Last meeting for the year Dec 5th!
There is only one more general meeting for this year. I strongly recommend to everyone that we will need strong MX & Enduro committees next year if a successful year is to be had. Committee positions are not like official ones in that you are only called open to help organise/setup events as needed. Not full time, but without them we will struggle, especially the Enduros as there is as much behind the scenes organisation as there is setting up (And cleaning up) the tracks/courses. We want to run non comp classes this year but again this will be determined by the amount of man(Woman)power we have.
There has been overwhelming interest in the Enduros/PonyX but they wont happen if we don't have lots of helpers. It doesn't mean you have to help everytime & helpers get to ride too. As for the MX one we are still looking for ways to open Monza more.
So come along to the meeting put your hand up for one of the committees.
Last meeting for the year Dec 5th (Free BBQ tea), this will be the last chance to join the club/renew membeship before the Xmas break. If you think that you may want to ride Monza over the break you will have to join now or pay one day memberships (When available, not all session will be an open practices)
AGM Thursday 28th Nov. All members, past & present (And their guests) welcome.
Quick general meeting (8pm) before the AGM (8:30). Only life members
or those who have attended 10 or more general meetings can vote but as said all are welcome to attend.
Year coming to an end! All positions open! AGM 28th Nov! Presentation/End of year Night 30th Nov! Last meeting for the year Dec 5th!
There is only one more general meeting before the AGM. All positions are open but I strongly recommend to everyone that we will need strong MX & Enduro committees next year if a successful year is to be had. Committee positions are not like official ones in that you are only called open to help organise/setup events as needed. Not full time, but without them we will struggle, especially the Enduro as there is as much behind the scenes organisation as there is setting up (And cleaning up) the tracks/courses. We want to run non comp classes this year but again this will be determined by the amount of man(Woman)power we have.
There has been overwhelming interest in the Enduros/PonyX but they wont happen if we don't have lots of helpers. It doesn't mean you have to help everytime & helpers get to ride too. As for the MX one we are still looking for more ways to open Monza more.
So come along to a meeting or the AGM & put your hand up for one of the committees.
I will be sending a text out for names & numbers for the Presentation/End of year Night 30th Nov in the next couple of days.
Last meeting for the year Dec 5th (Free BBQ tea), this will be the last chance to join the club/renew membeship before the Xmas break. If you think that you may want to ride Monza over the break you will have to join now or pay one day memberships (When available, not all session will be open practices)
Important Messages; "Come& Try", Club Positions, AGM & Presentation night!
We need to do a clean up out at Monza before the "Come & Try" day. Grass & weeds have gone wild. Brush cutters, ride ons etc. Gloves for rubbish pick. We will also be setting up the Senior & Junior Enduro loops for Sunday so help there would be good too! Working bee Sat from 9am. (Non members welcome)
Reminder all positions are open for nomination. There are assistant positions if you want to help but don't/can't committ to a full time position. We also need committee members, especially for the PonyX/Enduro if we are to kickstart next year on a strong note. (New members welcome)
AGM Thursday 28th Nov.
Presentation Night Sat 30th Nov (I will be calling for names & numbers soon)
"Come & try" day Sunday THE 17TH OF NOVEMBER
MX, Enduro/PonyX (Seniors & Juniors) & a Trials Demo
Ballarat Rovers are having a 3 way "Come & try"/Family day involving MotoX, Enduro/Pony Xpress & a Trials demo on Nov 17th at Monza. Including free BBQ & soft drinks. This is a FREE day.
We are running it on the Monza property, we have an extra 20 acres to use This will most likely be the Senior loop & the Juniors will be down at the old speedway. This is so we can run them concurrently. Bearing in mind this is not a race or even a practice. It will be a shortened/easier version of what a race loop would be like. It is for people to TRY different disciplines of our sport.
This is in preparation for a full season of Enduros next year
As the name implies it is for everyone to come & have a go. As stated earlier, NOT a race or even a practice.
Fitzy will get some trials bikes & some riders to give us a demo & trust me, bang for bucks nothing beats this.
This will be a FREE day. Sign in & one day try licence all FREE but you will need to sign in for each discipline you want to try.
