Backing for boy racers

A Tararua district councillor has opened up his yard to kids to burn rubber on

A Tararua district councillor has opened up his yard to kids to burn rubber on

Tararua District mayor Tracey Collis (front left) pictured among just some of the delighted throng who turned up to enjoy the burnout action. Hawke’s Bay Today

Tararua District councillor Ernie Christison admits he’s probably one of Tararua’s oldest boy racers and knows where our young people are coming from when they ask for somewhere legal to burn rubber.

One of the holders of the youth portfolio for the district council, Mr Christison was searching for somewhere safe and legal for young people to do burnouts and found it on his own back door.

He has opened up his Rua Roa yard, with more than 30 people there last Wednesday night for the intoxicating elixir of burning rubber, smoke and adrenalin at the 12m by 15m concrete pad.

“The kids can burn a bit of rubber, have a sausage and a chat and everyone who leaves here goes home with a sober driver,” Mr Christison said.

“My workshop is open and they can use all the tools as well.”

Tararua District councillor Ernie Christison admits he’s probably one of Tararua’s oldest boy racers and knows where our young people are coming from when they ask for somewhere legal to burn rubber.

One of the holders of the youth portfolio for the district council, Mr Christison was searching for somewhere safe and legal for young people to do burnouts and found it on his own back door.

He has opened up his Rua Roa yard, with more than 30 people there last Wednesday night for the intoxicating elixir of burning rubber, smoke and adrenalin at the 12m by 15m concrete pad.

“The kids can burn a bit of rubber, have a sausage and a chat and everyone who leaves here goes home with a sober driver,” Mr Christison said.

“My workshop is open and they can use all the tools as well.”

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