Nicastri Wins Third SA Late Model Title By Phil Michell
Motorsport Media
Date: 26 April 2017

Last Saturday night (April 22) the 2016/17 Adelaide Motorsport Park season came to an end with a big sedan double feature with the South Australian Late Model Championship and the MJS Street Stock Series Final. Both categories attracted quality line-ups with drivers from across Australia and at the end of the night it was Ben Nicastri who secured his second straight Late Model Championship and third overall while former Australian Champion Mark Jennings was victorious in the 30 lap Street Stock decider.

Throughout the heat races Nicastri was measured in his approach as he finished second and third in his two preliminary heats and during the pole shuffle he fell back a row after he failed to make it out onto the race track after sustaining a flat right rear on the dummy grid.

But early in the race he just sat back behind race leader Michael Holmes and when Holmes suffered a mechanical failure on lap 10 he inherited the lead and went on to win the 30-lap final ahead of Mount Gambier’s Stuey Hill, who recorded a career best title finish, with local Mark McCarthy rounding out the podium.

After starting from the back Paul Stubber charged to fourth with Victorians Brendan Hucker and Fiona Verhoeven rounding out the finishers.

Earlier the three heat races and the JD Couriers Pole Shuffle were dominated by the Western Australians with Paul Stubber winning two heat races while the third, and the pole shuffle, went to Michael Holmes. The shuffle for the pole position proved to be an anticlimax when Stubber failed to get past turn two after breaking the driveshaft in half forcing him to start from the back of the A-Main in the Roger Oliver #S31.

Despite not winning the Title Michael Holmes left the Adelaide venue and headed home with the 12 and 2 lap track records.

With 37 Street Stocks in the pit area, including four previous Australian Champions, the competition was extremely tough but it was Mark Jennings who remained undefeated in both of his heat races before leading all 30 laps of the MJS Street Stock Series Final.

SPEEDWAY RESULTS
22 Apr 2017
Date: 22 April 2017

SA Late Model Championship (Heats 12 laps)
H1: P Stubber (WA), B Hucker (Vic), B Nicastri (NSW)
H2: M Holmes (WA), B Nicastri (NSW), M McCarthy
H3: P Stubber (WA), S Vaughan, M Holmes (WA)
SA Title Race (30 laps): B Nicastri (NSW), S Hill, M McCarthy

MJS Street Stock Series Rd 5 (Heats 12 laps)
H1: G Harris, B McClure (Vic), A Maxwell Jnr
H2: M Jennings, R Heinrich, M Maynard
H3: A Beare, S Heinrich, C Cox
H4: N Reichstein, J Edwards, C Sandow
H5: M Jennings, A Beare, G Harris
H6: C Sandow, A Buchanan, B McClure (Vic)
H7: A Maxwell Jnr, D Forrest (Vic), J Edwards
H8: C Buchanan, C Cox, C Weston
A Main (30 laps): M Jennings, A Maxwell Jnr, R Heinrich, J Edwards

Super Modifieds Demonstrations
H1: C Hayman, M Sommerville, S McConnell
H2: D Moore, D Catford, D Germein
H3: D Catford, P Zeides, D Germein.

SPEEDWAY RESULTS
16 Apr 2017
Date: 16 April 2017

Speedcar Stampede & Bert Fenton Cup (Heats 10 laps)
H1: D Kingshott (WA), M Stewart (NSW), J Lostitch (Vic)
H2: N Smee (NSW), B Hall, C Leibhardt;
H3: D Kingshott (WA), N Smee (NSW), J Crouch;
H4: M Stewart (NSW), J McMinn (Vic), N Parker (Vic);
Feature (25 laps): D Kingshott (WA), N Smee (NSW), M Stewart (NSW).

Wingless Sprints (Heats 10 laps)
H1: J Bate (NSW), M Kennedy, A Doe
H2: D Gesell, J Chadwick, A Seery (NSW)
H3: M O’Brien (NSW), M Kennedy, A Doe
H4: J Bate (NSW), C McLaren (Vic), J Chadwick
Feature (25 laps): J Bate (NSW), J Chadwick, D Gesell

AMCA Nationals (Heats 8 laps)
H1: J Armstrong, L Turner, M Janssan
H2: J Armstrong, K Allen (Vic), M Janssan
H3: J Armstrong, T Martin, M Janssan
Feature (20 laps): J Armstrong, M Janssan, K Allen (Vic)

Junior Sedans (Heats 8 laps)
H1: K Greig, L Gwynne, M Greig
H2: L Gwynne, T Richter, P Goldsack-Gwynne
H3: K Greig, S Pitcher, T Greig
Feature (15 laps): K Greig, L Gwynne, T Greig

Street Stocks (Heats 8 laps)
H1: C Cox, M Maynard, P Hayes
H2: C Weston, N Nitschke, P Hayes
H3: J Stewart, C Weston, N Nitschke;
Feature (15 laps): P Hayes, C Weston, J Stewart.

