Victorian Automobile Chamber of Commerce representative in Horsham, Mr. Don Rush, is helping a city motor club gather support for a new $40,000 car-racing speedway at Dooen.
An Important meeting of VACC members, Horsham Promotions Committee and Horsham Motor Sports Club is planned for August 17.
Mr Rush has organised more than a dozen VACC members, and non-members in Horsham district to attend the meeting. He said he believed some men were willing to become directors of a co-operative if one was formed to raise the $40,000.
Club Secretary, Mr Eric Davison of Rupanyup, said that this money raising avenue would depend on the suitability of the soil at the club’s site. There was a doubt whether the land was suitable.
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.