Race Date

Sun 17 Nov 2013


2013 Race Date

Organisers of the Beechwood Billycart Classic have announced the date for the next race:

Sunday, 17th Nov 2013

Fun starts from 9am
Road Closed 11:00am to 12:30pm
Kids race starts just after 11:00am followed by the main race.

Note it in your calendar now as it’s a day not to be missed! Further information such as Rules and Entry Forms will be posted here soon.

As the Billycart Classic is a major fund raising event for the local community – proceeds go to the Beechwood Recreation Reserve Trust – it relies on volunteers, and we need a few more to help out!


Organising Committee Volunteers

Please contact:

Jeff Rogers
Beechwood Recreation Reserve Trust
PO Box 510 WAUCHOPE NSW 2446
jrogers AT midcoast DOT com DOT au
0412 030 032

    2012 Race Results

    Dark Horse has won the 2012 Billycart Classic in the Pro Class, with a new Race Record time of 5:39. Stephen and Robert Johnson beat the previous Record of 5:48, which they themselves set in 2010, by 9 seconds.

    Hot on their heels, Nathan Madden and Todd Miller in their new cart Devil’s Apprentice claimed second place, with last year’s winner What Tha, driven by Paul Kucera and James Lynch, grabbing third.

    In the 4 Wheeler Class, Justin Bartlett and Michael Hodges in their beautifully prepared cart Wild Billy took the honours, followed by David Miante and Ian Wright’s Pomante.

    BDMs has again won the Open Class, driven by Ben Moylan and Robert Horne, with Matt Bird and Tom Sherd’s Rusty taking second, followed by Ballistic driven by Michael Ebbs and Stephen Cook.

    Continue reading “2012 Race Results” »

      2006 Pics - More

      200x(?) Beechwood Billycart Classic

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        2012 Draw

        Grid Position Driver / Co-Driver Cart Name / Sponsor Class
        1 Justin Bartlett
        Michael Hodges
        Wild Billy
        Wildfire Tattoo
        2 Ben Moylan
        Robert Horne
        BDM Heavy Vehicles Repairs
        3 Michael Ebbs
        Stephen Cook
        Ballistic A
        4 Matt Bird
        Tom Sherd
        Country Security Solutions
        5 Bo McCudden
        Rebecca Phillpott
        B1 & B2 A
        6 David Reeves
        Rod Cant
        Mark’s Gyprock Plastering
        7 David Miante
        Ian ‘Pom’ Wright
        Ian Wright Excavations & A1 Chippy
        8 Barrie Phillpott
        Wayne Walker
        On Fire
        Mark’s Gyprock Plastering
        9 Mark Ennor
        Phil Baker
        Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding & Sawcut
        10 Tony Madden
        Luke Parkes
        Hastings Valley Sheds
        11 Max Hugen
        Jamie Wall
        Mad Max
        JTS Automotive & Max Hugen
        12 Robert Johnson
        Stephen Johnson
        Dark Horse
        Johnson Family Homes & Tidemaster Jetties Port Macquarie
        13 Phillip Saville
        Simon Rogers
        Savish II
        Bago Real Estate
        14 Paul Kucera
        James Lynch
        What Tha C
        15 Nathan Madden
        Todd Miller
        Devil’s Apprentice
        Bennet’s Steel, Abstract Plastics & Hastings Valley Sheds
        16 Toby O’Brien
        Shane Gresham
        Good To Go
        Go Property Services

          2012 Entry Form

          The Rules and Entry Form for the Beechwood Billycart Classic 2012 is now available here

            2011 Race Winner Video

            Paul Kucera and Luke Cantrell in their hot billycart What Tha won the 2011 Beechwood Billycart Classic in exactly 6 minutes.

            They captured their ride with an onboard video camera, as they careered down the mountain at speeds exceeding 100kph in one section.


              Lowrider - A Hot Contender

              After Bob & Steve Johnson blitzed the 2010 race in Dark Horse with a record time of 5:48, competition for the 2011 titles certainly hotted up! Whilst 2011 didn’t have the favourable winds like the year before – so no records broken – there were tremendous leaps forward by several teams. Second place, with a fantastic time of 6:17, was “Lowrider“, sponsored by Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding & Sawcut.

              Sharing some of their experiences, driver Mark Ennor and co-driver Phil ‘Mudge’ Baker commented:

              “Lowrider was purchased last year, stripped down and nearly completely rebuilt. We kept the nose shape, internal wheel arches and basic bottom skeleton.

              “We lowered it and narrowed the overall width, fully enclosed it, and added a few other ‘secret’ enhancements!

              “We had just one practice run, a standing start from the top of Fuzz’s Hill (Frazer’s Hill), then came race day…it was the very first time we ran it from the top.

              “Mudge pushed us off down the hill, not really knowing how she was going to handle, Lowrider took the hairpin easily at 51kmph. That was it…Mark’s feet were kept far from the brakes and just let it roll, we hurtled through ‘Hell’s corner’ (just hanging on to it!) hitting the top of Fuzz’s hill at 81kmph, we then hit a top speed of 97.5kmph, and rolled over ‘Brombin Hill’ at 41 kmph (a point in the race where all but the top four carts have to get out and push!).

              “The first time Mudge stepped out to push was at the end of ‘Heartbreak Hill’ near the church, where he did several skates, and we rolled to the finish line in 2nd place but with the 4th fastest time in the race’s 32 year history – 6 mins 17 secs…gotta be happy with that for a maiden run! Can’t wait for next year….”

              [Ed: neither can we!]

                2011 Race Results

                What Tha
                With some fierce competition in the Pro Class, Luke Cantrell and Paul Kucera repeated their 2008 performance by winning the 2011 Billycart Classic in What Tha, with a time of exactly 6 minutes.

                Mark Ennor and Phil Baker in Lowrider claimed second place, just pipping last year’s winner, Robert and Stephen Johnson’s Dark Horse which came third.

                BDM Heavy Vehicles, driven by Ben Moylan and Shane Gresham, won the Open Class, with Tom Sherd and Ashleigh Bird’s The Love Cart taking second, followed by On Fire driven by Barrie and Matthew Phillpott.

                In the 4 Wheeler Class, Ian Wright and David Miante in Pom To The Max took the honours, followed by Colin and Craig Louwen’s M’Bah Express. The Ladies Winner went to Wii Not Fit, driven by Rhianon Rogers and Rachael Clarke.

                Continue reading “2011 Race Results” »

                  Mower Racing!

                  Kempsey Mower Racing Club will be on show at this year’s Billy Carts Classic. Giving a demo on the road for ‘pre-race’ entertainment, they will then head out to the back paddock for a ‘race demo’.

                  These “Mowers” (with no cutting decks!) can have up to between 450cc – 700cc motors in them, reaching break-neck speeds. Talk about big boys and their toys!!

                  Apparently any back yard mower can join the club, simply by dropping the cutting deck and reducing the size of the belt…find out more on Race day at the Beechwood Billy Cart Classic on November 6th!

                    New Novelty Race

                    Downhill Racing


                    For 2011, the Beechwood Billycart Classic is introducing a Novelty Race, to be run after the kids’ race, from the Church to the Finish Line.



                    Your imagination is the only limit, as the only stipulations are that it must have:

                    • More than two wheels
                    • Steering
                    • Brakes

                    Some ideas to get you thinking:

                    • Ride-on Mower (with the engine ripped out)
                    • Bed
                    • Bath Tub
                    • Sofa
                    • Wheelie Bin
                    • 44 gal Drum
                    • Shopping Trolley
                    • Porta-Loo

                    Get in the shed and get amongst it!