Baskerville Raceway Info

Address: 473 Baskerville Rd, Old Beach TAS 7017, Australia
Phone Number: 0407 718 896

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Baskerville Raceway History

Baskerville Raceway was opened in February 1958, with one of the biggest crowds seen at a sporting event in Tasmania at the time. It was built on land owned by the Morrisby family and leased to the Hobart Sporting Car Club for a one hundred year period at a peppercorn rent of one shilling per year (Calvin Morrisby was certainly a circuit racing enthusiast).

Over the years to the early 1980’s the HSCC maintained and operated the property as well as being the promoter of all events there. A number of large scale events were held bringing all the big names of the day to the southernmost circuit in Australia, and maybe the world.