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
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page9 4. EVENT GOVERNING RULES AND REGULATIONS 4.1 The Event will be conducted under the provisions of: a) FIA International Sporting Code including Appendices b) National Competition Rules (NCR) of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport Ltd (CAMS) c) National Rally Code of CAMS (NRC) including the Special Stage Regulations d) Victorian Rally Bulletins e) VRC Standing Regulations f) These Supplementary Regulations g) Any Further Regulations, Bulletins, Instructions and Route Instructions which may be issued by the Organising Committee.
4.2 Certain public, property, professional indemnity and personal accident insurance is provided by CAMS in relation to the VRC Event and the VCRS Event. Further details can be found in the CAMS Insurance Handbook, available at www.cams.com.au . 4.3 The VRC Event will be conducted under and in accordance with the following CAMS policies which can be found at www.cams.com.au: a) This Event will be conducted under and in accordance with CAMS OH&S, CAMS Safety 1st and Risk Management Policies. b) Risk Management c) Anti-Doping 4.4 The VCRS Event will be conducted in accordance with 4.1 and 4.2, except 4.1(e) and the VCRS Series Rules 4.5 The CAMS Permit Number authorising this VRC Event and VCRS Event is 319/0405/02 5.
ORGANISATION 5.1 The organiser and promoter of the VRC Event and the VCRS Event will be the Ford Four Car Club Inc. (FFCC) which has appointed the following Organising Committee: Clerk of Course VRC John Roberts Licence No.: 9898788 Mob: 0408 355 123 Assistant Clerk of Course VRC John Downs Licence No: 97791370 Mob: 0407 070 154 Email: email@example.com Road Director VRC Michael Foreshew Licence No: 9938312 Clerk of Course VCRS Doug Corben Licence No.: 9339545 Mob: 0419 370 686 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Assistant Clerk of Course VCRS Matt Dulak Licence No: 1140660 Mob: 0481 861085 Nicholas Charrett Licence No: 9727109 Mob: 0412 175518
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page10 Event Secretary VRC & VCRS Duncan Sides Licence No: 972984 Dee Knight Licence No.: 1804760 (Being assessed at this event) 6 Soutar Place, Heatherton 3202 Mob: 0407 229 149 Email: email@example.com Officials Coordinator(s) VRC Dee Knight Licence No.: 1804760 Mob: 0407 229 149 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Officials Coordinator(s) VCRS Doug Corben Licence No.: 9339545 Mob: 0419 370 686 Email: email@example.com Equipment Manager FFCC Inc. Chief Safety Officer (VRC & VCRS) John Roberts Licence No: 9898788 Event Scorer (VRC & VCRS) Gary Hodgskiss Licence No: 881485 Competitor Relations Officer (CRO) Owen Polanski Mob: 0447 579 439 Chief Scrutineer VRC Frank Black Licence No.: 882079 Chief Scrutineer VCRS Brett Roffey Licence No.: 887853 5.2 Other Officials of the Event Event Checker VRC & VCRS Trevor Woods Licence No.: 889096 Compliance Checker Trevor Woods Licence No.: 889096 Area Co-ordinator Neil Schey Licence No: 8816520 Stewards CAMS TBA CAMS TBA Series Scrutineer VRC Frank Black Series Scrutineer VCRS John Roberts VCRS Co-ordinator John Roberts The following Officials are claiming compensatory points in the VRC component of the Event: The following Officials are claiming compensatory points in the VCRS component of the Event: Matt Dulak Nicholas Charrett
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page11 6. ENTRIES 6.1 Entries will open and close in accordance with VRC Event/VCRS Event Schedule. 6.2 All Entries must be submitted on the official Entry Form available www.marysvillestages.com or www.vicrally.com.au, complete in every detail and accompanied by the appropriate fee. Entry fee MUST BE PAID to be considered a valid entry. Cash payments will NOT be accepted on the day. The entry form can also be found at http://www.marysvillestages.com/competitors/vrc-entry-form or http://www.marysvillestages.com/competitors/vcrsanglia-entry-form 6.3 The Competitor and crews are reminded of the penalties under the NCR for false statements.
