Cool Cullen heats up NT Megakhana

Tuesday 23 April, 2019
Photos: North Australian Motor Sports Club

The North Australian Motor Sports Club has held its annual Megakhana with Adam Cullen claiming both days of competition in style. 

The Northern Territory based event saw the 17 competitors take on a variety of challenges that focused on precision, power and pace on the iconic Hidden Valley Circuit.

With the scores in each of the three categories accumulated into a final total, Cullen enjoyed entertaining battle with Anthony Feehan and Travis Humm, which ultimately went right down to the wire. 

Both days of competition started off with the precision category where competitors underwent a motorkhana style session. It was in these sessions that Cullen set up his eventual victories – the BK Holden Astra RS driver comfortably posting the highest score over his two rivals.

On Saturday’s precision category, the fourth placed Humm placed two spots ahead of Feehan, with the drivers’ score standing five and 10 seconds behind Cullen respectively, but Feehan eventually kicked into gear in Saturday's remaining two sessions to close in the leader.

Undergoing acceleration and braking tests for the power category, Feehan claimed a convincing top spot over Cullen who finished the session in third, one second behind the AP1 Honda S2000 pilot, while Humm finished in sixth place.  

Feehan made it two consecutive category wins when he took out the pace challenge, which involved drivers completing short sprints on the track. However it wasn’t enough to claim the outright day win as the seventh placed Cullen finished five seconds behind. 

Only three seconds separated the top-two, but there was even less between Feehan and Humm with only two tenths of the difference.

Click here to download day one results.

On the second day of action, proceedings ended up in the same fashion as Cullen grabbed the opening session with a solid gap between he and the other two, while Feehan won the remaining two sessions.

Again, Feehan was unable to bridge the large gap that had been created after the precision category, however this time he came even closer, finishing only three tenths of a second behind Cullen.

Humm steered his ZN6 Toyota 86 to a third place finish, two seconds behind the front two after rounding out the top three in both the precision and the pace category.

Click here to download day two results.

In what was an event that saw a number of drivers finish in the top end, other notable performances included Scott Grasskopf claiming second place in the power category on day one. However a disappointing effort in the first category from the Volkswagen Polo GTI pilot saw him finish Saturday in 16th outright.

Behind the wheel of a N12 Nissan Pulsar, Camden Wilkinson finished fourth in the same session and added a runner-up to his name in the pace category to finish the day just outside the top three.

On the second day of action, it was another Nissan representative in David Harding who was driving extremely well, as the Skyline driver took out second place in both the power and pace categories.

But like so many other categories, Harding was a victim of a horrid first section and he finished the day in seventh place, while Wilkinson ended the day in fourth again.

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