|:: Victorian Formula 500 Nominating.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Victorian Formula 500 Assn
Online Nominations are now open on www.registernow.com.au for:-
Avalon on 15th November 2014,
Maxam Printing Stampede Series Rd 2 - Swan Hill - 29th November 2014
Maxam Printing Stampede Series Rd 3 - Simpson - 6th December 2014.
All Supplementary Regulations and information is available on the www.formula500.com.au website under the Forms tab.
Enquiries - Maria Olsson 0414 301 982
|:: Victorian Formula 500 Season Opener
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Victorian Formula 500 Assn
The season opener for the Victorian Formula 500 Assn will be this Saturday 1st November for Round 1 of the Maxam Printing Stampede Series at Western Speedway, Hamilton.
23 Nominations have been received:-
Shane Van Duynhoven
It is still not too late to nominate. All nominations are online at https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=13749
Sign-In has been amended to 3.30pm. Drivers Briefing 4pm. Racing Starts 5pm.
|:: Shilleto Too Good Again in Tyrepower Series
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Brisbane Formula 500 Club
There was a sense of déjà vu permeating Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (October 25) when Queensland Formula 500 champion Dale Shilleto powered to victory in round two of the Tyrepower 600 Super Series. Whilst it was much closer affair than the opening round with all those who made it to the chequer finishing on the lead lap, it was another dominant display from Shiletto and the challenge now lies with his series rivals to up the ante in their efforts to defeat the Maryborough-based racer.
Having missed the opening round, defending Tyrepower series champion Ryan Skennar returned strongly to finish in second spot, with Kristin Brown winning the family feud to finish third ahead of brother Charlie. Kaydon Iverson completed the top five ahead of Cody Maroske, Brooke Wanless and Tristan Johnson, with Nick Scholes and Adrian Farrell the next best.
It was Maroske who kicked off proceedings with a win in the opening heat, downing Shilleto and Bayden Ellston.
Heat two was the race of the night with a fantastic four-way scrap over the closing laps that ultimately saw Skennar find a way past Bryn Upshall to score a hard earned win. Upshall remained second despite the best efforts of third-placed Charlie Brown.
Heat three saw Shilleto streak away to defeat Maroske and Iverson, with Kristin Brown downing Skennar and Charlie Brown to win heat four.
Starting from the outside front row for the 20-lap Tyrepower feature race Shilleto shot to the lead at the drop of the green and led the 17-car field through the opening lap. Kristin Brown made a bold outside run on Skennar on the opening lap but was unable to make the pass stick. From this point, these positions remained static as Skennar tried in vain to chase down Shilleto. With four laps to run, Charlie Brown moved ahead of Iverson for fourth. Wanless was the biggest mover through the field though, advancing from 11th to finish seventh behind Maroske. Further back, Johnson, Scholes, Farrell, Royce Harvey and Nick Potts completed the finishers, with Upshall, Ellston, Blake Hancock, Gary Edwards and Sprintcar ace Dave Muir failing to go the distance.
After just two rounds of competition, 23 drivers have already taken part in the Tyrepower 600 Super Series, the next round of which is at Lucas Oils Kingaroy Speedway on November 15.
2014/2015 Tyrepower 600 Super Series progressive points: Dale Shilleto 138, Charlie Brown 130, Kristin Brown 126, Kayden Iverson 114, Bayden Elleston 92, Brooke Wanless 92, Nick Scholes 89, Adrian Farrell 88, Cody Maroske 83, Tristan Johnson 83, Bryn Upshall 75, Ryan Skennar 70, Nick Potts 69, Simon Sullivan 50, Phil Roberts 47, Nathan Pronger 46, Royce Harvey 45, Dan Scougall 38, Grant Harvey 32, David Muir 25, Scott Farmer 17, Gary Edwards 13, Blake Hancock 5
The schedule for the remaining rounds of the Tyrepower 600 Super Series is as follows:
November 15 – Lucas Oils Kingaroy Speedway
November 29 - Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway
December 6 – Toowoomba Speedbowl
January 1 - Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway
January 24 - Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway
February 28 – Lucas Oils Kingaroy Speedway
March 7 - Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway
March 14 – Toowoomba Speedbowl
April 18 - Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway
May 2 - Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway
The Tyrepower 600 Super Series is proudly supported by:
KRE Race Engines
|:: House claims F500 West Coast Series Opener!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Formula 500's WA
Mark House last night raced away to victory at Margaret River Speedway in the opening round of the Formula 500 West Coast Series in a great drive after starting from position four.
