Daniel Storer

Motorsport fans headed back out to Kalkee and the Blue Ribbon Raceway on Saturday night (March 4th) for the latest high octane event headlined by the Pro-Sprints, Unlimited Sedans and Junior 1200 Sedans and were treated to a terrific night of racing. Daniel Storer from Portland was the winner in the Sprintcar series round whilst Corey McDonald travelled from the north east of Victoria to win the Unlimited Sedan final and Arthur Hutchinson was awarded the victory in the Junior 1200 Sedan feature event after a post-race disqualification.

Sprintcar action came by way of the Sprintcar Racing Association C & H Trucking Pro Sprints with cars that compete with mostly LS3 Chevrolet powered race engines. Ten competitors greeted the green flag for the first qualifier with David McKay from the eastern suburbs of Melbourne taking victory in the first race of the night ahead of Steven Horton and Domain Ramsay. Portland’s Daniel Storer took victory in the second qualifier from Matthew Symons and Eddie Lumbar from Deniliquin.

In the feature event of the evening Storer began from pole position with Jordan Rae alongside and it would be Rae to lead the first lap. Five lap’s in Rae led Storer from Ramsay, McKay and Sam Wren. At ten laps the top five places remained the same and again at the fifteen-lap mark. Symons moved into the top five and it took until the last lap of the race for Storer to pass Rae and snatch the race victory by just .292 of a second. Ramsay was third, from Wren and Symon’s.

Corey McDonald

Victorian Speedway Council Unlimited Sedan’s returned to the track for their second appearance of the season being the ‘Lucky Seven’s Series’ with local Wimmera racer Danny Smith keen to impress against the competition. Corey McDonald from Mount Beauty had other ideas though and he was the first to win one of the qualifying races on the way to the final defeating Smith in the race after Tim Williams had led the first six laps. Sean Lister then won the second qualifier.

In the final Lister led from the front row with McDonald working his way forward from deeper in the field. McDonald moved into the lead on lap six of fifteen and went on to win the race by six and a half seconds in the non-stop final with Lister second, Peter Farley third, Smith and then Anthony McKean.

Stuey Robinson

Speedway Sedan’s Victorian Production Sedan action seen many Horsham locals up against visiting drivers from the Portland, Hamilton, Colac and Ballarat areas. Portland’s Ian Calderwood took victory in the first heat of the night before Stuey Robinson won the second race. In the feature race Robinson took the lead on lap three of the twelve lap race and went on to win ahead of Darren Pumpa, Heath Riley, Belinda Taylor and Dean Hughes with Hughes the first of the Horsham based finishers.

Trevor Perry

A small field of Compact Speedcars attended with Mark Cecil from the Goulburn Valley taking victory in the first qualifier and Trevor Perry taking the win in the second. Only three cars started the final and Perry took the victory in front of Cecil and Aaron Stubbs.

Rebecca Johnstone

The Johnstone family members of the Horsham Motor Sports club had put together a feature event with support from local businesses for the Junior 1200cc Sedans. Support from Tom’s Custom Creations, Ricochets Run, Grayz Creations and J & D Cleaning Services allowed for awards and prizes for the competitors which included their own daughter Rebecca competing.

Aurthur Hutchinson

Bryce Leek who had travelled via Wangaratta and then South-East Melbourne won the first heat race with Arthur Hutchinson from Hoppers Crossing the second. Leek then again won the third and final qualifying race prior to the feature event.

The Junior final was set up to be a terrific race with twelve competitors including six boys and six girls. Leek from the front row took the lead from lap one with Rebecca Johnstone the local racer the first car to pull infield disappointingly for local fans. Leek led Hutchinson, Riley Taylor, Chase Doherty and Ella Sheedy at the five lap mark.

Riley Taylor was first of the favoured competitors to exit the race and at lap ten Leek was leading Hutchinson, Doherty, Libby Ahearn and Dayne Murdoch. Hutchinson passed Leek briefly on lap eleven only for the lead to change straight back with Leek first past the flag on the final lap of the race followed by Hutchinson, Doherty, Ahearn and Murdoch.

