A landmark agreement has been formed with the Bunbury Car Club and Healthway this week that will see the sport of speedway in the south west launch into a new era.
Talks had been progressing over the last couple of months, in a very positive manner between both parties. Track Promotions Manager, Andrew Roberts, is glad to have the QUIT corporate banner attached to the venue.
" We have had a very close working relationship with Healthway, over the last few seasons," he said acknowledging their support. "This partnership will see us provide a comfortable non-smoking environment at the venue. It's no different to Patersons Stadium and venues similar."
The partnership with Healthway will provide the Bunbury Car Club more flexibility to attract bigger national events to Bunbury in the next three years.
Now known as QUIT Bunbury Speedway, they will also brand one of Australia's biggest sprintcar spectacles-The Krikke Boys Shootout with the QUIT brand, a first for the event to have this sort of backing.
Along with the other sponsors of the Shootout, QUIT and Healthway will work with the Car Club to provide a healthy smoke free environment for all venue patrons.
With 40th season anniversary celebrations this season just about to move forward, Mr Roberts says that the season ahead is big. " Along with our normal season, we have 2 Australian and 2 WA championships we will run so, a very busy time this year."
Corporate giant Coates Hire is still happy to be involved again for the next three years. The club have moved Coates into their community arm and they will be spear heading this including the Coates Hire Junior Speedway Development Program, with the first recipient to be announced in the coming weeks. Mr Roberts said that their relationship with Coates Hire was stronger than ever.
" Without the Coates Hire team backing us in the last three seasons, we wouldn't be where we are today. They will still be involved us in a big way, that's for sure," he explained.
" They will support our community initiatives and will back regular family evenings through the season, allowing children under 12 in for free."
With the season approaching fast, works are continuing at the venue with new corporate areas due to be installed along with other renovations. More information will be released on the anniversary season in the coming weeks.