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2022/2023 Season to start with a BANG!

Blue Ribbon Raceway is set for another action packed season, with the return of the All-Star Sprintcar series twice, the Eureka Garages Sprintcars and new this season the SRA Limited Sprintcars. Also for the first time this season Horsham Motorsports Club is hosting the first night of the Wingless Sprint Summer Slam, which is held every January over three consecutive days. The club will once again run the “Wingless Classic” in May. Once again the Formula 500s will contest one round of their Stampede Series in April, but also joining the Wingless Sprints in the Summer Slam, for their Dash for Cash. The Dash for Cash runs every night with the Summer Slam.

There are some rumours that we will see a few more of our own V8 Trucks hit the track season, with the possibility of 10 being registered this season, this will sure make for some good racing and set some new challenges for the usual drivers that contest at most of our meetings. The trucks are also having a run in Hamilton on Jan 14 and also making a long awaited return to Swan Hill on the March 25.

The Street Stocks return for MJS Street Stock series on Dec 3, and as always this should attract some quality drivers and some quality racing. The Limited Sportsman are a key supporting class of Blue Ribbon Raceway, and with the annual Kev Baker Challenge once again been run, is sure to attract a good number of cars as it has in previous years.

With multiple support classes having a run this year, supporting our feature Events, this will bring a good variety of racing, from the cars of yesty year in the vintage right through to Production Sedans, AMCAs, and the up and coming Juniors learning and improving their skills to hopefully keep our great sport alive for many years to come

(All support classes subject to change if situations arise that are out of Blue Ribbon Raceways control)

Formula 500 and Super Rods Feature at Blue Ribbon

Formula 500 racecar
FORMULA 500 FLY: Jack Bell navigates his way around the track

Action packed motor racing is expected this Saturday night, when Horsham Motor Sports Club host the Victorian Formula 500 Track Championship.

A good field of race-cars is expected, as it is the second last race meeting for the Formula 500 drivers. Results of Saturday night will go towards the season championship tally which is very close, so drivers will be vying to better their position in the standings.

The crowd pleasing Super Rods will also feature on Saturday night. With all of the racing pedigree of a Sprintcar style chassis, large racing tyres and V8 engines, they have the unique appearance of small cars such as a Suzuki Swift, or Morris Mini plus others. Seasoned driver Ewan McKenzie of Peterborough will be a force to reckon with after a recent win at Warrnambool’s Super Rod Cup.

The nomination list also features the likes of Troy Gleeson of Laang, Michael Coad of Warrnambool, and Jason Kavanagh, who have all been very successful through out the season.

Vintage Hotrods from across Victoria and South Australia will race on Saturday night, giving motorsport fans a window to see speedway of yesteryear. The demonstration class is growing in popularity with an increasing number of cars being restored. Horsham’s Steve Ellis and Ballarat’s Ross Burrows will both display their recently restored Holden Toranas when they race with the Hotrods for the first time.

Also supporting the event will be Three Litre Sedans, Limited Sportsman and V8 Trucks.

Gates will open at 4:30pm with the action to start at 5:30pm.

Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for pensioners and $10 for students.

Children under 12 get in for free.

Sensational Racing at Blue Ribbon Raceway

FAST 500S: V32 - Mat Turner takes the low line as V2 Bill Fraser pushes the cushion. PHOTO: Leanne Shanks
FAST 500S: V32 – Mat Turner takes the low line as V2 Bill Fraser pushes the cushion. PHOTO: Leanne Shanks

A long season of Formula 500 racing was came down to one race at Kalkee on Saturday night, where the final round of the Victorian Formula 500 Stampede series was decided.

Starting positions for the feature race were decided from four heat races during the evening. Heat race wins were shared amongst Terry Rankin and Jack Bell along with Shane Van Duynhoven and Steven Van Ginigan. But it was the consistency of Jack Bell that was rewarded which placed him on pole position for the main feature race. Continue reading Sensational Racing at Blue Ribbon Raceway

Speedway Stampede

FORMULA FRENZY 2015 Australian Chapion - Dylan Willsher speeds around Blue Ribbon Raceway PHOTO: Mark Cowin
FORMULA FRENZY: 2015 Australian Chapion – Dylan Willsher speeds around Blue Ribbon Raceway
PHOTO: Mark Cowin

A huge field of Street Stock are set to race this Saturday night at Kalkee’s Blue Ribbon Raceway with 32 drivers from across Victoria and SA nominated to race in the annual Street Stock 1000.

Drivers will race in three heat races during the night which will decided their starting positions in the feature final.

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