Riders from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria will join the local South Australian stars in the Bob White Sidecar Cup at Gillman Speedway this Saturday night (12 March).
Heading the line-up of interstate riders will be 11-time Australian Champion Darrin Treloar, and passenger Blake Cox, current Queensland champion Brodie Cohen, with local passenger Jesse Headland, New South Wales number 2, Shane Hudson and Adam Constable, and New South Wales number 3, Rick Stephens/Nick O'Brien.
Other interstate riders include former Victorian champion Byren Gates (passenger Eli Bock), and New South Wales teams
Max Howse/Riley Commons, Paul Hemsworth/Adam Botham and Jake Treloar/Eli Wright.
Local riders taking on the interstate stars include former Australian champion and current SA number three, Mark Mitchell/Tony Carter, Damien Niesche, runner-up in the past two Bob White meetings, SA number two Kane Golding/Isaac Amos, Kym Menadue/Shane Dolan, Mitchell Spear/Glen Zaworski and Brian Silvy/Damian Egan.
Completing the 21 Sidecar nominations are Dean Hobbs/Daniel Low, Daniel Puddy/Byron Mordaunt, Wayne Lethbridge/Grantley Simounds, Stephen Fowler/Willy Walker, Chris Pascoe, and Victorians Chris Walker/April Cottrell and Matthew Crundwell/James Crundwell.
The 250cc Junior Sidecar riders will also be competing for a Bob White Cup, on the 111 metre infield track, in memory of the former Gillman Speedway official.
There will also be other support events for Sidecars, Flat Track Solos, Classic Sidecars and 125cc Junior Solos.
The gates will open at 4pm, with racing starting at 7pm, and patrons are reminded that the SA Government still requires Gillman to strictly adhere to COVIDSafe practices, including check in before entry and wearing masks when lining up for service at the food and beverage outlets and when moving around the venue and unable to ensure 1.5m social distancing.
For interstate and overseas followers, or locals unable to attend because of Covid isolation, the meeting will be live streamed on http://speedwayaustralia.tv. Further details below.
Everything You Need To Know:
Meeting Date: Saturday, 12 March 2022
Venue: Gillman Speedway Stadium, 65 Wilkins Road, Gillman – near the Port Adelaide area.
Parking and entrance: Patrons can enter via gates at the western and eastern ends of the venue. There are free off-street parking areas near both gates.
Gates open: at 4 pm.
Covid requirements: COVID Management Plan in place. Everyone must sign-in to the contact tracing system at the entry gates. Social distancing inside the venue - 3 people per 4 square metres if seated; 1 person per 2 square metres if standing or mixed seated and standing. Masks MUST be worn when getting food, drink or souvenirs; if going into the pits; and when moving around the venue and unable to ensure 1.5m social distancing. Patrons must be seated if eating or drinking when inside. Hand sanitiser placed at the gate, toilets and all sales areas. COVID Marshals will be in place. If you have cold-like symptoms, or have been a close contact of a confirmed case, please stay home and watch the live streaming.
Live streaming: To access the live streaming viewers need to go to http://speedwayaustralia.tv and follow the instructions under the FAQ tab to create an account. The cost is $27.50 per meeting. If you have any issues with the livestream please contact https://support.inplayer.com
Racing starts: at 7 pm. Free spectator access to the pits for a close look at the bikes until approximately 6.30 pm.
Admission: Adults $25, Age Pension and Student Concession $20, Children Under 16 free. Souvenir programme $5. Grandstand seating free. Parking free. Programme includes chances to win $50 fuel vouchers. EFTPOS available at both entrances and in the canteen for contactless payments.
Concession is limited to holders of the Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card and Student Concession card holders only.
Seating: Grandstand seating is free for this meeting but is limited to 216 people. There are large grassed viewing mounds and terracing suitable for deck chairs.
VIP Area: The Gillman 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 room, 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] EFTPOS available at the main canteen.
Please note a condition of our liquor licence is no byo alcohol or glass can be brought into the venue.
Pets: No pets, other than guide dogs, are allowed into the venue.
Souvenirs: There is a well-stocked souvenir shop. See the “A Night At Gillman” tab.
Weather Forecast as at 9 March: maximum 29, minimum 15. Sunny.
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 new 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