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.
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