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CONTENTS | Editors Column .............................................4 | Richards Wins Bathurst .............................6 | Members at Play ...........................................8

PITSTOP The Official publication of the Benalla Auto Club Inc. October 2013 Edition #592 Benalla Auto Club Inc 41 Fox Street Winton, 3673 Phone (03) 57664235 fax (03) 57664249 race@wintonraceway.com.au

| Wakefield Report ..........................................13 | Winton Sprints September ........................14 | Performance Car Mania..............................18 | Wakefield Trucks..........................................22 | Winton Trucks ...............................................24 | Steven Murray ...............................................25 | Winton 300 Preview ....................................26 | James Hunts Winton Diary .......................28 | AASA updates ...............................................30

LOCATIONS Winton Motor Raceway 41 Fox Street Winton, 3673 Phone (03) 57664235 fax (03) 57664249 race@wintonraceway.com.au www.wintonraceway.com.au Wakefield Park Raceway 4770 Braidwood Road Goulburn, NSW 2580 Phone (02) 48222811 Fax (02) 48222812 info@wakefieldpark.com.au www.Wakefieldpark.com.au COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT Presidnet: Richard Weston Vice President: Warren Sheehan Secretary: Heather Wallace Treasurer: Matthew Ronke Bruce Robertson, Frank Wellman, Adam Ronke, Dianne Stolz, Gary Bennett, Stephen Harrison, Trevor Lee

WINTON DATES OCTOBER 5-6 12-13 19-20 26 27

Super Truck racing V8 Race AROCA 6 Hour Relay Drifting Benalla Cruise N Shine

NOVEMBER 2 3 9-10 16-17 23-24 30

Ford Performance Car Club Marque Sports Car Association Winton 300 (VMRC Rd3) Drift Summer matsuri EXE Car Club BP Midland/Pedders “No Bull” Sprints

TEST & TUNE OCTOBER 4 11 18 25 1

Cars only Cars & Motorcyles Cars only Cars & Motorcycles Cars & Motorcycles

WAKEFIELD DATES OCTOBER 2 4-6 13 19-20 26-27

GEAR Cobra Nationals Intial Drift Shannons Nationals Triumph Sports Owners

EDITOR Matthew Ronke PITSTOP SUB-COMMITTEE Matthew Ronke, Heather Wallace, Brian Nighingale, Judi McDonald, Dianne Stolz CONTRIBUTORS Brian Nightingale, Matthew Ronke, Dianne Stolz, Judi McDonald

NOVEMBER 2 3 9-10 23-24 30

Speed off the Streets MX5 Car Club Stadium Drift AASA ACT Championships Formula Xtreme Club Champs

PHOTOGRAPHS Judi McDonald, John Smith, Rensmart Photography, Phil Wisewould

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pitstop CLUB MEMBERS SOCIAL DAY WINTON MOTOR RACEWAY SATURDAY DECEMBER 21ST 2013 Winton will host a Social Day for BAC Club Members on Saturday 21st December 2013. The day will consist of on track activity and a BBQ Lunch . A Safety Check of all cars wanting to go out on track will commence at 9.30 am. On track Activity will commence at 10.00am. Helmut’s must be worn with nonflammable long sleeves and long pants and shoes. We will more than likely have different groups, those who are first timers on the track and the more professional Drivers. This will be decided on the day when we have numbers. A Lunch will be provided 12.30pm which will be free to Club Members and if they have a partner or family with them then a minimal cost of $5.00. On track activities will recommence at 2.00 pm until 4.30 pm. This is a completely free day to Members, it is the Committee’s way of saying thank you for supporting Benalla Auto Club And Winton Motor Raceway. If you would like to attend this day Please call the Office on 03 5766 4235 and let them know how many will be coming. This would assist us with catering as we could have 10 people turn up or 500 so we really need you to let us know, And if you could do this prior to 17th December we would be extremely grateful.

MATTHEW RONKE Editor

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his month we cover a wide range of events at Both Winton and Wakefield. #PCM8 or Performance Car mania edition 8 at Winton was a massive success. Not only did the team have to counteract fake event cancellation notices and predictions of flooding but all done with the watching eye of the Police who are still cautious with Street Machine events after the Easternat riots. From all reports the event was a smash, record entrants, massive crowd and drivers on their best behaviour. The New shower and Toilet blocks won acclaim from punters who camped and now make the Winton Campground an excellent choice if you can’t get a motel room localy. We also Cover Historics from Wakefield Park, Preview what is shaping up to be the race of the of the year , the Winton 300, the BP Midland / Pedders “No Bull” sprint round from father’s day and Brian Nightingale takes us on a tour of the country chasing with our members racing from morgan Park to Sydney motorsport Park to Wakefield, Winton and Sandown and anywhere else in between. more than 25 members have been ou racing in September which has kept Brian a busy man. Brian also attended the Rodney Crick tribute dinner and was lucky enough to have Breakfast the next day with Mark Webber, Alan Webber and Spencer Martin. It was Sad news to hear of the passing of Rodney Crick who was well known to Winton

So come along and see faces that you have seen before but did not realize that they are Benalla Auto Club members, wish everyone a Merry Christmas and have a great day.

