ANTHONY BEARE BECOMES A SIX TIME SSA NATIONAL STREET STOCK CHAMPION

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Official Release- Sunday 12th June 2022

Australia’s most decorated Speedway Sedan driver Anthony Beare has wrote another chapter in his storied racing career by claiming a record sixth SSA National Street Stock Title at the Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway in Queensland on Sunday evening.

Beare led all forty laps on his way to his third straight victory in what was the 31st edition of the SSA National Street Stock Title that was supported by Engage Ag.

Current Queensland & Victorian Champion Matt Nelson came from position nine to finish second after getting the better of the battle between himself and former South Australian champion Steve Gartner from Mount Gambier.

Ninety one drivers came back for the second night of the 2022 SSA National Street Stock Title with a fantastic crowd braving the elements to witness just the second National Title for the class to be held in Queensland.

Victorian Brad Warren kicked off proceedings in fantastic fashion by taking out heat twenty eight of the national title from Tasmanian Ben Riley and Jayden Blomeley.

Northern Territory champion Justin Brumfield looked to have heat twenty nine in his keeping before Dean Jenkins from Colac in Victoria worked the bottom side of the racetrack to take victory with Brumfield and Victorian Mick Dann making it a Holden Commodore trifecta.

Alexandra District Speedway Club member Ricky Cornwall lead all ten laps of heat thirty despite receiving plenty of attention from Hamilton’s Jye Irving and Western Australian Champion Damon Lyall.

2019 National Production Sedan Champion Joel Berkley railed the Cartwright Racing Ford Falcon to victory in heat thirty one as Shane Roycroft lost second place to Grafton’s Chris Corbett on the final lap.

Tasmanian Champion Corey Bauld drove a brilliant race in heat thirty two after a disappointing opening night as he got the better of two time National Champion Robbie Faux in the concluding stages.

Faux would spin on the final corner handing second place to South Australian Champion Bailey Heinrich with Darwin’s Jake Koivumaki officially third.

New South Wales competitor Lesley Garnham suffered a heavy crash on lap two of heat thirty three ending the night early for the driver of the N59 Ford Falcon.

John Lodge Jnr used the top side of the racetrack to perfection to take the win from Morris Ahearn and Toowoomba local Nathan Macdonald.

Heat thirty four witnessed an outstanding performance from Tennant Creek’s Jack Yates who came from position nine to defeat two time National Champion Jamie Oldfield and Matt Nelson.

Kingaroy’s Nathan Barbeler gave himself a big boost to his points tally in heat thirty five wheeling his Holden Commodore to the win in the reverse direction from the consistent Jye Irving & Rockhampton’s James Russell.

Defending National Champion Anthony Beare lead every lap of the final heat race of the weekend as he defeated his good mate Craig Clayton by nearly five seconds.

Fifteen competitors took to the track in the first of two C Mains as Toowoomba’s Darren Ciesiolka & Kalgoorlie’s Lachie Dellar collected the two transfer positions on offer.

Queenslanders Ken Carroll & Brandon Hough were the first two home in the second of the C Mains but not before drama unfolded in the concluding stages after Matt Langton & Dale Corbett came together while battling for the final transfer position.

Tasmanian Champion Corey Bauld was an unfortunate casualty early in the first of twin twenty lap B Mains when he collected the concrete wall in the front straight damaging the left front suspension on his Ford Falcon.

Justin Brumfield assumed the lead early on as Victorian Dale Morrison & Nathan Barbeler settled into the three transfer positions on offer.

Mount Gambier’s Jason Duell attempted to steal the final transfer spot in the final stages of the twenty lapper, with the former Northern Territory champion falling short in his quest for a spot in the big dance.

The second B Main got underway with Jamie Oldfield & Ricky Cornwall sharing the front row for the race which was contested in the anti-clockwise direction around the Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway.

Cornwall assumed the lead early from Oldfield & Victorian Dylan Campton before lap seven brought about a major incident for former Queensland Champion Robert Trapp.

The Linmac Automotive Holden Commodore climbed the concrete wall as it entered the front straight with the car inverting and rolling heavily before being collected mid air by Western Australian Craig Clayton in the East Pilbara Tyre Service Holden Commodore.

Victorian AJ Lawrence was also an innocent party in the incident as the track safety crew and medical staff did a fantastic job to safely allow Trapp to climb from the car under his own steam in what was a tremendous relief for all at the venue.

Cornwall led the final thirteen circulations to qualify for the A Main as Campton finished second with Oldfield the final qualifier into the forty lap decider.

Twenty Two finalists paraded four wide around the Hi-Tec Oils Toowoomba Speedway before a appreciative crowd as the fireworks erupted in anticipation of what was to become on the racetrack.

