RACE DAY ROSTER
Club Rd 4 Rerun - Sun 19 Nov

Fence Up - Sat 9am

Roster Volunteers:
Starter - Greg

Grid/Weigh -
Flags -

Timing - Rachael
Quads - Various Volunteers
Upcoming Events
19 Nov Sun Club Champ - Round 4 - Re-run
2 Dec Sat Presentation Picnic Day - Avoca Beach
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05/10/09

Notification of the Annual General Meeting
All members of the Central Coast Speedway Kart Club Inc are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held at the Davistown RSL Club, Murna Road, Davistown on Tuesday 10th November 2009, commencing promptly at 7.00pm.

All positions are declared vacant and will be up for election. All nominations must be in writing and sent to the Secretary no later than one (1) week prior to the meeting.

The Executive Committee positions are as follows: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Public Officer. Other positions elected on the night will be Race Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Drivers Representative, AKA Delegate, Track Team (3) and Technical Team (3).

Any special business will be considered if time permits and must be sent to the Secretary at least one (1) week prior to the meeting

05/10/09

Important Annual Supplementary Regulations Update
Please take the time to update yourself with the newer version of our annual Supp. Regs.

05/10/09

NSW State Speedway Kart Titles - Wrap Up
Wrap up details

18/09/09

Control Fuel
We will NOT be using a control fuel at the State Titles due to a last minute and unannounced change at the service station listed.

11/09/09

ENTRIES HAVE NOW CLOSED FOR THE NSW STATE SPEEDWAY KART TITLES

11/09/09

NSW State Speedway Kart Titles - REMINDER
We just want to remind people of some key points that are listed in the Supp Regs for the State Titles.

Control Fuel
(Vortex 98 Premium Unleaded) will be used at this meeting, and MUST be purchased from the Caltex Service Station, 69-71 Central Coast Highway (Pacific Highway) West Gosford (opposite Gosford RSL). Purchases must only be made between Friday 18th and Sunday 20th Sept. (or between Fri 25th and Sunday 27th Sept. for rain-out dates) from any pump.

Tyres
All classes except for Formula 100/Sportsman will be restricted to 6 tyres in total per kart per class for the duration of the event.
Formula 100/Sportsman will be restricted to 8 tyres in total per class for the duration of the event.
All chosen tyres must be presented at Scrutineering for identification and marking.

Motors
The maximum number of engines will be two per entry for all classes, except Formula 100/Sportsman which can have a maximum of three engines per entry.

Sealing Nuts / Tags
All motors must be fitted with Sealing Nuts / Tags appropriate for the respective type of engine unless specifically noted in class regulations (and as per Rule 19.33).
Rookies are also required to have Sealing Tags fitted to the Exhaust. (Rule 40.06 & 41.27)
Tag numbers will be recorded and checked throughout the meeting.

11/09/09

Exciting New Prizes for Titles
We are very excited to announce new sponsors who have joined us to make things even more enticing for competitors.

  • Every genuine entry goes in the draw for a FREE set of race tyres by Precision Motorsport
  • 1st Place Winner of Rookies wins a FREE engine re-build by Oversteer Race Centre
  • 1st Place Winner of Clubman Ladies wins $100 cash from Kart Racing Magazine

08/09/09

Lapscorers and Volunteers for Titles
We are urgently seeking 2 volunteers to assist with Lapscoring for the Titles. You don't need to have experience and on the job training can be provided.

If you are able to assist us, please contact Tanya Bailey as soon as possible. Contact

Trish is also seeking assistance for in the Race Office on Saturday morning. If you are able to assist, please contact Trish as soon as possible. Contact

08/09/09

Tech Compound Fenced
We would like send a huge thanks to the following people for your very generous efforts in fencing the compound area around the trucks and tech area.

  • Ken Moir & assistant (for donating fencing and labour)
  • Lakes Fencing (for donating fence posts)
  • Sharon & Scott Gillespie
  • Greg Smidt
  • Mick Martin
  • Mick Connor
  • Jim Bond
  • Vic Maastricht

05/09/09

NSW State Speedway Kart Titles - EXCITING UPDATE
Every genuine entry goes in the draw for a FREE set of tyres, thanks to Precision Motorsport. So don't delay getting your entry in before the closing date of 11/09/09. You have only got until Friday to get your entries in, so don't delay or you will miss out!!!

We will also be hosting a Historic Kart demonstration on Sunday 20/09/09

05/09/09

New Grid Boards
We would like to extend a huge thank you to the Blanch family for their extremely generous donation of the new grid boards to our Club. I think everyone will agree they are a vast trade up on the old ones.

02/09/09

NSW State Speedway Kart Titles 2009
To allow people more time, we have extended the entry closing date to the 11th September. All entries must be on an official AKA Entry Form and MUST be paid in full prior to the closing date. Credit card payments can be accepted over the phone. Information Flyer, Supplementary Regulations are available online now. Downloads

02/09/09

Online Licence Renewals
All licence holders are now able to process their own licence renewals, or apply for a new licence online on the AKA website. This means you no longer have to do them through the Club unless your licence expires in less than 5 days from the date you are renewing it.

02/09/09

Seeking Volunteers for NSW State Titles
As with any meeting of this size, we will require many helpers to ensure it goes ahead smoothly. So if you are able to assist us for either or both days, please let Tanya Bailey know. Contact details

02/09/09

Club Shirts
Don't forget that we now have the new Club Shirts available for purchase. They come in either Red/Black or Blue/Black and range in size for kids through to adults. The kids sizes are just $30 and adults sizes are $35. We also have a great range of other merchandise for sale as well starting at just $5. So please support your Club by making a purchase. Club Merchandise

28/08/09

2009 Duty Roster
The remaining dates for the 2009 Duty Roster have now been finalised. The Roster is online. Please contact our Race Secretary if you have any questions. Duty Roster Contact Details

28/08/09

Driver's Profiles
Please update or submit your Driver's Profiles and send us your photo. Many of the profiles are significantly out of date or don't have a photo

02/08/09

Kidz on the Dirt
Our committee has voted to delay the new Kidz on the Dirt race meeting until very early in the new season due to a lack of available dates for the remainder of this year. We apologise for this delay but we felt it was better to delay it and put together a very special day for the kids than to rush into it at the last minute.

02/08/09

King of the Dirt ENTRIES NOW CLOSED
We would greatly appreciate all existing entries to be confirmed if they are or aren't attending, so we can finalise our plans.

02/08/09

Update on Trish
Vic and Trish would like to thank everyone for your kind thoughts and numerous enquiries about Trish's injury at Round 5. She is black and blue and has a lot of soft tissue damage to both legs but no broken bones thankfully. She should be fully back on deck for our next race day. In response to a couple of comments, yes she really does need to drink her Red Bull before she tries to fly again!!!

12/06/09

King of the Dirt - Rescheduled to 29th August 2009
For the 3rd attempt, we have set another new date for the King of the Dirt. It will be replacing the Come 'n' Try date.

12/06/09

Changes to the Calendar
Due to having to reschedule the King of the Dirt for the 3rd attempt, we have had to shuffle a couple of dates.

The Come 'n' Try Day that was going to be on the 29th August 2009 will now be moved to the following day, 30th August from 9.00am - 12.00pm. Pre-bookings are essential

The Practice Day on the 30th August from 12.00pm - 4.00pm. No booking required. $20 per person

02/06/09

Seeking Volunteers for NSW State Titles in September
We are already in the planning process for the NSW State Speedway Kart Titles being held at CCSKC on 19th-20th September.

As with any meeting of this size, we will require many helpers to ensure it goes ahead smoothly. So if you are able to assist us for either or both days, please let Tanya Bailey know. Contact details

02/06/09

King of the Dirt Rescheduled Again
Once again the weather beat us in trying to re-run this meeting. We will once again reschedule this meeting and details will be released once they are confirmed.

25/05/09

Kids Only Race Meeting
At our last Committee Meeting it was decided that we would host a special kids only race meeting later in the season for all the Midgets, Rookies and Juniors of all licence grades. The details haven't been finalised yet but will have more details soon.

First of all, we are looking for a great name for this event. So if you have any suggestions please let Trish know.

22/05/09

King of the Dirt - Timetable Change
The timetable for the King of the Dirt has been moved forward by 1 hour. This is because the original timetable was for during daylight saving plus winter has hit early, so we thought it best to make this adjustment.

14/05/09

Comer S80 to SW80 Conversions
The AKA has now confirmed that there are plentiful supplies of conversion kits now available so the ruling for all S80 Comer engines to be converted to SW80 came in to force on the 1st April 2009.

20/04/09

Entry restrictions for Australian and State Titles
The AKA has informed both NSWSKC and CCSKC that they will be enforcing the existing State Policy that Midgets and D and C Grade Rookies will not be permitted to enter either the Australian or State Speedway Kart Titles from here on.

This policy has been in force since 2007, however until now they have not enforced it on Speedway. This change has not been brought about by either NSWSKC or CCSKC.

We realise that this is going to upset a lot of our junior karters, and we apologise for it but whether we agree with it or not, this type of restriction is being introduced across all sports, not just karting, in this country in response to increased pressures that can sometimes be applied to kids at this level of competition at a young age.

Some sporting Clubs are even taking it to the level of removing kids of this age from any type of point scoring or championship competition, however after considerable discussion, our Executive has decided that we will not be introducing restrictions of this nature on our Members. Therefore our Club will continue to include Midgets and Rookies in all Race Meeting and Annual Championship points as we do for all other classes and they will also continue to be displayed on this website and in the Kart Torque Newsletter as normal too.

20/04/09

Australia Kart Titles - Entry closing date delayed to 17/5/09
Reminder that entries close on the 17th May for the Inaugural Australian Speedway Kart Titles being held at NSWSKC.

11/04/09

Officials Training Schools - 19/3/09 - REMINDER
We are hosting an Officials School (Clerk of Course, Stewards & OLT) on Sunday 19th April.

