SUPPORT FOR THE “SUPER SIX SERIES” GROWING WITH
“ALFIES EXCAVATIONS & PLANT HIRE” COMMITING TO VICTORIAN WINGLESS SPRINTS.


The 2014/15 Victorian 'Shootout Series' keeps on getting bigger with fantastic news we can share about Lara (Geelong) business” Alfies Excavations & Plant Hire” becoming a major supporter of each round of this years series & contributing to the financial pay outs available for our winners.

This year’s series see’s an increase in the cheque presented to round winners with $750 paid to the winner of each night, 2nd place receiving $400 and 3rd $300.

Popular competitor David Alford who in the season prior received the encouragement award at the Victorian Wingless Sprint presentation night after beginning his life long dream of becoming a speedway race driver during the season is super pleased to be a part of the 'Shootout' series with “Alfies Excavations & Plant Hire”, the family business that accepts that no excavation job is too big or small. With equipment ranging from Bobcats to 80 tonne excavators they have your all your needs covered. From General earthmoving, deep excavation, trenching, site cuts and everything in between.

The Victorian Wingless Sprints encourage members, supporters & fans to give David a call on 0408 815 975 to discuss your job to see if they can help you. (Consider they are Geelong based)

Along with the cash on offer each of the six race nights there are round prizes up for grabs also, such as the Hard Charger award for passing the most cars in the final supported by John of Cool Chassis where a $100- voucher is will be awarded.

The Hutchins, Ken & Benissa from Modern Stainless are putting up a set of front Nerf Bars at each round to the driver who qualifiers top of the field & Daniel Beard from SprintcarZone is giving away a twelve month subscription to the seventh placed finisher at each round allowing them access covered by 'Beardy'.

With each round expected to have enough competitors to field a B Main field, Tim Fisher from MotoTech Geelong is also giving $50- cash at each round to the driver who finishes in 5th place and fails to qualify into the main.

In other developments for the series, the prizes in the random draw at the presentation night for all competitors that compete in all rounds & the previously publicly announced 'Gold Ticket' winners continues to increase & can be added too if any interested business would like to contact series co-ordinator Troy Small on 0433 344 444.

Here are the prizes as they stand:
Cool Chassis – Chassis & Panel Kit

Butler Built Seats – Seat

Modern Stainless – Set of Nerf Bars

MotoTech Geelong – Tools

A reminder of the series dates this season:
Round 1 December 6th – Simpson
Round 2 December 13th – Avalon
Round 3 December 30th – Portland
Round 4 January 31st – Avalon
Round 5 February 28th – Warrnambool
Final April 18th - Warrnambool

 

ALEXANDRA SPEEDWAY SEASON OPENS WITH A NUMBER OF GREAT FINALS

Alexandra Speedway kicked off on the 25th of October with a number of great heat and feature races & the winners in some events were not the out & out favourites, however have signalled they will be somebody difficult to beat through the season.

Unlimited Sedans was won by Werribee’s Darren Nelson defeating Victorian Champion Damian Miller, Alexandra local Luke Fallon & son/father duo Matt & Wayne Nelson. The winner is a strong competitor & always a threat however based on last seasons Miller/Matt Nelson battles, Darren Nelson pulled one out the box and showed that he had something new in car performance this season. Miller, Darren Nelson & Matt Nelson shared the top three positions around in the three heats between them.

 

Darren Nelson was too strong in Unlimited Sedans (C) Inaction Photos


In Sports Sedans Fallon who is dual registered just as a number of other competitors are, was able to put his RB30 powered Commodore’s power to the ground on a slickened off race track to get the better of the big 5.7 litre Miller Commodore. Sports Sedan state champion Matt Nelson was third ahead of Dale Smith & Wangaratta club member James Powell. Fallon won all three of his heats & was the only driver in the division to do so on race night.

 

Luke Fallon won the Vic Sports Sedans (C) Inaction Photos


Standard Saloon racing seen south east Melbourne’s Dale Morrison win his second final in six days with a win in front of Brad Hill, Warrick Howie, Aaron Meakins & Kellie Garlick whilst in Victorian Speedway Council Juniors Shane Kruger was too strong all night winning all three heat races before winning his final in front of Donald Young & Courtney Meakins.

The national division Speedway Sedan Australia Junior Sedans had sixteen competitors with some of Victoria’s stronger drivers competing as members of the Alexandra Club. Healesville resident Cameron Pearson took out a strong victory in front of Jackson Lunt, Wayne Furmston, Ricky Cornwall & Jamie Burton. Earlier Pearson was the only competitor to win all three heat races he competed in with Burton winning two of his heats to qualify on the front row alongside him.

 

Cameron Pearson the winner in Junior 1200cc Sedans (C) Inaction Photos

Juniors at Alexandra (C) Inaction Photos


Alexandra Speedway returns to action on November the 15th with a series round of the Grand Prix Midgets joining the program with all club divisions where everybody will resume battle for all important club points.

Alexandra Speedway would like to thank:
Metro Tow
Kilmore Towing & Transport
Aarons Bin Hire
Rumbles Indoor Playcentre
Healesville Directional Drilling
Lincolns Earthmoving
Eastern Suburbs Locksmiths
Waverley Exhaust & Brake Centre
Campton’s Graphics
Two Bays Communications
Pakenham Caravan Storage & Repairs
Good Guys Performance Centre
Quality Fire Protection
Inaction Photos
Fallon’s Bus Services
Murrindindi Kitchens
Yarra Valley Towing
Blackburn Trailers
360 Gearboxes & Diffs
GB Racecars
Smooth Suspension
Lake Eildon Houseboat Sales
Fairy’s Car Removals
Air Anywhere
Burco’s Metal Fabrications
Alexandra & Yea Pre Mix
Highline Racewear
Revegetation Victoria
Tyrepower Alexandra
Australian Racing Products
GYB Civil

 

BELK MOTOR RACING FUN CITY FUN DAY A SUCCESS FOR ALL

 

 

The Belk Motor Racing / Highline Racing fun day at Fun City Entertainment Complex at Sunshine on Sunday the 19th of October was an absolute success for everybody involved from the race team to the management at the fantastic family fun facility & for those involved in bringing joy to all that came.

Fun City management, Belk Motor Racing, Highline Racewear combined all raised a healthy amount of cash for the McGrath Foundation cause that the race team is supporting. An amount of $2000- was raised, the venue was packed full of people with smiles all round all feeling good about the fun they were having and why they were having it.

Race cars were on display, drivers spoke with interested visitors, entertainment was provided, stalls set up & many future race drivers were born on the Kart track at the facility.

 

 

Comment from Fun City s owner Darren Shaw shared the sentiment of a successful day. "From us we are so proud that not only have our customers supported this cause that is close to our heart here at Fun City, we are so pleased that even our staff and suppliers have gone out of their way to donate wages, time products to help gain awareness of the McGrath Foundation. "

Shaw also shared a conversation he had with one of the performers who provided entertainment. "Felix the Magician tells me that he thinks organisations like ours raising awareness and funds for worthy causes is a great thing and he can't wait to be a part of future awareness fundraisers that we hold."

Customers of Fun City asked why the fundraiser and Fun City's response was this is for a good cause and will raise awareness and is simply something our business and Belk Motor Racing / Highline Racewear does to show our support to McGrath Foundation. Customers were shocked and impressed at the effort put in & encouraged us to keep up the great work.

Even Coke donated some product for free to help us on the day look after those that were donating to the cause.

Shane Belk the race driver at the centre of the campaign to raise awareness is ecstatic at the day's results. "I'm very pleased about the days efforts by everyone I can't thank everyone enough for all their donated time, money & gifts (for the raffles) that everyone donated for our first fund raiser for the year very happy and proud to be doing this for the McGrath Foundation."

Now whilst the fund raising continues, Belk looks forward to getting behind the wheel to go racing in just over three weeks at the first official race meeting of the season at Avalon Raceway, Geelong.

 



Belk Motor Racing supporters include:
Highline Racewear
Clearview Towing Mirrors
Belkblast Protective Coatings
Abrasive Blasting Services & Supplies
Formula E Go Karts
Gemtree Graphics
Campton Graphics & Signs
DMT Sports Media

 

 

BOOKER WINS OPENING BALLISTIC PERFORMANCE PARTS SERIES ROUND

Ash Booker the current Australian & Victorian Grand Prix Midget champion began the 14/15 season strongly when he was able to lead Chris Fowler and Louis Rodriguez to the finish line on opening night of the season in the first round of the Ballistic Performance Parts Masters Series.

Things didn’t go well for everybody though with Lisa Chalcraft in heat one when the chrome molly axle bent after having trouble with the chain tensioner putting her out of the race meeting completely whilst Rodriguez couldn’t get out for the first heat with his carburetors flooding due to too much fuel pressure.

Fowler led into turn one in heat one and spun whilst Booker couldn’t quite avoid the # 13 car and tagged it. Fowler felt the car didn’t feel right and puttered around at the rear of the field to pick up points for finishing. Booker beat Nathan Caddy & Fowler & in the pits Fowler found there was no damage to his car & he was ready to go for the second heat.

 

Ash Booker (C) Glenn Cunningham



Booker again won heat two in front of Fowler & Rodriguez this time with Caddy back in fourth place.

Fowler then won the third heat becoming the first driver other than Booker to win a race. He was chased hard to the line by Booker & Rodriguez. Rodriguez proved to be difficult to pass for Booker. Sportsmanship in the pits was very strong after the race as Booker & Fowler exchanged congratulations.

 

Chris Fowler showed new reliability & pace (C) Glenn Cunningham



A new rule for the season requires drivers to start in reverse grid order from where they qualified meaning that Booker and Fowler went to the back of the field and Caddy & Rodriguez began from the front.

Drama in the final for Caddy who hit a brick down the back straight which broke a front end component putting him into the wall in turn three on lap two. After the race Booker commented that he had seen the brick the lap prior & after the accident approached stewards to inform them and allow track staff to find the brick which must have been mixed in with clay the club received recently to put onto the race track.

Fowler completely missed the restart as he wasn’t expecting the green flag to drop with a club support vehicle still on the race track almost up to the very last moment possible. Booker again was to strong taking victory ahead of Fowler & Rodriguez.

