A NEW motorcross track will make it easier for young kids to get involved in the sport.
After years of being restricted to a track located within the main circuit, the little nippers will finally have a space of their own that they can ride on at any time.
Panorama Motorcycle Club president Bruce Morgan said the new track would be built to the side of the existing track, taking advantage of a small parcel of vacant land.
“We’ve always had a facility for the juniors, but it has always been in the centre of the track, so we wanted to drag it out from there so they can race around there all the time,” Mr Morgan said.
Building the track was made possible thanks to support from the NSW Government, with member for Bathurst Paul Toole announcing a $10,000 grant for the club on Wednesday.
Mr Toole said the club was successful under the Community Building Partnership Program and he was pleased to again see the club improve its service to local riders.
"The nippers are children aged four to nine years. It is going to give them an opportunity to get into motorcycling before they are old enough to ride on the main track here at Mount Panorama," he said.
The track will not only improve the facility for the motorcross riders, but also enhance the Mount Panorama precinct overall, Mr Toole said.
Mr Morgan said the grant was very welcome, as it meant that a track could be built without the need to increase fees to club members.
Construction is expected to get under way in February, with it only taking one to two weeks to complete.
The club will then need to get it licensed for operation.
Mr Morgan said there was a lot of interest from both young boys and girls when it came to motorcross, so he expected the track would be very well used.
It will also save families time and money.
“They needed to travel a long way to a facility unless they’ve got a farm, so they’ll have this,” Mr Morgan said.