Experience wins at Gillman Speedway

There were no surprises at Gillman Speedway on Saturday as the most experienced riders on the programme — Robert Branford (Solos) and Byren Gates/Michael O’Loughlin (Sidecars) — were the major winners.

Branford had one minor blip in the Solos when he slid off while leading his second ride, but the Mildura stars Gates and O’Loughlin went through the card unbeaten, and won every race with ease, in the Justin Plaisted Farewell Sidecar races.

The writing was on the wall for Gates right from the first heat when he easily beat Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris who were one of his biggest threats on paper, along with fellow Mildura rider Neale Hancock and local fill-in passenger Michael Bell.

That was the only point Rudloff dropped in the heats but again it was no contest in the final with Gates again too good for Rudloff, with Tim Bichard/Derick Thomas third and Kym Menadue/Eric Melton fourth.

While Gates enjoyed a successful night it was the opposite for his Mildura rival Hancock. He was looking the goods when he led heat two in the early stages but half way down the back straight on lap two he hit the fence and lost control with passenger Bell thrown heavily and knocked out. With Bell off to hospital for checks, which fortunately showed no serious injuries, Hancock was out for the night.

Other alarming incidents were a roll over by Chris Bichard/Brett Lewis after they lost control leaving the tapes in heat seven, and a bike fire for Tom Adams/Katelyn Silvy in the last corner of the last heat after a good race with Tim Bichard. Again there were no serious injuries in either incident.

While Robert Branford, with his British League racing experience, dominated the Solo events, there was some close and exciting racing amongst some of the other riders, particularly Robert Medson and Dakota Ballantyne, and Medson and Brayden McGuinness.

With Branford’s fall in heat two, Branford, Medson and Ballantyne all finished on 9, with McGuinness on 8 gaining a start in the final by winning the semi-final.

The final was almost a direct copy of heat three which also featured Branford, Ballantyne and Medson. In both races Branford led all the way to win while Medson held second with Ballantyne trying for an outside pass before switching to the inside in turn two to pass Medson down the back straight on lap three in the heat, and lap four in the final.

The next meeting is the Littlehampton Clay Bricks and Pavers South Australian Solo Championship on December 2.

Top photo: Unbeaten Sidecar duo Byren Gates and Michael O’Loughlin. Photo by Judy Mackay.

The fight for the minor placings in the Sidecar final. Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris (blue), Tim Bichard/Derick Thomas (white) and Kym Menadue/Eric Melton (yellow). Photo by Judy Mackay.

 

Solo riders Robert Medson (red) and Dakota Ballantyne had three exciting races that went down to the wire. Photo by Judy Mackay.

 

Results :: Gillman Speedway Meeting Number 2, Saturday, 18 November 2017

Solos 500cc

Heat points: 121-Robert Branford 9 (3-R-3-3), 9-Robert Medson 9 (2-1-3-3), 82-Dakota Ballantyne 9 (2-2-3-2), 19-Brayden McGuinness 8 (1-3-2-2), 808-Mitchell Grech 4 (1-1-1-1), 42-Seth Hickey 3 (0-0-1-2), 88-Blake Ridley 0 (0-0-0-0)

Race results (4 laps):

Ev 1           Ht 1           Branford (W), Ballantyne (R), McGuinness (B), Ridley (Y), 57.103

Ev 5           Ht 2           McGuinness (Y), Medson (W), Grech (B), Branford (R-fell, ret), 58.908

Ev 6           Ht 3           Branford (Y), Ballantyne (W), Medson (B), Hickey (R), 57.086

Ev 10         Ht 4           Ballantyne (B), McGuinness (W), Grech (R), Hickey (Y), 56.676

Ev 11         Ht 5           Medson (R), Ballantyne (Y), Grech (W), Ridley (B), 57.836

Ev 15         Ht 6           Medson (Y), McGuinness (R), Hickey (B), Ridley (W), 58.328

Ev 16         Ht 7           Branford (B), Hickey (W), Grech (Y), Ridley (R), 57.897

Ev 21         SF              McGuinness (Y), Hickey (B), Ridley (W), Grech (R), 59.63

Ev 23         Final         Branford (B), Ballantyne (Y), Medson (R), McGuinness (W), 57.618

Sidecars Justin Plaisted Farewell

Heat points: 50-Byren Gates/Michael O’Loughlin (Vic) 12 (3-3-3-3), 15-Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris 11 (2-3-3-3), 77-Tim Bichard/Derick Thomas 9 (3-1-2-3), 14-Kym Menadue/Eric Melton 7 (3-2-M-2), 12-Brian Silvy/Cameron White 7 (2-2-1-2), 27A-Dylan Moohan/Tyler Berger (NZ) 6 (2-R-3-1), 11-Tom Adams/Katelyn Silvy 6 (1-3-2-Xi), 21-Aaron Silvy/Jaron Speyer-Silvy 4 (1-R-2-1), 111-Ricky Adams/Alice Cox 3 (N-2-1-0), 31-Darryll Woods/Will Walker 2 (0-0-0-2), 57-Chris Bichard/Brett Lewis 1 (T-1-FX-N), 68-Neale Hancock/Michael Bell (Vic/SA) 0 (FX-N-N-N).   Note: Michael O’Loughlin replaced Ayrton Canning as passenger for Byren Gates.

Race results (4 laps):

Ev 2           Ht 1           Gates (Y), Rudloff (B), T. Adams (R), C. Bichard (W-tapes), 59.700

Ev 3           Ht 2           Menadue (Y), B. Silvy (W), Hancock (R-fell, exc), R. Adams (B-ns), 61.047

Ev 4           Ht 3           T. Bichard (R), D. Moohan (W), A. Silvy (Y), Woods (B), 60.990

Ev 7           Ht 4           T. Adams (B), B. Silvy (R), C. Bichard (Y), A. Silvy (W-ret), 62.912

Ev 8           Ht 5           Rudloff (W), R. Adams (Y), D. Moohan (R-ret), Hancock (B-ns), 60.443

Ev 9           Ht 6           Gates (R), Menadue (B), T. Bichard (Y), Woods (W), 60.043

Ev 12         Ht 7           D. Moohan (Y), T. Adams (W), Menadue (R-2 mins), C. Bichard (B-fell, exc), 63.089

Ev 13         Ht 8           Gates (B), A. Silvy (R), R. Adams (W), Hancock (Y-ns), 60.568

Ev 14         Ht 9           Rudloff (R), T. Bichard (W), B. Silvy (B), Woods (Y), 61.221

Ev 17         Ht 10        Rudloff (Y), Menadue (W), A. Silvy (B), C. Bichard (R-ns), 61.805

Ev 18         Ht 11        Gates (W), B. Silvy (Y), D. Moohan (B), R. Adams (R), 61.078

Ev 19         Ht 12        T. Bichard (B), Woods (R), T. Adams (Y-exc, infield), Hancock (W-ns), 63.005

Ev 20         QF             A. Silvy (R), Woods (W), R. Adams (B-exc, infield), 64.117,

Ev 22         SF              Menadue (R), A. Silvy (Y), Moohan (W), B. Silvy (B), T. Adams (ns), 63.364

Ev 24         Final         Gates (R), Rudloff (B), T. Bichard (W), Menadue (Y), 61.313

 

 

Justin Plaisted Farewell Cup at Gillman Speedway on Saturday night.

