Mums’ big day out
THE Douglas Shire Motor Sports Association ( DSMSA) hosted its biggest event ever at its Reef & Rainforest Track last Sunday with 34 drivers stirring up the dust in almost perfect weather conditions.
DSMSA Secretary and spokesperson, Tony “Foxy” Fox, said that they have never before had 34 driver compete on the same day.
“We are most proud that our efforts in providing fun motorsports events to locals are proving to be of interest to so many.
“With so many sporting clubs struggling to attract members it is very gratifying to get such great numbers, especially with so many families competing,” he said.
The DSMSA trialed a new concept at this event with a ’mums motorkhana’ especially for wives, partners, and girlfriends of regular DSMSA competitors and five ladies took part, all of whom were racing for the very first time.
Winning the day for the Mums was Julie Vanderbrug with a total time of 321.83 seconds, closely followed by Lenore Fox in second place in 323.72secs, and coming home third was Tracey Coulson in 347.40secs.
Judith Leftwich and Bronwyn Caltabiano also put in very strong performances.
In the junior motorkhana Jake Caltabiano was the winner, in a total time of 316.92secs, with Emma Vanderbrug less than a second back in second place with 317.66secs, but beating her brother Ben who came home in third place with 325.12secs.
The open khanacross went right down to the last run of the day with Scott Cahill snatching victory from Foxy, by posting a record breaking time on his last into second place by only .14 of a second.
Scott’s total time for first place was 407.67 seconds with Foxy in second place posting a total of 407.81secs, and rounding out the top three, in third place was Bob Errey in 410.16.
The DSMSA’s next event will be a two-day event on December 11 and 12, including all the motorsports disciplines as mentioned above from last Sunday, and which will also incorporate the DSMSA Christmas party and all 2010 championship presentations.
Full details on the next event, along with detailed results and pictures from Sunday, may be seen via www.motorsportsmossman.com
Full stop: Julie Leftwich drops the anchors at the Reef and Rainforest Track