VEAL CREATES HISTORY AT VALVOLINE RACEWAY
Jamie Veal tonight became the first Victorian to ever win three consecutive Sprintcar main events at Valvoline Raceway.
The 26 year old started his SWI Engineering / Lucas Oils Maxim from the front row alongside Max Dumesny in the 30 lap main event and waged a spectacular battle with the wily veteran for much of the race.
It was only when the two almost made contact in turn three and Dumesny looped the Valvoline #5 Maxim that the energy went out of what was an absorbing battle.
The win was far from easy for the Warrnambool tear-away however as Sydney hard charger Troy Little stepped up to the plate and made his own play for the number one position.
Little would eventually, and ironically, run over his own exhaust and cut down a tyre within sight of the chequered flag but Veal’s victory was sealed even with a motor that was slightly down on horsepower.
“It’s great to get the win tonight but we’ve been chasing some problems all night and we never really got on top of them. The boys hardly saw a race because we were trying to get this thing sorted. We’ll be back on November 22 and try and get our fourth in a row.”
Darryl Campbell was thrilled to run second after being top four for most of the race.
“Anytime you can get on the podium with Jamie Veal and Robbie Farr you’re doing well I guess. We’ll take it. I’m pleased for our guys and I hope the fans enjoyed the show,” Campbell smiled.
For Robbie Farr third place was not what he had originally intended but still a significant result all things considered.
“When we crashed in the dash I was sure we were going to get upside down,” he conceded, “any time you get into trouble like that and somehow get away with it and then come away with top three in the main event it’s not so bad I guess.”
Marty Perovich recorded his best result for the season with a strong fourth place ahead of the consistent Danny Reidy, the improved Kelly Linigen, James Thompson, Toby Bellbowen (who was in the motor wars all night and even caught fire in the Dash) the improved Sam Walsh, Ben Atkinson (who came from well back on the grid) Warren Ferguson, Grant Tunks, Max Dumesny (who pedaled back to thirteenth from the rear on the restart) Jordyn Brazier, Matt Dumesny, Jackson Delamont, Troy Little, Garry Rooke, Max Johnston, Alex Orr and Jack Lee.
DNF’s for the main event were Paul Jeffrey, Jeremy Cross and Luke Nash.
The B-Main was won by Jeremy Cross over fellow transferees Warren Ferguson, Grant Tunks and Garry Rooke.
The C-Main saw victory for Guy Stanshall.
Jamie Veal scored another Network Industry Quick Time award with a 12.436s lap over Warren Ferguson, Marty Perovich, Toby Bellbowen and Jordyn Brazier rounding out the fifth quickest cars.
Jamie Veal won the A-Dash and Max Dumesny the B-Dash.
The Legend Car racing was extremely entertaining with Country Music star Adam Brand once again showing his versatility in swapping the microphone for a race suit and surprising many of his more experienced rivals.
Though he crashed out in the A-Main whilst pushing for a top ten result the loveable recording artist won the respect of the fans and his rivals in a triumphant return to his roots at Valvoline Raceway.
The main event was fantastic with Bradley Giffen scoring victory in the 20-lap affair over a snarling pack of Robbie Rawlings in second, Brett Mitchell third, Greg Farrugia fourth, Brayden Willmington fifth, Todd Davey sixth, Paul Jones seventh, Michael Cook eighth, Bruce Alderson ninth and Warren Maybury rounding out the top ten.
Darrell and Raymond Kime celebrated a father-son 1-2 result in the AMCA National main event over a determined drive from Mitch Randall (who led most of the race) in third, John Upston fourth, Nathan Monkhouse fifth, Peter Hall sixth, Glen Kenny seventh, Greg Deahm eighth, Wayne Simpson ninth and Tania Craig tenth.
Next Saturday night, November 1, sees the running of the prestigious Speedcar Gold Cup where Nathan Smee seeks a rare hat trick of consecutive main event wins.
Late Models, Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks and Formula 500’s will also be on the program.
Farrell scores win in sprint car return
RYAN Farrell’s return to sprintcar racing has been a triumphant one, claiming the opening round of the 2014-15 AHG Sprintcar Series from Jamie Maiolo, Cameron Gessner, Mark Wells and Carl Dowling at the Perth Motorplex on Tuesday night.
