Import Monster – SAU & DECA :: Motorkhana Shepparton
Shepparton put on some great weather, with a strong attendance and a truck load of orange cones this event was definitely on. The 2nd ROUND of the 2012 DECA CHAMPIONSHIP hosted by import monster and Skylines Australia forum was about to begin, this being my first motorkhana I was unsure what to expect.
Skid pans are just the place to sharpen up your drift skills, even if you are competing in a motorkhana.
Nissan was out in force, showing why their Motorsport history is so rich.
The motorkhana event provides a great chance for the SAU members and guests to meet and greet.
A great example of the legendary r32.
Even know some of these cars are in top notch condition they all get a serious workout.
S15 front and S14 back, this is one hot looking halfcast!
Needs more gauges!!
With an eye on the prize, and evaluating the competition, many drivers would study others technique and braking points.
Probably the best performer of the day was Leon in his very loud 180sx, awesome drift skills and amazing car control! while still being fast!
Some time its ok to have a dirty bum :}
Talk about balls! this car drove from NSW to compete and was driven back the very next day.
This tuff looking panda was aggressive the whole day.
Sometimes a little to aggressive..
Flat out on the back straight during the long wang.
Battle rounds where some of the most exciting times of the day
Looking to the line!
No fines for speeding here! only penalty for going the wrong way around cones.
Not even a puddle could stand in the way of a good time.
One of my favourite cars of the day was this Toyota Corona, it was working hard all day and didnt seem to miss a beat.
Full commitment every time, this bloke had no fear and would push it to the edge all day long.
EVo’s always look at home on the track!
Leon has spent a lot of time on this car, he gave hell to it all day and the crowd just loved it.
The place started to look a little like Easter Nats after a while.
This is the view from the other end of the skid pan where the battles and other motorkhana events took place.
Competition on the skid pan was fierce.
R33 show down!
180sx against Holden Astra, is that really fair?
This is one of Lloyds great launches, this little AW11 has still got punch even after 20 years.
Believe it or not this is a female driver getting this Evo up on 3 wheels hard into a corner.
Not really sure if he is focusing on the map stuck to the windscreen or on the track?
There were some P platers with serious skills and little to no clearance rocking the track.
Serious cars! and fun competition.
One of the most impressive things about this motokhana was the amount of effort people would go to, not only to compete and just have their cars finished in time but also preform as one man pit crews.
With standard cars right up to serious track monsters, there is a place for everybody in this sport.
You don’t have to be ken block to compete, all in all a great event and well worth checking out.