6.4 Entry fees are as set out below.
a) VRC (Event) Early Entry Fee until Wednesday 17th April at 18:00hrs $675 b) VRC Standard Entry Fee till close of entries $725 c) Grant Walker Parts Excel Rally Series $600 d) VCRS (VCRS Event) $350 e) Intro Event $175 f) VRC (Event) and VCRS (VCRS Event) $850 6.5 The entry fee includes the payment of all application fees and levies including trophy fund, publicity fund, road damage fund and CAMS Personal Accident Insurance for all listed crew members and RallySafe unit hire (for VRC) and administration.
6.6 Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If you wish to pay your entry fee by EFT you MUST print and attached a copy of the transaction receipt to the entry form.
Electronic Funds Transfer Details: Account Name: ‘Ford Four Car Club Inc’ BSB: 033305 Account No.: 239566 In the payment description field please use the two letter code “MS” followed by the competitors “Competitors Surname” eg: MS Jones. 6.7 Entries will be accepted in order of receipt. If the field entry limit of 60 Cars per event is exceeded these subsequent crews will become reserves. Where a number of entries are received on the same day, resulting in the field limit being exceeded, a ballot will be held to determine the starting crews and the order of reserves.
6.8 The Organising Committee may refuse an entry in accordance with NCR 83 6.9 Competitors may change the car or a crew member by notifying the organisers in writing no less than one hour prior to the start of the VRC Event or VCRS Event. If such a change is made after the close of entries then the notification is to be accompanied by payment of $25.00. If the car is changed after Official Scrutiny the Competitor must arrange scrutiny for the replacement car. If the driver is changed the organisers may re-seed the start number of the crew.
6.10 All correspondence will be sent electronically via email.
No Supplementary Regulations, Further Regulations or Results will be posted in the mail. Please ensure you provide a legible, current and valid email address on your entry form. 6.11 Entry fee refunds will be in accordance with the provisions of the VRC Standing Regulations/VCRS Regulations.
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page12 7. CREW ELIGIBILTY 7.1 The VRC Event and VCRS Event will be open to all grades of crew members. 7.2 Each crew shall consist of 2 people, one nominated as the driver and the other as the co-driver. 7.3 Both crew members must be members of a car club affiliated with CAMS and hold a current CAMS Clubman Rally Licence (or Co-Drivers/Navigators) or superior. 7.4 The Driver and any Co-driver intending to drive in the VRC Event or VCRS Event must hold a current civil driver’s licence valid in Victoria or a permit accompanied by ARCOM’s written permission.
Codrivers who do not hold a civil driver’s licence must sign a Declaration in accordance with NRC 2.1 (iii) which can be found on the CAMS website under ‘Event Forms/Pre-Event Rally. The Driver or Codrivers civil licence must be in the same name as their CAMS licence. 7.5 Both crew members must have officiated at least one event listed in the Victorian Rally Calendar in the previous year. Crew members new to rallying are exempt from this requirement for their first year of competition. Refer to the Victorian Rally Bulletin for further information. 7.6 Both crew members are advised to have current ambulance insurance valid in Victoria.
7.7 To be eligible for VRC Event awards, crews must display any Event promotional material supplied and Championship material as per the VRC Standing Regulations and Bulletins if applicable. For VCRS Event crews to be eligible for awards they must meet requirements in the VCRS Series Rules. 7.8 Both crew members will be required to present evidence of their eligibility at VRC Event or VCRS Event Documentation (see Article 13).
7.9 The VCRS Rally is open to all grades of competitor, however only crews conforming to the following will be eligible for event or series awards, or series points: Current state recognised (Grade B), state clubman (Grade C), clubman (Grade D), novice (Grade E) and rookie (Grade F) competitors. 7.10 To secure individual points for the VCRS, BOTH crew members must be current financial members of any of the VCRS car clubs: i.e. BLCC, CCRMIT, CerbCC, FFCC, HRA, KCC, MUCC, MMSC, NCCA, NECC, PAC, SEAC and WDCC.