It was Trystan Caley who had one of the best nights of his career to start on pole for the feature alongside Jeremy Saffin, but House was quickly into the lead and raced away to a commanding lead. Behind him, Troy Johnson recovered from a crash at the Perth Motorplex on Tuesday night to work his way into second, while Saffin settled into third and Caley into fourth.
As the laps wound down Saffin began to fade, firstly allowing Caley to pass him for third, then Matt Higgs to fly by for fourth, with Saffin holding on for fifth. Tegan Broadwood rounded out an excellent night coming home sixth, while Brent Lockwood, Cameron McKenzie, Graham Mitchell and Deb Patmore rounded out the top ten.
Earlier in the night, even before the heats began we lost the pre race favourite, with Andrew Priolo damaging his motor in hot laps. The opening heat saw a couple of restarts before Matt Higgs moved into the lead. It looked to be an unassailable gap between him and second placed Davies, with House sitting in third. However, nothing is ever certain in speedway and first Thomas Davies headed infield with a blown motor, handing House second, then Higgs began to slow, allowing House and Trystan Caley to pass him as the chequers flew.
Heat two saw Brent Lockwood lead momentarily until Jeremy Saffin moved past him just as the first lap drew to a close. Troy Johnson worked his way into third and then grabbed second and set about chasing down Saffin. Despite being all over the rear of Saffin for the remainder of the race, Johnson just could not get past and had to settle for second, with Tegan Broadwood recording a great result in third.
The third heat saw House grab his second win, this time over Aaron Fullgrabe and Saffin, while the final heat saw Caley record a great win ahead of Higgs and Johnson. Caley then continued his winning ways as he claimed the top six shuffle ahead of Saffin and Johnson, locking in pole position for the final. House, Higgs and Broadwood rounded out the top six. Aaron Fullgrabe then took out the mid pack madness race ahead of Lockwood and Graham Mitchell.
There's no rest for the division as the second round of the West Coast series is held at Geraldton Speedway this coming weekend, Saturday the 1st of November. All the details will be released later in the week!
Release by DTN Media.
Heat One - 1. Mark House, 2. Trystan Caley, 3. Matt Higgs, 4. Travis Bell, 5. Aaron Fullgrabe, 6. Deb Patmore. DNF: Thomas Davies, Cameron McKenzie.
Heat Two - 1. Jeremy Saffin, 2. Troy Johnson, 3. Tegan Broadwood, 4. Bill Richards. DNF: Graham Mitchell, Brent Lockwood. DNS: Andrew Priolo.
Heat Three - 1. Mark House, 2. Aaron Fullgabe, 3. Jeremy Saffin, 4. Tegan Broadwood, 5. Travis Bell, 6. Bill Richards. DNS Thomas Davies.
Heat Four - 1. Trystan Caley, 2. Matt Higgs, 3. Troy Johnson, 4. Debbie Patmore. DNF: Cameron McKenzie, Brent Lockwood. DNS: Andrew Priolo, Graham Mitchell.
Top Six Shuffle - 1. Trystan Caley, 2. Jeremy Saffin, 3. Troy Johnson, 4. Mark House, 5. Matt Higgs, 6. Tegan Broadwood.
Mid Pack Madness - 1. Aaron Fullgrabe, 2. Brent Lockwood, 3. Graham Mitchell, 4. Deb Patmore, 5. Bill Richards. DNS: Travis Bell, Cameron McKenzie, Andrew Priolo, Thomas Davies.
Feature - 1. Mark House, 2. Troy Johnson, 3. Trystan Caley, 4. Matt Higgs, 5. Jeremy Saffin, 6. Tegan Broadwood, 7. Brent Lockwood, 8. Cameron McKenzie, 9. Graham Mitchell, 10. Deb Patmore, 11. Bill Richards, 12. Aaron Fullgrabe. DNS: Travis Bell, Andrew Priolo, Thomas Davies.
|:: A.C.T Formula 500 State Title Results
Saturday, October 25, 2014
A.C.T. Formula 500
Heat 1a - McKinlay, Cotterill, Willsher, Gray
Heat 1b - Aranyosi, Van Duynhoven, J.Buckingham, Pronger.
