Upgrades to Whyalla’s Steel City Raceway have delayed next month’s Aeroflow Outlaw Nitro Funny car event by 12 months.
Steel City has undertaken a major upgrade project including the building of trackside concrete barriers, improved spectator mound and fencing and new track surface in a move to make it one of the most advanced regional tracks in Australia.
The eighth mile track was to host Aeroflow Nitro Funny cars 18th October but incomplete building work has seen this date moved back 12 months to October 2015.
Series manager Steve Bettes says he wants the Funny Car event to showcase the upgraded circuit and give spectators the best experience.
“We want the race track to be perfect for the big crowd that will attend this event,” Bettes said.
“These projects take time and knowing that we will have everything done perfectly is more important than anything else.
“Mark Kuhn and his team are doing an amazing job and we look forward to seeing the track in its finished state.”
Work at Steel City Raceway continues with track grinding and the laying of new concrete sections on the track.