Results :: Gillman Speedway Meeting Number 8, Saturday 9 February 2019

Eagle Fuels Gillman 500cc Solo Championship

Heat points: 9-Robert Medson 12 (3-3-3-3), 82-Dakota Ballantyne 10 (2-3-2-3), 19-Brayden McGuinness 7 (3-1-1-2), 51-Fraser Bowes 7 (1-2-3-1), 11-Connor Bailey (Vic) 6 (2-2-0-2), 10-Declan Knowles (Vic) 4 (0-1-2-1), 88-Blake Ridley 2 (1-0-1-0), 39-Steve Graetz did not ride

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 1        Ht 1        Medson (R), Ballantyne (B), Bowes (W), Knowles (Y), 57.019

Ev 2        Ht 2        McGuinness (Y), Bailey (R), Ridley (W), Graetz (B-dnr), 56.966

Ev 7        Ht 3        Ballantyne (W), Bowes (B), McGuinness (R), Graetz (Y-dnr), 56.755

Ev 8        Ht 4        Medson (Y), Bailey (W), Knowles (B), Ridley (R), 56.749

Ev 15      Ht 5        Bowes (Y), Knowles, Ridley (B), Graetz (W-dnr), 59.224

Ev 16      Ht 6        Medson (B), Ballantyne (R), McGuinness (W), Bailey (Y), 56.923

Ev 23      Ht 7        Ballantyne (Y), Bailey (B), Knowles (W), Graetz (R-dnr), 57.019

Ev 24      Ht 8        Medson (W), McGuinness (B), Bowes (R), Ridley (Y), 57.956

Ev 31      SF          Bailey (Y), Knowles (B), Bowes (W), Ridley (R), 59.750

Ev 35      Final       Ballantyne (Y), McGuinness (W), Medson (B), Bailey (R), 57.576

Eagle Fuels Gillman Sidecar Championship

Heat points: 12-Brian Silvy/Cameron White 11 (3-3-2-3), 77-Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe 11 (3-3-3-2), 89-Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning 11 (3-2-3-3), 21-Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy 9 (2-3-3-1), 111-Ricky Adams/Alice Cox 7 (1-2-2-2), 22-Steve Fowler/Scott Kauschke 6 (2-1-Xi-3), 88-Matthew Crundwell/Cam Nichols (Vic) 6 (1-2-2-1), 83-Paul Donnelly/Jake Roberts (Vic) 5 (2-T-1-2) 970-Dean Hobbs/Glen Zaworski 2 (1-Xb-1-R), 11-Thomas Adams/Matty Barkla, 19-Brad Ferguson/Dale Cox (Vic), 57-Chris Bichard/Michael Bell did not ride.

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 4        Ht 1        T. Bichard (Y), Fowler (R), R. Adams (B), 62.766

Ev 5        Ht 2        B. Silvy (W), A. Silvy (R), D. Hobbs (Y), 62.701

Ev 6        Ht 3        Fleet (Y), Donnelly (W), Crundwell (B), 62.402

Ev 11      Ht 4        B. Silvy (R), Fleet (W), Fowler (B), 62.074

Ev 12      Ht 5        A. Silvy (B), R. Adams (Y), Donnelly (R-tapes), 64.059

Ev 13      Ht 6        T. Bichard (R), Crundwell (W), D. Hobbs (B-exc, barging), 63.854

Ev 19      Ht 7        Fleet (B), R. Adams (R), D. Hobbs (W), 63.084

Ev 20      Ht 8        T. Bichard (W), B. Silvy (Y), Donnelly (B), 63.611

Ev 21      Ht 9        A. Silvy (W), Crundwell (R), Fowler (Y-exc, infield), 63.758

Ev 27      Ht 10      Fowler (W), Donnelly (Y), D. Hobbs (R-ret), 65.474

Ev 28      Ht 11      Fleet (R), T. Bichard (B), A. Silvy (Y), 62.520

Ev 29      Ht 12      B. Silvy (B), R. Adams (W), Crundwell (Y), 63.262

Ev 32      SF          A. Silvy (R), R. Adams (B), Crundwell (Y), Fowler (W-tapes), 64.621

Ev 36      Final       T. Bichard (W), B. Silvy (B), Fleet (R-exc, infield), A. Silvy (Y-exc, infield), 63.857

Under 16 250cc Solo Match Races

Points: 14-Liam May 10 (3-2-2-3), 163 Ben Ernst (Germany) 10 (2-3-3-2)

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 3        Ht 1        May (W), Ernst (R), 59.875

Ev 9        Ht 2        Ernst (Y), May (B), 60.269

Ev 17      Ht 3        Ernst (W), May (R), 60.766

Ev 25      Ht 4        May (Y), Ernst (B), 61.402

Dirt Track Solo Races

Points: 44-Doug Hayden 12 (3-3-3-3), 42-Jake Roberts 7 (1-2-2-2), 20-Brad Lawler 5 (2-1-1-1), 38-James Hayden 0, 67-Daniel Mitchell 0, 36-Paul Neighbour 0, 371-Chris Pascoe did not ride

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 10      Ht 1        D. Hayden, Lawler, Roberts, J. Hayden, D. Mitchell, Neighbour, Pascoe (dnr), 66.96

Ev 18      Ht 2        D. Hayden, Roberts, Lawler, D. Mitchell, J. Hayden, Neighbour, Pascoe (dnr), 67.455

Ev 26      Ht 3        D. Hayden, Roberts, Lawler, J. Hayden, Neighbour, D. Mitchell, Pascoe (dnr), 77.710

Ev 33      Ht 4        D. Hayden, Roberts, Lawler, J. Hayden, Neighbour, D. Mitchell (ns), Pascoe (dnr), 66.481

Classic Sidecar Demonstrations – to be confirmed

Points: 33-Chris Wakefield/Dale Cox (Vic) 3-3-1, M7-John Bennett/Jamie Knudsen R-X-3, 7-Sean Chapman/Matthew Ambrose 4 (2-2-X-0), 82-Wayne Lethbridge/Grantley Simounds 4 (R-1-2-1)

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 14     Ht 1       Wakefield (Y), Chapman (W), Lethbridge (B-ret), Bennett (R-ret), .751

Ev 22     Ht 2       Wakefield (R), Chapman (B), Lethbridge (W), Bennett (Y-exc), 68.729

Ev 30     Ht 3       Bennett (W), Lethbridge (R), Wakefield (B), Chapman (Y-exc, passenger fell), no time

Ev 34     Ht 4       to be confirmed, 72.566

Under 16 125cc Junior Solos (on the infield junior track)

Scratch race points: 47-Nicholas Possingham 9 (3-3-3), 524-Harry Sadler 5 (1-2-2), 131-Ashley Jansen-Batchelor 4 (2-1-1), 33-Jake Fleet 0 (Xo-0-0),

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 6a     Ht 1       Possingham (B), Jansen-Batchelor (W), Sadler (R+10m), Fleet (Y-exc, off track)

Ev 14a   Ht 2       Possingham (W), Sadler (Y), Jansen-Batchelor (B), Fleet (R)

Ev 22a   Ht 3       Possingham (R), Sadler (W), Jansen-Batchelor (Y), Fleet (B)

Handicap race points: 524-Harry Sadler 6 (1-2-3), 131-Ashley Jansen-Batchelor 6 (2-3-1), 33-Jake Fleet 3 (3-Xo-Xo), 47-Nicholas Possingham 2 (0-Xo-2)

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 6b     Ht 1       Fleet (Y-gate), Jansen-Batchelor (W-30), Sadler (R-50), Possingham (B-60)

Ev 14b   Ht 2       Jansen-Batchelor (B-30), Sadler (Y-50), Fleet (R-10-exc, off track), Possingham (W-60, exc, off track)

Ev 22b   Ht 3       Sadler (W-50), Possingham (R-60), Jansen-Batchelor (Y-40), Fleet (B-10, exc, off track)

Pee Wee Demonstration rides by 1-Emma Seaton, 03-Blake Schlein, 4-Riley Stout, 5-Jack Silvy, 10-Darcy Bennett, 13-Jackson McPherson, 15-Ayla Severe, 37-William Nicol

Referee: Gavin Willson. Clerk of Course: Phil Turnbull.

