Frequently asked Questions

What are the Conditions of Entry - Safety Rules?

What time does racing start?
Gates open 2pm
Racing from 5pm
Finish time strictly by 11pm
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Access to the Track ?
Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway is surrounded by facilities used for the pacing club, including trotting tracks that circle the complex. While we understand parking can be difficult on the big shows, under no circumstances are vehicles allowed to drive on or park on the trotting tracks, as they are causing significant damage to the surface. The overflow car park has been marked out in green, and any vehicle found to be parking in the red zone will be asked to move, or if fails to do so, may be towed.
There will be security on site to ensure parking is only in the permitted areas, so please obey all requests from security and enjoy the racing.

Where do I park?
The complex is now fully enclosed, so instead of paying as you drive in and then parking, you now park and enter through one of two pedestrian gates.
The gates are located behind the main control tower, and next to the Geoff Stagg Grandstand on the back straight. The car park caters for approximately 500 vehicles and parking is free.
Disabled parking has been moved to two areas, one behind the Geoff Stagg Grandstand and the other near the control tower ticket box.


Where are the toilet facilities?
Spectators can access the toilets behind the tower while still within the fenced area, but you will need to have a stamp out to use the back straight toilets.


Where can I sit?
A General admission ticket allows access to all banks and grandstand seating. There is no reserved seating.


Can I bring food to the track?
Patrons may bring their own food items to the venue.


Can I bring drinks to the track?
Yes. However please note NO GLASS can be brought onto the premises.


Can I bring alcohol to the track?
No. Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway is an alcohol free venue for BYO drinks. However there are licensed areas where alcohol can be purchased and you can only drink liquor in these authorised permit areas .


What type of food and drink is available?
The track has food and drink outlets serving hot food such as hamburgers, hot chips, pies, hot dogs, lattes and cappuccinos, etc. A selection of cold drinks from the Schweppes range is available. The coffee van that was previously behind the Geoff Stagg Grandstand is now located next to it and the pit canteen is now only accessible to those in the pits. All other food vans and merchandise will remain in their previous locations.


Where is smoking allowed?
The issue of smoking on the banks has been a problem since the Government implemented the regulations.
These are not Carrick Speedway rules but Tasmanian Government Legislation that we are required, as a facility who has the public enter, to enforce the legislation.
As the signage states, there is no smoking within 20 metres of the competition area which in our case is the track and also within 20 metres of seating area – spectators.
That means all smokers need to move off the spectator banks to the designated smoking areas Please use the buckets provided to dispose of cigarette butts.


Where do I purchase tickets?
Tickets are available to pre purchase online to speed up access, and tickets are available at the Pedestrian Entry Gates on race nights. EFTPOS and cash facilities are available at the gate.


Rainout Policy
Should the meeting proceed and be weather affected the following rainout policy applies.
In the event of a declared rainout, Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway will honour rainchecks, but will not refund money – no exceptions.
Your numbered ticket stub / Email confirmation is your raincheck. Hold all original tickets. No replacements will be given for lost, or tampered tickets.
Rainchecks will be honoured at any one (1) event (of equal or lesser value, not higher priced) at Cranes Combined Carrick Speedway in the same racing season. Not transferable to future seasons.

Should the meeting be cancelled due to rain after the Eighth event has been completed the meeting will be declared as run and there will be no rain checks or refunds.


How to use a Rain Out ticket?
Choose an “equal or lesser priced” event, from our current season calendar. Present your ticket / Email confirmation to the cashier. The cashier will check your numbered ticket stub for validity. If valid, you will be provided with a new ticket.


Can I enter the pits?
Yes, pit tickets are available to purchase from the Pit Office. Competitors entering the track, must access via the pit gate and complete their entry into the track and pits at the same time. Driver Pit Entry is $10.00 and $20 for non drivers (16 years and over) whether insured or not.
The pit area has been extended which has provided much more flexibility in the pit allocation areas, however this means that the pit canteen is now only accessible to those in the pits.


Electronic One Day Drivers Licence.
Carrick Speedway will only accept Electronic One Day Driver Licences up to 5pm the day prior to racing. It is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate documents for the division you will be racing with.


Children in transporters.
We understand the inconvenience of small children being at the track when parents are racing but under no circumstances must any child enter the pits in a vehicle.   We have had occasions were children are hidden in transporters taken into the pits, then need to gain access to the spectator banks. This will be not be taken lightly and there will be severe consequences for those drivers involved.


What is the Concession Card Holders Policy?
The BLUE pension card, SENIORS CARD, and STUDENT CARD allows you entry at the Concession price, the card must be shown to be given entry. NO CARD NO ENTRY AT THE CONCESSION PRICE.

With a COMPANION CARD the holder of the concession card pays entry and the Companion is entitled to free entry so long as card is shown.

HEALTH CARE CARDS are not accepted as a concession, so you pay the adult price.


What type of merchandise can I buy?
]Carrick Speedway has the Cranes Combined Merchandise Shop on turn 3. Various items are available including t-shirts, hoodies, drink bottles, keyrings, thermal drink mugs, Frisbees, stubby holders and hats. EFTPOS facilities are available.


Can my business sell goods at Carrick Speedway?
No.  Any business selling goods at Carrick Speedway must have a vendor contract with Carrick Speedway Management.

    Ticket and credential holders are reminded that Speedway Racing is dangerous and accidents can happen. All care is taken to protect you but you are warned that there is a possibility of an accident causing injury, death, or property damage. By the issue of your ticket or credential to you, you hereby acknowledge that the entry to the speedway grounds has a degree of danger and the promoter, clubs, corporations, organisations and persons having any connection with the promoting, organising and conduct of the event shall have no liability with regard to any rights you have arising under the Trade Practices Act 1974.
    Vehicles are permitted to enter and park on the condition that the owners and occupiers of the facility are not under any liability whether contract or in tort and whether for negligence or as an occupier or on any other basis or for any cause of action for loss of or damage to, the vehicle or its contents no matter how or where such may be cause.Tickets are online or available at the front General Admission gates on race nights. EFTPOS facilities are available at the gate.


From 12 October 2022, events in Tasmania will no longer be regulated by specific COVID-19 Public Health Guidelines.

However, events need to be conducted safely and in accordance with the requirements and recommendations of local government, workplace health and safety regulators, and others.

To reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading at Carrick Speedway we ask that people use their initiative/common sense when it comes to hygiene and crowded area’s and follow these recommendations:

  • Patrons and staff not attending if unwell
  • Maintaining sufficient space to enable patrons to keep a reasonable distance from each other
  • Supporting those who choose to wear a facemask
  • Providing hand washing and sanitising facilities