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Cool Weather and Fog add to a Hot Weekend of Racing

Wingless Sprintcar winner Peter Logue powers to victory on Saturday nights action. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
Wingless Sprintcar winner Peter Logue powers to victory on Saturday nights action. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

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”.

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Hot weekend at Blue Ribbon Speedway This Week End

BAKER'S BEST: Jock new Sporty was in a league of its own. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
JOCK BAKER: Pimpinio Driver Jock Baker will race a full field of Sporties in the Classic event this weekend PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

Horsham Motor Sports Club will wrap up the season at the Track in the paddock at Kalkee with a speedway carnival this Saturday and Sunday.

The annual two day race meeting will be held on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th, with speedway drivers from across Victoria and South Australia racing on both days.

A big field Wingless Sprint Cars have nominated to race on the weekend, in what has become an annual feature race. The class is becoming as popular as the Winged Sprincars and, although not having the horsepower of the 360 and 410 cu inch cars, they make it up with aerial acrobatics due to the lack of the large aerodynamic wings on the cars, always a great show.

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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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Presentation Dinner – 20 Years of Racing

2016 CHAMPIONS: Back Row: Fletcher Mills, Dean Thomas, Jade Olds, Kathryn Jackson, Steve Ellis, Steve Hateley, Adam Mckenzie, Jock Baker Front Row: Graham Gerlach, Mark Both, Luke James, Jamie Collins, Adrian Christian
2016 CHAMPIONS: Back Row:
Fletcher Mills, Dean Thomas, Jade Olds, Kathryn Jackson, Steve Ellis, Steve Hateley, Adam Mckenzie, Jock Baker
Front Row: Graham Gerlach, Mark Both, Luke James, Jamie Collins, Adrian Christian

Horsham Motor Sports Club celebrated the 20th anniversary of Blue Ribbon Raceway at their end of season presentation night at Kalkee on Saturday, August 13th.

Secretary Graham Gerlach opened proceedings by thanking all that were in attendance and handed over to President Mick Fitzgerald to again thank all those present for a good year of racing and work at the track for the enjoyment of racers and fans alike. Continue reading Presentation Dinner – 20 Years of Racing