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2. United Acreage Marketing
3. oOH! Media
4. Ian Boettcher Race Parts
5. Diesel Designs Motorsport Graphics
6. Speedway Sedan Digest
7. Graham Lillford's at A1 Exhaust Thornton
8. Nationwide Air Conditioning Newcastle
9. Nationwide Air Conditioning Newcastle
11. Adamstown Car Doctors
12. Trade & General Towing Services Newcastle
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14. Caves Beach Resort
15. Bundamba Auto Wreckers
16. Macarthur Auto Parts
17. Stows Transport Pty Ltd
18. Bruce White Shock A Holic
19. Bruce White Shock A Holic
20. Pit Crew - Supporting Speedway for 40 years
21. Pit Crew - Supporting Speedway for 40 years
22. Burtons Radiators Newcastle
23. Hoosier Tyres Australia
24. Hoosier Tyres Australia
25. Hoosier Tyres Australia
26. Barney Stubble and Red Wyne
|27. Carline Mufflers Belmont|
28. Bob Jane T Mart Kotara - Michael
29. DSR Engines Thornton
30. Carline Mufflers Hunter Valley
31. Aurora Competition Cars
32. Stows Transport Pty Ltd
33. Avant Mini Loaders
34. United Arceage Marketing
35. Frank's Auto Parts
STEVE FRANCIS WINS AUSTRALIAN LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP
Steve Francis has written himself into the record books as the first US racer to win the Australian Late Model Championship after a thrilling A Main victory at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway Saturday January 28. The record books will also show that Francis led every lap, but statistics can be deceiving, as he was under pressure from the drop of the green flag, a situation that existed for the entire race distance.....
Click here for the complete Night 2 results. Click here for 65 Pit / Presentation photos from Night 2.
ABOVE : Happy Australian Late Model Championship podium as (left to right) 3rd placed Michael Holmes, winner Steve Francis, and runner-up Jamie Oldfield, celebrate with race sponsor Ross Nicastri (Frank's Auto Parts). Photo by Gary Reid.
ABOVE : Steve Francis (USA#7) heads to victory in the Frank's Auto Parts
Australian Late Model Championship. Devin Moran runs up top in the USA#99.
Photo by Gary Reid.
ABOVE : Trophy Presentation.
ABOVE : Jason Oldfield wins Heat 12.
ABOVE : Kev Stow gets tipped over on Night 1.
ABOVE : Nathan Smee wins his first ever Late Model race
in his first ever Late Model race meeting!
US STARS ON TOP IN NIGHT 1 OF AUSTRALIAN LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP
US racers Steve Francis and Devin Moran were the stars of Night 1 of the Frank’s Auto Parts Australian Late Model Championship held at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway Friday January 27.....read more
ABOVE : Steve Francis in action on Night 1. Photo by Gary Reid.
ABOVE : Devin Moran dives under Victorian racer David Mentiplay.
Photo by Gary Reid.
AUSTRALIAN LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT 1 RESULTS
Click here for complete results from Night 1 of the Frank's Auto Parts Australian Late Model Championship held at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway Friday 27th January 2012.
FRANCIS AMD MORAN CLEAN UP ON NIGHT 1 OF AUSTRALIAN TITLE
Night 1 of the Frank's Auto Parts Australian Late Model Championship is done and dusted with Steve Francis and Devin Moran securing victories in the two Time Target 15 lap Mini Features. The US racers started the night well with Moran topping Time Trials from Francis. Heats were won by :
Steve Francis X 2
Mini Feature 1 : 1st USA7 Steve Francis, 2nd Q43 Dean Hawkins, 3rd N12 Darryl Grimson
Mini Feature 2 : 1st USA99 Devin Moran, 2nd W0 Brad Blake, 3rd W91 Michael Holmes
After night 1 Francis leads on points from Moran and Jamie Oldfield.
ABOVE : Steve Francis (right) and Devin Moran picked up the hardware in the Time Target Mini Features on night 1. Photo by Rod Thurgood.
Check the Photo Gallery page for 50 photos from Night 1.
