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:: Formula 500s -Kershaw Keen for Formula 500s Debut

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Daniel Powell

Youngster Tim Kershaw will make his Formula 500s debut this Saturday night at Tamworth’s Oakburn Park Speedway and he is certainly looking forward to it.
No newcomer to racing, Kershaw previously completed two seasons in Junior Sedans, where he achieved his best result when he ran third in the 2013-14 season NSW Title. Having now graduated from the class, he’s decided to take the next step and enter the exciting world of Formula 500s.
After a successful practice run at Nowra Speedway last weekend, the 17-year-old driver from Cambewarra on the South Coast of NSW is looking forward to contesting his first race in the ACT # 15 East Coast Fire & Safety-backed Suzuki GSXR-powered Triple X machine.
“It was great to get behind the wheel last weekend,” said Tim Kershaw.
“We’ve been fine-tuning the car and getting the feel of it for this Saturday night’s meeting and the practice run has definitely done the world of good for me heading into my debut race meeting.”
This Saturday night’s meeting will mark the final event on the 2015-16 calendar for Formula 500s in NSW, giving Kershaw the opportunity to test his car in a racing environment, before the off-season commences. Following this race meeting, the East Coast Fire & Safety Motorsport team will be deep in preparation and hard at work to ensure he will be competitive in the 2016-17 season.
“NSW has a great history in Formula 500s,” added Kershaw, who regards Nowra Speedway as his home track.
“I’m really looking forward to racing at different tracks all over the state next season with a strong and talented field of drivers.”
Tim Kershaw would like to thank the following supporters:
East Coast Fire & Safety (Dad)
Premi-Air Heating & Cooling (Lee)
Frankies Car Audio (Sean)
Shoalhaven Signs (Andrew)
Reliance Brakes (David)
Great Southern Hotel - Berry (Roger)
Lethal Race Wings (Leigh)
PBI Sprockets (Mat)
JP Signs - for a killer design
Marcus Kelly - for supplying an absolute rocket straight out of the box
Aaron Higgins Engineering
Matt Hunter (Rocket)
Mark Dalton (Dalts)
Chris and Royden Alcorn - for putting the whole package together and for spending the whole day today
Kenny and Cheryl Norman - for a weekend at the start of the build

To find out more about Kershaw, LIKE him on Facebook by searching East Coast Fire & Safety Motorsport.
Tim Kershaw Media Enquiries: Daniel Powell from Redline Media
Mobile: 0432 126 210
Email: daniel@redlinemedia.com.au
Website: www.redlinemedia.com.au

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:: Formula 500s -Barnett Moves in a New Direction

Friday, May 13, 2016
Daniel Powell

Veteran racer Sean Barnett has farewelled his long-standing career in Litre Sprintcars and is looking forward to the move into the Formula 500s class for the 2016-17 season and beyond.

After a thriving career in Litre Sprintcars, which spanned over two decades, the four-time Australian Champion decided that it was time to take on a new challenge, purchasing a Yamaha R6-powered Edge chassis late last year, which he will begin racing next season.

Following five seasons racing Compact Speedcars in the late 1980s, Barnett’s career in Litre Sprintcars began in 1994. After a decade of finding his feet in the class, Barnett, who went on to accomplish great success, claimed four Australian Titles, three NSW Titles, one Queensland Title and an incredible 51 feature-race wins overall.

While Barnett’s success in Litre Sprintcars was undeniable, at the end of the 2014-15 season, he felt it was time to step away from the class and set new goals for his future career. After over two decades of racing in Litre Sprintcars, he takes with him into his new venture, a wealth of knowledge and some life-long friends.

“The time was right to step away from the Litre Sprintcars, because I had become a bit disillusioned with it (the class) and the direction it was headed,” he explained.

“I take from my time in the class plenty of highlights, like winning four Australian Titles, which all have special meaning, and also the opportunity to compete in New Zealand – it’s been a blast.”

Looking to be a front-running contender in the 2016-17 season, the western Sydney-based racer earlier this year spent three full days working on his new Formula 500 with Jettco Developments’ Stephen Bell, to ensure he has an understanding of the machine prior to his first run. He is looking forward to travelling around the country and trying to expand on his previous success.

“I can’t wait to get out there and tackle this new challenge head-on,” stated Barnett.

“I know that this new challenge is going to be tough, but I’m looking forward to visiting new tracks around the country, learning more about the Formula 500s class and running up against a new level of competition.”

For his first Formula 500s outing, Barnett will head to Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway for a practice meeting this Saturday night (May 14).

Barnett would like to thank Stephen Bell from Jettco Developments, Jason Ryan, Marcus Kelly, Adam Fisher and Max Dumesny for all of their ongoing support.

