Last Visited - 2015
Track Distance - 3/10 mile
Facilities - Very Good
City/Town - Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Website - www.valvolineraceway.com.au
Location - The track is located in Parramatta and is handy to numerous transport options.
The motorway is just behind turn 2 and Parramatta Rd practically goes right past the track. If you are using
trains alight at the Clyde Station, not Parramatta. The walk from the station is around 500 metres past
a bunch of car wreckers and across Parramatta Rd. When Percy attended meetings finished at a reasonable hour
so catching a train home was no problem at all.
Parking - There is some parking available behind the main straight but it doesn't look overly voluminous for
the big shows. The streets surrounding the venue do provide some street parking but I imagine for a big
show parking may be an issue.
Premiere Meeting - During the Christmas/New Year period some of the top Sprintcar drivers from the USA
come down under to join the best from the USC (Ultimate Sprintcar Series). They typically run 5-6 shows across
this period. Given the strength of Australian Sprintcar Racing and the Ultimate Sprintcar Series these shows
will be well worth attending.
Also worth attending - Any round of the USC would be worth a look. The Speedcars can put on a good show
there. Perhaps the NSW Speedcar Title or any end of season Speedcar race. From memory this track does a Midget
50 lapper late in the year.
Best spot to sit - Sydney Speedway has excellent variety in it's seating. Bucket seats down the front straight
are perhaps the most popular. Unlike many other stadiums the seats are of good size and legroom is more first class
than economy. Grass embankment sits behind turns 1&2. Many of the locals take in chairs and sit in this area. Behind the
back straight are some terraces, around 4 or so. If you're after a quieter experience this could be a good spot.
Classes run - Sprintcars, Wingless Sprints, Speedcars, Lightning Sprints, Legend Cars, Late Models,
Street Stocks, AMCA Nationals, Fender Benders, Formula 500's,
Uniqueness - Sydney Speedway is comparable with US tracks. At around 460 metres
it's a decent pole line and the walls are well back from the confines of the race track.
Given the right conditions, a cushion can build up to ledge like proportions which adds
an additional aspect of excitement to proceedings. The pits are situated behind turns
3&4 which is ideal for a flowing meeting.