MOUNT Beauty Car Club has been awarded the Victorian Speedway Council’s club of the year for Victoria, beating 40 other more-fancied clubs.
The great effort of new president Rob Hodgetts and former and current club members resulted in the prestigious award for the small club.
The Mt Beauty club, which has been operating for over 30 years, has seen a recent membership spurt.
The Tawonga track is different as there are only two flat tracks in the zone, all others being circular speedway tracks.
The award covered a range of criteria, including OH&S upgrades, improvements and presentation.
The club, which is in the planning stages of resurfacing the track, will hold its first race meeting for the 2013-2014 season on Sunday, November 3, with racing starting at 10am.