1955 TOOWOOMBA SHOWGROUNDS
Motor Cycle Speedway racing 1st started at the Toowoomba Showgrounds on the 21st of October 1955, The venue was promoted by Mr Frank Arthur on behalf of Empire Speedway Promotions.
1966 DOWNS SPEEDWAY CLUB
The Downs Speedway Club was formed in 1966 - 1967 and held speedway racing around the Toowoomba Showgrounds, this continued up until 1974 when the Royal Agriculture Society announced they were going to promote the speedway themshelves.
It was at this point the club decided to purchace there own land and build venue, this would be what we know today as Charlton Raceway.
Speedway did continue to be held at the Showgrounds up until its final meeting on the 11th of April 1981
Ray Reid Feature
1978 - 1979 AUSTRALIAN SALOON CAR CHAMPIONSHIP
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1978 TOOWOOMBA RACEWAY PROGRAMME SLIDESHOW
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1981 EAST COAST SPEEDWAY MONTHLY REPORTED
2009 TOOWOOMBA SHOWGROUNDS LOCATION
Our research shows that the old Toowoomba Showgrounds was located close to the town cente along Campbell Street, the area was so valuable for the growth of Toowoomba that a completly new show ground facility was built further out of town.