Rear wheel drive Renault Motorkhana Special
Khanacross competition
Peugeot 206 GTi Motorkhana Car
Motorkhana Moke

Where are events held and when?

Motorkhanas are held wherever suitable vacant land can be found. Most club events are held on grass or dirt surfaces, typically sports arena car parks or paddock areas. These surfaces are also used for some State Championship events, the remainder being held on bitumen car park areas, as is the annual National Championship Event (AMC).

In most states of Australia, club events can be found on most Sundays between February and early December, and State Championship events are held every four to six weeks. Check our Calendar for details of coming events.

What does it cost?

Membership of a CAMS affilliated car club costs between $20.00 and $70.00 per year, and the minimum CAMS Level 2 Non-Speed Licence costs $60.00 for the same period. Junior licenses of the same level are only $15.  CAMS and most clubs have reduced rates for junior members under 18 years.  Entry fees per event range from about $15.00 for club-level events up to about $75.00 for the Australian Championship.

How do I get involved?

The best way is to join a Car Club. For most events, you will need a CAMS Level 2NS Licence, available through clubs. Then it is just a matter of finding out what events are on, either through your club or our Calendar. Contact the organisers to find out how to enter, which can be done on the day at the event for most Club events.

Do I need a specially prepared car?

Both everyday road cars and purpose-built "Specials" can be used in motorkhanas. At most events, classes cater for varying types and sizes of vehicles.  Cars must comply with basic safety requirements, but no special equipment is required.  Obviously, steering, tyres and braking must be in safe condition, and the vehicle should be reliable.

Tyres are about the only part of the vehicle likely to suffer any wear, and some competitors use a spare set of wheels and tyres for competition, especially on a bitumen surface.

What is a Khanacross?

A Khanacross is a competition conducted on unsealed surfaces, bitumen or a combination of both and involving a series of timed tests of various layouts.

Each test shall be designed to test the acceleration, braking and general manoeuvrability of the vehicle and the skill and judgement of the driver.

The course for each test is marked by the appropriate use of arrows and/or direction markers.

Khanacross fits in between Motorkhanas and Rallysprints, introducing higher speeds, whilst not requiring high levels of vehicle modification.

Junior competitors can compete from age 12.  It is recommended that juniors should have built up some experience in Motorkhanas before attempting Khanacross.