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Huge Variety on Opening Speedway Program this Saturday

V13 - Rex Konig, 63, of Jung Will be one of the several former speedway enthusiasts getting back to the track for the HMSC vintage and classic weekend.
V13 – Rex Konig, 63, of Jung Will be one of the several former speedway enthusiasts getting back to the track for the HMSC vintage and classic weekend.

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.

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Drivers in Form

Wimmera Mail Times - 19th April 1974
Wimmera Mail Times – 19th April 1974

Wimmera drivers recored wins and placings in motor races at Stawell and Portland at Easter.

Ken Kowarzic won the A-grade saloon event at Stawell on Sunday. Hedley Hair drove Kowarzic’s car to victory in the B-grade saloon race. Marion Kowarzic was third in the women’s race.

Graeme Muller recorded a second and two thirds in Standard Sportsman events in a return to racing after a short break.

Nev. Eltze recorded a first placing, and one second. Rex Koenig had a win. Kevin Baker had a win and a second place in races.

Eltze drove well in Portland on Monday to take two firsts, a second and third. He was second in a feature race.

Ron Frew had a second and two third placings. Eric Baker was third in a race. Graham Muller rolled after qualifying.

SOURCE: The Wimmera Mail-Times April 19, 1974

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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