Khanacross is a low speed event that tests the driving skills similar to a motorkhana, but takes it to the next level. These events often resemble short rally stages, conducted on mostly gravel but sometimes tarmac roads on private property. They are a great opportunity to learn car control at slightly higher speeds than a motorkhana, and children as young as 12 can compete with multiple entries per car.
These events require a L2NS (Level 2 Non-Speed) licence as a minimum from Motorsport Australia. Adult licence is $97 per 12 months, Junior licence is $35 per 12 months.
Entry fees per event vary from $50-80 for adults and $25-$40 for juniors.
A Khanacross track can be up to 2km in length and marked with arrows. They are one direction with one car at a time competing, starting and finishing from the same area. Drivers are given a reconnaissance run to familiarise themselves with the track before they drive it competitively. No passengers/navigators can be taken in these events.
Vehicles do not need to be registered to compete and no vehicle modification is required from a standard road car for these events, though drivers must wear a helmet, long nonflammable clothing, have a 1kg fire extinguisher within reach of the driver and a blue triangle on the outside bodywork indicating where the battery is located in the vehicle. Rally tyres are usually run by competitors as this helps increase the acceleration, braking and general grip level of the vehicles.
Standard road cars picked up gumtree or ebay (provided they are safe) up to heavily modified rally cars may compete in these events. All cars must undergo a scrutineering check at the start of each event to ensure they are in safe operating manner. This includes ensuring there are no loose items in the vehicle, battery is secure, seat belts function properly, no play in steering wheel, firm effective brake pedal and seat mounted properly to name a few items.
Vehicles are divided up into classes based on engine capacity or if they are four/all wheel drive.
There will usually be 8-12 different courses in an event. Courses may vary greatly, be reversed or simply move the start/finish location slightly.
For further information or to speak to someone about upcoming events, send us an email on the "Contact Us" page or drop in to one of our meetings.