HISTORY/ABOUT

Located just 1 hour and 20 minutes from the Melbourne Metro North and East, Alexandra District Speedway has become a favourite track with many drivers and spectators. We pride ourselves on being a family orientated club.

The Alexandra & District Speedway Inc. (ADS Inc.) race season starts with our annual 3-Hour Enduro Race followed by a calendar filled with meets, including ‘Street Stock Feature, Sports Sedan feature and Crash & Bash Feature, along with all our club classes and general speedway action. The season is finished up with the 100 Lap Derby Weekend, which in 2017, was the 42nd Derby.

Alexandra & District Speedway Inc. is in its 48th year after forming in 1969 with some assistance from the Alexandra Rotary Club. Our inaugural President was Don Stillman, life member and first recipient of our Golden Service Award after 27 years of commitment to the club.

ADS Inc. was one of the first ‘new’ clubs to form in the North East of Victoria and January 1971 saw the launch of the track known as Alexandra District Speedway. The track was a kidney shaped circuit, popular with both drivers and spectators. Due to the closeness of other speedway tracks, drivers would often visit from Euroa and Seymour.

The ADS Inc. drew a large membership from Melbourne due to the short distance from the Eastern suburbs of the city.

August 1974 saw the club decide to leave the ‘North Eastern Hot Rod Association’ during the ‘rule book wars’ and came very close to also leaving the Victorian Speedway Council (VSC) and the Australian Saloon Car Federation (now Speedway Sedans Australia). This unfortunately would of meant club drivers would not of been able to race at other tracks.

ADS Inc. being the strong dedicated club it was and still is, took a stand against the new governing bodies wanting to change the way things were done and ran independently. Although by 1975, after a number of meetings, negotiations and compromises, the club was back in the fold.

The early 1980’s saw Alexandra convert to a conventional speedway.

A concrete safety fence was added in the 1990’s, being the major project of the decade. Approx. 400 concrete panels were poured and a lot of manpower and vision ensured the wall to be erected in record time.

In the early 2000’s lighting was fitted allowing for night racing.

ADS Inc. are always looking for ways to update their venue to keep up with safety and comfort requirements with the recent example of the upgrade of 3 toilet blocks in the last 3 years. The next project is an upgrade to our current catch fence.

As the club has evolved and grown stronger, it has seen its membership base become a statewide affair with members scattered from all across Victoria. With its largest membership base coming from Melbourne’s North and East.
ADS Inc. has thrived with many members becoming title winners and place getters.

On 30th June 2017 Alexandra Speedway secured the sale of the property where the speedway is situated. After 2 years of fundraising the Club was able to secure the property with a small manageable loan.

ADS Inc. has many club divisions including Standard Saloons, VSC Juniors, VSC Ladies, VSC Sports Sedans, VSC Unlimited Sedans, SSA Juniors and Street Stocks.

As mentioned previously, we have also had the pleasure of hosting Late Models, along with Wingless Sprints. In the coming season, ADS Inc. will be hosting the Victorian Standard Saloon State Title, which is the biggest division for the VSC.

2017 will see the return of Crash N Bash at Alexandra. Crash N Bash is an ADS Inc. original concept, which was originally known as The Cannonball Derby and the inaugural meeting held at Alexandra.

ADS Inc. are looking forward to a prosperous and fun future.

Membership

To become a member of the Alexandra and District Speedway Inc., please download a membership form from our downloads page.

Alexandra Speedway is always looking for new members to add to our family oriented club.

Membership pricing is:

Family Membership $90 Entitles 2 Adults and children under 16 years
$22 Additional for each child 16 – 18 years living at home
Single Membership $50

*Please Note: Drivers and pit crew – VSC and VSCF/NASR licence, pit pass and registration forms cannot be given out until club membership is paid.

Alexandra Speedway currently has over 200 members. It’s a great honour that a large number of them are current or former State/National Champions.

We also have a strong commitment to Juniors Speedway. We currently have around 20 Juniors racing in SSA Juniors and/or VSC Juniors.

Life Members/Golden Service Award

Life Membership is offered to outstanding club members who show an ongoing commitment and dedication to Alexandra Speedway.

The Golden Service Award is presented to those individuals who have remained at the club 15 years after receiving a Life Membership.

To view our Life Members and recipients of the Golden Service Award please click here.