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.
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.
Horsham racing car driver Neville Eltze has won the Victorian Standard Sportsman championship race.
He defeated about 30 of Victoria’s top Standard Sportsman drivers for the title at Warrnambool’s Laang Speedway Club track on Sunday.
Keith 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?
Horsham racing car driver Neville Eltze was placed in all nine races he entered at Stawell and Portland meetings last weekend. Eltze, driving his Standard Sportsman ‘Red Chariot’, won three firsts, four seconds and two thirds.
Four Horsham drivers won places in a Standard Sportsman championship at Stawell on Sunday. Col McDonald was second, Neville Eltze third, Graham Muller fourth and Les Preusker fifth.
Weekend results are:
Portland (Saturday night), Ray Harris, Saloon car, third; Neville Eltze, Standard Sportsman, 2 firsts, 2 seconds, 1 third.
Stawell, Standard Sportsmen, Neville Eltze, 1 first, 2 seconds, 1 third; Col McDonald, 1 first, 1 second; Rex Konig, 1 first; Les Presumer, 1 third, Saloon Cars, Ray Harris, 2 seconds,1 third, Wes Bell 1 second.
SOURCE: The Wimmera Mail-Times 1974