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OUR HEROES OF THE YEAR The prestigious CAMS awards season has concluded for another year with seven gala dinners across six states honouring the racing champions and individual winners of 2018.

CENTR E OF EXCE LLENCE TO BE BUILT IN NSW

CAMS is delighted to confirm it has received a funding pledge from the NSW Government to build a new Motor Sport Centre of Excellence at Sydney Motorsport Park.

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Centre of Excellence to be built in Sydney

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Upcoming events - March

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Our heroes of the year - CAMS National Motor Sport Awards

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CAMS State Award winners

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New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory

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Northern Territory

16 Queensland 18

South Australia

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Western Australia

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22 Victoria 23

Grand opportunity at Albert Park

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Counting down to the Grand Prix

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Super Start for Supercars

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Peck and Duggan Dare to be Different

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Cool Ciccarello voted number one official

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ARC's new look for 2019

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Clubs on show for the Queensland Expo

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Dominant Darren wins Dion Barnett

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Glamorous Grafton receive lifeline funding

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Clothing regulation updates

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Vale three greats

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Women making waves in South Australia

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Drama filled 12 Hour

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COVER PHOTO Speed Read lookS over all the winners and grinners from what has been a successful awards season. Photo: Dave Oliver

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CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE TO BE BUILT IN SYDNEY CAMS is delighted to confirm it has received a funding pledge from the NSW Government to build a new Motor Sport Centre of Excellence at Sydney Motorsport Park.

“Our NSW affiliated clubs and members will also be big winners from today’s announcement, with space available for meetings and training as needed.”

The Berejiklian Government confirmed that if it was re-elected in this year’s state election, CAMS would receive $6.4m to build the new facility which would be home to a number of community and grassroots programs.

NSW Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres announced further investment at the Sydney Motorsport Park precinct, with permanent lighting and improvements to neighbouring Sydney Dragway also flagged.

CAMS President Andrew Papadopoulos was thrilled with the news, saying the funding pledge would have a major impact at all levels of motor sport.

“Motor sport is the fourth most watched sport in the country and thousands of people in Western Sydney love it which is why we want to ensure the sport has a strong presence in Western Sydney in the future,” Ayres said.

“Funding for CAMS’ Centre of Excellence will ensure that we have a state-of-the-art community facility to host a range of programs for those involved in grassroots right through to the elite level,” Papadopoulos said. “CAMS can also confirm the Centre of Excellence will also be able to be utilised to host training for those involved in motor sport in the Asia Pacific region, which will bring with it significant economic activity for NSW. Through our links with the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile), the Centre can expect to see many international visitors who will utilise the talents of our local motor sport officials, who are regarded as some of the best in the world. “The innovative Dare To Be Different (D2BD) program will also utilise this space. D2BD is a global initiative that aims to encourage young females to consider a career in motor sport, not just as a driver, but also as mechanics, engineers as well as working in the motor sport media.

“Adding lights to Sydney Motorsport Park will make is more attractive for major events and allow motor enthusiasts to enjoy a lot more track time.” CAMS Centre of Excellence will be home to the local editions of the following: • F1 in Schools Program • Ricciardo’s Racers – our popular junior development program • Dare To Be Different (D2BD) – encouraging female participation in all aspects of motor sport & STEM careers • CAMS Officials Safety Training • CAMS Medical Training Centre • A meeting space for affiliated CAMS clubs • CAMS Elite Driver Academy – to train and develop the next generation of drivers.

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MARCH UPCOMING EVENTS NEW SOUTH WALES

QUEENSLAND

2 March: Christian Autosports Club Of Australia Khanacross

2 March: Brisbane Sporting Car Club Test N Tune

2-3 March: Mantic Clutch CAMS NSW Hill Climb Championship R1&2

2-3 March: Hill Climb Series

2 March: Thornleigh Car Club Summer Skids Khanacross

9-10 March: MSCR Reid Park Sprint

3 March: MG Car Club Newcastle's March Dirt Motorkhana 3 March: Southern District Motorsports Association Hill Climb 9 March: Blue Range Rallysprint 9 March: CAMS NSW Rallysprint Series R2 10 March: BMW Drivers Club Supersprint Championship R2 10 March: FIAT Club Motorkhana 2 10 March: CAMS NSW Motorkhana Championship R2 10 March: Mazda MX-5 Club Of New South Wales Motorkhana 10 March: Interclub Supersprint Series Round 2 17 March: Grafton Sporting Car Club Hill Climb Series R1

9-10 March: PCQ Sprint & ICC Sprint 16 March: Teemburra Dam Hill Climb 16-17 March: Whitsunday Sporting Car Club Gravel Khanacross 16-17 March: QLD-NSW Sprint Challenge 23-24 March: MG Car Club of Queensland Hill Climb 23-24 March: Gatton Motorfest 23-24 March: IWMCC Driver Training & Dirt Sprint 24 March: Mt Stuart Hill Climb 30-31 March: CAMS Qld Circuit Racing State Championship 30-31 March: MSCR Reid Park Drif

17 March: Coffs Coast Motorkhana Series 17 March: Tamworth Sporting Car Club Come and Try Day 17 March: CAMS NSW Khanacross Series R2 23 March: Impreza WRX Club Come & Try Event 23 March: Porsche Club NSW Supersprint 24 March: CAMS NSW Supersprint Championship R1 27-29 March: Rally De La Vie Sprint and Hill Climb 30 March: Minidulla Rally

Photo: Mantic Clutch CAMS New South Wales Hill Climb Championship

The Mantic Clutch CAMS New South Wales Hill Climb Championship kicks off for 2019 with the first two rounds taking place over the weekend of 2-3 March at Mount Panorama.

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Photo: Queensland Circuit Racing Championship

A variety of staple categories will return to the 2019 CAMS Queensland Circuit Racing Championship with the addition of SuperKarts, Queensland TransAms and Production Cars, as well as the MINI Challenge Series.


The Club Motori Italia Supersprint is heading to Baskerville on the 16th of March. Photo: Club Motori Italia Facebook

SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND NORTHERN TERRITORY 28 February – 3 March: Superloop Adelaide 500 3 March: Central Australian Rally Sports Club Khanacross 10 March: Scout Motorsport Club SA Gravelrash 10 March: Multi Club Motorkhana

TASMANIA 2 March: 500CC Junior Development Program 3 March: Summer Series Khanacross R4 9-10 March: Baskerville Drift Practice 16 March: North West Car Club Club Rally 16 March: Club Motori Italia Baskerville Super Sprint 17 March: Light Car Club of Tasmania Club Super Sprint

10 March: KI Sprint 17 March: Sporting Car Club of SA Winter Cup 1 17 March: Come & Try - Khanacross Practice 17 March: Marque Sports Car Assn Supersprint

23 March: Motor Sports Club of Tasmania Khanacross 24 March: CAMS Tasmanian Circuit Racing Championship R2 30 March : CAMS Tasmanian Rally Championship R1

23 March: SEAC Rallycross/Autocross 24 March: CAMS SA Motorkhana Championship Rd 1 30-31 March: Mt Alma Hill Climb 31 March: Come & Try / Driver Training

Photo: Supercars Media

The last day of Feb sees the Supercars roll into Adelaide for the first round of the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship for 2019. The streets are already full with race fans and after racing there is the Fringe and comedy festivals close by.

Photo: Dunlop - Motul Tasmanian Rally Championship Facebook

The first round of the Dunlop - Motul Tasmanian Rally Championship is set to take place in Southport on the 30th of March. We look forward to kicking off another fantastic rally season in Tasmania.

