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Brock Atkins Wins Thrilling Junior Sedan Title
Sunday January 11, 2015. Jason Crowe
Brock Atkins has tonight won a thrilling Australian Junior Sedan Title at the Timmis Speedway Mildura, in a race which had three different leaders in the last ten laps. Atkins, who is the Victorian and Tasmanian Champion added the National Title to his list of achievements, holding off the late challenge from Jack Gartner, while Matty Smith who went through the qualifying heats undefeated finished third, with Victorian Kye Walters fourth and Heath Thorne fifth. After the official practice on Friday, and all of the Heats on Saturday were washed out, officials worked overtime to get the track into a condition to race today. With so much rain on the track in the preceding two days, the track remained soft throughout the day and evening, causing conditions to be some of the toughest Junior Sedan drivers could possibly encounter. Amazingly after 32 qualifying heats, 80 of the 84 entrants were still competing, providing some spectacular racing. At the completion of the heats, it would be Matty Smith and Brock Atkins would start on the front row, while Brooklyn Vanzetti and Jack Gartner would start on row two. The initial start would be aborted when cars mid pack spun, resulting in a complete restart. In a thrilling race from start to finish, Smith lead the early laps with Atkins within two car lengths at all times, while West Australian Vanzetti and South Australian Gartner were engaged in their own battle further back, as the lead two drivers cleared away. A stoppage just two laps in bunched the field up, after an incident which saw the demise of Lance Carew and Joel Berkley. On the resultant restart, Atkins immediately challenged Smith, and on lap five, the Victorian hit the lead for the first time. Vanzetti and Smith were running side by side and were joined by Heath Thorne, Kye Walters and Nathan Thorne, as the battle for the minor placings intensified. Jordan Mansells excellent title finished on lap ten, before a mid race collision on the back straight, spread eagled the field, with several drivers dropping out of contention as a result, including Brooklyn Vanzetti, who would eventually finish fourteenth as a result. The battle for the lead continued, with Smith and Atkins running side by side, and were well clear of Jack Gartner, but a stoppage with twelve laps remaining for a two car spin involving Brooke Etherden and Jackson Lunt in Pits Bend, bunched the field one final time. What was to follow, had the good crowd on hand cheering until the end. Jack Gartner, made his intentions clear from the restart, joining Atkins and Smith, with a three way battle for the lead which lasted for several laps. Atkins would lead lap sixteen, Smith lap seventeen, and Gartner took the lead on lap eighteen, as the three drivers thrilled the crowd, in a great race in trying conditions. With five laps remaining, Gartner and Atkins had dispensed with Matty Smith, who lost touch with the pair, as Gartner and Atkins then ran side by side for the next three laps, with Atkins taking the lead narrowly, winning in the end by just a car length from Gartner, while Smith was a gallant third. Kye Walters drove a great race, to come from position nine to finish fourth, while Heath Thorne finished fifth. Earlier in the day, all thirty two qualifying heats were held in difficult conditions, but amazingly there was no serious incidents. The most serious would come in the C Main, with two rollovers, the first on lap two with the Northern Territories Kale Quinlan rolling in turn four, while Blake Webb rolled heavily in Pits Bend with eight laps remaining. The C Main would be just as thrilling as the A Main, with Brad Gartner and Carter Armstrong advancing to the B Main. The B Main was also a brilliant spectacle, with Lance Carew winning the event from Brendan Learoyd and Maddi McGee, while Josh Fraser narrowly finished fourth to take the final transfer spot. Atkins was lost for words after winning the National Title, but did thank his family in his victory speech. "That is one of the toughest races I have ever been in", said Atkins Official Result A MAIN - 25 Laps: 1. Q36 Matty Smith, 2. V4 Brock Atkins, 3. W118 Brooklyn Vanzetti, 4. S17 Jack Gartner, 5. S53 Heath Thorne, 6. W39 Jarrin Bielby, 7. V19 Harry Ross, 8. Q49 Joel Berkley, 9. V47 Kye Walters, 10. V76 Jackson Lunt, 11. V87 Jayden Edwards, 12. S35 Kooper Greig, 13. V48 Jordan Mansell, 14. S78 Nathan Thorne, 15. Q51 Ardie Jonic, 16. Q32 Brooke Etherden, 17. NT88 Lance Carew, 18. Q9 Brendan Learoyd, 19. Q38 Maddi McGee, 20. W5 Josh Fraser Result 1. V4 Brock Atkins, 2. S17 Jack Gartner, 3. Q36 Matty Smith, 4. V47 Kye Walters, 5. S53 Heath Thorne, 6.S78 Nathan Thorne, 7. V87 Jayden Edwards, 8. V76 Jackson Lunt, 9. V19 Harry Ross, 10. Q51 Ardie Jonic, 11. Q9 Brendan Learoyd, 12. W39 Jarrin Bielby (24), 13. Q32 Brooke Etherden (23), 14. W118 Brooklyn Vanzetti (23), 15. Q38 Maddie McGee (20), 16. W5 Josh Fraser (13), 17. S35 Kooper Grieg (13), 18. V48 Jordan Mansell (10), 19. Q49 Joel Berkley (2), 20. N88 Lance Carew (2). Time: No Time, Winning Margin: 0.463, Fastest Lap: Q36 Matty Smith 20.269
Australian Junior Sedan Title - Scrutineering Location Change
Thursday January 8, 2015. MSDC
Due to the wet weather the scrutineering location for the SSA Australian Junior Sedan Title has now been moved. It will be held undercover at the NorthEd complex in Merbein South about 5 kms from the track towards Adelaide, located on the corner of Sturt Highway and River Ave. There will be flat bed trucks and open trailers to carry cars that are already unloaded at the track. There has been no change to the allocated scrutineering times. See www.milduraspeedway.com or Timmis Speedway Facebook page for further updates.
Bendigo Bank and Mildura Rural City Council Support Junior Title
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.
MSDC extends sympathies to Beasley family
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 WATERLOO WRECKERS SAVAGE SHOTS plus our sponsors who have been with us for many seasons and will continue their sponsorship once again SCOTCHER RACE FUELS & OILS LUCAS 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.
Timmis Speedway Set to Kick off its 50th Season
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.

Mildura Speedway Drivers Club 50 Year Celebrations
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 Nut’s Wheels Carlin Constructions I & J Speedway Equipment Atkins Autoworks Mac Graphix GW Racing Ern Overall Quality Used Cars Pakenham Plumbing Services Pakenham Crane Trucks Blackwell Race Engines Bass Highway Waste

V8 Super Sedans to Invade Mildura
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.

1467AM Mildura Murray Magic Modified Sedans Feature
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. Round 1 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 Round 2. 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 Round 3. 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 Street Stocks 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 AMCA’s 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. Juniors 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 Wingless Sprints 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

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