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This page is included to give some information and photos of anyone who had an involvement with Speedway.

 

TQ Drivers

Brian Latz & Peter Glassenbury (Back) visiting Ken Groth (92Yrs old) at Murray Bridge in Feb 2006

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Frank Midgley, doing what he does best.

 

 

Glen Dix

"Australia's FAMOUS flag waiving person"

Glen Dix was born at Victor Harbor in 1934 and went to Riverton High School and went on to work at the Dept. Marine and Harbours at Port Adelaide for 40 years before retiring.

Glen loves both Motor Sport and waiving the checkered flag bringing joy to both young and old.

Glen, as Clerk of the Course at Rowley Park Speedway, Adelaide International Raceway and other various venues had the job of waiving the flags during an event, went on to become the great legend of the CHEQUERED FLAG.

He became famous after the 1985 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix which was held in Adelaide, where the "whole world" saw him doing something that was "NATURAL" to Glen, but unusual to others who had never seen him waive flags.

Glen at the Rowley Park 25 Year Reunion

Glen at the Rowley Park 25 Year Reunion

 

Alan Marks

Alan's involvement in Speedway spanned many years and he carried out numerous tasks over the years.

Some of them were:

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Chief announcer at Rowley Park, taking over from the late Mel Cameron and continuing for a number of years

 

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When Kym Bonython decided to introduce a "Pace Car" for the Feature Races, he drove that vehicle, receiving vehicles from, firstly John Taylor of “Taylors of Medindie” and then a Valiant Charger from well known speedway competitor and Managing Director of Mallala Motorsport Park, Clem Smith

 

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 He then became Kym Bonython's Publicity Officer, meeting each Saturday morning with Kym and his Track Manager Jack Self in arranging the following Friday night’s program

 

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As the Motoring Presenter at ADS Channel Seven, he had the pleasure of bringing Rowley Park Speedway to the viewers, as well as World-Wide motoring events of various natures

 

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Being ADS Channel 7’s first Motoring Presenter, he was invited to compete in Personality Races in a number of vehicles, two of them being owned by Richie Summers (who resides in Darwin) – Super Modified and Ian Jones's Holden HR. He won each of those ten events over a number of years

 

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He now continues to be involved with the South Australian Classic Speedway Association as their Announcer at some of their events in doing the presentations

 
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