Speedcars Australia Inc, in conjunction with Made Too Go Pty Ltd, regrettably announce the cancellation of the 80th Australian Speedcar Championship scheduled for February 2021 at Valvoline Raceway, Parramatta NSW.
“Recognising the possible reduction in entrant and spectator numbers due to unexpected domestic and international border restrictions, the current limited racing in some states, and social distancing requirements expected of the venue with Speedway being classed as a community sport in NSW; both parties have elected to make this tough decision” said Speedcars Australia President, Mark Harrington.
“While disappointing the event won’t proceed considering the upcoming changes to the Sydney speedway scene, we very much thank Made Too Go and all those involved in preparations to date for their support and efforts”.
While cancelling title events isn’t new to the 85-year old Australian Speedcar Championship with the annual event skipped during World War II; the impacts of COVID-19 on the sport are very much unprecedented. But if history has taught us anything, Speedway and Speedcars as Australia’s longest running division; will no doubt thrive once more when restrictions are lifted, and the country can get back trackside in force.
Speedcars Australia will announce related 2021/2022 championship scheduling news in due course.