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We are on a well deserved day off today, but what an awesome 3 days we have had. Lots of effort has gone into this first leg of the series, but it has been well worth it. I would just like to take the time to thank and acknowledge all the people that are making this possible.

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Crew chief Craig Bottrell has been phenomenal, and we are working together so well.

My fiancé Raquel has been such great support, I don’t know how I did this series with out her last year.

Matt Brown and the whole MBR Team give us an opportunity to be a part of this Oval Express Series and I am forever thankful.

Jamie Veal and the Veal family open there SWI race shop up to us and help us with anything we need to keep the cars going.

Steven Bell of Jettco Developments, keeps providing us with great power for our car and we couldn’t ask for more.

Driven Performance, Gary Olson, Jerrod Huckleberry, and my dad Mark back home.

Garrett Andrews and Competition Suspension provided me with the best shock package on the market and it is undeniable what our race program needed on the 14 car.

Oval Express and the Jordison family for everything they put into the series and the sport of open wheel racing.

Brandon Aranyosi and Aranyosi Designs for this awesome website.

Friends, family, supports back home, for following us on Facebook each day.

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Monday, 2 January 2012
Daniel Kirby

Jake Hagopian has scorched to his 2nd win in 3 rounds when he took out a flag to flag feature during Round 3 of the Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series at Sungold Stadium last night.
Charlie Brown finished second with Matt Brown and Chad Sullivan rounding out the podium.

Hagopian was in sublime form throughout the night and in front of a capacity crowd set a new 20 Lap Record, smashing the old record set by Ben McLeod by just over 20 seconds. On a two lane racetrack the Hagopian was never challenged right from the very start and weaved his way through lapped traffic with ease.

Charlie Brown meanwhile held his nerve and was never headed during the course of the race to comfortably cross the line a quarter of a lap behind Hagopian. However Matt Brown and Sullivan put on a show for the crowd passing each other throughout the race while battling with lap traffic.

Current Australian Champion Liam Williams was next across the line finishing in 5th. AJ Blackstock continued his magnificent series with 6th while Leigh Van Ginneken, Thomas Davies, Stephen Ellement and Will Carroll rounded out the top 10.

Kristin Brown was next in 11th followed by Jye O’Keeffe, Austin Farley who put in a consistent night, Mitch Whiting, Dale Sinclair, Ben McLeod, Dylan Willsher, Mat Turner and Andrew Morton rounded out the field.

Like the last round, the B-Main was a torrid affair with multiple flips during the 15 lap race. James Aranyosi and Roy Urpeth both flipped on separate occasions with both drivers walking away. With Aranyosi’s flip the B-Main was declared 2 laps short with Jye O’Keeffe, Ben McLeod, Dylan Willsher, Jess Moulden, Mat Turner and Andy Morton all transferring to the back of the A-Main.

Hot conditions greeted the 37 competitors with 6 heat races taking place throughout the night. Charlie Brown took the opening heat race win after having a race long battle with Dale Sinclair. Hagopian charged into 3rd. Warrnambool native Will Carroll took the win in heat 2. He was followed by Grant Stansfield and Davies. Ellement edged out Matt Brown for the win in heat 3 with Turner completing the podium

Heat 4 saw Blackstock taking his 2nd heat win of the series. He led home Whiting and Willsher. Sullivan had his best heat run for the series with a win in heat 5. He was followed home by Kristin Brown and Hagopian. Williams took out the final heat of the night beating home McLeod and van Ginneken.
The series now takes a well earned day off with crews and drivers having some much needed down time to either repair damaged equipment or simply to relax. The next round of the series will take place on Tuesday 3rd January at Laang Speedway. Can Matt Brown Racing drivers Jake Hagopian and Matt Brown take another feature win or will the cash head somewhere else??? The only way to find out is to get your backside trackside. Hot laps will kick off at approximately 5.30pm with heat racing shortly after that.