NEXT BP MIDLAND / PEDDERS “NO BULL” WINTON SPRINTS Final Round - Winton Motor Raceway, Twilight Event on November 30th. Entries avaliable online at www.wintononline.com.au

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crowds winning the Truck Championship and Winton rounds year after year. When Rodney took the flag you would see all the kids rush to the start finish straight fence as they knew exactly where to go and that Rodney would be doing his famous victory donuts on the cool down lap. From everyone at BAC our thoughts go out to his family and friends. Our Motorcycle club also had a big month in September with the staging on the Winton MX Club Championships. The club work hard on getting a number of sponsor to cover the event. A good number of competitors lined up surpassing the inaugural event last year. Hopefully you all have seen that the V8 Supercars have released the 2014 Calendar and Winton has gained an early date on April 24 in 2014. We would assume the weather will being significantly better at this time of year and being away from Sandown will hopefully help us attract more people from Melbourne for the race. Next year we will have 400 km of racing and increase on the 360 format of 2013.


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BENALLA auto clu members enjoying successful month Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000

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he recently run Supercheap Auto Bathurst saw Benalla Auto Club member Steven Richards proudly standing on the podium holding the Peter Brock Trophy after he and Mark Winterbottom won the event in the FPR Pepsi Max Crew Ford Falcon. It was 42 year old Richards third win in the Great Race, having previously tasted victory in 1998 and ‘99. After 2 of 3 rounds of the inaugural Pirtek Enduro Cup, Richards and Winterbottom sit third. Other members competing in the race were Taz Douglas and Dean Fiore. Douglas was driving in the Nissan Motorsport team with James Moffat in the #360 Yellow Hornet team Nissan Altima, and despite experiencing early handling issues, and having an engine mapping problem that hampered the car’s speed still finished a creditable 18th to be the highest finisher of the four Nissan’s. Fiore drove the Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport Dodo Insurance Holden with Matt Halliday as co-driver, and after being inside the top 20 for most of the event ended up being the races only retirement from a mechanical DNF, expiring on Lap 145 of

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161 with a gearbox failure. Richards and Douglas did double duty over the weekend, with the 1000 and Carrera Cup and Dunlop V8 Supercar Development Series respectively. Driving his Laser Plumbing &

Electrical 911 GT3 Cup car, Richards qualified 4th, then followed that up with 4th in Race 1, 5th in Race 2 and then put in a big one in Race 3 to finish 3rd and go home 4th in the championship. Douglas was joined in the Development Series by an another BAC member Rodney Taz Douglas at Bathurst Ja Jane in his #777 Rodney Jane Ra Racing Ford Falcon FG. After qualifying Douglas st started 5th on the grid for a 13 lap race on Friday in his Im Image Racing/Avo Ford FG, aand come home 4th, howeever Saturday’s second race o over 12 laps saw him drop to 66th, but it was still a success-


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Steve Richards heads up the mountain

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Richo & Winterbottom Celebrate

Steve Richards With the Peter Brock trophy

ful weekend as he finished 4th in the round, and is 9th in the series. Jane Meanwhile qualified 23rd, and went about making up positions in the two races, firstly finishing 16th and then coming home 14th in the second, which left him 13th for the weekend and saw him move to 17th in the series. The only other BAC member on the Bathurst program was Nathan Pretty driving his Milwaukee Racing VE Holden in the Australian V8 Ute Racing Series, and it was a weekend he would care to forget. After qualifying with the 3rd fastest time, Pretty was excluded due to his V8 Ute being underweight, so

he started Race 1 from the rear of the 31 car grid, and then climbed to 17th in the opening race. Race 2 he made up one spot to finish 16th, then the third saw him starting from the same position, but he was then involved in an accident at Turn 1 when three utes tried to go through Hell Corner

at the same time, the result being chaos, with five utes damaged, including Pretty’s VE, and it saw the deployment of a safety car. The incident caused two retirements, the BAC entry continued and went on to finish 20th, which saw him go home 4th in the series.

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Nathan Pretty Celebrates

Members

RACING

The month of September had started with the annual Muscle Car Masters at the Sydney Motorsport Park on Father’s Day, with two Benalla Auto Club members in the Historic Touring Cars Group N categories. John Smallman had his 1600cc Ford Escort RS and finished 28th in qualifying for the 0-3500cc Group Nc races, but was not seen again all weekend. Tony Hubbard had his 5.7 litre Chev Camaro in the Historic Group Nc over 3500cc, and after qualifying

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11th moved up to 8th in Race 1, then in Race 2 received a 5 second penalty which sent him back to 20th and the rear of the field. For the third race Hubbard put in a great effort to climb up to 9th but then failed to finish the 6 lap Trophy Race.

field Park. In front of a huge crowd when the Super Trucks made their return to NSW at Wakefield Park Raceway’s 4th round of the MRA Series on September 14/15, Sydney BAC member Ian Kegg competed in the NSW Excel Series.

Also on the day and while he wasn’t competing, Steven Richards left with a huge smile on his face after driving his father Jim Richards JPS BMW in the Heritage Laps.

Kegg was as usual one of the front runners and qualified 2nd, then finished Race 1 in the same position ahead of the reverse grid Race 2 when he started rear of grid and got up to third by race end.

Supertrucks & MRA Rd 4 Wake-


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Ian Kegg at Wakefield

Corey Gooch at Winton

Race 1 and Horswell was 5th in NGB and Gizas 8th, while Race 2 Horswell was 5th NGB, and Gizas 6th. The third race and Horswell finished 6th while Gizas took 8th, and then in their Trophy Race again Horswell took 6th and 14th outright, with Gizas just one spot further back. Sandown 500 On the same weekend September 14/15, the Sandown International Motor Raceway hosted the annual Bathurst 1000 warm-up race the Sandown 500, with several BAC members competing.

