Gallery p.1   PRESENT DECADE

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.


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"Race to Remember" Team Challenge,  26.6.2016

      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!

                                                                                                              Photography by Jay Pinheiro and Gizmo Snaps

           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.




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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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Mac Magill,




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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

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


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

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More pit shots from Walkerville
, - November 2015

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

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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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Action from the  Legends meeting of Nov. 29th 2015  (
Photography by Artphil.com, and others.)
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More action, - centre green shots - , from the Boet Strydom Best Pairs meeting,  30.8.2015,
                                                                                                           (courtesy of Gizmo Snaps)
   Jannie's crash sequence
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Action from the Boet Strydom Best Pairs meeting,  30.8.2015,  (courtesy of Tammy Smuts.)


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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

  and from  Cyril Furman : -

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 !



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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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Action from Walkerville Dirt Oval, March 30th, 2014

   - Solo Speedway  -  Sidecars  -  Flat Tracks  -  Peewees  -  Quads  -

                     courtesy of Hannes Bronkhorst and Mark Hooper

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WSRC's Annual Prize Giving, Canterbury Arms, Walkerville.  Dec.14th  2013          Recipients
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  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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 '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  ...   courtesy of  Eugene Liebenberg

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

Sidecar speedway

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

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Walkerville, 29.9.2013:  Sidecars, Quads & Solos, courtesy of Eugene Liebenberg.

            View the sequence: .....

Quads


 

Solos

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 Sidecar stars Colin Aitken and John Allsop

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Sidecar Contrast
At Walkerville everyone is familiar with the big boys' 1000cc combinations but probably less so with the alternative class of 500cc chariots that can be seen on the same programme in Europe. On continental Long Tracks, - sandbahn and grasbahn - , and at UK Grass Track meetings (plus occasional speedways,) it's not uncommon to feature races for both 500cc and 1000cc classes on the same bill. The smaller machines use the standard Jawa/JRM or GM engines, the single cylinder motors fitted 'lay-down' as in solo bikes, and built into much lighter frames and carriages than the multi-cylinder class so that power-to-weight ratios are maintained. The 2 pics below show the contrast, and the following slideshow offers more of both classes of machines, in action and static, where the differences are clearly to be seen. Note than in mainland Europe, with left-hand drive combinations, races are run anti-clockwise.   
(See also videos, on Gallery p.4.)




 

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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

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More action shots,  -  from Eugine Liebenberg

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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:-

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Action from S.African 2012 National Championship meeting of 12.1.2013:
(Photography, Eugene Liebenberg)

 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. 

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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
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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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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




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Solos & Sidercars


Flat Track debut


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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.

 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.)

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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

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Byron Bekker Fanzine Article.

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

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Action from Walkerville: 
S.African National Championship, Rd.2    29 July 2012. 
photography courtesy of Edward Smith. 

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

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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.

 

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                                   Monmore Green, Wolverhampton, 29.5.2012

National Lge Shield, DUDLEY HEATHENS  v. MILDENHALL FEN TIGERS

 

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.  Kings Lynn, UK, 16.5.2012

I minute silence for Lee Richardson, fatally injured at Czestochowa last week.
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 2012 NL Shield winners,
  DUDLEY HEATHENS 

J.White-Williams, A.Morris, A.Roynan, D.Ritching,
Tom Perry, Dan Greenwood, Byron Bekker

 












 

 

   2011 NL Shield winners,
   DUDLEY HEATHENS
 

B.Bekker, R.Franklin, A.Morris, L.Chessell, (Tm.Mgr W.Pottinger)
Darryl Ritching, Adam Roynan, Tom Perry.
    

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Byron Bekker and Dudley Heathens at Kings Lynn, 16.5.2012 
BB takes a fall in his first ride and has to withdraw from the meeting. Heathens win 42-47.  
(Photos: Steve Hone)
- 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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RACING  at  WALKERVILLE
 Solos,    Sidecars,    Quads,  Mascot,   Peewee.                                 

 

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

Sidecar Speedway 

Quad Racing 

 Mascots & Peewee Racing


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George, Western Cape, Easter 2012







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Rustenburg 2010

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Orkney Showground, Klerksdorp, 2009

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