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Reminder, Entries close soon for the 2014 Bombala Rally!.

 

 

Entries close on Monday 1st December, Don't delay, get your entry in today!!

 

You can find the Supp Regs and make your entry on the Event Page

 

The Event, to be held around Bombala & Cathcart on the NSW South Coast on 6th December, will be the Final Round of both the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series & The Australian 2WD Rally Masters Series.

 

The Event will follow the same format as 2013 with 10 Stages totalling 150km's Competitive.

 

With an entry fee of $395 this year there are no meals provided in the Entry Fee, however food will be available for purchase at the Cathcart Hall Service Park.

 

Come and Celebrate 21 years of AMSAG at our 2014 Series Presentation!!!

 

The 2014 Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series presentation will be held on Saturday 21st February starting at 7:00pm.

 

The event, which will also celebrate AMSAG's 21st Birthday, will be held at Penrith Paceway Function Centre located at 141-147 Station St Penrith. For those of you who have attended previous presentations in the Skyway Lounge, the Function Centre is located in the same grounds, however it is closer to Penrith Panthers as per the below map.

The cost will be $55/person.

 

Please RSVP to Lyle Topliff by 10th February 2015 by calling her on 0421481817.

 

The AMSAG AGM will also be held on the same day at a time and location still to be advised. We will announce further details closer to the date. Hope to see you all there as we celebrate AMSAG's 21st Birthday!!!

 

2015 Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series Announced!

 

AMSAG are pleased to announce the calendar for 2015:-

Round 1 - Jenolan Rally - 14th March

Round 2 - Orange Rally - 2nd May

Round 3 - Johns River Rally - 27th June

Round 4 - Oberon Rally - 31st October

 

Unfortunately the Bago Rally will not be running next year. Due to issues regarding forestry access for some stages, the event director Scott Keys has made the decision to postpone the event for 2015 to focus on making a revised event for 2016.

 

We are currently working on securing a 5th event for the year and will announce further details once available.

 

Supp Regs for the 2014 Bombala Rally are now available and entries are open!.

 

You can find the Supp Regs and make your entry on the Event Page

 

The Event, to be held around Bombala & Cathcart on the NSW South Coast on 6th December, will be the Final Round of both the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series & The Australian 2WD Rally Masters Series.

 

The Event will follow the same format as 2013 with 10 Stages totalling 150km's Competitive.

 

With an entry fee of $395 this year there are no meals provided in the Entry Fee, however food will be available for purchase at the Cathcart Hall Service Park.

 

Updated Pointscores now available.

 

Jeff Davies currently leads the Classic Outright Drivers on 81 Points, Michael Valantine is in 2nd on 65 Points with Mick Pinckham close behind in 3rd on 62 Points. Barry McLean (55 Points) and Andy Crane (53 Points) round out the Top 5.

 

For the Navigators, Dane Booker is leading the outright pointscore on 81, with Josh Pinckham in 2nd on 62. Dave Anderson is 3rd on 53 Points, Adam Burden on 44 Points and Phil Bonser on 39 Points round out the Top 5.

 

For the Classic Classes, Class A is tied for first between Ben Ruggles & Brendan Mulhearn on 12 Points with Trevor Hill in 3rd on 10 Points. The Navigators are also close with Matt Ruggles and Chris Wensrich tying on 12 and Brian Price sitting in 3rd on 10 Points.

 

Class B is being lead by Barry McLean on 32 Points, Jamie Lulham close behind on 22 Points and Cody Passlow rounds out the Top 3 on 12 Points. The Navigators have Dave Darby on top on 22 Points, followed closely by Aaron Smith on 20 Points with Peter Crich and Caroline Vale sharing 3rd on 12 Points each.

 

Class C has Jeff Davies unable to be caught on 36 Points, followed by Tim Valantine on 22 Points. Peter Houghton closes out the Top 3 on 20 Points. Anyone from 2nd to 7th could mathematically take out the minor placings at Bombala.

 

In the Class C Navigators it is Dane Booker who will take out the title for 2014 on 36 Points, with Adam Burden (22 Points), Phil Bonser (20 points) rounding out the Top 3, and as with the drivers anyone from 2nd to 7th can mathematically take out the minor placings.

 

Class D is lead by Andy Crane on 28 Points, he can only be caught by Michael Valantine on 24 Points. Equal 3rd are Matt Martin & Jack Monkhouse on 12 Points with Peter Vlandis & Rae Waterhouse equal 4th on 10 Points.

 

Class D Navigators are lead by Dave Anderson on 28 Points, he can only be equalled by Mal Sinfield (16 Points) if things go his way at Bombala. 3rd is a quartet consisting of Karen Martin, Brendan Norley, Andrew Crowley and Ross Plunkett.

 

Class E is lead by Mick Pinckham on 34 Points, followed closely by Laurie Williams in 2nd on 22 Points. Richard Shimmon and Michael Batt share 3rd place on 12 Points.

 

The Class E Navigators title has been wrapped up by Josh Pinckham on 34 Points, there is a 3 way tie for 2nd between Scott Flecther, Richard Troup and Dean Batt, and another 3 way tie for 3rd between Richard Davidson, Stephen Hodgkin and Kathryn Reeves on 10 Points each.

 

In the Open Class it's another close one. Chris Jaques leads the field on 91 Points, with Jake Bramble in 2nd place on 64 in with a mathematical chance of taking out the win. John Joyner rounds out the top 3 on 57 Points, but he has Zac Calder-Love close by on 52 Points, and Kevin Ashby sitting in 5th on 49 Points.

