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RFACE H EPIC EVENT water mitigation in the long term. That funding commitment follows on from the club receiving $120,000 as part of the Palaszczuk Government re-election promise late in 2017, which played a significant part in the track being able to access this new level of funding which was announced recently by Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry, and the Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen. “Our current track surface is approximately 28 years old, so it was very exciting to confirm this resurfacing activity thanks to this new funding along with the club’s own substantial cash contribution,” Glenn said. “This new surface will allow us to bring some bigger events back to regional Queensland, and we are very excited about what the future holds. “Special thanks has to go to the Mackay Regional Council which helped us with engineering feasibility reports as well as helping us with a report to explain the economic benefits which would be possible for the region if the funding went ahead. surface has to sit for about a month after it is laid before we can use it. We hope to be back out racing in October or November. “ANDRA also was a great help when it came to reports on the safety barriers and track surfaces along with their support to help us get some big events back to Palmyra. “With 2018 being the 50th anniversary of the Palmyra Dragway facility, I am just so excited about what the future holds for this track for all those involved.” “Our thanks go to these people and also to all our members old and new for their support while we undertake these repairs – it will mean a few months of no racing, but we need to get it done before the wet season as the For more information on Palmyra Dragway, please visit Track photo: Palmyra Drag Racing Club Action photos: Rogue Snapper Photography