Horsham Driver, Eric Davison, starting from 10th position, weaved his way thought the field to win the first Victorian Standard Sportsman championship on Saturday night. The championship was decided at Premier Speedway, Allansford.
Davison caught the leader Des Couch, on the 16th lap of the 25-lap championship, but took a further three laps to pass him.
Couch was probably the unlucky driver of the race in that, after leading for 19 laps, he was unable to keep up the pace because of engine trouble. He managed to last to take fourth position.
Horsham district people will pay Horsham Motor Sports Club members more than $200 for pushing a sedan between between Natimuk and Horsham yesterday afternoon.
Sixteen club memebrs wored in relays to push the 1956 Ford Prefect 15 miles in 3 1/2 hours. the push ended at Barnes Boulevard on the Wimmera River just before 3pm yesterday.
Horsham district people sponsored the pushathon to help the club raise money for its new $35,000 speedway at Dooen. The club has already cleared the Dooen land and profits from yesterday’s pushathin wil help pay for earthmoving for a half-mile track.
Club treasurer Mr Don McMillian and vice-president Mr Barry Hunt, who helped push the car atleast six miles each, said: “The big push went without a hitch”.
They smiled: “we also picked up some extra money by collecting dozens of empty beer and soft drink bottles along the road”. Mr McMillian said: “I reackon we gathers atleast a utilty full of bottles and that means more money for our club’s speedway.”