Gillman Speedway fans get the opportunity to acknowledge the career of one of the track’s most successful competitors with a farewell meeting for former Australian Sidecar champion Justin Plaisted at the Adelaide track this Saturday night (18 November).

35-year-old Plaisted started his speedway motorcycle career at the Sidewinders Junior Speedway Club, before moving into senior racing as a sixteen-year-old, and his senior career has paralleled the 20-year history of the Gillman venue.

During that time he has been a four-time Australian Champion, three as a passenger for Darrin Treloar, and once as a rider in 2015, but bad injuries suffered in a track crash at the Whyalla Speedway in March, and a young family, has convinced him to retire from Sidecar racing and move into four-wheel racing at the wheel of a Modlite.

In an even looking field, favourites to win the Justin Plaisted Farewell Cup will include three of the finalists from the opening meeting, Kym Menadue/Eric Melton, Tim Bichard/Derick Thomas and Aaron Silvy/Jaron Speyer-Silvy, two teams making their first appearances at Gillman this season, Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris and former Victorian Champion Byren Gates (passenger Ayrton Canning), and a first-time pair at Gillman, Kiwis Dylan Moohan/Tyler Berger.

The supporting 500cc Solo events will see the first appearance this season of British League rider Robert Branford. Robert Medson and Dakota Ballantyne look to be his major challengers.

Photo: Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris (white), who are making their first appearance for the 2017/18 summer season, and runners-up in the opening meeting final Kym Menadue/Eric Melton, are amongst the favourites to take home the Justin Plaisted Farewell Cup. Photo: Judy Mackay.

Everything You Need To Know:

Meeting Date: Saturday, 18 November 2017.

Venue: Gillman Speedway Stadium, 65 Wilkins Road, Gillman – near the Port Adelaide area.

Gates open: 5 pm.

Racing starts: 7.30 pm. Free spectator access to the pits until around 6.30pm.

Nominations:

Sidecars : Ricky Adams/Alice Cox (SA), Thomas Adams/Katelyn Silvy (SA), Chris Bichard/Brett Lewis (SA), Tim Bichard/Derick Thomas (SA), Byren Gates/Ayrton Canning (Vic/SA), Kym Menadue/Eric Melton (SA), Dylan Moohan/Tyler Berger (NZ), Shane Rudloff/Scott Morris (SA), Aaron Silvy/Jaron Speyer-Silvy (SA), Brian Silvy/Cameron White (SA), Mick Tucker/Corey Palmer (SA), Darryll Woods/Will Walker (SA)

Solo 500cc : Dakota Ballantyne (SA), Robert Branford (SA), Mitchell Grech (SA), Seth Hickey (SA), Brayden McGuinness (SA), Robert Medson (SA), Blake Ridley (SA)

Solo 250cc Under 16 : 51-Fraser Bowes (SA)

Solo 125cc Under 16 on infield track : Fraser Bowes (SA), Patrick Bowes (SA), Hugh Evans (SA), Teagan Pedler (SA), Nicholas Possingham (SA)

Sidecar 250cc Under 16 on infield track : Clay Burnett/Kaidyn Silvy (SA), Mike Sheather/Kayden Gates (Vic)

Admission: Adults $25, Age Pension & Student Concession $20, Children aged 12-15 $5, Under 12 free, Family $55, Parking free. Programme $5. Grandstand $5.

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, 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: Maximum 26, minimum 12. Sunny. [www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/Adelaide]

Directions:

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. Once you are on Tapleys Hill Road you can’t really go wrong. You only have to make three or four turns and most of those are simple. Just 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, so pretty easy to this point). Continue down Port Road for about 1 km to the first intersection which is Grand Junction road and turn right. You only 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 (you can’t go straight ahead) onto Bedford Street. Just keep going on that road until you get to the speedway. About 2 kms.

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: download the MYLAPS Speedhive app to your phone or tablet. Free to view. Gillman programme also 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

 

 

 

Early nomination closing dates for Christmas meetings, and fixture changes at Gillman

The closing dates for the Gillman meetings over the Christmas/New Year period will be earlier than usual to allow the programmes to be printed before the printer’s annual Christmas shut-down.

Nominations for the meeting on Thursday night, 28 December will close on Sunday night, 10 December.

Nominations for the first round of the Nankang Tyres/Mitch Chassis Speedway Sidecar Super Series, on Saturday, 6 January, will close on Sunday night, 17 December.

There has also been a change of fixtures in March with the South Australian Sidecar Championship, and the final round of the Nankang Tyres/Mitch Chassis Speedway Sidecar Super Series swapping dates. The SA Championship will now be on 10 March, and the Sidecar Super Series on 24 March.

Rohan Tungate and Shane Hudson/Cameron Bell the winners at Gillman opening meeting

Rohan Tungate and Shane Hudson/Cameron Bell won the main events at the opening Gillman Speedway meeting on Saturday night; Tungate winning the Jack Young Solo Cup, and Hudson/Bell going through the card in the support Sidecar events.

The Jack Young Cup was the major event of the night and featured new World Champion Jason Doyle and fellow international riders Tungate and Nick Morris, who travelled to Adelaide to support the event which doubled as a fundraising meeting for the Australian World Cup teams.

As expected the three internationals were the top three point scorers, each scoring 11 out of possible 12 points and only dropping their points to each other — Morris beat Doyle in heat five, Doyle beat Tungate in heat twelve, and Tungate beat Morris in heat fourteen.

That should have meant they were the three automatic qualifiers for the deciding final, but there was a disappointment for the fans when it was announced after the heats that Doyle would not be riding in the final. Speedway manager David Parker then came onto the microphone and explained Doyle had been ill all day and probably should not have ridden at all, but he gave it his best shot for his four heats but was then too exhausted to take his place in the final. Earlier Doyle had received a standing ovation from the crowd as he made his first appearance anywhere as the World Champion.

Doyle’s bad luck was good luck for the fourth highest scorer, Jordan Stewart, who was promoted into the final in Doyle’s place. Stewart had continued his good form from the Victorian Under 21 Championship at Broadford the previous weekend to finish with 10 points from three heat wins and a close third behind Doyle and Tungate in heat twelve.

The four semi-finalists were Cooper Riordan (9), Zach Cook, Jaimon Lidsey and Robert Medson (all 7 points). Just missing out were Matthew Gilmore and Dakota Ballantyne on 6.

