New Committee for NSW

The AGM of the NSWCSC was held on Saturday 9 July with the largest turn out of members seen for many a year to vote in a new executive for the 2016-2017 season.

We welcome aboard a couple of new faces to the committee.

President: Marty Perry
Secretary: Steven Hawksworth
Treasurer: Donna Eyeington
Committee: Gaby Yammouni
Committee: Alan Day

One of the items on the agenda was the acceptance of the race calendar for the up coming season.

Sept 3. Annual Inspection and Compact practice Goulburn Speedway.
Sept 24. Cullen Bullen Speedway, round 1
Oct 22. Goulburn Speedway, round 2
Nov 12. Goulburn Speedway, round 3
Nov 19. Nowra Speedway, round 4
Dec 3. Sydney Speedway, round 5
Dec 10. Rushworth, Victorian Titles
Jan 7. Goulburn Speedway, round 6
Jan 20/21. Archerfield, Australian Titles
Jan 28. Nowra Speedway, round 7
Feb 11. Goulburn Speedway, round 8 / NSW Titles
Feb 18. Nowra Speedway, round 9
Mar 4. Nowra Speedway, round 10
Mar 18. Sapphire Speedway, Bega, round 11
Mar 25. Maryborough, Qld State Titles
Apr 1. Nowra Speedway, round 12
Apr 8. Goulburn Speedway, round 13
Apr 29. Cullen Bullen Speedway, round 14
May 13. Sapphire Speedway, round 15/Memorial

25th Curren Memorial

Season 2016/2017 will see the running of the 25th Curren Memorial, to be held at Rosedale Speedway on Saturday 18 February 2017.

The VCSC committee and the Curren family are working together to ensure that we celebrate this wonderful milestone by providing an attractive racing package to encourage as many drivers (both interstate and local) as possible to attend. In the coming months information about this prestigious event will be distributed to competitors, however, the VCSC are excited to confirm the following:

Tow Money for interstate competitors:
QLD = $300 per car
NSW = $100 per car

Prize Money:
1st $1000
2nd $500
3rd $300
4th $200
5th $100

2016/2017 Victorian Compact Speedcar Title

The VCSC are pleased to announce that the 2016/2017 Victorian Title will be held at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday 10th December 2016.

Tow Money for interstate competitors:
QLD = $400 per car
NSW = $100 per car

Prize Money:
1st $1000
2nd $500
3rd $300
4th $200
5th $100

Nomination fee: $50 (nomination forms will be sent out to clubs and drivers in the coming month)

Vine wins 7th Australian Compact Speedcar Title

The record number of Australian Compact Speedcar Titles that Queensland’s Darren Vine owns now extends by one with a hard fought win last night at Goulburn Speedway.

On a track that tested a drivers skill and patience Vine managed to come from starting position eight to claim his 4th in a row, Australian Title. Darren had to revert to his normally aspirated car, the same car he won the last three titles, after mechanical problems saw him pull out of his first heat while leading in the turbo Triumph.

Starting up front were New South Wales Rob Eyeington and Victoria’s Geoff Meyers. At the green Meyers accelerated to the first corner in the lead with Eyeington, Darren Dillon, Robbie Stewart, Jason Essai, Alan Day, Dave Collins, Darren Vine, Tony Aulsebrook and Emma Harris the top ten in a hectic opening lap.

The final was punctuated with several stoppages with a few drivers trying to drive through that red mist that sometimes appears at a major event.

As the laps were reeling off Vine was taking advantage of the stoppages to move his way toward the front moving past Eyeington on lap twelve to now be behind Meyers.

Vine soon passed the leader only to have the yellows brought on. This put him back to second for the restart. The top five we’re Meyers, Vine, Eyeington, Essai and Stewart.

Meyers was doing a great job out front knowing he had the Aussie champ now right on his tail. With only a couple of laps remaining, Meyers cut the apex of turn one a little low, hitting the wet patch, which slid him high. Vine was quick to take advantage of the error and took over the lead.

Vine went on to record that record win with Meyers and Eyeington crossing in second and third respectively. Completing the top ten were, Essai, Stewart, Rod Francis, Aulsebrook, Harris, David Hutchinson and Richard Meyers.

After post race scrutineering Geoff Meyers was disqualified from the results for a technical breach as was Rod Francis. This then made the official results, 1st, Darren Vine, 2nd, Rob Eyeington, 3rd,Jason Essai, 4th, Robbie Stewart and 5th Tony Aulsebrook.

