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Drivers Aim for Titles

READY FOR ACTION: Horsham driver Shaun Queale in his VL Commodore. PHOTO: Wimmera Mail Times
READY FOR ACTION: Horsham driver Shaun Queale in his VL Commodore. PHOTO: Wimmera Mail Times

Horsham Motor Sports Club drivers Shaun Queale and Matthew Menzel will shoot for a Victorian title at Rushworth near Bendigo tonight.

The pair will race in state three litre sedan championships, Queale in a VL Commodore and Menzel in an LJ Torana. Both have their sights on qualifying against some of the best speedway drivers and cars in Victoria.

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Raceway’s Roar Meet

BLUE RIBBON GIRLS: Horsham girls Joanne Ellis, 3 and sister Samantha, 4, kept a keen eye on father Stephen, competing in the Victorian Street Stock titles at Blue Ribbon Raceway at the weekend. PHOTO: David Fletcher
BLUE RIBBON GIRLS: Horsham girls Joanne Ellis, 3 and sister Samantha, 4, kept a keen eye on father Stephen, competing in the Victorian Street Stock titles at Blue Ribbon Raceway at the weekend.
PHOTO: David Fletcher

THE smell of petrol, the roar of engines and the sight of drivers hurling themselves around the tight dirt track were all part of the action at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway at the weekend.

The Horsham Motor Sports Club speedway was the site of a controversial Victorian Street Stock titles meet on Saturday and Sunday night.

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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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