Farrell started on pole for the 25-lap feature race and was the early leader from Jason Kendrick and Shaun Bradford before Troy Lawson went over in pits bend for the first red light situation of the season.
Five laps further in Callum Williamson rolled in a similar spot.
Bradford, who was hovering around fourth place, dropped back a few spots midrace distance as Daniel Keen slowed up, forcing a restart around the same time.
Bradford eventually dropped back to finish 11th.
The pace for the top six drivers for much of the race was unbelievable, particularly as they muscled around lapped traffic in the latter stages.
Kendrick dipped his nose under Farrell to signal his intentions with five laps remaining but Farrell was up for the challenge.
On the last lap Kendrick powered around the outside of Farrell on the back straight on the last lap but as they approached the arc they made contact, ripping the front left wheel off the #92 entry.
The field regroup for a two-lap showdown and Farrell held on to take the popular win.
Dowling, who started ninth, attempted a move on Wells for fourth in the dying stages but had to settle for fifth.
AHG SPRINTCAR SERIES RESULTS, Rd 1 Perth Motorplex, October 21:
Qualifying 1: Shane Norris 15.315, Mark Wells 15.696, Daniel Harding 15.839, Jason Boland 16.041, Callum Williamson 16.539. Qualifying 2: Ryan Farrell 14.980, Jamie Maiolo 15.018, Cameron Gessner 15.099, Lee Nash 15.182, Carl Dowling 15.223, Jake Beard-Miller 15.517. Qualifying 3: Shaun Bradford 14.567, Ryan Lancaster 14.779, Bradley Maiolo 14.924, Daniel Keen 15.004, Scot Reilly 15.214, Troy Lawson 15.604. Qualifying 4: Jason Kendrick 14.396, Jeff Leisk 14.499, David Priolo 14.534, Kye Scroop 14.750, Daryl Clayden 14.833.
Heat 1: Carl Dowling, 2nd David Priolo, 3rd Daryl Clayden, 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Daniel Keen, 6th Ryan Farrell, 7th Mark Wells, 8th Ryan Lancaster, 9th Jason Kendrick, 10th Troy Lawson, 11th Jason Boland.
Heat 2: 1st Scott Reilly, 2nd Callum Williamson, 3rd Kye Scroop, 4th Lee Nash, 5th Bradley Maiolo, 6th Shaun Bradford, 7th Daniel Harding, 8th Jamie Maiolo, 9th Jake Beard-Miller, 10th Shane Norris, 11th Jeff Leisk.
Heat 3: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Shaun Bradford, 3rd Mark Wells, 4th Cameron Gessner, 5th Jeff Leisk, 6th Bradley Maiolo, 7th Carl Dowling, 8th Scott Reily, 9th Kye Scroop, 10th Jason Boland.
Heat 4: 1st Jason Kendrick, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Shane Norris, 4th David Priolo, 5th Callum Williamson, 6th Ryan Lancaster, 7th Troy Lawson, 8th Jake Beard-Miller, 9th Lee Nash, 10th Daniel Keen. DNF: Daryl Clayden and Daniel Harding.
Feature: 1st Ryan Farrell, 2nd Jamie Maiolo, 3rd Cameron Gessner, 4th Mark Wells, 5th Carl Dowling, 6th Bradley Maiolo, 7th Jake Beard-Miller, 8th Scott Reilly, 9th Ryan Lancaster, 10th Lee Nash, 11th Shaun Bradford, 12th Jeff Leisk, 13th Daniel Harding.
Rd2: Magic Man 34 – Perth Motorplex, Saturday, November 2, 2014.
BRAND RETURNS TO HIS RACING ROOTS
October 21, 2014
Before he became a celebrated country music recording artist with a dozen Golden Guitar awards and over 500,000 album sales, Adam Brand raced a Speedway car.
And loved it.
Brand raced his tiny quarter midget car around the dirt ovals in WA wherever he could drag it to, and spent most of his youth (as thousands of West Aussies also did) watching in awe on Friday nights at the now defunct Claremont Speedway.
