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Wednesday January 13, 2021. All Stars Media
The competition gets tougher - Molly & Peskta have joined in.
In what was already a “who’s who” of sprintcar names local Warrnambool star Darren Mollenoyux and South Aussie Daniel Pestka have also secured 360 engines for this coming weekend. Dickson Motorsport are regular supporters of the All Star Challenge normally fielding an American for the show. This season they have joined forces with Molly to pilot the Distinct ICT, Brighton Volkswagen #V3 Cool. The season got off to a great start for them with Molly putting it on the podium for night 1 at Premier Speedway.
Molly is almost of Simpson local and his knowledge of the Bungador bullring might pay to his advantage.
Daniel Peskta has teamed up with Jamie and James Stark to drive the Lobster Logistics, Starkys Fiberglass Repairs SA27 hotrod this season where they took out the A Main win at the recently reopened Bordertown’s Tolmer Speedway. The team have been competing for 15 years and Pestka gave them their first A Main Victory. This alone shows the talent of the guy. Pestka has run with the All Stars several times even locking in the prestigious 2018 Tyson Perez Memorial.
Both drivers hot with recent podium victories and this may be the night for more.
Tuesday January 12, 2021. All Stars Media
Fresh off the news that JMac is competing at the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge two other heavy hitters have also nominated for the show.
Robbie Farr will be driving for Victory Lane Racegear’s Drysdale Chaff Mills, Ramsdale Wreckers, Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers J&J V88. Farr has been signed to run Avalon, Mt Gambier and Premier the following weekend so car owner Mat Eastham decided to include the All Star Challenge. Eastham is a regular supporter of the All Stars so it certainly isn’t unusual to see him at the Challenge.
Grant Anderson has teamed up with Brad Foster for the night running the B&B Retaining Walls, Ostrich Racing Engines J&J V11. Foster was the 2012/13 Series Champion running with the All Stars since its conception but has sat out of the seat to concentrate on work and family over the past couple of seasons. Foster has been working with Anderson for a while now to make things happen but up until now things just did line up. Fortunately for the Series they have now managed to make it happen.
“What can I say – WOW, it is fantastic. The show just keeps getting bigger and bigger.” Searle said
Wednesday January 6, 2021. All Stars Media
“Finally we are about to kick off season 14 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Timmis Speedway, Saturday night January 9th. I can’t wait to see all our old teams, meet our new teams and be back at Mildura; a star studded line up making it an exciting way to kick off our season with the Col Beasley Classic incorporating RD1. As everyone remembers Col was a well-loved bloke around Mildura and passionate sprintcar competitor. He ran with us back in the day and we are really honoured to be able to hold this 4th tribute night in his honour. Unfortunately last season Col’s race was washed out but the weather is looking good for this weekend. ” says Mandy Searle Series Promoter
A new initiative this season is the Flocon Mildura Moonshine Masters. This incorporates the 3 series races at Mildura and pays $2000 to the winner. “Seeing we aren’t travelling along the Murray River this season we needed to replace our King of the River miniseries and decided that as we have a few shows at Mildura we would put an added incentive for teams to travel for each round. The driver with the highest points overall for these 3 shows based on the A Main only will pick up a $2000 bonus.” Searle said.
Making his debut in 360’s is Supercars Tickford Racing pilot Cameron Waters. Waters is driving for Colin McQuinn’s Chief Racing team in a Maxim chassis recently acquired from the McFadden Family. The team had a shakedown at practice last Sunday. “I’m not underestimating the task ahead one bit and my first run in the car last Sunday was a real eye-opener, despite having had some previous Speedway experience,” said Waters. The team plan on contesting about 10 shows this season.
