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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.
Thursday February 6, 2020. All Stars Media
After another weekend sitting on the side lines due to weather the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will now kick off their final swing for 2020 this Saturday night February 8th for Round 8 at Heartland Raceway, Moama. “Last weekend was the 2nd wash out this season and we are hoping we won’t get any more”. Promoter Searle tells us.
The Series Championship starts to get even more serious and there are only 3 more rounds to secure points. 152 points between the top 5 Saturday night will be even more critical to the teams. Currently leading the championship is V29 Michael Tancredi with 2480. 2nd VA8 Dan Evans - 2413, 3rd SA95 Jarman Dalitz - 2373, 4th V7 Paul Solomon - 2340 and 5th is defending series champ SA33 Mark Caruso on 2328.
Michael Tancredi was the A Main victor when the series visited Heartland last year and would be pumped to do it again. Dan Evans has settled well into the VA8 Shaun McClure owned team and is finding his feet and had a great result in the 40 car international field at the All Star Challenge held recently.
‘Cyclone’ Solomon’s V7 has been running both his 410 and 360 through the season and getting more confident each show, while his young brother Chris is also back with the Series after rebuilding his 360 engine. Chris in his V83 has been getting great results in the SRA Eureka Sheds & Garages Series this season.
Young South Aussie Jarman Dalitz has been smooth and consistent all season and it shows as he works his way up the Championship point’s ladder. Caruso took out the win at Mildura in December helping him forget the gremlins the weekend before and has also picked up 3 Oval Express Magazines Quick Time Awards this season. Mr Speed Matt Reed takes the wheel again in the 24/7 Motorsport NT7.
All Star ‘Brat Pack’ V75 Mitch Smith; SA32 Ben Gartner & V49 Ricky Clarke are all hard chargers with bright futures. All Star Legend ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock is back and keen to get good results. Lock hurt his engine at Moama last year and it forced the team out for 2 meetings. V16 James Wren and 410 regular’s V39 Brett Smith & VA75 David Donegan, rookies VA99 Corey Sandow & VA10 Steven Loader are a few others to top the field off and we can guarantee that the racing will be hard, fast & furious.
On track action starts at 6.00 – Heartland Raceway, Moama. NSW
Saturday February 1, 2020. All Stars Media
Unfortunately the committee at Blue Ribbon Raceway have assessed the conditions and have decided to cancel tonight. All of the venue is wet and with the forecast of more rain today we have no hope of getting it done. So far this season shows in 6, rain outs 2.
We now move on to Heartland Raceway next Saturday.
Sunday January 19, 2020. All Stars Media
In what can only be described as a fairy tale finish for the Perrett Family Racing/Adrad/Green team with young 20 year old American Kalib Henry taking out the $10K.
Greens crew made the overnight drive from Sydney on Friday as soon as Valvoline Raceway was washed out. Arriving in Warrnambool at 4.00am the team got a couple of hours shut eye then proceeded to swap their engine from the 410 to a 360 and head to the track. “I’m still trying to catch my breath; it seems a little bit surreal. I have to thank all the team and without them I wouldn’t even be in this great country. I love racing with Tim, he is a hard racer, he will give you an inch but that’s about all and you have to take it when it’s there cause he won’t give it to you again.
I’ve grown up looking up to Tim same with Shane and Tim Shaffer. Being able to race with some of my idols let alone run up the front with them. It sucked that Valvoline got rained out but I guess it played out in our favour tonight” Henry said at his post-race interview.
In front of a packed house at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway drivers put on an absolute clinic for 35 laps of the All Star Challenge. USA6 Kaeding and USA3 Stewart lined up on the front row with the two 29’s behind them, VA29 Milburn and V29 Tancredi in 3 and 4. USA4 Henry started 5th with V90 McCullagh 6th. Kaeding got the start but the yellows were to be bought on after 1 lap by a spinning car. At the restart USA19 Shaffer had already worked his way up to 4th from 7th. Kaeding continued to lead but when lap traffic came into play positions started to change.
Stewart lost 2nd to Henry and the contest was on for the lead. Henry and TK exchanged positions a couple of times but when the reds came on at two thirds race distance that allowed Henry to get the run at the restart. TK gave it his all banging his right rear wheel hard against the concrete wall and throwing the car in as hard as he could to make a move on the youngster until he just ran out of laps and the race way over.
Tim Shaffer came across the line in third only meters from the leaders. Matt Reed in the NT7 was no doubt the hard charger of the night after qualifying from the B Main to finish 4th. After losing some ground Shane Stewart worked his way back up to 5th. V60 Jordyn Charge, V83 Chris Solomon V34 Brenten Farrer next in line. Unfortunately Kaeding, Shaffer and Stewart did not go to the infield to weigh at the mandatory top 5 post race weigh in and therefore had to be penalised.
Simpson are known for providing a fantastic race track that allows for passing and slide jobs, also not wearing tyres and last night was no different. Hats off to them for providing a fantastic race track, with a record car count for the show fans got to enjoy nail biting racing to celebrate the running of the 10th All Star Challenge.
