They khana catch Fly­ing Flynn

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

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.

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