 

Louis Rodriguez will be strong this year (C) Glenn Cunningham


New Club member Trevor Perry had been racing against the clock to get the new car finished in time and only made it to the track as the rest of the field were heading out for the final. Later he went out for a test run & did a couple of laps then broke down. It was a huge effort to travel to Wangaratta in his beautifully prepared self built race car only for it to have issues that need to be addressed.

The club appreciated Wangaratta giving permission for Perry to get on track & look forward to Perry having the time now to get the car right before the next event at Alexandra Speedway on November 15th.

Championship points as follows after the first round:

Booker 85pts
Fowler 72pts
Rodriguez 46pts
Caddy 45pts
Chalcraft 10pts

Victorian Grand Prix Midgets would like to thank their Club Sponsors:

Ballistic Performance Parts
Oil Hydraulics
Perry Bros Chassis
Dmac Property Services
Marine Innovations
Super Balance Automotive

 

L to R: Rodriguez, Booker & Fowler (C) Glenn Cunningham

MAC TIME AT DROUIN SPEEDWAY WITH JASON MCKENDRY WINNING CRASH & BASH

Drouin Speedway Club kicked off its season with a great day of action involving all club divisions, visiting vintage clubs & the Crash & Bash association providing entertainment that kept everybody happy.

The Crash & Bash division pulls a great crowd from the eastern suburb areas into the little West Gippsland venue & nine heat races were ran to determine the starting order for the forty lap final.

Ryan Brown, Brad Warren, Jason McKendry, Daniel Jorgen, McKendry again, Peter Cox, Lenny Bates, Frank Sinclair & Jake Young all won the heat races that determined that the McKendry brothers of Jason & Craig would start on the front row ahead Bates & the field.

Jason McKendry was the standout driver at Drouin (C) Inaction Photos


In the final Jason McKendry & Bates at various stages of the race held the lead with the other chasing. Yellow light stoppages for cars that were stuck in awkward places on the track probably caused more havoc at resumption as the leaders had to round up groups of back markers rather than a spread out field & Bates towards the end of the race whilst leading got stuck in a tangle entertaining the dog leg and McKendry pounced & Bates just couldn’t recover to get back in the hunt.

Jason McKendry won from Bates, Finley Burke, Sinclair & Cox.

 

Crash & Bash Winner Jason McKendry (C) Inaction Photos


In the Standard Saloon Track Championship first round Dale Morrison from the suburb of Officer easily accounted for the rest of the field defeating good friend Brad Hill by around half a lap distance in the final with John Watson, Jeff Blencowe & Travis Evans rounding out the top five.

 

Dale Morrison former Victorian Champion won the First round of the Track Championship for Standard Saloons
(C) Inaction Photos

The Junior Standard Saloons were also very entertaining with six youngsters giving it their best. Three of them were much quicker than the rest & each took turns at leading races during the day with Traralgon’s Adrian Lawrence coming out ahead of Michael Suckling & Ally Morrison in the final with Sean McNeil, Jack Yeomans & Gemma Laidlaw completing the result in fourth to sixth.

The Unlimited Sedans had some good competition & with indications that other drivers are prepared to come to Drouin from next race meeting the competition could get a little stiffer. Wayne Nelson from Woori Yallock was too strong for Shannon Burke & Tim Hutchinson in the final.

Tegan Bullard defeated Bridgette Morgan in the Ladies Standards in a series of match races between the two & the Vintage Super Modifieds Paul Woodgate was the stand out driver in their division on the day with Glen Barnett & Rob Watson also driving their machines well as did Victor O’Neill, Bob Moloney & Bill O’Neill in the Ace of Spades vintage sedans club.

Drouin Speedway next is open on November the 9th with racing from 11am featuring the VSC Unlimited Sedans Track Championship first round, Eliminator Cup for Standard Saloons and Gippsland Zone title for Mini Sprints.

DROUIN SPEEDWAY THANKS OUR SPONSORS…
Ramsdale Wreckers
Victory Lane Racegear
Ampworks
Drysdale Chaff Mills
Robin Hood Hotel
Glen Cromie Caravan Park
Inaction Photos
TNT Autos
Viking Rentals
Polish & Shine
Warragul Autobarn
Monckton Concrete
Drouin Waste Recyclers
Laser Electrical
Latrobe Waste Recycling

 

Victor O'Neill one crowd favourites in Ace of Spades (C) Inaction Photos

NICOLAISEN & GORDON WINNERS AT WANGARATTA

Wangaratta City Speedway kicked off on Saturday night the 18th of October with a full club program along with the Victorian Compact Speedcars & Grand Prix Midget Clubs enjoying a great night of racing with Robbie Gordon coming out on top in the Cardwell Cup for Compact Speedcars & Bendigo racer Jay Nicolaisen winning the competitive Sports Sedans feature against strong local & visiting competition.

Gordon won all three heats in the Compact Speedcars with Justin Paull chasing hard for second in the first two & William Van der ark likewise in the third heat. Gordon again proved unstoppable in the feature race where he beat Paull in another encouraging performance, Van der ark & Warren Gravina.

Robbie Gordon won the Cardwell Cup (C) Shane Crispin

The Sports Sedans with a large field of runners split into two heats per round providing six heat races for the night & the visiting Nicolaisen brothers began the first round winning both heats with Jay then Harley winning the races. Wangaratta’s Craig Cottier won the third heat before Jay Nicolaisen again won the fourth. In the last round Rhys Collins & Andrew Jordan came out winners to set up the feature race field in starting positions.

Collins led the final early in his wicked sounding LS1 powered Commodore. Jay Nicolaisen made a top end pole line pass under Collins to snatch the lead and from there was never headed in a twenty five lap final.

New South Welshman Charlie Ball had his car catch on fire during the final whilst he was in the top half of the field and that caused a race stoppage before Nicolaisen resumed in front to defeat Collins, Jordan, Daniel Unternahrer & Albury’s Simon Hill.

 

Jay Nicolaisen visited Wangaratta and left the winner (C) Shane Crispin



The Grand Prix Midgets Masters Series began with the Australian & Victorian Champion Ash Booker beginning well taking wins in the first two heats of the day. Geelong race driver Chris Fowler won the third heat in front of Booker before Booker reversed the result to win the final ahead of Fowler & Shepparton’s Louis Rodriguez.

In supporting divisions Brenda Ladgrove won the Open Ladies Sedans ahead of Fleur Heiner & Fahy Paull. Liam Powell finished ahead of Cooper Cappellari & Jack Bear in the Junior Sedans with the Evans brothers finishing first and second in the Standard Saloon final when Gary led home Trevor followed by Mark Seller from Geelong in third place.

The next race meeting at Wangaratta is November the 8th for the annual Russell Frankel Memorial Vintage Classic race meeting with all club divisions also running on the program. The vintage portion of the meeting see’s various open wheel, hot rod & sedan divisions from days gone by come along to show how it used to be done.

Wangaratta City Speedway thanks its major supporters Superaxe Wood Splitter & Ryan’s Refrigerated Transport along with all the other great local & North East businesses:

Mawson’s Concrete
Ray Ussher Plumbing
McDonalds Family Restaurant Wangaratta
APCO Fuel
Edge FM – 3NE Radio
North East Petroleum – Hi Tec Oil Distributors
Inaction Photos
Centre Workplace Learning Service
One Mile Motors
Wang Auto Care - RACV
Thommo's Cash for Scrap
Alpine Truss
Wadley Kerb Makers
Eddie Crosher Constructions
Glenrowan Tourist & Caravan Park
Parish Automotive
Steve & Linda's Super IGA
Mundie Auto Engineering
North East Fasteners
Wang Auto Spares
Wangaratta Caravan & Tourist Park
Wangaratta Radiators
Wangaratta Hydraulics
Advance Motel
Terry Plant Hire
Vic Solimo Panels & Towing
Pacific Hire
Maurice Hill Precast Concrete
Wang Saw & Lawn Mower Service
Patton Automotive
Conway Printers of Jindera
Ray Wason Motorcycles
Precast Concrete Wangaratta
Wangaratta Cranes
Chumlee's Signs & Designs
Albury Demolitions
Garden View Motel

 

 

VICTORIAN SPORTS SEDAN SEASON AGGREGATE SUPPORTED BY DMT SPORTS MEDIA

 

 

The VSC Sports Sedans are a popular division amongst crowds at country Speedway Clubs from Alexandra up to the north/east clubs consisting of a number of Modified Production type spec cars running mostly at Wangaratta, Mount Beauty, Alexandra & Wahgunyah Speedways, DMT Sports Media is excited to announce that with the support of the Victorian Speedway Council & with further support expected to be offered by others, a season points aggregate for the division has been established with trophies up for grabs just for racing through the season & being consistent.

To encourage competitors to visit other Victorian Speedway Council venues the inaugural ‘DMT Sports Media’ Sports Sedan Aggregate Championship will award points at every race event no matter if it is club show or a blue ribbon event.

Those that travel to other venues and finish strongly may be at an advantage to win over others & if you’re a driver that enters the new Victorian Sports Sedan series, that is going to help immensely with some extra points on offer at those rounds.

Some of the ‘top dog’ drivers may not try to chase the trophy due to other racing & commitments, this award is set up to recognise a pure racer who gets out there as much as they can.

This will be the first season this is attempted and it is hoped that it will grow and become a trophy drivers want to win.

At club shows simply the first three across the line in the final earn 3, 2 & 1 towards their aggregate total & Wangaratta drivers get an early start as do Alexandra drivers so if your car is ready to go come the start of October those are the venues to head too.

For the Wangaratta Speedway Club ‘Darren Levy Memorial Series’ rounds where there is healthy money up to be won along with the prestige & the travelling ‘Victorian Sports Sedan Series’ rounds, the points will go to the first five across the line in the final with 7, 5, 3, 2 & 1 being awarded.

Finally at the Victorian Title the points will be 10, 7, 5, 3 & 2 for the first five across the line.

DMT Sports Media will supply a ‘Cup’ trophy up to the value of $250- to the winner & points will be updated publicly so that the legitimacy of the winner is not disputed.

The Victorian Speedway Council has committed to pay for the second place trophy in the aggregate with the trophy being worth around the $150 to $200 mark.

 



Wangaratta Club President & Sports Sedan competitor John Patton from Patton Automotive at 162 Tone Road Wangaratta has come onboard with the third place trophy for the aggregate.

 



No cash money is up for offer in the aggregate however if anybody else wants to contribute with awards up for offer for the point score in the way of prizes or vouchers they can do so by getting in contact with Dean Thompson via facebook inbox or at dmtmedia@speedway.net.au

Drivers wont pay anything extra to anybody to earn their points.

