Speedway fans and competitors descended on Cullen Bullen last weekend for the official grand reopening of the Cullen Bullen Raceway after the venue’s transformation into one of the major venues for the sport in NSW.
Earlier this year Member for Bathurst Paul Toole announced funding of more than $596,000 from the NSW Government for safety and track upgrades.
This includes new concrete walls and fencing as well as a realignment and extension of the track to make the straights longer.
Mr Toole said the revamped Cullen Bullen Raceway has made the venue one of the premier locations in the state for this form of motorsport.
“It means all classes of cars can use the facility and this in turn will attract more drivers and teams as well as race fans to Cullen Bullen,” he said.
“If Cullen Bullen wasn’t a big player on the speedway map before, it certainly is now these upgrades are complete.”
Mr Toole said the funding was part of more than $1.3 million in funding for a range of local improvement projects for Crown land reserves and community facilities in the region. He said the funding was provided by the NSW Government under its Crown Reserves Improvement Fund.
Additionally, the Cullen Bullen Raceway has also benefited from $477,545 in further upgrades to the precinct plus two local sports grants totally $20,000 for a new track surface and grandstand seating.