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1December 9th, 2017
- On Saturday night we raced at the Perth Motorplex for Round 6 of the XLI Pro Dirt Series. 25 cars were on hand for the meeting which was a tribute race for John Day, who has provided the iconic orange push utes that have been helping at Claremont and the Motorplex for years. (Peter Roebuck photo)

In the first heat we started 12th in the first race and finished 3rd. The next heat we started on pole and won the heat. This put us equal with three other teams for top points, because it works on your first heat finishing position we were put in third place starting spot for the feature.

Unfortunately, due to time constraints we were unable to get our feature in due to a range of reasons. We will now run the feature during the boxing day show so we will have two feature races during our next meeting.

What was great was that we set the quickest lap time of the night and the car was very easy to drive. We have put in a lot of work over the last couple of weeks and were able to be a couple of tenths quicker than everyone else. I am so excited about where we are at and feeling very confident of taking at least one win on Boxing day.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and if you are free on Boxing day, come on down to the Perth Motorplex to what is normally the biggest meeting of the year and double features makes it even better


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November 18th, 2017 - We raced Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex for round 5 of the XLI Pro Dirt Series. 20 cars were in attendance for the meeting. We had a slightly different format with 2 laps qualifying with 10 cars on the track at a time. We weren’t able to get clean track and qualified 5th in our group and 13th overall. In our heat we finished 3rd which meant we got a 9th place starting spot for the feature. (Peter Roebuck photo)

Early on I was a bit cautious and dropped back to 12th place which wasn’t ideal but we rallied up high on the track carrying great momentum and picking cars off. The high line has considerable more speed than running on the curb but a greater distance around the track. We got up to 5th place and made the pass for 4th but a caution came out with 3 laps to go and the positions go back a lap so we restarted 5th. After the restart it took us a few laps to get the momentum back and we were unable to get the 4th spot back.

Overall a good meeting, we are working really hard on our car at the moment which has its good and bad points. Track time is really had to get here so we are having to try new items and shock and spring packages on race night. We have some track time on a Wednesday night in a few weeks. Hopefully we can get some laps in and try some new combinations.

We now have a few weeks off before returning to the Motorplex on the 9th of December.


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e raced Saturday night at Manjimup Speedway in Manjimup, 330kms south of Perth. Only 14 cars were on hand for the event but with all the cars in the top 10 in points it was still a stout field. We were able to get a win in the first heat, and a fourth in the second which meant we started third in the feature.

At the start of the feature we slipped back to fourth but then made a move to get into third. Unfortunately after I made the pass for third the car we passed messed up and slammed into our left rear cutting down my tire and ending our night. I am not sure if we would have had anything for the win but we definitely had a car to pick up or third podium in four races. But it was not meant to be and we were credited with our first DNF of the season. We now have to get ready for this weekend back at the Perth Motorplex for round 5 of the XLI Pro Dirt Series and Round 3 of the Motorplex Track Championship.

I have included a video from the weekend, Dirt Track Nutters are a group that have live footage from each event. They record interviews and races from their phones and stream it live. Link is attached below, just a casual approach.

https://www.facebook.com/DirtTrackNutters/videos/1699639026725373/

Thanks to Aidan Skraha for the picture of the car getting around Ladhams corner in Manjimup.


1November 4th, 2017 - We raced Saturday night at the Perth Motorplex for round three of the XLI Pro Dirt Series and round two of the Motorplex Track Championship. 22 cars were on hand for the event. (Peter Roebuck photo)

In the first heat we started 11th and ran 6th, the next heat we started pole and ran 2 nd. This got us a 8th place starting spot for the feature. We started the feature well, briefly getting up to 4th at one stage in the 2nd lap but we did it by running the highline. Unfortunately I persisted with it and when the bottom came on I wasn’t able to get down to the curb. I lost three spots before I could get on the curb and follow the train that was running on the bottom.

To finish 9th was quite disappointing but I feel it is an outlier and not a true indication of where we are at. The car is fast, we set the 2nd quickest lap time of the night and we are running great. Time to put it behind us and focus on this weekend at Manjimup. Always great returning to Manjimup and catching up with Terry and Tracy Ladhams. They have been great supporters of ours over the years and I look forward to catching up.


1October 30th, 2017 -
Hope you had a great weekend. We were rained out on Saturday but were able to get the meeting rescheduled to run on Sunday. It was the opening night for the Perth Motorplex, with the drags on the same day. (Peter Roebuck photos)

122 Late Models were in attendance which doubled as Round Two of the XLI Pro Dirt Series. We qualified 5th in our group which was a bit unfortunate with 11 cars on the track trying to set a time, it made it tough to get a clear run. We started 3rd in the heat and finished 2nd. Because of the slower qualifying time we were only able to get enough points for a 6th place starting spot in the feature. The track was fast and passing was tough, we moved forward and were able to get up to 3rd by the end of the race.

Two rounds into the XLI Pro Dirt Series we are 1 point behind in 2nd position and 3rd in the Motorplex Track Championship.

We are back at the Motorplex next Saturday night, hopefully as we enter into November the nights warm up as it was another cold night last night. Once again, thank you for your support and hopefully see you at the track.


October 24th, 2017 -
Hope you are all enjoying the lead up to summer; we have had a couple of weeks off after our first round at Ellenbrook but ready to get back into it this weekend. This weekend is the opening night for the Perth Motorplex with a huge program planned, showcasing Speedway, Drag Racing and Burnouts. On top of that they will have car displays and a show and shine. Drag Racing starts at 10am, Speedway starts at 6pm and the Late Models will be the last couple of events of the day/night with our racing kicking off at 7:30pm.

1Hopefully we continue our strong start to the season, we won the opening night at the Motorplex a few years ago and it kicked started our season to win the championship.

Because of the break I had the opportunity on the weekend to get involved at a sport at a much different pace. The Australasian PGA Golf tour was in Perth and through a contact I was able to caddy for New Zealand golfer Michael Long. It was a great experience and despite not getting the win it was interesting to see how he goes about his preparation and game play. Hopefully I can use some of that when I am preparing for a race.

Once again, thank you for your support and hopefully see you at the track.


1October 8th, 2017 -
We kicked off the new season last night at Ellenbrook Speedway here in Perth with 18 cars in attendance. We started the night well with a win in the first heat and a second in the next. This was good enough for us to start on pole and get the Panchos Pole Award, which is shown in the picture above.

In the feature we chose the inside starting position but unfortunately got jumped at the start and was in the second position going into the first corner. We pushed for the lead but were unable make the move to get the position back. Unable to get the pass done we had to settle for second place.

It was a welcome result at a track that is not one that I am that strong at. It is great to be 2nd in points leaving Ellenbrook as we now head to the Motorplex, a track that I am very confident at.

1It is great to see that the changes and updates that we made over the winter have improved the car and we are back where we need to be.

