Health-related issues have forced Perth Motorplex stalwart Gary Miocevich to retire as director of the Kwinana Beach motorsport venue, which hosts drag racing and speedway events.
Miocevich, who was two years ago named by Western Australia's Sunday Times as one of the top 50 most influential people in WA sport, was responsible for the design, development and construction of the Perth Motorplex in 2000.
“I’m very proud of our achievements,” Miocevich said.
“We developed a concept and worked with the State Government to secure the site and funding required. We then built it, and started racing on December 15, 2000. Through the hard work of many, we have been recognised as Australia’s most-attended permanent motorsport venue.”
Perth Motorplex has since hosted a range of motorsport classes, including drag racing, dirt track speedway, burnout competitions, street machine car shows, monster trucks, stunt shows and supercross events.
The facility, just 30 minutes from Perth’s CBD, has also played host to a number of heavy hitters in the music industry including Guns n Roses, ZZ Top, Korn and Rose Tattoo.
“It’s a great legacy for Western Australian Motorsport” Miocevich added.
Kevin Prendergast will continue as general manager but will now also become a board member. Sales & Marketing Manager Daniel Miocevich will also take up a position on the board.
“I look forward to joining the board, and also bringing Daniel Miocevich as part of our long term succession plan for our business operation,” Prendergast said.
“The Perth Motorplex team wishes Gary all the best as he tackles his health issues.”
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