2018 AMH Rally of the Bay

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The 2018 AMH Automotive Group Rally of the Bay will be run on the best roads we can find in the Batemans Bay area on Saturday 11 August 2018.

This year we are proud to be a round of the MTA NSW Rally Championship, the Focus on Furniture & Bedding Victorian Rally Championship, the East Coast Classic Rally Series and the ACT Regional Rally Series.

In addition we will be running an Introductory Rally on 4 of the event stages – an opportunity for people to “test out” the idea of rallying without requiring a significant investment in equipment.

We have a new Rally Headquarters, After Party Venue and Accommodation Partner for this year – the Coachhouse Marina Resort in Beach Rd … they have plenty of accommodation options and a lot of parking areas suitable for trailers and so on – the Saturday night presentation will be held in a large Marquee here so those staying on-site won’t have far to walk home!

The Service Park will be at Corrigans Beach Reserve (the same place as 2017) and there is plenty of space for everyone to service – some food will be for sale and there are shops nearby, as well as water views and a beach for your service crew to pass the time while you are out having fun on those roads.

A Ceremonial Start will be held in the main street of Batemans Bay on Saturday morning as in previous years.

The “Bay Stages” part of the event is the NSW & Victorian Championship competition with 9 stages and the first car starting at 10am from the Ceremonial Start – no heading back to the service park this year for these crews.

The rest of the field starts from Stage 2 so their actual start will be from the service park a bit later. Everyone is required to attend the Ceremonial Start and then competitors in the “Bay Classic” (ECCRS), “Bay Ramble” (ACT Series & Allcomers)  and the “Bay Meander” (Introductory Rally) competitions will head back to the service park to await their due start time – which of course will depend on how many starters there are in the “Bay Stages”.  Of course we’re hoping there will be plenty of entries and a long wait while the VIC & NSW Championship field runs through Stage 1 …

The stages this year are a mixture of tried and true favourites – naturally there are some variations – and the final stage is one that it hasn’t been possible to run for a few years but is now in great condition and is sure to provide a memorable finish to the event – even though it is run at night (yes you will need to provide the light, lots of light!)

There are quite a few options for entering the event, which are outlined below, and will be more fully explained in the Supplementary Regulations.  Rest assured there is an option for everyone to be involved and plenty of chances to get an award or two for your efforts (the awards & trophy list has around 45 awards listed (90 if you count the Drivers & Co-Drivers separately)

The Bay Stages is run as a State Championship level event so Frontal Head Restraints and all the appropriate apparel will be required .. and is HIGHLY recommended for everyone (you will all need this level in 2019 so why not beat the rush and start wearing it as soon as possible).

Rallysafe is compulsory for EVERYONE (including the Introductory Rally) so if you don’t already have the installation kit it’s time to head to the Rallysafe website store and get what is required (if you are doing the Introductory Rally please contact us at nsscc.rallyofthebay@gmail.com BEFORE you buy anything as there are some different options for you).

The VRC may ONLY be contested on the event roadbook.

Crews contesting the MTA NSW Rally Championship have the option to run either using pacenotes or the roadbook. Championship points will be evenly divided between the two groups.

Reconnaissance for those entering to run any part of the event on pacenotes will be allowed from the weekend of the Narooma Rally (July 21st 2018) onwards – you need to have entered the event and follow the instructions in the Supplementary Regulations in order to get maps, roadbook and so on!  Smoothline notes will be available for purchase for this event.

The roads in the area are in excellent condition and promise to make it a challenging and rewarding event. We look forward to seeing you there as part of a full field – or as an official (we need lots of those so if you can spare us a day please send us an email or give Ian a call on 0425 378 048.)

