It is with great regret we have to announce that Raceway 81 is now closed. Unfortunately we were unable to renew the lease of the venue at a reasonable rent.  This is not only a blow to the racers but also a great loss to the community in regard to races for parties and championship races for the local scout and other community groups we were happy to serve.

The track and equipment is now in storage. If anyone is aware of a suitable space (approximately 80 -100 sq mtrs) at a reasonable rate, in the Birtley / Gateshead / Newcastle area, be it at a community center, school or other available secure space please contact us at to allow this great facility to once again serve the community. The website will remain open so you can view the activities at R81 over the last nine years.

Raceway 81 will once again be operational with a great new track in a new venue at BIRTLEY early in the new year!  Check back here for news as it develops!