Kart club back on track
LISMORE Kart Club has resurfaced a large section of track in time for its first race meeting of the year on Sunday thanks to Lismore-based road construction business Clarke Asphalt.
What started as a minor repair job to small sections of the 30-year-old track surface quickly turned into potential disaster when a small repairing machine sank into the track and became bogged.
The old track surface, it turned out, had been laid over the old dirt kart track without placement of any road base material along the hillside section. The track had become cracked over the years and had allowed water to seep into the clay soil below, leaving no firm base underneath.
The entire hill section of the track was ruined, so club president Tony Grant contacted Clarke Asphalt, which stepped up at short notice and brought in heavy equipment to resurface 120 metres of the hillside section of the track.
Lismore Kart Club member and racer Adam Briggs is excited about the new surface.
“What was the worst section of track is now the best and smoothest section,” he said.
With many club members so impressed with the standard of work, there are now plans to get Clarke Asphalt back later in the year to resurface the entire track, with possible track extensions also on the agenda.
The track will be re-opened for practice this weekend.