Hundreds of cars gather to break-in Luddenham Raceway
Western Sydney's newest race track opens its gates.
Australia is growing fast, and as a consequence is losing racetracks to housing development, with even the future of Sandown uncertain.
So, it's refreshing to see a new track, such as Luddenham Raceway built.
Located down the road from Sydney Motorsport Park in Western Sydney, the facility had its official opening yesterday with the aim of getting speed off our streets with the help of Ian Luff’s Drive to Survive program.
Privately funded and family owned, the circuit was opened by broadcaster Alan Jones, not the F1 champ.
And here I was expecting to see the racing car driver Alan Jones. (image credit: Mitchell Tulk)
After the opening, a horde of Mustangs, Cobra replicas and Mini Coopers, mixed in with a few supercars like a Ferrari FF and Mercedes AMG GT R took to the circuit, giving people a taste of the course.
The track is 1.4km long, and has plenty of dips and bends to test anyone's driving abilities, with one corner similar to The Dipper at Bathurst or the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca.
While it’s in a very open area, you still wouldn't want to run too wide, as there are no sand traps lining the corners and there's a pond in the middle of the property.
Can't wait to see the cars they fish out of that pond. (image credit: Mitchell Tulk)
Also, at the raceway is a paintball field and go-kart circuit. So, there's fun for the whole family.
Will you be taking your car for a track day at Luddenham Raceway? Let us know in the comments.