Heat wins went to –Kaeding, Evans, Milburn, Stewart, Smith, Dalitz, Guerin and Ely
A Main results: - 1st USA4 Kalib Henry, 2nd NT7 Mathew Reed, 3rd V60 Jordyn Charge, 4th V83 Chris Solomon, 5th V34 Brenten Farrer, 6th v70 John Vogels, 7th VA8 Dan Evans, 8th V7 Paul Solomon 9th SA95 Jarman Dalitz 10th SA22 Chad Ely, 11th V29 Michael Tancredi, 12th V39 Brett Smith, 13th SA11 Scott Enderl, 14th VA29 Brett Milburn-DNF, 15th SA14 Brendan Quinn-DNF, 16th V90 Corey McCullagh, 17th SA96 Brendan Guerin-DNF, 18th USA6 Tim Kaeding, 19th USA19 Tim Shaffer, 20th USA3 Shane Stewart
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –- $100 cash, Jarman Dalitz
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Paul Solomon, Vortex Front Wing
Hoosier Hero – Kalib Henry– Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Dan Evans - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – not won - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –John Vogels - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Tim Kaeding – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Scott Enderl
BK Racing Ti Components - Chris Solomon
Friday January 17, 2020. All Stars Media
Brad Keller Racing is making the overnight drive from NSW to Simpson to compete in the All Star Challenge.
Another name added on short notice after the cancellation of Valvoline Raceway’s who has managed to source a 360 and come and have a go at the $10K to win show. Driving for Keller Racing is none other than the ‘Steel City Outlaw’ Tim Shaffer. Shaffer only flew into Australia this week and they planned on racing in Sydney this weekend and the Classic week but the weather had other plans for them.
So now the Shaffer gets to check out Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for his first race in Australia. Shaffer is one of the worlds most respected & accomplished sprintcar drivers having won the Knoxville Nationals in 2010 and many other major events including the $100,000 to win Sprintcar World Championship at Mansfield Speedway in 2018.
“What can I say? Wow…. I am a bit speechless. Thanks to Brad who managed to make this happen. And source probably the last 360 lease engine around. Brad raced with us last season at the Spud Show at the Mount in Jack Gartner’s car. He really got the thing flying. What a privilege to have Tim Shaffer run with us.” A very surprised Mandy Searle told us.
So if you weren’t sure about it now you should be. Make the trip to Simpson for tomorrow nights All Star Challenge - if two teams can drive from Sydney and change engines then you can get there too.
Thursday January 16, 2020. All Stars Media
With the 10th running of the All Star Challenge only 3 days away Corey McCullagh is the latest to throw his hat in the ring to compete in the show.
McCullagh has done a deal with West Australia based Mat Muir and is using Muir’s 360 for the night. “We are rapt to have Corey compete with us, what many people probably don’t remember is that Corey started his sprintcar career with us.
He ran off and on for 4 seasons before purchasing a 410. His highest placing in the All Star Challenge was 4th back in 2015.
Since then he has picked up many wins including the Grand Annual Classic and most recently taking out the A at Avalon last weekend. He really is a talented driver with an awesome family and it’s great to have him back racing with us.
The South West Conveyancing, Owen built Homes V90 is certainly a bonus.” Searle said.
Another name to add to the already star studded list. This Saturday 18th January at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway in case you didn’t already know. Pit Party from 2.30, on track at 5.00
Wednesday January 15, 2020. All Stars Media
A record car count is set for the 10th anniversary of the Annual 360 Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge as the countdown to Saturday’s show at Heytesbury Stockfeed Simpson Speedway is almost over. $10K is on the line for the winner and the opportunity to lock their name into the history books.
Last year’s winner Tim Kaeding is back to try and make it 2 out of 2. Kaeding lands in the country on Thursday allowing him a couple of days to get comfortable in the seat. Driving for Wayne Cole the USA6 team are using the same car at the Classic but with a leased Ostrich Engines 360 slotted in. Also flying in only a day before is Shane Stewart. Stewart has been secured by Dickinson Motorsport in the Brighton Volkswagen V3 to compete in the All Star Challenge the Classic.
Stewart was competing in WA over the Christmas period but flew back home for a short period. The 5 time 360 Knoxville Nationals Champ , 2 time ASCS Series National Champ, Grand Annual Classic winner just to list a few of his achievements will get to test his skills at the little bull ring at Simpson.
2 past winners are returning to try and get their second win of the prestigious event and pick up the money of course. VIC 70 John Vogels and Matt Reed has picked up the ride of the NT7 24/7 Motorsports Team. Both Vogels and Reed are hard chargers with years of experience behind both of them; but with Vogels being the local home town favourite you will hear the applause from Colac if he wins. For the record there has never been a repeat winner of the race.
