Bumper weekend planned to mark Ellenbrook milestone

Racing Drivers’ Association life member Peter Cox in his V8 dirt modified sedan.
Racing Drivers’ Association life member Peter Cox in his V8 dirt modified sedan.

The association was founded in 1964 when Wattle Grove speedway opened. Races continued there until 1975 when the venue closed.

In 1976, the RDA moved to the then new Ellenbrook Speedway. Since then, the group has grown to be one of the leading club-based venues in WA and remains the only metropolitan winter speedway venue.

In recent years, the RDA has invested a considerable amount of time and money to upgrade the Ellenbrook facilities, building new clubrooms and lighting towers and improving the track.

To celebrate the half-century milestone, the RDA committee has invited many different speedway divisions to Ellenbrook for the weekend.

Club president Jason Oldfield is thrilled with the response to the race meeting, which has generated interest throughout the State.

‘We were hoping that we would have a good response to our invitations to the various clubs and teams but to see nearly 200 teams commit to the two-day event is outstanding,’ he said.

‘The weekend will be one of the biggest meetings held at Ellenbrook and we are sure that the variety of speedway divisions appearing will ensure those who come to our track will see nothing but non-stop excitement.’

Racing will start at 11am on Saturday and Sunday, with gates opening at 8.30am.