Category Archives: 70’s

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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Shire Okay on Dooen Speedway

Wimmera Shire Council will support an application by Horsham Motor Sports Club for a grant to build a speedway at Dooen.

The club told Friday’s council meeting by letter it proposed to build a first-class speedway, of both interstate and international standard.

The new  track would be not only for competitors’ convenience, but would bring a new an exciting sport to the public of the district.

The speedway would provide one of the best advanced driver educational outlets for the young and inexperienced drivers of tomorrow.

The club letter said that at present, competitors and patrons had to travel to Portland and Warrnambool.

The club now well established, aimed to build a speedway costing $60,450. Continue reading Shire Okay on Dooen Speedway