SALUTE TO THE BRAVE AT GOLDEN ERA REVIVAL

The drivers might not be with us today, but the shapes and sounds of their famous racing machines will be there for all to see at Avalon Raceway this Saturday night.

The classic revival for sprintcars, speedcars, hot rods, super modifieds and stock rods will interest veteran race fans from the fifties, seventies and over the year 2000.

What used to be and the present day safety standards are in deep contrast and worthy of checking out during the static displays and show and shine from 4.00 p.m.

The cars take to the track from 7.00 p.m. for what insurance underwriters like to call ‘spirited demonstrations’.

Raceway spokesman Jeff Drew confirmed today that ‘special attention’ had been paid to the track surface for Saturday’s meeting.

“These machines were never asked to race on rutty and bumpy surfaces because they were supported by solos and sidecars, so we’ve turned back the pre-meeting prep like it used to be,” said Jeff.

The Golden Era Revival will be expanded next season to more classes, maybe even solos and sidecars.

Among the modern day racing categories, Saturday’s Beasley Brothers speedcar classic should be a ripper with a packed field set to explode over 20 laps.

Gates open mid afternoon for the static displays while on track activities fire into life under floodlights at 7.00 p.m.