Biggest bike meet

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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’s party

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

Wel­come sun

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.

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