Speedway Geared to Blast Off

HOW FAST?:Time-keeper Rob Queale had the best view in the house during Horsham Motor Sports Club's trial run at the weekend. The club will have its first official meeting on Saturday. PHOTO: Paul Carracher.
HOW FAST?: Time-keeper Rob Queale had the best view in the house during Horsham Motor Sports Club’s trial run at the weekend. The club will have its first official meeting on Saturday. PHOTO: Paul Carracher.

Mud will fly and engines will throb at Horsham Motor Sports Club’s inaugural meeting at Blue Ribbon Raceway this weekend.

Speedway fans will hear the roar of cars belting around a 410 metre dirt track for the first time in the Horsham district when racing starts at 7pm on Saturday.

Members tested their mettle and temperament at the Kalkee track, about 20 kilometres north of Horsham, during a closed meeting and trial run on Sunday.

Club president Robert Tucker said everything ran smoothly during the tests which augured well for a successful opening meeting. Organisers expect about 40 cars from as far as Mildura, Ballarat, Portland and SA to compete at the race meeting which will feature Super Sedans, Modified Production, Street Stocks, Limited Sportsman and women’s events.

SOURCE: The Mail-Times March 26, 1996