What’s On in 2018

The LCCC holds several club meetings every year, and a membership is not required to attend. These meetings are an opportunity for club members and non-members alike to come and talk about past and future events, meet the club committee, chat about all things rallying and motorsport and how you can get started in our events. These meetings are normally held on the second Monday of every month excluding January, but are occasionally held as special events on other dates. The normal start time for these meetings is 7:30pm. Details of upcoming meetings and events will be posted here.

 

Next club meeting: Wednesday 15th August at PowerKart Raceway in Fyshwick at 6:30PM. This is a fun gathering and we will head out for some food and drinks afterwards. There are only 12 spots to race karts with priority going to the first people to respond (responses should be messaged to the club Facebook page).

 

Event dates:

  • LCCC Training Day – Saturday 20th January
  • National Patios ACT Khanacross Series Round 1 – Saturday 10th February
  • Wedding Bells Rallysprint – Saturday 24th March
  • National Patios ACT Khanacross Series Round 2 – Saturday 14th April
  • National Patios ACT Khanacross Series Round – Saturday 12th May – Postponed due to poor weather
  • National Patios ACT Khanacross Series Round – Saturday 16th June – Postponed due to poor weather
  • Senior First Aid and Motorsport Incident Management Training – 14th & 15th July
  • National Patios ACT Khanacross Series Round 3 – Saturday 25th August
  • National Patios ACT Khanacross Series Round 4 – Saturday 22nd September
  • LCCC Monaro Stages Rally – 20th October
  • National Patios ACT Khanacross Series Round 5 – Sunday 4th November
  • LCCC Presentation Night – 24th November
  • National Patios ACT Khanacross Series Round 6 – Saturday 8th December

 

Volunteer officials and new competitors are always welcome, you can email us at wheredoistart@lightcarclub.org or chat to us on our Facebook page for more information.

LCCC debrief – First Aid training 2018

The weekend of the 14 July 2018, the LCCC held a two day First Aid course in Canberra, which focused on applying first aid to injuries sustained in motorsport related incidents. Participants were awarded national certification in first aid and CPR; as well as having the opportunity to practice methods for extracting injured people from vehicle accidents.

A big thank you goes out to the course instructor, Anne from Rapid 1st Aid, a seasoned paramedic, trainer and motor sport enthusiast. Anne provides emergency response support for the V8 Supercar and other motor sporting events. She was able to demonstrate her insight, experience and professionalism, working with motor vehicle accident victims, particularly in the motorsport realm.  Also, a big thanks to the ACT Greyhound club for allowing the use of club facilities to host the event; and to the LCCC committee members who made it all happen.

The first day focused on first aid, where students participated in lectures, questions and answers, demonstrations and practice sessions. Content covered, general response, injury assessment, treatment of injuries, CPR, defibrillation, bandages, splints, slings, EpiPen’s and more. Apart from the medical side of things, Anne covered other aspects such as respecting the patient’s privacy, approaching the scene calmly to not induce a sense of panic and assessing and dealing with the immediate danger before rendering first aid. The day finished with the first aid accreditation exam, which everybody passed successfully.

Day two was held outside and began with Anne demonstrating how to single handedly remove a quasi-unconscious driver from a vehicle, firstly through the door; and secondly through the door window. This was an impressive display of Anne’s experience with vehicular extractions burdened with roll cages, race seats, helmets and HANS devices. The demonstrations continued with procedures to remove helmets from victims with suspected neck or spinal injuries and initial examination of patients while still in the vehicle. This was a heavy day of participation, where students worked in teams to practice patient examination, extraction and treatment.

At the end of the event, there was a really good feeling amongst the group, that we had achieved something positive and useful on a personal level; but also, for the Canberra rally community. Overall, there were 18 students, ranging in age, experience and roles within the rally scene. It was very encouraging to see the level of enthusiasm, participation and team work from all. There were many stories shared about personal experiences where the participants described incidents, injuries and rescues. These stories helped the group to visualise real-life scenarios and difficulties faced when responding to motorsport accidents. They were incorporated into the training, related to the course content and gave the sense that this was not just an ordinary, run-of-the-mill, first aid course, but a Rally First Aid course.

