1984 - PANNAWONICA SPEEDWAY
West Coast Speedway News feature
Pannawonica Speedway opened in 1984 as a 500 metre clay oval speedway on station property owned by John Lang. The foundation members listed for the club were, Mel Thompson, John Mackay, Kevin Jeffery's and Lorraine Jeffery's. The club ran a committee of just 4, President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer, it was small but effective.
The venue was basic with all that was needed, a canteen, bar and toilets. They held daylight meetings with the normal after party. Overnight camping was provided by Robe River Mining at there accomodation complex.
The small town of Pannawonica with its population of around 1,000 relied heavily on visiting drivers. Often clubs would utilize the mining companies rail systems and transport there race cars to out lying tracks on flat bed carriages.
Some of the major events held at the track were the Pannawonica Regatta Weekend and the Long Track Championship events.