SPEEDWAY RESULTS
10 Feb 2017
Date: 10 February 2017

Allstars 360 Sprintcar Series Rd 9 (Heats 10 laps)
H1: M Caruso, L Walker, B Farrer (Vic);
H2: P Lock (Vic), P Solomon (Vic), M Burford;
H3: C Solomon (Vic), C Atkins, B Farrer (Vic);
H4: T Chambers, A Thompson (Vic), J McInnes;
Feature (25 laps): M Caruso, L Walker, B Farrer (Vic).

Late Models (Heats 12 laps)
H1: M Holmes (WA) L Raymond, F Verhoeven (Vic);
H2: M McCarthy, B Smith (Tas), R Alexander;
H3: B Smith (Tas), C Harper (Tas), M Holmes (WA);
Feature (25 laps, dec. at 21 laps): M Holmes (WA), C Harper (Tas), B Smith (Tas).

AMCA Nationals (Heats 10 laps)
H1: J Armstrong, D McCarthy (Vic), J Robinson;
H2: J Armstrong, J Robinson, H Gustafsson.

Sprintcars and Late Models to Roar at AMP By Phil Michell Motorsport Media
Date: 16 February 2017

A big V8 triple treat will feature this Friday night (February 17) at Adelaide Motorsport Park with Round 9 of the Australian 360ci Sprintcar All-stars Series, Late Models and AMCA Nationals on the action-packed program. All three classes have attracted strong line-ups with drivers from across Australia set to converge on the Virginia venue for what should be one of the best Fast Friday race meetings of the season.

The 360ci Sprintcars will see a field of 24 cars take to the track with drivers from South Australia, Victoria, the Northern Territory and New South Wales.

Leading the entry list is current series Champion and points leader Brenten Farrer, who has been a model of consistency this season with five podium results this summer. Joining him in what is a star studded Victorian entry is Chris Soloman, Phil Lock, Paul Soloman, Kane Newcombe and Daniel Ellis.

But the local drivers will be keen to defend their home turf and with the likes of Mark Caruso, Dan Evans, Michael Lovegrove, Jamie Hendry, Michael Burford, Lisa Walker and Tyson Chambers the likelihood of a home town win will be high.

Other interstate entries for the 360ci Sprintcars include Jamie McInnes (NT) and Darryl Guerin and Stacey Galliford from New South Wales.

In the Late Models the South Australian entry list includes some of the best sedan drivers in the state with Ryan Alexander, Matt Crimmins, Mark McCarthy, Steve Vaughan and Luke Raymond set to fly the local flag with a whole host of interstate drivers.

Current Australian Super Sedan Champion Callum Harper will be on hand in his American left hand drive sedan along with fellow Tasmanian Brad Smith. Current South Australian and Victorian Late Model Champion Ben Nicastri (NSW) will return to Adelaide for the first time since his SA Title victory in April while Western Australians Chris Pavlovich and Michael Holmes will bring their vast experience across the Nullarbor to take on some of the best drivers from the East Coast.

Finally, Warrnambool’s Fiona Verhoeven, who has been a regular visitor to AMP, will return once again to take on the 430-metre clay oval.

The AMCA National event will see 14 cars in action throughout the night.

Gates open at 5pm with the main action starting at 7:30pm.

Look forward to seeing you there
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CREATING HISTORY THIS WEEKEND
Date: 16 February 2017

The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is about to create history this weekend. “For the first time in 10 seasons we get the opportunity to compete at Adelaide Motorsport Park and we then get to back it up the following night at Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. This will also be our first double header weekend and that’s pretty exciting. Both of these venues are new for us and the support we are getting from our teams shows that they are excited also. With a travelling circus of 11 or so teams this season they are all making the most of the opportunity to run at new tracks. These shows are also getting to the pointy end of the finish of the series and points are really getting tight adding another level to the weekend. We have had great support from our SA teams this season and now we get to travel the kilometres and they get to perform at home.” Mandy Searle tells us

“It could turn out to be an All Star’s V South Australia fight night with V34 Brenten Farrer, SA75 Chris Solomon, SA44 Dan Evans, V7 Paul Solomon, V4 Phil Lock, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA69 Cody Atkins, V65 Kane Newcombe, SA56 Jarman Dalitz just to name a few All Star regulars running against the South Aussie team of SA42 Jamie Hendry, SA4 Lisa Walker, SA26 Tyson Chambers, SA90 Michael Lovegrove, SA9 Michael Burford, SA96 Darryl Guerin again just to name a few. Running mainly in SA for the past few seasons Mark Caruso’s SA33 is an ex All Star Series Champion and will still will be counted as part of the All Star Team!” says Searle with a grin.

