MEETING PREVIEW: Double Header sets the pace for huge weekend

February 28, 2018


3RD MARCH 2018: Total Asphalt JSRA Country Super Series - Round 5


4TH MARCH 2018: Total Asphalt JSRA Team AUS vs Team NZ & Production Open


Where: Esperance Speedway

Event Starting Time: 6.00pm both nights

Gates Open to Public: 4.00pm both nights

Pit Gates Open to Drivers: 3.00pm both nights


Proudly Supported by:

Total Asphalt and Traffic Management


Admission Prices:

Adults $15.00 | Concession - Students/Pensioners $10 | Kids Under 12 FREE


Full EFTPOS payment facilities now available at the Bar & Canteen. NO BYO Alcohol.


Weather & Conditions:

Sat - Min 16° | Max 22° Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Winds southerly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeasterly during the morning then becoming light during the evening.

Sat - Min 15° | Max 23° Cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers. Light winds becoming southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the day.



Meeting Preview

Strap into your seats, Esperance Speedway fans. We have one hell of a packed schedule of speedway sedan racing coming right up this labour day long weekend!


The Total Asphalt JSRA Country Super Series - Round 5​ kicks off proceedings on night one - Saturday, 3rd March with both of JSRA's (Junior Speedway Racing Association of Western Australia) Top Stars and New Stars participating in this highly competitive contest. Feed your racing appetite on some high quality racing from the youngest drivers of them all. Be warned, these kids don't hold back!


Night two sees the Production Sedans Open begin with a competitive field with the likes of Humphrys, Barrett and Stewart flying the Esperance flag against some of the South Wests' best. Also, It's Australia v New Zealand in the newest form of rivalry between two great nations! The Junior Sedans team up with their fellow compatriots as they go head to head in the JSRA Team AUS v Team NZ Challenge. Who will come out on top?



TEAM AUS V NZ - The Long standing rivalry (Mitch Berliner - JSRA)


In 2017/2018, the longstanding partnership with the Junior Speedway Racing Association of Western Australia (JSRA) and New Zealand’s Ministock community will reach a milestone, with the first event taking place some 15 years ago in the 2002/2003 season.

Des Alfirevich was the instigator of what has become one of the highlights of the JSRA season each year, when he wanted an international event for Junior Sedan racers. New Zealand were interested with Steve Clout and Alfirevich organising the initial competition, where Des’ eldest son Dale raced against the kiwis. 


Fab and Wendy Martinelli, along with Murray Herbert have also been influential in the organisation of Team Australia for a number of years, working with many families not only in WA, but also in New Zealand, including the Corban, Jenkins, Larson, Neave, Brown and Hemingway families just to name a few.

Each year, six drivers from each nation battle it out in the Teams Challenge and Australasian Championship, with each nation taking it in turns biannually to host the events.

Many of the drivers that have competed in Team Australia have gone on to bigger and better things, including numerous State and National Championships in a variety of divisions. Some of the families that have been a part of Team Australia over the years include the Dowling, Coyle, Conte, Bombak, Elst, Channing, Martinelli, Terriaca, Payet, Fraser, Vanzetti, Meckenstock and Malcolm families.

Many of New Zealand’s best have also taken part including Chloe Corban, Todd Jenkins, Jamie Larson, Luke Brown and Todd Hemingway, many of whom have also gone on to star in other divisions. 

Initially starting at the Perth Motorplex, the Teams Challenge and Australasian Championship has a history of being held at the Metropolitan venue until the JSRA Country Super Series was born, where the racing ventured to Moora for the first time in 2012.


With a number of visits back to Motorplex in the following years, the Teams Challenge was held at the Ellenbrook Speedway in the northern suburbs of Perth in 2016. In the same year, the Australasian Championship was held at the Kalgoorlie International Speedway, becoming just the second country venue to host the international event.

This year, the Esperance Speedway will add its name to the history books when the fifteenth Australasian Championship is held.

Make sure you head to the McD Contracting Esperance Speedway over the March Long Weekend, or head to Moora Speedway on March 10th to witness Team Australia and Team New Zealand battling it out for their chance at glory.



Official full Nominations list:


Juniors TOP STARS (Number/Name/Club)

#18 Hayden Mortimer  JSRA/Esperance

#22 Luke Malcolm  JSRA/RDA

#13 Blake Fletcher  JSRA/Esperance

#23 Dylan Parks  JSRA/Kal

#63 Bryden Southwell  JSRA

#66 Seth Hinsey  JSRA/Collie

#67 Nikita Donohoe  JSRA

#108 Blake Webb  JSRA/RDA

#195 Lachlan Dellar  JSRA/Kal

#343 Tanika Webb  JSRA/RDA

#115a Jonty Short  Team NZ

#15h Ryan Marshall  Team NZ

#23r Samuel Ashton  Team NZ

#35s Alana Buckthought  Team NZ

#92m Chris Kernohan  Team NZ

#92 rJayden Fraser  Team NZ

#88 Izzac Dellaporte  JSRA

#95 Izak Davies  JSRA

#27 Jackson Derrick  JSRA

#7 Alex Swift  JSRA


Juniors NEW STARS (Number/Name/Club)

#18 Jade Mckeagg   JSRA

#26 Jasmine Arnold  JSRA/RDA

#73 Darryl George  JSRA/RDA

#78 Montana Pack  JSRA/Bunbury

#95 Kayne Dellar  JSRA/Kal

#98 Jhy Pack  JSRA/Bunbury

#198 Brandon Buszan  JSRA/Bunbury

#295 Chloe Dellar  JSRA/Kal




#7 Alex Swift

#18 Hayden Mortimer

#22 Luke Malcolm

#27 Jackson Derrick

#108 Blake Webb

#23 Dylan Parkes



#115a Jonty Short

#15h Ryan Marshall

#23r Samuel Ashton

#92m Chris Kernohan

#92r Jayden Fraser

#35s Alana Buckthought


Production Sedans Open

#9 Sean Barrett  Esperance

#11 Josh Macalpine  Esperance

#17 Josh Stewart  Esperance

#33 Paul Eather  Esperance

#39 Aaron James  Narrogin

#44 Bronty Humphrys  Esperance

#72 Steven Reeves  Esperance

#78 Jacky Maroney  Esperance

#81 Jacob Potts  Kalgoorlie

#115 Jayke Malcolm  Ellenbrook


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