North Queensland Khanacross Championships 2016

A four round Khanacross series open to competitors
of affiliated North Queensland motorsport clubs

2016 Results

Round one was held at Tonker Park Proserpine on the 4th & 5th of June. The round was delayed due to wet weather in May and competitors arriving last Friday night were in for a bucketing with over 23mm of rain that night. Nothing would prevent the running of this event and even though the tracks were under water again and very slippery, the first cars started on time Saturday morning. All the drivers handled the wet and slippery conditions well with plenty of fast times set and very few spins. By mid morning the tracks were drying out nicely and getting very grippy all be it for a few corners. The weather conditions were absolutely perfect for the rest of the weekend. By Saturday night the competition was very close with little more than 5 se

Round one was held at Tonker Park Proserpine on the 4th & 5th of June. The round was delayed due to wet weather in May and competitors arriving last Friday night were in for a bucketing with over 23mm of rain that night. Nothing would prevent the running of this event and even though the tracks were under water again and very slippery, the first cars started on time Saturday morning. All the drivers handled the wet and slippery conditions well with plenty of fast times set and very few spins. By mid morning the tracks were drying out nicely and getting very grippy all be it for a few corners. The weather conditions were absolutely perfect for the rest of the weekend. By Saturday night the competition was very close with little more than 5 seconds separating the top six drivers. Sunday morning the Whitsunday's car club set two tracks with the starting garage and first straight away side by side. This was a dirt drag strip with the end turning onto similar length tracks that the drivers transversed and returning down the straight to the garage for a braking duel. All competitors had a blast Sunday. The overall winner of the NQ Khanacross round one was Steven Van der Brug from FNQ Motorsports, closely followed by fellow club members, Trevor Thompson second, and Andrew Horn third.

Round Two was held at Rally Sport Park Mareeba on the 25th & 26th of June. 28 Drivers took to the dry tracks with local driver Andrew Horn setting the pace from lap one. Shane North from Mossman showed that track familiarity wasn't an advantage posting some very fast times through out the weekend. Mark Horder from the Whit Sundays club, driving a Mirage posted some great times as well. There were 4 female drivers for the weekend with 3 of those in the series and one junior. 

Things really heated up on Sunday when one of the none series competitors cars caught fire on the track after hitting an ant mound. The surrounding grass caught fire but was quickly contained with the help of other drivers and officials. Daniel managed to escape the flaming BMW unscathed but the car suffered extensive damage. 

Day 2 saw Andrew extending his lead over the field and finishing a convincing 1st 34 seconds ahead of Shane North in 2nd place with Mark Horder in 3rd place. A Great drive from Lance Melrose, only the second time out in the Accent to finish in 4th. Up and coming junior from Mossman Heath finished a credible 5th. The event was sponsored by Eclat Painters.

Round Three was held at Talbot Park Townsville on the 27-28th of August after being delayed due to wet weather in July. Competitors had a scare with some heavy rain falls in the region the Thursday night before the event. The track received only 3mm and some quick FB messages confirmed all was good to go. 24 Drivers lined up for the start Saturday morning making an even split of 12 NQ series entries and 12 TCAC competitors. The tracks at Talbot Park were in superb condition, with fast flowing sections, tight technical parts with a combination of undulations ready to destroy the suspension or front end of the overly brave. Day one saw Trevor set 7 fastest times and Andrew set 9 fastest times out of 18 runs. But it was a day of could have beens with Trevor's car suffering a flat battery he stalled mid stage and lost 10 sec. Shane made a crucial error into the garage and lost a similar amount. Mark and Kelly's car had had enough and by the 10th run Kelly retired with Mark persisting on in a cloud of blue despair. Unlike round 2 Andrew didn't have it all his own way with Steve setting only two fastest times but still within 6 seconds of the lead and Trevor a further 9 seconds back. That evening,Townsville club members put on a fantastic dinner and desserts for all the competitors with a fire to take the chill out of the air. After Sunday breakfast, Greg setup two longer tracks which all the drivers loved. The local drivers weren't about to let the Series competitors dominate the event with Bruce running in third out right and international drift driver, Daniel posting the fastest outright time on sunday to finish the event in forth outright. The battle for outright was on between Andrew and Steve setting fastest times one after another and leaving the rest of the field behind. After 6 runs for the day Andrew finished 300th of a second ahead of Steve and maintained the lead he built on Saturday. Andrew won the event 6.7 seconds ahead of Steve with Trevor third 23.12 seconds from the lead. Congratulations to all the volunteers, members and partners for putting on a memorable round 3.

