Sprintcars Queensland headed to Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway last night for Round One of the Sprintcar State's Series QLD/NSW: Super Sevens Sprintcar Series, and while it was starting to look likely that Lachlan McHugh was going to get another win under his belt, Mother Nature intervened and the feature event was cancelled after just six laps. McHugh was leading when the event was cancelled, with Taylor Prosser second ahead of Andrew Wright, Randy Morgan and Cody Maroske.
Donny Schatz kicked off his 2019-2020 Australian Summer racing program with a win at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway, securing the lead in the main event when early leader Luke Oldfield had a moment trying to get around a lapped car. Schatz raced through on the bottom and into the lead and from there the U15 racer was unstoppable. Luke Oldfield managed to cross the line second ahead of Andrew Scheuerle, with Callum walker and Cody Maroske rounding out the top five.
Last night Randy Morgan came agonisingly close to getting his first Sprintcar A-Main win, leading twenty-nine-and-a-half laps of the thirty-lap feature event before getting momentarily caught behind a lapped car with just half a lap to run. The lapped car bounced off the back straight wall forcing Morgan to slow briefly to avoid contact, and that was the only invitation Mitchell Gee needed, with Gee, who had positioned the Q43 perfectly to capitalise on the situation, racing underneath Morgan as they rounded the final two turns, taking the win and becoming the first dual round winner thus far in the 2019-2020 East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series. Morgan was forced to settle for second after a truly phenomenal drive, while Brock Dean ran a solid third for most of the race and managed to hold off the advances of Aaron Kelly to round out the podium. Aaron Kelly finished fourth ahead of Chad Ely, driving the Q59 racer usually piloted by Kevin Titman.
Steven Lines last night dominated the Sprintcar Mountain Masters at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway, comfortably leading the thirty-lap A-Main event from green to chequer. Bryan Mann raced home in second for his third consecutive podium, while Danny Reidy crossed the line in third. Andrew Scheuerle and Kevin Titman rounded out the top five, with Titman managing to displace Brent Kratzmann in the final two laps of the race, to earn a top five result after starting back in position twelve.
Luke Oldfield added his name to the winners list in the 2019-2020 East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night, making five winners from five rounds. Kevin Titman challenged Oldfield for most of the race, leading on several occasions as he and Oldfield negotiated over control of the race, but sadly for Titman his race came to an unexpected and premature end after contact with Oldfield with just four laps left to run. Andrew Scheuerle inherited second but could not find a way past Oldfield in the final four laps, while Bryan Mann fought back from a less than ideal qualifying run to finish third and round out the podium. Adam Butler crossed the line in fourth but was relegated back to sixth for passing before the cone on the final restart, leaving Andrew Corbet and Mick Sauer to complete the top five.
Sprintcars Queensland returned to Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway last night for the Ultimate Pink Night with Robbie Farr emerging victorious after a thrilling and action-packed night of racing. Luke Oldfield crossed the line in second while Bryan Mann rounded out the podium after displacing Mitchell Gee late in the race. Brent Kratzmann crossed the line in fourth while Mitchell Gee rounded out the top five.
Sprintcars Queensland returned to Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night for round four of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series, with Mitchell Gee eventually walking away with the win after an action-packed main event and a battle with Brent Kratzmann that captivated the crowd. Aaron Kelly snared his first podium result in open Sprintcar competition when he crossed the line in second, while Kevin Titman and Ryan McNamara crossed the line side-by-side with Titman just managing to get his nose in front to steal third as they crossed the line with a margin of just 0.009 seconds. Ryan McNamara was forced to settle for fourth while Callum Walker managed to climb from twelfth on the starting grid to fifth by the fall of the chequered flag.
Last night twenty-nine Sprintcars took to the track at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway for Round Three of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series, with Andrew Scheuerle eventually taking the win despite fierce challenges from both Brent Aprile and Callum Walker. Aprile managed to steal the lead from Scheuerle briefly around mid race distance, but Scheuerle quickly fought back to regain control while Aprile soon surrendered second to a very impressive Walker. Walker held down second quite comfortably, rapidly closing in on Scheuerle in lapped traffic and beginning to challenge for the lead, but Aprile came on strong in the final few laps of the race, timing his run to perfection and getting back past Walker within sight of the white flag. Brent Aprile crossed the line in second with Callum Walker in third to fill the final spot on the podium, leaving Kevin Titman and Brent Kratzmann to round out the top five.
Last night thirty Sprintcars rolled into Ausdeck Patios and Roofing Archerfield Speedway for round two of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series. Steven Lines took the win at the end of the night, having assumed control of the race when early leader Brent Kratzmann collided with the wall exiting turn two with ten laps to run. Unfortunately for Kratzmann, who had looked so strong out in front, the collision with the concrete left him with enough damage on the Q2 racer to end his race. Lines inherited the race lead, and despite a fierce challenge from Luke Oldfield in the final few laps of the race, went on to take the win. Oldfield, who captivated the crowd as he weaved his way from eighth on the starting grid to boldly challenge for the lead, was forced to settle for second while Brent Aprile sat in third until the final lap when a deflated right rear with one lap to run saw him fade through the field, leaving Ryan McNamara to cross the line in third and fill the final podium position. Aaron Kelly finished fourth ahead of Bryan Mann.
The East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series kicked off at Ausdeck Patios and Roofing Archerfield Speedway last night, with a strong field of twenty-seven cars taking to the track and putting on a spectacular show for the large Brisbane crowd. Kevin Titman proved early that he is in magnificent form this season and dominated proceedings last night, from setting quick time in qualifying, advancing in both his heat events, winning the Dash and finally getting a long awaited win at the end of a tantalising A-Main. Andrew Scheuerle was forced to settle for second, after having come from tenth on the starting grid of the main race. Scheuerle had even momentarily taken the lead from Titman before a caution with eleven laps left to run saw him relegated back to second, where be spent most of the rest of the race defending himself from a hard-charging Luke Oldfield. Oldfield crossed the line in third with Lachlan McHugh, who had transferred from the B-Main, home a strong fourth, and Mitchell Gee, now onboard the Q43 racer, rounding out the top five.
This is it race rans - our 2019-2020 Race Season kicked off last night with a huge night of Sprintcar racing at Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway, with Jamie Veal getting the win after an eventful 30-lap affair. Robbie Farr managed to cross the line an impressive second, despite a few near disasters as the race wore on, while Current Australian Sprintcar Champion and Toowoomba local Andrew Scheuerle thrilled fans as he came in third to round out the podium. Luke Oldfield and Steven Lines completed the top five last night.
The drivers, crews, family, sponsors and supporters of Sprintcars Queensland gathered last night at Hotel Grand Chancellor in Brisbane to celebrate not only what was one our best seasons to date but to celebrate the achievements of the people who made the race season everything it was.