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W2 Luke Fraser
V4 Brock Atkins
W5 Josh Fraser
V7 Cameron Pearson
V8 Caleb Lincoln
Q9 Brendan Learoyd
V10 Seth Bent
V11 Jack Ramsdale
S12 Dylan Richter
Q13 Erik Wallace
S14 Thomas Richter
V15 Ricky Cornwall
V16 Angus Hollis
S17 Jack Gartner
V18 Jesse Dignan
V19 Harry Ross
Q21 Carter Armstrong
V22 Wayne Furmston
Q24 Madelyn Storey
V25 Jaidyn Ruhs
V26 Noah Van Ginneken
S27 Paige Goldsack-Gwynne
S29 Brad Gartner
W31 Cody Avins
Q33 Andie Wallace
T34 Zackary Baynton
S35 Kooper Greig
Q36 Matty Smith
Q38 Maddi McGee
W39 Jarrin Bielby
Q41 Josh Hawkings
Q42 Katelyn Storey
V43 Donald Young
S44 Lachlan Gwynne
Q45 Vicki Canfield
V46 Jye Irving
V47 Kye Walters
S48 Jordan Mansell
Q49 Joel Berkley
Q51 Ardie Jonic
Q52 Daniel Johnson
S53 Heath Thorne
NT54 Daniel Dennis
V56 Ayden Bellman
V57 Zoe Young
S59 Will Martin
V61 Jack Brough
Q64 Damon Johnston
Q65 Robbie Hawkings
NT66 Jai-Cee Everett
S67 Josh Gwynne
W71 Jake Avins
T72 Joe Dickerson
V75 Colby Lunt
V76 Jackson Lunt
S78 Nathan Thorne
W81 Jacob Potts
V83 Brady Dignan
V84 Courtney Meakins
NT85 Kale Quinlan
V86 Jake Warren
S87 Jayden Edwards
NT88 Lance Carew
Q89 Josie Thompson
W95 Tanika Webb
W96 Gaje Price
S98 Bradley Sheridan
Q99 Dylan Keen
W118 Brooklyn Vanzetti
Thursday December 11, 2014. MSDC
The Mildura Speedway Drivers Club would like to officially welcome The Bendigo Bank and the Mildura Rural City Council on board as joint supporters of the 2015 SSA Australian Junior Sedan Title, to be held at Timmis Speedway over the 9th 10th and 11th of January 2015.
Club President Ben Aworth and the committee have been working hard at obtaining funding and support to run such a large event. “This will be great not only for our community, with visitors coming from all over Australia, but also to the many families of competitors that will be making the trip to our wonderful venue.”
With over 75 cars already nominated to contest the title over the 2nd weekend in January, It is shaping up to be a huge weekend of very competitive racing. Drivers ranging from 10 years old to 17 years of age will all compete for the honour of becoming Australia 1 for 2015.
Friday the 9th will see the cars first hit out on the track in a practice session. This is always a great indicator of who the ones to watch will be. Then the racing gets underway on the Saturday night, with each driver contesting 3 heats for night 1. Sunday is business day. All drivers will have 1 last heat race before the all important finals begin.
Supporting the Australian Title will be the Wingless Sprints on both nights, and the Modified Sedans will be out in force on the Sunday night to show the juniors what racing is available when they are ready to move up.
Head to www.milduraspeedway.com for further information leading up to the title.
Wednesday December 3, 2014. MSDC
On Behalf of the Members of the Mildura Speedway Drivers Club, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Beasley family upon the passing of Col.
Col was an integral part of shaping our fantastic club. His involvement throughout his life was instrumental in some major improvements including the installation of the current concrete track fence. He was a Valued Life member and a much loved former President. Col was, and always will be held in high regard around the speedway community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Karyn, Travis, Brad and Bec, and to all that were honoured to call Col a mate. #RIPMDA27
MSDC Committee and members
Thursday November 27, 2014. MSDC
This seasons South Australian AMCA Series kicks off this Saturday night at the Timmis Speedway in Mildura. This seasons Series has a naming rights sponsor in the form of JB Earthmoving thanks to John Drapala for his support. This will be the 7th Year of the Series which takes in several country tracks around SA.
