Mal­lala set to fire up

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A bumper en­try of 324 ma­chines has been lodged for the 2015 Aus­tralian His­toric Road Rac­ing Cham­pi­onships at Mal­lala, SA on Oc­to­ber 8-11. Both the premier solo classes, the Pe­riod 3 500 and Pe­riod 5 Un­lim­ited, have grids of 25 en­tries in both cases, the cur­rent cham­pi­ons – Jack Wright and Cam Don­ald re­spec­tively – will be there to de­fend their ti­tles. In ad­di­tion to his 500cc Manx Nor­ton, Wright will also ride John Trease’s rapid Har­ley-David­son in the Pe­riod 3 Un­lim­ited, where he will face stiff com­pe­ti­tion from David Woolsey’s Tri­ton and lo­cal Joe Ah­ern’s Nor­ton twin. Un­for­tu­nately Rob Phillis will be a non-starter due to the in­juries he suf­fered at Phillip Is­land on Au­gust 30. Side­cars will also be well rep­re­sented, with a to­tal of 23 en­tries across the P3, P4 and P5 classes. The big­gest sin­gle en­try is for the Pe­riod 5 350cc, where a field mainly com­pris­ing TZ350 Yama­has will bat­tle it out. Or­gan­is­ing sec­re­tary Danny Ah­ern says he ex­pects the pro­gram will con­tain 54 races across the week­end’s two days of com­pe­ti­tion, with prac­tice and qual­i­fy­ing on Thurs­day 8th and Fri­day 9th of Oc­to­ber.

Stephen Kairl is among the favourites for the hotly con­tested Pe­riod 5 350cc Cham­pi­onship at Mal­lala.

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