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VICTORIA

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

1 March: CAMS Observed Licence Test

1- 3 March: Rod Hatter Memorial Perenjori 360

2 March: Victorian 86/BRZ Club Motorkhana Series R1

2-3 March: WA Sporting Car Club 50th Anniversary

2 March: Mitta Mountain Rally

7 March: Infinite Time Attack

8 March: Phillip Island Classic Festival of Motorsport

10 March: Motorkhana Come and Try

8 March: Hi-Tech Drifting All Stars Series 2019 R1

14 March: Shannons Targa Rally Sprint

17 March: Avalon Khanacross R1

16 March: LCCWA Twilight Khanacross

23 March: CAMS Trydel Victorian Hill Climb Championship

16-17 March: State Speed Event Series

24 March: Windham Classics Car Club – Show and Shine

30-31 March: Icebreaker

31 March: The CAMS Supersprint Championship Round 2 incorporating Maserati Club Trident Track Day

31 March: WA Motokhana Championship 31 March: BORMSA Autocross

Photo: SDPICS Photographics

Recognised as one of the world’s largest historic motor racing events on the international calendar by the number of entries and races held over the three days, the Phillip Island Classic is expected to once again draw more than 500 entries with vehicles from around the world.

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To mark 50 years since the first public race meeting at Wanneroo Raceway (now Barbagallo) the WA Sporting Car Club are putting on a full weekend of racing, displays, family entertainment and celebrations.


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OUR HEROES YEAR OF THE

The prestigious CAMS awards season has concluded for another year with seven gala dinners across six states honouring the racing champions and individual winners of 2018. With Western Australia starting off in January to the National Gala dinner in Victoria wrapping up the series of awards nights in late February, the 2018 awards season was a resounding success. One of the major highlights of the four week period was the Northern Territory hosting its first ever awards night with a packed house heading to Darwin to be part of history. From junior officials to officials with over 40 years experience receiving CAMS Service awards, the volunteers across every state who make motor sport run were also heavily recognised for their contributions within 2018 and beyond. Hundreds of competitors were also acknowledged for their stellar 2018 seasons, from state level motorkhanas to the Virgin Australia Supercars Champion Scott McLaughlin, who was the final award winner at the National awards. In this edition of Speed Read, we look over all the winners and grinners from what has been a successful awards season.

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CAMS NATIONAL MOTOR SPORT AWARDS Photos: Clinton Plowman

CAMS AWARDS Member of Honour Craig Denton

Motor Sport Photograph of the Year Brett Hemmings

Life Membership Dr Jenny Devine David Miles AM Mark Skaife OAM Geoff Sykes David Vaughan

Motor Sport Photographer of the Year Dirk Klynsmith

Service Award (Media) David Hassall Service Award (Media) Chris Lambden Service Award (Media) Brett Murray Motor Sport Journalist of the Year Greg Rust Motor Sport Story of the Year (Print/ Online) Andrew van Leeuwen

Phil Irving Award Robert Britton Sir Jack Brabham Award Will Power Peter Brock Medal Anton de Pasquale Castrol Australian Motor Sport Official of the Year Vincent Ciccarello Young Driver of the Year Lochie Hughes

CAMS NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS

Motor Sport Photograph of the Year: Brett Hemmings

CAMS Australian Side by Side Champion Simon Evans

CAMS Australian Motorkhana Champion Corinne East-Johnston

CAMS Australian GT Champion Geoff Emery

CAMS Australian Khanacross Champion Bradley Clements

CAMS Australian GT Endurance Champion Max Twigg, Tony D’Alberto CAMS Australian Formula 4 Champion Jayden Ojeda CAMS Australian Targa Champion Modern Paul Stokell (Driver) Malcolm Read (Co-Driver)

CAMS President Andrew Papadopoulos and National Young Driver of the Year, Lachlan Hughes

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CAMS Australian Supersprint Champion Vikki Paxton CAMS Australian Hill Climb Champion Malcolm Oastler Bathurst 12 Hour Winning Team Dries Vanthoor, Stuart Leonard, Robin Frijns

CAMS Australian Targa Champion Classic Michael Bray (Driver) Daniel Bray (Co-Driver)

CAMS BFGoodrich Australian OffRoad Champion Shannon Rentsch (Driver) Ian Rentsch (Co-Driver)

CAMS Australian Touring Car/Virgin Australia Supercars Champion Scott McLaughlin

CAMS Australian Rally Champion Eli Evans (Driver) Ben Searcy (Co-Driver)

Aussie Racing Cars Women's Champion Madison Dunston


CAMS NATIONAL SERIES WINNERS Dunlop Super2 Series Chris Pither Porsche Carrera Cup Australia Series Winner Jaxon Evans

CAMS Australian Motorkhana Champion Corrine East-Johnstone

KARTING AUSTRALIA AWARDS KA1 Winner Lachlan Dalton

KZ2 Winner Aaron Cameron

KA2 Winner Kai Allen

Ladies Championship Trophy Taylah Agius

CAMS BFGOODRICH AUSTRALIAN OFF-ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS WINNERS Probuggy Class Shannon Rentsch (Driver) Ian Rentsch (Co-Driver) Prolite Buggy Class Alan Dixon (Driver) Johnny O’Connor (Co-Driver)  Production 4WD Class Geoff Pickering (Driver) Dylan Watson (Co-Driver)  SXS Turbo Class Toby Whateley (Driver)  Simon Hermann (Co-Driver) Tony Whateley (Co-Driver)

Extreme 2WD Class Brett Taylor (Driver)  Peter Treis (Co-Driver) Chris Hinspeter (Co-Driver)  SXS Sport Class Rick Chambers (Driver)  Patrick Geraghty (Co-Driver)  Extreme 4WD Class Paul Malt (Driver) Michelle Malt (Co-Driver)  Super 1650 Buggy Class Hans Werner Zettl  

CAMS AUSTRALIAN RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP CLASS WINNERS Outright Eli Evans (Driver) Ben Searcy (Co-Driver)

CAMS Australian Rally Champion Eli Evans holding the Possum Bourne trophy

BFGoodrich Australian Off Road Champions Iain and Shannon Rentsch and Norman Gowers

ARC2 Andrew Penny (Driver) Rhys Llewellyn (Co-Driver)

2WD Rally Adam Kaplan (Driver) Aleshia Penney (Co-Driver) 

FIA AWARD WINNERS FIA Best Scrutineer Barry Habgood FIA Best Chief Medical Officer Dr Matthew Croxford

Virgin Australia Supercars Champion Scott McLaughlin chats with host Greg Rust

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CAMS STATE AWARD WINNERS NEW SOUTH WALES/ AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY Photos: Dave Oliver

CAMS AWARDS Colin Bond Versatile Driver award Harry Bates Coral Taylor Outstanding Woman award Corinne East-Johnston Kevin Bartlett Outstanding Circuit Driver award Brett Osborn Event of the Year Light Car Club of Canberra Monaro Stages - NSW Rally Burson Future Star Award Heather Brumby Judith Rae Administrator of the Year Joanne Bell Castrol Official of the Year Matt Halpin Service Award David Kidd CAMS Club Challenge Australia Cooperabung All Stars (Kempsey Sporting Car Club) Off Road Hall of Fame Maurie Fuller

M OTO RKHANA CHAM PI O NS HIP Corinne East-Johnston

H ILL CLIM B CHAM PI O N Doug Barry

S U PE RS PRINT CHAM PI O NS HIP Unmodified Road Registered Vehicles Champion

Andrew Kendall

Road Registered Vehicles with Limited Modifications Champion

Warwick Morris

Time Attack Cars Champion Nik Kalis Clubmans, Racing and Sports Racing Cars Champion David Gosling Champion Club Australian Racing Drivers Club

2018 CAMS NS W R ALLY CHAMPIO NS HIP Outright Driver Glenn Brinkman Outright Co-Driver Harvey Smith 2WD Driver Tom Dermody 2WD Co-Driver Eoin Moynihan

