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:-
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
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:-
** 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.
Cost: $55 Per Person
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.
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:-
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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
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
2012 Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series Final Pointscores available
Here are the 2012 Final Pointscores for Classic, Open & Rookie Series
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:-
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 we can confirm that all events will have a central service point, and at this early stage only the Jenolan Rally and Blacksmiths Inn Rally will contain Night Stages, all other events will be full day time events.
Get excited, not long now till the first event!!
Come and join in the fun for the AMSAG 2012 Presentation Night
The 2012 AMSAG Series Presentation Night will be held on 2nd February 2013 at the
Could all Perpetual Trophy holders please return their trophies to either Dave Aitchson or Lyle Topliff as soon as possible so that engraving can be done for this years winners.
RSVP's need to be sent to Lyle Topliff by 26th January 2013
The AMSAG AGM will also be held on this date at a time and location yet to be confirmed, further details will be released closer to the date.
The 2013 Calendar will also be released shortly.
Results now available for 2012 Blacksmiths Inn Rally
The Final Results for the 2012 Blacksmiths Inn Rally can be found on the Results Page
Seeded Start List now available on the Johns River Event Page
A field of 54 cars will hit the roads around Johns River this weekend, the seeded entry list can be found on the event page.
News regarding Club President Dave "Fast Eddie" Aitchison
AMSAG wishes to advise, Club President Dave Aitchison is currently in hospital after suffering a severe diabetic attack late last week.
Fast Eddie had been in Intensive Care since the attack in a very serious condition, however good news has been received today confirming he has been released from ICU and is now in a general ward and was able to walk around last night.
Obviously all our thoughts are with Eddie, his family and close friends and we wish him a speedy recovery
In typical Eddie fashion he is trying to get to the event this weekend, however that will be completely up to which doctor wants to try and stand in his way to keep him in hospital when there is a rally on!
Service & Spectator Instructions now available for 2012 Blacksmiths Inn Rally
The Service & Spectator Instructions for the 2012 Blacksmiths Inn Rally can now be found on the event page.
Updated Pointscore after Southern Mountains Rally now available
The updated pointscore for the 2012 Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series are now available below.
Sounthern Mountains Rally Results now available
The Results for the 2012 Southern Mountains Rally are now available on the results page.
Entries re-opened for the Blacksmiths Inn Rally
Entries have re-opened for the Blacksmiths Inn Rally at Johns River on 1st December.
The event organisers have increased the size of the field to a maxiumum of 60 Entries, with anyone who previously entered the postponed event in July automatically being entered for this event. With a few crews withdrawing their entry there are still some spots open to enter this new event, so get your entries in for another great North Coast event.
The event has been extended to a total of 141Km's competitive over 12 Stages.
Help fight back against Cancer!!!
Whilst some of you will be lucky to be competing this weekend at the Southern Mountains Rally, I will be giving up the chance to compete in this great event so that I can take part in another great event, my local Cancer Council Relay For Life.
As some of you may know my partner, Jaime, lost her Stepfather earlier this year at the age of 55 due to a tumor which was linked to treatment he received as a child when fighting leukemia. He lived with the tumor, unnoticed, for over 10 years before it took his life unexpectedly.
Jaime's father has also been diagnosed with Cancer, but is one of the lucky ones who is winning the fight and has witnessed first hand what the Cancer Council does for those fighting Cancer and their families during both treatment and post treatment.
I myself lost my grandfather to Cancer, and i'm sure that everyone knows someone, either family or friend, who is either fighting back, or has won the battle, or maybe even sadly lost their fight..
You can help the fight against Cancer by supporting the Cancer Council via Relay For Life, so why not click on the below link and donate to our team, we would really appreciate your contribution. It doesn't need that big either, remember, any donation over $2 is also tax deductible.
Click this link to make a donation:- http://relay.cancercouncil.com.au/2012/newcastlelake_macquarie_relay_for_life/Hoofin---It-/301524
AMSAG Competitor & Media Liaison
2012 Southern Mountains Rally entries now open!
Entries for the 2012 Southern Mountains Rally are now open.
A PDF Entry Form and Supplementary Regulations are now available on the SMR Event page.
A note to all competitors wishing to enter the event, Entries will not be accepted on the AMSAG Website. All entries must be submitted by using the PDF Entry Form and must be either Mailed, Emailed or Faxed to the details within the Supplementary Regulations, The Online Entry Form on the AMSAG site will not be activated.
