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.
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.