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Davis Dominates at Nowra

Chris Davis dominated for double points on a hot night at the bad fast D known as Nowra Speedway, in a night that saw trouble strike the consistent Waters, further heating up the championship battle at the top.  Matt Reed secured a solid 2nd place over Brett Davies in 3rd by the end of the night.


With 4 rookies taking their place in the field, Scott Moir wasted no time on a race track he knows well, landing the first heat race win of the day and taking honors as the first rookie this season to win a race. He would later find the turn 3 wall with Rookie Danny Stone taking both guys out of Heat 3, before bouncing back to claim 5th in the feature race. Ben Morgan took the trifecta with another Rookie of the night award, while Pete Styles ended an already disappointing night with a blown engine just 2 laps from home.


Styles had come back after missing the heats to run in the pole shuffle as the default 8th place qualifier by climbing to 5th before Ben Morgan ended his run. Morgan and Davies then stole the show, running 2 wide with barely a bar width between them for 4th place. It was Davies moving forward, then taking out Reed also to face off with Chris Davis for pole position honors. Davis wasn't going to be denied though, taking the shuffle firmly and securing the honor of leading to the flag for the feature.


The conditions were trying with a combination of slick, juiced and bumpy lines all forming 

on a drivers track. With so many laps on the cards and a hot muggy day, many of the drivers were completely spent by the end of the night. Davis rose to the occasion though as the star of the night carving his way through the heat races and then storming off to a commanding feature win, building critical confidence going into the title.

Your Atlantic Oil Country series Round 1 race results were:

Heat Race 1 - 1st Scott Moir, 2nd David Atwood, 3rd Brett Davies, 4th Chris Davis, 5th Matt Reed

Heat Race 2 - 1st Chris Davis, 2nd Ben Morgan, 3rd Danny Stone, 4th Rodney Waters, 5th Brett Davies

Heat Race 3 - 1st Matt Reed, 2nd Chris Davis, 3rd Ben Morgan, 4th Brett Davies, 5th Peter Archer

Pole Shuffle - 8th Peter Archer (Q7), 7th David Atwood (Q6), 6th Scott Moir (Q5), 5th Pete Styles (Q8), 

4th Ben Morgan (Q4), 3rd Matt Reed (Q2), 2nd Brett Davies (Q3), 1st Chris Davis (Q1).


Feature Race - 1st Chris Davis, 2nd Matt Reed, 3rd Brett Davies, 4th Ben Morgan, 5th Scott Moir



Litre Sprint Winner - Brett Davies


C & A Mobile Sound and Communications Rookie of the night - Ben Morgan


We now head into NSW State Title to finish 2017 at Valvoline Raceway on the 17th December as the sheep stations go up for grabs.


Reed Doubles down!
Photo Credit - Crashy's Photos

Matt Reed doubled down feature race wins and continued a run of back to back podium results by taking the Round 3 Valvoline Raceway feature race win! Stretching out early championship leads, Reed and Rodney Waters both continued with 3 consecutive podiums. 

A field of 14 were on hand to do battle all keen to make an impression on World Series Sprintcar night. Problems struck for a number of cars by the end of the night but the feature still showed excellent battles throughout the field. Reed took a convincing win over, the late charge of Chris Davis and the consistently fast Rodney Waters. Returning veteran Dean Eden claimed 4th after being right there amongst it all night. 
 
That left the battle of the Rookies with Ben 'Poodle' Morgan just pipping Scott Moir at the line for 5th.

Brett Davies again showed the diff driven Litre Sprints are still every bit as quick as the chain driven Lightning Sprints. The #50 Nissan Pulsar powered car again taking a heat win in Heat 2, but was struck by a broken right front shock that ended his run for a Valvoline Feature Race podium result that was almost a sure thing. 

Your Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions Round 3 race results were:

Heat Race 1 - 1st Chris Davis, 2nd Matt Reed, 3rd Jordan Binskin, 4th Dean Eden, 5th Ben Morgan

Heat Race 2 - 1st Brett Davies, 2nd Shane Cooper, 3rd Matt Reed, 4th Chris Davis, 5th Rodney Waters

A Main Feature Race - 1st Matt Reed, 2nd Chris Davis, 3rd Rodney Waters, 4th Dean Eden, 5th Ben Morgan


Litre Sprint Winner - N/A


C & A Mobile Sound and Communications Rookie of the night - Ben Morgan


The action is building as more cars are set to rejoin the field to launch their fight for the Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions track championship. We head into Round 4 which kicks off the Country Series at the bad fast D shape known as Nowra Speedway on the 3rd of December. After that we finish 2017 with the NSW Title on the 17th December as the sheep stations go up for grabs at Valvoline Raceway!



Reed on top of Round 2
Photo Credit - Crashy's Photos

Matt Reed took back to back podium results by taking the second Valvoline Raceway feature race win! Stretching out early championship leads, Reed and Rodney Waters both doubled down podiums on a night of troubles for Davis and McTaggart. 

Terrible luck caught out AJ McTaggart in heat 2 with a big roll and Chris Davis was denied back to back feature wins after snapping a steering rod, while stretching out a huge lead in the feature race.
 
Rookie Ben 'Poodle' Morgan stormed home for 3rd, tributing the result to the late great V8 dirt modified legend Graeme Gillespie.

Brett Davies got everyone's attention, showing the diff driven Litre Sprints are still every bit as quick as the chain driven Lightning Sprints. Valuable dyno time has paid off with the #50 Nissan Pulsar powered car again storming out of the gate hard with a dominating heat win and backing it up with top 4 results all night. 

Your Complete Parts and Equipment Solutions Round 2 race results were:

Heat Race 1 - 1st Brett Davies, 2nd Rodney Waters, 3rd Ben Morgan, 4th Matt Reed, 5th Pete Styles

Heat Race 2 - 1st Matt Reed, 2nd Chris Davis, 3rd Brett Davies, 4th Rodney Waters, 5th Ben Morgan

A Main Feature Race - 1st Matt Reed, 2nd Rodney Waters, 3rd Ben Morgan, 4th Brett Davies, 5th Pete Styles


Litre Sprint Winner - Brett Davies


C & A Mobile Sound and Communications Rookie of the night - Ben Morgan


The action is building with more cars rejoining the field in coming months to launch the fight for the Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions track championship. Don't miss round 3 on the 19th October as we support the World Series Sprintcars car tour as they roll into Valvoline Raceway!



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.


Craig Geering's ongoing support for the division spans back decades, firstly as a competitor and then recently bringing his son Matt Geering through, on his way to joining the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship. We hope to see young Luke Geering join us in years to come.


C & A Mobile Sound and Communications have been fitting vehicle accessories and providing great service to western Sydney and beyond since 1994. With an ever growing range of products and highly experienced staff, they provide great service and products. The full mobile fitting service and a workshop fitting service also enables them to book you in at a convenient time, place and date that suits you.


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.”




Complete Parts & Equipment Solutions locks down Track Championship

We are pleased to announce that Sean and Felicity Dyson have taken their support for the Lightning & Litre Sprintcars to new levels in 2016/17, upgrading to full naming rights sponsorship of the Valvoline Raceway Track Championship. This represents a commitment to all 9 rounds at Valvoline Raceway. This also keeps the door open for additional naming rights sponsors to come on board for the NSW Title and Gold Cup blue ribbon events to potentially pump up those prize pools further. 


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