Speedway makes a rare appearance in the Australian Masters Games this year with a day-time meeting at Gillman Speedway on Saturday, 7 October.
Created by the Confederation of Australian Sport in 1987, the Australian Masters Games is a week-long festival of sport that brings together weekend warriors from around Australia, and the world, to enjoy an extensive sport and social program.
This year’s games, the 19th edition of the games, is being held in Adelaide from 7-14 October with the speedway on the opening day.
The Australian Masters Games is one of Australia’s largest premier multi-sport festivals with an extensive sports program offering over 50 different sports.
The participants all compete for gold, silver and bronze medals in 5 different age groups, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+.
In the case of the Speedway events, there are not enough nominations to run full classes of every age group so in some cases riders from different age groups will be in the same race but they will all be competing for the medals in their own age group.
The gates will open at 11am, with racing starting at 1pm.
Everything You Need To Know:
Venue: Gillman Speedway Stadium, 65 Wilkins Road, Gillman – near the Port Adelaide area.
Meeting Date: Saturday, 7 October 2023
Entrance and parking: Patrons can only enter via the eastern gate (next to the pits). Off-street parking within the stadium.
Gates open: at 11am
Pit access for spectators: Free spectator access to the pits until approximately 12.30pm.
Racing starts: at 1pm.
Modern Solos: Richard Bunting (SA), Mark De La Haye (Vic), Sam Martin (SA), Shaun Sampson (SA)
Classic Solos: Darryl Christopher (SA), John Doolan (Vic), Phil Georgeff (Tas), Trevor Henderson (SA), Brendon Liddle (Vic), Michael Potts (SA), Gavin Sedgmen (Vic)
Flat Track Solos: Richard Bunting (SA), David Footner (SA), David Harrison (NSW), Greg Laanekorb (SA), Matt Paterson (SA), David Russell (NSW), Mark Stevens (SA), Julian Timmis (SA), Con Twist (SA)
Modern Sidecars: Len Burman (SA) / Merv Edwards (SA), Nathan Johnston (NSW) / Nick Johns (SA), Wayne Lethbridge (SA) / Grantley Simounds (SA), Mark Mitchell (SA) / Tony Carter (Vic), Phil Hudson (NSW) / Adam Constable (NSW), Will Walker (SA) / Jarrad Nash (SA)
Classic Sidecars: Peter Engels (SA) / Angela Macfarlane (SA), Pieter Hoogland (SA) / Cory Palmer (SA), Wayne Lethbridge (SA) / Grantley Simounds (SA), Darren Pascoe (SA) / Michael Potts (SA), Chris Rae(SA) / Byron Mordaunt (SA)
Admission: Adults $20, Age Pension and Student Concession $15, Children Under 16 free. Parking free. Souvenir programme $5 (includes chances to win $50 fuel vouchers). EFTPOS available at entrance, canteen, bar and souvenir shop.
Concession is limited to holders of the Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card and Student Concession card holders only.
Seating: There are large grassed viewing mounds and terracing suitable for deck chairs. The Grandstand only has 120 seats available for this meeting due to ongoing refurbishment.
VIP Area: The Bob White VIP area is available to anyone who would like to treat their business colleagues, family or friends to the best view in the stadium. Enjoy the elevated view overlooking the track, either from inside the temperature controlled rooms, on the timber deck, or on the enclosed lawn area. The VIP area also has its own bar and toilet. Ring Ivan Golding on 0417 138 378 for more details.
Food and drink: Full bar and catering available. Food includes hot chips, hamburgers, chicken burgers, pies, pasties, sausage rolls, Chiko Rolls, dim sims, hot dogs, doughnuts, coffee, cold drinks, sweets. “Gillman has far and away the best speedway tucker” [Peter White’s Speedway World]
Please note a condition of our liquor licence is no byo alcohol or glass can be brought into the venue.
Souvenirs: There is a well-stocked souvenir shop. See the “A Night At Gillman” tab.
Pets: No animals are allowed into the venue except assistance animals, eg guide dogs.
Weather Forecast: Maximum 19, minimum 7 as at 1 October[www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/adelaide.shtml]
The best way to get to Gillman Speedway is off Hanson Road.
If you are coming from the eastern and southern suburbs, get on to Hanson road off Torrens Road or Grand Junction Road, travel north on Hanson road over the train line then take the first road on the left, which is Wilkins road.
From the northern suburbs, travel down the Port Adelaide expressway and take the Hanson Road exit. Once on Hanson Road, take the first exit on your right, this is Wilkins road.
From the western suburbs, Wilkins Road is the continuation of Bedford Street, north of Eastern Parade.
Contact for this meeting: Ivan Golding 0417 138 378 or email firstname.lastname@example.org