Big field expected for ACT khanacross second round

Thursday 17 September, 2020
Photo: Samantha Morley Photography
The Light Car Club of Canberra (LCCC) will welcome 34 of Canberra’s best khanacross drivers this weekend as it hosts the second round of the National Patios Motorsport Australia ACT Khanacross Series. 
 
It’s been a couple of months since the series last ran at the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club after last month’s round was cancelled as a result of wet weather and like July’s season opener, competitors will be completing 12 tests across the day.  
 
Most likely to be fighting it out towards the front of the field will be Stephen Kent and Even Pyne, with the latter to be using the event to get more seat time as he prepares for next month’s Monaro Stages as part of the MTA Motorsport Australia NSW Rally Championship.  
 
Another major bonus for the event will be the addition of spectators being allowed to attend in support for family and friends, which Assistant Clerk of Course Kim Winks believes was great for the future of the series.  
 
“Everything seems to be going pretty good actually. We had a few people disappointed about us cancelling last month but a lot of them are back again, which is good,” Winks said. 
 
“We usually have around 30 entries at these events but with such a high demand for spots, as of late we decided to increase the entries, so we are really pleased with 34 entries. 
 
“Unfortunately, we can’t accept entries on the day due to COVID-19, but we will still be having spectators, which is perfect for us. People can still bring in a mate for them to watch the event, which may entice them into coming next time. 
 
“We didn’t have spectators in July and now we are allowed to have them in so we are slowly moving towards a bit of normality now. People are used to the new norm and they know what they have to do, so it makes it easier.  
 
“They know that the social distancing comes into place when they’re here and they know they have to be temperature tested when they come into the gates.  
 
“Everybody wants to race and they are happy just to do what they have to enable them to get back onto the track.” 
 
As a result of this weekend’s khanacross being just the second round of the year, the series will have just three more events for 2020, with two to run in November and a final round to be held in December.  
 
The second round of the National Patios Motorsport Australia ACT Khanacross Series takes place at the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club on 19 September.  
 

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