Biggest bike meet
THE biggest motorcycle speedway meeting in Brisbane for many years is on tonight from 5pm at the Rauber Rd, Nudgee track.
Twenty-five top solo riders including two Swedes, four from England and World Under 21 Champion Darcy Ward of Brisbane, will clash in a five-team tournament over 26 heats.
The teams represent North Queensland, South Queensland, New South Wales, Young Lions and International All Stars.
Many of the riders are aged between 16 and 20 and will be using the match to get the feel of the track in preparation for the Australian Under 21 Solo Championship to be staged there on January 8.
Admission: Adults $20, concessions $15, under-13s free.
Contact: 0432 420 540.
Hot start to year
FIRE-THROWING Top Fuelers will head to Willowbank Raceway for round one of the New Year Series on January 2 and 3.
They will be joined by Super Comp, Competition Bike, Supercharged Outlaws, Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Speed Elec/Prime Signs Super Street, Modified Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services Junior Dragster and Super Gas.
Track action on the Sunday is from 2-10pm and on the Monday from noon to 9.30pm.
The New Year series continues on January 14/15 with Top Doorslammer, Pro Stock, Nitro Funny Cars Pro FX, Competition, Super Stock, Super Compact, Competition Bike, Supercharged Outlaws, Knijff Earthmoving Modified, Powercruise Super Sedan, Speed Elec/Prime Signs Super Street, Modified Bike, Donnelly Blasting Services Junior Dragster and Super Gas. Visit: www.willowbankraceway. com.au
LAKESIDE Park (formerly Lakeside International Raceway), celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.
Queensland Raceways plans four celebratory events throughout the year, starting with The Originals race meeting on April 8-10, which is open to all cars manufactured prior to 1969.
Queensland Raceways would also like information about any of the original cars that raced at Lakeside throughout the 1960s. Contact: 5461 9100. Visit: www.qldraceways.com.au
AFTER two rained-out speedway events, the action is back on tonight at Brisbane International Speedway, Archerfield.
Sprintcars, Midgets and AMCA Nationals will recoup one of their lost rounds. The Ford v Holden and BIS Sedans will be the main support classes this evening, plus pushbike races for kids.
Gates open from 4pm with the main program from 6pm.
Admission is $25 for adults, $20 concession, 13-15 years $13, 5-12 years $6, family $50.
Race day information, including track weather updates, is available by calling the Speedway Infoline on 3277 7745.