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Three Litres battle for State Title

Article Category  Sport
Date Published  Wednesday, February 28 2018
Author  Mark Cowin

Three Litres battle for State Title
Blue Ribbon Speedway will be the scene of another Victorian State Title when the Three Litre Sedans contest the event on March 3rd.

Supported by a round of the VMPA Modified Sedans in preparation for their Australian Title to be held at Blue Ribbon on the Easter long week-end, Limited Sportsman, Street Stocks, and V8 Trucks are also on the card.

Victorian State Title

With teams from across Victoria heading to the Blue Ribbon track at Kalkee the competition will be fierce with the local teams of Ellis, Gerlach and Honeyman fighting to secure the Victoria 1 left vacant with the retirement of the car of Will Lamb. After holding the title for four of the last five years Lamb has moved to the Late Model division to try his luck in the fast developing series.

“After winning the title four times I thought it was time to move on and try something else but the Torana is still out back so I am not saying it wont come back again but I wish all the drivers the best for the week end”, Lamb said.

“We have been struggling with the set up of the new car and hope to be back at Blue Ribbon again soon,”, he said.

In the last three litre event the cars of long time campainers Steve Ellis and Graham Gerlach showed they are ready to put on a fight to secure the State Title but it wont be easy with the car of Steve Honeyman coming off a strong showing at Rushworth recently. The cars of Bradley, Jason and Andrew Ahearn are always strong and a great night of racing will be assured.

Above - Eager: Horsham’s Steve Ellis looks strong for the Victorian Title in Three Litre sedans at Blue Ribbon Raceway on Saturday night. - M&L Speedway Photography

Prelude to their Dream

In a prelude to the Australian Title at Easter, VMPA Modified Production competitors from across the series will be returning in preparation for their run at National glory. A full field of cars is expected at the track as this will be a points round for the VMPA series and racing will be tight as teams try to get a handle on the tricky 440 metre clay surface. In the last event at the track cars were running three wide at times and passing was possible in various parts of the track.


Following another rain out at the King of the Rock at Bairnsdale last weekend the sporty drivers will be ready to give it their all at home this weekend after the dissappointment of a long trip out east only to be stopped by mother nature. Recent winner of the Les McMaster Memorial and the South Australian title Jock Baker will be eager to get back in the groove against the fierce group of drivers in the always popular class.

V8 Trucks

After a great night of racing at their last outing the V8 trucks will again be out to entertain the fans with their high wide and handsome style of racing with clay rooster tails bouncing off the walls and sometimes the fans as the drivers muscle these huge vehicles with finesse and some how keep them on their wheels. As has happened throughout the season there may be some guest drivers in the trucks including another visit from the Stig. The trucks will always put on a show and again the HO 57 of Luke James may have the strong hand but don’t forget that anything can happen and we may see the likes of wingless sprintcar driver Steve Hatley revisiting the trucks after trying to fly his car home from Simpson Speedway recently in a massive rollover that destroyed his car but left him shaken and stirred but undaunted.

Admission; Adult $25, Pensioner $20, Student $15 (12 to 16 years) Family $60 2 adults and 2 students, Kids under 12 free. Racing starts at 6:30 pm and Horsham Motorsports Club would like to welcome fans of all abilities with the completion of all access facilities at the track.

Prepared: Graham Gerlach has his car well set up for next weekends Victorian State Three Litre title. - M&L Speedway Photography

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