Random Draws drawn at the Drivers Meeting
Lethal Race Wings Front Wing- A1 Liam Williams
Swift Industries Shock Dyno Test- V41 Justin Sadler
PBI Sprockets Australia- V52 Shan Van Duynhoven
Hoosier Tire Australia Right Rear Tyre- V50 James Aranyosi
Oval Express Magazine Best Presented Car Award (Round 2)- USA 14 Jake Hagopian

Quick Race Shocks C-Main Award- V92 Robert Trewartha
Quick Race Shocks B-Main Award- V55 Jye O’Keeffe
Swift Industries Nearly Award- V48 Ryan O’Keefe
Hyper Racing Australia Lucky 13th Award- USA99 Austin Farley
Driven Performance USA Runner Up Award- Q1 Charlie Brown

The Victorian Formula 500 Association would like to thank all of the Tracks, Sponsors and Officials for their valued support during the 2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series. We also have a Facebook page. Search for Australian Formula 500 Facebook Page and ask to join

2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series Sponsors

Oval Express Magazine- Phil & Michelle Jordison and Jon Evans
Eagle Motorsports- Bill Mann & Stephen Bell
Aussie Trackwear- Tracey Brown
Quick Race Shocks- Rob Richardson
Hoosier Tyres Australia- Max Dumesny
Swift Industries- Darren Mollenoyux
Hyper Racing Australia- Dave Hedington & Mike Dicely
Lethal Race Wings- Leigh Van Ginneken
PBI Sprockets Australia- Mat Coates
Phil Jordison Photography- Phil and Michelle Jordison
Driven Performance USA- Mark Hagopian and Gary Olsen
Victory Lane Racegear- Mat Eastham
Maxam Printing- Trevor Cotterill
Empire Graphics- Craig Bottrell
Pit Crew- Warwick & Matt Hunter
Redback Lasers- Kelvin Johnson
Spruce Enterprises- Lee Hardess

2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series Remaining Dates

Round 4- Laang Speedway- January 3rd 2012
Round 5- Simpson Speedway- January 4th
Round 6- Mid Western Speedway, Darlington- January 6th
Round 7- Laang Speedway- January 7th
Round 8- Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool- January 8th (Grand Final)

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Sunday, 1 January 2012
Gavin White

A busy week at Avalon Raceway concluded on New Year’s Eve with West Australian Matt Brown winning round 2 of the Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series while the second annual Wingless Sprints Avanats was taken out by David McKay.

A warm afternoon greeted all contestants before Matt Brown sped to his 17th Oval Express Series victories in his storied career as the 2006 Series champion now becomes the winningest driver in OE Series history. Brown’s win snaps the tie with Victorian ‘King of 500’s’ Ken Willsher as he also now sets about winning this year’s championship.

Following Brown home was impressive 24-year old lady racer Jess Moulden who was a popular runner up. An earlier heat race victory ensured Moulden a front row start and she duly run with the best in business recording an excellent finish at a venue that has been kind to her in the past.

Reigning national champion Liam Williams motored into third position and showed the speed the carried him to the Australian Title in April.

Fourth home was impressive series rookie Mitch Whiting who backed up his round 1 podium result with another stunning performance.

Following in fifth was Queensland titleholder Charlie Brown with American Jake Hagopian in tow while Jye O’Keeffe, Chad Sullivan, Leigh Van Ginneken and Mat Turner rounded out the top 10 finishers.

The Avanats provided a close finish when David McKay used the back markers to perfection to steal the victory away from race long leader Peter Green. Showing great speed, Green motored up behind the back markers on the dry, slick track and that’s when Mackay pounced moving to the outside and sweeping to the win.

A number of cautions littered the event however McKay held is nerve and outlasted Green and comeback kid Dan Robson in the run to the line in the entertaining 25 lap Avanats final.

Glenn Jones joined the upside down club earlier in the night while local ace Tim Fisher also sustained heavy damage in a shunt with the back straight wall following contact with a rival in the opening laps of the first heat.

“It has been a long week here at Avalon with Monday’s Sprintcar Gold Cup, Friday’s World Series event and then of course the New Year’s Eve event on Saturday but there was something for everyone and I am sure fans will be pleased following the recent run of washouts,” said Avalon announcer Brian Alexander.

