Horsham Driver Takes State Title

Horsham Driver Takes State Title
Wimmera Mail-Times, 1972

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.

Second place-getter, Rob Tucker, having his first driver in a Standard Sportsman and Ian Fenton, third, waged a great battle throughout the race and pass Couch with two laps to go. Continue reading Horsham Driver Takes State Title

Davison Champion

Horsham Motor Sports Club driver, Eric Davison, 30, is Victoria's first Standard Sportsman Driver. PHOTO: Wimmera Mail-Times
Horsham Motor Sports Club driver, Eric Davison, 30, is Victoria’s first Standard Sportsman Driver. PHOTO: Wimmera Mail-Times

Davison , A Rupanyup mechanic, has beaten clubmate, Horsham’s Robbie Tucker, 27, for the title.

’71/72′ 1st Eric Davison 2nd Rob Tucker 3rd Ian Fenton Premier
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Laang Driver Wins in Melbourne

Laang Driver Wins In Melbourne
Warrnambool Standard, January 1971?

Laang driver Henry Fenton won the  Gordon Rentoul Memorial Trophy final at Brooklyn Speedway on  Saturday night, beating a field of Victoria’s top cars and drivers.

Fenton drove a perfect race in his EH Holden saloon car to take the trophy. The field consisted of top representatives of nearly 20 speedways throughout Victoria.

Fenton won his way into the Brooklyn final when he won the Laang speedway heat recently. He is also a regular driver at Warrnambool’s Premier Speedway.

Premier Speedway’s representatives, Ian and George Anderson, were unplaced in the final.

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Motorless Trip is Worth $200

Wimmera Mail-Times, 1970's
Wimmera Mail-Times, 1970’s

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.”

SOURCE: The Mail-Times 1971?

Come On Push

COME ON PUSH: The pushers from left, are Eric Davison, Don McMillian, Dave Donald, ??, Barry Hunt, ?? ,(behind Hunt_ and Garry Mills. ?? this week, club members were collection money from Horsham district people who sponsored the push. They ?? in ?? more than $200. PHOTO: WImmera Mail-Times
COME ON PUSH: The pushers from left, are Eric Davison, Don McMillian, Dave Donald, ??, Barry Hunt, ?? ,(behind Hunt_ and Garry Mills.
?? this week, club members were collection money from Horsham district people who sponsored the push. They ?? in ?? more than $200. PHOTO: WImmera Mail-Times

The driver is Robert “??” ?? in a seven manpower Prefect. And after having his own turn at pushing it was pure blish for him to be behind the steering wheel.

Horsham Motor Sports Club pushed the car 15 miles between Natimuk and Horsham to raise moeny for the ckub’s $35,00 Dooen Speedway

SOURCE: The Mail-Times 1971?

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