The next meeting is at the Perth Motorplex and is called the Power Palooza. Speedway, Drag Racing and Burnouts with the Late Models and Sprint Cars being the feature event towards the end of the day. I will send more details closer to the event.

I have included a picture of the truck being installed with new sides, thank you to Jim Hilton from Total Signs for all your help with this, I think it looks great.

1July 25th, 2017
- Hope you are all having a great winter. It has finally started to rain here in Perth and with less than 12 weeks until the start of the new season, I hope it ends soon. We have released our calendar for the upcoming season; I have included that on a separate attachment. Looks like it will be great season with plenty of racing.

Pictures of our cars are often included in Australian Magazines but this is a first for us. Speedway Illustrated is a magazine in the US that is aimed at all types of speedway and both dirt and asphalt so it is exciting when they include a full page picture of the car. I have attached a picture of the magazine, it shows us leading the field in the first heat of night two of the Australian Title in Warnambool. We went on to win this race and qualify directly into the A main. Thanks to our US sponsors, Integra Shocks, Keyser Manufacturing, MSR Mafia, Draime Engines and Champion Oil. Thanks for everything that you do and great that we were able to get some images your way.

Thanks for your support, pictures of the new wraps will be coming soon

1June 27th, 2017
- Hope you are all having a great winter. We have been working hard on the cars over the past few weeks. We have sent one motor back to David Draime in the US for refresh. We have been working with Integra shocks to fine tune our shock package and make some improvements. We are mainly looking at our 4 way adjustable shocks, the possibilities are endless it is just finding exactly what we want and think will work. That is why we are working with Integra as they have thousands or cars running their shocks so we can fine tune what we have with their data.

We are also hoping to have a new machine which measures the force of the shock and spring packages so we can better fine tune the car. By running travel indicators we can see how far the shock is moving and then make changes at that specific point. This will help make sure that what we are working on is accurate to what is happening on the car.

We are also working on some new car designs, we will still have the red and the blue cars but looking at changing the designs slightly. I will get some pictures up over the next few weeks.

Thanks for your support and looking forward to an exciting new season. Thanks to Peter Roebuck for the photo from the start of last year

1April 1st, 2017 - Last Saturday we had the final round of the Pro Dirt Series at the Perth Motorplex with 19 cars were on hand for the meeting. We finished 7th in the first heat and 2nd in the next heat. We started 10th and finished 11th. (Peter Roebuck photo)

We finished 5th overall for the year and while it is not a bad result we have been challenging for the series wins in the last six years and I know we are capable to finish higher . It has been an interesting season, with some good shows but a lot of tough luck, a couple of flat tyres which resulted in DNFs, a sensor breaking, wheels breaking and an air cleaner stud breaking while running 3rd in the state title and that always makes it tough.

We have a big winter planned, we have a motor headed back to David Draime in Ohio for a refresh and update, we also have some upgrades to the cars that we will work on over the next few months. I will keep in touch with news over the winter.

Thank you all for your support this season and over the years. You give me the opportunity to do something that I love and I am grateful to everyone who has helped and me and continues to help me. I am already looking forward to next season, starting fresh and getting after another championship.

1March 18th, 2017 - This past weekend we raced at the Perth Motorplex for the penultimate round of the 2016/17 Pro Dirt Series. The event that feature Topless cars brought in a total of 22 entries. The cars had the roof removed so the crowd could see the drivers. As you can see in the picture, not the best looking but it is only a one off. (Peter Roebuck photo)

In the first heat we started 5th and finished 2nd and in the next heat we started 8th and finished 3rd. This gave us a 4th place starting spot for the feature. We moved to 3rd early in the race and were battling for 2nd place but I was slow moving to the high line and it cost us a podium position, dropping to 4th.

But it was to no avail because the Chief Steward deemed that I slightly over lapped on the lap 3 restart which meant we were relegated to last at the end of the race. The cars must pass through single file past a witch’s hat cone on the main straight that sits halfway up the track. I got out of line slightly, not to get an advantage just to avoid running into the car in front. That was acknowledged but the rule was still enforced.

We have one meeting left for the year at the Perth Motorplex on the 1st of April. It looks to be a great meeting and I looking forward to having another blast.

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March 11th, 2017-- Over the weekend we raced at Albany Speedway, 400km south of Perth. Albany has just resurfaced the track and has turned it into a great track, smooth, wide with no dust. (Corey Gibson photo)

During the heats we got a 4th and a 1st which gave us a 3rd starting position. The inside lane didn’t work and we slipped back to 6th early on and were unable to move forward after that.

We are back at the Motorplex for the penultimate round of the Pro Dirt Series. We are currently sitting in 5th position overall in the points. I am looking forward to getting back to the Motorplex after being away for over a month.

This weekend is the topless race, where the roof is removed so the crowd can see the drivers. I will include a picture after the weekend.


1March 5th, 2017
- We raced at Bunbury Speedway over the weekend for the Krikke Boys Memorial race. It is a big weekend for the Sprint Cars, we were there as a support on the second night. It was not a point’s night and an opportunity to try some different things. (Corey Gibson photo)

We qualified 3rd fastest and got 3rd in our first heat. In the second heat we started towards the back and finished 6th. In the feature we started 6th and finished 5th.

We are now back into the Pro Dirt Series points with a return to Albany for round 9 of the Pro Dirt Series then back to the Motorplex the following weekend. With four rounds left and three at the Motorplex I am looking forward to the run home.

1February 10th, 2017 -
Over the weekend we had the Late Model Australian Title in Warrnambool Victoria. 50 cars were nominated for the show with the best drivers from around the country for the two night meeting.

We qualified 3rd fastest and finished 2nd in the first heat but in the 2nd heat we had a wheel fail which meant we got a DNF. This meant we missed out on points for that heat and qualified 20th overall for the preliminary feature. In the preliminary feature we got caught up in a first lap crash and our race was over.

Night two we needed a good finish in our last heat and we got it with a win which meant we were able to get straight in the feature with a 15th place starting spot.

In the feature we weren’t able to move forward and finished with a 15th place finish. It was disappointing because I feel that the DNFs in night one cost us a top five starting spot and ultimately a chance to challenge for a win.

I have included a selfie that was taken during the driver introduction before the feature with Sterlo from GPPD. Sterlo flew in from Sydney and met us at the airport and gave us a hand all weekend, very much appreciated.

We now head to Bunbury this Sunday night for the 2nd night of the Krikke Boys Memorial race.


1February 10th, 2017
- Unfortunately this weekends meeting at Manjimup was cancelled due to the rain. In Perth here we had the 2nd wettest day ever with 110mm (4-1/4”) falling in a 24 hour period. Most tracks in WA cancelled their meetings. So that means that we had an extra weekend to get the red car ready for the National Title in Warrnambol, Victoria. Jim from Total Sign Co got the car looking fresh with a new wrap as we make sure everything is ready to go. The truck will have to leave on Monday next week and we are flying in on the Thursday. With 50 cars nominated it should be a great meeting and I am really looking forward to it. I have included a picture of the wrap. I will try and get an update after the first night.