DMT Sports Media explain why they are putting this award up. “When I go to local speedway I’m not thrilled by six car fields, nor are the fans. We are trying to encourage drivers who just love to go racing to come and experience other venues, earn some points and maybe pick themselves up an aggregate along the way. Crowds will enjoy seeing different cars turning up to their venues such as Alexandra race drivers at Wahgunyah & Wangaratta etc.”

For those looking to get a headstart, Wangaratta Speedway is the first stop in the aggregate on October 18th.

A list has been collated of the seasons events & will be upgraded along the way.

OCT 18TH – WANGARATTA SPEEDWAY (CLUB)
OCT 25TH – ALEXANDRA SPEEDWAY (CLUB)

NOV 8TH – WANGARATTA SPEEDWAY (CLUB) - If ran as a stand alone division on race night
NOV 9TH – MOUNT BEAUTY SPEEDWAY (CLUB)
NOV 15TH – ALEXANDRA SPEEDWAY (CLUB)
NOV 22ND – WANGARATTA SPEEDWWAY (CLUB) - if ran as a stand alone division on race night
NOV 29TH – ALEXANDRA SPEEDWAY (CLUB SHOW ON A BIG STREET STOCK FEATURE NIGHT)

DEC 7TH – MOUNT BEAUTY SPEEDWAY (CLUB)
DEC 20TH – BROBENAH RACEWAY (CLUB)
DEC 28TH – WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY (CLUB SHOW ON A BIG STREET STOCK FEATURE NIGHT)

JAN 1ST – MOUNT BEAUTY SPEEDWAY (CLUB)
JAN 10TH – WANGARATTA SPEEDWAY (BLUE RIBBON) DARREN LEVEL MEMORIAL SERIES ROUND 1
JAN 24TH – WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY VICTORIAN SPORTS SEDANS SERIES ROUND 1(BLUE RIBBON SHOW ALSO LATE MODEL SEDAN VICTORIAN TITLE NIGHT)
JAN 25TH – MOUNT BEAUTY SPEEDWAY VICTORIAN SPORTS SEDAN SERIES ROUND 2 (BLUE RIBBON)
JAN 31ST – WANGARATTA SPEEDWAY VICTORIAN SPORTS SEDANS SERIES ROUND 3 DOUBLING AS DARREN LEVY MEMORIAL SERIES ROUND 2 (BLUE RIBBON)

FEB 14TH – RUSHWORTH SPEEDWAY VICTORIAN SPORTS SEDANS SERIES ROUND 4 (BLUE RIBBON)
FEB 21ST – WANGARATTA SPEEDWAY DARREN LEVY MEMORIAL SERIES ROUND 3 (BLUE RIBBON)

MAR 1ST – MOUNT BEAUTY SPEEDWAY (CLUB)
MAR 7TH & 8TH – ROSEDALE SPEEDWAY VICTORIAN SPORTS SEDANS SERIES ROUND 5 (BLUE RIBBON)
MAR 14TH – ALEXANDRA SPEEDWAY VICTORIAN TITLE
MAR 21ST – WANGARATTA SPEEDWAY DARREN LEVY MEMORIAL SERIES FINAL ROUND (BLUE RIBBON)
MAR 28TH – ALEXANDRA SPEEDWAY (CLUB)

APR 11TH – ALEXANDRA SPEEDWAY (CLUB)
APR 18TH – BROBENAH RACEWAY ($5000 TO WIN SUPER SEDAN NIGHT A CLUB SHOW)
APR 25TH – WANGARATTTA SPEEDWAY (A CLUB SHOW SAME NIGHT AS CRASH & BASH PLUS SUPERAXE FOR STANDARDS)

MAY 3RD – MOUNT BEAUTY SPEEDWAY (CLUB)
MAY 9TH – WANGARATTA SPEEDWAY – (A CLUB SHOW SAME NIGHT AS NED KELLY CUP FOR MODIFIED SEDANS)
MAY 16TH – ALEXANDRA SPEEDWAY (CLUB)
23RD MAY – WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY – (A CLUB SHOW SAME NIGHT AS VSSA SUPER SEDANS)

JUN 7TH – WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY – (A CLUB SHOW TALBOTS 1000 PRODUCTION SEDAN NIGHT)

 

CLUB LEVEL SOCIAL MEDIA

One thing we as fans should all appreciate is that at club level Speedway, almost everybody involved with the club is a volunteer. From the President to the secretary, track curator to the cashier at the gate and to the flaggie at the start finish line.

At club level there isn't many that get a dollar in their own pocket unless brought in from outside the club for a specific purpose such as managing a canteen,  race night announcing & media interests or performing duties that there isn't a volunteer to do or can do.

We should be mindful of this fact & sometimes even the most supportive of us forgets because of our passion for the sport & desire to have everything run perfect so we can show new people to the entertainment we love.

One thing though that can be offered as constructive feedback is that many, in fact a great percentage of club level Speedways need to smarten up there use of social media & self promotion.

By smarten up I mean there should be a consistent cycle of information being posted to the clubs website and Facebook/Twitter pages making the entertainment look semi professional to attract people along with their hard earned cash to spend.

Announcements for sponsors and presentation of their logos & a spiel of what that sponsor offers not just once, but once every month of the season. Welcoming of new members by name, details of exciting feature events coming up, announcements of returning divisions & requests for help with things gat need to be done. Volunteer profiles if you wish and driver profiles a must. Fan surveys and questions and photos to reminisce about and discussion that allows fans to talk about history and great events or racers.

A club elected secretary & public relations officer are the people most likely responsible for these duties, it should be something that happens at least a couple times weekly if not daily, that attracts fans to your information and eyes to see your sponsor’s details.

Facebook pages should not be filled with advertisements for 'shoes' & websites shouldn't not be broken or unused for months despite being volunteers, this does not help clubs attract sponsors to offer support to a club whom in their eyes can't manage the simple things required to promote themselves.

Important people like local newspaper reporters, magazine editors & writers, competitors & fans travelling from distance & potential sponsors are following your social media & website, it needs to be used & it needs to be used right.

If you don’t have the time to do it properly, then don’t do it at all - hire somebody to do it for you. Give them responsibility to post information, remove spam report break downs to the committee of the page or website.

Be professional in what you display and how you display it, start today.

VICTORIA WELCOMES THE SMOOTH SUSPENSION STREET STOCK SUPER SERIES

 



DMT Sports Media & Promotions is very proud to announce that long time speedway supporter & former Street Stock competitor Wayne Sheerman through his business interests has stepped forward to claim naming rights for the inaugural Victorian Street Stock Super Series and as a result from this point forward the series will be known as ‘Smooth Suspension Street Stock Super Series’ .

Sheerman was approached at the same time as a handful of likely supporters and immediately staked a claim on naming rights. “Street Stocks are a major part in my clientele base and the competitors and division have been so good to me over the years in supporting what I can offer for them in the way of suspension packages, shocks & springs. I really am very proud to be the first naming rights sponsor of the series & looking at the interest in the series & knowing Dean is somebody that can get the series a following and exposure, I couldn’t pass it by.” Explained Sheerman.

‘Smooth Suspension’ firstly will reward the winner of the B Main at each of the 5 rounds with a $300 voucher to spend with ‘Smooth Suspension’. The B Main winner not only gets the voucher he or she transfers into the main event and can collect more loot along the way with the varied prizes on offer already.

Sheerman also wanted to do something different when it came to the offer of their major prize & DMT Sports Media & Promotions came up with a idea that will produce many ‘feel good’ moments during the series & a awesome finale for those that head to Western Speedway, Hamilton on the 18th of January.

Sheerman is providing a complete Koni/King Suspension kit to the value of $1500- to the winner of a ‘Smooth Suspension’ Street Stock Super Series ‘All Star Showdown’!

At Hamilton after the nights series feature race, an ‘All Star Showdown’ will be run where simply first across the line gets the $1500- suspension package.

The overall series winner is likely to be a driver who has won a couple series rounds, won the major cash at the end of the series and likely other prizes along the way to accumulate a prize pool above $5000-, however that driver wont be banking on winning the major prize in the ‘Showdown’ unless they do it the hard way with the door ajar for almost anybody to win the ‘Showdown’.

To qualify to be in the all-star race all a driver has to ensure they do is the following:
1) be registered series competitor, 2) run a Smooth Suspension sticker on their race car, 3) attend all 5 rounds & finally ‘Win any heat race in the series – only have to win one to get in the ‘All Star Showdown’!

With middle, rear and front of the field heat starts at each round, drivers will want to make the most of their front of the field start and convert that into a win & as soon as they do so they are in the ‘Showdown’.

One thing guaranteed with the ‘All Star Showdown’ is that it will be a reversed grid (based on series points) however their will be enough laps to give the top drivers a chance to come from the back if they are good enough!

So win a heat, start somewhere up the front end of the field & try and out run the backmarkers, the fans will be on their feet!

DMT Sports Media will now look for a cash component for the All-Star Showdown in the coming weeks however regardless of that outcome the excitement for the finale is through the roof. “Firstly I would like to thank all the series supporters whom have been fantastic to deal with. We have put together something for everybody in this series to aim for. A special thanks to ‘Squiggles’ (Wayne Sheerman) one of the great characters in the sport for coming to the table with his prize offers. When you watch drivers who put in a new ‘Smooth Suspension’ package in their cars you always see immediate improvement & those with un-tapped ability thrust themselves into the pointy end of the field. I urge competitors to consider ‘Smooth Suspension’ when they look at their suspension package.” Shared Dean.

‘Smooth Suspension’ can be contacted on 0409 176 154 or at smoothsuspension@hotmail.com

 

PROFLOW GEELONG SUPPORTING STREET STOCK SUPER SERIES TO FIND FUTURE STAR

 

 



The incentive to compete in the Victorian Street Stock Super Series for drivers who are still developing just went up a notch ‘Big Time’ with the news DMT Sports Media & Promotions is about to share.

Geelong business ‘Proflow Geelong’ through proprietors of SRE Engines, Chris & Clarissa Spencer have enthusiastically come onboard to support Victorian Street Stocks with a prize voucher at each of the five rounds & a series prize to recognise a ‘Proflow Geelong’ Future Star.

