SWAN HILL SPEEDWAY
RIP Phil Simpson
RIP Phil Simpson
Very sad to hear today about the passing of Phil Simpson. Life member of Swan Hill Motor Racing Club. Phil was exactly what a life member should be. Dedicated, loyal and determined many decades. Phil is the epitome of volunteers. Tireless worker, watering lawns on Phils' Hill, working flat out in that stinking hot food caravan we used to have, gathering firewood and fire drums for the cold months to keep the spectators warm at Sonic Speedway. Phil was still out chipping weeds into his eighties. Tough as old boots! Loved a joke and I loved telling him jokes until he would shed tears laughing and say "Oh you mad bastard" Phil is the kind of bloke you build a club around. He loved the club and the club loves him. As a past President of the club I cannot adequately describe on here what I think of Phil. I valued his friendship immensely. He encouraged both Kayla Mannix and Benny Mannix and I was so happy they got to know him over the years and have him as a role model. I thought the world of him and Mary and to that end I am happy they are back together. Wherever Phil is now the grass will be green, there will not be a weed in sight and the place will be a better place for his presence. Loved his club loved his racing especially when his boys Troy Simpson and Shane Simpson come out to play. Hope the beer is cold old timer. I will miss you. I know the term gets bandied about a lot but to me and many others Phil Simpson is simply a legend. Thanks Phil and have a rest mate you deserve it!
These words were from Mick Mannix
Big Night out at Sonic Speedway 18th April.
The event started out with some great racing from all classes. The GP Midgets was exciting to watch and even though they had afew cars damaged in the heats theyall appeared in the final. The night ended up being cancelled due to the rain. The only Classes that didint finish finals were the V8 Super Modifieds, Formulas and VSC Open Ladies.
Our next Event on Saturday 9th May
Geoff Beasy Memorial VSC Formula 500's & SDV Hot Rods and local support Classes
Sponsored by Country Tracks 4WD
Price of Entry
Children 10 - 16 Years $5.00
Children Under 10 Free
Pensioner (Aged only ) $15.00
Family (2 Adults +2 Kids) $45.00
No Dogs allowed