QLD Title wrap up 2018

Townsville’s Kaydon Iverson came out on top in last Saturday night’s Queensland Formula 500 Title, supported by Moranbah North CFMEU, S&S Haulage, and Moranbah Mechanical & Towing, at Moranbah Speedway.
In what was a Queensland Title that will be remembered for the hot favourite, current and three-time Australian Champion Liam Williams, who was the event’s defending champion, succumbing to mechanical woes just seven laps from home, which played right into the hands of eventual winner Iverson.
After starting from the inside of the third row in the Queensland Title deciding feature race, Williams quickly made his way to the lead and was looking very comfortable out front. Just seven laps from home and having opened a comfortable gap over the rest of the field, disaster struck, when he was forced infield with mechanical dramas and sadly was out of the race. At this point, Iverson, who charged from position seven into podium contention, took advantage of the field bunching up and swooped into the lead.
Iverson, who’s a former Australian Title runner-up finisher, then led the remaining seven laps trouble free and added a second Queensland Title victory to his list of career achievements
Coming home in second place behind a triumphant Iverson was one of the pre-race favourites, James Kennedy. With the Moranbah Speedway being a happy hunting ground, following a last-start win in last season’s Winternationals event, he managed to execute a late-race pass on Lexi Underwood for the runner-up position after spending most of the race sitting outside of the top three. For Kennedy, this was his third Queensland Title runner-up finish in a row.
Finishing in third on the podium was an impressive Underwood. Initially setting the pace in the feature race following her topping the points at the completion of the heat races and starting from pole position, Underwood showed plenty of fight. Even after being passed by Williams for the lead, the Cairns, North Queensland-based racer kept on the pace shadowing him for a handful of laps before his retirement from the race. At that point, Underwood had fallen back to third and that was where she remained through the fall of the chequered flag.
Matthew Fleming impressed many of his rivals with a strong qualifying performance that was backed up with a fourth-place finish. It was a race of mixed fortunes for Fleming who qualified for the feature race on the front row and remained in second early before being shuffled back a few spots. Fleming recovered nicely to stay in contention for the rest of the race.
Greeting the chequered flag in fifth and completing the podium was Kristin Brown. After starting from the inside of the second row, Brown dropped back into the sixth and was lapping consistently throughout the feature race before advancing to fifth late in the race.

Following the top-five finishers was Philip Roberts, Jamie Korte, Robert Faux, B-main winner Josh Pokarier and veteran Glen Underwood in 10th. Jared Desmares, Paul Swindells, AJ Josefski and Tony Schmidt completed the finishers.
Joining Williams on the list of feature-race retirements were Jake Downs, Cohen Archer, Mace Papworth, Ryan Skennar, Jarrod Bamfield (Vic) and Ross Dunstan.
A total of nine heat races were contested to set the field for the Queensland Title feature race, with victories going to Williams, Roberts, Lexi Underwood, Fleming, Brown, Kennedy, Skennar and Downs. At the completion of the heat races, there were three drivers – Lexi Underwood, Fleming and Brown – who were all tied at the top of the points. Due to recording the fastest heat-race lap time out of the three, Underwood earned the right to start from pole position.
The B main went the way of Pokarier ahead of Glen Underwood, Dunstan and Papworth.
Meanwhile, the other feature-race winners on the night were: Leigh Williams (Super Sedans), DJ Lennon (Outlaw Sprint Sedans) and Mitch Simmons (Junior Sedans).
Moranbah Speedway would like to thank the following 2017-18 season sponsors for their support: Moranbah Mechanical & Towing, Moranbah North Lodge, S&S Heavy Haulage, Prime Rentals, Sure Lift Crane Hire, Isaac Regional Council, CJ’s Contracting, Dominator Photography, Extreme Mining Services, Dyno Nobel, and Ezy Group.
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KRE Series 2017/18

KRE F500’s championship series for 2017/18 starts on Saturday, 23 September at Toowoomba Speedway. Nominations for the first night close on Sunday, 17 September.

The series consists of 12 race nights being held at Archerfield, Toowoomba, Gatton, Maryborough and Lismore.

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

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.