Monthly Archives: April 2016

17/4/16 Autumn Classic

What a great 2 days of racing put on by all involved. Saturday saw hot and sunny weather put on for WA Historic Touring Car Club, Formula Vee Western Australia, Formula Classic WA, Formula 1000 and 2 regularity groups. We managed to stay relatively incident free until one regularity group unfortunately hit a flag point and the other regularity group decided to hit each other. Keeping things interesting!

Sunday saw the complete opposite with weather, with cool temperatures and a very wet track at times. That certainly kept the incidents rolling through all classes from memory, with some very entertaining drives from WAGT/WA Sports Sedan & Sports Car Association Inc, Saloon Car Racing WA, Improved Production Racing Association of WA, HQ Racing WA, WA Excel Cup and Formula Ford.

As always, great work done by the officials. There were some very trying times throughout both days and you all pulled it off in your wonderfully professional way, which makes the days work so much better. Well done, all!

Now it is time to rest up and prepare for the V8s. Less than 3 weeks to go!

CAMS Young Officials 2016

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An Exhilarating V8 Super Car Experience Awaits!

If motor sport ignites a spark in you, the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport (CAMS) Young Officials program is a great pathway for people aged 16-25 to get involved in all the speed, thrills and excitement of the track! Come along and be guided around the venue and see behind the scenes of a National Event.

There are many different roles for officials, so no matter what you’re interested in – from scrutineering vehicles and timekeeping, to flag-waving, administration and everything in between – there will be a role to suit you. This year, Young Officials will again be a big part of the V8 Supercars at Barbagallo Raceway from 6-8 May, so why not get involved? A free weekend pass will be given to each Young Official taking part in the programme!

This year for the first time, we are opening the program up to the parents of Young Officials as well, if they would also like to learn about becoming a motorsport official.

How to get involved:

To be part of CAMS Young Officials 2016, you need to be available for a briefing on the evening of Thursday 28 April at the CAMS office in Joondanna. The Young Officials Program itself will run at Barbagallo Raceway on the Saturday of the V8s (7 May). Places are strictly limited as there is a maximum number we can accommodate.

To apply for the Young Officials program, please send an email to with the details below.

Date of Birth:

Registrations close Monday 25 April.

If you have any queries please contact Doug Bell or Tracey Rowley via the email address above.

We look forward to seeing you at the track!

Kind regards
Doug Bell
Chair, CAMS WA State Officiating Panel

3/4/16 Northam Flying 50

Thank you to all WFMA members who came out to Northam for the Flying 50.

It turned out to be quite a warm day in the sun and we had good fields of
cars. From what I saw when walking around the circuit, spectator numbers
were good and they all seemed to be having a good time.

Our only notable incident was a major oil spill on the track about six
events from the end that nearly brought the day’s proceedings to a halt. The
amount of oil that was spread over the track was more than the kitty litter
available could cope with. Thanks to the Northam Volunteer Fire and Rescue
for chipping in with their own supplies – it meant that the oil spill that
continued from before turn 1 to after turn 3 could all be cleaned up and the
track made safe again for the final events of the day.

After every event, we always ask ourselves the questions of “How did we do?”
and “What can we do better next time?” I have a couple of suggestions myself
which I’ll be passing on but I’m sure the Committee would love to hear any
feedback from those of you who went. But on the whole, our members
represented WFMA very well as usual, in whatever role they were performing,
from waving flags, to temporary track marshals, to race control,
start/finish line and more. We are very lucky to have such a diverse group
of people with skills in so many areas. Thank you all for making my job so
easy on the day.

For those that didn’t make it there this year, why not put your hand up for
the 2017 event! It’s a great day out and the temporary street circuit is a
different environment to what we’re used to. – Doug Bell