 

Dakota Ballantyne and Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe the new Gillman track champions

Dakota Ballantyne won his second Gillman Solo Championship with relative ease last night after Robert Medson had earlier been unbeaten in the heats, including two wins over Ballantyne.

Medson (12 points), Ballantyne (10), and Brayden McGuinness (7) were the direct qualifiers for the final, with McGuinness needing a touch of luck as he won a coin toss with Fraser Bowes after they could not be separated by a countback for the third spot.

That relegated Bowes to the last chance semi-final against Connor Bailey (6), Declan Knowles (4) and Blake Ridley (2), and this was without doubt the Solo race of the night.

Bowes was the early leader from Knowles and Bailey but Bailey passed Knowles towards the end of the first lap, and Bowes on the second lap to take the lead and from that point they were wheel-to-wheel with Bailey winning by just 9 hundredths of a second from Knowles and Bowes, Knowles pinching second from Bowes on the line by a mere 2 thousandths of a second!

The Final wasn’t as close as Ballantyne scooted away to win easily and join Kevin Doolan, Sam Martin, Shane Parker and Robert Branford as a two-time winner. No rider has won more than twice.

For most of the race Medson looked like taking his third consecutive second place in the championship but a bike problem on the last lap saw him pushed back to third place by McGuinness, with Bailey finishing fourth.

Dakota Ballantyne leading Robert Medson during the Solo final. Photo by Judy Mackay.

The Eagle Fuels Gillman Sidecar Championship was won by Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe after a hard fought and entertaining night’s racing, but they had a little luck on the way with Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning throwing away what looked a certain win.

Bichard/Pascoe, Fleet/Canning and Brian Silvy/Cameron White were the direct qualfiers for the final, all with 11 points, and there was no obvious favourite as Silvy had beaten Fleet in heat four; Bichard then beat Silvy in heat 8, and Fleet beat Bichard in heat 11.

They were joined in the final be Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy who comfortably won the semi-final from Ricky Adams/Alice Cox and Matt Crundwell/Cam Nichols. Although they were no threat to Silvy in the semi-final, Adams/Cox showed vastly improved form during the meeting and led all three of the top scorers – Bichard, Fleet and Brian Silvy – at times during the heats.

The early leaders in the final were Fleet and Bichard who were side by side down the back straight. Fleet then took Bichard high through turns three and four to take the lead and he increased his lead each lap and looked certain to win until he spun infield in turn two on the last lap. At the time Brian Silvy was pressing Bichard for second place which suddenly became first place and Silvy tried his best for an inside pass through turns three and four and on the run to the finish but Bichard kept his cool, and his line, to win by just 18 hundredths of a second.

Brian Silvy/Cameron White (blue) and Tim Bicahrd/Adam Pascoe raced towards the finish in the Sidecar final. Photo by Judy Mackay.

In the supporting Under 16 250cc Solo match races between local rider Liam May, who was having his final rides before moving into senior competition, and the current World champion, Ben Ernst, from Germany, the honours were shared with two wins apiece. Basically the rider starting on the outside in each race won the start and the race.

Doug Hayden swept the card in the Dirt Track Solo events, while Brad Lawler and Jake Roberts had the best dices of the night for second place with Lawler finishing ahead in the first heat, but Roberts getting the better of him in the other three.

The four classic sidecars – Sean Chapman/Matthew Ambrose, John Bennett/Jamie Knudsen, Chris Wakefield/Dale Cox and Wayne Lethbridge/Grantley Simounds – put on a good show and were wheel to wheel most of the time during their four demonstration events.

Top photo: The championship winners, left to right, Adam Pascoe, Dakota Ballantyne, Tim Bichard. Photo by Judy Mackay.

Gillman Championship winners

Eagle Fuels Gillman Solo Championship won by Dakota Ballantyne. Placegetters Brayden McGuinness, Robert Medson, Connor Bailey.

Sidecar Champions Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe. Brian Silvy/Cameron White second. Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy and Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning excluded for going infield).

More to follow.

Multiple chances in Eagle Fuels Gillman Speedway track championships

The feature events at this week’s Gillman Speedway meeting (Saturday, 9 February) are the Eagle Fuels Gillman Speedway Championships for Solos and Sidecars, and the chance to grab some glory, and the accompanying silverware, is wide open with no obvious favourite in either class

In the Solo class Dakota Ballantyne, Brayden McGuinness and Robert Medson have had a fierce rivalry for the past two seasons for the status of being the leading rider, but no one has been able to stamp their dominance. The results between the three have changed from race-to-race, let alone meeting-to-meeting. In recent weeks Ballantyne has had a very minor edge, beating Medson four races to two on 12 January and recording the same result against McGuinness at the last meeting, but Medson won the final at Renmark last Saturday night, and McGuinness won the first feature event of the season, the Jack Young Cup, earlier in the season.

All three will be determined to take out the track championship, but as well as the opposition from each other they will also have Victorian-based riders Declan Knowles and Connor Bailey to contend with. Knowles finished third in last season’s championship, splitting Medson and McGuinness, while 16-year-old Bailey, in his first season of senior competition, has shown in previous appearances this season that he is more than capable of taking the title from the South Aussie riders.

If the Solo championship is hard to pick a winner, the Sidecar championship is even tougher, where at least half the field could win the title, or conversely not even make the final, depending on who is on song, such is the evenness of the line-up.

Like the Solos, Tim Bichard, Aaron Silvy and Dean Hobbs have had many battles trying to establish a dominance, but in recent times they have been joined by Nathan Fleet, who finished second in last season’s championship, and Brian Silvy who is this season’s most improved rider, while Tom Adams, Paul Donnelly and Steve Fowler have all beaten these riders at various times so can’t be discounted. As well as wanting the glory of winning the track championship a good performance in this meeting could also make all the difference in claiming a place in the line-up for the upcoming state championship.

In the support events, spectators will get a rare opportunity to see a world champion in action when local rider Liam May takes on the current under 16 250cc champion, Ben Ernst, from Germany.

There will also be support events for Classic Sidecars, Dirt Track Solos and 125cc junior Solos, with the Pee Wees doing pre-meeting demonstration events on the junior track at 6.30pm.

Top photo: Brayden McGuinness (white) and Robert Medson (red) in the final of the Jack Young Cup earlier this season. McGuinness finished first and Medson second, but neither rider has won a Gillman track championship. Their main rival, Dakota Ballantyne, is the only previous winner in Saturday night’s event. Photo by Judy Mackay.

Below: Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning (red), Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe (blue), Dean Hobbs/Glen Zaworski (white). Fleet finished second, and Hobbs third, in last season’s Eagle Fuels Gillman Sidecar Championship. Photo by Derick Thomas.

