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Bathurst to honour long standing race director

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Thursday 14th August, 2014 - 3:05pm

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Harris Park grandstand to be named after the late Ivan Stibbard

Harris Park grandstand to be named after the late Ivan Stibbard

Bathurst will formally acknowledge the enduring service of its late race director Ivan Stibbard next month.

Stibbard, who died aged 76 earlier this year after losing a long battle with illness, will have a grandstand named in his honour.

The Harris Park grandstand, on the outside of the pit straight at Mount Panorama, will officially be named after Stibbard at a civic reception hosted by Bathurst mayor Gary Rush on September 9.

Stibbard, a respected administrator who had an inextricable link with Australia’s great race from 1973 to 1998, succeeded the uncompromising ex-cop Jack Hinxman.

The Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, the middle leg in the tri-race Pirtek Enduro Cup, is scheduled from October 9-12.

Honouring Stibbard comes a day after the Bathurst Regional Council announced that 22 internal roads at the mountain circuit have been named after former competitors following a public competition.

 

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