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:: Formula 500s -Iverson’s Season of Highs

Tuesday, May 03, 2016
Daniel Powell

Kaydon Iverson has enjoyed a solid 2015-16 season, after some pleasing results, which was highlighted by recently picking up the win in the KRE F500 Championship Series.
Iverson, who has been a model of consistency throughout the season, scored second place in last season’s KRE F500 Championship Series, so naturally he was extremely pleased to be able to improve on his previous result.
“It was a great feeling to go one better in the KRE F500 Championship Series this season,” expressed the former Queensland Champion.
“I was consistent throughout the Series, and although at some rounds, we were a bit off, we were still able to come away with a good haul of points and it was one of the keys to my Series win.”
The 26-year-old racer from Townsville in North Queensland achieved two feature-race wins and four minor podium places in the 12-round Series, clinching the win by 36 points over Ryan Skennar.
Earlier in the season, Iverson steered his SQ # 5 R6 Yamaha-powered PMP car to victory in the annual Alex Walker Memorial event at Bundaberg’s Carina Speedway, but his season wasn’t without low points.
At Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway on Boxing Night, he managed to finish the feature race in sixth; however, after crossing the line at the end of the race, he was hit by another driver, causing extensive damage to his chassis and engine and resulting in Iverson having to revert to a back-up car. His team managed to fix the Tony Cochrane-owned car later in the season, allowing him to continue his season unhindered.
The Australian Title at Gunnedah Speedway (NSW) saw Iverson finish in second place behind winner Liam Williams. After starting the feature race from position seven, Iverson managed to work his way into winning contention, only for a late yellow light caution halt his momentum and he had to settle for second.
“It’s been a really strong season for us, and one of the highlights was our run at the Australian Title, but it left me with the thoughts of what might have been had that late yellow light not come out,” Iverson commented.
“We’re looking forward to taking some time to regroup in the off-season and coming back even stronger in the 2016-17 season.”
Iverson would like to thank his 2015-16 season major sponsor Mainstream Automotive, as well as other sponsors: TC’s Racing & Mechanical Services, JAK Industries, KRE Race Engines, Kratzmann Caravans and Lucas Oil Products. Special thanks: Tony Cochrane, Graham Ogilvie, Steve Thorley, and his girlfriend, Courtney Mittereger.
To find out more about Kaydon Iverson, LIKE him on Facebook by searching Iverson Motorsports.
Kaydon Iverson Media Enquiries: Daniel Powell from Redline Media
Mobile: 0432 126 210
Email: daniel@redlinemedia.com.au
Website: www.redlinemedia.com.au

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:: Brisbane F500 - Williams Succeeds but Iverson Conquers

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Brisbane Formula 500 Club

While Liam Williams scored his fourth KRE F500 Championship Series round win at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway last Saturday night, Kaydon Iverson went on to secure the Series victory for the 2015-16 season.
After qualifying on pole position for the feature race, Williams, who is the current and two-time Australian Champion, led from start to finish, crossing the finish line to win the 12th and final round of the KRE F500 Championship Series, ahead of nine other feature-race finishers.
Current Queensland Champion Iverson finished behind Williams in second-place, scoring enough points to hold on to his KRE F500 Championship Series lead and come away with the victory honours.
Displaying consistent form previously, rookie James Kennedy finished in third and it was his first feature-race podium finish for the season.
The feature-race finishers were rounded out by Ryan Skennar, Graham Williams, Piper Ogilvie, Adrian Farrell, Phill Roberts and Brad Van Elswyk.
Tristan Johnson, who had started out of position two in the feature race, managed to take the lead from Williams in turn one of the opening lap. However, his lead was short-lived as he almost immediately got turned around, causing his car to spin into oncoming traffic, which saw him heavily hit by Ryan McNamara. While both drivers were physically unharmed, the damage to their cars was too extensive, forcing them to retire from the race.
Royce Harvey was also forced to retire from the feature race, along with Nathan Pronger, who suffered electrical issues.
Charlie Brown’s KRE F500 Championship Series hopes went up in flames, literally, when fire engulfed his engine during the running of the second heat race, taking him out of contention for the point standings honours. While he was not injured, Brown was extremely disappointed with the outcome, after heading into the event in second place in the point standings.
Earlier in the night, the heat-race wins went the way of Johnson, Liam Williams and Iverson.
Final KRE F500 Championship Series Point Standings:
1: Kaydon Iverson - 780 points
2: Ryan Skennar - 744
3: Charlie Brown - 700
4: James Kennedy - 663
5: Kristin Brown - 652
6: Liam Williams - 562
7: Phill Roberts - 407
8: Tristan Johnson - 387
9: Adrian Farrell - 364
10: Ryan McNamara - 352
The Brisbane Formula 500 Club is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines. To find out more about KRE Race Engines, visit www.kreraceengines.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching KRE Race Engines. Associate supporters are Ian Boettcher Race Parts and Myla Graphics.

