MICHAEL Fitzgerald, who was president of the Horsham Motor Sports Club, died in his sleep on October 3.
He was born on March 21, 1952 to parents Agnes and Peter at Coleraine. Michael grew up at Harrow and was the youngest of three children. He had a late older sister named Agnes, and is survived by his older brother Peter. Michael had one son from his first marriage, Andrew Wilson.
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.
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.