Welcome to Global Speedway Tours – Australia
USA Speedway Tours
Knoxville Nationals … Indy 500 … World of Outlaws … Sprintcars … wings or no wings … Midgets … Silver Crown cars … Chili Bowl … Late Models … Dirt tracks … Paved tracks … Drag Racing … Daytona 500 … NASCARS … X-FINITY cars … Trucks
We provide what you want.
After all, we like what you like.
The world has quickly opened back up and Australia is running strongly ahead of the pack. Rather than “xooming” on computer screens, we are looking forward to zooming back into real life from today onwards.
We have taken four away since Covid removed our liberties, proving that speedway fans are keen to travel again. This website lays out what we can do in the area of dirt track racing when we are allowed to. Not to mention NASCARS and Indy cars, plus plenty of sightseeing and fun. We have tours ready for sale now.
All four of our “comeback tours” were fully subscribed. Good for us I guess and for those travelling, but unfortunately it means you will have to wait a few months to join us in Darwin for the “2024 Chariots of Thunder”, or the new and improved “Month of Money USA” 2024 tour, or the especially significant “2024 Indy 500” tour incorporating Kyle Larson’s first attempt to Kiss the Bricks. Not to mention the incredibly talented drivers in the Indiana and Illinois midget weeks.
Click on the orange links to read more.
You can get all the information you need by swapping to specific individual pages shown in the above menus. Our two staple flagship tours are offered for sale every year.
The Month of Money USA tour usually departs Australia in late June / early July and returns after the completion of the Knoxville Nationals in mid-August. Tap or click on the Itinerary page to read all about the currently offered MoM tour and how it shapes up. It takes in Pennsylvania Sprintweek, Indiana Sprintweek, the four days of Eldora’s Kings Royal, the Iron Man races at I-55 and the Knoxville Nationals. And literally dozens of races in between.
That is a commitment of nearly 50 days. Fine for some, but too long for others. You can do it all if you want to, but most people will prefer to choose the time period they want to be away. We are proposing that the tour will be segmented in 2024 to allow you to choose the period of time you want to be away.
Our other staple tour offered every year is closer to home. The Chariots of Thunder tour to Darwin is highly sought after in August / September each year. The weather is superb, the sprintcar racing is absolutely first class and the sightseeing in the Northern Territory is inspiring. Here is the current link for information on Chariots.
Every second year we offer a tour to Florida. It’s such a good trip that it deserves to go every year. Just imagine this!! After getting the Warrnambool Classic under your belt, you’ll have just enough time to get home and repack before leaving for America. Across 21 nights you will stay right on Daytona Beach, see the Daytona 500 and up to four lead-up races during NASCAR Speedweek, including the X-Finity Cars and the Trucks. Plus watch the World of Outlaws sprintcars as they open their season at Volusia with the All Stars for five consecutive nights. Plus the WoO Late Models, more Late Models at East Bay Raceway and USAC non winged 410 sprintcar and midget racing at Bubba Park Raceway and Volusia.
All this along with two nights in Florida’s extraordinary Key West, three nights in Orlando for the theme parks, a full day at Kennedy Space Centre, plus three nights in San Francisco on the way home.
Oh, and not to forget your Airboat ride through the Florida Everglades! Perhaps our most romantic tour yet …..
If you’re an Indycar fan and like your midgets (speedcars) then what about this tour that is offered on the alternate year to the Florida trip. Across 27 nights and 28 days you will see the Indianapolis 500 in all its glory including Carb Day at Indy on the previous Thursday. USAC non winged 410 sprintcars at Terre Haute and Circle City, the Silver Crown cars on the pavement at Lucas Oil Raceway, the extraordinary Little 500 at Anderson where 33 non winged sprintcars race for 500 laps on the high banked 1/4 mile bitumen oval, the World of Outlaws winged sprintcars at Lawrenceburg, six nights in Kentucky and Tennessee visiting Memphis for Graceland and Sun Studios, Bike night on Beale Street, the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, six nights of USAC’s Indiana Midget Week and lastly five nights of POWRi’s Illinois Midget Week, plus regular shows at Kokomo and Bloomington, not to mention two nights in Chicago for sightseeing.
Perhaps our most intensive racing tour yet …..
