:: Nsw Agm
Notice is hereby given to all N.S.W MicroSprint Members of the Annual General Meeting for the New South Wales 250 MicroSprint Association.
Venue Ettamogah Pub, Cnr Merriville & Windsor Rd’s Rouse Hill NSW 2155
Date Saturday 16th August 2008
AGM Commencing Time 4 p.m
Agenda Adopt the minutes of the 2007 AGM
Adopt the Treasurers report for 2007/2008
Vote on N.S.W Club’s Future
Vote on any changes to Constitution
Election of Committee Members
:: W.a. Micros Receive Incorporation
The W.A. Micro Sprint Association has recieved its certificate of incorporation from the department of consumer and employment protection. The club is building momentum not only at the commitee level but has three car’s at varying stages of construction. Doug Barclay is expecting his race ready RTS chassis car to arrive from the U.S.A. sometime towards the end of August. Brad and Barry Pages have purchased a 2002 cr250 locally that they will convert to methanol and bolt up to thier 2006 LGM chassis wich is a race ready car. Troy McAuliffe has taken delivery of a C&C Performance built 270 stroker motor used succesfully by “Billy the kid Coffey” at many outings this year at Paradise Speedway in New York State America, Troy has yet to secure a chassis but has many irons in the fire on this front and should have something sorted out soon.
So it might be the middle of winter and cold but the W.A. Micro scene is heating up should you want more info on the class please call Troy on 0401160498
:: The Victorian Microsprint Scene
The Victorian Micro Sprint scene is set to come alive this season with a successful Information night held last night. With the two cars already being constructed on display a great deal of interest was shown in the class by all who attended. The McLean Racing HQ was full of people from all areas of local speedway from promoters, drivers, officials and casual onlookers.
Mark McLean gave a run down of the class, its origins and the proposed future of the class in Victoria. He also detailed the up-coming Tricorp Security 10000 which will raise the profile of the Micros in Victoria. Craig Mannix recounted their fact finding mission to Golburn and the racing action they witnessed, as well as the hospitality shown by the NSW drivers and officials. Afterwards a DVD was shown that highlighted Micro racing whilst everyone enjoyed the supper. Many questions were asked as the cars were inspected, prodded and poked and tried on for size.
One of the attendees stated he will have a car up and running for the Portland round of the TRICORP 10000, starting his campaign by ordering a motor from the US later this week. Another couple stated that they are intending to purchase completed cars in the not too distant future.
“We now have to get a couple of cars completed and start to promote the cars throughout the whole of Victoria, but I am certainly buoyed by the success of tonight.” stated a excited Mark McLean. “We will also be holding a committee meeting early next week to officially formulate a club now that we have sufficient interest to warrant that action. In the words of that late great Aussie legend, Big Kev, “I’m excited”, he said.
Any Victorian that is keen to get into this high speed, low budget class contact Mark McLean on 0406455695.
:: Nsw Micro Presentation
Drivers driver = Rhys Marchant
Club person of the year = Mal Paton
Issacs memorial = Rhys Marchant
Rooky of the year = Brett Finucane
Australian championship = 1st Mike Ridings 2nd Rhys Marchant 3rd Paul Curran
Club champion = 1st Paul Curran 2nd Brett Finucane 3rd Brent Keller
Life member = Rhys Marchant
Special thanks to Anne, Janet & Reg
:: Victorian Microsprint Info Night
Victoria will now be having their information night on Monday June 23rd at 7.30pm after the original date had to been changed due to unforeseen circumstances.
Their will now be two Victorian cars for prospective Micro drivers/owners to look at with Craig Mannix taking delivery of his XXX chassis last week.There will also be hand outs, a DVD display and supper provided for all attendees. We are looking forward to a good turn up of people with flyers being widely distributed. Interest is starting to build and I have had several enquiries from interested parties. We will certainly welcome members and are hoping to form a good, strong social club base that will have everyone’s best interest at heart With the arrival of the second car and the interest being shown, all in all it is starting to look like a good year for the class in Victoria.Anyone keen on attending the night, or just for general enquiries about Victoria’s plans for the class, phone Mark McLean on 0406 455 695.
