Rac­ers keen to get on the track

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

DOU­GLAS Shire Mo­tor Sports As­so­ci­a­tion held their sec­ond last event for the year last Sun­day and af­ter the pre­vi­ous event was rained out, all 16 com­peti­tors in the Khanacross and seven in the ju­nior mo­torkhana were keen to hit the track.

The club has been do­ing some drainage and earth works over the last cou­ple of months and has con­structed a cou­ple of new tracks which club pres­i­dent Bob Er­rey was keen to use for the first time.

While some driv­ers thought the new lay­out was a bit con­fus­ing, the only per­son to stuff up and get it wrong was Bob.

The ju­nior mo­torkhana com­peti­tors all had driv­ing in­struc­tor Shane North on the edge of his seat, with Ryan Walker and Tayla North both nearly go­ing over the mo­tor­bike jumps.

Flynn Dunker­ton took an early lead, set­ting the fastest times for the first three runs but a strong fin­ish by Cas­sidy Pumpa saw her win on a time of 448.00 sec­onds. Sec­ond place went to a much im­proved Krys­tal Secker on a time of 481.19 sec­onds fol­lowed by Drew Van Dyk on a time of 493.62

Sev­eral of the ju­niors will be turn­ing 14 in the next few months and are al­ready look­ing for­ward to com­pet­ing on the longer khanacross track.

In the khanacross Bruce Perry once again pow­ered his Subaru into first spot on a time of 454 sec­onds but most eyes were on the fa­ther son rivalry be­tween Dave, Matt and Josh Coul­son.

At the end of the day it was el­dest son, Matt beat­ing home dad for sec­ond place with young Josh fin­ish­ing a strong fourth over­all.

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