Qld Title – 11 March 2017 – Rockhampton

The 2017 Qld Title, hosted by Curtis Coast Formula 500 Club, will be held on 11 March 2017 at Rockhampton Showgrounds.

Nominations close at 5pm on 3 March 2017.

Nomination fee with transponder is $80, without a transponder is $100.  Nominations received after 3 March is $150, plus transponder hire.

For further information, refer to the 2017 Queensland Title Supplementary Regulations under Forms / Documents.

Any queries can be made to Curtis Coast via email – curtiscoast@qldformula500.asn.au

Ian Boettcher Race Parts F500 Stampede – 30 & 31 December

Nominations for the Ian Boettcher Race Parts 2 night series on 30 and 31 December, closes this Thursday, 22 December 2016.

Night one is at Brisbane International Speedway, Archerfield on Friday, 30 December.

Night two is at Toowoomba Speedway on Saturday, 31 December.

Refer to Forms/Documents to download a nomination form. Forms to be submitted via email.

Williams’ Pain is Pronger’s Gain

It was Nathan Pronger who was victorious in last Saturday night’s fifth round of the KRE F500 Championship Series at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, after race leader Liam Williams suffered an upsetting engine failure on the final lap.

While Pronger qualified in pole position for the 15-lap feature race, it was current and two-time Australian Champion Williams who impressed in the early stages, powering through the field from his eight-place starting position to steal the lead from Pronger on lap five, as well as setting a new one-lap track record with a 13.222 second lap.

Williams was on his way to a convincing victory when his engine failed on turn one of the final lap, relegating him to fifth as he managed to roll his car across the finish line in what was a disappointing end to what it seemed would be a fantastic night. Capitalising on Williams’ misfortune, Pronger went on to take the chequered flag ahead of Kaydon Iverson and James Kennedy in second and third place respectively.

Charlie Brown and a limping Williams rounded out the top five ahead of remaining finishers Kristin Brown, Tristan Johnson, Tomas Partington, Bryn Upshall, Piper Ogilvie, Graham Williams, Royce Harvey, Glen Douglas and Paul Chaffey.

Newcomer Cameron Bertuch was forced to the infield with fuel issues bringing his night to a premature end, along with Ethan Eyears, who broke a throttle cable, Robert Kite and Vicki Canfield. Canfield’s night was plagued with ongoing electrical issues.

Earlier in the night, heat-race action saw four different racers drive to victory, with Charlie Brown, Pronger, Williams and Iverson taking a win apiece. Williams’ night got off to a rough start, experiencing issues in his opening heat race, unfortunately foreshadowing what was to come.

The sixth round of the KRE F500 Championship Series will be held at Archerfield Speedway on Boxing Night (December 26).

Iverson Breaks Winning Streak for Williams

Kaydon Iverson managed to put an end to Liam Williams’ winning streak on Saturday night when he raced to victory in round four of the KRE F500 Championship Series at Gatton’s Lockyer Valley Speedway.

Iverson started out of position two for the 20-lap feature race and managed to get the better of pole-sitter and eventual runner up James Kennedy to score the win, with Williams completing the podium in third and suffering his first defeat in the series so far.

It was a strong result for Bryn Upshall, who finished just off the podium in fourth, while Tomas Partington continued his recent good form to finish fifth. Next across the line was Piper Ogilvie ahead of Cameron Bertuch, who made his debut with a solid seventh-place finish. Glen Douglas came home in eighth, with Robert Kite completing the finishers.

Driving the NSW # 42 car which is usually piloted by Ethan Eyears, Nathan Pronger started fourth by virtue of his heat races and was running well until a broken throttle cable forced him onto the infield and ended his night.

Kennedy asserted his dominance early in the night, coming away with two heat-race wins and a second-place finish, as did Iverson, who won the remaining heat race and scored two second-place finishes behind Kennedy. Williams claimed two thirds and fifth, while Pronger achieved two fourths and a third-place finish.

