27th October General Committee Meeting. Club Rooms
6th November Off Road Club Day- Nar Nar Goon
13th November Wonthaggi Practice Day
19/20th November ATV’s Australian National Championship Wonthaggi
Championship: 23rd October
Sponsored by Geoff Taylor Motorcycles
Round 2-club championship has now been
completed, in the week leading up to the event and especially on Friday when
over an inch of rain fell on the track, weather forecast for the weekend
looking the worst, but Wonthaggi put on its best weather for us, glorious
sunshine, this caused the track to dry out extremely fast, requiring us to
apply water to the track to keep the dust down. The event ran well with only a
few minor problems & accidents. The question I get from riders concerns the
number of club events we run through out the year, these events do take quite a
lot the work to organise, both at club level and on the day, riders offer to
help but when they are needed where are they? The main problem is organising
corner marshals on the day, I know this is a problem most clubs suffer. We were
required to stop racing when corner marshals did not come to report for duty.
We had over eighty entries for the day and needed a total of 32 corner
marshals, how many missed out? Some even went out twice.
As a corner marshal co-ordinator you do get a lot flack from people if you cannot find someone to replace a corner marshal that is already over stayed his/her time out on the track. We only required an extra 7 volunteers on the day caused for various reasons, accidents & sickness.
I would like to thank the committee for
running a good event, Lap Scorers, Canteen Ladies, Starters, Finishers,
Announcers who worked all day to keep the event running. All riders should
thank Gary Hore and Peter Hall for the excellent track preparation for the
And I would like to thank Geoff Taylor
Motorcycles for sponsoring the trophies and awards for this meeting without
sponsors we would not be able to run meetings. I would like to hope we all
support our sponsors.
Marty at Top Gear and KTM, and also Darren
at A1 Windscreens
The race results will be posted on the web
National ATV Championship
Sat/Sun November 19/20th
Volunteers are now required for this meeting, I would like a list of people to help with various jobs on the day/s (Starters/Finishers/Corner Marshals ect)
Over 100 ATV”s from all over Australia are to compete at this event.
For all those riders that compete or practice at Wonthaggi this is your chance to show your appreciation at having well prepared track and good facilities as income received is put back into the facilities.
Membership Fee’s 2006
Membership Fee’s have been increased for 2006
Family Membership will now be $80.00 for all riders under 18yo
Single Membership will now be $70.00 for all riders 18 and over
Note that we have deleted the first time joining fees
Social Club Membership will now be $30.00
Our club still has one of the lowest membership fees.
Gippsland Centre now has its own web site for all your entry forms and event news www.gippycentremx.com.au
Welcome to New Members
David Neville & family, Lucas Burton (one day membership)