7.11 To be eligible for novice awards, both crew members must be grade E or grade F.
7.12 To be eligible for senior cup points the combined age of both crew members and the vehicle must equal or exceed 120 years. Both crew members must be at least 40 years old. The age of the vehicle will be determined by the year of manufacture on the registration label or other means deemed acceptable by the series coordinator. The crew must request senior cup on the event entry form. 7.13 To be eligible for VCRS Junior Cup, competitors must be under 25 years of age on the first of February of that year of competition. The crew must request junior cup on the event entry form. Crew Members must not have won the VCRS Junior Cup in their respective roles previously.
7.14 The Intro event, both crew members must hold minimum of 2NS license. The driver must hold a current civil driver’s license valid in Victoria. No person may participate in any competitive section without wearing a helmet to a standard listed in Schedule D of the CAMS Manual of Motor Sport. Penalty for non compliance will be exclusion. Note: A crew shall comprise of two persons only. One shall be nominated as Driver and one as Navigator. No changing of roles will be permitted throughout the event 8. VEHICLE ELIGIBILITY & CLASSES 8.1 Competing vehicles must comply in accordance with the VRC Standing Regulations as per Schedule NRC VG 8.2 The classes for the VRC are as specified in the VRC Standing Regulations.
There will also be an invitational class for other CAMS recognised rally cars, invited by the Clerk of Course to enter. (These vehicles are not eligible for any VRC points.) 8.3.1 The following classes shall apply for the VCRS event: Class A: up to and including 1400cc
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page13 Class B: over 1400cc, up to and including 1600cc Class C: over 1600cc, up to and including 2000cc Class D: over 2000cc 2 Wheel Drive. Class E: over 2000cc 4 Wheel Drive Note: Capacityis multiplied be afactorof 1.7forforced induction(turbochargers etc.) and byafactorof 1.8 forrotarypoweredcars.Competitors are toensurethesefactors areapplied if necessarywhennominating a class upon entry. 8.3.2 Entrants must indicate which class they wish to be entered in on the entry form 8.3.3 Competing vehicles must comply in accordance with the VCRS Series Rules.
8.3.4 Junior Cup Eligibility 188.8.131.52 An eligible VCRS Junior Cup vehicle must be a normally aspirated vehicle of no more than six cylinders within the classes of A, B,C or D as listed above.
184.108.40.206 The vehicle must be not be classified by VicRoads as high-powered for the purposes of P Plate power restrictions. 8.4.1 Intro Event vehicle eligibility All vehicles must comply with the General Requirements for Rally Cars which can be found in Schedule NRC VG of the current CAMS Manual http://www.camsmanual.com.au/pdf/04_rally_road/GQ16_Schedule_R_Q311-1.pdf other than specific exemptions as provided for under Novice Rallies. The following are required to current specifications as per CAMS Manual and Victorian Rally Bulletin :- 2 reflective triangles, First Aid Kit, Mudflaps on drive wheels, one or more fire extinguisher and Safety Helmets.
9. RALLY SAFE 9.1 All VRC Competitors must make provision in their competition vehicle for the Rally Safe GPS used for tracking, timing and safety messaging. 9.2 All VRC Competitors must have a Rally Safe wiring loom, antennas and mounting kit installed prior to scrutiny. This is a one off purchase via the Rally Safe web shop see: http://rallysafe.com.au/shop 9.3 Installation instructions are available at http://rallysafe.com.au/2013/02/competitors 9.4 The Rally Safe system must be wired to permanent 12v power (ie NOT via any ‘kill’ switch) 9.5 The Rally Safe GPS tracking unit screen will be available at the event, prior to the start.
Further details will be in the event Further Regulations.
9.6 The cost of the hire of Rally Safe GPS tracking unit screen for the Event is included in the entry fee. 9.7 Competitors should familiarise themselves with the use of the RallySafe by reference to the “Quick Reference Manual” are available at http://rallysafe.com.au 9.8 Competitors are reminded of the requirements of paragraph 26 of the VRC standing regulations. 9.9 Any misuse of the equipment will result in the competitor being reported to the Stewards of the Meeting who may impose penalties that may go as far as disqualification.
