Davis gets it done on Pink night!
Chris Davis finally claimed his first Valvoline Raceway feature race win on our season opening night! The celebratory wing dance was the icing on the cake for the team at Chris Davis Motorsport.
Your Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions Round 1 race results were:
Heat Race 1 - 1st Anthony McTaggart, 2nd Matt Reed, 3rd Chris Davis, 4th Rodney Waters, 5th Pete Styles
Heat Race 2 - 1st Matt Reed, 2nd Anthony McTaggart, 3rd Chris Davis, 4th Rodney Waters, 5th Jason Bisset
A Main Feature Race - 1st Chris Davis, 2nd Matt Reed, 3rd Rodney Waters, 4th Brett Davies, 5th Danny Stone
Litre Sprint Winner - Brett Davies
C & A Mobile Sound and Communications Rookie of the night - Danny Stone
The action is sure to get hotter with more cars rejoining the field in coming months as the fight for the Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions track championship heats up. Don't miss round 2 on the 29th October as we storm back onto Valvoline Raceway!
C&A Mobile gets behind the rookies in 2016
We are pleased to announce that Craig &
Anna Geering at C & A Mobile
Sound and Communications have signed on
to support for the Lightning & Litre Sprintcars as naming rights sponsors
of the rookie series in 2016/17.
With 8 new rookies signed on this season and at least 5 ready to hit the track this weekend, it's more great news in advance of our Valvoline Raceway season opener.
Club President, Brett Davies said, “The legacy of Craig's support for grass roots divisions like ours speaks for itself. He was racing when I joined the division. To see this kind of ongoing support for our division is a big deal. Not just for our division, but for Speedway as a whole. This is a great opportunity for the rookies, and I would like to personally thank Craig & Anna for their ongoing support.”
Established in 2011, Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions is a Singleton based company specialising in buying, selling and dismantling Caterpillar equipment as well as supplying quality new, used and reconditioned parts to the Mining and Heavy Vehicle Industries across Australia.
Club President, Brett Davies said, “This is a substantial investment in our division here at our home track. The upcoming season is showing great promise and investments like this really help us put our best foot forward. I would like to personally thank Sean & Felicity for their support.”
Strong numbers at both practice nights
Practice Night #1 - Rookies fire up at Valvoline
6 new rookies were out learning the ropes at last night's Valvoline Raceway practice session. With a few veterans taking some test and tune time, 10 cars took the green most of the night and all came back smiling keen for more.
As expected Anthony McTaggart, Darren Salmon, Jordan Binskin and Matt Reed were all on hand to get early testing done in time to set up a solid season foundation.
Learning curves were steeper for some rookies more so than others, with a few spins, cut tyres and even one gentle high side roll over to thrill the crowd in turn 4 involving the ever smiling Danny Stone.
New comer Ben 'Poodle' Morgan was the most consistent of the rookies in the ex Geering car, as Scott Moir, Pete Styles, Jason Bisset, Danny Stone and Darren Barlow all encountered teething problems on the night.
With many returning drivers firing up in coming weeks, 2016/17 looks promising for the car count. Once the new drivers settle in, the action is sure to be electric.
Practice Night #2 - Strong numbers among bumper fields
About 8 cars joined the bumper numbers (129 cars!) dialing in at last Saturday night's Valvoline Raceway practice session #2. A few more veterans took some test and tune time, among returning rookies and once again all drivers came back smiling.
As expected Jordan Binskin returned to iron out his engine issues, joining Rodney Waters and Chris Davis also keen to get early testing done in time to set up their season ahead.
Learning curves were again steeper for some rookies over others, with a couple experiencing engine woes. Danny Stone kept it rubber side down and took his new wing to fastest of all drivers running transponders in 3 out of 4 sessions! That's how you bounce back...
2016/17 looks even more promising for the car count than first expected. Make sure to be trackside on the 15th October when round 1 of our championship kicks off at Valvoline Raceway
Practice Kicks off this Weekend!
The first practice night of the season kicks off this Saturday Night September 10 at Valvoline Raceway. Great chance for everyone to dust off the cobwebs from what has been a long off-season, and get themselves ready for Round 1 in a few weeks time. A few things to consider ahead of this weekend's practice:
- Club membership and Speedway Australia License need to be current in order to participate
- All cars will need to have been green sheeted either beforehand or on the night prior to being permitted on the track
- If green sheeting on the night, please be in the pits ready to go by 3pm. Late arrivals will not be done on the night
- Ensure safety gear is up to date (Snell 2010 or later required for all helmets, Seat Belts must be tagged and dated no older than 2 years, Rock Screens fitted, All gear appropriately SFI tagged)
- Please note VR charge an admission fee as well as an additional practice fee of $50 which must be paid at the Sprintcar Office prior to participating