VALVOLINE RACEWAY SEASON UPDATE Published 22 / September / 2020 We are all living in uncertain times at the moment and trying to manage our recreations in an ever-increasing changing environment of Covid-19 rules, restrictions and regulations. Parramatta City Raceway was used during filming for scenes of the 1983 Australian movie Midnite Spares about a young sprintcar driver, Steve Hall, who had returned to Sydney from Queensland to team up with his father on both the track and in his dad's towing business, only to find that his dad had gone missing (presumed and later confirmed murdered) and his business partner being pressured into becoming part of a 'midnite spares' network for stolen cars. PO Box 269 Fax: (08) 8363 7977 Welcome to the Facebook page of Sydney's new-look, new attitude Valvoline Raceway MOCK ROCKS THE #1 Ph: (08) 8139 0777 The winner of the event was Outlaws 'King' and regular visitor to both Australia and Parramatta, Steve Kinser. 287 Payneham Road Since its opening, the speedway has hosted the Australian Sprintcar Championship on six occasions (1978, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2008, 2017), as well as the Australian Speedcar Championship (1988, 1994, 2006) and the Australian Super Sedan Championship (2003). Valvoline Raceway, Sydney. , As of November 2015[update] all are 1 lap with a rolling start. Contact Us: The new 460-metre-long (500-yard) clay surfaced oval was the brainchild of former Sydney driver Sid Hopping, who wanted to give Sydney a track purpose-built for the new, faster breed of American-style sprintcars. STEPNEY SA 5069, Track Address: 21 Wentworth St, Granville NSW 2142, Racing Classes: Sprintcars, Speedcars, Late Models, Fender Benders, Wingless Sprints, Street Stocks, AMCAs, Lightning Sprints, Legend Cars, Compact Speedcars, Formula 500s, V8 Dirt Modifieds, South Australian Vintage Speedcar Assoc, Gillman, Gulf Western & Independent Oils Raceway, Latrobe, Southern Forest Machinery Raceway, Manjimup. Valvoline Raceway, Clyde, New South Wales, Australia. Valvoline Raceway has also been the venue for the Australian Sprintcar Grand Prix since its inception in 1979 as well as hosting the Australian Speedcar Grand Prix in 1997, 1998, 2001 and 2011. From its opening, the new speedway became known as the premier sprintcar track in Australia, a title it still enjoys as of 2015[update]. email@example.com, Office Location: Valvoline Raceway is no different to any other venue and is governed by the Community Sport Public Health Order updated on the 28th July, found on the NSW … , In October 2019, it was announced Sydney Speedway is to close to make way for a Sydney Metro West maintenance facility. The clay track at the Granville Showgrounds was laid out and first practices took place in January 1977 to test out the track. On 1 April 2017, Sammy Walsh set the current the one-lap record with an 11.500. Hopping and his partner Bert Wilder ran meetings on Friday nights so as not to compete with the Showground or Liverpool, which raced on Saturday nights. ROYSTON PARK SA 5070, Postal Address: and John Walsh. Track Address: 21 Wentworth St, Granville NSW 2142 Contact Name: Ashley Johnston Position: Events Manager Contact Phone: (02) 9637 0411 Speedway racing had taken place at the Granville Showgrounds during the 1930s with races using the existing ½-mile harness racing track. The movie was dedicated to the memory of Brostoff. A number of scenes were shot at the speedway with a number of drivers having cameo appearances (as themselves) including Garry Rush, George Tatnell, Terry Becker, and Bob Blacklaw. However, with speedway already established at the Sydney Showground Speedway and Sydney Sports Ground, as well as racing at the nearby Cumberland Oval, racing at Granville was short-lived. Local driver Rob Worthington stood in for lead actor James Laurie during the racing scenes. Sydney Speedway (known commercially as Valvoline Raceway and formerly as Parramatta Speedway) is a dirt track racing venue on the site of the Granville Showgrounds in Sydney. It also hosted rounds of David Tapp's Australian Speedway Masters Series for Solos (in a rare visit to the track) and in 2004 became the first speedway outside of North or Central America to host the famed World of Outlaws sprintcar series, which featured some of America's best taking on the locals.  The NSW Government has since promised to rebuild the speedway in a different location in Sydney.. , "SUPER TRUCKS SYDNEY SHOW SWITCHES VENUE", "Sheldon Creed takes Sydney Super Trucks", NSW Government promises new Sydney speedway, World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car Series race venues, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sydney_Speedway&oldid=931140433, Articles containing potentially dated statements from 2015, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Articles containing potentially dated statements from November 2015, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 0:11.500 (Sammy Walsh, Rocket Industries, 2017, 410, This page was last edited on 17 December 2019, at 05:26. In 2015, the track hosted the Speed Energy Formula Off-Road truck racing series, popularly known as the Stadium Super Trucks, as a support event for the Ultimate Sprintcar Championship; Sheldon Creed went on to win the first (and only) Formula Off-Road race held at Valvoline Raceway. , Wayne Fisher set the very first one-lap record on 9 December 1977 with a time of 16.70 seconds. Sydney Speedway (known commercially as Valvoline Raceway and formerly as Parramatta Speedway) is a dirt track racing venue on the site of the Granville Showgrounds in Sydney. 29 were here. During filming for the movie, focus puller David Brostoff was killed when he was hit by a sprintcar driven by Steve Brazier Jr. 19 year old Australian Wingless Sprint Champion Kyle Mock returns to 'home clay' this Saturday night for the first time since winning the national title in Kalgoorlie WA two weeks ago. With its wide open spaces (the track itself has no actual safety fence, with the old trotting track forming a barrier between the track and the outside safety fence) and short straights, Parramatta City Raceway was home to some of the country's best drivers, including multiple Australian Champions Garry Rush, George and Brooke Tatnell, Bob Tunks, and Skip Jackson, as well as other top drivers including Bob "The Streak" Blacklaw, former motocross star Stephen Gall. Sydney's two other tracks at the time, the Showground and the Liverpool Speedway, did run sprintcars, though the Showground was deemed too narrow while Liverpool had changed from dirt to bitumen in 1974, which suited the sedans, but not so much the Super Modifieds (later to become sprintcars) and Speedcars. In his third season in Wingless S… 71K likes. The event eventually forced local sprintcar authorities to consider switching from a 372 ci engine formula to the more familiar 410ci formula used by sprintcars elsewhere.
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