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					NEWSLETTER
March 2010
Victorian Off Road Racing Association Inc.
                    PO Box 185, Glen Iris Vic 3146
        Web:      www.vorra.org.au Email: vorra@vorra.org.au

2010 Committee Members

President:                 Brett Price
                           H: 9761 7744 M: 0418 313 656
                           bap01@bigpond.com

Vice President:            Rob Langley
                           H: 9744 3161 or M: 0427 443 161
                           langleyrob@hotmail.com

Secretary:                 Cameron Lyne
                           M: 0418 379 009
                           clyneptyltd@bigpond.com

Treasurer:                 Lawrie Penpraze
                           M: 0418 509 568
                           lawriejp@bigpond.com

Membership Secretary:      Morrie Williams
                           M: 0412361864
                           morrisw@bigpond.com.au

Media:                     Caroline Ritchie
(Website & Newsletter)     W: 8823 4147 or M: 0418 598 859
                           caroline.ritchie@shell.com

Competition Secretary:     Required




Public Relations:           Required




Social Secretary:          Kerrie Price
                           H: 9761 7744 or M: 0408 522 658
                           bap01@bigpond.com


         Life Members: Kevin Donovan - Brian Prideaux - Glenda Owers -
         Carol Williams - Morris Williams - Robin Langley - Darren Wells

         Public Officer: Brian Prideaux
Presidents “Point of View”


I was very happy with the feedback on the revamped newsletter,
and would like to thank those that took the time for their
encouraging words. The next challenge for the committee is to get
the costs to an acceptable level. We have purchased a printer
and we will be testing some different paper to get the best result for
a reasonable cost, your patience during these tests is appreciated.

My apologies for sending the newsletter folded but if we don’t, it will
double the postage costs and the postie will probably fold it to get
it into your letterbox anyway.

If anybody would like to promote their business, colour ads are now
available for a reasonable tax deductible price and classified ads
are free to members.

Good luck to those going to Hyden and Donald over Easter.

Please remember that we are always looking for articles for the
newsletter. This is a good opportunity to promote your sponsors or
tell everyone a funny story about other competitors. You don’t
need to go to a lot of trouble, just jot down a few thoughts and we
will do the editing and don’t forget to include some photos they will
look great on the colour pages.

Brett




  This magazine is the official monthly publication of the Victorian Off Road Racing Association
  Inc. The statements of opinion or fact appearing within are those of the individual
  contributor(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Club or its members.
VORRA General Meeting Minutes

Date:       Thursday 4 February 2010

Where:      Shell, 8 Redfern Road, Hawthorn East

Meeting Time:    08:10 pm

Apologies: Greg Ryan and Nigel Pendelbury

Minutes of the previous meeting are accepted as true and correct.
Moved: Kerrie Price     Seconded: Rob Langley

Matters from previous minutes:        Nil

Secretary report:    Incoming correspondence:

    •    Australia Post – Mail Redirect renewal form
    •    CAMS – Club Affiliation form
    •    Dept of Justice – Annual Statement Reminder (Special AGM needed)
    •    Western Desert Racing - $200 invoice for Advertising at Hyden 2008
    •    Old Gamers website hosting invoice $240 for 13mths
    •    CAMS – establishment of Task Force re Management
    •    CAMS – Media Release re AORC to capitalise TV success with Nexus MG
    •    CAMS – AORC Registration & National Competition Numbers for 2010

Treasurer’s report: General Account $6,910.63

The following payments approved:

   •   Australia Post – postage of trophies $24.95
   •   Snap Printing – newsletter covers $158.00
   •   Officeworks - stapler for newsletter $85.79
Moved:  Brian Prideaux            Seconded: Rob Langley

Membership Secretary Report: 11 financial members for 2010
A reminder membership form is to be sent to those who have not yet renewed, along
with member survey.

Competition Secretary Report: Correction to dates in calendar:

    •    Waikerie VORC is July 10 & 11
    •    Narracourt VORC is August 7 & 8
    •    Moyston VORC – September 18 & 19

Media Report (newsletter and website):

Good feedback received on the new format and layout of the newsletter.

