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:: Victorian Formula 500 General Meeting - 20/5/2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

Victorian Formula 500 Assn
The next Victorian Formula 500 General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 20 May 2015 at the Mount Moriac Hotel, 1115 Princes Highway, Moriac commencing at 7.45 pm sharp.

Members and visitors welcome.

Chris Olsson
0410 308 398 ... Read

:: Victorian Formula 500 Annual Presentation Dinner

Monday, May 11, 2015
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

The Victorian Formula 500's Racing Season is over.
After 20+ meetings, countless rainouts and thousands of kilometres travelled, plus blood, sweat and tears it is now time to celebrate the highs and lows of our season.

The Annual Awards & Presentation Dinner will be held at the City Bowls Memorial Club, Cramer Street Warrnambool on 13th June 2015 commencing at 6pm. 2 Course Dinner $40 per adult, Children - $15.00 (kids meal), drinks at bar prices.

Bookings/info are now open on - https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=16782

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:: Brisbane Formula 500 Club -Brown Goes One Better

Tuesday, May 05, 2015
Brisbane Formula 500 Club

After finishing second in last season’s Tyrepower 600 Super Series point standings, Kristin Brown in yesterday afternoon’s 12th and final round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway able to go one spot better in the 2014-15 season point standings.

As one of the form drivers throughout this season’s Tyrepower 600 Super Series, which included three round wins, Brown managed to snare the point standings honours by finishing in a solid second place behind Queensland Champion Kaydon Iverson in the final round’s feature race.

Iverson’s win in the final round resulted in him leapfrogging Charlie Brown for second place in the final point standings. In what was Iverson’s maiden round win of the season, he managed to qualify on pole position and then go on to lead the entire 15-lap distance.

Joining winner Iverson and second-placed Kristin Brown on the podium was Tristan Johnson. The latter’s podium finish was without a doubt the best drive of the season from the youngster.

Brooke Wanless, Scott Farmer, Royce Harvey, Adrian Farrell and rookie Ryan McNamara rounded out the feature-race finishers.

The only non-finisher in the feature race was Grant Harvey, who was forced out on lap eight due to a mechanical issue.

In the heat-race action, wins were shared between Kristin Brown, Farmer and Johnson.

Due to dramas earlier in the round, Charlie Brown, who was set to the fight it out with his older sibling for the Tyrepower 600 Super Series point standings honours, was forced to withdraw after the opening heat race. As a result of this, Brown dropped out of series contention and ended up third in the final point standings.

Due to the bad weather on the Saturday night, the race meeting was moved to a Sunday afternoon race meeting.

The Brisbane Formula 500s will wrap up the 2014-15 season with a club show at Archerfield Speedway on the Saturday night of May 16.

Final Tyrepower 600 Super Series Point Standings
1: Kristin Brown - 743 points
2: Kaydon Iverson - 729
3: Charlie Brown - 672
4: Brooke Wanless - 595
5: Scott Farmer - 548

The Brisbane Formula 500 Club would like thank Tyrepower for all of their 2014-15 season support. To find out more about Tyrepower, visit their website: www.tyrepower.com.au. The club is also supported by KRE Race Engines, Myla Graphics, Dryden Signs, TC Racing & Mechanical Services, Lucky Promotions, and Aussie Trackwear.

Brisbane Formula 500 Club Media Enquiries: Daniel Powell from Redline Media
P 0292 497 305
M 0432 126 210
E daniel@redlinemedia.com.au
W www.redlinemedia.com.au

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:: Vict Formula 500 Jettco Rd 3

Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

Round 3 of the Jettco Series (and also our last meeting for the season) will be held on 9th May 2015 at Mid-Western Speedway Darlington.

Online nominations are now open at -

Nominations close midnight this Sunday 3rd May.

Sign In 3.15 pm to 3.30 pm
Hot Laps & Time Trials from 4.15pm ... Read

:: Victorian Formula 500 State Title.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

Due to the forecast weather and safety issues re pit access, tomorrow's meeting at Western Speedway Hamilton for the Victorian State Title has been cancelled.

As it is so late in the season the chances of rescheduling (this season) are very, very slim.