January 28th, 2017
- Saturday evening brought us to Perth Motorplex to compete in a field of 27 cars for the WA State Title. After posting the fastest time in qualifying, the promoter decided the track was too wet so we ran another qualifying session. Being one of the first cars out for the second round of time trials put us back to the 11th fastest car overall.

In the heats we finished 3rd and 1st, which put us 4th on the starting rundown for the feature. After sitting through a short rain-delay right when we pulled onto the track, we jumped into the 3rd place in the opening laps of the A-Main. Running in a podium spot until 6-laps to go, our night was over after our air cleaner stud broke making our air cleaner come off. It was a disappointing end to a good run, which would have resulted in a podium position for the title.

That car will not run until the national title in Warrnambol at the end of next month, we will run the blue car in two week’s time in Manjimup. It has been a few years since we have been at Manjimup and it will be great to head back down and see the changes they have made since the resurfacing.

January 21st, 2017 - Over the weekend we had the final two rounds of the US Tour. Friday night we raced at Collie Speedway, two hours south of Perth. 19 cars were on hand for the meeting including three American drivers. We got a 3rd and a win in the heats which put us 3rd on the starting rundown for the feature. Collie is a very narrow track and the start is very important because it is so hard to pass. This means that drivers are more desperate at the start and Friday was no different. The 4th place car made contact with the 2nd place car and we got caught up in the mess. After a full restart we received our 3rd spot back but had damaged the front suspension. We ran 3rd for the first 11 laps before having a coming together with the 4th place car as he tried to pass and we both spun.

The Chief Steward felt that is was my fault for the contact which I think was probably incorrect but we have to take the good with the bad. We were sent to the tail of the field and worked our way back up to 7th place. We then loaded up and headed a further three hours south to Albany Speedway. 15 cars were there for the meeting including the three American drivers. We got 2nd, 6th and another 2nd in the heats to give us a 5th place starting spot for the main. We ran 5th for most of the race before losing the spot late and finishing 6th. We are back at the Motorplex this Saturday for the Late Model Racing State Title. It is also the Caravan and Dunny Demo Derby which is often the biggest meeting in regard to crowd size of the year


1January 14th, 2017
- Over the weekend we were one of 28 cars signed in at Perth Motorplex for the 2nd annual Late Model Nationals. After qualifying 9th fastest overall, we posted a 1st and 4th in our two rounds of heat races. During the preliminary feature we started 6th and finished 9th

For the second night of action we were 7th in points with one heat yet left to race. We ran 2nd for most of the heat but slipped back to 5th after a late restart. Overall this gave us a 9th place starting spot for the 40 lap feature. In the feature we worked the bottom groove and got up to 6th place but moved to the top groove of the track to try and make a move forward and slipped back to 10th.

We now head to Collie on Friday and Albany on Saturday for the final two rounds of the USA vs WA Tour. Hopefully we can improve on our 7th place in the four round point series.  

It was great to see Greg Mizza from Mizco down at the track on Saturday, thank you for your support

December 27th, 2016 -
We raced at the Perth Motorplex on Tuesday the day after spending Christmas and Boxing day with family and friends, eating too much and having a great time.

The track was in very good condition producing exciting racing. We started the first heat in last position (12th) we were able to make up some ground and ended up 6th. This was a reasonable result considering the competition in this heat. The next heat we started from the outside front row and despite moving back to third at one stage, we were able to retake the lead and win comfortably.  This placed us in position three in the feature. This was a good starting position due to the high line of the track not working as well as the bottom.

The feature race was a very competitive affair with many lead changes and some great racing. We ended up fourth, after a late race stoppage which produced a two lap scramble for the top five spots.

This has put us in 3rd place for the Motorplex Track Championship.

The next meeting is the start of the US Tour with American Drivers Steve Francis, Devin Moran and Jason Fitzgerald. These meetings take place at the Perth Motorplex on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th followed by Collie Speedway on Friday 20th and Albany Speedway on Saturday 21st. This should be some sensational racing.


December 12th, 2016
- Saturday we raced at the Perth Motorplex in memory of long time flag waver, provider of push utes and speedway legend John “the General” Day.

We finished the first heat race in style by winning quite comfortably; this was a great start to the night. The second heat race we started from the rear, position 13 and worked our way up to position six. The track was still wet which was quite surprising considering the daytime temperature was 37 C and was still 18 C during the meeting, the wet track made passing difficult.

We started the feature from position five, being on the inside was the right place to start considering the track condition. We moved up to 3rd pretty quickly but we were unable to hold that position slipping back to 5th.

It was a well-attended meeting with a big crowd and 26 late models. Our next meeting is once again at the Perth Motorplex on December 27th. This is traditionally the biggest meeting of the season with many fans keen to get some speedway action after their Christmas festivities.

Thanks for your support and we hope you have a Merry Christmas.

November 19th, 2016
- What began as a great start to the meeting at Quit Bunbury Speedway in Western Australia’s sunny South West turned to disappointment when lack of fuel pressure put an end to our night.

The hot lap session saw us set the fastest time with the car really on point. We are trying some new ideas in the suspension which seem to be working. The first heat race was a very competitive affair, we started in position five and had moved to position three when the warning light on the dash pointed to problems.

We were able to “start and park” in the feature just to get starting points but what was looking so good ended up a disappointing finish.

The next meeting is on December 10th back at the Perth Motorplex. This will be the last race before Christmas and the start of the busy January period.

November 5th, 2016
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November 5th, 2016
- On Saturday night we raced at the Perth Motorplex for Round 3 of the Pro Dirt Series and Round 2 of the Motorplex Track Championship. It was also a race honoring Michael Figliomeni who passed away 10 years ago, with this year being the last memorial race.

26 Cars were on hand with points being carried over from last meeting, so our DNF in the last feature didn't help but we were able to get a win in the first heat which was able to get us a 10th place starting position. We set the quickest time for the night in that heat, almost 2 tenths of a second quicker than anyone else for the night.

In the feature we were able to move up to 3rd place and were looking good but as we were lapping a slower car for the 2nd time, he turned me around coming out of the corner and turned me into the wall. We hit the wall hard and the car was mess, but the race was declared due to time constraints and we were 3rd so picked up our first podium of the year. I have included a link to the video on Facebook, it was recorded in the crowd by Stumac95 Photography. Check it out.

https://www.facebook.com/489484917739318/videos/1262815867072882/

So we have a week off before we head to Bunbury on the 19th of November. We will be bringing out the Blue Car which will be good to have a blast in that again. We have moved to 4th in the Pro Dirt Series Points and 7th in the Motorplex Track

October 15th, 2016
- Last night was the Grand opening of the Perth Motorplex Speedway season. The weather started off very wet but the rain held off and the track ended up really quite good.

