TRICKSTER: Australian and Queensland supermoto champion Ross Taylor led a field of riders that impressed a strong crowd who turned up for the opening of the Whitsunday Raceway, despite the rain on Sunday. Photo Zac Bailey / Whitsunday Times
TRICKSTER: Australian and Queensland supermoto champion Ross Taylor led a field of riders that impressed a strong crowd who turned up for the opening of the Whitsunday Raceway, despite the rain on Sunday. Photo Zac Bailey / Whitsunday Times

New track brings opps to riders

THE new Whitsunday Raceway and Driver Education Training Facility is set to bring a lot to the Whitsunday region.

Hundreds of motor sports enthusiasts turned up to the track for the official opening last Sunday.

The new track will offer opportunities motorcycling, supermotard, motor car and go-kart racing as well driver and rider training.

Whitsunday motorsports enthusiasts will have a chance to test out the new track when Whitsunday Motosports Club holds its first 'Come and Try and Practice Day' on January 8.

WMC publicity officer said this would be a great day for both new and established riders to test out the new facility.

"We want to keep the ball rolling," he said.

"So many people asked at the open day 'when can we come out and use the track?'"

Dwight said this was just the start of opportunities for local riders.

"For locals this means the opportunity to be able to race and learn to race a variety of motor vehicles in a safe and controlled environment without having to leave the district," he said.

"At last the region has got a high class motorsports facility that has a track that might not be as big as Eastern Creek or Phillip Island, but would provide an opportunity for many youngsters to come to ride and train there without having to travel interstate.

"The track itself has been specifically designed for motorcycle and go-kart racing, particularly at a club and state level and to our surprise there is an interest at a national level."


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