There was no obvious favourite for the semi-final but in the early stages it looked like local rider Medson would win as he led from Lidsey, Cook and Riordan. However one very minor mistake cost him the race. Coming toward the end of the second lap he lifted slightly. Not enough to cause any serious problem but enough to move him slightly off his preferred line and that was all Lidsey needed. They were side by side for the next half-a-lap before Lidsey edged ahead and he went on to take the win, with Medson second, Cook third and Riordan fourth.

The final saw Tungate in red, Morris in blue. Lidsey in white and Stewart in yellow and the red lights were quickly on when Tungate and Morris clashed going into turn one. In the restart Morris made a lightening start to take the lead and he seemed to have Tungate’s measure. A win for Morris looked even more likely when Stewart challenged Tungate on lap two and they collided going through turns one/two which forced Tungate wide and allowed Morris to open a bigger gap. But Tungate is something of a Gillman track specialist, despite usually only riding there in the Australian Championship rounds, and he was able to catch and pass Morris to take the win with Morris second only just in front of Stewart.

Above: Rohan Tungate (red) taking the lead from Nick Morris in the Jack Young Cup final; and below the placegetters, left to right, Jordan Stewart (3rd), Rohan Tunagte (1st), Nick Morris (2nd), Jaimon Lidsey (4th). All photo this page courtesy of Judy Mackay.

In the Sidecar support events visiting New South Wales rider Shane Hudson, with passenger Cameron Bell, went through the card unbeaten and recorded the fastest one and four lap times on the new MYLAPS electronic timing system.

Hudson’s win in the final was made somewhat easier than expected with his major pre-meeting rivals Mark Mitchell/Dale Knights and Mick Headland/Brenton Kerr failing to see the meeting out, but Hudson had beaten both in heat five so would have still been confident of victory had they been in the final.

Mitchell had only dropped a point to Hudson in his first two rides and was on his way to victory in his third ride when his bike broke down and spun around in front of the closely following Kym Menadue who clipped him as he tried to avoid a crash. That put Mitchell out of his final ride, and it was a similar story for Mick Headland in his third ride as he was well ahead going into the last lap only to pull up with a clutch failure.

In the absence of Mitchell and Headland, Hudson was joined in the final by Kym Menadue/Eric Melton (11 points), Tim Bichard/Derick Thomas (9) and Aaron Silvy/Jaron Speyer-Silvy (9) who won the last chance semi-final from Ron Parker/Ayrton Canning (7) and Steve Browne/Colby Higgins (7) with Paul Donnelly/Jake Roberts (5) excluded from third place for going infield.

The race went as the heat points suggested with Hudson leading all the way for a narrow win over Menadue with Bichard third and Silvy fourth.

Earlier in the day the 250cc and 125cc Junior Solos had a programme of four rides each and Queenslander Keynan Rew was unbeaten in the 250s, although Fraser Bowes and Jacob Hook took it right up to him, Bowes leading for three laps when they met in heat 2, and Hook and Rew wheel to wheel for the full four laps in heat six. Patrick Bowes was the best of the 125cc riders, just ahead of Hugh Evans.

 

 

Results :: Australian Solo World Cup Teams’ Fundraiser, Saturday, 4 November 2017

Solos 500cc, Jack Young Cup

Heat points: 2-Rohan Tungate (NSW) 11 (3-3-2-3), 3-Nick Morris (Qld) 11 (3-3-3-2), 1-Jason Doyle (NSW) 11 (3-2-3-3), 12-Jordan Stewart (Vic) 10 (3-3-1-3), 51-Cooper Riordan (Vic) 9 (2-1-3-3), 85-Zach Cook (NSW) 7 (1-1-3-2), 27-Jaimon Lidsey (Vic) 7 (2-2-2-1), 9-Robert Medson (SA) 7 (2-2-2-1), 46-Matthew Gilmore (NSW) 6 (1-2-1-2), 82-Dakota Ballantyne (SA) 6 (2-1-1-2), 36-James Davies (Vic) 3 (0-3-0-0), 818-Kye Thomson (Qld) 3 (0-0-2-1), 19-Brayden McGuinness (SA) 2 (0-0-1-1), 24-Aden Clare (NSW) 1 (1-0-0-0), 42-Seth Hickey (SA) 1 (0-1-0-0), 13-Jack Morrison (Vic) 1 (1-R-0-0), 808-Mitchell Grech (SA) 0 (0-0-0-0)

Race results (4 laps):

Ev 1       Ht 1       Tungate (G), Lidsey (B), Z. Cook (W), Grech (Y), No rider (R), 56.733

Ev 2       Ht 2       Doyle (Y), Riordan (B), Gilmore (W), Hickey (G), No rider (R), 56.923

Ev 3       Ht 3       Stewart (B), Ballantyne (Y), Clare (G), Thomson (W), No rider (R), 56.750

Ev 4       Ht 4       Morris (R), Medson (B), Morrison (G), Davies (Y), McGuinness (W), 56.792

Ev 9       Ht 5       Morris (Y), Doyle (G), Ballantyne (B), Clare (R), No rider (W), 55.809

Ev 10     Ht 6       Stewart (R), Lidsey (W), Hickey (Y), McGuinness (G), No rider (B), 57.452

Ev 11     Ht 7       Tungate (Y), Medson (W), Riordan (R), Grech (G), No rider (B), 56.965

Ev 12     Ht 8       Davies (G), Gilmore (B), Z. Cook (R), Thomson (Y), Morrison (W-ret), 57.725

Ev 17     Ht 9       Riordan (G), Thomson (B), McGuinness (R), Grech (W), No rider (Y), 58.597

Ev 18     Ht 10     Morris (B), Lidsey (G), Gilmore (R), Hickey (W), No rider (Y), 57.206

Ev 19     Ht 11     Z. Cook (B), Medson (Y), Ballantyne (R), Clare (W), No rider (G), 58.380

Ev 20     Ht 12     Doyle (W), Tungate (B), Stewart (G), Davies (R), Morrison (Y), 56.814

Ev 25     Ht 13     Stewart (W), Gilmore (Y), Medson (R), Morrison (B), No rider (G), 57.350

Ev 26     Ht 14     Tungate (W), Morris (G), Thomson (R), Hickey (B), No rider (Y), 56.987

Ev 27     Ht 15     Doyle (R), Z. Cook (G), McGuinness (B), Clare (Y), No rider (W), 58.282

Ev 28     Ht 16     Riordan (Y), Ballantyne (G), Lidsey (R), Davies (W), Grech (B), 58.757

