Around 40 Sidecars will take part in racing, demonstrations and static displays at this Saturday night’s meeting at Adelaide’s Gillman Speedway (11 March).
Modern Sidecars, including Queensland Champions Tyler Moon/Adam Lovell, Mark Mitchell/Tony Carter, Shane Hudson/Adam Constable, Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear, Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris and Nate Headland/Jaxon Rayner, will compete in the feature event, the 100-year anniversary Gold Cup over 20 heats, a semi-final and winner-takes-all final.
Classic Sidecars, including four Vincents ridden by former Australian Champion Dennis Nash, recently crowned WA champion Darren Nash, Broken Hill’s Rob Kemp and local favourite Ron Parker, will take part in three different classes, while there will be additional classic bikes on static display in the pits. Spectators will have access to the pits for a close up look at the bikes from 4pm until approximately 6.30pm, with racing starting at 7pm.
The Support events will be modern and classic Solos, plus junior Solos and Sidecars. The star riders in the 500cc Solo class will be Australian Championship riders Brayden McGuinness and Michael West.
The meeting will be livestreamed through the website link below. Please note this is the only official livestreaming link, any others touted on facebook sites are scams.
Everything You Need To Know:
Meeting Date: Saturday, 11 March 2023
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 4.00pm.
Pit access for spectators: Free spectator access to the pits until approximately 6.30pm.
Racing starts: at 7 pm.
Sidecar Gold Cup: Tim Bichard/Seth Pascoe, Nathan Fleet/Cameron Diwell (SA/Vic), Kane Golding/Isaac Amos, Nate Headland/Jaxon Rayner, Dean Hobbs/Daniel Low, Shane Hudson/Adam Constable-out 11/3/23, Mark Mitchell/Tony Carter, Tyler Moon/Adam Lovell (Qld), Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear-out 11/3/23, mechanical, Adam Pascoe/Axel Brereton, Josh Pascoe/Matt Crawford, Daniel Puddy/Byron Mordaunt, Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris, Aaron Silvy/Jaron Silvy, Jake Treloar/Eli Wright-out 11/3/23, vehicle breakdown, Willy Walker/Jarrad Nash,
500cc Solos: Tom Dixon (Vic), Steven Graetz, Brayden McGuinness, Teagan Pedler, Shaun Sampson, Michael West (NSW)
Classic Sidecars: British Class: Robert Kemp/Nick Johns (NSW-Vincent and JAP 8/80), Darren Nash/Greg Black (WA/SA-Vincent), Dennis Nash/Darren Turner (WA-Vincent), Ron Parker/Mick Sleeth (SA/Vic-Vincent). Evolution Class: Stephen Fowler/Tish Matters (Kawasaki 1000), Jim Irwin/Jeremy Sherwood (Suzuki 1000), Wayne Lethbridge/Grantley Simounds (Kawasaki 1000), Chris Wakefield/Kate Barnes (Vic-Suzuki 1000). Classic Class: Sean Chapman/James Taylor (Yamaha 650), Peter Engels/Angela Macfarlane (Suzuki 500), Wayne Lethbridge/Grantley Simounds (Yamaha 650), David Lindsay (Kawasaki 900), Darren Pascoe/Michael Potts (Kawasaki 900), Chris Rae/Jamie Flood (SA/Vic-Kawasaki 1000), Aaron Silvy/John Atherton Jnr (Honda 750), Chris Wakefield/Kate Barnes (Honda 750)
Classic Solos: Darryl Christopher (2 valve Jawa), Steven Graetz (ESO), Brendan Liddle-out 11/3/23, mechanical, Kevin Webb (WA-ESO)
125cc Junior (Under 16) Solos (infield track): Ruby Chapman, Ryleigh McGregor, Jackson McPherson, William Nicol, Hayden Pascoe
Admission: Adults $25, Age Pension and Student Concession $20, Children Under 16 free. Parking free. Souvenir programme $5-includes chances to win $50 fuel vouchers. EFTPOS available at both entrances, 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 as at 8 March: Maximum 26, minimum 14. Partly cloudy.
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 email@example.com