Cullen Bullen Raceway Organisation has received $596,052 in funding that will be used to make it one of NSW's best race tracks.
The funding will be used to remove the 30 year-old Armco fence and safety catch fence that is around the speedway and replace it with a concrete wall and to widen the track.
Life member and secretary treasurer Sue Healey said she was in shock when Paul Toole rang her in December and advised her that Cullen Bullen recreation reserve would be receiving the funding.
"I think may have swore on the phone, I was still in shock until we received the official letter from the government," she said.
Sue said the funding would help boost the club financially as well as attract more divisions to come and race in Cullen Bullen, which would mean more spectators from across NSW.
There are different divisions that attend each race meeting, including; Sedan Divisions and Open Wheelers. These include, from Racing Sedans Australia (RSA); Street stockers, Four Cylinders, Limited, Fender Benders and 10-17 year old Junior Sedans. Then there is the GP Midgets, Quarter Midgets and Vintage Sprint Cars, Speed Cars and Modified.
Once or twice during the season the Compact Speed Cars and Microsprints attend and very rarely the Formula 500s and Junior 500s.
Over the weekend, Cullen Bullen held another race meet but unfortunately the weather wasn't cooperating.
"Fans did get to see eight race events and then it rained again. We had the Vintage Sprint Cars out on the track to help wheel pack, then we tried to skim the wet top surface off but we had to make the regrettable decision to cancel the entire race meeting as it was unsafe for competitors, officials and everyone involved," she said
The club recently picked up another new sponsor with BetterGrow who came on board last month. Their sponsorship for each race meeting goes towards prize money for one division of the committees choosing.
"For this meeting it was RSA Limited Sedans which had a great field of drivers from around the state competing," she said.
"We thank each and every one of our sponsors who support our club, without the help form all our sponsors we would be here today."
Healey said the clubs atmosphere was enjoyable as everyone works together to make the club and track work.
"We all work as a team, if we don't then we may as well not be here," she said.
Plans for the future are in motion, as the committee would like to see the track and club going for another 30 years.
"We would like to have better facilities for our local communities to use, with this funding, it is a game changer as we can attract more racing divisions such as Speed Cars, late models or even Sprint Cars," she said.