If you are already accredited, you will need to attend a school to remain registered, or alternatively, if you are interested in training to become an Official, you are more than welcome to book in and come along. Further information on becoming an Official.

11/04/09

Club Membership Renewals - Reminder
We would like to remind everyone that CCSKC Club Memberships run from January to December each year, and not from the date of renewal or the term of your AKA Licence. There are still a couple of renewals outstanding for this year.

As per Rule 13.04.2 "A person applying for the issue of a new licence, or renewal of an existing licence must be a member of an affiliated Club and must remain a financial member of an AKA club during that period of the licence."

11/04/09

Latest Addendums
Please take the time to keep yourself up to date with the latest Karting Manual Addendums. Addendums

11/04/09

The Inaugural running of the AKA Australian Speedway Kart Titles
On the long weekend in June the New South Wales Speedway Kart Club in association with the Central Coast Speedway Kart Club are proud to announce the hosting of the first ever AKA Australian Speedway Kart Title. 

This event on the calendar has been long overdue for speedway karters and will see entries from all over the country competing for speedway karting’s top honour.

The event will be held at the Nepean Motorsport Complex, Rickards Road, Castlereagh, NSW. 

The Supp-Regs for the title are now available and can be found on the NSW Speedway Kart Club website at www.nswskc.com.au

Importantly, the entry close date is the 3rd May and entries must be paid in full by this date. The NSW Speedway Kart Club extends an invitation to AKA licensed members to come and compete in what will be speedway karting’s biggest event of the season.

02/04/09

King of the Dirt - POSTPONED
Sorry everyone but we have no choice but to postpone our meeting this weekend as the track is drowned with "Duck Lake" taking up a large portion of turn 2 and large puddles in other places. Even if we don't receive any more rain, it is past the point of no return.

The meeting will be rescheduled to the alternate date on Saturday 30th May

Entries are now open again and will close on the 17th May (Round 3).

18/03/09

Queries Regarding Tyres at Gosford
CCSKC will continue to run (at all meetings held at our Club) with our existing tyre rules. This permission has been granted as part of the "Local Conditions" clause in the current AKA Approved Supplementary Regulations, which states:-

"Restricted Classes including KT Modified classes may use any AKA approved dry/slick and/or wet tyre from the current or any previous AKA Karting Manual at CCSKC tracks. (Refer Table 23.09) Tyres may be hand grooved.
No 6-inch diameter tyres or Burris tyres allowed in classes other than Formula 100/Sportsman."

11/03/09

Roster Enquiries
Please direct all Roster enquiries to our Race Secretary. Contact Details

11/03/09

Licence Renewals
We will no longer be processing licence renewals on Race Day morning as the delay it causes in processing entries is too long. Once the new licensing system comes online, you will be required to renew all licences at least 1 month in advance.

Renewals can be processed on the day before each Race Meeting between 11.00am and 2.00pm at the track or at other times by arrangement.

09/03/09

2009 Membership Renewals NOW DUE
All 2009 Membership Renewals must be done by no later than Round 2 for points from Rounds 1 & 2 to count towards the Club Championship

24/02/09

Great Start to the Season
We have had a great start to the season with very successful Come 'n' Try and Practice Days last weekend.

Congratulations and welcome to the large crew of new licence holders... we are very happy to have you onboard.

We would like to send out a huge thank you to the following people for all their help over the weekend. It's people like you, who make our Club work so well

  • Mick Connor
  • Jim Bond
  • Greg & Jo Smidt
  • Jayne & Bernie Peters
  • Ken Moir - excellent BBQ cook
  • Neil & Ashley Schroder
  • Vic & Kris Maastricht
  • Sharon & Scott Gillespie
  • and anyone else who loaned their equipment, without your generosity we couldn't hold days like this

12/02/09

Over 40's and Ladies Classes for 2009
Our Committee voted this week to remain running our Over 40's class as a Clubman Class for this season.

We are also going to be offering a Ladies Clubman Class for all senior ladies. This class is being offered as an experimental class for 2009, which means that it will only run if there are enough entries on the day and will not be included in our end of year Club Championship unless it runs at each round throughout the season.

Trophies for each round for this class will be presented at the following round, to ensure we are not making unnecessary purchases. This will be reviewed if the class becomes well supported over time.

The weight will be determined on the day based on the entries received, therefore it could be a light, heavy or combined class.

12/02/09

New Licence and Entry Computer System
Our Club has now been issued with our computer system for the new licence and race entry system from the AKA. It will be in use from Round 1 and should make processing race entries significantly faster and easier.

For those who don't have their plastic licence yet, we are still able to use your old licence, however, you will need to get your new plastic licence as soon as possible.

12/02/09

Plastic Licences
If you haven't already done so, all competitors need to send a recent passport photo to the AKA State Office so you can be issued with a new plastic photo licence as soon as possible.

For those who have just renewed your licence, you will automatically receive one with your new licence.

12/02/09

Officials Training Schools
We will be holding both a Clerk/Steward/OLT school and a Scrutineering school at our track this year.

If you are already accredited, you will need to attend a school to remain registered, or alternatively, if you are interested in training to become an official, you are more than welcome to book in and come along. Further information on becoming an Official.

For the Stewards/Clerks/OLT School - Possible dates available are (you will need to nominate which date/s you are available):

  • Saturday 11th April
  • Sunday 12th April

For the Scrutineers School - Possible date available (To be confirmed with AKA) would be the King of the Dirt Twilight meeting on 4th April.

Please don't delay in booking in for any of these schools.

05/02/09

Season Kick-Off
CCSKC's 2009 season kicks off this Saturday 7th February with a Registration Day for all Driver, Licences and Memberships.
We will also be holding a mini-swap meet and BBQ on the day.

Time: 9.00am - 3.00pm
Location: Precision Motorsport, Unit 7, 10 Donaldson St North Wyong.

We will also be taking this opportunity to determine if any ladies want to run a separate Ladies Class this year, and if Over 40's want to change to a KT pipe/class. These changes will be voted on at next weeks Committee Meeting, so all Members, please drop by, and let us know what you want !

Remember, our Come 'n' Try Day is Saturday 21st February, with bookings essential, please contact our Secretary.

We will also be holding a Working Bee that day, with fencing or a new compound and general track maintenance in readiness for our season. So any help anyone can give this day would be greatly appreciated !

Our first Practice Day is Sunday 22nd February. Cost will be $25 per driver for the day. Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm. Drivers with engines to run in, please be there early!!!

Then our first Race Meeting is Sunday 1st March. See you all there !!!

Vic Maastricht
President

28/01/09

MIDGET S80 Engine Delay
Due to a shortage of availability for the cylinder kits for the S80 conversions we are allowing the use of the S80 under the 2008 Karting Manual until the 1st April 2009.

15/01/09

Track Working Bee
We are going to be holding a Working Bee on the 21st February (Come 'n' Try Day) to do truck maintenance and compound fencing. Please come along and give us a hand.

15/01/09

Registration Day 7th February 2009
It is really important to our planning for everyone to come along and register at our Pre-Season Registration Day being held on the 7th Feb 2009 at Precision Motorsport Unit 7 / 10 Donaldson St North Wyong from 9am-3pm.

All Memberships renewed that day will receive a $5 discount.

Apart from Membership and Licence renewals, we are also holding a Swap Meet and Sausage Sizzle, so if you have karting stuff to sell/swap or need, be sure to come along.

Doug will also have good supplies of all speedway karting needs available for purchase in the morning.

15/01/09

Possible change from Clubman to KT for Over 40's and Ladies Class
We are putting the decision out to our Over 40 competitors about if they want the class to remain as a Clubman class or change to a KT class. Nominations are being sought from competitors up to the Registration Day so a decision can be made.

We are also putting up the option again of running a Ladies only class. We are seeking nominations for this class before the season starts. There will need to be a minimum of 8 genuine pre-season nominations for this class to be run.

15/01/09

Important Changes to 2009 Karting Manual
This is a list of some of the important changes that affect speedway, that have been made to the 2009 Karting Manual. The manual is now available online at the AKA NSW Website. Please be sure to check for all changes that relate to your class, as ignorance is no excuse.

Rule 12.01 Scrutineering:
It is the competitors responsibility to obtain a correct scrutineering form, complete it and return it to the designated meeting official. This signifies that they have checked all listed items and their kart and apparel appear to comply with the relevant AKA Manual rules. All licence holders may be required to present their kart, apparel and scrutineering form to a scrutineer for acceptance prior to the start of the meeting.

Rule 13.21 Licence Qualifications, Restrictions and Options
2. Rookies:
(a) A Rookie driver, may elect to move to Junior division at age 12 or anytime between their thirteenth (13) birthday at the end of the calendar year.
(b) Rookie drivers aged 11 years and over with a total race ready body weight (including all race wear) in excess of 55kg (verified by a Licensed AKA Official) may apply to their State Licensing Secretary for upgrade to the Junior class.
(c) Once a driver has competed in Juniors the right to return to Rookies is forfeited.

Rule 15.16 Black and Orange Disc: (Optional
This flag is displayed together with a panel upon which the competitors’ kart number is shown to inform the driver concerned that their kart may have a mechanical / safety problem or does not comply with the current AKA Manual. The driver must return to the mechanical breakdown lane / in grid safely, prior to completion of the next lap.

Rule 16.08 Restarting of Karts:
(e) Karts fitted with clutches:
In the event of a spin or stoppage on the track, karts fitted with clutches may continue racing provided always that:
(i) The driver remains seated in the kart at all times.
(ii) The driver does not touch the ground with either their hands or feet.
(iii) No person has lifted, pushed or directly moved the kart to get it mobile.
(iv) The kart proceeds with its own power.
(v) Only karts fitted with an onboard electric starter may restart the engine.
(vi) The kart proceeds as soon as safely possible to the direction of racing and within 1 lap.

Rule 16.11 Race Stoppage:
(4) All competitors eligible for a re-start after a red flag stoppage must be allowed one spark plug change if the engine fails to fire after the first attempted re-start. Subsequent attempts will be allowed at the discretion of the Clerk of the Course.