 

For the Navigators it's also a close one with Steve Beaufoy currently sitting at the top on 63 Points, closely followed by Chris Warwick on 57 Points. Chris Maissin sits in 3rd on 47 Points and is being chased by Logan Waterhouse on 45 Points and a trio on 38 Points being Chris Turner, Brett Kuhner & Josh Redhead.

 

For the classes, Open 4WD Drivers series has been wrapped up by Chris Jaques on 34 Points, with John Joyner (20 Points), Jon Flower (18 Points) and Chris Giddins & Joe Chapman duking it out for the minor placings. Anyone from 2nd to 6th could take our the minor placings.

 

For the Navigators, it's a close one between Chris Warwick in 1st on 20 Points, followed closely by Chris Maissin on 18 Points. Katie Flecther, Greg Westman, James Game & Kate Jaques are all sitting in equal 3rd on 12 Points with Hugh Taylor, Chris Turner and Daniel Adam all sitting equal 4th on 10 Points.

 

The Open RWD class has a close fight for the Drivers between Kevin Ashby on 24 Points and Mick King on 20 Points. Shane O'Hara & Nik Hough round out the Top 3 equal on 12 Points and Mark Page sits 2 points adrift on 10 Points.

 

The Open RWD Navigators are lead by Logan Waterhouse on 22 Points, with Brett Kuhner 2 points back on 20 Points. Aaron Topliff, Kylie Kastelic & Rob Edwards sit equal 3rd on 12 points.

 

Open FWD is lead by last years winner Jake Bramble on 36 Points, being chased closely by Zac Calder-Love on 30 Points. Bruce MacDougall and Tim Baxter share equal 3rd on 10 Points.

 

The Open FWD Navigators has been wrapped by Steve Beaufoy on 36 Points, Josh Redhead currently 2nd on 22 Points can be mathematically caught by Kellie Pearce & Reece Lee who are currently equal 3rd on 10 Points.

 

And lastly, but certainly not to be outdone, the Lady Drivers are a close one with Gaye Joyner sitting on top on 24 Points, potentially able to be equalled by Rae Waterhouse on 12 Points, Suzie Leask and Lyle Topliff rounding out the Top 3 on 10 Points each.

The updated Pointscores for the Classic & Open classes are available below:-

 

2014 Southern Cross Rally Series - Classic Pointscore after Round 4.pdf

2014 Southern Cross Rally Series - Open Pointscore after Round 4.pdf

 

MiniDulla Rally Announcement

AMSAG and the Organisers of The MiniDulla Rally regret to advise the event will not run as a round of the 2014 Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series.

 

After lengthy discussions between both parties it has been decided that the event shall maintain its traditional independent status as a club event.

 

We apologise for the short notice before the event and whilst we are disappointed the circumstances could not be different, AMSAG still strongly encourages any members who were considering competing to please show your support and enter the event. The MiniDulla Rally has proven in the past to be a fantastic event and we wish the Organisers all the best for the 2014 rally.

 

Regards,

AMSAG & the MiniDulla Organising team.

 

Rally Rego now available through AMSAG!!

AMSAG are pleased to announce that we have now been approved by the Roads & Maritime Services of NSW to approve and administer the NSW Rally Vehicle Scheme for Financial Members of AMSAG.

 

Application Forms can be downloaded below:-

AMSAG NSW Rally Vehicle Scheme (RVS) Inspection Form (Our Form is currently being amended and will be re-posted shortly)

Rally Vehicle Declaration Form 

RMS Application for Conditional Registration Form

 

The procedure for having an application approved by AMSAG is as follows:-

 

*Download the RMS Application for Conditional Registration, Rally Vehicle Declaration Form and AMSAG NSW Rally Vehicle Scheme Inspection Form.

*Take your completed forms to one of the AMSAG Authorised RVS Scrutineers noted below for an inspection to be completed. A Plated Brake Test will be required for the initial inspection as per the RMS Dedicated Rally Vehicle Technical Manual, the AMSAG Authorised RVS Scrutineer will be able to assist you with this. Once on the scheme a standard Brake Test (as per normal Pink Slip Inspection) will be required for the annual renewal.

*Once passed the fully completed Rally Vehicle Declaration Form and AMSAG NSW Rally Vehicle Scheme Inspection Form will need to be emailed to the AMSAG RVS Registrar at amsagrallyseries@gmail.com where it will be signed off and returned to you.

 

Once all of the forms have been approved by AMSAG you will then be able to take the paperwork to the Richmond RMS Branch to have it processed and collect your number plates. If you are unable to attend the Richmond RMS Branch yourself you are able to authorise a representative to attend on your behalf. Refer to the Representative’s Authority on the RMS Application for Conditional Registration Form for further details.

 

Once completed you will be able to compete in any AASA, AMSAG or CAMS sanctioned event or other activity as covered by the RVS Certificate of Approved Operations which will be supplied by the RMS or upon request from AMSAG once your application has been processed and plates issued by the RMS.

 

The initial 12 month Rally Vehicle Registration costs will be:-

 

$21 Conditional registration administration fee

$36 CTP insurance premium

$42 Number plate fee (one-off)

$99 Total

 

There will also be a fee charged by the AMSAG Authorised RVS Scrutineer, and where applicable an additional charge may be incurred for the Plate Brake Test, however the amount charged will be left to the discretion of the Scrutineer, please feel free to confirm the details with your Scrutineer before proceeding.