It’s not unfair to suggest that he dreamed of motor racing greatness, but the burning desire to write and perform music for a living pulled him in a slightly different direction.
To a different, but not a remotely different, location.
Moving to Sydney in 1997 where he began working on his debut self titled album (that would ultimately net him three Golden Guitars) Brand rediscovered his love of Speedway with regular visits to Parramatta Speedway.
He also made a connection with a fellow West Australian in Wade Aunger who was announcing at the Speedway and the pair collaborated on a song that would become the most recognized anthem in the sport’s history throughout many corners of the world – Dirt Track Cowboys.
It remains as one of Brand’s most popular live songs.
Over the years Adam has raced in the V8 Ute Series, the Suzuki Swift Series in The Shannon’s Nationals and driven many and varied Speedway cars at the insistence of fan/racers at the time.
“I get in and have a skid whenever I can,” he grins, “there’s nothing like it. If my music career hadn’t taken me on this path I’d definitely be out there somewhere racing something. Speedway is in my blood and it’ll never go away.”
It might not ever have to.
As long as there are people like Valvoline Raceway and the Speedway Legend Car Association to coerce him (not too hard mind you) into having a blast around the Speedway this Saturday night.
“I drove a legend car in 2012 and it was amazing,” recalls Brand, “they’re so light, so nimble and so quick. I was hooked from the minute I drove into the first corner. It’s been two years since then and I’m just as excited about racing this Saturday night. I can’t wait.”
This Saturday is by no means his only foray on the clay either, with the possibility of several other drives this season.
“I’m definitely talking with the Legend Car people about racing more often,” he promises, “this is far too much fun not to do it as often as my touring will allow.”
Brand will be plunged directly into the field of regular Legend Car racers at Valvoline Raceway in Parramatta when they support the third round of the Sydney Sprintcar Track Championship where Victorian racer Jamie Veal is attempting to make history.
Veal, if he wins, will become the first Victorian to ever win three consecutive main events at the Parramatta venue that has been regarded as the national home of Sprintcars in Australia since the 1980’s.
“I think we can do it,” explains Veal, “we have a good handle on the track right now and the car is running beautifully. I feel confident that we can give the hat trick a real shot. It’d be cool to have that kind of record on your resume for sure.”
History is by no means assured however with a crack field of NSW and visiting interstate stars desperate to prevent the 26 year old from breaking the record.
Currently the top 20 in points for the Track Championship is as follows:
Driver State Points
Jamie Veal VIC 508
Danny Reidy QLD 486
Ben Atkinson NT 482
Matt Dumesny NSW 472
Max Dumesny NSW 472
Robbie Farr NSW 472
Toby Bellbowen NSW 472
James Thompson NSW 464
Marty Perovich NSW 452
Roddy Bellbowen NSW 448
Max Johnston NSW 446
Andrew Wright NSW 442
Trevor Green SA 442
Jeremy Cross NSW 439
Ryan Davis VIC 438
Kelly Linigen NSW 434
Darryl Campbell NSW 431
Steve Caunt NSW 418
Sam Walsh NSW 416
Jordyn Brazier NSW 411
SMEE SMOKES TO SPEEDCAR MAIN EVENT WIN AT VALVOLINE RACEWAY
Official release: Valvoline Raceway
October 18, 2014
Nathan Smee was a dominant victor for the second week in succession as he cleared out and won the 20-lap Speedcar main event at Valvoline Raceway tonight.
Smee took the American Tyre and Racer #7 SPIKE to almost every square centimeter of the hooky VR surface as he put on a racing clinic to lead home exciting Newcastle newcomer Matt Hunter in second place and Jamie McKinlay third.
“We tried a few really different things with our set-up tonight and most of them worked pretty well,” he conceded from victory lane, “some of the changes we might not try again but the track was really hooky tonight and we were able to race the car pretty well anywhere. Full credit to the track team for a great track.”
The main event was marred by a spectacular rollover for Matt Jackson as he rode McKinlay’s wheel with two laps to go and flipped numerous times into turn three.
A remarkably composed Jackson emerged from the wreckage to thank the fans, thank his team and take responsibility for a ‘move that wasn’t going to work’.