Building on the momentum of a successful weekend, the LCCC is already planning repeat annual events and follow-up training events covering topics such as the use of fire extinguishers, safety equipment and emergency routines on stage. Watch this space for upcoming events.

Finally, a big thank you to Christine Bethwaite and Russel and Kim Winks for providing their rally cars to be used for demonstration and practice. We had the opportunity or working through mock training scenarios in real rally cars, where the subjects were wearing helmets and HANS devices, which added a sense of realism. It helped to enhance the significance and seriousness of the exercise.

From a personal experience, it has left me thinking how I could have done things better in the past and how I can handle them better in the future. I feel I have gained valuable experience and confidence with approaching emergency situations which may save someone’s life one day. This level of training would be beneficial to all rally competitors, officials and volunteers and I highly recommend future participation to everyone involved in the sport.

Phil Arthur

LCCC Secretary

2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Round 3

ACT Khana Series Logo

Round 3 of the 2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series will take place at the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club track on Saturday, August 25th.

The event paperwork for Round 3 has now been released and the Supplementary Regulations, Entry Form and a Scrutineering Report Form are available below.

2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Supplementary Regulations – Round 3

2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Entry Form – Round 3

2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Scrutineers Report (FINAL)

Be sure to get your entries in as places are expected to fill fast! Please note that early entries are encouraged, and that priority for future events will apply to those who have paid for the Series, then others as specified in the Regulations. Entries are only confirmed once the entry fee has been paid.

The ‘Running on Empty’ team will again be catering for our events in 2018, and the menu for the event is available below. The team will also have EFTPOS payment facilities available.

National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – BBQ Menu

Please contact khanacross@lightcarclub.org.au with your entries or any enquiries. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Round 2

ACT Khana Series Logo

Round 2 of the 2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series will take place at the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club track on Saturday the 14th of April.

The event paperwork for Round 2 has now been released and the Supplementary Regulations, Entry Form and a Scrutineering Report Form are available below.

2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Entry Form – Round 2

2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Supplementary Regulations – Round 2

National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Scrutineers Report

Be sure to get your entries in as places are expected to fill fast! Please note that early entries are encouraged, and that priority for future events will apply to those who have paid for the Series, then others as specified in the Regulations. Entries are only confirmed once the entry fee has been paid.

The ‘Running on Empty’ team will again be catering for our events in 2018, and the menu for the event is available below. The team will also have EFTPOS payment facilities available.

National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – BBQ Menu

Please contact khanacross@lightcarclub.org.au with your entries or any enquiries. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Wedding Bells Rallysprint

The LCCC is excited to be running a Rallysprint on March 24th 2018. The event will be known as the Wedding Bells Rallysprint and will be a S2 Multi Club Rallysprint.

The Wedding Bells Rallysprint is:

  • Round 1 of the 2018 Techworkz Automotive ACT Regional Rally Series.
  • Round 1 of the 2018 Riverina North East Rallysprint Challenge.

The Supplementary Regulations have been published and therefore entries are now open. Spots are limited (25) so get in early.

Online Entry is via the Cams Online Entry System .  Once you have logged in there, either use the search or jump straight to event details here.

Supplementary Regulations can be found here:

Wedding Bells Rallysprint- Sup Regs – CAMS Approved

Wedding Bells Rallysprint Further Regs

Wedding Bells Further Regs #2

Wedding Bells Rallysprint – Service Instructions

Wedding Bells Rallysprint – Spectator Instructions

RecceRoadBook

Event Maps Pdf    Online

 

Provisional  Results

Food & Drink

The Mt Rogers Scout Group Scout Group will be running a BBQ at the event. Please make sure you support this incredible community group.

They will camping and so ready for a early start, and operate from about 7:30am.  They are hoping to operate right through to the presentation, pending confirming they have enough volunteers for that.

The BBQ will be located next to Rally HQ at Blue Range Hut, between the service park and spectator point.

Post Event Detail

The Club is pleased to have secured Blue Range Hut for the weekend allowing people camp over night.

This will be a great opportunity to wind down and exchange stories. We hope to make this a regular occurrence as we look to set the basis to grow rallysprints in the ACT.

