Mallala’s new owners
Following the death of circuit owner Clem Smith in February (see OBA 65), Mallala Motorsport Park has been sold to the Peregrine Corporation, which is currently engaged in the construction of the new Bend Motorsport Park at Tailem Bend, South Australia. Peregrine boss Sam Shahin says Mallala’s infrastructure will be updated, but wants to see the circuit focus on “grassroots motor sport”. He also said he wanted to attract national championship meetings, including a round of the Australian Superbike Championships. “We want Mallala to be part of the renaissance of motorsport in SA,” he told the Adelaide Advertiser newspaper.