Unfortunately, the race ended with the initial winner Leek disqualified by the stewards team from the finishing results. Hutchinson was awarded the win ahead of Doherty, Ahearn, Murdoch and Elizabeth Flavell.

Racing returns on the 22nd of April with Wingless Sprints, V8 Trucks, F500’s Stampede Series, JSPA Junior Sedans, Production Sedan’s and Limited Sportsman.

Horsham Speedway Club would like to acknowledge the following club supporters;
Ace Radio Network
Burson Auto Parts Horsham
Bondy’s Contractors
Bigham Truck Repairs
Carman’s Towing and Windscreens
Crop Opti
Dooen Hotel
Horsham Auto Wreckers
Horsham Injector Service
Johnsons Merchandise
Mick Harrison Signs
Petrogas Horsham
Simpson Fire Motorsport Safety
Westonvic Waste
Wilken Group
Wimmera Bakery Dimboola
Wimmera Bearings
Wimmera Mail Times
Wimmera Security Service

Written by
Dean Thompson
DMT Sports Media
For Horsham Motor Sports Club

Photos courtesy of Tanyas Speedway Photography

sra pro sprints, compact speedcars, vsc unlimited sedans plus supports


This Saturday night a great night of entertainment is sure to be had with the Sprintcars back in town along with an eager line-up of Sedan competitors across Production Sedans, Unlimited Sedans, Junior 1200cc Sedans and a small field of Compact Speedcars keen to impress.

Sprintcar action is by way of the Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria and the C & H Trucking Pro Sprints series which this weekend includes nominations from Domain Ramsey, Jordan Rae, Paul Solomon, Daniel Storer from Portland, Matthew Symons, and Charles Hunter. Pro Sprint competition is becoming hugely popular with more competitors committing to the category weekly. Many of the competitors choosing to compete with Chevrolet LS engines.

Production Sedans have attracted the largest field they have had at Blue Ribbon Raceway for the summer with Jamie Pumpa, Ian Calderwood, Stuey Robinson and Dehne Sparrow amongst the visitors to do battle with Horsham’s own Dean Hughes, Shaun Queale, and Katelyn Eltze. Sparrow is in a new car and Jamie Pumpa is back in action and they could be at the front of the field head-to-head with Horsham’s contingent keen to take a home track victory.

Junior race driver talent will be on track in the form of the Junior 1200cc Sedan class. Horsham’s Rebecca Johnstone will compete on her home track against racers coming from as far as Wonthaggi and Wangaratta. Arthur Hutchinson is the number one driver of the class and he meads Braiden Webster, Bryce Leek, Chase Doherty and Riley Taylor in the line-up. Arthur Hutchinson is the top driver of the class, however others in the field are getting close to securing a victory, it could be this weekend.

Some local businesses have come together to sponsor the Junior 1200 Sedans in order to encourage the families from South Gippsland, South East Melbourne, Yarra Ranges, Eastern Suburbs and Bendigo, and Werribee to come into town.

Horsham Motor Sports Club wish to thank
Tom’s Custom Creations
Ricochets Run
Grayz Creations
J & D Cleaning Services

Horsham’s only Unlimited Sedan racer Danny Smith will do battle against a handy line-up in the mostly V8 Sedan class. Corey McDonald, Trav Ramsdale, Peter Farley, Trent Susol, and Sean Lister just some of the drivers in the big powerful Unlimited class that fans will enjoy. Smith from Lake Clear took the win last time the class was in town and is aiming for two from two for the season at his own club.

Compact Speedcars have a small field this time around. Australian champion Justin Paull, Victoria number 2 Trevor Perry, plus Mark Cecil and Tania Hallett are amongst entries in the mostly Yamaha R1 and Suzuki GSXR powered machines.

