With their classic stockcar look, the Youth Ministock is a fun and affordable way for teenagers between 12 and 16 to develop their driving skills and experience the thrills of racing on the clay of Cromwell's Central Motor Speedway. While many ministock drivers step up to other classes, others go no further than using what they have learned on the track to help make them better drivers on the open road.
Powered by 1200cc Nissan and Toyota engines, these hardy little racecars are built to provide maximum driver protection and to come away from a coming together with little or no damage (the rules allow a little light contact). On Cromwell's 500m track these kids can pedal their cars as speeds of around 60kph.
Central Motor Speedway Club is keen for this class to keep growing and can organise opportunities to 'have a go'. So why not take a stroll to the pits for a chat with youth ministock drivers and car owners (usually the parents).