Recently crowned King of the River and reigning Series Champ SA33 Mark Caruso and V29 Michael Tancredi have both been dominate this season and will be thinking of more than just the Challenge and want to secure more points for the Series Championship battle.
SA8 Terry Pitt has already picked up a series win this season is making his first trip to Simpson. V7 Paul Solomon has been fast in his 410 finishing 6th last weekend at Avalon. NT26 Tony Moule, V83 Chris Solomon and V75 Mitch Smith also ran with the 410s at Avalon last weekend allowing him to get more laps under their belts. After sitting out of his own car for a while Chad Ely makes a return in his SA22, the past series champ flew to Brisbane recently and subbed for Q59 Kevin Pitman and is always a charger.
TVG has secured a 360 power plant for the night as well as SRA regulars Brett Milburn, Brenten Farrer, Brendan Quinn, Brayden Parr, while David Donegan, Troy Hose, Jordyn Charge , Brett Smith have all installed their 360 engines after running 410 shows earlier in the season. “What a cool honour it will be for our All Star contracted teams – Evans, Guerin, Lock, Dalitz, Wren, Loader, Sandow to race with all of these guys. A life time experience for them.” Says Mandy Searle.
With teams travelling from 5 states of Australia and the USA and a record car count it is going to be one hell of a show. If you’re looking for an action packed Saturday night the place to be is Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge where the racing will hard and fast.
Saturday January 11, 2020. All Stars Media
Leaving his official nomination to almost the last minute Wayne Cole confirmed today that Tim Kaeding will be running at the All Star Challenge. TK took out the money last year after a nail biting race that everyone remembers between himself and Gio Scelzi. Kaeding has run for Cole over the past couple of years at the Classic.
The Nelson Asphalting, Yarra Valley Towing, Fitzgerald Builders, Mecca Electrical VA6 ART will now pick up a 360 show to the list of 410 events. After a successful season in the States teaming up in a 2 car team with Jason Sides Kaeding picked up some excellent WOO results also claiming a prestigious 4thplace in the 410 Knoxville Nationals.
“TK told me he would be back again this year for the show but everything still had to line up right for this to happen, and fortunately for us and the spectators it has. Securing an engine was the biggest hold up but the team now have it sorted. He is such a character both on and off the race track and now we get to see him wheel it against another true legend in Shane Stewart.
TK puts on a show and we are very excited to have him back with us; roll on the 18th” said Searle
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 18 2020
Friday January 10, 2020. All Stars Media
Whilst some of the All Star local teams will be heading off early morning on the 18th January to head to Heytesbury Stockfeed Simpson Speedway to compete in All Star Challenge others have to allow a bit longer especially when they are making the long trip from Darwin.
Leaving home this coming Sunday Jamie McInness and team will be making the 3,600k one way trip. The team were regulars a few years back basing out of Adelaide over the Christmas/Speedweek period running both 410 and 360 race meetings when they could.
“Jamie took a season or two off in the family owned sprintcar after his transporter developed major engine issues. After turning up with 3 vehicles, open trailers and utes to get them to the races for a few shows they decided to have some time off to recoup. He was offered a drive in a Wingless and this gave him some seat time. They competed in the Chariots of Thunder Series in August.
They have been telling me for a while they wanted to come and run the Challenge with us but up till now haven’t been in a position to make this happen. It’s pretty cool to have one of our NT friends come and run with us.” Searle told us.
Just another reason to make sure you lock the date in. The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 18 2020.
Monday January 6, 2020. All Stars Media
With the 10th running of the prestigious All Star Challenge only two weeks away the hype has started as the names start to roll in. “With $10K on the line for the winner and $1,000 to start it is no wonder teams are starting to nominate.
Every year we attract a couple of Americans and this year is no different with the Dickson Motorsport entry of Shane Stewart being the first. Stewart has been travelling to Australia for many years and his list of accomplishments over his race season is enormous; I am honoured to have him run with us.” Promoter Searle tells us
Rookie to the All Stars but certainly not a rookie to racing is Lachlan McHugh. Queensland based McHugh is currently contracted to WSS in the WA based J&S Drilling WA60. Team owner John McLellan has been a great supporter of 360’s winning two Australian Titles with Kayden Manders in his car. They have been trying to fit the race into their schedule for several years and this year has succeeded.
Defending Series Champ Mark Caruso’s SA33 and Michael Tancredi’s V29 have both been dominant this season. 2016 All Star Challenge winner and local favourite John Vogels is another to slot his 360 in for the weekend in the V70. Vogels took out the honours when it was $5K to win, so we have no doubt that we will want to do it again now its $10K and possibly be the first two time winner.
All Star regulars Moule, Solomon, Brooks, Wren, Smith just to name a few will be giving it there all to beat the visitors and also lock in the important series points for the end of season championship.
