Testing of the first cars near the completion of Sydney International Speedway at Eastern Creek

The first cars began testing the track at the new $ 70 million Eastern Creek Speedway in Western Sydney.

Replacement of the old Sydney Speedway in the suburb of Clyde – which will be demolished to make way for a stable for the Sydney Metro West – NSW’s newest sports venue is nearing completion.

Noting that the new site is an exciting addition to powersports in NSW, bringing top-level racing to the west of Sydney, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said “We consulted with powersports experts from around the world to brought this project to life and used the latest in track safety design and spectator experience to ensure this is an exciting addition to our racing scene.

NSW Sports Minister Natalie Ward inspected the Speedway on Friday ahead of a training event this weekend, where more than 100 cars will take to the new dirt track.

Minister Ward noted that “It is great to add another jewel to Sydney’s sporting crown. We are getting ready to start our engines, with the race track and pit area now in the straight line and work continues to build general admission and corporate areas.

The new venue will host events including sprint, V8 and Formula 500 races, starting with the QLD / NSW Sprintcar States Series Grand Final in mid-January.

Key features of the $ 70 million site include:

  • A world-class dirt track for racing cars including sprint cars, wingless sprinters, street stockers, modified V8 cars and Formula 500 cars and a track for motorcycles;
  • A new grandstand and terrace seats that can accommodate up to 7,000 spectators;
  • A feeding zone dedicated to competitors to serve the speed track;
  • Workshops, garages and assistance services at the edge of the track and;
  • Parking dedicated to competitors and spectators of the speedway.

Eastern Creek was selected as the site for the new highway in 2020.

Images: NSW Sports Secretary Natalie Ward tests the nearly full Eastern Creek Speedway (top) and work on the new site is nearing completion (below).

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