Driving on with work to improve racing circuit

SCARBOROUGH’S famous racing track is to undergo major improvements ahead of the 2012 season.

The Auto 66 Club is part way through completing a work schedule for the Oliver’s Mount Circuit.

It is looking to make improvements both on and off the 2.43-mile venue.

Work was carried out last year to lay new tarmac on Quarry Hill and Drury’s, down the hill prior to the Gold Cup meeting.

However the work did not come up to standard.

As a result it has been completely resurfaced in readiness for the 2012 road racing season.

Also around the course a number of marshals’ points have been redesigned.

The points have been made of stronger material which it is hoped will improve the safety for marshals.

More improvements have been made in the paddock with additional electrical hook-up points.

There has also been an extension to the Paddock Diner to cater for increased demand of the home made meals now on the menu.

A waste oil deposit tank has been installed close to the Technical Inspection Bay.

Other work is likely to take place before the 2012 season gets underway.

The first event of the season is the Ian Watson Spring Cup Road Races which takes place on Sunday April 15 2012.