Drivers raise funds for appeal

A GREAT night of speedway action and entertainment was held at the Gatton Showgrounds on Saturday night with profits from the night going to the Grantham Flood Appeal.

Member for Lockyer, Ian Rickuss, said it gave him great pleasure to attend the event which attracted more than 800 people as he received a cheque from Club President, Ian Jones, for $8500 for the Grantham Flood Appeal.

Mr Jones said the night was made possible by the great support from the community and also local businesses who donated heavily towards the entertainment for the night.

Robby Marshall and all the team from JC Epidemic had the crowd cheering with the Freestyle MX, Ace Fireworks put on great fireworks display, Kelly Llewellyn and the Red Handed band had people dancing at interval, adding to that entertainment was the lawn mower racing, which was something a little different.

There was a good field of micro's with Tim Napper taking out the Tiny Barber Memorial Trophy.

Six F500's put awesome laps in, as well as good kart numbers.

Murray Gibson put on a great display in the Sprint car and the Classic/Vintage Speedway cars put on a great display also.

Club President, Ian Jones wished to thank all the people who supported the evening and said it was great to be able to give a little back to the community who had supported them over a long term.

President of the Gatton Show Society, Keith Edwards, said the night was an overwhelming success.

“This was a great success, the night had everything for all that attended. It is a credit to Ian Jones and his mighty team for turning on such a great event,” he said.

“All entertainment at this event was donated, to ensure the maximum amount of money was raised for the people affected in the terrible disaster in Grantham.

“This shows the spirit, that our community has when it comes to supporting our mates, during tough times.

“The people affected by this disaster needs our support, so come on all you tremendous Lockyer people, please get behind this Saturday's race meeting in Gatton and the flood relief rodeo spectacular on February 25 at the Gatton Showgrounds.”

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