History of the West Oz 1/4 Scale Speedway Association Inc.

Flashback to 2006 when the track was constructed in Gemma Road.

Quarterscale speedway in Western Australia commenced in the 1990's and the first competitive circuit was created in Waroona WA in 2005. The West Oz 1/4 Scale Speedway Association was formed by a small group of RC enthusiasts including Les Blechynden, John Alford, Dale Pyke, Jeremy Briggs, Jim Connolly, Peter Loftus and Rick Triplett.

In 2006 the Association sourced land in Henderson and became part of the WARMS model precinct in Gemma Road. In the decade since its establishment the venue has developed into a world class facility, the best in the country for 1/4 scale speedway.

In season 2016/17 we celebrated 10 years of racing at the HENDERSON SPEEDWAY with a special 'A Decade at Hendo' anniversary event on 17 December.

The inaugural committee was honoured by having the new season and track champion's awards named after them and a special Sprintcar event was held with some of the inaugural committee driving borrowed cars. 

We all look forward to the next decade and beyond to celebrate this fantastic association and the sport of RC speedway racing.

 

The Early Days in Waroona - 2005.

Some images from the early days of West Oz.

The original track was constructed near the defunct Waroona Speedway site in 2005.

Rick Triplett works on the track at the picturesque Waroona circuit.

Some of the original competitors at West Oz. L-R Jim 'Bandit' Connolly, Peter Loftus, Les Blechynden, Rick Triplett, John Alford, Jeremy Briggs.

The tranquil scene in the pits at Waroona.