Nominations are in the mid 20’s for both nights and we can guarantee their will be plenty of hard fast racing on both nights. Check out the individual track websites for start time and make sure you come along and be a part of the action.

Late Models Set to Rock AMP By Phil Michell Motorsport Media
Date: 15 February 2017

After losing their A-Main a fortnight ago due to the time curfew the Late Models return to Adelaide Motorsport Park this Friday night as part of a V8 extravaganza that will also feature a field of 24 360ci Sprintcars and AMCA Nationals. As the South Australian Late Model Title at AMP approaches a number of interstate competitors will be on hand this Friday to spice up the local field as they get some track time in preparation for the big meetings ahead.

The South Australian entry list includes some of the best sedan drivers in the state with Ryan Alexander, Matt Crimmins, Mark McCarthy, Steve Vaughan and Luke Raymond set to fly the local flag with a whole host of interstate drivers.

Current Australian Super Sedan Champion Callum Harper will be on hand in his American left hand drive sedan along with fellow Tasmanian Brad Smith. Current South Australian Late Model Champion Ben Nicastri (NSW) will return to Adelaide for the first time since his title victory in April while Western Australians Chris Pavlovich and Michael Holmes will bring their vast experience across the Nullarbor to take on some of the best drivers from the East Coast.

Finally, Warrnambool’s Fiona Verhoeven, who has been a regular visitor to AMP, will return once again to take on the 430-metre clay oval.

The format will see each driver contesting two heats and a 25-lap decider.

Official Nomination List: S5 Luke Raymond, 5M (SA) Mark McCarthy, T6 Brad Smith, V8 Fiona Verhoeven, S10 Matt Crimmins, S21 Darryle Launer, T22 Callum Harper, S31 Roger Oliver, S36 Ryan Alexander, S67 Steve Vaughan, W84 Chris Pavlovich, W91 Michael Holmes, N99 Ben Nicastri.

SPEEDWAY RESULTS
From 10 Feb 2017
Date: 10 February 2017

Speedway at Virginia – Meeting #11 – Track Championships Round 9 – 410 Sprintcars (Heats 8 laps) H1: L Bowey, B Hallett, J Cobby; H2: T Wigzell, M Egel, S Caruso; H3: L Bowey, B Hallett, M Caruso; H4: T Wigzell, M Egel, S Barry; Feature (25 laps): M Egel, B Hallett, L Bowey.

Wingless Sprints (Heats 8 laps) H1: A Tapley, J Chadwick, B Evans; H2: D Gesell, J Chadwick, S Tayler; Feature (20 laps): J Chadwick, A Tapley, J Heinrich.

Super Sedans (Heats 8 laps) H1: P Blenkiron, M Miller, R Alexander; H2: R Alexander, P Blenkiron, A Maxwell; Feature (20 laps): R Alexander, P Blenkiron, M Miller.

AMCA Nationals (Heats 8 laps) H1: J Armstrong, J Fenner, R Thomas; H2: L Turner, J Robinson, J Fenner; Feature (20 laps): J Robinson, L Turner, J Fenner.

EGEL WINS AT AMP AGAIN!!! By Phil Michell Motorsport Media
Date: 10 February 2017

For the third time this season Matt Egel was victorious in 410ci Sprintcar competition at Adelaide Motorsport Park as he easily claimed the 25-lap finale last Friday night. After finishing second in both of his heat races he started on the second row in the 13-car field but it didn’t take him long to get the front as he passed pole sitter Luke Bowey in turn four of the opening lap and he held the lead from that point.

Second across the line was former Australian Formula 500 Champion Brock Hallett who actually fell back to fifth on the opening lap but he charged back to the runner-up spot with an exciting high line run. After running second for a majority of the race Bowey held on to secure a career best third placed result.

Fourth place went to Mark Caruso, who also picked up the American Racer Tire cash bonus, with Jamie Cobby, who made a couple of late race passes, rounding out the top five. Todd Wigzell, who also won two heat races earlier, finished sixth with Steven Caruso, Michael Burford and Justin Sloan the only other finishers.

After starting from position seven in the main event Queenslander Bruce Marshall rolled heavily on lap four after tagging the turn one wall while Shannon Barry, Terry Pitt and Kayla Green, who was making her Sprintcar debut all failed to finish.

Despite the small field on hand several the drivers encountered dramas throughout the night therefore it was surprising that all 13 cars made it onto the starting grid for the decider. Terry Pitt failed to even start a heat race with a magneto issue, Jamie Cobby had a throttle linkage problem and Justin Sloan hit the turn two wall hard in heat 2 after jumping over the right rear of Steven Caruso.

