The 18th November 2012 Khanacross and Junior Motorkhana results

It was a hot and dusty day at the Reef & Rainforest Track for the second last event of the year for the Douglas Shire Motor Sports Association. Five enthusiastic Juniors lined up for the Motorkhana which turned out to be a very close neck and neck race of the boys against the girls. Time keeping prowess was of the essence with final victory going to the girls as Kara North came in first, just edging out her biggest rival Jaidyn Farmer by three seconds. Erin Kenna, came in third to record her first podium finish of the year. Nail biting moments were experienced by all of the Juniors with good control behind the wheel by Krystal Secker and Alexander Russo. The Juniors are really proving they are learning from their driving time in the Motorkhana and could be ready to proceed to the big track of Khanacross in next year’s season of racing!

The Khanacross proved to be an event of dust, dare devil driving and a dented Daihatsu. Melanie Irwin & Carl Johanson had to change cars after Mel rolled their Sirion at the notorious Colt Corner. The day’s events were where cones went cluttering, blowouts were bellowing and spectators enjoying the constant changes in the leader board. All drivers had to nail down on their concentration, to finish their runs smoothly, knowing there is only one more round of the season to go before determining the podium finish for the overall Championship.

It was a nail biting finish with the last two runs of the day proving to be the deciders for the overall placing’s of the day’s event. The results saw a fast finish for the Subaru AWD of Bruce Perry in first place. Consistent runs by Krista O’Dell saw her come in second, giving her bragging rights over her partner John Kenna who came in third, in their Ford Laser. Krista’s second place overall also gave her first place in the under 1600cc class and first place in theLadies. In second place was Hayley Kenna who seemed to enjoy the car change to the club car, followed by Mel Irwin for a brave third place.

At the end of the day’s driving, competitors were calculating their times and planning their modifications and adjustments for the next event which is the final event for the year. It should be a nail biter with the Championship Leader Board changing after this event to show Cairns driver Matt Coulson leading on 121 points followed by John Kenna on115 points and Krista O’Dell on 107.

The next event is the final stage for the 2012 Championship and it is scheduled for Saturday 8th December 2012 at the Reef & Rainforest Track off Syndicate Road, Finlayvale. Everyone is invited to come along and cheer on the drivers and see the experience of everyday people having fun and developing their driving skills.


18th November 2012
Khanacross Results

18th November 2012
Junior Motorkhana Results



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