2019 Annual Championship Results and Presentation

Rick Ranscombe has been crowned the Douglas Shire Motor Sports Association’s Champion for 2019.

The presentation took place at the clubs Christmas party held at Cairns Go Karts and Laser Tag last Saturday, and capped off another successful year for the club.

Achievements by club members this year include top three drivers in the NQ Khanacross Series, first placed junior at the Australian titles in Newcastle and second in the team doubles at the International Gymkhana Grand Prix in Taiwan.

Of course all this was on top of retaining the Inter-club Challenge Trophy against the FNQ Motor Sports Club.

Finishing on 135 points Ranscombe had a stellar year of racing placing no worse than second spot at the clubs seven championship rounds.

His win also breaks a three year winning streak by outgoing champion Heath Barry who finished second in the championship on 125 points.

John Kenna was third on 102 points.

Up and coming driver Tristyn Henry won the Junior Motorkhana Championship, amassing 78 points for the season ahead of Daniel Andrews 59 points and Baylee Morana 54 points.

Krista Kenna won the Ladies Championship on 90 points capping off an impressive year where she was a regular top five finisher. Mackenzie Barry 83 points and Melanie Johanson 79 points finished second and third respectively.

Heath Barry took out the Junior Khanacross ahead of the ever improving Josh Yendle. Seth Perry was third, narrowly edging out his brother Cain for the last spot on the podium.

Probably, much to the relief of the other junior competitors this marked the last time that Barry will be classified as a junior as he turns eighteen early next year.

Amber Yendle was stoked to receive the Presidents Encouragement award.

Other class winners were Rear Wheel Drive- Greg Skyring, Front Wheel Drive- Rick Ranscombe and All Wheel Drive- John Kenna.
Melanie Johanson won the inaugural Team Primer Cup, while Alex Russo was named the best Recovery Vehicle Driver for 2019.
Ranscombe was humble in his acceptance of the championship trophy thanking club officials and volunteers for their hard work through out the year and also his wife. “Without the support from my wife, Lisa none of this would have been possible” he said.

With 2019 done and dusted, planning for the 2020 season has already started with the first event scheduled for 12th January.




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