In the support classes Ryan Alexander was a convincing winner in Round 8 of the JD Couriers Super Sedan Series over Paul Blenkiron and Michael Miller, Jason Robinson won the AMCA Nationals final and South Australian Champion Joel Chadwick won yet another Wingless Sprint feature.

The next event at Adelaide Motorsport Park will be this Friday night (February 17) with the 360ci Sprintcars All-stars Series and Late Models featuring a number of interstate entries from Western Australia, Tasmania and New South Wales.

SPEEDWAY RESULTS
From 3 Feb 2017
Date: 3 February 2017

World Series Sprintcars/George Tatnell Cup – Time trials (2 laps): B Tatnell (NSW), J Veal (Vic), L Walker; (Heats 10 laps) Heat 1: T Wigzell, B Guerin (NSW), J Sloan; Heat 2: D Harding (WA), S Lines, J McFadden (NT); Heat 3: M Burford, B Quinn, J Tranter; Heat 4: A Hall, T Wigzell, S Lines; Heat 5: M Egel, J Sloan, B Quinn; Heat 6: J Tranter, D Harding (WA), J Cobby; B Main (15 laps): J Cobby, C Ely, A Hall; A Main (30 laps): B Keller, J Veal (Vic), B Tatnell (NSW), J McFadden (NT).

Late Models (Heats 8 laps) Heat 1: R Alexander, L Raymond, F Verhoeven (Vic); Heat 2: R Alexander, S Vaughan, M Crimmins.

Street Stocks (Heats 8 laps) Heat 1: G Harris, D Flatman, C Buchanan; Heat 2: N Nitschke, C Buchanan, G Harris; Feature (12 laps): D Flatman, C Buchanan, G Harris.

SPEEDWAY RESULTS
From 28 Jan 2017
Date: 28 January 2017

Speedway at Virginia – Meeting #9 – Track Championships Rd 7 – 360 Sprintcars (Heats 8 laps) H1: M Caruso, M Egel, T Gates; H2: C Atkins, M Egel, M Burford; H3: T Chambers, D Evans, M Lovegrove; Feature (20 laps): M Egel, M Caruso, M Lovegrove.

Wingless Sprints (Heats 8 laps) H1: L Evans, W Caruso, M Kennedy; H2: M Kennedy, D Evans, D Sloan; H3: A Doe, M Spoljaric, A Tapley; Feature (20 laps): M Kennedy, D Evans, W Caruso.

Street Stocks (Heats 8 laps) H1: R Heinrich, N Reichstein, J Stewart; H2: P Hayes, D Flatman, R Heinrich; H3: D Flatman, S Heinrich, C Weston; Feature (15 laps): R Heinrich, S Heinrich, D Flatman.

Junior Sedans (Heats 8 laps) H1: H Thorne, L Gwynne, Z Walters; H2: H Thorne, D Flatman, T Pitcher; H3: N Thorne, Z Walters, S Pitcher; Feature (15 laps): H Thorne, L Gwynne, Z Walters.

Super Modified Demo Runs (6 laps) R1: R Vella, D Germein, D Moore; R2: D Moore, J Brown, G Catford; R3: D Germein, R Vella, T Hudson.

ITS MILLER TIME IN SUPER SERIES By Phil Michell
Motorsport Media
Date: 19 January 2017

After having their previous A-Main rained out at Round 6 of the JD Couriers Super Series the South Australian Super Sedan competitors were back on track last Saturday night at Adelaide Motorsport Park. Unfortunately, due to his upcoming racing commitments in Tasmania, series leader Ryan Alexander was a notable omission from the field leaving Michael Miller to capitalise and in the process he captured his opening main event win of the season.

For the second time this season Paul Blenkiron recorded an impressive runner-up finish pushing Miller all the way in the 15-lap final and in the end he came up less than a second short of claiming his maiden JD Super Series round victory. Riverland racer Daniel Obst drove a slid race to finish on the podium for the first time this season with Kym Jury matching his season best round result finishing fourth ahead of Suer Sedan debutante Quintin Thompson, who was driving the Rob Stevens and Jenny Lemar owned #66.

The seven-car field was rounded out rookie Jason Gantz and Michelle Dillon with all seven drivers remaining on the lead lap.

Prior to the final the event didn’t get off to the best of starts with the track being extremely greasy forcing a series of hot laps that saw the demise of Obst as he tagged the turn 1 wall forcing him infield before the race got underway. Once the race got underway it was Miller who mastered the conditions best as he won the opening heat by over 5 seconds ahead of Jury and Gantz, who drove the best race of his short career in his Ford powered Taurus. Blenkiron was next ahead Thompson and Dillon.

Heat two was the best race of the night with Miller and Blenkiron starting on the front row with “Blenks” winning the start and maintaining a narrow lead throughout over Miller. Daniel Obst, Gantz, Jury, Thompson and Dillon completed the field.