Round Four Twenty drivers took to the tracks at Mossman over the weekend for the final round of the 2016 NQ Khanacross series. It was hot and steamy as the first competitors set off for their double runs. A grey sky hung low around the surrounding hills as a band of heavy rain, visible on the radar crept ever closer from the south. The Mossman club has, for several years now, adopted the double run were drivers complete their first test then line up in the garage again for the second test over the same track. This saves a minute or two for each run and with twenty drivers we managed to do 15 runs for the day. 

Junior, Heath Barry entered in a Nissan Micra and having had the car for only a few events, showed moments of great talent mixed with moments of complete insanity as run after run he clipped the witches hats. He also suffered a flat tyre which resulted in him receiving a wrong direction penalty as he pulled of the track to save the tyre. After four hats and a wrong direction most if not all drivers would be well out of the points, but not Heath. He finished the day in second place after Rally legend Ross Dunkerton who completed a faultless round to finish day one in the lead. We did have a few light passing showers throughout the day which made tree line over the hill slightly greasy, settled the dust on the rest of the track and kept the tempreture pleasant. 

Andrew Horn started the event with a four point advantage over second placed Steven Van der Brug who started poorly losing over four seconds to Andrew in the first two runs and then collecting a hat in the next run. With Steve now nine seconds behind, the weather starting to close in and having successfully completed the minim five runs for all competitors, the event was threatening to be called early. 

But the heavens remained closed for the time being and the racing started to get closer and after posting the fasted times on runs 8-9 & 10 Steve was just leading Andrew by a whisker. Andrew pulled out all stops and with the Corolla belching out great clouds of blue smoke managed to keep pace with the leaders except for Heath, who kept trashing all the competition by three seconds per run. Shane North started strongly with a fasted time for run two and was never far of the lead untill run 7 when he collected a garage hat for a ten second penalty and then compounded the problem by hitting a hat on run 13 to finish Saturday in sixth place. Trevor Thompson drove superbly all day with one fasted time on run 11 and no penalties to finish fifth for the day and only two seconds off Andrew’s faultless round to be fourth with less then 3, 100th of a second behind third place of Steve’s. 

The weather Gods where still kind as all the drivers and friends gathered around for a drink after the racing completed for the day. A huge thanks to the Mossman club for once again putting on some of the best tucker for the series and all the club members and families for putting in their time and effort to make this event possible.

It was pleasantly cool this far north in October and after the fine dinning all the punters flocked to the fire.

I  awoke around three AM to the sound of heavy rain on a tin roof, and as I rolled over in my comfortable bed, I thought of the campers below.

The rain ceased briefly as we devoured breakfast and pondered the torrents of water cascading down the hill and over the tracks. Optimists pointed to a narrow patch of blue sky in the distance. Democratically we all voted to call the event over. This is now the second year running that un-seasonal rain has cut short the last event at Mossman. And as if on que, the rain fell in a torrent threatening to collapse the gazebos. After some time the rain eased enough to allow everyone to load up and pack wet tents away.

 So after no racing was held on Sunday the final results for the NQ Round 4,

1st- Heath Barry 2nd- Steven Van der Brug 3rd- Andrew Horn

1st Ladies- Kara North 2nd- Kelly Horder 3rd-  Debra Melrose

1st Junior- Heath Barry

2016 NQ Khanacross series Winners

Out Right

 1st Andrew Horn 28
 2nd Steven Van der Brug 28
 3rd Trevor Thompson 24

 

