Darrin Treloar/Blake Cox return for postponed Bob White Cup meeting
Gillman Media 25 March 2021
After an aborted trip a fortnight ago, when the meeting was rained-off, 11-time Australian Sidecar Champion Darrin Treloar, and passenger Blake Cox, will make their first appearance in South Australia this season when they defend their Bob White Sidecar Cup at Adelaide’s Gillman Speedway on Saturday night (27 March).
Treloar is doing much less interstate travel from his Sydney home these days, but the Bob White Cup meeting means a lot to Treloar, and he and Cox are not only the defending Cup holders but have won the event on the only two occasions it has been held.
The field has changed since the originally scheduled meeting, with three-time South Australian Champion Mark Plaisted, and his Mildura-based passenger Ben Pitt, coming into the line-up and they and former SA and Australian champion Mark Mitchell, and current passenger Tony Carter, will be Treloar’s main opposition to winning a third successive Cup.
The junior Sidecar riders will also be competing for a Bob White Cup and it is a similar story to the seniors with Darrin’s son Jake Treloar, and passenger Isaac Mitchell, the defending holders, and Treloar also going for a third successive win.
There will also be support events for 500cc Solos, Flat Track Solos, Classic Sidecars and 125cc Junior Solos.
Top photo: Mark Plaisted/Ben Pitt (left) and Darrin Treloar/Blake Cox at Gillman back in 2019. Photo by Judy Mackay.
Everything You Need To Know:
Meeting Date: Saturday, 27 March 2021.
Venue: Gillman Speedway Stadium, 65 Wilkins Road, Gillman – near the Port Adelaide area.
Covid restrictions: COVID Plan in place. The 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 who 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 125cc (on the infield junior track during track grades) : 15-Seth Pascoe, 23-Ben Dixon, 26-Jordan Hargreaves, 27-Travis Clarke, 33-Jake Fleet, K48-Kobi Canning, 131-Ashley Jansen-Batchelor, 524-Harry Sadler, 911-Allegra Laanekorb
Junior Sidecars Under 16 250cc Bob White Cup (on the infield junior track during track grades) : 3-Lachlan Coppen/Caileb Westover, 41-Jackson Milner/Adam Niesche (Vic/SA), 84-Jake Treloar/Isaac Mitchell (NSW)
Junior Solo Under 16 125cc novices : 1-Hayden Pascoe, 37-William Nicol, Ryleigh McGregor; 50cc : 4-Riley Stout, 6-Ryleigh McGregor, 16-Riley Edson, -Blake Hocking; and Pee Wees : 1-Lila Canning, 4-Riley Stout, 6-Zac Holloway, 8-Tyler Holloway, 11-Nate Sadler, 15-Mikayla Morris, 46-Owen Chapman, 75-Jett Plaisted . . . on the infield track at 6pm.
Formats: Bob White Sidecar Cup 20 heats, semi-final and final; 500cc Solos 8 scratch races; Flat Track Solos 8 scratch races and all-in feature race; Classic Sidecars 4 scratch races; 125cc Solos 9 scratch races; 250cc Junior Sidecar Bob White Cup 6 scratch races.
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 and 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 22, minimum 15. Partly cloudy. Medium (40%) chance of showers in the morning. Forecast as at 25 March. [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.