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.By Angela Townsend
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.
Artist Nici Cumpston will hold a free Artist Talk at Shepparton Art Museum tonight, speaking about her body of work based around the Shepparton region.
It’s been a long journey for Tim Roadley but his dream of creating a multi-sport endurance event on the Murray River is now going to be a reality.
It was a big day for Jye McNeil on Sunday, not only celebrating his 19th birthday, but riding a double at the Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club’s meeting, including the big one, the Vraca and Varapodio Italian Plate (1600 m), on the Gerald Egan-trained Jetconi.
Echuca Football Club has signed Joel Magnabosco and Kane Morris for next season.
On Friday Rochester’s St Joseph’s Primary School opened a time capsule which was buried in the 1980s.
Waste collection in Campaspe Shire will change for two weeks during the festive season.
Valley Park Farms' egg production facility is expected to increase production and staff after a $100 000 Victorian Government grant.
Murchison’s Jane Spencer’s first exhibition It Just Dawned On Me will be on show in Shepparton in the first half of next year.
Lisa Milligan has started a new dog grooming business in Heathcote to help fund her Wild ABout Wildlife centre in Kilmore.
Police allege a man attempted to rob a Cobram supermarket today.
Federal Member for Farrer Sussan Ley says plans are in the works on how to get natural gas to Deniliquin.
New Transport Accident Commission research has revealed why some young country drivers habitually take risks on regional roads.
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries, Parks Victoria and Country Fire Authority will be performing planned burns in Goomalibee on Monday.
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