:: Cullen Bullen
Cullen Bullen Raceway will be hosting its final race meeting for the 2007-2008 racing season this Sunday 25th May 2008 divisions racing,
Racing starts at 10am gates open 7am
Gates entry Adults $12.00 Pensioners & School age Children $2.00 under 5yrs Free
Futher info contact Jodie on 63590582 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Ray 63590518
:: Victorian Microsprint Club Meeting
A meeting for all prospective Victorian Micro Sprint drivers, car owners and interested parties will be held at the Portland home of Mark McLean, Monday June 2nd 2008 at 7.30pm.
Anyone interested in the future of this fantastic, low cost – high speed division is more than welcome to attend and meet other like minded people.
There will be supper provided. If interested contact Mark on 0406 455 695.
The two new Victorian cars will be on display to show prospective members an up close and personal look a these cars as well as a DVD of Micro racing
:: Tricorp $10,000 Microsprint Series
Microsprints have been around in Australia for many decades predominately in NSW and Qld. In recent times both Victoria and Western Australia have registered clubs giving Microsprints a true national presence and opening up the opportunity to develop a series to show case this potent class.
The inaugural Tricorp 10,000 will be held over five rounds in three states with drivers already wanting to nominate from WA, Vic, NSW and Qld for their chance to share in the total prize purse of ten grand.
Naming rights sponsor Tricorp Security in conjunction with Inside Speedway Magazine are both delighted to be involved with inaugural series that celebrates the coming of age for Microsprint racing in Australia.
The Tricorp 10,000 as the series will be known will run one round in Victoria mid January, two rounds in NSW and two rounds in Queensland with the final round set for the Easter weekend at the Charlton Raceway in Toowoomba next year.
Drivers are being incentified to go hard from the word go with prize money on offer at each round and the driver with the highest points score for the series come the final night feature race at Charlton will collect a cool $1500 before the main race even starts with another $3000 on offer for the feature winner on that night.
Affordable Microsprints are and yet the racing is second to none with very close hard fort battles for every position and surprisingly very respectable lap times are posted at every venue they run.
Australian Microsprints share all the same technology as their American cousins, with brands such as Stellard, PMP, RTS and a few local manufactured chassis such as Bill Roberts chassis are all being used in the weekend battles. In recent times a few F500’s have been easily converted to run under the Microsprint rules.
Microsprints are the challenge that proves to be too irresistible to ignore and has help launch many a speedway career here and in America.
Former Australian Microsprint Champion and Sprintcar star Troy Little will again belt up in a Microsprint as time permits in his Sprintcar schedule to have a crack at the 10k purse.
The 2008/2009 national rule book is almost ready for release and most teams are already very busy preparing cars and inventory for an assault on the Tricorp 10,000.
Microsprints may race hard but come, the end of the night it is all about mateship with a friendly yarn or two and being involved in the greater Speedway family.
For more information on the Tricorp 10,000 contact series coordinator Mal Patton or visit our web sites www.ozmicrosprints.com or www.microprint.org
:: Nsw Microsprint Presentation
The Nsw Microsprints Presentation is to be held on the 31st May at the Granville Rsl at 7pm. Could you please contact Paul Curran or Mal Paton as we need to know numbers to book seating in restuarant Asap.
:: Victoria Set To Come On Board
Set to join NSW, QLD, WA states running Microprints next season will be Victoria. With one car already purchased, a Bill Roberts GRIZZLY and another on the way Victoria is looking forward to hosting 2 rounds of an exciting Tri-State Series.
A fair bit of interest has already been shown in Victoria with Mark McLean and Craig Mannix, two of the main initiators of the push to develop the class in Victoria, already making the trek to NSW to watch the racing and ask questions. What they saw on their fact finding mission encouraged them to come home and put the wheels in motion to get the class up and running in the southern state.
“What we saw really impressed us, the cars were quick, actually putting in quicker lap times than the Formula 500’s that raced the same night. Plus they were a very friendly bunch of people that were keen to answer questions and got along together very well. It made my mind up for me and I rang Bill Roberts the next day and ordered a car.” McLean said.
“We are now keen to seek expressions of interest from others in Victoria who would like to get involved in this tremendous. cost effective class. The class would appeal to any ex-Formula 500 competitors that are struggling to keep up with the rising costs, as I saw several right hand mounted cars at the pointy end on the night. Except for the obvious engine difference there is very little difference between a Micro and a Formula 500, so anyone who has a ‘old’ 500 don’t throw it away just yet, we have got just the class for you.”
We are going to have a meeting in early May to formalize a club and the will be applying to NASR to accept us as a legitimate National Class.
I have had conversation with the other States and everyone is on the same page which is great, it is a very exciting future for the class.