New sea­son is un­der way at Wa­haroa

Matamata Chronicle - - Sport - By ABBY BROWN

Open­ing day at Wa­haroa Speed­way on Sun­day started with the hiss and roar of the usual mini stocks, saloons and sprint­cars and also the fas­ci­nat­ing gokarts.

The speed­way clerk of the course, Damien Laird, said it was fas­ci­nat­ing watch­ing the gokarts zoom round the dirt track.

‘‘ They have a dirt track in Te Aroha so they are used to dirt but of course some fared bet­ter than oth­ers be­cause a lit­tle bump in the track is a big bump to those guys,’’ he said.

The gokarters have been tak­ing part in Wa­haroa Speed­way events since last year.

Laird hopes that they will be­come a reg­u­lar part of the pro­gram this sea­son.

The mini stock class had plenty of en­tries as they had al­ready started their rac­ing sea­son.

The Wa­haroa Speed­way Club wants to see more peo­ple at the track where they can kick back and re­lax while watch­ing some great mo­tor­sport, Laird said.

The next event at Wa­haroa Speed­way will be in a fort­night.

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