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:: Formula 500s -Kelly Hangs Up His Boots

Saturday, March 11, 2017
Redline Media

Following a short but successful speedway career, which saw him collect a number of national and state title victories, among other blue-ribbon events, Tasmanian-based Formula 500 racer Marcus Kelly has decided to announce his retirement from speedway racing.

With the announcement coming off the back of a recent feature-race victory at Hobart Solo Speedway, there’s no doubt that Kelly is still just as competitive as ever. However, the hard-working 40-year-old racer’s decision to retire from speedway has been prompted by a need to focus on work and family commitments, which stepping away from driver duties will allow him more time to do.

“Speedway has always been such a huge part of my life and I feel extremely lucky to have been able to achieve as much as I have in such a short time,” expressed Kelly, who many credit for playing a large part in furthering the growth and development of Formula 500s, as well as lifting the benchmark in terms of professionalism throughout not only his home state of Tasmania, but the rest of Australia as well, thanks to the contribution he’s made to the sport.

“I’m so thankful for the time I’ve spent racing and doing what I love, along with the life-long friendships that I’ve made through my time at the track, in particular with my crew chief Craig Munday. I definitely accomplished more during my time racing than I initially anticipated, and I have to give a huge thanks to Craig and the rest of my crew for making it all possible.”

Having always been involved with speedway in some form, initially as a spectator, Kelly began racing competitively in the 2010-11 season, joining the Formula 500s class, where he was able to gain significant experience from his teammate and three-time Tasmanian Champion Matt Redpath for his first two seasons, showing his speed from the outset by taking out the overall Tasmanian club point score and qualifying on the front row for both the Queensland and ACT Titles, along with numerous feature-race wins and an impressive 10th-place finish in the Australian Championship, after starting rear of field.

A testament to their constant immaculate presentation and exceptional car standards, Kelly and his team also received the season’s Best Presented Car and Crew award, with the well-respected driver, who is renowned for always being willing to lend a hand to fellow competitors wherever possible, having since bought and sold a number of quality race cars in Tasmania, bringing a significant amount of quality machinery to the state.

In just their second season with the class, the Kelly and Munday duo continued their success, coming away with the first of what would be three Tasmanian Title victories for the team. The highlight of Kelly’s speedway career came in the 2012-13 season, when he drove the race of his life to win the Australian Title in his home state at Carrick Speedway, becoming only the fourth Tasmanian driver in history to win the event.

Having won multiple blue-ribbon events in recent seasons, including the Titch Jordan Memorial and Ken McKinnell Memorial, Kelly has also tried his hand at American speedway tracks, travelling to Tulsa Expo Raceway in Oklahoma, USA on two occasions to contest the Tulsa Shootout, most recently in 2016-17 over the Christmas-New Year period, where he was competitive in both the Outlaw (640cc) and the A Stock (600cc) classes against the country’s best drivers.

Once again planning to travel to America for the third consecutive season later this year, this season’s Tulsa Shootout will be Kelly’s final race meeting and will be a fitting climax to what has been a prosperous speedway career. Kelly will focus his attention towards improving on his previous results in the event, hoping to qualify for the A main for the first time.

Kelly would like to thank the following 2016-17 season sponsors for their valued support: Joinery Products, Maxwell Industries, Steve Watt Enterprises, and TI-FX. He would also like to give special thanks to Craig Munday for all of his amazing support and assistance over the years, along with the rest of his crew and family.

To find out more about Kelly and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Joinery Products Racing.

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:: Formula 500s -Another Win in the Books for Williams

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Redline Media

Current and two-time Australian Champion Liam Williams continued his winning ways, taking out last Saturday night’s ninth KRE F500 Championship Series round after what was a disjointed feature race at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway.

In a repeat of the previous round’s results, Ryan McNamara filled the runner-up spot in the shortened feature race, which saw only 11 laps completed, while Kristin Brown rounded out the podium in third.

Williams was the dominant force from the drop of the green flag, immediately taking the lead from pole position and pulling away from his rivals, who were battling for the minor podium places. Surviving a number of stoppages and restarts, which ultimately saw the feature race declared after 11 laps, Williams could not be stopped, scoring back-to-back victories, after recently winning the eighth round of the series at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway. For Williams, this was his sixth KRE F500 Championship round win for the 2016-17 season.

