One of the most successful venues in the country at securing grant funding has struck it big in the last week, with Cullen Bullen Raceway in NSW obtaining $596,052 to fully upgrade the venue to a Speedway Australia 4-star rating.

The funding will be used to remove the 30-year-old armco safety fence, widen the track, and build a new concrete wall and safety fence. Local MP Paul Toole was present at last Saturday’s race meeting to personally announce the good news to club members, competitors, and stakeholders, who are still in shock days later.

Secretary/Treasurer Sue Healey was the recipient of Speedway Australia’s Volunteer of the Year award in 2017 and believes their success is due to a number of factors. “We have a great relationship with Paul our MP, and we don’t hesitate to apply for any grants that we may be eligible for, no matter how big or small”.

The aim is to finish off the current season in May, and then commence work immediately with the aim of starting the new season with a fully upgraded facility.

Congratulations to Sue and the rest of the team at the Portland District Motor Sports Club, who should be justifiably proud of their achievements in recent times.

Posted: 16/02/2021