Super Sedans SA would like to thank the following Corporate Partners for their support throughout the 2016/17 season (no particular order):

JD Couriers, Adelaide Computer Tax Services, Speedway Sedans Australia, Blenks Automotive, Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils, National Karate, Jury Waste Management, West Torrens Dyno Centre, Gartner Transport, Signs On Para, Ian Boettcher Race Parts, Bob Jane T-Marts Modbury, Universal Metal Cleaners, Jack Daniels, MultiForm Building Pty Ltd, MA Motorsport, Whyalla Earthworks, Blair Athol Auto Parts, Adelaide Motorsport Park (AMP), Savage Shots Photography, Hoolagators All American Diecast, Obst Shed Erections, ACME Removals, Speedway Australia, Speedway South Australia, Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

AMP SPEEDWAY RESULTS
From Meeting 14 Jan 2017 By Phil Michell
Motorsport Media
Date: 17 January 2017

ENZED SA State Wingless Sprint Championship (Heats 10 laps) H1: W Hurford (Vic), R Heard, J Bolitho; H2: T Millar (Vic), A Doe, M Spoljaric; H3: D Sloan, R Heard, T Millar (Vic); H4: M Kennedy, J Heinrich, J Chadwick; H5: J Chadwick, T Beasley, D Gesell; H6: T Millar (Vic), M Spoljaric, A Doe; Title Race (25 laps): J Chadwick, T Millar (Vic), R Heard, M Spoljaric.

Super Sedans (Heats 8 laps) H1: M Miller, K Jury, J Gantz; H2: P Blenkiron, M Miller, D Obst; Feature (15 laps): M Miller, P Blenkiron, D Obst.

Late Models (Heats 8 laps) H1: L Raymond, R Alexander, M McCarthy; H2: R Alexander, M McCarthy, M Crimmins; Feature (15 laps): M McCarthy, L Raymond, M Crimmins.

Formula 500 (Heats 8 laps) H1: J Mercorella, B Stell, H Kendrick; H2: B Stell, S Reichelt, J Moore; H3: J Disbury, J Moore, R Schmidt; Feature (15 laps): J Moore, J Disbury, B Stell.

Street Stocks (Heats 8 laps) H1: C Weston, J Stewart, P Hayes; H2: P Hayes, J Stewart, G Harris; Feature (15 laps): P Hayes, G Harris, J Stewart.

Alexander Wins But Blenks Closes The Gap By Phil Michell
Motorsport Media
Date: 8 December 2016

Following a hotly contested round 4 of the JD Couriers Super Series – powered by Adelaide Computer Tax Service last Friday night the Super Sedans return to Adelaide Motorsports Park again this Saturday night with Round 5 presented by West Torrens Dyno Centre and MSA Bollards. Once again the field will consist of 10 drivers including rookie Jason Gantz, who has moved into the V8 sedans following a career in Junior Sedans and Wingless Sprints.

The line-up is of course headlined by Ryan Alexander who will be searching for a history making fifth series round win a row but a fired-up Paul Blenkiron will be hoping to go one better than his last start that saw the driver of the #22 Penrite Dominator fall just short of his maiden round win. The ever-consistent Michael Miller will also be a serious contender having finished on the podium in each of the previous four rounds.

The remaining entries include Steve Schwartz, who was fourth last weekend, Kym Jury, Whyalla’s Michael Brown, Anthony East, Daniel Obst and Kym Leyson. Although not yet confirmed Michelle Dillon may also join as a late entry therefore making her Adelaide Motorsport Park debut. Over the past few years Michelle has contested events at Murray Bridge, Waikerie and Bordertown and she would be a welcomed addition to the field in the Mick Bagorski owned #75 Dominator.

Looking back to the previous round, supported by Savage Shots and Gartner Transport, last Friday night it was once again Ryan Alexander who greeted the chequered flag first but it was his hardest fought win of the season as Paul Blenkiron really gave the Enzed #36 a real hurt up. After a nonstop 20 lap final Alexander was just over 2 seconds ahead of Blenkiron with Miller a further six seconds back. Miller was lucky to finish on the podium as he limped home with a flat right rear tyre after contact with the lapped car of Kym Jury.

Fourth across the line in a season best was Steve Schwartz with Kym Jury, Anthony East and Kym Leyson the only other finishers. Unfortunately, Trevor Ware failed to make it out following a crash in the heats while Michael Brown and Daniel Obst were also non-starters.

Earlier two heat races were conducted with heat one being the most dramatic as a lap five accident saw the demise of Ware and Obst after Ware was spun by Blenkiron in turn three. As Ware spun he was collected by Obst sending both cars to the infield. As a result, Blenkiron was sent to the rear of the field but he was able to recover to finish fourth. Alexander went on to win ahead of Miller and Jury.