Rule 19.10 Identifying Marks:
(i) Each kart shall have affixed to it a correct scrutineering sticker or identifying mark supplied for that meeting. This signifies that the driver has confirmed their entry for the meeting and completed a Scrutineering Form relevant to the entry. The Grid Marshal / Scrutineers shall not allow any kart that does not display a correct scrutineering sticker or identifying mark to practice, time trial, qualify or race.
Failure to comply will result in the driver being excluded from the Meeting.
Refer to rule 12.01(a).

25.06 Front Fairing (Nose Cones):
(d) Nose cone to be attached to chassis with the manufacturers supplied fittings only. Any temporary repairs to be approved by Chief Scrutineer.

Chapter 41 - Midgets
Only permitted engines in this class are the Comer SW80 and Yamaha KT100J
(AKA Memo - Due to a shortage of availability for the cylinder kits for the S80 conversions we are allowing the use of the S80 under the 2008 Karting Manual until the 1st April 2009.)

Chapter 48 - Side Numbers Plates
It is permissible (and highly recommended) that a side number plate made from Coreflute® of not more than 300mm x 300mm be attached to the inside of the right and left hand side pod’s by means of bolt and nut or cable ties and that this plate is used to bear the entrants kart race number of a minimum size of 130mm high and 20mm wide of continuous brush stroke.

15/01/09

Midget Class Restrictor Plates and Weights
Yamaha KT100J engines to have an AKA issued exhaust restrictor plate with a 13.02mm maximum diameter hole and of 2.1mm maximum thickness. This restrictor is to replace the 13.50mm exhaust restrictor plate from 2008, as per rule 41.26.

2009 Midget Weights: Rule 48.03
Comer SW80 - 90kg
Yamaha KT100J - 95kgs

15/01/09

KT Modifieds AKA43 Airbox
Unfortunately all KT Modified classes still need to run the AKA43 airbox (silver). We did try to get it through the AKA but weren't successful. Given the win we have had with the clutches, it was best to not cause more waves.

15/01/09

New Club Shirts
We are now taking order for our new range of Club Shirts, as displayed at Presentation Picnic Day. You now have a choice of either Blue/Black or Red/Black, or we still have supplies of the old green ones as well.

Unfortunately at this time, we don't have any children's sizes but they are coming soon. Further Details.

31/12/08 Happy New Year
We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy new year and look forward to seeing you all again for a fantastic year in 2009!!!!!!!!!!
31/12/08 Come 'n' Try Day Bookings
Pre-booking for our Come 'n' Try Day on the 21st February 2009 is essential.
Come 'n' Try Day Information
21/12/08 New Photo Galleries Now Online
Check out the latest photo galleries including the Presentation Picnic Day.
Photo Galleries
19/12/08

Items left behind at Presentation Picnic
We have a collection of items that were left behind after the Presentation Picnic. Beach towel, jacket, joggers & socks and a couple of stubbie holders.
If you are missing something, please let me know.

18/12/08

NKC approves CLUTCH EXEMPTION FOR ALL CLUBMAN CLASSES
Much to our great surprise and astonishment, the NKC has agreed to support our motion for a COMPLETE & PERMANENT CLUTCH EXEMPTION FOR ALL SPEEDWAY CLUBMAN CLASSES.

So please disregard the class information printout on the back of the 2009 calendar, as this means our plans to restructure our senior classes is no longer necessary, so we will just continue with all our current classes as per our 2008 championship.

We were attempting to get information to our Members in a timely manner, and we apologise for any confusion caused by this reversal, but we are as surprised as you about this last minute decision by the AKA.

2009 Classes:

Midgets - Comer
90kg
MIDGETS / ROOKIES - "J" CLUTCHES DELAYED TO AT LEAST 30th AUGUST 2009
Midgets - J
95kg
Rookies
100kg
Juniors - Combined
125kg
COMPULSORY CLUTCHES DELAYED TO AT LEAST 30th AUGUST 2009
Clubman Light
135kg
PERMANENT EXEMPTION FROM CLUTCHES FOR ALL CLUBMAN AND KT CLASSES FROM 2009 ONWARDS.
(Clutches may be run if desired but are not compulsory)
Clubman Heavy
155kg
Clubman Over 40
155kg
KT Modified Light
135kg
KT Modified Heavy
155kg
17/12/08 All 2009 Forms and Calendars Online
All of the updated 2009 Forms and Calendar are now available online
07/12/08 Tony Hopping
We were informed last night that Tony Hopping (speedway and speedway karting stalwart) is in hospital in a serious condition. Details at this time are sketchy as to exactly what has happened, but we wish him and his family all the best in a speedy recovery.
05/12/08 Information from the AKA regarding Dunlop Kart Tyres
Given the recent changes in the value of the Australian dollar against other currencies across the world, in particular the Japanese Yen, the recommended retail price for of a set of Dunlop kart tyres will be altered as of December 1, 2008.

Over the past few years, the Japanese Yen has been one of the most stable currencies against the Australian dollar, however, the current conversion rate is approximately 40% lower than it was several months ago.

Due to this factor, Dunlop Kartsport and the Australian Karting Association, have been left with no option other than to alter the recommended retail price for the Dunlop SL1 and the Dunlop KT6SLW1 tyres.

“The large alteration in the exchange rate over the past few months has seen many products that are imported change in price recently and unfortunately as all Dunlop tyres are made in Japan, we are not immune to this change,” said Dunlop Kartsport’s Les May.

“Over the years the Japanese Yen has been very stable in relation to our dollar but a when our landing costs increased by 40% it necessitated a change to the recommended retail price.

“As a part of Dunlop's ongoing commitment to the karting community we have worked closely with the AKA to minimise the effect this will have on the karters. As a result, the price alteration is approximately 20% lower than what it could have been if it wasn't for the positive outlook and forward thinking of the current National Karting Council and the AKA Executive.

“Should we see another major change, hopefully in the opposite direction to the one we have experienced recently, in the exchange rate, I assure karters that the costs will be reduced accordingly in a timely manner.”

Effective as of Monday December 1, 2008 the recommended retail price for a set of Dunlop SL1 dry weather tyres (as used in the Midgets, Rookies and National categories) will be $238.00 and the recommended retail price for a set of Dunlop KT6SLW1 wet weather tyres will be $289.00.

The above prices represent an increase of approximately 16% on the current SL1 price and 20% on the KT6SLW1 price, well below the 40% currently being passed on by retailers to consumers purchasing other imported products from Japan.
05/12/08

Karters to Benefit from Recent Decisions at NKC Conference
Members of the Australian Karting Association (AKA) will benefit from several decisions made by the National Karting Council (NKC) during its November conference held in Sydney last weekend.

Given the current economic climate, the members of the NKC have made the decision to delay the implementation of mandatory clutches for all National and Clubman classes until August 30, 2009.

AKA President Richard Erdmann believes the NKC’s decision is a rational one given the pressure being placed on the budgets of karters across the country at the current time.

“Karting is a sport which generally flourishes when the economic times are good and when the outlook doesn’t look so bright our sport can suffer,” said Erdmann.

“Given the current economic outlook, the NKC has made the decision to delay the mandatory implementation of clutches in the National and Clubman classes until August 30, 2009. This decision effectively provides the competitors in these categories a further nine months to prepare.”

For the past few years the NKC has discussed the possibility of the AKA moving towards a new structure in the form of Governance. Last weekend the Council made the final decision to move ahead with this process and the interim Board of Directors will be chosen early in 2009.

Following the selection of the interim Board of Directors in March, it is anticipated the first AKA Board of Directors will be voted in prior to June 30, 2009.

“Governance is something that has been bandied around for quite a few years, with a lot of work going on behind the scenes to get all the ‘ducks in a row’ so to say. I’m pleased to see that we are now moving forward with the final stages of this process,” said Erdmann.

“By having a Governance structure in place I believe that the AKA will become an even stronger entity and also be able to provide more value and enjoyable experiences for our members.”

Another key decision made at the weekend was in reference to the use of the Yamaha KT100J engine in the Midgets category. The NKC has monitored the difference between this engine and the Comer SW80 engine over the past few months. As a result of this monitoring, the current 13.5mm restrictor plate in the Yamaha engine will be replaced by a 13.0mm restrictor with an effective date of January 1, 2009. Drivers using a Yamaha engine will also have a minimum combined kart and driver weight of 100kg kilograms.

“It is important that we ensure the engines in the category remain within the spirit of the regulations, which is why we have made this slight alteration to the performance of the Yamaha engine,” said Erdmann.

“The intention of the Yamaha engine is for it to be a transitional engine for those competitors close to making the move into the Rookies category.”

24/11/08 Update on Scott Wilson
We heard last night that Scott is badly bruised and shaken up but no broken bones or serious injury but unfortunately his kart on the other hand may be terminal.
We wish him all the very best and hope to see him back racing again next year!!!
12/11/09 Congratulations to Tanya Bailey
We believe congratulations are due to Tanya Bailey for her recent Squash win that has now propelled her into ranking 5th in the World for her age group.
06/11/08 Kart Torque Newsletter
The November edition is now available. Club Members should have received a printed copy at Round 8, however if you didn't they will still be available from the Race Office on Sunday (Round 9). They are available for download from this website.
06/11/08 Parent/Guardian/Pit Crew Safety Vests
Rule 17.12 (f) & (j) and Rule 14.12. When Parents/Guardian/Pit Crew enter the centre of the track to assist with the removal of karts they must use a GREEN safety vests.
03/11/08

Kart Tampering
As all of the people in attendance at Round 8 will be aware, we had a serious ongoing issue with people tampering with other peoples karts. They will also be acutely aware of my opinion of this issue.

For those who were not at that race meeting, I will repeat my opinion so as to make it very clear to one and all where we stand.At no time in the past, present or future has tampering with other people's equipment ever been acceptable or condoned at any track.

This is the most serious form of cheating around and is not on!!!!!We race at CCSKC for the fun of racing. If your need to win a trophy is so severe, then I suggest you need to re-evaluate why you race karts. After all, you are not racing for money, sheep stations or any other reason other than for the love of it and the possibility of winning a plastic trophy. This is not Formula 1.