Terry Nightingale at Morgan Park

Nathan Pretty at Sandown

Bathurst winner Steve Richards put in a polished performance with Mark Winterbottom to finish 6th, while Dean Fiore took a very impressive 18th in the LDM Dodo Insurance Holden with Matt Halliday and after a troubled race in the Yellow Hornets Nissan Altima Taz Douglas finished 26th. In the Australian V8 Utes Racing Series round on the same program, Nathan Pretty took a good pole position in qualifying driving his Milwaukee Racing Holden VE, then finished second in Race 1, third in the second and turned it around to

In the third race he dropped a place to fourth, but then all hell broke loose in Race 4 with a multi car accident, and the results are currently under appeal.

Geoff Calvet at Wakefield

Wayne Horswell and Denis Gizas represented the club in the Superkarts, both competing in the 125cc Non Gearbox section. Qualifying saw Gizas 15th driving his Yellow Tail Wines kart, and Horswell 16th outright in his AASA/MRA Superkart Racing team entry.

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Steve Richards with his father at SMP

win the third and final race along with the round. Performance Car Mania There were several events on the weekend of September 21/22 that had BAC members competing, including the Performance Car Mania event at their home turf at Winton Raceway. In front of a huge and enthusiastic crowd, Perry Bullivant put his pedal to the metal and amid tyre smoke and tyre squeals had an enjoyable weekend. Rd 5 NSW Motor Race Championship SMSP Round 5 of the 2013 NSW Motor Race Championship was conducted at Sydney

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Motor Sport Park also on September 21/22 and Bruce Henley had a most successful outing in his Stawell Cartage Mazda RX7. Henley in fact qualified in both Sports Sedans and Improved Production Touring Cars, but then opted to start just in the later. After qualifying he started 8th in Race 1, and finished 9th outright and 7th in

John Morris at Phillip Island

the Over 2 Litre section. Race 2 and he improved with 6th outright and 4th O2 Litre, and then in the trophy race had his best result with 5th outright and 4th O2 Litre. Rd 7 Shannons Nationals, Phillip Island. Phillip Island hosted Round 7 of the Shannons Nationals on 21/22 September, and saw yet another two members competing. Harley Phelan drove his #16 Kleenduct Australia P/L Holden Commodore VT in the Dial Before You Dig Saloon Car Challenge, and did well to finish 7th outright in the round after qualifying 12th and placing 5th, 11th twice in the three races. The Porsche GT3 Cup had John Morris driving his #34  GT3 Factory/Copyworld Porsche


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John Morris at Phillip Island on the podium

911 GT3 Cup car. Taz Douglas at Sandown

Morris had a great weekend,  winning the Elite Class after he qualified 6th outright, he finished 4th in R1 and first in Elite, R2 6th outright 2nd Elite, and then in the final race was 8th outright and again second in Elite class. Improved Production Nationals/Qld ProdSports One Hour Enduro The Improved Production Touring Cars Nationals, Formula Vee Nationals and Queensland ProdSports One Hour Enduro were conducted on the weekend of September 28/29 at Morgan Park in Queensland with two Benalla Auto Club members competing. Bathurst member Terry Nightingale drove the TargaRacing BMW E46 M3 with car owner Brian Anderson in the ProdSport races, and in Saturday’s

warm up races Nightingale took his first pole position and went on to claim his first win in the 10 lap race by 20 seconds over the second car. In the One Hour enduro he and Anderson finished a creditable 3rd outright and first in class.

Second BAC member to make the long trip north was Stawell driver Bruce Henley with his well used Mazda RX7 to compete in the Improved Production Nationals, and while running mid-field against the best field Australia had to offer made the final

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SEPTEMBER 2013

WAKEFIELD REPORT

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hat ha at a big big m mo month ont nth h we we have have avve had Our rst ha ad att Wakefi Wakkefi efieeeld. lld d. Ou O urr fi firs rst ever Truck meeting ev ver e T ru ruck uckk m eeeti eeti ting ing was event w wa as a ggreat rea eatt even ev ven ent been the feedback has b een off ee ff th he charts even though thou ou ugh g tthe h Truck he Tru ruck cckk only assemble Racers could onl nlly as asse seemb mble lee 6 trucks to make kee tthe he ggrid he rid ri d people for anyone racee th tthe he pe peop op plee loved who came to watch waatcch lo oveed eld natuthem. Wakefiel ld as a n attuu ral amphitheater p er llends ends iitends tself well to the Truck Racing. It was also the Final round of the MRA series which continues to grow and grow. 170 entries lined up for the MRA with great numbers in Superkarts, Excel’s and Pulsar has a combined grid of 20 which was fantastic seeing both series kicked off only a few months ago. We have worked hard with both groups to provide an avenue for people to get into affordable motorsport and these two classes look like the answer to that. Whilst a little bit of rain each morning probably knocked the crowd figures we still had a very decent turnout and it was pleasing to see that our plans for Traffic Management, Parking, Catering and Toilet facilities all handled the event well. Also in September we had the HSRCA All Historics. approximately 200 cars competed and the event had a feature race for Aussie Specials. Our new Garages built 18 months ago work great, it meant that we were able to house 140 people under cover between carports and Garages for this event. The Garages are also booked out for the upcoming Cobra Nationals. The Post Classic Bikes also had a race meetingg at Wakefield in September. They had over 170 bikes competing in their biggest

