Safety Comes First at Valvoline Raceway

The cancellation of USC Round Two at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway was nobody’s fault and the decision was made in the interest of safety.

Nobody can be blamed for that . . . or for what occurred because safety is paramount. Both Valvoline Raceway management and race association officials were faced with a very difficult set of circumstances never previously encountered. A part of the circuit entering turn three was too soft and wet to provide a suitably safe racing surface.

Valvoline management immediately made the correct decision, not only in the interest of driver safety, but also to offer a gate entry refund or for fans to choose to retain their admission ticket for use at a future race meeting (with the exception of January 6/7, 2018.)

The Valvoline Raceway management are to be highly commended for the manner in which they handled a potentially difficult situation surrounding the cancellation. Race fans were appreciative and fully understanding of the circumstances.

In addition, Clayperview.com subscribers who had paid for the coverage can contact office@sydneyspeedway.com.au to be refunded or credited for the next event.

The situation arose only because the Valvoline Management are doing their absolute best to ensure a race surface is up to the required standards, suitable for the racing enjoyment of fans and provides perfect racing conditions for all divisions.

So let’s not dwell on the cancellation of the October 14 show . . . forget this ever happened, look on the positive toward the future and some of the great shows planned for the season at Sydney’s Valvoline Raceway.


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