The nominations for this week include:
S4... CORY FOX
S5... JOHN DRAPALA
S13... TEGAN MARTIN
V16... CHARLES TYSON
S19... STEVE LETTS
S21... MICHAEL SHARPE
V24... DARREN 'PLUGGER' MCCARTHY
S54... LEANNE TURNER
S69... MICHAEL FFRENCH
V68... TIM LOGAN
V69... ROSS PORKER
The series will have four rounds which include this week in Mildura, January 3 at Riverland Speedway, Renmark January 17th Westline Speedway, Whyalla while the Series final will be at Borderline Speedway in Mt Gambier on February 7 in support to the 360 Sprintcar Tyson Perez Memorial.
This Saturday Night at Mildura will also see the Junior Sedans in action along with other support classes.
AMCAs SA would like to thank the following companies for their support of the series for this season:
SIGNS ON PARA
plus our sponsors who have been with us for many seasons and will continue their sponsorship once again
SCOTCHER RACE FUELS & OILS
SPRINT AUTO PARTS SALISBURY
We would like to thank all the tracks for supporting the AMCAs this summer and hope everyone enjoys the racing we put on.
Tuesday November 18, 2014. MSDC
Saturday the 22nd of November will see an abundance of Cars hit the track in the opening meeting of the 50th season at Timmis Speedway. Drivers have been busy over the winter months getting their cars ready for the new season. Saturday night will see the club host the Ross Crick Memorial. This is a tribute to the late Ross Crick who was a founding member of the Mildura Speedway Drivers Club, and instrumental in getting the club to where it is today.
Also as part of this meeting is the MJS Street Stock Series. A quality field has been assembled ready to take battle against some of the best in the country. Dual Australian Street Stock Champion and local boy Robbie Faux will be out to prove he deserves the win by trying to hold off the likes of SA’s Darren Flatman and Steven Gartner, both of whom are eager to beat Faux on his home ground. Another local, Scott Mason in his immaculate new VX Commodore, will be out to improve on his previous years.
The Wingless Sprints have amassed a great field with the class growing every year, Life Member Anthony McMillan will again be at the pointy end but will have his hands full trying out drive the younger generation, headed by Jason Bolitho, Mitch Gladman and Angelo Halacas. After a few seasons off, Travis Beasley is set to return to racing in his Thurla Farms Wingless.
The Modified Sedans Bring a small but quality field with Ex Australian and Victorian Champion David Smith headlining the charge, he will be closely followed by veteran Peter “Spider” McCarthy, Jeremy McClure, and the newest superstar to modifieds, Jake Drewett.
Juniors all ways put on some great racing, local Star Jayden Ruhs has purchased some new machinery and will be looking to get some good laps in before the Australian Title here in January.
AMCA Nationals will round out the program, Numbers have increased this season with the porker stable bringing out three cars so far, with New comer Timmy Logan in the Coffee Town Café Vic 67 looking good.
Gates open at 5pm with a grand parade at 6:45 with racing to start at 7pm. Check out our website at www.milduraspeedway.com or find us on Facebook for more information.
Tuesday August 19, 2014. MSDC
The Mildura Speedway Drivers Club will be celebrating 50 years of racing this season, and to celebrate this huge achievement the club will be holding a 50th anniversary race meeting and celebration dinner on September the 13th 2014
This Date is very significant as it marks 50 years to the day of the First official race meeting conducted by the then newly formed Mildura Hot Rod Club.
The day will consist of a race meeting commencing from 10 am. With a variety of classes from yesteryear to current day vehicles, concluding at 4pm
Following this, a celebration dinner will be held at the Mildura Workingman's club from 6:30pm. With guest speakers and memorabilia throughout the night to commemorate this special evening. A highlight will be the gathering of all the former presidents of the club.
Tickets can be purchased from Chris Burgess on 50235577 at Modern Hair Culture, corner 15th Street and Walnut Avenue.