 

Competition

Type Heat Stages Comp Km Tot Km
Bay Stages State Championship Permit 1 4 49.7 151.6
2 5 65.7 200.1
Total Distances 9 115.4 351.7
Entry Fee $685
Entry Options
MTA NSW Championship Pacenoted
MTA NSW Championship Roadbook
Focus on Furniture & Bedding VRC Roadbook
2WD Rally Championship Roadbook
Clubman Award Roadbook
Novice Award Roadbook
Fiesta Rally Series Roadbook
Grant Walker Excel Series Roadbook
No Point Scoring Either
Bay Classic Multiclub Permit 1 3 30 101
2 5 65.7 200.1
Total Distances 8 95.7 301.1
Entry Fee $635
Entry Options
East Coast Classic Rally Series Either
               
Bay Ramble Multiclub Permit No Heats 8 95.7 301.1
Entry Fee $635
Entry Options
ACT Regional Rally Series Either
Allcomers Either
Bay Meander Introductory Rally No Heats 4 49.7 186.2
Entry Fee $340
Roadbook Only – No Reconnaissance

 

Saturday August 11 2018
TC Stage Name SS Dist Liaison Dist Total Dist Time Allowed Car 1   Last Car Late Time
Heat 1 – Section 1
TC 0 Start         10:00   12:20 12:50
TC 1   26.44 26.44 0:30 10:30   12:50 13:20
SS1 19.64       10:33   12:53 13:23
TC 2   20.12 39.76 0:50 11:23   13:43 14:13
SS2 12.39       11:26   13:46 14:16
TC 3   4.80 17.19 0:20 11:46   14:06 14:36
SS3 9.94       11:49   14:09 14:39
TC 4   11.46 21.40 0:25 12:14   14:34 15:04
SS4 7.71       12:17   14:37 15:07
TC 4A Service A In   39.08 46.79 0:55 13:12   15:32 16:02
  Service A 49.68 101.90 151.58 0:40        
Heat 2 – Section 1
TC 4B Service A Out /

Regroup A In

        13:52   16:16 16:46
TC 4C Regroup A Out       0:15 14:07   16:31 17:01
TC 5     30.08 30.08 0:35 14:42   17:02 17:32
SS5   19.64       14:45   17:05 17:35
TC 6     20.12 39.76 0:50 15:35   17:55 18:25
SS6   15.13       15:38   17:58 18:28
TC 7     4.80 19.93 0:25 16:03   18:23 18:53
SS7   9.94       16:06   18:26 18:56
TC 8     11.46 21.40 0:25 16:31   18:51 19:21
SS8   7.71       16:34   18:54 19:24
TC 8A Service B In   39.08 46.79 0:55 17:29   19:49 20:19
  Service B 52.42 105.54 157.96 0:40        
Heat 2 – Section 2
TC 8B Service B Out /

Regroup B In

        18:09   20:33 21:03
TC 8C Regroup B Out       0:15 18:24   20:48 21:18
TC 9     13.55 13.55 0:20 18:44   21:08 21:38
SS9   13.28     18:47   21:11 21:41
TC 9A Finish   16.40 29.68 0:35 19:22 E 21:46 22:16
  Section 3 13.28 29.95 43.23          
  Total 115.38 237.39 352.77          

 

Results for the Singleton Automotive Centre Caves Classic Rally

By | Caves Classic, Caves Classic 2018, Events, Results

The results are out for the 2018 Singleton Automotive Centre Caves Classic Rally, 14th April 2018.

A huge thank you to Event Director John Sparks and his team of over 60 volunteer officials, for holding a successful and professional event.

Congratulations to our to all teams and our top 3 outright;

  1. Tim Wilkins / Jim Gleeson – Lancer Evo 7
  2. Tom Clarke / Ryan Preston – Lancer Evo 9
  3. Glen Brinkman / Harvey Smith – Lancer Evo 7

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volksMuller Gravel Rallysprint ENTRIES OPEN

By | Gravel Rallysprint

The North Shore Sporting Car Club (NSSCC) announced entries open today for this popular yearly event.

Based on a very similar format (no asphalt) to past years the event to be held on Sunday the 20th May,  is sure to attract a full field (like the last 3 years).

We have again offered  S1 and S2 format events on the same day, so teams can choose options, such as with or without restrictors, Roll Cages or Log books.” Said Brett Middleton, Club President and event Director.

