khanacross: About Khanacross

About Khanacross

Khanacrosses are regarded as an intermediate level event providing an alternate motorsport option to hillclimbs. Khanacrosses are very popular for the variety they provide and are considered an ideal training ground for those looking to do hillclimbs and even car rallys in the future. For junior drivers Khanacrosses provide a next step option for those that have competed in Motorkhanas and completed the MADCC Junior Driver Development program.

A Khanacross involves a series of timed tests of various layouts, where no straight section of the course may exceed 100 metres in length without a turn of at least 90°. Each test is designed to test the acceleration, braking and general manoeuvrability of the vehicle and the skill and judgement of the driver. The object of the competition is for each driver to complete all the tests of the program in the prescribed manner, in the shortest possible time, without incurring penalties. At MADCC Khanacrosses are conducted on an unsealed surface utilising the club’s trailer park, parts of the hillclimb track and adjacent forest tracks.

A parent, guardian or an MADCC Junior Driving Instructor must accompany any junior driver aged 12 or 13 years on the tests. Helmets and wrist to ankle non flammable clothing are required.

Khanacrosses are the ideal family day out and offer both senior and junior drivers the opportunity to develop their driving skills. MADCC has club cars available to hire at a modest cost. Competition entry fees are only $15 per entrant.

To compete drivers must be:

  • A minimum of 12 years of age;
  • Be a member of MADCC; and
  • Hold a Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) licence.

(Please refer to www.cams.com.au/get-involved/competitors/licence-types for CAMS licensing information.)