Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Legal Way to Smash the Hoon Stereotype; Palmyra Dragway Strip Right Road for Fast Young Drivers to Take

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Legal Way to Smash the Hoon Stereotype; Palmyra Dragway Strip Right Road for Fast Young Drivers to Take

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Nat Bromhead

nat.bromhead@dailymercury.com.au

KEEPING it off the streets is what the Palmyra Dragway is all about.

Johl Pietzner, president of the dragway club, said the strip offered motoring enthusiasts a safe and legal way to enjoy the sport they loved.

aAll we are trying to do is take the negative image away from drag racers,a he said.

aThere's a big difference between the morons that do it on the street and those who enjoy it legally.a

aWe want to get the young fellas off the streets.a

aIf they want to rip a burnout they can come out here and do one safely.

Passionate about his sport, Mr Pietzner wants to smash the hoon stereotype.

But he admitted the Daily Mercury's Dob in a Hoon in June campaign had aput a bee in (his) bonneta.

aWe are not all idiots, as the stereotype suggests,a he explained. …

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