Calder Park Raceway

Calder Park Raceway

Calder Park Raceway – Melbourne, Victoria

Calder Park Raceway is a motor racing circuit in Melbourne, Victoria. The complex includes a dragstrip, a road circuit with several possible configurations, and the “Thunderdome”, a high-speed banked oval equipped to race either clockwise (for right-hand-drive cars) or counter-clockwise (for left-hand-drive cars such as NASCAR).

Calder Park Raceway was founded in the farming community of Diggers Rest and began as a dirt track carved into a paddock by a group of motoring enthusiasts who wanted somewhere to race their FJ Holdens back in the 1960’s.

In the early 70s Bob Jane purchased Calder Park and from there it became a Victorian motorsport icon with international events.

The Thunder dome at Calder Park Raceway was built at the cost of $54 million, and as Australia’s only 24 degree banked superspeedway was opened on August 3, 1987. This is where we run our workshops!

This motorsport facility allows us to provide the optimum driver training experience. It is the ideal venue for drivers at all levels of competency and driving experience.

Calder Park Raceway Driver Training

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How to get there:

Calder Park Raceway is located at 377 Calder Fwy, Calder Park (Keilor) VIC 3037

  • Once you have entered the gate, you will need to curve around to the left and go under the bridge – you will be heading towards the Thunder dome
  • Drive along the straight road until you get to the building in the middle of the Thunder dome – park here
  • Your trainer will meet you in this car park area
  • Your course will start in the training room for a safety briefing

What to bring / wear / know

  • Bring your car – make sure you check tyre pressures (34PSi Small/Medium Cars – 36PSi Large cars – 40PSi 4WD Vehicles). Remove all loose items and make sure you have enough fuel. 2 drivers can share one car on the day if required
  • Bring some lunch – we have a fridge at the venue, but no microwave. We provide tea and coffee
  • Bring some water – it gets hot outside! So bring some water and stay hydrated.
  • Please bring a hat and sunscreen. If it’s raining an umbrella please.
  • Wear suitable clothing – activities are done outside and there is little/no shelter. So dress accordingly for the weather and be prepared for good/bad weather changes.
  • Bring your drivers licence – Make sure you bring this with you!
  • You will be requiured to complete some paperwork during the day – so bring a pen, notepad and or anything else that might make your day a bit easier.
  • Don’t forget to have fun!
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