 

The AMSAG Authorised RVS Scrutineers List** is as follows:-

 

Sydney Metro:-

Ben Ruggles - BRM Automotive - 2/68 Riverside Rd Chipping Norton NSW - (02) 9755 2299

Stew Wilkins - SW Motorsport - 6/16 Wingrave Rd Mulgrave NSW - (02) 4577 2400

 

Western:-

David Robinson - Robinson Auto Repairs - 1 Vale Rd Bathurst NSW - (02) 6331 7433

 

Newcastle/Central Coast:-

Paul Bramble - Bramble Automotive Services - 8 William St Maryville NSW - (02) 4961 6054

 

Northern:-

Scott Keys - Hastings River Brake and Exhaust - 1/10 Denham St Port Macquarie NSW - (02) 6583 7400

 

Southern:-

Jon Waterhouse - Reliance Automotive - 9 Isa St Fyshwick ACT - (02) 6280 5972

 

** The list of approved Scrutineers may change at the discretion of AMSAG, an up to date list will be kept on the AMSAG Website.

 

If there are any questions please email amsagrallyseries@gmail.com for assistance.

 

 

Final results released for 2014 Blacksmiths Inn Rally

 

The Final Results can be found on the Results Page.

 

Congratulations to Michael Valantine/Ross Plunkett for taking out the outright win from Jeff Davies/Dane Booker both in Datsun 1600's. 3rd was Brendan Mulhearn/Chris Wensrich in their Datsun 1200. All three also taking out the outright placings in the Classic Category.

 

4th Outright and 1st Open Category was Chris and Kate Jaques in a Mitsubishi Evo VI. 6th Outright and 2nd in Open Category was Jake Bramble/Steve Beaufoy in a Nissan Pulsar and Kevin Ashby/Logan Waterhouse in a Nissan Silvia finishing 3rd Open Category and 7th Outright.

 

Also a notable mention for Peter Houghton/Phil Bonser finishing 5th Outright. Not bad for a 78 year old driving an immaculate Datsun 1600 that is driven to and from the event!. Well done Peter & Phil.

 

Assistance sought to help Jack Monkhouse after his recent accident

 

As some of you may have heard by now, Jack Monkhouse, winner of the 2014 John Giddings Memorial Rally of Orange had a serious accident during Rally SA on the weekend. Thankfully both crew members are ok, however the same can not be said for the car which is a total write off.

 

A group of fellow competitors and friends have created a page for people to show their support and donate some money to Jack so he can rebuild and get back out in the forest to entertain the crowds and keep the others honest in his own special way.

 

If you'd like to donate, or simply pass on some words of encouragement, give the "Bring Jack Back" Facebook page a like and spread the word. Let's get Jack back out in the forests!

 

Seeded Entry List, Service & Spectator Instructions are now available for the 2014 Blacksmiths Inn Rally

 

The Seeded Entry List, Service & Spectator Instructions can be found on the Event Page

 

Good luck to all competitors in this weekend's event

 

REMINDER!! Entries Close for the 2014 Blacksmiths Inn Rally on Monday 28th July at 10am!!!.

 

The Supp Regs can be found on the Event Page

 

Entries need to be submitted prior to 10am, however you do not need to make payment at that point. If that is what is stopping you from entering, don't wait. Get in NOW!!!. You can pay your entry on the day if need be, but the event won't go ahead if you don't enter.

 

The Event, to be held around Johns River on the NSW Mid North Coast on 2nd August will be Round 4 of the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series, Round 2 of the Australian 2WD Rally Masters Series & Round 2 of the Hyspares Auto Parts AMSAG Restricted Series.

 

So what are you waiting for? Get your entries in now!

 

2014 Southern Mountains Rally Postponed.

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances the 2014 Southern Mountains Rally has been postponed for this year. Whilst alternative arrangements were attempted unfortunately the stars could not align to allow the event to proceed.

 

As a result the event will not proceed in 2014, however in it's place a shorter 1 day event has been scheduled to replace this round in the Southern Cross Rally Series. The replacement event will be the same as the Bombala Rally from 2013 (final round last year) and will take place on 6th December.

The new event will take the same one day format using similar stages to the 2013 event and is planned to be run out of the Cathcart Hall again.

 

Once further details are available, a further announcement will be made.

 

At this stage AMSAG have referred the new event details to both the 2WD Rally Master Series Organisers and the ACT Series Committee for their further review as this does affect each of their respective series. We are currently awaiting their responses on whether the new Bombala Rally will continue to form a part of their series or not and will update everyone as soon as we get a response.

 

AMSAG and the SMR organisers apologise for this decision, all steps that could be taken to come up with an alternative were discussed however nothing could be arranged at this point in time to make the event happen for 2014.

 

Plans are in place to run the event, or something similar, in 2015 and as soon as details for that are determined we will release further information.

 

Updated Pointscores now available.

 

The updated Pointscores for the Classic & Open classes are available below:-

 

2014 Southern Cross Rally Series - Classic Pointscore after Round 3.pdf

2014 Southern Cross Rally Series - Open Pointscore after Round 3.pdf

 

Supp Regs for the 2014 Blacksmiths Inn Rally are now available and entries are open!.

 

The Supp Regs can be found on the Event Page

 

The Event, to be held around Johns River on the NSW Mid North Coast on 2nd August will be Round 4 of the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series, Round 2 of the Australian 2WD Rally Masters Series & Round 2 of the Hyspares Auto Parts AMSAG Restricted Series.

 

The Event will consist of 9 stages totalling 139Km's Competitive and 150Km's Transport and will be a Day/Night event with first car due to start at 1pm and finish at 8:16pm.

 

With an entry fee of $400, which works out at $2.88/competitive kilometre, this event is one of the best value rallies in NSW. So get your entry in for what will be a great event!

 

Did you know AMSAG is also on Google+?

Click here to go to our Google+ page. More content will be added soon!

 

 

The Final Results for 2014 John Giddings Memorial Rally of Orange have been released.

Head on over to the Results Page for the PDF & Excel copy of the results.

