All Clear For New Speedway – Races in 1972

All Clear for New Speedway - Races in 1972
Wimmera Mail-Times, 1971

$40,000 track at Dooen

The State Government has given Horsham Motor Sports Club the all clear to start work on its new speedway, costing between $30,000 and $40,000, at Dooen near Horsham.

The first day races and night races under lights will be late next year.

Sports club committeeman Mr Don McMillan, announced yesterday that his club would call tenders next month for earth work which will shape the speedway.

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Racing man has a new Dealership

Tom Edgar at the controls of the Elfin at the dirt track at Dooen. PHOTO: Mail-Times

Horsham’s new Renault and Peugeot dealer, Tom Edgar has had a long motor racing career in hillclimbs and circuit racing.

He started competing in hillclimbs around Horsham in 1954 in a Wylie car owned by Dan Ladrigan. Tom then drove a Simea in circuit racing at Phillip Island, Wangaratta and Horsham before getting a supercharged MGTC capable of about 100 miles an hour.

He started building his sleek Elfin racing car in 1962 and finished it in 1963, using some of his own parts and some from the Elfin works in SA.

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