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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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Eltze Second at Hamilton

Wimmera Mail Times - 5th April 1974
Wimmera Mail Times – 5th April 1974

Horsham speedway driver, Neville Eltze added to his list of racing successes when he finished second in the Hamilton Standard Sportsman championship final at the weekend.

Eltze drew well back in the field at the start of the final, drove with great skill to pass most of the competitors in his struggle for the lead.

He collected a trophy, sash and $10 for taking second place.

Another Horsham driver, Gary Frew, finished fourth in the final. He won $5.

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Baker Breaks The Ice

Baker Breaks the IceKeith Baker, of Horsham, broke through for his first win in five years of racing when he won a Standard Sportsman event at Hamilton car races on Sunday. Driving Graeme Muller’s car, Baker put in his best performance to take the honours in a class field.

In a successful meeting for Horsham Motor Sports club they gained 27 placings. Ray Harris was second in the A grade Saloon event, the feature race of the day. In the B grade Saloons the Bell brothers gained a first, second and third. Steve Minne a first and two-thirds, Peter Spokes, Robert Emmett, Denis Fraser and Colin Keam each seconds, and Leon Ellis a third.

Gladys Bell gained a first and a third in the Women’s Races. Neville Eltze continued his winning form with three-firsts and a third in the Standard Sportsman section.

Kevin Baker finished with a first, a second and third. Percy Puls broke through for his first win of the season and also gained a second. Ron Frew and Peter Mirtshin gained seconds and Graeme Muller a third placing.

Eltze gained two-firsts and second and finished sixth in the feature race at Portland on Saturday night, and Ron Frew was fourth in the feature event.

SOURCE: The Mail-Times 1974?