Title tussle at Broadford
Victorian Historic Road Racing Championships
12-13 April, 2014 – Broadford, Victoria
With the record entry making a packed program of full fields a high level of competition that was to be seen over the two days of hard fought battles the enjoyed the brilliant sunshine. Tight racing, lots of show level prepared machines and some exotic bikes not seen before, the spectators have the ability to not only to view the racing from a number of vantage spots around the track but also to chat with the owners in the pits in a relaxed atmosphere, being a feature of our meetings.
Over the four legs of the title races, it was pleasing that we had very few light incidents but one hard fight with a tyre wall had our long time supporter and member, Doug Flack being air lifted out, with suspected six broken ribs, all the best in a fast recovery for Doug. We also had the spectacle of the feature races – The Harold Carter Memorial race taken home by Garth Francis on a 1962 Norton Manx 750, second place going to Keith Campbell on his 1962 Honda CB72 350, the sweetest sounding bike of them all, music for the ears, with Jack Wright in third on a 1961 Norton Manx 500. In The Richard Frank Memorial Sidecar handicap, first place again went to Bruce and Graham Marston from Queensland, with their beautifully prepared 1962 Harley Sportster 1000, second place to Dave Betteridge and Stacey Heaney on a 1962 Norton Atlas 750, third place went to William Hargrave and Annie Treggar over from West Australia, on their 1956 Triumph Thunderbird 650. Two great events in memory of two great men of motor sport.
Former 500 GP rider Paul Young returned to competition after a twoyear break and rode Rex Wolfenden’s Harris Honda to four clear-cut victories in the period 5 Unlimited races. The Period 5 and Formula Two sidecars once again put on a great display with tight, high speed action. Spectators and competitors were in unison, it was a great meeting and there were lots of happy faces at trophy presentation after racing completed on Sunday afternoon. HMRAV are promoting a number of meetings over the coming months, Historic Winton on the 24th & 25th May, Mt Tarrengower Hill Climb on the 18th & 19th October and the legendary Southern Classic on the 8th & 9th November. Keep up to date on all the news by following us on Facebook or checking out our website at www.hmrav.org. For full results see www.computime.com.au