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.
Sunday April 7, 2013. SALMA
The form Late Model driver of the 2012–13 season Craig Vosbergen over the Easter Long Weekend at Timmis Speedway in Mildura, Victoria, scored back–to–back wins in the Easter $10,000, which was supported by J & J Ruston Engineering.
Vosbergen, from Perth in Western Australia, led every lap of the Easter $10,000 deciding feature race, which was over a distance of 50 laps, and led home fellow Western Australian Jason Moyle in second and NSW–based youngster Ben Nicastri in third.
After Vosbergen recently winning the Western Australian Title, along with runner–up finishes in both the Australian Title and Wild West Tour Series – on both occasions behind American star Steve Francis, successfully defending the Easter $10,000 was a great way for him to cap what has a successful 2012–13 season.
“The goal coming over to the east coast was to defend our Easter $10,000, and it’s very satisfying to achieve that,” Vosbergen said, who was lucky to suffer damage in the early stages of the feature race after he was forced to avoid crashing into a lapped competitor who had spun out. “The Easter $10,000 is an event that’s growing every season, and we’re more than happy to support it. We certainly don’t race for the money, but the prize money will go a long way to covering all our expenses coming over here. Any time that you can do that in speedway is a good thing.”
Former South Australian Champion and Easter $5,000 winner Darryl Grimson put in a gutsy performance throughout the Easter $10,000 feature race, but a late challenge for the lead on the final lap on Vosbergen didn’t pay off, and he was credited with fourth.
“Craig (Vosbergen) was caught up behind some lapped traffic in the closing, and it allowed me to close in on him, because, in clear air, we were on the same pace,” explained Grimson, who drove the NSW # 67 Ed Borg owned Mastersbilt. “I knew that if I was going to be a chance of winning, I was going to have to go around the outside. It was a gamble that I knew that I was going to have to take, because there was $10,000 on the line. I tried on the last lap to go around Craig and the lapped car, but there was nothing up there on the high line of the track. When I went to the top, I knew it was either going to make or break me, but it didn’t work out. If I had my time again, I wouldn’t change a thing, because I race to win and I wasn’t going to die wondering.”
Behind fourth placed Grimson, who was the final driver on the lead lap, was Darren Forrest (Vic), Andrew Leach (SA), Luke Raymond (SA), Nigel O’Neill (NSW), pole shootout winner David Robertson (NSW) and the final finisher Liam Heaton (ACT) in 10th.
After originally finishing in an impressive fourth, Stuart Hill (SA) was disappointingly disqualified post-race due to being underweight. Ross Nicastri (NSW), local favourite Mat Crimmins (SA), Bill Mentiplay (Vic) and veteran Graeme Lilford (NSW) all failed to go the distance in the feature race.
Earlier in the two–night event, at the completion of the four heat races, Vosbergen was the highest point scorer and was the favourite to take out the pole shootout, which decided the feature race starting positions. Vosbergen was defeated in the pole shootout by Robertson.
The South Australian Late Model Association Inc would like to thank all the competitors, officials and Timmis Speedway for all of their effort over the weekend, and also major sponsor J & J Ruston Engineering, along with heat–race sponsors Crossroads Holiday Park Mildura, OZ Mine, J & J Ruston Engineering, Gauge Works, Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils, Hytek Concrete Australia, Forte Engineering, Performance Techniques and Signs on Para, and lap sponsors Metro Tow, McCarthy Motorsport, Lonsdale Competition Tyres, Raymond Racing, AAA Mortgage Solutions, NR & YM Vaughan, Genesis Shocks, Auto Pro Murray Bridge, Crimmins Racing, PMD Race Products, Lake Eildon Houseboat Sales, S.McLay Mechanical, Blair Athol Auto Parts, Signs on Para, Better Trailers Canberra, Famous Toledo, Crane Services, Active Batteries Discounters, Maid of Auckland Hotel, Gardner Bearings, Neale & Nulty Transport, ND & MM Ciampa, Rob Collins, J & J Ruston Engineering, Gauge Works, Hytek Concrete Australia, Real Port Traders, Performance Techniques, RACIN Tyres & Accessories, Surfside Custom Systems, and Universal Metal Cleaners.
Wednesday March 20, 2013. Mildura Speedway
Good Friday the 29th of March, Will see Timmis Speedway light up the racetrack with a host of events planned for the massive weekend ahead. Headlining the weekend will be the $10,000 to win Late Model Feature. That’s right the winner will pocket $10,000 cash. Joining the late models as the main event we welcome back the AMCA Nationals for the running of the Australian All Star Championships. Adding to the action packed weekend will be a round of the Wingless Sprints Easter Trail on the Friday night, along with Street Stocks, and a round of the Junior Sedans on the Sunday night.