To keep up-to-date with everything regarding the Brisbane Formula 500 Club, give them a LIKE on Facebook by searching Brisbane Formula 500 Club.

Brisbane Formula 500 Club Media Enquiries: Daniel Powell from Redline Media
Mobile: 0432 126 210
Email: daniel@redlinemedia.com.au
Website: www.redlinemedia.com.au

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:: 2017 Formula 500 Master Race

Friday, April 15, 2016
Ken Bowey

I went along to the SA F 500 club meeting and l am very happy to say that the committee are fully behind the 2017 F500 Masters Race !! It will be run at the 2017 F500 National Title , Murray Bridge S/Way . As a support event of course !! Some of the requirements have already been posted on here so please share it around to make sure all those who may be interested , get to see it . My proposal relies on 30 nominations , there will be 2 rounds of 3 heats , each driver will compete in 2 heats , 10 cars per heat . The top 15 cars , on points , straight into the Masters Race . B main for the remaining cars , top 5 onto the back of the Masters Race . The 2017 Masters Race will be 20 cars 20 laps.
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:: FORMULA 500S -Williams Continues Winning Ways

Friday, April 15, 2016
Brisbane Formula 500 Club

Current and two-time Australian Champion Liam Williams took out victory in the 11th and penultimate round of the KRE F500 Championship Series last Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway and it was his fifth feature-race win in a row.

After Williams qualified on pole position for the feature race ahead of his partner Kristin Brown and her younger brother Charlie Brown, Williams claimed a solid victory, with the Brown siblings, Charlie and Kristin, swapping positions during the 15-lap journey and then went on to finish in second and third respectively. As a result of this podium finish, Charlie Brown has now moved within nine points of KRE F500 Championship Series standings leader and current Queensland Champion Kaydon Iverson with only one round remaining.

Ryan Skennar finished just off the podium in fourth ahead of Tristan Johnson, Graham Williams, Adrian Farrell and the final finisher Royce Harvey.

Iverson endured a tough run throughout the night and he was forced to retire along with newcomer Piper Ogilvie, when the latter spun her Qld # 51 car, which saw her collide with an innocent Iverson on lap eight. The only other retirement of the feature race was James Kennedy, who recorded a rare DNF.

Youngster Ryan McNamara suffered a crash in the second heat race that left him with a heavily damaged car and brought his night to a premature end.

Earlier in the night, Williams, Kristin Brown and Skennar scored heat-race wins.

The KRE F500 Championship Series will continue with the 12th and final round taking place on the Saturday night of April 23 at Archerfield Speedway.

Current KRE F500 Championship Series Point Standings (after 11 completed rounds)
1: Kaydon Iverson - 709 points
2: Charlie Brown - 700
3: Ryan Skennar - 680
4: Kristin Brown - 630
5: James Kennedy - 592
6: Liam Williams - 479
7: Phill Roberts - 357
8: Tristan Johnson - 345
9: Ryan McNamara - 337
10: Scott Farmer - 322

The Brisbane Formula 500 Club is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines. To find out more about KRE Race Engines, visit www.kreraceengines.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching KRE Race Engines. Associate supporters are Ian Boettcher Race Parts and Myla Graphics.

To keep up-to-date with everything regarding the Brisbane Formula 500 Club, give them a LIKE on Facebook by searching Brisbane Formula 500 Club.

Brisbane Formula 500 Club Media Enquiries: Daniel Powell from Redline Media
Mobile: 0432 126 210
Email: daniel@redlinemedia.com.au
Website: www.redlinemedia.com.au

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:: Victorian Formula 500 General Meeting - 20/4/2016

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

The next General Meeting of the Victorian Formula 500 Assn will be held on Wednesday 20th April 2016 at the Mount Moriac Hotel,
1115 Princes Highway, Moriac commencing at 7.45 pm ... Read

