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Windy Action at Raceway Opening

Competitors battled windy conditions during a Horsham Motor Sports Club meeting at Blue Ribbon Raceway circuit at Kalkee. Despite the weather, motorcyclists provided the feature entertainment of the day, the club’s season opener.

B Solo rider Anthony Butchman of Melbourne, missing from racing for most of last season with a pin in his leg, rode strongly to be top point scorer in his section. He led for three laps in the final but crashed in the final lap.

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Speedway Fans Flock to See New Category

WRESTLING FOR SUPREMACY: Horsham brothers David, left, and Gavin Puis enjoy a warm-up arm wrestle before racing in their Cortina street stocks at Blue Ribbon Speedway. The brothers have a fierce rivalry on the track but the more experienced Gavin won the honors on Saturday night, finishing second in the street stocks final. PHOTO: Paul Carracher
WRESTLING FOR SUPREMACY: Horsham brothers David, left, and Gavin Puis enjoy a warm-up arm wrestle before racing in their Cortina Street Stocks at Blue Ribbon Speedway. The brothers have a fierce rivalry on the track but the more experienced Gavin won the honors on Saturday night, finishing second in the street stocks final.
PHOTO: Paul Carracher

Fans at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway flocked to see Australian Motor Car Association cars in action for only the second time in Victoria.

Raceway publicity officer Di Bell said many drivers and crew members competing in other classes were keen to inspect the new class of speedway cars. AMCA races promote drivers’ ability rather than technological know-how. Only 250cc V8 Holden engines are allowed.

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Speedway is ‘World Class’

MUD FLIES, CARS SLIDE AT SPEEDWAY OPENING: Mud flies and cars slide as competitorsround a bend during a Limited Sportsman race at Blue Ribbon Speedway, north of Horsham. Mail-Times photographer David Fletcher caught the Limited Sportsmen drivers testing their skills just before sunset during speedway action at the weekend. The race was one of the first at the meet ing which featured an official opening of the Horsham Motor Sports Club track.
MUD FLIES, CARS SLIDE AT SPEEDWAY OPENING: Mud flies and cars slide as competitorsround a bend during a Limited Sportsman race at Blue Ribbon Speedway, north of Horsham.
Mail-Times photographer David Fletcher caught the Limited Sportsmen drivers testing their skills just before sunset during speedway action at the weekend. The race was one of the first at the meet ing which featured an official opening of the Horsham Motor Sports Club track. PHOTO: WIMMERA MAIL TIMES

Australian speedway leaders believe Horsham’s new Blue Ribbon Raceway at Kalkee is ‘world class’ and one of the best in Victoria.

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Raceway Ready To Roll

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Ray Carman of Carman’s Motor Body Works in Horsham is pictured, left, as he hands over a Valiant ute to Horsham Motor Sports Club director of racing Robert Tucker. The ute, to be used as a push car for stranded vehicles, has the Blue Ribbon Raceway logo emblazoned on its door. PHOTO: Paul Carracher

The canteen is in place, the toilets have arrived and Horsham Motor Sports Club members are ready to roll with the official opening of their new Blue Ribbon Raceway on Saturday night. A church minister will bless the track during an opening ceremony and district drivers will be introduced to the crowd before cars roar into action.

The opening, from 7pm, will mark a triumph for club and community workers who have devoted countless volunteer hours shaping the new track and surrounds on the Blue Ribbon Road, north of Horsham.

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