Mildura Speedway Drivers Club
13th September 2015
Daytime race meeting with cars from all eras - vintage
right through to current race cars
Dinner at Mildura Workingman's Club
Everyone welcome to attend. Ticket information available
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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)
Monday November 18, 2013. MSDC
Opening meeting 16th November 2013
Fantastic turn up of cars for opening meeting with 13 Juniors, 7 wingless sprints, 5 modified sedans, 3 AMCA’s, 7 street stocks and 6 vintage heavy weight hot rods.
Heat 1 1st 78 Nathan Thorne, 2nd 5 kooper Greig and 3rd 25 Jadyn Ruhs
Heat 2 1st 78 Nathan Thorne, 2nd 5 Kooper Greig and 3rd 25 Jadyn Ruhs
Heat 3 1st 78 Nathan Thorne, 2nd 5 Kooper Greig and 3rd 52 Heath Thorne
Final 1st 78 Nathan Thorne, 2nd 5 kooper Greig and 3rd 52 Heath Thorne
With a big field of 13 Juniors, Standout driving from 12 year old Twin Nathan Thorne also saw him win the overall Driver of the night and received the Ross Crick Memorial Trophy presented by Malcolm Crick.
After a heavy collision with the tractor tyres on the infield in the first heat of the juniors and missing the 2nd heat while his car was repaired, Heath Thorne twin of Nathan Thorne recovered to place 3rd in the 3rd heat and take out 2nd in the final.
Heat 1 1st S23 Shaun McClure, 2nd S52 Jason Bolitho, 3rd S37 Anthony McMillan
Heat 2 1st S52 Jason Bolitho, 2nd S26 Zach Tyson, 3rd S37 Anthony McMillan
Heat 3 1st S23 Shaun McClure, 2nd S52 Jason Bolitho, 3rd S69 Mitch Gladman
Final 1st S23 Shaun McClure, 2nd S52 Jason Bolitho, 3rd S69 Mitch Gladman
During the final Mitch Gladman came into contact with another vehicle resulting in Mitch’s wheels off the ground in turn 3, recovering to take out 3rd place in the final.
Heat 1 1st Vic 19 David Smith, 2nd SA 2 Jeremy McClure, 3rd MDA 69 Daniel Drewett
Heat 2 1st Vic 19 David Smith, 2nd MDA6 Peter McCarthy, 3rd SA2 Jeremy McClure
Heat 3 1st Vic 19 David Smith, 2nd MDA6 Peter McCarthy, 3rd MDA 69 Daniel Drewett
Final 1st Vic 19 David Smith, 2nd MDA6 Peter McCarthy, 3rd SA2 Jeremy McClure
The final saw action with Spider McCarthy hot on the heels of David Smith but with a perfect nights racing David Smith took out the final winning from start to finish.
With a small field of 3 cars V24 Darren McCarthy won all 3 heats and the Final from VIC 69 Ross Porker in 2nd Ross is returned to racing after many years out of a racing seat and with a new vehicle he settled in well, with vehicle adjustments to suit Mildura we should see some brilliant racing from Ross to come. VIC 45 Mark East who started out with fuel problems recovered to finish the final in 3rd.
AUS 1 Robbie Faux took out 1st placing in all heats and the Final
MDA 36 Daniel Drewett took out 2nd placing in all heats and the Final
MA 23 Trevor Logan took out 3rd placing in all heats and the Final
The 3rd heat saw a strong challenge from Daniel Drewett for the lead but Robbie held on to win.
Vintage Heavy weight Hot Rods
6 Cars took to the field for a Demonstration Run with a variety of Models.
2 Super Sedans had a run to get much needed practice on the track prior to the National Super Sedan series round to be held at Timmis Speedway on Friday 31st January.
17 year old Kaleb Perrett in only his 3rd race in a Super Sedan and Grandfather Barry Perrett gave a spectacular demonstration for the crowd.
Timmis Speedway’s next meeting will be held on December 7th with the MJS Street Stock Series and SA AMCA series Round plus support.
Winners of the Bicycles Sponsored by Hodgson’s Sunraysia Bike Hub were
Declan Bolitho 4 years old and Clara East 14 years old
Carol Adamson Publicity Officer Mildura Speedway Drivers Club
<br/><br/><p><center><img src=http://www.milduraspeedway.com/13-14pics/16-11-13/juniors_field_small.jpg></center><br><center>Junior sedans ready to start the race</center><br></p><br/><br/><p><center><img src=http://speedway.net.au/photos/articles/bikes_small.jpg></center><br><center>Girls' bike winner Clara East (14 years old) </center><br></p><br/><br/><p><center><img src=http://speedway.net.au/photos/articles/301_small.jpg></center><br><center>Boys bike winner Declan Bolitho (4 years old)</center><br></p>
Tuesday November 12, 2013. MSDC
This Saturday night will see an abundance of Cars hit the track in the opening meeting of the 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. A quality field has been assembled ready to take battle against some of the best in the country.
Recently Crowned Australian Street Stock Champion Robbie Faux will be out to prove he deserves the title by trying to hold of the likes of Jake Drewett, who was a feature winner in Broken Hill, His Brother Daniel who is the current Aus 4 and Scott Mason in his immaculate new VX Commodore.
The Wingless Sprints have amassed a great field with the class growing every year, Life Member Anthony McMillan will be at the pointy end but will have his hands full trying out drive the younger generation, headed by Jason Bolitho, Shaun McClure, Zac Tyson and Mitch Gladman. Angelo Halacas will make his Wingless debut and is looking forward to the challenge.
The Modified Sedans Bring a small but quality field with Current Victorian Champion David Smith headlining the charge, he will be closely followed by veteran Peter “Spider” McCarthy, Jeremy McClure, and Daniel Drewett will also compete.