The Tennant Creek Tyre Service Holden Commodore of Jack Yates assumed the pole position after top qualifier Anthony Beare elected to start on the outside of the front row.

Beare took the front running from Yates as Ben Stead brought about the first stoppage on lap three after spinning his Ford Falcon in turn three.

When the race got back underway Beare lead Yates and Steve Gartner to the green flag after Gartner had come from position eight to third in the early stages.

Yates would run wide on lap five collecting the concrete wall with the Northern Territory standout a disappointing retirement as James Russell also headed infield with the same issue on his Holden Commodore.

Lap seven saw the demise of Lenny Bates in the Ford Falcon from Newman in Western Australia after suffering a suspension failure as John Lodge moved into second place.

Queensland and Victorian Champion Matt Nelson began his surge forward challenging Gartner for third as Lodge attempted to try and run down the race leader Anthony Beare.

Ben Stead brought on the yellows for the second time in the race on lap eighteen with a flat right rear tyre as Gartner and Nelson continued their struggle for third place.

It nearly ended in tears for Steve Gartner when he climbed the back straight wall after contact between himself and John Lodge as fifth place Jace Kempton hit the concrete wall heavily in turn three ending his race on lap twenty one.

Four time Western Australian Champion Jamie Oldfield was also out on lap twenty one as just fifteen cars remained.

Twelfth place starting Joel Berkley found himself challenging for a top five position as the race entered its concluding stages.

Berkley and Lodge would come together on lap twenty eight ending the run of Berkley aboard the Cush Clothing Ford Falcon.

The Pakenham Towing Holden Commodore of Dale Morrison was also out on lap twenty eight as Beare lead the field away from Gartner who was starting to suffer from the effects of his earlier incident.

Gartner started to man handle his CW Wines Ford Falcon around the high banks in pursuit of both Beare and Nelson as it started to get tight at the front of the field.

Northern Territory champion Justin Brumfield moved passed both Lodge and Morris Ahearn into the top five after starting from position seventeen.

In the final ten laps Anthony Beare put enough racetrack between himself and Nelson to steer his EB Graphics Holden Commodore to an historic sixth SSA National Street Stock Title as Matt Nelson finished second from Gartner with Justin Brumfield and Queensland’s Nathan Barbeler both going from the B Main to finish inside the top five.

Anthony Beare celebrated his seventh career National Title victory in speedway with some crowd pleasing donuts around the racetrack.

In victory lane Beare was extremely emotional thanking his family and supporters for their continued support of his racing career which continues to reach new heights.

The 2023 SSA National Street Stock Title will be held at the Bunbury Speedway in Western Australia from 3rd-5th March 2023.

Official Results from Night Two of the 2022 Engage SSA National Street Stock Title

Heat Twenty Eight, Ten Laps- 1. V84 Bradley Warren, 2. T24 Benjamin Riley, 3. V62 Jayden Blomeley, 4. V23 Shaun Henry, 5. Q23 Robert Trapp, 6. W100 Linton Dickerson, 7. V94 Tyler Barton, 8. Q59 Ricky Gill, 9. QA99 Peter Thompson, 10. V13 Richard Cook. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: Not Available. Fastest Lap: 17.904 V84 Bradley Warren.

Heat Twenty Nine, Ten Laps- 1. V4 Dean Jenkins, 2. NT5 Justin Brumfield, 3. V0 Mick Dann, 4. Q33 Darren Ciesiolka, 5. Q97 Matt Langton, 6. W55 Jace Kempton, 7. ACT3 Colin Peadon, 8. V81 Dylan Campton. DNF: VA5 Toby Maloney (1). DNS: T35 Matthew Atkinson. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.588. Fastest Lap: 17.854 W55 Jace Kempton.

Heat Thirty, Ten Laps- 1. V16 Ricky Cornwall, 2. V21 Donald Irving, 3. W27 Damon Lyall, 4. W626 Jamie Goodwin, 5. T7 John Riley, 6. Q31 Luke Wilkinson, 7. Q25 Graham Kubusch, 8. T164 Mitchell Allison. DNF: V35 Peter Kinnear (4). DNS: Q7 Jason Burns, NT99 Jayden Giezendanner. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.556. Fastest Lap: 17.743 V21 Donald Irving.

Heat Thirty One, Ten Laps- 1. N38 Joel Berkley, 2. N48 Chris Corbett, 3. V82 Shane Roycroft, 4. WB99 Gordon Midolo, 5. Q88 Gary Bonwick, 6. Q67 Tony Wust, 7. QC33 Jake Wilkinson, 8. Q87 Jessica Dakin-Masters, 9. Q13 Sue Chapman (9). DNS: Q72 Braith Hogan, QA94 Jason Killick. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 2.041. Fastest Lap: 17.619 N38 Joel Berkley.