2018 CAMS NS W O F F ROAD CHAMPIO NS HIP Outright Driver Scott Brown Pro Buggy Champion Driver Mathew Huxley Prolite Buggy Champion Driver Michael Keen Sportslite Champion Driver Anthony Abson Super 1650 Champion Driver Scott Brown Sportsman Champion Driver Gregory Barron Extreme 2WD Champion Driver Luke Kenyon SXS Turbo Champion Driver Alex Grady SXS Sports Champion Driver Kevin Cant Extreme 4WD Champion Driver Lucky Mattiussi

Modified Improved Production Cars Champion

Scott McKune

M OTO R R ACE CHAMPIO NS HIPS

Modified Group 2F - Prodsports Champion Adrian Wilson

Formula Vee Championship 1600 Champion Michael Kinsella

Modified Sports Sedans and Group 2B - Prodsports Champion Richard Perini

Formula Vee Championship 1200 Champion Bernie Cannon

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Supersports Championship Class One winner Mitchell Neilson Supersports Championship Class Two winner Darren Barlow

Colin Bond with Harry Bates

Supersports Championship Class Three winner Peter Hills Supersports Championship Class Four winner Ivan Srejber Supersports Championship Outright Champion Mitchell Neilson Formula Race Cars Champion Nathan Gotch

Joanne Bell

Formula Race Cars Championship Class Champion Nathan Gotch HQ Holden Racing Championship Champion Brett Osborn Improved Production Over 2 Litre Champion Michael King Improved Production Under 2 Litre Champion Harrison Cooper Superkart Championship Group 1 Winner - 250 John Pellicano

Brett Osborne

Superkart Championship Group 2 Winner - 125 Lee Vella Superkart Championship Group 3 Winner - Non-Gearbox Stuart Robertson Formula Ford Champion Nathan Herne Formula Ford 1600 Champion Shane Baumer

Matt Halpin and CAMS President Andrew Papadopoulos

Production Sports Champion Daniel Gaunt Production Touring Champion Daniel Smith Sports Sedan Champion Steven Lacey

Light Car Club Of Canberra


NORTHERN TERRITORY IN CONJUNCTION WITH MOTOR SPORTS NT Photos: Tim Nicol

CAMS AWARDS

DRIVE R / RIDE R OF THE YE AR AWARDS

VOLU NTE E RS OF TH E YE AR AWARD

Circuit Driver of the Year Marian “Scab” Bujnowski

Gary Kohlman - Acacia Hills Motorcross Association

State Event of the Year Finke Desert Race

Drifter of the Year Patrick Barlee

Michele Thompson - Arunga Park Speedway Association

Junior Official of the Year Joshua Graveling

Motorkhana/Khanacross Driver of the Year Chris McCormack

Chris Gibson - Alice Spring Motorcycle Club

Official of the Year Leonie Kerr

Off Road Driver of the Year Darren Wright

Burson Future Star Award Ben Atkinson

Mud Racing Driver of the Year Rod Gobell

Service Award Adam Burgan

Rally Driver of the Year Phillip Kerr

Service Award Phillip Zamagias

Drag Racer of the Year Craig Hodge

Club Milestone Award Finke Desert Race

Enduro Rider of the Year Daniel Field

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Karter of the Year Tony Connor

Northern Territory Motor Sport Person of the Year Leonie Kerr

Caleb Gott - Darwin Speedway Riders and Drivers Association

Rider of the Year Kristian Agostini Quad Rider of the Year Brandon Geers Speedway Driver of the Year Chace Karpenko Road Bike Rider of the Year Joel Kelso

Tony Connor - Alice Springs Karting Club Benjamin Oliver - Alice Springs Off Road Racing Club Joshua Graveling - Central Australian Drag Racing Association Evan Vale - Central Australian Rally Sports Club Arie Mobers - Darwin Karting Association Tim Gwynne - Darwin Motorcycle Club Jimmy Mann - Darwin Speedway Riders and Drivers Association John Brown - Hidden Valley Drag Racing Association Brett Edwards - Katherine Motorsports Club Gavin Law - Nhulunbuy Speedway Angela Menzies - Tennant Creek Speedway Club Stewart Baehnisch - Top End Drift Association Jody Abela - Top End Motorcross Club Greg Logan - Top End Mud Racing Association Deborah Townsend - Top End Road Racing Association Dallas Window - Territory Quad Association

Ebone Coats and Bob Piper

Antony Yoffa from Finke

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QUEENSLAND Photos: Shifting Focus

CAMS AWARDS Burson Future Star Megan Benson Ian Mayberry and Brock Paine

Castrol State Official of the Year Athol Wilcox Ann Thomson Trophy Bradley Tubb Will Power Trophy William Brown

Hill Climb Championship Dean Amos

Service Award Bill Crouch Shaun Dragona David Jamieson Margot Knowles Robert (Bob) McLean

50 Years Affiliated Gold Coast Tweed Motorsporting Club Inc 40 Years Affiliated Qld Fire and Rescue Club Inc 20 Years Affiliated Downs Motor Sports Club Inc

Historic Touring Car Championship Matthew Clift HQ Holden Championship Nathan Locke Hyundai Series X3 Championship Frank Mammarella Improved Production Car under 2000cc Royce Gregson Improved Production Car over 2000cc Jason Clements Saloon Car Championship Richard (Gary) Beggs Sports Sedan Championship Geoffrey Taunton Production Car Justin Anthony Superkart Chryss Jamieson

Gympie Auto Sport Club Inc

Racing & Sports Car Jason Hore

Qld Improved Production Racing Assoc Inc

Motorkhana Brant Rayment

Short Circuit Motor Sport Assn Inc

Rally Driver Ian Menzies

Stanthorpe & District Sporting Car Club Westfield Car Club Incorporated 10 Years Affiliated Mackay Off Road Racing Club Inc

Rally Co-Driver Robert McGowan

Mazda MX-5 Club of Qld Inc

Off Road Driver Brett Thorn

National Australian Sports Sedan Association Inc

Off Road Navigator Martin Cameron

Superkarts Australia Pty Ltd The Sprite Car Club of Queensland Inc Z Car Club Q Inc

S H O RT CIRCU IT S PE E D EVE NTS S E RIES Series winner Brock Paine First Place-Junior Category Brock Paine

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Formula Ford Championship Tim Hamilton

CAMS Club Challenge Australia Holden Sporting Car Club of Qld - Yellow Terrors

AF F ILIATIO N AWARDS

Geoff Pickering and Laurence Svenson

S TATE CHAM PI ONS Formula Vee Championship Paul Kellaway

Service Star Margaret Mackay

Eugene Arocca and Lisa Price

Series winner Michael Dawes

Outstanding club Ipswich West Moreton Auto Club

Off Road Hall of Fame Geoffrey Pickering

Chris McMahon and Will Brown

QU E E NS L AND GE MINI R ACING S E RIES


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SOUTH AUSTRALIA Photos: Bob Gloyn

CAMS AWARDS

Circuit Racing Official of the Year Ian Lamb

Chaplains “Above and Beyond Award for 2018 June Bunker Marratt

Auto Test Official of the Year Elizabeth Wilson Speed Official of the Year Nick Papanikolaou

State Event of the Year Award 2018 Improved Production Nationals

Junior Official of the Year Peter Clarke

Burson Future Star Max Vidau

CAMS SA & NT R ALLY CHAMPIO NS HIP

SA OF F ROAD S TATE S E RIES Outright Ian Barkla

SA KHANACROSS CHAMPI ONS HIP

3H-HQ Holden David Schultz 3J Improved Production 1601 2000cc Mark Lacey 3C - Rally Card 4WD Henry Beasley Formula Libre 751 - 1300cc David Mahon