“We wish everyone a happy and safe New Year and look forward to our next event next Saturday night with the annual K Rock Cup for Super Sedans the headline act while the Demolition Derby will also be a major highlight.”

Yet more major events continue at Avalon Raceway in January with next Saturday’s K Rock Cup followed by the Australian V8 Dirt Modified Championship on Friday 13th and Saturday 14th while Wednesday 18th will see the President’s Cup for Sprintcars has attracted a large international field.

Website; www.avalonraceway.com

For more info contact Jeff Drew 0418 160 985 / Gavin White email gwxp@speedway.net.au

Saturday, 31 December 2011
Daniel Kirby

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Visiting American Jake Hagopian has taken out the opening round of the 2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series last night at Hamilton’s Western Speedway.
Former National champion Brock Hallett finished 2nd with Mitch Whiting and James Aranyosi rounding out the top 4.

Hagopian started the 20 lap feature on pole and was never challenged in a caution riddled event. Hallett started 5th and initially faded back in the pack but come on strong passing cars on the outside in turn 4 at will. Whiting and Aranyosi meanwhile were having a great battle of their own with Whiting taking the honours.

Matt Brown made his way through the field to finish 5th. Visiting West Australian, Thomas Davies rounded out a great night finishing 6th Dale Shilleto, Liam Williams, Dale Sinclair and Stephen Ellement rounded out the top 10.

Leigh Van Ginneken finished 11th with Dylan Willsher, Grant Stansfield, Shane Van Duynhoven, Brad Metcalfe and Will Carroll rounded out the finishers. Ben McLeod, Jye O’Keeffe, Mat Turner and Ash Sinclair watched the final from the infield.

Turner won the B-Main. He was followed by Ellement, Van Ginneken, Charlie Brown, Van Duynhoven and Carroll. Brown unfortunately wasn’t able to prepare the car in time for the final which meant Ash Sinclair would start the feature. Farley was working his way through the field before another motor let go on the USA99.

A beautiful summer’s day greeted the 38 drivers with the track in superb condition. 6 Heat races were contested with the first heat of the series going the way of Aranyosi. Hallett started his night off with a 2nd while Stansfield finished 3rd. Dale Sinclair took the win in Heat 2. Willsher finished in 2nd with Matt Brown charging from 8th to 3rd. Heat 3 saw Americans Austin Farley and Jake Hagopian line up on the front row. At the conclusion of the race Farley was able to edge out Hagopian with Metcalfe rounding out the top 3.

Whiting held on for the win in heat 4. O’Keeffe finished in 2nd place while Turner completed a good night for him rounding out the top 3. Davies took out the penultament Heat race of the night. Shilleto finished 2nd with McLeod finishing 3rd. Farley was thundering through the field before a major engine detonation ended his heat. Hagopian charged from position 10 in heat 6 to win. Van Duynhoven held on for 2nd while Aranyosi finished 3rd after starting in 11th.

Attention now turns to Round 2 to be held at Avalon Raceway. Hot laps will start at approximately 5.30 pm with heat racing starting shortly after. Another 6 heats will be contested along with a B and A-Main to round out the night.

Random draws drawn at the Drivers Meeting
Lethal Race Wings Front Wing- – Q13 Brock Hallett
Swift Industries Shock Dyno Test- WA29 Thomas Davies
PBI Sprockets Australia- V92 Robert Trewartha
Hoosier Tire Australia Right Rear Tyre – SA29 Grant Stansfield
Quick Race Shocks C-Main Award- No C-Main Contested
Quick Race Shocks B-Main Award- V32 Mat Turner
Swift Industries Nearly Award- V5 Chad Sullivan
Hyper Racing Australia Lucky 13th Award- SA29 Grant Stansfield
Driven Performance USA Runner Up Award- Q13 Brock Hallett

The Victorian Formula 500 Association would like to thank all of the Tracks, Sponsors and Officials for their valued support during the 2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series. We also have a Facebook page. Search for Australian Formula 500 Facebook Page and ask to join