9.10 Should a competitor retire, they must return the tracking unit screen to Rally Headquarters as soon as possible.
DO NOT TAKE THEM HOME. 9.11 The tracking unit screens must be removed from the rally cars at the final control or Parc Fermé therefore cars should be left unlocked. 9.12 It is solely the competitor’s responsibility to return the Rally Safe tracking unit screen to the
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page14 event organisers immediately after the event. The competitor will be responsible for reimbursing Rallysafe for the cost of any unit not returned for whatever reason. A damage waiver covering some of the risks applicable to the RallySafe unit is available at: https://shop.statusas.com/shop/category/rallysafe/damage-waivers/ 10. SCRUTINY 10.1 Every competition vehicle must be submitted for examination by a licensed CAMS scrutineer prior to start of the VRC Event or the VCRS Event. On being passed by the scrutineer the Competitor must receive a signed scrutiny form stamped with the Scrutineer’s official CAMS Stamp.
The scrutiny form must be presented at Documentation.
10.2 Competitors must nominate on the entry form whether they will be attending Official or Regional Scrutiny by ticking the appropriate box. Competitors who reside less than 50 km from the Official Scrutiny location are expected to attend Official Scrutiny. 10.3 Official Scrutiny will be held on Wednesday 1st May 2019 at Performance Exhaust, Factory 20/10 Henderson Rd, Knoxfield, between the hours 1800 hrs and 2030 hrs. All crews must have reported to scrutiny by 2000 hrs. 10.4 Competitors who decide to change their scrutiny method from Official to Regional or vice-versa must advise the Event Secretary at the latest by 1400 hrs on the day of scrutiny.
10.5 Competitors who do not attend Official Scrutiny must arrange their own Regional Scrutiny. Competitors should note that there will be no provision at the VRC Event or VCRS Event for turbo and supercharger sealing, this will only be done at Official scrutineering. 10.6 All vehicles may be subject to an inspection by the Chief Scrutineer on the day of the VRC or VCRS Event.
10.7 Competing vehicles must be presented at scrutiny and at the start of the VRC Event or VCRS Event in a clean and tidy condition. Any vehicle deemed by the organisers to be dirty or untidy will not be scrutineered nor allowed to start the VRC Event or VCRS Event. 10.8 Attention will be paid to the noise emissions from the vehicle. Any vehicle exceeding 96 dB(A) when tested in accordance with the procedure specified in the current CAMS Manual may not be allowed to start or continue the VRC Event or VCRS Event.
10.9 Competitors must supply the following compulsory equipment which will be checked at scrutiny: a) Accident Advisory Sign (Red SOS / Green OK) b) Two safety triangles c) Helmet, head and neck restraint and Apparel as per CAMS Manual of Motor Sport, Section 6 (General Requirements for Cars & Drivers), Schedule D (Apparel), Table 1.2 (Rally / Road), Gravel / State events.
10.10 All competing vehicles will receive a set of two larger competition numbers that must be placed on the competing vehicle’s rear side windows as per the current VRC Standing Regulations. This includes VCRS Event crews.
10.11 All competing vehicles will also receive an additional smaller competition numbers which must be placed on the top left passenger side of the front windscreen, just below the windscreen banner, if present. This includes VCRS Event crews. 10.12 Competitors with Historic Rally Cars must provide documentation to substantiate the vehicle's eligibility for this class (eg Homologation papers). Historic Rally Cars must display their Historic decals (supplied by the Competitor) in an appropriate spot on each side of the car. Each front door is suggested.
10.13 Competitors with Classic Rally Cars must provide documentation to substantiate the vehicle's eligibility for this class (eg Homologation papers).
Classic Rally Cars must display the word Classic (supplied by the Competitor) in an appropriate spot on each side of the car. Each front door is suggested. 10.14 The Chief Scrutineer and his assistants are deemed to be judges of fact in all scrutiny matters. 11. OFFICIAL MAPS
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page15 The VCRS Event will require these maps: Blue Range RS Map Edition 2 Black Range RS Map Edition 1 Available from Melbourne Map Centre Online Store www.melbmap.com.au 11.1 Any other maps required for the VRC Event and VCRS Event will be supplied by the organisers, 11.2 Crews may also find the Google Maps, Melways Street Directory and the VicRoads Country Directory useful. 12. RALLY HEADQUARTERS & OFFICIAL NOTICE BOARD 12.1 Rally Headquarters will be located at Gallipoli Park, Falls Road, Marysville and will be open during the times listed in the VRC Event/VCRS Event Schedule.
