The bubble and smell of freshly laid asphalt signaled an exciting time for the Combined Districts Kart Club at Marrangaroo as the track was resurfaced on Monday and Tuesday.
"The project has been on the go for about five years now and to see it come to almost an end is really good," said Russell Becker, President of the Combined Districts Kart Club.
Mr Becker said spectators and drivers should look forward to some exciting racing.
"The new surface will offer a fair bit more grip so I think the lap times will be faster," Mr Becker said.
"Because the old surface was so old the parts that are used normally get a rubber-buildup on them and become a lot grippier than other parts so therefore it makes it a bit more one-line.
"So with the new surface I think there will be some ingenious passing opportunities worked out that you've never been able to see before."
The previous track was laid in the early 1990s and although it was still in good condition a few repairs needed to be made before resurfacing could begin.
"There was one area leading onto the back straight which is probably fastest part of the track that did have quite a dip in it that I know from experience that some of older members felt a lot of pain as they went through that dip so that's been repaired and the dip is gone," said Mr Becker.
After the new surface has been laid the ripple strips on the outside of the track will be replaced.
The first race meeting on the new surface is scheduled to take place on April 30 and the track should be open for practice in around three weeks.
This will be the second round of the club championship and the race will double as the annual Cols Castle Cup, which is a dedication to the founding president of the kart club, Col Becker.
With the improvements to the track in place, the kart club will be looking to attract larger race meetings to Lithgow.
"We will certainly be aiming next year to get a round of the state championships and we've been doing a little bit of work to try and see if we could secure a national championship round as well," Mr Becker said.