Ti­tle tus­sle at Broad­ford

Vic­to­rian His­toric Road Rac­ing Cham­pi­onships

Old Bike Australasia - - RACE REPORTS VIC HISTORIC TITLES - Re­port Doug Hicks Pho­tos Rob Lewis

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

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