12.2 The Official Notice Board will be located at the Rally Headquarters while Rally Headquarters is open. 13. DOCUMENTATION & BOOK-IN 13.1 Documentation verification (checking of licences, etc.) will be held at Official Scrutiny and at the Rally Start at the times listed in the VRC Event/VCRS Event Schedule. The following items will be checked: a) CAMS Licences of the Competitor, Driver and Co-driver b) Letter of Authority to use the vehicle – if appropriate. [see NCR 43a) c) Club Membership Cards of the Driver and Co-driver d) Civil Driving Licences of the Driver and Co-driver e) Co-Driver's Declaration (if applicable - see Clause 7.4) f) Proof of officiating fulfilment, Driver and Co-driver (Vic crew members only) g) CAMS Vehicle Log Book h) Vehicle registration papers i) Vehicle scrutiny form 13.2 Entry forms that were submitted unsigned must be signed by the Competitor, driver, co-driver and a parent or guardian (for co-drivers under 18) at Documentation verification.
13.3 All crews must Book-in prior to the Start between the times listed in the VRC Event/VCRS Event Schedule.
13.4 Documentation verification and Book-in must be completed before crews are allowed to start the VRC Event or VCRS Event. 13.5 Additional information regarding Documentation and Book-in may be advised in the Further Regulations / Instructions. 14. STARTING ORDER & CREW BRIEFING 14.1 The starting order for the Event will be determined in accordance with the VRC Event Schedule and the VRC Standing Regulations. 14.2 The starting order for the VCRS Event will be determined in accordance with the VCRS Series Rules. Cars will start after the completion of the VRC event.
14.3 Both members of the crew, plus at least one member of their service crew, must attend the Crew Briefing at the time and location listed in the VRC Event/VCRS Event Schedule.
14.4 Any VRC competing car passed by the Course ‘999’ car will not be able to start any further stages until a ‘REJOIN’ form has been filled out and handed to the Course ‘999’ car. A ‘PASSED’ form will be handed to the passed VRC crew at the time of being passed. 14.5 Any VCRS competing cars passed by the Course ‘999’ will be handed a ‘PASSED’ form. The passed car can only continue along the remaining competitive stage at 60-kms maximum speed. The passed
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page16 car can only re-join the rally after a ‘REJOIN’ form has been filled out and handed to the Course ‘999’ car at the start of any stage. 15 CONTROLS & TIMING 15.1.1 The VRC Event will use A-A Timing as per NRC EG 1.2 and include and/or omit rules as per the VRC Standing Regulations. All crews are advised to familiarise themselves with this system of timing prior to the VRC Event. 15.1.2 Electronic beams may be used for timing at the start and finish of competitive sections in place of, or in conjunction with, manual timing by officials.
The officials at the Stage Start and Finish locations will be Judges of Fact in regards to information derived from electronic beams.
15.1.3 Crews may book-in early without penalty at specific Time Controls to be advised in the Further Regulations (generally the Event Finish Time Control). 15.1.4 Late running time shall be as per the VRC Standing Regulations or relevant bulletin (if issued). 15.2.1 The VCRS Event shall use A to B timing as per the National Rally Code EG 1.3 and SSR 3.2. Controls and timing will be in accordance with the provisions of the NRC in the current CAMS Manual of Motor Sport. 15.2.2 Note that under these rules the penalty for Competitive sections is the Time Taken to complete the stage up to a maximum of the Target Time and those on Liaison sections are 1 min per part of a Minute early and 5 seconds per Minute late.
15.2.3 Crews are reminded that it is the crew’s responsibility to ensure that all appropriate entries are made completely and correctly on their road card. For this event, this must be done before leaving the control of that section. 15.2.4 If used, Passage Controls will be preceded by a “P” board and Observations will be preceded by an “O” board, both within 50m of the Passage or Observation location. 15.3.1 The Intro Event: target penalty scoring to the forward minute will be used. 15.3.2 Informations from a particular section are to be counter signed on the road card by an official at the finish control of the same section.