Juniors all ways put on some great racing, and this week will be no different. With 13 cars nominated the locals such as Jayden Ruhs and Josie Barraclough will have their work cut out for them to try and keep the visitors at bay.
AMCA Nationals and vintage heavy weight hot rods will round out the program with a demonstration from 2 super sedans also on the cards.
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.
Wednesday October 16, 2013. MSDC
There will be a working be at Timmis Speedway on Sunday 27th October, starting at 10am.
There will be a BBQ lunch provided and some refreshments for everyone helping out.
Please bring along shovels, whipper snippers, ladders, hammers, nails and anything else you think may be handy. If anyone has some white paint left over please bring that as well.
We will have a grader and large loader there helping tidy the place up and get it ready for the upcoming season.
We would like as many people as possible to come and help.
Thursday September 12, 2013. MSDC
The Mildura Speedway Drivers Club Back-To-Front Draw is coming!
It will be held in the speedway clubrooms on 26th October, doors open 7pm draw starts 8pm. Free Beer, wine & soft drink during draw, spirits available at discounted prices.
1st prize: $2000
2nd prize: $1000
3rd prize: $500
Tickets are $100 each and admit two people. Tickets available from Autopro on Lime Ave, The Motor House on San Mateo Ave, and Mildura Crash Supplies on 10th Street. It should be a great night and there are only 100 tickets available so get in early before they are sold out!
Thursday August 1, 2013. MSDC
Speedway Is back, bigger and better than Ever.
The Mildura Speedway Drivers Club has released the season calendar with some major meetings on the cards, including a state title and some outstanding Sprintcar, super sedans and Late Model racing.
The Season kicks into gear on the 2nd of November with an official Club Practice, where drivers can test the upgrades that they have added over the off season. The opening meeting is set for the 16th Of November, which will be the annual Ross Crick Memorial open to all local classes. Ross was a founding member of the Mildura Speedway Drivers Club, and it is with great privilege that we can honour him with a complete meeting dedicated to his hard work over the years in setting up the foundations of how we operate today.
December 7th will see the return of the MJS Tree & Stump Street Stock Series and the SA AMCA Nationals Series hit the track. Street Stocks all ways put on a great show and this year teamed with a round of the SA AMCA Series it will provide some great action. Not to forget that the Late models will also make an appearance for the first time this season.
The first of our Friday night meetings will kick off on January the 3rd. with the running of the Modified Sedans Murray Magic proudly supported by Easy Mix 1467 AM. Modified sedans provide some of the closest and outstanding racing of all divisions. With teams travelling from all over the country to compete, the winner could come from anywhere. To top this night off, we are bringing back the popular Figure 8 race. This has been a crowd favourite for a number of years, but has been absent for a while, so it’s time to dust off the cobwebs and get ready to crash into people.
Friday January 31st will see the National Super Sedan Series make a welcome return. These v8 monsters race hard. The noise is great, the smell is great and the racing is second to none. Holding the second last round will mean that drivers will be eager to score some much needed points to stay alive in the championship, so this will be one meeting not to miss.
We then take a little breather from all the excitement. That is until the 1st of March when the Mainline Dynolog Sprintcar All Stars roll into town for the final series round of 2014. Sprintcars are the ultimate in Dirt track action. Providing fans with some fast winged action, Sprintcars are the crowd favourite. These bad boys hurtle around the track at some frightening speeds, which is what the fans want.
1 week later on the 8th of March will see the Modified Sedans return with a massive field for the Running of the VMPA Series Round. This time it’s bigger than ever. Last year’s round provided us with over 30 cars to take battle and this year is proving to be better, faster and more spectacular. Can the locals come home with a win? The current Victorian Champion David Smith will be looking to take the reins and steer the local ship to victory. Not matter what, it’s going to be an entertaining night.
March 22nd will see the Late Models return with the running of the Victorian Late Model Title. Late models have been a welcome part of our calender over the past seasons, and as numbers are on the increase, so has the quality in meetings. It’s the first time we have held the Victorian Title for them, and it is looming to be one not to miss.
Then we move onto the big weekend. Easter. April 18th, Good Friday, and April 20th, Easter Sunday. With a massive $10,000 to win Late model Spectacular and the AMCA Nationals All Star Championships. With over 20 late models already showing interest, Craig Vosbergan has won the last two years, so drivers will be out to take the cash from him again this year. AMCA Nationals numbers are on the increase across Australia, with everyone looking forward to this meeting as it’s a chance to take a holiday and put in some serious hard racing against the best in the country. Also hitting the track on Good Friday is the first round of the SA Wingless Sprints Easter Trail. This is the fastest growing class in the country with local number on the increase yearly, and with the larger class numbers, the racing is improving and drivers are becoming more daring. To round out the friday night’s racing is the Paige McCarthy Beard Trophy for Street Stocks. This event has been reintroduced to honour this brave little girl and keep the legacy in all our hearts and minds.
May the 3rd will conclude our hectic season with the running of the Street Stock Top Gun. With all other major events over for the season, Drivers look to the Top Gun as the biggest non-title event of the season. Cars come from all over the country to try and tame the track and be crowned the top gun for the season. Last year’s event had everyone on the edge of their seats with Jason Duell the eventual winner. This season will also see the running of a 50 lap feature for Wingless Sprints. This Australia wide class has been screaming for a venue to hold such a meeting, so we have given them the opportunity to make this an annual event and drag cars from all across the country to compete. To round out the season we will hold another figure 8 race, this one may be different. Stay tuned for more information in relation to that.
That rounds out a massive season of racing at Timmis Speedway in 2013 – 2014, so book in every meeting, grab your most comfy chair, and set yourself for some of the best speedway action at Australia’s Friendliest Family Speedway.
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