field at Wakefield and only secfield ond to the Barry Sheene event. o The event just scraped through the program as a number of riders had off ’s that required minor medical attention, but was the first event this year the club had made it through their full programme. We are seeing many cars entered in the Winton 300 using Wakefield for some testing of late. There look to be some very serious campaigns being put together this year and I am certain the NSW contigiant are looking to take back the trophy for a third year in a row. In October we have our National meeting for the year the Shannons nationals. Lining up will be the Australian Manufacturers Championship, Radical Cup, Suzuki Swifts, Formula Ford, HQ Holdens and NSW Production Touring. It will be very interesting to see NSW production Touring and AMC on the same program and ccompare where the NSW state th field sit against the National Car with N only o a few different e modification between the two b series. The event is being Televised on SBS Speedweek and live on the w IInternet on www.itvlive. ccom.au so on Sunday

the 20th October if you get a chance tune in and catch all teh action from Wakefield Park. Our AASA State Championship interest continues to grow. The 5.0L V8 Touring Car Association will join forces with the Brian Walden run Stock Cars and put on a combined race on. The two did a demonstration together at the Truck event and it went down a treat with competitors and spectators. The 5.0L guys are hoping for 11 cars which are all done in their original liveries such as the ford credit Falcon, Jack Daniel's Commodore, the Caltex AU, Perkins Castrol commodore VT and many more set to join the ranks. The fit perfectly with the GTA Stock Cars being imported by Brian Walden and with 4 on the water that should be here in time for November they could have as many as 8 stockcars. Also on the program will be the Trucks for their final round and the National Superkart Championship for AASA. The NSW superkart club are expecting in the vicinity of 60 superkart to converge on Wakefield for the event. 40 made their way to the first championships in Queensland and with more Victorians joining in for 2013 ahead of their turn to run the Championships in 2014 at Winton.

Matthew RONKE Executive Officer Wakefield Park Motorsport

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BP Midland / Pedders “No Bull”

Winton Sprints R

ound 4 of the BP Midland / Pedders “No Bull” Winton sprints tool place at Winton on September 9th. The day attracted over 80 competitors and had five runs for the day plus practice in the morning.

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Class A was taken out by Simon Piper in a Ford Laser ahead of Class Leader and BAC member Keith Menere in his Stanza Piper only piping Menere on the standing lap. Bac Member John Cutting was 4th in class in his Pulsar.

Class B was taken out by Richard Gay in his Datsun 1600. to date he has cleaned swepted all 4 rounds in class B this time a combined 5 seconds ahead of second place Colin Adams in a Commodore. BAC member Frank Wellman was fourth


SEPTEMBER 2013 CLASS A POS

DRIVER

VEHICLE

CAP

TOTALTIME

1

Simon Piper

Ford Laser S

1498

03:41.6

2

Keith Menere

Nissan Stanza

1995

03:42.3

3

Chris Rebeiro

Toyota Celica

1968

03:49.5

4

John Cutting

1991 Pulsar White

1998

03:54.2

5

Jon Bailey

Austin Mini Red

1275

03:56.9

6

Quentin White

Mini Cooper S

1100

03:57.1

CLASS B POS 1

DRIVER

VEHICLE

CAP

TOTALTIME

Richard Gay

Datsun 1600

2100

03:34.4

2

Colin Adams

Holden Commodore

5700

03:39.5

3

Allan Rodgers

1990BMW E50 Blue

2500

03:41.4

4

Frank Wellman

1999 Commodore Blue

5667

03:50.4

5

Shane Gardner

Skyline Red

3000

04:06.8

DRIVER

VEHICLE

CAP

TOTALTIME

1

Graham Smith

2008 Radical SR3

1500

03:06.1

2

Warren Swift

Challenger

1300

03:12.2

3

Jason Anderson

Aussie Race Car

1200

03:20.6

4

Clive Baker

1980 Chevron Shadow

1600

03:30.8

5

Charles Haynes

Clubman

1600

03:33.8

6

Roger Hall

Bingham Renault Mk3

1389

03:37.2

CLASS C POS

7

Nassim Saliba

2012 Toyota 86

2000

03:47.9

8

Anthony Duvoisin

1966 Formula Vee

1192

03:51.3

CLASS H1 POS

in class with a combined flying andstanding time of 3min 50.4 seconds good enought for fourth in class. Class C were the open wheelers and Graham Smith took out victory in his very fast Radical SR3. Warren Swift in his home built challenger was second ahead of BAC member

DRIVER

VEHICLE

CAP

TOTALTIME

1

Gordon Shepherd

1975 Celica Blue

1997

03:26.0

2

Bryson Lloyd

Toyota Celica

1798

03:26.3

3

Russell Hall

Datsun Sunny

1998

03:31.9

4

Adrian Ing

Toyota Corolla

1587

03:33.9

5

Terry Maher

1977 Escort Blue

1988

03:38.6

6

Darren Milner

Datsun 1200

1400

03:39.3

7

Russell Ramsdale

1977 Escort Green

1998

03:42.1

8

Justin Aylett

Toyota Corolla

1600

03:46.8

9

David Mangles

Datsun Stanza

2000

03:49.2

10

Dallas Rundle

1991 Corolla White

1600

03:52.4

11

Graeme Aylett

1979 Corollas Green

1300

03:57.5

Jason Anderson in his Aussie Race Car. BAC’s Clive Baker was fourth and Anthony Duvoisin was eight, in his Formula Vee. Class H1 was taken out by Gordon Sheppard just ahead of BAC’s Bryson Llyod in his Celica. Bryson missed the top step on the

podium by 0.3 of a second. BAC’s Russell Ramsdale was seventh in his Escort Class H2 was won by BAC’s Rod Smith in his 5.8L Falcon some 5 seconds ahead of second place another BAC member Weasley Deane also in a Falcon 4.0L. Chris Reeves in a Skyline was third

