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Crowds flock to Speedway Opener

Formula 500 Winner: Brad Stell powers through turn three PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography
Formula 500 Winner: Brad Stell powers through turn three
PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography

Saturday night saw a full house at Blue Ribbon Raceway for a great night of open wheel action to start the new race season off in great style.

Featured events for the meeting were the Formula 500 for the continuation of speed weeks. 33 cars made their way to Horsham from the previous nights action at Hamilton, with most teams arriving with few issues from the nights action.

The formula 500 cars look very similar to Sprintcars with their large wings but are powered by 500cc motorbike engines and the speeds are impressive. With the formula cars divided into three fields and competing in six heat races the action began early with perfect weather greeting the race crews and spectators alike.

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Speedway Set to Blow the Doors Off for Season Opener

Jock Baker is sure to put on a show at Blue Ribbon Raceway.
PHOTO: M&L Speedway Photography.

Horsham Motorsports Club is set to open the season on December 30th with a high speed line up and a blast from the past at their Blue Ribbon Raceway in Kalkee.

Featured on the card will be the McDonalds Horsham Wild West Shootout for AMCA open wheel cars and the very fast Formula 500’s for their Speedweeks program.

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Blue Ribbon Raceway Season Opener Cancelled due to Lack of Nominations

READY: Cars line up at the Blue Ribbon Raceway in June 2016. PHOTO: Paul Carracher

KALKEE’S Blue Ribbon Raceway season opener has been cancelled due to a lack of numbers.

The AMCA V8 series and Three Litre Sedan feature event was originally set for December 27.

Horsham Motor Sports Club Committee member and promotions officer Jamie Collins said there was not enough nominations for this year’s event.

“We didn’t want to put on a disappointing show with a lack of nominations”, he said.

“It normally is quite a popular event but with the good harvest season our volunteers and drivers, who are predominately farmers, are pretty tied up.  “We are disappointed but we will be looking forward to our next race.”

Collins said they would not be rescheduling as the timing was too tight and would instead look to preparations for its feature 360 sprint cars event on February 4 next year.

By Rochelle Brown

SOURCE: Wimmera Mail Times, December 21, 2016

Season Opens With Bumper Crowd at Kalkee Speedway

GRAND PARADE: Newcomer Jade Olds leads parade in Mark Both's Three Litre Sedan featuring a variety of cars racing on the night. PHOTO: Paul Flach
GRAND PARADE: Newcomer Jade Olds leads parade in Mark Both’s Three Litre Sedan featuring a variety of cars racing on the night. PHOTO: Paul Flach

Blue Ribbon Raceway opened for the first night of racing for the season on Sunday. A large crowd of about 550 people attended the Kalkee speedway to witness the third round of AMCA Action Series.

AMCA racing was contested across two heats, which decided the starting positions for the final race.

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