McDougall?s maiden victory
THE new paddock at Eastbank Road was reasonably smooth for its first use in the Coffs Harbour Sporting Car Club's khanacross series but required rethinking of some courses due to the size and shape.
Competition was tight at the top with only seconds separating the top three runners.
Coming through for a maiden victory was Bruce McDougall, closely followed by Peter Mackay in second and Brett Saunders in third.
Unusually, all three classes figures in the podium placers, where usually 'specials' or 'rally tyre' classes dominate.
Newcomers Trish Jordan and Ryan Moran took out the women's and junior classes respectively.
Sonia Creer was disappointed to get a WD (wrong direction), to eventually finish only three seconds behind Trish.
Anna Kirkwood's first event went well, showing good car control and co-ordination to finish second junior.
No doubt she gained good experience before even getting her Learner's Permit.
Being the first event of the season, the cobwebs needed to be blown out of a few cars and drivers, with several drivers incurring penalties for hitting flags and WD's and not a good day to be an orange, green or white Datsun as they all broke.
Thanks to all the officials and helpers on the day and we will be looking forward to the next khanacross.
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