Canberra’s ACT Speedway looks to celebrate almost two-decades of racing through hosting one of Australia’s most prestigious National Title events. The Speedway Sedans Australia National Junior Sedan title will take place at the Fairbairn Park venue in January 2021 – the first time in history a bonafide National Title will take place in the nation’s capital.

Having undergone many alterations to the tracks layout over the years, Canberra’s 400m oval provides many unique challenges to drivers, owing to its sandy/clay based surface and undluating back straight. The 3-Star venue is a favourite of many Southern-NSW competitors, having featured everything from Sprintcars and Late Models, through to Production and Junior Sedans.

Despite the venues changing shape over time, the biggest change came in 2018 with approval from the ACT Government to host night races for the first time via a series of trial events to ensure neighbouring residents were not adversly effected by noise. Canberrians had been left without a night- time speedway racing circuit since the closure of Tralee in 1997 (ironically, located metres across the border in NSW.) Since hosting their ultra-successful first night race, the ACT government are continuing the trial, with a further four events planned in 2020/21 – the highlight of which will be the National Junior Sedan title on January 15-16.

New club president James Hodak is confident this coming season will lay the foundations of a bright future for the Canberra speedway scene, with the venue enjoying strong support from a host of NSW divisional bodies and clubs.

A number of further working bees are planned in the coming weeks, with new handrailings for the grandstands and a height extention to the primary concrete barrier highlighting the improvements competitors and fans will see ahead of the upcoming season.

More info about the venue, including upcoming dates can be found via their website and Facebook page

We wish ACT Speedway all the best ahead of their much anticipated 2020/21 season, which kicks off Saturday, October 31 with Late Models, Production Sedans and Street Stocks.


Posted: 13/10/2020