Xmas Mini Moto X14.12.2017
It was an action packed day at the Canterbury Mini Motocross Club on December, 3rd with sixty-five Mini Racers aged between four and twelve years old racing at the Club’s Christmas Fun Day.
There were three rounds of racing for the day, before Father Christmas arrived; doing that in style in a hot rod. Once he was settled in he gave each racer a handful of goodies, all of which was made possible by the Club’s generous sponsors. The goodies were gratefully received by the excited children, all with big smiles on their faces.
The day included a mum’s race, which saw some very competitive racing, along with lots of determination to get around the mini’s track in very hot temperatures! Sahar Pearce took out first place and happily received the large trophy that went with winning.
The children’s drag race was a huge success and proved to be lots of fun, both for the children racing and the parents watching. Two children at a time raced down the drag strip, with the winner of each race going through to the next round until a winner was found.
This year there was also the secret father’s race, which had been the talk of the Club for a couple of weeks leading up to the event. On the day there were sixteen dads, on children’s bikes of various sizes, lined up and ready to find out the rules for racing. They were reported to be rather surprised when they discovered that the aim was to be the slowest racer, not the fastest, and that they had to ride up and around a cone then back to the start/finish line without their feet touching the ground or touching any other rider. This proved to be extremely challenging for most and provided the spectators with many laughs. The winner for the slowest was Cody McMaster, who aptly received a trophy with a snail on it!
Even with the extremely hot conditions everyone had an awesome, fun filled day which would not have been possible without the much appreciated venue for the day. The event took place in a paddock kindly loaned by local farmer Mark Sampson, and was an ideal spot with lots of room for the children and parents to have fun racing.
The Canterbury Mini Motocross Committee wish all the Mini Racers and their families an amazing Christmas and safe holidays.
To find out about the dates of racing for 2018 visit the club’s Facebook page in the new year.