It was a late start to the final after Adam Henry took a nasty roll early in the “B” main. After all care was taken to remove Adam from his car after complaining of a sore neck. Adam was taken to Goulburn Hospital for precautionary scans and observation.

The NSW club would like to thank all the volunteers who gave up their time last night, the sponsors, SportsPower Dapto, American Racer Tires, Valvoline and John Hawksworth. To Kev and Kath, Rod Saville and family for the post race BBQ a special thanks. Finally Goulburn Speedway for allowing us to host this title at their track, thank you.

Nswcsc Media

2016 Australian Compact Speedcar Title Nominations

A1 Darren Vine Murphy / Suzuki GSXR
V2 David Hutchinson Gardner / Suzuki GSXR
Q2 Dave Collins Henchcraft / Suzuki GSXR
N3 Alan Day XXX / Suzuki GSXR
Q10 Wayne Corbett Razor / Kawasaki ZX10
N11 Richard Meyers Gardner / Yamaha R1
V11 Louis Rodriguez Stealth / Yamaha R1
Q11 Robert Stewart Razor / Kawasaki ZX10
V12 Justin Paull Gardner / Yamaha R1
N13 Jason Essai Breka / Suzuki GSXR
N14 Darren Margules Razor / Yamaha R1
N15 Gavin Gay CSR / Suzuki GSXR
N17 Steven Hawksworth Razor / Yamaha YZF
N18 Darren Hawksworth Stealth / Datsun
V18 Will Van Der Ark Foster / Suzuki GSXR
V21 Matt Adams Razor / Suzuki GSXR
N22 Adam Henry Aggressor / Suzuki GSXR
N24 Keiran Macklyn Jackson / Kawasaki ZX10
N26 Mark Heaton Beast / Yamaha R1
V27 Keith Astrella TCR / Kawaski ZX10
N29 Tony Aulsebrook Gardner / Suzuki GSXR
Q29 Matty Jurczak Eagle / Kawasaki ZX10
Q32 Chris Paolini Razor / Yamaha YZF
Q41 Emma Harris Bailey / Suzuki GSXR
V47 Geoff Meyers Stainer / Yamaha R1
N47 Mark Shepherd Jackson / Mazda
Q51 Darren Dillon Eagle / Yamaha R1
N53 Rod Francis TCR / Suzuki GSXR
N59 Scott Saville Aggressor / Yamaha R1
N61 Gaby Yammouni Wright / Yamaha R1
N76 Con Buurveld Gardner / Datsun
N98 Rob Eyeington Stealth / Suzuki GSXR.

2015-2016 Australian Compact Speedcar Driver Introductions

With the 2015-2016 Australian Compact Speedcar championships only a week away now is a good time to have a look at the field of drivers who will be battling it out at Goulburn Speedway next Saturday night.

Over the next few days we will run through the full list of drivers starting with A1 Darren Vine.

Heading the list is current Aus 1 Darren Vine from Queensland. Darren has been running a limited Compact schedule this season, preferring to concentrate his racing in the Speedcar. His performances whilst in a compact have been to his usual high standard. Darren will be going into this title as the short priced favourite and will be hoping to claim his fourth straight championship.

Vic 2, David Hutchinson has made a return to Compacts this season after a break of 20 years. David is looking forward to the competition an Australian Title produces.

Qld 2, David Collins will be seeing the Goulburn track for the second time. His 2nd place in the 2015 Queensland titles ranks as his greatest achievement in his 7 years of Compact racing.

NSW 3, Alan Day is a Compact veteran having started in the class over 30 years ago. Always in contention whenever the big races come around. Has finished 3rd twice at previous Aussie titles.

QLD 10 Wayne Corbett is the form driver on the national Compact scene after recently claiming the VIC titles and then backing that up with his second NSW titles. Wayne will be looking to erase the memory of last years Aussie title where he led up till the closing stages.

NSW 11 Richard Meyers made the switch from litre sprints last season. He rates Goulburn as his favourite track.

Vic 11 Louis Rodriguez has been impressing plenty since making the change from GP Midgets over a season ago, improving each and every meeting.

QLD 11 Robbie Stewart is a 2 time Queensland champion. He has won two features not in his own car this season while waiting for a replacement engine.

Vic 12 Justin Paull qualified on pole in his first Victorian championship. Has recently fitted a Yamaha R1 replacing the Datsun powerplant. A hard charger in his second season.

NSW 13 Jason Essai is in his first season with the Compacts after many years in sedans and Legends. Quickly found his way to the checkers claiming a feature win at Goulburn earlier in the season as well as a couple of podium places.

