Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club is hoping to have World Speedway champion Chris Holder as its marquee rider at next month’s pairs event.PATRICK O'MEARA January 17, 2013 4:05am
Goulburn Valley Motorcycle Club is hoping to have World Speedway champion Chris Holder as its marquee rider at next month’s pairs event.
Holder, Australia’s fifth world champion, competed at the same event at Undera Park Speedway last year when he was ranked No.
The pairs event will be staged on February 9.
He finished second, despite winning five-of-five races, partnering Shepparton’s Jackson Milne.
Club spokesman Keith Anderson said the reigning world champion had indicated a desire to return.
‘‘He hasn’t confirmed just yet, but we are hopeful that he will come along again,’’ Anderson said.
‘‘He is going to get back to us in the next couple of days.’’
The 25-year-old was a star junior rider, before snagging his first senior Australian title in 2008.
He rides in the British Elite League.
Holder smashed the previous track record of 57.01
If Holder turns out it will cap a bumper month for the club, which successfully staged the second round of the Australian Solo Championships on January 9.
Kialla’s Dakota North finished second in the championships and is a confirmed starter in the pairs event.
Anderson said the event was near faultless.
‘‘It was a brilliant night out there,’’ he said.
‘‘Being a Wednesday night, we were a bit dubious about how it would go, but other than a few minor issues it all went well.
‘‘We got a couple of thousand out there and it was the best racing I have seen for 15 years.’’
Anderson said next month’s pairs was looming as equally exciting.
He said organisers were anticipating having eight teams compete.
Last year had seven, with the top seven ranked riders paired randomly with the other seven.
Anderson said the club was seeking to stage a round of the Australian solo championships again next year.
A DVD about the experience of Indigenous people who settled on the river flats between Mooroopna and Shepparton from 1939 will be screened on Monday.
Beautiful weather greeted Tungamah residents for the 18th running of the Tungamah Lions Ten Thousand on Sunday.
When Keith and Marion Grumley and their growing family moved to Tatura on January 18, 1968, little did they know that it would be the start of a long and lasting connection to the town.
Garners Boxing Gym in Echuca is encouraging young people to get active with weekly boxing/cardio classes.
Rochester Rotary Club has celebrated its 50th birthday in style.
Sorting future of Campaspe pools
A theatre production with a difference is coming to Seymour.
Local athletes will go head-to-head with some of the best competitors from around the world in swimming and athletics in December.
District residents and visitors will be able to enjoy some of the region’s most beautiful private gardens on Sunday.
The 116th annual Cobram Show went off with a bang at the weekend, drawing in crowds from far and wide for two days of fun.
Tomorrow is a Total Fire Ban day in Deniliquin, meaning no fires can be lit in the open and all fire permits are suspended.
Fifty new full-time jobs will be created at Tatura with a multimillion-dollar expansion of the abattoirs expected to be announced today.
Remembering Australian political giant Gough Whitlam who once called on Benalla police to stop then Treasurer Frank Crean on his journey up the Hume to phone the PM.
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