Any drivers wishing to race please call Darren McCarthy 0408541869
Monday March 3, 2014. VMPA
WEST STEALTH BOMBS MODIFIED SERIES AT MILDURA’S TIMMIS SPEEDWAY
Whilst everyone is still talking about who ran the boards and who ran the gutter at Sungold Stadium’s recent Victorian Series Round, veteran Graham West has snuck under everyones guard and hit the lead of the VMPA Australian Multiskill Modified Production Series. West, who is notoriously infamous for being inconspicuous has taken the win in many races to the surprise of the leader when the little Holden LJ Torana flies past. Having hit the front, West, who usually runs well at the Timmis Speedway complex will be looking to extend his lead in the Victorian Series as the VMPA Australian Multiskill Modified Production hits its straps in the fifth round of the fiercely contested Series.
Portland’s Chris Hayden was the incumbent Series leader until last week when he was unable to race at the recent Series event turning the points board on its head and leaving Hayden in position 14 with a lot of hard work to do at this week ends race meeting.
Local Mildura entrants include Wade McCarthy in the immaculate VE Commodore, Martin Hawson in the VS Commodore, Jeremy McClure in a VZ Commodore, Daniel Drewett in the XF Falcon, Paul Sheen in an AU Falcon and the current Victorian Champion and former Australian Champion David Smith in his BA Falcon.
Veteran racer Kim Killeen is returning to his old stomping ground at Timmis Speedway in the Hamilton 27 VS Commodore, not having raced for many years but looking forward to turning a wheel again.
Other entries include another father and son team of Gavin and Chris Catley both in XF Falcons. Nick Hill in the VS Commodore from Nyora will look to finish better after he was extremely unfortunate at the last series round having to retire from the front of the pack in the final with a blown tyre. Hill ran well all night and unfortunately his race results did not truly reflect how well he did in the heats and the final. He is currently running in second place on the points leaderboard closely behind West.
Zac Swanson of Ballarat has been running extremely consistently and will hoping to keep to form at Mildura, which is one of his favourite race tracks.
Redline’s Leigh Bourke has had good race speed in the TE Cortina as have the two former junior sedan drivers Brody Chrystie and Daniel Simpson.
Rounding out the entry list are the Nyora boys of Russell Bent, Russell Felsovary and Rodney Burr, Kellie Atkins in the VZ Commodore from Hamilton, Avalon’s Billy Rieck in a VK Commodore, series third place holder Brenton Mills in the VL Commodore after suffering a broken axle at Warrnambool in the final, Jayde Aarts in the XF Falcon from Rosedale, Mark Sheen a former Mildura racer in the BA Falcon and Nathan Ehms from Swan Hill in a VZ Commodore.
The VMPA Modified Series is proudly supported by local Mildura based business Australian Multiskill Trainers and Assessors and the VMPA are looking forward to show casing the Modified Production class racing at Timmis Speedway this Saturday night then rolling onto Renmark’s Riverland Speedway to support the PA Higgs Memorial for Modified Production.
The VMPA would like to thank the following for their support:-
AUSTRALIAN MULTISKILL TRAINERS AND ASSESSORS
I & J Speedway Equipment
Ern Overall Quality Used Cars
Pakenham Plumbing Services
Pakenham Crane Trucks
Blackwell Race Engines
Bass Highway Waste
Tuesday January 28, 2014. MSDC
V8 Stars to Invade Mildura
This Friday night (January 31), Mildura’s Timmis Speedway will play host to the very best Super Sedan drivers from across Australia when round six of the 2013/2014 National Super Sedan Series, presented by Hills Jayco Mildura, rumbles into town. With five rounds already staged across four states, the Mildura event will be the only Victorian round of the championship this season and could prove very significant in the bid by three-time national champion Michael Nicola to become the first Victorian to win the national series.
Having won two rounds of the 2013/2014 championship thus far, Nicola sits second overall in the point standings and a home state victory at Mildura would go a long way to ensuring the Traralgon-based veteran secures the one title that has thus far eluded him in an illustrious career. If Nicola can lift the title, he will join an elite group comprising Tasmania’s Brad Smith and the Queensland quartet of Wayne Randall, Michael Doblo, Darren Kane and Matt Pascoe as a NSSS champion.
Of the previous champions, Pascoe, Doblo and Kane will be competing on Friday night along with a multitude of state championship winners. Pascoe, who is also the current Australian Super Sedan Champion, currently leads the championship following his runner-up finish in round found five in Hobart last weekend and if he can keep Nicola and his other rivals at bay over the final two rounds, he will join Randall and Kane in having secured multiple NSSS titles.