Current series champ V29 Michael Tancredi was one of the first to nominate returning to defend his championship. Defending Beasley Classic winner Daniel Evans will be driving for Paul McClure in the VA9; Evans & McClure joined forces last season and are continuing the partnership this season. Solomon brothers Paul & Chris are both past Series champs and already have laps under their belts running 410 shows lately. Brenten Farrer is making a return to the series. Farrer’s V34 is another past champ and has secured a 360 for the series. V40 Rusty Hickman is another hard charger running with the series again this season. The name Hickman is synonymous with the series with both his Mum, Sandi & Dad Darren competing back in the day. Darren was the inaugural series champ in 2007/08. Another pair of brothers is competing against each other with All Star regular Mark Caruso being joined by his Steven. Mark’s SA33 and Stevens SA10 cars look alike but driving styles are different and they don’t give each other an inch on the race track. V73 Charles Hunter is a new name to the series along with V76 Adam Cullinger and rookie racer D26 Todd Moule. Phil Lock, Brendan Guerin, Jarman Dalitz, Scott Enderl, Marcus Green, Dan Scott just to name a few are pumped to get back on track and return to racing.
With a field of 29 cars the excitement has been building to run on the newly revamped B&S Earthworks Timmis Speedway. The Timmis Club have spent the last few months working tirelessly laying a new race track, concrete pole line, irrigating the infield, working on Club Rooms & Kitchens and overall upgrading the venue. Congratulations must be given to all the doers and shakers that have made this happen.
On track action starts from 6.00pm. January 9th Timmis Speedway, Mildura.
Tuesday January 5, 2021. Media Release by Speed Café.com author Daniel Herrero
Cameron Waters will make his sprint car debut on home soil this Saturday night, the first of a number of such drives over summer for the Tickford Racing pilot. His maiden start will come at Timmis Speedway in Mildura, where the 26-year-old was born, with around 10 events on the cards this year. The 2020 Bathurst 1000 pole-sitter will drive for Colin McQuinn’s Chief Racing team in a Maxim chassis recently acquired from the McFadden family.
Waters was able to conduct a three-session shakedown run at Timmis Speedway last Sunday evening, and has had success in a sedan before. However, he is conscious of the challenge that competing in the 800-horsepower sprint car represents.
“I’m not underestimating the task ahead one bit and my first run in the car last Sunday was a real eye-opener, despite having had some previous Speedway experience,” said Waters.
“Colin has been wanting to field an entry in Sprint Cars for some time and he has put together a very sound program with quality equipment and experienced personnel, but we know we’re the newbies and expect it to be very tough going this weekend. We’re planning to contest around 10 events this year with a view to a bigger program for 2021/22 and to be making my debut on home soil is actually pretty cool. The track has recently been heavily re-profiled and I’m sure it will provide great racing for the 29-strong Sprint Car field.”
“While this year’s Supercars program remains my absolute point of focus, I will be giving it my all when behind the wheel of my VIC #6, and have to thank Tickford Racing’s team boss Tim Edwards for supporting me with my Sprint Car pursuits. Tim has been enthusiastic from the very outset and said he would even happily jump on the tools at some stage, which is great.”
“I’m so thankful to Colin for giving me this incredible opportunity and also crew chief Lindsay Trotter, who brings a wealth of experienced to the team – both on and off track – while the McFaddens have also been a great with putting the car together and helping make this happen.”
Waters finished second in last year’s Supercars Championship with a run home of four straight podiums including a first solo race win and a second place in the Bathurst 1000.
He will once again drive a Tickford Mustang this coming season.
Monday December 21, 2020. All Stars Media
For the past 2 seasons the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series have been supported by BK Racing Ti Components and this season the support continues. Over the past 18 months BK Racing has extended their product line and is now the Australian Distributor for K1 Race Gear.
This year the Series is very pleased to announce that driver that places 6th in the series will pick up a cool $500 Credit Voucher to be redeemed on any K1 Race Gear product.
Already BK Racing Performance has top names suited up in K1 Race Gear product – Ian Madsen, Marcus Dumesny, Grant Anderson, Veronica McCann and 2015-16 All Star Series Champ Brenten Farrer. The range doesn’t stop just at suits it extends to gloves, boots, balaclavas, underwear and more. The race wear is constructed from SFI Manufacturer Certified materials & are FIA homologated for use in Open Wheel, Circuit Racing, Go Kart, Drift & Drag competition.
