Unstoppable Hutchins wins at Blue Ribbon Raceway

TIM HUTCHINS: The Tasmanian made it look easy leading the entire 30 lap feature race. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
TIM HUTCHINS: The Tasmanian made it look easy leading the entire 30 lap feature race.
PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

Speedway fans came out in force on Saturday night to Kalkee’s Blue Ribbon Raceway to see the return of the Eureka Sprintcars.

Over 1500 people flocked to the quarter mile dirt track north of Horsham to see the “Big Banger” Sprintcars race the 14th round of the Eureka Garages & Sheds series.

It was the first time in six years since the Sprintcar Racing Association raced at Blue Ribbon Raceway and this time they brought their 410 cubic inch V8s.

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Tight Series of Racing

LEADER: Brett Milburn will be defending a lead in the SRA Victorian Sprintcar series when it comes to Kalkee on Saturday night. PHOTO: Rock Solids Productions
LEADER: Brett Milburn will be defending a lead in the SRA Victorian Sprintcar series when it comes to Kalkee on Saturday night. PHOTO: Rock Solids Productions

Saturday Night the unmistakable roar of 410 Cubic Inch V8 Engines will return to Blue Ribbon Raceway.

It has been six years since the SRA Victorian Sprintcars raced at the Kalkee track, and club members are excited to see their return.

Drivers from across the nation representing six states have nominated for the event. All but one of the current top ten championship drivers will be racing for points for the Eureka Series on Saturday.

Blue Ribbon Raceway will host the penultimate round of the series, which has raced at many of the tracks around Victoria this season. Only 397 points separate the current to 5 drivers, but with a possible 430 points on offer, the championship is still wide open.

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The Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series Returns to Horsham

Sprintcar Driver Tim Hutchins PHOTO: Rock Solid Productions
Sprintcar Driver Tim Hutchins
PHOTO: Rock Solid Productions

The Sprintcar Racing Association of Victoria is returning to Blue Ribbon Raceway at Horsham this weekend for the penultimate round of the 2016-2017 Eureka Garages & Sheds Sprintcar Series that is still a wide open affair for the Eureka Series Championship Crown between five drivers.

The current Eureka Series Champion Brett Milburn took the Eureka Garages & Shed / KTM points leads after round thirteen last weekend at Premier Speedway from Tim Van Ginneken who had two bad nights in a row but still sits only one hundred and ten points behind Brett Milburn.

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Warracknabeal Race Driver in Massive Hit

UPSIDE DOWN: Track Marshalls and safety crew tend to Kathryn Jackson after she rolled her car. PHOTO: Stuey Robinson
UPSIDE DOWN: Track Marshalls and safety crew tend to Kathryn Jackson after she rolled her car.
PHOTO: Stuey Robinson

Warracknabeal business person and reknowned speedway driver Kathryn Wilken-Jackson had the ride of her life on Saturday night at Blue Ribbon Raceway.

Wilken-Jackson is well known in speedway circles for her talent behind the wheel of her Commodore Street Stock and on Saturday night was in a position to have one of the best nights of her career.
“I had been having really good luck in the heats racing against all the boys and had made the shootout for the starting positions in the final and I was rapt just to be able to be up there”, Ms Wilken-Jackson said.

“I had a great run in the shootout and won the front row outside pole, in front of some of the best streetie drivers in the series, it was looking really good for the final”, she said.

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