NEPEAN RACEWAY JOINS SPEEDWAY AUSTRALIA
Led by exuberant President Ron Kivovitch and Secretary Christine Tickner, the Nepean Raceway venue has long been the home of the Nepean Motor Sports Club, hosting Sydney’s motorcycle Speedway and Dirt Track competition since its formation in 1959.
A mere 12km from the popular Western Sydney suburb of Penrith, and at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Nepean Raceway is the latest track to join the Speedway Australia family.
Seeking to expand the usage of the venue in the wake of COVID, the club aims to go ‘back to the future’ with an eye to reunite Speedway karts, cars and motorcycles, with a history of the trio running alongside one and other at the Western Sydney venue. The granite surfaced 250m and 390m inner circuits are ideal for Outlaw Kart and SKAA Karting competitors, together with Vintage, Junior Sedans and Street Stock/Production Sedans also well suited.
Tucked away in the tree lined streets of Castlereagh, alongside namesake Nepean river, the venue harkens back to the formative years of Speedway, with Sunday afternoon events providing a welcoming, laid back feel that’s often seen as a refreshing change for many racers on two – and now four wheels.
Sunday, December 13 will see the club host an SKAA, Outlaw Kart and Vintage Speedcar fixture - its first Speedway Australia event in what is hoped will be an exciting summer of grass roots speedway.
We wish Christine, Ron and everyone at the Nepean Motor Sports Club all the best ahead of an exciting future for Nepean Raceway, and Speedway in Western Sydney!