“With increased prize money to celebrate the 10th anniversary we hope we have attracted everyone’s attention.” $10,000 for 1st, $3,000 -2nd, $1800-3rd, $1500-4th, $1200-5th, $1000-6th back to 20th. A total of $32,500 K in prize money is being paid out. In the past we haven’t paid out anything for the B Main but this year we will now have contingency prizes for up to 10th place in the B. 7th place wins a Hoosier WAV, 8th Hoosier Left Rear, 9th Hoosier Steer Tire, 10th Vortex Front wing, which all up is another $1360 in prize” Searle says.
It kicks off a week of major race meetings in the state with the Presidents Cup being held at Avalon, the Kings Challenge at Mt Gambier then finishing at Warrnambool with 3 nights for the Classic.
Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers Annual All Star Challenge is held at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 18 2020. Nomination Forms are available from www.sprintcarallstars.com.au and can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 03 93387476.
Sunday December 29, 2019. All Stars Media
Last night’s RD 5 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw SA33 Mark Caruso take out his first A Main win for the season and in doing so also win the Flocon King of the River mini-series at the Col Beasley Classic. Caruso dominated the night winning the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award, winning one of his heats, as well as the Pole Shoot Out.
“I can’t believe it, everything went to plan from the word go, the car was brilliant. I don’t know what to say I’m pretty rapt. It’s been pretty hectic the last few days, running with World Series and coming back to the All Stars, it was well worth it. We had a shocker at Horsham the other weekend and it was a long 6 hour drive home. We stripped the car and rebuilt it hoping to solve the problem we had. I’ve got some pretty nice trophies and the win for all the effort the boys and Mum & Dad have put in.” Caruso said at the post race interview.
In what was a fantastic night for the Caruso family as Brother Steve dominated second place with hard charger SA96 Brendan Guerin in 3rd, V7 Paul Solomon 4th and V4 Phil Lock in 5th. The Main got off to a shaky start with yellows being pulled on the first lap. V29 Michael Tancredi, V A10 Steven Loader and VA99 Corey Sandow all stopping in turn 4 and all unable to restart.
V49 Young Rookie Ricky Clarke also went to the infield after tagging the wall in turn 1 on the same lap. Earlier in the evening the young 16 year old Clarke celebrated his first heat win in front of an enthusiastic fan base urging him on. V16 James Wren raced his way up to finish 6th, V75 Mitch Smith home in7th SA95 Jarman Dalitz 8th and in his first night with the Series SA51 Jay Brown in 10th. After stepping out of Wingless Brown would have been happy his first 3360 run. NT26 Tony Moule was on the charge early in the race but with a bleeder issue his right rear blew on the main straight bringing on the yellows and ending his night.
VA8 Dan Evans got a scare when he ran out of brakes and washed up high into the wall. NT7 Brooks / Hutchins team has a disappointing night. Damage early in the afternoon sidelined the team for the night. With intense heat making racing conditions tough on everyone the field still managed to put on good racing for the large Christmas crowd.
Heat races were incident free and Heat wins went to –Mark Caruso, Ricky Clarke, Paul Solomon and Dan Evans.
A Main results: - 1st SA33 Mark Caruso, 2nd SA10 Steven Caruso, 3rd SA96 Brendan Guerin, 4th V7 Paul Solomon, 5th V4 Phil Lock, 6th V16 James Wren, 7th V75 Mitch Smith, 8th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 9th SA51 Jay Brown, 10th NT26 Tony Moule-DNF, 11th VA8 Dan Evans- DNF, 12th VA99 Corey Sandow DNF, 13th VA10 Steven Loader DNF, 14th V29 Michael Tancredi DNF, 15th V49 Ricky Clarke-DNF.
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Colin Brooks - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Jarman Dalitz – set seat belts
Hoosier Hero – Mark Caruso– Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Mitch Smith - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Tony Moule - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Phil Lock - 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 – Jay Brown
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Paul Solomon
Flocon King of the River Top 5
1st SA33 Mark Caruso – 1068
2nd tied SA95 Jarman Dalitz – 1044 V7 Paul Solomon – 1044
4th tied NT26 Tony Moule – 1034 VA8 Dan Evans - 1034
Sunday December 29, 2019. All Stars Media
5 time 360 Knoxville Nationals Champion, 2 times National ASCS Series Champion, Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic winner Shane Stewart has nominated for the All Star Challenge $10K to win show.
“I was having a conversation with David Dickson on Boxing night when he said to me ‘Mandy would you like Shane Steward at your $10K show? I think I was a bit speechless to say the least.
I’ve known Shane for years from back in our WSS days and have followed his career ever since. He is one hell of a racer and a great guy to go with it.” Mandy Searle told us.
Dickson Motorsport is running Stewart at the Classic this year and as the team have a couple of 360 engines thought one more weekend would work out for them.
“I feel so honoured to have Shane and Dickson Motorsport Team run with us. What an experience for our young rookies, and the old guys also to get the chance to line up beside such a Champion. Roll on January 18th. “Searle said.
The All Star Challenge on Saturday January 18th at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway. $10K to win and $1K to start. Lock the date in and spread the word.
