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Speedway Delay

Horsham Motor Sports Club has reprogrammed a speedway meeting for next Sunday after rain forced officials to abandon a meeting planned for Saturday night.

Spokeswoman Di Bell said heavy rain late last week had turned the Kalkee Blue Ribbon Speedway car-park into a quagmire.

“The actual track was fine but we couldn’t have got any cars from the road to the track”, Mrs Bell said.

“We tried to let people know the Saturday night speedway meeting was cancelled by putting notices on the radio and at the Horsham Motor Show.”

Mrs Bell  said next Sunday’s meeting, which would start at noon, would include features and events which had been planned for Saturday night.

SOURCE: The Mail-Times November 3, 1997

Windy Action at Raceway Opening

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.

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Record Crowd at Speedway

Warrnambool Super Sedan driver Steve Hookway relaxes before a heat of the Southern National series at Blue Ribbon Raceway. PHOTO: Glen Watson.
Warrnambool Super Sedan driver Steve Hookway relaxes before a heat of the Southern National series at Blue Ribbon Raceway. PHOTO: Glen Watson.

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.

SOURCE: The Mail-Times March 10, 1997

Speedway Fans Flock to See New Category

WRESTLING FOR SUPREMACY: Horsham brothers David, left, and Gavin Puis enjoy a warm-up arm wrestle before racing in their Cortina street stocks at Blue Ribbon Speedway. The brothers have a fierce rivalry on the track but the more experienced Gavin won the honors on Saturday night, finishing second in the street stocks final. PHOTO: Paul Carracher
WRESTLING FOR SUPREMACY: Horsham brothers David, left, and Gavin Puis enjoy a warm-up arm wrestle before racing in their Cortina Street Stocks at Blue Ribbon Speedway. The brothers have a fierce rivalry on the track but the more experienced Gavin won the honors on Saturday night, finishing second in the street stocks final.
PHOTO: Paul Carracher

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.

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Speedway is ‘World Class’

MUD FLIES, CARS SLIDE AT SPEEDWAY OPENING: Mud flies and cars slide as competitorsround a bend during a Limited Sportsman race at Blue Ribbon Speedway, north of Horsham. Mail-Times photographer David Fletcher caught the Limited Sportsmen drivers testing their skills just before sunset during speedway action at the weekend. The race was one of the first at the meet ing which featured an official opening of the Horsham Motor Sports Club track.
MUD FLIES, CARS SLIDE AT SPEEDWAY OPENING: Mud flies and cars slide as competitorsround a bend during a Limited Sportsman race at Blue Ribbon Speedway, north of Horsham.
Mail-Times photographer David Fletcher caught the Limited Sportsmen drivers testing their skills just before sunset during speedway action at the weekend. The race was one of the first at the meet ing which featured an official opening of the Horsham Motor Sports Club track. PHOTO: WIMMERA MAIL TIMES

Australian speedway leaders believe Horsham’s new Blue Ribbon Raceway at Kalkee is ‘world class’ and one of the best in Victoria.

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