Mixed ti­tles make great rac­ing

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

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.

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