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Dates for your calendar / Wanneroo 300 Race Meeting

Sunday 30th November. VSCC Vintage Stampede – at Barbagallo’s. More info will be circulated.

Sunday 7th December. WFMA AGM – at Mussel Pool, Whiteman Park 12pm for BBQ. Other halves welcome.

We want this to be an AGM and Family Social Event. Members will shortly be contacted so that we can get some idea of the numbers who are going to turn out for what is our last social event for 2014.


Wanneroo 300 Race Meeting.

That was the end of another WASCC racing year, it went out with a disappointing Wanneroo 300, however in general the whole year has been eventful and entertaining, from our perspective. We have had some good attendances and some poor ones. Drivers have helped us out and filled a few gaps and Dani’s new promoting through the Volunteering organisation as well as the Uni’s has helped put our membership up to numbers that have never been achieved before.

We can only hope that we have done enough to encourage old and new members to renew their memberships for 2015. We’ll always have those who can only make it to the V8 weekend but we also had sufficient other members who were prepared to come out in all weathers. That’s what volunteering means.

The Wanneroo 300 race day started with the Formula Fords final event for the year and as usual provided some close fast racing. Congratulations have to go to new girl, 16 year old Tayla Dicker, in her first race. She qualified well up the field and in race 1 went on to a creditable 9th place. Unfortunately in race 2 she had an incident at T7 which finished her debut… she is a rising star and next season should see her well up at the front.

The HQ’s came out for the Wanneroo 100 and, altho’ spread out, they managed to complete their 2 22 lap races in typical enthusiastic style.

The Saloons, Street cars and IPC cars competing in the Wanneroo 200 were probably the saving grace of the day, with 2 hours of guessing (on our part) exactly who was where. With the 2 mandatory pit stops at time it was hard to follow all the lead changes. However, with the different classes competing from Hyundai’s to V8’s every point was kept busy on the blue button.

The Wanneroo 300 field was disappointing to say the least, but as it was the last event for the year and as it was probably cost prohibitive for some drivers, the end result was a field of 13… must have been an unlucky number a 1 car didn’t make it round the warm-up laps. From then on over the first 2 of the 3 hours, the cars kept dropping out mainly due to mechanical issues. The newest car to complete the 3 hours, the BMW 335 of Adrian Stefan, just kept on going round and round while all of the other 4 cars that actually crossed the finishing line ranger from 80’s Falcons and Commodores to early/mid 2000 Porsche and Ford. Maybe next year should be an Historic entry!!!

In conclusion I would like to give a personal Thank You to all our members, old and new, for the great work that everyone has put into this past season. We have all had to put up with 40+ degree temperatures , driving rain, cold winds and we have all come through with our heads held high. I do not think that any of the Promoters that we have assisted can have any complaints about our services, Well done to you all and hopefully we will see you back again next year.

Training Session #2

Don’t forget that we will be running Training Session #2 on Sunday 5th October at CAMS offices in Joondanna. Start time is 12 noon and we plan to run a 4 hour session, with breaks, to finish around 4pm.

The session is open to old and new members and anyone who wants to brush up on their skills as a Flag Marshal.

All you need to bring is yourself, a pad and pen, look forward to seeing you there.

Rick B-H


Spices Cup Race Meeting

A massive thank you to everyone who attended the Spices Cup race meeting, you don’t need to be told how horrendous the weather was even after a bright and sunny start to the day. The racing was average to say the least with greatly reduced fields apart from the Formula Fords and Vees who put on their usual display of high speed chasing on a waterlogged track. The Super GT’s were way down in numbers, part due to overseas commitments for some of the drivers but those who competed still managed to entertain the small but enthusiastic crowd.

The Historic Touring cars were completely caught wrong footed in the first race as the 2 Minis proceed to sprint away from the rest of the muscle cars and show how things are done in the wet. The second race was also wet but only 1 mini came out to play and still won but in the third race on a dry (ish) track the BMW lead the way and poor mini finished 4th….Oh memories of mini racing in the 70’s!!

The Historic Racing cars again had Mike Henderson to contend with but even he was 22 seconds per lap slower because of the conditions and the rest seemed to find more entertainment in doing 360’s.

The Regularity field was reduced to 1 open wheeler and 2 sedans due mostly to the VSCC meeting on the previous weekend down in Collie and drivers “saving” their cars for the Historic 2 day meeting in October. It was also disappointing that the Formula 1000 started race 1 with 4 cars, race 2 with 3 and race 3 with 5 but they still showed us just how quick they can go even in the wet!!! Still I am told that next year they expect to have at least 12 cars competing…Let’s hope so.

