Winners (from left) of the nine to 13-year age group, John Briley, Liam Sorensen, Brody Cooper-Clancy and Spencer Cox.
Winners (from left) of the nine to 13-year age group, John Briley, Liam Sorensen, Brody Cooper-Clancy and Spencer Cox. Alistair Brightman Fracart

Billycarters on a roll

ONLY a few backyard race enthusiasts tested their wheels out in the Hervey Bay Billycart Challenge at the weekend but if the mass of spectators is any indicator, the event is set to be a favourite on the Fraser Coast calendar.

Wet weather had previously postponed the event but yesterday the sun was shining and families flocked to the mobility corridor to enjoy some old-fashioned fun.

While there were not as many child entrants as expected organiser Terry Playfair said he was surprised and encouraged by the support the event received and how many spectators turned out.

“We had two adults to every child,” Mr Playfair said.

“It was a really good start and it looks like next year is going to be great.”

Mr Playfair said the beauty of building a billycart was that it didn't empty the pockets.

“A kid can build a billycart for 40 bucks,” he said.

“Every family can do it.”



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