The Mini Club of South Australia is involved in many different types of motor sport:
Motorkhanas are a low cost form of motorsport, a typical motorkhana will cost around $30 to enter and anyone from the age of 12 can enter! The event involves manoeuvring a car through tight tests as quickly as possible, one car at a time. The tests are performed on either dirt or sealed (Concrete or bitumen) surfaces.
Each test takes from 15 to 60 seconds to complete. Hitting flags or going the wrong way incur time penalties which are added to the total time. A day’s competition usually includes 8 to 12 runs where vehicle speeds rarely exceeds 60 km/h but the tightness of the tests ensures the driver is kept very very busy.
Most competitors use normal road cars to compete in, there are no special requirements for vehicles to compete (Vehicles do not require fire extinguishers or roll cages. As per a road going vehicle all competing vehicles must have good brakes, seatbelt, secure battery..)
Most of the motorkhana’s are held at the Mallala Motorsport Park. Spectators are more than welcome!
AUTOKHANA / KHANACROSS
A Khanacross is a higher speed event than a motorkhana, it involves car control but around a permanent circuit with a slalom of cones to keep the speed down along the straights. Still against a stopwatch, there is only one car on the track at a time. Street cars can compete at these events, but there are often rally and specially built vehicles competing as well. The cost for a day racing is about $40. You will need a helmet and a CAMS compliant fire extinguisher in you vehicle.
Racing at high speeds in controlled conditions on a closed circuit that it consists of several laps.
You will need a helmet and a CAMS compliant fire extinguisher in you vehicle.
A timed race up a hill on a closed road or purpose build section of road.
Hillclimb events are the very essence of motorsport. The drivers compete purely for the love of driving. The rivalry is friendly, and drivers will often trade tips or lend a hand to help one another out.
Many of our members are involved in club level rally, right up to the Australian Rally Championship, not necessarily in their Mini’s…!
There is also many members that help run the events or join the service crew for these competitors which can be a rewarding way to enjoy exciting Motorsport without the expense of running a car.