All nomination monies received will be refunded

Maria Olsson
Secretary ... Read

:: Brisbane Formula 500 Club -Brown Scores Second Win

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Brisbane Formula 500 Club

The battle between the Brown siblings, Kristin and Charlie, for the Tyrepower 600 Super Series intensified in last Saturday night’s 11th and penultimate round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, after Charlie Brown claimed his second win of the 2014-15 season.

Following Charlie’s win and Kristin’s non-finish on the weekend, the Tyrepower 600 Super Series point standings battle has become closer, with Kristin continuing to hold down a narrow lead ahead of Charlie and current Queensland Champion Kaydon Iverson.

Charlie Brown’s win came after he had started the 12-lap feature race from pole position after the top-six point scorers from the heat races were inverted, and it was Brown who started from pole position. Making the most of the lucky break, Brown powered to the lead from the outset and was never headed through to the fall of the chequered flag.

After starting from position three in the field and then being sent to the rear of the infield due to an opening lap incident, the previous round winner Scott Farmer was able to come back through the field and finish in second. In what was a season-best performance, Bryn Upshall completed the podium finishers in third. Brooke Wanless, highest point scorer Iverson, rookie Ryan McNamara and Adrian Farrell completed the finishers. It was an unlucky run for Iverson, who had moved up to third early on before spinning out. He was able to recover after being sent rear of field for the restart and came home in fifth.

Royce Harvey, Grant Harvey, current Australia # 3 Billy Foyle and Kristin Brown were the non-finishers in the feature race. Both Foyle and Brown went out in spectacular fashion after being involved in separate incidents on the opening lap. Brown was forced to take evasive action in order to avoid contact with another competitor; however, she was hit from behind by an innocent Wanless. As a result of this collision, Brown suffered damage to her engine and was unable to restart. In the other incident, Foyle tipped onto his side after contact with Farmer and had sustained a significant amount of damage that forced him out.

Teenager Tristan Johnson was unable to take his place in the feature race due to crashing out of one of his heat races after collecting a spinning car. This accident brought his night to a premature end after his car sustained a large amount of damage.

In the heat-race action, the wins were shared between Foyle, Upshall and Charlie Brown. Despite not winning any of their heat races, Iverson and Kristin Brown were joint highest point scorers heading into the feature race. The highest point scorer status was decided by who had recorded the fastest lap between the two in their heat races, and it was Iverson who had done so.

The 12th and final Tyrepower 600 Super Series round will be fought out on May 2 at Archerfield Speedway.

Current Tyrepower 600 Super Series Point Standings
1: Kristin Brown – 660 points
2: Charlie Brown - 651
3: Kaydon Iverson - 637
4: Brooke Wanless - 541
5: Scott Farmer - 471

The Brisbane Formula 500 Club would like to thank Tyrepower for all of their 2014-15 season support. To find out more about Tyrepower, visit their website: www.tyrepower.com.au. The club is also supported by KRE Race Engines, Myla Graphics, Dryden Signs, TC Racing & Mechanical Services, Lucky Promotions, and Aussie Trackwear.

Brisbane Formula 500 Club Media Enquiries: Daniel Powell from Redline Media
P 0292 497 305
M 0432 126 210
E daniel@redlinemedia.com.au
W www.redlinemedia.com.au

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:: Victorian Formula 500 State Title Nominations

Monday, April 20, 2015
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

38 drivers have nominated for this weekend's Victorian Formula 500 State Title to be held at Western Speedway, Hamilton on 25 April 2015.

With A1 Dylan Willsher, A2 Steven Horton, V95 Dale Sinclair (NSW1), V81 Jack Bell (SA1), V50 James Aranyosi (SA2), V30 Tyler Beasy (NSW2) and 32 more than capable of the top ten, it will be a great night of racing.

Drivers are reminded that SIGN IN CLOSES AT 3.00PM SHARP, with racing at 4pm.