Just remember that the kids we have racing are the future of our sport, so please think seriously about what message this behaviour is sending to them.

Yes, it is everyones responsibility to ensure their own equipment is safe at all time and to double check their settings before going onto the track but... what happened to the friendly Central Coast trusting environment we are all so used to living in?

Now before anyone gets into the old "us" and "them" crud... this did not just happen to CCSKC members, it happened across most classes and to both Clubs members.

As pointed out on the day, I take a very dim view of this behaviour and as the Chief Steward on the day, will not hesitate to refer anyone caught directly to a Disciplinary Tribunal with a recommendation of in excess of 2 years suspension.

So we all need to take a step back and give this some serious consideration for the future of our sport.

Submitted by Trish Maastricht

21/10/08

SPORTS RAGE AND UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR - REMINDER
Please make sure you bring yourself up to date on our position on Sports Rage and Unacceptable Behaviour.
7/10/08

Annual General Meeting Notification
All Members of the Central Coast Speedway Kart Club Inc. are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held at the Davistown RSL Club, Murna Rd, Davistown on Tuesday 11th November 2008, commencing promptly at 7.00pm.

All positions are declared vacant and will be up for election. All nominations must be in writing and sent to the Secretary no later than one (1) week prior to the meeting.

The Executive Committee positions are as follows: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Public Officer. Other positions elected on the night will be: Race Secretary, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Drivers Representative, AKA Delegate, Track Team (3) and Technical Team (3).

Any special business will be considered if time permits and must be sent to the Secretary at least one (1) week prior to the meeting.

  Karting For MS
The URL for the Karting 4 MS Website is www.everydayhero.com.au/event/karting4ms  
When Karting mum of three Benita Spicer was first diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in early 2007, it was her eldest son James who came up with idea of a Kart Event to help raise awareness and funds for the MS Australia - ACT/NSW/VIC, in the hope of finding a cure for his mum. Benita’s family and the motorsport community have rallied behind her to help organise ‘Karting for MS’.
On 3 December 2008, drivers will be competing in an MS Fundraising Team Relay at Oran Park Raceway. Relay teams will consist of nine members ranging from Midgets to V8 Supercar drivers & media personalities with the winning team completing the most laps in the shortest time. Relay Racing will begin at 8.30am until approximately 1.00pm. A BBQ will follow with presentation of trophies, raffle prizes and announcement of the Top Fundraising Junior & Senior Karters.
Why not come along to cheer for your team, mingle with V8 Supercar personalities and be a part of the excitement. We would love to see you there!
Thank you very much for your support!
Press on "Top Ten Fundraisers" and you can keep updated with the amount raised so far.  $1,500 was raised in less than 24 hours.
  Rumours Answered
Contrary to a rumour that has been circulating about CCSKC moving to NASR next year, we can absolutely guarantee that this has never even been discussed or considered.

The only reason we can come up with for this rumour starting is from a question posed on a survey about clutches at the last round at Gosford that asked if karters would consider moving to another non-AKA group if clutches were forced on us.

It wasn't implying that we as a Club were considering it, instead it was just enquiring if you- the karter, were considering it.

27/08/08

Bereavement Notice - Bryan Foyle
It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of Bryan Foyle, father of Midget racer, Corey Foyle.
Brian passed away suddenly at Nepean Raceway last Sunday from a heart attack. He was only 37 years old.
CCSKC would like to extend our condolences to Jo, Corey and family.
Bryan's funeral will be held on the 1st Sept. Please contact Trish for details

27/08/08

Licence Fee Increases from 1/9/08
All Licence fees will increase from the 1/9.
New Licences - $245
Renewal Licences - $222
New Renewal $245 (licence expired more than 30 days)

27/08/08

Welcome to Our New Vice President
It is with great pleasure that we can now announce that we have finally filled the role of Vice President. The brave soul who has taken on this job is Scott Schroder.
The Executive would like to welcome Scott onboard and look forward to working with him.

22/07/08

KEEP UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST ADDENDUMS - REMINDER
Please remember to check all the latest Karting Manual Addendums before this weekend as some of them do relate to Speedway. Addendums 

22/07/08

EFTPOS & Credit Card - REMINDER
Due to popular demand we now have an EFTPOS and Credit Card Terminal at our Race Office.
There will be a small $2 user fee per transaction to cover the bank costs of having this facility.

22/07/08

Illegal Barrel Coating Advertising
It has come to our attention via the AKA that there are currently ads appearing in a number of karting magazines stating that they can provide re-coating of barrels that is "barely detectible by the AKA".
This is NOT true and is in fact illegal under the AKA Karting Manual. Unfortunately, the AKA can't prevent ads like this running, so it is vital before you have any repairs or work done to your engines or karts to ensure that it is legal.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE YOUR KART CONFORMS - SO DON'T GET SUCKED IN!!!!!

18/06/08

End of Year Highest Point Scorers Awards
We are thrilled to announce we have more new End of Season Awards.
Thanks to the great generosity of Scott & Sharon Gillespie from Rowe's Hire, we will be presenting awards for both the Junior and Senior Overall Highest Point Scorer of the 2008 season.

12/06/08

Officials and Volunteers
Have you ever thought about training to become a Steward or Clerk of Course? If you have, your last chance to attend a school this year is being held on Saturday 28th June at the NSW AKA State Office in Penrith.
You don't need any special skills to train in either position, just a willingness to learn and a desire to assist your Club and sport.
There is also one last Scrutineers School for this year left on the Calendar as well. It is being held at Newcastle Kart Racing Club on the 12th-13th July.
If you would prefer to help out in other ways, we are always looking for Volunteers to help out on Race Days, for example, helping in the Race Office, helping to set up the track, and most important of all, helping to pack up and pull down the fence at the end of each Race Day.
Even if you can't help at every meeting, when you can is always greatly appreciated.
So please consider helping us out this year by becoming a Volunteer or Official. Your assistance would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to know more, please contact our Secretary or President. Contact details

12/06/08

Working Bee - Thank You
We would like to send a huge thank you to Mick Martin, Greg Smidt, Ashley & Scott Schroder, Vic & Trish Maastricht for taking the time to support their Club on this important day.
They all put in a sterling effort to get most of the necessary tasks completed before the weather closed in.
It also has to be said that we were truly disappointed in the lack of numbers who turned up to help. If more hands had of given just a couple of hours, we could have got everything done on one day.

12/06/08

CCSKC Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 2008
Wow how fast the time has past!!!
We are proud to be celebrating our 10th Anniversary this month. Many Members have come and gone over the years but we are incredibly lucky that most of our founding Members are still involved in our Club.
We will be holding celebrations at Round 5 on 29th June to mark this momentous occasion, so please make sure you stay for Presentation at the end of the day.

17/05/08

Thank You to Our Volunteers
CCSKC would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the incredible support that we receive from a very loyal group of volunteers who give of their time whenever it is needed.
This time frequently runs into many hours on a very regular basis and we would like everyone to take the time to acknowledge and thank those people, because without their dedication our Club wouldn't exist.
Some of the main people are:
  • Tanya Bailey
  • Jim Bond
  • Kristy Connor
  • Mick Connor
  • Charlie Dunlop
  • Vic Maastricht
  • Mick Martin
  • Greg Ryan
  • Greg Smidt
  • Jo Smidt
Of course there are more but this group are the main ones who are there all the time.

16/05/08

Pit Crew Safety Vests
Due to the high level of Club owned safety vests going missing (the ones used by Pit Crew / Parents when on the infield), our Committee has voted that once the current ones are all gone, we will no longer be providing them free of charge.
As per Rule 17.12(j), anyone entering the infield area will be required to provide their own fluoro GREEN safety vests.
Our Race Office will have new vests available for purchase on race days. The cost is yet to be determined.

15/05/08

New Senior Licence Holders
Following on from a very successful trial, we have now included in our Club Rules that ALL new Senior Licence Holders MUST complete a Flag Day PRIOR to be allowed to compete at our track. Rule 13.18 will apply.

10/05/08

Roster Updated
We have now released the final version of the 2008 Duty Roster. With a pile of new people joining our Club, we have been able to fill the remaining vacancies.

19/04/08

AKA43 Airbox & Filter
The new AKA43 Airbox and Filter become compulsory for ALL CLASSES (except Formula 100/Sportsman) from 1st May 2008 as per Rule 25.24.
The AKA assures us that St George Kart Centre (the manufacturer) has enough supplies to fill all orders placed by karting suppliers, so there shouldn't be any problem with supply.
We are aware this is very short notice and that our next race meeting is only 2 weeks away, but the AKA has refused to give us any extension of time, even though the speedway filter issue was only resolved last week.
The actual outer Airbox is the same for tar and speedway, however the dirt/speedway version of the filter is different. The dirt/speedway filter is yellow instead of the blue tar version - so be sure to purchase the correct version as it could turn out to be a very expensive error if you use the wrong one!
The Dirt Filter is made from a material that is 16 microns dry and 4 microns oiled. The material will flow the same whether it is dry or oiled so it is best to oil them. The filter element is supplied to us by Uni Filter who also own Finer Filter.
Precision Motorsport now have good stock levels of the Airbox and Speedway Filters.
We will have limited supplies available for purchase in our Race Office for Round 4 in case you haven't been able to get one.

16/04/08

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WEIGHT CHANGES FOR MIDGETS
The Australian Karting Association would like to advise of the following information:
Competitors using the Yamaha 100J restricted engine in the Midget class will have a minimum weight of 95kg. The National Karting Council have made this decision after receiving data from recent parity testing between the Comer S - Comer SW and Yamaha J engines.
This rule change is to be effective from Monday 14th April 2008.
This change will be closely monitored to make sure that parity of the 3 engines is achieved.

