LAKE GRACE (WA)
1970 - LAKE GRACE SPEEDWAY
The Lake Grace Speedway was formed in 1970 after a local Policeman (Ken Mortimer) and several locals had their first meeting in 1969 and decided to lease an area for the track on the east side of town which was crown land, The track was constructed and buildings built by locals on weekends. The first meeting was held in 1970 and approximately sixtey cars were involved with the three classes Super Mods, Standard Saloons and Modified Saloons. For the first two years the club had quite a large crowd of up to 200 people who enjoyed the day, Local farmer Dave Robinson was a first class commentator and kept the crowd laughing with his jokes, after about three years the club was finding it hard to field enough cars and eventually the club stopped racing.
In 1976 interest had built up again and the track was rebuilt and enjoyed about four years more racing with good support.
Eventually locals began to leave the town and the car numbers became a problem again, The club this time closed for good.
1970 - STEPHEN PELHAM STOCK PRODUCTION
1970 - Stephen Pelham Ford Zephyr mark 1 Stock Car. Photo: Allan Baker.
1978 - LAKE GRACE SPEEDWAY FIXTURES
1983 - LAKE GRACE SPEEDWAY SLIDESHOW
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Tony Rutherford recalls: In about 2008 while working in Lake Grace on a loader loading road works trucks, I noticed the site we were removing the gravel from was the old speedway track. At the time the old speedway water truck was lying on its side, so after work that day I decided to roll the poor old workhorse back onto its wheels with my loader.
2012 - LAKE GRACE SPEEDWAY WALKABOUT
The race track is just were they left it, the track itself is in fair condition but allmost none of the inforstructure is left, the fences are all down the infield and the spectator areas are over grown, the pit area is still fairly clear and the Water truck is quietly rusting away next to the old race control tower.