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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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
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


Hi everyone, Judy Iverson and I have decided to put a newsletter together to keep all the Clubs up to date as to what’s happening at State level.

Firstly, I recently had the opportunity to attend race meetings in Moranbah and Mackay. A huge congratulations to Brad, Tracey and all their committee members for a fantastic night of racing at the Moranbah track, as we are all aware the track hasn’t run for a long time and there was huge amount of work went in to make this meeting happen so get behind these people and when you next see a meeting listed for Moranbah get your cars ready and nominate. The next two meetings were in Mackay and both nights went well. It’s great to see new competitors joining our class and some of the younger ones are certainly putting their stamp on it with some fantastic results. Coen Archer & Brooke Etherden are names we are going to hear a lot more of. All meetings were run in good spirit although some of our experienced drivers need to cut the argy bargy stuff and this is something all our stewards need to keep an eye on. Continue reading