It is the crew’s responsibility to ensure this is done before leaving that finish control.
15.3.3 Crews are reminded that it is the crew’s responsibility to ensure that all appropriate entries are made completely and correctly on their road card. For this event, this must be done before leaving the first control. 15.3.4 If used, Passage Controls will be preceded by a “P” board and Observations will be preceded by an “O” board, both within 50m of the Passage or Observation location. 16 RE-JOINING THE VRC EVENT AND THE VCRS EVENT 16.1 Re-joining by crews is permitted in accordance with NRC SSR 8.0 and the VRC Standing Regulations Clause 18 provided: a) They advise the CRO of their intention to re-join the rally; and b) Their vehicle is inspected by a Scrutineer who will report to the Clerk of Course; and c) the Clerk of Course provides specific authorisation (written where possible) including the control number and the start time from that control, to rejoin; and d) They re-join prior to the passage of the Sweep Car.
16.2 Re-joining may also be done at special stage start control(s) as nominated in the Route Instructions and Itinerary.
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page17 16.3 Re-joining crews will start in a position on the road allocated by the Clerk of Course. This position should be as close as possible to the position on the road held by the crew at the start of the stage that they failed to finish. Crews who do not re-join at the time required by the position allocated to them will accrue early or late penalties as appropriate. 16.4 A re-joining crew will be classified in an Event and relevant Heat results behind any crews who complete the entire Event or Heat as per NRC SSR 8.0.
16.5 Missing stages in one Heat will not affect the results of other Heats. 16.6 The re-joining crew must consist of the same vehicle, driver and co-driver. 16.7 Rejoining by VCRS Event crews is not permitted. 17 CREW CONDUCT 17.1 Reconnaissance by crews on the roads in the general area of the VRC Event and VCRS Event is forbidden for a period of four weeks prior to the start of the VRC Event and VCRS Event. 17.2 Any crew, including VRC Event crews, found using, or in possession of pace notes (determined to be such by the absolute discretion of the Clerk of Course in consultation with the Stewards of the event) will be disqualified from the event.
Spot checks will be carried out during the VRC Event and VCRS Event.
17.3 Liaison sections on this event will be on roads open to the public. Crews must observe all Victorian Traffic Regulations and speed restrictions nominated in the official Route Instructions. In particular obey GIVE WAY and STOP signs. Speed may be checked and the relevant penalties will be applied for any infringement. Crews will be penalised for any infringement of their service crews. 17.4 It is forbidden to leave or throw objects (eg cigarettes, lighted matches) in places that may cause a fire, or to continue competing with a damaged exhaust system (which may also cause a fire). Extreme diligence is required in all matters concerning the risk of fire.
17.5 During all Special Stages, crew members are required to wear helmets, head and neck support and apparel as specified in Clause 10.9 of these Supplementary Regulations. 17.6 In the event of a car stopping in a special stage a reflective triangle must be displayed in a conspicuous position at least 50m behind the car except where the car does not present a hazard to any following cars and crew or the crew of the stopped car. Following crews sighting the warning triangle must drive with caution and reduce speed until the stopped car has been passed. 17.7 Both the warning triangle and the Accident Advisory Sign (red SOS / green OK, as appropriate) and the Car Number Board must be physically shown to the next three vehicles and then must be left on display for the whole length of the period that the car is stopped on the course regardless of whether or not the crew remain with the car.
17.8 Failure to display all of these signs may result in disciplinary action being taken. 17.9 Crews are required to remove the warning triangle once the stopped car has been moved and no longer presents a hazard or they recommence the competition. 17.10 Only the registered crew may travel in the vehicle for the duration of the VRC Event or VCRS Event with the exception of cases provided for in the VRC Standing Regulations or in an emergency. 17.11 If a member of the crew retires, or if a third person is carried in the vehicle (except where this is to transport an injured person), the vehicle shall be disqualified from the VRC Event or VCRS Event.
17.12 Crews have an obligation to be familiar with the National Competition Rules, the National Rally Code, the Victorian Rally Bulletin, VRC Standing Regulations and the VCRS Regulations. Failure to act in a manner befitting the sport, as deemed by the organisers and/or Stewards of the VRC Event and VCRS Event, will result in the crew being charged and penalties issued.
