A sport for all ages

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - By NI­COLA STE­WART

Vin­tage midgets were on show at the an­nual Youth and Vet­er­ans day at Rangeview Speed­way in Wa­haroa on Sun­day.

The Auck­land Vin­tage Speed­way club made a spe­cial ap­pear­ance, tak­ing their cars out on to the track for a demon­stra­tion.

Club mem­ber Mal Par­sons brought along his 1938 Jeep en­gine midget.

‘‘We come down ev­ery year to show the midgets and it’s al­ways a good day. We like to prove that these old cars can still go pretty well,’’ said Mr Par­sons.

The min­i­s­tocks, min­is­prints, sa­loon cars and jalopys com­peted in 10-lap races.

Aria Berg, 11, has al­most fin­ished her first sea­son of rac­ing a min­i­s­tock and said she would be back next sea­son. ‘‘I’ve al­ways wanted to race. Some­time I get ner­vous but once I get out there I just love it. When you get up to speed it feels like you’re fly­ing.’’

Mud and all: The min­i­s­tocks tore up the track at the speed­way in Wa­haroa on Sun­day.

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