Murray Bridge local Ryan Jones completed a unique season double on Saturday night at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway as he added the Ross Wright Sprintcar Memorial to his resume after securing the Bill Wigzell “Battle of the Bridge” back in October. After starting from position 8 in the 20-car field Jones charged to the front early and managed to survive a torrid battle for the lead to cross the line ahead of an impressive Keke Falland and Mount Gambier’s Steven Lines.
With only two rounds remaining in the 2017/18 Ultimate Sprintcar Championship SA (USC SA) laps are running out to catch current series leader Robbie Farr as he enters Round 6 of the Championship, that incorporates the prestigious Ross Wright Memorial, this Saturday night (March 10). Not only will Farr be looking to consolidate his lead over the chasing pack he will also be searching for his third consecutive Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway A-Main victory along with a staggering sixth overall podium result.
In addition to the 2018 South Australian Street Stock Championship – Presented by Power FM, that saw Anthony Beare secure his 9th South Australian Championship defeating Rhys Heinrich and Mark Jennings the two-night event also included a full support program of Junior Sedans, Wingless Sprints and AMCA Nationals.
This Friday night (February 23rd) the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway will throw the gates open to the general public with FREE admission to Night 1 of the Power FM South Australian Street Stock Title. In addition to the Street Stocks the night will also feature the Junior Sedans making it a fantastic night out for the family.
Australian Speedway history was made last night at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway as 17-year-old Kaidon Brown drove to victory in the 77th Australian Speedcar Championship. After taking the lead with an exciting pass on early race leader Dayne Kingshott Brown was simply sensational as he drove the race of his short career to win the 40-lap finale easily over Kingshott and Pennsylvanian standout Alex Bright.
After winning all three of his heat races on night 1 of the Australian Speedcar Championship at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway New Zealand’s Michael Pickens tops the score chart with a perfect score of 75 points. Pickens was simply sensational throughout the night in the Brett Morris owned #N71 King / Esslinger and going into the final round of heats on Saturday he enjoys a 9 point lead over his nearest rival Troy Jenkins.
Last Saturday night saw a great lead up event to this weekend’s Australian Speedcar Championship at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway with the South Australian Championship at the same venue. Wit the field containing a majority of the 41 drivers who will line-up for the National Title it was Western Australian young gun Dayne Kingshott who put his name forward as a pre-event favourite as he dominated the 25-lap final to capture his first South Australian Championship.
After struggling by his high standards on night 1 Queensland’s Darren Kane bounced back in stunning fashion as he drove his #36 Dominator to his second Australian Late Model Championship at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway in a race that what was a great advertisement for the category. After starting from position 12 in the 40-lap decider Kane pounced on race leader Craig Vosbergen after a late race caution and from that point he wasn’t headed going on to win one of the best sedan feature races ever seen at Murray Bridge.
Western Australian Craig Vosbergen and New South Welshman Ryan Fenech were the winners of the twin 20 lap Preliminary feature events at the 2018 Autopro Australian Late Model Championship at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway but it was local Ryan Alexander who ended the night on top of the point chart. After leading the second final in the early stages Alexander would eventually finish third but this result was enough to hang on to the top spot leading into night two.
In what will be one of the biggest nights of Speedway action in South Australia this season the South Australian Speedcar Title will be part of a massive night at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway this Saturday night. With the Australian Title being held the following week a field of 34 drivers has been assembled for the State Title including Indiana’s Dave Darland, who is a National Sprintcar Hall of Fame Inductee and a multiple USAC National Champion.
Can Robbie Farr continue his run of podium results at Murray Bridge? Can another local join Ryan Jones as a 2017/18 USC SA feature winner? Can Matt Egel back up his impressive third place run at the Australian Sprintcar Title last weekend? Make sure you are trackside at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway this Saturday night (February 3) for round 5 of the USC SA to find out the answer to these questions as over 20 of the best South Australian drivers take on the interstate visitors.
This Friday and Saturday night (February 2 & 3) over 40 of the best Late Model sedan drivers from across Australia will be joined by a pair of Americans and a young New Zealander as they contest the 2018 AUTOPRO Australian Late Model Title the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway.
Robbie Farr continued his dominance of the USC SA at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway as he claimed his second main event win of the series as he defeated Luke Dillon and Brock Hallett in the International Sprintcar event on Saturday night. After winning the pole shuffle in controversial fashion Farr started from the pole and led all 30 laps to extend his run to four consecutive podium results at the Murray Bridge venue this season.
The Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway will kick off 2018 this Saturday night with a big night of Sprintcar racing as Round 4 of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship will feature three American drivers including 16-year-old Buddy Kofoid. The teenager, who hails from California, has been racing over the Christmas period at the Valvoline Raceway in Sydney and will be making a one-off appearance this weekend along with fellow Americans Jason Johnson and Cory Eliason, who return to the venue after completing the recent Speedweek tour.
A new era in South Australian Speedway will begin this Tuesday Night with the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway hosting QSS World Series Sprintcars on Boxing Day for the first time in the venue’s history. Along with the addition of December 26 to the schedule the traditional December 27 date has also been retained giving the competitors and the race fans a huge two nights of Sprintcar action back to back.
Victorian Chris Bellman successfully defended his “King of the Bridge” crown at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway on Saturday night (December 9) as he led all 20 laps after starting from the pole position. Second place went to Angelo Karoussis, who was the only other previous “King” in the field, with Dion Bellman and Jack Bell completing the podium.
This Saturday night (December 9) the winged pocket rockets, the Formula 500’s, will take over the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway with the running of the 2017/18 “King of the Bridge”. A high-quality line-up of 26 drivers has been assembled including two former race winners, Whyalla’s Angelo Karoussis and Victorian Chris Bellman.
Monte Motorsports driver James McFadden dominated the field in the 30-lap final at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway to claim his first South Australian Sprintcar Championship. After moving up from the bronze shootout to the pole position McFadden capitalised on his front row start to win the OTR / Hungry Jacks Murray Bridge supported finale ahead of Brad Keller and USC SA Series points leader Robbie Farr, who recorded his third successive podium result at the South Australian venue this season.
Steven Lines, Robbie Farr, Matt Egel, Luke Dillon, Brad Keller and Jamie Cobby all have one thing in common and that is they are all previous South Australian Sprintcar Champions and between them they have held the title for over a decade. This Saturday night at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway any one of these six drivers will have the chance to etch their name into the record book once again but to do so they will need to defeat one of the strongest ever State Championship fields as a total of 38 drivers will make the trek to Murray Bridge for round 3 of the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship SA.
Former Allstars Series Champion Brenten Farrer bounced back to win round 3 of the Australian 360ci Sprintcar Allstars Series at the Murray Machining and Sheds Murray Bridge Speedway after destroying a race car at the previous round a week prior. After a long week building a new car Farrer repaid his team’s effort with an outstanding night that included setting the quickest time in qualifying, a heat win and victory in the pole shuffle prior to emerging the winner in a fantastic 30 lap finale.
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