29/02/08

New Race Day & End of Year Awards for 2008
This year we are thrilled to announce there will be a new award presented at each Championship Round, plus two new end of year awards as well.
Championship Rounds Encouragement Award
Through the wonderful generosity of a new Club Member, the Dicker family, we are extremely proud to be presenting a $50 Encouragement Award at every Championship Round in 2008.
This award will be open to all competitors on the day and will be decided by the Officials of the meeting.
This prize will only be redeemable via a Gift Voucher through Precision Motorsport for the purchase of karting goods. It is not redeemable for cash.
End of Season Junior & Senior Encouragement Awards
One lucky competitor from either the Midgets, Rookies or Juniors and another one from a Senior class will each receive a $500 Sponsorship Package for the 2009 season. The winners of these awards will be decided by the sponsor for each award at the end of this season and will be focusing on the encouragement of up and coming talent.
You must be a Member of our Club for the whole season to qualify for this Award.
These two new awards have been made possible through the generosity of Vic & Trish Maastricht from Bleeding Edge Computer Systems for the Junior Award and Jeremy McGowan from McGowan Building Services for the Senior Award.
Both of the prizes will only be redeemable via a Gift Voucher through Precision Motorsport for the purchase of karting goods. It is not redeemable for cash.

29/02/08

Photo Galleries
Thanks to the generous donation of a mass of photos from Bob Genner, we have been able to update of Photo Galleries for most Rounds in 2007. Photo Galleries

21/02/08

Come 'n' Try and OLT Days
Come 'n' Try and OLT's can be done on any Race Day throughout the season, however prior bookings are essential. Contact details

07/02/08

Pit Crew Passes
All Pit Crew entering restricted areas (The Outgrid, The Ingrid, Parc Ferme and Track) must have a current Pit Crew Pass per rule 11.06. Entry will be denied if correct pass is not produced.
Anyone aged 5 to 70 who spends time in the Pit Area is required to complete an AKA Pit Crew Waiver Form.
You are then required to send a passport photo together with $2.50 and the completed Waiver Details Card to AKA NSW who will issue you with an Annual Pit Crew Pass that can be used at any AKA track for that calendar year.
Pit Pass Armbands are compulsory and will not be issued without a completed Waiver, so please make sure that all of your Pit Crew attend the Race Office to take care of this.

07/02/08

"J" Restrictor Plates
Midgets - As per Rule 41.26 - All Midgets who use a Yamaha KT100J motor are required to use an AKA issued exhaust restrictor plate (AKA1A). They are available from our Race Office for $20 each.
Rookies - As per Rule 40.05 - All Rookies are required to use an AKA issued exhaust restrictor plate (AKA2A). They are available from our Race Office for $20 each.
22/07/08 Come 'n' Try and Practice Day Volunteers Thank You
We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who helped out at the very successful Come 'n' Try and Practice Days last weekend. Without your help we wouldn't be able to put together meetings like this.
12/03/08 Committee Meeting Attendance
We have bought this matter up at many meetings last year and again this year, we have such low numbers attending the Committee Meetings it's becoming a joke!For quite some time now the Committee Meetings
have had an attendance rate of less than 10 people on average, and they are entrusted to represent the view of your whole Club.
What is even worse, is it's the same very small heroic group of people who attend the Committee Meetings that also spend the whole day before each race meeting - and on race morning - putting the track together, then compete, then pull it all down again.
Most of them have been doing all of this for many years and they are tired and fed up with the lack of involvement and support they are receiving from within their own Club. Everyone says "but I just want to go racing", so does everyone, but if people don't get involved - YOU don't have a Club to go racing at !!!
We are really at a loss as to what to do to resolve this issue, so we are open to suggestions of how we can make this better for the future of YOUR Club.
Just remember the saying - many hands make light work !!!
30/01/08 Canteen Services
Come 'n' Try Days - Sausage sizzle and drinks available from the Race Office.
Practice and Race Days - Normal full canteen services available at these meetings.
30/01/08 Entry Fee Increases from 2008
Due to increased costs we have unfortunately been forced to increase all entry fees by $5.
Midgets, Rookies and Juniors - $40
All Seniors - $50
Second and subsequent Entries - $40
Practice Days - $25
This is the first increase in many years as we continually try to keep fees to the lowest possible.
30/01/08 Karting Manuals
The AKA have returned to issuing Karting Manuals when you renew your licence instead of through the Club.
The Manual is available on the AKA website
20/12/07 Age Related Licence Class Upgrades
For all Midget, Rookie and Junior competitors, if you are moving up in an age related class you MUST have your licence upgraded by the AKA to reflect that new class PRIOR to taking part in any competition.

For example: Your licence states Midgets but you are ready to move to Rookies - you must have your licence upgraded by the State Office to say Rookies prior to racing in Rookies.

 20/12/07 New Senior Licences
All new Senior Licences will be required to complete their Flag Day PRIOR to taking part in any competition.
5/12/07 Comer S80 Parity
The AKA has released information regarding the Parity of the Comer S80 engine.
5/12/07 Age changes for Midget and Rookie Classes
The age for moving from Midgets to Rookies has dropped to age 9. Rookies moving to Juniors has been increased to 13.
15/11/07 Presentation Picnic Day - BOOKINGS REMINDER
Bookings are now open for our end of year Presentation Picnic Day. Everyone is more than welcome, so come along and get your end of season trophy.
Members are FREE and visitors are just $5 each.
Lunch and soft drinks will be provided.
Bookings are essential for catering purposes. Map
17/10/07 AGM
The CCSKC Annual General Meeting is scheduled for the
13th November 2007. It will be held at Davistown RSL,
Murna Road, Davistown at 7.00pm.
All are encouraged to attend.
17/10/07 NSW Speedway State Title Holders
The list of winners of the 2007 State Titles in now online
06/10/07 NSW Speedway Kart State Titles DVD
A DVD is being produced of the final day of racing at the Titles. Orders are now being taken with delivery available shortly. They are just $25 each.
10/09/07 Track Density
Due to the unprecedented number of entries we have reduced the track density to 16 for all classes.
03/09/07 Event Addendums
Please check the Addendums for changes to the Supplementary Regulations for this event.
28/08/07 Entry Confirmation and Payment
In the interest of speeding things up we will now be accepting Entry Confirmations and Payment for the Titles on both:
Friday 14th September - 12 noon to 6.30pm
Saturday 15th September - 6.30am to 8.00am
16/08/07 Kart Numbers
Ensure your kart numbers comply with Chapter 48 and Rule 25.13 (iii)(vii)
Failure to comply will result in refusal to participate.
02/08/07 Smoking and Naked Flames REMINDER
Even though it is mentioned at every Drivers Briefing on race days, is listed in our Club Rules and is clearly visible in the Karting Manual, we continue to have a large number of people smoking and using naked flames in the Pit / Paddock, Grid and Infield areas at every race meeting. 

On the grounds of following the Karting Manual and for everyone's safety please consider this to be your last warning.

From our next race meeting on the 12th August, on the spot fines of $20 will be issued to anyone who breaks this rule. Further offences will be sent to the AKA to be dealt with more harshly. Signs to this effect will be posted around the area to serve as a reminder to all.

For those who must partake, you are more than welcome to do so in any of the general spectator areas as shown on the Track Map on the Main Noticeboard outside the Race Office.

Please do the right thing for everyone's sake.

18/07/07 CAMS Rising Star Program
Australia's brightest young drivers will once again be able to nominate themselves to be considered for the 2008 CAMS Rising Star Program.
02/07/07

Driver's Profiles
Don't forget to submit your Drivers Profile to be included on this website. Each month we put the spotlight on one driver from the list.
So if you would like to be included, please submit a Driver Profile and don't forget to email a photo of yourself to our Secretary. Only profiles that have photos can be highlighted in the monthly Spotlight.
If you already have a profile but haven't included a photo, please either email one to our Secretary or hand it in at the Race Office. Photo's can be returned once scanned.
Also if you already have a profile, please take a moment to check it and send through any updates as some of them are getting a lot out of date.

02/07/07 AKA Governance - Committee nominations
The AKA has requested this information be passed on to our members.
28/06/07 News updates from the National Conference
Clutches will be compulsory for all classes from 1st January 2009.
Karting.net.au stickers to be displayed on the Nassau Panel of all karts at all AKA events. Compulsory by 1st Jan 2008.
28/06/07 Latest Addendums
Please be sure to bring yourself up to date with all the latest Addendums as a number of them apply to Speedway as well.
15/06/07 2007 Supplementary Regulations
The Supplementary Regulations have been amended. Please make sure you are up to date with the changes.
3/06/07 AKA/KIAA Control Airbox UPDATE
The AKA have agreed to delaying the introduction of the new control airbox for Speedway until the 1st January 2008, due to insufficient testing to date.
3/06/07 Al Charlier
It was great to see Al at the King of the Dirt meeting. He's still on the road to a full recovery but has now announced his retirement from racing. In his words "at my age I've realised that I don't bounce anymore"... Although he has given up racing, he assures us he will continue to support our club in other ways.
22/05/07

Change to start time for King of the Dirt
Due to the huge amount of pre-entries we have received for this meeting, we have decided to bring the timetable forward a little so as to make sure we have enough time to fit everything in.

NEW TIMETABLE
Entry Confirmation: 10.30am-12.30pm
Scrutineering: 11.00am-12.30pm
Driver's Briefing: 1.00pm
Carby Session: 1.15pm (Which WILL be run into First Heat)
Dinner Break: 4.30pm-5.30pm (During sunset. This may vary depending on time constraints)

13/05/07 Expression of Interest - AKA Board of Directors
We have been requested by the National Karting Council at its meeting of April 2007 to seek expressions of interest to fill the positions on a proposed Board of Management.
12/05/07 Update on Al Charlier
Al is now at home and is recovering very well. We hope to see him, even if for just a little while, at the King of the Dirt race meeting.
21/04/07

Update on Al Charlier
As you are probably all aware by now, we had a very serious single kart accident at Round 3 on the 15th April in the Over 40 Feature Race involving Al Charlier (No. 7).

Al was taken to Gosford Hospital were he still is in Intensive Care. He received 11 broken ribs, a broken collarbone and severe bruising to his lungs and other internal organs.

