The purchase of the Kingston Park Raceway complex by iPlay Australia closes off a passionate journey for businessman Terry Skene and his wife Sonya, who have owned it since 1997.
The purchase of the Kingston Park Raceway complex by iPlay Australia closes off a passionate journey for businessman Terry Skene and his wife Sonya, who have owned it since 1997.

Arcade chain buys up iconic go-kart raceway

FAMILY entertainment business iPlay has added a significant attraction to its portfolio.

IPlay, which operates arcades at Riverlink and Redbank Plaza, recently purchased Kingston Park Raceway from long-time owners Terry Skene and his wife Sonya.

The complex was opened by the Skenes in 1997 and today is one of the most

popular go-kart racing centres in Australia, attracting thousands of thrill seekers each year.

Mr Skene’s decision to retire after 23 years at the raceway provided iPlay with the opportunity to expand its entertainment franchise in southeast Queensland.

The purchase of the Kingston Park Raceway complex by iPlay Australia closes off a passionate journey for businessman Terry Skene and his wife Sonya, who have owned it since 1997.
The purchase of the Kingston Park Raceway complex by iPlay Australia closes off a passionate journey for businessman Terry Skene and his wife Sonya, who have owned it since 1997.

Despite his intention to hang up the driving boots, he will remain for several months to assist with the changeover.

“Building and working the raceway has been a wonderful experience and we have been

fortunate to be surrounded by such a dedicated group of great staff members who were

as equally passionate about the business as ourselves,” Mr Skene said. 

“It has been a remarkable journey for me and my wife Sonya and we are pleased that we are

handing it over to a company that prides itself on top class customer service and family

fun.

“It’s nice to know that the future of Kingston Park is in the best of hands and we look

forward to seeing some exciting developments in the future.”

iPlay Australia has purchased Kingston Park Raceway.
iPlay Australia has purchased Kingston Park Raceway.

IPlay brand operates family entertainment centres across Queensland, NSW and Western Australia.

It has nearby centres at Toowoomba, Ipswich, Redbank and Coomera which will benefit

from cross promotions with Kingston Park in the coming months. 

Kingston Park features three tracks, including the challenging 1100m Le Mans circuit. 

Plans are already in place to expand the existing family gaming facilities.