 

Congratulations to Jack Monkhouse & Andrew Crowley for taking out both the Outright and Classic Class wins.

 

Also congratulations to Tim Valantine & Adam Burden for 2nd Outright and 2nd Classic with Michael & Dean Batt finishing 3rd Classic.

 

3rd Outright and 1st in Open Class was Chris Jaques & James Game, with Michael Denham & Daniel Adam following in 2nd Open Class and Scott Simmonds & Brett Graham rounding out the Open Class Podium.

 

The 4th Round of the Southern Cross Rally Series, the Johns River Rally will take place on 2nd August, and we will have some exciting news about the event in the next few weeks.

 

 

The Seeded Start List has now released for 2014 John Giddings Memorial Rally of Orange.

Head on over to the Event Page for the full list.

 

A total of 43 cars will now line up for the challenge of the 2014 John Giddings Memorial Rally of Orange. A class field including last round winner Joe Chapman, AMSAG Stalwart's Michael Valantine and Ron & Jo Moore as well as the ever popular Flying Jack Monkhouse will lead away the field from the Orange Agricultural Showgrounds at 8:30am on Saturday 31st May.

 

Crews will face a total of 6 stages and over 200Km's of competitive driving including the opening and closing stage of 46km's in Mullions State Forest.

 

For full details on where you can check out the action head on over to the Event Page and download a copy of the Spectator Instructions.

 

 

Spectator & Service Instructions released for 2014 John Giddings Memorial Rally of Orange.

The Spectator & Service Instructions can be found on the Event Page.

 

The Seeded Entry List will be released shortly.

 

 

AMSAG announce naming rights sponsor for R Spec Series.

AMSAG are pleased to announce Hyspares Auto Parts as the naming rights sponsor for the 2014 R Spec or Restricted Class Series.

 

As part of the sponsorship Hyspares will offer discounts on parts to AMSAG members. These discounts are available by presenting either an Amsag membership card or an Amsag log book.

 

Please see the attached release for further details. Press Release - Hyspares announced as naming rights sponsor of R Spec Series

 

Event Running Schedule for the 2014 John Giddings Memorial Rally of Orange is now available.

The Running Schedule is now available on the Event Page

 

Online Entry Form now open for the John Giddings Memorial Rally of Orange.

The online entry form for the John Giddings Memorial Rally of Orange has now been activated.

 

You will notice some changes to the layout of the entry form, we have now included a field for your Competition Licence and expiry date (either AASA or CAMS licence), the 2wd masters selection has been replaced with the ACT series for this round. If you are registered for the ACT series please select this option. You will automatically be included in the regular Southern Cross Rally Series simply by entering the event. This round is not a round of the rookie series so there should only be two options to select.

 

Also, we have created a drop down box for the vehicle class, please refer to the Supp Regs for your correct class. If your vehicle model is pre 91, you are in Classic which has classes by engine capacity, if you are post 91 you are in Open which falls into either FWD, RWD or 4WD. You are also in Open if your vehicle has either forced induction or an engine that is not from the same manufacturer or more cylinders than original (formally Class U). For further clarification refer to the AMSAG Vehicle Regulations if needed.

 

If you do not see any of the above changes, please refresh your browser before entering your details as an old copy of the entry form may be saved in your browser cookies.

 

Any questions please email me at entries@amsag.com.au

 

 

Supp Regs for the 2014 John Giddings Memorial Rally of Orange now available.

 

The Supp Regs can be found on the Event Page

 

The Event, named in tribute to John Giddings who sadly passed away after an accident during the 2013 event, will be run on 31st May 2014 in the forests surrounding the Western NSW town of Orange.

 

The Event will consist of 6 stages (3 stages run twice) totalling 218Km's Competitive and 189Km's Transport and will be a Day/Night event with the final stage (approx. 46Km's) starting after Sunset.

 

There will be a Central Service Park located at the Orange Agricultural Showgrounds on Leeds St, this will also be the location for Rally Check-In/HQ & the post event Presentation Dinner. Camping will also be available at the Showground with full amentities available and limited Powered sites as well as unpowered sites.

 

The Entry Fee will be $499.00 and includes full catering for both driver and navigator including a BBQ on Friday Night at Rally Check-In, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on Saturday. Additional Meal Tickets for Service Crew etc. can be purchased along with your entry fee at $45/person which will also cover all of the above meals. Please Note: Due to limited resources at Rally Check-In, Payment of Entry Fees on the day cannot be accepted. Please ensure all entry fees (incl. any additional meal ticket purchases) are paid for by either Direct Deposit, PayPal (at time of online lodgment) or by Cheque to the AMSAG PO BOX. All payments must be received no later that 5pm Wednesday 28th May 2014.

 

Also, in an effort to combat the spate of thefts that occured during the 2013 Event, a Security Guard will be located at the Showground after close of Rally Check-In through until Saturday morning and again on Saturday night after the presentation through till Sunday morning, allowing crews to leave their cars, trailers and service equipment set up at the Service Park. You can still keep your items at your accommodation should you wish, this service has simply been provided by AMSAG to give competitors peace of mind.

 

The event will be Round 3 of the Pipe King AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series, Round 1 of the AMSAG Restricted Class Series and Round 2 of the Techworkz ACT Regional Rally Series.

 

We do request that if any ACT Series Registered crews have any queries relating to the series' involvement in the event to please contact the ACT Series Committee with your questions, they will in turn contact AMSAG if any clarification is required. We would like to take this opportunity to thank the ACT Series Committiee's willingness to include some AMSAG rounds in their series, and we look forward to working with them further into the future.

 

Final Results for the 2014 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally now available.

The Final Results are now available on the Results Page

 

***IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL COMPETITORS!!!!***

The Drivers Briefing for the Oberon Rally has been moved forward to 9am tomorrow morning.

