Mallala set to fire up
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.