Thursday December 26, 2019. All Stars Media
After a disappointing start to the season with the Col Beasley Classic originally being washed out the rescheduled date is looking totally opposite weather wise. This coming Saturday, December 28th Timmis Speedway Mildura will hold the rescheduled show, this night also couples as the final round of the Flocon “King of the River” for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series.
“The weather is looking hot but I’m sure the racing will be hotter. Our teams love running at Mildura and it is probably the home track for the series. The Club put on a fantastic race track and we are always guaranteed of hard and fast racing. 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.” Promoter Searle told us.
Going into the final round of the Flocon ‘King of the River’ mini-series the top 10 in points are below and with double points on the A Main only for the final it really is anyone’s crown to win.
1. SA95 Jarman Dalitz 528, 6. V75 Mitch Smith 518
2. V 29 Michael Tancredi 527 7. V7 Paul Solomon 512
3. VA8 Dan Evans 526 8. NT7 Colin Brooks 504
4. NT26 Tony Moule 526 9. VA10 Steven Loader 496
5. SA33 Mark Caruso 518 10. VA99 Corey Sandow 494
Defending Beasley Classic winner Daniel Evans will be driving for Shaun McClure in the VA8. Based locally in Mildura McClure and Evans have teamed up to run the first few rounds of the series together and this has been working well for both of them and currently sit 4th in the Series Championship. V29 Michael Tancredi has been fast all season and already locked in 2 A Main wins. With confidence growing every time Tancredi hits the track the team will want to win another feature and the Beasley Classic would be special for them. Veteran Series ‘Hall of Famer’ Tony Moule is flying back from Parramatta after being Crew Chief to his son Todd in their Late Model the night before. Moule still holds the honours of the ‘Most A Mains’ won in the series history. Current Series Champ SA33 Mark Caruso has mixed history at Timmis and will be coming into the night determined to put it on the top step. Brother Steven’s SA10 is also competing and has a love for beating his brother. Both Caruso’s are competing at WSS at Murray Bridge on 26 & 27 so will be race ready. V7 Paul Solomon is another to clock up the miles running both his 410 and 360 over the Christmas period. Solomon will be making the drive from Simpson Speedway where he runs his 410 to Mildura overnight.
Patriarch ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock has finally solved his engine issues and returns after missing the past 2 shows. ‘Locky’s disappointment at missing these rounds was evident had he kept in touch each night to see what was happening and who was doing what. Muzz and the boys have worked extremely hard to get back on track so quickly. Thanks to John Vogels for enabling this to happen. What the public probably don’t know was that Locky got married during this time which everyone was so happy for him but it just put another layer of added pressure on engine rebuild. Congratulations to Phil & Nicole on tying the knot.” Searle says.
With a star studded line up including 3 past Series Champs then throw into the mix a couple of hard chargers and the racing will be worth the price of admission.
On track action starts from 6.30pm for Engine starts, Hot Laps and racing from 7.00 December 28th Timmis Speedway, Mildura.
Sunday December 8, 2019. All Stars Media
Last night’s RD 4 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw V29 Michael Tancredi lock in his second A main victory for the season.
“After time trialling 13th with a broken bird cage I never thought I would be on the top step at the end of the night. Heat 1 we got put back 2 spots so my frame of mind at the start of the night wasn’t good but we had a good car and it was just a matter of me getting my head right and making it all the way to the end. The boys told me going out for the A to slow down, its 30 laps which is what I did. The car was a rocket all night and I have to thank TB, Anthony, Locky and the rest, they do a rippa job and without them I wouldn’t be able to go racing.” an excited Tancredi said at his postrace interview.
Tancredi won the Pole Shoot out and chose to start the A from P1. V7 Paul Solomon beside him in 2. NT7 Colin Brooks in 3 and VA8 Dan Evans in 4.
Tancredi was fast from the start and was pulling away from the field when young V49 Ricky Clarke who was enjoying his first run with the series hooked a rut and bought on the Reds 8 laps into the race. Clarke was unhurt but gutted as he sat on the infield for the remainder of the A. Again Tancredi pulled away at the start while VA8 Dan Evans and SA96 Brendan Guerin were gaining on Solomon in second. Evans finally worked his way into second then challenged the leader before sustaining rear end damage which bought on the yellows and ended his race. This allowed the field to bunch up again and give Tancredi clean air until lap traffic started to come into play when Solomon made a move and passed Tancredi but couldn’t make it stick. This was a wakeup call for the leader who appeared to find extra speed and pulled away for a deserving win. Top 5 ended up V29 Michael Tancredi, V7 Paul Solomon in 2nd, S96 Brendan Guerin 3rd, NT26 Tony Moule 4th and V16 James Wren.
“A highlight of the night was to watch V75 Mitch Smith pick up his first Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award with a 14.707. The young hard charger is relatively new to the sport this only being his second full season of racing and on what was no doubt an emotional day for the Team it was brilliant to see him rewarded. Having said that the night didn’t finish well as they hurt their engine after Heat 1.” Searle said.