Heat Thirty Two, Ten Laps- 1. T77 Corey Bauld, 2. S86 Bailey Heinrich, 3. NT11 Jake Koivumaki, 4. V75 Troy Polley, 5. VA11 Shane Ardley, 6. QA13 Steve Cook, 7. NT63 Jamie Yates, 8. Q95 Brandon Hough, 9. QB33 Ryan Kahler, 10. Q37 Ken Carroll, 11. V11 Robbie Faux. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.688. Fastest Lap: 17.560 T77 Corey Bauld.

Heat Thirty Three, Ten Laps- 1. N28 John Lodge, 2. VA4 Morris Ahearn, 3. Q83 Nathan Macdonald, 4. S32 Steve Garter, 5. W74 Lenny Bates, 6. T28 Dale Riley Jnr, 7. V85 Rhys Meakins, 8. Q159 Jamie Furness, 9. NT44 Megan Henderson, 10. S36 Adrian Jones. DNF: N59 Lesley Garnham (1). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.658. Fastest Lap: 17.461 Q83 Nathan Macdonald.

Heat Thirty Four, Ten Laps- 1. NT15 Jack Yates, 2. W0 Jamie Oldfield, 3. V61 Matt Nelson, 4. VA13 Dale Morrison, 5. N27 Chris Campbell, 6. N81 Chris Marino, 7. S18 Jason Duell, 8. VA89 Stefan Clark, 9. N5 Luke Gray. DNF: N47 Dale Corbett (3). Total Time: 3.04.482. Winning Margin: 1.336. Fastest Lap: 17.818 W0 Jamie Oldfield.

Heat Thirty Five, Ten Laps- 1. QA88 Nathan Barbeler, 2. V46 Jye Irving, 3. QA95 James Russell, 4. T11 Matt Crawford, 5. Q17 Dylan Jarman, 6. Q10 Ben Stead, 7. QA33 Xak Cooney, 8. Q164 Brandon Stoward, 9. Q4 Kyron Clegg. DNF: V55 AJ Lawrence (7). DNS: Q68 Kenneth Simpson. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.193. Fastest Lap: 17.833 QA88 Nathan Barbeler.

Heat Thirty Six, Ten Laps- 1. S46 Anthony Beare, 2. W35 Craig Clayton, 3. S14 Nigel Reichstein, 4. W19 Josh Stewart, 5. Q47 Beau Pieters, 6. W195 Lachlan Dellar, 7. V89 Andrew Jordan, 8. Q94 Fletcher Smith (9). DNF: Q99 Ian Hardman (2), Q96 Ben Langton (2). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 4.357. Fastest Lap: 17.075 S46 Anthony Beare

Completed Point Score (Top 50)