Ladies                      

 1st Kara North 28
 2nd Kelly Horder 28
 3rd Debra Melrose 24

 Juniors

 1st Heath Barry 30

 <1600

 1st Andrew Horn 29
 2nd Trevor Thompson 27
 3rd Shane North 24

 1600-2Ltr

 1st Tas Taylor 29
 2nd Geoff Nicol 19
 3rd Noel Grimm 8

 >2ltr

 1st Steven Van der Brug 30
 2nd John Sutton 27
 3rd Bob Errey25 

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Round one was held at Tonker Park Proserpine on the 4th & 5th of June. The round was delayed due to wet weather in May and competitors arriving last Friday night were in for a bucketing with over 23mm of rain that night. Nothing would prevent the running of this event and even though the tracks were under water again and very slippery, the first cars started on time Saturday morning. All the drivers handled the wet and slippery conditions well with plenty of fast times set and very few spins. By mid morning the tracks were drying out nicely and getting very grippy all be it for a few corners. The weather conditions were absolutely perfect for the rest of the weekend. By Saturday night the competition was very close with little more than 5 seconds separating the top six drivers. Sunday morning the Whitsunday's car club set two tracks with the starting garage and first straight away side by side. This was a dirt drag strip with the end turning onto similar length tracks that the drivers transversed and returning down the straight to the garage for a braking duel. All competitors had a blast Sunday. The overall winner of the NQ Khanacross round one was Steven Van der Brug from FNQ Motorsports, closely followed by fellow club members, Trevor Thompson second, and Andrew Horn third.

Round Two was held at Rally Sport Park Mareeba on the 25th & 26th of June. 28 Drivers took to the dry tracks with local driver Andrew Horn setting the pace from lap one. Shane North from Mossman showed that track familiarity wasn't an advantage posting some very fast times through out the weekend. Mark Horder from the Whit Sundays club, driving a Mirage posted some great times as well. There were 4 female drivers for the weekend with 3 of those in the series and one junior. 

Things really heated up on Sunday when one of the none series competitors cars caught fire on the track after hitting an ant mound. The surrounding grass caught fire but was quickly contained with the help of other drivers and officials. Daniel managed to escape the flaming BMW unscathed but the car suffered extensive damage. 

Day 2 saw Andrew extending his lead over the field and finishing a convincing 1st 34 seconds ahead of Shane North in 2nd place with Mark Horder in 3rd place. A Great drive from Lance Melrose, only the second time out in the Accent to finish in 4th. Up and coming junior from Mossman Heath finished a credible 5th. The event was sponsored by Eclat Painters.

Round Three was held at Talbot Park Townsville on the 27-28th of August after being delayed due to wet weather in July. Competitors had a scare with some heavy rain falls in the region the Thursday night before the event. The track received only 3mm and some quick FB messages confirmed all was good to go. 24 Drivers lined up for the start Saturday morning making an even split of 12 NQ series entries and 12 TCAC competitors. The tracks at Talbot Park were in superb condition, with fast flowing sections, tight technical parts with a combination of undulations ready to destroy the suspension or front end of the overly brave. Day one saw Trevor set 7 fastest times and Andrew set 9 fastest times out of 18 runs. But it was a day of could have beens with Trevor's car suffering a flat battery he stalled mid stage and lost 10 sec. Shane made a crucial error into the garage and lost a similar amount. Mark and Kelly's car had had enough and by the 10th run Kelly retired with Mark persisting on in a cloud of blue despair. Unlike round 2 Andrew didn't have it all his own way with Steve setting only two fastest times but still within 6 seconds of the lead and Trevor a further 9 seconds back. That evening,Townsville club members put on a fantastic dinner and desserts for all the competitors with a fire to take the chill out of the air. After Sunday breakfast, Greg setup two longer tracks which all the drivers loved. The local drivers weren't about to let the Series competitors dominate the event with Bruce running in third out right and international drift driver, Daniel posting the fastest outright time on sunday to finish the event in forth outright. The battle for outright was on between Andrew and Steve setting fastest times one after another and leaving the rest of the field behind. After 6 runs for the day Andrew finished 300th of a second ahead of Steve and maintained the lead he built on Saturday. Andrew won the event 6.7 seconds ahead of Steve with Trevor third 23.12 seconds from the lead. Congratulations to all the volunteers, members and partners for putting on a memorable round 3.

Round Four Twenty drivers took to the tracks at Mossman over the weekend for the final round of the 2016 NQ Khanacross series. It was hot and steamy as the first competitors set off for their double runs. A grey sky hung low around the surrounding hills as a band of heavy rain, visible on the radar crept ever closer from the south. The Mossman club has, for several years now, adopted the double run were drivers complete their first test then line up in the garage again for the second test over the same track. This saves a minute or two for each run and with twenty drivers we managed to do 15 runs for the day. 

