This weekend, the South Australian speedway scene roars to life as the Sidewinders U16 Speedway Club hosts the highly anticipated Mick Hargreaves Memorial, brought forward to Friday, December 15th. This will be followed by the National Karate South Australian Solo Championships presented by the Speedway Riders Association of SA on Saturday night, originally scheduled for last week but postponed due to weather conditions. With riders locked in for 2 big days of racing ahead, let’s take a look at just some of the action in store.
Mick Hargreaves Memorial: Showcasing Rising Speedway Stars
Friday’s Mick Hargreaves Memorial holds a special place in the hearts of the junior speedway community, paying tribute to a great man of the sport. It’s a night not to be missed, with gates opening at 6 pm and racing kicking off at 7:30 pm. This year’s event promises an electric showcase of skill and determination as young riders vie for victory on the track. The official lineup of riders for the 2023 Mick Hargreaves Memorial is all set and locked in, with participants eager to leave their mark on the special night.
Among the emerging talents of the night is Kobi Canning, fresh off winning the Motorcycling SA Rising Star award for 2023. He’ll be eager to showcase his skills against a stellar lineup of SA’s next-generation speedway talents, including fellow MSA Rising Star Nominee Blake Hocking and other incredibly fast riders like Blake Schlein. It’s shaping up to be a night full of on-track battles, kicking off the weekend’s excitement, with many riders set to compete again at Gillman on Saturday.
2023 Mick Hargreaves Rider Lineup:
|Hayden Alfred Izac Kuchel
|Support Categories for the night:
National Karate South Australian Solo Championships: Thrills & Triumphs
Following stormy weather that forced a reschedule, the Gillman Speedway is poised to roar to life on Saturday night for the National Karate South Australian Solo Championships. Riders from across Australia, including international talents, are set to converge, vying for supremacy in a night filled with intensity and skill.
Riders to Watch: A Clash of Titans
The weekend promises fierce racing with a star-studded lineup. Victoria’s Justin Sedgmen, a podium regular, returns, hungry for a third Championship top spot after a narrow miss last year. Meanwhile, local hero Fraser Bowes, riding a wave of recent victories, eyes a podium finish, determined to make his mark after narrowly missing out last year.
Unfortunately, injuries have sidelined SA’s Teagan Pedler and Liam May, leaving two positions open in the fiercely contested Solos 500cc Championship Class.
Stay tuned as the Gillman Speedway prepares to host an array of exceptional riders, showcasing their skills and battling it out for the Championship title. Witness the intensity, drama, and sheer skill as these talented individuals push their limits for victory.
Stay updated with the complete press release, including the timetable and details about support categories, provided by the Speedway Riders Association of SA ahead of Saturday night. Find the information HERE.
2023 National Karate South Australian Solo Championships Rider Lineup:
|Aden Clare (NSW)
|Isaiah Hartley (Vic)
|Patrick Hamilton (Vic)
|Matt Marson (WA)
|Jack Morrison (Vic)
|Justin Sedgmen (Vic)
|Dayle Wood (Vic)
|Michael West (NSW)