Barbagallo Raceway Wanneroo Info

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Address: PO Box 267, Wanneroo, WA 6946, Australia
Email: admin@wascc.asn.au
Phone Number: (08) 9306 8022

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Barbagallo Raceway Wanneroo History

1966 – WASCC was advised that the lease on its existing facility at Caversham would not be renewed by the Department of Defence. In mid-1968 the current site was designated by Wanneroo Council/WA State Govt/WASCC for the use of Motor Racing. By late 1968 the site clearing was completed as the area was virgin & re-growth bush – detail work commenced by WASCC volunteers, who largely built the circuit. In January 1969, the asphalt was laid with the first race meeting conducted in February that year. The circuit was useable but the facilities were far from finished. The Pit/Paddock area was then located at the top of the hill on the infield adjacent turn 5. All this was paid for by the WASCC and the Club’s loyal sponsors. As funds ran low close to the designated opening day, repayable debentures were issued to Club members and supporters to finance last minute works. The Club had a bank loan kindly guaranteed by the Wanneroo Council – fully repaid. The WASCC also acknowledges the tremendous support of the Wanneroo Council with the loan of machinery and advice at that time.