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Chequered flag set to fall on Sandown

Speedcafe Newscast podcast reveals the future of Sandown.

12 September 2023

The long-running story of Sandown’s future is, unfortunately, coming to an end. The beloved suburban Melbourne circuit, host of touring car racing classics for almost 60 years, is now on death’s door.

On the eve of the return of the Sandown 500, the latest Speedcafe Newcast podcast reveals the track’s future. Listen here:

The Sandown 500 is set for at least one more year, celebrating the 60th anniversary of touring car enduros at the Springvale track.

Sandown is the world’s last surviving combined horse and car racing complex, with the circuit running around the turf track.

Despite its age, it has the best spectator facilities of any permanent circuit in the country, including a heritage-listed grandstand

As well, Ford star Cam Waters reveals his future in Supercars and NASCAR. Waters and David Reynolds also talk about the Gen3 challenges at Sandown and next month’s Bathurst 1000.

And ARG owner Barry Rogers steps up to defend the second-level SpeedSeries against widespread criticism, including a big spray from Supercars czar Roland Dane.

Hear it all from the stars, talking to award-winning Speedcafe podcast presenter Mark Fogarty.