2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series Sponsors

Oval Express Magazine- Phil & Michelle Jordison and Jon Evans
Eagle Motorsports- Bill Mann & Stephen Bell
Aussie Trackwear- Tracey Brown
Quick Race Shocks- Rob Richardson
Hoosier Tyres Australia- Max Dumesny
Swift Industries- Darren Mollenoyux
Hyper Racing Australia- Dave Hedington & Mike Dicely
Lethal Race Wings- Leigh Van Ginneken
PBI Sprockets Australia- Mat Coates
Phil Jordison Photography- Phil and Michelle Jordison
Driven Performance USA- Mark Hagopian and Gary Olsen
Victory Lane Racegear- Mat Eastham
Maxam Printing- Trevor Cotterill
Empire Graphics- Craig Bottrell
Pit Crew- Warwick & Matt Hunter
Redback Lasers- Kelvin Johnson
Spruce Enterprises- Lee Hardess

2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series Remaining Dates

Round 2- Avalon Raceway- December 31st
Round 3- Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool- January 1st 2012
Round 4- Laang Speedway- January 3rd
Round 5- Simpson Speedway- January 4th
Round 6- Mid Western Speedway, Darlington- January 6th
Round 7- Laang Speedway- January 7th
Round 8- Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool- January 8th (Grand Final)

High points put us on pole for the main and we led all 20 laps in the feature! More to come tomorrow…

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Saturday, 24 December 2011
Daniel Kirby

It’s just 6 days, that’s right 6 days before the first wheel is turned in the 2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series at Hamilton’s Western Speedway.
And for the 40 drivers nominated, the final touches are being made to their weaponry with one of the best driver’s line up seen in recent memory.

Leading the field is current Australian Champion Liam Williams. Williams has already tasted victory this season at Nyora and will be hoping for the same form that saw him finish 2nd at the Jack Willsher Cup at Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool 2 week ago. Williams won’t have it his own way with plenty of stiff competition coming from the home state of Victoria.

Back to Back Jack Willsher cup champion Jye O’Keeffe has been in blistering form as of late and will be heading into the series with confidence and good car speed. Joining him will be two time Oval Express F500 Super Series champion Ben McLeod. McLeod headed into last season’s competition with a brand new car and confidence but a sickening bone jarring crash in the first heat at round 1 ended his campaign and also ruined the once pristine Eagle Chassis. Expect to see these 2 drivers up the front.

Also drivers who have shown plenty of car speed from the home state include James Aranyosi and Chad Sullivan. Sullivan took out the second round of the Victorian Stampede Series after transfering from the B-Main and showed a cool head in that race and will be looking to bring the car speed with him. Meanwhile Aranyosi will be keen to recapture the same form that won him last seasons Stampede Series and also very nearly a heart stopping Oval Express A-main at Simpson Speedway last season.

Also keen to keep the Oval Express Series Trophy in Victoria are Leigh van Ginnekin, Mitch Whiting, Tyler Carter, Dylan Willsher, Mat Turner, Gerrard Mabbit, Josh Fort, former Victorian Street Stock Champion Justin Sadler, Lee Hardess, Ash and Dale Sinclair, Shane Van Duynhoven, Jess Moulden, Grant Stansfield, Andy Morton, Will Carroll, AJ Blackstock, Tim Hicks, Steven Horton, Rob Trewartha and Andrew Rae.

Once again 2 of the most talented American drivers have nominated. Fresno, California’s Jake Hagopian once again returns to our shores to pick up were he left off. Last season Hagopian showed he wasn’t there to make up the numbers with multiple heat race victories, 2 A-Main Victories and also set many records along the way.

Also representing Uncle Sam is Brighton, Colorado’s Austin Farley. Farley competed in the series 2 years ago and showed he had what it takes to mix it with best. This season he will be driving with confidence on his side.

Western Australia is once again sending over some very stiff competition with 4 drivers nominated. Matt Brown is no stranger to Oval Express Super series glory with a series victory and also victory in at least 1 A-main in the last 10 years. With a new car and confidence Brown will be very hard to beat. Former WA State Champion, Steven Ellement, Matt Higgs and Thomas Davies round out the Western Australian Attack and with their recent for in the West will also certainly be stout opposition.