Heat 2a - Pronger, Broadbent, Pryor, McKinlay
Heat 2b - Aranyosi, Van Duynhoven, J.Buckingham, Willsher
Heat 3a - Aranyosi,J.Buckingham, McKinlay, Cotterill. VanDuynhoven
Heat 3b - Willsher, Gray, Pronger, Daniels.
Starting Grid Draw
Aranyosi, Pronger, Willsher, J.Buckingham, McKinlay, Van Duynhoven, Cotterill, Broadbent, Gray, Hardess, Daniels, Pryor, P.Johnson, B.Buckingham. K. Johnson, Bampfield, Randell.
A Main Results - Pronger, Aranyosi, Buckingham.
First and foremost ...... Congratulations to Nathan Pronger for claiming the 2014 A.C.T. Title. Completing the podium were James Aranyosi and Josh Buckingham.
The Committee of the Goulburn F/500 Club would like to 'GRATEFULLY' thank all the drivers, crews and families that attended the meet. The support shown and given was again ...'GRATEFULLY' appreciated.
It was so close yet so far for 2x Defending Champion James Aranyosi who started off Pole in the Final along side Pronger courtesy of his 3 heat wins. Rain just prior to the C'Ship Final would be fair to say spoilt a GREAT track and a great nights racing. Every effort was made to bring the track 'back-in' after the rain interruption. With time against, the Final was reduced to 15 laps on still a skatey track.
Pronger led all the way in the Green to Chequer Final. Aranyosi chased Pronger's tail all the way after falling back at the start on the skatey track. Dylan Willsher kept the leaders within reach until a mechanical issue 2 laps from the finish allowed Josh Buckingham competing in his first A.C.T. Title to get by. Buckingham would continue on to finish a very creditable 3rd with Willsher recovering after dropping back to 5th to complete the Final in 4th. ... Read
|:: Solid Field for West Coast Series Opener!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Formula 500's WA
A good field of seventeen Formula 500’s have nominated for this weekend’s opening round of the 2014/15 West Coast Series to be held at Margaret River Speedway.
Saturday night will see all the stars and their cars roll into the pits, including ten drivers who are contracted to do the whole series, at the picturesque south west venue and it is anyone’s guess who will come out the winner by races end.
Going in as pre-racefavourite to claim the feature would be none other than Andrew Priolo. Priolo claimed the Perth Motorplex feature win on Tuesday night and would love to claim another feature win to round out the week.
Of course he will face some tough competition from a whole host of other competitors including Troy Johnson who will be out for revenge after his last outing ended on a sour note, going upside down after being incredibly competitive throughout the night. Mark House was also very fast but he too headed infield at the same time as Johnson’s race ended, meaning that he will be looking to make amends this weekend.
Thomas Davies and Jeremy Saffin are two drivers who have proved themselves to be very fast and competitive over the past few seasons and should everything go their way on Saturday night they are a real chance to take home the win.
Ash Kent is one driver who does incredible amounts of travelling just to be at each meeting and with such a huge drive this weekend a good finish would be a just reward for the likeable charger.
Aaron Fullgrabe has a reputation as a hard charger and if he can start towards the front of the field come feature race time then he will be a real threat to contend with.
The ladies are once again well represented, with TeganBroadwood and Deb Patmore both in the field. Both are still relatively new to the division but the way they approach their racing professionally and the fact that they develop each time they hit the track means it won’t be long before they are both at the front of the field.
AdrianHaywood has also nominated for the event but is in a race against time to make the show after struggling with mechanical woes over the past few nights and then finding metal pieces in his sump! Fingers crossed the popular pilot of the well-presented #55 can make the trip!
Of course, there is a whole host of other names ready to race this weekend, with drivers the ilk of Matt Higgs, Brent Lockwood, the fast TrystanCaley, impressive rookie Graham Mitchell, the well-presented Travis Bell, Wingless Sprint convert Cameron McKenzie and perennial competitor Bill Richards all throwing their hats into the ring.
