Sprintcars returned to Hi-Tec Oils Speedway in Toowoomba last night for the final night of the Sprintcar State's Series QLD/NSW: Super Sevens Series, with Marcus Dumesny snaring the win in a thrilling and action-packed main event, with Jayden Peacock and Randy Morgan joining him on the podium. Lachlan McHugh and Luke Oldfield rounded out the top five place getters last night, both racing forward from the rear of the A-Main field, with just thirty-five laps to use to get to the front. Lachlan McHugh also wrapped up the Sprintcar State's Series QLD/NSW: Super Sevens Series, taking the overall win ahead of Marcus Dumesny and Luke Oldfield with Cody Maroske and Ryan McNamara completing the top five in the series.
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 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.
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.
With Christmas festivities behind us Sprintcars returned to Archerfield Speedway last night for massive night of Sprintcar racing. The night culminated in a thrilling feature event, with an intense battle for the lead between Cody Maroske, Luke Oldfield and Lachlan McHugh, but in the end it was, again, Lachlan McHugh who snared victory, with Cody Maroske home a solid second. A caution with six laps left to run spelt the end of podium hopes for Oldfield, a deflated right rear tyre making the final half dozen laps rather challenging for the Q17 racer and saw him rapidly drop back through the field. Callum Walker had another impressive run to cross the line for his third consecutive third place finish, and his fourth consecutive podium result at Archerfield Speedway, with Aaron Kelly and Jock Goodyer rounding out the top five. Kevin Titman had a phenomenal drive from the rear of the field, having initially transferred from the B-main, to pass an impressive ten cars before crashing out of the main event just ten laps into the thirty-five-lap affair.
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.
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.