Heat two was among the races of the season so far as Blenkiron pulled off one of the upsets of the year as he passed Alexander for the heat win with a spectacular outside move in turn four that had the crowd applauding on their feet. Alexander, Miller, Schwartz and Jury would round out the top five.

Super Sedans SA would like to thank the following Corporate Partners for their support throughout the 2016/17 season (no particular order):

JD Couriers, Adelaide Computer Tax Services, Speedway Sedans Australia, Blenks Automotive, Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils, National Karate, Jury Waste Management, West Torrens Dyno Centre, Gartner Transport, Signs On Para, Ian Boettcher Race Parts, Bob Jane T-Marts Modbury, Universal Metal Cleaners, Jack Daniels, MultiForm Building Pty Ltd, MA Motorsport, Whyalla Earthworks, Blair Athol Auto Parts, Adelaide Motorsport Park (AMP), Savage Shots Photography, Hoolagators All American Diecast, Obst Shed Erections, ACME Removals, Speedway Australia, Speedway South Australia, Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

Alexander Wins But The Competition Closes By Phil Michell
Motorsport Media
Date: 24 November 2016

For the third successive round Ryan Alexander came away with the main event win in Round 3 of JD Couriers Super Series – Powered by Adelaide Computer Tax Services at Adelaide Motorsport Park. But this time around the main event was much closer with Michael Miller and Paul Blenkiron trailing the #36 Dominator across the line by a mere 1.277 seconds in the shorted 10 lap race.

Fourth across the line in the Ian Boettcher Race Parts and Acme Removals supported race was Trevor Ware, who held down third for much of the race before Blenkiron slid by the #5 Pontiac to claim his second podium result of the current season.

Steve Schwartz had one of his best runs for quite some time to finish fifth with Kym Jury, Daniel Obst and the returning Kym Leyson rounding out the finishers.

The night began with 8 cars fronting for the third round of the series including the return of Kym Leyson, who had spent several seasons on the sidelines while a new car was being constructed.

The line-up for the opening preliminary saw Kym Jury and Daniel Obst on the front row with Ryan Alexander, Paul Blenkiron, Steve Schwartz, Michael Miller, Kym Leyson and Trevor Ware rounding out the starters.

As the field was released into action it wasn’t long before the amber lights were on as Trevor Ware and Michael Miller made contact in turn one.

Once the race got back underway it didn’t take long for Alexander to find the front with Obst showing great speed to hold onto second for a majority of the race before mechanical issues struck the #2 Sweet Chassis. The demise of Obst elevated Ware into second, a position he would hold until the chequered flag.

Therefore, at the completion of the opening 8 lap heat it was Alexander who opened a 3.005 second lead over Ware, with Miller, Jury and Schwartz the only drivers to finish on the lead lap while issues late slowed Blenkiron who would eventually finish a lap down with Obst a further lap back. Leyson would end his first race back on the infield.

Heat two saw each of the major contenders line up at the front with Miller, Ware, Alexander and Blenkiron all on the first two rows. In what was a good race Miller defeated Alexander by .871 of a second with Blenkiron, Ware and Obst completing the top 5.

The next round of the JD Couriers Super Series – powered by Adelaide Computer Tax Services will be at Adelaide Motorsport Park on Friday December 2, 2016. Gartner Transport and Savage Shots will also provide additional support for Round 4 of the 2016/17 series.

Super Sedans SA would like to thank the following Corporate Partners for their support throughout the 2016/17 season (no particular order):

JD Couriers, Adelaide Computer Tax Services, Speedway Sedans Australia, Blenks Automotive, Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils, National Karate, Jury Waste Management, West Torrens Dyno Centre, Gartner Transport, Signs On Para, Ian Boettcher Race Parts, Bob Jane T-Marts Modbury, Universal Metal Cleaners, Jack Daniels, MultiForm Building Pty Ltd, MA Motorsport, Whyalla Earthworks, Blair Athol Auto Parts, Adelaide Motorsport Park (AMP), Savage Shots Photography, Hoolagators All American Diecast, Obst Shed Erections, ACME Removals, Speedway Australia, Speedway South Australia, Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

Lines Declared The Master of AMP By Phil Michell
Motorsport Media
Date: 23 November 2016

Steven Lines has officially been declared the winner of the 2016 Australian Sprintcar Masters at Adelaide Motorsport Park after one of the most controversial finishes to a Sprintcar race in South Australia in several seasons. After crossing the line in second position Lines was elevated to the top spot after the chequered flag fell after Luke Dillon, who had lead a majority of the race, was relegated to third for gaining an advantage by using the infield.

After starting from position 11 in the 19 car field Lines put on a polished display of high line driving as he charged to what he thought was a runner-up result behind Dillon but post race the positions would change.