Everything You Need To Know:

Meeting Date: Saturday, 9 February 2019.

Venue: Gillman Speedway Stadium, 65 Wilkins Road, Gillman – near the Port Adelaide area.

Gates open: Gates open at 5pm. Free spectator access to the pits until approximately 6.30pm.

Racing starts: 7.30pm.

Riders:

Gillman Sidecar Championship: 11-Tom Adams/Matty Barkla, 12-Brian Silvy/Cameron White, 19-Brad Ferguson/Dale Cox (Vic-OUT), 21-Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy, 22-Steve Fowler/Scott Kauschke, 57-Chris Bichard/Michael Bell, 77-Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe, 83-Paul Donnelly/Jake Roberts (Vic), 88-Matt Crundwell/Cam Nichols (Vic), 89-Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning, 111-Ricky Adams/Alice Cox, 970-Dean Hobbs/Glen Zaworski

Gillman Solo Championship: 9-Robert Medson, 10-Declan Knowles (Vic), 11-Connor Bailey (Vic), 19-Brayden McGuinness, 39-Steve Graetz, 51-Fraser Bowes, 82-Dakota Ballantyne, 88-Blake Ridley

Junior (Under 16) 250cc Solo Match Races: 14-Liam May (SA) v 163-Ben Ernst (Germany)

Classic Sidecars: 7-Sean Chapman/Matthew Ambrose, M7-John Bennett/Jamies Knudsen, 33-Chris Wakefield/Dale Cox (Vic), 82-Wayne Lethbridge/Grantley Simounds

Dirt Track Solos: 20-Brad Lawier, 36-Paul Neighbour, 38-James Hayden, 43-Jake Roberts (Vic), 44-Doug Hayden, 67-Daniel Mitchell, 371-Chris Pascoe

Junior (Under 16) 125cc Solos on the infield track: 33-Jake Fleet, 47-Nicholas Possingham, 131-Ashley Jansen-Batchelor, 524-Harry Sadler

Pee Wees (6.30pm-7pm): 1-Emma Seaton, 03-Blake Schlein, 4-Riley Stout, 5-Jack Silvy, 10-Darcy Bennett, 13-Jackson McPherson, 15-Ayla Severe, 37-William Nicol

Admission: Adults $25, Age Pension & Student Concession $20, Children aged 12-15 $5, Under 12 free, Family $55, Programme $5. Parking free. Grandstand free.

Concession is limited to holders of the Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card and Student Concession card holders only. Eftpos is only available at the eastern gate. Cash only at the western (main) gate.

Seating: Grandstand seating for 216 people. Large grassed viewing mounds and terracing suitable for deck chairs.

Food and drink: Full bar and catering available. Food includes hot chips, hamburgers, chicken burgers, pies, pasties, sausage rolls, Chiko Rolls, dim sims, hot dogs, doughnuts, coffee, tea, cold drinks, sweets. “Gillman has far and away the best speedway tucker” [Peter White’s Speedway World] Eftpos is only available at the main canteen.

Bar facilities available but please note a condition of our liquor licence is no byo alcohol or glass can be brought into the venue. Also note no pets, other than guide dogs, are allowed into the venue.

Souvenirs: There is a well-stocked souvenir shop. Eftpos is not available in the souvenir shop.

Meeting Sponsor: Eagle Fuels — Eagle Fuels, are an independent fuel and lubricants supplier servicing the Adelaide market. They supply fuel and lubricants to the following sectors, Road Transport, Construction, Manufacturing, Rail and Retail, to name a few. They can also arrange onsite storage tanks up to 100,000 litres, complete site inspections with customers to assist with positioning of tanks or even which lubricant is required for your equipment. Their commitment to their customers is delivery on time every time, with “Old Fashioned Values and Service” To discuss your requirements, and be pleasantly surprised by their level of service and competitive pricing, call Daniel on 0499 009 575, the office on (08) 8268 9271 or call in to discuss your needs at 47 South Terrace Wingfield.   Eagle Fuels, your one stop Adelaide based Fuel and Lubricants distributor.

Weather Forecast: (As at 6 February) Maximum 25, minimum 15. Slight chance of a shower. [www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/Adelaide]

Directions:

The best way to get to Gillman Speedway is off Hanson Road.

If you are coming from the eastern and southern suburbs, get on to Hanson road off Torrens Road or Grand Junction Road, travel north on Hanson road over the train line then take the first road on the left, which is Wilkins road.

From the northern suburbs, travel down the new Port Adelaide expressway and take the Hanson Road exit. Once on Hanson Road, take the first exit on your right, this is Wilkins road.

From the western suburbs, Wilkins Road is the continuation of Bedford Street, north of Eastern Parade.

For interstate visitors flying into Adelaide and getting a hire car, Gillman is about 20kms, and 30 minutes’ drive (depending on traffic lights) from the airport.

The easiest and most direct way from the airport, if not going to your accommodation first is:

On leaving the airport, turn left onto Sir Donald Bradman Drive. Continue along Sir Donald Bradman Drive until you reach the end of the airport grounds and turn right onto Tapleys Hill Road. Keep going on Tapleys Hill Road until you can’t go any further. That’s Port Road. Turn left onto Port Road (you can only turn left). Continue down Port Road for about 1 km to the first intersection which is Grand Junction road and turn right. Go 700 metres along Grand Junction Road, over a bridge over a railway line. Stay in the left lane because at the bottom of the bridge you turn left into Gray Terrace. Go to the end of Gray Terrace and turn right onto Bedford Street. Keep going on that road until you get to the speedway. About 2km.

Accommodation: There is plenty of accommodation in Adelaide and suburbs, within 20-30 minutes of the Speedway, ranging from five star hotels to caravan parks and backpacker hostels. The Pavlos Motel on Main North Road, Pooraka offers a discount to speedway fans but you must ring the motel direct and ask for the Gillman Speedway discount. Full details are on the Gillman website under the information/accommodation tab.

Live results: Live results are free to view on the MYLAPS phone app. (www.speedhive.mylaps.com). The Gillman programme is available to download from the Gillman Speedway website (under the Shop tab) from Friday afternoon for $5.50 payable by credit card or PayPal.

Contact for this meeting: Ivan Golding 0417 138 378 or email contact@gillmanspeedway.com

First chance for Sidecars, last chance for Solos, to grab some silverware at Gillman

The Eagle Fuels Gillman Speedway Championships on Saturday night, 9 February, will be the first chance for Sidecar riders, and at the same time the last chance for the Solo riders, to grab some silverware this season .

Earlier this season the Solos contested the Jack Young Cup, South Australian Championship and a round of the Australian Championship, won respectively by Brayden McGuinness (JY Cup) and Max Fricke.

McGuinness, Dakota Ballantyne and Robert Medson have shared the mantle as the leading local riders this season, and will all fancy their chances of taking the track championship, but the interstate riders are not known yet with nominations not closing until Sunday.

Ballantyne is the only past winner of the trio, with victory in 2017. Medson has been runner-up for the last two seasons, while McGuinness has been fourth both times.

The supporting 250cc Under 16 Solos have been low on numbers this season but riders at the next meeting will have a rare opportunity to race against a world champion with current champion, Ben Ernst, from Germany the first nomination.

The Sidecar riders are in the midst of the Sidecar Super Series, but the track championship will be their first chance to claim a title before the Super Series concludes on 23 February, followed by the South Australian Championship on 9 March.

