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Archerfield season schedule confirmed

Thursday 18th June, 2020 - 12:33pm

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Whilst there remain some uncertainties and a lack of clarity with regard to future restrictions and requirements in the recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, the management team at Ausdeck Archerfield Speedway are forging ahead with their plans for the 2020/2021 racing season, having finalised a typically hectic, and variety-packed, schedule of events. Launching with a two-night spectacular on October 3/4, the season will comprise 29 nights of competition including another exclusive residency (international travel restrictions permitting) from World of Outlaws superstar Donny Schatz, along with several state, national and track championship events.

Having had the 2019/2020 Queensland Sprintcar Championship curtailed by the nationwide quarantine, this prestigious event will now launch the new season as a two-night spectacular on October 3 and 4. The huge support program over the two nights of action will feature Midgets, Formula 500s, AMCA Nationals, Lightning Sprints, Compact Speedcars, Wingless Sprints, RSA Sedans, Microsprints Formula 500 Juniors, Monster Trucks and Fireworks and, with the extended break from racing expected to have competition-starved teams ready to hit the track in big numbers, this promises to be one of the biggest season-opening events in recent memory.

Sprintcars will make 21 appearances throughout the season, including three nights of World Series Championship action that will hopefully see Schatz on track in a bid to emulate his dominant display from last season. The opening WSS event will be staged on January 3, followed by the Australian Sprintcar Open over two nights on January 8 and 9. Kicking off his tour on Boxing Night (December 26), Schatz is scheduled to make six appearances at Archerfield and, rest assured, every avenue will be explored in ensuring that the 10-times World of Outlaws champion is able to make his way back to Australia once again. The Track Championship series will comprise 15 rounds of racing, with a round of the annual Easter Series also on the schedule for April 3.

An additional highlight for the coming season will be the staging of the Australian Dirt Modified Championship over two nights on January 23 and 24. On the same weekend, Legend Cars will be making a somewhat auspicious track debut as their first ever appearance at Archerfield will see them contesting their Australian Championship event. In addition to their pinnacle event, Dirt Modifieds will make several other appearances throughout the season, including the prestigious Paul Britten 44 Memorial, a race that always delivers as a terrific spectacle as the top guns surge from the rear of the field.

Midget competitors have again been given a great platform to showcase the spectacular racing for which they are renowned, with 11 shows slated between October and May, while Wingless Sprints, Formula 500s, Lightning Sprints, Compact Speedcars and Microsprints will also provide a feast of open wheel action regular appearances throughout the season. Last season saw the emergence of several new contenders in the Midget ranks who have no doubt taken maximum advantage of the extended off-season to fine-tune their preparations in readiness for a season that will inevitably be subject to additional protocols and regulatory oversight in a bid to ensure that events are safe for spectators and competitors, thus enabling the sport to prosper in a post-pandemic environment.

Tin top fans certainly haven’t been forgotten with Super Sedans, AMCA Nationals, Modified Sedans, Late Models, RSA Sedans, Junior Sedans, Open Sedans and Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans also included on the schedule. With a line-up that includes several of the most successful drivers in the history of the category, Super Sedans will make four appearances throughout the season, including two big double-header shows alongside Sprintcars (December 30) and Dirt Modifieds (April 10). Modified Sedans, meanwhile, will have a fantastic opportunity to showcase the intensity of their racing when they hit the track on January 3 supporting World Series Sprintcars.

Modlites also feature prominently on the schedule, with Stockcars also slated for regular appearances as they continue their efforts to rebuild category numbers and return to the argy-bargy action for which they were once synonymous. There will also be plenty of entertainment variety throughout the season, including two additional Monster Truck appearances on December 26 and May 1. Fireworks will light the sky on several occasions, and there will also be the carnage and chaos of the annual Caravan, Boat and Dunny Derby. The full schedule of events is detailed below, but is subject to change.