NSW 14 Darren Margules is in his third season after racing sedans for several years. Had a great run at Nowra a few meetings back winning all three heats and placing second in the feature.

NSW 15 Gavin Gay has been struggling to find the sweet spot in his CSR/Suzuki, when he does, watch out.

NSW 17 Steven Hawksworth has been champing at the bit to get behind the wheel of his own car after sharing the drive in his brother Darren’s Datsun.

NSW 18 Darren Hawksworth absolutely flogs his little Datsun Compact and still manages to surprise with some great results against more technologically advanced engines.

Next up is Will Van Der Ark in the Vic18 owned by Robin Crawford. This is Will’s second season in Compacts after several years in Karts, Mini Sprints and Standard Saloons. Will showed his talent with a great 2nd place finish in this seasons Victorian Title at Rushworth behind Wayne Corbett.

VIC 21 is Matt Adams. Matts’ focus has been on family and business for most of this season. When he does come out to play he is always in the top few. His five seasons in Compacts was highlighted with a runner up spot in the 2014 Vic Club Championship.

NSW 22, Adam Henry held out a fast finishing Alan Day at Nowra earlier this year to claim his second career feature race win. Still coming to grips with the new Aggressor chassis.

NSW 24, Kieran Macklyn came out of the GP Midget class and has had a somewhat disappointing season with a couple of accidents and mechanical dramas. When not plagued by these he has shown plenty of speed and a top five is not too far away.

Having his first season in Compacts is Mark Heaton in the NSW 26. Mark has already picked up two 2nd placings in features at the wheel of the Jason Essai number 13. A top runner in the legend class, Mark has adapted very quickly to the open wheeler.

Tony Aulsebrook in the NSW 29 has suffered a couple of engine detonations this season and has had to revert to his old and trusty Gardner/Suzuki GSXR. Recently qualified off the front row at the NSW titles after some great performances in the heat races.

Current Queensland champion, Matt Jurczak, applied plenty of pressure on Darren Vine to be in the right place at the right time to claim this years title at Bundaberg. Now has a new ride in the Eagle/Kawasaki.

Qld 32, Chris Paolini has been in great form so far this, his fifth season, in Compacts. Showing some hard charging with some brave outside passes, Goulburn could suit his style.

Qld 41, Emma Harris is technically from NSW, coming from the north coast town of Mullumbimby, her closest racing is with the Queenslanders. Having some great results since returning to Compacts after a brief hit at Lightning Sprints.

Victoria’s best performer so far this season has been Geoff Meyers in the Vic 47. A former Australian GP Midget champion, Geoff has had a great past twelve months with a 3rd in last season Aussie title and a 2nd in this seasons NSW titles.

NSW 47, Mark Shepherd from the ACT started his Rookie compact season with a first up feature win at his home track. Some strong finishes throughout the season before blowing an engine.

Victorian Keith Astrella in the Vic 27. Keith has been sharing his time between the Compacts and the Speedcars.

Queenslander, Darren Dillon in the Q 51 is a former Australian Compact Champion. Darren took a break from compacts to run a few seasons in the Speedcar division. A regular Triathlete competitor, Darren will have no trouble going the distance.

NSW 53 Rod Francis has made a return to Compacts this season after spending the last several season running Speedcars. Rod is a former NSW Title holder and NSW club Champion.

NSW 59 Scott Saville has impressed in the couple of meetings he has run since making the switch from GP Midgets. A second place finish in his last feature start behind Rob Eyeington. Scott is a former GP Midget Australian Champion.

Former Speedway Kart and Mod Lite racer Gaby Yammouni NSW 61 is having his first season in Compacts and has been making a smooth and steady rise in the ranks scoring a feature win earlier this season.

NSW 76 Con Buurveld is sneaking up on Alan Day for the honor of number of years in Compacts. Con is a 24 year veteran who has stayed loyal to the Datsun marque, and still manages to get plenty from the the little Datto.

Finally NSW 98 Rob Eyeington. Rob has been at the top of the Compact class in New South Wales for the last 10 years with a couple of NSW Titles, a Vic Title and a couple of top three places in the Aussie title under his belt. A last up feature winner at Goulburn should place him in the top three for this weekend.

Written by Nswcsc Media

2016 Australian Title

The 2015/2016 Australian Compact Speedcar Title information is available by clicking here.

The title will be held at Goulburn Speedway on Saturday 19th March 2016

All nominations must be with the Race Secretary no later than 5.00pm on Friday 5th March 2016

Corbett Wins NSW Compact Speedcar Title

There was plenty of action last night at Nowra Speedway during the running of the 2015-2016 New South Wales Compact Speedcar Championships.

