Track gets up­graded

Toowoomba Mo­tocross Club works on new de­vel­op­ments

The Chronicle - - News - SEAN WHITE [email protected]­i­

TOOWOOMBA Mo­tocross Club trea­surer Bruce Krause says a new track to be un­veiled on Aus­tralia Day will keep rid­ers on their toes.

As well as the new track, the club in­tends to build new amenity fa­cil­i­ties in the mid­dle of this year.

“About 75 per cent of the track has been changed with this re­de­vel­op­ment,” he said.

“We try to change the lay­out of the track ev­ery five years.”

The club has in­vested

$10,000 into the re­de­vel­op­ment.

Some of the new fea­tures in­clude new jumps, sharp cor­ners and a new ir­ri­ga­tion.

“There has been a lot work that has gone into the re­model,” Mr Krause said.

“About 500 vol­un­teer hours have gone into the new track.

“There has been a lot of in­ter­est about the track on so­cial me­dia.”

Mr Krause said the club suc­cess­fully re­ceived a $150,000 grant from the Queens­land Sport and Recre­ation fund to up­grade the ameni­ties.

“We were the only club in Toowoomba to re­ceive fund­ing from the grant,” Mr Krause said.

“The club is look­ing at con­struct­ing the new fa­cil­i­ties around the mid­dle of this year.

“The cur­rent fa­cil­i­ties we have are a lit­tle an­ti­quated.”

Mr Krause said ev­ery­one was in­vited to the club’s prac­tice day to see the new track.

“I look for­ward to the track be­ing used dur­ing Moun­tain Man Mo­tocross in March,” he said.

The Aus­tralia Day prac­tice day will go from 7am to 5pm at 90 Nel­son St, Toowoomba and en­try is $25 per per­son.

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