Plenty of things have been going on at Perth Motorplex since the conclusion of the 2016/17 season and as we prepare for what will be our most successful season of racing in years we wanted to give you an update on some internal changes we are currently undertaking.
Our beloved drag racing manager Rod Britton has decided to return to his home state of NSW and take up a similar role at Sydney Dragway. While we are sad to see Rod head east we are very excited to welcome back to Perth Motorplex Ray Treasure.
Ray certainly needs no introduction when it comes to drag racing. Since the early Ravenswood days Ray has been a fixture in the sport and has worn many hats over the years, including track official, race manager, race director, and assisting the Australian Pro Street Association. With over 40 years of drag racing experience under his belt, Ray will no doubt be an asset to VenuesWest and to drag racing in Western Australia after a stretch on the east coast.
“I am over the moon to be back in my home state and in this position,” said Ray. “I previously held a position at Perth Motorplex for seven years between 2003 and 2010 and I’m looking forward to re-joining the team here as well as working with all the fantastic officials and racers. I can’t wait to start working on the next season.”
Gemma Shannon has also joined the team as a marketing and communications coordinator, taking over the role from Luke Nieuwhof who is heading off to pursue some more travel and concentrate on his drag racing magazine after July 12. Luke has contributed much to Perth Motorplex this season and will continue to provide some of his specialist services in the future.
Gemma is excited to be part of the Perth Motorplex team and the Perth motorsport community and is looking forward to meeting as many of our competitors and race fans as she can during our next racing season.