In the first heat we cut down a right rear tire on a first lap coming together with another competitor. The second heat we started midfield and finished midfield. The final had us starting almost at the rear due to the DNF in heat one. Another first turn incident saw our inside front tire damaged which ended our night.

This unfortunate start to the season will be compounded next meeting, when the finishing positions in last night’s final race are counted as a heat race number one, for the starting positions for the “Magic Man 34”.

The next meeting is the “Magic Man 34”. This is 34 laps of racing in memory of speedway racer Mike Figliomeni. It will take place on the 5th November at the Perth Motorplex. We will be looking forward to a better result.

1October 14th, 2016
- Hope you have all had a great week.

This Saturday night will be round one at the Perth Motorplex which will also be round two of the Pro Dirt Series. We won this race back in 2012 and would love to take it out again.

I have included a promotional picture from the Motorplex that they have going at the moment down at the track. Great promotion for the team and the division.

Racing starts at 6pm on Saturday

October 8th, 2016
- We were meant to have the opening round of the Pro Dirt Series at Ellenbrook on Saturday but unfortunately due to the consistent rainfall we were unable to get the meeting started and it was called off. The cars weren’t even unloaded so we are ready to go for the next meeting this Saturday at the Motorplex. The Motorplex Meeting coming up will be opening night for the venue so a bumper crowd is expected, let’s hope the rain stays away. I have included some pictures from our drinks night to kick off the season, a casual affair but great to see some of the sponsors away from the track.

We would also like to welcome Westralian Diesel on board as a marketing partner for the 2016-2017 season.

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1October 6th, 2016 - Last night we went out for our first practice session of the season. We are starting the season with the red car, which is only three races old and hasn't raced since the National Title. We have made some changes and they went really well last night so we are looking forward to the opening round on Saturday at Ellenbrook. This is a twilight meeting with racing starting at 3pm, weather permitting. (Peter Roebuck Photo)

Thank you all for your support.

 KJ Carpentry. Mizco, Ray Makenes Truck Training Centre, Total Sign Co, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage, Perth Limestone Specialists, Cardy Racing Components, Fortron, Deerings Autronics Midland, TL Dozing, Paddington Ale House, The Honda Shop, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Boyes Equipment Services, Champion Oil, Kings Spring, Asteel Powder Coating, Kennards Hire, JMAC Chemicals, Westbend Engineering, Anytime Plumbing and Gas, MSR Mafia, Draime Engines, Beyea Headers, Apollo Bearings


August 30th, 2016 - It has been a busy off season, we have been working hard getting the cars ready to go. We are 6 weeks away from round 1, with the opener being held at Ellenbrook Speedway. The car that we are running on opening night is ready and we have almost finished our second car.

We have made a few modifications and updates which will hopefully get us up a spot from the runner up position to another championship. One of our motors needed a refresh so David Draime from Draime Engines has refreshed and updated it. We have made a few changes that will make the car easier to drive on a slick track when the power isn't required. We still have the power when the track demands it but can control it better when we don't need it.

Integra shocks have been working on a new shock that is four way adjustable so that we can control and adjust the compression and the rebound of the shock in both low and high speed. This will hopefully give us more control over our shock adjustment. We have also purchased a Roehrig Shock Dyno from Integra so we can test our shocks and fine tune them more precisely. We spent some time at Integra in Coopersville, Michigan learning about the new shocks and the updates which will improve our program. 

The other change we have made over the winter is in our tires. We have moved away from Hoosiers and will start using American Racers. We have a few more options available to use in regard to compounds and from what we have been told the tires should last longer and fire off better if cooled during a restart or between races. I am really excited to be running the American Racers, it will be interesting to feel the change. 

Thank you all for your support. 

KJ Carpentry. Mizco, Ray Makenes Truck Training Centre, Total Sign Co, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage, Perth Limestone Specialists, Cardy Racing Components, Deerings Autronics Midland,

Paddington Ale House, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Boyes Equipment Services, Champion Oil, Kings Spring, Asteel Powder Coating, Kennards Hire, JMAC Chemicals, Westbend Engineering, Anytime Plumbing and Gas, MSR Mafia, Draime Engines, Beyea Headers, Apollo Bearings

1May 22nd, 2016
- Over the last two weekends we have had the Late Model Pro Dirt Series Awards night and the Motorplex Track Championship Awards night. (Peter Roebuck Photo)

The Pro Dirt Awards night was two weekends ago at International on Swan in Ascot. We finished 2nd for the year out of 53 drivers. Over that series we had 15 feature races which included seven podiums which was the 2nd highest, five pole positions and nine heat wins out of a possible 30, also the second highest. 

The Bunbury Track Championship awards were awarded on the same night. It was a shorter series run over three meetings and we ran 3rd overall. We had three heat wins out of a possible six and two pole positions of a possible three. We had one podium but the first lap DNF at one meeting hurt our chances of defending this title.  

The Motorplex Track Championship awards were on the Friday just past, we finished 2nd overall for the year. It was run over nine rounds with four podiums and three pole positions including pole at the National Title and 6 heat wins.

In the end it was quite a successful season. We are already getting ready for next season, one motor has been sent back to Draime in the US for a refresh and we have started on the blue car getting it ready to race again. I will get some more pictures over the winter of all the happenings


1April 30th, 2016 - On Saturday we raced at the Perth Motorplex for the final round of the season. Our 2nd and 4th place finishes earned a 4th place starting spot for the feature. We were able to work our way up to a 3rd place in the main event. (Peter Roebuck Photo)

It was quite a good end to quite a successful season in which we finished 
2nd in the Dirt Late Model Pro Dirt Series 
2nd in the Motorplex Track Championship
3rd in the Bunbury Track Championship

We completed in 15 events and got 7 Podium finishes plus 5 pole position including pole in the National Championship Meeting.

We were really happy to achieve what we have and I am already looking forward to next year. We will be primarily running the new car next year which is exciting. I will keep you all informed over the winter, our first meeting back has been set for the 8th of October. 

I would like to take the time to thank everyone for their support during the year, it has been great seeing so many of you at the track and following along at home.   

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April 23rd, 2016 - On Saturday we raced at the Perth Motorplex for the penultimate round of the Dirt Late Model Pro Dirt Series. (Peter Roebuck Photo)

After finishing 1st and 3rd in our heats, we were slated to start on the pole of the feature after we were rewarded the top qualifier. We were leading the majority of the feature, running on the cushion near the fence. The cushion is a small amount of dirt that develops on the edge of the track. As the night continues the cushion gets higher and higher on the track until eventually it disappears. When we have a cushion you can attack the corner harder because it helps turn the car but as the cushion gets higher on the track you have to travel a greater distance around the track. That is when the tactics develop of running the shorter distance on the curb but at a slower pace or running the longer distance at the top but running faster. 

When we got into lapped traffic the 2nd place car found rubber on the bottom of the track at the same time the cushion at the top was disappearing and with 3 laps to go we were passed for the lead. I tried to cover the move but couldn't get across, we rallied but just needed another lap of two to make attempt for the lead.