Also if you are under 18 you will need a parent or LEGAL guardian (i.e. not your mates older brother etc.) to sign you in.
All Juniors who complete the ride safe program at Monza (Morning or afternoon session 9am & 12pm) & join the club on the day (Their parents join for them) will get a FREE rec licence which enables them to do practice days & non comp/rec classes on club days without needing a race licence. Value $100.
Plus anyone who joins the club will get the remainder of this year's membership & next year's too (Till March 2015) 16 months for the price of 12.
Spread the news, more info soon.
As much as questions are welcome some of the details like times etc. are yet to be finalised so if you could be patient I will put the info on as soon as I know.
In a nutshell the date is the 17th of November, most likely start time will be gates open 8am for a 9am start, it will be FREE for all to try including free BBQ & soft drinks. It is NOT a race or a practice day! We will conduct a "Ride safe program" for Juniors (Involves riding & a short presentation & there will be 2 sessions) & all Junior who do the program & then join the club on the day will get a FREE rec licence worth $100.
2013 Castlemaine Masters - 3/11/13
Ballarat Rovers members are invited to join us for a day of racing. Seniors feature race with a $700 prize pool. Junior competitive and non-competitive classes.
Entry form and supplementary regulations can be found on our website www.cdjmx.com.au (Copy & paste in address bar)
Next event at Monza October 27th Last Round of Quad Racing Vic including Senior & Junior MX for Rovers (& Ararat) members as well.
The Quad racing club is holding their last round of their series at Monza October 27th. They will include a Senior & Junior MX classes as well but this will most likely be all grades/all powers. Not sure how the Juniors will be ran. Camping Saturday night available.
Helpers needed to run the day. Entry form here http://www.qrcv.com.au/site/ You can enter "On the day" $30 but definitely NO ONE DAY MEMBERSHIPS. Must be a financial member. Sign in from 7:30am. (QRCV Web site having issues)
More info ring Sandra 0408 93 44 77
2013 Memorial ride Saturday the 9th of November.
The annual memorial ride to honour those fellow club members that are no longer with us is on again.
There will be a Bush ride as well as a road ride. Both leaving Daryl Turner's house 609 Post Office Rd Ross Creek 11am sharp. There will be a BBQ on return with a few refreshments as well.
More info contact Daryl 0417059033
Come & Try Extravaganza. MX, Enduro/PonyX & Trials Nov 17th
The Ballarat Rovers will be holding a
"Come & try" day.
MX, Enduro/PonyX &
Trials (Seniors &
Juniors) Nov 17th.
Ballarat Rovers have
plans a foot to have
a 3 way "Come &
Enduro/Pony Xpress &
Trials on Nov 17th
at Monza & Mt
free BBQ lunch & soft
The thing we have to
work out is the
Enduro/PonyX. We are
hoping to run it on
a property but worse
case scenario we'll
do a loop, or 2, at
but we hope to have
an extra 20 acres to
use. Bearing in mind
this is not a race
or even a practice.
It is for people to
disciplines of our
sport. The hope will
be for a separate
Junior & Senior
loops so we can run
More info when I
This is in
preparation for a
full season of
Enduros next year
All tracks will be
within an hour of
each other meaning
there is no reason
you can't try all 3.
Most likely two of
them will be
As the name implies
it is for everyone
to come & have a go.
As stated earlier,
NOT a race or even a
Fitzy will get some
trials bikes for
people to have a go
on & trust me, bang
for bucks nothing
This will be a FREE
day. Sign in & one
day try licence all
FREE but you will
need to sign in for
each discipline you
want to try.
Also if you are
under 18 you will
need a parent or
LEGAL guardian (i.e.
not your mates older
brother etc.) to
sign you in.
All Juniors who
complete the ride
safe program at
Monza (Morning or
too) & join the club
on the day (Their
parents join for
them) will get a
FREE rec licence
which enables them
to do practice days
& non comp/rec
classes on club days
without needing a
race licence. Value
Plus anyone who
joins the club will
get the remainder of
membership & next
year's too (Till
March 2015) 16
months for the price
Spread the news,
more info soon.
As much as questions
are welcome some of
the details like
times etc. are yet
to be finalised so
if you could be
patient I will put
the info on as soon
as I know.