Having endured a series of setbacks in previous rounds, Kane got his championship defence back on track with an all-the-way victory in round five. As the only three-time champion, Kane’s bid for a fourth crown looked to have disappeared following a series of engine problems in previous rounds. His Hobart victory now has him back in the hunt for a fourth crown. Kane now sits third overall behind Nicola and needs another victory on Friday night if he wants to narrow the gap to his rivals.
Also making the pilgrimage to Mildura for Friday’s showdown is South Australia’s Dave Gartner, who won round four at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway three weeks ago. Meanwhile, Tasmania’s Steve Latham was sensational in Hobart last weekend, storming from position 18 to finish fourth and he will be hoping that, with a better qualifying performance, he will be able to improve upon his best result thus far, which was a third place finish behind Gartner. Other drivers who have finished on the podium so far this season without breaking through for a win include NSW’s Tony Barklimore, Victoria’s Peter Nicola and the Queensland pair of Doblo and Mark Pagel, all of whom will be in action on Friday night.
Another contender in the star-studded field is Lachlan Onley, who took out Australia’s richest race – the Apple Isle Grand Prix - just two weeks ago. The current Victorian title holder who hails from Orange in New South Wales, Onley was charging hard in fourth place last weekend until forced to the infield. Queensland’s Jack Childs and popular South Australian Bill Miller, who has done plenty of laps on the Timmis clay, will also be amongst the starters, all of whom will be looking to score maximum points and climb the championship standings.
A bonus for Mildura fans is confirmation that six-time Victorian champion Lucas Roberts is an addition to the field, fresh from a third-place finish last weekend. As the first non-contracted driver to finish on the podium so far this season, the Bendigo-based Roberts is determined to upstage the series regulars again on home soil and will be a genuine contender. With nominations remaining open until 4:00pm on race day, it is expected that there will be a good contingent of drivers from Victoria and South Australia on hand to join Roberts in taking on the NSSS stars.
A big support program comprising Street Stocks, Wingless Sprints and the Easymix 1467am Modified Sedans will ensure a huge night of action. Hot laps will kick things off at 6:30pm, with the first event scheduled for 7:00pm. With Australia’s best Super Sedan drivers coming to town for a feast of V8 action, Timmis Speedway is the only place to be in Mildura this Friday night.
2013/2014 National Super Sedan Series progressive pointscore: Matt Pascoe 2153, Michael Nicola 2028, Darren Kane 1945, Michael Doblo 1875, Peter Nicola 1756, Mark Pagel 1736, Dave Gartner 1686, Steve Latham 1551, Lachlan Onley 1497, Bill Miller 1360, Tony Barklimore1355, Jason Campbell 1190, Jack Childs 967
And don’t forget to get down to the car display on the lawns of the Gateway Hotel on 15th St Mildura on Friday morning and meet some of the drivers.
Tuesday January 7, 2014. MSDC
Racing got off to a slippery start with the Modifieds which saw a hotly contested Heat 2 with David Smith coming from the rear of the field to take 2nd with Neil Watson from Horsham in 1st
In the pole shuffle the top 6 point scorers took to the track 2 at a time in an attempt to improve their position in the final by challenging each other to a 2 lap dash. Standout driver Mark Sheen moved up from 6th to 4th and Daniel Drewett in 3rd held off fast paced David Smith to take outside pole position in the final alongside Darryl Logue from Rosedale on pole.
Nyora based driver Russell Bent in his FG Falcon sedan claimed the chequered flag in the final of the Mildura Murray Magic Feature. Contesting 3 heats and the top 6 car pole shuffle. Russell started out of position 5 in the 30 lap final. With Russell in the lead and 10 laps to go Horsham driver Neil Watson in his Statesman came to a stop in turn 3 after losing a wheel. With 7 cars remaining on the restart Russell went on to win from David Smith in 2nd and Mark Sheen in 3rd.
