They khana catch Flying Flynn
A DRY and dusty Reef and Rainforest Track greeted competitors at the Douglas Shire Motor Sports Association’s khanacross and junior motorkhana last Sunday.
The dusty conditions meant the track was very slippery with most drivers complaining of a lack of traction and low grip levels.
‘‘Like driving on marbles’’ was heard around the pits on more than one occasion throughout the day.
Flynn Dunkerton must have taken inspiration from watching some of his dad’s home movies as he sped off the start line in the junior club car, leaving the remainder of the young motorkhana drivers in his dust.
After seven runs Flynn finished on a total time of 298 seconds, well ahead of second-placed Drew Van Dyk on 362 seconds.
First time competitor Ally Hiscock from Cairns did well to finish in third spot on 433 seconds, while Tobias Janssen rounded out the top four with a time of 573 seconds.
Matt Coulson pushed his Ford Laser to its limits winning the khanacross by 20 seconds with a total time of 388 seconds. This was his third win in a row and places him well to take out this year’s champion- ship with only three events left to run. Krista O’Dell 408 seconds and John Kenna 419 seconds filled the podium places, with the three drivers also top of the under 1600 class.
But it was Mat’s 15-year-old younger brother Josh who drove exceptionally well and showed up many of the older and more experienced drivers to finish fourth out right on a time of 430 seconds.
His fourth place also cemented his win in the junior class ahead of Hayley Kenna, Kara North and Erin Kenna.
Clayton Attwood returned to competition with a win in the over 2-litre class ahead of Bob Errey and Anthony Baldwin.
A large field of drivers is expected at the club’s next meeting on November 3.