On a heavy race track at Blue Ribbon Raceway teams had their work cut out for them making it an elbows up exciting race and with Santa paying a visit to the kids the good crowd in attendance would have all gone home satisfied.
Heat wins –Scott Enderl, Michael Tancredi, Paul Solomon and Colin Brooks
A Main results: V29 Michael Tancredi, 2nd V7 Paul Solomon, 3rd SA96 Brendan Guerin, 4th NT26 Tony Moule, 5th V16 James Wren, 6th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 7th NT7 Colin Brooks, 8th SA11 Scott Enderl, 9th VA99 Corey Sandow, 10th VA2 Boyd Harris, 11th SA33 Mark Caruso, 12th VA82 Mathew O’Shannassy-DNF, 13th VA8 Dan Evans-DNF, 14th VA10 Steven Loader-DNF, 15th V49 Ricky Clarke-DNF
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –James Wren - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Scott Enderl – set seat belts
Hoosier Hero – Michael Tancredi – Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Colin Brooks - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – James Wren - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Jarman Dalitz - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mitch Smith – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Mark Caruso
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Tony Moule
Thursday December 5, 2019. All Stars Media
After a thrilling night’s racing last Saturday night at Murray Bridge Speedway the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will at Blue Ribbon Raceway this Saturday night. “We get to visit Blue Ribbon two times this season, Saturday night and again in February 2020. Blue Ribbon is one of our favourite race tracks. It’s big, wide and racy.” Promoter Mandy Searle said.
“Last time we visited Horsham we celebrated our 100th series round which was very special and no doubt it will be another great show and the crowd can expect some exciting racing.”
Currently leading the Championship is V29 Michael Tancredi with 1010 points; SA33 Mark Caruso is on 991, VA8 Daniel Evans 981, NT26 Tony Moule 974 and SA95 Jarman Dalitz on 962 rounding out the top 5.
Tancredi took out RD2 at Heartland Raceway but didn’t manage to get the job done at Murray Bridge. Tancredi is a thrill a minute racer and exciting to watch. Mark Caruso’s SA33 Cool was also fast last weekend and made it to the podium at his home track.
VA8 Daniel Evans is driving for Mildura based Shaun McClure and is one of the hard chargers of the series. He started in P14 last Saturday and drove his way up to 4th place. SA95 Jarman Dalitz is one of the most consistent series racer.
The quietly spoken Dalitz is always clean and works his way through the field quietly until he is toward the front. After sitting out the latter half of the series last season he has already locked in 2 top 7 results, he will be another one to watch.
NT26 Tony Moule still holds the title for the ‘most A Main wins ‘of the series and would love nothing more than to lock another one in. Past Champions NT7 Colin Brooks and V7 Paul Solomon, SA32 Ben Gartner, SA11 Scott Enderl just to name a few will be looking for their first podium for the season.
Rookie racer and hard charger V75 Mitch Smith is another youngster that keeps getting quicker each time he hits the track. Throw in a couple of rookies into the mix and the night will be spectacular.
On track action starts at 6.00 – Blue Ribbon Raceway, 1650 Blue Ribbon Road, Kalkee
Sunday December 1, 2019. All Stars Media
Last night’s RD3 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series saw Terry Pitt in the Peake Machinery Maintenance Engineering SA8 lock in his first series A Main win.
An elated Pitt said at the post race interview “it was an awesome night, we started slow and kinda worked our way into it, we rolled out the bottom for the final, the track suited us and made for good racing. We got a bit lucky tonight, things went our way but we took our chances and made the most of it. It’s a big family deal, my brother and dad do a heap of hours in the shed just to get this deal ready. Brad, my wife and the kids are always with us in the shed. It’s a family deal and that’s the way we love it. ”
The line-up for the A looked strong with SA52 Matt Egel and V29 Michael Tancredi starting on pole with SA33 Mark Caruso 3rd, VA8 Dan Evans in 4th. Egel got the start with Tancredi close behind. Unfortunately going into 4 Tancredi pushed up high and almost turned it around leaving VA8 Evans, NT26 Tony Moule and SA42 Jamie Hendry nowhere to go bringing on the yellows. All 4 cars were good to restart but leaving Tancredi going to the very rear.
The restart line up order now moved SA8 Terry Pitt into P2 for the start. Egel again got the start with Caruso and Pitt close behind him. Driving the Whyalla Earthworks SA52 Egel pulled away from the field, lap after lap cutting thru the traffic and gaining a huge lead. With only 9 laps to go he got caught up with lap traffic unfortunately ending his night. Mark Caruso & Terry Pitt had been dicing each other fighting for 2nd and third with Pitt finally winning the battle.
At the restart with 9 to go Pitt stayed out front with Mark Caruso and brother Steven Caruso hot on his tail tank. Hard charger VA8 Dan Evans had worked his way up after starting from the rear at first restart finished 4th. SA11 Scott Enderl picking up a well-deserved 5th.
