Reef and Rain­for­est track ac­tion

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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

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