MIDGETS - EVOLUTION
The Johnny Stewart -' Trackburner '.
Johnny Stewart won the - 1965 Queensland Speedcar Championship.
1965 - 66 National Point Score.
1966 - 67 National Point Score.
1967- 68 NSW Speedcar Championship.
1968 Australian Speedcar Championship.
Johnny ' Super ' Stewart
Photo by Geoff Davis
Brisbane Ekka photos by John Stanley.
The car was originally built from parts sourced in the US by airline pilot Vern Cerche'. Don Mackay bought it off Cerche" with the V860 engine and ran the car as # 67. January 1960 - Les Cooper ( above left), Peter Johnson (above right) and Johnny Harvey drove it for Mackay.
Don Mackay sells #67( 13) to Aub Cherry in Victoria and he runs it as #V99. (above) Cherry and #99 at Tracey's Speedway in Melbourne.
Johnny Stewart's first drive of the car at Westmead, seen here with Johnny Harvey in the Linklater # 55.
Stewart, having earnt the # 1 repaints the car.
....with Phillip McGee & the McGee Cams Trackburner.
Stewart sells the famous Trackburner to George Tatnell and he runs it as # 25.
Tatnell in #25 outside Stewart now in Offy #98.
Roger Jenkin buys the old wreck and restores the car to the Johnny Stewart Shell Trackburner Australia # 1. Roger driving here at the Bribane Ekka - 2002
The Trackburner takes part in demonstration runs at the Brisbane Ekka in 2002 .
Brian Forrest driving in this photo.
Most photos by
Larry Taylor & Des Lawrence.
Don Mackay repaints- renumbers (to 13) makes alterations to suspension etc. fits a grey Holden engine and John Harvey drives as #13 in NZ & The Royale.
Stewart & Oram. Oram in the ex Saylor's / Tattersall Offy.
..crash in Perth -W.A.
Photo courtesy of
..with the McGee