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:: Perth TQ Car Club- Turrachios Terrific Two!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Perth TQ Car Club

Cody Turrachio last Saturday made it two features from two starts as he raced away to claim the win in the final PTQCC Catalyst Communication Rigging Services Pty Ltd Formula 500 series event.

Turrachio had previously won the Formula 500 Open Championships at Kellerberrin Speedway on the 30th of August and then joined the field again at Narrogin on the weekend where he continued to dominate.

In fact, so dominant was Turrachio that he won every event on the day, claiming the opening heat win from the rear, grabbing the win in the second after starting near the front, then in the third, after starting at the rear courtesy of being high points scorer, he again came through the field and claimed the win.

Of course this was the closest contested race of the day as local Narrogin driver Greg Nicholas led the race for all but the final turn as Turrachio chased him down and made the pass in the final corner on the last lap of the race.

Turrachio then stormed away in the feature to claim a convincing win and stamp his authority, sending a clear message to the rest of the drivers about to compete in the summer season.

Other local drivers Luke and Jamie Nardini also had solid days, grabbing a number of good finishes that included both recording a podium in the feature race.

Long time Formula 500 pilot Brett Janssen also had a good day, driving a ten year old car to several podium finishes. He will be looking forward to the upcoming summer season as he teams up with fellow driver Shane Andersson, with the duo getting some exciting new gear for their campaigns.

Jayden Higgs had another consistent day, never finishing outside of the top five, while Bill Richards, Tegan Broadwood and Brendan Wright continued to battle it out through each event.

Saturdays race meeting brings the PTQCC season to a close and what a season it has been, with good fields of drivers at all events. Also a huge thanks to the division sponsor Catalyst Communication Rigging Services Pty Ltd.

We wish you all a safe summer season and hope to see you all again next year when we kick off with our biggest event, the Bunny Burrowes Memorial. In the meantime, don't forget the PTQCC awards night is on the 4th of October and we hope to see you all there.

Release by DTN Media.

Official Results

Formula 500 Heat One - 1. Cody Turrachio, 2. Brett Janssen, 3. Jayden Higgs, 4. Jamie Nardini, 5. Luke Nardini, 6. Greg Nicholas, 7. Bill Richards, 8. Tegan Broadwood. DNF: Brendan Wright.

Formula 500 Heat Two - 1. Cody Turrachio, 2. Luke Nardini, 3. Brett Janssen, 4. Jayden Higgs, 5. Jamie Nardini, 6. Greg Nicholas, 7. Bill Richards, 8. Brendan Wright, 9. Tegan Broadwood.

Formula 500 Heat Three - 1. Cody Turrachio, 2. Greg Nicholas, 3. Brett Janssen, 4. Jamie Nardini, 5. Jayden Higgs, 6. Bill Richards, 7. Tegan Broadwood. DNF: Luke Nardini, Brendan Wright.

Formula 500 Feature - 1. Cody Turrachio, 2. Luke Nardini, 3. Jamie Nardini, 4. Jayden Higgs, 5. Greg Nicholas, 6. Brett Janssen, 7. Brendan Wright, 8. Bill Richards, 9. Tegan Broadwood.

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:: Formula 500's SA -Season 2014/15 set to be huge

Monday, September 15, 2014
Formula 500's SA

A huge season of Formula 500 racing is about to get underway in South Australia when it all kicks off with the traditional opening night at Murray Bridge Speedway on October 4.

Opening night is also round one of the Formula 500's South Australia state championship series is part of a thirteen round series which takes in at least one round at all regular South Australian tracks and finishes in Waikerie on May 16.

Some of the major highlights include a blue ribbon event at every venue while major race dates include The 2014 King of the Bridge on November 22 at Murray Bridge, a back to back World Series Sprintcars support on January 30 and 31 at Murray Bridge Speedway and Speedway City and the 2015 South Australian Championship on February 14 to be held a Murray Bridge Speedway.

The third rookie of the year series kicks off for a five round series starting at Speedway City and taking in Murray Bridge Speedway, Bordertown, Renmark and Waikerie.