Rounding out the remaining finishers in the Speedcar main event were Aiden Corish in fourth, Dean Meadows fifth, Brayden Willmington sixth, Brett Morris seventh, Anthony Collins eighth and Alan Day ninth.
DNF’s were Matthew Jackson, Troy Jenkins, Pierce Lehane and Bob Jackson.
The Wingless Sprint main event went the entire 20-lap distance without a stoppage and saw Dean Thomas collect a hard-fought win in one of the most entertaining races of the night.
“It’s great to get a win here after we wrecked the open Sprintcar on opening night,” Thomas grinned from the podium, “we were able to get past Clint (McCorquodale) with a couple of laps to go and never looked back. You’ve got to take these wins any way you can get them.”
Thomas took the win from Sean Mayo in second place, McCorquodale (who hooked the cushion in turn three and ran wide after leading for most of the race) third, Mark Blyton fourth, Damian Abbott fifth, Nathan Dicker sixth, Jeff Thomas seventh after winning the B-Main, Brian Briton eighth, Marshall Blyton ninth and Jason Bates tenth.
In all 22 finished the main event with the only DNF’s being Mark Garey and Michael Sammut.
Eleventh was Mikaela Blyton followed by Daniel Sayre, Adam Hourigan, Peter Granger, Ashleigh Jack, Courtney O’Hehir, Michael Gray, Sean Dicker, Nikki Briton. Rachel Neve, Graham Flood and Troy Carey.
The Street Stock main event was a nailbiter with Newcastle mum of two Kiona Sunerton almost stealing the win from dominant leader Brett Cotton.
The pair raced neck and neck for the last two laps with Cotton only just getting the nod as the chequers flew on the 20 lap A-Main.
“I saw her (Sunerton) on the outside of me in turn two and again in turn four and I thought you’re going to have to earn this if you want it girl,” laughed Cotton with his winner’s trophy.
Third place in a hotly contested podium was Ian Harris ahead of Denis Pana in fourth, Lindsay Cornwall fifth, Joel Carrington sixth, Michael Butt seventh, Charlie Dodson eighth, Rob Vide ninth, Max Cotton tenth and Kevin Birch eleventh.
DNF’s were Andrew Espener, Stephen Sharpe, Braydon Ford and Troy Dawes.
The next night of the season is next Saturday night October 25 with the third round of the Sydney Sprintcar Premiership as Victorian Jamie Veal seeks to win a hat trick of main events.
Country Music star Adam Brand will race a legend car in a big field of cars from the category and AMCA Nationals will also be on the program.
LEADFOOT LOVERS LINE UP FOR SPEEDWAY BATTLES
Sydney Speedway drivers Toby Bellbowen and Courtney O’Hehir share more than one thing in common, but it’s their need for speed that binds the two lovebirds together each summer.
The twenty year old thrill seekers, who have known each other since they first met at the Speedway as 9 year olds, have been ‘on again and off’ again partners for the last four years.
“It’s hard sometimes,” admits Bellbowen, “because there’s so much time you need to spend just preparing and maintaining Sprintcars that it doesn’t leave much time for socializing. If you want to succeed in this sport you really need to make as much effort as you can on keeping your racecar in the best condition. And that takes a lot of hours each night after work. Courtney finds that part of my commitment to Speedway a bit hard to take sometimes, and I can understand that, but I want to make this my living one day and I’m determined to achieve that goal. She’s lucky enough to have her stepdad Cam Burnham work on her car whereas I’m pretty much hands on with my team on the mechanical aspect.”
O’Hehir, a hairdresser from Wilberforce, is in her third season racing in the hectic ‘Wingless Sprint’ category – a class that features an enormous field each week, very competitive racing and some spectacular race incidents that can bring unsuspecting drivers undone.
“Courtney had a huge crash a couple of seasons ago where she injured her vertebrae,” recalls Toby, “and it knocked her around a bit. To her credit she’s come back and she’s racing really well. Racing is a confidence thing. If your confidence gets knocked around it affects your results. She’s got a good season ahead of her I’m sure.”
