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WA Motorplex is going to change hands by the looks.  Hopefully it's a positive thing!

 

http://dragnews.com.au/news-all/local-news/3417-kwinana-motorplex-pty-ltd-withdraws-tender-from-perth-motorplex-future-of-wa-drag-racing-up-in-the-air.html

 

 

 

In a shock statement, Kwinana Motorplex Pty Ltd has announced its decision to withdraw from the tendering process for Perth Motorplex.

KMPL (Kwinana Motorplex Pty Ltd) was one of the shortlisted proponents in this process.

Due to personal and family reasons, the Directors of KMPL have recently decided to withdraw from the tendering process.

In early 2015, Gary Miocevich, the long-term managing director for KMPL, passed away. Gary devoted many years to the development of the sport in Western Australia, bringing tireless enthusiasm to the task. Gary’s passion for the sport was instrumental in the creation of the Perth Motorplex in 2000, which combined the sports of drag racing from Ravenswood Raceway and speedway from Claremont Speedway. The directors of KMPL acknowledge the outstanding legacy Gary has left, from which all enthusiasts of the sports benefit.

The Miocevich family has substantially supported and contributed to the sport of drag racing for more than 35 years and speedway for more than 20 years. Now is an appropriate time to provide the opportunity for another party to assume the role of managing Perth’s premium automotive sporting facility. The board of KMPL consider it to have been a privilege to have collaborated and worked with the thousands of racers and their fans, who have supported the sport, to make the Perth Motorplex the most successful fixed motorsport facility in Australia.

KMPL will cease operations at the Perth Motorplex on 30 June 2016 and all creditors and staff entitlements will be paid in full.

The KMPL board express gratitude to all VenuesWest personnel, for their wonderful support during the 15 years to date. The KMPL team will work with VenuesWest to ensure a smooth transition to a new venue manager.

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Someone said the other week that whoop ass runs at a loss every week... hopefully it's a company who wants to keep giving us a safe place go drag race off the streets and not just in it for profit

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At a loss? that's very interesting. I guess staff,insurance,maintenance etc aint cheap.

Will be interested in what direction it heads

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1 hour ago, Lennox said:

Someone said the other week that whoop ass runs at a loss every week... 

 

Wow didn't know that.  Bummer.

 

Racewars is coming back so if WAW dies it will be the only legal 400m (and 800m) racing in WA.  Won't have the important stat sheets after a run though.

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Bit of a shocker hey !

There was heaps going on with ANDRA getting booted by the Motorplex in favour of IHRA and the sh*tstorm that followed.

I cant help but wonder if theres something behind the scenes going on and KMPL have done this for other reasons.

They certainly hung their hats on the IHRA and clearly said that ANDRA can f*ck right off.

Maybe Venues West have told them they have to go back to ANDRA and KPML said "yeah nah, f*ck ANDRA, were out"...or something similar.

 

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