1st June 2017
Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway will change its name to Sydney Premier Karting Park as part of an upgrade to the facility in line with its 20th anniversary this December.
Roads into the facility will be significantly upgraded and landscaped. The karting complex entry road will be a nine metre wide bitumen approach whilst the current racing pit area will be fully sealed with bitumen.
A new pit area will be constructed at the Eastern end of the facility for major events.
The upgrades will provide more comfort and better use of Sydney Premier Karting Park for North Shore Kart Club members and visiting karters.
They come as part of a new addition to the facility and to Eastern Creek’s motorsport offering. Australia’s first indoor motocross park is being built at the Sydney Motorsport Park end of the the karting venue.
The MX facility will be housed in a US-constructed air-filled dome and its opening hours will be in line with those of the hire kart circuit.
Karters will benefit from improved food options that will come as part of a cafe within the motocross park.
The City of Blacktown projects its population will boom from the current 350,000 residents in the local Government area to 522,000 by 2036. It’s plans for 2036 include the building of a multi-million dollar Centre of Sporting Excellence, which motorsport in the area stands to benefit from.
Already Blacktown’s economy – at $14.2 billion annually – is larger than that of 87 nations.
“Changing our name to Sydney Premier Karting Park will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the karting facility and represents the shifting tide of Sydney’s population, which is migrating toward the City of Blacktown on a daily basis,” said Garry Holt – founder and Managing Director of Sydney Premier Karting Park.
The karting facility will continue to be the home of North Shore Kart Club and provide corporate and hire kart experiences, which has fostered the careers of many of Australia’s best motorsport talent.