National Khanacross Championship accepting entries

Wednesday 09 August, 2023
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Entries for the 2023 Motorsport Australia Khanacross Championship are slowly building ahead of September’s event.

Serving as the first of four major National Speed and Auto Test Championship rounds for 2023, the event will see the best khanacross drivers from around the country battle it out for the Australian title.

Hosted by the Central Coast Car Club at the Benaraby Motorsports Complex in Queensland, competitors will be challenged on a range of different surfaces with the two-day event to consist of both tarmac sealed and gravel unsealed tests.

While a final starting order will determine the total amount of tests to feature in the event, the club have confirmed that there will be a minimum of six and a maximum of 12 tests per day – Saturday’s action of which will be on tarmac, and Sunday to take place on gravel.

Already, there are some notable names officially entered, including Aaron Wuillemin, as well as a number of national stars having expressed their intention to compete.

Interested competitors wanting to enter can do so via the Motorsport Australia Member Portal and have until Monday 28 August to do so.
Secretary of the Event Jamie Overend was confident the club would run a good event and was looking forward to welcoming the best khanacross drivers in the country.

“The Central Coast Car Club has a rich history supporting grassroots motorsport having been affiliated with Motorsport Australia since the mid 1980s, so we are really excited to host an event of this magnitude,” Overend said.

“Dirt events like rally and khanacrosses are particularly popular with competitors from around the Central Queensland region, so I would encourage anyone from around the area to get involved and have a go at winning a national title.

“We have a fantastic facility in Gladstone – in fact many would rate it as one of the best venues on the east coast for this discipline.
“Fortunately, we have access to a large tarmac area at the Benaraby Driver Education Facility for tarmac events including motorkhanas and khanacross, and a big parcel of land consisting of dirt tracks for the gravel khanacross events.

“We haven’t locked in a set amount of tests just yet, but will do so closer to the event once we have an idea of the numbers, where we have the option to run the tests on both tarmac and gravel tests in forward and reverse directions.”

“All in all, we’re very excited and hope to see a huge contingent of khanacross drivers taking part for this prestigious title.”

The 2023 Motorsport Australia Khanacross Championship takes place at Benaraby Motorsports Complex in Queensland on 16-17 September.
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