The Burswood on Swan was full of activity tonight as the Speedway Track Champions for the 2018/2019 season were recognised.
After a season which consisted of 13 events across 15 nights of Speedway, the season full of highs for some drivers and lows for others were remembered.
The night started with the crowning of the Carbusters WA Demolition Derby Champions, with the top 3 only separated by four points after the five rounds. Damon Trouchet was crowned the champion with 200 points, Matt Goodlad grabbed second with 197 and Beau Turvey third with 196.
Limited Sprintcars were next, and after 3 rounds the top 3 were separated by only 30 points, with Alex Williams from Margaret River crowned Track Champion after having a win, a second a fifth in their 3 rounds. Matt Davis was second and Glenn Dickinson rounded out the podium.
The ever-entertaining Wingless Sprints saw a close podium, but it was Ash Hounsfield who took out the Track Championship, after a run of three wins in a row through the mid part of the season. Daran Humfrey was second, and Mitchell White was third on the podium, his first Track Championship podium.
Juniors Sedans had a strong season, with all three drivers new to the Track Championship podium. Darryl George was crowned Track Champion with 440 points, ahead of Izak Davies and Bryden Southwell.
Solos were next after a welcome return to the inside track during the 2018/19 season. Daniel Winchester was a stand out rider for the season, after winning all four events for season to take out the Track Championship. Des Heys and Matt Marson rounded out the podium.
A three-round series for the TW Mechanical 360 Sprintcars saw Ben Butcher claim the Track Championship, after winning his first ever Motorplex feature race during the season. Sam Borlini and Kalgoorlie’s Ray Leonard rounded out the podium.
The Telf Promotional Products Formula 500’s saw a first time Track Champion with Cameron McKenzie crowned the winner for the season after not finishing outside of the top 10 in all eight rounds. Last seasons winner Chris Dymock second and Cameron’s brother Jye McKenzie also on the podium.
After an epic 12 round Track Championship series for the Wormall Civil Sprintcars, a total of 9 different drivers claimed a win. However, after the 12 rounds, a consistent season with three wins and three other podium finishes saw Jason Kendrick claim the Track Championship for the fourth time in his career. Brad Maiolo claimed second, his fourth top 3 appearance in a row, while brother Jamie Maiolo was third and has now been in the top 3 for nine of the last ten seasons!
The Di Candilo Steel City Late Model Track Championship was decided after 12 rounds, and like the Sprintcars saw 9 different drivers claim a win. Michael Holmes was crowned a first time Track Champion, after being on the podium five times previously. Ryan Halliday had a strong season, but a DNF in round 2 ended up proving costly seeing him claim second, with the always consistent Jay Cardy claiming third.
The final Track Championship recognised for the night was the Pool Shop Group Speedcars, which came down to the last race on the last night after a spectacular 11 round se
ries. Rob Golding and Glen Mears tied on 1465 points after the season, however a countback saw Rob Golding claim his first Track Championship, with Glen Mears runner-up and rookie driver Beau Doyle claiming third after missing the opening round due to not being old enough to race!
The Magic Man Champion of Champions award was presented to Solo rider Daniel Winchester and Formula 500 Competitor Glenn Carstairs, after both drivers claimed the most feature wins for the season with four each.
The Awards night also recognised three Australian Champions in Paul Stubber (Late Models), Dayne Kingshott (Speedcars) and Kaiden Manders (360 Sprintcars).
The Perth Motorplex Speedway Team thanks all drivers, crews, volunteers and officials for their efforts during the season, and the fans for their support and look forward to seeing everyone next season.