Further details will be provided at documentation tonight and tomorrow morning.

 

Seeded Entry List now available.

The seeded Entry List is now available on the Oberon Event Page

Also, a note to all competitors, the contact Phone Number for Rally HQ from Friday onwards is 0459318797. This is due to limited coverage in the Black Springs area. The details will again be supplied at the event, but please make note now.

 

Oberon 2014 Service & Spectator Instructions now available.

Service & Spectator Instructions available. Oberon Event Page

 

Series Pointscores after 2014 Bago Rally

 

Series Pointscores after 2014 Bago Rally

Pointscores are now available for the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series after Round 1:-

Classic Series Pointscore

Open Series Pointscore

 

Entries are now open for the 2014 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally.

The Supp Regs have now been loaded onto the Oberon Event page and entries are now open.

The 2014 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally will be the second round of the 2014 Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series.

To be held over one day on Saturday 12th April in the Black Springs area just outside of Oberon, the event will feature 8 Competitive Stages totaling 120Km's of competitive driving. And a Central Service Park in Black Springs.

Food will be available in the Black Springs Hall with thanks to Black Springs Public School. All money raised will go to the school so please support them by grabbingsome tasty food.

Spectator instructions will be available shortly.

 

Final Results released for 2014 Bago Rally

The final results are now available for the 2014 Bago Rally on the Results Page.

 

Pointscores will be released within the next few days as well as the Supplementary Regulations for the Oberon Rally.

 

 

Seeded Entry List release for 2014 Bago Rally

A total of 43 Cars will line up to tackle the upcoming Bago Rally this weekend

 

A quality field will face just over 100km's of competitive kilometres over 10 stages. With a central Service Park based at the Kendall Showground and the roads being in great condition, this should be a cracker of an event.

 

The action will get underway at 10am when the first car, 2013 NSW CAMS State Rally Champion, Chris Giddins leads the field away.

This will be Round 1 of the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series as well as Round 1 of the 2014 Australian 2WD Rally Masters Series. Both series shaping up to be hotly contested this year if the entries for the first event is anything to go by.

Two spectator points are available on the day with cars coming through both points twice during the day. For full details, check out the Spectator Instructions on the Bago Rally Event Page

Good luck to all of the competitors.

 

 

AMSAG Announces Restricted Class for 2014

After gaining approval following the 2014 AGM, it has been decided to introduce a Restricted Class in 2014, aiming to provide a cheap and cost effective way for competitors to get into the sport without having to spend big dollars.

 

The class is initially based on the popular Hyundai Excel chassis with minimal modifications save for Safety equipment, the idea behind the move is to allow those who already have an Excel built to compete along with those who are also looking to build their first special stage rally car. Future changes to the class may include other makes, however it has been decided to start off with the Hyundai Excel given their current popularity as a grass roots vehicle.

 

The Restricted Class Specifications can be found here:- AMSAG Restricted Series Regulations.pdf

Further details will be announced shortly regarding which rounds will be included in the first Restricted Class Series. So stay tuned.

 

 

2013 Pipe King AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series Final Pointscore

The final placings the 2013 season are as below:-

Classic Outright

1st Driver: Bill Brown, 2nd Driver: Dave King, 3rd Driver: Jeff Davies

1st Nav: Arron Topliff, 2nd Nav: Brett Kuhner, 3rd Nav: Dane Booker

Class A 1st Driver: Jarrod Gotch, 1st Nav: Bryan Price

Class B 1st Driver: Tony Scott, 1st Nav: Bradley Robinson

Class C 1st Driver: Jeff Davies, 1st Nav: Dane Booker

Class D 1st Driver: Bill Brown, 1st Nav: Arron Topliff

Class E 1st Driver: Dean Batt, 1st Nav: Peter Batt

Open Outright

1st Driver: Jon Flower, 2nd Driver: Ron Moore, 3rd Driver: Steve Forsberg

1st Nav: Chris Maissin, 2nd Nav: Jo Moore, 3rd Nav: Kaitlyn Forsberg

Open 4WD 1st Driver: Jon Flower, 1st Nav: Chris Maissin

Open RWD 1st Driver: Ron Moore, 1st Nav: Jo Moore

Open FWD Equal 1st Driver: Jake Bramble (3rd Jenolan + 1st Orange) & Dylan Grant (2nd Orange + 2nd Bago)

Equal 1st Nav: Ray Baker (1st Jenolan with Peter Jerie), Steve Beaufoy (1st Orange with Jake Bramble) & Bruce Hampel (1st Bago with Kris Hampel)

First Lady Driver: Michelle Travis

The full pointscore can be found here:-

2013 Classic Pointscore.pdf

2013 Open Pointscore.pdf

 

** UPDATE ** 2013 Pipe King AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series Presentation Night and 2014 AGM

The AMSAG AGM & 2013 Presentation Night will be held on Saturday 1st February. The AGM will be held at Leonay Golf Club, Leonay Pde Emu Plains at 11:30am.

Nomination Forms for positions are available here and MUST be returned prior to the AGM, Nomination Forms WILL NOT be accepted on the day:- 2014 AMSAG AGM Forms.pdf

The Presentation night will be held at Penrith City Paceway’s Members Room (same location as previous years, but in a different room. Much larger and more open plan for seating etc.) The Paceway is located at:- 141 - 147 Station Street, Penrith.

Time: 7pm

Cost: $55 Per Person

Please RSVP by 27th January to either Michael Bannon at amsagrallyseries@gmail.com or David Aitchson at pcerollbars@hotmail.com.

