Luddenham Raceway, a brand new motorsport facility planned for Sydney’s west, has been given the green light and is set to open its gates in 2014.
Officially approved on August 29, Luddenham Raceway will be located between Penrith and Liverpool in New South Wales. Its main attraction will be a 1.25km racetrack featuring significant elevation changes as well as state of the art timing and lighting systems.
Simo Vukmirica, a key figure in the project’s development, told CarAdvice the facility has also been endorsed by the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS).
Along with the main track – intended to be used for track days, time attack events and driver training activities – the complex is to house a 600m outdoor go-kart track (pictured below) and paintball facilities.
“Currently we are getting our construction certificate, then our engineering drawings will be completed… then we send out the tenders,” Vukmirica said.
“We are aiming for a March/April 2014 opening, depending on weather.”
With Luddenham Raceway to be positioned on a 100-acre property – home to an established olive grove – not far from the M4, M5 and M7 motorways, it will give motoring enthusiasts an alternative to Sydney Motorsport Park, located around 20-25km away, and a potential replacement for Oran Park Raceway that closed in 2010.
Vukmirica emphasised the group’s intention for building the facility saying, “Driver safety training and instilling good driving practices in the young folk in our community is very important to Luddenham Raceway.”