For Bellbowen, now in his fifth season in Sprintcars, the new summer promises plenty as well.
In last Saturday night’s opening event of the season at Valvoline Raceway the apprentice fitter and turner for UGL in Auburn led many laps of the feature race before eventually finishing third behind eventual winner Victorian Jamie Veal and Toby’s older brother Roddy Bellbowen.
“Any time you can lead a race at Valvoline Raceway it’s a good night,” he smiles, “I’ve just got to learn how to finish off and get the win. This year I want our first big win and I hope a few more will follow after that happens.”
Bellbowen is the son of former Compact Speedcar, Speedcar and Sprintcar hard charger Rod Bowen – a man who also spent time as a part owner of the Sydney Speedway until late this year when a new group purchased it.
“Dad raced for eleven years on and off,” says Toby, “and in that time he scored some significant results both in Australia and in New Zealand. He had a reputation for always charging hard and for preparing an immaculate racecar. Its things like that I hope have been instilled in me as well.”
This Saturday the 900hp winged monsters return for the second night of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship with a stellar field including the Warrnambool Victoria based Jamie Veal who won the feature race last weekend.
Veal outclassed a 54-strong car field including interstaters Jaaon Pryde (WA) Daniel Harding (WA) Trevor Green (SA) Ryan Davis (VIC) Danny Reidy (QLD) Ben Atkinson (NT) Jack Lee (VIC) and many others.
Bellbowen, who qualified on the front row for last Saturday night’s 30-lap Brian Healey Cup, knows that his work is cut out for him to score the victory this time around.
“We don’t come here to make up the numbers, we’re always out there to win, but it’s not easy to win here in Sydney. There are always top drivers and anything can happen on the night.”
Top 20 in Points for the Track Championship this Saturday night are:
Jamie Veal Warrnambool VIC 254
Roddy Bellbowen Cranebrook NSW 246
Toby Bellbowen Cranebrook NSW 244
Danny Reidy Gold Coast QLD 242
Jack Lee Terang VIC 240
Max Johnston Picton NSW 238
Ben Atkinson Darwin NT 236
Matt Dumesny Nelson NSW 234
Robbie Farr Iluka WA 232
Max Dumesny Nelson NSW 230
James Thompson Guildford NSW 228
Ryan Davis Winchelsea VIC 226
Jimmy Matchett Londonderry NSW 224
Steve Caunt Albion Park Rail NSW 222
Marty Perovich Denham Court NSW 220
Andrew Wright Muswellbrook NSW 218
Kelly Linigen Londonderry NSW 216
Peter Gordon Auburn NSW 214
Trevor Green Two Wells SA 212
Jackson Delamont Young NSW 210
Courtney O’Hehir faces a similar fate to that of her boyfriend in her wingless sprint as she attempts to get her career first A-Main win this Saturday night.
With strong fields in the wingless category, Sprintcars and also the brutishly powerful 400 plus cubic inch motor powered Late Model Sedans; fans will be treated to some hectic racing this Saturday night.
Gates open at 2pm this Saturday
Action on track starts 6pm
Valvoline Raceway – located at 21 Wentworth Street Granville.
Phone: (02) 9637 0411
Check out www.valvolineraceway.com.au or www.facebook.com/pages/Valvoline-Raceway
Adults - $30
Pensions - $20
Juniors (13-15yrs) $15
Kids 12 and under free – accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (2 adults and 2 juniors) $70
All Stars Drivers Meeting with guest speaker
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Stars Series would like to remind 360 drivers and teams to attend a meeting being held at Tullamarine next Saturday October 4th 10.00am.
“These meetings are a positive way for teams that compete in the series to express their thoughts and ideas. Getting together this way gives everyone a chance to have a voice and keep drivers up to date with what is happening with the series.” Searle tells us. “After the meeting is finished we will again be holding a training session covering set up & maintenance.
This year we have Kev Panazzolo. Kev‘s experience with 360’s has been extensive. Last season he was the spanner man on the All Stars Series Champion & winner of the 360 Australian Sprintcar Title Chad Ely.
