Important Dates
February 11/12th Geelong 2 Day Open
February 12th Club Practice Day Wonthaggi
February 16th  General Club Meeting
February 18th Off Road Club Championship (Broadford Flat Track)
February 16/19th Ararat 2 Day Open
February 25/26th Maffra-Sale 2 Day Open

General Club Meeting
First club meeting for was held at the Club Rooms Thursday February 2nd
All members new and old welcome to attend, to hear what events club has in store for 2006, if you missed this meeting the next meeting will be held February 16th if you haven’t been along before this is great time to meet other fellow members, generally at each meeting a raffle is run and a social evening is held after the meeting, watch current DVD of Over Sea’s and Australian events good to see the large number of members turn up for the evening Feb 2nd (very busy renewing memberships) to hear about future events.   

Off Road Club Champs
Have you tried Flat Track Racing??  If not this is your chance to have fun at a club level event and learn how to control a slide around the track 

Round 1 of the DMCC ORCC will be held at the State Motorcycle Complex at Broadford on Saturday the 18th of February. The event will be a FLAT TRACK format. All riders with a capacity greater than 80cc 2/S or 150cc 4/S will be required to run a Trials Universal or Road Trail tyre on their rear wheels, Strictly no nobbies on rears but fronts are fine. Practise will start at 12.00 and racing will begin at 1.00, with sign on from 11.30. A BBQ and a few drinks will be provided after racing has finished.

Classes will range from Pee Wee’s through to Experts, so if you haven’t tried flat tracking before come along and see what all the fuss is about.

Please remember to have your membership fees paid and race licence ready, Day licences will be available on the day.

Entry fees will be $35.00 for seniors and $20.00 for juniors.

For more information please call Frank on 0409 325 950 or AH 9736 2329

Classes:
E1:     Expert
C1:     Clubman Up to 200cc 2/S and 250 4/S
C2:     Clubman Over 200cc 2/S and 250 4/S
T1:     Trailies          
PW:   Pee Wee’s, 5 – Under 7
J0:     XR50, KTM 50 etc 5 - Under 9
J1:     65cc (Also XR/JR/PW 80) 5 - U13
J2:     85 2 stroke, 150 4 stroke, 9 – Under 12
J3:     85 2 stroke, 150 4 stroke, 12 – Under 14
J4:     Up to 125 2 stroke, 250 4 stroke, 14 – Under 16

New Junior Training/Coaching Rule for July 2006 
According to the 2006 Manual of Motorsport, as of the 1st of July 2006, riders will have to obtain a minimum of 5 hours training before receiving a competition licence.

Also riders will have to receive 5 hours coaching before competing on a 125cc 2 stroke and 250cc four stroke, riders will have to be endorsed on both bikes, if you are endorsed on 1 machine you are not automatically endorsed on the other.

3.4 JUNIOR TRAINING/COACHING POLICY (JTCP)
3.4.1 Junior Training/Coaching Policy Requirements
3.4.1.1 The JTCP will take effect on 1 July 2006.
3.4.1.2 The JTCP requires that all junior riders (7-U16) who wish to take out a competition licence must:

a) Undertake a minimum of 5 hours of coaching and the required modules by an accredited coach.
b) Undertake a minimum of 5 hours coaching when wishing to compete on a 125cc 2-stroke machine.
c) Undertake a minimum of 5 hours of coaching when wishing to compete on a 250cc 4-stroke machine.
d) The coaching required for a junior to compete on either a 125cc 2 stroke or a 250cc 4 stroke can be undertaken 3months prior to the rider’s birthday, which allows them to compete on either machine.
e) A rider who is endorsed for 125cc 2 stroke must receive separate endorsement for a 250cc 4 stroke and vice versa.
f) As of the 1 July 2007 undertake a minimum of 5 hours coaching per year until they reach the age of 16.
g) The minimum of 5 hours required to ride a 125cc 2 stroke and 250cc 4 stroke will count toward the minimum 5 hours required per year.
h) Maintain a logbook for the coaching hours - refer to 3.4.2 for details on the logbook.
3.4.1.3 Riders in a training/coaching session must either have a licence as defined in 3.1.2 or a logbook as defined in 3.4.2. There cannot be a combination of the two above in a training/coaching session.

Have you renewed your Membership???
With Practice Day & Round One of Off Road Club Champs you are required to have renewed your membership as this facility will not be available on the day. 

Membership application available from web page

Membership Fee’s have been increased for 2006

Family Membership will now be $80.00 for all riders under 18yo (Parent & all riders under 17yo)

Single Membership will now be $70.00 for all riders 18 and over

Social Club Membership will now be $30.00

Please follow directions carefully as I require a self addressed envelope for return of your Licence application & Membership cards if this envelope is not included this will delay the returns as it will be easier for you to address one extra envelope than expecting me to address 300-400 odd envelopes. 

Welcome to New Members
C Handley, Jeremy Reeves, Steve Constantiou, Glenn Watson, David Menzies, David Church and Michael Barnes