Thrills and spills
AFTER being forced to cancel the last event twice due to wet weather, Douglas Shire Motor Sports Association members finally took to the Reef and Rainforest Track last Sunday for a Khanacross and Junior Motorkhana.
The Khanacross was won by Bruce Perry in his Subaru on a time of 649 seconds, beating home the Ford Laser of John Kenna on 671 seconds while Krista O ’Dell finished third on 679 seconds.
Although John still leads the club championship, Bruce’s result was a vast improvement on the last event in April where he finished fifteenth. It shows that his new car has got lots of potential and that he should be one of several drivers in contention for the club championship, come December.
Cairns driver Dave Farmer had a solid result finishing fourth outright and first in the 16002000 cc class with a time of 693 seconds. Dave was forced to use the club car for this event as he is still building his V8 powered Corolla.
Rounding out the top five and in the smallest car in the field was the fast improving Carl Johanson on a time of 714 seconds.
Matt Coulson on 719 seconds led home the juniors ahead of Dal’n Smith, 786 seconds and Hayley Kenna, 799 seconds.
With all competitors driving the same car in the Junior Motorkhana, times were close all day, but after 10 runs Kara North had etched out a small gap to take the win. Her time of 460 seconds was just five seconds ahead of second placed driver Jaidyn Farmer while D’rel Smith was third on a time of 514 seconds. Rounding out the top five were Erin Kenna and Krystal Secker.
The Club’s next event is on 15th July. Full results are on the Clubs’ new website www. dsmsa.com.au