Mark Sinton enjoys taking his son Alex to the speedway because it's a family sport.
Mark Sinton enjoys taking his son Alex to the speedway because it's a family sport. Hayden Johnson

New speedway sport is a winner with the kids

A JUNIOR speedway event has given hope to a new generation of racing drivers.

The junior quarter midgets debuted in Maryborough at the weekend, offering children and teenagers aged 5-16 a chance to get behind the wheel.

Organiser Peter Lack said the event was a success with 19 midgets taking to the track across Saturday and Sunday.

"The event went really well; there was some pretty exciting racing and I think we turned a lot of heads," Lack said.

"There were a lot of people that came out and looked at it and just thought it was really amazing how quick and competitive these kids were at such a young age."

Lack said the sport originated in America and has helped a number of NASCAR drivers develop skills in the early stage of their careers.

He said, following the successful debut, that the sport would return to the region in September.



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