To begin with ‘Proflow Geelong’ offers a $200- voucher at each round to be used on engine performance gear to the driver that finishes eighth in the final. The reasoning behind this is that more often than not the drivers that finish mid pack baring any drama’s to front runners during the race, are often competitors that just need to find that small piece of extra performance to propel themselves up to the top five on a regular basis.

Chris Spencer spoke about the incentive. “Street Stocks is the most competitive grass roots speedway division around. You don’t have to break the bank to get in & have fun. Some competitors just need that little bit of an edge to push themselves up the field a little further & we feel our Proflow products will assist them reaching regular top five results.”

Sensational news for drivers that might be new to Street Stocks or on the improve comes with the announcement that somebody chosen by series results will be announced as the ‘Proflow Geelong’ Future Star & be awarded with a $1000- voucher to spend on their engine performance improvements.

Chris Spencer along with promoter Dean Thompson will analyse the series results & based on improvement from previous seasons &/or results for the series somebody will be awarded the title of ‘Proflow Geelong’ Future Star.
To be eligible to win this award drivers are required to place a ‘Proflow Geelong’ Sticker on the rear of their car visible by racers behind & to compete in all five rounds of the series.

Again Chris explained the logic of this award. “The award is along the lines of the eighth place award at each round in that it is going to reward a driver who is on the improve & who we at Proflow Geelong believe we can best help progress forward in their racing. Also for this great series that Victoria so very much deserves, it encourages drivers to get around Victoria & have some fun knowing that even if they are not a known race winner, there could be something in it for them by just supporting the series & developing their skills.”

Competitors looking for that extra performance from their engine with some Proflow fittings, parts, lines & air cleaners can contact Proflow Geelong on 03 52771155 at SRE Engines and discuss their engine with Chris to come up with some options that will get you moving forward.

 

 

 

SUPER SEDAN RACER SHANE BELK GOES PINK IN SUPPORT OF
THE MCGRATH FOUNDATION
 


 



Twenty two year old Victorian Super Sedan race driver, Shane Belk, is about to embark on one of the most important speedway campaigns imaginable, dedicating the 2014/2015 racing season in support of the McGrath Foundation

Raising important funds for the McGrath Foundation across the course of the season, the number 9 race car will feature a new distinctive pink livery and the McGrath Foundation logo, encouraging breast awareness across the community.

Throughout the season 'Shane Belk Motor Racing' will attend each Super Sedan event, participating in activities and promotions to encourage fans to support the McGrath Foundation through merchandise sales and gold coin donations.

As the season progresses, Shane Belk Motor Racing hope to see a band of 'pink' dressed fans at each event.

Belk discussed why and how this came about, "One day at work I was thinking of doing something special for others and on Facebook I mentioned I was thinking of going pink next season. My brother in law Justin Hampton from 'Highline Racewear' saw it and sent me a message to ring him urgently. I gave him a call and he said 'if you want to go pink let's do it properly' and so we talked about who we could race for and decided upon the 'McGrath Foundation'. The McGrath Foundation often raises breast awareness through various sporting fundraisers and in particular, through men showing their support to women. So Justin made the contact with them and here we are ready to go."

Whilst Belk has no personal family occurrences of breast cancer he is well aware of the heartache and stress it brings to families when they support loved ones battling the disease.

Through the 'Belk Racing Team' Facebook page, he encourages people to share their experiences with breast cancer to raise breast awareness, as this is the very reason the team is promoting the cause.

"We really want to hear from women along the way, as their experiences with breast checks and positive outcomes are really what we are hoping to drive among the community. Breast awareness is so important and we really want to highlight this through our support of the McGrath Foundation” shared Belk.

To support the McGrath Foundation, fans of speedway can contribute by donating directly to http://mcgrathfoundation.gofundraise.com.au/page/Belkracingteamhighlineracewear . Also the team will have money tins rattled at each race meeting and you can buy merchandise at our trailer, whereby every cent raised will be remitted back to the McGrath Foundation.

Any financial sponsors that would like to assist the team in their racing pursuit, or contribute to the McGrath Foundation, can speak directly with Shane at sb_motorracing@hotmail.com

Supporters already assisting Shane Belk Racing & whom we wish to acknowledge are:

Highline Racewear
Clearview Towing Mirrors
Belkblast Protective Coatings
Formula E Go Karts
Gemtree Graphics
Campton Graphics & Signs
DMT Sports Media

 

Images of Belk Racing Team from Belk Racing / Highline Racewear

 

ZERO3 MOTORSPORTS CLAIM AUSTRALIA 5 AFTER EARLY DISASTER

 

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Ricky Dicker & Zero3 Motorsports had a tough start to the AKA Nationals at Gosford Showgrounds before making ground on day two & coming from eighth on the grid to reach a goal and finish inside the top five in the 2014 Australian title.

Things got underway with heat one and a second position start in the Sportsman 125 division where Dicker lasted around five laps before the top end of his Outlaw engine let go and Dicker parked infield with a non-finish result.

Jamie Dicker (Ricky's brother) then gave his Outlaw engine to use for the rest of the weekend with the 125s since the Formula 100s that Dickers engine was more suited to didn't compete.

For heat two a sixth place grid start gave Dicker some traffic to weave through. A miscalculation in turn three through the race where he was by his own admission going too quick & to high on the track resulted in a spin when he hit the loose stuff & another non-finish was penned into the lap sheets.

 

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In the final heat of day one another sixth place start was drawn and Dicker changed tack deciding just to finish the race no matter his position and bank some points. He managed to finish in mid pack.

On day two another finish result of fifth after beginning in second place meant that Dicker had recorded to finishes from fourth heats and this qualified him out of position eight (rear of the field) in the twenty lap AKA Australian Sportsman 125 Championship.

With a goal of finishing inside the top five Dicker was able to achieve this goal and end the weekend on a positive note given the damage on day one to his Outlaw engine.

Dicker also thanks his brother Jamie along with Courtney & Corey for taking him to the national title to compete.

Zero3 Motorsports would like to acknowledge and thank those that have assisted his racing:
DMT Sports Media
Team Dirt Dog
Zamp Racing Helmets
Sevys Speedway Kart Parts
MBullimanPhotography - Michael Bulliman
Killer Image Signs
GPS Motorsports
Full Throttle Race Engines
Omega Racing Karts
Dicker Glass

 

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IPTA FIBREGLASS JOINS GROWING LIST OF SUPPORTERS FOR STREET STOCK SERIES

The Victorian Street Stock Series promoter DMT Sports Media is pleased to announce that long time speedway supporters ‘Ipta Fibreglass’ have joined in with contingency awards for this season’s launch of a new Victorian Street Stock Super Series.

The Whittle family who own and operate ‘Ipta Fibreglass’ have long been associated with speedway & amongst those they currently support you can list national Modified Sedan champion Mark Carlin, former national champion Justin Drew, Belmont Speedway Drivers Club through the Redline Raceway venue & one of the most prestigious annual Street Stock events the ‘King of the Mountain’ at Redline itself.

Scott Whittle on behalf of the business negotiated the deal & to the delight of the promoter, Scott wanted to ensure that there are prizes up for those drivers that have a tough time of things.

As a result at each round there will be a $100- voucher to spend at ‘Ipta Fibreglass’ on offer to some poor unfortunate that has a bingle and tears up part of their race car. Whittle would like to help them get back on track and so the ‘Crash King or Queen’ award is up for grabs.

The winner can give the Whittles a call and get their torn up panels replaced or fixed by using their voucher & get back on track looking as good as new for the next round.

If in the event nobody wrecks their car (which touch wood is the result we get) the award will become the ‘Ipta Fibreglass’ TLC award for somebody whose car could do with a bit of tender, love & care.

Furthermore ‘Ipta Fibreglass’ has also offered up an end of series mystery prize voucher with the value of $500- taking their series contribution up to a ‘BIG’ $1000-!

The mystery prize has already been locked in with the Whittles and will award somebody that attends all five rounds of the series & whom is prepared to put a ‘Ipta Fibreglass’ sticker on the back pillar on either side of the car. Anybody potential can win however If you don’t run the sticker for all five rounds, you won’t.

You can talk about your fibreglass needs by calling ‘Ipta Fibreglass’ on 03 5221 3004 or if you want to take a look at what is available you can visit 7 Riversdale Road, Newtown in Geelong.

 

HIGHLINE CUP A SERIES WITHIN A SERIES THANKS TO HIGHLINE RACEWEAR

 



The all new Victorian Street Stock Series is super stoked to have Bendigo businessman Justin ‘Wal’ Hampton & his business ‘Highline Racewear’ as part of what is shaping up to be a must do series for Street Stock competitors down South.

With the series sparking up on November the 15th for the first of five rounds through to the middle of January, many of the best South Australian & Victorian drivers are intending to compete for the night to night wins and the $2000- first place end of series money.

Adding to the series overall, series promoter DMT Sports Media are excited to announce the running of the ‘Highline Cup’ supported by ‘Highline Racewear’ with points earnt towards the Cup only by drivers running a ‘Highline Racewear’ sticker on a front quarter panel of their race car.

‘Highline Racewear’ is amongst the best in major Australian race wear providers & complete supply race suits & every piece of a suit, team wear including sublimated shirts & hoodies also caps & beanies.

Highline also provide kids race suits & boots & specialise in complete custom designed racewear at the best prices available.

Justin does outstanding work kitting up drivers & their teams making them both safer whilst competing and looking good for their sponsors & one consistent race driver is going to go away from the series having won a magnificent package form ‘Highline Racewear’ for winning the ‘Highline Cup’.

Simply for running a ‘Highline Racewear’ sticker on the front quarter panel of your race car, compete in all five rounds & be one of fifteen minimum competitors registered with ‘Highline Racewear’ as running in the ‘Cup’ and then finish ahead of the others in the ‘Cup’ to pick up the following:

Double layer custom designed kit & fitment
10 sublimated shirts
10 sublimated hoodies
10 hats or beanies
This package value is $1700-

Justin spoke on being a part of the Street Stock series. “Sedan racing is my favourite form of Speedway. ‘Highline Racewear’ has clients in every form of speedway & Street Stocks is one of the most entertaining to be a part of where drivers have to race both directions, can take passengers with them & run three & four wide more often than not!”

‘Highline Racewear’ also spoke of the prize they are offering. “When we decided to support this series we decided to do it right. We want to give a whole race team the opportunity to look good’ This will give that team extra opportunity to attract support to themselves when sponsors see how good they look. In turn we hope we can encourage new customers to give us a call and let us kit them up for racing.”

