I have just received a phone call from Queensland Raceway informing the Club they have decided to cancel the race meeting on the 16/17 March which was to be held at QR.
The alternative they have offered is for us to race on 30/31 March at the at the QRDC 1 Round which has also been moved from Lakeside to QR. They will provide free garages but as these are limited, our Club will only be offered a proportion of the garages available based on the ratio of our entries/total entries for the race meeting.
This presents a problem as we are scheduled to race the following weekend, 6/7 April, at Morgan Park with AMRS. Historically race meetings 2 weeks or less apart suffer from reduced entries.
Also QR are planning to run the Lakeside Tribute later in the year provided a successful resolution is reached with the Pine Rivers Council.
The Committee’s planned course of action to manage these issues is to:-
- Cancel the 30/31 March race meeting and start our Championship at Morgan Park on the 6/7 April with AMRS.
- Add another race meeting later in the year in either July or August at Lakeside if possible.
Morgan Park AMRS
The AMRS race meeting is a round of their Australian Series with Friday Practice and Live Streaming included in the entry fee of $650.
We are planning for this to be an Enduro format and negotiations have commenced to achieve this.
The Entry process is to be determined but it is anticipated we will use the AMRS system with payments sent directly to them.
Competitors who have already paid for the 16/17 March race meeting will have their payments transferred to the next QR/Lakeside race meeting they enter.
The Committee seeks your feedback on the planned course of action as we have to confirm with race meeting organisers later this week.