"Point Pass Speedway”

1961 - 1968

 

  “The place, where the champions used to race"


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     Local Drivers

The following is a list of local TQ drivers who raced at the

 “Point Pass Speedway”

(Where there is some photos available of the competitor named, it is shown below their details)

The photos shown are 'Thumbnails', so if you "click" on them they will show you a larger picture for a better view.

 
v      Drivers Name   v  Registered   Racing  Number v          Engine Used  

Murray Both

E1

BSA  

Murray Both's first car

Murray Both, with the first car that was built locally and drove it during Gymkhana's that the Eudunda Car Club conducted before Speedway commenced at Point Pass.

Photo taken 1960.

Murray Both sitting in his car that he never raced

Murray Both was the first Local to build a TQ, however, due to restraints by his wife, he never raced it.

This car, is the green one on the left after it was "spruced up" for racing.

Kevin Launer  

E2

Triumph  

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Kevin proudly alongside of his car.

Don McGowan  

E3

Norton  

Does anyone have a photos to be placed here?

Kevin Kurtzer  

E4

Norton    

Kevin Kurtzer putting on his helmet in the pits at Point Pass

Kevin, lined up in the pits at Point Pass, putting on his helmet prior to an event.

Photo taken October 1962.

Clarrie Launer  

E5

ESO  

Clarrie Launer practicing at Point Pass

Clarrie testing his car on a Practice Day at Point Pass.

Photo taken November 1964.

Clarrie Launer leading a race, going into turn 1 at Point Pass

Clarrie in action at Point Pass.

Brian Latz  

E6

JAP  

Brian Latz's car on the main straight at Point Pass

Brian's car on the main straight at Point Pass.

Brian Latz practicing at Point Pass

Brian testing his car on a Practice Day at Point Pass.

Photo taken November 1964.

Jim Reese

E7 (Rear Engine)

JAP

Jim Reese practicing at Point Pass

Jim Reese, practicing at Point Pass.

This photo was taken during the construction of the sleeper Safety Fence.

 Jim Reese racing at Point Pass

Jim Reese, (car on Left) in his first car (Rear Engine) during an event at Point Pass.

Jim Reese

E7 (Front Engine)

JAP

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Jim Reese with his Pit Crew at Rowley Park.

L - R: Norm Lee & Mick Crowhurst.

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Jim Reese racing at Rowley Park against Jack Butterfield. (SA 50)

Jim Reese sitting behind his restored car

Jim Reese sitting behind his car at a Classic Speedway display at Murray Bridge. 

Jim's son Jamie restored the car and drove it at various function's where the Classic Speedway Association attended Speedway meetings.

Photo taken April 1994 at Murray Bridge Speedway.

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Len and Allen Bichard bought E7 from Jamie Reese.

Tim Bichard is driving it at the 2002 Riverview Classic meeting at Murray Bridge.

Jeff Holding

E8

ESO

Jeff Holding practicing at Point Pass

Jeff during a Practice Day at Point Pass.

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Photo taken at "Rowley Park" whilst competing in the "1968 South Australian TQ Championships".

Rodney Pfitzner

E9

JAP

Rodney Pfitzner practicing at Point Pass

Rodney practicing at Point Pass.

Photo taken November 1964.

Rodney, in turn No. 2 during a race at Point Pass.

Malcolm Warner

E10

BSA

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Malcolm sitting in his car on the track. Malcolm did not race his car at all.

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Malcolm's son Grant also sitting in Malcolm's car and obviously too young to race.

Brian Latz

E11

ESO

Brian Latz's E11 car

Brian's car that he raced near the end of his racing days.

Jim Reese

E17

JAP

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Another car that Jim raced.

Jeff Holding

E77

ESO

Jeff Holding practicing at Point Pass

Jeff in action at Point Pass.

Jeff Holding sitting in his car on the main straight at Point Pass

Jeff sitting in his car on the main straight at Point Pass.


One driver sold his car to another other local, and that was:

Ralph Bichard

E5

ESO

Purchased Clarry Launer's car E5

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Ralf Bichard's car outside their house at Robertstown.

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Ralf racing at Murray Bridge.


To have good nominations at each meeting, a driver that was unable to attend a meeting for some reason usually loaned his car to another person. This was usually one of their mechanics and they were:

Kevin Launer

E1

BSA

Drove Murray Both's car - Kevin was a Mechanic for Clarry Launer for many years

Len Bichard

E5

ESO

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Drove his brother's (Ralph) car and was one of his Mechanic's.

Des Baumann

E6

JAP

Drove Brian Latz's car (Brian's Mechanic)

Brian Latz

E9

JAP

Drove Rodney Pfitzner's car - Refer to a page within Highlights - "An Outstanding Accident"


There was a Local Micro Midget competitor and that was:

Ron Duldig

E12

BSA

Does anyone have a photos to be placed here?

 There were 5 Local Go-kart competitors and they were:
Iris Kuhl Jeff Holding
Robert Elliott Des Schulz
Graham Weckert

Jeff Holding in his gokart that he raced

Jeff Holding in his Go-kart.


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