Mildura could well be described as Australia's home of motorsport. There are very few regions which can boast such an impressive list of champions across a wide range of motorsport disciplines.
On bitumen they include V8 Supercar drivers Todd
and Rick Kelly
; Australian Superbike champion Josh Waters
; Australian Top Fuel drag racing champions Phil Lamattina
(retired) and four-time champion Darren Morgan
drag racing from country Australia's premier one-eighth mile drag facility in Mildura.
On dirt, the district has produced a plethora of champions including three-time World Solo Speedway champion Jason Crump
, 10-time Australian Solo Speedway champion Leigh Adams (retired) and five-time Hattah Desert Race
winner Warren Smart.
It's also produced the only man to have won Australia's toughest off-road race, the Australasian Safari, on both a motorcycle and in a car. John Hederics has won the event no less than nine times - more victories than any other competitor.