Mums’ big day out

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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

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