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:: 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
17 TeganBroadwood
24 Mark House
29 Thomas Davies
32 TrystanCaley
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
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:: Priolo Claims Plex Opener

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
DTN Media

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!

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:: 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.”

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:: Andrew Priolo - NU-STYLE LIVING Racing

Sunday, October 19, 2014
Dtn Media

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.



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:: 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
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:: MotorPlex Opener - Fantastic Field of Flying Formulas!

Thursday, October 16, 2014
WA F500 assn

The flying Formula 500's have once again got a huge field ready for action at the opening night of their season; the Grand Opening Showdown event at the Perth Motorplex this Saturday night!

Heading the nominations list once again is Andrew Priolo. After dominating many events here over the last few seasons, Priolo will be hoping to once again assert his authority early with a win on opening night.

Of course drivers such as Mark House, Thomas Davies, Troy Johnson and Adrian La Macchia have been thorns in Priolo’s side, chasing him down and claiming a number of wins themselves. They will be hoping that this weekend they can do it once again and knock Priolo off his perch.

As always there is a whole host of other drivers who have the potential to grab a win, including the ever improving Chris Dymock, the very quick David Sinagra, Adrian Haywood (who looked very fast in practice) and the very, very quick Nardini brothers; Luke and Jamie.

All the regulars are back including Trystan Caley, Adrian Fogliani, Brett Janssen, Jeff Ross, Tom Hooper and Aaron Fullgrabe, while a few rookies have also thrown their hats into the ring including Graham Mitchell, former Wingless driver Cameron McKenzie and Carl Phillips.

With this mixture of experience, this many good drivers and this much good equipment this weekend’s opening event is sure to be an absolute lung buster!

Release by DTN Media.

Official Nominations
AJ COCHRANE & SONS FORMULA 500S - 24
3 Chris Dymock
10 Andrew Priolo
23 Gavin Connelly
24 Mark House
28 David Sinagra
29 Thomas Davies
30 Jai Dillon
32 Trystan Caley
36 Brendon Marshman
41 Cameron Mckenzie
45 Adrian Fogliani
55 Adrian Haywood
60 Adrian La Macchia
64 Graham Mitchell
66 Jamie Pages
72 Brett Janssen
73 Jeff Ross
75 Jeff Prentis
79 Tom Hooper
87 Luke Nardini
88 Jamie Nardini
92 Aaron Fullgrabe
95 Troy Johnson
105 Carl Phillips
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:: Victorian Formula 500 Stampede Nominations

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

The Victorian Formula 500 Assn are all geared up to commence the upcoming season with practice tomorrow at Darlington Speedway. It will also be our first ever Junior Development Day for Juniors.

Online Nominations are now open for the Stampede Series.
Our thanks to Maxam Printing, who have been a long supporter of the Formula 500's, for sponsoring this series.
The Supplementary Regulations can be found on the www.formula500.com.au website under the Forms tab.
Stay tuned for more information on our upcoming calendar.
Maria Olsson
Secretary/Coordinator
0414 301 982
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:: Victorian Formula 500 next General Meeting 21/10/14

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

Victorian Formula 500 Assn
The next Victorian Formula 500 General Meeting has been re-scheduled and will be held on Tuesday21st October 2014 at the Mount Moriac Hotel, 1115 Princes Highway, Moriac commencing at 7.45 pm.

Members and visitors welcome.

Chris Olsson
President
0410 308 398
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:: Shilleto Strikes First in Tyrepower Series

Friday, October 10, 2014
Brisbane F500 Club

Queensland Formula 500 champion Dale Shilleto dominated the 15-lap feature event to emerge an emphatic winner in the opening round of the Tyrepower 600 Super Series at Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway on Saturday night (October 4). Shilleto started from the outside front row but wasted little time in surging to the front, leading every lap of the race to defeat Charlie Brown, with Kristin Brown finishing in third spot.

It was a very strong field of cars that fronted for the first round of competition, with 19 drivers hitting the track in front of a big opening night crowd.

