Junior ATV Racing Get’s the ‘Go Ahead’ In NSW

Motorcycling New South Wales (MNSW) is pleased to announce that Junior ATV racing is coming to NSW. Over the past few months, MNSW has embarked upon a process that will bring the State Controlling Body (SCB) in-line with others, in terms of how they operate within Australian motorcycling sport and ATV racing is just one area to be a beneficiary of change.

MNSW CEO Dave Cooke commented “I received a call from Darrell Knight, the Chairman of Motorcycling Australia’s (MA) ATV Commission, asking if we could talk about why New South Wales (NSW) juniors were excluded from riding ATVs in competition. I told him I wasn’t even aware of the restriction, and set about trying to figure out the reason for this. We’ve moved as quickly as possible to rectify the situation and bring MNSW in line with the National Competition Rules as adopted by the rest of the country. As far as I’m concerned, our sport operates on a national basis, and although we administer it mostly on a State level, it’s vital for the future of the sport that competitors on the same playing field across Australia.”

“I’m looking forward to clubs and coaches being able to work with junior competitors in getting their licensing endorsements for ATV racing, so that the discipline can begin to grow in NSW. As of right now, Junior ATV riders are allowed to compete on any track licensed for motorcycle sport in NSW. Hopefully by next year, or even earlier, I’m sure we will see NSW kids bag a bunch of National title trophies in ATV!”

MA ATV Commissioner Darrell Knight said “The ATV Commission have been actively pursuing authorisation for Junior ATV sport in NSW for some time. The Commission and ATV riders all over Australia applaud the new MNSW direction of National alignment for all competition rules. We are all excited about our future with this fantastic new support from the revitalised MNSW. A huge thank you to CEO Dave Cooke and the Board of MNSW.” He finished.

This decision provides a great opportunity for clubs to increase their membership base and offer support for kids and junior riders on ATVs. It also means more possibilities for club sponsorship with local ATV dealers, and hopefully a whole new competitor base for the sport.

For further info, contact MNSW at [email protected]

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