Despite being competitive in past seasons, the 2017-18 season was the most consistent yet for Angelo Karoussis, who racked up a host of pleasing results in what is his eighth Formula 500 season.
Townsville’s Kaydon Iverson came out on top in last Saturday night’s Queensland Formula 500 Title, supported by Moranbah North CFMEU, S&S Haulage, and Moranbah Mechanical & Towing, at Moranbah Speedway.
This Sunday night, a 25-strong field of Formula 500 drivers will head to Moranbah Speedway, where they will battle against one another in an effort to win top honours in their Queensland Title, supported by Moranbah North CFMEU, S&S Haulage, and Moranbah Mechanical & Towing.
Tarhlea Apelt’s career in Junior Formula 500s has come to an end recently, with the teenager set to step into the senior ranks for the remaining 2017-18 season race meetings.
Battling the treacherous conditions at Goulburn Speedway last Saturday night, it was Steve Caunt who managed to outlast his rivals in the chaotic feature race to reclaim the ACT Formula 500 Title crown.
The 2017-18 season has certainly been somewhat of a breakthrough season for Tristan Johnson, with the youngster’s consistency, which has improved out of sight, currently being reflected in his results.
2017-18 has delivered Jake Hose with his best season yet since joining the Formula 500s class, having last Saturday night taken out his maiden feature-race win at Swan Hill’s Sonic Speedway.
The Newsomes Tyres & Mechanical Central Queensland Rumble Formula 500 Series recently concluded at Rockhampton Speedway and it resulted in Brad Metcalfe winning the point standings battle for a second season in a row.
Currently undefeated throughout his home state of Tasmania this season, Jock Goodyer continued his winning streak last Saturday night at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway, winning the Tasmanian Formula 500 Title.
In what will be his third consecutive attempt in the event, Marcus Kelly is currently preparing to make the long trek to America where he will fly the flag for Australia in the 33rd annual Tulsa Shootout for Micro 600s (Formula 500s).
Refusing to place any added pressure on himself, Chris Bellman certainly kept his cool during his King of the Bridge defence at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia last Saturday night, with his composure rewarding him with an impressive back to back victory in the Formula 500s event.
Off the back of a successful 2016-17 season, leading Lightning Sprint racer Kurt Wilson is trying his hand at Formula 500s this season, aboard the Tony Cochrane-owned SQ # 5 John Titman Racing supported R6 Yamaha-powered PMP car.
After a difficult start to the 2017-18 season, Dion Bellman managed to turn his luck around last Saturday night, clinching his maiden state title with the Formula 500s class in the re-scheduled South Australian Title at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway.
Jack Willsher Cup was run and won over the weekend at Warrnambool's Premier Raceway.
The Northern Territory State title was held over the weekend at Northline Speedway, Darwin.
Despite Sprintcar racer Darren Mollenoyux recently selling his Swift Industries House Formula 500, it certainly hasn’t gone far, being purchased by his nephew and Junior Formula 500 racer Brodie Davis’s parents.
Club legend Johnny Andersson, having won three Australian Titles and podiuming eight more times, winning the WA Title six times, the NT Title once and 67 feature races at Claremont Speedway alone was next to be honored. The Formula 500 WA Club commissioned driver Jamie Nardini to create an awesome painting to present to Johnny in recognition of his recent induction into the Australian Speedway Hall of Fame and Johnny was humbled to receive a standing ovation from the entire room as he collected his award.
While the off season has now arrived for the majority of the Australian speedway world, the 2017 season has just begun for Darwin’s Northline Speedway, and Victoria-based Van Ginneken twins, Tim and Leigh, will be making the most of the added track time, travelling to Darwin in August.
Last Saturday night saw James Kennedy wrap up what has been a pleasing 2016-17 season in the best possible fashion, winning the final KRE F500 Championship Series round at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway.
In what was a chaotic feature race on Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, it was James Kennedy who outlasted his rivals to win the final KRE F500 Championship Series round, while Liam Williams’s runner-up finish was enough for him to take out the overall Championship point score.
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