Racers at Dubbo Kart Club will have no excuse for running out of fuel, with the club set to install a new digital lap scoreboard at Lincoln County Raceway.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders visited the club recently to announce it has received $5995 from the Local Sport Grant Program to fund the project, which will be completed prior to major events later in the year.
“The raceway is a really well set up complex, but this new scoreboard will add an extra degree of professionalism that is normally only seen at some of the major tracks around the country,” Mr Saunders said.
“I know the committee has some big plans across a number of areas of the facility, and this is one project that can be done quickly to be ready for competitions and visiting racers who might stop over to practice on the way to events.”
Dubbo Kart Club president Frank Cross said the funding was welcomed and will allow the club to expand its offering to local and visiting racers.
“We’ve been looking to do this for two or three years now. Karters from our club have gone to race at other tracks and seen these digital scoreboards, and we thought it would certainly add to what we offer here,” Mr Cross said.
“It will help us with our normal races, because it will count down laps, but we’ll also be able to use it for enduro events such as our six-hour race, because we can set it up to count down the time as well.”
The Local Sport Grant Program (LSGP) aims to increase regular and on-going participation opportunities in sport in NSW and provides $4.65 million for projects across the State.