Horsham Motorsports Club give children a new motorsport opportunity with a new track construction
Horsham Motorsports Club has been busy on Bathurst 1000 weekend building an exciting new track for children across the Wimmera and at some stage from across Victoria to come and compete at as the volunteers and committee members put together the brand-new Junior Quarter Midget track in the centre of their existing full-sized Speedway.
This exciting new addition to the facility will allow the club to hold events for boys and girls from the age of five and upwards to the age sixteen who can compete in various categorisations of the Quarter Midget race car. The new track at Horsham will complement the Southwest based club Laang Speedway as another track in the West of Victoria that can hold competition for these cars and new members to Horsham Motorsports Club will see events held here and at Laang to have your children involved.
The first event in Horsham will be held on November the fifth, with other events to be considered through the season depending on car numbers, and a state series round has been allocated to the club in May. If cars in the Wimmera come multiple quickly, other events can be scheduled and ran locally. The class is an opportunity for families to travel on a weekend and give the children something to talk about at school on Monday’s as they tell the tails of going racing. Other townships families can visit to compete through the season include Avalon near Geelong, Bairnsdale, Nyora in South Gippsland, Wangaratta, and Nagambie.
Horsham already have three race drivers for the Quarter Midgets signed up. Charlie Simpson aged eight, Jed Simpson aged six and their cousin Reed Muller aged six. Volunteer and committee member at Horsham Motorsports Club shared his excitement at the track’s construction. “With my two boys competing in the class and my nephew, we have been travelling down to Avalon for most of our racing last season and this development as our club here look to diversify its income and develop Junior race drivers could not have come sooner.
We all want to see our children having exciting opportunities and this gives parents another way to get their children into the community, out and about, making new friends and being active. It is all positive to have this track constructed in the middle of the Blue-Ribbon Raceway.”
Interested parents can reach out to the Horsham Motorsports Club to begin by asking for Dylan Simpson. Dylan will direct you to contact points from there, the Victorian Junior Quarter Midgets Association is another contact point however to keep informed with local opportunities to compete at Horsham, become a member of Horsham Motorsports Club.
The Horsham Motorsports Club thank the hardworking volunteers who worked through the Bathurst 1000 weekend to get the track constructed and near completion for the November start to the Junior Quarter Midget season.
Media written by Speedcafe contributor DMT Sports Media – Dean Thompson