Motor racing, in various forms, is a popular pastime in Victoria. There are a number of racing tracks which stage either local or international racing events.
These racing tracks welcome spectators to watch race events or even join in.
One of Warrnambool's major sporting attractions, the Sungold Stadium at this speedway offers excellent facilities for competitors, spectators and officials with a calendar of regular events including the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic.
A speedway of national standard, it hosts sprintcar races, V8 super sedans and mini sprints.www.rosedalespeedway.com.au
Located 10 kilometres west of Swan Hill, the speedway consists of a 500 metre track with banked corners and wide straights. Spectators can enjoy spectacular racing events with sprint cars, standard saloons, modified vehicles and super rods.
Location: Swan Hillwww.swanhillspeedway.com.au
Victoria is home to several major international motor racing events staged at Melbourne's Albert Park Lake and the circuit at Phillip Island.
March. Held annually at Albert Park Lake, the roads around the lake are transformed into a 5.3 kilometre challenge to the greatest drivers in the world. Race spectators can also enjoy live music, motorsport stunts, motor club vehicle displays, food outlets, bars and childrens activities.
Location: Albert Parkwww.grandprix.com.au
October. The three day MotoGP event at Phillip Island Circuit showcases the world's best motorcycle riders as they compete for the world championship. There are also motorbike displays, merchandise outlets, industry exhibitors, music and food outlets.www.motogp.com.au
February. The latest generation high performance street bikes battle it out in this world championship race at Phillip Island Circuit. During the event, visitors can see an expo of the latest motorcycles and accessories, enjoy live entertainment and helicopter joy flights. There is also a kids zone with rides and activities.www.worldsbk.com.au
Experience the thrill of driving or riding in an authentic V8 race car with a professional driver on-board. Try the excitement of rally driving in a fully prepared rally car. Hit the dirt on a quad bike in some of Victoria's most scenic areas. Or jump into a race kart at one of Victoria's many go kart tracks.
Burn some rubber on this challenging track in Melbourne's western suburbs by taking a custom designed kart for a spinwww.acekarts.com.au
A state of the art indoor go kart racing track that features grading, long straights, sunken corners, hairpin bends and a pit lane bridge. The go karts offer unprecedented safety, control and comfort, reaching speeds of up to 60 km/h. Experience a real life racing experience in a fun and exciting environment for individuals or groups.
Location: Port Melbournewww.auscarts.com.au
Head to Sandown Raceway and experience a V8 hot lap or drive day experience. The dream of being a racing car driver is now a reality.www.fastrackexperiences.com.au
Thunder along the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit in a race vehicle with an experienced racing driver, or hire a go kart and race around a small scale replica of the Grand Prix track.www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au