He is still on a ventilator to assist with his breathing while his lungs heal but he is improving slowly so the current plan is that it will be removed soon. He will be moved to a general ward in the next week or so but will still be in hospital for many weeks to come.

While he is still in ICU visitors are restricted to family only.

I'm sure that everyone joins us in wishing him the very best of luck and a speedy recovery. In Al's own words.. I'm down but not out!!!

21/04/07

Stewards, Clerk of Course and OLT School - REMINDER
We are hosting an Officials School on the 6th May.

This school will cover all of the normal general karting topics but will also focus on speedway specific items as well.

All officials do need to do a course each year to stay accredited in their respective position.

Please let our Secretary or President know if you are or are not able to attend this school. Officials from other clubs are more than welcome to attend as well.

Contact our Secretary for location details.

Our club is always looking for new people to train for official positions. So if you are interested please don't hesitate to contact our Secretary or President. There is absolutely no cost to the Official to train or work as an Official.

11/04/07 2007 Race Day Roster
We have now issued the 2007 Race Day Roster. It was included with the April Edition of the Kart Torque newsletter and is also available on this website. You may get someone else to perform your duties (unless its a flag day for provisional licence holders) or swap with another person on the roster. You must arrange any changes yourself and notify the Secretary as soon as possible. We will not be able to arrange changes on your behalf. Participation is compulsory and you will not be permitted to compete at our track until your duty has been completed.
11/04/07

Number Plates
As per Rule 48.09 "Front and Rear Number Plates will be displayed in combination that identifies the class for the kart driver".

Fines may be issued if karts fail to comply.

Midgets White number on Red back
Rookies Red number on White back
Juniors Black number on White back
Senior Clubman Black number on Yellow back
KT Modified White number on Red back
0-100 White number on Black back

Rules and Regulations

11/04/07 June Rain Date changed to Fun Day
If we don't need to use the Rain Date on the 24th June, we will be using it as a Fun Day instead. Further details will be available shortly.
13/03/07

Round 3 - RESCHEDULED to 15th April
Unfortunately with having to reschedule the King of the Dirt, we have also had to reschedule Round 3 as well.

Round 3 will now be run on the 15th April instead of the 20th May.

13/03/07

King of the Dirt RESCHEDULED TO 26TH MAY
Unfortunately due to a change in the King of the Dirt sponsors other commitments we are going to have to reschedule the King of the Dirt race meeting set down for 28th April to the 26th May.

It will still be run as a TWILIGHT meeting on the Saturday afternoon / night.

We apologise for this inconvenience but it is out of our control.

13/03/07 Karting Manual Addendums
Please ensure that you bring yourself up to date with the current addendums to the 2007 Karting Manual.
12/03/07 AKA/KIAA Control Airbox UPDATE
Since the release of the AKA43 Airbox & Filter the rubber on some air filters has been prone to splitting. After chemical analysis of the material it has been found that the type of pigment used in the rubber has upset the chemical balance of the material. This has resulted in the tear strength being lower than the original filters tested. 

At the moment extensive testing is being carried out on a new material however this will take time. Therefore the implementation date of the Airbox & filter will be referred to the NKC for deferment until later in the year.

When the new filter is available, original type filters can be exchanged free of charge at your original place of purchase.

It is recommended that anyone who already has an AKA43 airbox, does not continue to use it until the replacement filters are available.

KIAA and the AKA sincerely regret this problem but are confident that once rectified the benefits of a control airbox will far outweigh these initial teething problems.

20/02/07 KT MODIFIEDS - NEW AIRBOX
News just in from the AKA is that KT Modified classes do not have to use the new control airbox.
20/02/07 2007 Karting Manuals
From this year you will collect your Karting Manual from our Race Office instead of it being sent to you when you renew your licence. Manuals are available now.
14/02/07

Health and Safety Obligations
Due to issues arising from a WorkCover inspection at a recent CAMS event, the AKA has issued the following guidelines to be introduced at all AKA affiliated clubs/tracks.

The complete OH & S document will be displayed on the Pit Office Noticeboard and copies will be available from the Pit Office when it is received from the AKA.

No doubt you are all aware of the increase in official inspections of motor racing facilities (including the pit/paddock area’s) by state and local authorities, aimed at reducing the risk of accident and injury to participants, volunteers and members of the public.

We have been reminded that we need to ensure we are all following the current obligations to ensure that people don’t get issued with on-the-spot fines from WorkCover.

It is the responsibility of the competitor/team/ association: “so far as it is practicable, to provide a working environment that is safe and without risks to health”.

Under State Health & Safety Regulations, temporary garage facilities at a race meeting are regarded as a temporary workplace, which means they must comply with regulations.

Whilst Regulations vary slightly between States, the aim is similar – SAFETY IS PARAMOUNT.

The essential points to comply with are:-

ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
ELECTRICAL POWER LEADS MUST NOT BE RUN ALONG THE GROUND.

  • If you are taking power from a distribution point (genset/power point) to your truck/trailer/tent/shelter, you must suspend the cable above the ground,
  • at a minimum height of 2 meters in a pedestrian area,
  • OR high enough to clear the largest vehicle accessing the area.

EXTENSION LEADS & POWER TOOLS

  • Power leads, power boards and power tools should be tested, inspected and tagged every 12 months.
  • Gensets should be fitted with and earth lead and stake.

FIRE SAFETY

AT LEAST ONE, OPERABLE, 1KG POWDER FIRE EXTINGUISHER PER COMPETING KART IS TO BE EASILY ACCESSIBLE AND VISIBLE AT THE REAR OF YOUR AREA.

(PURCHASE/SUPPLY OF THESE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE KARTER AND NOT THE CLUB).

  • During re-fuelling an extinguisher is to be placed within arms length of the kart, so it can be reached quickly in the event of a fuel fire and or spillage.
  • Do not store fuel in the tent/shelter area, keep it in the trailer/truck until needed.
  • Fuel is to be stores in approved containers only with the appropriate labeling (Australian Standards Approved).

WORK SAFELY

  • Avoid placing any objects in a position that could create a tripping accident.
  • Be aware of ventilation when refueling karts or using cleaning fluids.
  • When warming kart engines (in the designated area’s) wear ear protection.
  • Wear eye protection when using striking tools or grinding.

ACCIDENTS

  • Any injury received in the work place (pit/paddock area) must be reported to officials of the meeting.
  • The reporting of accidents will provide information to help prevent future similar accidents.

Fully enclosed foot wear must be worn at all times in all areas of the track.

11/02/07 Officials Schools 2007 Schedule
The AKA has now released the schedule for all Clerk of Course / Steward / OLT and Scrutineering schools for this year.
If you would like to attend a school and train to be an Official please contact either our Secretary or President. There is no cost to the participant.
A local school for Clerk of Course / Steward / OLT will be held on the 29th April starting at 12 noon.
11/02/07 New Compulsory Airbox Update
As many of you are aware the AKA has decided that a new control airbox and filter will become compulsory for all classes as of the 1st May 2007. The cost of this airbox and filter is set at $77.

After much discussion regarding the suitability of the filter for speedway use, between our clubs, the AKA and industry, there is an alternative on offer for speedway use.

Please check the new Karting Manual with regard to further detail.

New Compulsory AKA43 Airbox (Rule 25.24)
Part 1 - Specific - DOES NOT APPLY TO KT MODIFIEDS
a) For Midgets, Rookies, National, Formula Australia, Clubman, PRD and ReSa classes, but optional for Parilla Leopard, the only acceptable silencers are units where induction shall be via two (2) only inlet tubes conforming to the dimensions provided and fitted to the airbox in a nominal fore and aft direction. Inlet tubes 2 only 23mm maximum diameter at the opening and 95mm minimum length. FROM 1st May 2007, the only noise induction silencer allowed for all these classes is the "AKA43" unit. This is identified with "AKA43" molded in the top & AKA-KIAA lettering molded into the flat-sided face. The Airbox must be used with the AKA43 filter element that cannot have any holes, tears or cuts in the filter element. The element must be as molded direct to the rubber adapter. The only internal filter that can be used for sprint racing is marked "AKA43". The rubber adapter is red (except Speedway) in colour and the filter element is blue. The internal filter for Dirt track karting and Speedway will be marked "AKA43 DIRT". The rubber adapter will be black & the filter element will be yellow.

Part 2 - Other
a) All other classes may use any AKA registered units and units that have been specifically outlined in class chapters.
b) Righetti Rodlfi K450/22 is for Leopard Class.

11/02/07  Karting Manual Changes URGENT
Please ensure that you bring yourself up to date with the latest changes to the 2007 Karting Manual prior to our first race meeting as they include amendments to the set up of karts.
11/02/07  Pit Crew Waiver Forms REMINDER
All Pit Crew members (aged 5-70) are required by the AKA to sign a 2007 Pit Crew Waiver form. If you provide us with 2 passport photos and $2.50 per person we will forward this to the AKA and they will send you a photo ID that can be used at any AKA approved track in the state. By doing this you wont be required to sign a new Waiver form each time you attend a track.
11/02/07 Season Supp Regs
The AKA has now approved our Supp Regs for the season. They are available either on this website, displayed on the Noticeboard in the Pits or from the Race Office on race days.
16/01/07

2007 Karting Manual
The 2007 Manual can now be viewed under the licence menu on the NSW website.

Printed Manuals are also now available from our Club for all licence holders regardless of when you renew your licence.

07/01/07 Kart Torque Newsletter
Our official Kart Torque Newsletter is now available online.
Kart Torque Newsletter
31/12/06 Presentation Photos
New photos have been added to our Photo Gallery of Presentation 2006.
31/12/06 Competitor Trophies 2006
If you missed out on collecting your Competitor Trophy at Presentation you can still get one at the track in the new season.
28/12/06 Series Regulations and Club Rules REMINDER
Our Series Regulations and Club Rules have been updated. Please ensure that you read them and bring yourself up to date with the latest information before the new season starts.
28/12/06 Close of Entries time REMINDER
Due to continued delays in starting times last season caused by the numerous late entries that we were getting, the following times will be enforced from this season onwards.

