Club tackles surface issues, lays new clay ahead of next meeting

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Albany’s Attwell Park Speedway will have a new clay surface for Saturday night’s meeting featuring round 9 of the Maxima Racing Oils Late Model Pro Dirt Series.

The club has endured ongoing dust problems and also had issues getting a track that allows competitive, side-by-side racing with high-powered cars in recent times.

After holding their last meeting on February 4 and with the can-cellation of the scheduled World Series Sprintcars event on Febru-ary 17, the club decided to source new clay and update the track surface with a view towards the upcom-ing SSA National Super Sedan Title, to be held over the Easter long weekend.

The new clay was being laid this week and the club confirmed it would be ready to go for the return of the late models on Saturday night.

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Albany Speedway Club committee member Kevin Theyer said the clay would ensure fantastic racing at the premier regional venue.

“Since we’ve had ongoing problems with dust and racing on the track especially with high-powered decisions, with an eye to the national title the club has made the brave decision to upgrade the track surface,” he said.

“Bill Gibbs Excavations has been able to find new clay and the work is progressing as we speak.

“Racing will be back to its best at this world-class venue.”

More than 20 late model sedans are expected to converge on Attwell Park for the latest round of the series this weekend, while junior sedans, formula 125s, production sedans and modified sedans will also be on the program.

Gates open at 4pm and racing starts at 6pm.

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