Rev heads return
AFTER several events were washed out in April and earlier this month, Douglas Shire Motor Sports Association members finally blew the dust off their race cars and took to the track last Sunday for the first khanacross and junior motorkhana for the year at the Reef and Rainforest Track.
While some drivers may have been a little rusty from not competing for nearly six months it was not long before they were blowing the cobwebs out of the carbies and kicking up some dust.
With several of the juniors having moved up to the khanacross track this year numbers were slightly down for the junior motorkhana.
Having already competed in 2012, Krystal Secker put the years experience to good use winning the motorkhana on a time of 674 seconds.
First time competitor Cassidy Pumpa showed great potential to finish in second place on 699 seconds. Tayla North, another first timer came home in third place on 782 seconds, while Cairns driver Alex Russo rounded out the top four.
At the beginning of the last run, junior driving instructor, Shane North went out in an attempt to set a quick time and to ‘‘show the kids how to do it’’.
Despite setting a fast lap he was penalised ten seconds for hitting two witches hats.
When it came time for the juniors to have their run both Krystal and Cassidy were able to better his time and Tayla was less than a second slower.
In the khanacross Bruce Perry was able to put the all wheel drive traction of his
SETTING THE PACE: junior motorkhana winner Krystal Secker