You can contact Justin at ‘Highline Racewear’ on 0481 172 688 or find Highline Racewear on facebook to talk about what they can do for you & the gear on offer.

 

 

RIPPER STICKER ONBOARD WITH VICTORIAN STREET STOCK SERIES 2014/15

 



Eastern Suburbs Melbourne businessman Jamie Paull & his business ‘Ripper Sticker’ are excited to be on-board the new Victorian Street Stock Series set to begin on November the 15th after recent negotiations with series promoter DMT Sports Media concluded with a prize at each of the 5 rounds and an end of series award locked in on behalf of ‘Ripper Sticker’.

Jamie does outstanding work with graphics & decal work with many of the better looking race cars getting around Victoria. Clients of ‘Ripper Sticker’ include Dale Hallet from Modified Productions & Damien Miller the Victorian Open Sedan Champion.

Paull who himself is a race car driver in VSC Sports Sedans is fond of the number eleven, a number that he runs on his own car and has decided to put a prize at each round up for the driver that qualifies in eleventh place to start the feature.

Regardless of whether the driver finishes the feature or not, just qualifying will see them rewarded with the following:

2 large door numbers 590mml high by whatever proportional size wide in one colour with an outline/shade to suit
2 x front numbers
2 x rear numbers
roof plate number
drivers name on roof
battery triangle
2 x on/off decal size to suit
3 x unleaded decals
(winner self install)

All decals to be computer cut decals, no digital print
30 standard colours to choose from– no fluros

Jamie spoke of the award. “On more occasions than not the top drivers will rise to the top and qualify high on the grid for the final, we at ‘Ripper Sticker’ hope that some racers who are classy enough to qualify for the final however seem to miss out on the win are able to qualify eleventh and take something home for their troubles & for their support of this series.”

The support from ‘Ripper Sticker’ goes on to offer up an end of series prize for the race driver that finishes in eleventh place on points by offering the following:

2 large door numbers 590mml high by whatever proportional size wide in one colour with a outline/shade to suit
2 x front numbers
2 x rear numbers
roof plate number
drivers name on roof
battery triangle
2 x on/off decal size to suit
3 x unleaded decals

Plus - a design to go up side of the race car in 2 colours 300mml high by 2 metre long
plus either a bonnet/roof or boot carbon fire vinyl wrap
also ripper Sticker will do the application of complete prize to your car for you if you bring it to the ripper sticker workshop

All decals to be computer cut decals, no digital print
30 standard colours to choose from– no fluros

In relation to his support of the series Jamie spoke once more. “It is so very exciting to be a part of the series. I found the process of supporter selection to be professional in advising us that others would be contacted & that one business in our field would be selected with the drivers being rewarded with the best deal offered. To get involved in the excitement of Street Stock racing is just a great feeling. Also Dean & I have agreed on what ‘Ripper Sticker’ will receive in return & I am looking forward to growing the business with clients from the Street Stock ranks who support us.”

You can contact Jamie at ‘Ripper Sticker’ on 0404 268 380 or find Ripper Sticker on facebook to talk about what they can do for you and to check in on how some of their other clients race cars turned out.

 

GOULBURN OVENS SEDANS ASSOCIATION 2014/15 CALENDAR

 

 


20TH DEC - BROBENAH RACEWAY, LEETON

28TH DEC - WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY

10TH JAN - WANGARATTA CITY SPEEDWAY

24TH JAN- WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY

14TH FEB - RUSHWORTH SPEEDWAY

7TH MAR - WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY

14TH MAR - ALEXANDRA SPEEDWAY

18TH APR - BROBENAH RACEWAY, LEETON (VICTORIAN TITLE)

9TH MAY - WANGARATTA CITY SPEEDWAY

23RD MAY - WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY

7TH JUN - WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY

 

DROUIN SPEEDWAY CLUB 2014/15 CALENDAR

14th September 2014
Go Karts

19th October 2014
VSC Vintage Super Modifieds & Classic Sprintcars, Ladies Standard Saloons, VSC Unlimited Sedans, Crash & Bash, ASCF 1200 Juniors & VSC Standard Saloon Juniors & Open Standard Saloons Rd 1 Track Championship, Ace of Spades

9th November 2014
ASCF 1200 Juniors, VSC Standard Saloon Juniors & Ladies Standard Saloons, VSC Unlimited Sedans Rd 1 Track Championship, Eliminator Cup – Standard Saloons & Gippsland Zone Title - Mini Sprints

14th December 2014
Ladies Standard Saloons, VSC Unlimited Sedans, Wingless, SDAV Hot Rod's & ASCF 1200 Juniors, VSC Standard Saloon Juniors & Open Standard Saloons Rd 2 Track Championship

18th January 2015
ASCF 1200 Juniors, Vintage Super Modifieds & Classic Sprintcars, VSC Standard Saloon Juniors, & Ladies Standard Saloons, Ace of Spades, VSC Unlimited Sedans Rd 2 Track Championship & Gippsland Zone Title – Open Standard Saloons

8th February 2015
Ladies Standard Saloons, VSC Unlimited Sedans, VSC Junior Standard Saloons State Title, ASCF 1200 Juniors Rd 3 Track Championship, Wingless Gippsland Challenge

22nd February 2015
Go Karts

15th March 2015
Ladies & Open Standard Saloons, VSC Unlimited Sedans, ASCF 1200 Juniors, VSC Junior Standard Saloons Rd 3 Track Championship & Mini Sprints (Mighty Mouse Magic)

12th April 2015
Vintage Super Modifieds & Classic Sprintcars, VSC Standard Saloon Juniors, Ladies & Open Standard Saloons, ASCF 1200 Juniors, VSC Unlimited Sedans Rd 3 Track Championship & SDAV Hot Rod State Title

17th May 2015
ASCF 1200 Juniors, VSC Standard Saloon Juniors & Ladies Standard Saloons, VSC Unlimited Sedans, Wingless Men & Ladies (feature for Ladies) & Open Standard Saloons Rd 3 Track Championship

14th June 2014
1200 Juniors, VSC Standard Saloon Juniors, Ladies & Open Standard Saloons, VSC Unlimited Sedans,

 

 

VICTORIAN GRAND PRIX MIDGETS MASTERS SERIES CALENDAR

Rnd 1 Wangaratta Oct 18

Rnd 2 Alexandra Nov 15

Rnd 3 Redline Dec 13

Rnd 4 Avalon Jan 31

Rnd 5 Rushworth Feb 14

Rnd 6 Heartland Raceway, Moama Mar 7

Rnd 7 & Vic Title Wangaratta Mar 21

Australian Title Redline Apr 11

Rnd 8 Sonic Speedway, Swan Hill Apr 18

Rnd 9 Wangaratta May 9

Rnd 10 Rushworth May 23
 

 

 

SPEEDWAY DRIVERS ASSOCIATION OF VICTORIA HOT RODS (SDAV)
2014/15 CALENDAR


14 DECEMBER - DROUIN

10 JANUARY - WANGARATTA

17 JANUARY - ROSEDALE

21 FEBRUARY - LAANG

28 FEBRUARY - HEARTLAND RACEWAY, MOAMA

14 MARCH - MID WESTERN SPEEDWAY

28 MARCH - RUSHWORTH

12 APRIL - DROUIN SPEEDWAY - VICTORIAN TITLE

9 MAY - SONIC SPEEDWAY, SWAN HILL

 

COROWA - RUTHERGLEN SPEEDWAY CLUB OPERATORS OF 'WAHGUNYAH SPEEDWAY'
SEASON 2014/15 CALENDAR


DECEMBER 28TH
- VICTORIAN STREET STOCK SERIES, NOEL MCGRATH MEMORIAL PRODUCTION SEDANS, G.O.S.A, STANDARD SALOONS, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS, VIC SPORTS SEDANS

JANUARY 24TH
- VICTORIAN LATE MODEL SEDAN TITLE, VIC SPORTS SEDANS VICTORIAN SERIES, PRODUCTION SEDANS, G.O.S.A, STANDARD SALOONS, VSC JUNIOR STANDARD SALOON SERIES, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS,

MARCH 7TH
- BOB BAILEY PRODUCTION SEDAN MEMORIAL, LEGEND CARS AUSTRALIA FEATURE, G.O.S.A, STANDARD SALOONS, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS

MAY23RD
- VICTORIAN SUPER SEDAN SERIES, HOWIE MEMORIAL FOR STANDARD SALOONS, PRODUCTION SEDANS, G.O.S.A, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS, VIC SPORTS SEDANS

JUNE 7TH
- TALBOTS 1000 FOR PRODUCTION SEDANS, STANDARD SALOONS, G.O.S.A, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS, VIC SPORTS SEDANS
 

WANGARATTA SPEEDWAY SEASON 2014/2015

OCT 18:
COMPACT SPEEDCARS, GP MIDGETS Masters Series Round, VIC SPORTS SEDANS, STANDARD SALOONS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS

NOV 8:
RUSSEL FRANKELL MEMORIAL VINTAGE CLASSIC MEETING PLUS LATER AT NIGHT VIC SPORTS SEDANS, STANDARD SALOONS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS

NOV 22:
GO KARTS, MOWERS, VIC SPORTS SEDANS, STANDARD SALOONS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS

JAN 10:
43RD ANNUAL VICTORIAN COMPACT SPEEDCAR TITLE, VIC SPORTS SEDANS ( DARREN LEVY MEMORIAL SERIES ROUND 1), PRODUCTION SEDANS, STANDARD SALOONS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS, VSC JUNIOR SEDANSS, GOULBURN OVENS SEDANS ASSOCIATION

JAN 31:
FORMULA 500 VICTORIAN STAMPEDE SERIES ROUND, 3 LITRE SEDANS, VIC SPORTS SEDANS ( DARREN LEVY MEMORIAL SERIES ROUND 2), STANDARD SALOONS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS

FEB 21:
LATE MODELS STATE SERIES, MOD LITES, VIC SPORTS SEDANS ( DARREN LEVY MEMORIAL SERIES ROUND 3), STANDARD SALOONS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS, GP MIDGETS

MAR 21:
VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS $400 TO WIN, PRODUCTION SEDANS, DIVISION 2 HOTRODS, VIC SPORTS SEDANS STATE SERIES & ( DARREN LEVEY MEMORIAL SERIES ROUND 4), STANDARD SALOONS, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS

APR 25:
STANDARD SALOONS SUPERAXE 1000, LEGEND CARS, CRASH & BASH, VIC SPORTS SEDANS, VSC SEDANSOPEN LADIES, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS

MAY 9:
NED KELLY CUP $2000 TO WIN MODIFIED SEDANS, VSC SPRINTCARS, WANGARATTA CUP GP MIDGETS, VIC SPORTS SEDANS, STANDARD SALOONS, VSC OPEN LADIES SEDANS, VSC JUNIOR SEDANS, GOULBURN OVEN SEDANS ASSOCIATION

ALEXANDRA SPEEDWAY CLUB CALENDAR 2014 - 15

October 25th
SSA Juniors, Standard Saloons, VSC Juniors, VSC Ladies, Vic Sports Sedans, VSC Unlimited Sedans.

