WA Motorkhana Championship to embrace unique second outing for 2022
Friday 29 April, 2022
The second round of the WA Motorkhana Championship will be held in Albany.
After an exciting season opener at Wanneroo Raceway in March, the Motorsport Australia WA Motorkhana Championship has opened entries for its second round for the year.
Scheduled to be part of the popular Albany Classic “Around the Houses” in June for the second consecutive year, the round will give entrants a unique opportunity to run at the Albany Regional Airport.
As the only motorkhana event in the country to be run on an airport apron, the round has proved quite popular for competitors since joining the Albany Classic and between 30 and 40 entrants are once again expected to attend.
Taking place on the Saturday of the Albany Classic, competitors will get a good variety of tests with two runs on six different layouts part of the schedule, taking the total of tests to 12.
Entries for the round close on Tuesday 31 May and interested competitors can enter via the Motorsport Australia Member Portal.
Motorkhana Advisory Panel member David Elliot was looking forward to the event and was hopeful they could get a good turnout.
“We have had a really good start to the year in the first round even though we lost a few entries due to COVID, but we’re hoping to continue the momentum for the championship in June,” Elliot said.
“It’s a really great opportunity to run at a popular event like the Albany Classic because it’s a beautiful part of WA and we also get a few people from the ‘Around the Houses’ event. It really is just a fun weekend all around.
“The usual entry list there isn’t as big as the metro rounds but it’s always a good turnout and hopefully we can get around 35 competitors entered.
“It’s also exciting to be able to run at the Albany Regional Airport as it’s fairly unique. We had quite a good time last year and it was really interesting to see some aircrafts land before and after the competition.”
Many of the championship’s top contenders are expected to compete, including round one winner Scott Bennett.
Bennett took out the victory over long term rival Jim Newell, while second year Special driver Ethen Anderson rounded out the podium that once again highlighted his development as an emerging star of the competition.
The second round of the Motorsport Australia WA Motorkhana Championship takes place at Albany Regional Airport on Saturday 4 June, while the Albany Classic “Around the Houses” follows in the Albany town centre the following day.