The 2017 season is gearing up to be a great one for Darwin’s 7mate Northline Speedway, with the track celebrating its 35th anniversary since moving from Bagot Park and undergoing a number of exciting upgrades and improvements to mark the momentous occasion.
Looking to build on what was a pleasing 2016 season, Northline Speedway has decided to pull out all of the stops in order to celebrate 35 years of providing thrilling and entertaining racing to a dedicated speedway audience.
In addition to launching their brand-new website, which will act as the central hub for information relating to the venue, including the 2017 calendar, previews, results, photos and more, the 400-metre clay track has undergone multiple upgrades, beginning with a big screen and improved track lightning to ensure the optimum spectator experience.
To make entry into the speedway as seamless and uncomplicated as possible, the track has developed a brand-new entry for spectators in a new location, while also introducing a newly-built playground area, in order to enhance the speedway’s family-friendly environment.
“We’re looking very forward to getting the 2017 underway,” commented Darwin Speedway Riders and Drivers Association President Caleb Gotts.
“We wanted to make sure that Northline Speedway was up to the same standard as the racing it always produces and we have no doubt that both drivers and spectators are going to be quite impressed with all of the improvements and upgrades we’ve made to the track’s facilities.”
2017 will also see the hugely popular Ostojic Chariots of Thunder Sprintcar Series return to the track for the 10th year, off the back of a fantastic running of the event last season, where the interstate visitors were overwhelmed with the hospitality of the NT natives. This season’s series will also see the introduction of the track’s Pope Bar, offering a special hospitality experience for the ultimate race fan.
The series will be contested over five huge nights, commencing on the Saturday night of August 12 with the Make a Wish Cup. The following Friday night (August 18) will see local and interstate competitors battle it out in the Defend the Top End event, before returning to the track the following night (August 19) for the Pope 65 Bob Ekins Memorial race. The series concludes with the NT Sprintcar Title, which will be held over two nights on August 25-26.
Nominations for the Ostojic Chariots of Thunder Series will open in May via the event website, where online ticket purchases will also be available.
Currently on the eve of the track’s season opener this Saturday night (May 13), with Sprintcars, Formula 500s, Street Stocks, AMCA Nationals and Speedway Karts on the program, the 2017 Northline Speedway season promises to be a great one.
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