Event Documentation is at a different venue this year, Rally Headquarters/Event Documentation will be located at The Eden Gardens Country Club, Imlay St Eden and will take place between 3:30pm - 10:00pm on Friday 2nd November.
The Entry fee will be $545.00 and will need to be paid in full to the event organisers by close of entries on Friday 26th October 2012 (Note: this is the Friday the week before the event).
2012 Orange City Council Rally of Orange Results now online!
The Final results for the 2012 Orange City Council Rally of Orange are now available on both the Event Page and the Results Page.
Congratulations to Claude Murray and Matt James for their Outright victory in a Datsun 1600.
2012 Orange City Council Rally of Orange Spectator & Service Instructions now online!
Spectator & Service Instructions are now available on the Orange Rally Event page, 51 Entries have been received. Competitors and Spectators alike should have another great event.
A seeded entry list will be released shortly
2012 Orange City Council Rally of Orange Seeded Entry List now online!
The seeded Start List has now been released, sorry for the delay in posting.
Good luck to all 51 Entrants!
2012 Orange City Council Rally of Orange Spectator & Service Instructions now online!
Spectator & Service Instructions are now available on the Orange Rally Event page, 51 Entries have been received. Competitors and Spectators alike should have another great event.
A seeded entry list will be released shortly
2012 Orange City Council Rally of Orange Supplementary Regulations now online!
AMSAG wishes to apologise to competitors for the delay in posting of the Supplementary Regulations for the 2012 Orange Rally and wish to advise they are now online along with the PDF Entry Form.
The stages were checked by Dave Aitchison over the weekend, but due to heavy snowfall not all stages were able to be completed in full, however even from these early stages of checking the roads Dave has advised that "some of the new forest roads that have been found are like Australia's answer to Finland with some very fast cresty sections that will both a real treat and challenge for crews."
Get your entries in now for this exciting new event!
We already have 9 entries received, so what are you waiting for, get in and join them!!!
2012 Orange City Council Rally of Orange
Due to technical difficulties, the Supplementary Regulations for the 2012 Orange City Council Rally of Orange have not been able to be posted, an announcement will be made when they are available.
However, Entries are open and will be accepted.
The Entry Fee will be $395 and includes Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for both Driver & Navigator.
The event will consist of 5 stages (4 Stages with only 1 repeated) over 150Km's of competitive driving.
With a central service park at the Orange Showgrounds, and the use of 2 State Forests in the area, this should be another fantastic event!
Notice to all members: The 2012 Blacksmiths Inn Rally has been rescheduled!
The organisers of the Blacksmiths Inn Rally are pleased to announce that an alternative date has been locked in to re-run the event.
The date selected is 1st December 2012
It is hopeful that the original planned route will still be able to be used however more details will be released closer to the date. The new date has been selected as it was the first available date that did not clash with either other events both in the local area and other series as well as long weekend public holidays which cause higher then normal traffic in the area by holiday makers.
This will now make the event the final round in the Southern Cross Rally Series and AMSAG Rookie Series as well as the final round of the 2WD Rally Masters Series.
For all competitors who had already entered the event, we will automatically transfer your details over to the new event once the website is updated, if you do not wish to compete in the event on it's new date, please email Michael Bannon at firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can remove you from the entry listing, if you have paid your entry fee already please also provide your bank account details so that we can arrange a refund for you.
** URGENT MESSAGE TO ALL COMPETITORS - THE 2012 BLACKSMITHS INN RALLY HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS WEEKEND **
The event orgainisers regretfully wish to advise that the NSW State Forests have withdrawn their permit for this weekends rally due to the state of the roads from the recent wet weather in the area.
A decision has not been made at this stage as to whether the event will go ahead at a later date or not, we will update all members and competitors once more details come to hand.
Our apologies to all crews that had entered the event, the response from everyone was overwhelming for the organisers, we will do our best to have the event re-scheduled to another date and will let everyone know as soon as possible.
Updated Pointscore now available!
The updated pointscore is now available for the Classic, Open and Rookie Series
Each respective series is very close at the top of the standings In the Classics, David Hills leads the drivers standings on 75 Points with Peter Vlandis in 2nd on 66 Points, close behind in equal 3rd are Matt Byron & Tony Jordan on 62 Points.
In the Open Class, Jason Flint leads on 64 Points with Boyd Walters in 2nd only 1 point behind, and then John Flower in 3rd on 61, John Joyner is in 4th on 60 Points.