The Gillman Championship is always a hard-fought event, regardless of the line-up, as proven by the stat that three SA riders, Mark Mitchell, Justin Plaisted and Trent Headland have won Australian Championships in the last ten years but have been unable to win the track championship.

The meeting will also be one of the last chances for riders to stake their claim for a place in the line-up for the state championship.

Top photo: Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning (red), Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe (blue), Dean Hobbs/Glen Zaworski (white). Photo by Derick Thomas.

Treloar/Headland unbeaten at Gillman, but Niesche/Spear retain series lead

After they an interrupted start to the season with bike problems, normal service was resumed at Gillman Speedway last night when Darrin Treloar/Jesse Headland streeted the opposition to go through the Sidecar Super Series Eagle Fuels Round 2 unbeaten, but round one winners Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear did enough to retain the overall series lead.

Going into last night’s round Niesche/Spear were leading the series points with 16, ahead of Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris 15, Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath 14 and Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson 11 and all except Hancock continued their form from the previous round in the opening heats, with Harrison and Rudloff winning the opening two heats and Niesche finished second to Treloar in heat 4, which wouldn’t affect the points as everyone else would get beaten by Treloar as well. Hancock, however, was excluded for touching the tapes in heat 4.

That could have been the start of a bad night, but instead it was the only time he dropped any points until the final.

Hancock was actually out in the next heat and beat Warren Monson/Andrew Summerhayes, and Niesche won his heat, but Harrison and Rudloff both dropped points. Rudloff was beaten by an on-song Mick Headland/Brenton Kerr but Harrison lost a fist full of points when he finished fourth behind Treloar, Brodie Cohen/Damian Egan and Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning after a first bend collision with Cohen saw Harrison knocked off balance and slow to regain control.

Niesche then beat Headland in heat 9, Harrison won heat 10, Treloar heat 11, and Hancock heat 12, after a side-by-side race with Cohen, but Rudloff was the loser this time out. He was a seemingly safe second behind Hancock when he half-spun on the third lap and was hit by the following Cohen, which dislodged Rudloff’s passenger Scott Morris earning Rudloff an exclusion.

Had he finished in second he would have been on 7 points and looking safe for a semi-final berth, but instead he was on 5 and looking in danger of missing out. Treloar was leading the way, the only unbeaten rider on 9, but Niesche was on 8 and had increased his overall lead on his closest challengers as Harrison and Hancock were both on 6, along with Monson, Cohen and Headland.

Heat 14 action: Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson (B), Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath (R), Mick Headland/Brenton Kerr (Y). Photo by Judy Mackay.

Rudloff dropped a further point, to Treloar, in the first heat of the fourth round, and then Harrison, Hancock and Headland came together for one of the races of the night in heat 14. Harrison was the early leader but was passed by both Hancock and Headland on the second lap. Headland and Harrison then continued to exchange places until a collision on the last lap brought the red lights on. Headland was in second place at the time but got slightly out of shape and was hit by Harrison and Kerr fell. Headland was excluded and the race awarded to Hancock, with Harrison second. The next heat was another close one with a mildly surprising result with Cohen getting the better of Niesche. It was surprising only in the sense that Niesche was the series leader, because Cohen has ridden well in both Super Series meetings so far and has looked capable of beating any of the opposition, apart from Treloar.

No sooner, however, had Cohen beaten Niesche, then Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy pulled off the upset of the series so far by beating Cohen in heat 17. It was a point Cohen would not have wanted to drop but ultimately it wasn’t too costly as even with the extra point he would have lost a countback for direct qualification to the final.

The next heat, 18, was the most anticipated of the night with the three series leaders from round one, Niesche, Rudloff and Harrison drawn together, along with Monson, and it was Monson who took the win ahead of Niesche, Harrison and Rudloff. Unlike Cohen in the previous heat, this was a point Niesche could not afford to drop as, even though he scored 12 points, the same as in round1, it allowed Monson to beat him on a countback for the third qualifying place in the final, behind Treloar on 15, and Hancock, who after his first up tape break won his remaining four rides to also finish on 12 with Monson and Niesche.

So only a semi-final berth for Niesche where he was joined by Cohen on 11, Harrison on 9, and a thankful Rudloff who managed to qualify despite only scoring 7 points. His cause was helped greatly by a second exclusion for Headland in heat 20. After a close race between Headland, Shane Hudson/Jackson Gilbert-Dunn and Tim Bichard/Steve Graetz for second place behind Treloar, Headland finished second which should have taken him to 8 points and a semi-final berth but he was excluded for going infield early in the race.

Niesche would have been ruing having to go through the semi-final but all looked well when Cohen and Harrison collided in turn one and both slowed which allowed Niesche to make a break with Rudloff in second place. Surprisingly, however, Niesche got out of shape on the second lap and was passed by Rudloff and then pulled infield at the end of the lap, leaving Rudloff to go on to a clear win from a fast-finishing Harrison.

The final was all Treloar but there was a good race for second between Hancock and Rudloff who were side-by-side for a couple of laps before Hancock edged ahead. Monson had earlier been excluded when he spun while holding second place, which forced Rudloff off the track and caused a race stoppage.

The leading scorers going into the final round on 23 February are now Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear 28, Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson (Vic) 26, Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris 24, Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath 23, Brodie Cohen/Damian Egan (Qld/SA) 21, Darrin Treloar/Jesse Headland (NSW/SA) 19, Warren Monson/Andrew Summerhayes (Vic) 18, Mick Headland/Brenton Kerr (SA/Vic) 16.

In the support events, Chris Bichard/Michael Bell and Andrew Gault/Adam Constable had some close races with Bichard coming out on top two wins to one before dropping out of his last two races, and, as he did last meeting against Robert Medson, Dakota Ballantyne won four races to Brayden McGuinness’ two in the Solo events.

Full results of round 2 can be found under the results tab on the Gillman Speedway website.

The next meeting is the Eagle Fuels Gillman Solo and Sidecar Championships on 9 February.

Top photo: Meeting winners Darrin Treloar/Jesse Headland. Photo by Judy Mackay.

Brodie Cohen/Damian Egan (red) and Warren Monson/Andrew Summerhayes (white). Photo by Judy Mackay.

 

 

 

Results :: Gillman Speedway Meeting Number 7, Saturday 26 January 2019

Sidecar Super Series Eagle Fuels Round 2

Heat points: 84-Darrin Treloar/Jesse Headland (NSW/SA) 15 (3-3-3-3-3), 68-Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson (Vic) 12 (T-3-3-3-3), 43-Warren Monson/Andrew Summerhayes (Vic) 12 (3-1-2-3-3), 40-Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear 12 (2-3-3-2-2), 64-Brodie Cohen/Damian Egan (Qld/SA) 11 (2-2-2-3-2), 25-Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath 9 (3-0-3-2-1), 15-Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris 7 (3-2-FX-2-0), 107-Mick Headland/Brenton Kerr (SA/Vic) 6 (1-3-2-FX-Xi), 21-Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy 6 (FX-1-1-1-3), 21v-Adon Pearce/Eli Bock (Vic) 5 (2-1-1-1-0), 77-Tim Bichard/Steve Graetz 5 (1-2-0-1-1), 89-Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning 5 (0-1-1-2-1), 970-Dean Hobbs/Glen Zaworski 4 (0-2-2-Xi-FX), 61-Chris Dess/Cameron Diwell (Vic) 4 (2-N-0-1-1), 12-Brian Silvy/Cameron White 3 (1-0-0-0-2), 71-Shane Hudson/Jackson Gilbert-Dunn (NSW) 3 (0-R-1-0-2)

