Reef & Rain­for­est track alight

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

LAST Sun­day turned out to be an­other great day for the Dou­glas Shire Mo­tor Sports As­so­ci­a­tion, with rac­ing at the Reef and Rain­for­est track in Moss­man.

Seven ju­niors lined up in the Mo­torkhana with a spec­tac­u­lar show of skil­ful driv­ing and some fast times to match from the young driv­ers.

Cassidy Pumpa stole the show to fin­ish in first place with a well-de­served vic­tory on 299 sec­onds. Flynn Dunker­ton was sec­ond on 320 sec­onds while Krys­tal Secker fin­ished in third place on a time of 323 sec­onds.

Sean De Munk, com­pet­ing in only his sec­ond event, also did well to fin­ish fourth out right.

New­comer Court­ney Knight took some wrong turns and mowed down some cones to in­cur penalty points but con­sid­er­ing it was her first at­tempt at mo­torkhana driv­ing she did very well to stay on track.

In the Khanacross 20 driv­ers lined up, with some changes in cars for some driv­ers and it was not long be­fore the dust was fly­ing and the rac­ing was fast and furious.

Con­sis­tency and smooth runs paid div­i­dends for Matt Coul­son who steered his Ford Laser into first place on 405 sec­onds. The grip of his Subaru 4WD took Bruce Perry to sec­ond place on 411 sec­onds, just two sec­onds ahead of third placed John Kenna driv­ing an­other Laser.

In fourth spot and keep­ing the boys hon­est was Krista O’Dell. Krista also won the ladies class ahead of Michelle Van Dyke in her mighty Hyundai Ex­cel.

Me­lanie Irwin came in a very im­pres­sive third in the big V8 Fair­lane, beat­ing her part­ner Carl out­right for the sec­ond time in a row.

Young driver Harry Walker was neck and neck with lap times against his dad, Craig, but un­for­tu­nately he in­curred a time penalty for a wrong di­rec­tion, hand­ing the lead be­tween the duo to his dad. The fi­nal re­sults saw Harry fin­ish in eighth place over­all just two spots be­hind his dad and first in the ju­nior’s class ahead of Christopher Dwyer.

Carl Jo­han­son once again took out the award for hit­ting the most witches hats.

While some mem­bers will be trav­el­ling to Her­ber­ton this week­end to com­pete in the third round of the NQ khanacross se­ries, the club’s next event in Moss­man is sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 6 and ev­ery­one is wel­come to watch or join up and come along for the thrill of it.

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