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 email@example.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.)
|Type||Heat||Stages||Comp Km||Tot Km|
|Bay Stages||State Championship Permit||1||4||49.7||151.6|
|MTA NSW Championship||Pacenoted|
|MTA NSW Championship||Roadbook|
|Focus on Furniture & Bedding VRC||Roadbook|
|2WD Rally Championship||Roadbook|
|Fiesta Rally Series||Roadbook|
|Grant Walker Excel Series||Roadbook|
|No Point Scoring||Either|
|Bay Classic||Multiclub Permit||1||3||30||101|
|East Coast Classic Rally Series||Either|
|Bay Ramble||Multiclub Permit||No Heats||8||95.7||301.1|
|ACT Regional Rally Series||Either|
|Bay Meander||Introductory Rally||No Heats||4||49.7||186.2|
|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 4A||Service A In||39.08||46.79||0:55||13:12||15:32||16:02|
|Heat 2 – Section 1|
|TC 4B||Service A Out /
Regroup A In
|TC 4C||Regroup A Out||0:15||14:07||16:31||17:01|
|TC 8A||Service B In||39.08||46.79||0:55||17:29||19:49||20:19|
|Heat 2 – Section 2|
|TC 8B||Service B Out /
Regroup B In
|TC 8C||Regroup B Out||0:15||18:24||20:48||21:18|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NSSCC appreciates our volunteers support and we look forward to a successful year ahead.
HOW TO GET FREE MEMBERSHIP
- At every event a person (new or existing NSSCC members) will sign on as a CAMS insured volunteer (for free)
- The form needs to be completed in full for the free member activation option
- Following the event.
- Any non NSSCC member will receive free membership
- Any existing NSSCC member will have their existing membership extended
- The club secretary will post out appropriate NSSCC member cards to those people who registered at the “event”
Entries are now open for the Singleton Automotive Centre Caves Classic Rally Entries held over 3 state forests out of Oberon, Saturday 14th April 2018.
For all information on the event, supplementary regulations, and to enter, head to the event website at http://nsscc.com.au/caves-classic/
Singleton automotive confirmed as naming rights partner again for 2018.
The North Shore Sporting Car Club is pleased to announce a renewed partnership with Singleton Automotive Centre in presenting the Singleton Automotive Centre Caves Classic Rally at OBERON on 14th April 2018.
Singleton Automotive Centre is a Ford and Nissan dealership in Singleton by long-time club member Rob Inall and his wife Karen.
Rob is proud to be able to rejoin as a naming partner for this event again and is also planning to compete!
He said, “The Caves Classic is an event near and dear to me after many years of competing and volunteering. It was a rally I did in my first season in the early 90’s and I’ve been involved in it in some way ever since. To have the family business name associated with it for 2017 will be a proud moment. The 2017 event was a success and we willcontinue to support the event again”
Rally Director John Sparkes, who has competed against Rob for many years, said “It’s fantastic to have Rob’s business gaining exposure to the Motorsport Community and beyond through our event. I wish Rob and Karen every success with their new venture and feel sure the partnership with NSSCC will be mutually beneficial for their business and our club.”
The Singleton Automotive Centre Caves Classic Rally will be the first round of the NSW 2018 NSW State Rally Series, The Clubman Rally Series and Hyundai Rally Series, held in the Jenolan and Hampton State Forests near Oberon.
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- Rd 1 of the NSW State Rally Championship
- Rd 1 of the Techworkz NSW Clubman series
- Rd 1 of the East Coast Classic Rally series
- Rd 1 of the Premier Panel Beating Hyundai Rally Series
- Rd 1 of the Development Rally series
- Rd 1 of the Open Rally series
More information here