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DRIVER

VEHICLE

CAP

TOTALTIME

1

Rod Smith

Ford Falcon

5800

03:27.2

2

Wesley Deane

1990 Falcon Red

4000

03:32.0

3

Chris Reeves

1986 Skyline White

2500

03:32.2

4

Roger Reeves

Nissan Skline

2500

03:35.0

5

Matt McDonald

1965 Cortina White

3800

03:37.7

6

Leigh Hendrickson

Ford Cortina

4000

03:38.1

7

Robert Gordon

1987 Nissan RB30

3000

03:38.3

8

Robert Mikolajewicz

1988 Skyline White

3000

03:38.6

9

Mark Hendricksen

1978 Cortina Blue

4000

03:38.9

Brad Lawrence

1993 Falcon Blue

4000

03:39.9

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Gerard Bruinier

Holden Commodore

5000

03:42.5

12

Bart van Dongen

1990 Commodore White

3800

03:42.7

13

Philip Deane

Ford Falcon

4000

03:45.2

14

Joe Stickland

1980 Commodore

5000

03:45.2

15

Tristan Saunders

Holden Torana LJ

3300

03:45.8

16

Daniel Mizzi

1983 XE Falcon

3500

03:50.5

17

Mark Fennell

Holden Torana

3300

03:55.3

18

Jason Snoddyk

1974 XB Falcon White

3800

03:59.6

CLASS JUNIORS POS

DRIVER

VEHICLE

CAP

TOTALTIME

1

Glen Postlethwaite

Holden VT

3800

03:26.8

2

Sam Mennen

Datsun 1600 Green

1600

03:41.1

CLASS LADIES POS

DRIVER

VEHICLE

CAP

TOTALTIME

1

Cheryl Dominguez

Ford Cortina

5700

03:41.0

2

Kaitlyn Hawkins

Ford EA

3900

03:42.9

3

Kerry Fitzgerald

MX5 Green

2000

04:00.3

4

Christine Brymner

Mazda MX5

2000

04:11.8

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narrowly missing out on second by 0.2 of a second on the combined times. BAC’s Brad Lawrence in a Falcon was 10th while members Philip Deane (Falcon) and Joe Stickland (Commodore) were 13th & 14th respectively. In the Junior BAC’s Glen Postlethwaite took victory in his VT commodore over Sam Mennen. In Super TT Lites class Ben Arnold followed on from his VMRC form and took victory with a combined 3 min 8.8 second time ahead of fellow Border resident Steve Bowen in his Cortina. BAC’s Jason Salmon and Chris Griffiths were fifth and sixth in their Commodores while Steven Murray in 8th in his commodore. More BAC members in commo-


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CLASS STT POS

DRIVER

VEHICLE

CAP

TOTALTIME

1

Ben Arnold

Nissan Skyline

2800

03:08.8

2

Steve Bowen

Ford Cortina

5700

03:17.0

3

Bob Waldner

1973 Datsun 1200

1998

03:21.8

4

Mark Fitzgerald

Mazda MX5

2000

03:24.8

5

Jason Salmon

Holden Commodore VC

5000

03:25.2

6

Chris Griffiths

Holden Commodore

5000

03:30.2

7

Brett Pope

1990 Commodore Black

3800

03:32.1

8

Steven Murray

Holden Commodore

3800

03:32.4

Stuart Jackson

Holden Commodore

5700

03:37.6

Darren Saddington

1991 Commodore White

3800

03:38.0

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dore were just outside the top 10 with Max MCkay and Blake Raworth 11th & 12th respectively. Whilst David Dixon pilot his Gemini to 13th before and engine Failure which will see the Gemini with a new heart at the next meeting. Jesse Rudolph piped out Geoff Rudolph in the pairs Ford Anglia for 14th & 15th respectively. In Class T the turbo brigade 15 cars lined up. Andrew Russell took victory in his WRX ahead of Simon Bray and Gilbert Parker. The next round of the BP Midland / Pedders “No Bull” Winton Sprint series will be held on November 30th and will be the final round and the Traditional twilight event with presentation BBQ for all competitors.

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Max McKay

1984 Commodore Green

5000

03:39.1

12

Blake Raworth

1982 Commodore Orang

5700

03:40.5

13

David Dixon

Gemini Orange

1800

03:43.3

14

Jesse Rudolph

Ford Anglia

3700

03:49.6

15

Geoff Rudolph

Ford Anglia

3700

03:52.8

Nathan Cox

1988 VL Commodore Re

5000

DRIVER

VEHICLE

CAP

DNF

CLASS T POS

TOTALTIME

1

Andrew Russell

WRX STI

2200

03:16.0

2

Simon Bray

Subaru Impreza

2500

03:18.7

3

Gilbert Parker

1989 Silvia White

2000

03:19.2

4

Colin O'Halloran

Nissan Silvia

2000

03:27.1

5

Zacryha Zahra

Nissan Skyline

2500

03:29.1

6

Greg Keen

1998 MR2 Black

1998

03:29.2

7

James Withers

1995 Nissan 200SX

2000

03:33.3

8

Clem Mayberry

1995 Nissan R33 Blue

2500

03:38.5

9

Scott Huisman

2001 200SX Blue

2000

03:40.5

10

Anthony Mayberry

1993 Skyline Red

2500

03:41.9

11

Matthew Gibson

Ralliart Colt Red

2000

03:43.3

12

Aaron Wall

Nissan Skyline

2500

03:51.3

13

David Tilley

Capri Red

1598

03:52.4

14

Chris Tilley

Ford Capri

1598

03:54.6

15

Grant Howitt

Ford Falcon

4000

04:04.7

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tar FM Performance Car Mania was heralded as a major success as car entry numbers reached capacity at 500 and the largest spectator crowd in the his-