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 2       Ht 1       Harrison (B), Dess (R), B. Silvy (W), Hudson (Y), 59.905

Ev 3       Ht 2       Rudloff (B), Pearce (Y), T. Bichard (R), Fleet (W), 59.722

Ev 4       Ht 3       Monson (W), Cohen (R), M. Headland (B), D. Hobbs (Y), 59.522

Ev 5       Ht 4       Treloar (B), Niesche (W), A. Silvy (R-exc, passenger fell), Hancock (Y-exc, tapes), 58.07 (hand timed)

Ev 7       Ht 5       Hancock (R), T. Bichard (W), Monson (Y), Dess (B-ns), 60.197

Ev 8       Ht 6       Treloar (R), Cohen (B), Fleet (Y), Harrison (W), 59.322

Ev 9       Ht 7       M. Headland (R), Rudloff (W), A. Silvy (B), B. Silvy (Y), 60.412

Ev 10     Ht 8       Niesche (Y), D. Hobbs (W), Pearce (B), Hudson (R-ret), 61.588

Ev 13     Ht 9       Niesche (B), M. Headland (Y), Fleet (R), Dess (W), 61.831

Ev 14     Ht 10     Harrison (Y), D. Hobbs (R), A. Silvy (W), T. Bichard (B), 61.492

Ev 15     Ht 11     Treloar (Y), Monson (B), Pearce (R), B. Silvy (W), 60.379

Ev 16     Ht 12     Hancock (R), Cohen (W), Hudson (B), Rudloff (Y-exc, passenger fell), 62.292

Ev 19     Ht 13     Treloar (W), Rudloff (R), Dess (Y), D. Hobbs (B-exc, infield), 60.865

Ev 20     Ht 14     Hancock (B), Harrison (R), Pearce (W), M. Headland (Y-exc, passenger fell), declared

Ev 21     Ht 15     Cohen (W), Niesche (R), T. Bichard (Y), B. Silvy (B), 62.339

Ev 22     Ht 16     Monson (R), Fleet (B), A. Silvy (Y), Hudson (W), 61.638

Ev 25     Ht 17     A. Silvy (W), Cohen (Y), Dess (R), Pearce (B), 63.485

Ev 26     Ht 18     Monson (R), Niesche (Y), Harrison (B), Rudloff (W), 61.962

Ev 27     Ht 19     Hancock (W), B. Silvy (R), Fleet (Y), D. Hobbs (B-exc, passenger fell), 63.225

Ev 28     Ht 20     Treloar (B), Hudson (Y), T. Bichard (R), M. Headland (W-exc, infield), 61.945

Ev 31     SF         Rudloff (Y), Harrison (W), Cohen (B), Niesche (R-ret), 65.998

Ev 33     Final      Treloar (R), Hancock (B), Rudloff (Y), Monson W-exc, spun caused stoppage), 63.376

Series points round 2: 84-Darrin Treloar/Jesse Headland 19, 68-Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson 15, 43-Warren Monson/Andrew Summerhayes 12, 40-Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear 12, 64-Brodie Cohen/Damian Egan 11, 25-Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath 9, 15-Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris 9, others as per heat points.

Series points after 2 rounds: 40-Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear 28 (16-12), 68-Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson (Vic) 26 (11-15), 15-Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris 24 (15-9), 25-Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath 23 (14-9), 64-Brodie Cohen/Damian Egan (Qld/SA) 21 (10-11), 84-Darrin Treloar/Jesse Headland (NSW/SA) 19 (dnr-19), 43-Warren Monson/Andrew Summerhayes (Vic) 18 (6-12), 107-Mick Headland/Brenton Kerr (SA/Vic) 16 (10-6), 21v-Adon Pearce/Eli Bock (Vic) 13 (8-5), 89-Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning 13 (8-5), 71-Shane Hudson/Jackson Gilbert-Dunn (NSW) 11 (8-3), 21-Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy 10 (4-6), 50-Byren Gates/Michael O’Loughlin (Vic) 9 (9-dnr), 77-Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe (and Steve Graetz) 8 (3-5), 970-Dean Hobbs/Glen Zaworski 5 (1-4), 61-Chris Dess/Cameron Diwell (Vic) 4 (dnr-4), 12-Brian Silvy/Cameron White 4 (1-3), 35-Mark Mitchell/Tony Carter 2 (2-dnr)

Sidecar Support Scratch Races

Points: 17-Andrew Gault/Adam Constable NSW) 13 (3-2-2-3-3), 57-Chris Bichard/Michael Bell 8 (2-3-3-Xi-N), 111-Ricky Adams/Alice Cox 7 (1-1-1-2-2), 88-Matthew Crundwell/Cam Nichols (Vic) 2 (0-0-0-1-1)

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 11     Ht 1       Gault (Y), C. Bichard (B), R. Adams (R), Crundwell (W), 63.578

Ev 17     Ht 2       C. Bichard (W), Gault (R), R. Adams (Y), Crundwell (B), 64.457

Ev 23     Ht 3       C. Bichard (R), Gault (B), R. Adams (W), Crundwell (Y), 64.673

Ev 29     Ht 4       Gault (W), R. Adams (B), Crundwell (R), C. Bichard (Y-exc, infield), 65.193

Ev 32     Ht 5       Gault (R), R. Adams (Y), Crundwell (B), C. Bichard (W-ns), 67.734

500cc Solo Support Scratch Races

Points: 82-Dakota Ballantyne 16 (2-3-3-2-3-3), 19-Brayden McGuinness 14 (3-2-2-3-2-2), 42-Seth Hickey 6 (1-1-1-1-1-1), 88-Blake Ridley 0 (0-0-0-N-N-N), 39-Steve Graetz did not ride (bike trouble)

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 1       Ht 1       McGuinness (R), Ballantyne (W), Hickey (B), Ridley (Y), 55.908

Ev 6       Ht 2       Ballantyne (R), McGuinness (Y), Hickey (W), Ridley (B), 57.115

Ev 12     Ht 3       Ballantyne (B), McGuinness (W), Hickey (R), Ridley (Y), 58.873

Ev 18     Ht 4       McGuinness (B), Ballantyne (Y), Hickey (W), Ridley (R-ns), 59.871

Ev 24     Ht 5       Ballantyne (B), McGuinness (R), Hickey (Y), Ridley (W-ns), 58.635

Ev 30     Ht 6       Ballantyne (G), McGuinness (B), Hickey (Y), Ridley (ns), 59.906

Demonstration rides by Liam May (Under 16 250cc Solo)

Under 16 125cc Junior Solos (on the infield junior track)

Scratch race points: 524-Harry Sadler 8 (2-3-3), 47-Nicholas Possingham 5 (3-Xo-2), 33-Jake Fleet 2 (0-2-0), 26-Jordan Hargreaves 2 (1-N-1)

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 5a     Ht 1       Possingham (Y), Sadler (W), Hargreaves (B), Fleet (R)

Ev 11a   Ht 2       Sadler (Y), Fleet (B), Possingham (W-exc, off track), Hargreaves (R-ns)

Ev 17a   Ht 3       Sadler (R), Possingham (B), Hargreaves (Y), Fleet (W)

Handicap race points: 524-Harry Sadler 6 (R-3-3), 47-Nicholas Possingham 3 (3-Xo-Xo), 33-Jake Fleet 2 (Xo-2-Xo), 26-Jordan Hargreaves 0 (FX-N-FX)

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 5b     Ht 1       Possingham (Y-50 metres), Sadler (W-40, ret), Hargreaves (B-10, fell, exc), Fleet (R-gate, exc, off track)

Ev 11b   Ht 2       Sadler (Y-40), Fleet (B-gate), Possingham (W-50, exc, off track), Hargreaves (R-10, ns)

Ev 17b   Ht 3       Sadler (R-50, awarded), Possingham (B-50, exc, off track), Hargreaves (Y-10, fell, exc), Fleet (W-gate, exc, off track)

Pee Wee Demonstration rides by 03-Blake Schlein, 4-Riley Stout, 5-Jack Silvy, 7-Miller Roberts, 10-Darcy Bennett, 12-Gidgit Neighbour, 13-Jackson McPherson, 16-Riley Edson

Referee: Angus Bugeja. Clerk of Course: Phil Turnbull.

