Brindle Racing to Campaign Sprint Car in Aussie

Dean Brindle Racing are about to embark onto the Aussie scene, the Sprintcar he runs in New Zealand has already been sent in readiness for Dean and the team to arrive.  

Their first practice run at Valvoline Speedway in Sydney is this Saturday night the 23rd September.

Dean’s Schedule after Saturday is to race at Valvoline Speedway on the 28th of October, the 26th, 28th and 30th of December 2017. And the 1st, 12th and 13th of January 2018.

This is Dean’s base schedule at this stage and they may look to add more meetings to this.

Dean is well aware that the level of competition at Valvoline Speedway is extremely high and he and the team are excited to be a part of it.

The number of competitors on any given night is staggering and their main goal is to qualify for each of the A Mains.

Dean Brindle Racing are very appreciative of the support and assistance they have received from Valvoline Speedway and also from Robbie Farr and Rocket Industries.

They have been made to feel very welcome and are really excited about these upcoming meetings and the chance to compete in Aussie with the best.

Dean and the Team would also like to thank Western Springs for their support in releasing him to run on the nights of the 26th and 30th of December.

We at SDU would like to thank Dean for supplying us this info and we and the SDU team wish him and his team all the very best.

Young Gun Australian Sprintcar Driver – Callum Walker

Young Gun Australian Sprintcar Driver – Callum Walker

Callum Walker: Australian Sprintcar Driver

Up and coming 19 year old Callum Walker used to race go karts and is a 2nd generation speedway driver from Brisbane Queensland. He constantly qualifies and finishes in the top 10 at Archerfield which has 30/40 cars at most meetings.

Callum finished 6th on points in the 2016/17 season just finished, there were 60 entries entered in the series.


He is from a family that has been very active in the Australian Speedway scene.

He is currently driving a Brent Kaeding big Max Maxim sprintcar previously raced by Christopher Bell.
Callum’s Dad (Murray) Mum (Nonie) and Sister (Chase) along with Jakob Law and Paul Morris are his crew and he also has support from his grandparents and help from Glenno Inglis.


They run on a lower budget to most,so it’s quite an achievement to be consistently up with the best of the best competitors.

If you would like to jump on board and help him out with sponsorship, go to his racing page and pm him.

To keep track with how he is doing, be sure to like his Facebook page and follow him.

Western Springs 2017/18 Season Update

Western Springs 2017/18 Season Update

Western Springs 2017/18 Season Update:

This coming season promises to be one of the best at Vodafone Springs Speedway
with more Sprintcars registering and the word is drivers from non western springs classes jumping into this Class.

Some points of interest:


Porter Hire International Series:

Expected to come downunder from the States are two high profile Sprintcar drivers along with the Aussies keen to attend this series as well in early December.

Rolling Thunder:

This annual event will now become a series which will see all competitors travelling to 4 tracks within a week, with big prize money up for grabs. Classes included are Sprintcars, Midgets,Super Saloons and the TQ and F2 classes will be able to run at these events also.

United Truck Parts International Midget Series:

The plan is to increase this series from 5 to 6 meetings and one of the rounds will be held at another track (yet TBC) there could be as many as 7 Midgets drivers from the States and the word is 3 new Australian Midget drivers who have never raced here before will compete in the series.

Race Coverage:

Each meeting is planned to go live, there will be some restrictions imposed.
For those living outside of Vodafone Springs Speedway you will be able to watch and receive events live.

Season Passes:

Once again season passes are available to purchase and to be paid off pre season
this is great for those who cannot purchase a season pass outright.

To grab this great offer contact:
Melissa on 09 588 4050 or [email protected]

New Track Surface At Vodafone Speedway

New Track Surface At Vodafone Speedway

 How Was the First Run of the New Track Surface?

There have been a few changes at the Springs this season, one of the biggest changes (aside from you now having to call it Vodafone Speedway) is the new track surface. Western Springs, oh sorry… Vodafone Speedway began work to completely replace the surface of the track in the hope that it would provide a solution to the dust problem, as well as give drivers at least two racing lines.

Drivers and officials worked closely to help ensure it was carefully planned out. Field Turf NZ Limited, the team who were organizing the changes to the track have ensured that everything went to plan. Replacing the surface of a quarter mile speedway track doesn’t come cheap, so they wanted to get it right.

So as the 2016-17 race season began on Saturday 5th of November at Vodafone Speedway, the question on a lot of peoples minds was… Was the new surface any good? Those who went on Saturday that have been attending Western Springs for a long time will have noticed a new chocolate brown coloured track as opposed to the normal orange we are used to washing off our cars after meetings at the springs.

The new track surface is very different to the old. It contains 70% clay which was supposed to help prevent dust and allow spectators to get a clearer view of what was going. This will be great especially during Sprint Car Races. The weather conditions on the first meeting were not the most desired, but we managed to see all races aside from the Sprint Car Feature which was Called due to the rain. A few showers at the beginning of the night also added another layer of moisture to the track which led to a delay while it was packed down a bit. As the night went on, the track did seem to provide a different experience for the drivers who were still getting used to racing on the new surface.

The SDU team noticed a big difference in the dust, which there was barely any to be seen. We spoke to a few drivers after the meeting including Hayden Williams. They all had very positive things to say about the new surface, saying that it was very fast to race on and are excited to see what it has to offer in the next few meetings. Obviously there will be nights where the track isn’t 100%, and you will never be able to please everyone, but Western… Vodafone Speedway have done a good job on trying to improve the track conditions and it will be exciting to see what is to come as the season progresses.

If this new surface provides a positive change, we may begin to see other tracks around New Zealand – for example Bay Park, looking at different options. We are sure they will be watching closely to see how the new surface improves the dust problem as well as improves the racing and it will be interesting to see how it goes.

Let us know your thoughts on the new surface and how you think it will change the racing at Vodafone Speedway.