November 15th
SSA Juniors JSPA Series, GP Midgets Masters Series Round, Standard Saloons, VSC Juniors, VSC Ladies, Vic Sports Sedans, VSC Unlimited Sedans.

November 29th
Fist Full of Dollars – Ford v Holden Challenge – Street Stocks, Vic Sports Sedans, SSA Juniors

March 14th
Vic Sports Sedan Victorian State Title, SSA Juniors, Standard Saloons, VSC Juniors Series Round, VSC Ladies,
VSC Unlimited Sedans.

March 28th
Standard Saloon Ladies Victorian State Title, SSA Juniors, Standard Saloons, VSC Juniors, VSC Unlimited Sedans,
Vic Sports Sedans, VSC Ladies.

April 11th
JSPA Series Round – SSA Juniors, Standard Saloons, VSC Juniors, VSC Ladies, Vic Sports Sedans

May 16th )
3 Litre Sedan Mick Woodham Memorial, Wingless Sprints Ladies Series Round, Wingless Sprints, Standard Saloons, VSC Juniors, SSA Juniors, VSC Ladies, Vic Sports Sedans, VSC Unlimited Sedans.

June 6th
100 Lap Derby Heats for Unlimited Sedans, Standard Saloon - Alexandra Cup Heats, Victorian Short Circuit Championship – SSA Juniors Heats

June 7th
100 Lap Derby Heats & Final, Standard Saloon - Alexandra Cup Heats & Final, Victorian Short Circuit Championship - SSA Juniors Heats & Final

August 15th 2015
3 Hour Enduro for Unlimited Sedans Heats & Final

VICTORIAN STREET STOCK SERIES DATES LOCKED IN

In this speedway off season a priority of DMT Sports Media Promotions was to establish a Street Stock series in Victoria that can follow in the foot steps of the great MJS series in South Australia & confirmation can now be made that a five round series is locked in for this coming summer with Darlington Speedway, Rosedale Speedway, Sonic Speedway Swan Hill, Wahgunyah Speedway & Western Speedway, Hamilton confirmed as the inaugural five venues to get right behind the series.

The former Street Stock Association of Victoria ran a series at various venues that used to travel all around the state with the best drivers thrilling speedway sedan fans. Street Stock competitors will have increased opportunity to compete with the best drivers testing themselves on a variety of venues & surfaces.

The series gets under way at Mid Western Speedway ran by the Mortlake Speedway Club on November the 15th with a 40 lap extravaganza as drivers compete to win the ‘Stocky Stampede’ on the testing little bullring.

The long Rosedale Speedway then hosts the next event ‘Street Stock East Challenge’ on December the 6th bringing top quality Street Stock racing back to Gippsland where Standard Saloon racing has a strangle hold in the area.

Rosedale formerly held a Victorian state title for Street Stocks and Polly Perkins a former Street Stock competitor and Rosedale identity is looking forward to having ‘Stocky’s’ back again.

The Christmas holidays then provides a double header weekend starting with the ‘Mallee Masters’ on the 27th of December at Sonic Speedway Swan Hill before saddling up over night to head over the New South Wales border for a few hours before crossing back into Victoria to land in Wahgunyah for the ‘Murray River Rumble’ paying $1500- to win on the 28th of December on a massive 640 metre plus long race track.

Finally the series closes out at Western Speedway, Hamilton on Sunday the 18th of January for the ‘Western Grand in the Hand’ on the final night of the Victorian Junior Sedan title weekend. The track is wicked quick and sure to produce a bonza final event for the series top drivers.

Already interest in competing in all or most of the series has come forward from multiple national champion Brad McClure, current national back to back champion Robbie Faux, Jason Duell from South Australia & even from as far as Western Australia.

Information will now come out at regular intervals in regards to what is going on with the series.

The competitors will be informed of the dates and series details in order to lock in a regular group of racers that will go from venue to venue chasing the $1000 minimum win at each round of the series.
Management of the series will be making calls for corporate support in the coming weeks with a $2000 winners cheque for the overall series win also a carrot to be dangled to attract other top drivers such as Mick Dann, Mick Clark, Lewis Clark, Brooke Ferguson, Anthony Beare & the Gartner brothers.

Following along the lines of the Sprintcar Racing Association, the series hopes to put in place a random draw prize for any driver that finishes out side the top ten who competes at every round of the series to encourage drivers that may not have the ability or equipment of the lead teams, yet support the series for the fun it brings.

Venues involved in the series will be encouraged to help make the event a highlight of their calendar with drivers voting at the end of the series on the best run round in order to award recognition to the leading event of the season.

Any business who wishes to make a corporate support offer of cash or prizes can contact Dean Thompson at dmtmedia@speedway.net.au or inbox on facebook to discuss your offer of support.

As organiser of the series DMT Sports Media would like to publicly acknowledge the following people for their encouraging support. Brad McClure, Jason Duell & national champion Robbie Faux have been nothing but positive on social media with everything that has been organised and I thank them all very much & look forward to seeing them compete throughout the season.
 

 

LATE MODEL RACING VICTORIA INC. ESTABLISHED & SET TO RUMBLE

 



Throughout the last speedway season, Victorian based Late Model Sedan competitors were working hard behind the scenes to establish the Late Model Racing Victoria Association and now, with great excitement, Late Model Racing Victoria Inc. can announce that the first ever season race calendar can be released for the inaugural Late Model Racing Victoria Inc. 2014-2015 season.

Business people, active competitors and interested parties all began meeting some months ago and elected current competitor and Eildon businessman Rod Edwards as the inaugural President, the Vice President role was filled by another competitor with a strong business acumen in Healesville’s Justin Pearson. The paperwork was lodged to formally begin the Association and Late Model Racing Victoria Inc. was established.

 

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Work then began on securing race dates, including the Victorian title, at suitable Late Model venues. The Victorian title had previously been well organised and ran by the South Australian Late Model Association (SALMA) which all existing Victorian Late Model drivers were members of in past seasons.

The bond between SALMA & the newly formed LMRV Inc. continues with the two Associations joining forces to create a four round series with two events hosted in each State that will be a part of a new and exciting State Shootout Series.

 

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Murray Bridge, Redline, Borderline & Premier will be the four venues involved in the State Shootout series with the final round culminating at Warrnambool on the 8th March 2015, allowing thousands of fans to see the future of V8 Sedan racing ‘Rock the House’.

Rod Edwards commented on the relationship with SALMA. “We have had, & continue to receive, great support by the Executive Committee of SALMA. We are both working with each other to further the growth of our class across both States & we have received wonderful advice to help us complete what was required in order for us to begin Victoria’s own Association.”

Edwards went on to say. “We thank SALMA for the work they have put into establishing relationships with key stakeholders in our State already, and we look forward to building on those relationships to become the premier sedan class in the State of Victoria.”

 

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New drivers who have been attracted to the big V8, left hand drive division include long time Super Sedan driver Wayne Belk, who some might remember promoted the Australia V New Zealand Trans Tasman Challenge a couple of seasons back, he may share the driving with his son Shane, which will further increase the growing ranks of the ‘Young Guns’ in Victoria. Fiona Verhoeven from Warrnambool, an established Modified Sedan racer who promotes herself well in the media, is a welcome addition to the class as she will be Victoria’s first female driver! Brendan Hucker & Michael Hetherington, also from the ranks of Modified Sedans, join in on the action while Portland’s Zak Calderwood is in the midst of putting his car together and he joins the division from Production Sedans.

These new drivers to the Late Model division will join Eildon’s Brock & Chevy Edwards, Pakenham’s Gary Bryans, Barmah’s Graham Forte, Bacchus Marsh’s Danny Amato, Healesville’s Justin Pearson and Bannockburn’s Dan Timberlake; who have all previously raced under SALMA in the last couple of seasons.

The blue ribbon event for the calendar is without doubt the Victorian Title, which will be held on the Saturday of the Australia Day Long Weekend at the massive 670 metre long Wahgunyah Speedway which is located on the NSW-VIC border at Corowa/Rutherglen. Interstate drivers have already expressed keen interest in competing in this blue ribbon event. Further information about the exciting sponsorship partnerships that are currently being made will be announced shortly so watch this space!

 

Gary Bryans (C) Inaction Photos


The Late Model Racing Victoria Inc. racing season kicks off in November at Horsham & during the season it also includes visits to Swan Hill, Wangaratta, Rushworth as well as a few trips over to South Australia.

November 8th - Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham (LMRV Points)
November 21st - Tolmer Speedway, Bordertown (SALMA)
November 22nd - Round 1 State Shootout Series - Murray Bridge Speedway (LMRV Points)
November 29th - Round 2 State Shootout Series - Redline Raceway, Ballarat (LMRV Points)
January 1st to 3rd - Australian Title - Kingaroy Speedway, Qld
January 24th - Victorian Title - Wahgunyah Speedway, Wahgunyah (Double LMRV Points)
February 14th - Sonic Speedway, Swan Hill (LMRV Points)
February 21st - Wangaratta Speedway, Wangaratta (LMRV Points)
March 7th - Round 3 State Shootout Series - Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier (LMRV Points)
March 8th - Round 4 State Shootout Series - Premier Speedway, Warrnambool (LMRV Points)
March 28th - Rushworth Speedway, Rushworth (LMRV Points)
April 3 to 5th - Easter $5k to Win - Timmis Speedway, Mildura (SALMA)
April 11th – Waikerie Speedway – S.A State Title (SALMA)

The Late Model Racing Victoria Inc. website is currently being built; fans and supporters can follow along at www.latemodelracingvictoria.com.au shortly. An announcement will be made once the website becomes live so keep an eye out for that! The Association already has a Facebook page where you can stay updated with the latest news; search Late Model Racing Victoria Inc.