In a major initiative, junior Formula 500's will create history when they take to Murray Bridge Speedway on October 18 for their first ever season which will take in ten race meetings all over the state.

To keep up with all the latest news, join Formula 500's on facebook and on the web at www.formula500.com.au
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:: Team Ando Racing News

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Team Ando Racing

This coming season will see big changes with Shane Andersson and Brett Janssen joining forces for a two car assault in West Australia. Both Janssen and Andersson could well be considered veterans with a combined 41 years’ experience racing Formula 500’s all over Australia with varied success.

After Andersson’s recent visit to the US and discussions in person with the Sawyer family at their manufacturing facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma the team have opted to run two state of the art Sawyer race cars specifically designed to suit the drivers and the type of tracks raced on in Australia. The cars are currently being built and will be leaving the factory by the end of the month. These will be the first Sawyer cars to be raced in West Australia and the team is very excited to debut the cars this year. With an amazing four generations of racers the Sawyer name has been synonymise with Micro Sprint racing all over the US but mainly in the Mid-West for over 50 years. Way back in 1958 Bob Sawyer began building cars for locals and in later years his son Bobby would take it a step further starting the Sawyer Chassis business. Bobby is still designing and building cars for the business. Bobby’s Son Scott Sawyer has enjoyed huge success both racing and marketing the Sawyer brand while his 11 year old son Drew has now stepped into a race car extending the Sawyer family name far ahead into the future of Micro Sprint racing.

Andersson, in his 23rd year of competition has definitely seen the highs and lows of the sport. The 2008/09 West Coast Series champion has struggled to produce results since that dominant season and is looking to show the new breed he still has what it takes to achieve success with a race winning package. His right hand man will once again be his father and Formula 500 legend “JA” Johnny Andersson and Shane’s wife Abby will also be giving 120% towards success this year. Andersson has for the first time stepped away from his long-time association with Honda power plants but will stick by his one and only engine builder over the last 7 years FTZ Performance this time opting for their R6 package while Janssen will run his trusty Seros Race Engine with Johnny Andersson building a second engine he will test later in the season. Janssen a long-time supporter of Perth TQ Car Club both at committee level and competing is eager to get back to business after focusing mainly on club based racing over the last five years. Brett achieved a lot of success at the now closed Bibra Lake Speedway and has been a top three finisher in the club points over the last 17 years. The Janssen family have been a part of speedway for many years with Brett’s father Peter competing in sedans and super mods in the 70’s and in the late 90’s created Janssen Racing with Brett and his sister Kym behind the wheel of the two car travelling team. Peter’s wife Jenny also served on the PTQCC committee and as timekeeper for many years.

The team is looking to kick off their season at the Opening night of the Perth Motorplex on the 18th October with the main focus being the Motorplex Track Championship and the WA State title at Bunbury Speedway on the 21st March 2015. Keep up to date with the team’s progress at www.facebook.com/teamando90 and twitter @TeamAndoRacing



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:: Victorian Formula 500 Assn General Meeting 17/9/2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

The next Victorian Formula 500 General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 17 September 2014 at the Mount Moriac Hotel, 1115 Princes Highway, Moriac commencing at 7.45 pm.

Members and visitors welcome.

Chris Olsson
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:: Victorian Formula 500 Assn Practice Day

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

The Victorian Formula 500 Assn have organised a practice day for all Formula 500 drivers at Darlington Speedway on 12th October 2014.
This will also be our Junior Development Program Day.
Bbq (sausage sizzle) and Drinks will be available.