In a nutshell the
date is the 17th of
likely start time
will be gates open
8am for a 9am start,
it will be FREE for
all to try including
free BBQ & soft
drinks. It is NOT a
race or a practice
day! At this stage
we will conduct a
"Ride safe program"
(Involves riding & a
short presentation &
hopefully there will
be 2 sessions) & all
Junior who do the
program & then join
the club on the day
will get a FREE rec
licence worth $100.
Where the Enduro is
going to be has not
been finalised but
Monza will be our
Vic trials titles Mt Bolton Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th
Yes I know it's grand final weekend but being an Essendon supporter it holds no interest for me & I'm sure there's others like me out there.
Spectators free, fully catered.
Volunteers for Sat &/or Sun at Mt Bolton, thanks & need you there about 9am. BBQ & some refreshment after. Head through Learmonth about 1.5km towards Waubra & take Eastern Peak road to the right. Then just follow the signs. More info ring Fitzy 0418501068
Club Day National Calendar for rest of year
CLUB DATES FOR MONZA 2013;
May be subject to change;
Round 5 August 11 (Sun 9am sign in)
Round 6 Sept 1 (Sun 9am sign in)
Round 7 Sept 22 (Sun 9am sign in)
Round Spare Oct 6 (Sun 9am sign in)
Rovers & Ararat MCC $25 (Reciprocal rights)
If not a member;
One day membership $25,
Single membership $60 for the year + $10 nomination fee,
Family membership $80 for the year + $10 nomination fee
Plus if required for any of the above;
One day rec licence (Non comp) $25,
One day race licence $50
More info ring me AH Perko 0427334186
Club Day National Round 3 18th May Sat Twilight Meet sign in from 10am
We will be running non competition/recreational classes again on the main Monza track & our non comp Junior track has been increased in size & improved (Thanks Wayno & crew). This track is for beginners on 50cc or 65cc mx bikes OR non comp type bikes.
Sign in from 10am Flag marshals required. (Bring one or be one)
Must be a financial member of the Rovers or Ararat.
Renewals, sign ups & one day memberships on the day.
Entry fee for Rovers & Ararat members $20 (Reciprocal rights)
PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP REQUIRED
If you are not a member of either of these clubs you will need a one day membership.
On top of the entry fee if required;
One day membership (& other MA/MV affiliated clubs) $25
One day rec licence (Non comp) $25
One day race licence $50
You may wish to join our club or renew your membership in which case;
Single membership $60 for the year (+ $10 nomination fee for new members)
Family membership $80 for the year (+ $10 nomination fee for new members)
So if you are not a member of Rovers or Ararat your entry will be $45 ($25 one day membership + $20 entry fee)
Then, if required, some form of licence. If you have a race licence (Or rec licence if riding non-comp) then no further costs, otherwise you will need a one day rec licence $25 for non comp or a one day race licence $50.
I am getting the impression a lot of people are going to use this for practice before the region. Depending on numbers people who have not raced before, or limited experiece may be restricted to non-comp classes. ALSO, again depending on numbers, we may make it Seniors A + B grade all powers & C grade all powers rather than lites & open. You must bare in mind we need to squeeze all this into an afternoon. We may have to combine Junior classes as well.
More info ring me AH Perko 0427334186
Club Day National Round 2 Sunday May 5th (Round 3 18th May Sat Twilight)
We will be running non competition/recreational classes again & our non comp Junior track has been increased in size & improved (Thanks Wayno & crew). This track is for beginners on 50cc or 65cc mx bikes OR non comp type bikes. Must be a financial member, renewals, sign ups & one day memberships on the day. Sign in from 9am.... Flag marshals required. (Bring one or be one)
Rovers & Ararat MCC $20 (Reciprocal rights)
Plus if required;
One day membership $25
Single membership $60 for the year + $10 nomination fee
Family membership $80 for the year + $10 nomination fee
One day rec licence (Non comp) $25
One day race licence $50
More info ring me AH Perko 0427334186
First aid course, need names & numbers
Need names for L2 1st aid course Mon April 29 & Wed May 1st 6-9pm at the clubrooms (Both Nights)
Cost ($145) will be covered by the club but in return you will be expected to SHARE 1st aid duties at Rover's events meaning when you're not riding you are the 1st aid, then when you ride someone else is.