Sidecar stars return to Gillman for Super Series round two

The Sidecar stars are back at Gillman Speedway this Saturday night (26 January) for round two of the Sidecar Super Series, presented by Eagle Fuels.

The line-up for the meeting features most of the riders from round one, but the dynamics of the meeting will be much different with riders now under different pressures depending on their points standing.

The current and previous World Cup Champions Darrin Treloar, and Warren Monson, again head the list of entries, but both are at, or near, the bottom of the points, so are under pressure the score heavily in this round to have any chance of overall victory in the series. Just as importantly both need to quickly get some winning form before they go into their respective state championships in the next few weeks.

Treloar is sitting at the bottom of the points, with zero points, after he was forced to watch from the pits when parts for his bike did not arrive from America in time for round one.

Monson isn’t in a much better position with only 6 points. He was down on power in his first three rides in round one before winning his fourth ride in the fastest time of the night but then careered onto the infield at high speed, after hitting the fence hard and dumping passenger Andrew Summerhayes, in his last ride.

At the other end of the scorecard, the leaders are under a different kind of pressure.

Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear (16 points), Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris (15), Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath (14) and Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson (11) may not have expected to be leading the series after the first round but now the pressure is on them to keep scoring points with overall victory now a real possibility.

Just behind the leaders, and still within striking distance are twice World Track Racing Champion Mick Headland and Queensland star Brodie Cohen on 10 points each, NSW rider Shane Hudson, Mildura’s Adon Pearce and local rider Nathan Fleet on 8 points.

Top photo: Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath (white), Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear (red) and Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris (blue) during the Super Series round one final. Photo by Derick Thomas.

Everything You Need To Know:

Meeting Date: Saturday, 26 January 2019.

Venue: Gillman Speedway Stadium, 65 Wilkins Road, Gillman – near the Port Adelaide area.

Gates open: Gates open at 5pm. Free spectator access to the pits until approximately 6.30pm.

Racing starts: 7.30pm.

Riders:

Sidecar Super Series: 12-Brian Silvy/Cameron White, 15-Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris, 21-Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy, 21v-Adon Pearce/Eli Bock (Vic), 25-Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath, 40-Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear, 43-Warren Monson/Andrew Summerhayes (Vic), 61-Chris Dess/Cameron Diwell (Vic), 64-Brodie Cohen/Damian Egan (Qld/SA), 68-Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson (Vic), 71-Shane Hudson/Jackson Gilbert-Dunn (NSW), 77-Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe, 84-Darrin Treloar/Jesse Headland (NSW/SA), 89-Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning, 107-Mick Headland/Brenton Kerr (SA/Vic), 970-Dean Hobbs/Glen Zaworski

Sidecar Support: 17-Andrew Gault/Adam Constable (NSW), 57-Chris Bichard/Michael Bell, 88-Matt Crundwell/Cam Nichols (Vic), 111-Ricky Adams/Alice Cox

Solos 500cc: 19-Brayden McGuinness, 39-Steve Graetz, 42-Seth Hickey, 82-Dakota Ballantyne, 88-Blake Ridley

Junior (Under 16) 250cc Solo demonstrations: 14-Liam May

Junior (Under 16) 125cc Solos on the infield track: 26-Jordan Hargreaves, 33-Jake Fleet, 47-Nicholas Possingham, 524-Harry Sadler

Pee Wees (6.30pm-7pm): 03-Blake Schlein, 4-Riley Stout, 5-Jack Silvy, 7-Miller Roberts, 10-Darcy Bennett, 12-Gidgit Neighbour, 13-Jackson McPherson, 16-Riley Edson

Admission: Adults $25, Age Pension & Student Concession $20, Children aged 12-15 $5, Under 12 free, Family $55, Programme $5. Parking free. Grandstand free.

Concession is limited to holders of the Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card and Student Concession card holders only.

Seating: Grandstand seating for 216 people. Large grassed viewing mounds and terracing suitable for deck chairs.

Food and drink: Full bar and catering available. Food includes hot chips, hamburgers, chicken burgers, pies, pasties, sausage rolls, Chiko Rolls, dim sims, hot dogs, doughnuts, coffee, tea, cold drinks, sweets. “Gillman has far and away the best speedway tucker” [Peter White’s Speedway World]

Bar facilities available but please note a condition of our liquor licence is no byo alcohol or glass can be brought into the venue. Also note no pets, other than guide dogs, are allowed into the venue.

Souvenirs: There is a well-stocked souvenir shop. Eftpos available in the souvenir shop.

Meeting Sponsor: Eagle Fuels — Eagle Fuels, are an independent fuel and lubricants supplier servicing the Adelaide market. They supply fuel and lubricants to the following sectors, Road Transport, Construction, Manufacturing, Rail and Retail, to name a few. They can also arrange onsite storage tanks up to 100,000 litres, complete site inspections with customers to assist with positioning of tanks or even which lubricant is required for your equipment. Their commitment to their customers is delivery on time every time, with “Old Fashioned Values and Service” To discuss your requirements, and be pleasantly surprised by their level of service and competitive pricing, call Daniel on 0499 009 575, the office on (08) 8268 9271 or call in to discuss your needs at 47 South Terrace Wingfield.   Eagle Fuels, your one stop Adelaide based Fuel and Lubricants distributor.

Weather Forecast: (As at 23 January) Maximum 30, minimum 18. Slight chance of a shower. [www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/Adelaide]

Directions:

The best way to get to Gillman Speedway is off Hanson Road.

If you are coming from the eastern and southern suburbs, get on to Hanson road off Torrens Road or Grand Junction Road, travel north on Hanson road over the train line then take the first road on the left, which is Wilkins road.

From the northern suburbs, travel down the new Port Adelaide expressway and take the Hanson Road exit. Once on Hanson Road, take the first exit on your right, this is Wilkins road.

From the western suburbs, Wilkins Road is the continuation of Bedford Street, north of Eastern Parade.

For interstate visitors flying into Adelaide and getting a hire car, Gillman is about 20kms, and 30 minutes’ drive (depending on traffic lights) from the airport.

The easiest and most direct way from the airport, if not going to your accommodation first is:

On leaving the airport, turn left onto Sir Donald Bradman Drive. Continue along Sir Donald Bradman Drive until you reach the end of the airport grounds and turn right onto Tapleys Hill Road. Keep going on Tapleys Hill Road until you can’t go any further. That’s Port Road. Turn left onto Port Road (you can only turn left). Continue down Port Road for about 1 km to the first intersection which is Grand Junction road and turn right. Go 700 metres along Grand Junction Road, over a bridge over a railway line. Stay in the left lane because at the bottom of the bridge you turn left into Gray Terrace. Go to the end of Gray Terrace and turn right onto Bedford Street. Keep going on that road until you get to the speedway. About 2km.

