GALLERIES                                           

 Gallery p.1  1946 - '60      Gallery p.2  1970 - '99   Gallery p.3  2000 - '09              

         Gallery p.4  PRESENT DECADE        Gallery p.5  Teams

Walkerville's Solo Speedway Riders of the Present Decade
        - For riders of the golden post-war era, 1946 to  '60, see Gallery p4.
        - For sidecar crews see Gallery p3, (scroll to near foot.)

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Rustenburg 2010

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2012

George, Western Cape, Easter 2012

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Walkerville, 27 May 2012:
  -   Solos:  Justin Steyn (No. 8) creeping on the inside of Gio Nunes 

  -   Sidecar No.46 Riaan Kruger goes around the outside of Derrick Hilliar No.68.

 Solo Speedway      Click thumbnail to enlarge, then NEXT to progress.

Sidecar Speedway 

Quad Racing 

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Action from Walkerville, 24.6.2012                 'Boet's Golden Boot'
     - won by  #60, Mac Magill (black);   2nd, #48, Neil Pettit (blue).

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Action from Walkerville, 29 July 2012           S.African National Championship, Rd.2

Walkerville Line-up for the Boet Strydom Best Pairs meeting of 26.8.2012 :-
Lt > Rt: Styles Watson, Robin Brill, Grant Frank, DJ Devine, Lyle Kotze, Gio Nunes, Neil Pettit, Bobby Devine,
    Jason Cole, Hansie Kleynhans, Peter Buck, Ashley Brill, Mac Magill.  
(Photography, Julian Shellard.)

 Mac Magill leads Lyle Kotze & Ashley Brill

Lyle Kotze and Jason Cole


Walkerville, 29 Oct. 2012:  Golden Helmet & Silver Sash Event.
    Jason Cole, winner of the Golden Helmet,
    congratulated by runner-up Mac Magill (rt.) with 3rd place Brad Devine (left.)

    Lyle Kotze, winner of the Junior Speedway event, the Silver Sash, is seen with last year's winner Neil Pettit,
                             and  Sidecar event winners were Terence Wiggill & Derrick Hilliar, (jockey & rider resp'ly.)


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Action shots (by Eugene Liebenberg)
Tomorrow's Stars




 

Solos & Sidercars


Flat Track debut


Walkerville Dec. 9th 2012,
 -  the SA National Final Round, - racing abandoned because of rain, - but not the fun !

                                                                                                      (Photography: Julian Shellard.)

 The 3rd and Final Round of the S.African National Championship will be re-staged on SATURDAY Jan. 12th 2013.


WALKERVILLE SPEEDWAY RIDERS CLUB,  NOVEMBER  2012, Solo riders: 
Stdg; Ashley Brill, Jason Cole, Lyle Kotze, Gio Nunes, Neil Pettit, Mac Magill, Hamish Harvey (Flat Track); 
      Frt;  Peter Buck, Bobby Devine, Hansie Kleynhans.


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BYRON BEKKER'S UK CAREER 
 
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Byron's video action from 2008 and 2012 : -
Action from 2008: Glasgow Tigers v. Scunthorpe Scorpions,
Premier Lge (= Div.II), -Bekker. in Yllw helmet, gate 1.
    


Action from 2012: Dudley Heathens v. Isle of Wight, (Nat'l Lge(= Div.III) - Bekker ~4, in Blue.

    

     . . .and HERE, (in Red)   . . .and HERE, (in Blue)
      That's THREE  5-1s for the Heathens !
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Byron Bekker's
final season of UK racing
was as a member of the Dudley Heathens,
   based at the Wolverhampton track of Monmore Green.


 DUDLEY HEATHENS  NL Shield winners,  2011                         and      2012 winners.
B.Bekker, R.Franklin, A.Morris, L.Chessell, (Tm.Mgr W.Pottinger)      
J.White-Williams, A.Morris, A.Roynan, D.Ritching,
Darryl Ritching, Adam Roynan, Tom Perry.                                        
Tom Perry, Dan Greenwood, Byron Bekker

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Kings Lynn, UK, 16.5.2012,  Kings Lynn II v. Heathens:
I minute silence for Lee Richardson, fatally injured at Czestochowa the previous week.


BB takes a fall in his first ride and has to withdraw from the meeting. Heathens win 42-47. 
  (Photos: Steve Hone)
SLIDESHOW:-
- ½hr to the start, Heathens fans gather; Dudley Heathens; Lee Richardson tribute; I min. silence; Adam Lowe & BB;
- Skipper Roynon & BB; pensive Byron; BB down, Lap2 bend2; JanO, skip & medics attend; Byron loans bike to Tom Perry;
- Cool Adam Roynon eyes the cameraman as rides to a 15pt max; AR in action; the tradition 'bumps' for a maximum.