Check out Face Book at BK Racing Performance Products, Web site at www.bkticomponents.com email email@example.com or simply phone Brendan on 0458 004381
Wednesday December 16, 2020. All Stars Media
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series have managed to secure yet another sponsor to add to their list of nightly awards. The Hard Charger in the A Main every night will have an extra $100 added to their prize money. Transport Equipment Hire TEH is an Australian family business hiring quality transport equipment and transport logistics solutions to the Australian trucking and transport industry based in Sunshine, Victoria.
“You may have seen the TEH logo around Sprintcars before as they have been a long time supporter of Krikke Motorsport and to have their company become involved with us is fantastic. I have been trying to secure a partner for the Hard Charger Award as a regular part of the series but until now haven’t been able to get it done, so to finally be able to hold the Hard Charger Award is pretty cool for us.” Searle said.
Take note next time your transporter breaks down no matter what the job is TEH has your truck and trailer rental solution. 191 Fairbairn Rd, Sunshine. Phone Number 03 9314 2500
Monday December 14, 2020. All Stars Media
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series in conjunction with Heystbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway are very pleased to announce that the All Star Challenge payout will remain the same as last year’s event with $10K to win and $1K to start. “We had a meeting with the Simpson Speedway Committee recently and I am excited to announce that we both came to the decision to not let the event take a step backwards.
The Committee still has the same goal as we do for this show and that is making it the most prestigious and richest 360 show in Australia, we believe we have done that and certainly didn’t want to let a pandemic get in our way. With all the Covid restrictions that are in place this is a brave decision from everyone involved.
We are all hoping that by mid-January restrictions will be eased more allowing an increased spectator base. Unfortunately we won’t have any Americans at the show as the borders are still shut and hopefully they can join us again next year, but I thing I do know is that the racing will still be fantastic.” Mandy Searle tells us.
The total purse on offer is $32,500. “We are also looking at paying out contingency prizes for the B Main which will be advised when confirmed. Last year’s race had everyone pumped and telling us it was one of the best races they had seen and hopefully this year will be the same. Mandy Searle said
Spread the word and let’s get it out to everyone that the show is going on. Make sure you lock in Saturday January 16th 2021, Heytsbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway.
Sunday December 6, 2020. All Stars Media
Mother Nature certainly wasn’t ready for the race season to kick off and made it particularly challenging for everyone involved with putting on the Opening night at Blue Ribbon Raceway. Gale force winds and showers most of the afternoon made for a later than scheduled start but in the end competitors won and managed to get all the features in.
Series Champ Michael Tancredi’s V29 took out the honours of being the first Covid Cup winner. Paul Solomon’s V7 in second and Mildura based Jay Brown SA51 home in third. The field lined up for the A with the Solomon brothers on the front row and as always make the start interesting as one brother tries to physic the other brother out. This time Paul got he start but only to be passed by Chris on the second lap. Chris held a strong lead over the field for just over half the race but his night finished in the middle of the back straight sitting the remainder of the race infield.
While this was happening Tancredi had gained on Paul and passed him for the lead. With 12 cars for the shakedown show it was a perfect opportunity for All Star Rookies to get some laps and they did themselves proud. 17 year old Rookie Todd Moule showed talent in the D26 machine moving up to P3 at one stage in the A before retiring with front end damage. Adam Cullinger’s V76 also showed speed on his first night with the All Stars running a strong 4th place for several laps. His results didn’t show what he was capable of being the first car to pull out with a right rear wheel problem. Jason Bolitho’s VA52 first time run in a sprintcar was also encouraging for the team learning more each time he went out.
Andy Hibbert was in the seat of the well-known Mat Eastham owned V88. Hibbert was comfortable in the seat coming home in 5th place. All Star regular SA95 Jarman Dalitz made the long drive from Murray Bridge and after dropping a heat finished strong in 4th place. Unfortunately V60 Jordyn Charges night was finished abruptly hurting his engine at the start of the night. Marcus Green in the Skidmore V71 sustained damage in his second heat and was also out for the night.
Heat wins – Paul Solomon, Chris Solomon and Michael Tancredi
A Main – 1st V29 Michael Tancredi, 2nd V7 Paul Solomon, 3rd SA51 Jay Brown, 4th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 5th V88 Andy Hibbert, 6th VA52 Jason Bolitho, 7th D26 Todd Moule – DNF, 8th VA99 Corey Sandow – DNF, 9th V83 Chris Solomon DNF. 10th V76 Adam Cullinger DNF.
