Club desperate for more members or risk losing race meets
SPEEDWAY lovers in Emerald are being encouraged by Coal Capital Speedway president Luke Kelly to put their hand up to volunteer if they want to hear the roar of the engines at the Blackwater track.
No more meets will be held this season unless the club gets more volunteers. Kelly said the club was down to three members which was not enough to organise a meet.
"We are still looking for numbers, we are only a small handful," Kelly said.
"We are urgently seeking a new treasurer and secretary.
"Obviously we are seeking people from Blackwater and Emerald to help us out."
Kelly said with just three members committed to the club, there were not enough on board to hold any more races until next season 2013/2014.
"Maybe if we get eight to 10 people we can hold some races in May/June," he said.
"I'm all about getting races here in Blackwater at the speedway. It's just too hard with three people.
"If we could find another secretary and treasurer it would be a bonus, and we need another six to be general club members."
I'm all about getting races here in Blackwater at the speedway. It's just too hard with three people.
Speedway president Luke Kelly
The club held its annual general meeting in December last year and discussed the possibility of holding monthly meetings.
"General, not race meetings, at 7.30pm at the club house on the first Wednesday of every month," Kelly said.
"I'd like to see another six to eight people so we can turn the club around and hold more meets.
"The Queensland speedway race season finishes in May and starts up again in late August/September.
"By that stage I'd like to do some work at the track. The equipment needs some work. We are looking to update the patrons' area, update the canteen and equipment for race meetings."
Kelly said he was picking out dates for 2013/2014 and talking to AMCA National Races about holding a Queensland title at the Blackwater track.