Perth Motorplex

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Perth Motorplex is a motorsport venue located at Kwinana Beach, Western Australia. It caters mainly for drag racing and speedway, although other events are held there regularly. Over 275,000 patrons attend the venue each year to many varied events. The Perth Motorplex holds rounds of the ANDRA Drag Racing Championship and World Series Sprintcars championship.

History[edit]

Perth Motorplex (formerly Quit Motorplex) opened in 2000. It replaced the Claremont Speedway which was run at the Claremont Showgrounds from 1927, and the Ravenswood Raceway Drag Racing strip. Many Claremont loyalists were unhappy with the change saying it destroyed almost 75 years of heritage as were many Ravenswood fans. Nonetheless the changes suited a growing population in Perth as the racetrack at Claremont was situated literally across the road from housing estates.

The Motorplex actually brought drag racing some 45 km closer to Perth than Ravenswood, while for speedway fans the Motorplex saw the sport leave the city and move 26 km south.

Motorvation[edit]

Motorvation, an annual car show in January, presents "supercruises" (display-only parades), elite car exhibitions, drag racing challenges, burnout competitions and a "Miss Motorvation" beauty contest. Vehicle entries are limited to about 600 to enable a strict management regime.[1] Motorvation was invented by Rob Woodcock and Phil Cockayne who also started Perth City Street Machine Club.

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Coordinates: 32°13′0″S 115°47′18″E / 32.21667°S 115.78833°E / -32.21667; 115.78833