Heat 1. 1st N 13 Russell Bent 2nd RDL 6 Darryle Logue 3rd MDA 69 Daniel Drewett
Heat 2. HO 71 Neil Watson 2nd VIC 19 David Smith 3rd AV 41 Mark Sheen
Heat 1. 1st MDA 69 Daniel Drewett 2nd VIC 1 David Smith 3rd RDL 30 Stephen Laidlaw
Heat 2. 1st RDL 6 Darryle Logue 2nd VIC 1 David Smith 3rd AV 41 Mark Sheen
Heat 1. 1st RDL 6 Darryle Logue 2nd MDA 69 Daniel Drewett 3rd N 13 Russell Bent
Heat 2. 1st VIC 1 David Smith 2nd MDA 69 Daniel Drewett 3rd HO 71 Neil Watson
Final 1st N 13 Russell Bent 2nd VIC 1 David Smith 3rd AV 41 Mark Sheen
AUS 1 Robbie Faux once again took the chequered flag in the Street Stock final. Action was seen in the first heat with Daniel Andrews and Albert Fell retiring infield after contact with the wall in turn 4. Jake Drewett returned to racing in a new car after a massive roll over at another track taking a 3rd in the first heat but teething problems with the new car saw him fail to start the final.
Heat 1. 1st AUS 1 Robbie Faux 2ND AX 4 Morris Ahearn 3RD MDA 18 Jake Drewett
Heat 2. 1ST SA 58 Neville Nitschke 2ND MDA 83 Scott Mason 3RD MDA 79 Albert Fell
FINAL. 1ST AUS 1 Robbie Faux 2ND SA 58 Neville Nitschke 3RD MDA 83 Scott Mason
Heat 1. 1st V24 Darren McCarthy 2ND V7 Frank Thierry 3RD V64 Darren Hossack
Heat 2. 1ST V64 Darren Hossack 2ND V7 Frank Thierry 3RD V24 Darren McCarthy
FINAL. 1st V64 Darren Hossack 2ND V7 Frank Thierry 3RD V24 Darren McCarthy
Melbourne based drivers Hans Lovski and Darren Hossack travelled to Mildura for the AMCA’s. In the final Mildura’s Darren McCarthy lead the way until a mishap saw him lose the lead. Darren Hossack taking out 1st place from Frank Thierry 2nd and Darren McCarthy 3rd.
Mildura welcomed the return of twins Heath and Nathan Thorne in their MJS Diahatsu Charades. With the fast paced action racing its hard to believe that these boys are only 12 years old. Jaidyn Ruhs drove a magnificent race to hold off the twins and take the win in the final with Heath Thorne in 2nd and Nathan Thorne in 3rd. Josie Barraclough returned after mechanical problems last meeting taking out 3rd in both heats. Unfortunately we believe this will be Josie’s last race this year as she prepares for studying, but look out next year guys as she moves up into a senior class.
Heat 1. 1st MDA 25 Jaidyn Ruhs 2nd SA 78 Nathan Thorne 3rd MDA 15 Josie Barraclough
Heat 2. 1st SA 52 Heath Thorne 2nd MDA 25 Jaidyn Ruhs 3rd MDA 15 Josie Barraclough
Final. 1st MDA 25 Jaidyn Ruhs 2nd SA 52 Heath Thorne 3rd SA 78 Nathan Thorne
Heat 1. 1st S 37 Anthony McMillan 2nd S 23 Shaun McClure 3rd S 69 Mitchell Gladman
Heat 2. 1st S 16 Chris Ferrall 2nd S 23 Shaun McClure 3rd S 37 Anthony McMillan
Final. 1st S 16 Chris Ferrall 2nd S 37 Anthony McMillan 3rd S 23 Shaun McClure
Figure 8 Ramp Race.
9 Cars started the Ramp Race as spectators closed in to the fence line for a closer look. Barrels lining the centreway were sent flying and some of the wheels were on a bit of an angle by the end of the race. Darren plugger McCarthy and First time driver Timmy Logan had a few comings together with Tim running a great race before stopping on the back straight. The overall winner after a fun filled 10 minutes of cars jumping ramps and running into each other was Anthony McMillan. If you would like to participate in our next Figure 8 race, contact Ang Halacus at Autopro Mildura or go to the Timmis Speedway website or facebook for further details.
Carol Adamson Publicity Officer Mildura Speedway Drivers Club
Wednesday December 25, 2013. MSDC
Friday 3rd January brings with it the Easymix 1467AM Mildura Murray Magic Modified Feature Event and the first of 2 Fiqure 8 Ramp Race’s for the year.