In the final Rookie Series Round it will go down to the wire with Joshua Leask leading on 77 Points with Tobie Mordue in 2nd on 75 Points and Jeff Davies 3rd on 60 Points and Stephen Blake in 4th on 47 Points meaning anyone in the top 4 could take out the series
With all of the series Pointscores so close the The Blacksmiths Inn Rally could be a Championship defining event.
Let the fireworks begin!!!
Entries Open for 2012 Blacksmiths Inn Rally - 28th July 2012
The Supplementary Regulations have been released for the 2012 Blacksmiths Inn Rally to be held around Johns River on the North Coast of NSW on 28th July 2012, head on over to the Event Page to download a copy and submit your entry online or download a copy of the PDF Entry Form for mail or fax entries.
A reminder that once you have submitted an online entry you will not be able to amend any details or make a payment via Paypal, if you submit an entry and then need to update details please email email@example.com and the details will be updated accordingly, this can also be done for entries submitted by fax or email.
Results and further details now available for 2012 Forbes Inn Rally of Forbes
The Final Results for the 2012 Forbes Inn Rally of Forbes are now available on the results page, we were advised of one timing error which has been amended but had no effect on outright or class positions.
Also available on the Forbes Event Page are some news articles covering the lead up to the event kindly provided by Stacey Miller of The Forbes Advocate.
Seeded Entry List released for 2012 Forbes Inn Rally of Forbes
The Seeded Entry List has now been uploaded onto the Forbes Rally Event Page, head on over and check it out!
An ode of thanks from a competitor
Peter Leicht from Port Macquarie has asked for an ode of thanks to be passed onto two members of our club that have helped him to get to this weekends Forbes Inn Rally of Forbes.
Peter blew the engine up in a Toyota Celica that he was planning on running in this weekends event, but rather than give up and withdraw he looked at other options, and finally settled on a Datsun 180B. Only problem was, it wasn't rally ready! So he looked at what could be done about this and arranged for help from Club President Dave "Fast Eddie" Aitchson and Jamie Waterhouse
In Peter's own words "Jamie & Eddie have put this old banger together in the last few days. With Eddie buiding the cage and Jamie fixing the engine and installing other parts like a Terratrip and seats etc. What a great lot of blokes, it's one i had sitting around. Just a stocker with carbies and an old cam I had sitting in the shed.
I haven't driven since an event in Taree about 3 years ago, so i'm really looking forward to having a run this weekend.
This is a great story of how an old bald fat bloke that loves rallying and two mad rally men from Peachtree Rd Penrith can put a car together in 10 days. Jamie & Eddie really know their stuff!!! Thanks for your help guys!"
Well done to all involved and hopefully Peter can repay the hard work with a good result this weekend, or at the very least a few drinks at the bar post event.
Amended Service Instructions with Optional Remote Refuel now available
A decision has been made by the event organisers to provide an Optional Remote Refuel for those crews who believe they may not be able to make it to the first service without a refuel.
However, due to safety reasons, the only place this can take place is at the end of the first stage as the road at the entry/exit of the 2nd stage is simply to dangerous to allow vehicles to be stopping on the side of the road to refuel.
As it is, the Optional Remote Refuel area will require service crews to travel 13.5Km's out of town towards Parkes, carry out the refuel and then travel the 13.5Km's back into town to then follow the original service instructions. This will also add an approx extra 25-30mins (travel out to Refuel point from ceremonial start and return to Forbes) on the time to get to the service park.
Time cannot be added to the Running schedule to allow for this Refuel stop and as such you will need to include this stop in your liaison time to Stage 2. This means that should a following competitor pass you on the transport, they are under no obligation to allow back infront of them at the start of Stage 2, this will be left up to the discretion of competitors.
It should also be noted that the running schedule currently has the first car leaving the ceremonial start at 8:30am and due into first service at 10:06am, the total travel time for service crews using the Remote Refuel Option is approximated as being 1 hour (using Google Maps).
We apologise if this is not convenient for crews, however the safety of all crews is paramount and therefore the only safe place to allow this is at the location chosen. An amendment of the Service Instructions has been added to the Forbes Event Page for those who would like to download a copy, a copy will also be supplied with the road books at documentation.