Discussion about purchasing a colour duplex printer, so we can print our own newsletters,
approval was given to purchase a colour laser printer up to $500.

Cut off for the next newsletter is 20 February 2010.
VORRA General Meeting Minutes (Contd.)

CAMS, State & National News:

    •   VORAP State Panel meeting on 19 February – Lawrie Penpraze representing
        VORRA
    •   AORCOM and National Promoters meeting – Morris Williams attending
    •   Discussion re new rules for Extreme 2 Wheel drive.
    •   Discussion re mufflers and side intrusion bards and LED lights.

Social Secretary Report: ‘Watch this space” for upcoming activities.

Public Relations Report: Nil

General Business:

    •   Draft members survey was reviewed and minor changes made, to be sent out
        with membership renewal form.
    •   Discussion in regard to the clubs container. It is now in Kilsyth, however, need
        materials and a working bee to make shelves and organise the inside
        Action: Brett Price to follow up on steel
    •   It was moved and accepted that we offer Brad Chasemore his club membership
        in recognition of having the container at this yard.
        Moved: Kerrie Price             Seconded: Caroline Ritchie
        Action: Cameron Lyne to contact Brad to advise of offer
    •   Lawrie Penpraze advised that the club has a set of “Jaws of Life” and it would be
        good to make these available to other clubs for events, perhaps for a small fee,
        that would assist with the servicing and maintenance of them.
        Action: Lawrie Penpraze to check the caravan at Grinters
        Action: Brett Price to follow up re a box to store them in
    •   Discussion about the planned club round in October at Grinters.
        Action: Brett Price to contact the land owner in regard to this round.

Next meeting:    4 March 2010

Meeting closed: 10:45pm




            To present the 2009 Financial Records for VORRA

                Thursday 1 April at 8:00pm
    Shell Australia, Gnd Flr, Rm 14, 8 Redfern Road, Hawthorn East
  Any queries, please contact our club Secretary, Cameron Lyne on 0418 379 009
                       We look forward to seeing you there!
    2010 Memberships now
            due
     Please complete the membership form with this newsletter or
      visit our website and download the form and send back to:
       Membership Officer, PO Box 185, Glen Iris Vic 3146

                                www.vorra.org.au




 2009 Victorian Off Road Presentation Evening
                   6pm till late - Saturday 13 March 2010

         All Seasons, Fernery Room, McIvor Highway, Bendigo

              $30 per head, which includes a 2 course meal

This year the Bendigo Car Club are hosting our awards evening on behalf of the
                     Victorian Off Road Panel and CAMS.

 You are invited to join us in acknowledge the efforts of our Club, State and
National Victorian award recipients from the 2009 off road competitive season.

           To reserve your seat please contact Craig Button
         on dbu66042@bigpond.net.au or phone 0427 511 158

     Trophies will be awarded to eligible place getters in the following series:
     • 2009 Mallee Shield Inter-Club Challenge
     • Winning Club – 2009 Mallee Shield Inter-Club Challenge
     • 2009 Victorian Off Road Championship
     • 2009 Australia Off Road Championship
What, Where and When…..

