My word, Flaggies INSIDE race cars???? Amazing to see Formula Vee WA give us a couple of seats for a red hot go to some dedicated officials! Ron and Stephen K had an amazing time with the crew and I’m sure the smiles couldn’t be wiped off! Massive thanks to David Campbell and the entire Vee family for making us feel welcome. Ron is in 58 and Stephen in 7.
Thank you for your efforts in 2020. It was very, very challenging at times. Thank you to everyone who got soaked on Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. Please accept this as my personal thanks to you for all your efforts in 2020 and I hope to see you in 2021.
Good news! As of today we have moved out of the trusty old shed and into the old admin building (as you come into the raceway, its the first building on the left. Parking for officials is still on the grassed area as you come in on the left. The move means more space including training area, more covered areas and air con!!
Good news! The new date has been set for October 30 – November 1 (day events) for Supercars! This is always subject to change still so keep an eye out on the Supercars.com website for further updates. We are looking to be on track so to speak for a WASCC June 21 return to racing.
Hi Everyone, as you most would be aware a lot of events have been either cancelled or postponed. WA Sporting Car Club events have been cancelled until late June, and the Supercars event has been postponed until later in the year. See the promotors respective websites or facebook pages for any updates.
Just wanted to say an enormous thank you to all the flaggies who turned up on what was a fairly horrendous stinking hot day. By 11am it was over 34C but Arnold and Glen decided flag point 8 was still too cold so started their own little bonfire. Peter and Stephen took home the most reports award from flag point 4 of all places thanks mainly to excels being, well, excels. Nathan and Ray decided to park the car, which lapped the entire field in the first 15 minutes of the enduro, in the sand 3 laps from the end. We had a BMW randomly stopping at various parts of the circuit, Ken and Dennis did a fantastic job with blue flags in pit lane and simultaneously managing turn 1, while Pete Warrener and Jaimee executed the perfect gender reveal! It was a short day but you all did a really amazing job in really trying conditions. Thank you so much to each and every one of you, and I look forward to seeing you all again next year! (and Stephen K is clearly a better driver than me as he didn’t even crash the bus this event!) – James H
What an amazing weekend of motorsport! Nothing short of eventful, but very entertaining racing on track. A huge thank you to the always fantastic officials for two huge days in trying weather. Thank you to everyone involved in a beautiful dedication to a true gentleman of the sport, Rob Janney. A huge thank you to everyone who played a part in today’s events. Nothing we do will ever repay what Rob has done for the club and the sport and, again, we say thank you for all you’ve done.
A massive thank you to all WFMA Flaggies and all officials for your efforts during the Pirtek Perth Supernight. It was challenging, exciting and so much more all at the same time.
I was particularly impressed with our newest officials and with the YO program. Great job to all involved – Dani
What a weekend of motorsport at Barbagallo Raceway! Firstly, a huge congratulations to WA Sporting Car Club for an amazing event very worthy of the 50th anniversary of the track. The new surface sounds like it’s a winner for everyone, with lap records falling everywhere so it will be very interesting to see how far they fall in the coming months as the track starts gripping up more. The facilities, surrounds and track look absolutely amazing. There was a ton of work done over the off-season and it certainly paid off. Well done to the Committee and staff, it definitely didn’t go unnoticed.
Next to the drivers, many of you certainly kept the officials busy but well done on driving hard and providing fantastic entertainment for the crowd that came in over the two days. Thank you to everyone who competed over the two days across all the classes, HQ Racing WA, Saloon Car Racing WA, Formula Vee Western Australia, Formula Classic WA, WA Formula Ford, Aus F1000, WA Excel Cup, Improved Production Racing Association of WA, Street Car Racing Association of WA, Sports Cars, Sports Sedans, Historic Touring Cars and Time Challenge. Hopefully no one has been forgotten!
Last but definitely not least, the officials. You guys and gals, thank you!!!!!! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 Holy smokes, weren’t you all tested over the two days and you all got the job done! There were a number of oil clean ups, cars going where they shouldn’t, Saturday’s very windy conditions being very testing, Sunday’s hot weather making life very trying for everyone, officials and drivers alike, but the amazing group of officials banded together and got on with getting every event run (and it was a hugely ambitious schedule for the two days!!!!). Congratulations to each and every official for their part in making this weekend the success it was.
So starts the 2019 race season and, if this weekend is just the start, it’s going to be a great year of circuit racing!
That is now the Supercars weekend done for another year! I want to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you for a fantastic job done over the weekend. Whether you did one day, two days, or all three, thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving up your time and putting in an amazing effort. Things got particularly tough for a couple of days with a few no-shows and a few people withdrawing every day, plus our ongoing support for the Young Officials program on Saturday. Thank you all for being flexible while I moved many people around to balance the flag points out.
Thank you to the flaggies from interstate for making the trip across the Nullarbor to join the team. Having made the trip in the opposite direction a few times, I know it’s not a cheap exercise, both financially and in time. You’re all welcome back at any time and hopefully I will see you at the Bathurst 6 Hour when a group of us make the trip over east next year.
Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank my Fox team. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated and you all did a fantastic job in supporting the flag points in your sectors over the three days.
This year was the first time trialling a Fox team and trying to keep pairs of flag marshals together throughout the three days, with just a change of flag point to give a different view of the track. With such a high percentage of people not able to attend for various reasons throughout the weekend, it became a bit more difficult keeping people together. We welcome any feedback anyone may have regarding anything flaggy over the weekend. I can’t guarantee I can fix it but I would like to know what worked and what didn’t.
Further to Tracey’s speech last night, WASCC would also like constructive criticism sent through to me if there’s anything anyone would like passed on to WASCC.
From Colin’s speech, it’s all looking positive from the sounds of things to get a new contract signed with Supercars. For those not aware, this weekend’s event was the last event in the current contract, so negotiations have commenced for a new contract. With the calibre of event put on with the high level of professionalism of the whole group of officials, it does make life a bit easier to get a new contract signed, which is a credit to you all again.
Just to give everyone the heads up, I won’t be checking this email for the next couple of days. I’m taking a couple of days off from motorsport before moving into Clerk of Course role for the next two events on the state calendar. Hopefully this break will be far more successful at being ‘no motorsport’ than the scheduled weekend in Brisbane I took a couple of weeks ago where there was meant to be no motorsport and I spent four days on it. Hahahahaha! Please send through your feedback and I will respond once I’m back on air.
Once again, well done and to the WA flaggies, I will hopefully catch you in Collie in a couple of weeks or Albany/Barbs next month!