The time for close of entry will be 8:00am on the day.
Late entries may be taken & a late entry fee of $5.00 WILL BE CHARGED, up to 8:30 am.

Late entrants will require the competitor to start rear of field in the first TWO heats).

NO entries will be accepted for any reason after 8.30am.

The “Central Coast Speedway Kart Club Inc.” reserves the right to refuse entry.

28/12/06

2007 Membership Fees
After being able to keep membership fees at the same levels for a number of years, the Committee has voted to implement a slight increase for 2007.

The new fees will be:

  • Family $75
  • Single $55
  • Social - Family $35
  • Social - Single $20

The existing price reduction scale will continue.

28/12/06

Updated Information from 2006 AGM2007 Membership Fees to rise across the board by $5 to:

    • Family $75
    • Single $55
    • Social (Non-racing) Family $35
    • Social (Non-racing) Single $20
  • Ongoing issue with misuse of quad bikes
    • Rules WILL be enforced by the Clerk and Course and have been added to the Series Regulations and Club Rules.
  • 2007 Club Championship Classes
    • Midgets
    • Rookies
    • Juniors - Combined
    • Clubman Light
    • Clubman Heavy
    • Clubman Over 40
    • KT Modifieds - Combined
  • Added to Supp Regs and Club Rules from 2007 onwards
    • You will be permitted to run with any tyres from any/all previous years rule books.
    • People who fail to do their allocated roster day will not be allowed to race again until it's done.
28/12/06 2006 AGM Update
Find out all the latest news from our 2006 AGM held in November. Learn who the new committee members are as well.
28/12/06 Club Polo Shirts
Place your order now for a new Club Polo Shirt. They come in all sizes from children to adults. They are just $35 each. You can order one through this website, at any race day or by contacting our Secretary.
28/12/06 Club Gear Bags
We now have a new club bag available for purchase. It has the club logo embroidered on the side. They are large enough to fit all of your race gear in them including your helmet. They are just $35 each. You can order one through this website, at any race day or by contacting our Secretary.
05/12/06 Series Regulations and Club Rules
Our Series Regulations and Club Rules have been updated. Please ensure that you read them and bring yourself up to date with the latest information before the new season starts.
05/12/06 Membership and Licence Renewals
If you would like to get your renewals or new licences done before the new season starts we will be at the track for both the Come 'n' Try and Practice days on 3 & 4 Feb.. Getting these done on this weekend will very helpful to the girls in the office who don't then have to hold things up on race day.
23/11/06 Presentation Day Picnic - 10th December 2006
Please remember that for catering we really need you to let us know by no later than December 4th that you are coming and how many people will be with you.
Members are FREE and Non-members are just $5 each.
23/11/06

Fundraising
As many of you know 2006 has been a big year for our club as we have made a number of significant purchases of important equipment.

This has increased our ability to run professional race meetings without having to hire equipment or rely on the endless generosity of all the people who have loaned items or their time to the club year after year. Without there support we wouldn't be in the strong state that we find ourselves in now.

We now only require one last major piece of equipment - a grader or heavy duty tractor. To acquire this we have embarked on a long term fundraising effort. Having our own grader will enable our track team to prepare a consistently top level track surface for each race meeting.

So far this year we have undertaken a two significant fundraising options.

Firstly, we applied for and received a $1000 grant from Davistown RSL Club and recently held A Night at the Dogs event at Gosford Showground on the 21st November. Through the sale of naming rights to the races on the night as well as raffles and games held during the event we have raised in excess of another $2000.

We couldn't have achieved any of this without the huge support of the following businesses and people:

  • Angel's Roofing Accessories
  • Booth's Motor Group
  • Bleeding Edge Computers
  • Bunnings Warehouse
  • Coastal Investment and Finance
  • Coastal Skips
  • Chittaway Auto Dismantlers
  • EWT Auto Dismantlers
  • Forresters Beach Swim & Gym
  • K & R Williams - Tropical Sno
  • Tyrepower Kincumber
  • Upperdeck Restaurant

Also we would like to greatly thank Kerrie Coupe for running the games all night and Rhonda Pickering for putting together two spectacular Christmas Hampers that were raffled off during the night.

We have decided to put a fundraising gauge on this website to show just how much money has been successfully raised so far - and how much further we have to go. This gauge will be updated as further funds are raised throughout the year.

This gauge will be clearly visible on each page as a reminder

23/11/06 2007 Racing and Committee Calendar AS OF 23/11/06
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to make a couple of last minute changes to next seasons calendar. Please check as some important dates have had to be moved
17/11/06 30mm Thin Wall Axles - Safety Bulletin
The AKA have become aware of a potential fault with 30mm thin wall axles. The fault has occurred on a small number of axles cracking in the key way area. It is recommended that any karts having 30mm axles be checked during scrutineering for this potential fault.

Any axles found to be faulty must be replaced prior to any on track activities. The faulty axle is to be recorded on the race paperwork and also to be reported to the State Technical Officer.

17/11/06

Licence Renewals
The State Office is currently processing licence renewals from date of application and not expiry date. At the Executive/Coordinators meeting held on 18/11/06 it was decided that Rule 13.09 of the AKA Karting Manual should be enforced:

All competition licences are valid for a twelve month period from date of issue, unless previously surrendered or withdrawn. All licence renewals will be from the anniversary date of a licence. Licences will expire after thirty days from the anniversary date of the licence, when this occurs then the licence renewal becomes a new renewal and the new licence fee applies. The new renewal licence date will commence when applied for and will be due for renewal on that date the following year. All licence grades remain the same. As per Rule 13.09 of the AKA Karting Manual.

However, if a karter renews their licence after the 30 day period and is prepared to have their new licence backdated to the expiry date of their previous licence, then the normal renewal fee applies.

13/11/06

King of the Dirt Merchandise
You are still able to purchase commemorative merchandise from the King of the Dirt race meeting from our club. Both styles of shirt come in the full range of sizes and the hats are fully adjustable.

  • T-Shirts (printed both sides) - $30
  • Polo Shirts (with embroidered logo) - $25
  • Hats (with embroidered logo) - $20

If you would like to purchase an item to remember the meeting, you can place an order through this website or please contact our Secretary.

We will also have them available at the track for purchase from the Race Office.

05/11/06 2007 Racing and Committee Calendar
Next seasons calendar is now available online.
05/11/06 New Wet Weather Hotline Number 
Please note our new Wet Weather Hotline phone number 0412 976 922.
01/11/06

Voting for Driver's Driver and Most Improved Awards
As per every year we present some additional awards at our Presentation Picnic.

This year some of those awards will be:

  • Driver's Driver Award - both for a Junior and a Senior
  • Most Improved Driver - both for a Junior and a Senior

The Driver's Driver Awards are for the driver that you consider to be the fairest and most respected driver. The Junior award is all the Midget, Rookie and Junior classes and the Senior award is for all Senior classes.

The Most Improved Driver Awards are for the driver that you consider has improved the most in the past year. The Junior award is all the Midget, Rookie and Junior classes and the Senior award is for all Senior classes.

All Senior classes get to choose the one person who they think is most deserving of each of the awards from all Senior competitors and all Junior classes get to do the same for who they think is most deserving of each of the awards from all the Junior competitors.

Voting is open to CCSKC member drivers only.

01/11/06

Presentation Picnic - 10th December
This is a family picnic day, so come along and have a relaxing day by the lagoon. Paddle boats will be supplied so don’t forget your swimmers, towel & sunscreen.

You can arrive from 10.00am and Presentation will be after lunch. All competitors in this years championship will receive a small trophy.

Santa will visit the kids and will have lollies.

Lunch will be spit roast & salad and is at no cost to members. Family & friends are welcome as always but there will be a charge of $5.00 per head payable to our Club Secretary at either of our race meetings in November (5th & 26th) or by mail at PO Box 3269, Wamberal NSW 2260.

Soft drinks are supplied. BYO Alcohol.

We do require numbers for catering purposes, so be sure to get your name down as soon as possible. Looking forward to a great day!

01/11/06

A Night at the Dogs - 21st November
Tickets are now on sale for entry into this event to be held at Gosford Showground on Tuesday 21st November starting at 6pm.

Tickets can only be pre-purchased from our Club Secretary for $5 each with all the money going to our club. Number are limited so don't delay in placing your order!!!

Make it a family night out and have dinner in the Showground restaurant!

Children are more than welcome and games will be available to keep them entertained

There will be exciting Raffles, Prizes and Games for all on the night!!

25/10/06

King of the Dirt Update
Due to severe track flooding from rain starting on the afternoon of day 1, we had no choice but to abandon the meeting. As we had completed in excess of 50% of the meeting we were able to declare it as complete and award places based on total points accrued over the four heats completed.

Based on this, we decided to hold over the trophy presentation until our next race meeting on the 26th November. We will also be presenting Participation Certificates as well. The raffle from the King of the Dirt will be drawn at that time too.

You will still be able to purchase the following commemorative items at the race meeting on the 26th November as well.

  • T-Shirts (printed both sides - $30
  • Polo Shirts (with embroidered logo) - $25
  • Hats (with embroidered logo) - $20
20/09/06

Speedway Title Winners - Nepean - 16-17 Sept 06
Congratulations to all who participated in the Titles last weekend at Nepean. The weather was terrific and their was a great turnout of competitors and spectators.
Many of our members (12 all up) come away with trophies after 2 days of very intense racing.
Hats off especially to our "old farts" who took a clean sweep on the trophies! For a full list of winners go to our State Title Holders page.

The one questions that has to be posed to Michael Gibbs is... did you forget to turn left or were you heading home?

