Reef and Rainforest track action
THE motorkhana at the Reef and Rainforest track on Sunday was a celebration of a number of dad’s doing what they love best - racing.
It was a dry and dusty day with perfect conditions attracting some new members of Stephanie Byrne and her dad Peter Byrne, also with returning members Stick Quinn and Craig Walker with his son Harry as a new member enjoying the camaraderie and competitiveness.
In the Junior Motorkhana there were seven drivers lined up with three new comers Sean Demunk, Tobias Janssen and Flynn Dunketon giving it a real go with four fastest lap times. It seems Flynn may have inherited some of his fathers genes in the need for rally driving.
The final impressive results, with perfectly consistent runs, was Cassidy Pumpa in first place, with less than a second in between for Flynn Dunkerton in second place and Krystal Secker in a smooth and steady third place.
In the Khanacross event there were twentysix drivers lined up ready to go.
The pace was fast and furious with partners not letting Father’s Day getting in the way with Mel Irwin beating her partner Carl Johanson and Michelle Van Dyke beating her hubbie Justin Van Dyke.
There was a slight altercation on track when Stick Quinn went back to nature and headed for the sticks, literally! His car came out of the sticks limping back to the pits with him finishing the rest of the day in the club car to ensure he had results for the day.
The final results for the Khanacross saw once again consistently smooth and fast runs prove to be the winning combination with Matt Coulson in first place with all runs bar one of fastest laps, with Bruce Perry in his 4wd in second place, and John Kenna 7/10ths of a second behind, taking third place.
In the Ladies class was Krista O’Dell in first place with Hayley Kenna in second place, and a first time podium finish for Michelle Van Dyke in third place.
In the Juniors the results was Josh Coulson in first place, Hayley Kenna in second place and in his first ever Khanacross event was Harry Walker in an impressive third place.
The association’s next event is on Sunday, September 14.
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thte Reef and Rainforest track saw some great driving