An important community event for Horsham and Kalkee was held at the entrance to Blue Ribbon Raceway on Sunday morning. Horsham Motor Sports Club began the second day of its Speedway Carnival with the official opening of the newly built ‘Robin Thomas Memorial Gateway’.
About 100 people were in attendance and the ceremony began with a speech from club president Mick Fitzgerald summarising Robin Thomas’ achievement and phenomenal work that he put into the Speedway Club.
“Robin worked tirelessly for our Club; he was a humorous and extremely generous person; a club member since the early 1990’s; a committee member possibly in every year since joining”, said Fitzgerald.
The Queen’s Birthday weekend Speedway Carnival at Blue Ribbon Raceway began on Saturday afternoon, but not without earlier concern of drizzle for Horsham Motor Sports Club officials. Although the weather passed by midday the track surface was very greasy. The program featuring 82 races over the weekend was re-shuffled, 33 Wingless Sprint Cars were then the first to race in an attempt to dry out the track aided by their large race tyres.
A big weekend of speedway is planned for Kalkee’s Blue Ribbon Raceway this weekend. The annual speedway carnival will be conducted Saturday and Sunday with over 100 drivers from across Victoria and South Australia racing.
The Wingless Sprint Cars have become a regular event at the carnival and will provide some action packed racing with 31 drivers nominated for the weekend.