Michael Clements has claimed his second CAMS Australian Khanacross Championship, taking victory at Pakenham in Victoria.
Clements took outright Championship honours and also finished top of his own class – amazingly not in his own car, but with his son Bradley’s Subaru WRX.
The South Australian said he was thrilled to add another Championship to his collection.
“I’ve been lucky… this is my second Australian Khanacross Championship, after winning the inaugural one in 2013,” Clements said.
“It’s been an interesting weekend. [I] had a bit of a brain-fade on the first day and got one of the tests wrong, which put me back in the pack a bit.
“[The] aim was to make sure to get the race perfect and to beat Aaron [Wuillemin] – and we managed to do that.”
Clements added the team endured some hardship prior to the event.
“I was supposed to bring a different car,” Clements said.
“We managed to cook the motor [before the event]. We pulled the engine apart… but we just ran out of time [to have it ready].
“It’s been one of those weeks where everything has gone wrong, but to come away with the trophy at the end of this has been absolutely fantastic.”
In 2018 the CAMS Australian Khanacross Championship will be held in Mount Gambier, South Australia.
1. Michael Clements (SA) #24
2. Aaron Wuillemin (Vic) #19
3. Bradley Clements (SA) #21
1. Alex von Bertouch (Tas) #20
2. Heath Barry (QLD) #17
3. Bradley Bugeja (Vic) #2
1. Kara North (Qld) #26
2. Lauren East-Wuillemin (Vic) #22
3. Sam Jones (Vic) #8
Heath Barry (Qld) #17
Ross Batson (Vic) #10
Shane Walters (Vic) #12
Stephen Turner (Tas) #16
Michael Clements (SA) #24
Published: 9 November, 2017