Payment must be made in full by 29th January and can be paid via EFT into the AMSAG Bank Account:-

Bank Details: Commonwealth Bank MOLONG

A/C Name: AMSAG Inc

BSB: 062 573

Account Number: 1003 6360

and email your receipt for payment to either of the above email addresses. Please be sure to put your name on the payment so that we can allocate it to your RSVP. We look forward to seeing you all there.

 

 

2014 Calendar announced!!!.

AMSAG are excited to announce the calendar for the 2014 Pipe king Southern Cross Rally Series.

 

In all there will be 6 rounds in 2014 including traditional favourites, the return of The Southern Mountains Rally and a new event for the series.

 

The year will start off with Round 1 on 15th March with the Bago Rally held in the forests around Kendall on the Mid North Coast of NSW, this is an event popular with competitors and we are looking forward to a great start to the year here with this event run by the Scott Keys and the Hastings Sporting Car Club.

 

Round 2 will be Oberon on 12th & 13th April. The event will span over two days, a first for the Oberon Rally after several previous years running over just one day. The event will start off on Saturday afternoon with 2 prologue stages which will count towards the overall event as well as setting the start order for the events main stages on Sunday morning. The event has been structured to assist with officialling levels given the passage of the Sydney to London Marathon taking place in nearby Sunny Corner and Orange on Saturday Morning. This means that the event proper will start early Sunday morning and aim for a lunchtime finish to allow crews the chance to travel home on the Sunday afternoon. It also allows for a relaxed start with travel to the event occurring on the Saturday for Event Documentation rather than the traditional Friday night documentation.

 

Round 3 will be held in Orange on 31st May, the event will follow along similar routes to last year based mainly around the Mount Canobolas area. In an effort to combat the spate of thefts from competitors that occurred this year, we will be aiming to have all of the documentation completed at the Orange Showground which will serve as the Service Park for the event. To add to the security aspect AMSAG are intending on hiring security to stay at the Service Park which will allow competitors to leave their vehicles and equipment at the Service Park with the peace of mind of an on-site security guard to watch over everything. This is not compulsory, but is recommended as the safest way of securing your equipment and more details will be release closer to the date.

Round 4 will be the Blacksmiths Inn Rally held on 2nd August around Johns River on the Mid North Coast of NSW. This is another popular event with a great mix of tight technical and open and fast roads. We recognise that this event does directly clash with The Border Ranges Rally which we appreciate may be an inconvenience for some crews, however we were very limited with dates for when the event could run due to forestry restrictions and also officialling requirements. We are still hoping for a bumper field as has been seen in recent years for this event to support Stu Southam and the Pacific Rally Club.

 

Round 5 will be the Southern Mountains Rally on the 4th & 5th October (NSW Labour Day Long Weekend) in the Eden/Bombala region in Southern NSW. Traditionally, this is a well loved event for both crews and officials, we are hoping to build on this for 2014 to make this another awesome 2 day event which will be run by the NSW Classic Rally Car Association in conjunction with AMSAG.

 

And finally, we are very pleased to announce the Minidulla Rally will be Round 6 and final round of the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series to be held on 15th November. The Minidulla Rally is based on the South Coast of NSW and is a very popular event for crews with it’s relaxed nature and opportunity to take a relaxing dip in the Clyde River between stages whilst the vehicles are in a service. As well as there is the chance to camp at the Shallow Crossing Camp Grounds before and after the event making for a perfect party atmosphere for the final round of the year and a chance to wind down and spin a few yarns with fellow competitors. AMSAG are really looking forward to working with Pete, Lizzy and crew to continue the great tradition that this event holds.

 

The AMSAG Executive Committee wishes everyone a happy and safe Christmas, we will see you in the new year for another great year of rallying.

 

 

Final Results for the 2013 Bombala Rally.

The final results for the 2013 Bombala Rally are now available on the Results page.

 

 

Seeded Entry List released for the 2013 Bombala Rally.

The Seeded Entry List is now available on the event page, a reminder to refresh your browser page if the link doesn't show up automatically.

 

 

Service & Spectator Instructions now available on the Bombala Rally Event Page.

The Service & Spectator Instructions are now online.

 

There will be two service locations, one in Bombala where the Event Start will be and a second at Cathcart Hall where the Event Finish will be.

 

There is only one spectator Point and directions have been provided from both Bombala & Cathcart.

 

The Seeded Entry List will be released shortly.

 

 

Updated Pointscores after Bago Rally (Rd. 3) have now been released.

The Classic Pointscores are:- 2013 Southern Cross Classic Rally Series Pointscore after Bago (Rd3).pdf

The Open Pointscores are:- 2013 Southern Cross Open Rally Series Pointscore after Bago (Rd3).pdf

 

 

Entries are now open for the 2013 Bombala Rally.

The Supp Regs have now been loaded onto the Bombala Event page and entries are now open.

The Bombala Rally will be the final round of the 2013 Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series, the 2013 Gary's Motorsport Tyres Australian 2WD Rally Masters Series and 2013 MCA Suspension Rookie Series.

We have more news to come regarding the event & entertainment which will be released shortly

 

 

The seeded Start List for the 2013 Bago Rally is now available on the event page

A reminder to refresh the browser once the page loads so that the Expression Of Intrest link changes to the Seeded Entry List.

Also please find below a message from the event director Scott Keys:-

To All Competitors and Campers

HI and thank you for attending the Bago Rally 2013.

Just a quick couple of notes for Bago This year.  As almost all of you will be arriving at Kendall late Friday night, ide like to point out a couple of things that we have been asked to advise you of by the Kendall Showgrounds committee.

The showgrounds have a speed limit of 5km/h. Just in case you’re unsure that’s walking pace.

The Streets of Kendall are 50 km/h.

