KI Khanacross mud fest at Mt Turnerama | Photos

The muddy conditions at Mount Turnerama paddock race track made for some great khanacross racing action on June 17.

There were eight cars and 20 drivers competing against the clock on the course, which was changed several times during the day.

Vehicles ranged from some tidy but written-off sedans to an old-school HR Holden and Holden utility, as well as a modified buggy. 

“It was very challenging and a bit messy,” race organiser Steve Farnden said. “It was a fairly slow-speed event with lots of wheel spin and mud all over the place.”

Khanacross is just one of the events organised by the Kangaroo Island Motor Club, along with its quarter-mile sprint event on Arranmore Road every March, as well as poker runs and other club days.

Khanacross is run in a similar format to a motorkhana however the competitive sections are longer and on a dirt track.

Even junior drivers can start straight into khanacross with no problems at all.

The club holds its khancross events about four times a year and always on a paddock of Springs Road on “Mount Turnerama” a play on Mount Panorama at Bathurst and tribute to the owners the Turners. 

Steve said anyone of any driving skill was welcome to come and try khanacross and there were always cars to drive, or bring your own car of any kind and it doesn’t even need to be registered.

Contact Steve on 0428 532 640 if you want to get involved in khanacross for any other KI Motor Club event.