:: F500 - Williams Triumphs, As Newcomers Impress

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Brisbane Formula 500 Club

Fresh from capturing his second Australian Formula 500s Title win last weekend at Gunnedah Speedway in country NSW, Liam Williams has managed to come out on top in last Friday night’s Easter Formula 500 Double Header opener at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, but two newcomers in the form of Ryan McNamara and Piper Ogilvie impressed.
After winning two out of his heat races earlier in the night, Williams, aboard the Aus # 1 Jim Muir-owned machine, started the feature race from pole position. Williams was able to continue his great form on the night and blasted to the lead from the drop of the green flag. Once out in front, Williams was able to pace the field for the entire 20-lap distance and come away with a comfortable victory at the fall of the chequered flag.
For Williams, this was his third victory in Queensland of the current season. This isn’t a bad strike rate, especially considering that Williams and his car owner, Jim Muir, joined forces just after the Christmas-New Year period.
While Williams showed his class out in front, there were two drivers with less than 12 months of Formula 500 experience – McNamara and Ogilvie – who showed plenty of fight. McNamara drove strongly all night and was rewarded with a second-place finish, while Ogilvie showed her improved speed and completed the podium in third. For both McNamara and Ogilvie, these performances have boosted their confidence to no end. They both showed their progression as drivers in what are the first full seasons in the class for both drivers.
James Kennedy once again missed out on that elusive podium in fourth. Kennedy finished ahead of current Queensland Champion and newly-crowned Australia # 2 Kaydon Iverson, Kristin Brown, Tristan Johnson, Brad Van Elswyk, Graham Williams, Phill Roberts, Alan Iverson, Adrian Farrell, Royce Harvey and the final finisher Grant Harvey in 14th.
Earlier in the night, Williams (x 2) and Kennedy were the three heat-race winners.
The second and final night of the Easter Formula 500 Double Header was fought out the following night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway; however, the feature race was unable to be run, due to wet weather. Prior to the feature race, the heat-race action resulted in wins being shared between Ryan Skennar and Ryan McNamara.
The KRE F500 Championship Series will resume with the 11th round to be held at Archerfield Speedway on the Saturday night of April 9.
The Brisbane Formula 500 Club is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines. To find out more about KRE Race Engines, visit www.kreraceengines.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching KRE Race Engines. Associate supporters are Ian Boettcher Race Parts and Myla Graphics.

To keep up-to-date with everything regarding the Brisbane Formula 500 Club, give them a LIKE on Facebook by searching Brisbane Formula 500 Club.

Brisbane Formula 500 Club Media Enquiries: Daniel Powell from Redline Media
Mobile: 0432 126 210
Email: daniel@redlinemedia.com.au
Website: www.redlinemedia.com.au

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:: Aust F500 Championship - Gunnedah

Monday, March 21, 2016
Gunnedah Speedway

Friday and Saturday night the 18th and 19th of March saw the running of the Australian Formula 500 Championship. At the official dinner on the Thursday night the driver’s preferences were split between wanting a slick or a tacky track. As it turned out we provided both.
The weather once again intervened on the Friday night with a couple of showers interrupting the three rounds of heats. Only due to a spectacular effort by our track curator Herbie were we able to continue racing.
As a result the track was super fast and tacky with very little incidents apart from a gentle tip over. Not all drivers were able to handle these conditions and a number of early favourites struggled to collect points.
Saturday saw a complete reversal of conditions with a warm day seeing the track turn from tacky to slick. Once again Herbie worked his magic and the track remained rut free all night. Everyone was desperate to do well and there were a number of stoppages for roll overs and collisions. The strength of the cars was highlighted with the majority able to continue and more importantly no one injured.
The final saw 10 Victorians, 8 Queenslanders and one driver each for NSW, Tasmania and Western Australia. James Aranyosi was the leading point scorer followed by Tyler Beasy and Tasmanian Marcus Kelly. Defending champ Dylan Wilshire started from the rear after failing to qualify on points for the final.
Once again the race started in a frantic fashion with a number of incidents taking out Kelly and Wilshire among a number of others.
Once the race settled down Liam Williams took charge and was never headed. Liam was followed home by Kaydon Iverson and Grant Stansfield.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all Formula 500 crews and family for putting on such a great show.
The V8 Super Sedan final was taken out by Wayne Dick after a race long battle with Mark Towers followed by Darren Anning. Dick and Towers ran side by side swapping the lead on a number of occasions. Unfortunately for Mark whose power steering did not work all night he ran out of arms in the final laps.
The Street Stocks stepped up to fill the gap after the Legend cars let us down. The running of the Greta Smith Memorial Classic lived up to its name. In a race that was both memorable and classic Brendan Wakeman and defending race holder Shane Carlson battled it out all the way. Brendan led for most of the race with Shane poking his nose through a number of times without making the pass. That was until the final corner when Shane set up the perfect outside move to cross the line with inches to spare. Ash Hall was able to watch all the action from his third place. ... Read

:: 2016 Formula 500 Australian Title Update

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Formula 500 Assn

Australian Formula 500 Championship - Gunnedah Speedway - Night 1 results AND POINTS are on Mylaps -
http://www.mylaps.com/en/events/1241933 ... Read

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