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Formula 500 and Super Rods Feature at Blue Ribbon

Formula 500 racecar
FORMULA 500 FLY: Jack Bell navigates his way around the track

Action packed motor racing is expected this Saturday night, when Horsham Motor Sports Club host the Victorian Formula 500 Track Championship.

A good field of race-cars is expected, as it is the second last race meeting for the Formula 500 drivers. Results of Saturday night will go towards the season championship tally which is very close, so drivers will be vying to better their position in the standings.

The crowd pleasing Super Rods will also feature on Saturday night. With all of the racing pedigree of a Sprintcar style chassis, large racing tyres and V8 engines, they have the unique appearance of small cars such as a Suzuki Swift, or Morris Mini plus others. Seasoned driver Ewan McKenzie of Peterborough will be a force to reckon with after a recent win at Warrnambool’s Super Rod Cup.

The nomination list also features the likes of Troy Gleeson of Laang, Michael Coad of Warrnambool, and Jason Kavanagh, who have all been very successful through out the season.

Vintage Hotrods from across Victoria and South Australia will race on Saturday night, giving motorsport fans a window to see speedway of yesteryear. The demonstration class is growing in popularity with an increasing number of cars being restored. Horsham’s Steve Ellis and Ballarat’s Ross Burrows will both display their recently restored Holden Toranas when they race with the Hotrods for the first time.

Also supporting the event will be Three Litre Sedans, Limited Sportsman and V8 Trucks.

Gates will open at 4:30pm with the action to start at 5:30pm.

Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for pensioners and $10 for students.

Children under 12 get in for free.

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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Street Stock Spectacular

SPEEDY STREETY: Street Stock driver Mark Jennings holds the chequered flag after winning the Street Stock 1000. PHOTO: Jamie Collins
SPEEDY STREETY: Street Stock driver Mark Jennings holds the chequered flag after winning the Street Stock 1000.
PHOTO: Jamie Collins

Horsham Motor Sports Club hosted it’s second race meeting for the speedway season under lights on Saturday night. The annual Street Stock 1000 brought drivers from across Victoria and SA.

Six heat races were run during the evening to decide the starting positions of the feature race.

Mt Gambier driver Mark Jennings led the competition all night winning all three of his heat races. Penola driver Steve Gartner was also on top on the field while Kathryn Jackson of Warracknabeal beat the men home in one heat to easily earn a first position.

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Blue Ribbon Raceway ready to host 2017 Street Stock 1000

PRESSURE: Street Stock Drivers Brad McClure and Kathryn Wilken battle it out in the turn. PHOTO: M & L Speedway Photography
PRESSURE: Street Stock Drivers Brad McClure and Kathryn Wilken battle it out in the turn. PHOTO: M & L Speedway Photography

Blue Ribbon Raceway’s annual Street Stock 1000 is set to attract a big field of drivers from across Victoria and South Australia on Saturday night.

The feature races locked in for the Kalkee track’s second meet of the year will be hotly contested and full of impressive racing that will keep fans entertained during the night.

Drivers will dual it out in three heat races during the night which will decided their starting positions in the feature race final later in the evening.

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