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Sport & Events

29 March, 2022

New water truck for Mareeba race track

THE Mareeba Motor Racing Club will be able to continue their regular racing events after a $20,000 grant allowed them to purchase a new water truck.

The water truck is vital to ensure the speedway tracks condition is suitable to racing and now thanks to a Queensland Country Good for Good Community grant, the club was able to replace their aging critical equipment. 

“Before we received the grant, the club was struggling along with an older truck that was rusty and unsafe, and it just couldn’t do the job that we require,” president of the Mareeba Motor Racing Club, Scott Davis, said. 

“Without a reliable water truck, we simply cannot function as it maintains the quality of the racing track which is crucial for our members, so the funding received to purchase a new truck has given the club a new lease on life.” 

Alongside ensuring the club can remain operational, Mr Davis says the new water truck further supports them in sustainably maintaining the grounds and meeting regulatory requirements. 

“We have some large and exciting meetings on the calendar this year, so the new piece of equipment will be a catalyst for the club’s growth, as being able to properly maintain the racing track means we will now attract interstate races.”

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