I'll probably get into trouble with the 'picture posting' Ts&Cs but I hope you'll indulge me while I post some pics from yesterday's venture into the strange and wonderful world of provincial speedway. Brother was asked to commentate on a meeting at Canberra Speedway, and given the (still) delicate state of his ribs and knee, he asked me to accompany him and do some of the driving and other stuff. Thirty years ago we both worked at the old Tralee Interrnational Speedway in Canberra; a fully-equipped track, with lights, permanent seating, concrete commentary box, canteen, etc. Those days are long past, and the track was sold years ago. The local club have bought some land, and with volunteer labour have built another speedway, quarter-mile, like Tralee, but no power (generators), temporary seating, and the most basic of facilities, but with boundless enthusiasm. The track itself is unique in my experience, being built on the side of a hill and featuring a profound slope up from turn four to the finish line and turn one! Now if you're driven a kart on a tar track, you know how your spine and kidneys felt afterward? So how would you like to be driving a kart on a dirt-track speedway, where no matter how well-prepared the track is, there's going to be holes and bumps and goodness-knows-what to massage every bone in your body. These guys are tough. And if the name Corish rings any bells (Eric Debenham's amazing Vincent race bike), the Corish clan are fast in speedway karts.