Junior, Heath Barry entered in a Nissan Micra and having had the car for only a few events, showed moments of great talent mixed with moments of complete insanity as run after run he clipped the witches hats. He also suffered a flat tyre which resulted in him receiving a wrong direction penalty as he pulled of the track to save the tyre. After four hats and a wrong direction most if not all drivers would be well out of the points, but not Heath. He finished the day in second place after Rally legend Ross Dunkerton who completed a faultless round to finish day one in the lead. We did have a few light passing showers throughout the day which made tree line over the hill slightly greasy, settled the dust on the rest of the track and kept the tempreture pleasant. 

Andrew Horn started the event with a four point advantage over second placed Steven Van der Brug who started poorly losing over four seconds to Andrew in the first two runs and then collecting a hat in the next run. With Steve now nine seconds behind, the weather starting to close in and having successfully completed the minim five runs for all competitors, the event was threatening to be called early. 

But the heavens remained closed for the time being and the racing started to get closer and after posting the fasted times on runs 8-9 & 10 Steve was just leading Andrew by a whisker. Andrew pulled out all stops and with the Corolla belching out great clouds of blue smoke managed to keep pace with the leaders except for Heath, who kept trashing all the competition by three seconds per run. Shane North started strongly with a fasted time for run two and was never far of the lead untill run 7 when he collected a garage hat for a ten second penalty and then compounded the problem by hitting a hat on run 13 to finish Saturday in sixth place. Trevor Thompson drove superbly all day with one fasted time on run 11 and no penalties to finish fifth for the day and only two seconds off Andrew’s faultless round to be fourth with less then 3, 100th of a second behind third place of Steve’s. 

The weather Gods where still kind as all the drivers and friends gathered around for a drink after the racing completed for the day. A huge thanks to the Mossman club for once again putting on some of the best tucker for the series and all the club members and families for putting in their time and effort to make this event possible.

It was pleasantly cool this far north in October and after the fine dinning all the punters flocked to the fire.

I  awoke around three AM to the sound of heavy rain on a tin roof, and as I rolled over in my comfortable bed, I thought of the campers below.

The rain ceased briefly as we devoured breakfast and pondered the torrents of water cascading down the hill and over the tracks. Optimists pointed to a narrow patch of blue sky in the distance. Democratically we all voted to call the event over. This is now the second year running that un-seasonal rain has cut short the last event at Mossman. And as if on que, the rain fell in a torrent threatening to collapse the gazebos. After some time the rain eased enough to allow everyone to load up and pack wet tents away.

 So after no racing was held on Sunday the final results for the NQ Round 4,

1st- Heath Barry 2nd- Steven Van der Brug 3rd- Andrew Horn

1st Ladies- Kara North 2nd- Kelly Horder 3rd-  Debra Melrose

1st Junior- Heath Barry

2016 NQ Khanacross series Winners

Out Right

 1st Andrew Horn 28
 2nd Steven Van der Brug 28
 3rd Trevor Thompson 24

 

Ladies                      

 1st Kara North 28
 2nd Kelly Horder 28
 3rd Debra Melrose 24

 Juniors

 1st Heath Barry 30

 <1600

 1st Andrew Horn 29
 2nd Trevor Thompson 27
 3rd Shane North 24

 1600-2Ltr

 1st Tas Taylor 29
 2nd Geoff Nicol 19
 3rd Noel Grimm 8

 >2ltr

 1st Steven Van der Brug 30
 2nd John Sutton 27
 3rd Bob Errey25 

 

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2015 Results

 * = denotes dropped round

 

 2015 OVERALL STANDINGS

Name,Club                         Class                                                                                Points 

Warren Morton, WSCC          A              *               10                 10               9                  29

Greg Erwin, DSMSA              A              *               8                  9                10                27   

Wayne Morton, WSCC           A              9                9                   *                8                  26    

Steve Vanderbrug, FNQMSC    C              10               7                  8                *                  25    

Jody Morton, WSCC              A              7                 5                 7                 *                  19           

Steve Wilbraham, FNQMSC      A             4                 6                  5                 *                 15    

Tas Taylor, WSCC                 C              6                 4                  *                 5                 15   

John Sutton, TCAC                C               3                *                   4                7                 14     

Noel Grimm, WSCC                B               1                *                  6                 4                 11  

Mark Horder, WSCC               A               *                 3                  1                6                 10  

Geoff Nicol, TCAC                B               1                 2                 3                  *                 6     

Steve Nicol, TCAC                B               5                 *                  0                0                  5     

