|Hot rod facility included in re-development plans|
Published: Feb 22, 2012
The executive members of the Bahamas Hot Rod Association (BHRA) recently paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard.
Minister Maynard said that the association's track was one of the facilities that was demolished as a result of the construction of corridors, during the current Sports Centre Redevelopment Project. He added, however, that the overall master plan for the sports centre has a new facility designed to run parallel to corridor 9.
“We are pleased today to welcome them to discuss the commencement of that part of the phase one project and we expect that, within the next two weeks, work will begin on the new state-of-the-art hot rod facility that is going to include a number of new amenities,” Minister Maynard said.
“It is going to be able to be internationally certified, thereby attracting international hot rod events to the country, in pursuit of our development of sports tourism.”
The president of the Bahamas Hot Rod Association Elwood Donaldson thanked the minister and Director of Sports Tim Munnings for meeting with the association representatives.
“We are appreciative in being a part of phase one, building us a state-of-the-art racetrack facility,” Munnings said. “Racing will soon be returning to The Bahamas.
“A lot of the local drivers and some of our international partners are looking forward to this. We thank the government for keeping us abreast of all the developments and assisting us in the development of our new facility.”
Minister Maynard added: "We look forward to the project being started shortly and the facility being completed in the course of this calendar year.”