It was almost a perfect night as not only did we qualify pole but we set the fastest lap of the night and the fastest lap in the feature by almost 4 tenths of a second. We are now running 2nd in the Pro Dirt Series points and 2nd in the Motorplex Track Championship. We have one more meeting to go this Saturday at the Motorplex, it should be a great night.    


1March 12th, 2016 -
On Saturday Night we raced at the Perth Motorplex in the Topless Shootout. In this event the tops of our race-car are removed, I have included a picture. Not the greatest look, it took away the sleek shape that they have, but it was good to see the Motorplex and the LMRA club trying something different for a night so the fans can see inside the cockpit. (Peter Roebuck Photo)

With eighteen cars signed in for the show, we started the first heat on outside pole and got the jump, but unfortunately an errant slide job from the pole car on the first corner took us out, damaging the front suspension. On the next heat we started 8th and got up to 3rd. Unfortunately the DNF meant we didn't get any points for the first heat which meant we started 14th in the feature, if we had had have finished 1st or 2nd in the heat that we got the DNF, we would have started outside pole, which would have been changed our night completely. 

In the feature we were moving forward and got to 5th place but ran out of laps. It was quite good fun working through the field and nights like that I wish the race was longer. 
It has been an interesting couple of weeks, we have been really fast but just unfortunate in patches. We have slipped back to 4th in the points but we can definitely come back from this as it is only a few points back. We still have 4 meetings left to go so plenty of time to get it done. We now have a week off before we head back to the Motorplex for the Silver Cup on the 26th of March

March 9th, 2016
-Hope you have been well.

This Saturday at 11am on channel 7 mate which is channel 73, the Late Model National Title will be on TV. It runs for an hour so hopefully should have some great coverage of the team and car.

Thank you all for your support.

1March 6th, 2016
- On Sunday night we raced at Bunbury Speedway for the Krikke Boys Shootout. This race is in memory to 2 young guys who died on the way home from Claremont Speedway quite a few years ago.

With sixteen cars signed in, we posted the 4th fastest time in qualifying. After winning both of our heats and recording the fastest lap time for the night, we earned the pole position starting spot for the feature. (Peter Roebuck Photo)

We went into the first corner of the and the outside pole car came across the front of my car, I was on the brakes and heading in the infield but Bunbury has concrete infield that they wet and becomes slippery. Unfortunately my right front touched his left rear and our caster bar broke. 

It was a disappointing end to the night as we were looking really good, but hopefully that is our bad luck over. We have had 2 pole starts in the last 3 races, so we are really fast, just need some luck in the features. This Saturday we are back at the Perth Motorplex for a "topless" race. This is an event that the cars have the roof removed so that it exposes the driver to the crowd. 

Thank you all for your support.

1January 17th, 2016
- On Saturday night we had the final night of the Late Model Australian Championship. It is considered one of the most prestigious race in Australia and the right to wear the number 1 for the year. We were top qualifier after night one out of the forty-nine cars signed in for the event. 

We had one final heat in which we finished 2nd which transferred us into the feature event with the pole position starting spot. We started the race well but slipped back around the 10th lap, we went a bit softer on tires which sent us back to 9th on the longer runs. After the first restart on lap-25 we fired away well and moved up to 5th by the lap-32 restart with the car moving forward well. Unfortunately our right rear tire was going soft and I was hoping that it would hold on but it was not possible with the tire de-laminating eventually forcing us out of the race. (Peter Roebuck Photo)

It was a bit disappointing, not being able to have a crack at the end as we had been so good all weekend but we were really happy with our early results. I would like to thank everyone for the messages, emails and phone calls of support over the weekend and it was great to see the support at the track from Sterlo from GPPD, the PACT Construction crew, who I included a picture of, James from Perth Limestone Specialists, Ray & Dot Makene from Makenes Truck Driver Training and David Boyes from Boyes Equipment Services. This meeting will be broadcast on Channel 7 Mate on the 23rd of January but I will confirm that date closer to the time.

 I have included some pictures from the weekend. They include a pictures from the presentation before the start of the race.

We are now off to Albany next weekend for the WA State title, with another stout field ready to go it should be a great night  
 
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Thank you all for your support.

1January 16th, 2016 - This weekend was the Australian Late Model Championship here in Perth. For night one, we timed in the 8th quickest of out a field of forty-nine cars giving us a front starting spot for the heat which we went on to win. The next heat was reverse grid and we started at the back and we were able to get through and win the next heat. (Peter Roebuck Photo)

This means that we were top points for night one and start on pole for the last heat. If we can get a good result in the next heat we will start pole for the all-important 40 lap A-main to determine the next Late Model Australian Champion.

We had a preliminary feature that didn't count for points, we started on pole and led the first 3/4s of the race before slipping back to 3rd when the low line became faster. Once we were able to get on the low line we started catching back up to the 1st and 2nd, passing for 2nd and running out of laps to try and retake the lead.

Let’s hope we can continue the run and take out the win tonight. I have attached a picture of the car in action and a picture of the podium from the preliminary feature.  

Check out www.jaycardy.com for all the latest news.

Thank you all for your support.


1December 26th, 2015
- Over the weekend we had a meeting at the Perth Motorplex for Boxing Day featuring a round with no points. In a field of twenty-eight cars, we improved eight spots in our first heat recording a 6th place outing and in the second heat we logged a 5th place spot. Starting in 10th for the feature, we were unable to make a move retiring a 10th place finish at the end of the A-Main.

We now have a week off before heading to Bunbury on the 9th of January for the next round of the Pro Dirt Series.

I have included a picture from Oval Express, a national magazine here in Australia. They have a War Paint section that showcases the best looking cars in Australia. Oval Express is mainly a Sprintcar and open wheel magazine so it is great to get exposure in these type of magazines on top of what we normally get.

Check out www.jaycardy.com for all the latest

Thank you all for your support.

1December 21st, 2015
- Over the weekend we raced at the Perth Motorplex for Round 7 of the Pro Dirt Late Model Series

In a field of Twenty-four cars, we landed a 6th and a 1st place finish in our heats locking us in for a 6th place starting spot for the feature. We were able to get up to 4th by the end of first lap and were looking good before trying the high line. We worked the high line for 15 laps and were unable to get it to work and so we tried to get back to the bottom which brought us back to 11th. Once we got on the bottom we moved from 11th to 7th and were the fastest car on the track in the last few laps. A disappointing decision on my behalf, with the result not amazing, I am really excited about the new car, it was fast and very promising going forward. I wish we had the opportunity to race the next night but I am excited for next Saturday to give it another blast. (Peter Roebuck Photo) 

We now have a few days off for Christmas before racing Saturday Night on Boxing Day. Boxing Day is generally the biggest Speedway Meeting here in WA, Late Models, Sprintcars and a Demo Derby, definitely something to check out if you are free post Christmas. Add the National Title on the 16th of January at the Motorplex, it will be a great month of Late Model racing here in WA.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas.   