In 2012 he was Crew Chief for Series Champion Brad Foster. His many years of hands on experience at race tracks the Series competes at will be valuable to our drivers. It will be a great opportunity for teams to learn more about car setup and any other issues regarding their racing that they might need help with. Hopefully we will get another good turnout of teams and that they make the most of this day.”
When – Saturday 4th October 2014
Where – M.D. Motorsport, Factory 2, 35 Lillee Crescent, Tullamarine.
Time – 10.00am
Brent Aprile signs-on for season 2014/15
Sep 19, 2014
The latest driver to become contracted for the upcoming World Series Sprintcars season is Queensland’s Brent Aprile.
The young, but extremely experienced, sprintcar driver is thrilled to be contracted for the 28th edition of World Series Sprintcars.
“I’m extremely excited to be involved in a race series that features the best drivers in sprintcar racing in Australia,” said Aprile.
“It’s going to be a fantastic experience, and very exciting, to be only twenty-two years of age and to be able to race with the most talented and experienced drivers, every week.
“This is really a dream that I have had since I was five years of age.”
Along with his crew chief, “Glenno” Inglis, Aprile is pursuing a solid year of racing, and is looking to build upon his current experience with a number of positive results in the upcoming World Series Sprintcars season.
“I have Glenno Inglis and a great team supporting me at every race,” continued Aprile.
“We’ll constantly discuss our car set-up and adapt with every heat, at every track, and every race condition possible.
“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to race on different tracks all over the country, throughout a compacted racing period – it’s something I can’t wait to experience.”
Brent Aprile and his team at Aprile Racing are well prepared for an exciting season ahead.
VALVOLINE RACEWAY OFFICIAL PRACTICE THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
Official press release: Valvoline Raceway
September 16, 2014
Valvoline Raceway begins another phase of its radical evolution and revolution this Saturday night as the official practice for the 2014/2015 season kicks off.
With so many projects still underway in revamping and revitalising the facility Valvoline Raceway Managing Director Steven Green is excited about the practice session ahead but has a message for teams and fans planning to attend.
“As far as the racing surface is concerned nothing will appear out of the ordinary,” explains Green, “but we’re in the middle of the biggest expansion and revamping project ever undertaken at the Speedway since Sid Hopping built it, so there’s still many things we won’t have completed until we’re ready for October 4’s grand opening event. People shouldn’t be confused by what they see on Saturday, we’re on target for our opening event but we’ve still got plenty to do over the next three weeks.”
Many teams have already indicated their intention to turn laps on Saturday night as growing expectation and excitement swarms around the unveiling of the new season under the new owners and management structure.
“We’re all very excited,” continues Green, “there’s so much going on here with earthworks, concreting, bitumising and so many other processes that it’s like a construction site on a skyscraper. You can’t help but get excited when you see it all being carried out.”
There are several guidelines attached to Saturday’s official practice and those are attached herewith below.
Fans and teams should read these carefully before attending on Saturday…
PRACTICE EVENT 20th September 2014.
Gates Open – 2pm
GENERAL ADMISSION PRICES
Adults, Pensioner and 13-15 years entry fee is $15
Children 12 years and under are free (with a paying Adult).
No family pass offered.
PIT ENTRY CONDITIONS
Pit entry is $40 with a FULL licence shown on entry to the Pit Gate Staff.
Pit entry is $60 if a ONE-DAY licence is required on the day of the event (This does not cover anyone going onto the track – please see Competitor Licence information above).
You must physically have proof of a FULL LICENCE to be able to buy a pit pass at the $40 rate.
Speedway Australia does not provide us with a list of those who have paid, or if they are in the mail etc. If you do not have your licence with you at the time, you must purchase a ONE-DAY LICENCE/INSURANCE POLICY. All licences need to be organised prior to the event with Speedway Australia or authorised Speedway Australia licencees such as the Sprintcar Control Council of Australia and the Australian Wingless Sprints Racing.
At the Sprintcar Pit Box – 2.15pm until 4.30pm.
All cars must have relevant registration with clubs, prior to requesting a driver armband.
Competitor armbands are $50 per driver. Please register your car to the staff. We will provide you an on-track competitor armband.
You must show your LICENCE at the time of registering.
