After over a decade of racing Super Sedans, Adam Beechey last Saturday night at Latrobe Raceway finally reached the top step of the Tasmanian Title podium.
The Tas # 41 Hi-Tec Oils supported Dominator driver claimed his maiden Tasmanian Title win in style, firstly by qualifying in pole position for the feature race, and secondly going on to dominate the entire 40-lap distance.
With a previous best Tasmanian Title finish of third back in 2011, Beechey was thrilled to be able to add this event to his trophy collection in what was the biggest win of his speedway career. However, he was more pleased to be able to reward his hard-working pit crew with the victory.
“Winning the Tasmanian Title is a massive thrill for the entire team, because without my team, I simply wouldn’t be able to race, so this win is as much theirs as it is mine,” the Launceston, Tasmania-based racer commented.
“I enjoyed a strong run through my heat races and the feature race, so full credit must go out to my team for all of their efforts throughout the night and in between race meetings to provide me with such a great car to run.”
Prior to this Tasmanian Title win, Beechey’s previous Super Sedan highlight was his 2016 victory in the Gary Devlin Memorial at Latrobe Raceway, which was also won by his dad Ian way back in 1988.
After making his maiden mainland trip last season, which included contesting the Summer Slam Series over the Christmas-New Year period in Queensland and later going on to finish second in the K-Rock Cup at Geelong’s Avalon Raceway in Victoria, Beechey is now set to return to the mainland.
This Saturday night, he will be contesting the Victorian Title at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway, followed by next month’s National Title at Moama’s Heartland Raceway (NSW), along with a few other blue-ribbon events.
“The team and I learned quite a lot racing last season on the mainland, taking on new tracks and a lot of different competition,” he said.
“Off the back of the Tasmanian Title win, I’m looking forward to heading back over there with more experience and confidence and hopefully I can enjoy some consistent performances up against some of the country’s best racers.”
As a second generation racer, with his dad Ian competing in Sports Sedans on the tar circuits as well as running Super Sedans on the speedway tracks throughout the 1980s, Beechey, at the age of 37, has quite a motorsport resume.
Prior to venturing into speedway on a full-time basis, he raced on the mainland across a range of circuit racing categories, such as Commodore Cup, where he won three National Championships from 2010 through to 2012, along with stints in V8 Racing Utes, Production Cars, Sports Sedans and HQ Holdens.
For the 2018-19 season, Beechey is proudly sponsored by:
• Hi-Tec Oils
• All State Towing
• Beecheys Service Centre
• Pedders Suspension
• Ability Maxi Taxis
• Mick’s Car Detailing
• Phillip Davey Sheetmetal
• Chris Watkins Furniture Transport
• Chris Reissie Builders
• Dominator Race Cars
Special Thanks go to Beechey’s dad Ian, pit crew members Nick, Geoff, Jane, Michael and Jamie, his wife Adele and their children.