Double header weekend of racing at Blue Ribbon Raceway to get new year underway

With the holiday season well and truly underway in the Wimmera and visitors coming into town to stay with family and friends and others set to come to town for an extended stay in the new year, the speedway community is also contributing to Horsham and surrounding towns economy with a two-day race weekend booked in and ready to go this weekend starting Friday.

On Friday evening January 6th local racers that include Steven Hateley and Jeremy Beddison will strap into their Wingless Sprints for round one of the ‘Summer Slam’ series. Drivers with interest in winning the overall series, have all entered with more than forty-five drivers at the time of writing locked in.

Along with the Wingless Sprints, the Formula 500 category seniors and Juniors will compete with over thirty-five cars in the seniors racing in the ‘Dash for Cash’ series opener with drivers from Northern Territory, North Queensland, Tasmania, New South Wales, South Australia, and Victoria all amongst the entries. Dylan Beveridge the Australian champion is one of them.

On the following night Saturday January 7th, the Eureka Garage and Sheds Sprintcars series comes to town for the powerful 410ci version of Sprintcar racing. The series is season long and some of the top ten drivers competing include Brett Milburn, Chris Solomon, Ash Cook, Terry Rankin, Matt Reed, and Tim Hutchins will be on track competing for the all important sixth round points on offer.

Our homegrown heroes in the Limited Sportsman compete in a series round also with Victorian champion Jock Baker leading the charge against a healthy sized Wimmera and Hamilton dominated field, whilst Sedan fans will be pleased to know our Production Sedans with Dean Hughes, Ryan and Shaun Queale, Katelyn Eltze and others will be back amongst it.

Along with two of our regular classes we have the visiting Victorian Speedway Council Sports Sedans who will hold a Victorian state series round. The leader of the series Felicity Roycroft is set to compete with Lucas Conder, Zac Swanson, Scott Angus, and Horsham’s Graham Gerlach part of the action. The Sports Sedans race with race rubber and are Modified Sedans with almost no restriction on what they can do as long as the car remains a shell-based car, any engine to any make is allowed and its not uncommon now to hear Chevrolet engines in Fords and Ford engines in Holdens.

Racing on both nights is considered a separate event and entry fees to each show are required. Events start at 5:00pm and the gates to the public open at 4:30 whilst the pit gate to entrants opens 11am. No BYO as we have a licenced bar on site. All the action is at 1650 Blue Ribbon Road, Kalkee

Admission prices are Adults $25, Pensioners $20, Students aged 12 to 16 $15 kids under 12 years of age are free. A family ticket of two adults, and two children above the age of 12 to 16 is $60. Members with proof of membership receive a $5 discount on their entrance fee. Cash only, Eftpos is available.

Horsham Speedway Club would like to acknowledge the following club supporters;
Ace Radio Network
Burson Auto Parts Horsham
Bondy’s Contractors
Bigham Truck Repairs
Carman’s Towing and Windscreens
Crop Opti
Dooen Hotel
Horsham Auto Wreckers
Horsham Injector Service
Johnsons Merchandise
Mick Harrison Signs
Millers
Petrogas Horsham
Simpson Fire Motorsport Safety
Westonvic Waste
Wilken Group
Wimmera Bakery Dimboola
Wimmera Bearings
Wimmera Mail Times
Wimmera Security Service

Nominations to hand for Saturday Night;
FORMULA 500S RAEBUILT DASH FOR CASH – ROUND 1 HORSHAM
Dylan Beveridge – Australia 1
Parker Johnson – Goulburn 10
Jac Laneyrie – New South Wales 33
Brodie Davis – North Queensland 39
Josh Pokarier – North Queensland 65
Scott Leonhardt – Northern Territory 1
Kayden Iverson – Queensland 1
Jake Hooper – Queensland 60
Brady Argles – South Queensland 25
Bailey Leeson – South Queensland 52
Dean Ellston – Tasmania 35
Bayden Ellston – Tasmania 81
Alex Panella – USA 12
Nikko Panella – USA 73
Jett Speed – Victoria 14
Indy Rae – Victoria 17
Jerome Speed – Victoria 18
Angus Hollis – Victoria 2
Lauren Bowen – Victoria 21
Shona Bent – Victoria 25
Jack Nolan – Victoria 27
Justin Bowen – Victoria 33
Jesse Ellston – Victoria 35
Chad Bell – Victoria 46
Jackson Van Ginneken – Victoria 5
Brooke Buckingham – Victoria 54
Liam Russell – Victoria 55
Max Owen – Victoria 58
Dylan Willsher – Victoria 6
Stephen Malone – Victoria 62
Declan Robinson – Victoria 72
Jordy Rae – Victoria 9
Jett Hart – Victoria 98
Dale Sinclair – Victoria 95
Greg Dunmore – Victoria 96
Josh Munn – South Australia 44

