THREE SPRINGS (WA)
1950's THREE SPRINGS GO CART RACE COURSE
In the late 1950's a few locals got together to built some Go Carts along with a race track and went racing, the track was quite large as land was not a problem, The sport of go carting in Three Spring was short lived as the local Shell Service station owner in Charlie Potts died after crashing his go cart at not the race course but at the local golf club. It is unknown as to why Go Carting ended, maybe either not allowed to or no one wanted to race.
(Editorial imformation Travis Franklin)
2012 THREE SPRINGS GO CART COURSE LOCATION
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Mostyn Franklin recalls: I was about 9 years old at the time and can remember the fatel accident that caused the end of go carting in the town.
1970's THREE SPRINGS SPEEDWAY
Back in the mid seventee's five local residents used to tow racecars across to Morawa every meeting. Kees Vant Veer, John Benier, Bob Passmore, Les Owen and Derek Bairstow were all members of the Morawa Hot Rod Club. Towing cars after a while became a hassle, Vant Veer was a cartage contractor and had a truck but the others were forced to flat tow there cars across to Morawa or up to Geraldton, a practice the boys in blue were not to overly impressed with, In view of this the locals decided to build a venue of there own. The track was constructed in an old council clay pit on the Bairstow property along Midlands Rd the road between Carnamah and Three Springs. Gravel was carted in for the track surface and the locals were all set to go racing. It didn't take long before the locals got into having a few practice meetings amongst themselves. Before the newly formed Three Spring Speedway got to hold it's first official meeting, disaster struck the infant club. One day while the lads were strutting their stuff the rains came, the salt lake flooded, the speedway flooded and all got washed away.
(Editorial Allan Baker)
Mostyn Franklin recalls : I have not lived in Three Springs for many years and nor was I involved in the racing, but I can recall all the half burried tyres that marked out the edge of the race track, The Bairstow property was ten thousand acres in size but five thousand of it was salt lakes.