1969 - THE ESPERANCE HOT ROD CLUB
The sport of speedway began in Esperance when some of the young lads around the town, placed a notice in the Esperance Advertiser on the 24th of October 1969 for expressions of interest, Forming a Hot Rod Club they held races at Bandy Creek around the sand dunes and also on Pink Lake.
Being very keen for competition they travelled to Norseman, to race there FJ and FC Holdens and Supermodified's.
Some names recalled from these early days were Kerry Castledine, E Kendall, M Gray, E Cartledge, the Shipard boy's, K Casey, D Dickerson no doubt there were many more.
Tg racing was also very popular during this period and several would often race at the Esperance meetings.
(editorial Lorraine Bale and Liz Plecas)
The Pink lake circuit ran a Easter long weekend event each year that attracted a lot of outside interest, Tq racing was very popular through-out West Australia at the time and the Norseman Club heavily supported the Esperance club, The Kalgoorlie club would follow at a latter date.
Speedway racing ceased at Pink Lake around 1974 when the new an current speedway opened at Shark Lake.
Allan Worrol recalls: the speedway at pink lake was held on easter Sunday every year, and every year it would rain so one year they shifted it to Easter Saturday, It rained and rained, thats when it was decided to shift the speedway to its current location, I was involved in the marking out that new circuit.