The Gold Coast Tweed Motorsporting Club Inc. November Khanacross run on Saturday the 28th was a trial event to see how a change of day would go. Sixteen entries were received so it is questionable how successful the change from a Sunday was in terms of attendance.
What was successful was the number of first timers that turned up. And that could also be taken as the number of first time some drivers actually steered a car on a track, not just in competition, but anywhere.
Family entries were again the norm. Seven new competitors ran an assortment of cars. Some like the William’s family had picked up very cheaply a Celica literally using their pocket money! The poor old girl suffering as the three young brothers experienced the thrill of their young lives. It finished the day a little worse for wear but still running and still allowing these kids the opportunity to drive in a safe controlled environment.
Dads, and Mums, were there supporting sons and daughters often by being in the ‘silly seat’ and helping with driving suggestions. Young Brock Paine had his first experience racing his RX7; previously he has been competing in karts. Holly Kilbride had no problems mixing it with the boys coming home 5th outright in the family’s Mitsubishi Galant.
Another young fella Stephen Whitaker ran his nicely prepared Mitsi for the first time as did Shaun Wallace in his good looking Nissan. The two Davidson brothers entered a very inexpensively acquired Nissan which they threw around the one kilometre track with lots of skill coming second and third outright behind the experienced Jeff Kilbride.
Story Supplied by John Careless – GCTMC