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.
Peter Lack got the win at Archerfield Speedway last night in the Grand Final of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series, and his last race at the Brisbane venue before hanging up the helmet. Lack closed in on Australian Sprintcar Champion Andrew Scheuerle, who was leading with two laps left to run, the pair navigating lapped traffic before Lack committed to the bottom coming out of turn two, challenging Scheuerle for the race lead with just one and half laps left to run. Lack made his way ahead of Scheuerle as they come out of turn four and raced past the white flag, timing his run perfectly and securing a very popular win. Andrew Scheuerle crossed the line in second with Allan Woods rounding out the podium. Michael Saller and Brent Kratzmann completed the top five while Kristy Bonsey had a brilliant drive to come home in sixth ahead of B-Main transferee Brock Dean. Darren Jensen, Randy Morgan and Tim Farrell rounded out the top ten.
Thirty Sprintcars rolled into Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway last night for the second last time this season and treated the large crowd to some truly breath-taking racing. Peter Lack advanced through the three shootout events to earn pole position for the main race, with Kevin Titman sharing the front row. Titman led the field to the first corner but soon surrendered control to a determined Lack who went on to lead the first half of the race. Andrew Scheuerle, who displaced both Cody Maroske and Michael Saller in the first five laps to advance to third, came on strong at mid-race distance, catching Titman and Lack in lapped traffic. Scheuerle raced beautifully underneath Titman as they headed down the back straight before getting up the inside of Lack and getting his nose in front of Lack less than half a lap later. Lack fired back around the top side, refusing to surrender the lead, but Scheuerle was not done and persisted on the bottom, spending a few laps looking underneath Lack before eventually getting the job done and taking over the race lead. Lack of course fought back but soon found both Kevin Titman and Lachlan McHugh, who had transferred from the B-Main, on his tail. Titman got underneath Lack and moved into second, with McHugh looking to follow him through, but Lack dove back underneath Titman, shutting the door on McHugh, as they rounded turn three with twelve laps left to run. The trio raced three-wide through turn four as they negotiated over second, with Titman leading them into turn one. McHugh and Lack traded places back and forth as they fought over the final podium position with Cody Maroske closing in behind. Maroske made heavy contact with the wall and brought the race to a stop with only four laps left to run. Lack raced around Titman when the race resumed and set his sights on Scheuerle, challenging the Australian Champion all the way to the line, while Titman tried to hold off the hard-charging McHugh. Andrew Scheuerle got the win with Peter Lack home in second and Lachlan McHugh snaring third. Kevin Titman crossed the line in fourth, with Michael Saller rounding out the top five. Bryan Mann rode a massive crash in the Q16 racer with just two and half laps completed. The wonderful people of the crash crew and trackside paramedics assisted him off the track and we wish him a very speedy recovery.
Last night Ausdeck Patios and Roofing Archerfield Speedway played host to Round Fifteen of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series, with Andrew Scheuerle taking the win in a thrilling final. With double points on the line last night, and the absence of his nearest rival in the local series, Scheuerle has also wrapped up the East Coast Logistics Series with two nights still to run. The battle for the minor places in the series though is really heating up with Allan Woods, Peter Lack, Brent Kratzmann and Kevin Titman all vying for the minor places. Last night Peter Lack led the main race early, before surrendering control to Andrew Scheuerle as they made their way through lapped traffic, while Lachlan McHugh climbed his way back to third after fading on the start. McHugh and Lack battled for most of the race, with Lack eventually pulling slightly ahead and having a bold but ultimately unsuccessful look around the outside of Scheuerle in an effort to regain control of the race. Lack had one last look up the inside of Scheuerle as they rounded the final two corners but could not quite get the job done, while McHugh took advantage of the clear track on the top side, and raced around Lack on the final corner to steal second moments before they crossed the line. Andrew Scheuerle got the win ahead of Lachlan McHugh and Peter Lack, while Kevin Titman and Brent Kratzmann both had phenomenal runs to cross the line fourth and fifth respectively.
Lachlan McHugh got a hard-fought win in the Queensland Sprintcar Title at Hi-Tec-Oils Toowoomba Speedway last night, racing to victory after starting back in tenth position. It really was a truly EPIC feature event, full of passing, with an intense four-way battle for the lead over the final ten laps, several lead changes and some thrilling battles all the way through the field. Defending Queensland Champion Mitchell Gee finished second, having led briefly late in the race, while Marcus Dumesny finished third and rounded out the Queensland Title podium. Danny Reidy had a phenomenal run to finish fourth, after a captivating battle with Michael Saller, while Bryan Mann got the better of Saller in the final few laps of the race to finish fifth. Andrew Scheuerle led the first twenty-seven laps of the race quite comfortably but faded to seventh by the fall of the chequered flag as a Gee, McHugh and Dumesny made their way in front and fought over the lead.
With night two of the Easter weekend abandoned due to wet weather in Brisbane, the field headed back to Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway last night for night three of the BK Trading Australia Easter Triple Challenge. It was another action packed night of Sprintcar racing, culminating in a thrilling forty-lap A-Main that saw three different feature race leaders and several lead changes, as well as a few breath-taking battles and some big wrecks, but it was Lachlan McHugh who got the win when the final chequered flag of the weekend flew. Bryan Mann, who led almost the entire first half of the main event, finished second while Jackson Delamont secured third on the final lap. Allan Woods crossed the line in fourth, having surrendered third to Delamont with less than half a lap left to run, while Daniel Sayre rounded out the top five. Luke Oldfield and Andrew Scheuerle were among the early casualties, both exiting the race, in separate incidents, in the first few laps.
Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway last night played host to night one of the BK Trading Australia Easter Triple Challenge, with over thirty cars contesting the event. Robbie Farr got the win despite the efforts of Lachlan McHugh, Andrew Scheuerle and Michael Saller, with Saller home in second and Brent Kratzmann home in third after a brilliant drive in the second half of the forty-lap A-Main. Daniel Cassidy and Andrew Scheuerle rounded out the top five last night, while misfortune befell Lachlan McHugh, Peter Lack and Luke Oldfield, all three ending their night on the infield and out of contention.