NEXT GENERATION ON DISPLAY IN NICKOL BAY
Nickol Bay Speedway looks to celebrate almost 50 years of racing through hosting one of Western Australia’s most prestigious State Title events. The Speedway Sedans Australia WA Junior Sedan title will take place at the Karratha venue this Easter, April 2nd to 4th – the first time the track has hosted a State Title since 1999.
Standing right in the path of Cyclone Damian in 2020, the Nickol Bay club lost everything including the club house, canteen, toilet block, lap scorers hut and safety fencing around the track and the spectator areas. Since then, led by charismatic president Steve O’Dowd, the club has poured their heart and soul into rebuilding the venue, investing in a brand-new bar and club room, new fencing around the track and the perimeter of the speedway, extending the pit area, and installing new speakers, and lighting.
Nickol Bay Speedway as a result is in pristine condition ahead of its 2021 season launch, signalling a new beginning as the venue approaches 50 years of continuous operation.
Opening its gates in the early 1970s, Nickol Bay initially consisted of Speedway Sidecars, Solo Bikes, and a range of Sedan classes, growing steadily over the years to become one of the premier venues in the Pilbara, and a popular fixture in the Karratha community. Today, the venue regularly hosts Speedway Sedans Australia classes, together with Wingless Sprints and Sprintcars at over a dozen events per season.
Easter’s Karratha Earthmoving 2020-21 Junior State Title is a huge step for the club, as they showcase the progress they’ve made, to the wider WA Speedway community. This event is just the beginning of what the club hopes is a number of major title events to feature at the venue – soon to be accompanied by their recently announced hosting of the Speedway Sedans Australia WA Production Sedan Title in 2022.
Nickol Bay Speedway club wish to thank a host of sponsors who have assisted to make their rebuild possible These include; Globe Construction, EBM Insurance, Shed n Homes, Mitsubishi Motors Pilbara, Karratha Earthmoving, Karratha Machinery Hire, Kennards Hire, Karratha Cabinets, MM Electrical, Cleanaway, North West Waste Alliance, Karratha Signs, Mako Plumbing, Veolia, Karratha Beach tyres, Karratha Smash repairs, ODH Mechanical, Jolly Goods auto electrics, Nielsen’s Liquid Waste, Veolia, Prompt Fencing, Asco, and the City of Karratha.
Nickol Bay’s season kicks off with open practice on Saturday, March 27th ahead of an action packed 12 event season calendar. For more information, check out their Facebook page by clicking here.
We wish everyone at Nickol Bay Speedway the best ahead of their Junior Sedan title on April 2-4!