News 22 Oct 2010

AFXC: Formula Xtreme finale set for Eastern Creek Raceway


Spectators can expect to see some fast and furious close racing as the series finale of the YMF Loan sponsored 2010 Australian Formula Xtreme Championship rolls into Eastern Creek next weekend on Saturday 30 October and Sunday 31 October.

Kevin Curtain, the long serving ‘King of Xtreme’, has shown a clean pair of heels to his opposition in the previous rounds despite some determined opposition from Honda pilots Grant Hay and Glenn Cullen who have on a number of occasions carved up Curtain all around the tight and twisty parts of the various circuits the series has visited this year.

Ducati-mounted Craig McMartin, the 2009 FX1000 Champion, returns to the AFXC and is keen to show his 2009 championship win was no fluke at hs favourite circuit. The very fast 1198 Ducati rider and current number one plate holder McMartin will certainly shake up the front of the FX1000 grid at Eastern Creek Raceway, McMartin is a spectacular rider on the big Duke and it will be good to see another brand of machine at the front of the pack.

While there are various Honda and Ducati riders intent on proving they have the goods on Curtain, it would be a mistake to forget his team mate Pat Metcalf who at the last round shadowed his more experienced teammate and came close to de-throwning Curtain.

Throw in the always-sideways and very fast R1-mounted Dustin Goldsmith and the current Superstock 1000 Champion Cru Haliday, also on a R1 who the last time around at Eastern Creek proved on the Saturday to be the fastest rider on the circuit in the FX1000 grid, and all is looking good for a huge tussle at the front.

One wild card that no one should discount at Eastern Creek is the Motohansa BMW S1000 piloted by Jeremy Crowe. The BMW’s are incredibly fast in a straight line and could blow the doors off of their Japanese and other European rivals at the Creek. Time will tell!

In the Formula Oz (race what you brung) class new Yamaha signing Glenn Allerton will put some Yamaha sting into a class that so far this year that has been dominated by Kawasakis and Hondas. The racing at the front of Formula Oz will be just as hectic as in FX1000 with a number of exceptional riders with a lot to prove if they can beat Allerton the 2008 Superbike champion in his debut ride on a Yamaha R1.

With over a 125 entries received so far across the five classes and all of them fighting it out for Australian championship status the series finale will be one not to miss.

As seen at previous rounds of the 2010 AFXC, Saturday and Sunday are rounds of separate championships with racing happening from approximately 10:30am to 4:30pm each day. The premier Australian Formula Xtreme Championship events run on Sunday 31 October, while Saturday the 30th plays host to the separate and just as fiercely fought for FX Nationals Championship series.

Spectators can choose to go for one day of 15 races or double up the excitement with another 15 races on Sunday. Each class including the premier FX1000 class is scheduled for three races per day and long standing Formula Xtreme sponsor YMF Loan and Yamaha has taken up the series finales naming rights sponsorship at Eastern Creek Raceway.

We invite you to read the spectator information below and look forward to seeing you at Eastern Creek on Saturday 30 and Sunday the 31 October.

Saturday 30 October–Sunday 31 October 2010

Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW

Via Gate Seven at Brabham Drive, Eastern Creek

A large covered grandstand is located on the start-finish line which provides individuals with the opportunity to watch the exciting starts and finishes while also protecting individuals from the sun or weather. The top six rows of seat provide excellent vision of 80% of the circuit.


Tickets for the YMF Loan sponsored series finale of the 2010 Australian Formula Xtreme Championship Series are available at the gate. The costs at the gate and through the website are as follows:
Saturday Adult $20
Sunday Adult $30
Two Day Pass Sat / Sunday Adult $30
Pensioner $20 (Two Pay Pass)
Children (1-12) Free
Children (13 -16) $10
Program $5 (available at the Gate or at the bottom of the Control Tower)

The AFXC Series has an open pit policy in which individuals can access the pits at any time free of charge. This ensures fans get to view all the action on track and also the hard work and preparation which occurs in the pits.


  • Saturday 30 Oct 2010 – Saturday is the final round of FX Nationals series there is a full day of racing from approximately 10:30 am
  • Sunday 31 Oct 2010 – Sunday is the final round of the AFXC series with a 15 races taking place from 10:30 am to approx. 4:30 pm

TRAVEL (driving Instructions):
Eastern Creek Raceway is a 40 minute drive from the centre of Sydney and Kingsford Smith Airport. Individuals travelling from the city are advised to take Reservoir road exit on the M4 onto the Great Western Highway, and then turn left onto Brabham Drive.

Alternatively, race fans travelling west of Blacktown can take the Wallgrove Road exit on the M4. After travelling along Wallgrove Road turn right onto the Great Western Highway followed by a right turn into Brabham Drive.

Parking at Eastern Creek is available around the circuit at no charge and you can tune into the on track radio station to hear all the live commentary through your cars radio.

There is a Jungle Gym play area located just near the top end of the Grand stand on the front straight. Access to the grand stand is through a tunnel located next to the first garage which is between the garage and the control tower.

As with the there being free access to the Pit area at the ASC the same goes for the 4000 seat Grand Stand on the front straight. This is one of the best places to see over 90% of the circuit and provides an excellent place to relax and watch all the racing action out of the weather.

Merchandise and trade displays will also be at the event.

Round 1: Curtain and Yamaha sweep Formula Xtreme opener at Wakefield
Round 2: Curtain remains perfect in Winton Formula Xtreme
Round 3: Beaton ends Curtain’s perfection at Eastern Creek
Round 4: Yamaha continues domination of Formula Xtreme

Yamaha Kevin Curtain and Rick Olson will do battle for the FX600 crown at Eastern Creek.

Yamaha Kevin Curtain and Rick Olson will do battle for the FX600 crown at Eastern Creek.

Please note that details within this page consist of an advertisement for the fifth round of the 2010 Australian Formula Xtreme Championship at Eastern Creek Raceway on 30-31 October on behalf of Australian Road & Track Rider Promotions Pty Ltd.