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Last night of the Dudley Heathens season,the "Finals Night", 
23 October 2012:  'KO Cup Final' and  'League Championship Final'
  at Monmore Green, Wolverhampton, UK.


The Heathens, including injured Byron, acknowledge the supporters' loyalty.


Byron Bekker Fanzine Article.
An article from the August 2012 edition
of Byron Bekker's UK Fanzine.

 SLIDESHOW:-
 1)  big turn-out;  2) Mildenhall boss 1980 World Champ Michael Lee is well and truely "hammered";
 3) Adam Roynon;  4 & 5) Tom Perry's Ht.5 crash;  6) Ritchings(R) & White-Williams(B);
 9) WW & Morris;  10) Ritchings;  11) WW, Jacobs, Morris;  12) Morris, Roynon, Garrity;
13) JanO Pedersen;   14/15/16)  homage to supporters.  (Photography: John Hipkiss.)

2013

Action from S.African 2012 National Championship meeting of 12.1.2013:

 SIDECARS(non-Nat'l):  Lt. to Rt,  Raath(Y,51), Kotze(G,-), Britz(B,31), Kruger(W,77), Butler(R,45) 


SOLOs: Lt to Rt; Lyle Kotze(3), Neil Pettit(48), Jason Cole(88), Mac Magill(60). 


PITBIKES & PEEWEES:  777,  17,  ?
                  

More  Sidecars,  .....

....  Pitbikes & Peewees,  ...... 

....  Solos,  ...... 

.... and Quads. 

WSRC Prize Giving, Season 2012, at Walkerville Hall, Jan.12th 2013
Prizes were presented by Arthur Bruins, WSRC's prime sponsor of the Dot Engineering SA National Championships and former South African Speedway Champion, 1976, '77, '78.
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S.African National Speedway Championship (Premier Class),             S.African National Sidecar Champions, 
  Lf to rt: 1st, Neil Pettit, 3rd, Gio Nunes, 2nd Mac Magill.                             (in absentia)  Alfie & Juan Kotze

   

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REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP:
Arthurs Bruins (left) presents trophies to the Regional champs:-
- Sidecar Speedway:     Derrick Hilliar (& Gordan Rath);                               -  'Speedway Stars:  Grant Frank.;
- Mascot Speedway:  Robin Brill;              -  U21 Speedway:  Jason Cole,   with  Premier Speedway: Neil Pettit

 
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PRESTIGE TROPHY WINNERS:
Golden Helmet:
   Solo Speedway,  Jason Cole;                  Sidecar Speedway, Derrick Hilliar (& T.Wiggill). 

 

Silver Sash (U21 Speedway),  Lyle Kotze;               Golden Boot (Premier Speedway),  Mac Magill. 
 
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Lt: "Speedway Stars"  Lt to rt: Peter Buck ('L.Zeeman's Commitment to Speedway'),
Hansie Kleynhams (Nat'l Champion, Sp.Stars Class), Grant Frank (Regional Champion, Sp.Stars Class).
                                                              Rt: Legends of the Past / Dudleigh Long  'B' Div'n trophy:  Ashley Brill.

  
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More pics from the Prize Giving Evenimg:-

Action from the 2013 Dot Engineering S.African
    National Championship, Rd.1,   7 April  2013

  Bobby Devine

  Hamish Harvey

  Brandon Herbst

  Derrick '2Dogs' Hilliar
  Leonard Herbst  and Johan Nortje

A.N.Other


Walkerville, 29.9.2013:  Sidecars, Quads & Solos


       View the sequence: ....

Quads

Solos

Action from Rustenburg,  28 September 2013   courtesy of Fred Scrooby
Solo speedway

Sidecar speedway

Quads,   Peewees   &   Bangers,(the Rustenburg scene.)

 'Legends of the Past' meeting, 24.11.2013
- introductory parade, all Classes:-  Speeedway, Sidecars, MX, Flat Track, Quads, Peewees,

      and Action shots,  courtesy of Cyril  Furman and Eugene Liebenberg
  Presentations 2013:
   - Gio Nunes receives the Danie Fourie Trophy from DF as 2013 SA National Champion;
   - Byron Bekker receives the Henry Long Trophy from former SA Champion, Arthur Bruins
 

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WSRC's Annual Prize Giving, Canterbury Arms, Walkerville.  Dec.14th  2013          Recipients
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2014

Action from Walkerville Dirt Oval, March 30th, 2014
   - Solo Speedway  -  Sidecars  -  Flat Tracks  -  Peewees  -  Quads  -

                     courtesy of Hannes Bronkhorst and Mark Hooper


Ht.1 of Boet's 'Golden Boot' meeting, June 29th 2014:
 
Byron Bekker heads for the first corner for the first of his 4 wins on return to the track.
Inside him Lyle Kotze(B) and Brad Devine(R), with Bobby Devine on the outside.