Queensland is well represented with 5 nominations. Current Queensland, Victorian and New South Wales Champion and 2010/2011 Oval Express Super Series Runner Up Charlie Brown is in white hot form at the moment. He finished 3rd in the recent Jack Willsher Cup and will be brimming with confidence heading into round 1.

Joining Charlie will be his sister Kristin. The Queensland Princess of Speed showed that she can mix it with the best and will be looking for the same form that netted her a 6th place finish in the 2008 Australian Title at Tolmer Speedway, Bordertown.

Speaking of the 2008 Australian Title, 2008 Aussie champion Brock Hallett has also nominated. With multiple victories and various records being set already this season, Hallet is coming into the series as one of the form drivers and defiantly one to keep an eye on.

Current Australia 3 Dale Shilleto has also signalled his intentions of competing. Shilleto will head into round 1 with some of the best equipment around and will be keen for a strong showing. Rounding out the Queensland contingent is Brad Metcalf. Metcalf is making his 2nd consecutive appearance in the series and showed plenty of promise last season.

South Australia has 1 representative with the Whyalla flyer Angelo Karoussis nominated. Karoussis was the form driver in South Australia last season picking up multiple Victories. New South Wales will once again be represented by Roy Urpeth. Urpeth is no stranger to victory lane with victory in the 1990 Australian Title.

With the defending Oval Express Super Series champion Travis Senter not competing this year will we see a new champion crowned or will we have another repeat winner??? The only way to find out is to get your backside trackside at Round 1 at Hamilton’s Western Speedway on December 30th.

The Victorian Formula 500 Association would like to thank all of the Tracks, Sponsors and Officials for their valued support during the 2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series.
We also have a Facebook page. Search for Australian Formula 500 Facebook Page and ask to join

2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series Sponsors

Oval Express Magazine- Jon Evans, Phil and Michelle Jordison
Phil Jordison Photography- Phil and Michelle Jordison
Eagle Motorsports- Bill Mann and Stephen Bell
Driven Performance- Mark Hagopian and Gary Olsen
Aussie Trackwear- Tracey Brown
Hoosier Tyres Australia- Max Dumesny
Maxam Printing- Trevor Cotterill
Empire Graphics- Craig Bottrell
Swift Industries- Darren Mollenoyux
Pit Crew- Matt Hunter
Lethal Race Wings- Leigh Van Ginnekin
Redback Lasers- Kelvin Johnson
Victory Lane Racegear- Matt Eastham
Quick Race Shocks- Rob Richardson
Hyper Chassis Australia- Dave Hedington
Hyper Chassis America- Mike Dicely
PBI Sprockets Australia- Mat Coates
Spruce Enterprises- Lee Hardess

2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series Dates

Round 1- Western Speedway, Hamilton- December 30th 2011
Round 2- Avalon Raceway- December 31st
Round 3- Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool- January 1st 2012
Round 4- Laang Speedway- January 3rd
Round 5- Simpson Speedway- January 4th
Round 6- Mid Western Speedway, Darlington- January 6th
Round 7- Laang Speedway- January 7th
Round 8- Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool- January 8th (Grand Final)

2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series Drivers

A1 Liam Williams
Q1 Charlie Brown
A3 Dale Shilleto
WA4 Steven Ellement
GLB4 Matt Brown
V5 Chad Sullivan
V6 Will Carroll
WA7 Matt Higgs
NSW9 Roy Urpeth
V9 Tim Hicks
Q9 Brad Metcalfe
Q13 Brock Hallett
USA14 Jake Hagopian
V15 Leigh Van Ginnekin
V17 Andy Morton
V19 Brett Dillon
V21 Lee Hardess
V24 Tyler Carter
V26 Mitch Whiting
V27 Dylan Willsher
SA27 Angelo Karoussis
WA29 Thomas Davies
SA29 Grant Stansfield
V32 Mat Turner
Q33 Kristin Brown
V39 Gerrard Mabbitt
V40 Josh Fort
V41 Justin Sadler
V50 James Aranyosi
V51 Ash Sinclair
V52 Shane Van Duynhoven
V53 Jess Moulden
V55 Jye O’Keeffe
V75 AJ Blackstock
V88 Ben McLeod
V91 Steven Horton
V92 Robert Trewartha
V95 Dale Sinclair
V96 Andrew Rae
USA99 Austin Farley

Saturday, 24 December 2011
Daniel Kirby

With just 6 days before the opening round of the 2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series roars into life at Western Speedway, Hamilton, many great Business’s and Personalities have thrown their support behind the series with over $60,000 worth of cash and prizes to be given away throughout the series.

