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Willowbank Raceway’s founding manager Dennis Syrmis passes away

Article Date: 1 December 2013

Willowbank Raceway’s founding manager Dennis Syrmis has passed away, aged 71, following a long illness.

Dennis will be remembered for the positive impact he had on the sport of championship drag racing, as a racer, administrator and track manager.

He was a tenacious champion of drag racing, both as a racer and administrator but his most satisfying achievements were as track manager of Willowbank.

Dennis was national director of the Australian National Drag Racing Association from 1974 until 1983 when he resigned to take up the position of manager of Willowbank Raceway. He stepped down as Willowbank manager in 2002 due to ill health. 

While Dennis always acknowledged the efforts of many people who all helped get Willowbank started, he worked tirelessly in the service of Willowbank and was the driving force that made it all happen.

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