Last night at Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane Cody Maroske finally broke through for his maiden Sprintcar A-Main, while ending the winning streak of Lachlan McHugh, who had been, until last night, undefeated in the four feature events already conducted this season. Maroske was exceptional in the Q5 racer, sitting in second behind Luke Oldfield for nearly half the race before quickly closing in on Oldfield in lapped traffic and stylishly sliding underneath Oldfield as they rounded turns one and two just moments after the pair raced around a pair of back markers. Maroske from there was flawless and unstoppable, maintaining a small but very comfortable lead and going on to take a very well deserved win while Luke Oldfield was left to settle for second, again, for the fifth time in as many races so far this season. Aaron Kelly, who initially challenged Maroske for second early in the race, closed in on Oldfield as they raced closer to the chequered flag but could not quite get close enough to make a move, with Kelly crossing the line in third to round out the podium in his best result thus far in the 2020-2021 race season. Callum Walker and Kevin Titman had a truly thrilling battle for fourth and fifth, with Walker eventually securing the advantage and bringing the Q33 racer home in fourth with Kevin Titman rounding out the top five.
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.
Sprintcars Queensland headed out to Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway last night for round thirteen of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series and while it was an action-packed night, the feature event was ultimately declared after just twenty-five laps due to the time curfew of the venue. Bryan Mann had dominated the first twenty-five laps after getting the better of Andrew Scheuerle on the start, with Mann running away from his rivals at each restart and making it look effortless as he weaved through lapped traffic. Bryan Mann was declared the winner with Aaron Kelly second, having displaced Andrew Scheuerle in the later stages of the race. Andrew Scheuerle finished third to round out the podium while Cody Maroske had a phenomenal drive in the Q5 racer to come home in fourth, with Callum Walker rounding out the top five after an epic battle with Luke Oldfield.
Sprintcars Queensland headed back to Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway last night for an action-packed round twelve of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series. After a thrilling thirty-lap main event with plenty of thrills and spills it was Lachlan McHugh who graced the top step of the podium. Kevin Titman was impressive in second with Mitchell Gee in third and Ryan McNamara and Callum Walker rounding out the top five. Early leaders Brent Kratzmann and Luke Oldfield both ended the night on the infield while Andrew Corbet was just four laps away from a podium finish when contact with Oldfield as they fought over third saw Corbet invert the Q78. Corbet was unscathed and even managed to restart and finish the event, but a podium result was unattainable.
Sprintcars returned to Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway last night for the Mayor's Cup and another round of USC Sprintcars, with Andrew Scheuerle standing victorious at the end of a gruelling and action-packed twin features format. Lachlan McHugh, who was relegated to the rear of the field after a spin early in the first feature, claimed second ahead of Bryan Mann, with Mitchell Gee securing fourth, despite inverting the N65 racer in qualifying, failing to record a qualifying time and missing the first round of heats. Danny Reidy completed the top five finishers, an impressive drive from the rear of the field after being relegated to the rear towards the end of the first feature while running inside the top three.
Kevin Titman was victorious in Round Eleven of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night, racing past the chequered flag ahead of Aaron Kelly and Mitchell Gee. Early leader Lachlan McHugh, who had a thrilling battle with Titman for the race lead, eventually finished fourth while Tim Farrell completed the top five in an action-packed affair.
Brent Kratzmann got a long awaited and hard-fought win at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night in Round Ten of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series, having taken control of the race when then leader Aaron Kelly got caught up in an incident with a lapped car and was relegated to rear of the field. Kratzmann was virtually unstoppable out in front, and sailed to victory in the immaculately presented Q2 racer, while the battle for second raged fiercely behind them. Adam Butler and Allan Woods had a thrilling battle for the minor podium results, the pair exchanging positions several times as the laps wore on, with Allan Woods eventually securing the advantage and coming home in second. Adam Butler, who has truly been in incredible form this season, crossed the line in third to round out the podium, while a chaotic final lap saw Callum Walker snare fourth with Mitch Gowland rounding out the top five.
Sprintcars returned to Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night for the final night of the 2020 Titan Garages and Sheds Australian Sprintcar Open. With wet weather predicted to hit the track the program was amended to see just one round of heats, but the rain arrived just before 7pm, as the Shootout cars were getting ready to roll onto the track, and persisted long enough to give organisers no choice but to cancel the remainder of the program. With all qualifying events for the weekend completed Kerry Madsen led the points going into the main events, with Lachlan McHugh second ahead of Jock Goodyer, Donny Schatz and James McFadden.
The Titan Garages Australian Sprintcar Open kicked off at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night with a stellar thirty-two car field. Donny Schatz again proved unstoppable, getting the win in the twenty-five lap Preliminary A-Main event, leading Kerry Madsen and early leader Lachlan McHugh across the line. James McFadden and Jock Goodyer rounded out the top five, while Andrew Scheuerle, Luke Oldfield, Jack Lee, Kalib Henry and Shaun Dobson all secured a top ten result.