Racing under lights returns to Port Lincoln

Night dirt circuit racing returns to Port Lincoln after more than a year on Good Friday.

The Port Lincoln Sporting Car Club (PLSCC) will be hosting its first event under lights for 16 months on Friday, April 2 with the Easter event, which will include street stocks, modifieds, open wheelers and the all new entry level production modifieds class.

The 2019 Duck Ponds bushfire saw some of the club's lighting towers requiring removal, which brought night racing to a halt.

The club had hosted events in 2020, but put in a lot of effort in sourcing the best lights on the market, and said that with the back hairpin corner now being lit up like a sports stadium - plus more on order - it would only get better.

The club has managed to lock in a few portable lighting plants for the night in order to be able to host a first night race meet since the bushfire hit, and are hoping to see a huge spectator turnout at Stamford Raceway on Concorde Road at Port Lincoln for the racing action.

Gates open at 2pm and practice is at 4pm, before the racing action gets underway at 6pm.

Adult tickets cost $10 and concession tickets cost $7, with free entry for all kids under 14.

The club does not allow alcohol to be brought into the venue, with a licensed bar and canteen available.

There will be an extra treat on the night with new locally-owned business Sweet and Smokey providing American barbecue slow smoked meats through the canteen. Pulled pork, chicken wings, loaded fries and more will be available.

PLSCC is reminding attendees to please scan the QR code upon entry at the gate, while there will be an attendance limit of 1000 people.