Australia’s most westerly speedway kicked off it’s 2021 season on Saturday, with the picturesque seaside town of Denham filled with fans heading to its impressive Shark Bay Speedway Club. Led by club President Shaun Burton, good fields were in attendance including a number of new junior competitors.

Unfortunately for Shaun he ended up having an unscheduled trip to Perth by air on Saturday, after neck pain from what he described as the most “non-event crash you’ll ever see” in his Street Stock. Thankfully he is all OK but now having to endure the restrictions of the current Perth lockdown as a result of his venture down South.  

The venue itself is in great condition, having almost completed a complete replacement of it’s concrete wall and pit gates. They are just one of many WA tracks to have undertaken an extensive upgrade in recent years, since Speedway Australia adopted a nationally consistent inspection programme.

Home to Limited Sprintcars, Wingless Sprints, Super Mods and the SSA Production Sedan, Street Stock and Junior Sedan classes, the club is going from strength to strength despite being in one of the more remote locations for a speedway venue. This makes it a “must do” for your bucket list, and the interaction with the neighbouring Carnarvon track only increases the field sizes and entertainment. 

Feature event of the remaining Shark Bay race dates is the 34th Far Western Championship on July 10, with further club meetings on June 12 and August 7. 

Posted: 3/05/2021