Country Speedway,the Sports Nursery

Small Country Speedways run by members normally don’t receive very much coverage outside of their local area but they are so important, they are the nursery of our Sport.

At Talking Speedway, we thought it was about time we brought one such club managed Speedway to the notice of our followers.

Nestled in the South Western corner of Victoria just over 100Km east from Mount Gambier the home of Borderline Speedway  sits the Southern 500 Speedway at Heathmore, Portland.

The Southern 500 Speedway is a 370 Meter slightly banked little bullring that caters for a wide division of racing classes. The racing program runs from early November to late March.

One of our contributing photographers Steve Walters from Snappertriffic Photography traveled the 100 KM from Mount Gambier to cover the racing at the November 17th meeting at the Southern 500 Speedway. The meeting featured the running of the Victorian Modlite Championship as well as many other classes.

For those not familiar with the Modlite class they are the entry point that leads finally into the Block Modified where Queensland’s Peter Britten represent Australia so successfully on the US Circuit.

Speedways like the Southern 500 are spread across Australia and they are the nursery for future Champions of Australian Speedway. Committed locals with the support of members and local sponsors make it possible for the sport to grow and prosper.

The November17 meeting at Southern 500 crowned Klinton Hansey Q12 as the Victorian Modlite Champion for 2018. Crossing second was William Butler #N63

 

and joining them on podium in third was Sam Golschewsky Q 74

Snappertrific  are responsible for these images of the Modlites covered in this reports .You can view more from this meeting by visiting our Facebook Page Talking Speedway on this link,https://www.facebook.com/TalkingSpeedway/  and https://www.facebook.com/SnapperificPhotography/

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