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tory of the event converged on Winton Raceway for the 8th edition. The event was under a weather cloud all week but the skies held of and gave some great weather for

Burnouts, Power Skids, drags and much more tyre smoking activity. The Events was also controlled well with less incidents than ever before gaining praise from Local Police


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PCM DYNO RESULTS OUTRIGHT 1st - Perry Bullivant Holden Torana 667KW 2nd - Jason Borchard Holden VU Commodore 653KW 3rd - Shaun Cole Holden Commodore VL 446KW BURNOUTS 1st Rick Fuller 2nd Paul Cook 3rd Shannon Herraud 1st 6cyl Dale Alcock 1st 8cyl Rick Fuller DRAGS 1st 4cyl Jesse Rutherford 2nd 4cyl Bradley Walton 1st 6cyl Matt Sims 2nd 6cyl Jason Ruby 1st 8cyl Justin Robinson 2nd 8cyl Cam Scott 1st Rotary Andrew Meyers 2nd Rotary Brendan D'Amico SHOW AND SHINE Best Paint Work Matthew Hales Best Pre 1968 Steven Grant Peoples Choice Award Matthew Hales Best 4 cyl Laurie Doran Best 6 cyl Dale Aitken Best 8 Cyl Karl Newey Best Judged Karl Newey Best Daily Driver Adrian Rashkin POWER SKIDS 1st Bart Honig 2nd Perry Bullivant 3rd Luke Graham

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members who have had these street machine events under the spotlight since the Easternat riots in springvale 4 years ago. A few BAC members took to the track which included Perry Bullivant in his Torana taking out the Dyno Challenge and 3rd in the Powerskids. Other members were Joe Stickland and Chris Griffith who put forward entries and enjoyed the weekends activities. Undoubtedly the main attraction for competitors was the cruising with hundreds of cars lining up for each session. The crowd favourite was the Burnout competition and competition was certainly fierce with the Event taken out by Rick Fuller while

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Dale Allcock took out the 6 cylinder class. In the drags local Winton resident Justin Robinson took out the 8 cylinder Grudge match drag races in his Torana. The major street machine media outlets all attend this years Performance Car mania and all had praise for the event with it now rating as one of the biggest Street Machine Car shows around. 2014 will see Winton host two Version with Performance Car Mania retaining its September spot on the calendar and a new event at Easter called Easter Car Mania will debut at Winton.


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Wakefi trucks Track racing made a huge impact at Wakefield Park for its debut at the goulburn circuit on September 14/15 2013 combing with the ever popular MRA series. The Series returned to NSW its spiritual home for the first

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time since the closure of Oran park. A large crowd was drawn to Wakefield to watch 6 trucks battle for round one of the 2013 Championship. The Trucks were lead by Charlie Zammit who swept all of the races but it was not a

runaway victory with Western Australia’s Rob Waters keeping him Honest. One of the crowd favourites was Frank Amoroso, who returned to the track after several year layoff. Amarosso


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ield struggled in the slightly damp conditions and would regular end in a 360 before catching the spin and heading on his way without losing too much momentum. Steve Coulter

in the little SBR came home third for the round and bring up the rear was Fletcher Christians in his Diamond Rio that was marred with electrical problems all weekend.

Supporting the Trucks were MG’s, BMW E30’s , Super TT , Stock Cars and Pulsar & Excels. The Trucks return to Wakefield for their final round on November 23/24.

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pitstop Round 2 of the Truck Racing championship barged its way into Winton raceway on the first weekend of October the NSW long weekend with 8 Trucks lining up on the Grid. Two extra Trucks made the grid over the Wakefield park round held just two weeks earlier with the SBR’s of Craig Yard and Kevin Anderson the new additions. It was a bustling affair and the Trucks put on a bif and barg show for the spectators who attended. With three SBR’s in the field it was a healthy mix of big and little truck. The Big Kenworth of Charlie Zammit backed up his Wakefield Form taking out round 2. Frank Amoroso who came to together with

accouple in the field in some wild racing saw Rob Waters DNF with damage after spare parts could not be sourced for the Kenworth from the Western Australian Daynite Racing Team. Steve Coulter in the SBR was second and set the Fastest lap of the race in the Truck Superprix. Fletcher Christian bounced back from his Wakefield drama to come home third in the Diamond Rio he was followed by the two Kara Kar Trailers SBR’s with Frank Amoroso just behind. The Support Categories also put on a good show Jason Collins taking out the Miniature racers ahead of Chad

Cotton the pair will team together in the Winton 300 Next month. Spud Wood took out the HQ’s before heading off to Bathurst for the V8 ute races ahead of South Australian Father and Son of Joel and Bruce (Father) Heinrich. The Heinrich will be part of a father and son race in the HQ’s at the 4 hour against other Father son combinations. In the Vic V8’s who made their second appearance at Winton for the year was won by Victor Argento, Victor was the only ford in the race ahead of a commodore gagle lead by Ray Seymour, Steve Jones had an off weekend in his Torana but still managed to win the Vic series. Super TT was taken out by BAC’s Corey Gooch who beat home Steve Murray and his Winton 300 teammate Daniel Van Der Heyden.