Thank you all for your support.

1December 17th, 2015 - This Saturday night we are racing at the Perth Motorplex with our new car. I have included some pictures of it. We took it for a blast last night at practice it went great and we are quite excited for the upcoming meetings.

If you would like some passes for this Saturday or Boxing night, just let me know and I will email them through to you. Remember to keep the 16th of January free as that is the National Title here at the Perth Motorplex. I will send more information closer to the date.

Thanks for your support and thanks to Peter Roebuck for the picture.

December 5th, 2015
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1Over the weekend we raced at Kalgoorlie Speedway, 600kms east of Perth. This was round 6 of the Dirt Late Model Pro Dirt Series. The night started off with a pretty heavy rains leading up to the race and the track was almost flooded. The track crew worked for quite a few hours removing the dirt and drying the surface. I have included 2 pictures that show the lake that formed on the infield and the grader being bogged on the main straight.

1After a delayed start we headed out for our heats where we finished 1st and 4th. With our preliminary performances we earned a 3rd starting spot for the feature. After slipping up early and losing one position, were worked our way back into 3rd and starting reeling in the leader on lap 13. We were slowly working our way to the front but we just ran out of laps. It was another solid performance, six races with four podium results and consolidated 2nd place in the championship.

We now have a week off before heading to the Perth Motorplex for round 7. We will hopefully be debuting our new car on the 19th of December. We will hopefully run that car again on Boxing day before running it at the National Title at the Perth Motorplex on the 15th and 16th of January. I will send some pictures of the new car when we shake it down next Wednesday.

1I have included a picture from last weekend, we had a weekend off so I competed in my first triathlon. I was able to pick up win in the male, 20-29 year old age group. It was great to compete and I am going to try and do some more events on my off weekends later in the season. (Peter Roebuck Photos)

Thank you all for your support.

Pact Construction, Fortune Crane Hire, KJ Carpentry. Mizco, Ray Makenes Truck Training Centre, Total Sign Co, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage, Perth Limestone Specialists, Cardy Racing Components, , Deerings Autronics Midland, TL Dozing, Paddington Ale House, The Honda Shop, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Boyes Equipment Services, Champion Oil, Kings Spring, Asteel Powder Coating, Kennards Hire, JMAC Chemicals, Westbend Engineering, Anytime Plumbing and Gas, MSR Mafia, Draime Engines, Beyea Headers, Apollo Bearings

November 21st, 2015 -
1This weekend we raced at Collie, 250kms south east of Perth. In a field of eighteen cars, we finished 6th and 1st in our heats meaning we were equal top points.  (Peter Roebuck Photo)

Unfortunately with the system when the points are equal they look at your finishing position from your first heat which is generally determined by your pill draw and we drew the worst pill. So we got a 6th place starting position for the feature, we moved up to 5th but in an attempt to get to 4th we slipped back to 6th. I then tried a move to get back to 5th and got out of the groove and slipped back to 7th. Not wanting to continue this trend we continued in 7th for the remainder of the race.

We are now have a week off before heading to Kalgoorlie for round 6 of the Pro Dirt Series where hopefully we can bounce back and continue our podium form.  

Thank you all for your support.

Pact Construction, Fortune Crane Hire, KJ Carpentry. Mizco, Ray Makenes Truck Training Centre, Total Sign Co, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage, Perth Limestone Specialists, Cardy Racing Components, , Deerings Autronics Midland, TL Dozing, Paddington Ale House, The Honda Shop, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Boyes Equipment Services, Champion Oil, Kings Spring, Asteel Powder Coating, Kennards Hire, JMAC Chemicals, Westbend Engineering, Anytime Plumbing and Gas, MSR Mafia, Draime Engines, Beyea Headers, Apollo Bearings

October 31st, 2015 -
1On Saturday night we went to Bunbury Speedway, 200kms south of Perth for Round 4 of the Dirt Late Model Pro Dirt Series and Round 1 of the Bunbury Track Championship. The newly shaped and resurfaced track drew a field of 17 cars.

We were quickest in hot laps and recorded a 4th and 5th in our heats earning us a pole position starting spot for the dash. The track was so rough it was tearing rear diffs out of cars and unfortunately while we were leading the dash our left front suspension collapsed and we were out which meant we had a last place starting position for the feature. (Peter Roebuck Photo)

The boys worked hard to get the car back in shape to race with a short time allotted between the dash and the feature but we got there with seconds to spare. We were able to move up through the field as the race went on scoring a 3rd place finish

It was a save, being able to turn around a last place start into a 3rd is something that I am excited about after having such a tough night. With that result we have taken the points lead in the Pro Dirt Series and are running 3rd in Bunbury Track Championship, which we are the defending champs.  

It was great to see ex-racer Tom Bastow down at the track Saturday giving us a hand after the crash.

We now head to Collie this weekend for the next round of the series. 

Thank you all for your support.

Pact Construction, Fortune Crane Hire, KJ Carpentry. Mizco, Ray Makenes Truck Training Centre, Total Sign Co, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage, Perth Limestone Specialists, Cardy Racing Components, , Deerings Autronics Midland, TL Dozing, Paddington Ale House, The Honda Shop, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Boyes Equipment Services, Champion Oil, Kings Spring, Asteel Powder Coating, Kennards Hire, JMAC Chemicals, Westbend Engineering, Anytime Plumbing and Gas, MSR Mafia, Draime Engines, Beyea Headers, Apollo Bearings

October 31st, 2015 -
1On Saturday we raced at the Perth Motorplex for the Magic Man 34. This race honored the late Michael Figliomeni who raced most divisions and passed away nine years ago.

Twenty-three cars were on hand for the event which featured a 34 lap main event. Finishing 6th and 8th in our two heats earned us a 10th place starting spot for the feature event. We rallied early and were able to get to 3rd by lap 9 and 2nd by lap 14. Unfortunately on lap 18 they called the event after surpassing time limit. It was disappointing finish as we were pulling close to the leader and looking to bring home the win.

1So another 2nd place finish, our 2nd in three meetings so it has been a good start to the season. We are still sitting in 2nd place in the Pro Dirt Series after the three meetings. 

We are off to Bunbury next Saturday for Round 4 of the Pro Dirt Series as well as Round 1 of the Bunbury Track Championship. We are the reigning champs of the Bunbury Track Championship and it would be great to win that again so a good start is vital. (Peter Roebuck Photos)

Thank you all for your support.