Outright Zayne Admiraal

Formula Libre 1301 - 2000cc Derek Foster

DM Class Marc Tillett BM Class Tony Trewren

SA M OTO RKHANA CHAMPI ONS H IP

CM Class Zayne Admiraal

Outright Damien Wilson

D Class Geoff Flack

A Class Greg Dobson

B Class Scott Tiller

B Class Kiel Cunningham

A Class Tanya Grabis

C Class Damien Wilson

Junior Lachlan Tillett

D Class Craig Michelmore

P4 Co-Driver Leigh Weaver

SA HILL CLIMB CHAMPI ONS HIP

E Class Seth Coultas

P5 Class Driver Peter Schey

Outright Dean Tighe

South Australian Motor Race Officials Association

P5 Class Co-Driver Kate Catford

Marque Sports Car Association

P6 Class Driver Dale Cagney

Road Registered 2WD Sedans & Sports Cars Under 1600cc David Hall

CAMS Castrol State Official of the Year Ian Lamb South Australian Tourism Commission Racing Driver of the Year Asher Johnston Peter Wright Memorial Marty Ewer

Lincoln Harding Memorial Trophy Chris Bennett

Service Award David Hamilton Alan Pickstock Grant Zippel Paul Dagley Paul Bonnett Beverley Waters Trevor Nash Scott Chamings

Outright Driver Peter Schey Outright Co-Driver Kate Catford P4 Class Driver Damien Reed

AF F ILIATI O N AWARDS

Modified Mini Car Club Onkaparinga Ramblers Car Club Austin 7 Club

Classic Co-Driver Mark Nelson

45 Years Affiliated Ferrari Club SA Chapter

Club Driver Andrew Gleeson

25 Years Affiliated Cobra Car Club 15 Years Affiliated Australian Early Holden Federation

Off Road Official of the Year Paul Dagley

P6 Class Co-Driver Mark Dycer Classic Driver Stuart Bowes

50 Years Affiliated Millicent Sand Buggy Club

Rally Official of the Year June Bunker-Marratt

McLeod Medal Co Driver Stuart Gregory Stephen Tolcher Navigator Award Mike Goedecke

CAMS Club Challenge Circuit Excel Association

D ISCIPLINE O F F I CIAL O F THE YE AR

McLeod Medal Driver Molly Spalding

Club Co-Driver Fred Brewer Outright Driver Andrew Gleeson Outright Co-Driver Fred Brewer 2WD Rally Championship Steve Winwood Trophy – Outright Driver Andrew Gleeson 2WD Rally Championship Steve Winwood Trophy - Outright CoDriver Fred Brewer

Elizabeth Wilson

Road Registered 2WD Sedans & Sports Cars Under 1601 - 2000cc Graham Smith Road Registered 2WD Sedans & Sports Cars 4001cc and Over Mark Rice Road Registered 4WD Sedans & Sports Cars 2001 - 4000cc Aaron Keen Road Registered Clubman Under 1600cc Alan Austin Road Registered Clubman 2001 - 4000cc Peter Fritz Road Registered Clubman 2001 - 4000cc Andrew Keen 2B/2F Production Sport 1601 2000cc Fletcher Bolton

F Class Tony Wallis Junior Ed Wallis

SA S TATE CHAMPI ONS H IP Formula Vee 1200cc Rod Kowald Formula Vee 1600cc Brian Pedersen Formula Ford Matthew Woodland HQ Holden Dave Smith IImproved Production & Over 2001cc Jamie Weir Circuit Excel Michael Clemente Saloon Cars Peter Holmes Sports Cars Marty Ewer

Circuit Excel Danny Maul

Peter Clarke with CAMS General Manager of Motor Sport Michael Smith


WESTERN AUSTRALIA Photos: Allison Read

CAMS AWARDS Castrol Official of the Year Paul Bartlett Service Star John Thorburn Young Official of the Year Samantha Polak CAMS Club Challenge 2018 WRX Car Club of WA Team Scooby Doo

E Class Alex Butler

Extreme 2WD Class Driver Colin Doney

F Class Scott Bennett

Extreme 2WD Class Co-Driver Peter Doney

R ALLY CHAMPIO NS HIP AND S E RIES

Performance 2WD Class Driver Mathew Beck Performance 2WD Class Co-Driver Jeremy Beck

Outright Driver John O’Dowd

SxS Turbo Class Driver Michael Ware

Burson Future Star Brock Mcgregor

Outright Co-Driver Michael Wood

SxS Turbo Class Co-Driver Robert Ansingh

State Event of the Year eV Challenge powered by Synergy

2WD Driver Alex White

Production 4WD Class Driver Travis Epis

2WD Co-Driver Lisa White

Production 4WD Class Driver Asher Hyland

Rookie of the Year Driver Craig Rando

Sportslite Class Driver Peter Barrett

Rookie of the Year Co-Driver Matthew Scafidi

Sportslite Class Co-Driver Craig Carson

Clubman Cup Driver Graeme Miles

Extreme 4WD Class Driver Mitchell Davies

20 Years Affiliated Collie Motorsports Group

Clubman Cup Co-Driver Kathy Miles

Extreme 4WD Class Co-Driver Owen Davies

15 Years Affiliated Improved Production Racing Association of WA

Clubman Cup Rookie of the Year Driver Rod Fowler

10 Years Affiliated Motoring South West

Clubman Cup Rookie of the Year - Co-Driver Garry McCagh

CAMS WA M OTO R R ACE CHAMPI ONS

AF F ILIATI O N AWARDS 50 Years Affiliated MG Car Club of WA Inc 40 Years Affiliated Alfa Romeo Owners Club of Australia WA

Rover Scouts Motor Sport WA Triumph Sports Owners Association of WA

Clubman Masters Driver Carl Rattenbury

5 Years Affiliated Wanneroo Flag Marshal Association

Clubman Masters Co-Driver Tracey Rattenbury

M OTO RKHANA CHAM PI O NS HIP

O F F ROAD CHAMPIO NS HIP

Outright Scott Bennett

Outright Driver Jared Percival

Lady Driver Lisa Armstrong

Outright Co-Driver Darryn Beckett

Junior Driver Ethan Andersson

Pro Class Class Driver Shane Elphinstone

Novice Driver Jordan Costantino

Pro Class Class Co-Driver Curt Elphinstone

A Class David Elliott

Pro Lite Class Driver Jared Percival

B Class Jurgen Lunsmann

Pro Lite Class Co-Driver Darryn Beckett

C Class Peter Marsh

Super 1650 Class Driver Michael Davis

D Class Peter Carrick

Super 1650 Class Co-Driver Kerry Yaxley

Formula 1000 Aaron Love

Improved Production - Over 3000cc Reuben Romkes Historic Regularity - Touring Car Over 3001cc Mendo Joncevski Historic Regularity - Touring Car Under 3000cc Jamie Scott Historic Regularity - Race Car (MOPQR) Mike Connell Historic Regularity - Sports Car (M) Gary Cutler Historic Regularity - Sports Car (JKL) Geoff Findlay Historic Regularity - Overall Geoff Findlay Modern Regularity Robert Janney Historic Touring Cars - NA-NB under 3000cc Cono Onofaro Historic Touring Cars - NA-NB over 3001cc Laurie Lapsley Historic Touring Cars - NC under 3000cc Martyn Piercey

Formula Ford Bryce Moore

Historic Touring Cars - NC Over 3001cc John Bondi

Formula Ford Silver Star Matthew Lyford

Saloon Cars - EA/VN Nicholas Hanlon

Formula Classic Michael Henderson

Saloon Cars - AU/VT Grant Johnson

Formula Vee - 1200cc Danny Cerro

Street Cars Brad Cuss

Formula Vee - 1600cc Austin Pearson

Street Cars - under 2060cc Kelvin Sharp

HQ Racing Marc Watkins

Sports Cars John Roderick

Improved Production - Under 1600cc Tim Riley

Sports Sedans Grant Hill

Improved Production - Under 2000cc Ron Coote Improved Production - Under 3000cc Garry Edwards

