Blue Ribbon Raceway roared to life on Saturday night for the return of the 360 Allstars Sprintcar series
supported by Limited Sportsman, Modified Productions, V8 trucks, Three Litres and Vintage Hotrods.
Horsham Motorsports Club members worked tirelessly during the week putting thousands of litres of water into the racing surface, to give the high powered Sprintcars a track that would produce great wheel to wheel racing and that proved to be a job well done.
Horsham Motorsports Club will be hosting the 7th round of the Mainline Dynolog Dynomometers 360 Sprintcars All Star Challenge this Saturday night at Blue Ribbon Speedway in Horsham.
With six completed rounds in the books the winner has been mother nature in three of the rounds and the teams are looking for the weather to play its part and provide the usual fast track at the Kalkee facility and allowing for clean multiple groove racing.
Saturday night saw a full house at Blue Ribbon Raceway for a great night of open wheel action to start the new race season off in great style.
Featured events for the meeting were the Formula 500 for the continuation of speed weeks. 33 cars made their way to Horsham from the previous nights action at Hamilton, with most teams arriving with few issues from the nights action.
The formula 500 cars look very similar to Sprintcars with their large wings but are powered by 500cc motorbike engines and the speeds are impressive. With the formula cars divided into three fields and competing in six heat races the action began early with perfect weather greeting the race crews and spectators alike.
Despite a few setbacks with the weather this season Horsham Motorsports Club wrapped up their 2016/17 schedule with a stellar week end with their Winter Speedway Carnival featuring Wingless Sprintcars, Limited Sportsman, Three Litre sedans, Ladies, Juniors, Street Stocks and open sedans and the annual visit of the Vintage heavy Hot Rods, Stock cars and the addition of a new class of vintage sedans (Tin Tops) debuting for the first time at the Track in The Paddock at Kalkee.
Day one on Saturday saw a thick layer of fog settle on the facility as the very capable and dedicated track crew worked their magic on the track surface and as drivers gathered at trackside there were a lot of nodding heads and knowing glances as lines were looked for well before the rubber hit the clay.
With nominations for the event numbering almost 120 cars already in the books the club was thrilled to have over 130 cars in the pits by race time due to the cancellation of a meeting in Sydney and last minute decisions by others to have another “Kick at the Can”.