The South Australian Late Model Association are pleased to be returning to the Mildura circuit with the massive prize purse on offer, Event organisers have been busy behind the scenes ensuring that only the best late model drivers are in attendance for a chance at the monster prize. Over 20 nominations have already been received, with competitors from all over the country setting their sights on Mildura for what is billed as the biggest Late Model Event in the Country outside of the Nation Title.
Late models are big, fast and angry. The monster v8’s pump out some huge horsepower and the way the cars are controlled around the track is a sight not to be missed. Keep an eye out for a well-known super sedan driver to be making an appearance in the Boetcher auto parts Q36 all the way from QLD to compete.
The AMCA Nationals make a long awaited return to Mildura after a year off, and all the drivers can’t wait. The AMCA Nationals Australian All Star Championships is a prestigious event that caps off a huge season of racing for the class. Drivers from NSW, VIC, QLD, SA, TAS will all make the journey over to see who can take out the sort after championship. Current QLD, SA and NT Champion Tim Reidy and TAS Champion Jamie Collins headline the star studded field with Ex Aus Champion Mark Lincoln also making the trip. Locals Darren McCarthy, Jason Lloyd, Phil Warboys, Brendan Kelly and Mark East will all be trying to keep on top of the visitors by having a home track advantage.
Friday night will also see a large field of Wingless Sprints take to the track with a round of the Wingless Sprints Easter Trail. Wingless Sprints are based on a sprint car with no wings and run a Holden v6 engine on methanol. The class has rapidly grown over the past few years and with locals such as Anthony Mcmillan, Zac Tyson, Chris Jones and new Drivers Jason Bolitho and Clint Leavold leading the way with some valuable preseason testing over the last few meetings, the class is ready to showcase the quality of racing that it can deliver.
Street Stocks will round out Friday nights racing, with a huge field of juniors supporting the Sunday Nights Program, It is promising to be a weekend not to be missed. Don’t forget. There will be a Function on at the club rooms on the Saturday night, 3 course meal for $15 for more information please head to the website for contact details.
So get trackside on Good Friday and Easter Sunday nights. Gates open at 5pm Racing Starts at 6pm both nights.
Wednesday March 13, 2013. Mildura Speedway
Mildura’s Robbie Faux has won the Speedway Sedans Australian Street Stock Title at the Borderline Speedway in Mount Gambier over the weekend.
A life member of the Mildura Speedway Drivers Club Faux scored a thrilling victory over Anthony Beare and Jason Duell.
The Finals were in some doubt after persistent light rain fell throughout the final round of qualifying heats, making track conditions difficult.
Borderline Speedway track staff did a remarkable job to prepare the track when the rain ceased at 8.20pm which then resulted in three great finals.
After thirty two qualifying heats, Anthony Beare would be the highest qualifier, and would be joined on the front row by Jamie Oldfield.
Another Mildura driver Daniel Drewett, a former Club Committeeman, started with Dale Cockman on the second row, while the third row contained Mark Jennings and Mick Dann.
Jamie Oldfield got the best of the start, and immediately took the lead ahead of Beare and Drewett, while Dale Cockman made a bad start which elevated Jennings and Dann.
Oldfield had a great battle with Beare for the lead in the ensuing laps, before the two times Australian Champion again drove away from the field.
Steve and Mark Gartner, along with Faux started to make a move through the field, while Brad McClure who had transferred from the B Main was starting to make his move and had got into the top ten.
Oldfield had caught lapped traffic for the second time in the race, and was struggling to pass them as they were also fighting for position.
Beare was able to close somewhat but Oldfield still had a commanding lead.
Faux, Drewett, Cockman, Jason Duell, Steve and Mark Gartner were locked in a battle further back in the field with Beare coming under pressure from this group with twelve laps remaining.
The race changed complexion with ten laps remaining when Oldfield spun in turn two, with a radiator issue seeing the retirement of the race leader.
Meanwhile, Mark and Steve Gartner also retired with mechanical issues, which put Anthony Beare in front.
The crowd could sense history, but no one had told Robbie Faux who immediately challenged Beare on the resultant restart.
Beare moved to a handy buffer with six laps remaining before Faux closed again, taking the lead with three to go.
Beare challenged on each subsequent corner, levelling up with Faux several times.
In a desperate finish akin to the 2010 title, Beare moved under Faux in the last turn, with Faux holding on for a brilliant and popular victory, with the margin a mere 0.226 seconds.
Behind Faux and Beare, Jason Duell drove a great race to come from fifteenth to finish third, while Daniel Drewett finished fourth and Dale Cockman fifth.
"I have been trying to win this event for many years,” Faux said. “ I have always been a great supporter of Sedans and the National concept, and this is just awesome" said Robbie Faux
Tuesday March 5, 2013. Mildura Speedway
This Saturday night will see Timmis Speedway bring you Round 5 of The Victorian Modified Production Series, in conjunction with the Easy mix 1467 Modified Production Series. A massive field of over 30 cars will contest the round to see who can claim the honour of the round champion.
