More Record breakers!
Windfarm Hillclimb records updated and big congratulations go to Takashi Unu (aka Tuk) breaking the 1B record with a 40.65, Rob Dalgleish for setting record in new Class of 1E with 38.17, Mark Hallam broke his own 3C record with 41.62, Steve Metlitzky broke his record with 37.89, and Adam Williams broke the 5C record with 39.42. See Track Records page.
Updated track records Barbagallos Long Circuit from Round 5. See Track Records page. Big congratulations to Speed Event Series record breakers and makers John Clark 59.5954 (new Class 2013 1E over 4L Closed Cars), Mark Hallam 3C with a 69.0348, Chris Bothams 3D with a 70.565, Adam Williams 5C with a 64.7414, and Gary Thorn with a 62.3151. The track was nicely rubbered up after the V8′s on the previous weekend and cleaned with a shower the previous night. Hopefully some more records can tumble at the next Long Circuit Sprint at Barbagallos on Saturday July 13th! (Entry Forms and Sup Regs will be posted as soon as available).
Notice from WASCC – If anyone is interested, entry forms for Regularity event July 6th at Barbagallo Raceway (this is NOT a Speed Event Series event). Regularity Entry Form July 6-7 2013 (pdf). Contact WASCC for further details and entry information, details on Entry Form.
Great weekend in Albany
by Richard Miller
After missing the previous round at Barbagallo due to work commitments Graham Renn returned to the LF Performance Speed Event Series in style with a pair of wins in Albany with his closest rival in the championship, Ray Ferrari, finishing second on both occasions. Renn dominated the Windfarm on Saturday – finishing just over a second clear on 35.13. The result at Mt Clarence was a little closer – with the split being just under a second. This allows some breathing space for Renn in the championship – the margin increasing to five points.
In third at the Wind Farm was Gary Thorn (Birkin S3). Gary ran a best of 37.25 seconds – a time equalled by Phil Morley in his Nismo Saurus. A mix up at the presentation meant some back and forth of trophies was needed and the two were last seen heading for the car park to sort things out once and for all. Thorn was fourth at Mt Clarence – his fastest time of 30.16 seconds meant he was the quickest of seven drivers in the 30 second bracket. Whilst Saturdays result was a highlight for Phil Morley Monday saw a reoccurrence of the drive shaft issues that afflicted the Saurus at Barbagallo and he recorded a DNS. With Peter Morley holing a piston at the Wind farm there will be some work required before the next event.
Third at Mt Clarence was Dick Ward (Fiat Abarth) with a solid time of 29.53. Dick was one of a number of competitors to run in the Round the Houses regularity event where the rotary was a firm favourite among the crowd. Also having a good run were Steve Metlitzky and Bill Stagoll in the Lotuses. Metlizky stopped the clocks at the Wind Farm on 37.89 seconds twice for fifth place and Bill Stagoll finished eighth on both days in the Exige. Close to home the Hornsey family had their usual busy long weekend – Keith running his 63 Studebaker Lark at both hillclimbs and Adrian running the two hillclimbs and the round the houses in their VC Commodore.
Events on both days ran smoothly for the strong fields of entrants who got no fewer than five runs at Mt Clarence – and that with a finish not much past 1.00pm. Competitors were effusive in their praise for the Great Southern Street Machine Association who organised the hill climbs.
The LF Performance Speed Event Series returns to Barbagallo raceway for a long circuit sprint on the 13th July.
Unsafe helmets recalled
Kylin XR 205 open face skull cap style helmet (all sizes)
KBC VR-1X full face helmet
Please read the full statement from CAMS if you have purchased one of these helmets.
Series Points updated
Some close competition developing in several Classes, please check points and let us know if you spot any problems. See 2013 Series Points. Don’t miss the opportunity to grab up to 20 points over the Albany weekend! Get your entries in quick, see Series Documents.
Barbagallo Sprint Wrap-up
Many thanks to Richard Miller for words and pictures from this event.
With the halfway point of the 2013 championship rapidly approaching 78 entrants lined up for round 5 of the LF Performance Speed Event Series at Wanneroo. Although the field was missing a number of the championship leaders there was still a tremendous range of vehicles and a pleasing number of first time entrants. Noticeably well represented was Ford – a pair of black R spec GT FG Falcons contrasting nicely with a pair of classic class 3E Mustangs…
Read the full article The Tracks/Barbagallo Raceway
New caps in stock!
All Registered Series competitors are invited to claim their 2013 cap. Caps will be available from the LF Performance Speed Event Series marquee, which we hope will be onsite at all future events.
by Richard Miller
A solid field, an abundance of spectators and fine conditions combined to make the 2013 Shannon’s Busselton Sprint a good day out for LF Performance Speed Event Series competitors. Coming into the event the outright championship was finely poised, with the leading runners having had the opportunity to show their different strengths on different circuits and all having netted good points hauls from the opening three rounds. See full article, pictures and results in The Tracks/Busselton Super Stage.
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Congratulations record breakers!
Congratulations go to 5 competitors who broke track records at the Twilght Sprint, Barbagallo Raceway, in the first round of the season!