Any persons interested in finding out more or getting involved with Late Model Racing Victoria Inc. can contact either Rod Edwards on 0427 837 385 or Justin Pearson on 0408 356 729. The Secretary, Lisa Edwards, can also be contacted on 0427 007 907 in regards to any administration or paperwork.

Late Model Racing Victoria Inc. is proudly supported by
Northeast Pressure Washing
Kevin Carey - K C Pty Ltd
Australian Racing Products
Belkblast Pty Ltd
Forte Engineering
HDD - Healesville Directional Drilling
Horne Enterprises Pty Ltd
Lake Eildon Houseboat Sales

VICTORIAN MINI SPRINTS CALENDAR 2014 -15

 

Team Parsons (C) Inaction Photos

1st November 2014 - Rosedale Speedway, Rosedale
9th November 2014 - Gold Cup Challenge Round 1 - Drouin Speedway, Drouin
15th November 2014 - Gold Cup Challenge Round 2 - Darlington Speedway, Mortlake
29th November 2014 - Geoff Moule Memorial - Nyora Raceway, Nyora
14th December 2014 - Redline Raceway, Ballarat
26th December 2014 - Gold Cup Challenge Round 3 - Bairnsdale Speedway, Bairnsdale
17th January 2015 - Gold Cup Challenge Round 4 - Rosedale Speedway, Rosedale
7th February 2015 - Victorian title - Nyora Raceway, Nyora
21st February 2015 - Gold Cup Challenge Round 5 - Laang Speedway, Laang
7th March 2015 - Gold Cup Challenge Round 6 - Redline Raceway, Ballarat
15th March 2015 - Mighty Mouse Magic Race - Drouin Speedway, Drouin
3rd April 2015 - Round 1 Easter Cup - Rosedale Speedway, Rosedale
4th April 2015 - Final Easter Cup - Bairnsdale Speedway, Bairnsdale
19th April 2015 - Gold Cup Challenge Round 7 - Nyora Raceway, Nyora
2nd May 2015 Redline Raceway, Ballarat

 

TURNBULL & SPARROW BECOME FIRST TWO TIME ENDURO WINNERS AT ALEXANDRA

 


Dehne Sparrow (Black suit) & Paul Turnbull Winners (C) Inaction Photos

Whilst Speedway everywhere accept in the North of Australia is in the off season, Alexandra Speedway in Victoria fired up for the once a season 3 Hour Sedan Enduro with more than forty teams heading into battle against each other and the clock to complete as many laps as possible and the fourth edition of this event resulted in the first two time winners when Paul Turnbull & Dehne Sparrow from the Western Districts of Victoria took the win with the most laps ever completed in the time frame.

Completing a new record of 259 laps on the dog leg course, Turnbull & Sparrow didn’t have things all their way on race night with the teams of Greg Scott & David Donegan, Dion & Chris Bellman, Damien Miller & Lenny Bates, Corey Lincoln & Steve Lincoln all leading at stages before pit stops or breakages interfered with their results.

The meeting started with 8 qualifying heats in which each team completed two.

Brendan Miller got the ball rolling for his team with a win in the first heat of the afternoon with a 14 second win where laps were taking 40 plus seconds to complete. Sparrow competed in this heat finishing 16 seconds behind Miller whilst rookie Brock Fallon finished last however he learnt real quick as you will read.

Lenny Bates was able to win the second for his team partnering Damien Miller (Brendan’s brother) with an 11 second gap over Patrick Farry. Bates was circulating two seconds a lap faster than his competitors whilst Sprintcar driver Brad Warren finished third for his team.

 

Brad Warren's Centura (C) Inaction Photos



Corey Lincoln completed the fastest first round heat with victory by just a second over Donegan in his Cortina powered by a 308ci GM motor. Darren Nelson was also close in this very strong heat finishing third for his team. The top four drivers all completed laps under 37 seconds.

 

Corey Lincoln (C) Inaction Photos

Mick Lincoln began well for his combination with Robbie Gorman with a win by a second over Simon Bent with David Barrie the Marsh Modified Sedan state champion in third.

The second round was a complete turn around for the Fallon Brothers team with 100 lap Derby legend Luke Fallon hopping in the seat and taking the win ahead of Steve Lincoln in his EH Holden Super Saloon. Tim McPherson finished back in third. Fallon finished the race 11 seconds fastest than any completed so far with a time of 3 minutes 32.604 seconds. This would finish as the fastest heat of the night, only just, with Fallon also the first driver under 35 seconds a massive 2 seconds in a lap better than the best lap so far.

Jamie Lock from Bendigo was part of a four driver combination for the weekend along with his dad Rob & Mildura Street Stock lads Jake Drewett & current Australian Champion Robbie Faux. Jamie went on to win from Fred Cattermole & Gorman.

Damien Miller was able to make it two from two for his team winning a heat in a time just .042 slower than Fallon’s result. Stuart Robinson finished second 13 seconds behind and Andrew Suckling in third for his team. Miller became the first driver under 34 seconds on a lap with a 33.933 time record.

 

Damien Miller (C) Inaction Photos



Finally the last heat race was won by Turnbull in a close one ahead of Greg Scott & Matt Nelson and once again only just behind Fallon’s heat race fast time.

The track condition was superb for the final with the following top ten starting line up.

Damien Miller – Lenny Bates, Corey Lincoln – Steve Lincoln, Dehne Sparrow – Paul Turnbull, Robbie Gorman – Mick Lincoln, David Donegan – Greg Scott, Brendan Miller – Dale Morrison, Stuart Robinson – David Barrie, Matt Nelson – Darren Nelson, Rob & Jamie Lock – Jake Drewett/Robbie Faux & Luke & Brock Fallon.

 

Jake Drewett & Robbie Faux's car (C) Inaction Photos

Combinations outside the top ten that were expected to work their way into the top ten all things going well included Tim McPherson & Hans Lovski, Simon & Shona Bent in her first adult race event, Brad Warren, Adam Parsons & Brad McClure, Formula 500 regulars Dion & Chris Bellman & Corowa combination Dave Walton & Clint Henderson.

The beginning of the race began with a back straight pile up at the tail of the field ending the race for a couple one car teams that had too much damage.

At the restart Damien Miller had the lead with Greg Scott & Corey Lincoln in tow as the trio blasted away from the pack and quickly caught the tail of the field and weaved in and out of the tail enders.

Scott got the lead around lap eleven and holding on until lap twenty when Miller snatched the lead back and soon set a fast one lap time of 33.900. Corey Lincoln followed him through into second place before Lincoln took the lead at lap forty seven & completing 86 in the first hour with team Matt & Darren Nelson leading briefly after the hour for a few laps from lap ninety four after Corey Lincoln headed to the pit enclosure to tag in his grandfather Steve.

 

Steve Lincoln bringing back memories from Super Saloon days (C) Inaction Photos


After running a 33.325 second lap Matt Nelson’s car shut down right in front of the start finish line and needed the assistance of the push crew to get the car back to the pits to allow Uncle Darren to re-enter the track.

Team Miller and Bates had their own dramas with Bates breaking a differential and Miller having to come back out to continue on and lead from around the 100 lap mark to the 168 lap stage 2 hours into the race before team Turnbull & Sparrow took over.

As the race wore on teams dropped out of contention and Miller and Bates despite their extra pit time as a result of having one team car started to work their way back into contention and late in the race where making one and a half seconds a lap on the lead car.

Fuel became an issue however and Miller had to leave the track once more to refuel before returning to finish second. Turnbull driving the last stint for his team and with a set up not ideal due to damage earlier in the race to the rear of his car, drove a conservative stint to bring the team on home as the first two time winners of the Enduro.

After the race the winning drivers were delighted with the result. “Last time we won I could only do around ten laps before my car broke. To win this time and to do the stint I was able to and contribute to the win as much has me absolutely lost for words. It is redemption. I’m so very proud.” Said Sparrow.

“It hasn’t sunk in yet, what a race. The competition gets stronger and stronger at this race. The track was terrific. Dehne, drove as strong as we believed he would and I finished across the line with a damaged car still four laps ahead of second best. I love this track and these races!”

Official top ten results:
Turnbull & Sparrow – 259 laps
Miller & Bates – 255
Steve Lincoln & Corey Lincoln – 251
Fallon & Fallon - 248
Miller & Morrison – 247
Donegan & Scott – 233
Rob Bushall Snr & Jnr – 230
David Walton & Clint Henderson – 200
Stephen Hutchins & Leigh Griffin – 195
Fred Cattermole & Colin Ward – 195

 

Paul Turnbull Winner (C) Inaction Photos

Dehne Sparrow Winner (C) Inaction Photos

(Feature Comment)

EASY GUIDE TO REGISTERING YOUR RACE SEDAN
WITH THE VICTORIAN SPEEDWAY COUNCIL



The Victorian Speedway Council has the following Sedan divisions
UNLIMITED SEDANS
SPORTS SEDANS
GOULBURN OVENS SEDAN
STANDARD SALOONS
DIVISION 2 HOT RODS
JUNIOR STANDARD SALOONS
LADIES STANDARD SALOONS
Add to this the venues may run:

Ladies Open Sedans where competitors run in any VSC registered car to that cars divisional rule specifications against other competitors in a mixture of VSC registered cars

VSC Junior Sedans where the kids may race a Standard Saloon, Sports Sedan, Division 2 Hot Rod or Goulburn Ovens Sedan against each other (no Unlimited Sedans)

Or a venue may choose to run under the banner of VSC Sedans for the adults where any VSC registered car competes against others under their current specifications for that division exactly the same as Ladies Open Sedans.



These last three are not a registered division; you may enter these events with the correct VSC license with a registered car with that cars normal log book.

Any VSC competitor may register their car in up to two VSC sedan divisions at any one time as long as they can comply with both rule books. This is possible for all divisions accept Unlimited Sedans who can only be an Unlimited Sedan as their rules do not allow them to meet any other specification book.

A competitor who has a Speedway Australia registered sedan is permitted to register in up to two VSC divisions that they might meet specifications for, this is not a Speedway Australia rule it is a fact anybody can register their car in two VSC Sedan divisions if their car meets the specs.

