Fast times are expected to return to the Mildura harness track on Wednesday night following a resurfacing of the track last week.

Club Chief Executive Officer Tim Scala said that midyear the Club became concerned that the times being run by horses competing at Mildura were not as fast as previous.

He said about five weeks ago a Harness Racing Victoria track expert had inspected the Mildura track and it was decided to undertake track work.

Two months ago the club was forced to cancel a trial race when the track became slippery after watering.

Under the instruction from the HRV a considerable amount of dirt was taken off the top, including bends and the surface was taken back to its hard base.

Around 150 tonnes of dirt was taken off the circuit and after the surface had been re-shaped around 120 tonnes of sand was placed on the circuit.

Since the works had been completed two trials meetings have been conducted by the Club and everything is looking good for fast times – unless the forecast rain for Wednesday occurs.

Mr Scala said that the work on the track would make it quicker and hard and much better for racing.

Mildura is to conduct an eight race TAB program on Wednesday night with the first race at 6.34pm.