Graham Renn 1A Ouright Under 2000 Open Cars, new record (from Cos Sorgiovanni) 48.7956
Mark Hallam 3C Pre 1976 Under 2000, new record (from Garry Edwards) 58.6538
John Hurney 3D Pre 1976 2000-3500, new record (from Eddie Melle) 57.8181
Bill Stagoll 4B Production Sports Under 2000, new record (from Steve Metlitzky) 55.505
Gary Thorn PC, new record (from Gary Thorn) 52.6133
Round 1 Twilight Sprint Wrap-up
Words and pictures by Richard Miller, see Tracks, Barbagallo Raceway.
Final Regsitered Entrants list will be posted asap, but final spots (cap of 120) were filled at Round 1, the Barbagallo Raceway Twilight Sprint.
All new LF Performance Speed Event Series Registered competitors (and any existing competitors who ordered reprint of their race numbers), these will be available from the Race Office at Round 1 this Saturday.
2013 kicks off!
Competitors please be aware of the most significant changes to this year’s LF Performance Speed Event Series Regulations.
- 4WD is now split into two Classes 4WD A under 4000cc and 4WD B over 4000cc.
- Outright Closed Car Classes are split 1B 0-2000, 1D 2000-4000 and 1E over 4000cc.
- A Series competitor may nominate one vehicle & one class to register for the 2013 season. This is the only vehicle and class the competitor may earn Series points in and be awarded all associated merits. A competitor may only enter one vehicle per event.
In the unfortunate event of a vehicle being unable to complete the Series, a competitor may, in writing, submit a request to the Speed Event Series Eligibility Panel to enter a replacement vehicle for the remainder of the season. If approval is granted this vehicle will then become the competitors primary Series vehicle. Any registration of previous vehicles will be forfeited & no further vehicle changes will be granted to the competitor for the remainder of the season.
That is, if a competitor presents at an event, in a vehicle other than his registered vehicle, no Series points will be awarded to that vehicle for that event.
If a competitor changes vehicle during the year, points awarded to the original vehicle and Class will remain, and subsequent points will be awarded to the replacement vehicles Class.
To view the 2013 LF Performance Speed Event Series documents in full:
2013 LF Performance Speed Event Series Conditions (pdf) to be read in conjunction with;
2013 LF Performance Speed Event Series Further Regulations (pdf)
Come and Try Development Day, Barbagallo Raceway
WASCC are holding a Come and Try Day this weekend, Saturday 16th February. Please let your family and friends know so they can get a taste for motorsport with a no pressure, low cost event.
WASCC Come and Try Development Day Entry Form | WASCC Come and Try Development Day Information
Please make all enquiries to WASCC, email@example.com.
Calendar date change Collie September
Please note – Rounds 10 and 11, 2 day Collie Hillclimb and Motorplex Sprint in September, date changed from Sept 28, 29 to Sept 21, 22.
Race numbers issue and reprint
Orders for reprints now closed. All new competitors will be allocated numbers but they might not be printed in time for first event. Normally the Series provides one set of numbers every 3 years, over and above that you may be charged $20/set.
2013 under way!
Registrations are now open for the 2013 LF Performance Speed Event Series, see the Online Series Registration Form. The Standing Regs are not yet finalised, but a brief overview of changes is on that page.
Round 1 Twilight Sprint Barbagallos
Entry Forms and Sup Regs for the first event of the year are also available, please see Series Documents.
An email will go out to all on the mailing list shortly to advise both of the above.
2012 Trophy Presentations
All 2012 Registered competitors, volunteers and supporters were invited to the LF Performance Speed Event Series Trophy Presentations, riverside BBQ February 3rd. What a great way to wrap up the season, we’ll do that again! But we promise not to forget the Outright 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Outright trophies!!
Big congratulations go to:
Peter Morley – 1st Outright LF Performance Speed Event Series Champion
Graham Renn – 2nd Outright
Mike Joss – 3rd Outright
Congratulations to all trophy recipients!
Updated Records, Pump Hill Road Hillclimb and Barbagallos Long Circuit, see Records page.
Please note: Amendment to 2013 Calendar, switched Rounds 8 and 9, Barbagallos Sprint and Jacks Hillclimb, see Calendar page.
Proposed 2013 Calendar posted, see this seasons Calendar.
Pick of the 2012 News Headlines
CAMS Awards Night
Congratulations again to Peter Morley who was declared the Outright Champion for the CAMS WA LF Performance Speed Event Series at last nights CAMS State Awards. Peter holds an unbeatable position for Outright Winner in the Series but will still be hotly contesting the last event of the year, this Sunday.
Congratulations Peter Morley, 2012 Outright Champion!
2012 Australian Hillclimb Championships, Bathurst
A couple of the locals made the trek to the mountain to compete in this event recently, with our own Peter Morley, still plagued by niggling mechanical issues managed a very credible 9th Outright, Australian Hillclimb Championship. Gary Thorn also put in an impressive performance taking out his Class win, setting a new Class record, and 28th Outright.
Congratulations to both Peter and Gary!
Photos courtesy Geoff Benson, Bathurst Light Car Club, more photos
Congratulations to our own Peter Morley, taking out the prestigious title, Australian Supersprint Champion 2012!
A great weekend, 3 full days of practice and competition, wrap-up article by Richard Miller on 2012 Press page.
Outright 2012 Australian Supersprint Champion Peter Morley in the OMS CF10, congratulations Peter!
Second Outright Jamie Wholagan in the Radical SR3
Third Outright Graham Renn in the Pashley Marengo