The 22 & 23rd November 2014 Khanacross and Junior Motorkhana results

The second and final round of the inter-club khanacross challenge between the Douglas Shire Motor Sports Association and the FNQ Motor Sports Club was held last weekend at the Reef and Rainforest Track at North Mossman.

Following the first round in Mareeba three weeks ago the Mossman club trailed 8 points to 15 in the challenge but with the home track advantage the locals drivers were fired up and ready to give the Cairns boys a run for their money.

Alas it was not to be so, as the local drivers were unable to match the speed of the Cairns drivers who took out three of the top five places plus wins in the junior, under 1600, and 1600- 2 litre classes to claim victory 25 points to 15.

The overall winner for the weekend was Cairns driver; Graeme Colls in his all wheel drive Subaru, who finished on a time of 692.44 seconds

Scott Cahill and Mossman driver Greg Erwin raced neck and neck all weekend for second place, but an off by Greg in the second last run of the day while trailing Scott by just half a second caused steering damage to his Nissan Micra.

Despite desperate attempts to repair the damage he was forced to finish the day in a borrowed car eventually finishing eleven second behind Scott.

Local driver, Bruce Perry finished a further second back in his Subaru in fourth place.

The junior class was also a close race to the finish with Cairns driver Riley Thompson matching Flynn Erwinís times through out the day. Unfortunately after Flynnís dad had bent the Micra he was forced to drive the Holden Nova club car to finish the event.

Perhaps through a little inexperience in a different car Flynn clipped the inside bank at Colt Corner on the second last run and flipped the Nova onto its roof handing the junior result to Riley.

Flynn was unhurt but the car was a right off. Luckily, Ian Johnson from Century 21 Real Estate in Port Douglas was hand to donate a new club car to the Association.

Heath Barry and Brayden Van Dyk continue to impress finishing first and second respectively in the junior motorkhana and look likely to progress to the longer khanacross track next year.

Tonisha Phillips finished third while Sheere Pumpa had trouble with the witches hats jumping out in front of her and finished in fourth place.

The Associations final event for 2014 which will be sponsored by Mossman Tyre Service will be on Saturday 13th December followed by the annual Chrissy party and trophy presentation.


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