In the Junior Formula 500s, Tarhlea Apelt was the driving force, winning two of the four heat races. The opening heat race was won by Randy Morgan ahead of Nicholas Whell and Nick Hodges, while Boyd Chaffey was victorious in heat race two, with Dakota Gay and Bodie Smith finishing second and third respectively. Apelt proved unbeatable in heat race three ahead of Hodges and Smith, and went on to go back to back in the final heat race ahead of Morgan and Hodges.

The fifth round of the KRE F500 Championship Series will be held at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway on the Saturday night of December 10, with the Junior Formula 500s next hitting the track on the Saturday night of December 3 at Archerfield Speedway.

Williams, Kennedy and Johnson Share the Podium

Current and two-time Australian Champion Liam Williams speed to victory in last Saturday night’s third KRE F500 Championship Series round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, while youngsters James Kennedy and Tristan Johnson visited the podium for the first time in the 2016-17 season.

Starting the feature race from pole position, Williams, who was debuting a brand-new Pace chassis and engine package on the night, continued his dominance, leading the 15-lap journey from start to finish and driving to his fourth victory of the season.

Coming home in the runner-up spot behind Williams, Kennedy finally managed to crack into the top three after spending last season consistently knocking on the door for a podium, while Johnson claimed his maiden podium for the season by virtue of a third-place finish.

The top five remained unchanged for the duration of the feature race, with Kaydon Iverson and Bryn Upshall finishing in fourth and fifth respectively.

Tomas Partington had a good run, crossing the line in sixth, followed by Speedcar racer Anthony Chaffey, whose son (Boyd) raced on the night in the Junior Formula 500s, in what was his maiden appearance in the class. The finishers were completed by Ethan Eyears, Royce Harvey, Brad Van Elswyk and Glen Douglas.

It was a disappointing result for Ryan McNamara and Piper Ogilvie, who collided on lap two of the feature race, with McNamara riding out a huge crash. Both drivers were thankfully unharmed; however, their cars had sustained too much damage to continue and both were forced to retire – particularly McNamara’s whose car suffered substantial damage. Graham Williams was the only other non-finisher in the feature race.

Earlier in the night, heat-race wins were shared between Kennedy, Iverson, Williams and Eyears. The latter put in an impressive performance to take his first heat-race win in only his third meeting in the Formula 500s class.

The hard-luck stories from the heat races were rookie Vicki Canfield, who suffered a DNF in her opening heat race after experiencing chain problems, and Kristin Brown, who blew a head gasket aboard her engine in her opening heat race. Both drivers had their nights brought to a premature end.

Teenager Boyd Chaffey was the dominant force in the Junior Formula 500s, coming away with three out of the four heat-race victories. The remaining heat-race win went the way of Bodie Smith.

The fourth round of the KRE F500 Championship Series is going to be held at Gatton’s Lockyer Valley Speedway on the Saturday night of November 19.