IDIGIT Lucky $100 Draw winner – Andy Hibbert
Sacrifice Scooters winner – Jason Bolitho
Thursday December 3, 2020. All Stars Media
Sacrifice has been paving the way in the stunt scooter scene for over half a decade – innovating and creating, where other brands follow. Sacrifice Scooters is firmly rooted in Pro Level action sports, thanks to the owners 20+ years of riding BMX, bringing product advances from outside of scootering into the sport.
“We very pleased to announce that the All Star Series have become involved with Sacrifice Scooters . Company Director Daniel Mills gave me the opportunity to check out their product range the other day and they have some very cool scooters. They have a huge range of scooters, parts & merchandise all available on their online store. Even if you’re too old for a scooter their apparel line is fantastic.” Mandy Searle says.
So just in time for Christmas check out their Facebook page – Sacrifice Scooters or website - www.sacrificescooters.com or otherwise phone Daniel Mills on 0404 878 293. They are offering a discount for All Star fans.
Wednesday October 7, 2020. All Stars Media
“Covid-19 virus is still having an impact especially for those of us that live in Victoria. We had hoped that the season would go ahead as normal but as we know now that will not happen. I announced a while back the borders must be open and venues allowed some level of spectators before the Series can start. Unfortunately it is quite apparent that this will not happen before Christmas. I have spoken to all of the venues that we compete at and they are all in the same position as us and waiting for the government to announce more information. But having said that we are still not giving up and hoping to still run a series with a reduced number of rounds - possibly 5 or 6 being held in 2021. We are hopeful that by January the borders between NSW, South Australia and Victoria will be open and that some crowd can attend race meetings. Hopefully we can announce the new series dates in November. Thanks for everyone patience and as you are aware conditions change daily and we can only continue to stay positive and do what we feel is the best thing for the Series.” Promoter Mandy Searle tells us.
Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers have recommitted as Naming Rights sponsor and as we speak we are in touch with all our regular valued sponsors and asking if they will continue their support.
Wednesday July 8, 2020. All Stars Media
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series are pleased to announce their schedule for their upcoming 14th season. “We realise that the Covid-19 virus is still having an impact especially for those of us that live in Victoria but we still have to stay positive and plan as if the season will go ahead as normal because we have to, and then just hope as the next couple of months pass we will see a dramatic improvement and life will hopefully go back to almost normal.” Promoter Searle tells us.
Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers have also come back on board as naming rights sponsor. “Again we have to thank Andrew Elder and the team at Mainline for their continued support of our Series.” Searle said.
Dates & venues have been mixed up a bit this season. With an earlier than usual start the tradition continues by holding the opening round and the Final at Timmis Speedway, Mildura. We are pleased to announce Western Speedway, Hamilton have locked in a round. Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier has gone back to their old date in November. Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham and Heartland Raceway, Moama have also secured 2 rounds each. The All Star Challenge date is again locked in for January at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway.
Dates are –
October 24 – Col Beasley Memorial, Timmis Speedway, Mildura VIC
November 14 – Borderline Speedway, Mt.Gambier. SA
November 21 - Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW
November 28 -- Murray Bridge Speedway, Murray Bridge, SA
December 5 – Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham VIC
December 12 – Western Raceway, Hamilton VIC
January 9 - Timmis Speedway, Mildura VIC
January 16 - $10K All Star Challenge, Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway, VIC
February 6 - Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham, Vic
February 20 - Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW
February 27 – Timmis Speedway, Mildura. VIC
Saturday March 14, 2020. All Stars Media
We are very sorry to announce that the Tyson Perez Memorial has been cancelled. We have just received a phone call from Borderline Speedway advising us of the news.
This is as a result of the Corona virus. They have had no choice but to do this after discussions with the city council health department.
Thank you to everyone that was going to compete with us but the situation is out of our control.
