1968 RICHMOND SPEEDWAY
Richmond Speedway opened in January of 1968, firstly as an inderpendant track but shortly after joined with The Confederation of Australian Motorsport (C.A.M.S).
This was not to last long as the track broke away and affiliated with the Associated Speedway Control Board, this also was short lived, as the track once again returned to an Inderpendant run orginization.
Richmond and Bridgewater Speedways both operated successfully through to the year of 1975 when Bridgewater closed, this left Richmond Speedway as only track in the South of Tasmania.
This monopoly however did not reflect in an increase of paying spectators, a mystry as the large population of Hobart was near-by.
19?? USA v TASMANIA 4 LAP MATCH RACES
While in Tasmania for a 3 test series at Carrick and Latrobe Speedways, the USA team of Mike Andretta, Ed Wilbur, Hash Brown and Mark Welch in their Chevy Monza's were also contracted to race at Richmond Speedway.
Hash Brown arrived at the track just in time for racing as the midnight oil had been burning at Mitchell Motors in Launceston rebuilding his engine.
The Tasmanian drivers consisted of Neville Harper, Chas Kelly, Randell Bromfield and Russ Fleming.
The Sunday afternoon meeting was a failure as far as spectator attendance went, but the racing was sensational with Neville Harper winning 3 races and the Tasmanian team winning the meeting. from Richmond the racing shifted back to Carrick Speedway for the third test.