Corner Speed – May 2016

Hello and welcome to the May competition report.  As you read this the Peter Hall memorial six hour will have been run and won, figured crossed it was an Alfa team that crossed the line in first place.

Sprint round 2 will be held on the 19th June.  AROCA is required to provide flag marshals for this round so I’m looking for volunteers to come forward and donate a day of their time in return for a free lunch and a track side seat.   If you’re interested please give me a call on 0423 792 150.

For all those 156 and 147 owners out there with a 2 litre variant don’t forget about the new formula 98 category as it’s designed for you.  Formula 98 is a deliberate attempt to maximise the level competition amongst drivers by enforcing strict rules that limited the modifications allowed to your vehicle.  Limiting the modifications doesn’t limit the enjoyment, if anything it increases the fun.  The MSCA run the cheapest sprint events in the country, for less than $100 you get 4 sessions of 5 laps and you get to watch a full day of motorsport.  So if you have a 2 litre Alfa manufactured after 1998, do yourself a favour and enter the next sprint.

One final thought, be careful of changes to the CAMS motorsport regulations.  I was caught out at sprint round 1 by a small change in the approved standards for helmets.  During scrutineering I was advised that my helmet no longer had an approved standard, my helmet met the 2015 standards but not the revised 2016 standards.  So it pays to familiarise yourself with these regulations prior to the start of each season.

Motorsport events scheduled in May include

1st May Peter Hall Memorial 6 Hour Regularity Relay Mallala
1st May SEAC Motorkhana Rnd 2 Millicent
7th May CAMS Club Challenge Collingrove
14th May Come & Try Hillclimb Collingrove
15th May Hillclimb Winter cup Rnd 2 Collingrove
15th May Come & Try Motorkhana Big W Monarto
15th May SuperKart Race & Modern Regularity Mallala
21st May Master of Mallala SA State Championship Rnd 2 Mallala
29th May Motorkhana Rnd 3 Big W Monarto

Until next month remember corner speed is everything.

Mark Thomas