Harrisville Historic Hoedown | From the June ’22 Issue

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STORY & PHOTOS  Sticky O’Hagan

On Anzac weekend, while all the real photographers were heading to the Palmy Teams Champs, I headed to Harrisville for the Harrisville Historic Hoedown.


With over forty cars registered for the event it was shaping up to be a great two days of spirited demonstrations. Run every year on the same days as the Palmy Teams Champs the Hoedown gives owners of historic cars a chance to run their cars during the day then head over to Palmy to watch the racing if they so desire, although many elect to stay and wash down the dust at the Saloon Bar onsite.

A wide range of cars turned up including, TQs, caged and uncaged Midgets, winged and non-winged Sprintcars, stockcars, and even a Mod-Lite, which is effectively a TQ version of an American Modified.

Brent, Kate, and the team at Harrisville are to be commended for the time and effort the put into hosting this event. If you’re in the area on Teams Champs weekend next season it’s definitely worth the gold coin entry fee to go and see how dirt track speedway used to be.