Hyundai Excel Brock Mcgregor CAMS State Speed Event Series Champion Peter Morley

Jared Percival and Darryn Beckett

The team behind the eV Challenge powered by Synergy

Western Australian Sporting Car Club’s John Hurney and CAMS CEO Eugene Arocca


TASMANIA Photos: Nikki Long

CAMS AWARDS

S PE E D EVE NTS

OF F ROAD S E RIES

Ling Rookie Perpetual Trophy Grant Seamer

Hill Climb Series Winner Robert McIntyre

Outright Chris Branch

Ling Rookie Runner Up Kylie Chapple

Motorkhana Series Winner Nick Yaxley

Pro Buggy Class Wayne Campbell

Jeff Ransley Perpetual Trophy Peter Kemp

Tasmanian Super Sprint Championship Winner Brett O'Shea

Prolite Buggy Class Chris Branch

Peter Bondy Trophy Lincoln Spurr Ron and Ivy McDonald Circuit Racing Trophy Scott Cordwel Police Commissioner Perpetual Trophy Phil Triffett Person of the Year - Circuit Racing Neville Rattray Person of the Year – Off Road Jack Radcliffe Person of the Year – Rally Craig Brooks CAMS Castrol State Official of the Year Graham Malcolm Service Award Kevin Burt Service Star Ross Ferguson Burson Future Star Justin Murphy Event of the Year Subaru Rally Tasmania CAMS Club Challenge Winning Team Porsche Club Tasmania

AF F ILIATI O N AWARDS 65 Years Affiliated Light Car Club of Tasmania 45 Years Affiliated Tasmanian Off Road Car Club 25 Years Affiliated Southern Off Road Racing Association 20 Years Affiliated Tasmanian Racing Drivers Club 15 Years Affiliated Porsche Club Tasmania

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R ALLY CHAMPI ONS HIP Outright Driver Bodie Reading Outright Co-Driver Alex Malcolm 2WD Driver Stephen Turner 2WD Co-Driver Mitch Newton P2 Class Driver Stephen Turner P2 Class Co-Driver Mitch Newton P3 Class Driver Mark Kyle P3 Class Co-Driver Daniel Davies P4 Class Driver Stewart Paine P4 Class Co-Driver Emily Gunn P5 Class Driver Nic Grave P5 Class Co-Driver Craig Sheahen P6 Class Driver Tim Auty P6 Class Co-Driver Alex Malcolm Classic Car Driver Andrew Morris Classic Car Co-Driver David Guest

Super 1650 Class Geoff Lowry Extreme 4WD Class Dean Maddock UTV Class Michael Stalker Sports Lite Class Chris Shepheard

S U PE R S E RIES Formula Vee 1200 Nino Bocchino Sports GTA Scott Smith Sports GTB Tim Mann Sports GTC Mick Williams HQ Holdens Phil Ashlin Historic Touring Cars Warren Bryan Sports Sedans Eric Taylor Improved Production Leigh Forrest Hyundai Excel Peter Kemp Historic Regularity Brett Mansfield

TAS MANIAN HALL O F FAME Barry Oliver Greg Crick


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Jack Radcliffe

Craig Brooks

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CAMS AWARDS Burson Future Star Michael Clemente Castrol State Official of the Year Phillip Craig Service Award Peter Rosier CAMS Club Challenge Australia Gippsland Car Club Service Star Award Dr Brent May Terry Wade

AF F ILIATI O N AWARDS

O F F ROAD CHAM PIONS HIP Outright Driver Alan Dixon Outright Co-Driver Johnny O'Connor

M OTO R R ACE CHAM PIONS HIPS Formula Vee Champion Heath Collinson Sports Sedans Champion Richard Newman Formula Ford 1600 Champion Brendan Jones

60 Years Affiliated MG Car Club Victoria

Improved Production Champion Luke Grech-Cumbo

50 Years Affiliated Bolwell Car Club of Australia (Vic) Inc.

Sports Car Champion Ryan How

Mazda Car Club of Australia Inc - Vic

HQ Holden Champion Andrew McLeod

Nissan Datsun Sports Owners Club Inc Victorian Off Road Racing Association 40 Years Affiliated Elfin Owners and Drivers Club Inc Clubman Chapter 30 Years Affiliated Pontiac Car Club of Australia 20 Years Affiliated Falcon GT Club of Geelong 10 Years Affiliated Central Victorian Chrysler Club Classic Skylines Australia Inc Victorian Saloon Car Association

S TATE CHAM PI O NS HIPS Motorkhana Championship Aaron Wuillemin Hill Climb Champion Garry Martin SuperSprint Championship Gregory Lynch Khanacross Championship Aaron Wuillemin

Garry Martin

MGs & Invited British Sports Car Series Champion Philip Chester CAMS Victorian Historic Touring Car Champion Michael Miceli

Michael Clemente and family

Porsche 944 Champion James Westaway Formula Ford Champion Nathan Herne Saloon Cars Champion Daniel Johnson Circuit Excel Champion Benjamin Bargwanna

S U PE RK ART CHAM PIONS HIP 125cc Rotax Light Winner Nicholas Schembri

Dr Brent May and Margot Foster AM OLY

125cc Gearbox Winner Nicholas Schembri 125cc Rotax Heavy Title Winner Colin McIntyre

R ALLY CHAM PI O NS HIP Outright Driver Ben Hayes Outright Co-Driver Catherine Hayes 2WD Class Driver Grant Walker 2WD Class Co-Driver Steph Richards

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Greg Rust and Benjamin Bargwanna


GRAND OPPORTUNITY AT ALBERT PARK

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation (AGPC) has teamed up with Madam Wheels to put on a special female program at this year’s Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019. In conjunction with Dare to be Different (D2BD), the program titled “Woman Driving Leadership” will feature in depth discussions with a host of accomplished females in motor sport as well as a variety of other interactive activities around Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit. Broken up into two sessions, the breakfast program panel will be headlined by Director of Marketing and Communications at Formula 1, Ellie Norman and Chloe Targett-Adams who is Formula 1’s Global Director of Promotions and Business Relations. Hosted by Madam Wheels’ Jacquie Hayes, the inspirational panel will also feature Dare to be Different ambassadors Kate Peck and Jessica Dane who was also recently named as CAMS’ new Australian Women in Motor Sport Commission Chair.

tour, pit lane walk and guided tour of the innovation and technology hub. With the day split into two sessions, interested parties have the option to attend the breakfast program, the afternoon session or a full day program. Interested parties have until Monday 4 March to RSVP for this special opportunity and can contact chase.duckworth@grandprix.com.au for more details and confirm their place.

The Woman Driving Leadership program will take place from 7:30am – 6:00pm at the Formula One Paddock Club in Albert Park on Thursday 14 March.

Attendees of the afternoon program will then spend the rest of the day taking part in an exclusive paddock

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COUNTING DOWN TO THE

GRAND PRIX

Photo: Dan Thompson

The 70th running of the Formula 1 season will start in mid-March with the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 and there is much to look forward to.

Speed Read has a look as some of the key facts in the lead in the famous race.

LAST TIME THEY MET IN OZ Mercedes and Ferrari continued their rivalry from 2017 with the first race of the season in Australia as Lewis Hamilton drew first blood claiming pole position. That’s as good as it got for the eventual 2018 champion as 2017 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix winner Sebastian winner went backto-back in a sensational performance.

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THE TEAMS It has been a very busy off-season in Formula 1 with a host of driver changes headlining the international championship's news. CAMS Ambassador Daniel Ricciardo finally made his high profile move to Renault after announcing he would be leaving Red Bull last year. Pierre Gasly subsequently replaced Ricciardo. Remarkably, only two teams go into the season with an unchanged line up with Mercedes and Haas keeping the drivers from 2018. This year will see three drivers graduate from Formula 2 with Lando Norris (McLaren), George Russell (Williams) and Alexander Albon (Torro Rosso). While Ricciardo was one of the biggest movers for 2019, the biggest story could arguably be the return of Robert Kubica for his first race since 2010.


