Wakefield Park petition gaining traction

The chequered flag flies at Wakefield Park in 2006. Pic: an1images / Scott Wensley

A MOVEMENT to reopen regional motorsport circuit Wakefield Park Raceway has taken off.

In less than two weeks, the Save Wakefield Park petition on the Parliament of New South Wales website has attracted more than 22,000 signatures.

Organisers are hoping to gather enough attention to warrant the venue being reopened with a “viable interim solution” until a permanent agreement can be reached.

Located near Goulburn, Wakefield Park opened in 1994 and played host to various national, state and local events.

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Among the categories it hosted was the Australian Superbike Championship and, from 2001-08, the Super2 Series.

Following the implementation of noise restrictions, Wakefield Park announced it would be forced to close on September 1 (2022).

Benalla Auto Club group general manager Stephen Whyte said at the time: “Unfortunately, we cannot operate economically under the current restrictions, which has left us with no alternative but to cease all activity at the track.”

Whyte did however vow to not give up the fight and now the public has got involved, supporting the petition to revive the precinct both for the benefit of motorsport enthusiasts and the Goulburn economy.

The petition can be found HERE.

Connor O’Brien joined V8 Sleuth in 2022 as website Editor. He won the Supercars Media Award in 2017 while working as a sports reporter at the Gold Coast Bulletin, before stints at Supercars and Speedcafe. During his time at V8 Sleuth he's twice (2022, 2023) been named Journalist of the Year at the Supercars Media Awards.