The Showground’s have a Noise limit after 11.00pm, that is no noise after 11pm. If you turn up after 10.00pm it would be nice to leave your car on the trailer until the morning, 8.00am would be nice, as the event starts at 10.00am.  If you feel your car needs last minute tuning, please do it BEFORE you leave home.

Please take care to keep the toilets and showers as clean as possible when you are finished.

 

This information IS NOT directed at our rally or its competitors, there has been some events recently held at the showgrounds that have cause some unrest in the local community. Even though they were not motorsport related, I ask the above of you all so as to keep the Kendall showgrounds as a venue that we can all use in the future.

 

Thank you, for your understanding in this matter.

Scott Keys

Event Director

 

 

 

A little Rally action to get you revved up for the 2013 Bago Rally.

Onboard action from Sebastian Ogier & Julian Ingrassia in their VW Polo R WRC on the famous Ouninpohja stage at Neste Oil Rally Finland 2013.

 

 

Supp Regs & Spectator Instructions now released for 2013 Bago Rally.

The Supp Regs and Spectator Instructions for the 2013 Bago Rally are now available on the Bago Event page.

The Bago Rally now replaces The Blacksmiths Inn Rally which will not go ahead this year.

The Bago Rally will consist of 5 stages repeated, totalling just under 100Km's Competitive all in daylight, with a single service at the central service park in Kendall Showgrounds.

The entry fee includes a BBQ dinner presentation and camping at the showground should you wish to stay there on the Friday or Saturday Night.

 

 

Updated Pointscores for the Southern Cross Rally Series now available.

The updated Classic & Open Series Pointscores are now available:-

2013 Southern Cross Classic Rally Series Pointscore after Orange (Rd2).pdf

 

2013 Southern Cross Open Rally Series Pointscore after Orange (Rd2).pdf

 

 

Update on the next round of the Southern Cross Rally Series.

Due to unforseen circumstances The Blacksmiths Inn Rally scheduled for 24th August will not be able to proceed.

As a result, the Event Director Stuart Southam has kindly offered the date to the organisers of The Bago Rally which has been gratefully accepted.

As a result, The Bago Rally will now take place on 24th August, details to be released shorlty.

The Blacksmiths Inn will not be re-run this year and at this stage another event will not take it's place leaving the series at 4 rounds for this year.

 

 

Correction made on Classified advertisement for Mitsubishi Pajero

Rebecca, the owner of the Mitsubishi Pajero listed for sale on our classifieds page has asked us to make people aware the phone number originally provided was incorrect, this has now been amended. If you are looking for a new car, have a look at what is for sale on our Classifieds page, you may just find what you're looking for

 

 

Results now available for the 2013 Orange City Council Classic Rally

The final results for the 2013 Orange City Council Classic Rally are now available on the Results Page.

 

 

Seeded Entry List now available for the 2013 Orange City Council Classic Rally

The seeded entry list now available on the Orange Event Page.

A reminder that once the event page loads, refresh your browser for the link to the Seeded Entry List to appear.

 

 

Service Instructions now available for the 2013 Orange City Council Classic Rally

Service Instructions are now available on the Orange Event Page.

An updated weather forecast has also been added, make sure when you open the page that you refresh your browser for the new info to show up.

The running schedule in the Service Instructions is the new amended schedule with the correct distances and start time

 

 

Spectator Instructions now available for the 2013 Orange City Council Classic Rally

Spectator Instructions are now available on the Orange Event Page.

There has been a change made to the running schedule provided in the Supplementary Regulations, first car will now start at 8:00am instead of the originally planned 8:30am.

Also, the Transport Distance between Stage 2 & 3 has been increased from 39.01km's to 41.54km's and Stage 3 extended from 33.47Km's to 33.54Km's. This is then repeated for the transport between Stages 5 & 6 and Stage 6 accordingly.

An amended Running Schedule will be provided in the Roadbook.

 

 

Entries are now closed for the 2013 Orange City Council Classic Rally

54 entries have been received and it's a quality field.

As per the Supp Regs, the seeded list will be posted on Wednesday night, thankyou to those first time crews who supplied information for assistance with seeding.

Spectator instructions are on their way, some last minute changes to one of the stages have changed one of the spectator points so we need to amend that before they can be posted. They should be available later this week.

 

 

Entries are now open for the 2013 Orange City Council Classic Rally

The Orange City Council Classic Rally will take place on 25th May 2013 in the Canobolas State Forest area of Orange, NSW.

Crews will face 6 stages (3 stages repeated) over 151Km's of competitive driving.

Accommodation is limited so get in quick if you need accommodation for the weekend.

You will find the Supplementary Regulations on the Orange Event Page, Service & Spectator Instructions will be released as soon as possible

 

 

Results now available for the 2013 Premier Panel Beating Jenolan Rally

The results can be found on the Results Page.

 

 

Seeded Entry List has now been released for the 2013 Jenolan Rally

The Seeded Entry List is now available on the Event Page.

Following on from the positive feedback from the Oberon Pacenote Rally, the first 5 cars will have a ballot for road order, this will be drawn at the Drivers Briefing

A bumper field of 52 cars will face the challenges of the 2013 Jenolan Rally, good luck to all involved.

 

 

Spectator Instructions and Service Documentation now available for 2013 AMSAG Premier Panel Beating Jenolan Rally

The Spectator Instructions and Service Documentation are now available on the Event Page.

 

 

Entries now open for the 2013 AMSAG Oberon Pacenote Rally & 2013 Premier Panel Beating Jenolan Rally

The Supplementary Regulations have now been released for two very different events.