Tuesday March 10, 2020. All Stars Media
The 10th annual Spud Show is locked in for March 21st at Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier so it’s now time to mark the calendar if you haven’t already to make sure your part of the special event.
“It’s the 10th running of our Spud Show and it makes me realise how quickly time goes by, it only seems like yesterday that Spud passed away, but I am sure to his family it seems like an eternity. We again have the opportunity to remember all the good times Spud gave us, all the laughs and all the stories he told and salute his life.” Mandy Searle says.
Nominations are open so get them in ASAP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Be part of this historic and emotional night that pays tribute to Tyson (Spud) Perez who passed away to young.
21st March Borderline Speedway Mt Gambier. SA
Wednesday March 4, 2020. All Stars Media
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometer’s All Star Series were pleased to congratulate their Drivers, Teams and Sponsors at the end of season Presentation Pit Party at Timmis Speedway last Saturday night. A large crowd stayed for the Awards ceremony held at the end of the night. In what has become an All Star tradition the show kicked off with a video presentation highlighting a successful 13th season.
“This is a fantastic way start the formalities and gives the teams a chance to look back and remember what they have achieved over the season. The lay back Pit Party has been a favourite for all our teams over the years so we continue to stick with it. ” Searle says.
And the accolades went to:
H’s Star Award – Colin Jacobi
Best Presented Car & Crew – Mark Caruso
Crew Chief of the Year – Tony Bartlett
Rookie it the Year – Corey Sandow - winning 4 Max Wheels from Max Dumesny Motorsport
Mr Consistency Award – Jarman Dalitz
B K Racing Ti Components 4th place – Paul Solomon – winning a complete custom Ti bolt kit from BK Racing
President’s Award – James Wren – winning a John Vogels Chassis Dyno
Vortex Altitude Award – Mark Caruso - winning an Outlaw Top wing from Vortex Racing Products
Recognition Award – Paul Solomon
Drivers Driver –James Wren
All Star Legend’s – Mark Caruso
Top 7 in the Championship - 1st V29 Michael Tancredi, 2nd VA8 Daniel Evans, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 4th SA33 Mark Caruso, 5th V7 Paul Solomon, 6th VA99 Corey Sandow, 7th V16 James Wren
Mark Caruso was inducted into the Hall of Fame with a heartfelt speech by Mandy Searle. “It was a privilege to present this to Mark, when I was compiling information for my speech it reinforced to me how much he has achieved over the years, 2 Series Championships, Runner up by a countback when the points were tied for the Championship another year, Outstanding Achievement Award and many other accolades.
He has now also tied with another Series Legend Tony Moule as having the most feature race wins in the history of the series. His passion for us and 360’s is second to none and is another deserving member to the exclusive Legends Hall of Fame.”
James Wren won the Driver’s Driver Award & the President’s Award. “James was pretty shocked and speechless when his name was called out for what we affectionately call our Phil Lock Award. To be voted as the most respected driver in the series by his peers is a pretty cool honour. He was also voted to take out our new President’s Award acknowledging his contribution & the respect that he has earned within the series.” Searle said.
Also recognised were all the series loyal sponsors and officials some who have also been with us over the past 13 seasons. Without sponsors and officials like these the Series would not be able to run at the level it currently does.
Thanks everyone for a fantastic night and congratulations to everyone!!
Monday March 2, 2020. All Stars Media
Michael Tancredi has added his name to the history books as the new Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series Champion for 2019-2020. Tancredi driving the V29 West Coast Concreting/Barry Medew Building Supplies Cool Chassis is now the 11th different name in the 13 seasons the Series has been running.
“Even though it was tight coming into the final round with only a 50 point margin from Daniel Evans after Time Trials and Heats Michael only had to start the A Main to pick up the No 1 spot. We kept that quiet but I think the team had already figured it out when the points went on the board before the A. Dan put up a strong fight all night but he just couldn’t manage to secure enough points early in the night.” Searle told us yesterday.