This season the series will be contested for the 18th time with a truly International feel to it. 2 Drivers from the USA have nominated along with 38 Australian’s for the 8 round series to be contested in just 10 days.

Like everything the series wouldn’t be run without the generous support of sponsors and this season’s sponsor list and prizes list is something to behold. 17 companies have agreed to support the series with some awesome prizes to be handed out during the 8 round competition. The overall Top 10 will also win some magnificent prizes.

For the 9th season in a row, Australia’s Leading Monthly Motorsport magazine Oval Express has signed on as Naming Right’s Sponsor. Jon Evans and Phil and Michelle Jordison have sponsored this series since 2002 and have seen some of the hottest talent come through the Oval Express Series scene who are now making a name for themselves in Sprintcars.

Bill Mann and Stephen Bell from Eagle Motorsports have kindly supplied a brand new Eagle Chassis and Panel Kit valued at $3,995 to be given to the overall series winner.
2nd place will receive a brand new Race Suit valued at $2,500 with thanks to Tracey Brown from Aussie Trackwear.
3rd spot will win themselves a brand new top wing thanks to Matt Eastham from Victory Lane Racegear.
4th position will receive a $500 voucher supplied by Matt Hunter from Pit Crew.
The top 4 will also receive a 12 X 18” Fully Framed print of their car taken throughout the series thanks to Phil and Michelle Jordison from Phil Jordison Photography.
5th place will receive a Laser Distance Measurer thanks to Kelvin Johnson from Redback Lasers.
Both 6th and 7th position will win a QA1 racing shock supplied by Rob Richardson from Quick Race Shocks.
8th will receive a Rod End Kit with thanks to Spruce Enterprises while 9th will get 2 rear Wheel Centres thanks to Dave Hedington from Hyper Chassis Australia.
10th will win 2 Hyper Spindles also supplied by Hedington.

Along with the end of series prizes some awesome nightly prizes are also up for grabs. At each Drivers meeting there will be 4 random draws. The 4 prizes at each round will be A Front Wing from Lethal Race Wings, A Dyno Test for 4 Shocks from Swift Industries, a Rear Sprocket from PBI Sprockets and also a Right Rear Hoosier Tire from Hoosier Tire Australia.

Throughout the night some more prizes are on offer. The winner of both the C and B-Main will win a Dyno test for 4 Shocks from Quick race Shocks. The first car to miss out on making the A-main will get a $100 Voucher from Swift Industries. 13th spot in each A-Main will win a $75 Voucher for Hyper Australia. 2nd place in each A-main will win a $75 for Driven Performance. The best Presented car at each round will win a 12 Month Subscription to Oval Express magazine.

The 2011/2012 Oval Express Super Series is shaping up to be one of the biggest in history with some awesome prizes up for grabs, not to mention that each night’s A-Main will also pay $1000 to win. The opening round will be contested at Hamilton on Friday January 30th. A full preview of the series will follow with a cavalcade of stars in the mix to be crown champion for Season 2011/2012.

The Victorian Formula 500 Association would like to thank all of the Tracks, Sponsors and Officials for their valued support during the 2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series.
We also have a Facebook page. Search for Australian Formula 500 Facebook Page and ask to join.

