Ray Welsh was a founding member of the SDAV Hot Rods and raced in the Class for over 50 years and was considered quite a legend throughout the racing circuit. He was an excellent driver and brought a lot of fun and laughter to our race meetings.
Some of his achievements are:
*4 Australian Titles
*9 Victorian Titles
The Memorial Race is run every year in memory of one of the SDAV’s greatest members and drivers and for his contribution to our club and speedway in general.
Ray’s wife, Elaine, remains involved with SDAV Hot Rods.
Ray may be gone but the Club is still a family to Elaine and her family.
The Ray Welsh Memorial Race is considered the biggest race of the SDAV calendar by all drivers within the class.
2012/2013 - Redline
1st Jason Kavanagh, 2nd Dean West, 3rd Ronnie Gilligan,
4th Kali Hovey, 5th Shannon Meakins
2013/2014 - Rushworth
1st Dean West, 2nd Shannon Meakins, 3rd Phil Jenkins,
4th Kali Hovey, 5th Dylan Linehan
2014/2015 - Rushworth
1st Kali Hovey, 2nd Shannon Meakins, 3rd Allen Luckett,
4th Stan Marco Jnr, 5th Glenn Lawless
2015/2016 - Rushworth
1st Dean West, 2nd Russell Hovey, 3rd Steve Robertson,
4th Mario Nastasi, 5th Glenn Lawless
2016/2017 - Rushworth
1st Jason May, 2nd Dean West, 3rd Russell Hovey,
4th Jamie May, 5th Shannon Meakins
2017/2018 - Rushworth
1st Shannon Meakins, 2nd Stan Marco Snr, 3rd Michael Coad,
4th Dean West, 5th Russell Hovey
2018/2019 - Rushworth
1st Shannon Meakins, 2nd Phil Jenkins, 3rd Kali Hovey,
4th Russell Hovey, 5th Dylan Linehan
2019/2020 - Not Run due to covid
2020/2021 - Rushworth
1st Kali Hovey, 2nd Shannon Meakins, 3rd Phil Jenkins,
4th Chris Wilkes, 5th Eddie Ivermee
2021/2022 - Rushworth
1st Shannon Meakins 2nd Dean West, 3rd Eddie Ivermee,
4th Kali Hovey, 5th Tony Green
2022/2023 - Rushworth
1st Jade Ewart 2nd Russell Hovey, 3rd Shannon Meakins,
4th Allan Borradale, 5th Andrew Kemp
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