SA95 Jarman Dalitz, NT7 Colin Brooks, NT26 Tony Moule, V75 Mitch Smith, V7 Paul Solomon were all having their own race mid pack with some spectacular moves by all trying to gain positions on each other. Rookie racers to the series in VA10 Steven Loader had a great night managing to time trial in position 5 overall and finish 12th in the quality A Main field. Whilst Mildura based VA99 Corey Sandow showed consistency and secured another A Main finish. Unfortunately Marus Green in the Skidmore owned V71’s night was cut short with engine failure.
Heat wins – Tony Moule, Matt Egel, Mark Caruso, Paul Solomon
A Main results: SA8 Terry Pitt, 2nd SA33 Mark Caruso, 3rd SA10 Steven Caruso 4th VA8 Dan Evans, 5th Scott Enderl, 6th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 7th NT7 Colin Brooks, 8th NT26 Tony Moule, 9th V75 Mitch Smith, 10th V7 Paul Solomon, 11th V29 Michael Tancredi, 12th VA10 Steven Loader, 13th SA42 Jamie Hendry-14th SA91 Brent Fox 15th VA99 Corey Sandow, 16th- SA32 Ben Gartner-DNF, 17th SA52 Matt Egel-DNF.
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Jamie Hendry - $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Tony Moule – set seat belts
Hoosier Hero – Terry Pitt – Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Colin Brooks - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – no winner - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Steven Loader - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award –Mark Caruso with an 11.910 – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Melbourne Stainless Steel Last man running Award – Corey Sandow
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Daniel Evans
Thursday November 28, 2019. All Stars Media
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is at Murray Bridge Speedway this Saturday night for RD3 of the Flocon ‘King of the River’. “We have crossed the Murray River at Mildura, Moama and now at Murray Bridge. All 3 towns picturesque and we love visiting them, especially when we have the chance to throw in a race meeting” Searle tells us.
The River Run is over 4 shows which are all based along the Murray River and has $2000 to win purse.
Taking out the A Main last weekend Michael Tancredi’s V29 Cool is currently leading the Flocon ‘King of the River’ and will be keen for another podium. Tancredi won at the Bridge least season and enjoys running at the high banked venue. Defending Series Mark Caruso SA33 Cool will be looking for a better result at his home track after finishing the main on the infield at the last show.
Current SA 360 Champion Daniel Evans will again be piloting the VA8 Maxim for Shaun McClure. McClure and Evans have only just put this deal together and already showing speed and the team will no doubt get stronger each time they hit the track. After a strong run from the rear to 3rd at Moama NT26 MCF Trailers Maxim Tony Moule will be another charger to watch.
After sitting out for a few seasons the NT 7 ART of Colin Brooks looked fast each time he hit the track and will again be strong this weekend after already running at Murray Bridge this season. V7 Paul Solomon in the Melbourne Malibu Triple X, SA10 Steven Caruso, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, V16 James Wren, the young guns of V75 Mitch Smith and V71 Marcus Green will all be trying for strong results on the night.
Car owners of the V71 have had a busy week rebuilding the car after a huge crash at RD2 which ended Greens night prematurely. 410 hot shot Matt Egel is putting a 360 in for the night. Egel has run with the series many times before and always races to win. Rookie racers of Loader, Sandow & Fox are also hoping for some good laps.
After hurting an engine at Moama unfortunately Legend Farmer ‘Phil’ Lock will miss his 2nd show in the history of the series. “We rushed home to get it out and to the engine builders but unfortunately there was a fare bit of damage. We are sourcing parts now but couldn’t get them together in time. We are bitterly disappointed to miss the show.” Phil told us. “We had several teams offer us an engine to help us out but I just don’t feel comfortable doing this. Hopefully we are back for Horsham.” said Lock.
On track action starts from 5.00pm. November 30th Murray Bridge Speedway.
Sunday November 17, 2019. All Stars Media
Night one of the season started off well for V29 Michael Tancredi time trialling in the top 5, picking up a heat win and locking in his first A Main for the season in the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series.
“It was a really good track, nice and wide and racy and allowed for racing from the back without wearing tyres. I didn’t know all the carnage going on behind me. The good thing about this place is it is so big you can survive these incidents. The car was great to drive and I have to thank my team for this.” said a very happy Tancredi at the post race interview.
The line-up for the A looked strong with Tancredi starting on pole with SA33 Mark Caruso in 2, NT7 Colin Brooks in 3rd, VA8 Dan Evans 4th, V75 Mitch Foster 5th and NT26 Tony Moule 6th. On lap 1 Tancredi took the lead then going into 3 &4 Brooks rode a wheel of Evans leaving the front runners nowhere to go. The incident involved Brooks, Evans, Caruso & Moule.
With an open red being called it allowed Evans, Wren, Smith & Sandow to change their damaged tires and restart also. Brooks was unfortunately out but the rest could restart but with the line-up order changing dramatically. SA33 Caruso and NT26 Moule had to start from the back. Tancredi went on to pull away from the field, NSW 36 Eddie Lumber survived all the carnage at the start finished in 2nd rewarding his team with a podium for bringing out the 360 for the night.