BLAIR GRANGER CRANKS UP FOR THE BIG ONE
This year’s Australian Late Model Championship, to be held at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway January 27/28, has special meaning for Queenland leadfoot Blair Granger. Granger was a competitor in the inaugural Australian title held at the Perth Motorplex in 2002, won by fellow Queenslander, and speedway legend, Allan Butcher, and finished in the runner-up position in last year’s title at Mildura, behind 4 times Champ Brad Blake. But it’s not personal gratification that drives Granger to desperately want the top step on the podium this year. He is racing with a purpose, more important than having a gleaming trophy on a shelf....read more
ABOVE : Blair Granger has a special reason for wanting to win this years
Australian Late Model Championship. Photo by Ben Graham of www.zoomxtreme.com
BELOW : Couple of photos by Daff Atkinson of Tyrepower Sydney Speedway
Thursday morning 26th January 2012
STEVE FRANCIS AND DEVIN MORAN CHASE AUSTRALIAN LATE MODEL TITLE
Steve Francis is a professional race car driver that knows his way around a race car, and a race track. Provide him with the equipment, and he will get the job done. The veteran, who hails from Ashland Kentucky in the USA, has been in Australia the past month competing on both the East and West coast. As his tour rolls to a close there is one race left to compete in, and hopefully win, before the long flight home. This weekend Francis goes into battle at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway, in the 11th running of the Australian Late Model Championship, that is being sponsored by Frank’s Auto Parts.....read more
ABOVE : Steve Francis. Photo by Peter Roebuck.
ABOVE : Devin Moran wants victory in the Aussie title. Photo by Gary Reid.
MAT CRIMMINS SET FOR NATIONAL TITLE CHALLENGE
In last year’s National Late Model title held at Mildura Mat Crimmins stormed home to grab 3rd place. The big guy from South Australia will be looking to improve on that when he takes the green flag in the Frank’s Auto Parts Australian Late Model Championship at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway January 27/28. Crimmins drive to finish on the podium in last year’s title was all the more meritorious given that he was heavily involved in the organisation of the event through his role as President of the South Australian Late Model Association.....read more
ABOVE : Mat Crimmins will be hoping to improve on his 3rd place finish last year.
Photo by Paris Charles of www.parischarles.webs.com
OFFICIAL NOMINATIONS - FRANK'S AUTO PARTS AUSTRALIAN LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP
39 nominations have been received for the Frank's Auto Parts Australian Late Model Championship to be held at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway (NSW) January 27/28. The entry list reads :
0W Brad Blake (AUS1)
4X David Robertson
4N Jamie Dicker
5S Luke Raymond
5Q Blair Granger
5N Tony Edser
6N Nick Girdlestone
7USA Steve Francis
9Q Aaron van Zeeland
9W Ben Ludlow
9N Paul Stubber
10S Mat Crimmins
11W Jason Oldfield
11N Nathan Disney
12N Darryl Grimson
14N David Mentiplay
15N Nathan Smee
15W Warren Oldfield
17Q Kev Stow
21V Rod Edwards
30W Mark Matthews
31N Adam Brook
33Q Scott McKenzie
43Q Dean Hawkins
49W Simon McNab
51W Jamie Oldfield
52W Jay Cardy
54Q Matt Ingrey
055V Darren Forrest
63W Koran Atkinson
65N Barry Kelleher
67N Ed Borg
75N Stewart Jordan
77Q Steve van Zeeland
88N Col Robinson
91W Michael Holmes
96N Bruce White
99N Ben Nicastri
99USA Devin Moran
NSW LATE MODEL RACERS AIM FOR NATIONAL TITLE SUCCESS
In the 10 year history of the Australian Late Model Championship a NSW racer is yet to claim the title, but that may change when the Frank’s Auto Parts supported event is contested at Tyrepower Sydney Raceway January 27/28. While the majority of the Australian Late Model titles have been held on the west coast, only one NSW racer has managed to stand on the podium, but not on the top step, something local racers are keen to address in this year’s title.....read more
ABOVE : #31 Adam Brook, #99 Ben Nicastri, and #12 Darryl Grimson (BELOW) are all
in with a shot of winning the National title. Photos by Gary Reid.
Frank’s Auto Parts, an auto parts recycler with outlets at Smithfield (NSW) and Queanbeyan (ACT), has been announced by NSW Late Models as the naming rights sponsor of the 2011/12 Australian Late Model Championship to be held at Tyrepower Sydney Speedway (NSW) January 27/28.....read more
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