TICKING OFF THE BUCKET LIST AT BROBENAH
Renowned as Australia’s ‘Rice Capital’ and situated in one of the most productive agricultural regions in the country, the NSW town of Leeton is also host to the nations longest, and arguably fastest Speedway venue in Brobenah Raceway.
‘Unique’ doesn’t even begin to describe the Leeton Motor Sport Club facility. From its 900m pole line to its four distinct corners and bitumen-like oiled dirt surface, Brobenah Raceway has for decades featured as a must-do on many drivers bucket lists of tracks.
Government regulation may have put a dampener on their 2020 season, with a harsh COVID- 19 lockdown and event restrictions preventing the venue from running its annual ‘Long Track Classic’. The Leeton Motor Sport Club pressed on undeterred however, led by enthusiastic stalwarts Wayne Aylett, Danny Harrison and Ron Watts they put an enormous effort into rebuilding the facilities around the track, with a brand-new canteen, bar and clubhouse facility to better accommodate the sizeable crowd the venue often enjoys.
The fruits of their labour will soon be realised, with Saturday, April 24 featuring the return of racing to the venue after a long hiatus. The 2021 Leeton Long Track Classic will witness Super Sedans, Production Sedans, Legend Cars and for the first time – Modified Sedans feature at their once-a-year Speedway fixture. The club anticipates the event will be one of the biggest seen in a long time, with huge interest expressed by competitors and fans, all excited by the prospect of witnessing Speedway’s return to Australia’s longest track after the extended break in racing brought upon by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Leeton Motor Sport Club’s focus looking forward is to establish a more robust season calendar, expanding their local competitor base to host more Speedway events in the Riverina region, alongside their already successful burnout events, and annual Long Track Classic.
More info about Brobenah Raceway, including nominations and details for their April 24 event can be found via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/431073163624091/?ref=share
We wish Brobenah Raceway all the best ahead of their much-anticipated return to racing!