Nominations received -
A1 Dylan Willsher
A2 Steven Horton
V75 AJ Blackstock
SA27 Angelo Karoussis
V51 Ash Sinclair
V9 Ash McDonough
V89 Ben Telindert
V4 Brayden Cooley
V18 Brooke Buckingham
V31 Chris Bellman
T16 Dale Peck
V95 Dale Sinclair
V81 Jack Bell
V50 James Aranyosi
V11 Jamie Waters
V35 Jesse Ellston
V14 Jett Speed
V40 Josh Fort
V49 Josh Buckingham
V33 Justin Bowen
V66 Kev Freeman
V71 Kurt Dunham
SA71 Lachlan Cates
V15 Leigh Van Ginneken
SA4 Lisa Walker
V32 Mathew Turner
V70 Matthew Symons
SA64 Patrick Merrett
V92 Rob Trewartha
V52 Shane Van Duynhoven
SA51 Simon Reichelt
SA40 Steph Munn
V5 Steven Van Ginneken
V79 Terry Rankin
V60 Trevor Cotterill
V10 Tyler Beasy
V55 Tyler Owen
SA81 Will Carroll

Maria Olsson
Secretary ... Read

:: Formula 500's WA- Hooper Again!

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Formula 500's WA

Tom Hooper has continued his dominance of recent weeks, adding another feature win and the Perth Motorplex Track Championship to his resume after his recent WA Title win.
Hooper was dominant in the feature, leading every lap of the fifteen lap affair in front of a good crowd for the Perth Motorplex Grand Finale Gold Cup event. Hooper eventually went on and crossed the line just 0.545 seconds ahead of second placed Luke Nardini, rounding out a solid season for the Narrogin local. Mark House also continued his good run, recording another podium finish, his third for the season at the Motorplex.
The opening heat of the night was also an all the way win to Hooper, defeating Troy Johnson by 2.3 seconds, with Shane Andersson in third.
Heat two was a big win to Mark House, leading the whole race and crossing the line over four seconds ahead of Hooper, with Brock Nanovich. The final heat race was another all the way win, this time to Glenn Carstairs crossing the line 1.632 seconds ahead of Luke Nardini and Chris Dymock.
Courtesy of his feature race win and consistency throughout the season, Tom Hooper also has won the Perth Motorplex Track Championship, defeating second placed Troy Johnson by twenty nine points. Luke Nardiniwas further back in third while Chris Dymock and Jamie Nardini rounded out the top five.
That brings the official summer season of Formula 500’s to a close, but never fear, the pocket rockets will be back in action on ANZAC Day at Narrogin Speedway for the Bunny Burrowes Memorial, so make sure you head down to see what is sure to be a huge show!
Release by DTN Media
Photos courtesy Peter Roebuck.
Official Results
Heat One – 1. Tom Hooper, 2. Troy Johnson, 3. Shane Andersson, 4. Jamie Nardini, 5. Brett Janssen, 6. Luke Nardini, 7. Cameron McKenzie, 8. Glenn Carstairs, 9. Gavin Connelly, 10. Chris Dymock, 11. Andrew Priolo, 12. Jeff Ross, 13. Kieran Chapman,
Heat Two – 1. Mark House, 2.Tom Hooper, 3. Brock Nanovich, 4. Jeremy Saffin, 5. Steven Ellement, 6. Troy Johnson, 7. Cameron McKenzie, 8. David Sinagra, 9. Jeff Ross, 10. Shane Andersson, 11. Jamie Pages, 12. Brett Janssen, 13. David Carstairs.
Heat Three – 1. Glenn Carstairs, 2. Luke Nardini, 3. Chris Dymock, 4. Andrew Priolo, 5. Steven Ellement, 6. Jamie Nardini, 7. Mark Houe, 8. Gavin Connelly, 9. Brock Nanovich, 10. Jeremy Saffin, 11. David Sinagra, 12. Jamie Pages, 13. Kieran Chapman. DNF: David Carstairs.
Feature Race – 1.Tom Hooper, 2. Luke Nardini, 3.Mark House, 4. Troy Johnson, 5. Jamie Nardini, 6. Steven Ellement, 7. Chris Dymock, 8. Glenn Carstairs, 9. Cameron McKenzie, 10. Shane Andersson, 11. Jeremy Saffin, 12. Andrew Priolo, 13. Jeff Ross, 14. Kieran Chapman, 15. Brock Nanovich, 16. Brett Janssen, 17. David Sinagra, 18. Jamie Pages, 19. Gavin Connelly, 20. David Carstairs.

