This weekends opening meeting includes a large variety and two classes which have never appeared at the Blue Ribbon. They are the Humpy Holdens and the Golden Oldies, both comprising of Holden or Falcons mainly from the 50’s.
The Horsham Motor Sports Club has received 120 nominations for 13 different Speedway classes in this weekend’s Speedway Carnival. Drivers from Gippsland, Melbourne, Warrnambool, Geelong, Ballarat, Mildura and other local areas will be at the raceway to contest the features and trophies in the double headed meeting to wind up the 2001-2002 Speedway racing season.
Saturday night the Super Rods return to Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway for their annual appearance. People who want a great night’s action better turn off the TV and get their backside trackside to witness the excitement of the Super Rod competitors doing battle on the sandstone/clay mix 480m track.
$40,000 track at Dooen
The State Government has given Horsham Motor Sports Club the all clear to start work on its new speedway, costing between $30,000 and $40,000, at Dooen near Horsham.
The first day races and night races under lights will be late next year.
Sports club committeeman Mr Don McMillan, announced yesterday that his club would call tenders next month for earth work which will shape the speedway.