With the return of Race Tasmania in 2022, there’s no better time to get in on the action yourself. Plus, when you gift or book an exciting driving or hot laps experience, you instantly qualify to be in the draw for 50 free hot laps experiences and 50 extra two laps ‘drive-throughs’. That’s 100 free experiences that will be given to participants to share with friends and family at our 2022 event at Symmons Plains Raceway.
Ready to experience heart racing V8 action yourself? With its long back straight, famously tight hairpin bend and unusual track layout, Symmons Plains International Raceway is one of the most interesting and loved motor racing tracks in Australia.
Located 30km south of the beautiful city of Launceston, Symmons Plains has become such a star on the Australian racing scene that its annual V8 Supercar round is known as Tasmania’s biggest sporting event.
If you’re a true racing fan and have ever dreamed of taking on Symmons Plains in a high performance V8 race car, you can turn these dreams into a reality. By purchasing a Fastrack V8 drive or hot lap gift voucher for you or a friend, you can find yourself behind the wheel of one of Australia’s fastest race cars.
Or, for a truly once-in-a-lifetime car racing experience, our signature hot laps with a racing legend experience are the perfect gift. You can jump in the passenger seat as an icon of the track, like John Bowe or George Hollywood Elliot, show you exactly what it is that’s made them masters of their sport.
Experience Symmons Plains from the Driver’s Seat
At 2.41km long, Symmons Plains Raceway is long and hard on the brakes but offers a unique opportunity to overtake at the hairpin and end of the back straight. Come down for a drive experience day and you’ll get to see just how exhilarating it can be to manoeuvre a powerful V8 beast around this exciting track.
Some of the most iconic moments in Australian motor sport have occurred at Symmons Plains. Peter Brock, the king of V8 holds the record with five wins on the circuit, but other legends have made their mark at Symmons Plains too.
Dick Johnson has taken 4 wins, with John Harvey, Robbie Francevic, Mark Skaife and Craig Lowndes all bringing in 2 wins each.
The current outright lap record was set in 2021 by driver Joey Mawson, driving a Ligier JS F3-S5000 Ford. He lapped the circuit in 0:49.7242 seconds.
Reckon you can beat Joey’s lap speed? You’ll never know unless you purchase a gift voucher or book a V8 driving or hot lap experience with Fastrack V8!
And with so many full-throttle experiences available, anyone with a need for speed and passion for beautiful V8 race cars will find an activity they love at Symmons Plains.