CONSULTATION SOUGHT FOR NEW TRARALGON TRACK DESIGN
The Traralgon Greyhound Racing Club (TRGC) and Greyhound Racing Victoria (GRV) are seeking feedback on new track designs for Traralgon.
The consultation period is now open and will run until Friday, 12 July, 2019.
Feedback can be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can contact Scott Robins, Director, Safe Racing and Sustainable Breeding directly on 03 8329 1123.
“Feedback on these track designs from participants is critical to the decision on the track going forward,’’ GRV CEO Alan Clayton said.
Both tracks have been designed to provide the highest level of safe racing possible including the innovations that were incorporated into the Horsham track rebuild.”
The first track for consideration is a never-before-seen one turn J Curve track with proposed starts at 400m and 500m as well as a 300m straight.
While the other option is a U Curve track with 350m, 420m and 500m starting boxes.
Both tracks have 75m transitions into the turns and the radius of each turn is 70m.
“David Allan Consulting have designed both options supported by University of Technology Sydney (UTS) with Racing Safety as its highest priority,” Mr Clayton said.
David Allan Consulting and UTS are no strangers to developing greyhound tracks having successfully redesigned Horsham greyhound track to be one of the safest in Victoria since it re-opened in 2017.
“The J Curve track is a unique design that would be world class, but equally the U track itself represents leading edge track design with safe racing of paramount importance,” Mr Clayton said.
“There has been no decision made about which design we will use; it is important that we take into account UTS’s findings on both of the designs, as well as the vital feedback from participants.”