The 10th September 2017 Khanacross and Motorkhana results

Track conditions were dry and dusty, a result of the lack of rain over the last couple of months.

The dusty conditions meant that the track was quite slippery with many drivers struggling to come to grips with the slippery track surface.

Right from the outset reigning club champion, Heath Barry was on the pace in his Nissan Micra. Barry had the tiny 1300 cc engined, Micra singing recording fastest times on the first four runs.

Steve Van der Brug proved that the bigger rear wheel drive cars can still be competitive against the smaller cars clocking the next couple of fastest times in his V8 powered Nissan 180 SX, or as he calls it, the 570 SX

After incurring a couple of penalties for hitting course markers Barry regained the lead recording the next three fastest times. Despite Rick Ranscombe and Van der Brug recording three more fastest times between them, Barry had built a big enough lead to hold on to first place powering on to finish eleven seconds clear of Van der Brug

Rick Ranscombe and Shane North spent most of the day fighting over third place.
Unfortunately Northy threw away any chance of a podium finish when he spun on the last run of the day and handed the final spot on the podium to Ranscombe in another Nissan.

Kara North finished a very creditable fourth outright and first in the ladies class ahead of Krista Kenna while Richard Howard won the battle at Team Primer finishing ahead of Carl Johanson and Angie Howard.

The junior motorkhana was a hotly contested affair with Mackenzie Barry taking an early lead over Josh Yendle and new club member Emily Oorthuysen. A series of fastest times by Yendle saw him regain the lead and win the event ahead of Mackenzie and Emily.

The next event is round two of the inter-club challenge at Herberton on 23rd & 24th September.


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