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Supercars team bosses back Perth street race

THE push to move the annual Perth Supercars round to a street circuit in Western Australia’s capital city is being welcomed by multiple leading teams.

There appears to be momentum building for a Perth street race which could open the 2026 season.

If it comes to fruition, it would likely replace historic Wanneroo Raceway on the calendar.

Tickford Racing co-owner Rod Nash and Walkinshaw Andretti United CEO Bruce Stewart both spoke positively of the concept.

“It’s been a discussion for the last 15 years, but it is Perth and it would be great to sort of freshen it up with a great street circuit,” said Nash.

Supercars in the Wanneroo Raceway pitlane. Pic: Ross Gibb

“You have got plenty of infrastructure there in Freo (Fremantle) from the old days of America’s Cup and everything else, but where that would go, obviously Supercars are working away with that.

“But it would be good to see.”

Stewart added: “I think the commercial support would be huge in the city.

“There’s some big companies here, lots of mining support around up and down the pitlane, so I think it could only be good.

“Although I love coming out here now (after a successful weekend for WAU) – it hasn’t been great for a long time – but in that respect any time you go to a street circuit it’s exciting. A new crowd is always good.”

Wanneroo Raceway. Pic: Ross Gibb

Western Australia deputy premier and Minister for Tourism Rita Saffioti was treated to an up-close Supercars experience on Friday at Wanneroo, strapping into Mark Winterbottom’s DeWalt Camaro for a hot lap.

Saffioti declined to speak with media afterwards when approached about discussions relating to a new street circuit.

Wanneroo has hosted 45 rounds and 97 races of the ATCC/Supercars Championship to date.

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