Sprint­car All Stars re­turn

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY MARK COWIN

Blue Rib­bon Speed­way fans are in for a great night of rac­ing this week­end with the 100th se­ries round of the 360 All Stars sup­ported by three litre sedans, vin­tage hotrods and lim­ited sports­man.

Af­ter a short break in their cal­en­dar for the ‘Clas­sic’, driv­ers will be keen for a run to cel­e­brate the 100th round of this pop­u­lar se­ries that never dis­ap­points their fans with close rac­ing and large fields ev­ery­where they ap­pear.

With dif­fer­ent win­ners in ear­lier rounds, the field is wide open for an­other driver to put their name on the top of the ta­ble when the high-pow­ered winged mon­sters hit the wide open spa­ces of the Kal­kee cir­cuit.

Pre­vi­ous events at the Blue Rib­bon track have seen close, high-speed com­pe­ti­tion on a track that will open up var­i­ous rac­ing lines from the pole line to the cush­ion for the bravest of the driv­ers.

With their unique style of qual­i­fy­ing heats and pole shuf­fles, the en­ter­tain­ment does not slow down all night.

Three litre sedans

Three-litre sedan driv­ers from across the state are sure to put on a great show in sup­port of the All Stars, with Wim­mera driv­ers Steve Honey­man, Gra­ham Ger­lach and Bal­larat’s Ross Bur­rows among com­peti­tors who al­ways put on a great show.

Ben and Len­nie Nai­smith, the Vic 2 of Daniel Wil­son from GV club and the Ahearns from Hamil­ton are sure to keep Swan Hill’s Mick Boyle on his toes.

The three-litre cars al­ways show­case fast and close rac­ing.

Vin­tage hot rods

Vin­tage hot-rod own­ers will again bring their re­stored and trea­sured cars from the past for their own style of demon­stra­tion driv­ing.

There is a good field of cars lined up, rep­re­sent­ing early days of speed­way rac­ing.

These cars are re­stored for­mer rac­ers and repli­cas of for­mer race cars.

An early su­per-mod­i­fied, an early su­per-rod, a cou­ple of side-valve Ford-pow­ered cars, a slant six pow­ered hot rod, even a V8 pow­ered VW, will take on the track.

As a demon­stra­tion class, the cars are driven at their po­ten­tial, show­ing just what it was like in the ear­li­est days of the sport.

Lim­ited sports­man

Lim­ited sports­man will bring their best to con­tinue their busy sea­son.

With events as far away as Bairns­dale in east­ern Vic­to­ria, the sportie driv­ers have had a hard go at it with many suf­fer­ing en­gine hard wrecks.

As usual the driv­ers will be hard at it in the week up to the meet­ing and will put on a great show for their fans. fail­ures and

Hor­sham Mo­tor­sports Club will host The Down Un­der Mod­i­fied Trac­tor Pull on Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 9, at the Blue Rib­bon Speed­way in a first for the club. This is an event not to be missed.

ALL STARS: Sprint­car ac­tion will be fast and fu­ri­ous at Satur­day’s All Star Sprint­car event at Blue Rib­bon. Pic­ture: M&L Speed­way Pho­tog­ra­phy

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