THUNDER: AMCA’s will bring the thunder to Horsham for the Country Cup. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

Horsham Motorsports Club opens its 2018/19 season with the roar of V8 engines old and new on Saturday December 29th with the running of the AMCA Country Cup and the return of the Vintage Heavy Hot Rods and Saloon Cars.

Also on the program will be Blue Ribbons own V8 trucks, Open Sedans, Limited Sportsman, Street Stocks and SSA ladies.

The opening meeting of this season being held between Christmas and New Year celebrations will be tempered with the knowledge that this will be the first meeting in many years without long time club stalwart, life member and long time President Michael ‘Mick’ Fitzgerald standing on the edge of the track making sure the fans got the best show on dirt. Big Mick passed away in the off season and will be sorely missed by all.

The AMCA drivers have had a stop start season with weather delays and are keen to get back on track for the second season of racing with the ‘new’ Chevy ‘crate’ engines that are showing great promise against the tried and true Holden V8’s that have been the back bone of the class for many years. After the Victorian Title, taken out by Tim Reidy at Moama, a large field is expected to compete for the Country Cup. The AMCA drivers will also be racing with heavy hearts after the loss of long time competitor and supporter Allan Cullinger at the start of the season.

Vintage Hot Rods and Saloon Cars will be making another return to Blue Ribbon and with the growth of the class this has lead to a separation of the Open wheel Hot Rods and the full guarded Saloons with the Hot Rods running in a clockwise direction and the Saloons anti clockwise.

HISTORIC: Vintage Hot Rods in their nostalgic demonstration at Blue Ribbon Raceway. PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

These cars are a mix of fully restored cars from the years prior to the mid 80’s and replica and tribute cars hand built and brought to a condition that, with their spirited demonstrations, will take the race fans back to the golden age of dirt track racing with the sounds of side valve Ford V8 engines, Valiant, Holden and Chevy and later model Ford engines as the drivers muscle their cars in a demonstration of the past.

Horsham’s Truckies will also be out to release some of their built up tension on the track after long days on the highway as the V8 trucks will be out in their own inimitable style of high wide and handsome racing as they battle their heavy weight hot rods around the tight confines of the Kalkee circuit. The trucks always put on a great show and everyone will be trying to catch the always fast Redda on his turf.

Limited Sportsman will be sure to show up to do battle on their home track and with an already heavy schedule the drivers have had time to iron out some of the off season kinks and some have found kinks they did not know they had but will always give their fans a red hot go.

Street Stock are a growing class and the popularity of these cars shows at any meeting they run at. The never say die attitude and hammer down driving style always has the crowd on its feet from the green flag to the chequers and this meeting will be no different. Fans can be assured that all of the Streetie drivers will leave it all on the track at the end of the night.

Also on the program will be Open Sedans and the SSA Ladies out to put on a great show as usual. Gates open at 5:30 and racing from 6:30. Full catering will be available with limited car parking on the hill in the north turn and lots of room on the grass so bring your chairs and blankets for a great night out at the Track in The Paddock.

Tribute to Horsham Motor Sports Club president Michael Fitzgerald

Continue reading Tribute to Horsham Motor Sports Club president Michael Fitzgerald

Celebration of Mick

Source: Wimmera Mail-Times 08/10/2018

Dear Members, Clubs and Friends

If you are part of a Club or Racing Team, etc. you are invited to wear your relevant uniforms or colours, others attending are invited to dress in neat casual.

You are also invited to share your memories of Mick at the celebration with those gathered during precedings. However if you wish to have something read out on your behalf, please send the information to

If you would like any further information, please contact Horsham Motor Sports Club or Horsham & District Funerals.

Celebration of Mick Fitzgerald

Michael ‘Mick’ Fitzgerald
21/03/52 to 03/10/18

Members and families of the Horsham Motor Sports Club ‘Blue Ribbon Raceway’ extend their deepest sympathy to Sue and the family of our fellow member and friend.

Mick has been our President since 2008, a life member since 2007 and a committee member for some years prior.

‘A committed and hard working member with a heart of Gold’

A celebration for the life of Mick Fitzgerald will be held on Wednesday 10th October from 2pm at Blue Ribbon Raceway, 1650 Blue Ribbon Road, Kalkee.

You are invited to bring photos and share your memories of your times with Mick. Light refreshments, Tea & Coffee and Beer & Wine provided

Speedway Season Ends with old Fashion Picnic

VINTAGE: Jamie Pridham gets up close and under the wheel of Dave Monaro. PHOTO: M&L Speedwawy Photography
VINTAGE: Jamie Pridham gets up close and under the wheel of Dave Monaro.
PHOTO: M&L Speedwawy Photography

Horsham Motor Sports Club brought their 2017/18 season to a close over the Queens Birthday long weekend with an old fashioned Sunday Butchers Picnic.

Featuring Wingless Sprints, Limited Sportsman, Three Litre Sedans, SSA Juniors, Street Stocks, three Vintage Classes and Horshams own V8 Trucks and, as a salute to the past, mechanics were strapped into the cars they work and set loose to strut their stuff.

A small amount of rain hit the track in the days before and the track crew  worked hard to prepare the racing surface. As usual the track came up beautifully and it was a credit to the team. Continue reading Speedway Season Ends with old Fashion Picnic

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