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Calder Park Raceway

UPDATED: 17/05/2010

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Calder Park is situated on a 440 hectare site, boasting the impressive Goodyear Thunderdome, a 1.8km SuperSpeedway. The Thunderdome was the first tri-banked oval super speedway built outside of North America, and today is the only one in the southern hemisphere. In addition to the 1.8 Km SuperSpeedway there are additional circuits, including the National Circuit, the Club Circuit and the Grand Prix Circuit.

Calder Park hosts NASCAR, AUSCAR, Drag Racing, Touring Cars and many other forms of motor racing. It is the home of AUSCAR, which is similar to NASCAR but is based on Australian built Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore V8's. Calder Park also boasts the longest drag racing strip in Australia, which has seen many international events. This strip is acknowledged to be the fastest in the world, and played host to the first ever 4 second pass outside the USA.

There are plans to further expand the complex, which will continue to confirm Calder Park as one of the premier tourist attractions in Australia. Calder Park offers the corporate and private sectors a wide range of promotional opportunities - from race track or event sponsorship to corporate entertainment. Even outdoor concerts, like that of Guns & Roses in the early 1990's.

The Goodyear Thunderdome
One of only two banked Superspeedways outside the US, and the only one of its kind in the southern hemisphere, the incredible $54 million GOODYEAR THUNDERDOME Superspeedway is the jewel in Calder Park’s crown. Construction began in November 1984 and it was officially opened by the Mayor of Keilor on August 3rd 1987.

Based primarily on the famous Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina USA, the 24 degree banked tri-oval involved the moving of some 14 million meters of earth during it’s construction.

The 1.8km circuit features comfortable seating for 24,000 spectators, with further seating for 20,000 on the grassed embankments. The infield alone would contain a football oval seven times!

Purpose built for American style NASCAR racing, the Goodyear Thunderdome is now also the home of Australia’s own NASCAR variant – the popular AUSCAR racing class, as well as SPORTSMANS, HQ Holdens and LEGEND classes.

The GOODYEAR THUNDERDOME is also a popular venue for many driver-training organisations, who appreciate its unique facilities.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria Address: Calder Fwy Keilor 3036. Tel: (03) 9217 8800
Capacity: 44,000 Seats: 24,000 (55% of capacity)
Record Crowd: 46,000 - Nascars 66,000 - 1993 Guns 'N' Roses concert Highest Crowd since 1/1/2003:
Lights: Yes Arena Roof: No
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Built: 1987 Redeveloped:
Former/Other Names: Goodyear Thunderdome Ticketing:
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Calder Park Raceway is located on the Calder Fwy. Shuttle Bus runs from St Albans Station to Calder Park and return.
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