Make sure you are at Margaret River Speedway this weekend to see the pocket rockets fight for first place honours in the opening round of the West Coast Series!
Release by DTN Media
Official Nominations – 17
7 Matt Higgs
10 Andrew Priolo
24 Mark House
29 Thomas Davies
33 Travis Bell
40 Ash Kent
41 Cameron McKenzie
44 Bill Richards
55 Adrian Haywood
64 Graham Mitchell
78 Brent Lockwood
83 Jeremy Saffin
92 Aaron Fullgrabe
95 Troy Johnson
97 Deb Patmore
|:: Priolo Claims Plex Opener
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Andrew Priolo continued his good form of the season past and introduced his brand new major sponsors NU Style Living to the winners circle very early as he claimed the feature win as well as the overall points win in the rescheduled Grand Opening Showdown at the Perth Motorplex last night.
Priolo was in near perfect form as he claimed two wins and a fourth across the night. Of course, he didn't have it all his own way as he had some titanic battles with Tom Hooper and Mark House throughout the night that certainly made him earn his win.
The opening race saw sixteen starters, with a number of competitors unable to make it back after Saturday’s rain out. Adrian Haywood led the opening lap, while Troy Johnson, who won the only race run on Saturday before the rains came, starting from position eight, made a huge run around the outside of the field and into second place. Shortly after he passed Haywood for the lead, while Mark House quickly followed Johnson. The duo pulled away from the rest of the field, with Johnson narrowly getting the nod over House while Tom Hooper fought his way through to finish third and Priolo came from position eleven to get fourth. Right up until the last lap though, Brett Janssen had been able to hold them off and sit in fourth place, in a great run for the veteran in a car significantly older than his fellow competitors machinery.
The second race was even better than the first, with Priolo quickly into the lead. The third lap saw Tom Hooper burst onto the scene and draw level with Priolo; the duo racing side by side for the next couple of laps. Unbeknownst to them, Mark House was closing on them and all of a sudden it became a three way battle, the group swapping positions without touching, lap after lap. Even a restart couldn't stop them and as they came to the chequers House made a last ditch effort to grab the lead from Priolo but went sideways slightly, which just gave Hooper the space he needed to sneak through and grab second while House was forced to settle for third.
The final race saw Hooper lead away Priolo and Johnson who made his presence felt early before spinning and rolling over in turn three on the third lap. House, who was fourth at the time, also headed infield on the restart, leaving Hooper to race away from Priolo. Unfortunately for Hooper, and fortunately for Priolo, Hooper suffered mechanical dramas and headed infield on lap nine, handing Priolo the lead and the win as he went on to score ahead of Thomas Davies and Chris Dymock.
There is no rest for the WA Formula 500 division as this weekend they will be heading down south to Margaret River for the opening round of the West Coast Series. All the details will be released in the coming days so stay tuned!
Release by DTN Media. ... Read
|:: Townsville Formula 500 Club
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Townsville Formula 500 Club
Well it’s been 3 long weeks since members of the Townsville F500 Club have hit the track and to say they are, chomping at the bit, is an understatement. Six drivers, across 3 tracks, are set to do battle with Queensland’s best drivers this Saturday night.
Coming off the back of competitive outing’s last time in Brisbane, Kaydon Iverson and Bayden Ellston are keen to repeat their top 5 finishes. Ellston Motorsport drivers, Bayden Ellston and Nick Scholes have enjoyed a relaxed build-up to round 2 of the Tyrepower series, as they left their team transporter and cars in Brisbane. With no cars to work on, they have concentrated on preparing their race motors and spares as they hope to turn around Nick’s unlucky start to the series.
Rockhampton Showgrounds is hosting Round 1 of the Rocky Rumble. Last time feature winner in Rocky, Alan Iverson and track debutant, Clint Anderson are making the 9 hour journey to take on 11 other competitors. This will be a valuable hit out for the pair as the Rockhampton track plays host to next year’s Australian Title.
The last track we visit is that of Cairns. Todd Stevens is looking to reverse a horrid outing last meeting in which he endured a race 1 roll and an engine failure while leading the Day 2 Feature. He has been burning the midnight oil to get his car back in one piece and with the help of his fellow Townsville F500 member’s looks like he will make the grid. When quizzed on whether his car would be ready on time, he responded, “Without the help of the Ellston and Iverson motorsport teams there would be no chance, but all things going to plan my car should be back together in time.”
