Autocross in Gozo in aid of Arka Foundation
This weekend, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday 8th, 9th and 10th September the ‘ASSOCJAZZJONI SPORT MUTURI u KAROZZI’ (ASMK) will be performing in Xewkija Gozo with the Autocross cars. This special event is the 4th one of this kind held in Gozo, is a pre-Championship event and is sponsored by ‘ASMK’ and ‘Pasta Poiatti’.
This program is mainly being held in Gozo to raised funds in aid for ‘Arka Foundation’ who does very valuable work towards its residents in Gozo. Secondly, this event will also further expose the Autocross motorsport among the Gozo spectators end enthusiasts who may find difficulty to make it to Ta Qali on Sunday’s to watch the Autocross cars in action at their home racetrack.
This fourth edition of event will be held as per last year’s venue at the ‘Gozo Horse Racing Association’ (GHRA) track in Xewkija. Once more the ASMK reached an agreement with the Association of Horse Racing in Gozo to make use of their Sports complex for this event.
A temporary track is being built by members of the ASMK on the large remaining land located in the centre of the horse track, which area is never used for horse racing. This area is large enough in space to hold the Autocross activity which is expected to offer great fun to all attending spectators which are located in safe areas. All this is possible with the full cooperation of the GHRA Committee under the leadership of Chairperson Ms. Mary Mifsud and Gozo Horse Racing Association Committee.
The Minister for Gozo is also supporting this event in conjunction with the Gozo Sports Board and the Department of Works of Gozo. Thanks is also addressed to the Police Force in Gozo, the Water Services Corporation, the family of Joe Apap and many other collaborators from Gozo who are supporting this event to make it possible and a success too.
On Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September the track will be open from 5:00pm onwards for training and testing of cars by all Maltese and Gozo drivers present. The track is situated at Ta Xhajma Road l/o Xewkija on the road to Nadur. The competition races will be held on Sunday 10th September starting at 10:30 am.
All participating Competitors and spectators are each expected to give a donation in aid of Arka Foundation. The Director of Arka Foundation is expected to attend this event and address all competitors and spectators present. The trophies, tokens and mementos to the winning drivers and distinct personalities will take place on location at the end of the day’s program.