Healthway joins forces with Albany Speedway Club

Albany Speedway Club is pleased to announce that Healthway has again partnered with the club, sponsoring junior development for another year in their quest to improve the health of West Australians.

Healthway has joined forces with ASC for many years now, and their financial support of the junior sedans has been greatly received during that time.

Again Healthway has approved further sponsorship of the club, to be the naming rights for junior development and for that we are extremely thankful.

Our club promotes the following messages as part of our ongoing agreement with Healthway and we encourage all members, competitors and spectators to adhere to the following.

The objectives of the Healthway sponsorship program are:

  • To encourage healthy lifestyles through the effective promotion of health messages relating to Healthway priority areas;
  • To reduce, where ever possible, the promotion of unhealthy messages or brands which undermine Healthway objectives;
  • To facilitate structural and policy change within organisations and venues to create healthy environments; and
  • To increase opportunities for priority populations to participate in healthy activities.


Smarter Than Smoking

Smoking kills

Every year in Australia, approximately 15,000 deaths occur as a result of smoking. Some of the diseases caused by smoking include lung cancer, bronchitis, heart disease and stroke. Smoking kills more people in Australia than all the people killed by alcohol, other drugs, murder, suicide, road crashes, rail crashes, air crashes, poisoning, drowning, fires, falls, lightning, electrocution, snakes, spiders and sharks.

Smoke-free is the norm

West Australians are mostly non-smokers, with approximately 85% of adults and 94% of school-aged children in Western Australia choosing to be smokefree.

People who start smoking at a young age are more likely to become regular smokers, smoke more heavily, have difficulties quitting and are at greater risk of getting smoking-related diseases.

The majority of adult smokers say they wish they had never started and that they would like to stop

Addiction to cigarette smoking

Nicotine is the addictive drug in tobacco

New smokers often feel dizzy and sick from tobacco smoke, but some get used to its effects. As they continue to smoke, their bodies learn to depend on nicotine and they can tolerate smoking more and more.

When smokers stop they may get cravings and feel anxious, hungry, and irritable, and find it hard to focus on what they are doing.

Social and emotional factors also contribute to someone becoming addicted to smoking. For example, people may feel they need to smoke when they are at a party, when they are with certain friends or feeling stressed or bored.

People do not need to smoke many cigarettes to become addicted to smoking. Young people can be at risk of becoming addicted to smoking even if they only smoke occasionally, such as at parties or on holidays.

 Support for quitting

Someone who is addicted to smoking may find it difficult to stop or cut down. They may crave cigarettes and experience withdrawal symptoms as their body adjusts to not having nicotine. Getting help with quitting will give smokers a much better chance of success. They can:

Visit their doctor for advice on quitting methods or products

Get support from family or friends

Call the Quitline 13 QUIT (13 78 48)



Smoke Free Guidelines

WA Health recognises that exposure to secondhand smoke is a proven health risk, and an occupational health and safety issue for staff, patients and the community.

The most effective way to protect staff, patients and visitors of the WA Health system from the adverse health effects of secondhand smoke is to provide a smoke free environment.

Smoke free environments:

  • protect and improve the health of staff, patients, visitors, contractors and volunteers
  • protect smokers and non-smokers from the health risks associated with exposure to second hand smoke
  • complement community-wide tobacco control measures that are reducing the prevalence of smoking
  • set an example to other employers and workforces, particularly in Government and health-related areas.


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Nominations building for Easter blockbuster