The Organising team would like to make note that this decision was made as a gesture of good faith to those crews with concerns over their fuel consumption and the long distances to be traveled, but that at no point were there any concerns raised after last years event with regard to the distances traveled between services without an opportunity to refuel
Spectator & Service Instructions now available
The Spectator & Service Instructions have now been uploaded onto the Forbes Rally Event Page, head on over and check them out!
Updated details from Blacksmiths Inn Rally organisers
The organisers of the Blacksmiths Inn Rally, Round 5 of the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series and Round 2 of the Australian 2WD Rally Masters Series have advised that due to a totally impassable road we have lost almost 10k competitive in one stage from the original planned course. And as Forests NSW require us to have a 40kph speed limit over a bridge with a broken stringer, one stage has been split in two with a Timed Transport between part a & part b. As a result, the rally will now have.... 1 Leg - 4 Sections - 3 service breaks - 12 stages - 129.18k competitive & 149.78k transport for a total of almost 280k's (will still have 2 stages in daylight for everyone and 1 stage in twilight for about the first half of the field) Supp Regs will be released shortly and entries will open once the entries close for the upcoming Forbes Rally next week. Further updates will be posted on here as they become available
Current Pointscore now available!
The current series pointscores are now available for the Southern Cross Rally Series and Rookie Series
Entries open for the 2012 Forbes Inn Rally of Forbes
Supplementary Regulations for the 2012 Forbes Inn Rally of Forbes have now been released and can be found on the Forbes Event Page.
This years event will see a similar format to last year with just over 190km's of competitive driving on the Shire Roads of the Forbes and Cabonne Council areas, as well as the popular forest stage in Back Yamma State Forest.
The entry fee will be $395.00 and includes breakfast, lunch and the presentation dinner for both driver and navigator.
Entries will be limited to 60 so get your entries in fast!!
Results now online for the 2012 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally
Results for the 2012 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally are now available on the results page, head on over and check them out
Seeded Entry List & Service Information now available for 2012 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally!!
The Seeded Entry List is now available on the Event Page, with 56 Entries this is again another near fully subscribed field for the 3rd Round of the Pipe King AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series - Head on over to the Event Page to see the Seeded Entry List and good luck to all competitors!!!
Also on the Event Page is the Service Information for the event, the Single Central Service Park for the event will be at the Black Springs Picnic Area opposite the Black Springs Hall on the Black Springs-Goulburn Rd(at the intersection of Dog Rocks Rd & Campbells River Rd).
Accommodation available for 2012 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally
One of our competitors, John Joyner has contacted us to advise he has a cabin available for this weekends event in Oberon.
It is a 4 person cabin in the Jenolan Caravan Park in central Oberon.
If anyone is looking for accommodation and would like to take up John's offer to use the cabin, please contact John on 0418 462 744.
Spectator Instructions now available for the Dimension 1 Oberon Rally
The Spectator Instructions have now been released for the Dimension 1 Oberon Rally, they can be found on the Oberon Rally Event page, head over and download a copy now!
Supplementary Regulations for the 2012 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally now available on the Event page
The Supplementary Regulations for the 2012 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally are now available on the Event Page.
The entry fee is $345 and the event will consist of 126Km's of Competitive driving over 4 stages run twice
Entries open on 1st May, so get ready to send in those entries for Round 3 of the Pipe King AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series and Rookie Series
Supplementary Regulations to be release for the 2012 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally shortly
The 2012 Dimension 1 Oberon Rally has had a make over with three new stages only, one stage, Parallel, stays similar to 2011.
The roads in this new area have a lot less shale and rock so punctures are less of a problem.
We are fortunate to once again have some wonderful sponsors onboard, namely Dimension 1 and aim to provide a challenging, single day event.
We have based this years event from Black Springs Hall, a central rally location, and from there we will start the rally, service and return for a dinner and presentation that afternoon.
Black springs P&C will have catering for the service park throughout the day ,so we all should be well fed. Camping is also available at the service area, showers and toilets will be able to be used in the hall.
The course itself will consist of about 130kms competitive over 8 stages (4 Stages run twice). There are 3 service breaks included at a central service park with a maximum distance of 49kms competitive between services.
We have 3 spectator points in operation for a total of 6 viewings, but the best few spectator points are on road closures, if you can't enter please contact us as we could always use some help filling Officials positions.
The boys (and girls) at the front should be pushing hard as the Pipe King Southern Cross Rally Series heats up for Championship points for 2012, it should be a great event.
Supplementary Regulations should be released within the next 48 hours.
