OOpening in 1968, this track near Lake Macquarie, north of Sydney, was one of the first to realise the potential of the emerging category of Super Modifieds, which would gradually evolve into modern day sprintcars. In 1969 and 1970 Morisset hosted the national title for the Super Mods. Jim Winterbottom, father of Mark, won in 1969. In This
feature was not meant to be an allencompassing, definitive history of regional and country speedways in this country, as there were scores more with either fleeting or long histories that we could not illustrate.
Tasmania’s paved track at Penguin is a good example of a venue we would have loved to have shown you; where, during the 1970s, the Yankees crossed Bass Strait and copped a hiding. And Richmond deserves coverage too
It’s a similar story in Queensland where there were other memorable non-capital city speedways,