During his Budget 2023 speech, Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Abdul Aziz announced the Malaysian government would allocate RM20 million to build drag racing strips in the country. However, there were no details on where the allocation would be spent or for how many drag strips.

This budget announcement follows Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob’s statement in August, where he said there would be a government proposal to construct purpose-built drag circuits for every state in Malaysia.

“At this point there are two drag circuits built, that is in Terengganu and Melaka,” said the PM during the RXZ Members 4.0 2022 gathering that was held at the Terengganu International Drag Strip in Gong Badak.

Ismail added when the drag strips were completed, it would be an opportunity for the youth to be seriously involved in motorsports through proper channels.