March 26 & 27 nominations

Bill Gibbings Memorial & Street Stock Rumble


Super Sedans – 22

W1 Warren Minshull

W2 Ken Reid

W4 Bert Vosbergen

W5 Kevin Bell

W6 Tristan Green

W8 Kemble Aylett

W10 Kyle Larson

W25 Nathan Thiele

W27 Shane O’Hanlon

W30 Peter Wallinger

W44 Chris Pavlovich

W53 Ryan Gunson

W63 Tony St Jack

W68 Rob Knox

W69 Nathan Masson

W76 Terry Green

W77 Kodee Brown

W81 Dustin Higgs

W82 Gary Higgs

W88 Adyme Harvey

W92 Warren Hambley

W99 Lee Aylett


Street Stocks – 15

W4 Ethan Genev

W7 Josh Martinelli

W12 Ryan Penfold

W14 Cody Avins

W16 Jack Barnewall

W27 Mark Dohnt

W44 Peter Herbert

W52 Paul Bowman

W55 Jace Kempton

W57 Jamie Keys

W83 Daniel Ameduri

W88 Peter Dowie

W96 Liana Freeland

W121 Leon Langdon

W318 Freddy Kinsella


Junior Sedans – 14

W5 Bronty Fraser

W7 Zac Minshull

W13 Blake Fletcher

W18 Hayden Mortimer

W23 Hope Batchelor

W26 Taia Green

W37 Brooke Watson

W41 Tahi Andrews

W42 Nui Andrews

W44 Brodie Dunn

W49 Bianca Kennedy

W83 Stefani Ameduri

W99 Isabella Freeland

W102 Mitchell Claybrook


Production Sedans – 5

W2 Merv Penn

W13 Shane Davis

W26 Michael Clark

W27 Mike Kinnear

W69 Robert Wolfenden


Limited Sprintcars – 7  

W14 Gary Pow

W33 Grant Chisholm

W53 Shayne Langdon

W68 Jamie Langdon

W74 Paul Belfield

W87 Ben Chisholm

W88 Matt Watkins


Albany Speedway Club have crowned their newest Open Club Champions in six different divisions on Saturday night after some superb racing throughout the blue ribbon event.

There was no division more impressive than the modified sedans action with former State champion Aydan Trewern and young gun Blake Watson involved in a titanic battle in their 10-lap feature race.

The race was one of the best modified sedan races ever witnessed in Albany, and that is saying something considering the venue has held five national titles and five State titles in the same division in their history.

Watson started on the front row of the final alongside Sean Theyer but it didn’t take Trewern long to come from fourth place to quickly join Watson at the front.

The pair then went about racing side by side and trading places in the lead for the next eight laps at a fierce pace.

Watson would poke the nose of his car in front coming onto the home straight and by turn one Trewern had pinched it back.

This epic battle went on lap after lap to thrill the onlooking spectators before the more experienced Trewern, who stuck to the bottom line, made the move stick inside the final two circuits.

Watson threw everything he had at Trewern in the dying stages but their enthralling battle earlier on was simply champagne stuff.

Trewern held on by 0.708 seconds on the line with Watson second across the line and a very fast Theyer, who was resigned to watching the pair in front of him dice for the lead, in third place.

Trewern set the quickest lap in the feature with a 17.890 second circuit in the multiple lane track.

The small field of six cars put on terrific racing across the entire night with Theyer defeating Neville Mansted in heat one and then Trewern dominating the second heat to down Watson.

Watson bounced back in the third heat to edge out Trewern by 0.728 seconds.

In a thrilling end to the club championship Trewern edged out Watson by a mere two points with Theyer in third place.

Blake Watson (2nd), Aydan Trewern (1st), Sean Theyer (3rd)

With an impressive field of drivers assembled in the formula 125s, State champion Braiden Jewell had plenty of opposition in his quest for the club championship title.

Visiting driver Darren Cartwright was in superb form with two heat wins and success in the 10-lap feature race to hold off Bill Beeck (second) and Jewell (third) in the club championship.

Bill Beeck (2nd), Darren Cartwright (1st), Braiden Jewell (3rd)

The street stocks club championship was dominated by local driver Paul Bowman, who showed plenty of pace in his machine on his way to winning all three heats and the 10-lap final.

Bowman’s impressive undefeated night saw him down Freddy Kinsella and Leon Langdon in the club championship honours.

Freddy Kinsella (2nd - absent), Paul Bowman (1st), Leon Langdon (3rd)

A healthy field of junior sedans also took to Attwell Park with Mitchell Claybrook showing great improvement on his way to victory in two preliminary races and the final.

Brooke Watson also performed strongly to win heat three and was second in the feature.

Claybrook won the club championship title from Watson and Lincoln Coleman.

Nathan Penn was very strong in the production sedans division, losing only one heat race to the fast Michael Clark on his way to club championship honours.

Meanwhile Grant Chisholm proved too strong for his small field of rivals in the limited sprintcar ranks, powering to victory in one heat race and the 10-lap feature race on his way to edging out Shayne Langdon and Paul Belfield for coveted first place sash.

The club’s next meeting will be held over the Easter weekend featuring the Bill Gibbings Memorial for super sedans and the inaugural Street Stock rumble on March 26 and 27.