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Wingfield
AdelaideSouth Australia
Established: 1877
Postcode: 5013
LGA: City of Port Adelaide Enfield
State District: Electoral district of Port Adelaide
Federal Division: Division of Port Adelaide
Suburbs around Wingfield:
Gillman Dry Creek
Ottoway Wingfield
Athol Park, Mansfield Park Angle Park Regency Park, Kilburn

Wingfield is a suburb situated north of Adelaide. It lies between the Port River Expressway on the north and Grand Junction Road on the south. The suburb borders Dry Creek to its north and east, bounded by the Gawler railway line and Adelaide-Port Augusta railway line on the east. The North-South Motorway and Dry Creek-Port Adelaide railway line both cross the suburb. Wingfield is named after R. W. Wingfield, the private secretary to Governor of South Australia, William Jervois.

Motorsport

Wingfield is home to Australia's only dedicated junior Motorcycle speedway track, the Sidewinders Speedway located at the Wingfield Reserve on Eighth Street adjacent to the Wingfield Tip. The 112 metres (122 yd) long track was opened in 1978 by the Sidewinders U/16 Speedway Club which had formed in 1976.

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