Pheasant Wood is the new name of the track formerly known as the Marulan Dirt and Tar Circuit.
As such, the track is actually located in a town Called Marulan, south-west of Wollongong.
At MOTOR, we’ve been following the progress of several racetracks in various stages of development around the country, but the refurbishment of Marulan/Pheasant Wood seems to have been competed more suddenly than we expected.
Now, thankfully, a Vimeo user by the name of Quang Tran has uploaded some onboard footage of the newly-surfaced track.
A BMW 1M Coupe is the vehicle of choice, and the video is actually of quite good quality. Check it out:
The track was reportedly bought in 2016 by businessman and racer Steve Shelley, who began the re-vamp which has led the circuit to be known as Pheasant Wood.
Originally, in 2009, the track was opened by Garry Willmington, after a couple of decades of development.
Willmington has raced in 21 Bathurst 1000s, and drove in the early years of the V8 Supercars series.
He’s also started an amateur series at what is now Pheasant Wood called ‘Cheap Car Challenge’ which is rather self-explanatory.
In fact, the series ran its first race of the year a couple of weeks ago at Pheasant Wood. 2.0-litre cars built between ’86 and ’05 are eligible, and each round consists of a 4-hour drive with four drivers on a team.
The track is quite often closed during weekdays, but a calendar on its website stays up to date with open track days and events.
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