Karting community unites for track revamp

Our region’s karting community spirit was demonstrated on Saturday as Broken Hill Kart Club Incorporated (BHKCI) members dug deep in the heat, dust, and flies to clear the overgrown go-kart track taking yet another step towards a much-anticipated open day at the track.

BHKCI President, Hayden Slattery, led the way signing up new members throughout the day while driving a tipper truck, with wife, Brenda, busy on the rake when she wasn’t feeding the troops who turned up for the first official working bee at the track site two kilometres from town on Menindee Rd.

“What a day!” said Hayden when we caught up for a trackside chat. “Ben Lake turned up with a bobcat supplied by Broken Hill Hire as well as a three-tonne tipper truck, so what can I say, we couldn’t have made so much progress without them here.

“And Matt from Bell’s Milk Bar brought out the new barbeque he donated, and then jumped on a whipper snipper for a few hours, so we’re incredibly grateful.”

Lunch for the hard-working volunteers was donated by Daryl at Broken Hill Gourmet Meat.

“Brendan Guerin from Silver City Motorcycle rocked up with a ride on lawnmower and cut down all the infield, so it was a good community response especially considering the short notice,” said the club’s proud president.

“We achieved so much on the day and even signed up a few new members.

“We had Chris on a brush cutter making a big dent on some tricky areas, and Brenda setting up shaded space and then getting on a rake for most of the day, with others including the man who was instrumental in kicking off the new club, Wayne Orr, and son, Brendan, turning up to lend a hand too.”

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