Therefore, after 35 gruelling laps Lines was declared the winner of what was a great race on track regardless of the outcome with Egel and Dillon rounding out the top three.

Fourth place went to pole sitter Ryan Jones who continued his impressive return to his family owned race team with Daniel Pestka and Shannon Barry rounding out the top six. Following the A-Main Shannon Barry declared that running sixth in the Masters against some of the best drivers in Australia was as good as a main event win.

Brad Keller, who was top qualifier going into the dash, finished in seventh with Garry Brazier, Steven Caruso and Justin Sloan rounding out the top 10.
A couple of high profile drivers failed to go the distance including Jordyn Brazier and Hayden Pitt who made contact in turn one on lap 11 while Queensland youngster Lachlan McHugh ran over a piece of debris on the race track and cut down his right rear American Racer control tyre.

Earlier in the night the time trial session was cancelled due to an issue with the transponder loop so the format reverted to a random draw.

Heat 1 was run on a very slick race track with Garry Brazier drawing on all of his experience as he won over Ryan Jones and Mark Caruso. Garry’s Son Jordyn wasn’t quite able to duplicate in heat 2 as he ran second to Daniel Pestka while Matt Egel defeated Brad Keller by just over 1 second in heat three.

The second round of heats was conducted on a better race track and the racing improved with heat four producing a great mid race battle between eventual race winner Ryan Jones and Garry Brazier. Steven Caruso put his name on the winners list in heat 5 over Craig Vanderstelt, who was making his first Virginia venue start in over six years. The final heat of the night saw Keller emerge victorious in what was a staked heat with Lines, Dillon, Egel, Jordyn Brazier, McHugh and Pestka completing the field.

Can They Stop “The Enforcer”? By Phil Michell
Motorsport Media
Date: 18 November 2016

After two round victories the question is can “The Enzed Enforcer” Ryan Alexander be stopped this weekend in Round 3 of the JD Couriers Super Series – powered by Adelaide Computer Tax Services this weekend at Adelaide Motorsport Park. After winning the previous round by close to a lap over Michael Miller a fortnight ago putting an end to his winning run this Saturday night will be a tough assignment in the Ian Boettcher Race Parts and ACME Removals supported main event.

Round 3 of the series will see seven cars compete for points in the statewide series with Ryan Alexander being joined by Michael Miller, Trevor Ware, Paul Blenkiron, Kym Jury, Steve Schwartz and Daniel Obst.

Of the seven drivers who are currently nominated four have already graced the podium this season with Alexander (2 wins), Miller (2 seconds), Blenkiron (1 third) and Ware (1 third).

In addition to the stunning win by Alexander two weeks ago one of the drives of the night was without doubt that of Trevor Ware who missed the opening heat after arriving at the track late but he was quickly on the pace finishing third in the main event after a race long battle with Paul Blenkiron. This was a great performance considering it was Trevor’s first meeting back in his own #5 Insane Chassis following his massive roll over in the National Super Sedan Grand Final a couple of seasons ago.

Barossa Valley resident Kym Jury is another driver who has made an impressive start to the season in his immaculate green and yellow #93 Pontiac having recorded two top 5 results despite the fact he is only in his second season of Speedway competition.

The format on Saturday night for the Super Sedans will include two 8 lap heat races with the final set to be run over 15 laps.

Round 4 of the JD Couriers Super Series – powered by Adelaide Computer Tax Services will be supported by Gartner Transport and Savage Shots and will be conducted at AMP on Friday December 2, 2016.

Super Sedans SA would like to thank the following Corporate Partners for their support throughout the 2016/17 season (no particular order):

JD Couriers, Adelaide Computer Tax Services, Speedway Sedans Australia, Blenks Automotive, Scotcher Race Fuels & Oils, National Karate, Jury Waste Management, West Torrens Dyno Centre, Gartner Transport, Signs On Para, Ian Boettcher Race Parts, Bob Jane T-Marts Modbury, Universal Metal Cleaners, Jack Daniels, MultiForm Building Pty Ltd, MA Motorsport, Whyalla Earthworks, Blair Athol Auto Parts, Adelaide Motorsport Park (AMP), Savage Shots Photography, Hoolagators All American Diecast, Obst Shed Erections, ACME Removals, Speedway Australia, Speedway South Australia, Phil Michell Motorsport Media.

The Masters Tradition Continues At AMP By Phil Michell
Motorsport Media
Date: 07 September 2016

One of South Australia’s longest running Sprintcar events will continue its tradition this November at the newly named Adelaide Motorsport Park with the 31st edition of the Australian Sprintcar Masters. Traditionally the Masters has been held on the first Saturday of the month of November but with the change in Management of the venue the decision was made to host an event prior to the Masters therefore it has been moved to November 19, 2016.