1. S46 Anthony Beare 144

2. NT15 Jack Yates 128

3. QA95 James Russell 123

4. VA4 Morris Ahearn 120

5. N28 John Lodge 118

6. V82 Shane Roycroft 118

7. W27 Damon Lyall 118

8. S32 Steve Gartner 117

9. V61 Matt Nelson 107

10. W55 Jace Kempton 105

11. Q10 Ben Stead 105

12. N38 Joel Berkley 102

13. V84 Bradley Warren 101

14. S86 Bailey Heinrich 101

15. W74 Lenny Bates 100

16. V46 Jye Irving 98

17. NT5 Justin Brumfield 96

18. W0 Jamie Oldfield 96

19. N48 Chris Corbett 94

20. V16 Ricky Cornwall 92

21. Q83 Nathan Macdonald 92

22. V62 Jayden Blomeley 91

23. VA13 Dale Morrison 90

24. V4 Dean Jenkins 89

25. S18 Jason Duell 84

26. V0 Mick Dann 79

27. QA88 Nathan Barbeler 78

28. Q23 Robert Trapp 74

29. T28 Dale Riley Jnr 72

30. V21 Donald Irving 72

31. T77 Corey Bauld 71

32. V89 Andrew Jordan 71

33. T24 Benjamin Riley 70

34. W35 Craig Clayton 66

35. W19 Josh Stewart 66

36. V81 Dylan Campton 62

37. VA11 Shane Ardley 60

38. W100 Linton Dickerson 60

39. Q31 Luke Wilkinson 59

40. T11 Mat Crawford 59

41. S14 Nigel Reichstein 58

42. N81 Chris Marino 58

43. V11 Robbie Faux 57

44. V94 Tyler Barton 57

45. Q88 Gary Bonwick 53

46. T35 Matthew Atkinson 51

47. NT11 Jake Koivumaki 50

48. N27 Chris Campbell 49

49. QB33 Ryan Kahler 49

50. QB99 Gordon Midolo 48

C Main 1, Fourteen Laps- 1. Q33 Darren Ciesiolka, 2. W195 Lachlan Dellar, 3. Q59 Ricky Gill, 4. QA13 Steve Cook, 5. N5 Luke Gray, 6. V75 Troy Polley, 7. Q94 Fletcher Smith, 8. QA99 Peter Thompson, 9. Q17 Dylan Jarman, 10. T164 Mitchell Allison, 11. Q67 Tony Wust. DNF: NT44 Megan Henderson (2), ACT3 Colin Peadon (2). DNS: Q7 Jason Burns, S36 Adrian Jones, NT63 Jamie Yates, QA94 Jason Killick, Q96 Ben Langton, NT99 Jayden Giezendanner, Q164 Brandon Stoward. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.839. Fastest Lap: 17.581 W195 Lachlan Dellar.

C Main 2, Seventeen Laps- 1. Q37 Ken Carroll 2. Q95 Brandon Hough, 3. VA89 Stefan Clark, 4. N47 Dale Corbett, 5. Q159 Jamie Furness, 6. VA5 Toby Maloney, 7. Q25 Graham Kubsch, 8. QB33 Jake Wilkinson, 9. Q97 Matt Langton, 10. QA33 Xak Cooney, 11. Q4 Kyron Clegg, 12. Q68 Kenny Simpson (16), 13. Q13 Sue Chapman (15). DNF: V85 Rhys Meakins (8), Q164 Brandon Stoward (7), Q47 Beau Pieters (5). DNS: N59 Lesley Garnham, Q72 Braith Hogan, Q87 Jessica Dakin-Masters. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 2.797. Fastest Lap: 17.443 Q37 Ken Carroll.

B Main 1, Twenty Laps- 1. NT5 Justin Brumfield, 2. VA13 Dale Morrison, 3. QA88 Nathan Barbeler, 4. S18 Jason Duell, 5. N48 Chris Corbett, 6. S14 Nigel Reichstein, 7. Q83 Nathan Macdonald, 8. NT11 Jake Koivumaki, 9. W19 Josh Stewart, 10. V23 Shaun Henry, 11. W195 Lachlan Dellar, 12. Q88 Gary Bonwick, 13. QA13 Richard Cook, 14. T7 John Riley, 15. T24 Benjamin Riley. DNF: Q33 Darren Ciesiolka (17), T28 Dale Riley Jnr (8), V11 Robbie Faux (6), Q31 Luke Wilkinson (3), T77 Corey Bauld (2), VA11 Shane Ardley (2), QC33 Ryan Kahler (2). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 1.863. Fastest Lap: 17.359 NT5 Justin Brumfield.

B Main 2, Twenty Laps- 1. V16 Ricky Cornwall, 2. V81 Dylan Campton, 3. W0 Jamie Oldfield, 4. V0 Mick Dann, 5. V62 Jayden Blomeley, 6. W100 Linton Dickerson, 7. V89 Andrew Jordan, 8. V4 Dean Jenkins, 9. W626 Jamie Goodwin, 10. T11 Mat Crawford, 11. V94 Tyler Barton, 12. T35 Matthew Atkinson, 13. V35 Peter Kinnear, 14. VA89 Stefan Clark, 15. Q37 Ken Carroll, 16. Q95 Brandon Hough. DNF: V21 Donald Irving (8), W35 Craig Clayton (7), V55 AJ Lawrence (7), Q23 Robert Trapp (7), QB99 Gordon Midolo (0), N81 Chris Marino (1). DNS: N27 Chris Campbell. Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 2.217. Fastest Lap: 17.636 W0 Jamie Oldfield.

A Main Forty Laps- 1. S46 Anthony Beare, 2. V61 Matt Nelson, 3. S32 Steve Gartner, 4. NT5 Justin Brumfield, 5. QA88 Nathan Barbeler, 6. N28 John Lodge, 7. VA4 Morris Ahearn, 8. V81 Dylan Campton, 9. V84 Bradley Warren, 10. V46 Jye Irving, 11. W27 Damon Lyall, 12. V16 Ricky Cornwall, 13. S86 Bailey Heinrich. DNF: N38 Joel Berkley (28), VA13 Dale Morrison (28), W0 Jamie Oldfield (21), W55 Jace Kempton (21), Q10 Bean Stead (18), W74 Lenny Bates (7), NT15 Jack Yates (5), QA95 James Russell (5), V82 Shane Roycroft (2). Total Time: No Time. Winning Margin: 0.897. Fastest Lap: 17.334 NT15 Jack Yates.




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