Steve Stewart retires after 44 years of racing

Steve has been racing in Speedway since around 1970, he has been racing for the past 44 years and to this date (2014) he has yet taken a year off. On the 20th April 2014 Steve Stewart S47 has decided to retire from the sport.


As a teenager Steve went and watched the racing at Rowley Park Speedway and at the age of 22yrs he decided to start racing. Steve went out and brought his 1st race car, a ex Graham Benneche Holden Torana.

Steve raced here in SA but also had the chance to travel/race interstate. To this day Steve and his wife Wendy still continue their friendship with those they have meet from tracks all over the country.

Steve has won many heats and feature racers here in his home state as well as Speedways track all over Australia.  He was one of only two South Australian's invited to Perth for the W.A. round of the Craven Filter Stock Saloon Titles where he finished 2nd. He has also won 6 SA State Titles, come 2nd four times and 3rd once.

He won his 1st SA state title in 1974 / 75, then in 86/87 & 87/88 he was back to back SA State title holder, and in 1993/94 he won the SA state title again and held it for 3 years in a row from 1993 / 94 to 1995 / 96. In 1976 / 77, 1988 / 99, 1996 / 97 and 2002 / 03 he held 2nd in the SA state title and in 1973 / 74 he was 3rd. In the season of 1983 / 84 Steve Stewart raced in the Australian title which was held at Speedway Park in his home state and came home 2nd. He has had over 83 feature wins at Speedway city. The drivers that race today feel it is an honour and privilege to race against a gentleman like Steve, he is what speedway is all about. We wish him all the best in the future as a car opwner and am sure we still see him around the track.