Winton Raceway is the nation’s action track, and one of Australia’s few circuits where spectators can see all the on-track activity from any one vantage point.
The circuit plays host to some of the country’s biggest and most prestigious automotive and motorsport events, including club days, historic meetings and motorcycle functions, as well as the more traditional sprints and circuit racing competitions. Some of the most notable events held at the venue include the V8 Supercars, Shannons Nationals, Supertrucks, Historic Festival of Speed, Performance Car Mania, HQ Holden 4 Hour and the Winton 300, as well as multiple rounds of the Victorian Motor Racing Championship.
The circuit is also an important testing facility for a lot of racing drivers and teams, with all the Victorian V8 Supercar teams utilising Winton as their test track.
As one of the major attractions in the town of Benalla, Winton is important in generating business for local accommodation venues. In addition to this, Winton also provides camping facilities for spectators and competitors, especially during bigger events.
While much of the focus is on the various competitive events held at Winton, the circuit is also used by tyre and automotive manufacturers, who put various cars and tyres through their paces around the circuit to ensure they are safe when driven to the limit.
If you are visiting Winton for a racing event, be sure to tune in to 87.6 WINTON FM to keep up to date with the latest news and commentary.