NO licences are available at the track. All licences need to be organised prior to the event, with Speedway Australia or authorised Speedway Australia licencees such as Sprintcar Control Council of Australia or the Australian Wingless Sprints Racing.
You must physically have proof of a FULL or ONE-DAY LICENCE on you. If you are unable to show proof, you will unfortunately not be able to participate on the track. Speedway Australia does not provide us with a list of those who have paid, or if they are in the mail etc.
Drivers Briefing 4.45pm
START - Wheel Packing – 5.30pm.
Practice sessions commence after Wheel packing.
FINISH - approximately 10pm.
Ticket Gate 1 – selling General Admission tickets plus Pit Passes.
Pit Gate (Deniehy Street) – selling Pit armbands, and General Admission tickets.
VIP Corporate Entrance – Hostess available from 2pm until 6.30pm only.
Assisting with Sign on Sheets for volunteer lists, staff access, and VIP car parking spaces if allocated. This gate is also used for PASS OUTS and CAR PARKING access.
No Corporate Suites are in use for Practice Events.
Food - No commercially packaged foods (e.g. KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut etc.)
Drinks - No glass / No Alcohol allowed to be brought into the venue.
CANTEENS: The PIT CANTEEN operated by KCS Catering, will be open for food/drink sales.
No alcohol is available for sale at this event.
COMPETITOR LICENCES: Speedway Australia issued.
NO licences are available at the track. All licences need to be organised prior to the event, with Speedway Australia or Authorised Speedway Australia licencees such as Sprintcar Control Council of Australia, or The Australian Wingless Sprints Racing.
At the end of the night, we will host a BBQ for all Volunteers in the pits. This will be a good chance for Steven Green to have a catch up with everyone. He will be able to advise more information relating to the upcoming season of racing etc. At that time we will collect any outstanding Volunteer Forms and discuss any other related issues relevant to the Volunteers Program. Volunteer Forms are available at the Sprintcar Box from 2.15pm to 4.30pm. Please ensure you complete and return to the raceway office ASAP, so that your name can be included on Gate Lists ready for our opening night on Saturday the 4th October 2014.
PIT AREA PROCEDURES
Truck parking only.
Limited car parking spaces available for track-authorised officials etc.
Our pit gates will be open during the day.
At approximately 1.30 – 1.45pm we will usher all patrons out of the Pit Area to the Pit Gate, for them to purchase appropriate ticketing.
Pit Gate opens at 2pm.
, As we need to ensure there is enough parking spaces for competitor’s trucks for each event, we need to limit the actual car parking spaces being used in the Pit area.
Only authorised persons on a Car Parking List will be allowed access, those being Club and Track Officials.
CLUB and TRACK OFFICIALS PARKING
For the Practice event we will only have a limited amount of space, and will not be offering car parking spaces to everyone. Please find alternative car parking spaces for this event.
For events commencing 4th October 2014 onwards, we will email each club who is scheduled for the upcoming event, and we will advise how many pit parking spaces they are allowed to use for Official use. These will be authorised by the raceway office and be available from the Pit Gate Staff.
If you are expecting to have a car parking space please ensure you apply ASAP via contacting the raceway office. Your name will only be on the car-parking list, if you have applied and have been authorised. The gate staff will only allow authorised persons, all others will be kindly asked to find alternative car parking arrangements, outside of the pit area.
RACEWAY OFFICE: We will not be staffing the Raceway Office with a full quota of staff at the Practice event. We aim to complete our race set up paperwork, by 3pm Fridays. If you can be mindful that all information would be appreciated prior to this time. Please ensure you follow up with the raceway office during business Monday to Friday, if you have any questions regarding the Practice event, gate lists, licencing questions etc. we are happy to assist you, prior to event dates.
Matt Egel, Muir Motorsport join World Series Sprintcars 2014/15
Sep 16, 2014
Matt Egel – driving for Muir Motorsport – is the second driver to be announced, as a contracted driver, in this season’s highly anticipated World Series Sprintcars.
Egel has achieved three podium positions in previous WSS campaigns, and the South Australian driver is endeavouring to capitalise on past experiences this season under the guidance of Western Australian team owner, Mat Muir.
