VenuesWest Chairman Graham Partridge OAM said he was pleased to announce three new large screens; the largest at a permanent drag racing venue, have recently been installed at Perth Motorplex.

“This initiative is included in VenuesWest’s Strategic Asset management Plan as part of an investment program designed to improve venue presentation and customer experience,”Mr Partridge said.

The largest screen measuring approximately 14 metres wide by 7 metres high is located at the start line of the drag strip and will display instant replays and high definition video footage.

The other two new screens are located at the midpoint of the drag racing strip and both measure 6 metres wide by 3 metres high. These signs will be used to predominantly display race run times and graphics.

The screens will be used for all Drag Racing, Burnouts and other entertainment events held on the dragstrip. This equates to more than 80 events this season.

“The final cost of the screens including the installation of the new timing system is $290,000,” Mr Partridge said.

“The new state of the art screens have been described as the best in the country for a Motor Sport venue and will enhance entertainment experience for both Perth residents and visitors attending Drag Racing and other Events at the Perth Motorplex.”

“Over the last four financial years more than 1 million spectators have visited Perth Motorplex, indicating the diversity of driving sports such as drag racing and dirt track speedway and music events such as Guns n Roses are appealing to a large range of people living and visiting Perth.”

 VenuesWest is Western Australia’s provider of premier sports, recreation and entertainment venues and its portfolio includes the new and world class Perth Arena and the redeveloped nib Stadium. Recently the State Government confirmed that the new Perth Stadium would join the VenuesWest portfolio when completed in 2018.

These are in addition to HBF Stadium, HBF Arena, WA Athletics Stadium, WA Basketball Centre, Midvale Speeddome, Perth Motorplex, Champion Lakes Regatta Centre and the WA Rugby Centre, with the State Netball Centre and the Western Australian Institute of Sports High Performance Service Centre under construction currently.