GERALDTON STRIVING FOR GREATNESS
Established in 1964, Geraldton City Speedway is a tight, 370-meter clay bullring which has established itself as the premier Speedway track in the Midwest of WA. Located 400 km north of Perth, the venue has been a breeding ground of many great talent including the current national junior sedan champion Mitchell Baker, the infamous ‘Geraldton jet’ Mark wells and current Sprintcar superstar Callum Williamson just to name a few.
Local divisions include Limited Sprintcars, Super Mods, Production Sedans, Junior Sedans and Formula 125s. Along with this Geraldton city Speedway also holds country rounds for divisions like modified sedans, Formula 500s and Speedcars. Geraldton city Speedway is proudly the home of such events like the ‘Pridham Mechanical Services Production Sedan Sizzle’ held over the new year’s long weekend and now celebrating its 21st year. It has the honour of being the longest running Production Sedan event in Western Australia apart from the state title. Geraldton City Speedway is also home of the biggest Limited Sprintcar race in Western Australia, the ‘King of the Hill’ held over the Australia Day long weekend.
Over the off-season a small group of members and volunteers set about transforming the Speedway into one of Australia’s most fierce of venues. Since April, the previous track banking of 800mm has been transformed into a whopping 1.8m. This has been achieved by removing all concrete wall panels, and not only lifting them up 500 mm but also placing them back in the correct survey position. The bottom half of the racetrack and underlying rock was dug out and removed, meanwhile two-thirds of the Speedway catch fence has been removed and replaced with the goal of reaching a 4-Star safety standard. Geraldton’s upgrade project has been mostly self-funded by the club, together with the generosity of many members of the local community. A combined total of $130,000 has been spent on upgrading the facility, future proofing Geraldton Speedway for many decades to come.
Geraldton’s upgrades would not have been possible without the strong support of local businesses including Auscavations, Harrington Drilling, Great Southern Fuels, FME, Red Cat Holdings, Patients Sandlands, Patients Bulk Haulage, Masiey Fuels, Red dust holdings, Lenane Holdings, Marsden Transport, Hillview Contracting, MD Electrical Services, Reno Blast, Crane Corp Australia, Procure Logistics, Abrolhos Steel, QEM Group, Coates Hire, SMS Group and UI Home Improvements. We congratulate Geraldton Speedway on an amazing job to date and wish them the best for tonight’s Production Sedan Sizzle!