BUNBURY SPEEDWAY 2013
2013 - BROOKE TATNELL Sprintcars
Brian Moyle recalls: During our years of operation at Moyle Engines, the race shop, we have had many situations when race teams have needed a helping hand with engine repairs while they have been racing in West Australia, one such occasion was when Brook Tatnell walked into the shop one day during his preperation to get his Krikke Motorsport sprintcar ready for his World Series Sprintcar rounds in West Australia, Brooke had been contracted in the USA racing and was initially not available to join Shane Krikke and the team, instead Shane invited Tim Keading to suit up for the drive, and that he did.
In the mean time Brooke had finalised his commitments in the states and had returned to drive the second Krikke Motorsport car, What Brooke was faced with was a lot of damaged gear and the engine he was to run in a stripped down state and damaged.
What we knew about Brooke he was very much hand on and we just gave him the run of the workshop, just as we had done before with Ivan Walker for the famed Walker Race Engines shop based in Sydney when he walked in one day with Kerry Madsen after they had hurt there engine at Speedway City in Adelaide the week prior. Brooke set about repairing the engine with assistance from Jason and no sooner made the nessesary repairs to the engine, before Brooke left i asked him about where he learnt his car craft skills, His reply was Alan Felsch, a great mate of dads, Brooke proceeded to tell us the story about his early experience with Alan.
When I first started in sprintcars closely guided by dad "George" i had hurt an engine, so dad got me to pull the engine out and get it down to Alans shop and fix it, at the time what i failed to grasp was when Alan said i will see you in the morning, that meant i want you here first thing in the morning and we will rebuild your engine, One week later i walked into Alans workshop and asked how my engine was going, Alan replied, haven't seen you all week, its still sitting where you left it. This story that Brooke shared with the boys that day all came back to me when Brooke put out this press release in 2019 about his past memories of Alan Felsch.
Brooke Tatnell recalls: The respect i have for this man is almost unmatched, As a sport we know the impact that Alan Felsch has had and the respect he carries within our sport.
The Legends he has worked with and the ability he has to teach a raw kid and make a decent racer out of him.
I can recall nights in the shed with Al working on three motors and if you looked around you had three young kids getting taught about not just building motors but life, Yep you had Skip, Gary Brazier and myself all learning from Al, and in walks Johnny Barrett.
A legend for our sport but more important a legend in life, A farther figgure to me and a great mate, always have a great time catching up with Al and Rock.
2013 - AUSTRALIAN LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP
There is one thing in Australian Speedway that has stood the test of time, This practice goes on every day of the year while speedway events are being held.
This long standing practice is what we call mateship, When racing away from your home track especially interstate the problem allway's arises, we need somewere to repair this broken racecar.
This mateship extends to business houses opening there doors to any one that needs help, In this case it was a no brainer for Jason Moyle from Moyle Engines, open the doors as we will need a hand when we go east this year.
Jason's shop is busey at the best of times, Not only is his own operation based out of the shop, So is the O Show's, Brad Blake,
Over the title week the teams worked tirelessly to repair the race cars for the next event, Torn up body work, driveline problems and engine dramas.
2013 > 2014 - WEST AUSTRALIAN LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday the 18th of December 2013 saw Bunbury City Speedway host the running of the 2013 - 2014 West Australian Late Model Championship, Twenty three drivers turned up for the event in what promised to be a fantastic nights racing on the big open 500 metre clay oval.
Each driver was introduced to the crowd by way of 3 hot lap sessions, then three heats each and finally to all in thirty five lap feature.
Top 10 Hot Lap results
Grid positions for the 35 lap championship
2013 - 2014 WA Late Model Championship results