Driv­ers pushed to the limit at Khanacross

Whitsunday Times - - SPORT -

MO­TOR­ING

MORE than 30 driv­ers geared up for two days of highly com­pet­i­tive rac­ing at the Mixed Ti­tle Khanacross Cham­pi­onship on the weekend.

A wide range of ve­hi­cles sold on the do­mes­tic au­to­mo­tive mar­ket reg­is­tered for the event which was hosted by the Whit­sun­day Sport­ing Car Club.

Driv­ers had the choice of com­pet­ing in the tar­mac, dirt or com­bined event.

Rac­ing kicked off on the tech­ni­cal bi­tu­men track of the Whit­sun­day Race­way on Satur­day, be­fore driv­ers faced off on the dirt track of the Tonker Park Race­way on Sun­day.

It was fam­ily af­fair in the Mixed Ti­tle Khanacross Cham­pi­onship with Whit­sun­day Sport­ing Car Club pres­i­dent War­ren Mor­ton tak­ing out first place on 28 points ahead of his son Wayne Mor­ton on 26 points, with Anthony Mat­son round­ing out the podium in third place on 25 points.

Driv­ers com­pet­ing in the tar­mac event on Satur­day made the most of the near per­fect rac­ing con­di­tions which saw Finn Hansen claim a podium fin­ish in first place, fol­lowed by Mike Browne in sec­ond and Kym Hall, who claimed vic­tory in the women’s di­vi­sion, fin­ished in third place.

Those re­turn­ing to the track on Sun­day sent mud fly­ing in all di­rec­tions as they bat­tled it out on the wa­ter­logged dirk track.

War­ren Mor­ton pro­duced the fastest lap times ahead of his son Jody Mor­ton in sec­ond and Anthony Mat­son, who also found vic­tory as the fastest ju­nior, in third.

The Whit­sun­day Sport­ing Car Club will be host­ing a dirt track Khanacross at the Tonker Park Race­way on Sun­day, April 13.

POCKET ROCKET: Whit­sun­day Sport­ing Car Club pres­i­dent War­ren Mor­ton was on form in his Nis­san Mi­cra dur­ing day two of the Mixed Ti­tle Khanacross at the Tonker Park Race­way on Sun­day.

HOT RIDE: Mackay's Kym Hall put her 2007 Holden VESS to the test on the bi­tu­men track of the Whit­sun­day Race­way for the first round of the Mixed Ti­tle Khanacross on Satur­day.

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