PITHARA JOIN SPEEDWAY AUSTRALIA
A long running venue in the heart of Western Australia’s wheatbelt region, Pithara Speedway is the latest track to join the Speedway Australia community. Located 240km north of Perth, the Pithara Speedway club have poured their heart and soul into the venue in recent times, with a raft of safety upgrades transforming the venue into one of the state’s leading Speedway facilities.
Celebrating 31 years at the helm, long time Club President Phil Waters, has overseen the tracks transformation in the past year, which has witnessed construction of a brand-new concrete wall and catch fence around the entire facility – elevating the 480m clay-way up to 3 Star status, together with a refurbishment of the canteen facilities, and a photo wall celebrating the club’s life members.
Remarkably, the club’s efforts to construct the new wall and catch fence were achieved solely through the hard work some dedicated volunteers, local farmers, and local businesses, all of which wanted to see the venue continue to grow in the years to come. The work doesn’t stop there, with Future upgrading the track and pit lights, together with an infield generator on the list in the coming months.
A favourite amongst competitors from Sprintcars through to Formula 500 and Production Sedans, the venue originated in 1974 by local farmers Noel Bradford, Bill Sutherland, Allan Reid, Des Donnes & Kevan Joyce, and is famed for its annual ‘Bonza Bradford Memorial’ for Sprintcars.
Pithara Speedway wishes to thank Midland truck sales, P & J Transport, Colonial Freightline, Blackman Fabrication, West coast express, and WDD- Westralian Diamond Drillers for their support.
We wish Pithara Speedway all the best for their next event, the Bonza Bradford Memorial to be held on the 10 April 2021 featuring Sprintcars, Formula 500 Snr & Jnr together with Super Six Sedans.
For more information about this event and other upcoming events, check out the clubs Facebook page here