Townsville F500 club wishes all their members the best of luck this weekend. ... Read
|:: Andrew Priolo - NU-STYLE LIVING Racing
Sunday, October 19, 2014 ... Read
Priolo’s New Challenges
After spending most of his time competing on the West Coast of Australia in recent years and winning almost everything that there is to win there, this season will see Andrew Priolo looking to take on some greater challenges within the Formula 500 division.
One could be forgiven for thinking that Priolo has been around in the Formula 500 division for a lot longer than the three years he has. Now entering into his fourth season, Priolo’s achievement list in the last season alone reads as a what’s what of major events and championships in Australia: Six Feature Wins and nineteen podium finishes, top qualifying for the Australian Title and then coming home third in the final, winning the Bunny Burrowes Memorial $5,000 to win race, claiming the Perth Motorplex Track Championship (his second in a row, plus coming second the year before in his rookie season), winning the West Coast Series Championship and competing in no less than four different states.
Add this to his prior achievements: being a former rookie of the year, and winning a WA State Championship amongst many others and it is certain that Priolo has certainly got talent behind the wheel.
Over the last three seasons of course he has been well supported by his major sponsor, MAC Projects.
“I have to say a huge thanks to them” says Andrew. “They were a major support to me and my great success would not have been possible without them.”
Of course all good things come to an end and this season, with Priolo taking on some new challenges, he is proud to announce that NU-STYLE Living has come on board as theteam’s new major sponsor.
“I have a great business and working relationship with the company” states Andrew. “I am the designer for their residential development sites with my own Building Design company, ‘ARCHIVISION’ and now we have extended that partnership even further”
As touched on earlier, Andrew is setting new goals this season. After winning the past two Perth Motorplex Track Championships and coming second in the season before, he has decided to shift his focus and contest much more interstate racing. This doesn’t mean he won’t be racing at the Motorplex at all though: he has still penciled in a few rounds at his home track including this weekend’s Grand Opening Showdown, while he has also found room to contest the entire West Coast Series here in WA.
Andrews schedule is also comprehensive outside of WA and this season will see him take on no less than five state titles, the entire Speedweek Series and the Australian Championship at Rockhampton Speedway. All this as well as other individual big races across the nation, including the South Pacific in Tasmania in which he will be driving for Joinery Products Racing, owned by Marcus Kelly.
“I am feeling very excited with the new look race team and to have the backing of NU-STYLE Living is something that I am very thrilled about.” Says Andrew. “I feel that I have some unfinished business with the Australian Championship and I would love to finish two steps higher than last year. It would also be a major goal for me to take the Speedweek Series with a couple of round wins which I feel that we are more than capable of.”
Of course, none of this would be possible without the loyal support of the team’s partners: NU-STYLE LIVING, PCS Group, DoubleG Skips, Watsons Express Transport, Vortex Racing Products, PMP Chassis, Sero’s Racing Technologies, S&A Smash Repairs, IPS Group, and JP Signs.
It is set to be a very exciting season for Andrew and the whole team. What makes it even more exciting is that Andrew is considered a genuine threat any time that he enters a race meeting and the potential results for this season are just mind blowing.
Release by DTN Media.
|:: 2015 Formula 500 Aust Title Press Release
Thursday, October 16, 2014
QLD Formula 500
It is with great excitement that the Rockhampton Saloon Car Club, Curtis Coast Formula 500 and Qld Formula 500 Association can announce that Rocky Resort Motor Inn and Cloud 9 have signed on as the Naming right sponsors for the 2015 Australian Title to be held over Easter at the Rockhampton Speedway. The Mcleod family have a long history in the Formula 500 division, and their support for our premier event is greatly appreciated. Their Award winning restaurant Cloud 9 will also be running the dinner.
Key dates for your calendars are
Thursday 2nd April. Dinner.
Friday 3rd April. Scrutineering, Practice.
Saturday 4th April. 3 Rounds of Heats.
Sunday 5th April. Round 4 of Heats, B Main C Main and Final.
You can check out both of these fantastic businesses on their Facebook pages
Rocky Resort Motor Inn
Cloud 9 - Gourmet Heaven