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Video Action from Rd.2 of the SA National Championship, 27.7.2014:-
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              Solos' Final                                                                   Sidecars' Final


Bobby Devine (on PB's Jawa upright.),


Neil Pettit leads Lyle Kotze( both GM Laydowns.)


Gordon Butler & Johan Herbst inside Edwin & Estelle Butler



Quads brave out the conditions !


2015
Action from the Boet Strydom Best Pairs meeting,  30.8.2015,  (courtesy of Tammy Smuts.)

More action, - centre green shots - , from the Boet Strydom Best Pairs meeting,  30.8.2015,
                                                                                                           (courtesy of Gizmo Snaps)
   Jannie's crash sequence

Warming up at Walkerville, September 2015  -  Peter Buck & Gio Nunes.

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Action from the  Legends meeting of Nov. 29th 2015  (Photography by Artphil.com, and others.)

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More pit shots from Walkerville
, - November 2015


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WSRC's  2015  End-of-Season  Presentation Evening  &  Xmas Party,
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Regents Hill Bowling Club in Rosettenville, December 12th 2015
      Courtesy of Gizmo Snaps.

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2016
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Walkerville riders with their bikes, at the 'Ink & Iron' event in Regents Park, Joburg, 5.3.2016.

  Walkerville Team Challenge,  May 1st  2016


Gio Nunes, Jannie de Jager and Neil Pettit.

 
    Photos: Jay Pinheiro

           Dereck Hilliar & Gordan Raath (Rt,) head Kallie, Wayne & Konrad Britz.

    Lyle Kotze (blue) chases Hamish Harvey (red)           PeeWee Blake Levey                         Quads in action.
Action from the 'Boet Strydom's Golden Boot meeting of May 29th, 2016
          Photography by  Jay Pinheiro   Hannes Bronkhorst  &  Michelle Grobler 

.       Above    Ht.1:    Ashley Brill goes for the inside of Mario v.d.Merwe
        Below     Ht.26, Final:  Ashley comes to an uncomfortable stop.
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more from Hannes Bronkhorst Photography
  top: Mac Magill & Bobby Devine;   centre:  Marcus & Mario van der Merwe;  foot: Brad Devine  & Konrad Britz

Below:
PeeWee class:         Blake Levey,                   Lohan le Roux,                           Juan Craig,
                  Triston Botha,                     Natasha Viktor


"Race to Remember" Team Challenge,  26.6.2016

            TEAM 'CAPT'N BEKKIE'   v. TEAM 'SPIDER' MIKE'
Stdg, L>R:
Marcus v.d.Merwe, Neil Pettit, Dameon Devine, Brad Devine, Jannie de Jagger, Byron Bekker, Lyle Kotz,
                  plus Robin Brill, Jason van Heerden, Ashley Brill;
Front, L>R: Mario v.d.Merwe, Peter Buck, Bobby Devine, Kian Lawrenson.
            n.b: This image constitutes the last ever team photo line-up from Walkerville Speedway.
                    (No image exists of the 2017 'S.S.Rebels' v. 'Walkerville' match of 26.8.17.)


      Ht.2:  Byron Bekker leads Mario v.d.Merwe and Lyle Kotze                            

                  Lyle Kotze                                                               Brad Devine chases Jannie de Jager

  Sidecars at the gate for Ht.4:  John Allsop,  Wayne Whittaker,  Konrad Britz 

       Derrick '2dogz' Hilliar & Gordon Raath                                       Wayne Whittaker & Darren Stone

      FTs and Quads in trouble!


           Below, a unique speedway shot taken from Neil Pettit's machine during Ht.10,
                     - NP ahead of Spider team-mate Mario v.d.Merwe and Bekkie's Lyle Kotze.

Action from Regional Championship, Final Round, Sept.25th 2016
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   - Tension at the Tapes:  Ashley Brill, (part hidden, left,) Marcus v.d.Merwe, Mario v.d.Merwe
                         photos: Jay Pinheiro, 
plus Slideshow below, - riders as captioned.



2017

  Byron Bekker
leads Rebels team-mate Mac Magill  . . @ Walkerville, Aug. 26th 2017.


2018
Walkerville 2018      
       Neil Pettit in exciting leg-trail style during the March meeting,
25.3.2018.


Snaps from the August 2018 meeting at Walkerville Oval, -

    - a pair of Walkerville stalwarts, Bobby Devine (organiser,) and Peter Buck, (track curator.)



                                          

 

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