Rev heads re­turn

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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

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