Cameron Swain.
Cameron Swain. Emily Bradfield

Future of sport on show at Minimoto meet

CAMERON Swain first got hooked on road racing when he was just seven, now at 11 years old he sits second in Australia for his age group.

Starting his racing career on a go kart track in North Brisbane, Cameron has claimed success around Australia, but returned to his humble roots for a training race in Dalby over the weekend with Queensland Minimoto.

Visiting the Dalby Kart track for the first time, Queensland Minimoto aims to give young riders experience in road racing by providing race meets around the state.

Riders as young at seven got the chance to race on a new track, clocking more than 100 laps over the weekend and gaining valuable experience racing under lights.

For Cameron's father Jason Swain, Qld Minimoto race meets are all about gaining experience and watching the kids progress.

"It's like a feeder class it brings beginners on board and they get hooked... they are the future of the sport and this is where it all starts,” Jason said.

"We're all so thankful to (organiser) Mark Bowden for doing these days, without him there'd be no where for us to ride.”

Mr Swain also tested out the track, racing his son just for fun.

"It's a dream come true to sit behind your kid on a bike and watch them go faster than you,” he said.

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