Cobram’s Hagen Skinner is off to the Adelaide Clipsal 500 from February 28 to March 3 where he will hit the start line for the first time in his Aussie Racing Car.ANGELA TOWNSEND February 28, 2013 4:00am
Eighteen-year-old Hagen Skinner of Cobram will compete for the first time in his Aussie Racing Car at Adelaide’s Clipsal 500.
Cobram’s Hagen Skinner is off to the Adelaide Clipsal 500 from February 28 to March 3 where he will hit the start line for the first time in his Aussie Racing Car.
Sponsored by his father Gavin’s business, Millers Mowers and Motorcycles, Skinner has high hopes for a future in racing.
The 18-year-old apprentice mechanic has been riding motorbikes since the age of three and took up motocross at seven.
At about the age of 13, Skinner said he began ‘‘bugging’’ his father to let him race go karts; a challenge he relished.
Now he has taken the next step, having purchased his first racing car a month ago.
Skinner holds a Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) licence which will allow him to race at events all over Australia.
He’s been tearing around the track at Winton Motor Raceway, near Benalla, for the past four weekends to run in the engine and test the car’s performance in preparation for the Adelaide event.
With motorsport being what his father calls ‘‘an expensive pursuit’’, Skinner is seeking sponsors to help him achieve his dream.
Aussie Racing Cars are half-size caricature versions of V8 Ford Falcons, Holden Commodores and Toyota TRD Aurions.
They are purpose-built rear-wheel drive race cars powered by a 125 horsepower twin-cam engine with sequential gear box which can scream to 11
The cars are small at just a metre high but, with their impressive power to weight ratio, they are high performance vehicles.
The facilitator of a new program to help empower women with a disability to become leaders in the community says it is time to stand up.
The Mulwala Lions had satisfying and hard fought win, in difficult conditions, against last year’s grand finalists at Lonsdale Reserve on Saturday.
The second annual Bonnie and Clyde Rods, Rats and Rides Festival fired up at Tatura Park at the weekend (April 11-12), drawing thousands of petrol heads and rockabilly music lovers to Tatura.
Race two of Kyabram’s Harness Racing meet, held at Echuca on Sunday evening, was declared a no-race when the Michael Bellman-driven Never Look Back fell with about 800m remaining.
Hundreds rose early for Dawn Services across the district on Saturday to commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.
Kyabram and District Sportstar of the Year nominations finalised
Three local clubs get together at Kings Park.
Tributes flow for Finley's inspiring mother, friend and farming advocate Jennifer Hawkins
Heathcote police are appealing for information after a woman was injured in a hit-and-run incident on Anzac Day.
Cobram Barooga locals are being asked to host an Australia's Biggest Morning Tea to raise money for the Australian Cancer Council.
The Deniliquin Domestic Violence Liaison Committee hosted a community lunch at the ‘Rocket Park’ on Thursday to celebrate the launch of its new banner.
Widespread rain late last week and on Saturday put a smile on the faces of farmers preparing to sow crops or waiting for weeds to emerge on early-sown rye-grass.
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