The event starts at 5:30pm and the gates to the public open at 4:30 whilst the pit gate to entrants opens 11am. No BYO as we have a licenced bar on site. All the action is at 1650 Blue Ribbon Road, Kalkee

Admission prices are Adults $25, Pensioners $20, Students aged 12 to 16 $15 kids under 12 years of age are free. A family ticket of two adults, and two children above the age of 12 to 16 is $60. Members with proof of membership receive a $5 discount on their entrance fee. Cash only, Eftpos is available.

Horsham Speedway Club would like to acknowledge the following club supporters;
Ace Radio Network
Burson Auto Parts Horsham
Bondy’s Contractors
Bigham Truck Repairs
Carman’s Towing and Windscreens
Crop Opti
Dooen Hotel
Horsham Auto Wreckers
Horsham Injector Service
Johnsons Merchandise
Mick Harrison Signs
Petrogas Horsham
Simpson Fire Motorsport Safety
Westonvic Waste
Wilken Group
Wimmera Bakery Dimboola
Wimmera Bearings
Wimmera Mail Times
Wimmera Security Service

Domain Ramsey – Victoria 2
Paul Solomon – Victoria 7
Steven Horton – VA 8
Jordy Rae – Victoria 9
Sam Wren – Victoria 19
Dale Walsh – Victoria 24
Eddie Lumbar – New South Wales 36
Daniel Storer – VA 43
Matthew Symons – VA 70
Andy Hibbert – VA 71
Charles Hunter – Victoria 73
David McKay – VA 83

Katelyn Eltze – Horsham 5
Dean Hughes – Horsham 10
Ian Calderwood – Portland 13
Colby Hammond – Hamilton 17
Jamie Pumpa – Portland 23
Shaun Queale – Horsham 29
Stuey Robinson – Colac 36
Haydn Riley – Hamilton 50
Heath Riley – Hamilton 72
Belinda Taylor – Ballarat 80
Dehne Sparrow – Hamilton 91

Libby Ahearn – Goulburn Valley 4
Braiden Webster – Alexandra 5
Rebecca Johnstone – Horsham 7
Elizabeth Flavell – Laang 11
Ella Sheedy – Drouin 21
Dayne Murdoch – Alexandra 22
Riley Taylor – Daylesford 22
Bryce Leek – Drouin 29
Chase Doherty – Nyora 31
Eliza Taylor – Daylesford 52
Arthur Hutchinson – Daylesford 58
Xander Baxter – Nagambie 69
Holly Hutchinson – Daylesford 80

Sean Lister- Redline 4
Trent Susol – Redline 7
Peter Farley – Bendigo 12
Danny Smith – Horsham 19
Peter Camilleri – Bendigo 23
Stan Brown – Drouin 23
Corey McDonald – Mount Beauty 37
Tim Williams – Geelong 46
Gavin Ough – Geelong 55
Trav Ramsdale – Nyora 99

Justin Paull – Australia 1
Mark Cecil – Victoria 7
Tania Hallett – Victoria 15
AJ Wiles – Victoria 32
Aaron Stubbs – Victoria 43
Trevor Perry – Victoria 55

Written by
Dean Thompson
DMT Sports Media
For Horsham Motor Sports Club Inc

Blue Ribbon Raceway to open the new year with An Action packed Double header

Blue Ribbon Raceway will open 2023 with a double header starting on Friday the 6th of January. For the first time the Club will host the Wingless Sprint Summer Slam opening night, in conjunction with the Formula 500 Dash for Cash. This is a three consecutive night series for both classes with Round 2 held at Simpson Speedway on the Saturday and the final night held at Premier Speedway Warrnambool, all three nights will be supported by the Junior Formula 500.

An annual series run on the first weekend in January every year, and big prizes up for grabs, this normally produces a large amount of cars for some very competitive racing in both classes.

On Saturday the 7th, the club will play host to the Eureka Garages and Sheds Sprintcar Series, Limited Sportsman, VSC Sports Sedans and Production Sedans. The 410ci Sprintcars are sure to put on a great show, with bigger engines than the 360ci Sprintcars that raced at our season opener, the lap times are sure to be quicker and the racing harder as the fight for the overall win for the night.