Pact Construction, Fortune Crane Hire, KJ Carpentry. Mizco, Ray Makenes Truck Training Centre, Total Sign Co, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage, Perth Limestone Specialists, Cardy Racing Components, , Deerings Autronics Midland, TL Dozing, Paddington Ale House, The Honda Shop, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Boyes Equipment Services, Champion Oil, Kings Spring, Asteel Powder Coating, Kennards Hire, JMAC Chemicals, Westbend Engineering, Anytime Plumbing and Gas, MSR Mafia, Draime Engines, Beyea Headers, Apollo Bearings

October 17th, 2015 -
1Over the weekend we had the Perth Motorplex opening round event with twenty-three Late Models signed in. In our two heats we finished with two 3rd place outings, giving us a 5th place starting spot for the feature. We ran 4th for most of the race before a restart with two laps to go. Unfortunately I messed up a bit while challenging for 3rd after the restart and lost two places in the final two laps. After the mistake, we crossed the finish line in 6th place which was a bit disappointing. (Peter Roebuck Photo) 

It was great to see James Wright from Perth Limestone Specialists, Kevin Johns from KJ Carpentry and Jimmy and Mel Fleming from Asteel Powdercoating down at the track, hopefully next time we can get the win.

We are sitting in 2nd place in the Pro Dirt Series, after two meetings. Hopefully we can build on that and chase down 1st. 

We now have two weekends off before heading back to the Motorplex on November 7th for the Magic Man race. 

Thank you all for your support.

Pact Construction, Fortune Crane Hire, KJ Carpentry. Mizco, Ray Makenes Truck Training Centre, Total Sign Co, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage, Perth Limestone Specialists, Cardy Racing Components, , Deerings Autronics Midland, TL Dozing, Paddington Ale House, The Honda Shop, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Boyes Equipment Services, Champion Oil, Kings Spring, Asteel Powder Coating, Kennards Hire, JMAC Chemicals, Westbend Engineering, Anytime Plumbing and Gas, MSR Mafia, Draime Engines, Beyea Headers, Apollo Bearings

October 10th, 2015 -
1The season has started again and we are back at it. Last night we were at Ellenbrook Speedway, 40 kilometers out of Perth Western Australia, with twenty-one cars on hand for the opening night event. 

The first race we finished 2nd and the second race we finished 3rd. Following preliminary results we were slated to start 3rd for the A Dash. Working our way to a 2nd place outing, were were set to start the A-Main from the outside pole position. At the start of the feature we slipped back to 3rd but worked our way back to 2nd and challenged for the lead in lap traffic but we were unable to take the top spot and came home with a solid 2nd place finish.

1It was a great result for the team and a great start to the season. The boys have built a great car and I am so excited for this season. I feel that this season we are on to something special and it is great to have all the support from our new and continuing sponsors.   

I have included some pictures from practice and Ellenbrook. (Peter Roebuck Photos)

Thank you all for your support.

Pact Construction, Fortune Crane Hire, KJ Carpentry. Mizco, Ray Makenes Truck Training Centre, Total Sign Co, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage, Perth Limestone Specialists, Cardy Racing Components, , Deerings Autronics Midland, TL Dozing, Paddington Ale House, The Honda Shop, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Boyes Equipment Services, Champion Oil, Kings Spring, Asteel Powder Coating, Kennards Hire, JMAC Chemicals, Westbend Engineering, Anytime Plumbing and Gas, MSR Mafia, Draime Engines, Beyea Headers, Apollo Bearings

June 28th, 2015
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Hey all

Hope you have been well. 

1We have finished our new chassis for this season, it came off the jig yesterday and is ready to be sand blasted and powder coated during the week. I have included a picture of it ready to go to the blaster.  We have decided to paint the chassis black which will be a change for our chassis'. We have sold our red car to a young up and coming Late Model driver which is going to be great.

We also were featured in page 2 and 3 of a National Speedway Magazine, the picture was taken in Round 1 at Ellenbrook where the track was developing holes that were upsetting the cars, as you can see. I am sorry to the sponsors that logos can't be viewed from the picture, we will start putting the logos under the car as well so we can get you the exposure.

Thanks for all your support

1Pact Construction, Fortune Crane Hire, Mizco, Ray Makenes Truck Training Centre, Total Sign Co, Glenmore Park Plumbing and Drainage, Cardy Racing Components, Cockburn Mortgage Solutions, Perth Limestone Specialists, Deerings Autronics Midland, TL Dozing, Paddington Ale House, The Honda Shop, Keyser Manufacturing, Integra Shocks, Boyes Equipment Services, Champion Oil, Kings Spring, Kennards Hire, JMAC Chemicals, BBT Steel, Westbend Engineering, Anytime Plumbing and Gas, MSR Mafia, Draime Engines, Beyea Headers, Apollo Bearings, Super Charge Batteries Thanks to Brad Steele for the Photo


1March 28th, 2015 - On the weekend we ran the penultimate round at the Perth Motorplex. Unfortunately on the first lap of the first heat the leader spun and we got collected as you can see on the picture sequence that I linked with this email. It meant that we got a DNF in the first heat but we were able to bounce back and get a 2nd in the next heat. We started 13th in the feature and worked our way up to 8th but starting so far back it was tough to continue moving forward as the field spread out. We have kept our 3rd place standings in both the Motorplex Track Championship and the Pro Dirt Series so hopefully we can secure these results at the last round at the Motorplex on the 18th of April.

1March 21st, 2015 - On the weekend we headed to Bunbury Speedway, 2 hours south of Perth. 22 Cars were there for the final round of the inaugural Track Championship. We got a 4th and 2nd in the heats meaning we qualified 5th for the dash. In the dash to determine the feature starting position we got up to 3rd before breaking an axle in the rear end.  We were able to replace it to get back out for the final but unfortunately it looks like more damage was done and we were only able to complete a lap before having to pull off. It was not the way I wanted to end the night but we were able to collect enough points to win the Cleanaway Bunbury Track Championship. They will be doing the presentation later in the season so I will have pictures of the trophy later in the year.

We are back at the Motorplex this weekend for the penultimate round of both the Pro Dirt Series and the Motorplex Track Championship which I am running 3rd in both.

1February 21st, 2015 - On the weekend, we raced at Collie Speedway, 2 hours South of Perth. 23 cars were on hand for the title, we got a 5th and a 2nd in the heats which got us a 4th place starting spot for the feature. Unfortunately we were unable to move forward with the first 4 starters finishing in the same order they started. 

We now have a few weeks off before heading to Bunbury for the last time this year where we can hopefully wrap up the Bunbury Track Championship.

1February 5th, 2015 -,We have been away racing the final two rounds of the US Tour at Albany and Manjimup, 4 hours south of Perth.

The first night in Albany we finished 7th and 4th which meant that we started 11th in the feature. We moved our way through the field running 8th and passing for 7th before we got a flat R/R tyre, our first DNF of the US tour. 

On the second night we decided to run the Red car. We finished 3rd and 7th in the heats giving us an 8th place starting spot. We moved up to 4th place before being passed by US driver Jeep Van Wormer and finishing 5th. This meant we tied for 8th in the Us Invasion Tour Series Points out of 34 competitors.