SMS with name if avail to 0419961230
Club Day National Round 2 Sunday May 5th
The next Club Day National (Round 2) will be Sunday May 5th and at this stage round 3 will be Saturday Twilght May 18th.
Full calendar soon
New members welcome, Ararat members reciprocal rights.
Non Sceduled practice at Monza now easier! NEW RULES; Closest we will EVER get to open key
OK, changes to practice. Many riders have asked for more practice times on various days. We got together and nutted out what we feel is the fairest & safest way to proceed. Monza will never have an open key policy but this is as close as it gets. This will not affect casual users or scheduled practice days. This system is for people that want the track opened more often at different times. Here's how it works. To hold a practice you will need a level 1 official & have a Level 2 first aider as well. (Click here for the L1 official TEST here for LICENCE APPLICATION) All official courses are free & this is an Open book test so you will need a copy of the RULES or click HERE for more info. Downloading the rules is a good way to do it as you can use "Advanced Search" to find the answers. You don't need a working with children check to hold a practice. Up to seven riders (On the track) you can also be the level 2 first aid. This person can't ride. 8-12 riders you need a separate official & level 2 first aid. 13-20 riders you need another official (Two) & one L2 first aid and in the unlikely event you have 21-25 three officials but still only one L2. These numbers are for riders on the
track. No actual limit to amount of riders wanting to practice. Again these officials & first aider can't ride unless relieved by another. Even better you could get your wife, partner etc. to do it if they also had L2 first aid no rider would have to miss out. The L2 first aid does not
need to be a club member. The club will be running courses for people to get L2 first aid & the club will pay for it (Members or family members only. Must be on membership details). We need numbers for the course. April 29 & May 1st 6-9pm at the clubrooms. So if you & seven other club members all have your level 1 officials licence & you're all L2 first aiders you can open the track (Certain times & limits apply)
all it means that one would have to sit out while the other seven were on the track. As soon as one rider comes in then the other can go out. If there are Juniors practicing normal practice rules apply (ie no Juniors & Seniors on the track together etc.) but the parents of these Juniors can also oversee the Seniors as well (And vice versa), thus no riders would miss out. There are certain prerequisites to be met. First of all & most important is that you have to be a financial Rovers member. (Penalties apply to non members & to the Official who lets a non member
ride.) You must be prepaid for practice ($75) & have at least a rec licence. There will be keys kept at Polso's shop (Raceline Motorcycles 6b
Shepperd St (03) 5332 7230) & there will be a sign out sheet for the key & a register of those who have paid the levy. A $50 deposit MUST be paid to get a key & obviously when the key is returned so will your deposit. There will be a sign in book & indemity forms in the first aid hut & another register with all members in it. ALL riders, officials & first aiders must sign in & sign indemnities. If someone turns up to ride but cannot verify membership & levy then they can't ride. There will be no renewing memberships, sign ups etc. so no taking of money required. The key will open the main gate & first aid hut only, there will be a key to the toilets too. There will be water in the tanks up on the hill if you wish to water the track. No need to run the pump, gravity fed. You need to give enough warning so a text will be sent out to notify that the track will be open (Only to those who meet the requirements & want it) or ring Polso to see if someone already there. Be aware that this is his business number so keep it brief.
NO CHANGES TO SCHEDULED PRACTICE DAYS! Just hope to have more of them! So nothing changes to casual practice users.
You will need at least a level one official (Can get wife,
partner etc. to do it as well,) prepaid practice levy & a rec licence or better.
You need at least one L2 first aider who does not have to be a member.
If you are the official/first aider you can't ride till relieved by another
BRMCC financial & life members only.
