Safety is always the top priority at Premier Speedway and events and infield staff and crews have new top-of-the-range suits ahead of the busy summer racing season.
The flame-retardant suits will be worn at upcoming racing events at the popular sporting precinct, which is home to the world famous Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.
General manager David Mills said the core safety crew and infield staff would wear the new suits.
“They are the first responders to any incident,” Mr Mills said. “We have to make sure they are safe.”
Performance Racegear supplied the suits and representative Mike Nairn said they were of the highest safety standard.
“The suits are made by P1 in Italy,” he said. “Championship drivers in Australia wear them. They are world global standard flame-retardant suits.”
Mr Mills said the crew’s safety was of the utmost importance.
“Mike has been first class in ensuring they are safe and the crew is educated on the attire needed to perform their duties safely,” he said.
The suits have been sponsored by Macey’s Bistro.
Macey’s representative Ethan Kenna-Walsh said the popular city hotel was a proud supporter of the speedway.
“Dad (Peter ‘Cork’ Walsh) supports the speedway every year,” Mr Kenna-Walsh said.
“We are always busy, especially when the speedway is on.”
Mr Mills said there was three meetings to be held before Christmas, kicking off on November 3 for round three of the Eureka Sprintcar Series.
“Then we host the Victorian Sprintcar title on November 17,” he said.
“Then the pre-Christmas race on December is Max’s race for sprintcars as well. There will be junior sprintcars in action at the first meeting, Formula 500s at the second and also some-late models at the third meeting. That will lead us into a very busy December and January period.”
Warrnambool City Council also supports Premier Speedway.