The 12/13 September 2015 Khanacross results

Club pride was on the line as the Douglas Shire Motor Sport Association hosted the second and final round of the inter club challenge against the FNQ Motor Sport Club last weekend at the Reef and Rainforest Track.

Trailing 19 points to one after the first round in Mareeba two weeks ago club members were keen to make amends for their poor showing.

The FNQ club was represented by eleven drivers in the strong field of twenty seven competitors for the two-day event.

Steve Van der Brug in his Rally prepped all wheel drive Subaru WRX lead the field after the first run, closely followed by another Subaru piloted by Graeme Colls. They were followed by the smaller front wheel drive cars of Scott Cahill (Ford Laser) and Greg Irwin (Nissan Micra).

This scene was to play out for most of the weekend with the all wheel drive cars setting the pace and the front wheel drive cars just not quite being able to match their speed.

Steve went on to win the event on a time of 724 seconds, with Graeme Colls and Scott Cahill rounding out the top three.

Greg Erwin finished fourth outright and was the first placed Mossman driver home, a good effort considering his Micra puts out less kilowatts than most ride on mowers.

Junior driver Heath Barry continues to impress posting another fifth place and finishing seventeen seconds and five spots clear of his dad.

Just four seconds separated Justin Van Dyk and Trevor Thompson who finished sixth and seventh respectively, while Sam Madge powered his ex Hendry Motor Sport Nissan Bluebird in to eighth spot and first of the rear wheel drive cars.

Mossman won the round of the challenge 11 points to 9 but the deficit from the first round was to great with the FNQ club winning overall, 28 points to 12 and taking the trophy home for the second year in a row.

Club president Bob Errey said that it had been a great weekends racing with the Mossman drivers doing well to win their home round. “We just need to improve when we go away to Mareeba” he said “Don’t worry we’ll get them next year”



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