The Marrabel Rodeo Grounds will once again echo to the sounds of motorcycles for Gawler Motorcycle Clubs ‘Phillip Haydon Reliability Trial’ on Saturday May 3rd. The Day/Night event will take in two laps of the approximately 95 km course, with the first Open Class bike starting at 1 pm. The final competitors are expected to finish just before 10 pm. A non-competitive Rally class will complete one lap, starting at 11 am.
There will be 7 competitive sections per lap taking in hilly scrub, rocky hill sides, creeks and open paddocks. The seventh and final competitive section will take in areas of the Rodeo Ground Complex. This will provide spectators, support crews, friends and family with a great opportunity to get up close to all of the off-road action just meters from the Stating and Finishing area. The first bikes are expected to start this final section at approximately 4:15pm and again after dark at 7:15pm
Each Open Class Competitor who completes the event, will be given a raffle ticket and go into a draw to win one of 3 Micks Motorcycle vouchers to the value of $100. The draw will be conducted shortly after the final bike crosses the finish line. Competitors will have to be present to collect their prize, the raffle will be re-drawn until all 3 vouchers are won.
As always there will be full catering within the Start/Finnish Area as well as bar facilities. A bonfire,music and the live display of section times/ provisional results will add to the post-race atmosphere, and the GMCC encourage people to hang around and swap stories of the days racing
Camping is available both Friday and Saturday night.
For something different, at the April Social Night, we will be having a guest speaker from 8pm.
Allan Roberts, 2014 Dakar Rally Finisher will be sharing his story ‘The Hard Way Home’ and his Dakar adventure. If you are unable to attend the official book launch on the Saturday, get out to the clubrooms on the Friday.
NB: As the Secretary will be away at the Condo 750, membership processing will not be available at the April Social Night.
The ‘Philip Haydon Reliability Trial’ will be the opening round of the Reliability Trial Series for 2014. The Trial will be a day/night format of 2 laps and approximately 6 hours in total duration and held on Saturday 3 May.
We are still looking for a few helpers for the event. Many hands make light work and ensure the event runs smoothly. This is also a great opportunity for you to learn a new skill in terms of officiating if you have not done this sort of role before.
The positions that we need to fill include:
* Main out – control
* Main in – control
* Control 4
* Control 6
* Control 11
* Assistant Clerk of Course
* Assistant scrutineers
* fuel dump marshals (both fuel dumps)
* Paddock marshals (x5)
We would like to fill these positions ASAP prior to the event. If you are able to assist with either the above positions or any other capacity, please contact Wes Haydon on email@example.com or 0438 824 614.
Unfortunately, with the lack of rain of late, the property that was to be used for Round 1 of the Gawler Motorcycle Club Pony Express Series is too dry. Therefore, to respect the wishes of the land owner, we will be postponing the event which was scheduled to be held on Sunday 30 March.
For those who have already entered the event, your entry will be automatically transferred to the new date. If you would like to have your entry refunded, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
The new date for the event is Sunday 18 May. We look forward to seeing you there!
The 2014 season is now here and it’s time to remind everyone that memberships are now due. Please print off a membership form from below and attend one of our general club meetings.
2014 Single Membership Application
2014 Family Membership Application
For further information click here or contact us Secretary@Gawlermcc.com.au