Finishing just off the podium in fourth was Bryn Upshall, ahead of Graham Williams, Piper Ogilvie and ex-Junior Formula 500 racer Randy Morgan, who impressively finished eighth in his senior debut. Cameron Bertuch and Tomas Partington completed the remaining finishers.

Ryan Skennar was unlucky not to come away with third place, after contact with another competitor caused him to roll across the track a number of times, before the race was declared and final positions were awarded.

The other hard-luck story of the night was Tristan Johnson, who had qualified third for the feature race by virtue of a strong performance in his heat races, before getting caught up and spinning in the first corner, putting him out of contention with a disappointing DNF. Joining him on the infield were Robert Kite, Vicki Canfield and newcomer Marshall Lewis.

Following a crash in his second heat race, James Kennedy and his team worked hard to repair his car; however they were unable to make it out for the feature race after finding a hole in the radiator.

The earlier heat-race action saw wins shared between Johnson, Liam Williams, Graham Williams and Skennar.

In the Junior Formula 500s, heat-race wins went the way of Nick Whell, Boyd Chaffey, Nick Hodges and Tarhlea Apelt, while Hodges and Chaffey were the form drivers of the night, having also come away with two runner-up finishes each.

The 10th round of the KRE F500 Championship Series will be held on the Saturday night of March 4 at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, while the Junior Formula 500s will also be in action on the same night but at Archerfield Speedway.

The Brisbane Formula 500 Club is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines. To find out more about KRE Race Engines, visit www.kreraceengines.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching KRE Race Engines. Associate supporters are Ian Boettcher Race Parts and Myla Graphics.

To keep up-to-date with everything regarding the Brisbane Formula 500 Club, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Brisbane Formula 500 Club.

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:: Formula 500s -Tasmanian Title # 3 for Redpath

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Redline Media

Proving that he’s still a force to reckoned with, Matt Redpath put in a dominant performance on Saturday night at Carrick Speedway to collect the third Tasmanian Formula 500 Title of his career.

After winning back-to-back Tasmanian Titles in 2006 at Carrick Speedway and 2007 at Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway, the 30-year-old racer, from Sassafras near Latrobe, was in great form on Saturday night, having qualified pole for the 20-lap Tasmanian Title-deciding feature race.

Seizing the lead from the drop of the green, Redpath was all class, using his experience to navigate the track while getting some good breaks in traffic, and ultimately steering his Tas # 23 Dutchman Performance Suzuki GSXR 600 powered Triple X machine to victory, 6.361 seconds ahead of his nearest rival, Nick Kingston, off the back of a two-year hiatus.

“This Tasmanian Title win is definitely the most satisfying by far, having recently returned to racing after two years in the sidelines,” expressed Redpath, who wasn’t overly confident heading into the event, having only contested four race meetings so far in the 2016-17 season prior to the title, including winning the Peter Redpath Memorial, in honour of his father, at Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway earlier this season.

“The competition in this day and age has definitely stepped up a level across the whole country, let alone in Tasmania. Back when I won my previous titles, we ran two-stroke engines and now we run four-stroke, so we’re still finding our feet with the new car and picking it up as we go.

“I have to give a special thanks to my main man and brother, Josh, who plays such a huge part in the team. He’s always there to help me out with anything I need and I wouldn’t be able to do this without him.”

Openly admitting that he didn’t have a Tasmanian Title winning car throughout his earlier heat races, which saw him score two second-place finishes from mid-pack starts, Redpath and his team worked on fine-tuning the setup, making some slight changes for the feature race, which ultimately worked in his favour.

For his next appearance, Redpath will return to Carrick Speedway on Sunday, March 12 for the Titch Jordan Memorial, before travelling to Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia to contest the 2017 Australian Title on the Friday and Saturday nights of April 14 and 15. Redpath will be hoping to improve on his best previous finish in an Australian Championship, which was eighth place in the 2008 running of the event at Lismore Speedway (NSW).

Redpath would like to thank the following 2016-17 season sponsors for their valued support: R&P Road and Performance (Nick Kingston), DW Motorcycle Repairs (Dylan Willsher), Sprint Shack (Glenno Inglis) and DK Race Parts (Mark Dalton).

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:: Formula 500s - Winning Williams

Thursday, February 9, 2017
Redline Media

Liam Williams was once again the form driver on Saturday night at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, going flag-to-flag to take out the eighth KRE F500 Championship Series round.

The current and two-time Australian Champion put in a dominant performance in the 15-lap feature race, after starting from position second, due to his strong form in the earlier heat races.