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Name: Steve Murray. Lives at: Yarrawonga. Occupation: Motor Mechanic Hobbies: Motorsport, Water Skiing. Type of Vehicle: Holden Commodore

What i have been doing at

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Events, Group/Series: Super TT, Sprints, Tampered days, VMRC, Winton 300, 2011 &2012. Started at Winton: 2005 in Formula Vee as part of State Series. 2009 in Commodore in Sprints and Tampered days. Comments: I have really enjoyed my racing at Winton and look forward to racing there for awhile.

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he 2013 Valvoline Winton 300 is shaping up to be one of the races of the year. Over 70 entries have been received for 55 places on the grid. The event is an all comers races with cars typically sedan based lapping in the ranges from 1 minute 32 seconds to 1 min 50 seconds on a unique Division system. there are three previous winners in the race. The #1 car of Chad Cotton who took out last years race in his Future races will line up again this this with Aussie Race Car driver Jase Collins. The 2011 winners and 2012 Pole sitters David Raddatz and Shane Otten will line up again, last year they lead early but had car overheating issues which caused the car to drop boost. They bounced back for a top 10 finish but it put pay to their race chances.

off D Des and The 1986 winner i d Carl C l Gibbs. Carl Gibbs has spent the last couple of years restoring his father’s Station which was driven to Victory in 1986 at the hands of Gibbs and Benalla Auto Club member Denis O’Brien. The are five Wakefield 300 winners in the field. They include the Otten and Raddatz MX5 along with Jeff Davies who will sit this year out are the only drivers to have won the double. One driver that has gone close to winning the double and has

won the last two Wakefield 300 wo and finished second in the last an two Winton 300 is Jake Shelley, tw he will once again team with his father Steve and try and h become back to back Australb ian Endurance Champions. ia Steve Anslow won the WakeS field 300 in 2010 driving with Ric Shaw Ri Sh in his Chevy powered RX7. Steve sat on pole at Winton in 2011 but had mechanical issues forcing him out of the event. Chris Clearihan is a former Wakefield 300 Winner he will line up with Kosi Kalatizdis in a future Racer. The man Clearihan won the Wakefield 300 with Nathan Jess is a two time Wakefield 300. He will line up in his Futurebusa with Matthew Thompson the pair ran in the lead for a number of laps last year until mechanical drama set it snapping a gear shifter.

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SEPTEMBER 2013 There is a talented line up all the way down the field in the 2013 edition of the Valvoline Winton 300. A big BMW contingent will line up being lead by multiple 300 podium place getter Daniel Kapetanovic in an M3 plus Brian Anderson and Terry Nightingale who have had some enduro form together this year in an M3 and Nathan Geier and Phil Showers in another M3. A big E30 brigade will line up include E30 points leader Brian Burke, Enduro specialist Mitchell and Potter from Canberra, Kwong and thorncraft in the Watson Pharmacy replica car and 2011 fourth place finishers father and son team Sean and Graeme Bell. The MX5 Teams are coming in force for 2013. Three different Teams will field multiple cars. field two cars The MX5 Mania will field Raddatz/Otten car and the Cancian & Hay car. Cancian and Hay were last years pre race favourites but had multiple mechanical problems through the race. Deckspeed will field three Cars with regulars Michael Hall, Daniel Deckers, Luke Otten and Chris Deckers all part of the Team. Hall and Deckers last year finished 4th in the USA 25 hour race piloting an MX5 so have great level of Endurance pedigree behind them. Targa Rac-

ing have a massive effort with four cars entered. Chris Cough will lead the team charge and will looking to better his fifth place last year. Targa Racing swept their entire division last year and add in associate team members Peter and Robyn lacey’s MX5 the swarm of MX5 will be heard at Winton Raceway. The 300 races always require a little bit of luck going your way to get a result. One driver who was fresh out is Ross Wood. Ross piloted the Donut King HSV in 2010 race with Wagga’s Hayden Pullen. The pair had worked their way to the lead and with the inclement weather were fastest cars on a drying track enough to hold of a fast finish finish steve Anslow. But

a refuelling refuellin calculation error saw their pitstop pitsto blow out by two minutes dropping them back to third and the track now basked in sunlight allowed Anslow to pounce for third Ans with wi his much more powerful V8 RX7 taking away the final spot sp on the Podium. Wood returns this year in a Nissan re R31 R3 Skyline and will team up with former production Car champion Martin Doxey. Fuel cham consumption will be the major consu issue for this pair. This years Race Winner could come com from anywhere in the field. eld Last years winner started seventh on the grid and for seve 2014 throw in 3 times Wakefield 300 pole sitters Adam & Craig Crai Burgess in their GTR, Future Futur Race Champions Jade and Rod B Barnes, The amazing Skelta of Mark Mackay and Ray Vandersee M and the EV EVO of Production Car front runners Dylan and Dave Thomas D and this race ra is the hottest contest in Australian motorsport.