Support classes will be Street Stocks, Wingless Sprints, Vintage Heavy Weight Hot Rods and Junior Sedans.
Mildura Murray Magic will feature Victorian Champion Driver David Smith along with other Mildura based drivers Daniel Drewett and Peter McCarthy take on fast paced visiting drivers including SA Jeremy McClure and Marty Raams. With 3 heats per car and a pole shuffle for the top 6 to see who will take the honours of pole position in the 30 lap A main final. There is sure to be some close racing with all drivers out to take the chequered flag.
Supporting the Modifieds, Mildura’s very own Australia 1 Robbie Faux will head the charge for the Street Stocks who always put on a show for the crowd. Robbie will be contesting alongside other local drivers Daniel and Jake Drewett in the Motorhouse Falcons, Trevor Logan, Albert Fell, and after a severe crash last meeting Scott Mason is working hard to get his ABS Commodore back on the track.
A big field of Juniors is expected with Wingless Sprints and Vintage Heavy Weights also supporting the night.
To cap of a great nights racing, fans will be thrilled with the Fiqure 8 Ramp Race. For those of you who have never witnessed the fun and hillarity of a fiqure 8 ramp race, Cars line up in the centre of the field across from the finish line, on the flag drop cars scramble to take the lead with some cars turning left and others right from the centre. On each corner of the track is an elevated ramp, all cars must jump the ramp or be disqualified, quite funny to see 2 cars trying to jump a ramp that will only fit 1 car. Upon returning down the centre strip cars must turn in the opposite direction to form a fiqure eight lap. Many spills are had with cars losing wheels but continuing on, radiators boiling and lots of contact. Sure to be a crowd pleaser. Anyone can participate in this type of race with relatively little cost so if you wish to enter the next Fiqure 8 race to be held on May 10th 2014 make contact with the Mildura Speedway Drivers Club via our Timmis Speedway Facebook site or Angelo Halacas at Autopro Mildura, the more cars the more fun!<br/><br/><p><center><img src=http://speedway.net.au/photos/articles/smith2.jpg></center><br><center>Mildura driver David Smith</center><br></p>
Thursday November 28, 2013. MSDC
Saturday 7th December will see an expected 80 plus cars arriving into Mildura to contest not 1 but 2 series round events.
MJS Street Stock’s Series, Aspire Homes AMCA Nationals SA Series, with V8 Late Models and support classes of Modified Sedans, Juniors and Wingless Sprints.
In the MJS Street stocks Series Round Mildura’s very own Australia 1 Robbie Faux in his Mildura Ice Works EL Falcon, will line up in a field of over 35 to contest the round alongside former Australian champion Brad McClure, Jason Duell and other local drivers Daniel and Jake Drewett in the Motorhouse Falcons, Trevor Logan, Albert Fell, Scott Mason, driving his brand new ABS Commodore and Dave Burgess. Racing will be held over 3 heats per car with the top 20 qualifiers contesting a 30 lap final, 15 laps in each direction.
Great racing will be seen from drivers in the Aspire Homes AMCA Nationals contesting 3 heats and a final with around 15 cars expected. Darren McCarthy in The Fonzies General Store Vic 24 alongside Ross Porker’s Hodgsons Bike Hub Vic 69 and Mark East in his Ouyen Hotel Vic 48. Will take on the challenge from visiting drivers Ryan Alexander, Brian Chadwick and Danny Prade.
Late Models are always a favourite with the crowd as they roar around often with their wheels of the ground seemingly floating around the track but with the might and grunt of a grand machine. This run for the Late Models will be a lead up to the Victorian late Model Title to be held at Timmis on 22nd March 2013.
Support classes will see a big field of Juniors with 15 cars expected. 12 year old Thorne Twins in the MJS Diahatsu Charades will be out to take out honors again up against some very young talented drivers including Local Driver Jayden Ruhs, Kooper Greig and Trae Ballantyne. Juniors ages range from 10 – 16 and some amazing racing will be witnessed by such young drivers.
Victorian Champion David Smith in his Phil Smith Automotive VIC 1 will be back to contest the Modified Sedans and Wingless Sprints will also support the night.
Carol Adamson ( Publicity Officer Mildura Speedway Drivers Club)
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