Getting the jump on pole-sitter Tristan Johnson off the start line, Williams went on to score a convincing victory ahead of Ryan McNamara in the runner up spot. Making a return to the track after his last appearance in late December, Ryan Skennar also gave a strong showing to snare the final podium place in third.

Finishing just off the podium in fourth was the fast-paced Kristin Brown, with youngster James Kennedy rounding out the top five. Tomas Partington, Phill Roberts, Graham Williams and Piper Ogilvie completed the remaining finishers.

It was a disappointing outcome for Johnson, who had been on track to come away with a pleasing result, but was forced to retire on lap seven after contact with a lapped car. Robert Kite was also unable to finish the feature race, retiring to the infield on lap six. An unlucky Vicki Canfield was unable to take place in the feature-race field, due to some mechanical issues during the earlier heat races.

The earlier heat-race action saw wins shared between Johnson, Liam Williams and Skennar, with the three drivers also racking up a third-place finish each.

Contesting a doubleheader on Friday and Saturday nights at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway and Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, a number of Junior Formula 500 drivers demonstrated their consistency. Leading the pack over both nights was Nick Hodges, who won two of his heat races (one on each night) and scored three seconds and a third-place finish, while local Tarhlea Apelt also impressed, coming away with a victory on Saturday night and three third-place finishes.

Dekota Gay was also in strong form, with two heat-race wins (one on each night) and a third-place finish on Saturday night, while the remaining wins on Friday night went the way of Bodie Smith and Boyd Chaffey, who also came away with a second and third-place finish. Nick Whell claimed Saturday night’s remaining victory and also scored two seconds and a third-place finish throughout the weekend.

The ninth round of the KRE F500 Championship Series will be held on the Saturday night of February 18 at Archerfield Speedway, with the Junior Formula 500s also joining the program.

The Brisbane Formula 500 Club is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines. To find out more about KRE Race Engines, visit www.kreraceengines.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching KRE Race Engines. Associate supporters are Ian Boettcher Race Parts and Myla Graphics.

To keep up-to-date with everything regarding the Brisbane Formula 500 Club, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Brisbane Formula 500 Club.

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:: Formula 500s - Metcalfe Wraps Up Rumble Series

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Metcalfe Family Racing

Despite not having the best run in the recent fourth and final Central Queensland Rumble Formula 500 Series round at McCosker Rocky Speedway, Brad Metcalfe’s fourth-place finish was enough for him to wrap up the point standings honours.

Battling a carburettor issue aboard his NQ # 9 P.I Technical Services supported Yamaha R6 powered PMP machine throughout the night, Metcalfe was unable to maintain his series winning streak; however, having already won three of the four Central Queensland Rumble Series rounds, two at Rocky Speedway and the other at Gladstone Speedway, his fourth-place finish was good enough to maintain his point standings lead.

In an added incentive for the Moranbah Speedway President to perform well, several owners / shareholders from his major sponsor, P.I. Technical Services, were in attendance on Saturday night to witness Metcalfe claiming the series victory.

“It was great to have a number of representatives from my major sponsor, P.I. Technical Services, in the crowd on the night, and although it was a tough night it was still good to wrap up the series in front of them,” commented the 48-year-old racer from Moranbah in Central Queensland.

“The ongoing support that P.I. Technical Services give me is fantastic and I can’t thank them, along with all of my other sponsors, my crew and my family enough for helping to make this a possibility.”

Based in Paget, Queensland, P.I. Technical Services specialise in onsite electrical maintenance, testing, repairs and electrical installations, while also providing their customers with exceptional service at competitive prices.

With the Central Queensland Rumble Series now complete, Metcalfe’s next major event will be the Queensland Formula 500s Title on the Saturday night of March 11 back at Rocky Speedway, where he’s aiming to continue his recent form in order to challenge for a front-running spot.

Metcalfe would like to thank the following season 2016-17 sponsors for their valued support: P.I Technical Services, Penrite Oil, Rocky Resort, Moranbah Mechanical and Towing, CFMEU Moranbah North Lodge, Bryan Industries, Jettco Developments, Dominator Photography, Thomo’s Race Graphix and PMP Chassis. He would also like to give special thanks to his wife Tracy, his daughters Brooke, Tegan and Emilee, his sons Cody and Blake and his pit crew Vance, Jack, Lakey and Krusty.

To find out more about Metcalfe and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Metcalfe Family Racing.

