Renault Car Club of Australia Inc, State Motorkhana Round 4
State Championship Motorkhana
DATE: 22 May 2016
VENUE / LOCATION: Nirimba Education Precinct, Eastern Rd, Quakers Hill
TYPE OF SURFACE: Tarmac
TESTS: Minimum of 6 Tests as per Motorkhana Code.
CLERK OF COURSE: Bob Sprague Mobile: 0414 670 320
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Another great Weekend in the dust. The event ran very smoothly
The year the weather was mild but day got rather dusty as things progressed. There were 27 competitors, 6 tests x 2 runs each with the events starting at 10 amand finishing at 1 pm. All over in 3 hours!
Mons. Andrew Collier won by 0.01 secs from Aaron W. It was an extremely close event with four former Aust Motorkhana champs competing this year. Not mentioning state and class champs as well.
RCCA is assisting Mini CC with the running of this event.
Please find the Driver Entry and Booking Forms that can be filled in on line and emailed to the Event Secretary at email@example.com. Please print the Supplementary Regulations if you would like a copy.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME COMES INTO EFFECT ON SUNDAY 5TH OCTOBER 2014, SO DON’T FORGOT TO PUT YOUR CLOCK BACK 1 HOUR ON SATURDAY NIGHT. ALL TIMES LISTED FOR SUNDAY ARE THE AUSTRALIAN EASTERN DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME.
This year the RCCA round of the State Motorkhana Championship was held much later than usual on September 8th. As it was the last round before the National event, this allowed the Club to select tests which would be part of those to be run at the Mt Gambier event. This was appreciated by those competitors planning to head to South Australia.
A number of the tests had not been run previously as they had only just been added to the list of approved tests. The Championship only allows one run at each test, so the multiple runs, with extra practice, were appreciated. Congratulations to Andrew Collier who was the outright winner on the day.
Hot and 34 Degrees was the weather prediction for the 1st round of NSW Motorkhana championship. Another long hot day I murmured to myself as I awoke. Luckily, the day was neither hot nor long. Rain in the morning and overcast skies for most of the day saw pleasant temperatures and an initial wet ground giving way to a cool dry surface.
Attendance to this round was expected to be down due to the MINI club’s 50th anniversary celebration seeing the absence of minis, mokes and A series powered specials. Despite this attendance came close to 20 entrants which did make for a more relaxing day which concluded about 3:00 pm.
Ted Merewether and Dave Collier competed with their kids in road going Renaults while Sam and Andrew tore up the ground in the R16 powered special (Despite a bit of a miss). Phil East and Daughter also demonstrated some blistering performances in their Honda powered special.
Ernst initially ran the beautiful Alpine while Sonja ran the Cuppa Coffee. However Ernst had problems with the wipers and cohabited with Sonja in the Cappuccino.Today was certainly a WD for him. Never mind Ernst next time you will have a blinder!!