South Australia’s South Eastern Automobile Club (SEAC) is gearing up for a huge weekend of grassroots motorsports, with five khanacross and motorkhana competitions taking place across at Mount Gambier Saleyards.
The event will see more than 70 drivers compete across both state and club level categories, including state competitions from both Victoria and South Australia.
The khanacross portion of the weekend will take place on Saturday, with round four of the SEAC Khanacross Series running alongside round five of the Victorian Khanacross Championship.
The three motorkhana competitions will round out the weekend on Sunday with round four of the SEAC Motorkhana Series, round four of the South Australian Motorkhana Championship and round seven of the Victorian Motorkhana Championship taking place simultaneously.
“Some people have entered three different categories in the one event, so they’ll do it in the one car, in one run, and get scored three different ways,” club secretary Jason Simms said.
“From a scorer’s point of view, there’s a bit of complication in it, but to run the event is pretty straight forward - just run one event and everyone can join in and have some fun.
“The first day will be a khanacross on bitumen, which is pretty unusual I suppose, and there’s going to be some pretty tight, fast khanacross courses and a good field of cars, which should be pretty exciting.
“And the motorkhana will also have a strong field of cars from Victoria and South Australia, making for some pretty fierce competition all round.
“There are a few drivers that could be in the mix to win, but being two different disciplines, there will be drivers who are good at khanacross and not so good at motorkhana, and some the other way around.
“Wayne Casey is one to watch, and Anthony Wallace is another driver who is usually pretty competitive. Mike Excel is also a strong all-rounder.
“I think you could draw about 10 names out of a hat for who’s going to be at the front of the field.”
The SEAC’s combined khanacross and motorkhana event will take place at Mount Gambier Saleyards on 16-17 September.