It was really nice of Steph Wolfgram to send an email showing her appreciation of the difficulties that we had to put up with out there and I have put this up on the WFMA Facebook page for everyone to see. Again thanks to our members, to the drivers who came to help and anyone else who made a cold, wet and windy day at least partly bearable.


Drift Association of WA.

The 2 day drift meeting on 28th and 29th September at the Collie Motorplex IS still going ahead although it’s been removed as an event from the WFMA Facebook page that is only because they have now informed us that they will have enough officials of their own so will not need any us. I gather they already have a massive entry list as drifters will be coming from all over the South West as well as the turn out from the Perth area.

For those of you who had shown an interest in just going down to watch for the day, either the Sunday or the Monday as both will be fantastic to watch, if you’ve ever watched the drift practices or battles at Barbagallo’s then you’re in for a treat at Collie. There is a high bank that gives a great view of the action and if the breeze is in the right direction you won’t be choked by the burning rubber….unless you’re into that sort of thing!!

Compared to September, October is relatively quiet for us and from our calendar the following are some of the events that are coming up. For anyone interested the VSCC have the anniversary meeting out at Lake Perkolilli on Sunday 19th October but Dani may have some information on that if any of us are needed or just as a worthwhile trip out Kalgoorlie way for a weekend.

I have been asked to supply the usual 4 marshals for the Triumph Sports Owners Assoc on Monday 20th October and we get fed and watered as well as being paid for our time.

We also have the 2 day Historic’s Meeting over the weekend of the 25th and 26th so we will need to try to put out a full team for both days, difficult I realise as some of you have work and family commitments on the Saturday but we need to do our best.

Scattered thru the month there are the usual Bike days, Tuning days and Your Car Our Track days which all help to keep Tyler and myself busy.

News Articles

Has anyone got anything that they’d like to submit to the Committee for posting on the web site. It can be a write up of an overseas trip that took in a racing event, How about a profile of some of our local drivers and their machines?



This was the August Race meeting, the second in the month and once again we had a great turn out of members together with a handful of Fvee and Saloon Car drivers as well as 2 new members trying out, thank you to all of you!!

The Formula Fords started the racing and Leanne Tander was dominant in the first race when Peter Major ended up down the field (he came back to 4th at the flag) and Tony Martin was right behind her. In races 2 and 3 it was a battle between Tony and Peter with Leanne in 3rd. Fantastic close racing with plenty of position swapping throughout the field. Formula Ford racing is never boring.

The HQ’s came out next and all day they managed to behave and as usual the field was closely bunched and the reverse grid saw some of the faster drivers managing to get thru the slower cars. Good racing!!

The Super Gt’s first race was Ferrari versus Camaro versus Porsches and V8’s with positions changing all the time. The second race immediately after lunch became an exercise in how not to race when 2 Porsches came together in T6 and had the Safety Car out for a number of laps, Steve Wyatt in his Ferrari had dropped back (reason unknown) but set about getting back to near the front. Race 3 was fast and furious, close racing with few problems. Great to see John Roderick back out in the Lotus Exige after the fire in the garage a couple of races ago and a miss last time out.

The Formula 1000’s started with an entry list of 7, started qualifying with 6, race 1 with 5, race 2 with 4 and 5 again for race 3!!! It was a pleasure to watch Leanne Tander as she drew away from the rest of the pack followed by Adam Proctor, until gear selection problems in race 2 saw them swap positions but she was back out in front for race 3. The rest of the field had a number of reliability problems but hopefully the future will be good for them.

The Saloons came next and with Grant Johnson competing up in Sepang it was left to Rick Gill to try to stick to Garry Hills…close but not close enough. The Saloons always give us an exciting series of races and didn’t disappoint. Chris Kneafsey was a jubilant Championship winner and Justin Chaffey pushed him hard all day.  2 classes of saloons, split grid and a few offs gave the spectators something to watch.

The Street Cars gave an enthusiastic performance with the occasional car disappearing into the pits to come back for the next race. Adam Williams in the Ford Ute managed to finish the 3rd race in the top 3 after a disappointing first couple of races. Andy Stevens didn’t have everything his own way but still managed to win the day. A pity Greg Brocklehurst’s big XC Ford was off the pace as it could be an awesome machine.

It was a good days racing with a bit of a chill early until the sun came thru and as a result of TV News coverage the night before there was a considerable crowd who were treated to an eventful day’s racing and all should have enjoyed everything on show including a lunchtime demo by the Go Karts.