Spectator improvements start at Lakeside Park
Work is currently underway for a brand-new spectator area at Lakeside Park north of Brisbane.
The 2.41km long circuit is operated by Queensland Raceways and staff have been hard at work getting the grounds ready for the influx of thousands of tonnes of fill to make a new spectator mound.
Last Monday was “D” day for moving bridge sections weighing more than 50 tonnes to make way for the new viewing mound at the first corner. Which will also act as a noise barrier.
Known as ‘The Kink’ and the fastest part of the track at the end of the front straight, the spot will provide plenty of excitement and spectators will soon have the best view in the house.
Whether it’s 30+ excels vying for position at the start of a race or touring cars roaring through the The Kink side-by-side, this new mound is going to provide some of the best viewing of the action at Lakeside.
The area will supplement the current spectators’ mound directly across from pit-lane. It extends closer to the lake and will offer spectacular scenery and viewing options in both directions.
The bridge sections, having once been installed at the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, will remain at Lakeside.
There is also drainage work being carried out onsite which aims to tackle flooding issues the track has experienced since the raising of the dam wall at the Southern end of Lake Kurwongbah.
Once these are completed it will hopefully alleviate problems with water pooling around the venue after heavy rain.
Watch this space - there works are part of the grander upgrade plans for the facility in the coming months once the Ministerial Infrastructure Designation is in place to protect the future of Lakeside and our investments.