CITY councillor Peter Hulin wants to rev up council’s involvement in the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic — now regarded as one of the biggest speedway drawcards in the world.
He told this week’s council meeting that with next year’s event expanded to a three-night program there would be even more visitors to the district.
Cr Hulin suggested treating the speedway fraternity to a Wunta-type community breakfast and called for efforts to bring the fan appreciation display back to the CBD.
“Warrnambool should try to capitalise on the speedway as much as possible,” he said.
“It’s an amazing event. I’ve never seen as many cars out at the track complex as there were this year.
“There was no anti-social behaviour, no drunkenness, it’s children-friendly and people were there just for the speedway.
“If we could wrestle the vehicle display day back it would be great for the CBD.”
This year’s classic during the Australia Day weekend lured more than 18,500 fans over two nights.
The field included more than 100 cars and 18 drivers from the USA.