 

First up is the AMSAG Oberon Pacenote Rally to be held on 6th April in the Black Springs area just outside of Oberon

 

This event is not part of the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series, and is being run as an opportunity for new crews to learn Pacenoting as well as a testing and setup opportunity for crews who are experienced in pacenote events.

 

As such there will be limited numbers to allow for a smooth running of the event, more details can be found on the event page by clicking the link above.

 

The second event, 2013 Premier Panel Beating Jenolan Rally will be run on 27th April and will be Round 2 of the AMSAG Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series.

 

The event will run in the forests around Hampton and will feature a stage within the Hills District Car Club private grounds at Hampton.

 

Again more details can be found by clicking on the Jenolan Rally link at the top of the page

 

2013 Bago Rally has been postponed!!!

Unfortunately the 2013 Bago Rally has had to be postponed due to the recent weather events on the Mid North Coast, please find a message from the event director, Scott Keys:-

Well it has happened. Forests commission of nsw called me earlier today to advise me they cannot allow the club to run the planned Bago rally on the 23rd March. This is due to the immense amounts of rain fall we have had over the last three days, yes the event is four weeks away, the the following cannot be ignored.

Roads that are intended to be uses as competitive, have landslides or wash aways, or major erosion issues and would be a rough 4wd access or just impassable. Forestry are planning on repairing the roads in the near future, but not in four weeks. It is the clubs intension to run this event in 2013 but some serious discussion needs to be done within the club and it's events committee and the Motorsport calendar needs to be considered.

I know allot of you are keen for this event, and I'm glad that's it's getting a great deal of interest, so at this point in time we just need to find another appropriate replacement date.

Entries received so far will be kept and applied once a new date has been set, for those who have already paid their entry fee, please email Michael Bannon at entries@amsag.com.au with your bank account details and we will arrange an EFT refund of the money paid

 

Entries now open for the 2013 Bago Rally

The Supplementary Regulations have now been released for the 2013 Bago Rally.

 

135 Km's competitive over 12 stages, all run in daylight with an entry fee of $395, as well as being round 1 for the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series, Australian 2WD Rally Masters Series, Northern NSW Rally Series and the Rookie Series. Get onto it people, this will be an awesome event!!!

 

Entries close 17th March 2013 at 5:00pm, entries made after this time will be accepted purely at the discretion of the Event Director and Organising team. If you have not competed in an AMSAG event previously, please provide some details of your competition history so that you can be seeded accordingly.

 

Some changes have been made to the Online Entry System to ensure accidental entries are not lodged, this will mean that some fields will have to be entered to enable an entry to be lodged, however we do not envisage this causing a problem for competitors.

 

If you have an issue submitting an Entry online, or you think your entry has not processed properly, please do not try to lodge a new entry. Email us at entries@amsag.com.au with your the details of your entry and the problem encountered and we will get it sorted out for you. Again for those of you who have not run in an AMSAG event before, if you are entering using the Online Entry Form, please email the details for your competition history to entries@amsag.com.au for seeding purposes.

 

 

Information regarding entries for Bago Rally

We have received some inquiries from competitors looking to enter The Bago Rally.

As the Supp Regs have not yet been released, the entries are not open. We are hoping to have the Supp Regs released by the end of this week and will post on here, Facebook and other sites once the entries are open.

We apologise for the delay, however some last minute changes have forced the delay in the approval of the Supp Regs and therefore acceptance of entries. We'll get the regs up as soon as possible

 

 

Postions for AMSAG Excecutive & Steering Committee for 2013

The 2013 AGM was held on 2nd February, the following positions were appointed

Executive Committee:-

President - Dave Aitchson
Vice President - Zyg Ryter
Treasurer - Peter Crich
Secretary - Caroline Applebee

 

Non Executive Positions:-

Chief Scruitneer - Jamie Waterhouse
Officials Co-ordinator & Membership Secretary - Caroline Applebee
Competitor Liasion, Media Liasion & Webmaster - Michael Bannon
Series Pointscorer - Mal Sinfield
Rookie Series Co-ordinator - Michael Long
Property Officer - Arron Topliff
Social Secretaries - Jamie Neale & Tim Joass

 

Steering Committee:-

Peter Batt
Andy Crane
Stuart Southam
Mal Sinfield
Kevin Ashby
Lyndsay Byron
Michael Bannon

 

2012 Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series Final Pointscores available

Here are the 2012 Final Pointscores for Classic, Open & Rookie Series

2012 Southern Cross Classic Rally Series - Final Pointscore.pdf

2012 Southern Cross Open Rally Series - Final Pointscore.pdf

2012 AMSAG Rookie Series - Final Pointscore.pdf

 

Directors Note added for Round 2 Jenolan Rally

An update on the Jenolan Rally, Round 2 of the Pipe King AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series has been added to the event page.

Head on over and check it out.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENT: Change of Venue for AMSAG 2013 AGM

The AGM will now be held at Eddie’s workshop due to The Peachtree already being booked.

The workshop is airconditioned and has plenty of seating.

Food and cold drinks will be supplied by the Penrith City Exhaust Catering Team - Eddie, Matt and Aaron.

But have no fear; it will be edible as they will cook a bbq or buy roast chickens and salad! For proxy voting and/or nomination forms please see below:-

AMSAG AGM Forms 2013.pdf

 

 

2013 Pipe King AMSAG Southern Cross Series calendar released!

The 2013 calendar has now been released, the events are as follows:-

Round 1 - Bago Rally - 23rd March

Round 2 - Jenolan Rally - 27th April

Round 3 - Orange Rally - 25th May

Round 4 - Blacksmiths Inn Rally (Johns River) - 24th August

Round 5 - Bombala 200 Rally - 26th Ocotber

More details regarding the competitve distance and event format will be released once to hand, however

 

 

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