PORT HEDLAND (WA)
PIPPINGARRA SPEEDWAY 1987
1987 - WEST AUSTRALIAN GRAND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP
The year that the Port Hedland Speedway Club hosted to running of the West Australian Grand National Championship, The event was won by Ben Ludlow from the Perth Sedan Car Club, Local racer Bill Francis was involved in a crash during the event, writing off his AJN built car and he retired from racing.
1987 - The North West Champion Bill Francis was on hand to take on what was the best that the west had to offer. Photo: Bill Francis collection.
West Coast Speedway News Pictorial feature
1987 - And the Grand Nationals hit the big Port Hedland track, AJ Nylander prepares his 44 machine.
1987 - Allan Nylander on his car with the Bill Francis machine on the back of the truck behind at Bills yard.
1987 - In the ute Peter Francis on the back AJ Nylander, Bill Francic, Barry Blake and unknown.
1987 - The Bill Francis car and the end result of a jammed throttle, Photo: Bill Francis collection.
1987 - PIPPINGARRA SPEEDWAY SIDECAR ACTION
1987 - Sidecars
Above: Ron Sutton doing some maintainance on Shay Gap's Brian Galvin and Danny Danks outfit while Michael Higgins holds the torch. Photo: Ron Sutton.
1987 - Brian Galvin and Danny Danks
Right: On the pole is the Shay Gap team of Brian Galvin and Danny Danks at Pippingarra Speedway in there first scratch mark event, against the famed Beagle Boys, Brian and Danny won the event. Photo: Ron Sutton.
Below: an unknown pair on an outfit making there way around Pippingarra Speedway. Photo Rob Harrison jnr collection.