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want to be with how things have played out and we have had to work hard to claw our way back to be up and running. “With the track needing grinding and the other work required we had to rebuild again from where we started and then that old bugbear of drag racing, the weather, also threw some curveballs our way! At the crux of it, what we are doing now is taking it slowly – we want to do things right. “So for now, we are running a few private tests while getting ready for some great events we have just announced starting with a bracket meet on the 13th of October which we are holding in conjunction with The Melbourne Drag Racing Club and The Victorian Drag Racing Club. “As far as big national-level events, we certainly want to hold them in the future, but we have a way to go before we are ready for that kind of step. We have dirt pits which can be an issue as no one wants to turn up to a meeting only to be ‘dusted out’. And while we now have a shower block which is great, there are a lot of facilities that need to be completed before we are ready to hold events of that magnitude. “So for now we are working on that side of things and once we are ready, we will see what we can do. At the end of the day we want to make sure that we do it right, has been a great “ It journey so far, no journey worth having ever went smoothly after all! As a completely volunteer-run facility, I am immensely proud of what we have been able to achieve so far and of what is coming up! ” we do it properly, we do it confidently, and make sure it is a success.” While slow and steady is the mantra, there is no doubt that there are exciting things on the horizon for Swan Hill Dragway. “We were extremely proud as a committee to announce the March 2 date recently for the Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny Cars,” Gary explained. “Before we get to March however there is plenty of cool stuff on the docket. From October’s bracket event to the Street Machine Drag Challenge in November which will be our biggest event to date by far, there is a lot coming up!”