Championship round sets up for Challenge
DRIVERS from the Douglas Shire Motor Sports Association competed in Round 7 of their 2007 Club Championship last Sunday.
With the first round of the interclub Challenge against the Cairns based FNQ Motor Sport Club scheduled for just two weeks time it allowed competitors a chance to test their cars and their skills before the two-day event on August 12-13.
Steve van der Brug brought his Subaru WRX up from Cairns and was on the pace early, setting fastest times on the first three runs.
Not to be out done Graeme Colls responded and pushed his own Subaru to the limits, recording fastest times on the next five runs.
A late surge by Van der Brug saw him post fastest times on three of the last four runs, securing first place just five seconds ahead of Colls.
Best of the non four-wheel drive cars was defending club champion, Heath Barry. Despite incurring a 20-second penalty for hitting four course markers Barry still managed to finish in third place, while Rick Ranscombe and John Kenna rounded out the top five.
The Junior Motorkhana was a hotly contested affair with all three drivers scoring fastest times over the day’s competition.
Josh Yendle was able to hold off a fast finishing Zed Thackray to take the win, again by just five seconds, while third placed old Mackenzie Barry continues to improve with every event.
The Association’s next event is a two-day meeting on August 12-13 at the Reef and Rainforest Track, North Mossman.
Douglas Motor Sports Association members in their new shirts