Limited Sportsman once again return to Blue Ribbon Raceway to compete in this seasons series that is ran at multiple venues in the western part of Victoria. The suport classes will be Production sedans, and for the first time the VSC Sports sedans.

Both days of racing are sure to be full of thrills and spills. Lets hope the weather plays in our favour, as it is still playing havoc on some venues and classes this season.

We look forward to seeing you trackside for two hard nights of racing.


Todd Moule in action at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Photo courtesy of Tanyas Speedway Photography

Horsham Speedway Club held its first event of the season on Saturday night with the Sprintcars and Street Stocks heading into the Wimmera to do battle along with the Trucks, Production Sedans, and the Unlimited Sedans. The main attractions were the Sprintcars followed by the Street Stocks In Sprintcar action Todd Moule a Victorian who spends a lot of time in the Northern Territory with work and racing set the fastest time of the time trials with a 13.488 whilst Charles Hunter from Bacchus Marsh way came in second as the time trials sorted who would be in which heat race group.
Jeremy Kupsch them went on to win the first heat race of the night by just .113 of a second of All Star top gun Mark Caruso and not far behind was Moule. Kupsch led every lap from what media recall is his first Sprintcar heat race win. Hunter then won the second heat race from Michael Tancredi and Travis Millar in the fastest overall ten lap race time of 2:28.788 before Chris Temby a Sprintcar rookie driver won the third heat race in front of Kane Newcombe and Angus Hollis from Portland.
A thirty-lap feature event rounded out the Sprintcar evening with Hunter starting at the front of the field with Temby, Caruso, Kupsch, Moule and Newcombe and thirteen others. For twenty-four laps everything went without a hitch before both Hunter in first and Caruso in second exited the race on lap twenty-four. Moule led on lap twenty-five and went on to win from Temby, Tancredi, Chris Campbell and Newcombe.
Street Stocks were competing ironically in the South Australian Street Stock series which holds events in South Australia, Mildura, Hamilton, and Horsham also. This gains the commitment of many Victorians to compliment the South Australian contingent from around Murray Bridge area.
Steven Gartner from Mount Gambier won heat one of the six with his friend Anthony Beare also from Mount Gambier winning the second and then round one winner Morris Ahearn from Bendigo. Drew Flatman, Aaron Tyler and Beare again then won the second-round heats. A fastest one lap time after six qualifiers was Beare with a 21.061 whilst Ahearn led the fastest ten lap time of 3:43.447
In the last chance qualifier Grant Harris set a fastest overall Street Stock time for the night of 19.617 on his way to winning a spot in the main event before Beare led all thirty laps on his way to win in the feature. Ahearn was involved in a lap eight incident that seen him drop back to fifteenth before
charging through the field to finish in third spot. Beare beat Bryan Brown, Ahearn, Gartner, and Jayden Blomeley from Ballarat.
In Production Sedan racing Horsham member Steve Honeyman won the first heat race of three and then the second, both ahead of Shaun Queale. Steven Aldridge from the Portland Club won the final heat race with a fastest one lap time of the night of 20.836.
Honeyman then won the feature event leading from start to finish to defeat Shaun Queale, Aldridge, John Baker who was penalised two spots at the end of the race after crossing in second spot with Ryan Queale in fifth place.
The Unlimited Sedans visited for the first time with a state series round later in the season on the schedule at Horsham. Graeme Nugent won the first heat race, Peter Farley the second and Clear Lake racer Danny Smith the third race of the night with an eight-lap race time of 2:41.929. Nugent set the fastest one lap time earlier of 18.470
Without a final the positions were determined on points and Danny Smith came out ahead with 92 points just five points in front of Nugent, then came Farley, Peter Camilleri, and Jason Meyers
Rounding out the evening was the V8 Trucks with two races held. Tim Driller won the first heat by just .146 of a second ahead of Luke James whilst James won the second race in an eight-lap time of 3:23.883 and Driller set the fastest one lap time during the race of22.183. On points James won the evening in front of Driller, Wes Bell, Fletcher Mills and Donald Timms.
Blue Ribbon Raceway returns on January the 3rd with the Wingless Sprints Summer Slam series and the Formula 500s.
Horsham Speedway Club would like to acknowledge the following club supporters; Ace Radio Network
Burson Auto Parts Horsham
Bondy’s Contractors
Bigham Truck Repairs
Carman’s Towing and Windscreens Crop Opti
Dooen Hotel
Horsham Auto Wreckers
Horsham Injector Service Johnsons Merchandise
Mick Harrison Signs
Millers Petrogas Horsham Simpson Fire Motorsport Safety
Westonvic Waste Wilken Group
Wimmera Bakery Dimboola
Wimmera Bearings
Wimmera Mail Times
Wimmera Security Service
Written by Dean Thompson DMT Sports Media For Horsham Motorsports Club