All are encouraged to join us from competitors to our valuable officials

Facilities at the Hut include:

  • Wheelchair access
  • Toilets
  • Wood and gas barbecues
  • Shelter
  • Picnic tables
  • On leash dog exercise area
  • Campground
  • Walking trail

For more information on Blue Range Hut please visit https://www.environment.act.gov.au/parks-conservation/parks-and-reserves/find-a-park/murrumbidgee-river-corridor/blue-range-hut

Hope to see you there!

 

2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Round 1

ACT Khana Series Logo

Round 1 of the 2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series will take place at the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club track on Saturday the 10th of February.

The event paperwork for Round 1 has now been released and the Supplementary Regulations, Entry Form and a Scrutineering Report Form are available below.

2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Entry Form – Round 1

2018 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Supplementary Regulations – Round 1

National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Scrutineers Report

Be sure to get your entries in as places are expected to fill fast! Please note that early entries are encouraged, and that priority for future events will apply to those who have paid for the Series, then others as specified in the Regulations. Entries are only confirmed once the entry fee has been paid.

The ‘Running on Empty’ team will again be catering for our events in 2017, and the menu for the event is available below.

National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – BBQ Menu

Please contact khanacross@lightcarclub.org.au with your entries or any enquiries. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

LCCC Training Day 2018

 

 

The LCCC will be hosting a training/testing day at the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club track on Saturday the 20th of January 2018, starting at 9AM. This is a non competitive event, so no times will be recorded and no results will be issued. It is an opportunity to test vehicles and find advice about what you can improve with either your car or your driving approach.

The supplementary regulations and entry form are available below.

LCCC Training Day 2018 – Entry Form

LCCC Training Day 2018 – Supplementary Regulations

 

Please contact khanacross@lightcarclub.org.au with your entries or any enquiries. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

2017 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Round 4

ACT Khana Series Logo

Round 4 of the 2017 National Patios ACT Khanacross Series will take place at our new venue, the Canberra Greyhound Racing Club track on Saturday the 25th of November 2017.

The event paperwork for Round 4 has now been released and the Supplementary Regulations, Entry Form and a Scrutineering Report Form are available below.

National Patios ACT Khanacross Series 2017 – Supplementary Regulations – Round 4

National Patios ACT Khanacross Series 2017 – Entry Form – Round 4

National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – Scrutineers Report

Be sure to get your entries in as places are expected to fill fast! Please note that early entries are encouraged, and that priority for future events will apply to those who have paid for the Series, then others as specified in the Regulations. Entries are only confirmed once the entry fee has been paid.

The ‘Running on Empty’ team will again be catering for our events in 2017, and the menu for the event is available below.

National Patios ACT Khanacross Series – BBQ Menu

Please contact khanacross@lightcarclub.org.au with your entries or any enquiries. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Kosciuszko Automotive Monaro Stages Results2017

Results attached

2017 Monaro Stages Rally Results

2017 Goulburn Toyota Affordable Endurance Classic

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Always wanted to have a go at circuit racing but never been able to afford it? Then the LCCC Affordable Endurance Classic is for you!

Based on the successful Marulan Dirt and Tar Circuits Cheap Car Challenge, this LCCC event is sure to become a highlight of your annual motorsport calendar!

  • Vehicle eligibility – standard cars purchased for $1000 (or under), built between 1986 and 2004, 2 litres (and under), normally aspirated, two or four wheel drive, closed top (no convertibles), roll bar and 4 point harness compulsory, semi slick tyres permitted (no full slicks). Cars are largely to remain as released from the factory (very limited modifications permitted). Further vehicle requirements will be available in the event Supplementary Regulations.

  • Event format – one hour practice/qualifying, rolling start, four hour endurance race (two x 2 hour segments split by a lunch break), either three or four drivers per vehicle (minimum age 17), lap break out time and conditions around driver stints will apply.

  • Other features – transponder timing, professional flag signalling, structured pit stops, awards and trophies…

Cost – $650 per vehicle, $50 per competitor for MDTC licence (if not already held), $10 LCCC day membership (for non-members).

Event documentation available here:

Places will be limited to 25 vehicles so please email your entry to wheredoistart@lightcarclub.org.au to reserve a spot or contact us with any queries…

 

Some of the 2017 Goulburn Toyota Affordable Endurance Classic competitors:

 

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