The official Adelaide Motorsport Park season opening will be conducted a fortnight earlier on November 5 with Round 1 of the Sprintcar Track Championship, Super Sedans, Wingless Sprints, Formula 500, Street Stocks and Junior Sedans on the program.

Over the years the Masters has gained a reputation as the first “Major” show on the local calendar and this is set to continue with the race set to once again pay $10,000 to the winner. Another aspect of the event that will stay is the gruelling 35 lap A-Main which is a real early season test for both the driver and their 410ci powered beasts.

When you look back at the honour roll of this event it makes sense for the new Management Team of Bill Miller and Tony Parkinson to continue this prestigious event. The driver list reads as a who’s who of Sprintcar racing with Randy Kinser, Garry Rush, Brett Lacey, Max Dumesny, Robbie Farr, Trevor Green, James McFadden, Dave Murcott, Brooke Tatnell, Steven Lines and 2016 Knoxville Nationals Champion Jason Johnson all among the list of previous Champions.

It has also provided some of the biggest upsets in the history of South Australian Speedway with Queenslander Dean McComb winning in 1999 and local Scott Bogucki edging out James McFadden in 2014.

The Masters will be supported by the thundering Late Models, Super Sedans, Formula 500’s, AMCA Nationals and Street Stocks.

Adelaide Motorsport Park Official Statement
Date: 12 August 2016

"Thank you to all the Burnout competitors for strongly supporting the first Adelaide Motorsport Park event .

The response has been overwhelming and as a result we have had to close entries. We are unable to take any more entries and no entries will be taken on the day. There are further Burnouts on our calendar and we look forward to the continued support of the competitors."

Adelaide Motorsport Park Media Release
Date: 1 July 2016

There are major changes happening in South Australian speedway.

On July 1st 2016, after 20 seasons of speedway racing, Bob Sincock and Wendy Turner will be handing over the reins of Speedway City to MGE Promotions. South Australia’s Premier Speedway will be re-named Adelaide Motor Sport Park “The Home of Adelaide Speedway”. MGE Promotions has an experienced management team with many years of experience in Speedway Management and promotion and a wealth of experience in both domestic and International business.

The new management team at Adelaide Motor Sport Park will be headed by Managing Director Bill Miller, General Manager Tony Parkinson and Track Manager Robbie Sincock. They will be supported by Chairman Stan Miller and an experienced board with many years of experience in motor racing and business management. The management at MGE are also excited to have Sel Harley OAM as patron and as a lot of speedway fans will be aware, Sel was the driving force behind the construction of the speedway complex.

The management of MGE wish to take this opportunity to sincerely thank both Bob Sincock and Wendy Turner for this opportunity and I’m sure we talk for all speedway fans in South Australia in thanking them for their dedication and great support of speedway racing in the state over many years. We look forward to a close working relationship with them in the future to grow the sport of Speedway in South Australia and beyond.

It is going to be exciting times with plans to develop the park with a range of motor sport services and facilities. In addition to the conduct of speedway meetings there will be planned activities including driver training, safety training, burn out events, dirt go-kart racing, motor cross events, monster trucks, Stadium off road racing, Tuning events and ride days.

The mission of Adelaide Motorsport Park is to be Australia’s leading speedway venue providing value for money family entertainment. More details will be released as plans are finalised and the new web site has been launched. Importantly Adelaide Motor Sport Park will be a family entertainment venue, catering facilities will be refurbished, and electronic card purchasing introduced.

A Big Screen will be installed at the track for all events with a new sound system that will provide a club type atmosphere.

MGE Promotions recognises the work and support that previous administrations and club members have contributed over the years and in recognition all former life members of the Racing Drivers Association of South Australia will be granted season memberships to Adelaide Motor Sports Park. Race dates for all categories will being confirmed shortly with a commitment to all of the classes that have raced previously at the venue. The dates will be released after we meet with the various Association delegates.

However, dates planned for the 2016/2017 season include;

  • Opening night 5 Nov 2016, Sprintcar Master
  • 26 Dec 2017, World Series Sprintcars
  • 3 Feb 2017, World Series Sprintcars
  • 18 Mar 2017, Triple Crown with Sprintcars, Speedcars and Super Sedans
  • 8 Apr 2017, Lord Mayors Cup for Sprintcars
  • 16 Apr 2017, Demolition Derby and Fireworks

It should be noted that there will be a number of Friday night race meetings during the season.

For season 2017/2018, Adelaide Motorsport Park has already secured the 2018 Australian 360 Sprintcar Championship.

In the words of Managing Director Bill Miller, “we are going to have fun” and we welcome all speedway fans to come to Adelaide Motorsport Park for an enjoyable experience at a family friendly entertainment venue.

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