After a 4 month break the time has come for our drivers and fans to blow the dust off their gear and get ready for an action packed season of Lightning Sprint racing.
The QLSRA is excited to announce the confirmation of this season’s naming rights sponsor Stockman’s Civil and Plant.
The Stockman’s Civil and Plant QLSRA Club Championship will be fought out over 15 Rounds spread between Archerfield, Toowoomba, Kingaroy and Maryborough Speedway. The club is excited to make a return to the Fraser Coast track after a few years’ absence.
The final date on the club calendar is The Queensland Lightning Sprit Title that will be hosted at Hi-Tech Oils Toowoomba Speedway on the 18th of January 2020.
With 16 shows in our calendar across 4 tracks the club is undertaking one of its largest and most exciting seasons in many years.
Complementing our growing calendar is a steady increase in both cars and members for the 2019/2020 season. The Jukes stable is expanding with Wayne Jukes joining his brother Scott Jukes debuting a new car this season as he aims to follow in his brothers footsteps. Wayne will no doubt be in the hunt for the Rookie of the season spoils. While Scott will make a solid tilt at both the A grade and Club Championships.
After an enthralling Rookie battle last season we again have a number of contenders. Along with Wayne Jukes we have Jayden Mathers who makes a return to speedway after some time away. Another entrant to this battle will be Adam Norton who is a long time crew member of club veteran and current Club Champion Keith Blatch. With Blatchy in his corner Adam will no doubt fancy his chances at taking home the Rookie or the year spoils.
As we move through the field of drivers we have a number of B Graders looking to make their mark as they work towards winning the covenant title of B Grade Champion. James Elliot is one such man. This season James will be debuting a newly built Henchcraft as he looks to build his experience in the season ahead.
This season will also see Keith Blatch working hard to defend his current title of Club Champion. This seasons field will bring many tough competitors his way. We are fortunate enough to enjoy multiple Australian Champions in our field such as Sean Iacono who will again be a force to reckoned with. Kurt Wilson will be working to build out a consistent season as he chases the Blue Ribbon Spoils on offer. Dave Fanning will look to make several appearances over the season in his partnership with Donny Robertson.
Meeting our front runners in the chase for club spoils will be Tyler Stralow who will continue to build on his experience as he enters his second full time season of lightning sprint racing.
Last season’s recipient of the wings award David Van Vegchel will also be looking to change his fortunes this season. His growing speed and swag of feature wins make him a dark horse in any race.
Darren Baldwin will look to continue to build and grow his open wheel experience, like other drivers in our class Darren pulls double duty also running in modified production. Darren is in his second full time season in the division, he will be one to watch as his experience grows.
After taking down multiple feature wins last season we will also see Jayden Iacono making his return to the seat this season. Supporting Jayden will be his father Wayne Iacono who is always a front runner on his day. Being a previous QLD Champion Wayne is capable of taking victory lane on his night.
Pulling double duty across two divisions the ever growing experience base of Jim Henchcraft Kennedy will see him well placed as a contender on any given night. Jim unfortunately did not have Lady Luck in his corner last season getting tangled in several incidents seeing him spend more time on the sidelines than we would have hoped. Jim will be looking to build out a stronger season this year and will no doubt be hoping for a change in his fortunes.
As we prepare on the eve of our first meeting we will also see Jason George squaring up for another season of racing. A passionate member of the club, Jason will look to be a consistent contender each night he runs.
Finally we have Jason Rae our current and defending QLD and NSW Champion. Along with taking out the 2 state titles Jason was also a serious contender in last season’s club championship. Jason will be looking to not only defend his state titles he will also be looking to take out his first every QLSRA Club Championship.
The club would also like to thank and acknowledge both Jason and John McDonald as co-owners of Stockman’s Civil and Pant we appreciate their support of Lightning Sprint Racing in QLD as they come on board as this seasons naming rights sponsor.
Stockmans Civil and Plant comes from humble beginnings starting in 2014 with a single water truck, today they boast a suite of 10 different pieces of equipment. They compete general earthworks, as well as wet and dry hire. They also have a specialisation in road and estate works. The QLSRA is proud to have them on board as lead sponsor for the 2019/2020 racing season.
In what is promising to be one of the most action packed seasons in many years we would encourage all the fans, supporters and sponsors of the QLSRA to get behind the drivers and events in the year ahead.
We will have the Patrick Moroney Memorial running in November at Maryborough. The Silver Cup at Easter 2020 and the Queensland Title in January 2020. There are multiple
Opportunities available for sponsorship and support of the club in the season ahead.