Tony Christaudo, FNQMSC     A               2                 1                 2                 *                  5   

Kelly Horder, WSCC              A                *                1                 1                 2                  4  

Ian Senbergs, WSCC              B                1                *                 1                 1                  3  

Kara North, DSMSA               A                *                 1                1                 1                   3

Flyn Erwin, DSMSA               A                *                  0                1                 1                  2

Andrew Horn, FNQMSC         B                *                 1                 0                 0                  1   

Bob Errey, DSMSA                 C                *                 1                0                 0                  1  

 

 2015 CLASS STANDINGS  

Name,Club                                                                                                                 Points 

CLASS A >1600cc

Warren Morton, WSCC                            *                10               10              9                     29

Greg Erwin, DSMSA                                *                 8                  9              10                   27

Wayne Morton, WSCC                            10                9                 *               8                    27

Jody Morton, WSCC                                8                 5                 8               *                    21

Steve Wilbraham, WSCC                         7                 6                 7               *                    20

Tony Christaudo, FNQMSC                      6                 3                  6               *                   15

Mark Horder, WSCC                               5                 *                  4                7                   14

Kelly Horder, WSCC                              4                  *                  2                5                   11

Kara North, DSMSA                                *                 2                  5                3                   10

Flyn Erwin, DSMSA                                *                  0                  3               4                     7

 

CLASS B 1600-2000cc 

Geoff Nicol, TCAC                               9                  10                  9                *                   28

Noel Grimm, WSCC                              8                   *                  10              9                    27

Ian Senbergs, WSCC                             7                   *                   8              10                   25

Steve Nicol, TCAC                               10                  *                   0               0                   10

Andrew Horn, FNQMSC                         *                   1                   0               0                    1

 

CLASS C <2000cc 

Steve Vanderbrug, FNQMSC                 10                  10                 10               *                  30

Tas Taylor, WSCC                                9                    9                   *                9                  27

John Sutton, TCAC                              8                    *                   9               10                  27

Bob Errey, DSMSA                                *                    8                   0               0                    8   

 

LADIES CLASS

Kara North, DSMSA                              *                   10                  10               10                30

Kelly Horder, WSCC                            10                   *                    1                 9                20

 

JUNIORS CLASS 

Jody Morton, WSCC                            *                     10                   10                10             30

Kara North, DSMSA                             *                      9                     9                 8              26

Flyn Erwin, DSMSA                             *                      0                     8                 9              17

2014, 2013 & 2012 Results will be published when available

2011 Results

DRIVER / CLUB                      RND1       RND2       RND3       RND4       RND5        TOTAL  

Warren Morton - WSCC            --            60            60            60           60            240

Steven Vanderbrug - FNQ        51            --            57            51           57            216

Dale Williamson - WSCC           54            51            54            54           --            213

Wayne Morton - WSCC             --            45            48            45           51            189

Daniel Moss - WSCC                42            --            45            39           54            180

John Sutton - TCAC                 --            36            51            42           48            177

Bob Thorburn - WSCC             60            57            --              57           0             174

Tas Taylor - WSCC                  39            --            42             48           45            174

Brock Williamson - WSCC          --            30           10              36           39            115

Alex Scommazzon - TCAC       48             --           10              0              0             58

Stephen Hendry - FNQ             --            54            0               0              0              54

Jason Byrne - FNQ                   --            48            0               0              0              48

Josh Williamson - WSCC           33            --             0                0             0              33

Glen Taylor - WSCC                 30            --             0               0              0              30

Clint Taylor - WSCC                 10            --             0                0             0              10

2011 Championship Results 

RESULTS ROUND 1 WSCC - TONKER PARK - Round_1_201_khanacross2011NQKC.pdf 

            RESULTS ROUND 2 FNQMSC - HERBERTON - round_2_Herby_2011_Sheet1.pdf

    RESULTS ROUND 3 DSMSA - MOSSMAN DAY1 - NQ_khanacross_series_Rnd_3.xls   

    RESULTS ROUND 3 DSMSA - MOSSMAN DAY2 - NQ_Khanacross_Series_Rnd_3_Day_2.xls

RESULTS ROUND 4 WSCC - TONKER PARK - Round_4_2011_Khanacross.xls

 RESULTS ROUND 5 TCAC - CHARTERS TOWERS - Khanacross Series rnd5.pdf