SHOWDOWN AT THE SHOWGROUNDS
McCosker Rocky Speedway
Rockhampton City Raceway is centrally located at the Rockhampton Showground's, situated within the city boundary some 1.5 km from the main post office. Rockhampton showgrounds have been the home for Rockhampton Speedway where motorcycles have raced the circuit since November 1925, being one of the first venues to race under lights.
In recent times Rockhampton Showground's has undergone a major refurbishment taking on a six million dollar facelift and capital upgrade. The pits at Rockhampton City Raceway were a major part of the six million dollar face-lift; the entire facility was converted to underground power with transformer upgrades. The total area of the pits covers some three acres and is fully lit hosting abundant power & water facilities. Bitumen roads connect the pits to the racing circuit. Pit facilities would host 200+ Nominations.
The Rockhampton showgrounds have the capacity and associated facilities to cater for 8000 spectators comfortably. The major grandstand facility is the largest grandstand of its type located at any speedway venue in Queensland. The Rockhampton City Raceway is 440 metres in length comprising of clay and granite mixed surface contained by a 1.2-metre high concrete wall and a newly erected 3.3-metre high catch fence. Rockhampton Saloon Car Club Inc has recently purchased the complete AMB lap scoring/timing system and a number of transponder units.
Hot food canteens operate at two (2) outlets around the track. There is also a licensed bar elevated above fence height.
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