Ev 34     SF         Lidsey (B), Medson (W), Z. Cook (R), Riordan (Y), 58.795

Ev 36     Final      Tungate (R), Morris (B), Stewart (Y), Lidsey (W), 56.801

Sidecars

Heat points: 71-Shane Hudson / Cameron Bell (NSW) 12 (3-3-3-3), 14-Kym Menadue / Eric Melton 11 (2-3-3-3), 77-Tim Bichard / Derick Thomas 9 (3-3-2-1), 21-Aaron Silvy / Jaron Speyer-Silvy 9 (2-2-3-2), 55-Ronny Parker / Ayrton Canning 7 (2-N-2-3), 56-Steve Browne / Colby Higgins 7 (1-3-2-1), 35-Mark Mitchell / Dale Knights 5 (3-2-R-N), 83-Paul Donnelly / Jake Roberts 5 (2-0-1-2), 22-Stephen Fowler / Ben Goodridge 4 (1-N-3-0), 107-Mick Headland / Brenton Kerr 4 (3-1-R-N), 16-Mick Tucker / Corey Palmer 4 (0-0-2-2), 970-Dean Hobbs / Justin Richards 4 (N-2-Xi-2), 11-Thomas Adams /Katelyn Silvy 3 (R-Xi-Xi-3), 111-Ricky Adams / Alice Cox 3 (1-0-1-1), 12-Brian Silvy / Cameron White 3 (1-1-1-X), 16v-Mark Radford / Blake Halls 2 (N-2-0-0), 31-Darryll Woods / Will Walker 2 (T-1-1-T), 57-Chris Bichard / Brett Lewis 1 (0-R-Xi-1), 40-Damien Niesche / Mitchell Spear did not ride.

Race results (4 laps):

Ev 5       Ht 1       Hudson (R), A. Silvy (B), Browne (Y), C. Bichard (W), Niesche (G-ns), 60.244

Ev 6       Ht 2       M. Headland (R), Menadue (Y), B. Silvy (W), Woods (G-tapes), Radford (B-ns), 60.810

Ev 7       Ht 3       M. Mitchell (Y), Donnelly (R), R. Adams (G), D. Hobbs (W-ns), no rider (B), 60.749

Ev 8       Ht 4       T. Bichard (B), Parker (R), Fowler (Y), Tucker (G), T. Adams (W-ret), 64.571

Ev 13     Ht 5       Hudson (W), M. Mitchell (G), M. Headland (Y), Tucker (R), Fowler (B-ns), 61.170

Ev 14     Ht 6       T. Bichard (R), A. Silvy (W), B. Silvy (G), Donnelly (B), R. Adams (Y), 62.748

Ev 15     Ht 7       Browne (G), Radford (W), Parker (B-ns), Niesche (Y-ns), no rider (R), 63.697

Ev 16     Ht 8       Menadue (G), D. Hobbs (B), Woods (W), C. Bichard (R-ret), T. Adams (Y-exc, infield), 63.444

Ev 21     Ht 9       Hudson (Y), Browne (W), B. Silvy (R), T. Adams (B-exc, infield), no rider (G), 62.476

Ev 22     Ht 10     A. Silvy (G), Parker (Y), R. Adams (W), M. Headland (B-ret), D. Hobbs (R-exc, infield), 63.941

Ev 23     Ht 11     Menadue (R), T. Bichard (G), Woods (Y), M. Mitchell (W-ret), Niesche (B-ns), 63.044

Ev 24     Ht 12     Fowler (R), Tucker (W), Donnelly (G), Radford (Y), C. Bichard (B-exc, infield), 65.358

Ev 29     Ht 13     Hudson (G), D. Hobbs (Y), T. Bichard (W), Radford (R), Woods (B-tapes), 62.730

Ev 30     Ht 14     Menadue (W), A. Silvy (R), Browne (B), Fowler (G), no rider (Y), 63.497

Ev 31     Ht 15     T. Adams (R), Donnelly (Y), R. Adams (B), M. Headland (G-ns), Niesche (W-ns), 64.834

Ev 32     Ht 16     Parker (W), Tucker (Y), C. Bichard (G), B. Silvy (B-exc), M. Mitchell (R-ns), 65.863

Ev 33     SF         A. Silvy (B), Parker (R), Browne (W), Donnelly (Y-exc, infield), 64.474

Ev 35     Final      Hudson (B), Menadue (R), T. Bichard (W), A. Silvy (Y), 63.064

Pre-Meeting Junior Solo Events

Solos 250cc Under 16

Points: 027-Keynan Rew (Qld) 12 (3-3-3-3), 51-Fraser Bowes 10 (2-2-3-3), 111-Jacob Hook (Qld) 8 (3-3-2-FN), 11-Connor Bailey (Vic) 7 (2-2-1-2), 14-Liam May 6 (1-1-2-2), 74-Bailey Viner (Qld) 4 (1-1-1-1), 211-Teagan Pedler did not ride

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 3       Ht 1       Hook (R), Bailey (Y), Viner (B), no rider (W), 59.85

Ev 4       Ht 2       Rew (B), F. Bowes (R), May (W), Pedler (Y-ns), 60.67

Ev 7       Ht 3       Hook (W), F. Bowes (Y), May (B), Pedler (B-ns), no rider (R), 60.92

Ev 8       Ht 4       Rew (W), Bailey (R), Viner (Y), May (B-moved to ht 3), 60.04

Ev 11     Ht 5       F. Bowes (W), May (R), Bailey (B), no rider (Y), 61.97

Ev 12     Ht 6       Rew (Y), Hook (B), Viner (R), Pedler (W-ns), 60.52

Ev 15     Ht 7       Rew (R), May (Y), Viner (W), Pedler (R-ns), no rider (B), 61.18

Ev 16     Ht 8       F. Bowes (B), Bailey (W), Hook (Y-fell, ns), Rew (R-moved to ht 7), 62.93

Solos 125cc Under 16 (on the infield junior track)

Points: 80-Patrick Bowes 12 (3-3-3-3), 17-Hugh Evans 11 (3-2-3-3), 524-Harry Sadler 8 (2-2-2-2), 41-Jackson Milner (Vic) 7 (FX-3-2-2), 47-Nicholas Possingham 3 (Xi-1-1-1), 20-Ben Dixon 2 (1-1-FX-0), 211-Teagan Pedler 0 (FX-0-N-N), 04-Angus Vandenberg did not ride

Race results (4 laps)

Ev 1       Ht 1       P. Bowes (Y), Milner (W-fell, exc), Pedler (R-fell, exc), Vandenberg (B-dnr), 46.08

Ev 2       Ht 2       Evans (Y), H. Sadler (B), Dixon (R), Possingham (W-exc, infield), 45.63

Ev 5       Ht 3       P. Bowes (R+15m), H. Sadler (W), Possingham (B), Vandenberg (Y-dnr), 45.17

Ev 6       Ht 4       Milner (R), Evans (B), Dixon (Y), Pedler (W), 43.24

Ev 9       Ht 5       Evans (R), Milner (B), Possingham (Y), Vandenberg (W-dnr), (Bowes 2nd, wrong race), 43.00

Ev 10     Ht 6       P. Bowes (W), H. Sadler (R), Dixon (B-fell, exc), Pedler (Y-ns), 52.77

Ev 13     Ht 7       P. Bowes (B), Milner (Y), Possingham (R), Dixon (W), 42.45

Ev 14     Ht 8       Evans (W), H. Sadler (Y), Pedler (B-ns), Vandenberg (R-dnr), 45.34

Meeting Referee: Gavin Willson. Clerk of Course: Phil Turnbull.