TOP GUN TRAILERS HORSHAM STAMPEDE FOR JUNIOR F500S
Dakota Luckett – Victoria 11
Rusty Ponting – Victoria 20
Aston Rodriguez – Victoria 30
Ky Young – Victoria 36
Chevette Muir – Victoria 43
Zac Stevens – Victoria 53
Koby O’Shannassy – Victoria 60
Rowdy Andreatta – Victoria 78
Maddox Gibbs – Victoria 79

WINGLESS SPRINTS SUMMER SLAM Round 1
Troy Carey – Victoria 2 (Driver from New South Wales)
John Rotheram – Victoria 3
Will Green – Vx 7
Nicholas Ryan- Victoria 7
Tom Moulden – VX 9
Will Scott – Victoria 10
Matthew Symons – Victoria 11
Tyson Martin – South Australia 11
Ricky Bailey – Victoria 14
Thomas McDonald – Victoria 20
Harley Alexander – South Australia 20
James Wren – Victoria 21
Craig McDonald – Victoria 22
Jake Dooley – Victoria 25
Bradley McCarthy – NX 26
Ben Shaw – Victoria 27
Mitchell Rigney – South Australia 27
Chris Ansell – VX 32
Shaun Farnsworth – Victoria 34
Jeremy Pearson – VX40
Tyler Bish – Victoria 41
Aaron Kennett – VX 41
Kerry Bright – VX 45
Michael McDonald – VX 46
Scott Irons – Victoria 52
Jeremy Beddison – Victoria 54
Jake Warren – VX 58
Steven Hateley – Victoria 60
Brad Warren – VX 62
Brittany Schmidt – Victoria 64
Tyler O’Leary – VX 65
Sam Martin – South Australia 66
Brocke Argus – NX 67
Kim-Loong – Gosling – VX 68
Liam Atkinson – Victoria 69 (Queenslander in Victorian owners car)
Leigh Estlick – Victoria 71
Troy Frisby – South Australia 75
Kelvin Johnson – Victoria 76
Kahn Aston – South Australia 81
Caleb Evans – South Australia 82
Jesse Alexander – South Australia 84
Kirby Hillyer – South Australia 86
Dillon Siely – Victoria 87
Brayden McKay – Vx 92
Travis Millar – Victoria 93
Liam Aunger – Vx 95
Lachie Cook – Victoria 95
Peter Logue – Victoria 98

Saturday Night
EUREKA GARAGES AND SHEDS SERIES 410 Sprintcars
Jordan Rae – Victoria 2
Matthew Reed – Darwin 7
Paul Solomon – Victoria 7
Tim Hutchins – Tasmania 7
Phil Micallef – VA 11
David Dennison – Victoria 15
Terry Rankin – VA 29
Brett Clarke – VA 33
Ash Cook – VA 36
Eddie Lumbar – New South Wales 36
Jordyn Charge – Victoria 60
Kevin Reeves – Victoria 63
David Aldersley – Victoria 64
Brett Milburn – Victoria 68
Jake Smith – Victoria 72
Marlin Carrigan-Walsh – VA 72
David Donegan – VA 75
Mitchell Smith – Victoria 75
Brayden Parr – Victoria 77
Chris Solomon – Victoria 83
Grant Stansfield – VA 88

VSC LIMITED SPORTSMAN SERIES ROUND
Jock Baker – Victoria 1
Dylan Anton – South Australia 2
Bayley Wilson – Hamilton 14
Thomas Baker – Horsham 17
Craig Ansell – Hamilton 26
Katelyn Worthy – Hamilton – 38
Andrew Wilson – Hamilton 43
Russell Taylor – Corowa – Rutherglen 43
Rod Hetherington – Horsham 76
Troy Curren – Horsham 77
Daryl Carpenter – Hamilton 91

DIRT X INDUSTRIES VSC SPORTS SEDAN POWER SERIES
Bradin Claridge – Goulburn Valley 6
Paul Blake – Ballarat 6
Graham Gerlach – Horsham 6
Corey Lincoln – Wangaratta 8
Lucas Conder – Ballarat 9
Corey Lincoln – Wangaratta 9
Tommy McDonald – Mount Beauty 14
Zac Swanson – Ballarat 15
Lachlan Hamilton – Heartland 16
Jason Berger – Hamilton 27
Matthew Ismail – Alexandra 40
Russell Smith – Alexandra 48
Daniel Angus – Nyora 71
Scott Angus – Nyora 72
Katie Meyer – Ballarat 76
Peter Angus – Nyora 77
Jamie Thomsen – Alexandra 80
Felicity Roycroft – Wangaratta 82
Nathan Fawns – Redline 87

SSA PRODUCTION SEDANS
Katelyn Eltze – Horsham 5
Dean Hughes – Horsham 10
Chris Fitzgerald – Wangaratta 14
Ryan Queale – Horsham 27
Shaun Queale – Horsham 29
Heath Riley – Horsham 72
Belinda Taylor – Ballarat 80

Ends Release.

Media written by Speedcafe contributor DMT Sports Media – Dean Thompson