Driv­ers bat­tle in dirt and on the bitumen

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

EN­GINES revved, dirt was raised and tires squealed – the Whit­sun­day Sport­ing Car Club Khanacross was cer­tainly an in­tense ex­pe­ri­ence.

Over two big days, our lo­cal driv­ers bat­tled it out first at the Whit­sun­day Race­way on Satur­day, then at Tonka Park on Sun­day.

On Satur­day in the un­der 1600 class, Cameron Clarke took the che­quered flag ahead of Ian Sin­gle.

Finn Hansen was the 1600–2L win­ner, beat­ing out Pat Richards and Rob Mor­timer.

Over 2L saw Tim Branch claim the lau­rels, with Wayne Udy in se­cond and Mark Horder in third.

The 4WD divi­sion saw Jono Pace claim first place, ahead of Peter McPhee and Adrian McPhee.

Jody Mor­ton was the ju­nior win­ner, with Rhys Hall in se­cond.

Helle Hansen took home the ladies crown.

In the out­right bitumen re­sults, Tim Branch won the day, ahead of Finn Hansen and Pat Richards.

Sun­day saw the driv­ers hit the dirt, with Kym Hall tak­ing out the un­der 1600 divi­sion ahead of Peter McPhee and Cameron Clarke.

The 1600–2L group had Tas Tay­lor in first, Jody Mor­ton in se­cond and Rob Mor­timer in third.

John Sut­ton proved too good in the over 2L cat­e­gory, rel­e­gat­ing Tim Hall and Mark Horder to se­cond and third re­spec­tively.

The 4WD class had Lind­say Cor­lett take the fastest time, ahead of Peter At­tard and Brendan At­tard.

Jody Mor­ton again took the top of the podium for the ju­niors, ahead of Rhys Hall and Sa­vanah Horder.

Kym Hall claimed the ladies ti­tle, beat­ing Kelly Horder and Cas­sidy Grimm.

The out­right bitumen win­ners was Tas Tay­lor, with Kym Hall in se­cond and Jody Mor­ton in third.

Photo: Rory Sheav­ils

DUST-RAISER: John Sut­ton flicks the back out at Tonka Park on Sun­day morn­ing.

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