WA police cameras catch hoons leaving racing event at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth⿿s north

WA police cameras catch hoons leaving racing event at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth⿿s north
WA police cameras catch hoons leaving racing event at Barbagallo Raceway in Perth⿿s north

A WA Police Traffic Enforcement Group inspector has commended the organisation of a drag racing event at Barbagallo Raceway while criticising hoons who could not control themselves as they left the venue in Perth⿿s north.

Police targeted roads surrounding the October meet, known as Powercruise, with covert cameras in a bid to catch those who took inspiration from the afternoon’s action too far.

A live telecast of the Bathurst 1000 was also on show at the event.

Police this week released images captured of motorists doing burnouts and driving recklessly on nearby roads.

As a result, officers laid 33 charges and impounded 32 vehicles.

Traffic Enforcement Acting Inspector Chris Hannan said the drivers put “unnecessary attention on an otherwise well-planned and organised event”.

He was not surprised with the number of seizures and charges.

“Our roads are not a race track or burnout pad,” he said.

“The anti-social behaviour seen by some of the spectators and participants is unfortunately a sad reality, with little respect shown by these hoons for other road users, let alone themselves.”

A number of people faced Joondalup Magistrates Court on Tuesday in relation to the operation, the majority of them charged with creating excessive noise and smoke.