Think of a khanacross as a “mini rally”.
Modified cars (eg. upgraded engine, roll cage, special tyres, strengthened body panels, custom suspension, fire extinguisher, etc.) race through a forest on designated gravel roads. Each ‘stage’ is approximately 500 metres in length.
Christian Autosports Club of Australia runs a khanacross series (Chris Cross Series) at Cataract Scout Park, near Appin, south of Sydney.
The skills you gain here are very beneficial for when driving on public roads with a loose surface or lack of grip.
Khanacrosses are divided into categories for different types of cars and engines. Points are awarded for negotiating the forest courses in the shortest possible time. Have a lot of fun for not a lot of money…and earn competition points towards club trophies.
Children from 14 years of age are eligible to enter (with parental permission and at the director’s discretion) and we have found khanacrosses to be ideal for teaching the right skills and building confidence in learner drivers. CACA has a number of highly experienced rally drivers who are available to sit with junior members and provide instruction.
Khanacrosses are divided into open events, closed events and training. Open events are for members of Christian Autosports Club of Australia and other CAMS-affiliated clubs. Closed events are solely for the benefit of CACA members. Training includes a practice day, driver training for the public or promotional activity (as when CACA staged a launch day for the NSW Rally Championship).
Khanacrosses require a CAMS licence (refer to CAMS Licence) and helmet. Roll cages and other safety gear is highly recommended.