1969 STANTHORPE & DISTRICTS CAR CLUB
The Stanthorpe and Districts Sporting Car Club was formed in 1969, The club immediately set about the building of Carnell Raceway.
1970 CARNELL RACEWAY
The circuit was built by volunteers from the Stanthorpe and Districts Sporting Car Club, This project soon attracted a lot of support from the local business houses and contractors,
When the circuit opened it was a 800 metre clay surfaced track that was suited to Touring Car racing, and it operated very successfully in that form up until the early 1990's.
1990's CARNELL RACEWAY UPGRADE
In the early 1990's the venue went through a major upgrade, The length of the racetrack was increased to 960 metres and a drag strip was incorporated into the main straight, The track surface was also sealed over with asphalt.
2014 CARNELL RACEWAYS FUTURE
It has been widely reported of late the the raceway's life may be coming to an end, The club is currently fighting a loosing battle with the local council and five families that are complaining about the noise and disruption in the area.