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:: Formula 500's WA- Bunny Burrowes Field Grows!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Perth TQ Car Club

The Bunny Burrowes Memorial is quite simply one of the most prestigious events on the WA Formula 500 calendar.
Saturday the 25th of April, 2015 will be the 33rd annual running of the event, with twenty one cars nominated so far, and organizers hopeful of a few more cars joining in the coming days.
At this stage the defending champion Andrew Priolo isn’t nominated, with Thomas Davies, Steven Ellement and Bill Richards the only three drivers in the field so far who have previously won the event.
Only time will tell who will claim the 2015 version of the blue ribbon event, but Formula drivers, make sure you are nominated to be in with a chance!
This year’s event sees a massive $10,000 prize pool, with no less $5000 going to the winner! This is a huge prize pool no matter which way you look at it and we would love to entice a few more drivers to come down to have a run.
Racing will start at 1pm, with drivers required to be in the pits by 10.30am. The format will see drivers competing in three heats each, followed by a B main. The top four of that race will transfer to back of the top sixteen point scorers for a twenty car field in the all-important final event.
Nominations for this prestigious event are still open until SUNDAY, so if you would like to nominate, please contact Hanna Collis on either 0421 231 283 or at perthtqcarclub1@bigpond.com.
It is going to be a huge show once more and we hope to have you all with us to celebrate at Narrogin Speedway on ANZAC Day!
Release by DTN Media.
Nominations So Far - 21
2 Steven Ellement
7 Matt Higgs
15 Craig Bottrell
24 Mark House
28 David Sinagra
29 Thomas Davies
32 Trystan Caley
34 Kieran Chapman
41 Cameron McKenzie
44 Bill Richards
49 Glenn Carstairs
71 David Carstairs
72 Brett Janssen
79 Tom Hooper
83 Jeremy Saffin
87 Luke Nardini
88 Jamie Nardini
90 Shane Andersson
95 Troy Johnson
97 Deb Patmore
185 Cody Turacchio ... Read

:: Formula 500's WA- Season Coming to a Close!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Formula 500's WA

For the first time since the WA State Title last month, the Formula 500’s will hit the track this weekend in what will be the final event of the summer season.
Before the winter season kicks in with PTQCC events, including the annual and prestigious Bunny Burrowes Memorial, there is business to attend to with the final event of the season.
The event, held at the Perth Motorplex, will be the Gold Cup Grand Finale and it will also double as the final round of the season long, ten round Perth Motorplex Track Championship.
Coming into the weekend it is new West Australian Champion Tom Hooper who is in the box seat to make the 2014/15 season his best ever as he leads the points by twenty markers over second placed Troy Johnson. The two have gone at it tooth and nails all season and we are sure to have a thrilling finish this Saturday night.
Third place in the championship, Adrian Haywood, will unfortunately drop down the point standings as he is not able to contest the final round, but fortunately for his nearest rivals in Luke Nardini, Chris Dymock and Jamie Nardini it paves the way for them to finish higher in the points.
Mathematically speaking any of the top ten could win, but this relies on most competitors not showing up, and looking at the nomination list of twenty cars, that shouldn’t happen, so Hooper and Johnson will fight it out, with Luke Nardini looking to consolidate third place. All will be looking for a strong run in the feature race, with 300 points on offer for the win.
Drivers the ilk of Mark House, Andrew Priolo and Steven Ellement, while not in the Championship race, are all experienced competitors at the Motorplex and know what it takes to win. They will be pulling out all stops to rain on the championship parade and it would be no surprise to see any of them finishing on the top step of the podium.
Gavin Connelly, David Sinagra and Jeff Ross all practiced on Wednesday night and looked very quick, so they will be hoping to use the knowledge gained from the extra laps and apply it to their racing this Saturday night, while others such as Jeremy Saffin, Cameron McKenzie and Kieran Chapman have been consistently quick at each meeting they contested, so they too will be looking to throw a spanner in the works.
This is the last summer meeting for the Formula’s before a big winter season kicks off, so make sure you are at the Perth Motorplex this weekend for what is sure to be yet another great show from the pocket rockets!

Release by DTN Media.

Official Nominations – 20
2 Steven Ellement
3 Chris Dymock
10 Andrew Priolo
23 Gavin Connelly
24 Mark House
28 David Sinagra
34 Kieran Chapman
41 Cameron McKenzie
49 Glenn Carstairs
66 Jamie Pages
71 David Carstairs
72 Brett Janssen
73 Jeff Ross
77 Brock Nanovich
79 Tom Hooper
83 Jeremy Saffin
87 Luke Nardini
88 Jamie Nardini
90 Shane Andersson
95 Troy Johnson ... Read

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