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Speedway Season Ends with old Fashion Picnic

VINTAGE: Jamie Pridham gets up close and under the wheel of Dave Monaro. PHOTO: M&L Speedwawy Photography
VINTAGE: Jamie Pridham gets up close and under the wheel of Dave Monaro.
PHOTO: M&L Speedwawy Photography

Horsham Motor Sports Club brought their 2017/18 season to a close over the Queens Birthday long weekend with an old fashioned Sunday Butchers Picnic.

Featuring Wingless Sprints, Limited Sportsman, Three Litre Sedans, SSA Juniors, Street Stocks, three Vintage Classes and Horshams own V8 Trucks and, as a salute to the past, mechanics were strapped into the cars they work and set loose to strut their stuff.

A small amount of rain hit the track in the days before and the track crew  worked hard to prepare the racing surface. As usual the track came up beautifully and it was a credit to the team. Continue reading Speedway Season Ends with old Fashion Picnic

Speedway Carnival to end Season

HOOKED UP: Wingless Sprints are sure to entertain the crowd at the Speedway Carnival at Blue Ribbon Raceway. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
HOOKED UP: Wingless Sprints are sure to entertain the crowd at the Speedway Carnival at Blue Ribbon Raceway.
PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

Another successful season for the Horsham Motor Sports Club is coming to a climactic end on the Queens Birthday weekend this Saturday and Sunday.

After a long season of Club, State and National titles, this weekend will hark back to the early days of speedway with a two day meeting featuring many of the classes that have been the backbone of speedway in the region and the sport.

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Coad Conquers Conditions

Challenging conditions including a late afternoon rain shower tested competitors in the Victorian Title for Super Rods at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway on Saturday night.

Super Rods

NUMBER 1: New Victoria 1 Michael Coad powers his way to victory at Blue Ribbon. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
NUMBER 1: New Victoria 1 Michael Coad powers his way to victory at Blue Ribbon.
PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

With 11mm of rain over the previous week, track crews had their hands full getting the track surface in a condition to suit the prestigious Victorian Title event. By the time the cars hit the track for the grand parade there was nothing to do but sit back and watch the most entertaining and challenging competition.

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Super Rods to battle for State Title

Victoria #1 Andrew Howard leads a hard charging Michael Coad in recent Super Rod action. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
Victoria #1 Andrew Howard leads a hard charging Michael Coad in recent Super Rod action.
PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

Blue Ribbon Raceway will be the scene for the return of the Mighty Mites of Speedway when the V8 Super Rods contest their Victorian State Title on May 5th.

Spectators will be on their feet with the always tight racing of these V8 powered machines that have evolved from the heavy hot rods of the past to now be the equivalent of a wingless V8 Sprintcar with engine capacities up to 5.5 litres (360 cu in) and the body of a Mini Minor or Suzuki Swift among others. Without the use of any aerodynamics these cars can prove to be hard to handle and the racing is sure to be hard and fast on the wide open Blue Ribbon clay.

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Waters Reigns at Blue Ribbon

DRIFT: Cam Waters drifts around the Kalkee track in celebration of his win. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
DRIFT: Cam Waters drifts around the Kalkee track in celebration of his win.
PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

This Easter Long weekend saw the Horsham Motor Sports Club host the Octane Alley  Speedway Sedans Australian Title for Modified Sedans at their track in Kalkee,  in what has been called one of the most successfully run title events in recent seasons.

Positive comments from representatives of Speedway Sedans Australia and Speedway Australia were confirmed by competitors and the huge crowds over the three day event. The HMSC members can be very proud of the event which is only the second National title awarded to the club since the track was built in the mid ‘90’s. Continue reading Waters Reigns at Blue Ribbon