WORMALL CIVIL SPRINTCARS
OVER the years there has been a lot of on-track rivalry between Jason Kendrick and Ryan Farrell and that was renewed with the latter’s return to racing this season after a two-year hiatus.
It was obvious from the very first night that it was going to be a no-holds barred contest between the two throttle stompers, particularly after they came together on the last corner of the last lap of the feature when fighting for the lead.
History will show that Kendrick didn’t finish the race with Farrell taking the win from the very fast-finishing Jamie Maiolo.
Kendrick and Farrell went head to head on many occasions during the season and at the end of the Wormall Civil Sprintcar track championship it was Kendrick who won the points battle on 1217, just ahead of Farrell’s 1209.
Maiolo put in a credible season for third on 1186 points from Shaun Bradford’s 1174 and David Priolo’s 1161.
It was a good season for Kendrick who also won his second WA Sprintcar championship at the Motorplex.
An impressive 57 drivers contested at least one round of the 13-round Wormall Civil Sprintcar Track Championship Series.
THE POOL SHOP GROUP SPEEDCARS
Alfonso Guadagnino is the Pool Shop Speedcar Group track champion after claiming 2411 points from the nine rounds.
Consistency over the season proved to be the winner for Alfie but the gapped closed at the business end of the season.
His 74-point lead was reduced to just 14 points heading into the final round but the ultimate gap was just six points after former track champion Scott Glazebrook topped the points in the Gold Cup Grand Final showdown to finish on 2405.
Quiet achiever Phil Tremeer was third, albeit a far way back on 2107 points.
There were plenty of highlights in the wild and wingless brigade in the season, including the break-through win by teenager Kaiden Manders in the prestigious Magic Man 34 in November against a star-studded and world-class field.
Fans were also treated to some sensational driving by Dayne Kingshott, particularly after he returned from another successful national season, winning back-to-back Speedcar Pro Series championships.
In total 39 drivers contested track championship rounds, including 11 interstate or overseas drivers.
AJ COCHRANE & SONS MASTER PAINTERS FORMULA 500s
A FEW seasons ago Tom Hooper was a little more than a speedway fan but that all changed when he took the plunge and entered the AJ Cochrane and Sons Formula 500s competition – one of the dominant domestic competitions in the country.
After showing some promising signs in the previous season the lanky racer from Merredin put it altogether to win this season’s track championship.
The points battle went down to the wire in what proved to be a battle of the boys from the Wheatbelt with Hooper finishing on 2853, just ahead of Troy Johnson from Kellerberrin on 2824 points.
In fact the country boys blitzed the top five with Luke Nardini from Narrogin third on 2788 and brother Jamie fifth on 2724.
Chris Dymock, from Bertram, was fourth in the Nardini sandwich on 2731 points.
Not only did Hooper win the track championship but he also won the WA Championship that was contested in Bunbury.
MARC Giancola, one of the most versatile speedway sedan drivers in the country, added to his impressive list of accolades by winning the Late Model track championship.
He was consistent over the six rounds for 1746 points, edging out the hard-charging Warren Oldfield on 1713, former track champion Jay Cardy 1677, international car racer Paul Stuber 1605 and Ryan Halliday on 1590.
Oldfield claimed the maximum points in two rounds but just as telling was a DNF in one of the rounds.
Cardy also finished off strongly after claiming a DNF in the season opener.
In total 35 drivers contested the championship.
SOUTHSIDE ENGINE CENTRE SUPER SEDANS
THE Southside Engine Centre Super Sedans might have had a limited Motorplex season but they certainly put on some great racing when they were on the track.
In the end wily veteran Gary Higgs won the track championship with 870 points from Wayne Brown’s 805, Kyle Larson’s 803, Dustin Higgs’ 786 and Darren Larson’s 756.
Higgs senior started the season off well with two seconds in the first round and backed this up with a perfect points round the next time around.
He rounded out the season with a third and a win being the highlights.
ELLEMENT PRODUCE JUNIOR SEDANS
IT is always good to see the superstars of Speedway’s future on the track, learning their trade in the Ellement Produce Junior Sedans.
At the completion of five rounds honours went to Travis Armstrong on 1975 from Josh Fraser on 1925, Mitchell Bosveld 1906, Cameron Alfirevich 1875 and Isaac Arnold 1870.
Young Travis won five races throughout the summer along with seven runner-ups and six third place finishes to defeat Fraser who will lament not finishing round four despite being victorious in ten races.
CARBUSTERS DEMOLITION DERBIES
Over the years the Carbusters Demolition Derby crews have put on some fantastic shows and this season was no exception.
Ben Eastwell won the first of the four rounds in the only night he contested with other round winners being Damon Trouchet, Ryan Fanderlinden and Craig Trouchet.
But at the end of the day Brendan McKeagg was the high point scorer in the series on 388 points from Adam Fanderlinden’s 288.
McKeagg poled points in all four WA Demo Derby Championship rounds to earn the right to wear the coveted number 1 plate for next season.
Defending WA Demo Derby Champion Damon Trouchet was third on 199 thanks to his win and a second from just two rounds.