24 March 2024

Speedway racing made a welcome and long overdue return to Sydney last night with an exciting relaunch event taking place at Sydney International Speedway at Eastern Creek.

The event was a success with over 3000 spectators in attendance to enjoy an exciting night of racing.


Fans were able to watch their heroes driving Fender Benders, Late Models and Sprint Cars on the newly reprofiled track that allowed the drivers to show off their skills.


Spectators enjoyed improved facilities and experienced many exciting finishes over the course of the night.


Families were also able to ‘meet and greet’ their heroes before and after the racing, adding to the fan experience.


The evening also saw a number of Speedway ‘Legends’ in attendance including Sid Hopping, Dick Briton and Steve Brazier.


Speedway racing in Sydney has suffered when the previous government closed the Parramatta Speedway but failed to successfully re-open the track at its new Eastern Creek location.


The racing action will continue in the coming weeks with further events scheduled for Saturday 20 April, Saturday 11 May and Saturday 25 May.


Minister for Planning and Public Spaces, Paul Scully said:


“The NSW Government promised to bring world-class Speedway back to Sydney and last night was the start of delivering on that promise.


“Speedway fans were able to experience the new, improved venue and we were treated to some world-class, competitive racing.


“This ends years of frustration for Sydney speedway drivers and fans alike who were left with no track to race on when the previous government closed the Parramatta Speedway and didn’t successfully open the new $100 million track built at Eastern Creek. I am pleased that their frustration is finally over.


“Fans can now look forward to more exciting nights of Speedway in the coming weeks, in what we believe is the number one Speedway venue in Australia.”