It’s Queensland Women’s Week, and we’re shining the spotlight on the talented women involved in motorcycle sport. Today we’re meeting Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club (KJMSC) Secretary Tracey Tunstall:
Tracey Tunstall has been the driving force behind the creation of KJMSC, and won Motorcycling Queensland’s 2015 Volunteer of the Year award for her efforts.
KJMSC was created in March of 2014, to provide an insured and licenced venue to ride motorcycle Speedway in the South Burnett Region.
In the short time since the club was founded, Tracey has already managed to obtain three grants for the club, including a grant of $35,000 to build KJMSC’s track, courtesy of the Gambling Community Benefit Fund.
In 2015, Tracey and the team at KJMSC conducted four Come and Try Days, and the Kingaroy McDonalds Club Series. She was also instrumental in securing and organising the 2015 U16 125cc Speedway State Championships, which played out in the club’s Kingaroy Showgrounds venue.
Tracey managed to build relationships with local businesses ahead of the Championships, securing $5,000 cash in sponsorship for the state titles, plus an extra $2,000 in kind.
Tracey says she volunteers her time with KJMSC to give children in the South Burnett region somewhere to ride safely.
“We’re there for the kids to get out on the track, and if my bit of volunteering can assist in this, it’s all worth it,” she says.
“I’m just one person in an awesome group of people working to make KJMSC the best it can be.”
For more information on the Kingaroy Junior Motorcycle Speedway Club, head to their website or Facebook page