Eg: a Modified Production could register as a Unlimited Sedan and a Sports Sedan
a Super Sedan could register as a Unlimited Sedan providing it meets VSC specs
a Production Sedan could register as a GOS, Sports or Unlimited aslong as it meets specs

You should consult the Victorian Speedway Council rules available on the website and then if you have any queries consult a tech representative of the VSC to ensure your car meets rules.

This information has not been shared with the approval of the VSC please consult them to ask questions.
 



VICTORIAN STREET STOCK SERIES DATES LOCKED IN

In this speedway off season a priority of DMT Sports Media Promotions was to establish a Street Stock series in Victoria that can follow in the foot steps of the great MJS series in South Australia & confirmation can now be made that a five round series is locked in for this coming summer with Darlington Speedway, Rosedale Speedway, Sonic Speedway Swan Hill, Wahgunyah Speedway & Western Speedway, Hamilton confirmed as the inaugural five venues to get right behind the series.

The former Street Stock Association of Victoria ran a series at various venues that used to travel all around the state with the best drivers thrilling speedway sedan fans. Street Stock competitors will have increased opportunity to compete with the best drivers testing themselves on a variety of venues & surfaces.

The series gets under way at Mid Western Speedway ran by the Mortlake Speedway Club on November the 15th with a 40 lap extravaganza as drivers compete to win the ‘Stocky Stampede’ on the testing little bullring.

The long Rosedale Speedway then hosts the next event ‘Street Stock East Challenge’ on December the 6th bringing top quality Street Stock racing back to Gippsland where Standard Saloon racing has a strangle hold in the area.

Rosedale formerly held a Victorian state title for Street Stocks and Polly Perkins a former Street Stock competitor and Rosedale identity is looking forward to having ‘Stocky’s’ back again.

The Christmas holidays then provides a double header weekend starting with the ‘Mallee Masters’ on the 27th of December at Sonic Speedway Swan Hill before saddling up over night to head over the New South Wales border for a few hours before crossing back into Victoria to land in Wahgunyah for the ‘Murray River Rumble’ paying $1500- to win on the 28th of December on a massive 640 metre plus long race track.

Finally the series closes out at Western Speedway, Hamilton on Sunday the 18th of January for the ‘Western Grand in the Hand’ on the final night of the Victorian Junior Sedan title weekend. The track is wicked quick and sure to produce a bonza final event for the series top drivers.

Already interest in competing in all or most of the series has come forward from multiple national champion Brad McClure, current national back to back champion Robbie Faux, Jason Duell from South Australia & even from as far as Western Australia.

Information will now come out at regular intervals in regards to what is going on with the series.

The competitors will be informed of the dates and series details in order to lock in a regular group of racers that will go from venue to venue chasing the $1000 minimum win at each round of the series.
Management of the series will be making calls for corporate support in the coming weeks with a $2000 winners cheque for the overall series win also a carrot to be dangled to attract other top drivers such as Mick Dann, Mick Clark, Lewis Clark, Brooke Ferguson, Anthony Beare & the Gartner brothers.

Following along the lines of the Sprintcar Racing Association, the series hopes to put in place a random draw prize for any driver that finishes out side the top ten who competes at every round of the series to encourage drivers that may not have the ability or equipment of the lead teams, yet support the series for the fun it brings.

Venues involved in the series will be encouraged to help make the event a highlight of their calendar with drivers voting at the end of the series on the best run round in order to award recognition to the leading event of the season.

Any business who wishes to make a corporate support offer of cash or prizes can contact Dean Thompson at dmtmedia@speedway.net.au or inbox on facebook to discuss your offer of support.

As organiser of the series DMT Sports Media would like to publicly acknowledge the following people for their encouraging support. Brad McClure, Jason Duell & national champion Robbie Faux have been nothing but positive on social media with everything that has been organised and I thank them all very much & look forward to seeing them compete throughout the season.

 

McClure, Faux & Beare (C) Inaction Photos

AVALON RACEWAY 2014 -15 Season Calendar

 

DMT Sports Media takes a look at the Avalon Raceway season ahead.

The season gets away to what in years to come we hope becomes a massive event each season with a 100 lap race for Street Stocks including a infield pit area & drivers just cant wait for race day to reach us.

The Sprintcar Invitational Jackpot which has winners from last season at Avalon and invited drivers attend to try and win the 10k first place money up for grabs gets the Winged Warriors season up and running on November the 8th.

Many of the regular divisions at the track will have series events such as the Super Sedans, Wingless Sprints, Junior Sedans, Speedcars, AMCA & Modified Production Sedans whilst annual features such as G Town Rumble, Barry Reidy Memorial, Westcoast Classic, K Rock Cup & the 3CS Cup for the various divisions will continue.

There is plenty of Sprintcar action through December & January as usual and the national title for Dirt Modifieds once again along with the Victorian titles for the Sprintcars & Speedcars.

Demolition Derby fans will again see two of those during the season & the Easter Trail will close the season as it so often does.

18th Oct
Great Australian Street Stock 100 plus Modified Productions, Speedcars & AMCA

8th November
Sprintcar Invitational Jackpot & Dirt Modifieds

15th November
Super Sedans, Junior Sedans & Wingless Sprints

November 29th
Classic & Vintage Speedway Meeting

December 13th
Street Stocks, Modified Productions, Super Rods, Junior Sedans, Wingless Sprints

December 26th
Sprintcar Gold Cup & Christmas Cup for Modified Productions

December 30th
World Series Sprintcars

January 3rd
K Rock Cup for Super Sedans, Super Rods & a 4 Cylinder Demolition Derby

January 10th
410 & 360ci Victorian Sprintcar titles

January 17th
Australian Dirt Modified title with G Town Rumble for Speedcars

January 21st
Essendon Ford Presidents Cup for Sprintcars & Street Stocks

January 31st
Street Stocks, AMCA & Wingless Sprints

February 21st
Victorian Speedcar title, Westcoast Classic for Modified Productions, Junior Sedans & Super Sedans

March 14th
Southern Showdown Sprintcars
Modified Productions VMPA Series round

April 3rd
Easter Trail Sprintcars, Super Rods & 4 Cylinder Sedan Demolition Derby

The Junior Quarter Midget Club will continue to run outside the main complex where race fans can reach the track early and watch future stars compete.

For any questions on involvement at Avalon and offers of support contact Jeff Drew on 0418 160 985 or email office@avalonraceway.com

 

‘HUGE’ VICTORIAN WINGLESS 2014/15 SEASON HEADING OUR WAY

The Victorian Wingless Sprints have been busy in recent weeks finalising the 2014/15 season ahead & along with recent election results confirming a new leadership team a 38 race meeting calendar has also been confirmed with events at eighteen different tracks across the state of Victoria.

South Gippsland race venue ‘Nyora Raceway’ has been confirmed as the host of the one night show Victorian title & ‘Total Auto’s Pakenham’ has come onboard as the naming rights supporter to the title in which fifty race cars are highly likely to attend.

Once again three series will be run with a six round ‘Super Six Shootout’ formally known as the Parr Motorsport Series with rounds at Simpson, Portland, Avalon x 2 & Warrnambool x 2. Sponsorship will be confirmed over the coming weeks along with the structure.

The ‘Victory Lane Racegear’ Gippsland Challenge extends to be a six round series with Rosedale & Bairnsdale taking on two rounds each and Drouin & Nyora one a piece. Rosedale & Bairnsdale keep the Christmas & Easter double header weekends which have proven popular with competitors in recent years.

‘Intercity Signs’ have confirmed their involvement in the Ladies of the Dirt Challenge series for a second year running & the series increases to four rounds all in May at Darlington, Alexandra, Drouin & Nyora who will hold the final round. The off season rumours suggest a number of drivers have locked in a lady racer to do the series whilst others are putting together cars especially for girls to have a go with through the season & the series.

The season blasts out of the blocks with seven events in November before settling down to six in December and between five and three in other months. There will be $1000 to win events at Swan Hill, Darlington & the Mildura 50 lapper whilst Laang will be putting up a bike for first prize at the “Crossfire Motorcycles’ supported event on January the 4th.

The full calendar at time of print is:
November
1-Moama “Murray 300” & Rosedale Club Show
8- Portland
15-Avalon
16- Warrnambool
22- Bairnsdale & Hamilton
29-Nyora
29-Redline

December
6- Simpson “Super 6 Series Round 1”
13- Avalon “Super 6 Series Round 2”
14- Drouin
26- Bairnsdale “Victory Lane Series Round 1”
27- Rosedale “Victory Lane Series Round 2”
30- Portland “Super 6 Series Round 3”

January
4- Laang “Cross fire Shootout”
17 Rosedale “USAC Format”
24- Bairnsdale
31- Avalon “Super 6 Series Round 4”

February
7- Nyora “Victory Lane Series Round 3”
8- Drouin “Victory Lanes Series Round 4”
14- Simpson “Front Row Challenge”
20/21 - Speedway City “Australian Wingless Title”
28- Warrnambool “Super 6 Series Round 5”

March
8- Swan Hill “$1000 to win”
14- Darlington “$1000 to win”
28- Nyora “Total Auto’s Pakenham Victorian Title”

April
3- Rosedale “Victory Lane Series Round 5”
4- Bairnsdale “Victory Lanes Series Round 6”
11- Simpson “Peter Merrett Trophy”
18- Warrnambool “Super 6 Series Round 6”
25- Laang “Gold Cup”
26- Hamilton “Western Shootout”

May
2- Mildura “50 Lapper” (sanctioned by WSSA)
9- Darlington + (Intercity Signs Ladies of the Dirt series Round 1”
16- Alexandra + “Intercity Signs Ladies of the Dirt Series Round 2”
17- Drouin + “Intercity Signs Ladies of the Dirt Series Round 3”
23- Darlington
24- Nyora + “Intercity Signs Ladies of the Dirt Series Round 4”

June
6/7 Horsham

Competitor & businessman Troy Small has been elected the President whilst this seasons' President’s Award' recipient Layton Orchard now becomes the Vice President of the club. Demelza Nettlefold the organiser of the ‘Intercity Signs’ Ladies of the Dirt Challenge becomes secretary & Andy Hughes becomes the treasurer.

Victorian Wingless Sprints are also looking for officials & volunteers to assist in stewarding, scrutineering, electronic timing & other duties. If you have interest in putting your hand up & getting involved in these roles you should express your interest to winglesssprintsvic@speedway.net.au for more details.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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