The Lithgow District Car Club’s Yvonne Martyn Memorial Motorsport Park has seen a transformation of late and thanks to support from the NSW Government is ready for this Sunday’s grand opening.
A grant of $50,000 from the government has been critical in having a brand new access road completed while another $9900 in funding meant a new remote timing control system could be purchased.
And now all is ready for this weekend‘s Liz Roberts Memorial Motorkhana which also marks the grand opening of the complex in what is the first event in 21 years to be hosted by the club.
Member for Bathurst Paul Toole MP paid club President Les Taylor a visit to see the new equipment and improvements to the precinct.
"The Park is a unique motorsport/driver training complex in the community, providing driver training for children aged 12 years upwards, with the Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) Ignition Program," Mr Toole said.
“The precinct also provides a venue for hill climbing, motorkhana, rallysprint and khanacross events which draws competitors from all over NSW, so it’s important to maintain the infrastructure and modern equipment for visiting competitors.
“I congratulate the members of the Club on their successful grant applications and commend them on their ongoing development and improvements to the facility.”
Lithgow District Car Club President, Les Taylor, said the funding brings the park up to standard when it comes to competitions and events.
“Thanks to Paul we’re now able to upgrade our whole timing system, something that that really brings us up to modern standard,” he said.
“We appreciate the government’s support as it really helps us continue to serve our members and the broader community in the best way we can.”