WA’S AVON VALLEY JOINS SPEEDWAY AUSTRALIA
With its high banks and smooth surface, Western Austalia’s Avon Valley has long had a reputation as one of the states raciest tracks. Now under new ownership, this potential-filled venue is in the midst of a massive transformation to turn it into a world-class Motorsport facility – one that we are proud to welcome to the Speedway Australia family.
Having purchased the facility in late-2019, Northam Motorplex Pty Ltd’s Rick Mussara begun work behind the scenes on a huge infrastructure project to turn the central wheatbelt track into a spectator and competitor friendly, modern venue.
“There would obviously be many people who might be sceptical about the new venture, with the venue having cancelled more events than it conducted in the past few years. Hence why we are in the process of upgrading the facility to a point, where both competitors and spectators will want to come to the venue”, said Musarra.
Earthworks around the spectator viewing areas and the construction of new infrastructure and facilities to better accommodate crowds are just the beginning, as the new operator aims to see the facility and the sport flourish in the region for the medium to long term.
Under a strong promotional team spearheaded by former National Street Stock Champion, Jamie Oldfield, the venue has signed up to Speedway Australia well in advance of their grand re-opening to access the available benefits as soon as possible. The 3 Star track looks to host a variety of competitor groups, from Outlaw Karts and Junior Sedans, right the way through to Street Stocks, Production Sedans, Late Models and Sprintcars, and will no doubt feature prominently in the major event calendar in years to come.
For more information about the venue, check out the Avon Valley Facebook page here.
We wish Rick, and the team at Avon Valley all the best with their preparations for an exciting future!