Team Tancredi hurt an engine at RD 9 at Waikerie which added additional pressure to them only giving them a short time to make sure the replacement was strong enough going into the last round. With 2 A Main wins under his belt and with consistency all season it paid off for him. Guru Crew Chief Tony Bartlett was on the tools and the team worked well together settling Tancredi’s ‘hammer down’ driving style to make him more consistent. Anthony & Locky worked hard in the shed all season and Don and the boys turning up on race nights added additional support throughout the season. “Racing for points is hard, it’s not how I race, I like racing hard and fast and putting it all on the line. The last 3 – 4 shows have been hard trying to slow down and just take it home.
It paid off in the end giving us the result we wanted at the end of the day. Again I’ll say it, a big Congratulations to all the boys, I can’t do it without them. I get to hold these trophies but we all hold them together, were a team at the end of the day and that’s what it is all about.” an elated and relieved Tancredi said at his post-race interview.
VA8 Daniel Evans came home in 2nd overall driving the Shaun McClure owned Viking Projects, MPO Maxim out of Mildura. With a deal put together only a couple of weeks before the season started and only originally intending to do a couple of shows the team pushed on and the end results showed for them rewarding them with a 2nd overall place.
Jarman Dalitz in the SA95 Cartel Equipment / Albanesi Concreting Cool came home strongly towards the end of the season securing him a third place overall. Dalitz confidence built grew every time he hit the track and the team were rewarded for all their hard work with this great result in 3rd place overall.
7 contracted teams locked in the top 7 placings with 1st Michael Tancredi - 3950, 2nd Dan Evans - 3901, 3rd Jarman Dalitz - 3837, 4th Mark Caruso - 3746, 5th Paul Solomon – 3318, 6th Corey Sandow - 3108 and 7th James Wren - 2957
Congratulations to all the teams that ran with the season. 10 rounds is a huge commitment making them all true All Stars. We now have another deserving winner to lock into the record books.
Sunday March 1, 2020. All Stars Media
SA33 Mark Caruso finished on a high last night wining the final round of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series, but in whilst doing so handed over his Series Championship Title to Michael Tancredi.
Caruso almost clean sweeped the night winning the Oval Express Magazine Quick Tie Award, winning a heat, Pole Shoot Out and the 30 laps final by half a straight. Standing on the podium beside him again was brother Steven in 2nd and Mr Consistency Jarman Dalitz 3rd, SA96 Brendan Guerin 4th and V7 Paul Solomon rounded out the Top 5.
Mark Caruso and Dan Evans lined up on the front row for the A after fighting it out in the Pole Shoot Out. Having his first night back with the 360 SA37 Terry Kelly started in 3 and SA10 Steve Caruso 4th. Caruso got the start but Evans quickly hunted him down and started threatening for the lead.
The only red of the night was bought on shortly after with Evans and V49 Ricky Clarke both rolling in Turn 1. Unfortunately both were unable to restart, the dejection obvious on Evans face as this also ended his Championship battle. After looking quick, Kelly had to join them infield a few laps later with a mechanical issue. V16 James Wren bought on the yellows on lap 14 after a bolt from the steering arm broke and put him into the wall.
The race then ran non-stop with Mark Caruso never threatened, however Steve Caruso, Jarman Dalitz and Brenden Guerin kept the large crowd entertained fighting for the remaining podium positions. SA3 young Ben Morris had a strong night up into 3rd at one stage but had to pull in in the dying stages of the race with flat left rear.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award (for the fifth time this season) SA33 Mark Caruso – 13.649
Heat races wins went to – Dan Evans, Paul Solomon, Mark Caruso & Terry Kelly
A Main results: - 1st SA33 Mark Caruso, 2nd SA10 Steven Caruso, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 4th SA96 Brendan Guerin, 5th V7 Paul Solomon, 6th VA91 Dan Scott, 7th V29 Michael Tancredi, 8th SA51 Jay Brown, 9th NT4 Jamie McInnes, 10th SA3 Ben Morris-DNF, 11th V16 James Wren-DNF, 12th SA37 Terry Kelly, 13th SA36 Clint Warner-DNF, 14th VA8 Dan Evans-DNF, 15th V49 Ricky Clarke-DNF, 16th VA99 Corey Sandow-DNF.
