Vintage Speedway and Junior Karts @ Illabo Motorsport Park — March 11, 2023

Saturday, March 11, 2023 saw the first Vintage Speedway and Junior Karts event at Illabo Motorsport Park for the 2023 season.

The weather was PERFECT and we had great turn of drivers and spectators.

We trialed a couple new ideas… including a new route to exit track and new menu items in the Café.

Ben, our photographer, loved the new tractor we recently purchased to allow us to undertake track work prior to events… but he didn’t use it for that — instead it was used a vantage point for taking photos 🙂

The Junior Karts saw four drivers under the age of 15 participate, including two young ladies! We had about 20 minutes left at the end of the day before our event license expired, so the Junior Kart drivers all jumped at the opportunity to grab another dozen or so laps… they’d still be if they were allowed!

See below for highlights of day

Thank you to our Volunteers

A HUGE Thank You to all our volunteers who helped make the day such a success!
To all our volunteers who contributed to make our March Vintage Speedway & Junior Kart meeting a GREAT SUCCESS.

  • Adan Alexander — First Responder
  • Alan Tucker — Front Gate & Pits PR
  • April Geromboux — Café Eftpos & General PR
  • Ben O’Malley — Photographer, Direction Flags & PA
  • Bob Nielson — Push car
  • Brodie Mackintosh — Track Tower
  • Chris Moloney — Water Truck
  • Chris Paton — Front Gate Admissions
  • Christine Britton — Registered Nurse & Barista
  • Dave Clark — Front Gate Security
  • Donna Bedingfield — Asst Manager Café 
  • Dougie Sewell — Water Truck
  • Gary Blonidnau — First Responder
  • Graham Arkeley — Dummy Grid Official
  • Ian Manwaring — Front Gate Admission & Parking
  • Joe Belling — Clerk of Course
  • Lee Rowe — Barista / Nurse
  • Maria Green — Pit Program Marshall
  • Mary-Rose Vella — Pit Quad Bike Support
  • Mark Mauro — Water Truck
  • Nancy Oram — Café / BBQ
  • Nicholas Pyers — Administration, Direction Flags, PR & 50/50
  • Nicole Fullagher — Pit Quad Bike
  • Pierre Geromboux — PA announcer
  • Phill Taber — Front Gate Admissions
  • Rod Mackintosh — Track Control
  • Sandra Hayman — Café Manager
  • Tony Stephenson — AASA & Club Scrutineer
  • Peter Thomson — Push Car
  • Oliver Thomson — Push Car
  • Olga & Glen from Sydney — Café duties
  • Pam Phelan — 50/50 Raffle Seller
  • Kym Phelan (& Ivy) — 50/50 Raffle sellers


Some of the ladies that help make our events such a success — They are Drivers, Pit Crew, Mechanics, Photographers, First Responders, Pit Quad Bike Drivers, and so much more!

Gallery from March 11, 2023

Photos by Ben O’Malley
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