We do recommend the best possible safety items such as FRS, Roll cages and more, where possible.” Brett added.

The club will offer the following for the event;

  • S2 spec event for scoring points for the V sport rallysprint series
  • S1 spec event for members of NSSCC who do not have a restrictor, roll cage or such and do not want to score points
    (the S1 event allows a great come and try format where drivers as young as 14 can compete)

volksMuller are again naming rights partners and company owner Steve Muller will also enter the event.

COURSE

NSSCC continue to invest in the course at Sydney Dragway, a total of $30,000 and over 130 tone of high quality road base has been added over the last two years, to improve the course.  A car could actually compete without a sumpgard !

The event is the cheapest gravel rallysprint in NSW,

  • With the lowest transport distance (each stage is less thaan 1 km from the service area),
  • The closest venue (reduced costs to get there)
  • Best facilities (huge asphalt service park, and much more)
  • BBQ and coffee all day

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Club Membership Reward Program

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The North Shore Sporting Car Club (NSSCC) is proud to announce a new scheme to reward its members.

Beginning from the Singleton Automotive Caves Classic Rally on the 14th of April, NSSCC will be rewarding officials with free membership in return for volunteering as an official.

The club wishes to reward ALL volunteers for helping at NSSCC events, the value of officials is recognised and as a result this new system will help these hard-working people.

We understand the pressures of our work/life balance and want to show our appreciation to new and existing members by offering new or extended membership.” Said Brett Middleton, Club President.

The club will offer free or extended membership for the following;

  • 12 Months for AMH Automotive Rally of the Bay
  • 6 Months for Singleton Automotive Caves Classic Rally
  • 3 Months for a Khanacross, Rallysprint, or 3 (in one season) Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint events.

We hope the new scheme will encourage more participation in not only our club, but rallying in general, by removing fiscal barriers for people who share in our passion but may not be actively competing.

NSSCC encourages knowledge sharing and actively helps members pursue officials qualifications through CAMS. We are hoping to open the doors to the next generation of rally organisers.” Added Angus Fraser, Club Captain.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact our Club Captain, Angus Fraser on 0407 209 245 or email at angusfraser@hotmail.com.

NSSCC appreciates our volunteers support and we look forward to a successful year ahead.

HOW TO GET FREE MEMBERSHIP

  1. At every event a person (new or existing NSSCC members) will sign on as a CAMS insured volunteer (for free)
    1. The form needs to be completed in full for the free member activation option
  2. Following the event.
    1. Any non NSSCC member will receive free membership
    2. Any existing NSSCC member will have their existing membership extended
  3. The club secretary will post out appropriate NSSCC member cards to those people who registered at the “event”

MORE INFORMATION?

Refer http://nsscc.com.au/membership-benefits/
Angus Fraser 0407 209 245 angusfraser@hotmail.com

Results for Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Round 5

By | Results, Twilight Rallysprint

The results are out for Round 5 and final for the 2017/18 Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series, 15th March 2018.

A massive thank you to all the volunteers who ran a successful and fun event, with 95 cars starting, under the direction of our Clerk of Course Brett Middleton and his team.

Congratulations to our to all teams and our top 3 outright;

  1. Phil Heafey/John Boston – Lancer Evo 6
  2. Neville Shears/Luke Jarvis – Nissan GTR R35
  3. Stephen Marlin/Alex Marlin – Lancer Evo 9

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Results for Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Round 4

By | Results, Twilight Rallysprint

The results are out for Round 4 of the Whiteline Tarmac Rallysprint Series 15th February 2018.

Thanks to all the volunteers who ran a successful and fun event under the direction of our Clerk of Course Brett Middleton and his team.

Congratulations to our to all teams and our top 3 outright;

  1. Neville Shears/Michelle Shears – Nissan GTR R35
  2. Phil Heafey/John Boston – Lancer Evo 6
  3. Matt Cole/Matt Sydenham – Mazda RX 7

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