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Tribute to Horsham Motor Sports Club president Michael Fitzgerald

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Blue Ribbon Raceway Season Opener Cancelled due to Lack of Nominations

READY: Cars line up at the Blue Ribbon Raceway in June 2016. PHOTO: Paul Carracher

KALKEE’S Blue Ribbon Raceway season opener has been cancelled due to a lack of numbers.

The AMCA V8 series and Three Litre Sedan feature event was originally set for December 27.

Horsham Motor Sports Club Committee member and promotions officer Jamie Collins said there was not enough nominations for this year’s event.

“We didn’t want to put on a disappointing show with a lack of nominations”, he said.

“It normally is quite a popular event but with the good harvest season our volunteers and drivers, who are predominately farmers, are pretty tied up.  “We are disappointed but we will be looking forward to our next race.”

Collins said they would not be rescheduling as the timing was too tight and would instead look to preparations for its feature 360 sprint cars event on February 4 next year.

By Rochelle Brown

SOURCE: Wimmera Mail Times, December 21, 2016

Blue Ribbon Turns Twenty

Flagman Dylan Simpson at Blue Ribbon Raceway. PHOTO: WImmera Mail TImes
Flagman Dylan Simpson at Blue Ribbon Raceway.
PHOTO: WImmera Mail TImes

The Horsham Motor Sports Club will celebrate Blue Ribbon Raceway’s 20th anniversary as it draws the 2016 season to a close on Saturday the 13th of August.

Club president Mick Fitzgerald said the club had come a long way over 20 years.

“Before the track was built we were a travelling club,” he said. “We’ve made a lot of upgrades over the years.

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Premature End to Race Return

BACK ON TRACK: Dean Baker returns to racing with his restored Limited Sportsman. PHOTO: Leanne Shanks
BACK ON TRACK: Dean Baker returns to racing with his restored Limited Sportsman.
PHOTO: Leanne Shanks

Dimboola driver Dean Baker was ready to race his for the first time in 25 years on Saturday at the Blue Ribbon Raceway. Baker had worked tirelessly to restore the same car that achieved a Victorian title in 1988 for Saturday’s race.

Unfortunately, Baker was unable to finish the race in the restored beauty, his clutch blowing out in his second race.

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