Wakefield Park opts for dragstrip

With the ongoing controversy surrounding the future of a drag strip for New South Wales, the new owners of Wakefield Park Raceway near Goulburn believe that their facility may be the solution to the dilemma. Under the current situation, $23...

With the ongoing controversy surrounding the future of a drag strip for New South Wales, the new owners of Wakefield Park Raceway near Goulburn believe that their facility may be the solution to the dilemma. Under the current situation, $23 million worth of purpose built drag racing equipment is garage-bound.

An adjoining property of 550 cleared acres, over three kilometres in length within a natural valley has recently been purchased and offers the ideal base for an international standard drag racing facility. Subject to the necessary regulatory approvals, the owners of Wakefield Park would undertake to establish a world-class facility that could be operational in the not too distant future.

Preliminary indications from all sides of government would appear to support this as a viable proposition.

With the recent change of ownership at Wakefield Park including the introduction of a V8 SuperChallenge extensive track improvements first-rate on-site accommodation and camping facilities, a drag racing facility would totally complement the exciting plans for Wakefield Park and benefit from the new infrastructure.

"The current impasse benefits no one in the drag racing community and is clearly unfair to the competitors and supporters alike. Wakefield Park are prepared to work closely with all involved parties to establish the best purpose-built facility in the nation", said Paul Phillips, a director at Wakefield Park.

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