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:: FORMULA 500’S READY TO RUMBLE

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
ben@toowoombaspeedway.com

Round 8 of the Formula 500’s KRE Series continues on Saturday, 4 February at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway.

To date 28 drivers have participated in the KRE Series with the current top 5 points scorers James Kennedy (492), Liam Williams (472), Kaydon Iverson (458), Tomas Partington (369) and Bryn Upshall (367).

Also running on Saturday night are the junior Formula 500’s. Previously 10 teenagers in this division, now running with 9 as Randy Morgan graduates to the senior Formula 500s. Randy will make his debut with the seniors in the coming weeks.

For anyone wishing to join the Formula 500s seniors or juniors, please contact us via email brisbane@qldformula500.asn.au or like us on facebook, Brisbane Formula 500 Club

Many thanks to all our sponsors, KRE Race Engines, Ian Boettcher Race Parts, Myla Graphics and Robertson Gardens Comfort Inn & Suites.

Pic: Paul Goodall Racer Pics
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:: Formula 500s - Kelly + Munday = Winning Combination

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Marcus Kelly Media

After teaming back up with long-time crew chief Craig Munday, Marcus Kelly sped to victory in last Saturday night’s annual Tas Truck Refinishing Formula 500s Mainland Invaders event at Carrick Speedway, proving what a winning combination they are.

Due to the wet weather, the event, which was scheduled to be a doubleheader commencing on the Friday night, was reduced to one night only, with drivers contesting qualifying time trials, three rounds of heat races, a pole shuffle and a feature race on Saturday afternoon / night.

In his first race back in Australia since his Tulsa Shootout campaign in America, Kelly lined his Tas # 47 Yoshimura / Joinery Products supported CS9 machine up out of position three for the 25-lap feature race and chased after long-time leader Nick Kingston and passing him for the lead on lap 23, which set him up to take the victory and pocket $1,500 prize money in the process.

Re-joining forces with crew chief Munday after 12 months apart, Kelly was in strong form from the outset of the event, posting the fifth fastest lap in qualifying time trials, winning his second heat race and finishing third in the other two, before going on to win the pole shuffle which placed him on pole position for the feature race but he was post-race docked two positions for jumping the start and therefore had to start from the inside of the second row.

“It’s great to have Craig back on board,” expressed the 40-year-old racer, whose victory was made even more special due to the fact that he celebrated his 40th birthday on the Friday.

“We’ve achieved a lot of success together, including an Australian Title (2013), and to get the win in our first race back as a team just further proves how well we work together.”

For his next event, Kelly will head to Latrobe’s Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway for a club show this Saturday night, before contesting the Tasmanian Title at Carrick Speedway on the Saturday night of February 4. After a month’s break, Kelly will return to Carrick Speedway on March 12 for the annual Titch Jordan Memorial event, before travelling over to the mainland to contest the Australian Title at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia on April 14-15.

“This season, I’m a running a limited schedule this season, due to business commitments, so I’m focusing on as many of the major shows as I can,” explained Kelly.

“Despite a limited season schedule, I’ve enjoyed a lot of success, and the goal is to continue this run of form in the remaining race meetings, especially the Australian Title.”

Kelly would like to thank the following 2016-17 season sponsors for their valued support: Joinery Products, Maxwell Industries, Steve Watt Enterprises, and TI-FX.

To find out more about Kelly and his team, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Joinery Products Racing.

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:: Brisbane F500 - Kennedy Breaks Through for Victory

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Brisbane Formula 500 Club

Last Saturday night at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway, James Kennedy finally broke through to take his maiden feature-race win in the seventh KRE F500 Championship Series round.

Supporting night two of the Australian Open for the 410 Sprintcars, the biggest event on the Archerfield Speedway calendar, the perennial minor place podium finisher delivered an impressive performance, managing to capitalise on his pole position start to take the chequered flag for the first time in a Formula 500 career that is only two seasons old.

Coming home in second place to achieve his best finish of the 2016-17 season so far, was Ryan McNamara, who hit the ground running on home soil following his participation in the Victorian Speedweek Series over the Christmas-New Year period which saw him claim eighth place overall. The ever consistent Kristin Brown was able to hold on to her starting position to round out the podium in third.

Piper Ogilvie came away with a season-best fourth-place finish, with rookie Tomas Partington confidently bouncing back to complete the top-five finishers, after being involved in a crash earlier in the season. Completing the finishers was Bryn Upshall, Cameron Bertuch and Ethan Eyears (NSW).