Accommodation: There is plenty of accommodation in Adelaide and suburbs, within 20-30 minutes of the Speedway, ranging from five star hotels to caravan parks and backpacker hostels. The Pavlos Motel on Main North Road, Pooraka offers a discount to speedway fans but you must ring the motel direct and ask for the Gillman Speedway discount. Full details are on the Gillman website under the information/accommodation tab.

Live results: Live results are free to view on the MYLAPS phone app. (www.speedhive.mylaps.com). The Gillman programme is available to download from the Gillman Speedway website (under the Shop tab) from Friday afternoon for $5.50 payable by credit card or PayPal.

Contact for this meeting: Ivan Golding 0417 138 378 or email contact@gillmanspeedway.com

 

Sidecar Super Series Ash’s Speedway Museum Round 1

As forecast, with Darrin Treloar watching from the pits, round one of the Sidecar Super Series at Gillman Speedway turned into a wide open affair, so much so that at the end of the 20 qualifying heats three riders were level on 12 points, and another three were on 10, and that did not include some of the meeting favourites, Warren Monson, Mark Mitchell, Byren Gates and Shane Hudson.

Topping the scorecard and gaining direct entry to the final, in countback order, were Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear, Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris and Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath.

Harrison, in his first time behind the handlebars at Gillman for several years, started the meeting in the best possible way with a win in heat one and continued his good form throughout the heats, only dropping points to Mick Headland, Neale Hancock and Niesche.

Rudloff was the early pacesetter and was the only unbeaten rider after two rides before being pushed back to third place by Hancock and Harrison in heat 11. Another win and a second behind Headland gave him his 12 points.

Niesche was the only one of the three 12-pointers who could have got a few more points. A slow start in his first ride saw him initially in last place and then when passing Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning to move into second (behind Rudloff), Canning fell and Niesche was excluded. He then won his other four heats to go into the final as a slight favourite.

The semi-finalists, again in countback order, were Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson, Mick Headland/Brenton Kerr and Brodie Cohen/Damian Egan on 10 points each, and Byren Gates/Michael O’Loughlin on 9. Just missing out by one point were Adon Pearce/Eli Bock, Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning and Shane Hudson/Jackson Gilbert-Dunn on 8.

Heat race action from Byren Gates/Michael O’Loughlin (red), Brodie Cohen/Damian Egan (blue) and Warren Monson/Andrew Summerhayes (white). Photo by Derick Thomas.

Of the semi-finalists, Hancock and Headland were in a similar situation to Niesche with an exclusion costing them vital points which may have given them an automatic start in the final. Hancock’s came in his first ride when he spun infield while dicing with Pearce for second place behind Cohen; Headland’s also came in a race involving Pearce, with Pearce leading and Headland excluded when he made a passing move on Dean Hobbs/Glen Zaworski for second place and Zaworski fell.

The semi-final was a thriller as it usually is — but only for second, third and fourth as Hancock led from start to finish to qualify for the final. Behind him Gates, Cohen and Headland were continually exchanging places before Gates took second slightly ahead of Headland and Cohen who crossed the line side-by-side.

The Final was two races in one. Niesche led all the way but Rudloff was doing his utmost to pass but just fell short of doing so. Not far behind them it was a similar story with Harrison and Hancock with Harrison eventually taking third place, to leave the series points after the first round as Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear 16, Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris 15, Sam Harrison/Luke McGrath 14, Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson (Vic) 11, and the others as per the heat points.

With the battle for a place in the final so close on Saturday night and Treloar, Monson, Mitchell and Hudson sure to be more prominent in the next round, the series seems certain to go down to the last race.

A close race for overall victory between Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear and Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris. Photo by Derick Thomas.

Of the riders who missed out on Saturday night, Mark Mitchell/Tony Carter suffered the most, only picking up two points. They were involved in a crash in their first race when they rolled their bike after the red lights came on in turn one for a restart. After a lengthy delay they took their place in the restart and finished second to Harrison but then withdrew from the rest of the meeting.

Monson and Hudson both had bike trouble. Monson was down on power in his first three rides before winning his fourth ride in the fastest time of the night but things went badly awry in his last ride. A win would have put him into the semi-final and he was leading narrowly from Hancock when he hit the fence hard at the end of a lap and careered onto the infield at high speed, dumping passenger Andrew Summerhayes on the way. Hudson started well enough, continuing his unbeaten run from his previous appearance with an all the way win over Headland and Gates in heat 4, but then wheeled the bike back into the pits before the start of his next ride. He came back to have a tremendous race with Niesche in heat 12, leading all the way only to be beaten in the last 20 metres, but then just idled around well behind the others in his last two rides just picking up some consolation points to keep him in contention in the series points.

In the support events Tom Adams/Michael Bell and Andrew Gault/Adam Constable had some exciting races in the Sidecar events; Dakota Ballantyne (4) and Robert Medson (2) shared the wins in the Solos; and Jake Treloar/Issac Mitchell backed up their SA Junior Sidecar Championship win at Sidewinders the night before with victory in the Gillman Junior Championship. The junior sidecars provided some very skilful and exciting racing over the two nights and the Friday night final of Treloar, Milner and Fewster was only the semi-final line-up at Gillman, which shows the evenness of the racing.

 

Results :: Gillman Speedway Meeting Number 6, Saturday 12 January 2019

Sidecar Super Series Ashs’ Speedway Museum Round 1

Heat points: 40-Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear 12 (X-3-3-3-3), 15-Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris 12 (3-3-1-3-2), 25-Samuel Harrison/Luke McGrath 12 (3-2-2-3-2), 68-Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson (Vic) 10 (Xi-3-3-1-3), 107-Mick Headland/Brenton Kerr 10 (2-3-X-2-3), 64-Brodie Cohen/Damian Egan (Qld) 10 (3-2-2-2-1), 50-Byren Gates/Michael O’Loughlin (Vic) 9 (1-2-3-2-1), 21v-Adon Pearce/Eli Bock (Vic) 8 (2-2-3-1-0), 89-Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning 8 (2-1-2-R-3), 71-Shane Hudson/Jackson Gilbert-Dunn (NSW) 8 (3-M-2-1-2), 43-Warren Monson/Andrew Summerhayes (Vic) 6 (1-1-1-3-Xi), 21-Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy 4 (0-0-0-2-2), 77-Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe 3 (1-0-1-1-R), 35-Mark Mitchell/Tony Carter 2 (2-N-N-N-N), 12-Brian Silvy/Cameron White 1 (1-Xi-0-0-R), 970-Dean Hobbs/Glen Zaworski 1 (X-1-FN-N-N). Notes: v21-Adon Pearce/Eli Bock replaced 84-Darrin Treloar/Jesse Headland (bike not ready).