2019 ROLL CALL Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport #44 Lewis Hamilton #77 Valtteri Bottas

Scuderia Ferrari #5 Sebastian Vettel #16 Charles Leclerc

Aston Martin Red Bull Racing

Photo: JAMES MOY PHOTOGRAPHY/XPB

#10 Pierre Gasly #33 Max Verstappen

Renault F1 Team #3 Daniel Ricciardo #27 Nico Hulkenberg

Rich Energy Haas F1 Team #8 Romain Grosjean #20 Kevin Magnussen

McLaren F1 Team #4 Lando Norris #55 Carlos Sainz

Racing Point F1 Team #11 Sergio Perez #18 Lance Stroll

Alfa Romeo Racing #7 Kimi Raikkonen #99 Antonio Giovinazzi

Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda #23 Alexander Albon #26 Daniil Kvyat

OFFICIALS CORNER

Williams Racing #63 George Russell #88 Robert Kubica

1,000

Officials to take part in the four-day event

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Age of the youngest official

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SUPPORT CATEGORIES Virgin Australia Supercars Championship Porsche Carrera Cup Australia

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Officials from Singapore

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Countries will be represented

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli CAMS Australian GT Championship CAMS PAYCE Australian Formula 4 Championship

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SUPER START SUPERCARS FOR

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This weekend marks the beginning of the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship season, kicking off with the everexciting Superloop Adelaide 500. It’s been a busy off-season for the category with driver changes, team variations and an iconic vehicle’s grand return all making the headlines during the season’s ‘quiet period’. With teams, drivers, sponsors and fans eager to get the season underway, Speed Read has a look at some of the key information ahead of the season opener.

LAST TIME THEY MET IN ADELAIDE Race 1

Pole: Shane van Gisbergen Winner: Shane van Gisbergen Runner Up: James Courtney Third: Scott McLaughlin

THE NUMBERS

96

days since Scott McLaughlin won his maiden Championship in Newcastle

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Supercars races at the South Australian street circuit have taken place since Supercars first standalone race in 1999

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29 years since the Ford Mustang competed in a Supercars event at Phillip Island in 1990

Race 2

Pole: Shane van Gisbergen Winner: Shane van Gisbergen Runner Up: David Reynolds Third: Garth Tander

“I never go racing with expectations but definitely having the same car and mechanics helps - everything is there and hopefully we can continue our form from last year.”

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Superloop Adelaide 500 starts for Rick Kelly with this year’s event being his 18th, more than any driver in the field

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race wins in Adelaide to Jamie Whincup makes him the most successful driver at the event with the 2017 champion also winning the whole round four times

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- Shane van Gisbergen

THE GRID #2 Holden ZB Scott Pye

#15 Nissan Altima Rick Kelly

#35 Holden ZB Todd Hazelwood

#3 Nissan Altima Garry Jacobson

#17 Ford GT Scott McLaughlin

#55 Ford GT Chaz Mostert

#5 Ford GT Lee Holdsworth

#18 Holden ZB Mark Winterbottom

#78 Nissan Altima Simona De Silvestro

#6 Ford GT Cameron Waters

#19 Holden ZB Jack Le Brocq

#88 Holden ZB Jamie Whincup

#7 Nissan Altima Andre Heimgartner

#21 Holden ZB Macauley Jones

#8 Holden ZB Nick Percat

#22 Holden ZB James Courtney

#97 Holden ZB Shane van Gisbergen

#9 Holden ZB David Reynolds

#23 Ford GT Will Davison

#12 Ford GT Fabian Coulthard

#33 Holden ZB Richie Stanaway

#14 Holden ZB Tim Slade

#34 Holden ZB James Golding

#99 Holden ZB Anton De Pasquale

Superloop Adelaide 500 winners will take the field this weekend - Jamie Whincup, James Courtney, Shane van Gisbergen, Rick Kelly, Will Davison and Nick Percat

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drivers in Garry Jacobson and Macauley Jones will make the debut in their first full Supercars season

“We have the new Ford Mustang and I am super pumped about that. Hopefully it's a winner for us.” - Chaz Mostert

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PECK AND DUGGAN DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Dare To Be Different (D2BD) is delighted to confirm two new Australian ambassadors, with media personality Kate Peck and driver Emily Duggan joining the program. Both Peck and Duggan said they were thrilled to be lending their support to a program aimed at increasing female participation in the industry. Peck, who would be a familiar face to many motor sport fans in Australia, is a key part of Channel 10’s motor sport coverage and has established herself as a media personality in Australia. The former Australian Grand Prix Ambassador has also worked at MTV and describes herself as a “petrolette”. Peck encouraged young girls to consider a career in motor sport, saying “I never knew any of this was possible until I gave it a crack”. Peck’s fellow new ambassador, Duggan, began her career in motor sport in 2014, as the first female driver on the Series X3 grid. Since then, she has gone on to drive in many different categories, including

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racing as part of the Kumho V8 Touring Car Series, now known as Super3. Last year, Duggan was part of the Toyota 86 Series and said she was proud to lend her support to D2BD in 2019. “Joining the Dare to Be Different family is an honour,” Duggan said. “I believe humans can do anything and gender has nothing to do with our capabilities. You can see it as a limiting factor or not a factor at all. Coming from a different path into motor sport, I love to encourage girls to chase their dreams regardless of their past, where they come from or who tells them they can’t.” CAMS announced D2BD’s arrival in Australia at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix last year, with a number of events and exciting programs to help spread the D2BD message since held across Australia. 2019 is set for an even bigger year for D2BD, with the full calendar to be announced soon.

“I never knew any of this was possible until I gave it a crack” - Kate Peck

Anyone interested in taking part in the D2BD program, including at the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2019 can register at: cams.com.au/D2BD.


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COOL CICCARELLO VOTED NUMBER ONE OFFICIAL When Vince Ciccarello was announced as the 2018 CAMS Castrol Official of the Year, the South Australian was astounded with receiving this prestigious award. Ciccarello has worked in motor sport for more than 30 years with a big smile on his face and is renowned for always helping people whenever they’re in need. Despite the impressive resume he has built during his time in motor sport, the humble Ciccarello was still surprised at being named the best Australian official in 2018. “It's very hard to pinpoint how I feel about winning this award because honestly, I feel a mixture of emotions," Ciccarello said. “I am happy, I am anxious, I am over the moon and I am truly humbled about the experience. 30 CAMS SPEED READ

“I worried about accepting the award at the start because I didn't think I deserved it as there are thousands of talented officials worthy of the award, but now being here with this award, I am really appreciative that I am at the top of as Castrol Official of the Year.”

From working as just a general official at his local club to taking on the role of Clerk of Course at National events, spending time as a CATO and training people in Singapore, Ciccarello has a wealth of experience in the sport that has made him well known as ‘Mr Fix it’.

Ciccarello’s love for motor sport began at 16-years-old, when he and his friends would buy old cars, make them go faster and compete in both drag and circuit racing.

It all started in the 1980s for Ciccarello, with his first major event being the Australian Touring Cars championship round at Mallala, where he had the difficult role of crowd control and from there, he gradually worked his way up the ranks.

However the South Australian’s career in racing was shortlived after realising he “couldn’t drive a hot knife through butter” and he began to crew for drivers only to realise that he didn’t fit in there either. Finally, he found his path when he was offered to join his local club and start working as an official on grassroots events, which he excelled at and of course, the rest is history.