Paul Chaffey was forced to retire from the feature race on lap three, with Glen Douglas also pulling into the infield on lap seven. Due to problems experienced in the earlier heat races, Brad Van Elswyk and Royce Harvey were unable to start the feature race, bringing their nights to a disappointing end.

Earlier in the night, McNamara drove to victory in the opening heat race and also scored a third and second-place finish, with the remaining two heat races going the way of Kennedy. Brown was a model of consistency, coming away with two second-place finishes and a third.

Current Australian Champion Liam Williams chose to drop this round of the KRE F500 Championship Series in order to contest the Victorian Title at Laang Speedway, ultimately coming away with top honours.

In the Junior Formula 500s, Bodie Smith was the best performer, coming away with two of the four heat-race wins and a second-place finish, while Randy Morgan scored one heat-race win and two second-place finishers. The remaining heat-race win went the way of Nick Hodges, who also managed to finish third in heat-race two.
It was a disappointing night for Tarhlea Apelt, who sustained damage due to a crash in the second heat race, forcing her night to come to a premature end.

The eighth round of the KRE F500 Championship Series resumes on the Saturday night of February 4 at Toowoomba’s Hi-Tec Oils Speedway, while the Junior Formula 500s are set to next appear on both the Friday and Saturday nights of February 3 and 4 at Archerfield Speedway and Hi-Tec Oils Speedway tracks respectively.

The Brisbane Formula 500 Club is proudly supported by KRE Race Engines. To find out more about KRE Race Engines, visit www.kreraceengines.com.au or LIKE them on Facebook by searching KRE Race Engines. Associate supporters are Ian Boettcher Race Parts and Myla Graphics.

To keep up-to-date with everything regarding the Brisbane Formula 500 Club, LIKE them on Facebook by searching Brisbane Formula 500 Club.

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:: Formula 500s - Satisfying Tulsa Shootout for Kelly

Friday, January 6, 2017
Daniel Powell

Despite not making the final in either of the two classes he was competing in during the recent 32nd running of the Tulsa Shootout at Tulsa Expo Raceway in Oklahoma, Australian Marcus Kelly was still pleased with his efforts.
Running in both the Outlaw (640cc) and the A Stock (600cc) classes over the five-day event, Kelly, from Shearwater in Tasmania, narrowly missed out on making either of the A Features after top-10 finishes in the B Features aboard his # 47K Maxwill Industries-backed CS9 cars. In fact, in the B Feature for the Outlaw class, he missed a transfer spot by one position.
In what was his second attempt at the Tulsa Shootout, Kelly was very pleased to improve his results from his maiden attempt at the event.
“Although it was disappointing to miss out on qualifying into the A Features, I was very pleased with my performances and how far I had improved from last year’s attempt,” expressed Kelly.
"We got the car sorted by the B Feature pulling (11.3sec) laps equalling the fastest time set in the A Feature by Christopher Bell.
“The Tulsa Shootout is one of the World’s toughest Micro 600 events and there are no easy races, so you have to earn each and every position.
“We certainly held our own throughout this year’s five-day event and I’m already looking forward to returning to next year’s event.”
Kelly paid homage to all of his pit crew and supporters who made his Tulsa Shootout campaign possible.
“There are so many people to thank, but the standouts my mates from Australia in Darcy and Damian who worked hard on both of my cars,” he praised.
“I also want to thank Rick Bray from CS9 and Wayne Priddy from Factory Kahne for working late to get my cars sorted for the B Features. Special thanks must also go Steve Watt and the team at Maxwill Industries.”
Kelly has now returned to Australia and is focused on the rest of the 2016-17 season here, which is to include the Australian Title at Murray Bridge Speedway in South Australia on April 14 and 15.
“Teaming back up with my crew chief Craig Munday, I’m looking forward to continuing our strong season here,” concluded an upbeat Kelly.
The next outing for Kelly will be a double-header Formula 500 event at Carrick Speedway in Tasmania on the Friday and Saturday night of January 13 and 14.
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:: Vict Formula 500 Speedweek Summary

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Victorian Formula 500 Assn

SPEEDWEEK CLIFFHANGER AS WILLIAMS HOLDS ON.. JUST
Official Release: Finish Line Media

Australian Formula 500 Champion Liam Williams has held on to win by the barest of margins and claim the overall Speedweek honours after Grant Stansfield took the win on a night full of action at Portland’s Southern 500 Speedway last night.

