Bill Barrows OAM

Bill Barrows OAM was twice named Speedway’s Sportsman of the Year in 1980 and 1981. He has been an active and successful competitor , a promoter, administrator and an active volunteer.

He is credited with being one of the instigators of World Series Sprint car racing in Australia.

Bill helped build South Australia’s famed Borderline Speedway and elevated the regional circuit to national level when he secured a round of the Australian title. Borderline was named Speedway of the Year and Bill was made 2018 Speedway Australia’s Volunteer of the Year.

He has been a leading member of the Speedway Promoters Association and president of the sport’s Control Council.

He was second in the Australian Sprint Car Championships, won four state sprint car titles and the 1986 President’s Cup.