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10 July, 2021

A great love of motorsports

DAVID Collins has always loved motorsport. He has been a fan of racing – and all motor sports, really – since he was 19 years old, heading off to Lakeside to watch the action. Originally from Brisbane, the DavKat President has taken his cars all over Australia. He moved to 2010 Mackay, still the motor sport crazed person and even giving his children motor carts.


DAVID Collins has always loved motorsport.

He has been a fan of racing – and all motor sports, really – since he was 19 years old, heading off to Lakeside to watch the action.

Originally from Brisbane, the DavKat President has taken his cars all over Australia. He moved to 2010 Mackay, still the motor sport crazed person and even giving his children motor carts.

David got involved with sprint cars for about six years, after which a young Brodie Boss took the keys, and a new car, to race for DavKat.

“When I first moved up here from Brisbane there was no circuit racing and I watched these things and thought they were fun,” David said.

“So, we bought one and I raced it for about seven years,” David said. These days, David sees it as more of a “young man’s game”.

  “They have that desire, and a bit more passion,” he said.

“I wouldn’t drive it to its full potential like Brodie does.”

The community of sprint racing is something David really loves. He said there is a real closeness within it and there is nothing quite like the community feel he’d experience at the race meets.

“They welcome you with open arms and it’s just a really warm and friendly community. “I get just as much enjoyment from watching these cars as do when I am driving.”

Brodie has been racing in these events for the past two years now, coming from racing Modified Production Cars, and he has won multiple state titles and high-profile feature events.

Most recently, Brodie was able to show off his skill at an event in Cairns on June 11-12. The Friday-Saturday meet saw the 22-year-old behind the wheel of the Davkat Pace 500 Yamaha R6 600CC beast which runs on methanol fuel.

“While Friday night held no racing for Brodie, Saturday was a ripper!

“He came second in one heat, and then won the third heat by a country mile. “He started seventh in the feature, drove straight up to fourth, but then we ended up not finishing because we got cleaned up.

“Still, we were the second fastest car at the meet out of the 22 cars,” David said.

While the next meet planned for Brodie was to have been held in Maryborough, it has been postponed due to COVID-19.

Not that it’ll dampen the spirits.

David and Brodie hope to head down then in August to get into it again.

And, if anything the delay will only make the hunger for victory all the greater!


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