Green light for the return to racing at Western Sydney International Speedway

Speedway racing will make a long-awaited but welcome return to Eastern Creek in early 2024 following the appointment of a new Venue Manager and Operator for Western Sydney International Speedway.

Western Sydney International Dragway Ltd, which runs the neighbouring Sydney Dragway, has been appointed as Venue Manager with Sydney International Speedway Pty Ltd appointed as the new Operator.

Together with Government, the new management team is working hard to deliver a world-class experience for both fans and racers, with racing to commence back at the venue in early 2024.

The new Venue Manager and Operator are working on a program of race events so that fans can be trackside to see world-class racing in early 2024.

The motorsports precinct at Eastern Creek attracts around 700,000 visitors each year.

Motorsport is estimated to contribute $2.8 billion in direct and indirect value to the Australian economy including $270.1 million of value added to the New South Wales economy.

Minister for Planning and Public Spaces Paul Scully said:

“After the previous government bungled the establishment of the new speedway at Eastern Creek, I am pleased that racing will return in early 2024.

“The racing community was promised a world-class facility and we are delivering on that promise.

“After receiving a five-star safety rating the track is ready to race on and we are working with the new management to make Eastern Creek the number one motorsports precinct in Australia.

“I’m committed to the success of motorsports and its social, and economic value to the community.

“Motorsports have a long and proud history in Sydney dating back to 1926 at the Sydney Showground at Moore Park, four decades at Parramatta and now a bright future at Eastern Creek.”

Sydney Dragway Chairman Tony Beuk said:

“Western Sydney International Speedway is a state-of-the-art facility with amazing potential. We are excited by the two forms of motorsport working together to create a bright co-operative future, with the opportunity to share resources between two disciplines of motorsport that share similar passions.

“Sydney Dragway has 20 years of experience in event management, ticketing and logistics and we’re looking to work with Sydney International Speedway Pty Ltd who understands the speedway industry.  Together, we are committed to getting racing back at the venue early in the new year and making it a success for the racing community.

“We are looking to attract the best Australian and overseas racers to Australia’s premier motorsports precinct.

“The return of speedway racing to Eastern Creek ensures racing will not only survive but thrive in Sydney.”

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