Competitors battled windy conditions during a Horsham Motor Sports Club meeting at Blue Ribbon Raceway circuit at Kalkee. Despite the weather, motorcyclists provided the feature entertainment of the day, the club’s season opener.
B Solo rider Anthony Butchman of Melbourne, missing from racing for most of last season with a pin in his leg, rode strongly to be top point scorer in his section. He led for three laps in the final but crashed in the final lap.
A record crowd flocked to watch Super Sedan Southern National series action at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway at the weekend. Horsham Motor Sports Club officials said 1600 people saw reigning Victorian champion Peter Logue race to victory.
Eighteen drivers from across Victoria competed in the Horsham leg of the eight-meeting southern national series in chilly conditions. Horsham drivers Ray Buckley and Nev Eltze were among the 14 finalists who were no match for Logue, who broke his own lap record during the 30-lap final.
Fans at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway flocked to see Australian Motor Car Association cars in action for only the second time in Victoria.
Raceway publicity officer Di Bell said many drivers and crew members competing in other classes were keen to inspect the new class of speedway cars. AMCA races promote drivers’ ability rather than technological know-how. Only 250cc V8 Holden engines are allowed.