“I remember working as crowd control on turn five in the 1980s for the Supercars event at Mallala and with thousands of people trying to jump the fences, it felt like pushing water back as the tides come in,” Ciccarello joked. “It was a busy start to my career as an official and not long after I was working a lot of multi club meetings for


Photo: Clinton Plowman

“I am happy. I am anxious. I am over the moon and am truly humbled about the experience.” - Vince Ciccarello

the Sporting Car Club of SA, before I worked my way up to state level events and before I knew it, I was working at national events. “Along the way I went from general official at these state levels to my current role Clerk of Course where I work at national events around the country.” From all those years ago when the opportunity to work behind the scenes in his favourite sport arose, he has since become an important and passionate figure where he currently chairs the Australian Motor Race Commission. The 68-year-old has achieved a lot in his life and only recently was recognised as one a few people who have worked at every Australian Grand Prix in the modern era, however for Ciccarello, the Castrol Official of the Year is the peak of his career.

“There are many things I do because I enjoy them, they may have titles associated with them but I don’t go out of my way to let people know I am this or that,” Ciccarello added. “I just do things because I enjoy it and it can be helpful because I may have things to offer. “I thought the biggest honour that I had was when I stood on the grid at Albert Park but I think this beats that by a country mile. “I really do appreciate winning the award and I will treasure it for the rest of my life.”

To join as a CAMS Official, click here.

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ARC'S

NEW LOOK

2019 for

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CAMS General Manager of Motor Sport Michael Smith said the new logo was a positive development for the Championship. "We're really excited about the 2019 season, with interest among competitors and fans really strong,� Smith said. "The previous announced changes to the calendar, which now includes more streamlined events will make the ARC a real highlight of the motor sport season.

The new logo better reflects the excitement and unpredictability of rallying.

Round one of the CAMS Australian Rally Championship takes place in Western Australia, with the Make Smoking History Forest Rally getting the season underway from 5-7 April. The bold, striking lettering embodies the bravery and passion required to tackle this formidable form of racing.

Ahead of a highly anticipated season, the fresh look gives the ARC a modern feel and allows the branding to be used prominently around events and online.

"Looking at the logo, it provides a really modern look that competitors, teams, event organisers and fans can all get behind and wear proudly on their cars and apparel.

The colour change represents the variety of events throughout each year.

The CAMS Australian Rally Championship has unveiled a brand new logo for 2019 and beyond.

“We're really excited about the 2019 season, with interest among competitors and fans really strong� - Michael Smith

The raw terrain, ever changing environment of any stage are mirrored by the fragments in the logo.

The raw terrain, ever changing environment of any stage are mirrored by the fragments in the logo.

The new logo better reflects the excitement and unpredictability of rallying.

The new logo better reflects the excitement and unpredictability of rallying. The raw terrain, ever changing environment of any stage are mirrored by the fragments in the logo.

The colour change represents the variety of events throughout each year. The bold, striking lettering embodies the bravery and passion required to tackle this formidable form of racing.

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Photo: Ian Colley Photography

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Photos: Ian Colley Photography

After months of anticipation, more than 700 car enthusiasts attended the Beenleigh Gardens in Brisbane for February’s 2019 CAMS Queensland Motor Sport Expo. With CAMS license holders, car club members and the general public making their way to the picturesque location, up to 22 car clubs had the chance to display a variety of vehicles, as well as share stories and information on their clubs.

Forming part of the 70 car display were open wheelers, sports sedans, tin top race cars and off road buggies, all of which were accompanied by the enthusiastic and experienced members of CAMS affiliated car clubs. While the event played host to fans motor sport fans young and old, the main goal was to educate to motor sport fans young and old about what CAMS does and get people involved in car club and as officials.

Due to the event’s success at the venue and positive feedback from all those in attendance, CAMS is now looking at potentially hosting the event at Beenleigh Gardens on annual basis.

Want to see more? Click here to check out vision from the day.

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Photo: Xavier Miller

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DOMINANT DARREN WINS DION BARNETT Darren Read has put on an empathic display at the Mount Cooperabung Hill Climb last month to take out the Kempsey Sporting Car Club’s Dion Barnett Memorial Hill Climb. Behind the wheel of the impressive Hayward 09, Read only needed four attempts at the hill climb to post his fastest time of just 24.211 seconds, more than five seconds ahead of his closest competitor. So dominant was Read’s performance, he was the only driver to crack the 30 second mark on every attempt, as well as break the 25 second barrier for his winning time. As the only other driver to post under 30 seconds, Toyota Corolla pilot Cade Fuller managed to get his time of 29.765 seconds on his sixth run of the day and secure second place. On the same run, Jamie Oram and his Holden Commodore crossed the line for his fastest time of the day, hitting just over 30 seconds.

Photo: Kempsey Sporting Car Club Facebook

THE TOP 10

Incredibly, he finished less than two hundredths of a second faster than Daniel Oram to sneak onto the final step of the podium, with Oram also getting his fastest time on the same run.

1. Darren Read

24.211

2. Cade Fuller

29.765

3. Jamie Oram

30.186

Rounding out the top five was Clinton Grohs with the Silvia pilot’s time of 30.748 seconds enough to comfortably finish in fifth ahead of Craig Hindley in sixth.

4. Daniel Oram

30.201

5. Clinton Grohs

30.748

Other notable drivers included young Izaiah Meldrum who won the junior class behind the wheel of the Subaru WRX, while the sole female competing in Louse Hayes finished the event just inside the top 20 after only three runs.

6. Craig Hindley

32.105

7. Andrew Meldrum 33.259

Most drivers began slowly on the track due to the wet conditions in the lead up to the event, but as the day continued and the track began to dry, the times improved as well as the competition.

8. Glenn Oram

33.306

9. Steven Griffiths

33.337

10. Benn Farrawell

33.633

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GLAMOROUS GRAFTON RECEIVE LIFELINE FUNDING The Grafton Sporting Car Club (GSCC) have secured critical funding from the government to assist with the resurfacing of the track at Mountainview Motorsport Complex. In early February, the car club’s Federal Member for Page, Kevin Hogan attended the track with a cheque of $178,856 and presented it to the club’s president Graham Merry. After last having work done to it in the 1990s, the track was starting to show its age with cracks beginning to appear as the events kept taking place, and the club realised the track was on its last legs. With the government accepting more than 200 applications to spend up to $20 million on, projects all over the community applied for funding and the GSCC's proposal was successful. Following the approval and presentation of the cheque by MP Hogan, Merry was thrilled with the grant and the assurance it would give the club to continue utilising the track. “Our main concern was safety that we wouldn’t be able to renew the track licence if these cracks continued to build,” Merry said. 38 CAMS SPEED READ

“We are relieved and very grateful to our local member for seeing the value in us when he could have given funding to so many other worthy causes. “Sometime in the next five years, it would have been critical for us and we would have needed to definitely do something, but we’re really happy to get this done now.” Despite the club gaining the confidence and support from the government, Merry was a little surprised the club’s application was approved due to the nature of the project. “I was a little surprised because there was nothing elaborate about what we wanted to do with the funding,” Merry joked. “There was nothing lavish about asphalt or what we wanted to do with the asphalt and I thought there was not much you could do with an application about asphalt. “There were so many other glamorous projects that the government could have hung their hat on, yet they decided asphalt on a road was pretty important which is pleasing.”

“I was surprised because there was nothing elaborate about what we wanted to do... There's nothing lavish about asphalt.” - Graham Merry

The track’s vital surfacing will be complete in April, one month before the club’s next event in May, allowing the resurfacing to settle for six weeks. In July, the club will host a round of the CAMS New South Wales Hill Climb championship.


