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Dust settles on big year

Friday, 4th January, 2013

Rob Andrews, pictured here in a club car, enjoyed outstanding results in the Khanacross. Rob Andrews, pictured here in a club car, enjoyed outstanding results in the Khanacross.

The Barrier Sporting Car Club recently held its final event for 2012 with the running of the Rockwell Khanacross as a twilight meeting.
It attracted a good field of 11 entrants including two newcomers.

Event Clerk of the Course, Paul Rook, had four courses pegged out and test one saw Rob Andrews in his Subaru WEX the fastest, just edging out Adam Edwards in his Pajero to win 4 wheel drive class.

Fastest in 2WD was Darren Larkin in a Nissan Pulsar from Paul Rook in the Club Datsun 180B. Brett Baldwin made the most dust in his Nissan Skyline.

Results for test two were the same for 4WD class while Brett Baldwin won 2WD from Darren Larkin. Dust blowing across the track made for tricky entry into the creek crossing with a couple of cars requiring a tow out of the soft sand.

Test three saw Rob Andrews blitz the opposition, winning by 14 seconds over Adam Edwards in 4WD class while Matt Andrews had the ever-reliable Camry cranked up to beat Larko by 2 seconds in 2WD.

Test four had to be abandoned due to lack of light.

First outright and first 4WD went to Rob Andrews, second place to Adam Edwards while Darren Larkin gave the Pulsar plenty to finish third outright and first in 2WD from Paul Rook in the Datsun 180B.

Everyone then enjoyed a barbecue tea while the scores were tallied for the presentation of prizes.
Club President Kym Andrews thanked all those who helped run events throughout the year and also the many local businesses who contributed sponsorship.

Plans are well underway for 2013 with the emphasis on attracting junior members to the sport.

The club plans to run a “come and try” day once the weather cools down where  competitors will be able to have a go at a motorkhana or khanacross and go for a short ride in a fully built rally car. The club has two cars that can be used for the “non speed” events.

The club also held its annual Christmas tea and presentation night at the West Darling Hotel where Kevin and Mary Hind put on a great meal.

Club Champion for 2012 was Kym Andrews, while life memberships were awarded to Paul Rook and Kym Andrews. Each has given around 20 years of service to the club.

The first meeting for the year will be on Tuesday, February 5. (Updated information can be viewed at the Barrier Sporting Car Club’s facebook page).

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