Cham­pi­onship round sets up for Chal­lenge

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - SPORT -

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

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