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Apr 30, 2013

MICHAEL RONKE

THE SHANNONS Australian Motor Racing Nationals was saddened this morning to hear about the passing of Winton Motor Raceway CEO, Mick Ronke.

Mick was a true supporter of the Nationals concept of opening up national-level motorsport to as wide an audience as possible, and was pro-active in supporting and growing the series’ annual Winton round, held each year in late June.

Though Winton only joined the calendar in recent years, the round has quickly grown and firmly established itself as a key date on the calendar for our competitors.

Through annual rounds held at both Winton and Wakefield Park (also operated by the Ronke family) the Shannons Nationals management has formed a close working relationship with the family over the last several years.

It is a relationship that the series’ believes will ongoing for a long time.

Shannons Nationals management, on behalf of our extended competitor, supporter and sponsorship base, sends its throughs and condolences to Matthew and Adam Ronke, the close and extended Ronke family and the staff at both venues during this difficult time.

The Shannons Nationals will race at Winton this June with the goal of putting on the best possible show for all involved – just the way Mick would’ve liked it.