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Sun Sets on Season 2017/18

Posted on June 11, 2018 at 10:55 AM

The 2017/18 speedway season concluded at the Sunline Speedway with the traditional day meeting finishing under lights. There was a almost 2 hour delay at the start of the Feature races when Junior Sedan driver Drew Flatman made heavy impact with the pit gate, the force breaking the hinges and requiring it to be welded shut for the remainder of the meeting. Testament to the strength of modern race cars, Flatman was checked over by medical staff and given the all clear.


Nathan...

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Big June Long Weekend at Sunline

Posted on May 31, 2018 at 6:25 AM

It’s set to be a big send off to the 2017/18 season at the Sunline Speedway on Sunday 10th June with 6 classes and over 60 drivers currently nominated.


Street Stocks have the biggest field with drivers aiming to add their name to the Steve Butcher Memorial honour roll. They won’t be the only class racing for a chance for some end of season silverware with the Junior Sedans crowing their Track Champion and Modified Sedans awarding the Sunline Championship. Roundin...

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Battle to be crowned Grand Champion

Posted on May 25, 2018 at 8:15 PM

What a cracker of a finale we have created with the Tough-As Products Grand Championship of Sunline Speedway for 2017/18.


If all these drivers enter at the final meeting, we will have the following scenario with points, calculated after entry points have already been distributed. If some drivers don't enter this will obviously alter the number of potential drivers still in the hunt:



Steve Schwarz: Super sedans : 816 (max 167 points left on offer...

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Records Tumble at Sunline

Posted on May 20, 2018 at 7:50 AM

It was a record breaking night at Sunline Speedway on Saturday Night, with a fast track producing 18 records that were either set or broken (some several times) during the meeting.


Junior Sedans competed for points towards their Track Championship as well as the Robert Gwynne Memorial with 11 drivers competing over 3 heats of 8 laps and a 15 lap feature. Heath Thorne won 2 of the heats with Drew Flatman claiming the remaining heat, claiming the front row for the feature race...

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Speedway This Saturday Night

Posted on May 12, 2018 at 4:30 AM

This Saturday night, Sunline Speedway gets set to shine for the 2nd to last time for the 2017/18 season, with a huge program on the cards.


Junior Sedans will be racing in the Final Round of the Robert Gwynne Memorial, as well as Round 4 of their Track Championship. Super Sedans will contest Round 3 of their Country Series, proudly sponsored by United Speedway Association Inc. Waikereie Tyre & Mag will sponsor the annual AMCA Nationals Spectacular whilst Wingless Sprints,...

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South Aussie Title Goes West

Posted on April 15, 2018 at 6:35 AM

Despite the windy conditions, some great racing was seen at Sunline Speedway on Saturday night. Due to some other venues being cancelled due to rain, some extra drivers joined in, bolstering fields in several classes.


Modified Sedans had 14 drivers contest the South Australian Title, proudly sponsored by Haseldine Automotive and United Speedway Association. 6 heat races were on the program, with each driver contesting 3 of them. David Smith and Ty Galley claimed 2 wins each,...

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South Australian Modified Title this Saturday

Posted on April 10, 2018 at 4:15 AM

On Saturday 14th April, Sunline Speedway plays hosts to the South Australian Modified Sedan Title, with local drivers having to battle against drivers entered from Victoria and Western Australia to claim the SA #1.


Whilst the focus will be on the Title, the support classes are just as exciting. Junior Sedans will be contesting Round 3 of their Track Championship as well as Round 1 of the Robert Gwynne Memorial, with Street Stocks and Modlites rounding out a great program.

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SA Modified Sedan Nomination Form

Posted on March 15, 2018 at 3:55 AM

Sorry for the delay folks, but the Nomination Form for the SA Modified Sedan Title is now available on the Sunline Speedway Website. Go to the Calendar page and scroll down to the April meeting and click on the link to download the form.

Sunday Night Action Review

Posted on March 12, 2018 at 7:05 AM

With 7 classes on offer, plenty of thrills and spills were witnessed by the large crowd at Sunline Speedway on Sunday night.


V6 Sprints were contesting the final night of their 2 night King of the Riverland series. Initially, it looked like being a quick end to the series when 7 of the 9 cars failed to finish the first heat race, mostly due to drivers trying to win the race at Turn 1. Thankfully most of the cars were able to be repaired in time for Heat 2 but more retirement...

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Next Meeting this Sunday Night

Posted on March 4, 2018 at 10:00 PM

Sunday 11th March sees Sunine Speedway hold its second meeting of the 2017/18 season. After a successful start to the season, Promoters are looking at another great crowd to witness 7 classes on the program.


V6 Sprints will be battling to be crowned King of the Riverland, with a 2 night contest. Night 1 will be held Saturday night at Riverland Speedway, with Sunline hosting the final night. Look for reigning SA Champion Chris James and Damien Eve to be near the front of the ...