Expressions of Interest now open for 2012 Southern Mountains Rally!!
The Southern Mountains Rally is set to run in the first weekend November 3rd and 4th 2012 for Classic and Historic cars.
A separate event to be known as the Southern 300 will be run in conjunction with the Southern Mountains Rally for modern vehicles.
Preparations are well under way for what will be an exciting and challenging event run in a similar format to previous years.
The extraordinarily good roads will take crews over 18 separate stages and approx. 320kms competitive through many country towns on its way to and from the base, at the popular seaside town of Eden NSW.
This year’s event forms round 4 of the Australian 2wd Rally Masters Series involving $10,000.00 prize money as well as round 7 of the AMSAG Southern Cross Rally Series 2012. A strong field of competitors from all states is expected to contest for honours.
Expressions of interest are now open via the event web site www.southernmountainsrally.org.au
The rally is proudly run by the New South Wales Classic Rally Car Association in association with AMSAG www.nswclassicrallycarassociation.com.au
2012 Sunny Corner Rally Results now available!!
The final results for the 2012 Sunny Corner Rally have now been added to the Event Page and Results Page. Congratulations to Jason Flint & Chris Dowsett for their maiden Outright Victory and David Hills & Paul Bennett for the First Classic Class car home.
And an honourable mention to Nathan & Les Chivers for finishing 9th Outright in their first AMSAG Event, driving a Polaris RZR 900 SidexSide vehicle, only 1 second off 8th Place is a fantastic result and we look forward to seeing these guys and more SxS vehicles at future AMSAG events.
2012 Sunny Corner Rally
The Seeded Start List has now been added to the Sunny Corner Rally page, apologies for the delay in having them posted. Please head over to the event page now to check it out and good luck to all competitors running in the event tomorrow
2012 Sunny Corner Rally
Spectator Instructions have now been released for the Sunny Corner Rally, head on over to the event page now to download them!!
2012 Sunny Corner Rally
The Supplementary Regulations for the 2012 Sunny Corner Rally have now been released and can be found on the Sunny Corner Event Page.
The event will be 3 stages repeated once for a total of 6 stages over 111km's of competitive driving.
With a single 30 minute service held between the two loops of the stages at the Sunny Corner Arboretum (the old forestry camp area), located on the west of Sunny Corner Rd 6kms from the corner of Sunny Corner Rd and the Great Western Highway, Yetholme, service crews should have a chance to get out and see some of the action, and there will be 3 spectator points to choose from.
With an entry fee of $330.00 this is a great value event! Get your entries in now for what is sure to be another fantastic event run by experienced event director, Peter Batt.
2012 Bago Forest Classic Rally
Final Results have now been uploaded and can be found on the Results page
Congratulations to Ian Hill & Phil Bonser for the outright win and 1st in the 2WD Rally Masters.
Also Congratulations to David Opie & Ray Baker for the first 4WD.
2012 Bago Forest Classic Rally
The Seeded Start List is now on the Bago Forest Classic Event Page.
Head over and check it out!!!
53 Entries is an awesome start to the year!
Good luck to all competitors this weekend.
AMSAG Event Licence Requirements
I have spoken with Dave Aitchson and clarified the Licence requirement scenario once and for all.
Dave has in writing from AASA that they will accept CAMS Licences for events run under their permits.
This means, for all future events for AMSAG this year, a CAMS licence will be accepted, or if your CAMS licence has expired and you do not want to renew it, or you don't have a CAMS licence, you can purchase a AASA Rally Licence.
The process is simple and easy, i helped a competitor for this weekends Bago rally to get a licence processed in 10mins yesterday. AASA are very helpful, if you have any issues, call them and they will sort it out for you.
For all AMSAG series events, you will need to purchase an AMSAG Membership which can be done via the AMSAG website and will cost you $50.00 for a Competitive Membership. So all up, to run in the AMSAG series this year it will cost you $110 for licence and membership, if you already have a valid CAMS Rally Licence, it will only cost you the $50.00 membership fee, Pretty cheap really.
If any one has any questions, as always feel free to give me a buzz, just try and make it before 6pm if possible, or you can reach me via email and now Twitter (@amsagrally)
With regards to the Seeded Entry List, we should have this out by tonight or tomorrow. Apologies for delays, Dave Aitchson has been working out the seeding and with a few new guys who haven't run in AMSAG before he's been trying to work out where to put them, this coupled with having scruitne