20/09/06 CCSKC Awarded a $1000 Sponsorship Grant Donation
from Davistown RSL

CCSKC applied for our first ever grant recently and are extremely proud to announce that we have received a $1000 Sponsorship Grant Donation from Davistown RSL.
The committee and all our members would like to send a huge thank you to the Board of Directors of Davistown RSL for their greatly appreciated generosity.
We strongly encourage all of our members to support their club.
15/09/06 AGM - 14th November 2006
Notice is hereby given of the CCSKC AGM to be held on the 14th November 2006 at Davistown RSL, starting at 7.30pm. Murna Road, Davistown. All members are requested to attend.
15/09/06 Licence Price Reductions
Effective from 1st October 2006
New Licence will be reduced to $235
Renewals will be reduced to $212
15/09/06 Club Jacket Price Reduction
We are currently having a run out sale on Club Jackets. The price has been reduced to $65.00 inc. GST. Hurry while stocks last! All sizes available.
01/09/06

A Night at the Doggies - 21st November 2006
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE
On the 21st November we are going to be hosting another “A Night at the Doggies” at Gosford Showground in conjunction with Gosford Greyhound Racing Club. The object of the evening is to raise much needed funds to go towards purchasing a grader for our club.

Due to much of our essential equipment simply wearing out, we have been undertaking a period of upgrading and replacing the existing items. To date this season, we have been able to upgrade existing two-way radios and purchase additional handsets, we have also purchased the track fencing, along with other essential specialty equipment.

At present, the most urgent piece of equipment required by our Club is a grader, which is used to prepare the track to ensure and maintain safe racing conditions. We currently use a screed that is dragged around by our 35 year old water truck which will be our next item to bring up to an acceptable standard.

When more intensive work is required to the track surface we have occasionally been borrowing equipment. However, these options are only short term solutions, and it is therefore time that we need to finally purchase our own grader.

We are currently applying for various grants and sponsorships with local councils and businesses but we will still need additional funds to cover the entire cost. Our goal is to raise $10,000.

In the past we have had great success and much fun in hosting a Doggie Night so we have decided to do it again!

There are two ways that members can assist us with raising funds:

  • Sponsor a Race, or
  • Purchase tickets to attend on the night

Sponsoring a Race will cost $250 $200 per race.
For this amount you will receive naming rights for that race as well as that name will appear in:

  • The Gosford Greyhound Racing Club Program
  • All race day newspapers
  • TAB Agencies
  • Pub and Club TAB’s
  • And of course, on Sky Channel on race night!

You will also receive 5 free entry tickets to the event.

Or to attend the event it will cost you $8.00 $5.00 per ticket. Tickets must be pre-purchased from our Club as tickets purchased at the gate on the night will not benefit our club. There are only a limited number of tickets available so don’t delay in ordering yours.

Bring the whole family for a fun night out. Dinner is available at the on-site restaurant and there will be lots of games for the kids along with exciting raffles and prizes!!!

27/08/06 Erina Fair Promotion 26/08/06
We had a very successful day yesterday at Erina Fair promoting our sport and our club.
We would like to thank Rob Boxsell and Greg Martin for the use of their karts for the day.
The day wouldn't have been possible without the following people giving up their time to man the display: Mick Martin, Greg Ryan, Dave Taylor and Vic & Kris Maastricht.
The club sends a huge thank you to all involved!
26/07/06 Competitor Relations Officer
At the last months Committee Meeting, Kerrie Coupe was elected as our new club Competitor Relations Officer. She will be available to all competitors at race meetings if they need assistance and support when dealing with Officials of the meeting.
03/07/06 Becoming an Official
Have you thought of or know someone who would like to become an Official? Clubs including ours, are always looking for people to train to become Stewards and Clerks of Course. If you are interested please contact our Secretary.
03/07/06  It's time to update or create your Driver Profile
If you are a member of CCSKC and would like to update or create a Driver Profile, then fill out a Driver Profile form from our Downloads page. Please remember to include a photo of yourself and another of you racing. You can either email it or hand it in on race day and we will include you in our Driver Profiles.
17/05/06 Club Merchandise Online
You can now order all the club merchandise from this website.
17/05/06 Feedback
Please give us your opinion on the new format of this website.
21/04/06 Race Day Roster
Following the success with this roster in past seasons it has been decided that we will continue with it as a normal part of the race calendar year. 
  • It is part of the series regulations for the club championship that all members go on a roster of duties.
  • Parents will do it on behalf of the Midgets, Rookies and Juniors.
  • You can have somebody else do it for you but you have to arrange the replacement.
  • Please sign on at the race office on your nominated day.
  • The positions are:
    • Weigh Marshall
    • Flags
    • Lapscorer
  • Jobs will be allocated on a first in basis. If you would like to pre-nominate for a specific position then please contact the Secretary as soon as possible.
12/04/05 14th May - Round 3 - CANCELLED
Due to the 14th May being Mothers Day and no alternative date available, it has been decided by the Executive Committee to cancel this round.
The next meeting will be 27th-28th May for the Rod Bowen Prestige Speedway Kart Grande Prix.
12/04/05 FREE ENTRY for first 5 people to book in to put fence up for race days
The first 5 people to book in to help put the entire fence up on the Saturday before each Race Day will receive a FREE ENTRY into the race meeting the next day.
21/03/06

Rumours
It has come to the attention of the Executive members of our club that there are a series of rumours doing the rounds of many kart tracks about our club.
We would like to respond to those unfounded rumours.
Firstly, the Central Coast Cup with all classes WILL be run this Saturday as planned.
And finally the most disturbing rumour has been that our club is going to collapse.
In fact, our club is going against the trend of many clubs at the moment who are struggling to maintain members, as our memberships have been consistently increasing over the past and present seasons.
Financially we are the strongest we have ever been. This strength has enabled us to make a number of major investments in equipment that will assist the club to run smoothly into the future.

17/03/06

New Sponsors for the 2006 season
It is with great pride that CCSKC can now announce our new crew of sponsors for this season.
They are:
Midgets - Building and Waterproofing
Rookies - All Coast Rewinds
Juniors - Bleeding Edge Computers
Clubman Light - Omega Racing Karts
Clubman Heavy - Pyoquartz Pty Ltd
Clubman Over 40 -Sponsor still needed
KT Modifieds - Meander Village
We look forward to a fantastic season for all involved.

31/01/06

LETTER TO MEMBERS REGARDING BARLEIGH RANCH 
Dear Members,
It is with great disappointment that we need to inform you that the Central Coast Speedway Kart Club Inc. will no longer be requesting any dates for the use of the Barleigh Ranch circuit for our race calendar for this season or for any future season. This has come about because of a number of reasons.

Firstly, our governing body, the Australian Karting Association will not issue us with a licence for the track due to the Hunter Motorcycle Club’s Department of Sport and Recreation Licence not including karts and their committee’s unwillingness to amend their licence application.

Secondly, we have been informed that in fact, NSW Police will not approve the track due to safety concerns therefore the Department of Sport and Recreation will not accept the renewal of their licence either.

Basically it has come down to their club being told a licence will not be issued until all the safety issues have been rectified and them refusing to carry out the necessary repairs and upgrades to have their licence issued.

Thirdly, despite repeated attempts to have their committee commit to a limited number of dates for our calendar, we have been given a growing number of excuses as to why they are unable to accommodate our request.

Furthermore, In December 2005, Keith Davis did give a verbal agreement to our Secretary, Trish Maastricht for three dates for our 2006 season, however when inquiring about the Department of Sport and Recreation Licence issue, she was very abruptly and rudely informed that in fact no dates were being given with an accusation that our club had in some way deceived their committee. This is an issue that our club has never been informed of, or given the opportunity to defend. We can certainly assure everyone that our club has never knowingly or otherwise set out to deceive anyone nor do we condone such behaviour by any of our members.

In closing, we would like to say that it is with great sadness that we will no longer be running speedway karts at the Barleigh Ranch Complex as we are well aware that there are a large number of racers who take great pleasure in competing at that track. However our club is no longer able to accept their blatant disrespect and unwillingness to operate their facility within the guidelines of the law.

We did have the forethought to cover all of the dates for Barleigh Ranch at Gosford as an alternative so we won't be losing any race meetings as a result of this unforeseen venue licensing difficulty.

A copy of this letter along with the new calendar will be mailed out to all members as soon as possible.

Respectfully yours in racing,
Greg Paul
CCSKC President

11/01/06

Outcome of Committee Meeting on 10/01/06
As a result of the meeting last night a motion was voted on and was accepted to continue the 2006 season running all 8 divisions.

To accommodate the extra division, the format of racing has been amended from 4 heats and a Feature to 3 heats and a Feature with extra laps.

The format will now be:
Junior Heats - 8 laps instead of 6
Senior Heats - 10 laps instead of 8
The Feature race laps will remain the same for the present time.

The increased laps will ensure that karters will still get approximately the same numbers of laps over the event.

Entry Fees will remain the unchanged.

The season Supplementary Regulations have been resubmitted and once approved a copy will be mailed to all members.

06/01/06

KT Modified Division
As CCSKC have added a new Clubman Ladies Light division to our 2006 Club Championship, we need to decide if we wish to continue to include the KT Modified division as well because under the current structure, it would be impossible to run 8 divisions at each round in the time we have available.

Due to the new season starting in just over a month, this will be the only opportunity (for CCSKC club members) to voice your support for or against this decision. The committee is also more than willing to hear your thoughts and suggestions on possible alternate ways of dealing with this.

All issues surrounding this matter will be discussed and finalised at our Committee Meeting next Tuesday 10/01/06 at 7.30pm at Davistown RSL, Murna Rd, Davistown.

If the the support is not present on Tuesday night, this division may be cancelled.

So if you feel passionately about saving this division, it is vital that you attend the meeting on Tuesday night.

If you have any questions please contact either:

Greg Paul - President
Trish Maastricht - Secretary

06/01/06

Mike Rozier Memorial Round
As most will already know, we sadly lost our devoted St John Ambulance Attendant on New Years Day.

Mike suffered a heart attack on Sunday night while he was picking up Ventolin from Woy Woy Hospital to assist bushfire victims.

In respect of the years of support and dedication he provided to our club, we have decided to name our first round of the season in his honour.

Rest In Peace Mike

 

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