Driv­ers hone skills in city MO­TORKHANA

About a dozen driv­ers took part in the FNQ Mo­tor­sports tar­mac mo­torkhana on a closed street at Port­smith last Sun­day.

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AN or­gan­iser, Erick Zegeer, said al­most all of them had some sort of mo­tor­sports driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, whether in burn-out com­pe­ti­tions or some other form.

He said they all learned from the event but it lacked younger un­der-20s driv­ers who were one of the aims of the event.

Mr Zegeer said the car con­trol course on Lib­erty St had the sanc­tions of the re­gional coun­cil and the po­lice and he was hop­ing to hold an­other.

“Ev­ery­body had an ab­so­lute smash­ing time but there were no novice driv­ers which we were hop­ing for,” he said.

“A lot of learn­ing took place and peo­ple ex­hib­ited dif­fer­ent tech­niques.

“There were eight, six and four cylin­der ve­hi­cles and the sur­prise was the win­ner in a Dai­hatsu Cha­rade.

“The most pow­er­ful car or best han­dling car was not nec­es­sar­ily the win­ner.” Re­sults were as fol­lows: 1. Sean Hamp­son (Dai­hatsu) 7m38.05s, 2. Derek Ledger ( Toy­ota Sprinter) 8m10.87s, 3. Steven Wil­bra­ham ( Toy­ota Trueno) 8m49.60s, 4. Paul Mauro (Nis­san Sky­line) 8m55.68s, 5. Ken Free­burn (Mazda MX-5) 9m01.78s, 6. An­drew Horn ( Toy­ota Corolla) 9m33.80s, 7. Stick Quinn (Ford Courier) 9m45.66s, 8. John Mill­ward (Holden Com­modore VK) 10m23.37s, 9. Adam Cate­lan ( Toy­ota Soarer) 10m53.18s, 10. Erick Zegeer (Mit­subishi Lancer) DNF, 11. Chris­tian Le­ton­deur (Nis­san 200SX) DNF, 12. Ron Moore (Ford Es­cort) DNF.

Face of con­cen­tra­tion: John Mill­wood puts his Holden Com­modore through its paces on the track.

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