 

World Champion Jason Doyle at Gillman Speedway Saturday night

Newly crowned World Speedway Champion Jason Doyle will make his first appearance as the World Champion at Adelaide’s Gillman Speedway this Saturday night (4 November).

This will be one of only two appearances Doyle will make in Australia as he has to return to Poland this month for a bone graft in a broken foot he carried through the last half of the World Championship series.

Doyle will be joined by fellow international riders Rohan Tungate and Nick Morris in the Jack Young Cup, which commemorates Young as the only Australian to win the successive World Championships, in 1951/52.

The meeting is also a fundraiser for the Australian World Cup teams. Last season the corresponding meeting raised over $16,000 for the teams, and their appearance this Saturday night is Doyle, Tungate and Morris’ way of saying thanks to the Gillman Speedway fans.

32-year-old Doyle, from Newcastle in New South Wales, won the 2017 world title with victory in last Saturday night’s Australian Speedway Grand Prix staged at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium.

He joins a small group of Australian riders to win the championship, which dates back 1936 when Lionel van Praag won the inaugural title. The other winners have been ‘Bluey’ Wilkinson in 1938, Jack Young (1951, 52), Jason Crump (2004, 2006, 2009) and Chris Holder (2012).

Doyle does most of his racing overseas where he rides in League competitions in England, Sweden and Poland, and his English team, Swindon, recently won the British League Championship, with Nick Morris a high-scoring team-mate.

Morris is only 23-years-old but has been racing overseas since he went over for trials as a 15-year-old, and this season has been in career-best form, winning the British Championship League Rider’s individual event to back up his team victory in the Premier League.

The third international, Rohan Tungate, only lives a few kilometres from his home track in Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, but he is something of a track specialist at Gillman having won both the South Australian Championship, and a round of the Australian Championship at the Adelaide track.

On Saturday night in Melbourne, Tungate took two rides as a reserve in the Grand Prix and won both races, including one in the fastest time of the night, so he comes into the Gillman meeting in top form.

While the three international riders should fill the first three placings in the Jack Young Cup, racing should be very close between the other 15 riders in the event as many are out to impress Australian Team Manager Mark Lemon who is on the lookout for riders to join a new-look Australian Under 21 World Cup team next season.

Some of those riders will be Mildura’s Jordan Stewart, Jaimon Lidsey and Cooper Riordan, who took three of the first four places in last Sunday’s Victorian Under 21 Championship. Others riding Saturday night who impressed in the Victorian event are former World 250cc Under 16 Champion Matthew Gilmore, from Cowra in New South Wales, Adelaide rider Dakota Ballantyne, and Victorian James Davies who all got eliminated at the semi-final stage.

A full programme of Sidecar racing will support the Jack Young Cup, with star riders Mick Headland, Mark Mitchell, Shane Hudson (NSW) and Damien Niesche headlining a 19 rider line-up.

Racing in the main event starts at 7.30pm but prior to the main event, 250cc and 125cc Junior Solos will race between 5 and 6 pm, and Jason Doyle will be introduced to the crowd, and interviewed about his World Championship win at 7.10 pm.

During the night ex-international Australian speedway legends Leigh Adams and Darcy Ward will also be interviewed.

The main gate will open at 4 pm on Saturday night, but fans who want to watch many of the riders take part in a training school between 9.30 am and 3 pm, can enter through the eastern gate. Normal admission prices will apply as detailed below.

Spectators who are unable to attend will be able to watch live results on the internet, or their smart phone, by going to the “speedhive” website and clicking on the Gillman meeting. They will also be able to download a copy of the programme from the Gillman website.

Photo: Jason Doyle with his World Championship trophy at Etihad Stadium last Saturday night. Photo by Judy Mackay.

Everything You Need To Know:

Meeting Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017.

Venue: Gillman Speedway Stadium, 65 Wilkins Road, Gillman – near the Port Adelaide area.

Gates open: Main (western) gate opens at 4pm. The eastern gate will open at 8 am for those wanting to watch the training school (9.30am to 3pm). Free spectator access to the pits for a close look at the bikes until 4.30 pm.

Junior 125cc and 250cc Solo racing: Starts at 5pm, finishes by 6pm

Jason Doyle introduction and interview: starts at 7.10pm.

Jack Young Cup and Sidecar Racing starts: at 7.30 pm.

Nominations:

Solo 500cc Jack Young Cup : Jason Doyle (NSW), Rohan Tungate (NSW), Nick Morris (Qld), James Davies, Jaimon Lidsey, Jack Morrison, Cooper Riordan, Jordan Stewart (Vic), Ben Cook, Zach Cook, Aden Clare, Matthew Gilmore (NSW), Kye Thomson (Qld), Dakota Ballantyne, Mitchell Grech, Seth Hickey, Brayden McGuinness, Robert Medson (SA)

Sidecar : Shane Hudson/Cameron Bell (NSW), Mick Headland/Brenton Kerr, Mark Mitchell/Dale Knights, Damien Niesche/Mitchell Spear, Ricky Adams/Alice Cox, Thomas Adams/Katelyn Silvy, Chris Bichard/Brett Lewis, Tim Bichard/Derick Thomas, Steve Browne/Colby Higgins, Paul Donnelly/Jake Roberts (Vic), Stephen Fowler/Ben Goodridge, Dean Hobbs/Justin Richards, Kym Menadue/Eric Melton, Ronny Parker/Ayrton Canning, Mark Radford/Blake Halls (Vic), Aaron Silvy/Jaron Speyer-Silvy, Brian Silvy/Cameron White, Mick Tucker/Corey Palmer, Darryll Woods/Will Walker,

Solo 250cc Under 16 : Connor Bailey (Vic), Fraser Bowes (SA), Jacob Hook (Qld), Liam May (SA), Teagan Pedler (SA), Keynan Rew (Qld), Bailey Viner (Qld)

Solo 125cc Under 16 on infield track : Patrick Bowes (SA), Ben Dixon (SA), Hugh Evans (SA), Jackson Milner (Vic), Teagan Pedler (SA), Nicholas Possingham (SA), Harry Sadler (SA)

Training Schools : 125cc: Ben Dixon, Hugh Evans, Jake Fleet, Jordan Hargreaves, Ashley Jansen-Batchelor, Riley McCarthy, Jackson Milner, Nicholas Possingham …..250cc: Connor Bailey, Patrick Bowes, Jacob Hook, Liam May, Teagan Pedler, Keynan Rew, Bailey Viner …..500cc: Dakota Ballantyne, Fraser Bowes, Aden Clare, Tom Dixon, Mitchell Grech, Seth Hickey, Brayden McGuinness, Blake Ridley, Kye Thomson.

