2019 HINO Geelong Victorian Rally Championship Round 3 2019 Victorian Club Rally Series Round 2 SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS Message from the Clerk of Course
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page3 Message From the VRC Assistance Clerk of Course Welcome, and thanks for taking the time to download and read a copy of the Supplementary Regulations for what promises to be one of the most spectacular rallies on the 2019 Victorian Rally Calendar, the Sheen Panel Service Marysville Stages, Round 3 of the 2019 CAMS Hino Geelong Victorian Rally Championship, to be held on the 4th of May 2019.
Marysville has always been an area that I love to compete in and having directed the Spring 200 in this area in the late 1990s early 2000s, I jumped at the chance to come back and be the Clerk of Course for the Sheen Panel Service Marysville Stages in 2019.
The event will be fully route charted, challenging drivers to read the roads and conditions, rather than rely on pace notes, a true test of driver skill and daring! It will also utilise the Rallysafe timing system, allowing rapid updates to results throughout the event. Marysville Stages will utilise the fantastic facilities of Gallipoli Park as a central start, finish and service location for the event and you will compete on spectacular roads in the spectacular Blue Range Forest surrounding Marysville.
As is becoming the tradition for the VRC, the event will be in two heats, each consisting of approximately 80km competitive and 47km transport.
We hope to have everyone finished by 5:00pm when a brief presentation will be made to the provisional winners. If that’s not enough for you, why not also enter the VCRS event that follows the VRC for the full “Marysville Marathon” experience. There are a range of accommodation options in Marysville to suit all tastes and budgets http://www.marysvilletourism.com/places_to_stay/, or you can come up for the day given Marysville’s close proximity to Melbourne. We have also arranged with the Duck Inn (Ph 5963 3437) located in the centre of town, to stay open later for dinner on Friday night for those making the trek up to Marysville that evening, but we ask everyone to book with them beforehand so they can make sure you’re all well catered for.
Please support them for supporting the event.
I’d also like to thank new VRC series sponsor, Hino Geelong for their generous support of the series, to Grant Walker Parts for their ongoing support of the Excel series, and to our event sponsors, Sheen Panel Service, Datanet Services and Classic Rally Sport for their support of this event. Please support those companies who support our sport so generously. I’d also like to thank the Ford Four Car Club for continuing to support this event and also Murrindindi Shire Council, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria Police, the CFA and the Marysville Lions Club for their assistance and support.
Lastly, a big thanks in advance to all the amazing volunteers you will see out on the course throughout the event who give up their time so you can compete and do what you love. Please thank them when you get the opportunity to do so. The roads are in amazing condition and we think we have selected a route that will be both challenging and immensely enjoyable. It is genuinely an event I would love to do myself. On behalf of the team, I look forward to seeing you all in Marysville. May the 4th be with you!
John Downs Assistant Clerk of Course Sheen Panel Service Ringwood Marysville Stages VRC
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page4 Message From the VCRS Clerk of Course Thank-you for your interest in the 2019 Sheen Panel Service Ringwood Marysville Stages VCRS. This Event is Round 2 of the 2019 Victorian Club Rally Series and will be held on Saturday the 4th May 2019. Once again the Ford Four Car Club has access to some of the best roads that Victoria has to offer! I am sure that you will not be disappointed with the selection that has been made. Both the Blue Range and Black Range forests will see action in the VRCS event, so be ready for all types of terrain and surfaces that any rally crew could want, there are tight and twisty sections as well fast and flowing.
The surfaces are generally good gravel with a hard base and once swept they offer plenty of grip.
The VCRS will be a traditional style with route charts and navigation being used. It will use A-to-B timing format and will be conducted over one division made up of approximately 146km of competitive and 140km of transport sections. There will be one central service location with a refuel, service, refuel, finish format. There will also be an Intro Event being run with the VCRS, the Anglia Memorial Intro Trial, this will have a competitive distance of 97km and transport distance 79km, so if you want to find out how much fun rallying is, why not stick your toe in the water and enter this event.
I would like to acknowledge and thank all the people and organisations that have contributed to making the 2019 Sheen Panel Service Ringwood Marysville Stages possible including the Council, Police, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning. I would like to thank the major sponsor of the event Sheen Panel Service Ringwood as well as associate sponsors Classic Rally Sport and Datanet Services. I hope to see you up in Maryville! Doug Corben Clerk of Course Sheen Panel Service Ringwood Marysville Stages VCRS
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page5 CONTENTS 1.
Event Format 1 2. Championship & Series 1 3. Event Schedule 2 4. Event Governing Rules and Regulations 4 5. Organisation 4 6. Entries 5 7. Crew Eligibility 6 8. Vehicle Eligibility & Classes & Rally Safe 6 9. Rally Safe 7 10. Scrutiny 8 11. Official Maps 8 12. Rally Headquarters & Official Notice Board 9 13. Documentation & Book-In 9 14. Starting Order & Crew Briefing 9 15. Controls & Timing 9 16. Re-joining the Event 10 17. Crew Conduct 10 18. Servicing & Service Crews 11 19. Results, Penalties & Protests 12 20. Event Awards 12 21. Alteration or Abandonment 12 22. Further Regulations 12 Appendix 1 - Useful Information 14
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page6 2019 Sheen Panel Service Ringwood Marysville Stages Saturday 4 May 2019 SUPPLEMENTARY REGULATIONS 1. EVENT FORMAT 1.1. The Event known as the “Sheen Panel Service Ringwood Marysville Stages”, hereafter known as “the VRC Event”, will be run as a State Championship Special Stage Rally. The Sub-Event known as the ‘Sheen Panel Service Ringwood VCRS Marysville Stages” incorporating the “Anglia Memorial Intro” will be run as a Special Stage Rally. Hereafter known as ‘the VCRS Event’ will be run after the completion of the VRC Event.
