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.
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.