Speedweek: A Speedway Fan Tourist Destination
The intense WSS Speedweek competition popular with Sprintcar racing fans as a perfect holiday destination over the Christmas/New Year period, will feel a little different to previous years as the opening night of competition is scheduled for Murray Bridge Speedway rather than the tradition of an Adelaide Motorsport Park launch
Darren Shaddock, Venue Administrator at the Murray Machining & Sheds, Murray Bridge Speedway is excited to be hosting Rounds 1 and 2 of World Series Sprintcars at the picturesque speedway by the mighty Murray River on December 26 and 27 and says, “While the opportunity provides some logistical hurdles, the tourism opportunity for our little town is great.”
Murray Bridge will be joined by Mt Gambier (Dec 28), Avalon (Dec 30) and Warrnambool Speedways (Jan 1) in hosting the mini-series that packs a punch within World Series Sprintcars.
Darren envisages the 2 rounds - 2 day event will take on a family friendly festive feel with fan, sponsor and team interaction the focus. Work is continuing on the grounds with parking improvements and Corporate Boxes being built at the top of the amphitheatre providing a view considered to be the best in the house
Following the recent announcement of Murray Bridge hosting the opening two rounds, Track Management took several requests from keen race fans wanting to know if camping would be permitted onsite. “A decision has been made to make a limited number of camping spots available onsite for the two nights of racing.” Shaddock said. “Twenty (20) camping spots are available in the top car park. If you wish to reserve a site please contact the office as it will be first in best dressed.” Fans can contact Darren by calling 0412 416 701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club House upstairs section will remain open after competition on Night 1 as a social event for the teams and members will kick off the Series in a celebratory feel. Food and Drink will be available.
With WSS31 boasting up to 20 contracted teams plus a strong local contingent of casual nominations, 2017 could well be the year you tick Speedweek on your bucket list.
Photo: Venue Administrator at Murray Bridge Speedway, Darren Shaddock