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Clint Warner - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jay Brown – Vortex front wing
Hoosier Hero – Mark Caruso– Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Michael Tancredi - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Ben Morris - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Paul Solomon- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Jamie McInnes
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Brendan Guerin
Monday February 17, 2020. All Stars Media
After a mid-week call from Scott Perrett asking if he would like to run the car at Waikerie Ryan Jones and the PFR team parked the car in Victory Lane. “Every time we hit the race track we showed improvement, Michael made the right adjustments and by the end of the night I think we had the fastest car here and it showed.
I can’t thank the track guys enough Chris Evans and all those that chipped in, we actually had a racy track, we had a couple of groves to move around and I think it showed there was some good speed and everyone seemed pretty happy with it.” Jones said as part of his post-race interview.
Last night’s RD 9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw VA8 Dan Evans take out high points to line up in P1 and SA33 Mr. Quick Time Mark Caruso beside him in 2. V29 Michael Tancredi & SA98 Jones behind in 3 & 4. After a traditional salute to the crowd Caruso took the lead with Evans, Jones & Tancredi in line behind.
After only a few laps the yellows were bought on by SA36 Clint Warner. At the restart Tancredi’s engine expired not allowing him to accelerate; behind him young Ben Morris and Steven Caruso both pulled wheel stands but avoided any carnage. Caruso again led the start with Jones quickly up into 2nd and a couple of laps later managed to drive past Caruso for the lead.
Mid race a red was called so the Ambulance could attend an incident in the pits, fortunately it was not serious and the race could get back under way after a short delay. Jones lead comfortably the remainder of laps but in the meantime SA95 Jarman Dalitz was coming on strong after starting in P8 and in the dying laps passed Caruso for second. SA10 Steven Caruso finished in 4th and V16 James Wren taking out 5th.
With his first hit out with the series this season young charger Ben Morris had a strong result in the SA3 coming home in 6th. SA42 Jamie Hendry was please to survive his hoodoo track bring his care home safely for 7th. Darwin local Jamie McInness after flying in on Friday for the show was consistent finishing 8th. VA8 Dan Evans was the last car home.
The series now has a weekend of R&R to recoup, rebuild and recharge for the final round being held at Timmis Speedway, Mildura on 29th February.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award (for the fourth time this season) SA33 Mark Caruso – 13.649 Heat races wins went to –Mark Caruso, Dan Evans, Michael Tancredi & Ryan Jones
A Main results: - 1st SA98 Ryan Jones, 2nd SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 3rd SA33 Mark Caruso, 4th SA10 Steven Caruso, 5th V16 James Wren, 6th SA3 Ben Morris, 7th SA42 Jamie Hendry, 8th NT4 Jamie McInness, 9th VA8 Dan Evans, 10th SA36 Clint Warner-DNF, 11th V29 Michael Tancredi-DNF, 12th SA51 Jay Brown-DNF, 13th VA99 Corey Sandow.
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – Jarman Dalitz - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jamie McInness – Vortex front wing
Hoosier Hero – Ryan Jones– Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Jamie Hendry - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – not won - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Corey Sandow- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Dan Evans
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Steve Caruso
Thursday February 13, 2020. All Stars Media
It’s a tiny town of only 3,000 but Waikerie in SA have a dedicated sport loving population and Sunline Speedway is supported well by the locals. This Saturday night will no doubt be the same as it is the opening night for their 2020 season.
It also is the only night the All Stars will visit the small bull ring in its final South Aussie swing this season. RD 9 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is good to go this Saturday night 15th February.
Defending Series Champ Mark Caruso’s SA33 will be joined by his brother Steve in his SA10. The brothers are used to competing against each other as they battle wheels at Murray Bridge quite regularly. ‘And when we say battle wheels we really mean just that – you should have seen them at the Pole Shoot Out at Mildura a few weeks ago- neither was going to give an inch. ” Promoter Searle tells us.
Michael Tancredi is currently leading the Championship and with only 2 rounds left will be looking for a strong result. Local home track favourite Dan Evans is still in the VA8 McClure owned deal. Evans hasn’t taken out a feature win so far this season but with his experience at Sunline this night might be the one. SA95 Jarman Dalitz has quietly slipped up into 3rd place in the series with V7 ‘Cyclone’ Paul Solomon only 1 point behind him in 4th.
