1926 - SPEEDWAY ROYALE
The egg shaped main arena of the Wayville Showgrounds has been at times refered to as the birthplace of Speedway in Australia in 1926. even though speedway motorcycle racing started at the Maitland Showgrounds in New South Wales in 1923, The 510 metre track was a dirt and sand mixture laid over a concrete base.
Many top riders appeared at the Royale during its early days, such as, Vic Huxley, Alby Taylor, English stars like Jack Parker and Frank Arthur who was the inaugural winner of the Star Riders Championship in 1929, this was the for-runner to what we know now as the Speedway World Championships.
1947 - WAYVILLE SHOWGROUNDS
WORLD SERIES SPRINTCARS
Australia's premier sprintcar trail, World Series Sprintcar has been held at the Royale on occasions, The non clay surface proved not to be favoured by many sprintcar competitors.