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The Culmination of a Dream

THEY'RE RACING: Horsham Motor Sports Club enthusiast Ray Buckley, number 84, spins out in a shower of dirt and dust during a trial run at Blue Ribbon Raceway on Sunday. Mail-Times photographer Paul Carracher caught Buckley spinning out on a corner as Rod Berry slipped through on the inside.
THEY’RE RACING: Horsham Motor Sports Club enthusiast Ray Buckley, number 84, spins out in a shower of dirt and
dust during a trial run at Blue Ribbon Raceway on Sunday.
Mail-Times photographer Paul Carracher caught Buckley spinning out on a corner as Rod Berry slipped through
on the inside.
PHOTO: Paul Carracher

About 27 years ago Horsham Motor Sports Club members started lobbying to build a speedway track in the Horsham area.

When cars start belting around the club’s new Blue Ribbon Raceway at Kalkee about 7pm on Saturday, their dream will finally come true.

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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.

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Rod Defends Title

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
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 .

SOURCE: The Wimmera Mail-Times 1984