Jack Young Cup at Gillman Speedway this Saturday night
After a month break because of Government Covid-19 restrictions, action returns to Adelaide’s Gillman Speedway on Saturday night (12 December) when the venue stages the annual Jack Young Solo Cup.
The event commemorates Flinders Park born Young, who won the World Individual Speedway Championship in 1951 and 52, and was the first rider from any country to successful defend the championship, and at the same time the first rider to win the championship twice, and remains the only South Australian who has ever won.
With border restrictions eased, the Cup has attracted several Victorian riders including international riders Justin Sedgmen and Jordan Stewart who will be two of the favourites along with local riders Dakota Ballantyne and Fraser Bowes. Sedgmen has won the event twice before and is the only former winner in the line-up.
Sidecars and Flat Track Solos are also included on the 41 event programme plus the under 16 Solo riders will compete on the infield track during the track grades.
Patrons should note gates will open an hour earlier than usual, at 4pm, to allow for any delays because of the mandatory QR code check in. Racing will start at 7pm.
This is the last meeting before Christmas with the next meeting, the Gillman Solo Spectacular featuring Jason Crump, on Monday 28 December. The South Australian Sidecar Championship which was scheduled for that night will now be held on 27 February.
Top photo: Jack Young representing Australia in Test match action at Rowley Park Speedway. Photo by David Brock.
Everything You Need To Know:
Meeting Date: Saturday, 12 December 2020.
Venue: Gillman Speedway Stadium, 65 Wilkins Road, Gillman – near the Port Adelaide area.
Covid restrictions: COVID Plan in place. The new QR code system will be operating. Everyone entering the venue will be required to check-in by scanning the QR code or filling in the alternative paper record sheet with a name and contact phone number. Family members that have the same address can sit together but others must adhere to the social distancing rules for outdoor sport and recreation activities of 1 person per 2 square metres. Hand sanitiser will be placed at the gate, toilets and all sales areas. COVID Marshals will be in place.
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.
Racing starts: at 7 pm. Free spectator access to the pits for a close look at the bikes and cars until approximately 6.30 pm.
Junior Solo Under 16 250cc demonstrations : 131-Ashley Jansen Batchelor
Junior Solo Under 16 125cc (on the infield junior track during track grades) : 26-Jordan Hargreaves, 27-Travis Clarke, 33-Jake Fleet K48-Kobi Canning, 81- Darcey Timmis, 131-Ashley Jansen Batchelor, 524-Harry Sadler
Junior Solo Under 16 125cc novices (03-Blake Schlein, 10-Darcy Bennett, 13-Jackson McPherson, 37-William Nicol), 50cc (03-Blake Schlein, 4-Riley Stout) and Pee Wee (1-Lila Canning, 4-Riley Stout, 46-Owen Chapman, 75-Jett Plaisted) on the infield track at 6pm
Formats: Jack Young Cup, 12 heats, highest six point scorers go into a six lap final; Sidecars, 8 heats, highest four point scorers go into a final; Flat Track Solos, 12 heats, highest six point scorers go into a six lap final.
Admission: Adults $25, Age Pension and Student Concession $20, Children Under 16 free. Souvenir programme $5. Grandstand seating free. Parking free.
Concession is limited to holders of the Centrelink Pensioner Concession Card and Student Concession card holders only. Eftpos available at both gates and in the canteen.
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.
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, including the new season shirts, hoodies and caps [see A Night At Gillman tab on Gillman Speedway website].
Weather Forecast: Maximum 35, minimum 18. Sunny. Forecast as at 8 December. [www.bom.gov.au/sa/forecasts/Adelaide]
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