June 15th Khanacross

A warm and sunny winter day greeted 34 drivers on Sunday the 15th of June. The event, a LCC Khanacross was the third in the club championship. At any one time, four tests were running concurrently with eight being run during the day. Clerk of Course Karen cunningly split the competitors into four groups. This meant that not only were the groups smaller waiting to complete each test, competitors weren’t able to see how their times compared to the rest of the field until the mid point and then again at the end of the day.

Tim Bayer brought his Hyundai Excel to a well driven tenth place behind Bob Percival in another Excel in ninth. Jace Van Sar Loos was the fastest junior driver, taking eighth in another Excel behind Neal Johnson who drove his Hyundai Lantra to seventh. Stuart Hewer flew the Ford flag in his MKII Escort (the only rear wheel drive car in the event) and took sixth. Showing more competition seat time is paying off, Neil Trethowen brought his re-born Excel to fifth, just 3.5 seconds behind Mark Keltie who made fourth in another Excel (common theme isn’t it?). Andrew Percival bagged third place in his aging Honda Civic. Second place was taken by Karl Drummond in a very smokey Excel, eight seconds adrift from the winner Tim Ralli in a Mitsubishi Lancer. Like Karl, Tim hadn’t competed in a Khanacross for a number of years and also had never been to the venue before at all. For final results- Click Here

Special thanks to the organisers and timers who helped out to make the event run smoothly.

The next LCC event is a daylight Khanacross on the 13th of July. Regs will be online shortly.