Khanacross is a fabulous low cost form of motor sport, often providing someone with their first taste of motor sport in their standard road car, but also catering to the most skilled and experienced drivers in highly modified or purpose built cars.
Khanacross is conducted primarily on unsealed surfaces on a course up to 2km’s long. Kkhanacross is a great opportunity to learn car control at slightly higher speeds. The competition is designed to test the acceleration, braking and general manoeuvrability of a vehicle and the skill and judgement of the driver.
Participants require a Speed Licence (conditional until age 14) and can take part from the time they turn 12 years of age.
Autocross is fast paced action on dirt! Autocross sees cars released onto the track one at a time with each vehicle racing against the clock (not other cars) around typically tight, twisty and challenging dirt tracks for a single lap. Essentially club based motor sport, Autocross is a fabulous introduction for drivers to driving quickly on dirt, and a teaser for those who might wish to try their hand at Rally or Off Road events.
Autocross events encourage standard and modified cars, and usually a range of classes are catered for.
Drivers must be at least 14 years of age to participate in autocross and hold a full Speed licence.
Rallysprint is a competition held on closed or private roads of sealed and/or unsealed surfaces. These events are organised in two levels: 1 and 2.
The course may comprise up to two separate lengths of road, each being no longer than 8km, and each length of road, comprising a section, may be traversed in both directions, making a maximum of four sections. Each section may be attempted a maximum of three times (ie, three runs on each section).
Competitors must start each section from a standing start under the vehicle’s own motive force, and must complete the section in a reasonable time. The minimum age for drivers and co-drivers in Rallysprints is 14 years. Level 1 rallysprint can be done on a Speed licence but level 2 needs a Rally licence.
Rally events consist of competitors competing over a predetermined course comprising multiple stages, including both competitive and transport sections. Instructions to traverse the course are given to competitors prior to the start of the event. Crews consist of two competitors – a driver and co-driver, with the co-driver delivering the instructions to the driver to complete each stage.
Cars leave the start of competitive sections, usually at one(1) or two (2) minute intervals and competition is against the clock. The crew with the lowest aggregate time (including penalties) at the end of the event is determined the winner.
Rallying is without doubt one of the most thrilling motor sport disciplines to watch. Its sideways action and speed as the cars race through forests or along closed public roads is extraordinary.
The club and state rally scene provides an excellent training ground for competitors moving to national and international events.
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