The 2017 Charity Ride Day held in Harvey, an hour south of Perth, was a day of off road racing fun, and was shared with children from various charities and their families.
Hosted by the Western Australian Off Road Racing Association, 17 cars from the WA off road racing community were present at the event, including various types of buggies and 4WDs from all WA off road racing clubs.
Children were treated to a ride in a race car around a 6km short course off road track and with customisation to the course the water tanker did a few laps to keep the dust down, creating some nice slippery gravel corners for the bigger kids who wanted to go a bit faster.
The sausage sizzle, cakes, cookies, fresh fruit, icecreams and lolly bags were a hit at lunch time, and the children were absolutely chuffed when they were awarded their very own first place medallions, hats and stickers.
Members of the club have worked hard at planning the event, and the club thanked everyone for their efforts.
"Community Officer Blake Pugh, with organising committee Gary Howe, Big-Al Joyce, and Wozza, did a fantastic job organising this event for the seventh year running," the WAORRA said.
"Clerk of Course Danni Joyce clocked 15km of walking around the pits to make sure everything ran smoothly.
"WAORRA would like to thank James Kenneison for his liaison and coordination with various charities, and all the volunteers and officials who helped out on the day – from helping kids in and out of cars, controlling traffic, finding helmets to fit the little ones, cooking the bbq, serving the food, to marking the track, and packing it all up again, and of course all the drivers who took their cars down for the day."
A huge amount of interest from families was received, and the club looks forward to planning the next event in 2018.