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Barry Sheene Festival of Speed clicks into Top Gear with $20,000 Prize Money

Submitted by on January 10, 2010

The Post Classic Racing Association (PCRA) of NSW continues to lead the way in historic motorcycle racing in NSW, elevating the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed to new heights with unprecedented prize money of up to$20,000 on offer in 2010.

No longer a round of the PCRA club championship, the Barry Sheene Festival of Speed is an internationally recognised event and the second largest historic motorcycle race meeting in Australia.

Competitors in the main feature race, the ‘Barry Sheene Memorial’, an invitation only race to the fastest 40 riders on Pre-1980 bikes, will have the chance to win a share of $13,000 in prize money. For 2010, the ‘Barry Sheene Memorial’ takes on a new twist, with 2 heats, the first on Saturday and the second on Sunday. Pure speed combined with consistency and machine reliability will win the day, so get ready for some exciting racing.

In a salute to the class of bikes in which Barry Sheene competed before he passed away, a Pre-1962 500cc feature race called the ‘Premier 500 Class’ makes an interesting addition to the race programme. Riders will do battle over six laps on Easter Sunday, each vying for a share of the $5000 prize money.

As part of our combined sponsorship deal with the Norton Owner’s Club of NSW, the ‘Unapproachable F750 Challenge’ for Pre-1972 750cc bikes will also offer cash prizes.

The 2010 Barry Sheene Festival of Speed will take place on the 3rd – 4th of April at the Eastern Creek International Raceway. A percentage of the proceeds will go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

For further details contact Scott Waters on 0425 344 711 or visit www.barrysheene.com.au or www.postclassicracing.com.au

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