The original plan was for the series to travel to an international venue for the penultimate round (one week after Abu Dhabi), but a circuit could not be found in time. Instead, Winton will be moved back to the vacant November spot, and Eastern Creek will take Winton’s original August date (since winter in Victoria was never going to be fun).
Good to see, it’s the only permanent circuit left in Sydney unfortunately, and really needs V8 supercars to visit to keep the circuit alive and not become more housing. Always had a soft spot for the circuit, I used to live just up the road so I’ve been there a few times.
The first round of the National Formula Vee Championship was at the creek about 2 weeks ago..
First time driving there, but wow is it awesome.. the middle sector is absolute class, plus the final corner complex is inspired, encourages pushing the limits of the track.
From a driving perspective, I’m surprised they haven’t been racing there lately! And from a spectator perspective, I didn’t get to watch from the outside, but there were massive viewing mounds surrounding the entire circuit (think sepang).
From memory the ARDC/Eastern Creek were getting more money from renting out the track than from hosting a V8 Supercar race, so it seems as though politics and money was more of an issue than the track/location