TAFE Western Motorsport students recently enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the popular Bathurst Autofest performance car festival.
TAFE Western Automotive teacher John Ewing said the March 12-13 weekend was a great experience for the students, who not only got to see a V8 Commodore Ute they prepared for the event compete, but also formed an important part of a scrutineer support crew.
“The weekend started with the students assisting scrutineers perform technical and safety checks on the vehicles entered in the Autofest event,” Mr Ewing said.
“The rest of the weekend gave the students an opportunity to see how their V8 Commodore Ute performed in the super-sprint and the tyre-smoking burnout events, which was a lot of fun for all involved.”
Mr Ewing said students also assisted repairing vehicles for other competitors in the Mount Panorama Automotive training workshop, which is run in partnership with Bathurst Regional Council.
“It was a great opportunity for the students, particularly the international students, to engage with a unique Australian form of motorsport which has been gaining popularity at Mount Panorama in recent years,” Mr Ewing said.
TAFE Western Automotive sections in Dubbo, Orange and Bathurst offered their thanks and appreciation to the organisers of the Bathurst Autofest event for sponsoring their students and ute at the Mount Panorama event.