Ballarat motorsport mecca touted to replace metro circuit

July 7, 2016

Australia’s leading motor sport body is lobbying for a premium car racing circuit to be built in Ballarat to replace the soon to be defunct Sandown Racetrack. 

Confederation of Australian Motor Sport chief executive Eugene Arocca has revealed Ballarat’s highly anticipated $50 million motor sport complex was CAMS’s preferred location for a new V8 track.

He estimated a single V8 weekend event could pump between $15 and $20 million into Ballarat’s economy.

“We’d consider moving CAMS’s headquarters (currently in Melbourne) up to Ballarat that’s how committed we are,” Mr Arocca said.

“We’re working against the clock to get a track established in the next two years.”

It followed news the Sandown Park’s racecourse and horse track in Springvale may be up for residentia...

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2016 Victorian Officials Expo

July 7, 2016

2016 Victorian Officials Expo

CAMS and the Victorian Flag Marshalling Team are proud to announce the return of the popular Victorian Training Expo on Saturday the 16th of July 2016 at the Sandown International Raceway.

The exhibition will showcase everything ‘Official’ and give you the chance to explore various disciplines of officiating. Officials are encouraged to bring along a friend to introduce them to the world of officiating.

 

For Further information : http://www.cams.com.au/get-involved/officials/victorian-officials-expo-2016

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Media release ~ Sam Mennen debut in the Victorian state race series.

July 5, 2016

Outstanding Victorian state race series debut for Sam Mennen at Winton motor raceway finishing 3rd for the weekend !!
Leasing brother Josh Gay’s Australian pulsar series race car where each race car has the same controlled drive train, suspension, tyres & weight to make the racing close.
Practise – fastest by 2 seconds in the wet ( Sams first ever drive of the pulsar, great result)
Qualified – 4th
Race 1 – 3rd
Race 2 – 2nd in the wet & fastest lap
Race 3 – 3rd, after starting on pole
Race 4 – 5th
SAM recorded the 3rd fastest time for the weekend with a 1.43.80.

Sam drove so well in the changing conditions & only hit one other car in very close controlled class racing and learnt heaps
This would not be possible without the following support ~
Huge thank you to
– Ross Stapleton from Datsun 1...

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2016 Daryl Tunbridge Trail and R4S Novice Trial Further Regs

May 1, 2016

Please find Further Regs Below :

 

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS final ed (1)

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BP Midland / Pedders No Bull Winton Sprint Series Round 2 WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY

April 23, 2016

BP Midland / Pedders No Bull Winton Sprint Series Round 2
WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY
 
BLCC Junior member 15 year old Josh Gay raced at round 2 of the Winton series. Josh was given the first ever Winton Motor Raceway Junior Scholarship, which has Winton pay the entries for Josh. This is to encourage juniors to compete in the series. After round 2 eight junior drivers have enjoyed the experience of racing at Winton.  If any BLCC juniors are interested in the Junior Scholarship program please contact Sarah at Winton on 5760 7100.
 
Josh raced his new Australian Pulsar Racing Association N14 Pulsar to 3rd place in the juniors improving his times by 7 seconds from round 1.
Josh’s best time was 1.49.25 with his standing lap 1.53.03
 
Richard also had his first drive of Josh’s Pulsar liking the ...

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Victorian Hillclimb Championship Round 4 Bryant Park

April 15, 2016

On the 10th of April round 4 of the Victorian Hillclimb Championship was contested at Bryant Park with 100 entries , BLCC were represented by Gavin Porthouse in the Hillman Finishing 2nd in class and 86th outright , Joey Viccars in the grunty Toyota Corolla finishing 3rd in class and 54th outright, Mick Goossens took the Subadore down but broke a driveshaft on the first run and was unable to finish the day.

Results :

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Port MacDonnell “Twin Peaks” Hill Climb

April 15, 2016

The Port MacDonnell “Twin Peaks” Hill Climb was held on the weekend of the 9th and 10th of April , with four BLCC members taking part Stuart Hocking in his Fiat , Glenn Latter in the RX7 , Steve Grinstead in the tough v8 Commodore and Russell McKenzie in the Nissan GTI-R. There are no results currently .

 

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Mount Alma Mile Hillclimb

April 15, 2016

Two BLCC members made the trip over to the Mount Alma Hillclimb , Glenn Latter and Steve Grinstead. With over 100 entries , Glenn successfully finished 1st two wheel drive and 13th outright and Steve was 49th outright. Full results below.

 

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BLCC Members at the Bendigo Specialist Brake and Clutch, Easter Saleyards Dash

March 31, 2016

On Easter Saturday we had 2 members compete in the Bendigo Car Clubs Saleyards Dash , Gavin Porthouse in his Hillman Hunter and Dave Stewart in the Nissan Bluebird . There are no results currently , both members had a great day of racing.

 

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Darren Windus wins opening round of VRC for 2016

March 30, 2016

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Darren Windus wins opening round of VRC for 2016

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Current Victorian Rally Champion, Darren Windus, has kicked off his title defence in perfect fashion in the forests around Eildon on Saturday with an emphatic win in the opening round of this year’s championship.

Despite being fastest on 9 of the 10 stages, he was lucky to take the win when a major mechanical failure threatened to end his day on the final stage.

Darren Windus took out the Eildon Stages in his Subaru. Photo: Ivica GlavasCrews left from the main street in Eildon early enough to be greeted with mist and fog and the prospect of wet roads. High winds and rain in the area the day before had brought down 15 trees on to the course that had to be cleared by the organisers.

Windus, dri...

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