IN CONTROL: Keith Honour competes in the Gladstone Khanacross, but it will be on dirt in tomorrow's second round.
IN CONTROL: Keith Honour competes in the Gladstone Khanacross, but it will be on dirt in tomorrow's second round. Paul Braven GLA260317MOTO

Drivers to get dirty on track for khanacross

MOTOR SPORT: Cars and buggies will be going full bore at the Central Coast Car Club's second round of the Khanacross Series tomorrow from 9am.

The one-day event will be held at the Benaraby Motorsport Complex on the SSC track it was initially scheduled to be a two-day meet.

Clashes with other events forced it to be a one-day event.

Race director and competitor Keith Honour said there will be some great action and welcomes spectators, who are not into the Boyne-Tannum Hook-Up, to come and have a look.

"It will be a dirt track with a few jumps for the buggies to get a bit of air,” Honour said.

"I'm also going to have a bit of a run in a late 1980s model Nissan Bluebird and it's a front-wheel drive which is unusual for me.”

Honour said at this stage there are three drivers from Rockhampton, one from Bundaberg and the rest are local.

"Some of the local drivers to look out for are Mark and Lawson Boyd, Johns Donohoe in his Datsun 1600 and his son Nicholas who will be driving in the juniors in his Hyundai Excel,” Honour said.

"Terry Gott will be in a buggy and we have another father-and-son Ben and Peter Barnes from Rocky in their MX5.”

The beauty about this competition is that anyone with a driver's licence and suitable car can compete.

"Entries are on the day and sometimes we don't know how many drivers we are going to get (until on the day),” Honour said.

If drivers are not a member of an CAMS affiliated car club, then they are encouraged to sign up for a Confederation of Australian Motorsport (CAMS) one-day license for $25 to do a 'come and try'.

Course assistant clerk Jamie Overend it is a cheap sport in the long run after an entry fee of $65.

"After that for any future events, you will need to join the club $50 and upgrade to a CAMS L2NS license,” Overend said.

"Any passengers will need to be a member of a CAMS affiliated car club.”

The recent spell of cool weather we have been experiencing in the region will serve ideal conditions for the cars and the drivers according to Honour.

The competition is based on driver skills and ability to negotiate obstacles on the course.

Catering will be available with a sausage sizzle and drinks.


When: Tomorrow

Where: Benaraby Motorsport Complex

Sign-on: 7.30am

Scrutineering: 7.30-8.30am

Drivers' briefing: 8.40am

Racing from: 9am-3pm