Maria Olsson
0414 301 982
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:: Victorian Formula 500 Assn Junior Division

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

As of 1 July 2013 Formula 500s' now has a Junior Division from 12 to 16 years of age.
The Victorian Formula 500 Assn will be holding a Junior Development Program day at Darlington Speedway on 12th October 2014. Rainout date 26th Oct. 2014.
Bbq (sausage sizzle) and Drinks will be available.
This day will also be a practice for ALL Formula 500's.
All potential junior drivers wishing to race this upcoming season MUST register, participate and pass this program.
If you do not have a race car compliant with the Junior specifications, a race car will be available for use on the day. Many thanks to Peter Walters.
For further information/requirements and registration form, please contact
Mark Dalton, Junior Division coordinator.
Email: dkraceparts@hotmail.com
Facebook: DK Race Parts
Phone: 0419 355 733 after 6pm Mon to Frid, Weekends anytime.

or the Secretary, Maria Olsson 0414 301 982
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:: Victorian Formula 500 Assn General Meeting 20/8/2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

The next Victorian Formula 500 General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 20 August 2014 at the Mount Moriac Hotel, 1115 Princes Highway, Moriac commencing at 7.45 pm.
Racing Formats and the Junior Development Program for the upcoming season will be discussed so please come and have your say.
Members and visitors welcome.

Chris Olsson
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:: Victorian Formula 500 Club Membership

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

Welcoming all drivers, crews, family, friends and fans wishing to renew/ become members of the Victorian Formula 500 Assn, online applications are now open.
Victorian Car Registration can also be completed.
Please apply at:-

Speedway Australia Licence - http://www.speedwayaustralia.net.au/licensing/apply/

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:: Fast Formula’s at Windy Hill!

Friday, August 08, 2014
Perth TQ Car Club

The WA Formula 500 brigade will roar back into life this weekend with the next round of the PTQCC Catalyst Communication Rigging Services Pty Ltd to be held at Kellerberrin Speedway tomorrow.

The last show, about a month ago, at the venue, saw Troy Johnson make his first appearance for the PTQCC A1 Catalyst Communication Rigging Services Pty Ltd Formula 500’s season and he made it count as he went on to claim a solid victory in the feature race ahead of Glenn Carstairs and Tom Hooper.
Earlier in the day he had shown some good form, claiming a couple of heat wins. He has indicated he will be back on track tomorrow and will certainly be one of the per race favourites.

Tom Hooper, who also won the opening Kellerberrin show, has also nominated again and he will be chomping at the bit to reclaim his spot on top of the podium. He and Brett Janssen, who also had a strong day at the last meeting and finished fourth in the feature, would love nothing more than to finish on the podium come the drop of the chequers this weekend.

Tegan Broadwood continues to develop with every outing, as do fellow rookies Brendan Wright and Beau Rogers and the trio will be hoping to get some good runs on the board tomorrow. Jayden McCuish and Graham Mitchell are two other rookies who will be running this weekend and will be looking to keep themselves out of trouble and come home with straight machines as they learn the craft.

Anthony King was fast in his first Formula meeting and Jeff Ross is finding more and more speed in his machine. Jayden Higgs has also shown some good form this season, while Bill Richards has been consistent as ever, with all four ready to rumble for tomorrows meeting.

A couple of surprise nominations are those of Jason Priolo and Craig Bottrell. Both have proven on a number of occasions that they are fast and both are more than capable of contending for the feature win.

It is sure to be a great meeting anytime the Formulas are on the card, but with this sort of quality field, it should be a great day!

Release by DTN Media.

Official Nominations - 15
5 Tegan Broadwood
7 Jayden Higgs
16 Craig Bottrell
36 Dave Reilly
44 Bill Richards
48 Anthony King
53 Brendan Wright
58 Jayden McCuish
63 Beau Rogers
64 Graham Mitchell
72 Brett Janssen
73 Jeff Ross
79 Tom Hooper
81 Jason Priolo
95 Troy Johnson
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:: Speedway Victoria Drivers Series Results

Monday, July 21, 2014
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

The Speedway Victoria Formula 500 Drivers Series for 2013-2014 was taken out by Chris Bellman.
Chris received a cheque for $1000 and trophy at a presentation dinner held in Hamilton on the weekend.
The Victorian Formula 500 Assn would like to congratulate Chris on his achievement.
Many thanks to Speedway Victoria.

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