Reef & Rainforest track alight
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.