Riders from four countries at Gillman Speedway opening meeting
November 14, 2018 by Gillman Media
Riders from England, Denmark and New Zealand will join with local and interstate riders for a 500cc Solo team match at Adelaide’s Gillman Speedway this Saturday night (17 November).
Danish riders Matias Nielsen and Kenneth Jürgensen, and English rider Kyle Bickley will team with Adelaide riders Robert Branford and Dakota Ballantyne, and Mildura’s Jaimon Lidsey, the new Victorian Champion, and Cooper Riordan to represent the Leszno Bulls, while two other Englishmen, Tom Brennan and Zach Wajtknecht, and three-times New Zealand Under 21 Champion Jake Turner, will represent the Swindon Robins along with Mildura’s Jordan Stewart and Justin Sedgmen, and Adelaide’s Robert Medson and Brayden McGuinness.
Support events to the teams match are 500cc Solo support races, and Sidecars, including former Australia number three, Shane Hudson, from New South Wales.
Photo: Kenneth Jürgensen (white), Tom Brennan (red) and Robert Medson (yellow). Photo by Judy Mackay.
Everything You Need To Know:
Meeting Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018.
Venue: Gillman Speedway Stadium, 65 Wilkins Road, Gillman – near the Port Adelaide area.
Gates open: Gates open at 5pm. Free spectator access to the pits until approximately 6.30pm.
Racing starts: 7.30pm.
Solo Teams 500cc: Leszno Bulls – 1 Jaimon Lidsey (Vic), 2 Dakota Ballantyne (SA), 3 Cooper Riordan (Vic), 4 Matias Nielsen (Den), 5 Robert Branford (SA), 6 Kyle Bickley (Eng), 7 Kenneth Jürgensen (Den). Swindon Robins – 1 Jordan Stewart (Vic), 2 Robert Medson (SA), 3 Tom Brennan (Eng), 4 Zach Wajtknecht (Eng), 5 Justin Sedgmen (Vic), 6 Jake Turner (NZ), 7 Brayden McGuinness (SA)
Solo 500cc Support Races: Connor Bailey (Vic), Fraser Bowes (SA), Aden Clare (NSW), Steve Graetz (SA), Seth Hickey (SA), Declan Knowles (Vic)
Sidecars: Ricky Adams/Alice Cox, Chris Bichard/Michael Bell, Tim Bichard/Adam Pascoe, Nathan Fleet/Ayrton Canning, Steve Fowler/Jarrod Katzorke, Dean Hobbs/Glen Zaworski, Shane Hudson/Mitchell Spear (NSW/SA), Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris, Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy, Brian Silvy/Cameron White
Solo 250cc Under 16 Demonstration rides: Patrick Hamilton (Vic), Liam May (deleted, Liam May injured)
Solo 125cc Under 16 on infield track: Jake Fleet, Jordan Hargreaves, Jackson Milner (Vic), Teagan Pedler, Nicholas Possingham, Harry Sadler
Sidecar 250cc Under 16 on infield track: Jackson Milner/Adam Niesche (Vic/SA), Bradley Wakefield/Hamish McCarten (Vic)
Admission: Adults $25, Age Pension & Student Concession $20, Children aged 12-15 $5, Under 12 free, Family $55, Programme $5. Parking free. Grandstand free.
Concession is limited to holders of the Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card and Student Concession card holders only.
Seating: Grandstand seating for 216 people. Large grassed viewing mounds and terracing suitable for deck chairs.
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, tea, cold drinks, sweets. “Gillman has far and away the best speedway tucker” [Peter White’s Speedway World]
Bar facilities available but please note a condition of our liquor licence is no byo alcohol or glass can be brought into the venue. Also note no pets, other than guide dogs, are allowed into the venue.
Souvenirs: There is a well-stocked souvenir shop. Eftpos available in the souvenir shop.
Weather Forecast: (As at 14 November) Maximum 25, minimum 10. Sunny. [www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/Adelaide]
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.
For interstate visitors flying into Adelaide and getting a hire car, Gillman is about 20kms, and 30 minutes’ drive (depending on traffic lights) from the airport.
The easiest and most direct way from the airport, if not going to your accommodation first is:
On leaving the airport, turn left onto Sir Donald Bradman Drive. Continue along Sir Donald Bradman Drive until you reach the end of the airport grounds and turn right onto Tapleys Hill Road. Keep going on Tapleys Hill Road until you can’t go any further. That’s Port Road. Turn left onto Port Road (you can only turn left). Continue down Port Road for about 1 km to the first intersection which is Grand Junction road and turn right. Go 700 metres along Grand Junction Road, over a bridge over a railway line. Stay in the left lane because at the bottom of the bridge you turn left into Gray Terrace. Go to the end of Gray Terrace and turn right onto Bedford Street. Keep going on that road until you get to the speedway. About 2km.
Accommodation: There is plenty of accommodation in Adelaide and suburbs, within 20-30 minutes of the Speedway, ranging from five star hotels to caravan parks and backpacker hostels. The Pavlos Motel on Main North Road, Pooraka offers a discount to speedway fans but you must ring the motel direct and ask for the Gillman Speedway discount. Full details are on the Gillman website under the information/accommodation tab.
Live results: Live results are free to view on the MYLAPS phone app. (www.speedhive.mylaps.com). The Gillman programme is available to download from the Gillman Speedway website (under the Shop tab) from Friday afternoon for $5.50 payable by credit card or PayPal.
Contact for this meeting: Speedway Manager, David Parker 0403 364 658