Official release: Avalon Raceway

October 1, 2022

A spectacular crash in the Speedcar main event has curtailed the opening night of the Avalon Raceway season.

The first feature race of the night was marred by a vicious rollover involving Victorian second-generation racer and front-runner Harley Bishop who was taken to Geelong Hospital for further observation and treatment after his car flipped several times on lap six of the event.

Bishop was the form driver of the Dutton One Southern Speedcar Tour winning both heat races and looking extremely quick in the first third of the A-Main before his unfortunate race accident.

The remainder of the feature race was unfortunately cancelled due to substantial damage to the catch fence – repairs of the fence would have taken the race meeting beyond the curfew adhered to by Avalon Raceway and the remainder of the evening’s race program was unfortunately cancelled.

Despite chilly conditions an excellent crowd had turned out to see Speedcars, Wingless Sprints, Steet Stocks and V8 Dirt Modifieds.

Heat racing on the night saw the following drivers score winning results:


Heat 1: Harley Bishop

Heat 2: Harley Bishop

V8 Dirt Modifieds

Heat 1: Troy Scott

Heat 2: Tony Moore

Wingless Sprints

Heat 1a: Chris Temby

Heat 1b: Adin Robertson

Heat 1c: Hayden Vickers

Heat 1d: Brett Milburn

Heat 2a: Matt Symons

Heat 2b: Wayne Milburn

Heat 2c: Todd Hobson

Heat 2d: Chris Halesworth

B Main 1: Kelvin Johnson

B Main 2: Carly Walsh

Street Stocks

Heat 1: Hayden Glare

Heat 2: Peter Kinnear

Heat 3: Ricky Cornwall

Heat 4: Shane Roycroft

Avalon Raceway wishes Harley Bishop a speedy and complete recovery from the incident.

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