After the awesome event that was Round 1 Motorkhana, the 4 month wait for Round 2 has been unbearable. But for some of the clubs, this was time to get the car modified and prepped for whats ahead. The time off has been used well for the boys from RTDC. Danny and Matt, well their cars are always well prepared, but word is that there may be a few suprises on the cards. Matthew porsche is fresh out of servicing and is back up to full health and full power, lets hope he is ready for the full horsepwer resurgence! Ryans evo 5 has come full circle, its been stripped of a large bit of weight and has had a few secret upgrades completed.
Aside from the cars though; its the location that is unique. Mt Panorama is the stuff made of legends. To be able to say to your mates that your going to be racing on the hallowed turf is one thing, but to then actually get onto the asphalt and take conrod straight at full noise is what dreams are made of. Growing up watching Brock and Perkins, and now Whincup and Lowndes its our opportunity to be like them in our own cars.
Saturday will see a head to head race down conrod straight, through the bend and finishing down at the official finish line. This will test straight line speed and commitment to start with, but then it will also test how well each driver can carry their speed through the last few corners. Sunday will see the true hillclimb side of the event, where one-by-one the drivers will race up mountain straight up and climb up to the top of the mountain. The climb being a great test of power and balance for each and every car.
All of this of course would not be possible without Nulon, and a big debt of gratitude goes to them for continuing to invest in grassroots motorsport.
Heres to a big weekend! We hope to see you there, and we hope to do our members proud!
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Well what a busy start to the year we have had. As such this has been my first chance to get onto writing up a report on our events.
Round 1 started out with some nerves on our behalf, we were trialling a new traffic light system for starting. But if there was something to put those nerves to rest, was we had the gods with us in the form of a full sun and empty sky. As scrutineering was being completed it appeared we had an influx of new competitors and a few of our regulars had chosen to sit out due to the Interclub supersprint being held the next day. Little did we know that some of the new drivers had a bit of skill up their sleeves. A new car on the scene, a stickered up little Honda civic pivoted on a dime and found itself in the top 5 by the end of the day. The volunteers had it tough, a gale force wind trying to rip down their tent and trying to lower their body temperatures! The day took a sour turn as a very unusual storm rolled through and gave us all a little fright.
Round 2 mirrored round 1. The weather was awesome and we once again had some new cars. The traffic light system was well and truly in full swing and from all reports the competitors have loved its inclusion. As our club evolves the live timing setup is also becoming more and more embraced. Allowing competitors to check their standings as the event goes on. Once again Rob Benkovich was to pull ahead and take the cake, but from the times it would appear as if a few of the other regulars are slowly sneaking up on him. We shall see....
Cure Angelman Syndrome - $500
Steven Walter Children’s Cancer Foundation - $500
As luck would have it for us, the race gods were smiling down on us, providing us with some moderate temperatures and a blaring sun. For those of you who are not acquainted with our club, there is one thing you must know. We are a family, not a corporate entity who takes your money and never wants to see you again. As such we found ourselves at the beautiful Nurragingy Reserve, with tent work, drinks and a BBQ.
Not only was there the obvious trophies to hand out, but we even threw in a lucky door prize. Seeing one of our lucky members getting a movie voucher to the value of $50.
Its amazing how motorsports can bring so many different types of people together and bond, even subaru guys with evo guys!
Trophies this year come courtesy of one of our major motorsport relationships, NULON. A massive thanks goes to them accordingly!
For those who missed out, 2017 is going to be a massive year and the dates for our events have now been listed!
What a day!
Not only was the sun shining, but the wind was blowing....so much so that our tent chose to pack itself up and head home. A big hats off to the volunteers who braved the horrendous blazing sun and skin tearing winds to keep all competitors up to date with timing and of course to make sure the day ran smoothly.
By all reports the day was once again a great success (I sound like a broken record!). We had a few of the familiar faces, but also some new ones. For a change up, Dave from DOPhoto came and carved up the media scene with some epic photos. We will sure be in touch again for his awesome camera work.
As good as the day was, its sad to say that thats the last event for the year.
Hope to see you at the presentation for results, trophies and maybe a beer!