In the opening heat it was former Queensland and New South Wales titleholder Charlie Brown who charged to the chequer to score maximum points, leading home Kaydon Iverson, Phil Roberts, Bryn Upshall and Tristan Johnson.

Heat two saw Townsville’s Bayden Ellston outpace Kristin Brown and another former state champ in Nathan Pronger, with Dan Scougall and Nick Scholes rounding out the top five on this occasion.

After languishing sixth in his opening heat, Shilleto certainly made amends in heat three, finishing more than four seconds clear of Charlie Brown, with Cody Maroske, Scougall and Nick Potts next best.

In the final heat, Pronger was even more impressive in scoring a very comfortable win over Adrian Farrell. Mackay’s Simon Sullivan edged out Kristin Brown for third, with Iverson finishing fifth.

At the completion of the heats, Charlie Brown emerged as highest pointscorer to secure pole position for the feature race, but the drop of the green saw Shilleto zoom to the front and immediately assume control. Whilst Brown was unable to make much impression on the leader, he did emerge with the series lead. The first four positions remained static throughout with Kristin Brown securing third ahead of Iverson. However, there was plenty of movement back in the pack with both Ellston and Sullivan advancing two spots to finish fifth and sixth respectively. Johnson was the biggest mover through the pack though, advancing from 14th to finish seventh ahead of Roberts, Brooke Wanless and Farrell.

2014/2015 Tyrepower 600 Super Series progressive points: Charlie Brown 70, Dale Shilleto 65, Kristin Brown 62, Kaydon Iverson 58, Bayden Ellston 54, Simon Sullivan 50, Brooke Wanless 48, Phil Roberts 47, Nathan Pronger 46, Adrian Farrell 45, Tristian Johnson 40, Dan Scougall 38, Nick Potts 36, Nick Scholes 35, Bryn Upshall 35, Cody Maroske 21, Scott Farmer 17, Royce Harvey 11, Grant Harvey 11

The schedule for the remaining eleven rounds of the series is as follows:

October 25 – Ausdeck Patios Archerfield Speedway
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:

Tyrepower
KRE Race Engines
Dryden Signs
Myla Graphics

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:: Perth TQ Car Club Awards

Sunday, October 05, 2014
Perth TQ Car Club

Last night the Perth TQ Car Club held their annual awards night at the Glen Iris Bar & Restaurant in Jandakot.

It was a well attended night and all present had a good time as they celebrated the achievements of the 2014 season.

The opening awards for the Formula 500's were the season heat race points which saw Brett Janssen and Tom Hooper as popular joint winners, tied on 361 points. Jayden Higgs was second while Bill Richards claimed the third place trophy.

The feature race points were then taken out by Hooper, who doubled his nearest rivals points. Janssen claimed second while Higgs was third.

The Drivers Driver award went to Brett Janssen while he also claimed the Keenquip Encouragement Award for battling to keep his car on track at every meeting but also helping anyone else who needed it.

Tegan Broadwood was the next to receive an award as she claimed the Most Improved trophy, evidence of how she grew as a driver across the season.

The night was rounded out by the veteran Bill Richards receiving a Dedication Award, for his services to the club. He got a standing ovation from the crowd in attendance and was quite clearly overcome with emotion as he addressed the crowd.

Now that the 2014 season is over, focus now shifts to 2015 with the first announcement being the date of the Bunny Burrowes Memorial. The time honored event will be held on the 25th of April at Narrogin Speedway and is already receiving interest from Eastern States drivers.

See you all next season!!

Full Award Winners
Feature Race Points
1. Tom Hooper 128
2. Brett Janssen 64
3. Jayden Higgs 58

Heat Race Points
1. Tom Hooper/Brett Janssen 361
2. Jayden Higgs 284
3. Bill Richards 246

Norm Kemp Memorial Drivers Driver - Brett Janssen
Keenquip Encouragement Award - Brett Janssen
Bill Garrity Most Improved Award - Tegan Broadwood

Release by DTN Media.
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