Queensland’s Wayne Corbett came out on top to regain the NSW no1, becoming a member of a very elite group of drivers that have won all three state titles in Compacts. He now joins the likes of Glen Dobbin and Danny Stainer, both multiple Australian champions, and truly deserves this honor.

Three drivers tied on equal points after the qualifying heats had been run. Wayne Corbett, Victoria’s Geoff Meyers and Nowra local, Tony Aulsebrook. These three had to draw marbles to determine their starting positions for the 25 lap feature event.

Meyers drew 1, Aulsebrook 2 and Corbett 3. Behind them were, Alan Day 4, Jason Essai 5, Emma Harris 6, Rob Eyeington 7, Scott Saville 8, Stewart Henderson 9, Richard Meyers 10, Adam Henry 11, Darren Dillon 12, Darren Hawksworth 13, Gavin Gay 14, Chris Ferguson 15, Con Buurveld 16, Dave Swan 17, Rod Francis 18 and the last remaining starter, Keiran Macklyn.

Craig Hickey, blown motor, Marty Perry bent and beaten car, Darren Margules, damaged steering, Andrew Coppock, mechanical issues and Gaby Yammouni, fried clutch all had to watch from the safety of the pits.

Geoff Meyers was first into turn one with Aulsebrook, Corbett, Essai, Day, Harris, Eyeington, Saville, Richard Meyers and Henry the top ten at the completion of the first lap.

The racing surface was slick with the majority of the field holding a tight line. Corbett however found some bight on the high line and was trying to make that work.

The yellows came on at the end of lap three for a spinning Darren Hawksworth. Eyeington had made up a couple of spots to be now sitting in fifth when the cars came around for the restart.

Corbett was persisting with that high line disposing of Aulsebrook, then Meyers two laps later. Aulsebrook then brought out the yellows on lap 7 the result of a spin in turns one and two after plenty of pressure from Eyeington who had earlier disposed of Essai.

There was one more yellow at lap ten for Hawksworth again. He was ordered to the infield. The remaining fifteen laps ran uninterrupted.

Corbett began to open a bit of a gap to Meyers and Eyeington who were having a ding dong battle with Eyeington moving into second on the fifteenth lap.

Further back Darren Dillon wasn’t having the best of titles and was struggling with a miss fire.

With the checkered flag approaching, Corbett was clear out front but the battle for second was still intense with Meyers having to try and make the high line work with Eyeington protecting the bottom. Meyers made the pass around the outside to take up second with three laps remaining.

The checkers came out for a very deserving Wayne Corbett who never put a foot wrong the whole night. Geoff Meyers came in second with Eyeington in third. Jason Essai held out Emma Harris for fourth. Alan Day, Darren Dillon, Scott Saville, Adam Henry and Richard Meyers made up the top ten.

Heat wins went to Craig Hickey, Jason Essai, Alan Day, Geoff Meyers, Wayne Corbett and Tony Aulsebrook.

NSW Podium

NSW Points Score

With the New South Wales Compact Speedcar Clubs season at the half way point the time is right to give a run down of the club championship point score to date.

With six meetings now completed this is how the field stacks up.
Rob Eyeington 301 points
Mark Shepherd 259
Alan Day 239
Gaby Yammouni 225
Darren Margules 190
Jason Essai 185
Kieran Macklyn 125
Mitch Biner 123
Stewart Henderson 86
Steve Zarb 73
Adam Henry 68
Rod Francis 57
Steven Hawksworth 57
Mark Heaton 55
Darren Hawksworth 54
Gavin Gay 47
Andrew Coppock 42
Marty Perry 42
Chris Ferguson 32
Tony Aulsebrook 20
Craig Hickey 16
Dan Biner 11

Extremely encouraging for the future of Compacts in New South Wales is the fact 5 of the top ten are Rookie drivers. Interest is high with several drivers in the process of getting cars ready for action in the coming weeks and months. Adam Lawson has recently purchased the ex Cyril Robinson TCR/Yamaha R1 and is hoping to be on track at the end of January, as is former sedan and GP Midget racer Rod Saville. Rod will share the driving with son Scott up till the time they both have a car.

Mark Heaton, former Legend Car racer, was so impressed after a drive in Jason Essai’s Breka/Suzuki that he is now in the process of building up a car as is another Legend steerer, Adam Fisher.

Gaby Yammouni has a young guy ready to have a steer in one of his cars. He will make his debut on the 23rd Jan