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.
Head to our website www.milduraspeedway.com for more up to date information. Send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org Or find us on facebook.
Monday July 15, 2013. MSDC
It’s with thanks to the community that this year has been so successful For the Mildura Speedway Drivers Club. and as we draw to a close it’s only fitting that we give something back to the community.
The Meeting Held on the 4th of May this year, the Mildura Speedway Drivers club offered to donate $1 from every ticket sale to Stephen Tucker & his family.
Stephen is a regular security guard at the speedway and works for one of the clubs sponsors Sunraysia Security & Protective Services. Stephen’s daughter Cheyenne was recently diagnosed with Leukemia, and with the added financial pressure put on the family having to travel to and from Adelaide for treatment & the time off work, Mildura Speedway Drivers Club seen it fitting to help out a great young family.
On top of the donation straight from the club we also rattled tins on the night to help out young Cheyenne.
Vice president Jake Drewett stated “After the year we’ve had its nice to give something back to the community, having a young family myself I think this is a great initiative by our club to help out where we can."
Today Mildura Speedway Drivers Club Secretary Vicki McCarthy had the pleasure of handing over a cheque for $300 to Stephen Tucker. We all wish Cheyenne the best and hope that this money can go towards helping her family with the costs invoved.
Sunday June 2, 2013. MSDC
The Mildura Speedway Drivers Club has finished off a great 2012/13 season with the annual Presentation Night which was held on June 1st at the new Cardross Sporting Complex.
Awards for the season were:
1st: Rob Faux
2nd: Trevor Logan
3rd: Ben Aworth
Sportsperson Of The Year: Albert Fell
Encouragement Award: Leigh Fallon
Best Presented Car: Trevor Logan
1st: Anthony McMillan
2nd: Jason Bolitho
3rd: Jason Gantz
Sportsperson Of The Year: Anthony McMillan
Encouragement Award: Jason Bolitho
Best Presented Car: Jason Bolitho
Easymix 1467AM Modified Sedans:
1st: Peter & Wade McCarthy
2nd: Mark Sheen
3rd: Jeremy McClure
Sportsperson Of The Year: Peter McCarthy
Encouragement Award: Daniel Drewitt
Best Presented Car: David Smith
1st: Darren McCarthy
2nd: Phillip Worboys
3rd: Brian Chadwick
Sportsperson Of The Year: Darren MccCarthy
Encouragement Award: Mark East
Best Presented Car: Frank Thierry
1st: Kooper Greig
2nd: J. Ruhs
3rd: Kayla Tumes
Sportsperson Of The Year: Josie Barraclough
Encouragement Award: J. Ruhs
Best Presented Car: Kayla Tumes
Graham Crick Memorial Award: Darren McCarthy
Peter McCarthy Club Ambasssador Award: David Smith
Harold Brennan Driver of The Year: Rob Faux
Deb Solomon Clubperson Of The Year: Darren McCarthy
Rookie Of The Year: Mathew Price
Christine & Darren Allen
Foreman & Sheean Electrical
Sunraysia Security Services
Wednesday May 22, 2013. MSDC
The annual Mildura Speedway Drivers Club presentation night is coming up soon, to be held on Saturday 1st June at the Cardross Sporting Complex.
It should be a fantastic night with a 3-course meal and bar operating while the trophies for club pointscore and individual awards are handed out.
Tickets are $40 and are available from Autopro Mildura (74 Lime Ave). Please have tickets collected by 29th May.
Monday April 29, 2013. MSDC
A massive field of street stocks will descend on Timmis Speedway this Saturday night for the annual TOP GUN street stock feature. Some of the best street stock drivers in the country will be in attendance trying to claim the win and it promises to be some great racing.
43 cars will see a total of 12 qualifying heats before a top 8 pole shuffle, B-main and then the all important A-main to be ran over 40 laps. 20 laps one way then a further 20 laps in the opposite direction. Here is a full list of nominations for the event:
Sa12 Darren Flatman
Mda9 Ben Aworth
Mda99 Leigh Fallon
Mda79 Alby fell
Sa58 Neville Nitscke
Sh51 Scott Bull
Sa29 Jason Gibbs
Mda36 Dan/jake Drewett
Ha27 Jason Degoldi
Sa77 Matt Starkey
Mda23 Trev Logan
V48 mick Clarke
Ha19 Lewis Clarke
Sa47 josh Roberts
Sa51 Shane Hammerstein
Av24 brad McClure
Sa92 Matthew rappisarda
Sa18 Jason duell
Mda17 Jason faux
R17 Robert Tinworth
Sa32 Stevie Gartner
Ax69 Wayne Sheerman
Sh52 Paul/zoey salau
B23 Shaun Henry
R42 Chris Whatmore
Sh15 Dan fox
Sa101 harley-ray Moore
Sh56 mal Morrison
B36 Stuart Robinson
Bh111 kasey staker
Av74 Ric swasbrick
Sa6 Barry Sullivan
Bh.103 Johnny lines
Bh99 Greaham tumes
Bh86 Charlie ray
Aus1 Robbie faux
Bgo45 Paul Threlfall
Av75 Troy polley
Mda14 Daniel Andrews
Sa8 Paul Hayes
B5 des Birkin
B95 jack bishop
Nsw3 Colin Peadon
A full support program will be running including AMCA Nationals, Easymix 1467AM Modified Sedans and more. Racing starts at 5PM.
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