Mini rid­ers rip it up

South Waikato News - - MOTORING - By CAITLIN WAL­LACE

Lit­tle en­gines were all revved up for the Waikato Mini X Champs held in Toko­roa on Sun­day.

The sec­ond an­nual event brought in more than 50 rid­ers, some as young as 4. Event stew­ard Ed­wina Wood­er­son said en­trants came from as far as Welling­ton, Gis­borne and Whangarei.

While its only a new ‘‘fun’’ com­pe­ti­tion it’s been proven a suc­cess, she said.

‘‘It went pretty well, a lot of par­ents en­joyed it be­cause there are not many events out there like this.’’

The day ended with a prize­giv­ing for win­ners as well as par­tic­i­pa­tion plates for each rider. And to add to the fun, the chil­dren en­joyed a lolly scram­ble thrown out by a ‘‘big chicken’’ on a bike.

With plans to host it again, Wood­er­son said the South Waikato Mo­tor­cy­cle Club com­mit­tee will dis­cuss hold­ing fi­nal races un­der lights.

There’s plenty of air as this rider nears the fin­ish line.

Th­ese lit­tle rid­ers get off to a roar­ing start be­fore tear­ing up the track.

It was smooth sail­ing around the track for this rider.

De­ter­mi­na­tion isn’t hard to find as rac­ers aim to get around as

fast as they can.

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