Whilst there is still a lot of work to be done in readiness for the re-commencement of racing, the confirmation of the 2020/2021 season schedule is a significant step in providing competitors with some certainty, and sufficient time, in their efforts to prepare equipment and lock in sponsors for the season ahead. Subject to Government approval, three pre-season practice events will be held on August 22, September 5 and September 19 before speedway racing roars back into life on October 3 and 4.

For further information and updates, visit the website at www.brisbanespeedway.com.au or follow Archerfield Speedway on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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2020/2021 Event Schedule

October 3
Queensland Sprintcar Championship, Monster Trucks, Fireworks, Wingless Sprints, AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars, Formula 500 Juniors

October 4
Queensland Sprintcar Championship, Midgets, Formula 500s, Lightning Sprints, RSA Sedans, Microsprints

October 17
Sprintcars, AMCA Nationals, Formula 500s, Compact Speedcars, Modlites, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans, Stockcars

October 31
Sprintcars, Midgets, Wingless Sprints, Lightning Sprints, Microsprints, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans

November 7
Super Sedans, Compact Speedcars, Modlites, Late Models, Open Sedans, Junior Sedans, Stockcars

November 14
Sprintcars, Midgets, Wingless Sprints, Formula 500s, Lightning Sprints, Formula 500 Juniors

November 28
Sprintcars, Dirt Modifieds, AMCA Nationals, Formula 500s, Compact Speedcars, Open Sedans

December 12
Sprintcars, Midgets, AMCA Nationals, Wingless Sprints, Compact Speedcars, Modlites, Formula 500 Juniors, Stockcars

December 26
Sprintcars, Monster Trucks, Fireworks, Midgets, Lightning Sprints, Modlites

December 30
Sprintcars, Super Sedans, AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars, Stockcars

January 1
Sprintcars, Fireworks, Dirt Modifieds, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans, Junior Sedans, Formula 500 Juniors

January 3
World Series Sprintcars, Modified Sedans, Compact Speedcars, Formula 500s

January 8
World Series Australian Sprintcar Open, Midgets, Lightning Sprints, Modlites

January 9
World Series Australian Sprintcar Open, AMCA Nationals, Wingless Sprints, Formula 500 Juniors

January 23
Australian Dirt Modified Championship, Midgets, Legend Cars, Open Sedans

January 24
Australian Dirt Modified Championship, Legend Cars Australian Championship, Fireworks, Compact Speedcars, Microsprints, Late Models, Stockcars

February 13
Sprintcars, Midgets, Wingless Sprints, Modlites, Lightning Sprints, Microsprints, Formula 500 Juniors

February 27
Sprintcars, AMCA Nationals, Wingless Sprints, Compact Speedcars, Open Sedans, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans

March 6
Dirt Modifieds, Midgets, Formula 500s, Lightning Sprints, Modlites, RSA Sedans, Junior Sedans, Formula 500 Juniors, Stockcars

March 20
Sprintcars, AMCA Nationals, Formula 500s, Wingless Sprints, Compact Speedcars, Open Sedans, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans

April 3
Easter Sprintcar Series, Midgets, Wingless Sprints, Lightning Sprints

April 10
Super Sedans, Dirt Modifieds, AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans, Junior Sedans, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans

April 17
Sprintcars, Midgets, Formula 500s, Wingless Sprints, Modlites, Lightning Sprints, Stockcars

May 1
Sprintcars, Monster Trucks, Formula 500s, AMCA Nationals, Lightning Sprints, Formula 500 Juniors

May 15
Super Sedans, Wingless Sprints, AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars, Modlites, Open Sedans, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans

May 22
Sprintcars, Formula 500s, Lightning Sprints, Microsprints, Stockcars

May 29
Sprintcars, Fireworks, Midgets, AMCA Nationals, Compact Speedcars, Modlites, Formula 500 Juniors

June 5
Wingless Sprints, Lightning Sprints, Microsprints, RSA Sedans, Open Sedans, Junior Sedans, Ford vs Holden vs Sigma sedans

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