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30th January 2012

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.....
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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!

28th January 2012

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 :
Devin Moran
Steve Francis X 2
Nathan Smee
Jamie Oldfield
David Robertson
Koran Atkinson
Mat Crimmins

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.

26th January 2012

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
 

25th 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

 

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