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 2       Ht 1       Harrison (W), Mitchell (Y), B. Silvy (B), Hobbs (R-exc), no time

Ev 3       Ht 2       Cohen (R), Pearce (W), T. Bichard (B), Hancock (Y-exc, infield), no time

Ev 4       Ht 3       Hudson (R), M. Headland (B), Gates (Y), A. Silvy (W), 60.877

Ev 5       Ht 4       Rudloff (B), Fleet (W), Monson (R), Niesche (Y-exc), declared

Ev 7       Ht 5       Niesche (R), Cohen (W), Hobbs (B), A. Silvy (Y),

Ev 8       Ht 6       Rudloff (R), Pearce (Y), B. Silvy (W-exc, infield), Hudson (B-exc, 2 mins), 60.425

Ev 9       Ht 7       M. Headland (R), Harrison (Y), Monson (B), T. Bichard (W), 60.403

Ev 10     Ht 8       Hancock (B), Gates (W), Fleet (Y), Mitchell (R-ns), 60.919

Ev 13     Ht 9       Pearce (R), Fleet (B), Hobbs (W-fell, ns), M. Headland (Y-exc), 61.070

Ev 14     Ht 10     Gates (R), Cohen (B), Monson (W), B. Silvy (Y), 60.896

Ev 15     Ht 11     Hancock (R), Harrison (W), Rudloff (Y), A. Silvy (B), 60.624

Ev 16     Ht 12     Niesche (R), Hudson (W), T. Bichard (Y), Mitchell (B-ns), 61.32 (h/t)

Ev 19     Ht 13     Rudloff (W), Gates (B), T. Bichard (R), Hobbs (Y-ns), 61.145

Ev 20     Ht 14     Niesche (B), M. Headland (Y), Hancock (W), B. Silvy (R), 61.335

Ev 21     Ht 15     Harrison (B), Cohen (Y), Hudson (W), Fleet (R-ret), 61.789

Ev 22     Ht 16     Monson (Y), A. Silvy (R), Pearce (B), Mitchell (W-ns), 60.361

Ev 25     Ht 17     Hancock (B), Hudson (Y), Monson (W-exc, infield), Hobbs (R-ns),

Ev 26     Ht 18     Fleet (Y), A. Silvy (R), B. Silvy (B-ret), T. Bichard (W-ret), 63.008

Ev 27     Ht 19     Niesche (W), Harrison (R), Gates (B), Pearce (Y), 62.224

Ev 28     Ht 20     M. Headland (W), Rudloff (B), Cohen (R), Mitchell (Y-ns), 62.218

Ev 31     SF         Hancock (R), Gates (Y), M. Headland (B), Cohen (W), 62.799

Ev 33     Final      Niesche (R), Rudloff (B), Harrison (W), Hancock (Y), 62.146

Series Points: 40-Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear 16, 15-Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris 15, 25-Samuel Harrison/Luke McGrath 14, 68-Neale Hancock/Brendan Johnson (Vic) 11, others as per heat points.

Sidecar Support Scratch Races

Points: 17-Andrew Gault/Adam Constable (NSW) 12 (3-2-3-2-2), 11-Thomas Adams/Michael Bell 10 (1-3-X-3-3), 111-Ricky Adams/Alice Cox 5 (2-X-2-N-1), 56-Steve Browne/Colby Higgins 1 (0-1-R-N-N)

Notes: v21-Adon Pearce/Eli Bock replaced 84-Darrin Treloar/Jesse Headland in the main event. Michael Bell replaced Katelyn Silvy as passenger for Tom Adams.

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 11     Ht 1       Gault (Y), R. Adams (R), T. Adams (B), Browne (W), 63.302

Ev 17     Ht 2       T. Adams (R), Gault (W), Browne (Y), R. Adams (B-exc), declared

Ev 23     Ht 3       Gault (B), R. Adams (Y), T. Adams (R-exc), Browne (W-ret), declared

Ev 29     Ht 4       T. Adams (Y), Gault (B), Browne (R-ns), R. Adams (W-ns), 64.060

Ev 32     Ht 5       T. Adams (W), Gault (R), R. Adams (Y), Browne (B-ns), 64.188

Solo Support Scratch Races

Points: 82-Dakota Ballantyne 15 (3-3-3-2-1-3), 9-Robert Medson 14 (2-2-2-3-3-2), 42-Seth Hickey 6 (1-1-1-1-2-R), 88-Blake Ridley 1 (0-0-N-0-0-1), 51-Fraser Bowes 0 (FX-N-N-N-N-N0, 19-Brayden McGuinness did not ride

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 1       Ht 1       Ballantyne (G), Medson (B), Hickey (Y), Ridley (R), Bowes (W-fell, exc), McGuinness (B-dnr), no time

Ev 6       Ht 2       Ballantyne (W), Medson (Y), Hickey (G), Ridley (B), Bowes (R-ns), McGuinness (R-dnr), 57.063

Ev 12     Ht 3       Ballantyne (Y), Medson (B), Hickey (W), Ridley (G-ns), Bowes (R-ns), 57.882

Ev 18     Ht 4       Medson (G), Ballantyne (R), Hickey (B), Ridley (W), Bowes (Y-ns), McGuinness (Y-dnr), 59.266

Ev 24     Ht 5       Medson (W), Hickey (R), Ballantyne (B), Ridley (G), Bowes (Y-ns), 59.791

Ev 30     Ht 6       Ballantyne (Y), Medson (R), Ridley (W), Hickey (B-ret), Bowes (B-ns), McGuinness (W-dnr), 59.307

Gillman Under 16 250cc Sidecar Championship

Heat points: 9-Jake Cook/Cooper Tickle (NSW) 9 (3-3-X-3), 46-Brady Tickle/Jesse Tickle (NSW) 9 (3-2-1-3), 84-Jake Treloar/Isaac Mitchell (NSW) 8 (3-3-2-Xi), 41-Jackson Milner/Adam Niesche (Vic/SA) 8 (Xi-2-3-3), 45-Jack Fewster/Adam Fewster (WA) 7 (2-FN-3-2), 194-Max Howse/Riley Commons (NSW) 6 (Xi-3-3-Xi), 74-Connor Curran/Keegan Caldwell (Vic) 5 (1-2-2-Xi), 28-Nate Headland/Kaidyn Silvy (SA) 3 (R-1-2-X)

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 5a     Ht 1       Tickle (B), Milner (W-exc, infield), no rider (R), 45.45

Ev 5b     Ht 2       Treloar (R), Fewster (B), Curran (W), 43.04

Ev 5c     Ht 3       Cook (R), Headland (B-ret), Howse (W-exc, infield), 43.42

Ev 11a   Ht 4       Howse (B), Curran (R), no rider (W), 42.92

Ev 11b   Ht 5       Treloar (B), Milner (W), Headland (R), 44.51

Ev 11c   Ht 6       Cook (B), Tickle (R), Fewster (W-fell, ns), 44.17

Ev 17a   Ht 7       Fewster (R), Headland (B), no rider (W), 42.09

Ev 17b   Ht 8       Howse (R), Treloar (B), Tickle (W), 44.41

Ev 17c   Ht 9       Milner (R), Curran (B), Cook (W-exc), declared

Ev 23a   Ht 10     Cook (B), Treloar (W-exc, infield), no rider (R), 44.51

Ev 24b   Ht 11     Milner (R), Fewster (W), Howse (B-exc, infield), 41.92

Ev 24c   Ht 12     Tickle (R), Curran (B-exc, infield), Headland (W-ef, exc), no time

Ev 30a   SF         Treloar (R), Milner (B-fell, exc), Fewster (W-exc, infield), 44.27

Ev 30b   Cons      Howse (R), Headland (W), Curran (B-exc, infield), 42.86

Ev 30c   Final      Treloar (W), Tickle (B), Cook (R-ret), 44.23

Referee: Gavin Willson. Clerk of course: Angus Bugeja.