Jack Young Solo Cup and Sidecar support formats: Both 16 heats plus semi-final and final.

Admission: Adults $25, Age Pension & Student Concession $20, Children aged 12-15 $5, Under 12 free, Family $55, Parking free. Programme $5. Grandstand $5. The same admission prices apply for the training school but pass outs will be issued.

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, 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: Maximum 22, minimum 9. Partly cloudy. [www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/Adelaide]

Directions:

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. Once you are on Tapleys Hill Road you can’t really go wrong. You only have to make three or four turns and most of those are simple. Just 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, so pretty easy to this point). Continue down Port Road for about 1 km to the first intersection which is Grand Junction road and turn right. You only 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 (you can’t go straight ahead) onto Bedford Street. Just keep going on that road until you get to the speedway. About 2 kms.

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 on the internet or smart phone app: www.speedhive.mylaps.com, click on the Live Timing tab, and then the Gillman meeting under Live Events. Free to view. Gillman programme also 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

 

South Australian and Australian 500cc Solo Championships return to Gillman

The South Australian and Australian 500cc Solo Championships return to Gillman Speedway again this season with the Littlehampton Bricks South Australian Championship coming up very soon, in just over five weeks on Saturday 2 December.

This will be the 18th time the event has been held at Gillman and the most successful rider in that time has been current champion Troy Batchelor who has won six times which places him third on the all-time winners’ list behind Jack Young and John Boulger who both won 9 times.

The South Australian Under 16 250cc Solo Championship will also be held on 2 December as support to the main event. Nominations for both events, through the Gillman Speedway website, close on Sunday 26 November 2107.

In the new year, the CBS Bins Australian Championship will be held at Gillman for the 14th consecutive year, a record for any track around Australia. This season the meeting, which will be the deciding round, will be held on a Sunday night, 14 January.

The preceding rounds will be at Kurri Kurri NSW on 6 January, Undera Vic on 10 January, and Mildura Vic on 12 January, and this season all four rounds will be live streamed globally via a new Australian Speedway Championships website.

Motorcycling Australia and NRG TV have come together to broadcast the Championship rounds live, and Kevin Williams of NRG TV said “Every show will feature a half hour preview before each round with three-time World Champion, Jason Crump hosting and previewing each track with hot laps on a bike fitted with cameras”.

Subscription options and links will be available on www.australianspeedwaychampionships.com.au from 1 December. The website also has the latest news and event information.

Nominations for the Australian Championship close with Motorcycling Australia at 5pm Tuesday 8 December.

Photo: Justin Sedgmen (blue) and Troy Batchelor in action at Gillman Speedway last season. Photo by Mike Gerlach JDM Photos.

 

 

Gillman Speedway Classic Championships

Despite a cold and windy night, a very good crowd turned up at Gillman Speedway on Saturday night for the annual Gillman Speedway Classic Championships meeting.

After 37 heats, the first of the finals to come to the tapes was the Two Valve Solo Championship for riders aged 40 and over, which stylish WA rider Kevin Webb had no trouble winning, with Kerry Marsh getting the better of another WA rider, Barry Kennington, for second, with Kennington third and Victorian Dave Wheatland fourth after getting into the final ahead of Frank Graham on a countback. Webb also received the Jeff Fisher Perpetual Trophy for winning this class. The trophy is awarded to acknowledge Fisher’s dedication to this meeting since its inception, first as a rider and now as an organiser and bike owner, with many of the riders using his bikes.

The 2 Valve Solo Championship for riders aged under 40 was contested by four current-day riders, and 17-year-old Brayden McGuinness had no trouble going through the card unbeaten. Likewise Arlo Bugeja was untroubled to finish second in each race, but Seth Hickey and Blake Ridley had some close races for the third placings with Hickey coming out on top in the final after an exciting last lap which saw them collide at one point when they were shoulder-to-shoulder.

The 4 Valve Upright Solo Championship had current-day British League rider Robert Branford taking on four former North Arm Speedway riders, Ashley Norton, Steven Graetz, Darryl Christopher and Gary Fischer (who still rides at Gillman on a regular basis). Branford was an obvious favourite and cleared out to win the first heat, but had engine failure at the start of the second and was out for the night. In his absence Norton and Graetz each had a win over the other in heats two and three, and a thrilling finish loomed in the final when Graetz drew level on the outside of Norton and they were shoulder-to shoulder between turns one and two on the third lap only for Graetz to suffer an engine failure, leaving Norton to win with Christopher second.

Norton also won the non-championship Solo laydown (rider aged 40 or over) class with ease from Paul Wheatland and Ross Noble who had some good scraps for second and third all night.

Ashley Norton leading Steven Graetz during the 4 valve upright Solo final. Photo: Judy Mackay

The popular British/European/American Sidecar Championship saw George Atherton/Geordie Luckett on the Geoff Baran 850 supercharged Norton take on the Vincents of Peter Tolley/Sean Chapman and Rory McEnroe/Chris Walker, and McEnroe looked like the early favourite after the three met in their first heat and he scored a good win, although he was excluded for going infield after some hectic first corner action. With three points dropped, a second place to Tolley in his second ride meant he still had a little work to do to qualify for the final, but disappointingly he didn’t appear again after that race. Tolley and Atherton had some good scraps, none better than heat three when Tolley was alongside Atherton for the last quarter-of-a-lap and won by the narrowest of margins, brushing the fence as the race finished. The final was to a large extent all about who could make the gate and after they collided in turn one in the first attempt, it was Tolley (with substitute passenger Don Morris replacing Chapman who fell in one of the Japanese class heats) who got the upper hand and led all the way to win ahead of Atherton and Clinton Crabb/Dave Kernohan.

George Atherton/Geordie Luckett (Y) and Peter Tolley/Sean Chapman in a close finish to heat 3 of the British Sidecar Championship. Photo: Judy Mackay.

The Japanese Sidecar Championship had the biggest number of bikes with twelve and some close racing and a bunched scorechart required a countback to determine the fourth finalist. There was no doubt about the first three however with defending champions Greg Griffiths/Nathan McFadden unbeaten on 9 points, ahead of Chris Wakefield/Naomi Bullock 8 and Aaron Silvy/Jaron Speyer-Silvy on 7. Two time winner Mick Tucker/Michael Bell, Ronny Parker/Brenton Marsh and Rocky Warren/Adam Lange all finished on 6 points, and all with a first, second and third, but it was Parker who got into the final having beaten the other two in the heats. Griffiths was obviously the favourite for the final but a win looked unlikely in the early stages when he missed a gear through turns one/two and was back in third with Wakefield and Silvy dicing for the lead, but he got under Silvy in turn four, lap two and then around Wakefield at the end of lap three to score his third successive win in the event, joining George Atherton (2005-07) and Moz Pridham (2010-12) as a three-time winner. Wakefield won the race for second with Silvy third and Parker a distant fourth after a very slow start left him a quarter-of-a-lap behind for the whole race.

