The first event ever run by the club was a khanacross on farmland near Wonga Beach on 15th December 1996. Through the generosity of local landowners and businesses the club continued to run events over the following years at Mt Molloy, Killaloe, Craiglie, Mossman and Whyanbeel.

In 2001 local cane farmers John and Annette Anich offered the Association a lease on a 4-hectare block of old cane land in Finlayvale Rd, North Mossman, which was to become known as The Reef and Rainforest Track. The Association has used the land to build tracks for both motorbike and car events.

Cars.

Included is a flat area used for Junior Motorkhanas and a 750m dirt track for Khanacross events. Motorkhanas and Khanacrosses are single vehicle, timed events run on a dirt track and are designed to test the acceleration, braking and general manoeuvrability of the vehicle and the skill and judgement of the driver.

Minimum age for Khanacross is 14 while juniors may compete in the Motorkhana from 12. It is an excellent way for children to learn to drive in a safe and controlled environment under adult supervision. Here, they can gain confidence behind the wheel and learn car control skills long before they venture out onto the roads.

It is also a great way for the ‘big kids’ to get out and have some fun as well. It is one of the few sports where parents and their children can compete together on an equal basis. The Association has various club cars available for use by new members and all events are run under CAMS rules and regulations.

 

Motorbikes.

Along with motorkhana and khanacross tracks, the Club also has a 1.4km long natural terrain motocross practice track, which incorporates whoops, berms, tabletop, step-up jumps, and a creek crossing depending on the weather. The track is suitable for use by all riders from beginner to very experienced, and all riders of all levels are encouraged to attend to improve their riding skills, and to generally enjoy the experience of motocross riding.

The track and supervisors are licensed with Motorcycling Queensland (MQ), which is the state controlling body for motorcycle competition within Queensland, and all events follow MQ guidelines and rules and are supervised by a licensed person.

To ride on this track, riders must be a member of the DSMSA and also be licensed with MQ.

From the age of 4 riders must obtain a recreational non-competition licence, or a competition licence from the age of 7, single event recreational licences are also available for purchase on the day. Motocross type safety gear must be worn, and the majority of Japanese and European manufactured dirt bikes can be used, provided they are in a ride worthy and safe condition.

Due to a lack of numbers the track has not been registered with MQ since 2015 but if sufficient interest is shown by a number of riders that situation will be reversed.

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