Racers keen to get on the track
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.