NT26 Moule had to work his way up from the back and did so charging up into 3rd after a handful of laps. SA95 Jarman Dalitz made a return to the series and after starting out the night out with brake issues finished with a strong with a 4th place result. V16 James Wren was another that started with engine issues in hot laps but sorted them out and Wren picked up 5th place.
Caruso bought out the reds on lap 20 going hard into the turn 4 wall and ended his night. Young hard charger Mitch Smith’s V75 had a great night and locked into the Pole Shoot Out. Farmer Phil Locks season got off to a shocker after hurting his engine in the Heats. Young charger Jordyn Charge’s V60 was sidelined all night with engine damage in Time Trials.
“We have to again thank the team at Heartland, Dave and the boys put on a fantastic race track for us and we were so relieved to finally get our first show done. All the teams raced well with their own personal ambitions being achieved.” Promoter Searle said at the end of the night.
Heat wins – Eddie Lumbar, Dan Evans, Mark Caruso & Michael Tancredi
A Main results: V29 Michael Tancredi, 2nd NSW36 Eddie Lumbar, 3rd NT26 Tony Moule, 4th SA95 Jarman Dalitz, 5th V16 James Wren, 6th V75 Mitch Smith, 7th VA8 Dan Evans, 8th V7 Paul Solomon, 9th V78 Chris Campbell, 10th NSW 38 Shaun Forrell, 11th VA2 Boyd Harris,12th VA99 Corey Sandow, 13th SA33 Mark Caruso-DNF, 14th VA10 Steven Loader, 15th NT7 Colin Brooks.
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –James Wren- $100 cash
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Chris Campbell – set seat belts
Hoosier Hero – Michael Tancredi – Hoosier WAV tyre
Flocon Lucky 7 – Paul Solomon - $100 cash
Central Vic Earthworks Random Draw – Boyd Harris - $200 cash
All Star Hot Arse Award –Mitch Smith - 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 – Corey Sandow
BK Racing Ti Components 4th Place – Jarman Dalitz
Thursday November 14, 2019. All Stars Media
“I said it two weeks ago and now I will say it again - Finally we are about to kick off our 13th season for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series at Heartland Raceway, this Saturday night – Nov 16. We were bitterly disappointed not being able to get a show in at Mildura but the Timmis Speedway Committee made the correct decision. As everyone knows rain outs are horrible but at least we didn’t get all our cars out and wheel pack for nothing.” Searle said
The Flocon King of the River will now be over 3 rounds but still pays $2K to the winner. Moama this Saturday, Murray Bridge on Nov 30th and final at Mildura on Dec 28th.
Series champ SA33 Mark Caruso slotted his 410 in last weekend to run USC at Murray Bridge but is back with the 360 to defend his championship. NT7 Hutchins / Brooks team was another to gain laps after running at Murray Bridge last weekend also.
Daniel Evans will be driving for Shaun McClure in the VA8, with the washout proved positive for Evans after getting steel in his eye the week before Mildura which meant he had to withdraw from the show but with 2 weeks healing time he is good to go. ‘Farmer’ Phil Lock celebrated his 100th anniversary the last time the series was at Moama and Saturday night will be his 105th show proving his true dedication to the Series. V7 Paul Solomon ran his 410 at Avalon last weekend and gained more laps to start the season off.
Young hard charger Mitch Smith battled the 410’s with his 360 also at Avalon to get more experience under his belt in the V75. V60 Jordyn Charge has chosen to slot their 360 in this weekend; the talented youngster has been on the podium several times with the series and will be looking for another strong result.
Series regulars V16 James Wren, NT26 Tony Moule, SA95 Jarman Dalitz, SA32 Ben Gartner just to name a few are locked in. Series Rookies Green V71, Loader VA10 & Sandow VA99 all looking for a strong start to the season.
With the usual All Star giveaways, posters, driver autograph signing it will be lots a family fun.
On track action starts from 6.00pm. November 16th Heartland Raceway, Moama
Monday November 4, 2019. All Stars Media
Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series – Farmers delight
With constant and heavy showers persisting the Col Beasley Classic had to succumb to the elements and the event was declared just before lunch time.
“This was not the way we wanted to kick off our season but we believe Timmis Speedway made the right decision with more showers forecast for the afternoon.
The venues spectator area and pits had become waterlogged and with more showers on the radar would have only become worse. It’s a no win situation for anyone and leaves everyone feeling disappointed.
We have to thank all our travelling teams for driving to Mildura for a counter lunch and then turning back home. ”said Searle. “Now we just have to move on and focus on our next show at Heartland Raceway on November 16th for RD2 of the Flocon King of the River.”
Discussions will be held shortly with Timmis Speedway Committee to try and reschedule the Col Beasley Classic and announced as soon as possible.
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