Victorians Paul Donnelly/Jake Roberts had won all their heat races (apart from one infield exclusion) for the previous three years in the Evolution Sidecar Championship without winning any of the deciding finals, and went through the heats unbeaten again on Saturday night but this time they also managed to win the final, winning by a big margin from Clinton Crabb/Dave Kernohan and Ricky Adams/Alice Cox. Mal Greig/Ayrton Canning, on the Yamaha 500 grass track bike, was clearly the second fastest rider in the heats but unfortunately for him he could not get the bike to fire up for the final.

The last of the finals decided was the Post Classic Sidecar and this was another clean sheet with the super smooth Kym McConnell/Shane Edwards going through the card on McConnell’s beautifully restored Yamaha TZ700. One of Australia’s best riders in the 1970s, McConnell was never challenged and won the final by 60 metres ahead of defending champions Dean Hobbs/Justin Richards and Ron Parker/Brenton Marsh, with Chris Bichard/Brett Lewis non-finishers on the ex-Taylor Team Yamaha.

The smooth style of Kym McConnell and Shane Edwards on their way to winning the Post Classic Sidecar Championship. Photo: Judy Mackay.

The meeting also had some demonstration events by the Three Quarter Midgets (TQs) reviving memories of their hey-day at Rowley Park and a host of country tracks in the 1960s.

The Bruce Kelley Trophy for outstanding service at Gillman Speedway went to classic sidecar rep Tony Watter.

The next Gillman meeting is the Jack Young Cup/Australian World Cup Team fundraiser on 4 November, featuring Jason Doyle, Sam Masters, Rohan Tungate and Nick Morris. Overseas fans will be able to follow the meeting with live results from the newly installed electronic timing by viewing the “speedhive” website. It is a free service and fans can also download a copy of the meeting programme from the Gillman Speedway website for $5.50.

 

 

Results :: Gillman Speedway Classic Championships, Saturday, 21 October 2017

CLASS: Solo JAP/ESO 2 valve, rider aged 40 or over (Jeff Fisher Perpetual Trophy)

Heat points: 18-Kevin Webb (WA-ESO) 9 (3-3-3), 52-Kerry Marsh (Jawa) 7 (2-2-3), 31-Barry Kennington (WA-Jawa) 5 (3-1-1), 181-David Wheatland (Vic-Jawa) 4 (2-0-2), 23-Frank Graham (ESO) 4 (1-2-1), 55-Trevor Henderson (ESO) 1 (1-0-0)

Results (4 laps)

Ev          Ht 1       Webb (W), Marsh (R), Graham (B), No rider (Y), 67.66

Ev 2       Ht 2       Kennington (R), D. Wheatland (W), Henderson (B), No rider (Y), 75.46

Ev 15     Ht 3       Webb (R), Marsh (W), Kennington (B), Henderson (Y), 71.77

Ev 27     Ht 4       Marsh (Y), Graham (R), Kennington (W), D. Wheatland (B), 73.52

Ev 31     Ht 5       Webb (B), D. Wheatland (R), Graham (Y), Henderson (W), 71.31

Ev 41     Final      Webb (Y), Marsh (B), Kennington (R), D. Wheatland (W), 68.80

CLASS: Solo 2 valve, rider aged under 40

Heat points: 19-Brayden McGuinness (Jawa) 9 (3-3-3), 56-Arlo Bugeja (Jawa) 6 (2-2-2), 88-Blake Ridley (Jawa) 2 (1-F-1), 42-Seth Hickey (Jawa 500) 1 (0-1-0)

Results (4 laps)

Ev 4       Ht 1       McGuinness (R), Bugeja (W), Ridley (B), Hickey (Y), 61.17

Ev 17     Ht 2       McGuinness (Y), Bugeja (B), Hickey (R), Ridley (W-fell), 61.89

Ev 29     Ht 3       McGuinness (W), Bugeja (Y), Ridley (R), Hickey (B), 63.16

Ev 43     Final      McGuinness (Y), Bugeja (R), Hickey (W), Ridley (B), 62.99

CLASS: Evolution Solo upright 4 valve

Heat points: 39-Steven Graetz (Jawa) 7 (2-3-2), 80-Ashley Norton (GM) 5 (0-2-3), 121-Robert Branford (GM) 3 (3-R-N), 12-Darryl Christopher (Weslake) 2 (0-1-1), 16-Gary Fischer (GM) 1 (1-N-N)

Results (4 laps)

Ev 3       Ht 1       R. Branford (G), Graetz (R), Fischer (B), Christopher (W), Norton (Y), 61.42

Ev 16     Ht 2       Graetz (G), Norton (R), Christopher (B), R. Branford (Y-ret), Fischer (W-ns), 62.92

Ev 28     Ht 3       Norton (W), Graetz (Y), Christopher (R), Fischer (G-ns), R. Branford (B-ns), 63.17

Ev 42     Final      Norton (B), Christopher (W), Graetz (R-ret), no rider (Y), 65.49, ,

CLASS: Solo laydown (rider aged 40 or over – non championship)

Heat points: 80-Ashley Norton (GM) 9 (3-3-3), 420-Paul Wheatland (Vic-GM) 6 (2-2-2), 103-Ross Noble (Jawa) 3 (1-1-1)

Results (4 laps)

Ev 5       Ht 1       Norton (B), P. Wheatland (W), Noble (R), No rider (Y), 61.83

Ev 18     Ht 2       Norton (W), P. Wheatland (B), Noble (Y), No rider (R), 61.64

Ev 30     Ht 3       Norton (R), P. Wheatland (Y), Noble (W), No rider (B), 69.13

Ev 44     Final      Norton (R), P. Wheatland (B), Noble (W), No rider (Y), 65.16

CLASS: British/European/American Sidecar

Heat points: 1-Peter Tolley / Sean Chapman (Vic-Vincent 1000) 8 (2-3-3), 23-George Atherton / Geordie Luckett (Supercharged Norton 850) 8 (3-2-3), -Doug Cotterell / Don Morris (Vic-Jap 8/80) 6 (3-1-2), 7-Rory McEnroe / Chris Walker (Vic-Vincent 1000) 2 (Xi-2-N), T-Clinton Crabb / Dave Kernohan (Triumph 750) 2 (2-R-N), 999-Rocky Warren / Adam Lange (Dyson Triumph 650) 0 (R-N-N). Note: Sean Chapman replaced Ezra Blizzard-Allen as passenger for Peter Tolley.

