With the washout from our March event, we’re pleased to be reschuling the Bendigo Round of the Inter Club Challenge to the June long weekend. This will now become Round 2 of the series with TFTR’s May event now becoming the opening round.
The interest in our previous event was fantastic and the feedback is that everyone was keen to see it rescheduled. We’re more than happy to oblige. We’ve slotted this in here between the TFTR Round 1 Inter Club Series and the ATS / SERCCC marquee event in July. So please consider the June long weekend in Bendigo!
Sunday 20th June
Track Open : 7am
Open Practice : 7:00am – 9:45am
Drivers Briefing : 9:50am
Racing starts : 10:00am
Scroll down for a current list of registrations. We have started afresh, so if you registered previously for the March event, please re-enter for June. We will be looking to finalise this and setting the heats / rounds into the LiveRC platform first thing Saturday 19th June. If you have not entered by midnight Friday 18th June, you will have missed the cut-off. Please don’t expect to just arrive on the Sunday and be slotted in with a spot.
Once we have input the entries on Saturday, we will provide you with a link to the LiveRC platform where you can see the listings for the Sunday.
In order for us to have all of the entries pre-populated and ready to go on the Sunday, it would be VERY beneficial if we could have all of your transponder details upfront. We really don’t want to be in a position where we are inundated Sunday morning and needing to add these on the fly. This will potentially risk us running late and impacting the length of the day.
We do have club transponders you can use for the day if you do not have your own.
Entry fee is a flat $10 payable on the day (cash please!).
We expect, with a large number of registrations, that there will be upwards of 10 heats per round based on current numbers. We think with a 9am start and 2 mins between heats, 3 mins between rounds, this should take us up to around 4:50pm if we stick to it. We then run a presentation session at the end of the day and should have everyone back on the road by 5:30 at the absolute latest.
There is ONE grading round to start the day off so make sure you bring your A game for the grading. DNF’s will hurt! After the grading round completion (approx 10:20) there will be a 15 min allocation for grading and grid starting positions for the first of the 4 points rounds.
Where you finish in each round will determine your starting position in the following round but the grading round will determine the starting positions for Race 1.
There will be 4 rounds to follow the initial morning qualifying round and your best three rounds will be included in the scoring allowing for one dropped round.
This is a Club scoring format; ie. you will be scoring cumulative points for your club rather than as an individual. We will recognise and allocate our club ribbons to individual placeholders for each class, as we do every club race meet.
The cumulative scoring has been tricky to work through when there are unknown entry numbers for each round. The Inter Club Series club representatives have discussed and worked through all the permutations, pros and cons for how this may skew scoring for smaller clubs, smaller classes and variable entrant numbers. There is no perfect way to accommodate this but this is the method we will be going with for the series (using a baseline of entrant numbers registered for Round 1):
- 21.5T and 13.5T will allocate points for the top 20 finishes for each round maximum. Should there be 20 entrants, first place will receive 20 points down to 20th place, 1 point. Where there are more than 20 entrants, anyone finishing 21st or beyond, won’t accumulate any points for their club. If there are less than 20 entrants for one of these classes at any given round, points will still be awarded based on 20 first first place descending 1 point for each place. For example, if there are 16 entrants, first place will receive 20 points and 16th will receive 5 points.
- Mini, Mod and the “club choice” class will allocate points for the top 10 finishes for round maximum. Same logic applies as above; if only 7 entrants fill a class field, the winner will receive 10 points and last (7th) will receive 4 points.
These will be tallied after the event and presented on the web in the days following the round (as they will need to be manually tallied).
We will open the track Saturday with live timing from 11am to 6pm for anyone travelling up a day early looking to get some track time. We will have live timing going all afternoon but if your transponder isn’t in the system, it will not identify you. Hence, please get your transponder details through to us asap so we can get them input into the system before you arrive to practice Saturday.
There will be soft drink and water available to buy on the Saturday but no other food facilities will be catered for on the Saturday.
This is a standard club race day (not a sanctioned event) and there are no limitations on control tyres. Classes need to adhere to the common class rules as they appear on our website. There will be no formal scrutineering but a weigh station will be provided and it is expected you weigh your car and ensure it meets the minimum weight requirements. We also expect you comply with battery voltage rules and ensure batteries are charged in lipo safe bags throughout the day.
You will be expected to marshall the immediate race after yours. Please place your cars and controllers on the provided table and head straight out to marshall immediately as you come off the stand.
Nothing beyond normal race etiquette and expected behaviours (no smoking, drinking, offensive language etc). Be fair, respectful and have fun.
We will cater for lunch via a BBQ on the Sunday. This will just be on from 12pm to 2pm and you can come grab some food whenever convenient; ie. we won’t stop specifically for a lunch break. Soft drinks and water will also be available to purchase. Anything more elaborate than that (including coffee) can be purchased from the APCO across the road.
We will accommodate anyone wanting to camp at the track on the Saturday and set up in advance. The facilities has toilets and a shower and we can hook you up with power too.
If you put a gazebo up on Saturday and leave it up, please ensure it is securely fastened. We suggest you screw them down or provide sufficient weights. The club does not have any of these to provide.
We have a limited number of tables we can provide and a couple of spare gazebos but these are also limited and we suggest you consider and plan for all requirements re gazebos, chairs and tables.
The one thing we don’t have that you will need to consider is cash. We don’t have any eftpos terminal or capabilities (believe us, we’ve tried) so we hope you will plan ahead and have some cash with you for both race day payments and any food / drink purchases. In a pinch, you can do a PayPal transfer to us at email@example.com but cash will make it easier on us.
Being an outdoor event with lots of space, we don’t anticipate the need for wearing of masks when you are not racing. Given we have lots of entries though, we do want to minimise the number of heats so will run races up to the full 10 compliment and that means a drivers stand that will certainly be cosy and not socially distanced to 1.5m space.
If you are feeling unwell, please do not show up and advise us you will not be attending.
Round 2 Inter Club Registrations
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