By Grace Jones | posted on July 23, 2018
GREAT Southern motocross riders can take their skills to a new level at the Sukey Hill motorcycle track near Cranbrook following the announcement of funding to help improve facilities.
The Sukey Hill track is the home of the Cranbrook Districts Motorcycle Club that hosted a formal opening of a new scrutineering and first aid shelter at the site last
week during the Southwest Interclub Series.
State Government funding of $200,000 through the Great Southern Development Commission supported the construction of the facilities.
GSDC Chair Ross Thornton said the track was a significant asset for the Shire of Cranbrook and for the wider region.
“Sukey Hill is a quality motocross track that has the potential to host state and national events,” he said.
“Sports venues like this can attract people to events in the region and make a real contribution to the regional economy.
“Sukey Hill will also build the skills and competitiveness of the region’s motocross riders.”
Sukey Hill’s track design was guided by highly regarded New South Wales based motocross and supercross coach Greg Moss who lauded the terrain at the site as
well suited to a motocross track.
The scrutineering and first aid shelter are the first element of a four stage development.
Later stages include the construction of an ablution block for campers, track watering facilities and a clubhouse.
Sukey Hill will host the second round of the South Coast Tri Series on August 25 following Jerramungup District Motorcycle Club hosting the opening event this