“World Series Sprintcars is the elite series in Australia,” said Muir.
“I have wanted to be a part of the full series for a few years now – however, it hasn’t been possible until this point of time.
“I’ve supported the series, when and where possible, generally by participating in Speedweek and the Western Swing, with both Randy Hannagan and Matt Egel.
“Finally, I get to live this dream that I have wanted for many years; this is finally going to happen, bring it on.”
Muir Motorsport’s driver, Matt Egel, said he is excited to drive for the Western Australian team in the W53 sprintcar this season.
“It’s a really good feeling to be a part of World Series Sprintcars as a contracted driver - not just as a driver that races WSS when it comes to town,” said Egel.
“It’s something that I’ve worked towards for a few years now – and finally, it’s happening.”
The announcement of the two-time South Australian State Titles champion is a major coup for World Series Sprintcars 2014/15.
Stay tuned for further announcements.
2014-2015 WSS calendar released
The World Series Sprintcar (WSS) management group from Speedway Australia are excited to announce the schedule for the 2014/15 and the 28th running of the championship.
Again the huge launch of the series will be Speedway City on Boxing Night, in the first night of Speedweek, with 5 rounds to be run over the ensuing 7 days the start of the series is always a gruelling affair.
If that’s not tough enough they then immediately pack up and head straight to Brisbane with 3 nights of competition including the big 50 lap Australian Open on Saturday the 10th of January. This year the WSS will then take a small recess before embarking back in South Australia with a double header of Murray Bridge and Adelaide over the final weekend in January before embarking in one of the biggest months of Sprintcar Racing in WA’s history.
“The WSS schedule follows a nice neat tradition of past series and the flow works well for other National events also. We never lose sight of the fact that this series at the end of the day is for the sport of speedway and the division of Sprintcars to prosper in Australia and combining with other national iconic events are very important to the whole speedway landscape” said WSS co-ordinator Shane Collins
With 4 x rounds of WSS to be conducted amongst the Australian Title and the annual Krikke Boys Challenge, it would seem that WA is the place to be in February if you have any Sprintcar blood in your veins.
The excitement of heading back to the ever delightful town of Albany, and the immaculate facilities combined with a new racing surface means this will be a great kick start for WA Sprintcar month. You then throw in a round at the impressive Perth Motorplex before heading to the beach town of Bunbury as a lead up to the big National Title and then returning for the massive ‘ONE NIGHT’ WSS Grand Final at the Perth Motroplex on February 21 will round out a great series.
“We are very excited again about the entire series, we all know the toughness of Speedweek is a great kick off and now the enormous ending with a huge month of Racing in WA, really bookends what is a very challenging championship. Unfortunately WSS management tried our utmost to have Sydney in our calendar, but with the late management change and a few issues, both parties have amicably agreed to revisit it for next year, and we are confident this can come to fruition. ” said Collins
WSS Series Schedule 2014-2015
Rnd 1 Friday Dec 26th Speedway City, Adelaide (SA)
Rnd 2 Saturday Dec 27th Murray Bridge (SA)
Rnd 3 Sunday Dec 28th Mt Gambier (SA)
Rnd 4 Tuesday Dec 30th Avalon (VIC)
Rnd 5 Thursday Jan 1st Warrnambool (VIC) – SPEEDWEEK GRAND FINAL
Rnd 6 Sunday Jan 4th Brisbane (QLD)
Rnd 7 Friday Jan 9th Brisbane (QLD) – AUSTRALIAN OPEN, Night 1
Saturday Jan 10th Brisbane (QLD) – 50 Lap AUSTRALIAN OPEN, Night 2
Rnd 8 Friday Jan 30th Murray Bridge (SA)
Rnd 9 Saturday Jan 31st Speedway City, Adelaide (SA) – George Tatnell Cup
Rnd 10 Friday Feb 6th Albany (WA)
Rnd 11 Saturday Feb 7th Perth Motorplex (WA)
Rnd 12 Wednesday Feb 11th Bunbury (WA)
Rnd 13 Saturday Feb 21st Perth Motorplex – WSS GRAND FINAL