All eyes on Gillman Speedway as Darrin Treloar goes for #10 - April 2019
May 25, 2016 by Gillman Media
No sooner had Darrin Treloar/Blake Cox crossed the line to win the 2016 Australian Speedway Sidecar Championship at Mildura’s Olympic Park Speedway on Saturday night, and fans’ thoughts were already focussing on next season’s championship at Adelaide’s Gillman Speedway when Treloar will be chasing a tenth national title.
And after the comprehensive way he saw off his challengers – old and new – on Saturday night, no one would pick against him doing it.
Treloar won his first title in Darwin in 1993, and his second in Newcastle in 1995. His third was not until Gosford 2006, but since then he has been the dominant competitor in Australian Speedway and has won seven of the last eleven national championships. In the four years he did not win he finished second, third, second and last year fourth after his bike broke down while well in front on the last lap.
The 2017 Australian Championship will be held at Gillman over Easter, starting with a repeat of the free admission Festival of Speed day on Good Friday (14 April). That was very successful this year, in the lead up to the Sidecar World Cup, and action has already started to make it bigger and better next season with more vehicles, new and classic, from more varieties of motor sport.
The racing days to determine the Championship will be on Saturday 15 April (Qualifying) and Sunday 16 April, with Monday the rain-off date if required.
Being Easter, accommodation will be at a premium, as some found out to their disappointment with the World Cup this season, so it would be a good idea to book now even though we are still 12 months away from the event.
Photo of Darrin Treloar and Blake Cox by Judy Mackay.