We now have almost a month off before heading to Collie for the WA State Title. Hopefully we can go one better than the 2nd that we got last year.

January 18th, 2015 - We have just passed the mid-point of the season, with the 2 US Tour meetings signaling the start of the second half of the season.

Eight race meetings have been held across four tracks in our state, with a total of forty six competitors hitting the track at least once so far this season. This has meant an average of twenty three cars at each meeting.

We have had one feature race win at Bunbury on the 27th of December, one of only four drivers to have a feature win this season. We are leading the amount of podium finishes with four podium finishes out of 8 races. We are 2nd in feature laps led, with nine drivers leading laps in a feature race at some stage this year. 

In the Championship situations, we are 3rd in the Pro Dirt Series, 3rd in The Motorplex Track Championship and 1st in the Bunbury Track Championship. So hopefully we can pick up a few spots in the first two and take out the Bunbury Title.

We now have 8 meetings left for the year, hopefully we can continue in the same vein and finish off what has been a successful season.

1January 17th, 2015 - Over the weekend we had the first 2 rounds of the US Tour. The US tour is where 4 professional American Dirt Late Model Drivers come over and to compete against us in a four race series.

Friday night we raced at Collie, two hours south of Perth. 31 cars were on hand for the meeting with only 20 able to start the feature. In the heats we got a 3rd and 6th, giving us a 14th place starting spot for the feature. The track was really narrow and passing was really difficult, it was freight train around the curb. We were able to get up to 11th which was good we were able to make some spots but we set the 4th quickest lap time in the feature so the car was super-fast, we just need some luck in the heats to start higher in the feature. 

The next night we headed to Bunbury, a 45 minute drive away, 28 cars made the trip with 24 cars able to start the feature. We got 6th and 4th in the heats which gave us a 13th place starting spot. We had a great car for the feature that was able to move up to 7th, challenging in a tight pack for 4th at the end of the race. It also extended our lead on top of the Bunbury Track Championship with 1 round to go.

1December 27th, 2014 - I hope that you all had a great Christmas, I know we did. We raced 2 meetings after Christmas on the 26th and 27th, the 26th we raced at the Motorplex and on the 27th we raced at Bunbury Speedway, 2 hours south of Perth. 

On Boxing Day we got a 3rd in the first race and 4th in the second race. This gave us a 3rd place starting spot for the feature, we raced to the lead and then led for a majority of the race before losing brakes with 6 laps to go, we slipped back to 3rd as we were unable to attack the corners as hard. It was disappointing as something knocked the line and was just unfortunate as we had a very fast car.

The next night we headed to Bunbury Speedway, 2 hours south of Perth, for round 2 of the Bunbury Track Championship. We took the red car so that it made the turn around between nights a bit easier. We ran 5th in the first heat, 1st in the second heat and finished 2nd in the dash. This got us an outside pole start in the feature and by lap 2 we were in the lead. We were never seriously challenged and were able to lead all the way from there to take the win. It is great to get our first win for the season. 

We now have a bit of time off before the US Tour starts at Collie on the 16th of Jan with 4 nights of racing over 9 days with 4 US drivers.

1December 6th, 2014 - We raced at the Motorplex in Perth over the weekend with 26 cars on hand for the event. We finished 4th and 3rd in the heats giving us a 5th place starting spot for the feature. We worked our way up to 3rd and challenged for 2nd but unable to pull it off, so we ended the feature 3rd. This was our 2nd podium out of our last 3 meetings so we are looking good at the moment.

This weekend also was an opportunity for the rerun of the feature that was cancelled a few weeks ago due to the power outage. We had previously qualified 13th so we had some work to do but worked our way forward getting up to 3rd at one stage. The top 7 cars were separated by a bit more than a second and we were in the hunt for a win but unfortunately the Chief Steward deemed that I overlapped on the restart and I was sent to the rear with 2 laps to go. We were able to pass some of the back markers in the last few laps and get up to 9th so that we could get a few points.

We now have a few weeks off before Christmas before getting back into on Boxing night at the Motorplex and the following night in Bunbury so hopefully we will keep our good run going.

I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope Santa brings you everything that you want.

November 22nd, 2014 - Jay Cardy was back in action over the weekend as the team made the long haul to Kalgoorlie International Speedway (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia).

Nineteen cars made the trip, and the first round of heat races saw Cardy advancing from his eighth starting position to finish sixth. The next race found him starting on the pole before slipping to a fourth place finish, earning Jay the twelfth starting spot for the feature. Despite passing being difficult in the main event, Cardy managed to race his way to a solid sixth place finish.

The team will once again have a weekend away from the track before returning to Perth Motorplex on December 6th.

Jay and the team would also like to welcome Fortune Crane and Equipment Hire on board as a new supporter for the 2014-2015 season. A special thanks to Dave for his support of the team!

1November 8th, 2014 - The team traveled to Quit Bunbury Speedway (Bunbury, Western Australia) for Round #1 of the newly formed Southern Thunder Series.

With twenty-two entries on hand for the event, Cardy started his outing with a seventh to third run in the first round of heat races. He later won his second heat race, which locked him into the second starting spot for the dash. Despite a tangle with another competitor, Jay managed a third place finish to earn the third starting spot for the feature. Cardy battled at the front of the pack for much of the event before settling to a third place finish in the final rundown.

Last week's event at Perth Motorplex was rescheduled for December 6th after power issues across the city of Kwinana Beach, Western Australia. Twenty-nine cars were registered for the event, and Cardy qualified eleventh overall before the balance of the program was postponed.

1October 21st, 2014 - Round #2 of the Hoosier Pro Dirt Series was contested as a rare Tuesday night program after Saturday's events were washed away by rain.

Twenty of the twenty-eight original entries returned for the make-up event, and Jay started his outing with a fourth place finish in the first heat. In the second heat he advanced from his fifth starting spot to finish fourth. As a result he would start eighth on the grid for the feature. Unfortunately, a tangle with a slower car while battling for position left Cardy with right front damage to his #52 entry. The forced him to retire from the remainder of the race, resulting in the team's first DNF of the season.

Complete results from the event are available at www.Motorplex.com.au

1October 11th, 2014 - Jay Cardy opened his 2014-2015 season on Saturday night at Ellenbrook Speedway (Ellenbrook, Western Australia) with Round #1 of the Hoosier Pro Dirt Series.

Twenty-seven competitors entered the event, and Jay drew the pole position for the first heat race before racing to a third place finish. In the second heat he advanced from eighth to finish fourth, which positioned him starting eighth in the dash. He went on to finish sixth in the dash to lock into the sixth starting spot for the feature event. Cardy ran as high as third in the main event before settling to a fifth place finish behind race winner, Warren Oldfield, Brad Blake, Craig Vosbergen and Jason Oldfield.

Full results from the event are available at www.EllenbrookSpeedway.com.au

The new would like to welcome Perth Limestone Specialists and Deerings Autronics in Midland as supporters for the 2014-2015 season!

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