Results (4 laps)

Ev 6       Ht 1       Cotterell (W), Crabb (R), Warren (B-ret), No rider (Y), 70.63

Ev 7       Ht 2       Atherton (B), Tolley (W), McEnroe (R-exc, infield), No rider (Y), 68.66 (McEnroe’s time)

Ev 19     Ht 3       Tolley (B), Atherton (Y), Cotterell (R), Warren (W-ns), 68.34

Ev 32     Ht 4       Tolley (R), McEnroe (W), Crabb (B-ret), Warren (Y-ns), 67.66

Ev 39     Ht 5       Atherton (R), Cotterell (B), Crabb (W-ns), McEnroe (Y-ns), 68.03

Ev 45     Final      Tolley/Don Morris (R), Atherton (B), Crabb (W), No rider (Y), 67.43

CLASS: Japanese Sidecar

Heat points: 10-Greg Griffiths / Nathan McFadden (NSW-Suzuki 750) 9 (3-3-3), 33-Chris Wakefield / Naomi Bullock (Vic-Honda 750) 8 (2-3-3), 28-Aaron Silvy / Jaron Speyer-Silvy (Honda 750) 7 (2-3-2), 55-Ronny Parker / Brenton Marsh (Suzuki 750) 6 (3-2-1), 16-Mick Tucker / Michael Bell (Suzuki T500) 6 (2-1-3), 999-Rocky Warren / Adam Lange (Yamaha 650) 6 (3-1-2), 15-Shane Rudloff / Scott Morris (Suzuki 750) 5 (1-2-2), 5-Chris Thomson / Shayne Thomson (Honda Four 810) 3 (1-2-X), 69-Pieter Hoogland / Sean Chapman (Yamaha XS650) 2 (0-1-1), 67-Daniel Mitchell / Brad Lawler (Honda 750) 1 (0-0-1), 77-Tim Bichard / Derick Thomas (Suzuki 750) 1 (1-M-N), 82-Wayne Lethbridge / Grantley Simounds (Yamaha 650) 0 (0-0-0)

Results (4 laps)

Ev 8       Ht 1       Parker (W), Tucker (Y), Thomson (R), Hoogland (B), 68.52

Ev 9       Ht 2       Griffiths (R), Wakefield (W), T. Bichard (Y), Lethbridge (B), 65.74

Ev 10     Ht 3       Warren (B), A. Silvy (Y), Rudloff (R), D. Mitchell (W), 71.10

Ev 20     Ht 4       Wakefield (R), Rudloff (B), Tucker (W), D. Mitchell (Y), 69.53

Ev 21     Ht 5       A. Silvy (R), Thomson (Y), Hoogland (W), T. Bichard (B-exc, 2 mins), 70.77

Ev 22     Ht 6       Griffiths (B), Parker (R), Warren (W), Lethbridge (Y), 66.16

Ev 33     Ht 7       Wakefield (Y), A. Silvy (W), Parker (B), Lethbridge (R), 70.10

Ev 34     Ht 8       Griffiths (W), Rudloff (Y), Hoogland (R-awd), Thomson (B-exc), 66.24

Ev 35     Ht 9       Tucker (B), Warren (Y), D. Mitchell (R), T. Bichard (W-ns), 69.95

Ev 46     Final      Griffiths (W), Wakefield (R), A. Silvy (B), Parker (Y), 68.72

CLASS: Evolution Sidecar

Heat points: 83-Paul Donnelly / Jake Roberts (Vic-Suzuki 1000) 3-3, 62-Mal Greig / Ayrton Canning (Weslake 500) R-2, 21-Ricky Adams / Alice Cox (Kawasaki 1000) 2-R, 24-Clinton Crabb / Dave Kernohan (Yamaha 500) N-1, 27-Tony Watter / Michael Bell (Kawasaki-1000) did not ride

Results (4 laps)

Ev 11     Ht 1       Donnelly (Y), R. Adams (R), Greig (B-ret), Crabb (G-ns), Watter (W-dnr), 65.84

Ev 23     Ht 2       Donnelly (B), Greig (W), Crabb (R), R. Adams (Y-ret), Watter (G-dnr), 65.50

Ev 36     Ht 3       Donnelly (G), Greig (Y), R. Adams (B), Crabb (W-ret), Watter (R-dnr), 67.19

Ev 47     Final      Donnelly (B), Crabb (Y), Adams (W), Greig (R-ns), 66.61,

CLASS: Post Classic Sidecar

Heat points: 22-Kym McConnell / Shane Edwards (Yamaha TZ700) 9 (3-3-3), 55-Ronny Parker / Brenton Marsh (Kawasaki 1000) 8 (3-3-2), 970-Dean Hobbs / Justin Richards (Suzuki 1000) 7 (2-2-3), 57-Chris Bichard / Brett Lewis (Yamaha XS1100) 4 (2-2-R), 35-Mark Mitchell / Tom Golding (Suzuki 1000) 3 (0-1-2), 56-Michael Emmerick / Ken Cherrington (Kawasaki 1000) 2 (0-1-1), 33-Chris Wakefield / Naomi Bullock (Vic-Suzuki 1000) 2 (1-0-1), 7-John Bennett / Jamie Knudsen (Kawasaki z1000) 1 (1-0-0)

Results (4 laps)

Ev 12     Ht 1       Parker (R), C. Bichard (W), Wakefield (Y), M. Mitchell (B), 65.41

Ev 13     Ht 2       McConnell (Y), D. Hobbs (R), Bennett (B), Emmerick (W), 62.88

Ev 24     Ht 3       McConnell (R), C. Bichard (B), M. Mitchell (W), Bennett (Y), 63.43

Ev 25     Ht 4       Parker (Y), D. Hobbs (W), Emmerick (R), Wakefield (B), 67.00

Ev 37     Ht 5       D. Hobbs (B), M. Mitchell (Y), Wakefield (W), Bennett (R), 66.60

Ev 38     Ht 6       McConnell (B), Parker (W), Emmerick (Y), C. Bichard (R-ret), 64.43

Ev 48     Final      McConnell (R), D. Hobbs (W), Parker (B), C. Bichard (Y-ret), 64.61

CLASS: Three Quarter Midget Demonstrations

Demonstration events by : SA2-Grant Coombe (Graham Snellgrove replica Norton E2), SA4-Michael Levy (Greg Anderson replica ESO), SA5-Peter Glassenbury (Peter Glassenbury replica BSA), E8-Eric Klenke (Jeff Holding replica SV B33 BSA), MB19-Dion Holland (Viv Wilks ESO), NSW33-John Catford (Ian Tait JAP), BH77-Bob Holland (Church Brothers Jawa 4 Valve), SA88-Wayne Hamilton (Norm Price replica AJS), J121-Bill Berlemon (Eric Talbot BSA). E7-Jenny Bichard (Jim Reece JAP) did not drive.

Referee: Phil Turnbull.