1969 - SOUTH PARK RACEWAY
The 1st general meeting for the newly formed club at Rainbow was held on the 23rd of April 1969, at that meeting the first committee was elected, The first President was K Baird who had to stand down 2 months into his leadership as he was moving out of town. Gary Small would take his position, the rest of the committee was made up of B Bastin Secretery, T Huff Treasurer and C Gebert as Vice President.
The new club wrote to the lands department asking for land to be allocated to build a race track, The first choice was knocked back but a second application for the new site was accepted.
Cal Geberts farther, Roy had a tractor and with the promise of beer and more beer, he drove his tractor to the site and carved out a race track, Kevin Wilson who worked for the water commission at the time had access to there machinery.
The track was built into the side of a hill on crown land with the spectators placed above the track on the high side, The pits and start finish line on the opposite side, It was a large track by Australian Speedway standards, approximately one third mile in circumference with the corners dipping slightly at either end, tight turns and long straights, Racing was in an anti-clockwise direction.
The first race meeting was to be held on New Years day 1970, with a lack of cars, most still under construction, the meeting was changed to a practice day.
The first official race meeting wasn't held until the 15th of February 1970, Rainbow Speedway only lasted four or five years, Lack of funds and the inability to attract competitors led to the tracks demise.
South Park Raceway was another venue visited by the Swan Hill Motorcycle Club.