Lakeside Park, formerly known as Lakeside International Raceway is a permanent circuit located around 30KM north of Brisbane, Australia. Opening in 1961, the Lakeside track hosted two Grand Prix’, but the main usage for the track was the annual rounds of the Australian Touring car championship. Touring cars continued at the circuit until 1998, when they stopped visiting, and this coupled with other factors (declining revenues, mounting debts, court proceedings, local council) it forced the circuit to cease operation in 2001. Over the next few years, people tried to build on the land, but a small group of campaigners managed to get this stopped (Aren’t motorsport fans great?!), and in 2008 the track re opened, to hold local events. The 2.41KM track has 8 corners, and is surrounded by a lot of water, meaning it is very flat. One of the best places to watch is the hill opposite the start finish tower.