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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,

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