1973 - QUAMBY SPEEDWAY
Quamby Speedway was started about 1973 by a speedway racer by the name of Harry Delamont, some in the local community described Harry as a race car driver trying to become a farmer.
The track ran motorcycles, Sedans, Formular 500's and Supermodifieds, Harry himself dabbling in the open wheelers as often as he could, The sedans were big in Young, especially local hero Brian Norman in his Torana and then later in a very quick Red Chevy Monza, A car which won the big Coca Cola race at Canberra's Tralee Speedway around 1982ish.
The local motorcycle clubs were pushing to get more numbers and had put together a three way tournament involving teams from NSW country, Sydney and Victoria.
Harry Delamont was approached about using Quamby Speedway as the venue, Harry agreed, Delamont prepared a great race track for the three teams to race on and the spectators turned up in big numbers, Harry was very pleased with the effort and paid good prize money for the show, But it wasn't long after that things began to fall away, Quamby Speedway closed in the mid 1980's, never to reopen.
4th March 1973