Across the course of the next few years, you will see new itineraries and ideas popping up on this website for you to consider. Please keep checking back to see what’s changed!
Many of our committed Global Speedway Tours customers return year after year for their fix of racing in America and now that the Covid era is (hopefully) behind us, we expect that more and more will want to get back there. But new customers are a vital part of our growth and we would sincerely welcome you to our team if you haven’t travelled with us before. Provided you get in early, there is always room for more, so please don’t be shy and contact Peter Physick via this link, or ring him on 0419 264159 to enquire.
If you’ve got time on your hands why not take the opportunity of reading our Blogs which provide a highly entertaining look at each and every tour we have ever done. You can follow along day by day and experience the fun and games we have on tour wherever we go. These blogs are by far our best means of advertising with thousands reading them daily as they are updated, and others enjoying them years later.
For a bit of fun during the COVID layoff, when we were all stuck in our own little patch unable to go anywhere, our boss Peter decided to write a daily Blog from his desk in Sydney. He called it the 2020 Mega Month of Money VIRTUAL Blog. The link takes you to Part 1 which in turn will lead you into Part 2. It was so real at the time of publication that Peter fielded calls from people in America we always meet up with when our paths cross at the same track. They were extremely disappointed that we didn’t take the time to have the group call into say hi.
And finally, we totally understand that Australian sprintcar fans are fascinated by the Knoxville Nationals. And so they should be. Knoxville has long been the Capital of World Sprint Car Racing. Still is and will be forever. Hence the Nationals will permanently be on our Month of Money Tour itinerary to enable fans to always have the chance to get there with us. But remember this. Knoxville, Iowa is a town of just 7,595 residents. It has a race track that seats 25,000 people. It has just three motels. Hence accommodation is hard to get and when you do it will cost heaps. It’s simply market forces at work. Hence this part of the Month of money tour is always the most expensive. And your bed may well be up to 80 kms away from the track.
We always do our best to get everyone there who wants to go, but sometimes we run out of suitable hotel rooms. We always give accommodation priority for the Nationals to those who have travelled on the whole tour.
If you want to become one of the hundreds of people who have travelled with Global Speedway Tours over the last 13 years, then why not read the testimonials from those who are now great friends of the GST family.
Or just ring Peter Physick on +61 419 264159.
To find out more about each tour follow the links in orange and then go from those itineraries to other menu links such as Inclusions, Pricing and Reasons Why you should consider Global Speedway Tours. All of our tours can only proceed if we have sufficient numbers wanting to travel. So make sure we are aware of your interest in any of our tours by contacting us now.
Except for the occasional “Meet me in St Louis” tour, included within the price of our tours are:
- An airfare credit for your economy return airfares, (all of or some of it depending on airline pricing)
- Twin Share accommodation in 3.5 star or better hotels
- All race tickets
- All ground transportation (we do the driving)
- Numerous selected sightseeing excursions
See the various website pages for all the individual details, including pricing.
The tour prices include a reference to an Airfare Credit to cater for the ever-changing airline prices depending on when you book and pay your deposit to Global Speedway Tours. We usually get pretty close in our estimate of what the airline will be charging for when we want to travel. If the final cost is below the nominated airfare credit, then you receive a refund of the difference. If it is above our estimate, you will receive an invoice for the difference.
Some dates and races may still be unconfirmed in various itineraries, so please always check the website for the latest details and read our comprehensive itineraries and all inclusions.
Global Speedway Tours Australia is run by speedway people who like what you like ….. Australian owned and operated with Aussie tour guides all the way. Sometimes though we might have help from Stubb!!
Check out the links and pages throughout this website for all the reasons why you should consider touring with us, then review the inclusions and of course study the itinerary of all the places and tracks you have only dreamed about seeing racing at in your lifetime.
Global Speedway Tours deal direct with the suppliers of all our travel. International and domestic airlines, hotels, race tracks, sightseeing providers and rental companies.
For those Sprintcar ‘n Midget fans in the USA, please contact us to express your desire to join a bunch of Aussies touring your own country. Or, if you want to have a racing holiday in Australia, please let us know. If you want to hear more about an Aussie speedway adventure, then you can register your interest here.
For further information and enquiries, please contact:
+61 419 264159
Or fire off an e-mail via the Contact Us link.