17.13 Alcohol, Drugs and Other Substances Any holder of a CAMS ‘Competition’ or ‘Officials’ licence (or equivalent licence issued by another ASN) may be tested for the presence of drugs (or other banned substances) and subject to a penalty(ies)
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page18 for a breach in accordance with the CAMS Anti-Doping Policy and/or the CAMS Illicit Drugs in Sport (Safety Testing) Policy as published on the CAMS website. Consumption of alcohol in the paddock, pits or any section of the competition venue/course under the control of the Officials is forbidden in all areas of the VRC Event and VCRS Event under control by Officials, until all competition is concluded each day.
Accordingly, any holder of a CAMS ‘Competition’ or ‘Officials’ licence (or equivalent licence issued by another ASN) may also be tested for the presence of alcohol by a CAMS Accredited Testing Official (CATO) in accordance with the CAMS Standard Operating Procedure for Breath Alcohol Testing.
17.14 Any crew retiring from the VRC Event or VCRS Event MUST make contact with Rally Headquarters, either in person or via radio at the next radio point to notify the organisers of their withdrawal. In addition, a Withdrawal Form and an Incident Report (where required) must be either handed to a control official or lodged at Rally Headquarters. 17.15 The crew shall be liable for the excess payable on any incident requiring a claim on the CAMS and/or any Public Liability Insurance. Refer to the CAMS website http://www.cams.com.au for further information.
18 SERVICING & SERVICE CREWS 18.1 The VRC Event and VCRS Event will have one service area which will be located at Gallipoli Park, Marysville.
Servicing is prohibited outside this area, i.e. No intercept servicing allowed. 18.2 Fuel must be in accordance with Schedule G of the CAMS Manual. 18.3 There will not be pump fuel available at the service area. Crews must refuel from their own supplies in the designated refuel areas or at a commercial service station. 18.4 The entry fee includes two service crew nominations. A service crew is deemed to be a vehicle with one or more personnel. Additional service crews may be nominated for a fee of $15.00 per service crew.
18.5 Crews will be issued with a set of Service Crew Instructions for each nominated service crew which will include details of the Official Service Area and supporting maps. Each service crew will also receive an identification number which must be placed on the top left hand side of the windscreen of the service vehicle and be clearly visible to officials outside the vehicle. 18.6 Service Crew personnel must register and sign-in at Book-in. Only registered service crew personnel will be covered by CAMS Personal Accident Insurance for the VRC Event and VCRS Event. The maximum number of service personnel that can be registered per competing vehicle is eight (8).
18.7 Access to service areas may be restricted to registered service crews with the provided signage attached to the vehicle.
18.8 It is highly recommended that all service crews supply and have available a working fire extinguisher within the vicinity of their service area. 18.9 Alcohol and Drugs. Service crew members come under the auspices of the CAMS Anti-doping Policy and/or the CAMS Illicit Drugs in Sport (Safety Testing) Policy as published on the CAMS website and may be required to submit to tests to determine the presence or otherwise of prohibited substances. This regulation serves as the required 24-hour notice for such testing. 18.10 No waste of any kind is to be left at the service area. Oils, fuels, and other fluids must be drained into appropriate containers for disposal in accordance with EPA regulations.
18.11 Any activities that damage the surface of the service area (e.g. spinning of wheels) are forbidden. This is to ensure the availability of the venue for future events. 18.12 Crews will be held liable for the actions of their service crews. 19 RESULTS, PENALTIES & PROTESTS 19.1 The Clerk of Course reserves the right when compiling results, to take into account any document(s) provided by an official or officials of the VRC Event or VCRS Event.
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page19 19.2 Should a Special Stage be stopped for any reason before the last crew has completed that stage, any crew not completing the stage will be given an allocated time in accordance with the VRC Standing Regulations and the current CAMS Manual subject to Article 21.3.
19.3 Only the Stewards of the VRC Event and VCRS Event may apply Article 21.2 and only after receiving advice concerning the reason for the stoppage from the Clerk of Course. No crew which is totally or partially responsible for stopping a stage may benefit from this action. 19.4 Results will only be sent electronically and will not be posted in the mail. Please ensure you provide a valid and legible email address on your entry form.