Solomon has been fast as every round. Ryan Jones steps out with the series for the first time this season driving the Perrett Family Racing SA98. All Star regulars V16 James Wren & VA99 Corey Sandow, NT4 Jamie McInness has made the trip down from Darwin, SA42 Jamie Hendry & rookie SA51 Jay Brown will all be looking for solid results. “It’s only a small field but definitely a quality field and the locals can guarantee to see plenty of hard fast racing.” Searle says,
On track action starts at 5.00 – Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. SA
Sunday February 9, 2020. All Stars Media
Last night’s RD 8 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw Brenten Farrer in the Porker Transport VA27 take out his first A Main win for the season. Farrer dominated the night winning the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award, winning a heat as well as the Pole Shoot Out.
“It was a racy track you could go top, bottom, where ever you wanted, you could race here every weekend with a track like that. The car was a dream to drive, I could put it anywhere and I wasn’t saying no to those restarts and I didn’t mind the clean air. I have to thank Porkers Transport from Wangaratta, it’s their car and we just put the deal together on Tuesday for me to drive it so I just rocked up with my race bag. Thanks to Mum, Dad and all the crew, we all put our heads together and that thing was an armchair ride.” Farrer said at the post race presentations.
VA27 Farrer and NT 7 Reed lined up on the front row of the A with Farrer getting the lead from Reed with VA8 Evans and SA 11 Enderl running 3rd and 4th. The shear sped of the lead cars showed as they got into lap traffic only a few laps into the main. SA95 Jarman Dalitz bought on the yellows in early stages in T4. At the restart Tancredi was moved up into 4th allocating Enderl back 1 position with V7 Paul Solomon, V4 Phil Lock and V78 Chris Campbell rounding out the top 8. Reds were bought out by Matt Reed riding the wall in T4 landing back on his wheels.
The huge impact forced Reed to retire for the remainder of the race. After showing speed all night Farmer Phil was shattered as his engine expired half race distance. Team Lock had only returned after sitting out a couple of shows earlier this season waiting to get there engine rebuilt. Campbell, Paul Solomon, Brett Smith, Steve Loader, Mark Caruso & David Donegan were all having their own dice for mid pack positions.
3 laps to go Enderl powered around the outside of Tancredi up into P3 with Campbell moving up to 5th. As the chequers were waving V39 Brett Smith rode a front wheel of young Ricky Clarke sending Smith flipping around T4 finishing unceremoniously toward the finish line but not quite getting there landing hard upside down. Fortunately both were unhurt but not the way they wanted to finish the night.
With a strong field of 23 cars the night was action packed. Heavy rain soaked the venue the day before but with hard work by the Moama track crew and plenty of wheel packing and hot laps the track was bought back to become very racy which allowed passing anywhere on it.
Heat races were relatively incident free and wins went to –Brenten Farrer, Scott Enderl, David Donegan and Jarman Dalitz.
A Main results: - 1st VA27 Brenten Farrer, 2nd VA8 Dan Evans, 3rd SA11 Scott Enderl, 4th V29 Michael Tancredi, 5th V78 Chris Campbell, 6th V7 Paul Solomon, 7th SA33 Mark Caruso, 8th VA10 Steve Loader, 9th VA75 David Donegan, 10th VA99 Corey Sandow, 11th SA51 Jay Brown, 12th VA65 Brett Kuypers, 13th V49 Ricky Clarke-DNF, 14th V39 Brett Smith-DNF, 15th V4 Phil Lock-DNF, 16th NT7 Matt Reed-DNF, 17th SA95 Jarman Dalitz-DNF, 18th V16 James Wren-DNF, 19th VA2 Boyd Harris – DNF
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – B J Harris - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Steve Loader – Vortex front wing
Hoosier Hero – Brenten Farrer– Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Mark Caruso - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Mark Caruso - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –James Wren - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Brenten Farrer – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Brett Kuypers
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Michael Tancredi
Friday February 7, 2020. All Stars Media
All Star Challenge 2020 10th anniversary video
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