The VRC Event will be run as a full route charted Event. The VCRS Event will be a combination of route chart and navigation.
1.2. The VRC Event will be conducted over public and private roads during the hours of daylight on Saturday 4th May 2019 in the Marysville area. The VCRS Event will be conducted over public and private roads during the evening hours on Saturday 4th May 2019 in the Marysville area. 1.3. The VRC Event will be run as one division totalling approximately 257 km. The VCRS Event will be run as one division totalling approximately 286 kms. 1.4. The VRC Event will be divided into 2 heats with each heat scored separately for Championship points. Late time will be 30 minutes per heat. The Sub-Event will be scored as a single round for VCRS points, in accordance with the VCRS classification of Classes and categories and Clubs.
Late time will be 35 minutes.
1.5. VRC Crews will compete over approximately 8 Special Stages with a total competitive distance of approximately 160 km and the liaison distance will be approximately 97 km. 1.6. VCRS Crews will compete over approximately 6 Special Stages with a total competitive distance of approximately 146 kms. The liaison distance will be approximately 140 kms 1.7. Intro Crews will complete over approximately 4 Stages with a total competitive distance of approximately 97 kms. The liaison distance will be approximately 79 kms 1.8. The entire VRC Event will be route charted with intermediate distances and advisory tulip diagrams being supplied for all Special Stages and liaison sections.
Advisory arrows may be erected on Special Stages, at the discretion of the Organisers.
1.9. The VCRS Event will be a combination of route chart and navigation with intermediate distances and advisory diagrams being supplied for all Route Charted Special Stages and liaison sections. Advisory arrows may be erected on Special Stages, as the discretion of the Organisers. 1.10. The VRC Event will commence from Gallipoli Park, Marysville at approximately 9.30hrs on Saturday 4th May 2019 and the last car should finish in Gallipoli Park, Marysville by 16.30hrs. 1.11. The VCRS Event will commence from Gallipoli Park, Marysville at approximately 18.15hrs on Saturday 4th May 2019 and the last car should finish in Gallipoli Park, Marysville by 12.30hrs Sunday 5th May 2019.
1.12. There will be one central servicing location at Gallipoli Park, Marysville. CAMPING IS NOT PERMITTED in Gallipoli Park.
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page7 1.13. All VRC Event vehicles that complete the specified course will be held in a Parc Ferme for approximately 1/2 hour after the arrival of the final vehicle into the Parc Ferme. Vehicles may be selected for post event scrutiny at this time. 1.14. There will be a presentation to the VRC Event provisional winners at the end of the VRC Event. This will be held as soon as possible after the arrival of the last car and the conclusion of the final Stewards meeting.
2. CHAMPIONSHIPS & SERIES 2.1 The VRC Event will be a round of the following 2019 CAMS Hino Geelong – Victorian Rally Championships and series as authorised by the Victorian Rally Panel: a) Round 3 2019 Victorian Rally Championship (VRC) b) Round 3 2019 Victorian 2WD Rally Championship (VRC-2WD) c) Round 3 2019 Victorian Rally Championship Clubman Award d) Round 3 2019 Victorian Rally Championship Novice Award e) Round 3 2019 Victorian Grant Walker Parts Excel Rally Series f) Round 3 2019 Victorian Fiesta Rally Series g) Round 3 2019 Victorian Rally Championship Junior Cup 2.2 The VCRS Event will be Round 2 of the 2019 Victorian Club Rally Series 3.
EVENT SCHEDULE Day Date & Time Activity Venue On publication of Entries Open these Supp Regs.
Wednesday 17th April 2019 VRC Early entry fee finishes 1800hrs Wednesday 24th April 2019 Entries Close 1800hrs Sunday 28th April 2019 Further Regulations/Instructions and Provisional Start Order emailed Wednesday 1st May 2019 Scrutiny Performance Exhaust, 1800 - 2030 hrs & Documentation Factory 20/10 Henderson Rd Knoxfield 2030hrs Closing time for (same as end of objections to the scrutiny) provisional Start Order Friday 3rd May 2019 Rally HQ opens Gallipoli Park 1830 - 2030 hrs Documentation Marysville Continues Book-in commences
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page8 Day Date & Time Activity Venue Saturday 4th May 2019 6.30hrs Rally HQ opens Gallipoli Park Documentation Marysville VRC Book-in Continues 8.00 hrs VRC Documentation & Gallipoli Park Book-in closes Marysville 8.30 hrs Start Order posted Gallipoli Park (except for top 3 Marysville Balloted positions) 9.00 hrs Crew Briefing and Gallipoli Park Ballot for first 3 Marysville positions 9.30 hrs Start of VRC Gallipoli Park Competition Marysville 15.30 till 17.30 hrs VCRS Documentation Gallipoli Park and Book in Marysville 16.40 hrs Finish of VRC Gallipoli Park Competition Marysville After arrival of last car Presentation to Gallipoli Park (Approx 1700hrs) provisional winners Marysville and conclusion of final Stewards meeting 17.45 hrs VCRS Drivers Briefing Gallipoli Park, Marysville 18.15 hrs Start of VCRS Gallipoli Park Competition Marysville 0030 hrs Finish of VCRS Gallipoli Park Sunday 5th May 2019 Competition Marysville Wednesday 8th May 2019 Provisional Results emailed to crews and posted on vicrally.com.au Saturday 11th May 2019 Results become Final if no protest received Within 6 weeks Presentation of TBA trophies * Exact times will be notified in the Further Regulations