2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series Sponsors

Oval Express Magazine- Jon Evans, Phil and Michelle Jordison
Phil Jordison Photography- Phil and Michelle Jordison
Eagle Motorsports- Bill Mann and Stephen Bell
Driven Performance- Mark Hagopian and Gary Olsen
Aussie Trackwear- Tracey Brown
Hoosier Tyres Australia- Max Dumesny
Maxam Printing- Trevor Cotterill
Empire Graphics- Craig Bottrell
Swift Industries- Darren Mollenoyux
Pit Crew- Matt Hunter
Lethal Race Wings- Leigh Van Ginnekin
Redback Lasers- Kelvin Johnson
Victory Lane Racegear- Matt Eastham
Quick Race Shocks- Rob Richardson
Hyper Chassis Australia- Dave Hedington
Hyper Chassis America- Mike Dicely
PBI Sprockets Australia- Mat Coates
Spruce Enterprises- Lee Hardess

2011/2012 Oval Express Formula 500 Super Series Dates

Round 1- Western Speedway, Hamilton- December 30th 2011
Round 2- Avalon Raceway- December 31st
Round 3- Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool- January 1st 2012
Round 4- Laang Speedway- January 3rd
Round 5- Simpson Speedway- January 4th
Round 6- Mid Western Speedway, Darlington- January 6th
Round 7- Laang Speedway- January 7th
Round 8- Sungold Stadium, Warrnambool- January 8th (Grand Final)

Ready to Go!

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Monday, 19 December 2011
 by Daniel Kirby

The Victorian Formula 500 Association in conjunction with Oval Express Magazine advises that full series nominations for this season’s Oval Express Super Series have closed.
 In just 11 days the first wheel will be turned at Hamilton’s Western Speedway. 
40 Drivers have signed on for the entire 8 round series including 2 American drivers gunning to take the Oval Express Trophy back to the USA.

Current Australian Champion Liam Williams heads the Victorian nominations. He will not have it all his own way with drivers like Chad Sullivan, Jye O’Keeffe, James Aranyosi, Jess Moulden, Ben McLeod and Dylan Willsher to name a few.

Drivers keen to take the top prize interstate include former Oval Express Series Champion Matt Brown, Dale Shilleto, Brock Hallett, Steven Ellement, Angelo Karoussis, Kristen and Charlie Brown.

Returning for the second year in a row is California’s Jake Hagopian. Hagopian was super quick winning round 3 and 4 last season and will return hunting more success. Also returning to Australia is Colorado’s Austin Farley. Both drivers showed plenty of promise when they were here and will certainly be 2 drivers to keep and eye on.

Single round entries will be accepted on the day. Please see entry form for details, available from www.formula500.com.au

Nominated Drivers:
Liam Williams A 1
Dale Shilleto A 3
Matt Brown GLB 4
Roy Urpeth NSW 9
Charlie Brown Q 1
Kristin Brown Q 33
Brad Metcalfe Q 9
Brock Hallett Q 13
Angelo Karoussis SA 27
Grant Stansfield SA 29
Jake Hagopian USA 14
Austin Farley USA 99
Leigh Van Ginneken V15
Andy Morton V 17
Brett Dillon V 19
Lee Hardess V 21
Tyler Carter V 24
Mitch Whiting V 26
Dylan Willsher V 27
Mat Turner V 32
Gerrard Mabbitt V 39
Josh Fort V 40
Justin Sadler V 41
Chad Sullivan V 5
James Aranyosi V 50
Ash Sinclair V 51
Shane Van Duynhoven V52
J
essica Moulden V 53
Jye O’Keeffe V 55
Will Carroll V 6
Andrew Blackstock V 75
Ben McLeod V 88
Tim Hicks V 9
Steven Horton V 91
Rob Trewartha V 92
Dale Sinclair V 95
Andrew Rae V 96
Steven Ellement WA 4
Matt Higgs WA 7
Thomas Davies WA 29

I want to take this time to acknowledge the generosity and support of a few specific enterprises that will be supporting us for the Oval Express Series:

Duinkerken Farms/ Poppies Motorsports of Laton, CA. The Duinkerken race team will be heading east Tulsa, OK to compete in the Tulsa Shootout. Good luck to Heath, Dylan, Michael, Mitchell, and Wes as they compete with some of the best drivers in the US!

SWI Racing

Jettco Developments

Good Earth Farms

Competition Suspension/RS-12 Shocks

Ag Source Magazine

Rau Dairy and Farming Operation of Fresno, CA

Wicked Race Products

Thank you for your specific support in this venture! We appreciate your care and involvement in our successes!