Shell has failed to win a tender to re-let the service station site on the EPIC site on the Federal Highway, Mitchell, and has closed the doors after Summernats 2010 wrapped up.
ACT Policing is scheduling around-the-clock traffic enforcement patrols of the areas surrounding Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) and additional patrols of the city’s entertainment precincts over the Summernats car festival period beginning today (Thursday, January 7). Police intend to clamp down rigorously on any irresponsible and/or dangerous driving behaviour and have issued a reminder to all motorists that under ACT legislation, police have the power to seize vehicles for burnouts, menacing driving or street racing on public roadways.
ABC News Online are confirming that the new owners of Summernats have signed a three year lease with Exhibition Park and are hoping to extend the event beyond 2012. The sale and continuation of Summernats is also further confirmed with a news entry on the Summernats website. The new promoters have previously produced several large events such as the Pope’s Mass for 400,000 people at Randwick Racecourse for World Youth Day and other large events and festivals around Australia.