CLOTHING REGULATION UPDATES

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CAMS would like to advise members of recent updates to the FIA International Sporting Code, Appendix L, Article 2, Chapter III Driver’s Equipment. The recent updates are to clarify different aspects for the usage of protective clothing, mainly flameresistant clothing, across all disciplines of motor sport which apply the use of clothing to the FIA Standards. The six main changes implemented by the FIA are as follows: 1. Inclusion of the new FIA Standard 8856-2018 and implementation in 2019 and 2020 for specific championships (see information note FIASDH-18-009 published on 06.07.2018 for more details on the new standard and its implementation). 2. Definition of a minimum overlap between upper and lower underwear in order to prevent the drivers from wearing undersized underwear. 3. Clarification that the use of non-FIA approved underwear between the driver’s skin and the compulsory FIA-approved underwear is authorised with medical justification and that having synthetic, non-flameproof

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material in contact with the driver’s skin is not authorised. 4. Clarification of the authorisation to use knee or elbow pads that are flameproof and compliant with ISO15025. 5. Clarification of clothing personalization, such as embroidery or printing. 6. Authorisation of the use of cooling garments only if they are approved by the FIA.

In accordance with the FIA International Sporting Code, Appendix L, Chapter III members must also be aware of the following rule before undertaking embroidery or printing on their clothing: 2.

Flame-resistant clothing

… Embroidery sewn directly onto the overalls shall be stitched onto the outermost layer only, for better heat insulation. Backing material of badges and thread used for affixing them to the overalls must be flameproof. The stitching of badges can go through all the layers, provided that the thread is flameproof and compliant with ISO 15025. Printing or transfers on drivers’ clothing must be carried

out only by the manufacturer of the product and must not reduce the performance of the suit as defined in the 8856-2000 or 8856-2018 standard. (see Appendix 1 of the FIA 88562000 Standard or Appendix F of the FIA 8856-2018 Standard for detailed requirements and instructions for use). Any FIA-approved 8856-2018 garment customised using printing or transfers must be accompanied by a certificate from the manufacturer.

Members must be mindful of the printing used on race clothing which carries the FIA standard, with printing only permitted to be completed by the manufacturer of the clothing. Failure to adhere to this may mean that the FIA standard becomes void and the risk of serious injury due to the use of unsuitable printing methods which may cause the fire rating of the clothing to be affected.

Click here to view the International Sporting Code.


VALE THREE GREATS

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It is with great sadness that CAMS advises of the recent passing of three valuable contributors to motor sport this past month, including the coinventor of the revolutionary HANS device, Dr Robert Hubbard. On 7 February, the 75-year-old passed away surrounded by loved ones at his home in the United States. Since first patenting it late in the 20th century, Dr Hubbard’s HANS device, co-invented alongside brother-in-law Jim Downing, has saved the lives of numerous competitors who have required its services during a serious collision.

Later in February, former CAMS president Doug Stewart passed away before long time CAMS competitor Bill Prowse passed away in the same week.

As for Bill Prowse, at 94-years-old, he was the VHRR’s oldest CAMS license holder after holding his speed licence up until 2017.

While Stewart spent time as CAMS president, he was more known for his work in Australian rallying, claiming multiple national titles as a driver before guiding his a newly formed team Ralliart to more success on the international stage.

During his younger years, the car enthusiast spent his time competing in a variety of regularities and hill climbs after world war two, before being awarded the Elfin Clubman of the Year in 2001.

CAMS would like to offer its (03) 9419 0066 lifestylebrands.com.au condolences to the friends and family of all three men, as well as thank them for their contributions to our sport.

Stewart was critical in bringing professionalism to the essentially amateur sport of Rally and was acknowledged for his efforts in 1972, being rewarded the CAMS Award of Honour.

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WOMEN MAKING WAVES IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

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In most competitions around the country, there are specific lady competitions designed to increase female participation in the sport, however in South Australia’s Modern Regularities, the women of the sport hold their own. More than 100 competitors took part in South Australia’s Modern Regularities across 2018 and at the end of the year, three of the top 10 were females including the outright champion, Sandy Watters. While Watters has dominated the sport in recent times, including claiming a victory in the most recent round at Mallala in February, other females have made their own mark in the sport, including Kristen Bailey.

“These cars available to females mean there are no barriers in the way for them to have a go and now these dozen of girls are quite competitive. “Last year we had a bit of a joke that maybe in 2019, we could create a men’s trophy because the women are dominating it.” Despite Bailey and Watters providing the inspirational figures by coaching and passing on advice to their fellow competitors, Bailey believes that the club itself is what makes the competition such a positive environment. “We are really lucky in South Australia that the Modern Regularity community is like a really big family,’ Bailey added.

For six years, Bailey has competed in the sport and while it was just her and Watters competing at the start, more inspired females have since joined the ranks.

“If any of us are struggling with something in particular, then everyone just rallies around each other regardless of if they are female or male.

WIth a record number of females competing last year, Bailey puts it down to the support network of the category manager and Watters’ father Darryl Brigg.

“We also have a rookies competition for juniors and drivers competing for the first time because this series is all about getting everyone together.

“Darryl Brigg has been a fantastic contributor to the increase of female participation by making two or three cars available to ladies,” Bailey said

“We are all about encouragement and everyone just bands together to coach, pass advice and help each other out.”

“This helps because a number of women don’t have the expense of having their own car, they don’t know how to get a car going or have the funds to run a car.

“Maybe in 2019, we could create a men’s trophy because the women are dominating it.” - Kristen Bailey

Did you know? Kristen Bailey was recently appointed as a member of the newly formed CAMS Australian Women in Motorsport Commission. More info about the commissions can be found here.

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DRAMA FILLED

12 HOUR The 2019 Liqui-Moli Bathurst 12 Hour has been run and won in thrilling fashion as Earl Bamber Motorsport's Matt Campbell, Dirk Werner and Dennis Olsen claimed a historic victory on the iconic mountain. Behind the wheel of the Porsche 911 GT3-R, it took the team until the dying stages of the international endurance to seal the victory, as Campbell pulled off a brave move with just over nine minutes remaining to secure the lead. “I knew it was going to be tough but I didn’t think it was going to be that tough,” Campbell said. “To do it the way we did in the last stint was amazing. The car was perfect towards the end... It was great to finally win this race, especially as it’s this car’s last race.” Coming in second place was R-Motorsport’s Jake Dennis, Marvin Kirchhöfer and Matthieu Vaxiviere, the Aston Martin Vantage pilots finishing five seconds ahead of Maximilian Goetz, Raffaele Marciello and Maximilian Buhk in the Mercedes AMG GT3.

“I knew it was going to be tough but I didn’t think it was going to be THAT tough.” - Matt Campbell

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THE OTHER CLASSES A sensational performance from Paul Dalla Lana, Pedro Lamy and Mathias Lauda saw the trio win the Pro-Am class, while Brenton and Stephen Grove alongside Britain Benjamin Barker took out Class B. It was an all-Australian affair in Class I and C with Adam Hargraves, Daniel Jilesen and Steve Owen winning Class I and Justin McMillan, Glen Wood Dean Lillie and Elliott Barbour claiming Class C.

Radicals

The spoils were shared in the Radicals, as Brad and Mitchell Neilson claimed victory in the first race, while Radical legend Peter Paddon won the second race.

Sports Sedans

Queenslander Geoffrey Taunton dominated the category to win all three races and the outright round over 50 cars. Andrew Butcher, Stephen Coe and George Miedeck all ended the weekend as class winners.

The Formula Fords

Joshua Buchan’s wins in the opening two races was enough to secure the round victory after Jayden Ojeda crashed late in the final race as Thomas Hamlett grabbed the race win.

The Classics

A similar fate in the Classics as Victorian Paul Blackie steered his Chevrolet Corvette S to a clean sweep of the category over fellow Porsche pilots Geoffrey Morgan and Stan Adler.

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Catherine Donohue has claimed victory in the Rally Des Femmes in the Brindabella Motor Sport Club’s first event for the year. Photo: Roy Meuronen Photography

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