On Sunday a new initiative by the Kiwi Kidz Club came to fruition at Rosebank Road Speedway, whereby an ex kiwi kidz driver was buddied up with a current driver for the day. Hayden Williams, Brad Mosen, Jamie McDonald, Michael Pickens, Zahn Turner, Brock Maskovich, James Earl, Hayden Guptill and Nathan Howard went to Rosebank Road to give their help, advice, expertise and support to our up and coming young stars of the future.
This initiative was the brain child of Darren Pennington, father of Bryce and Troy, “When I phoned around the superstars to ask if they would be willing to come along and help for a day, they all jumped at the chance and were 100% into it” said Pennington. “The kids loved it and all got so much out of the day”.
Pennington is hoping this is the first of many and he would like to see a friendship grow between the drivers and their mentors which could continue into the season.
Each kiwi kid drew out of a hat the name of the driver who would mentor them for the day. The mentor watched them race and gave their advice on how they could improve.
Brad Mosen commented that his driver (Cole Robertson), a 10-year-old in his first year of racing improved so much as the day went on. Mosen got such a thrill watching Cole and seeing the confidence grow in him with each race.
We look forward to seeing these young stars come through the ranks, just like so many of our past kiwi kidz who are now the current stars here at Western Springs.
This initiative shows the future of speedway looks bright and is in good hands for many years to come!