 February    Date      Details                       Venue
 Thursday      4       General Meeting – start 8pm   Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                                                     Hawthorn East
  March       Date     Details                       Venue
 Thursday      4       General Meeting – start 8pm   Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                                                     Hawthorn East
   April      Date     Details                       Venue
 Thursday      1       Special AGM and General       Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                       Meeting – start 8pm            Hawthorn East
Sat & Sun    3&4       VORC 1                        Donald, VIC
Sat & Sun    3&4       AORC 1                        Hyden, WA
   May        Date     Details                       Venue
 Saturday      1       VORRA 1                       Avalon
 Thursday      6       General Meeting – start 8pm   Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                                                     Hawthorn East
   June       Date     Details                       Venue
 Thursday      3       General Meeting – start 8pm   Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                                                     Hawthorn East
 Sat & Sun   12 & 13   VORRA 2 & 3                   Sea Lake, VIC
 Sat & Sun   12 & 13   VORC 2                        Sea Lake, VIC
 Sat - Mon   12 - 14   AORC 2                        Finke, NT
   July       Date     Details                       Venue
 Thursday      1       General Meeting – start 8pm   Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                                                     Hawthorn East
 Sat & Sun   10 & 11   VORC 3                        Waikerie SA
 Sat & Sun   24 & 25   AORC 3                        Griffith, NSW
  August      Date     Details                       Venue
 Thursday      5       General Meeting – start 8pm   Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                                                     Hawthorn East
 Sat & Sun    7&8      VORC 4                        Naracoorte, SA
 Sat & Sun   21 & 22   VORC 5                        Bendigo, VIC
September     Date     Details                       Venue
 Thursday      2       General Meeting – start 8pm   Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                                                     Hawthorn East
 Sat & Sun    4&5      AORC 4                        Millicent, SA
    Sat        18      VORRA 4                       Moyston, VIC
What, Where and When…..

  October       Date     Details                       Venue
  Thursday       7       General Meeting – start 8pm   Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                                                       Hawthorn East
   Sunday        10      VORRA 5                       Portland, VIC
  Sat & Sun    16 & 17   AORC 5                        Gundiwindi, QLD
    Sun          24      VORRA 6                       Grinters, VIC
    Sun          24      VORC 6                        Grinters, VIC
 November       Date     Details                       Venue
  Thursday       4       General Meeting – start 8pm   Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                                                       Hawthorn East
   Sunday        14      VORRA 7                       Bagshot, VIC
 December      Date      Details                       Venue
  Thursday       2       General Meeting – start 8pm   Shell, 8 Redfern Road,
                                                       Hawthorn East

VORRA – Victorian Off Road Racing Association Club Championship
VORC – Victorian Off Road Championship
AORC – Australian Off Road Championship
For more information on events, please visit www.offroadracing.com.au


              VORRA 2010 Club Championship
  The Club Championship for 2010 will be run over 7 rounds as
  detailed above with the 2 sections of Sea Lake counting as 2
  rounds. 1 round for each section.

  Entry points will be allocated to any members with paid entries
  to an event which gets cancelled.

  Points structure is designed to provide a level playing field for
  all competitors. Regardless of engine size and experience. The
  points system will be published in next months newsletter.

  1st Driver - Trophy & $500.00 & name on perpetual trophy
  2nd Driver - Trophy & $300.00
  3rd Driver - Trophy & $200.00

  1st, 2nd & 3rd Navigator - Trophy
TRIK OFF ROAD PRODUCTS PTY LTD
Morris Williams | 0412 361 864 | morrisw@bigpond.com.au
                 2 Wright Avenue, Upwey Vic 3518 - Australia
                 Fax: (03) 9754 4243 ABN: 32 006 827 836

Bead locks           Bump Stops               Front End Bushes
Front Stubs          Front & Rear Hubs        Link Pins
Power Steering       Steering Boxes           Tie Rods
Trailing Arms        Urethane Bushes          Brake & Clutch Pedals

   For more information, please call Morris on 0412 361 864 or visit
                       www.offroadracing.com




                 Sean McTigues website
                   has plenty of great
                 Off Road photos, visit:
         www.sunphoto.com.au
Kids Corner

