The Central North Coast Sporting Car Club (CNCSCC) celebrates its annual Spring Khanacross and Motorkhana this weekend with one of its biggest fields for the year already confirmed.
Taking place at the club’s home base in the Nabiac motorsport complex, 19 competitors will participate in their chosen discipline, with eight to run in both the motorkhana and khanacross.
For the nine involved in the motorkhana, they will be completing a maximum of 10 different tests, while the 18 in the khanacross will have four attempts for their two tests.
Headlining the event entry list is club sponsor Chris Phillips who has entered both disciplines in his newly acquired Mazda Famillia. His biggest challenger comes in the form of another club sponsor, Mick Latimore, who will be confident of securing a strong result in the khanacross in his off road buggy.
Two other notable off road competitors taking part in just the khanacross include motorsport veterans Pete Sowter and Lucky Mattiussi with the latter also entering the event as the oldest in the field after turning 80 this year.
Paul and Riley van Drunen lead the way for competitors running in both categories, while O'Grady Racing Team has multiple entries entered with Rob O’Grady joining the van Drunens in both competitions and the father/son duo of Billy and David O’Grady fighting it out for family bragging rights in the khanacross.
With entries remaining open until Friday 20 November, event organiser Billy O'Grady was looking forward to the first event in a long time, crediting all the members for their enthusiasm.
“The feedback for this event has been great, entries are flowing in and we are set to have our biggest field all year even with a few days still left,” O’Grady said.
“There is no way to describe how excited we are. It’s almost unbearable. I think everyone will be like a rat up a drain pipe this weekend once they are given the green flag.
“It has been a tough year with a lot of events being either postponed and cancelled, so it’s great to finally have one stick and get some dirt flying.
“The club has an approved COVID safe plan ready after working closely with Motorsport Australia to develop it. We have an allocated official to oversee everything and we have been implementing the self-scrutiny regulations which is working quite well.
“This is our second last event for the year and a lot of work has gone in to prepare the tracks and get them ready . It would be great to see some more entries coming through but we’re happy with where we’re at and can’t wait for the weekend.”
Interested motorkhana and khanacross drivers are encouraged to take part in the event and squeeze in some motorsport ahead of the 2021 season.
The Central North Coast Sporting Car Club’s annual Spring Khanacross and Motorkhana takes place at Nabiac motorsport complex on 21-22 November.