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MELBOURNE RACEWAY

This prestigious drag strip has been the home of drag racing in the north since the late 70's. A proving ground for some of the greatest Uk drag racers for decades and home to one of the most amazing racing communities.

SAVE MELBOURNE

MELBOURNE NEEDS YOU

Melbourne Raceway called and the community answered, MR is saved but we need another 15k to prepare the circuit for the future!

THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

BUILT FOR SPEED

£110,000 has been raised so far (June 2020) and the groundworkers commence work on 22nd June 2020, the new track is on it's way and we will be racing soon!

DONATE NOW TO SAVE MELBOURNE

RAISE A FURTHER £15k

To ensure the tracks longevity and to prepare for an additional 1/2 mile extension by raising a further 25k on top of the 100k already raised we can lengthen and widen the existing track on the 22nd of June which is going to save us thousands in the future!

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COUNTDOWN TO 8th August MELBOURNE IS SAVED!

We have saved Melbourne thanks to the incredible community that have rallied together and achieved the unthinkable, but, as the ultimate dream is to finally have a half mile strip at Melbourne we have established that and extra 25k will save us thousands of punds down the road to enable us to increase the length and width of the new track. We only have 15k to reach our target (as of 1st June 2020) and are pushing for this final goal to be reached which is going to put Melbourne on the map bigger, better and guaranteed to open for racing for at least the next 10 years!

Straightliners would like to thank each and every one of you who has had an input into this fundraiser and for putting your hands in your pockets, you are a credit to the racing community, Melbourne is saved because of you.

Yours in sport, Trevor Duckworth.

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Save Melbourne Raceway

Graham Morrison
£ 20.00 15 hours ago
Andy North
£ 35.00 1 day ago
David Lanham
£ 20.00 2 days ago
stuart Donald
£ 225.00 2 days ago
John Edwards
£ 100.00 2 days ago
Kevin Burns
£ 30.00 2 days ago
Nathan Hulkes
£ 50.00 4 days ago
Stuart Goodlad (traxas signed mag)
£ 130.00 5 days ago
Michael Pusey
£ 275.00 5 days ago
Lee Topham
£ 20.00 1 week ago
Lee Topham
£ 20.00 1 week ago
Lee Topham
£ 20.00 1 week ago
Michael Pusey
£ 20.00 1 week ago
Lee Topham
£ 20.00 1 week ago
Lee Topham
£ 20.00 1 week ago
Lee Topham
£ 20.00 1 week ago
Lee Topham
£ 20.00 1 week ago
Lee Topham
£ 20.00 1 week ago
Lee Topham
£ 20.00 1 week ago
Lee Topham
£ 20.00 1 week ago

 WE DID IT, 8TH MARCH 2020, THE INCREDIBLE MELBOURNE RACEWAY 
 COMMUNITY RAISED £115,000 SO FAR! 

Melbourne Raceway (formerly York) is one of the most renowned drag racing strips in the Uk, set-up in the late 70's this track could tell a few stories. The original organisors of this prestigious runway and a family who dedicated decades of their lives running it were the Murty family who deserve the upmost respect and recognition for the work they did, looking after the track and running the events.

With a loyal and dedicated community following, Melbourne Raceway is without doubt a very loved and adored drag-strip that has played a part of so many racers and enthusiasts lives for decades, some people came here with their grandfathers, grandmothers, mums and dads and began racing here themselves where their own children have followed and the cycle continues. Unfortunately Melbourne Raceway closed down in 2017, a heart-breaking development for the community. Straightliners have stepped up to the plate in the hope of helping the community rebuild and bring back Melbourne Raceway, it is incredibly important to the Uk racing community and it deserves to be preserved and kept open for racing. Melbourne Raceway has been such an important venue and the backdrop to some incredible moments in drag racing, it is a part of racing heritage in the Uk and it deserves it's rightful place as the North of England's premier drag-racing venue, we came together and saved this iconic venue.


So, what's next for Melbourne Raceway?

8th-9th August 2020....we go racing!

We raised £115,00 and saved Melbourne Raceway!

How can you help?
You can donate personally, as a business as a charitable donation, you can create fundraisers under our banner!

Where do I donate?
All donations can be sent directly into our "Save Melbourne Raceway" bank account.
Barclays Bank
Save Melbourne Raceway
Sort: 209898
Account: 13430782


I have more questions who do I speak to?
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Spectator Info

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Sponsorship Opportunities

EVENT SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES.

1. Full event sponsorship giving full title rights to events.

2. Discipline sponsorship Drag & Top Speed.

3. Drag Strip lane sponsorship.

4. Timing Tower Branding

5. All ticket branding sponsorship.

6. Start line banners.

7. Grandstand sponsorship.

8. Social media marketing and branding.

Prices on request, email in the first instance 

Trade Applications

Do you have a business you would like to market at our events?

1. Small or large pitches available.

2. All traders advertised on our social media and website.

3. Great marketing opportunities.

4. Do you have something unique or an idea you have for our event? Drop us a message!

5. Sponsorship and branding opportunities for your company.

6. FREE marketing opportunities.

Prices on request, submit your details via our online booking form.

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