Kyle to test his driving skills

Kyle Honour is looking to defend his state title.
Kyle Honour is looking to defend his state title. Craig Warhurst

GYMPIE'S Kyle Honour is well on his way to defending his Queensland title in the Junior Motorkhana Championship.

The 16-year-old is second in juniors and is leading overall in C class after two rounds so far this year.

The third round of the state championship is set down for this Sunday and is being held in Nambour at the old Big Pineapple car park.

It is the first time a round of the state championship has been held this close to Gympie.

Kyle's father Kevin Honour said anyone interested in seeing how a motorkhana event was run or would like to see Kyle and other Queensland champion competitor's race they should head down to the Big Pineapple.

He said racing starts at 9am.

Kyle won his first state title last year.

The most amazing thing about the driving prodigy is he had never before raced in the motorkhana competition.

Motorkhanas are motor sport events designed to test the acceleration, braking and handling of cars and the skill and judgment of drivers.

Drivers individually race around what is like an obstacle course and are timed. The fastest time wins.

Gympie Times