Sprincar allstars return to blue ribbon raceway

The Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers 360 Sprintcars are set to return to Blue Ribbon Raceway for what will hopefully be their season opener after multiple rain outs have postponed their season. Everyones fingers are crossed that the wet weather holds off for Blue Ribbons opening night of their season.

The MJS Street Stock Series are set for round 2 of their series, after holding Round 1 in Whyalla a couple of weeks ago. With a nomination list of over 20 cars so far, this will be sure to put on a good show for the spectators, and some tough competition for the competitors.

Support classes include the Blue Ribbon V8 Trucks, Production sedans and VSC Unlimeted Sedans.

The members of the Blue Ribbon Raceway have had a difficult time in the off season, dealing with excessive amounts of water on the track, and wet conditions making it hard to do our usual off season maintenance. The Club looks foward to getting our season underway and fingers crossed the weather doesnt cancel another race meeting in Victoria for the rest of the season.

The club would like to thank the following sponsors for their support this season. Wimmera Bearings, Burson Auto Parts Horsham, Bigham Truck Repairs, Wilken Group, Carmans Towing and Windscreens, Wimmera Bakery Dimboola, Petrogas Horsham, Millers, Bondys Contractors, Horsham Injector Service, Ace Radio Network, Wimmera Mail Times, Johnsons Merchandise, Horsham Auto Wreckers, Westonvic Waste, Dooen Hotel, Mick Harrison Signs, Wimmera Security Service, Simpson Fire Motorsport Safety, Crop Opti

2022/2023 Season to start with a BANG!

Blue Ribbon Raceway is set for another action packed season, with the return of the All-Star Sprintcar series twice, the Eureka Garages Sprintcars and new this season the SRA Limited Sprintcars. Also for the first time this season Horsham Motorsports Club is hosting the first night of the Wingless Sprint Summer Slam, which is held every January over three consecutive days. The club will once again run the “Wingless Classic” in May. Once again the Formula 500s will contest one round of their Stampede Series in April, but also joining the Wingless Sprints in the Summer Slam, for their Dash for Cash. The Dash for Cash runs every night with the Summer Slam.

There are some rumours that we will see a few more of our own V8 Trucks hit the track season, with the possibility of 10 being registered this season, this will sure make for some good racing and set some new challenges for the usual drivers that contest at most of our meetings. The trucks are also having a run in Hamilton on Jan 14 and also making a long awaited return to Swan Hill on the March 25.

The Street Stocks return for MJS Street Stock series on Dec 3, and as always this should attract some quality drivers and some quality racing. The Limited Sportsman are a key supporting class of Blue Ribbon Raceway, and with the annual Kev Baker Challenge once again been run, is sure to attract a good number of cars as it has in previous years.

With multiple support classes having a run this year, supporting our feature Events, this will bring a good variety of racing, from the cars of yesty year in the vintage right through to Production Sedans, AMCAs, and the up and coming Juniors learning and improving their skills to hopefully keep our great sport alive for many years to come

(All support classes subject to change if situations arise that are out of Blue Ribbon Raceways control)

Horsham Motorsports Club Inc.