Mixed titles make great racing
THE Whitsunday Sporting Car Club (WSCC) held its second annual mixed khanacross title on the weekend with cars attacking both bitumen and dirt over the two days.
Saturday saw the drivers testing their skills at Whitsunday Raceway.
The tyres could be heard howling under protest as the fierce competition meant each driver was looking for those precious tenths of a second.
After the day’s racing there was less then five seconds between the top two places and third was seven seconds behind that.
Gordon Fischer took out the first days portion of racing in his VW Golf with local driver Ross Angelo just behind in his Datsun 1600.
Mike Browne managed to get his WRX into third position for the day.
The quickest junior on Saturday Wayne Morton, came in at fifth overall out of the field of 20 drivers on day one.
As the sun set the WSCC put on a barbecue while teams set to changing their tyres over for Sunday’s dirt portion.
Once again cars and drivers were put to the test, replacing the howling of tyres with clouds of dust.
They attacked the Tonker Park course determined to make up positions and time from day one. Gordon Fischer from Rockhampton, again showed why he is regarded as the man to beat by setting the early pace.
Junior Wayne Morton was able to make up precious spots during the day to take out second place in Sunday’s dirt portion of the event which eventually secured him second place overall for the weekend. Everyone enjoyed a fun, safe and competitive weekend of racing and the club thanked the Whitsunday Raceway, the local and travelling competitors and all the club’s volunteers.
EATING DUST: Whitsunday Sporting Car Club driver Tas Taylor takes to the Tonker Park course on Sunday morning.
SILVER BULLET: Warren Hendry flew around Tonker Park at the mixed khanacross titles hosted by the Whitsunday Sporting Car Club this weekend.
MELLOW YELLOW: Wayne Morton takes to the track at Tonker Park on Saturday for the Whitsunday Sporting Car Club's mixed khanacross titles.