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JAME Hunt's Winton Diary

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ovember 25 1978. For the past two years I have been fortunate enough to receive end of season invitations to race in countries I have not visited before. Last year I went to Mexico City but was unable to race because the track did not have an international permit. This year it was Australia that lured me away from my home in Spain. Part of the invitation was that I was able to take an ‘entourage’ with me. I managed to persuade the Australians that it was extremely important for me to have my own mechanic, my manager and a ‘gofer’ to accompany me on such an expedition, and I was thus able to give Ray ‘Kojak’ Grant, my brother ‘Norman’ and an old friend John Richardson a two week holiday. Ray has been with me at McLaren for the past three years and I was delighted that the Wiener gave him the time off to come with me. Our farewell party at Heathrow, hosted by three other New Zealand McLaren mechanics, complete with ‘Maori safety boots’(the inevitable flip-flops) was fairly indicative of the hospitality we were to receive over the next two weeks. The long flight out was made pretty painless by the generosity of Malaysian Airlines who looked after us outstandingly well. Their hostesses were of a standard unequalled by any other airline I have ever used before and we all fell in love every time the crew changed. Our base in Australia was Melbourne and we spent a couple of days there on arrival doing a few inter-

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views and a television chat show. The race was to be held at a circuit called Winton which I discovered to be a tiny village about 120 miles north-east of Melbourne. In fact it is so small I believe it doesn’t even have a pub, and anyone who knows Australia will immediately realise how small it must be. (Which reminds me of a story; Larry Perkins, who is alive and well and living in Melbourne temporarily retired from racing, told

me about the place he comes from, Cowangie. I asked him whether Cowangie had a pub and when he said that it didn’t I asked how the inhabitants of the town survived. He explained that only two people live in Cowangie now. There used to be more, but the nearest pub is 20 miles away and they all got killed on the way home!) The nearest town to Winton is Benalla and it was due to the enterprise of the Benalla Auto Club that I was invited to compete there. The Auto Club is determined to make Winton the best motor racing circuit in Australia and they have hired a promoter, one Ken Campbell, to organise money-making projects so that they can extend the circuit (currently a very tight 1-mile track) to about 3.5 miles and build a proper pit and ga-


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ES rage facilities. The circuit is extremely safe with vast open spaces for run-off areas and they have plenty of land on which to build their circuit extensions. Robert Langford, the CSI safety inspector, visited the track prior to my arrival and gave it his blessing together with an International Permit. His only significant comment was the obvious one - ‘there is some catch fencing there, but it’s been placed to stop kangaroos getting onto the track rather than to stop you hitting anything.’ The race I was competing in was the Rose City 10,000 for Formula 5000 cars. There is a thriving Australian Formula 5000 championship which had just been won by Graham McRae and this race was just an extra one put on by the Benalla Auto Club a few years ago. There were a few familiar names entered apart from McRae, such as John McCormack and Kevin Bartlett, and it was good to see a McLaren M23 again, although this one was powered by a Leyland 5-litre engine. I believe it was the chassis Peter Revson used to win the 1973 British Grand Prix, now raced successfully by McCormack. Qualifying went very well with Kojak acting as liaison between my wild gesticulations and the Elfin team. I was driver the car usually campaigned by Garrie Cooper (who designed and built it) and Vern Schuppan and it was a nice change to be able to throw a car around a bit. The quickest way in an F1 car is the most precise way, but a 5000 car can be much more fun to drive. I managed to get it together for the second

qualifying session and sit on the pole for the first time for over a year which pleased me probably even more than the Elfin team. Next up on the grid were McCormack’s McLaren and the Lola of Alfredo Costanzo followed by Jon Davison’s Lola, Kevin Bartlett’s Brabham and the rest. On race day the grid was completed by a driver who unfortunately because of his religion is allowed to do no work at all on a Saturday. This means he is never able to qualify and always has to start from the back of the grid. Talk about making it difficult! Race day was gloriously hot and I’m pleased to say a crowd of about 15,000 came through the gates. The race was a bit of a procession because McCormack had a brake problem early on and I was able to keep the others a respectable distance behind. It was wonderfully short, only 30 laps, but gratifying to get a win at the end of a disastrous season. In time-honoured Australian tradition we had a wonderful party after the race, moving from hospitality tent to hospitality tent until long into the night. Each sponsor seemed determined to outdo all the others by the size of their steaks and the quantity of their refreshment. Suffice it to say not many of them would have had much change on a sale or return basis! From Melbourne we moved to Coolangatta, near Surfers Paradise, for a few days. Apart from hoping to get some sun, the main purpose of

our visit was to see Kojak’s mother who had not seen her son for eight years. I am told that his hair was a bit shorter when they last met but luckily his fame had gone before him and his mother did not collapse when she saw him. Unfortunately it poured with rain all the time we were there but we were entertained lavishly by ‘Mrs Kojak’, despite the beer strike in Queensland, as she had wisely brought in some stocks from over the border. The weather in Melbourne was superb on our return there and we spent a lazy two days with our hosts, whose hospitality never wavered. This is a good opportunity to thank all those involved with the organisation of our visit, particularly Ken Campbell and his hard-working assistant Peter Voyle. Rhonda Matthews, who accompanied us on our tour of Queensland and who acted as our ‘nanny’ for the whole trip, John ‘Davo’ Davison who came with us to Queensland and the far east and who gave us our official introduction to Australian slang, and finally to Mark Adie who was employed to kick people who gave us any trouble. We would have loved to have seen him in action with his size 12 riding boots but he was unable to give us a demonstration because nobody gave us any problems. (In Mexico we had three bodyguards armed with machine guns, etc., but the Australians clearly thought we only warranted an expert in unarmed combat!) Now the holiday time is over and we will be starting to test the new Wolf before long. I obviously can’t say anything about it yet but am confident we will get some results in 1979.


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