Track is closed on Tuesdays, Thursdays (As per normal rules) but also Mondays that follow a scheduled Sunday practice or event. Other days the track can be openned 9am till 6pm EST or 7pm Daylight saving time. Would prefer 10am or later but certainly not before 9am. (Special "One Offs" days maybe allowed by executive decision)
Limit to the track being open for ANY event is twice a week. (Special "One Offs" maybe allowed by executive decision) (We need to think of our neighbours)
Must sign for key & leave $50 deposit
Everyone must fill out sign in book & indemnities in the first aid hut
There will be teething problems and other issue to start with of course but all in all it's not hard & would expect everyone is up to speed quickly. It will be reviewed at the end of the year, or sooner if need be, to see what changes are needed or if indeed it is to continue. The system is NOT up & running yet. So pay up your practice levy & make sure you have a licence so we hit the ground running. If you need to talk more about this you can ring me AH 0427334186 Perko.
Open Practice, Monza April 21
Open Practice Monza Sun 21st 10am till at least 2pm, gates open at 9am.
For those not going to Castlemaine.
Prepped track Monday, looks good.
Track will need to be watered, no riding till track done. No matter what time you turn up you WILL be expected to water.
So better to get it done BEFORE practice starts
50cc, 65cc & non comp Junior track available.
Rovers Members $15 or nil if paid practice levy
Ararat members $15 (Reciprocal rights)
Other MA/MV affiliated club members $25
PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP NEEDED OTHERWISE YOU WILL HAVE TO PAY ONE DAY MEMBERSHIP
One day membership $40 (Includes $25 ODM & $15 track fee)
One day Rec Licence $25 (If needed)
(Renewal/new memberships on the day)
Next event, Monza April 14 Rnd 1 Quad Racing Vic inc Senior & Junior MX for Rovers & Ararat members
The Quad racing club is holding their 1st round of their series at Monza April 14. They will include a Senior & Junior MX classes as well but this will most likely be all grades/all powers. Not sure how the Juniors will be ran. Camping Saturday night available.
Helpers needed to run the day.
Click here for a QRCV entry form.
Don't know about "On the day" entries but definitely NO ONE DAY MEMBERSHIPS. Must be a financial member.
More info ring Sandra 0408934477
First Club Day for the Year Monza Park Saturday Twilight Meet Mt Helen MARCH 23rd ***Free BBQ tea***
.......Ararat members welcome (Reciprocal rights deal).........
Here we go again. Sign in from 12pm but we may be watering in the morning, will let you know. We will be running non competition/recreational classes again & our non comp Junior track has been increased in size & improved (Thanks Wayno & crew). Must be a financial member, renewals & sign ups on the day. Free BBQ tea. Season dates soon, read below for some more news on club days.
Great news, we have agreed to reciprocal rights for club days with Ararat MCC
I had talks with John (Ararat's president) before Xmas to see if they would be interested in a reciprocal rights deal as to Club days. What this means is more oportunity for club members to ride & bigger fields. Also better for the clubs too with more patronage. Ararat has given me their dates & we will try not to clash with them so more chances to ride BUT where the dates do clash the deal is if say it has rained all week but race day is good Monza, as we all know, could still be unridable. If we call it early enough we can then contact Ararat to see if their track is OK. If it is our members will be able to go over there (Just over an hour from Monza) & ride for the day at the same cost as the Ararat members & visa versa. IT IS NOT an interclub series (At this point) it will be just another avenue to ride. As all members may not wish to go to Ararat the racing there, at this stage, will NOT be for series points. Ararat runs non competition/recreational classes as well. Dates & more info soon.
***FREE***JUNIOR COME & TRY DAY Monza Park Mt Helen MARCH 10TH
We are having a FREE Junior come & try day, in conjunction with Motorcycling Victoria's MotorSafe program, on Sunday March 10th.
Any Junior that comes along, does the Motorsafe program (Approx 90 mins) & joins the Rovers (Their parents must join) will get a free Rec licence which enables them to practice at our tracks & join in the non competition classes on our club days.
More info ring Locky 0419504977
First meeting for the year next Thursday the 7th of Feb.
It starts again, first meeting back. All welcome, especially new members.
Practice at Monza 3rd Feb 10am till 2pm.
Gates open at about 9:30.
Rovers members WITH practice Levy.......Free
Rovers members WITHOUT practice Levy.......$15
Other MA/MV club members......$25
One day rec licence (If required, for any of the above)......$20
One day membership (Includes track fee & rec licence).......$60
Proof of membership/licence required or one day membership will be charged.
I will TRY & prep the track but being short notice I dont know if I'll get the chance.