CQ Rumble Round 1

The opening round of the CQ rumble Series was held over the weekend in Rockhampton with 15 cars greeting the green flag. The Field was split into 2 heats Cohen Archer stormed to a flying lead in the first heat after Joel Josefski and Mick Pronger both made heavy contact with the turn two fence on lap two putting an early end to Joels Night. Cohen was followed home by AJ Josefski and Gary Edwards, Mick was able to continue after some helpful spares from the other drivers after dropping his second heat. Heat 2 saw Brad Metcalf and Jamie Korte were out to show they meant business with a 1st and 2nd followed by Phil Roberts in 3rd. Heat 3 saw Phil Roberts take the lead from Jason Allen in his first meeting back at Rockhampton speedway after a lengthy time away from the seat Richard Tarrent rounded out the top 3 after Tony Schmidt and Gary Edwards came together on the front straight leaving Gary nowhere to go sending his Stallard in to a series of flips ending Edwards night. Heat 4 once again saw Brad Metcalf and Jamie Korte take the chequer followed by Kenny newton in his PMP (was a PMP chassis 1,2 and 3). Heat 5 saw Phil Roberts get the jump on Metcalf leading brad home to take the win followed home by Cohen Archer in 3rd. Heat 6 saw Mick Pronger return to the track after his heavy crash in the first heat to claim victory from Richard Tarrent and tony schmidt in 3rd. The Final saw 11 cars start with Brad Metcalf start of Pole with Roberts out of position 2. The final was run from green to chequered flag. Brad had his work cut out for him to hold of a hard charging Phil Roberts when they came up to the lapped cars who didn’t see a lapped flag put out having a battle of their own. Brad took the win followed home by Cohen Archer, Phil Roberts, Richard Tarrent, Mick Pronger, AJ Josefski, Tony Schmidt and Mal Cooper with Kenny Newton Jason Allen and Luke Schmidt all having to pull in. The two JRNS that have stepped up in to the senior ranks this was their first meeting stating in the field. With young Gladstone driver Luke Schmidt gaining more and more confidence behind the wheel every time he takes to the track he had more points than his Father going into the final well done Luke. Young lady racer Brooke Etherden had a tough night driving the Josefski Family Racing car after fuel dramas in her first heat forcing her to pull in she came out for a 4th in her second heat beating her team mate home. Her final Heat the R6 let go throwing a rod out the bottom of the motor ending Brookes night.
The Rumble now moves on to Gladstone Speedway on the 19th NOV for Round 2
Points
1. Q9 Brad Mecalfe 95
2. Q63 Phil Roberts 84
3. Q56 Cohen Archer 76
4. Q74 Richard Tarrent 65
5. Q11 Jamie Korte 64
6. Q49 AJ Josefski 50
7. Q16 Jason Allen 40
8. Q30 Tony Schmidt 37
9. Q42 Mick Pronger 35
10. Q76 Luke Schmidt 32
11. Q44 Kenny Newton 31
12. Q35 Mal Cooper 31
13. Q85 Gary Edwards 17
14. Q75 Brooke Ehtreden 14
15. Q41 Joel Josefski 0

October Newsletter

Hi Everyone,
Wow it’s a crazy time at the moment with the season in the south of our state now in full swing with Brisbane, Curtis coast & Maryborough clubs having all run meetings or about to!
Liam Williams is certainly on a roll winning all 3 Brisbane club meetings to date! Between Liam in the south & Kaydon Iverson in the north winning just about every time they hit the track it just justifies why they are no 1 & 2 in the country.
Marlin City/Tom Casey memorial in Cairns Kaydon Iverson 1st Ryan Skennar 2nd Billy Foyle 3rd.
Brad Metcalfe picked up the win in rocky in round 1 of CQ rumble & a congratulations to all the recent winners.
Mackay also ran a 2-day show over the October long weekend.
Car counts are on the up & up in Brisbane with the club averaging 18 cars a night so far this season & they also had 5 new competitors at the start of the season! so come on everyone support your local club & let’s get behind the clubs in your area & get your car counts up!
Curtis Coast have round 2 of the CQ rumble on Nov 19 Brisbane have round 3 of KRE series on Nov 5 at Archerfield & round 4 at Gatton in Nov 19, Maryborough is running their first meeting on Nov 26 so let’s support all these clubs.
The juniors are going from strength to strength with 10 cars currently racing in Brisbane & Cairns have 2 trained & doing demonstration runs, these kids are doing a fantastic job at showcasing the class. Below is a photo of the 2 new juniors running in Cairns on the weekend Brodie Davis and Ash Ewing well done.

img_0859Rule book, we’ve recently had some issues with some interpretations of some of the rules! The situation is that if you’re in doubt of any of the rules then please ask for clarification as this will eliminate disappointment or confrontation.
Website!! You all should be aware the we have a fantastic new website & currently Judy Iverson in the north & Emma Harvey in the south have been trained to upload info to the site, so if anyone wants to add something to website then please contact them. This website is an information source for all the clubs in the state so please use it. I would like say a huge thank you to Jeffrey Moore from JAK industries for creating the website for us & making it so user friendly.

Thanks Tony Cochrane