Simpson turns up the summer heat

Simpson turns up the summer heat

While other venues around the state were being drowned out, Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway was delivering the goods as promised with three great feature classes, the resolution of a couple of Speedweeks and crowning the Morris Transport 2024 Victorian Speedcar Champion

Not unexpectedly, local hero and former club president Tim Rankin repeated the dose from just a week earlier when he scored the win on the Preston Rowe Paterson Formula 500 Speedweek final, making it his third round win of the series, but it wasn’t enough top

Speedweek final round winner Tim Rankin- Credit Rock Solid Productions

rest the Speedweek series away from the ultra-consistent Max Owen who’s runner up finish was enough to secure the overall championship.

While Rankin and Owen were out front for their own glorious reasons, young Chad Bell was storming through the field from his B-Main to a podium finish against some of the nations’ best F500 steerers.


In the Speedcar ranks, two separate and equally important titles were up for grabs being the Victorian Speedcar Championship and the Energy Hire WA Pro Speedcar Week (PSW) Championship.

Kaidon Brown VIC 1 and PSW Champion- Credit Donnas photos

It was all looking like a very tight battle with Kaidon Brown and round 1 winner Nick Parker on the front two rows but it was pretty much Brown who dominated leaving all the drama and incidents on the track behind him as went on to score the win in both championships.

After numerous stoppages and on track issues Brown held strong over a final two lap, green, white, chequered dash with Jay Waugh coming home second ahead of the incredible veteran Nathan Smee.

In the PSW it was Brown (951) getting the points win from Parker (818) and Matt Jackson (711)


The other class in action was the Wingless Sprints for their Summer Slam Series Round and it was Cobden’s Blake Walsh who had a near perfect drive landing a slide job midway in the race on Mitchell Broom from way back to get into first place continuing his hot form taking his second win in two rounds while Todd Hobson worked his way to come home second and Mitchell Broome finishing third, the Walsh family were overjoyed in victory lane with Blakes sister Carly (a Sprintcar and Wingless Sprint competitor) bringing her 3 day old daughter Kinsley to the podium for photos and celebrations.

Blake Walsh making light work of turn one and two- Credit Donnas photos


The Simpson Club now turns its focus to next weekend, January 13th when an invading army of International Sprintcar Superstars will contest Australia’s richest pure 360ci Sprintcar race – the Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers Allstar Challenge.

Defending Champion Sheldon Haudenschild will be back in the Jack Lee Racing #25 out of nearby Terang along with Texan Chase Randall, Indiana’s Justin Peck and a cast of the fast.

Add in the awesome Super rods for the Snoopy’s Slam and an invitational field of SSA Junior Sedans and you’ve got a top class meeting.

If you haven’t pre-ordered your tickets yet, you’d better move quick before they’re all gone.

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Witten by Brett Swanson-Pirate Media

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