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.
Donny Schatz made it four wins from four race meetings at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night when Round Six of the World Series Sprintcars rolled into town, but he had to work a little harder for this win with Rusty Hickman putting on a spectacular show for race fans as he exchanged places back and forth with Schatz as they fought over control of the race. In the end though Schatz timed his run perfectly, racing around the high side of Hickman as the white flag flew before going on to take the win with Hickman forced to settle for second. Kerry Madsen rounded out the podium, with David Murcott and Lucas Wolfe rounding out the top five. Andrew Scheuerle was the best-placed local, coming home in seventh, while Kevin Titman deservingly won the Hard Charger Award after transferring from the B-Main and finishing the main event in tenth position.
Last night Donny Schatz again proved why he is 10-time World of Outlaws Champion and one of the best Sprintcar drivers in world when he sailed to victory in Round Nine of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway. It was a hard fought win for Schatz though, with locals Kevin Titman and Luke Oldfield both having their turn at leading the event. Titman led early but surrendered the lead to Oldfield, who led until an uncharacteristic error with less than a dozen laps left to run prematurely ended his race. Schatz inherited the lead for the rest, leaving Andrew Scheuerle and Titman to negotiate over second. A late caution left the field with a two-lap dash to the chequered flag, with Titman getting underneath Scheuerle with a lap and a half to run. Donny Schatz got the win ahead of Kevin Titman and Andrew Scheuerle, while Allan Woods slid underneath Cody Maroske in the final corner to steal fourth moments before the chequered flag. Maroske crossed the line in fifth while Karl Hoffmans had a phenomenal run in the NQ3 racer to come home in sixth after a thrilling battle with Adam Butler and Brock Dean.
Donny Schatz got the win in Round Eight of the East Coast Logistics Sprintcar Series at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway last night, after winning the shootout and taking the BK Trading Challenge to invert the top fourteen starters in the main race. Schatz spent just twenty laps weaving his was past his rivals before displacing early leader Ryan McNamara with half the race still to run. Cody Maroske, having started from position three after the inversion, drove a spectacular race to come home in second while Luke Oldfield managed to get the better of Kevin Titman to cross the line in third. Titman finished fourth while Callum Walker had a solid run in the Q33 racer to round out the top five.
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.