The picture above shows Trevor Simmons working on the Super Saloon at his panel-beating business in Stawell Road. PHOTO: Wimmera Mail-Times
Wimmera Motor Sports Club will have its premiere race meeting this weekend at Nhill’s Intercapltal Speedway at 7.30 pm Saturday.
Drivers have entered about 60 cars in about 30 events. A feature at the debut meeting will be a field of Speed cars from Melbourne.
Speed cars are among the fastest and most exciting of speedway racing machines.
Other races will include Super Saloon, Modified Sportsman and Modified and B Grade Saloon events.
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THE CHALLENGERS: Phil Blake, foreground, Rod Blatchford nursing Blake’s daughter Tennille, 2; and Noel Sharrock. The car is the one Blake will use on Sunday. PHOTO: Wimmera Mail-Times
Victorian Limited Sportsman champion Rod Blatchford of Horsham will defend his speedway title at Bairnsdale on Sunday. Blachford, who won the title in Hamilton last year, will be one of seven Horsham Motor Sports Club drivers to compete for the state title.
Others are Noel Sharrock, Peter Gross, Trevor Jennings, Phil Blake, Dean Baker and Lester Mutch.
The picture shows three of the challengers, Phil Blake, foreground, Rod Blatchford nursing Blake’s daughter Tennille, 2; and Noel Sharrock. The car is the one Blake will use on Sunday.
Officials say Horsham’s best chances are Blatchford and Lester Mutch. Competitors must race in three heats to qualify for the final.
Other Horsham drivers will compete in Modified Saloon events at Hamilton tomorrow night .
The Wimmera Mail-Times 1984
Wimmera Mail Times – 19th April 1974
Wimmera drivers recored wins and placings in motor races at Stawell and Portland at Easter.
Ken Kowarzic won the A-grade saloon event at Stawell on Sunday. Hedley Hair drove Kowarzic’s car to victory in the B-grade saloon race. Marion Kowarzic was third in the women’s race.
Graeme Muller recorded a second and two thirds in Standard Sportsman events in a return to racing after a short break.
Nev. Eltze recorded a first placing, and one second. Rex Koenig had a win. Kevin Baker had a win and a second place in races.
Eltze drove well in Portland on Monday to take two firsts, a second and third. He was second in a feature race.
Ron Frew had a second and two third placings. Eric Baker was third in a race. Graham Muller rolled after qualifying.
The Wimmera Mail-Times April 19, 1974
Horsham Motor Sports Club champion driver, Nev Eltze, scored a first two and two thIrds in the Standard Sportsman events at Hamilton on Monday.
Marion Kowarzik scored two seconds in the woman’s races.
The club competed at Portland on Saturday. Hamilton and Warrnambool on Sunday and Hamilton on Monday.
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Horsham racing driver Neville Eltze scored two firsts and two seconds in his Standard Sportsman at Portland speedway meeting at the weekend.
Ron Frew scored one second and two thirds and Graeme Muller was third twice at the same meeting.
Ken Kowarzik won a second and third placings in A-Grade Saloon events. He also won a second at Warrnambool meeting on Saturday.
The Wimmera Mail-Times February, 1974