Once again close to 40 cars were on hand for the Speedweek decider as the night did not disappoint the big crowd on hand.
The leadup to the final itself led to many of the contenders fall by the wayside with Angelo Karoussis & Tyler Beasy both involved in accidents forcing them to come through the B Main. James Aranyosi was another who was in the wars having also been involved in a couple accidents during the heats.

With Williams qualifying on the front row alongside Stansfield basically all Williams had to do was finish. However, Stansfield had collected enough points to be within reach of the Australia #1 and should something happen an unlikely Speedweek overall win was on the cards.

The final got underway no further than turn 4 when a multi car accident involved Terry Rankin, Ashlee Aranyosi, Jordan Mansell, Michael Pearson, Steve Jabke, Steven Horton, while Ryan McNamara who slowed to miss the ensuing melee also found himself in the wall after a huge bicycle. All of them were able to restart except McNamara.

At the resumption, the field only got through another lap when Glen Underwood tipped the #96 Underwood Party Hire machine over in turn 2.

With still 18 to go it was Williams from Stansfield, Bellman, last start winner Dale Sinclair, Josh Buckingham, Queensland’s Ryan Skennar who was having his best run, Mansell likewise, James Aranyosi, Lexi Underwood with Steven Horton rounding out the top 10.

On a smooth slick track, Williams had bolted and built up a sizeable gap between himself and second placed Stansfield who was under attack from Bellman, Sinclair and Buckingham who were all involved in a great battle.

With 2 laps remaining it looked inevitable that Williams was going to take the win however strange things do happen and a piece of clay had hit the fuel tap off forcing the car to slow dramatically on the final lap. Stansfield was able to capitalise on this and take the win from Bellman, Sinclair, Buckingham who had been fast all week without any luck, Skennar, Jordan Mansell with his best finish for the Series, James Aranyosi, Steve Jabke in a great effort finishing 8th while Lexi Underwood and Steven Horton rounded out the top ten.

Everyone was eager to find out who had won the Series as Stansfield had gained enough points to close right back with grasp of the lead Williams had built up but would fall short by 1 point in the closest finish you will see in any Series.

Heat Winners on the Night were: Liam Williams, Glen Underwood, Jordan Mansell, Terry Rankin, Dale Sinclair & Chris Bellman.
Marcus Gibbons would win the altitude award after a frightening crash in turn one in Heat 5 Steph Munn was also involved and both would retire for the night with too much damage to continue. Daniel Burleigh was another to join the upside down club in the Heat races as was Jesse Elston, Tyler Beasy while Jake Hose was involved in a nasty flip in the B Main.

The B main was won by Mathew Symons from Steven Horton and Patrick Merrett, with Michael Pearson, Phil Micallef and Ryan McNamara completing the top 6. The two A Reserves were Brad Stell and Tyler Beasy.

At the end of a gruelling week The Top Ten for the Formula 500 Speedweek Series 2016/17 would look like this.

Liam Williams 438 $2,000 Overall Series Winner
Grant Stansfield 437 $1,750 Runner Up
James Aranyosi 430 $1,500 Third Place
Chris Bellman 427 $1,250 Fourth Place
Dale Sinclair 424 $1,000 Fifth Place
Josh Buckingham 422 Cates Motorsport Rear Beam
Terry Rankin 401 Boss Chassis/Beasy Motorsport Pack
Ryan McNamara 397 Hoosier Tyre
Tyler Beasy 397 Aeroflow Tank
Angelo Karoussis 396

Across the road after the meeting at the Heathmere Football Clubrooms the Series Presentations were held and the top ten were awarded their trophies and prizes thanks to the wonderful sponsors of the Series plus Autosmart Smart Solutions not only awarded one but 3 Best Presented Car Awards across the series and it was Tyler Beasy who was awarded the Best Presented Car for the Series from Steph Munn and Leigh Van Ginneken.
The random draw for those placed between 11th and 20th was won by Glen Underwood who won a Swift Industries Prize Pack.

On behalf of the Victorian Formula 500 Association we would like to thank those sponsors for the Speedweek Series:
Autosmart Smarter Solutions
Warrnambool Powder Coating
DK Race Parts
C.I.C. Racing Wheels
Bratt Engineering
Lethal Race Wings
Hoosier Racing Tires
Boss Chassis Australia
Beasy Motorsport
Cates Motorsport
Triple X Race Co.
Sinclair Industries
Swift Industries
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