WORD FIND: OFF ROAD RACING by Chloe Ritchie
R E N R O C Z H K L Q C Z O P F I S W R                 BRAKES
                                                        BUGGY
G E E D G Y Y T U O T O O H S C G O B D               CHAMPION
                                                        CLUTCH
W I N N E R G B J N E F B H C T U L C U
                                                        CORNER
N C R Q H C G M H C A J O G G Z Z N R S                   DIRT
                                                        DRIVER
G L O V E S U Y S M V V M L X G S M G T                  DUST
                                                         ENTRY
E F C L J V B E N S V H I O T Z H P I T                 FINISH
                                                       GEARBOX
C T Y K A S L P X N Q S A G T E Z D A P                 GLOVES
                                                       GOGGLES
A M N M E G S T E E R I N G A O O I P L                 HELMET
                                                          JUMP
R H D K G H E L M E T N H W J T R R I C
                                                          LAPS
K M A O N T J N W E K I A S S P O T T G                 MOTOR
                                                          MUD
K R G U A P O L U P S F X G P O O R S E               NAVIGATOR
                                                       PITCREW
B I B E O I Z G I T G S N N S E R Y T A                   PITS
                                                      PROLOGUE
E M S F P H O T R U R I P O N K E G T R                   RACE
                                                        RACING
S D O M A L C A D E M M B H J Q N D B B
                                                    SCRUTINEERING
                                                          SEAT
C G A L O R C J K I U X F P Z I I F A O
                                                      SHOCKERS
Q H U R E K V C T J U W P L C P E D L X               SHOOTOUT
                                                         SPEED
C K P W S U O W R E M I A A R S C R U T                  START
                                                       STEERING
A F P W Q H J X I H V M R V Y R T N E M                 TIMING
                                                         TRACK
O Q D Q S D R I V E R V S B A L W J F D                  TYRES
                                                        WINNER
S C R U T I N E E R I N G I R T R A T S


JOKES:
What kind of dog tells the time?         Where do bees go when they are sick?
A watch dog.                             To the waspital
Why don’t kangaroos ride bicycles? Why was the bees hair sticky?
They don’t have thumbs to ring the bell. Because he used a honey comb!
Victorian Off Road Racing Association Inc.

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VICTORIAN OFF ROAD RACING ASSOCIATION INC.

Tick box if you require supplementary regulations for club rounds

I/We the undersigned agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the Victorian Off
Road Racing Association Inc. As set out in the Victorian Off Road Racing Association Inc.
Constitution.

Signed: ________________________________________Date:_____/_____/____


Signed: ________________________________________Date:_____/_____/____

Please post to: Morrie Williams, 2 Wright Avenue, Upway Vic 3158 or pay at the next General
Meeting, the first Thursday of each month at Shell Australia, 8 Redfern Road, Hawthorn East
Vic 3123 at 8.OOpm (Mel Ref: 45 H12) enquires Ph: 0412 361 864
                              Club Championship
                              Point score system

Driver
Outright Points:
5 Points for entering an event
1 point for every VORRA member you beat on the day.

Classes:
Classes are broken up into Class A, B and C.
All VORRA members begin in Class C. Once they beat all other Class C
VORRA members in their engine size and below at an event, they
proceed to Class B. The same follows for Class B to Class A. The
exception to this is if a VORRA member has won a Championship of
note (club, state, national, etc) where they are automatically placed
into Class A. The intent is to give new drivers experience and the
opportunity to amass points in the championship without having to
compete against more experienced competitors. The VORRA committee
has the power to alter the Class a VORRA member is in should it be
shown that the said member is clearly in the incorrect class; however it
should not generally be used to move a member to a higher class as
natural progression and improvement are the goal.

Engine Capacity:
All classes are broken up into engine 3 engine capacity sub-categories.
Small (<1330cc), Medium (<1650cc) and Large (<6000cc) and
includes appropriate multiplication factors for forced induction with the
intent being that on outright performance a small capacity vehicle will
rarely beat a larger capacity vehicle and should not have to compete
with said handicap.
Class points:
1 point for every member you beat in the same or higher class,
combined with the same or greater engine capacity.
e.g. A Class B ~ Medium driver gains a point for all those he beats who
are in both Class A & B, and are either Medium of Large capacity.

Total score:
Outright Points + Class Points
Every event


Navigator
A Navigator will inherit the Class and Capacity of their driver on the
event entered. Their points will be worked out on the same basis as
above for all Navigators they are competing against. Should their driver
not be a VORRA member, they will be placed in Class A for the day of
racing.




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