Current Australian Champion and local home town hero David Smith in his Phill Smith Automotive BA Falcon has been in red hot form lately and with a win here in last week’s final, He is looking to keep his top spot and defeat all that try and challenge him. Peter “Spider” McCarthy, driving the Easy mix 1467 VE Commodore, will also be keen to take the top spot after some good results in the previous Rounds.
Geelong’s Mark Carlin in theVickory Brothers BA Falcon took out the previous round win at Rosedale Speedway, and is primed and ready for an assault on the Mildura Track where he has had mixed fortunes over the years. Newly Crowned South Australian Champion Darryl Logue is battling to get his Logue’s 4 X 4 Wreckers XF Falcon back together after a massive crash whilst leading the final at the previous VMPA Round, and when he makes it out onto the track he will be one to watch for sure. Graham West’s little LJ Torana is still out there and competitive as ever, He is allways at the pointy end and will ruffle some feathers this weekend. Ash Parkinson will make his long awaited return to the Timmis Track after a fair time off. Straight away he has been on the money with just needing a few things to go his way and he will also be in contention for the win.
Gates will open at 5pm with racing starting at 7pm on Saturday night in what is sure to be an action packed night with some of the best racing you will see. So get out and support the local club which continues to bring you some of the best entertainment money can buy.<br/><br/><p><center><img src=http://speedway.net.au/photos/articles/dsmith_small.jpg></center><br><center>Australian champion David Smith</center><br></p>
Sunday February 24, 2013. Mildura Speedway
The Sprintcar Allstars series is coming down to the wire as it heads into the final round of the series this Saturday at Timmis Speedway.
Only 29 points separate the top 5 drivers in the standings, so the pressure will be on and should make for some very hard racing. Tony Moule is fresh off a win in the previous round of the series on 23rd February at Horsham and will be hard to stop.
These are the top 5 in points going into the final round:
1. V11 Brad Foster - 1617
2. SA71 Sam Putland - 1603
3. V7 Phil Lock - 1595
4. ACT26 Tony Moule - 1595
5. V97 Colin Brooks - 1588
Come out to Timmis Speedway on 2nd March for what promises to be a fantastic night of racing. Sprintcars will be supported by the Easymix 1467 Modified Sedans Series, Street Stocks, Wingless Sprints and AMCA Nationals.
Racing starts at 6pm.
Tuesday February 12, 2013. Mildura Speedway
Sprintcars you asked for. Sprintcars you will get. Saturday March the 2nd will see the V8 winged warriors return to Timmis Speedway for the Final Round of the Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Star Challenge. Teams from all over the country will converge on the venue in a battle to try and take out the series championship. Its tight at the top of the standings at the moment with only round 7 to be completed In Horsham prior to the final round in Mildura. Brad Foster Holds a mere 10 point lead going into Round 7 over Sam Putland, with Colin Brooks & Phil lock tied on 1357, only 14 points seperating the top 4. Rookie Sensation Brenton Farrer has electrified the crowd with his talent and is sitting 10th in points and leads the rookie standings by a whopping 303 points.
Mildura Speedway Drivers Club President Dave Dolic is excited about the return of the Sprintcars to our track. " The committee has been working overtime behind the scenes to make this event a huge success, and we welcome the All Star Sprintcars back to our town".
A large field of supports classes is set to round out the action packed night with Round 3 of the Easymix 1467 Modified Production Sereis, along with Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks, AMCA Nationals and Juniors.
Gates open at 5pm with Sprintcar Eng Starts and time trials starting at 5:30pm.
Head straight out Deakin Ave. Fully catered, NO BYO by Law.
Tuesday January 22, 2013. Timmis Speedway
We regret to inform you that the Monster Truck crew have decided NOT to put on a show on in Mildura this time around.
The Mildura Speedway Drivers Club has no control or input over the decision so please keep that in mind.
We are just as disapointed as you.
Keep in mind we have 4 big nights of racing coming up for the month of March including:
March 2 - 360 Sprintcar Allstars Series
March 9 - VMPA Modified Production Series
Easter Friday & Sunday - Late Models and AMCA Nationals
Tuesday December 18, 2012. Mildura Speedway
Ever wanted to Sponsor the Speedway Club and be involved with Australia's Friendliest Family Speedway? Well now you can. Packages are available to The biggest meeting of the Year.
The National Super Sedan Series. Jan 11th. Its going to be a monster. If you would like to be a part of the Team please contact us via our Facebook page or catch up with one of the friendly committee members via the 'Contact Us' page on our web site.
Get on board quick though. Spots are running out fast.. From Major Naming rights, to Heat sponsors. Act Now...... And get ready for the Greatest Show on Dirt.
Click here to see a video of the finish from the previous round in Kingaroy, QLD: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dbzm71ylxE" target="_blank">
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