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Spectators Rejoice as Speedway Returns

Horsham Motor Sports Club left major concerns about public liability insurance in a cloud of speedway dust, as it launched its season at Blue Ribbon Raceway at Kalkee.

The club, which at one stage contemplated shutting down its speedway this season, successfully completed its 44-race, 12-class program on Saturday night.

Club spokesman Henry Berry said officials had been concerned about early delays because of hot weather in the afternoon but the program moved quickly after sunset.

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Shire Okay on Dooen Speedway

Wimmera Shire Council will support an application by Horsham Motor Sports Club for a grant to build a speedway at Dooen.

The club told Friday’s council meeting by letter it proposed to build a first-class speedway, of both interstate and international standard.

The new  track would be not only for competitors’ convenience, but would bring a new an exciting sport to the public of the district.

The speedway would provide one of the best advanced driver educational outlets for the young and inexperienced drivers of tomorrow.

The club letter said that at present, competitors and patrons had to travel to Portland and Warrnambool.

The club now well established, aimed to build a speedway costing $60,450. Continue reading Shire Okay on Dooen Speedway