Tolmer Speedway returns with a bang, looking to build on momentum

BIG YEAR AHEAD: Fresh off a success return in December last year, Tolmer Speedway will host round six of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series on January 25.
BIG YEAR AHEAD: Fresh off a success return in December last year, Tolmer Speedway will host round six of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series on January 25.

Tolmer Speedway returned with a bang on December 29, hosting its first race meet since the committee's decision to close the venue's doors in late 2019.

People from far and wide converged on the Bordertown-based track to witness high-quality sprint cars in action, and it won't be the last time motorsport fans will get to visit the 'Bullring" this year.

The committee announced on January 6 that the speedway will host round six of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series on January 25.

A high-quality event, a total of seven locations will host race meets from January 20-30.

Tolmer Speedway secretary Lauren Nelson hopes they can build off last December's successful return and provide the town with the excitement that it missed in 2020.

"The town were very happy to see the speedway return last year, and that resulted in many people coming to the event," she said.

"We have been overwhelmed by the positive response we have received from the general public."

A highly successful livestream allowed those who were unable to attend the event to enjoy the action from the comfort of their homes.

The stream managed to reach over 200,000 people and was viewed by approximately 65,000 fans.

Despite the speedway benefitting massively from people walking through the gates, Ms Nelson said hosting events also provides countless benefits for Bordertown.

"Being able to attract a large crowd of people benefits the entire town, with visitors spending money at local businesses," she said.

A strong end to 2020 is set to translate into a strong start to 2021, with the upcoming race meet on January 25 likely to attract some great drivers.

"Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, we are likely to get drivers from across Australia - we are expecting many great drivers to take part in the event, all going well," Ms Nelson said.

She also mentioned that due to the event taking place just before Australia Day, the speedway are confident they can attract a sizeable crowd.

Thanks to motivated committee, Tolmer Speedway is set to continue to add to its proud history which spans six decades.

The speedway will host round six of the Speedway Australia Sprintcar Super Series on January 25.