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Big Crowd for Opening Night

Posted on February 18, 2018 at 7:50 AM

Sunline Speedway played host to its biggest crowd in years, with an estimated 1500 people in attendance for Opening Night of the 2017/18 season.


Headlining the night was Round 9 of the Australian All Stars Sprintcar Series with 16 drivers taking on Sunlines tight confines. Paul Solomon showed his speed early in Time Trials, claiming Quick Time by 0.3 seconds whilst the following 13 cars were covered by the same margin. After 4 tight heat races, it was into the top 6 Pole Shu...

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Tough-As Products Grand Champion Announced

Posted on February 11, 2018 at 1:35 AM

Tough-As Products Grand Champion

Sunline Speedway, in conjunction with Tough-As Products, are proud to announce the creation of a new Track Championship for the 2017/18 season. However, this Track Championship will be unlike any other, with all drivers competing to be crowned the Grand Champion of Sunline Speedway.

A unique point structure has been created so that drivers of different classes can compete against each other fairly, no matter how often their class is scheduled to ra...

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The long wait for season 2017/18 is almost over

Posted on February 9, 2018 at 2:35 AM

After a long off season, Sunline Speedway is all set to host Opening Night of the 2017/18 season on Saturday 17th February. After a successful debut at the Venue last season, the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers Australian Sprintcar All Stars return, competing in round 9 of the 11 round series. After round 7, Mark Caruso holds a narrow lead from Paul Solomon, with 91 points covering the top 4. After a claiming the win last season, local driver Dan Evans will be hoping for a repeat performance af...

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Upcoming Working Bees

Posted on January 18, 2018 at 8:35 AM

With Opening Night fast approaching, there are a few jobs that need doing to ensure the Venue is looking its best.

There will be Working Bee's on 2 weekends, 27th-28th January and 3rd-4th February.

No matter how much time you are able to provide, your assistance would be much appreciated. Those wanting to assist, please ensure that you contact Wacka and Jen directly.

Even if you aren't sure how you can contribute but have some free time, please make contact and Wacka and Jen...

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Practice this Saturday

Posted on October 3, 2017 at 7:50 AM

Sunline Speedway will be holding a practice day this Saturday, 7th October between 11am and 5pm. Cost is $30 per car, which must be registered and drivers must have a licence. All those wanting some track time, please ensure you give Wacka a call on 0412 474 289 so we know how many people to expect.

Heinrich Claims Number Five

Posted on June 12, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Sunline Speedway concluded the 2016/17 speedway season with an action packed meeting on Sunday, with the meeting beginning under beautiful sunshine and concluding under lights.


The main event on the program was the Steve Butcher Memorial for Street Stocks, with 19 drivers attempting to add their name to a must win trophy for the class. The heat races showed that it was going to be a tight contest with Rhys Heinrich, Jason Gibbs, Des Birkin and Nigel Reichstein each claiming...

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Final Squirt in the Dirt This Sunday

Posted on June 5, 2017 at 10:35 AM

This Sunday sees Sunline Speedway fire up for one last time for the 2016/17 season with over 60 cars nominated for the traditional day meeting. Headlining the meeting is the annual running of the Steve Butcher Memorial for Street Stocks. After a strong runner up finish at the SA Title, 4 time winner Rhys Heinrich will go in as the favourite to add to his ever growing trophy cabinet. But he won’t have it his own way with the likes of Andy Maxwell Jnr, Neville Nitschke and Tony Prideaux e...

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Nelson Claims SA Street Stock Title

Posted on May 21, 2017 at 8:35 AM

Saturday Night saw Sunline Speedway play host to the 2016/17 SA Street Stock Title, proudly sponsored by United Speedway Association, Active Motor Wreckers and Jack Daniels. 25 drivers fought hard over the 3 rounds of heats to earn points towards their starting positions for the 25 Lap main event. It was an early shower for Matthew Maynard, who was out for the night after the first lap of the first heat. There would be more hard luck stories throughout the night with numerous drivers striking...

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SA Street Stock Title This Saturday

Posted on May 15, 2017 at 7:20 AM

Sunline Speedway plays host to another Blue Ribbon event this Saturday night, with the running of the South Australian Street Stock Title, proudly sponsored by United Speedway Association, Active Motor Wreckers and Jack Daniels. Over 25 drivers from across the State, as well as a few drivers from interstate, will battle it out to claim the coveted SA #1. Reinging Australian Champion Rhys Heinrich and multiple State Title winner Anthony Beare headline the high quality field.


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Proposed 2017/18 Season Dates

Posted on May 8, 2017 at 4:55 AM

Whilst we still have 2 big meetings to go to conclude season 2016/17, we are already in the early stage of planning on season 2017/18

Currently we have 5 proposed dates for the new season:


Sat Feb 17 - 360 Sprintcar All Stars

Sun Mar 11 - TBC SA F500 Title

Sat Apr 7

Sat May 19

Sun Jun 10


Some classes have already spoken to Wacka and Jen about dates they would like to run and these will taken into consideration when all others o...

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