Driver re­freshed af­ter break

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT - MO­TOR SPORT

AF­TER miss­ing the last event, lo­cal driver John Kenna re­turned to the Reef and Rain­for­est Track in style last Sun­day win­ning the Dou­glas Shire Mo­tor Sports As­so­ci­a­tions Oc­to­ber Khanacross.

It was not an easy win though as his Dou­glas Shire Gas Ford Laser was pushed all the way by Cairns driver Matt Coul­son also driv­ing a Laser.

In the end just one and a half sec­onds sep­a­rated the two.

The win­ning mar­gin was one of the clos­est in the club’s 15-year his­tory.

The bat­tle for third and fourth was even tighter with Dave Coul­son beat­ing lo­cal driver Bruce Perry into third place by just quar­ter of a sec­ond.

John, Matt and Dave also filled the tree top po­si­tions in the un­der 1600cc class prov­ing that you don’t nec­es­sar­ily need a large car and big horse­power to do well on the track.

Sta­cie Stephensen was the sole com­peti­tor in the 1600- 2L class while the over 2L class was one by Bob Er­rey ahead of Josh Sharpham and new mem­ber Michael Hodgson.

Josh Coul­son nar­rowly won the ju­nior class ahead of lo­cal driv­ers Dal’n Smith and Hay­ley Kenna.

Six 12 and 13-year- olds lined up in the Top End Paint and Panel ju­nior club car.

Kara North had her third win of the sea­son beat­ing Jaiden Farmer by three sec­onds while D’rel Smith fin­ished in third place. They were fol­lowed home by Erin Kenna, Krys­tal Secker and first time com­peti­tor Alexan­der Russo.

The As­so­ci­a­tion’s next event is on Novem­ber 18.

Full re­sults are on the clubs web­site www.dsmsa.com.au.

ON THE CHARGE: round win­ner John Kenna

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