Mini Car Club to end big October with state motorkhana

Friday 30 October, 2020
Photo: NSW Motorkhana
It’s been a busy few weeks for the Mini Car Club of New South Wales with the club running its second state championship round in a month this weekend.
Having held the latest round of the Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Championship at Wakefield Park earlier this month, the club now turns its attention to one of its more well-known events, the Motorsport Australia NSW Motorkhana Championship.
While it has traditionally held its round of the championship in July for many years, COVID-19 saw the club take on the event at the end of the year, a date they felt would impact the amount of numbers competing.
However with Motorsport Australia members from New South Wales and the rest of the country starved of motorsport this year, the club was pleased to welcome 34 competitors from around the state for the round.
With the Mini Car Club of NSW ready to hold another round of the championship in what has been an interrupted year, event organiser Phil Boyd was looking forward to the weekend. 
“It’s excellent. The event was due to be on 1 July but got postponed, so the motorkhana panel asked us to do it in November and we were very happy to do so,” Boyd said.
“We have traditionally run a round of the state motorkhana championship every year for as long as I can remember, definitely more than two decades though, so we are really pleased to be able to continue that run.
“After holding the Supersprint a few weeks ago, we’ve become pretty comfortable with running events under the current circumstances. It is a little demanding and the paperwork and planning is quite time consuming, but the day runs smoothly and it’s a great learning curve.
“It is nice to see motorsport coming out of hibernation and that people haven’t lost their enthusiasm, as well as being happy to make the extra effort to comply with the rules so they can compete. 
“We thought all the additional requirements like pre-event sign on and self-scrutineering would deter people from attending, but it hasn’t which is fantastic.”
Not only is it a bigger field than previous years, but the entry list features a number of heavy hitters from the national motorkhana scene, including reigning national champion Aaron Wuillemin, 2018 national champion Corinne East-Johnston and multiple state champion, Phil East.
The motorkhana isn’t the only NSW state level event happening this weekend with the Motorsport Australia NSW Supersprint Championship and the Mantic Clutch NSW Hillclimb Championship also taking place. 

The Mini Car Club of New South Wales hosted Motorsport Australia NSW Motorkhana Championship round takes place at Nirimba Tafe on Sunday, 1 November. 

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