19.5 Any protest must be lodged in accordance with NCR Part XII, Protests. 20 EVENT AWARDS 20.1.1 Trophies will be awarded to Drivers and Co-drivers as follows for the VRC event: a) Outright (includes CLB, G2, G4 and INV vehicles) 1st, 2nd and 3rd b) Two Wheel Drive (includes CLB, G2, G4 and INV vehicles) 1st, 2nd and 3rd c) Novice 1st d) PRC/GROUP N (PN1 – PN6) 1st in each class e) HRC 1st f) CRC 1st g) CLB 1st h) Grant Walker Parts Excel Rally Series 1st 20.1.2 Where a crew member qualifies for more than one trophy, the organisers reserve the right to award a single trophy engraved to recognise each achievement.
20.1.3 To be eligible for awards crews must display any event promotional material supplied. 20.1.4 Recipients of trophies, awards or prize money who fail to attend the official presentation and fail to notify the organisers prior to their non-attendance will forfeit their right to their awards and/or prize money. 20.1.5 Details of any further awards and/or prize money will be provided in the Further Regulations. 20.2.1 The minimum awards to crew members for the VCRS shall be as follows: a) Outright 1st, 2nd and 3rd Driver and Navigator b) Two Wheel Drive 1st and 2nd Driver and Navigator c) Novice 1st and 2nd Driver and Navigator d) Junior Cup 1st only Driver and Navigator e) Class Awards 1st only Driver and Navigator f) Senior Cup 1st and 2nd Driver and Navigator Note: -Onlyoneawardwillbeissuedtomultipleawardwinners,engravedtorecogniseeachawar d.
20.3.1 The Intro Event Awards will be as follows: a) Outright 1stand 2nd Driver and Navigator 21 ALTERATION OR ABANDONMENT 21.1 The organisers reserve the right to postpone, alter, cancel or abandon the VRC Event and VCRS Event in accordance with NCR 59.
22 FURTHER REGULATIONS 22.1 Further Regulations will be issued via email after the close of entries and will contain:
2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page20 a) Competition number b) Entry List and Crew Details c) Availability of Route Instructions d) Odometer check e) Crew briefing time and location f) Start/finish time and location g) Service details h) Event synopsis (including Heat details) i) Details of Rally Safe tracking unit screen pick up and drop off. j) Additional awards k) Additional information or changes deemed necessary by the organisers
- 2019SheenPanelServiceRingwoodMarysvilleStages SupplementaryRegulations Page21 APPENDIX 1 - USEFUL INFORMATION A1.1 Spectators
- A spectator guide will be available at various event locations (Rally Headquarters, Event Start, & Service Area) and in the week prior to the event at http://www.vicrally.com.au or www.marysvillestages.com There will be one spectator point. A1.2 Catering
- Food and drink will be available at Rally Headquarters from 6am. Details in the Further Regulations.
- Crews are reminded that the consumption of alcoholic liquor is forbidden on the day of the Event and VCRS Event, until the conclusion of the VRC Event and VCRS Event
- Service crews are reminded of their legal responsibilities with respect to drinking and driving.
- If you are travelling to Marysville Friday night we have arranged for The Duck Inn Marysville Pub to be open late. Please ensure you make a booking on Ph: 5963 3437 before you arrive so they will ensure that everyone will be catered for.
- A1.3 Accommodation
- There are numerous motels and several caravan parks in Location and surrounding areas
- Accommodation information can be found at: http://www.marysvilletourism.com/places_to_stay/
- Camping is NOT PERMITTED at Gallipoli Park. This is enforced by the Murrindindi Shire who we hire the venue from. A1.4 Post-VRC Event Presentation
- A trophy presentation will be held at Gallipoli Park, Marysville at the completion of VRC Event. Presentations will be made to provisional winners at approximately 1700 hrs at this location. A1.5 Fire Precautions
- Crews are reminded that NO REFUELLING IS TO TAKE PLACE WITHIN THE FOREST, except at a specified refuel zone. Also, a vehicle is not to continue if part of the exhaust system is missing.