Motorkhana keeps it all in the family



THERE will be no room for the faint-hearted when round four of the K & S Sheetmetal Motorkhana Series gets under way at the Kmart carpark tonight.

In a first for the Central Coast Car Club, the event is being held under lights and will ensure close racing.

Gladstone father and daughter team Keith and Madeline Honour are on the hunt for the Class C title in their Datsun 1600. Other family duos expected to stake a claim for the titles are Rick and Mathew Dicks and Bill and Aaron Crowhurst.

Event director Mike Bimrose is hoping for a good turnout tonight, with the general public invited to take part.

'The motorkhana will be a great opportunity for people to try their hand at racing,' Bimrose said.

'We will have cars for hire, but if they want to use their own car all they need to do then is pay a nominal insurance fee.'

In more motor sport news, Gladstone's Paul Andrews had to withdraw from last weekend's Rydges Capricorn rally in Yeppoon.

An attack of motion sickness to his navigator Ashley Bolt forced Andrews to withdraw after three stages of the race.

'We finished in the top three for the first three stages, but Ashley was in a bad way and we had to withdraw,' Andrews said.

'It was a bit of bad luck, but the car was fantastic and generated plenty of speed.'



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