane, with Luke Oldfield rounding out the top five.
Sprintcars Queensland returned to Archerfield Speedway last night for our first race meeting of 2021, with young gun Callum Walker dominating most of the night and finally finding a way to dislodge Lachlan McHugh from the top step of the podium. Walker was near faultless all night, and after securing pole position for the main race was focussed, determined and unstoppable out in front. The Q33 racer shared the front row for the start of the main race with Lachlan McHugh and got an exceptional start when the green flag flew, getting his nose in front and leading McHugh and the rest of the twenty-car field through the opening corners of the thirty-five lap affair. While McHugh put up an initial challenge Walker soon pulled ahead, opening a small margin and skilfully navigating the lapped traffic. And it was the same on each subsequent restart, with McHugh occasionally challenging for control but unable to stop Walker as he raced to his maiden Sprintcar feature victory. McHugh crossed the line in second while a fierce and entertaining battle for third between Aaron Kelly and Jock Goodyer ended with Goodyer securing the final podium position, leaving Kelly in fourth with Mitchell Gee completing the top five.
Sprintcars returned to Archerfield Speedway last night for round four of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series and what a night of racing it was. Cody Maroske led early and hung on to control until just past the half-way point of the race, but the battle for the lead was a fierce one and one that was perhaps one of the very best that will be talked about for a long time to come. Luke Oldfield, Callum Walker and Lachlan McHugh challenged each other and Maroske for the lead, putting on a truly mesmerising show for race fans with McHugh eventually getting the advantage in lapped traffic and opening a small lead before taking the win. There were three-wide battles as Oldfield tried to make the top work while the others favoured the bottom, there were countless position changes as each driver refused to surrender their position, but in the end it was Luke Oldfield who crossed the line in second, for the seventh time in only nine starts, while Callum Walker is fast establishing himself as a frontrunner and crossed the line in third, for his third consecutive Archerfield podium result. Cody Maroske finished fourth with Jock Goodyer rounding out the top five.
Sprintcars returned to Archerfield Speedway last night for a hectic and action-packed night of racing in Round Three of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series, with Lachlan McHugh again emerging victorious, claiming his sixth win of the season, in only eight races, with Luke Oldfield crossing the line in second after holding off a very hard-charging and in-form Callum Walker. Oldfield sat in second for most of the race, having started from pole position, except for a few laps mid race when Walker slipped through and into second, closing in ever so slightly on McHugh before Oldfield raced his way back to second a few laps later. Walker finished third to round out the podium, while Aaron Kelly and Kevin Titman completed the top five.
Sprintcars Queensland headed to Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway last night for Rumble on the Mountain and what a night of Sprintcar racing it was. The main race started with a breath-taking battle for the race lead between Brent Kratzmann and Luke Oldfield, the pair exchanging positions back and forth relentlessly for several laps before Kratzmann settled into the race lead, only for Lachlan McHugh and Cody Maroske to join the fight, displacing both Oldfield and Kratzmann and going on to have their own intense battle for control of the race. The racing was brilliant, with an elated Cody Maroske getting the win at the conclusion of the thirty-lap affair and Lachlan McHugh forced to settle for second. Mitchell Gee managed to finish third and round out the podium, while early leader Brent Kratzmann crossed the line in fourth ahead of an impressive Tim Farrell who rounded out the top five, having made his way ahead of Luke Oldfield before the fall of the chequered flag.
Lachlan McHugh was nothing short of sensational at Archerfield Speedway last night as he raced to his fifth victory in six starts so far this season, racing essentially unchallenged to the chequered flag in the main event. It looked almost effortless for McHugh as he quickly opened a sizable and unassailable lead on each restart before weaving his way past the back markers after only a few laps. Cody Maroske ran a solid second for the first third of the race, but got caught up with a lapped car and ended up out of contention, handing second to Luke Oldfield. Oldfield, having already finished second on five occasions this season, had nothing for McHugh but seemed very much on track to secure his sixth consecutive second until Callum Walker closed in as they navigated lapped traffic and began challenging Oldfield for position. Walker slid underneath Oldfield, only for Oldfield to return serve almost immediately with a caution following only moments later, handing second back to the Walker for the restart. Walker crossed the line in second with Oldfield relegated to third, while Mitchell Gee secured fourth ahead of Kevin Titman. Brent Kratzmann ran a solid sixth as they raced closer to the chequered flag, embroiled in a race-long battle with Aaron Kelly, with Kelly eventually getting up the inside of Kratzmann, the pair racing side-by-side across the line, with Kelly beating Kratzmann to the line by just 0.028 seconds.
It was another action-packed night of Sprintcar racing at Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Toowoomba last night, ending in what is fast becoming a very familiar and consistent podium. Lachlan McHugh again stood on the top step at the end of the night after securing yet another win in the NQ7 car, with Luke Oldfield running second and Cody Maroske again finishing third, replicating the podium from the opening night of the season a fortnight ago. This time though Aaron Kelly managed to snare fourth, his first top five result this season, with Randy Morgan salvaging fifth after going to the rear of the field with twenty-laps to run.
In what was a dramatic climax to the SRV Road Freight Services Queensland Sprintcar Title it was Lachlan McHugh who took the crown, successfully defending his Title and making it back-to-back state championships. It was not without a fight though with both Kevin Titman and Luke Oldfield pushing McHugh all the way to the line, the NQ7 racer under immense pressure for most of the race as first Titman, then Oldfield, sought their own taste of victory. Oldfield was forced to settle for second, the third time in as many races, while Titman faded to third and into the reach of a rather impressive Randy Morgan. Morgan and Titman raced side-by-side for several laps, with Morgan absolutely relentless as he raced around the high side while Titman ran the bottom. Kevin Titman crossed the line in third to fill the final Queensland Title podium position, with Morgan home in fourth ahead of Callum Walker in a very action-packed race with plenty of thrills and spills.
Sprintcars Queensland kicked off the Archerfield Speedway 2020-2021 race season last night with night one of our Queensland Title. Originally scheduled to have been run earlier in the year before the global health pandemic hit it was a long time coming but what a way to open the new season in Brisbane. By the end of the twenty-lap Preliminary A-Main the podium was a duplicate of the podium from Hi-Tec Oils Speedway last weekend, with Lachlan McHugh unstoppable in the NQ7 racer as he raced to victory ahead of Luke Oldfield and Cody Maroske. Brent Kratzmann this time secured fourth with Mitchell Gee completing the top five.
We are BACK! Last night Sprintcars returned to Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Toowoomba with a quality field of twenty Sprintcars hitting the track for the first race in South East Queensland in 196 days. Lachlan McHugh dominated most of the night and proved too quick in the feature, securing the win despite a valiant challenge from the always quick Luke Oldfield. Oldfield secured second, while Cody Maroske made his way into third to round out the podium after starting mid-field. Allan Woods crossed the line in fourth while Dylan Menz completed the top five on night one of the 2020-2021 race season.
It has been twenty-one long weeks since our last Sprintcar race meeting in South East Queensland and while our 2019-2020 season was cut short, and our annual end of season celebration was a little delayed, last night some of our finest headed to Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane for the 2019-2020 Season Sprintcars Queensland Presentation Dinner.