Coad Conquers Conditions

Challenging conditions including a late afternoon rain shower tested competitors in the Victorian Title for Super Rods at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway on Saturday night.

Super Rods

NUMBER 1: New Victoria 1 Michael Coad powers his way to victory at Blue Ribbon. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
NUMBER 1: New Victoria 1 Michael Coad powers his way to victory at Blue Ribbon.
PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

With 11mm of rain over the previous week, track crews had their hands full getting the track surface in a condition to suit the prestigious Victorian Title event. By the time the cars hit the track for the grand parade there was nothing to do but sit back and watch the most entertaining and challenging competition.

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Super Rods to battle for State Title

Victoria #1 Andrew Howard leads a hard charging Michael Coad in recent Super Rod action. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
Victoria #1 Andrew Howard leads a hard charging Michael Coad in recent Super Rod action.
PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

Blue Ribbon Raceway will be the scene for the return of the Mighty Mites of Speedway when the V8 Super Rods contest their Victorian State Title on May 5th.

Spectators will be on their feet with the always tight racing of these V8 powered machines that have evolved from the heavy hot rods of the past to now be the equivalent of a wingless V8 Sprintcar with engine capacities up to 5.5 litres (360 cu in) and the body of a Mini Minor or Suzuki Swift among others. Without the use of any aerodynamics these cars can prove to be hard to handle and the racing is sure to be hard and fast on the wide open Blue Ribbon clay.

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Waters Reigns at Blue Ribbon

DRIFT: Cam Waters drifts around the Kalkee track in celebration of his win. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
DRIFT: Cam Waters drifts around the Kalkee track in celebration of his win.
PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

This Easter Long weekend saw the Horsham Motor Sports Club host the Octane Alley  Speedway Sedans Australian Title for Modified Sedans at their track in Kalkee,  in what has been called one of the most successfully run title events in recent seasons.

Positive comments from representatives of Speedway Sedans Australia and Speedway Australia were confirmed by competitors and the huge crowds over the three day event. The HMSC members can be very proud of the event which is only the second National title awarded to the club since the track was built in the mid ‘90’s. Continue reading Waters Reigns at Blue Ribbon

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