2013 Western Regions Entries Now On-Line. 1st one Colac March 17
If you entered the cancelled round at Colac last year your entry will be carried forward to this year. Our round is, at this point, June 9. More info soon.
Western Region Dates
March 17 Colac (Entries from last year brought forward)
April 21 Castlemaine
May 12 Horsham
June 9 Ballarat Monza
June 30 Geelong
July 28 Spare
August 25 Ararat
September 15 Colac (Got 2 dates for missing out last season)
October 12 & 13 Warrnambool (Presentation on Sunday)
Noise testing will be compulsory for all events from July 1.
Heads up. At this point in time ALL Pro Circut systems (4 stroke) have failed.
New membership form uploaded now. It is for both New & Renewals. Go to memberships or just
Click here for a Membership form.
VIPER/VMX REUNION Monza March 16 & 17 2013. NOT a Viper event, an old fellas get together
Click here for more info.
LAST MEETING FOR THE YEAR 6TH OF DEC (Free BBQ tea) & Practice at Monza Sunday the 9th 10am - 4pm
Well it's that time of the year again. Everyone starting to wind down for Xmas. Our last general meeting for the year is next Thursday the 6th of December. There will be a free BBQ tea so good opportunity for those who couldn't make the presentation night to catch up one last time for the year. Also there will be practice at Monza Sunday the 9th 10am - 4pm ***Club members only***(Same day as George's retirement party). Probably the last one for the year but that's not to say we can't squeeze in a couple of Wednesday night ones if anyone's interested. Perko
***UPDATE***STOLEN UTE & BIKE ALERT***
Polso got his ute & bike back
Nothing missing or damaged
Arrested the Rsole who (Alledgly) did it.
***STOLEN UTE & BIKE ALERT***
Dirty rotten scumbags at it again. Polso was at a servo, went to pay and these mongrels took off with his ute with a bike in the back.
XR6 ute "POLSO" with 2005 CRF250 in the back Race number 689 stolen from BP Sturt & Gillies servo tonight.
Any info ring Polso 0409324233 or Ballarat Police 53366000
*** Presentation Night & AGM***
Presentation/end of year night is on the 24th at the clubrooms. Please SMS with name & numbers for catering (Subsidised price TBA). Don't assume we know you are coming, please let us know.
And it's that time of the year again. AGM will be the 22nd. Everyone is welcome but to vote you have to be a life member OR financial & have attended at least 10 Gen m...eetings throughout this year. The club needs new blood into the official positions nominations will start tonight so if you want to put your hand up please attend or let someone know of your intentions. If an official position is not your thing maybe join one of the committees (MX, PonyX etc.) Without officials, committees & volunteers the club cannot function.
***WANTED, LAND FOR PONY XPRESS. WILL PAY***
Even though the rules haven't changed yet we wanted to be well prepared for next year when they do. So we want land, we will pay a set fee & possibly a levy per rider as well. Preferrably the land would be at least 60 acres or 15 hectares in size, partly wooded, undulating & within 80kms of Ballarat but will be interested to hear from anybody with any kind of offer. We usualy set up the weekend before the event, clean up on the day & pay to have restoration done to the land over the following week or so. This usually means bringing in a bobcat to smooth over the track. For more info ring me Perko 0427334186
***EMMA MILESEVIC WIN AUSSIE TITLE***
A picture of Emma receiving her Vic No. 1 Plate
Little pocket rocket Emma Milesevic has dished it up to the
competition big time taking out the Aussie Junior Girl's 125 title at Coolum
Qld. Not content
with recently claiming the Victorian No.1 she set her sites on the pinnacle
of Australian MotoX in the Aussies. She didn't just win it she smashed the
opposition winning all her races and a cheque for the final round holeshot
as she cruised to the title.
Actually saying she cruised is to do
her an injustice. I don't think I've seen anyone who is more dedicated or
driven than Emma.
big congratulations to you Emma, can't wait till you go senior (Only 14) as I
think the Australian Women's title is a gimmie but I believe the world title
beckons. Not since Catherine Plum of NZ has a girl/woman shown so much
Click here to go to just2wheelz to see some of her
riding and an interview with her.
Or here for the you tube version.