2014 Round 1 Race Report

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Round 1 winners:
Out­right: Tim Miller (nsw #82)
Under 2 Litre: Wade Reynolds (sa #74)
Late Model: Phillip Andra­wos (sa #32)

The 22nd of March saw the return of racing to South Aus­tralia at Mallala with the first round of the South Aus­tralian State Racing Series after a false start due to extreme heat back in Feb­ru­ary. IP turned out a field of 14 cars, with some new & some return­ing faces. Tim Miller made the trek over from Sydney in the ex Tony Wallis Mazda 808, new this year was the Nissan 200SX of George Diamond, the Peugeot 206 GTi of Brett Watters, the RX-7 of Dean Lind­strom & the Mazda 808 of Ben Maddern. With some near on Perfect weather it was going to be a good day for racing.

Qual­i­fy­ing saw some good times and at the end of the session it was Tim Miller that headed the time sheets with an impres­sive 1:15.5645 for his first session at the track. Heading the under 2L field was Wade Reynolds in his Toyota Sprinter with a 1:20.1032.

Race one saw Tim Miller lead the pack into turn one, closely fol­lowed by Michael Naguib, Kym Hockley and Scott Cook, by the time they headed through the south­ern hairpin (turn 3) and onto the back straight Tim in the 808 had pulled out a rea­son­able gap, but a mistake into the North­ern Hairpin allowed Michael Naguib to take the lead. Scott Cook managed to find his way past Kym Hockley and climb to second which he held till the end of the race and Tim Miller fought back through the field to third place by race end. Leading the Late Model brigade was Philip Andra­wos in his BMW325 and in 4th overall with Wade Reynolds the leading under 2L in 6th place and also man­ag­ing to set a new PB of 1:19.7341. Round­ing out the field was George Diamond, Ian Statham, Brett Watters, Max Clark & Dean Lindstrom.

Race 2 saw Michael Naguib on the pole, with Scott Cook along­side him. Scott beats Michael into turn 1 to take lead with Michael in 2nd, Tim Miller 3rd and Kym Hockley 4th. Phillip Andra­wos was the first late model in 5th place and Wade Reynolds the first of the under 2 litres in 6th and Ian Statham in the Magna in 7th. Heading into South­ern Ian Statham has issues and retires from the race. Michael gets Scott into North­ern to take the lead and Tim then gets Scott into the esses to take 2nd. Wade makes a mistake into turn 1 allow­ing George Diamond to make the pass into South­ern taking 6th. Kym Hockley has a problem on the back straight on lap 2 and pulls off from 4th place. Dean Lind­strom in the Mazda rx7 retires on lap 2 as did Ian Eldridge in the Torana. Kym Hockley got the Centura going again but fin­ishes a lap down. Very close racing ensued between George in the 200SX turbo and Wade in the U2L sprinter, on the last lap Wade managed to get inside George into the esses and take 5th place out­right and 1st U2L while Tim got past Michael to take the win with Scott in 3rd and Philip the first LM in 4th.

Race 3 saw Tim Miller on pole with Michael Naguib along­side. Michael passes Tim into South­ern Hairpin to take the lead while Kym Hockley and Ian Eldridge are fight­ing their way through the field after start­ing from the back. By the end of the 2nd lap Kym and Ian were 5th and 6th respec­tively and on lap three Ian makes the pass on Kym through the kink to take 5th while Tim retakes the lead from Michael into North­ern Hairpin. On lap 4 Ian and Kym pass Phil into the South­ern Hairpin to take 4th and 5th respec­tively, leaving Phil as the leading LM in 6th fol­lowed by Wade in the leading under 2L in 7th. Scott makes a pass on Michael for 2nd after Michael runs wide at the North­ern Hairpin and the fin­ish­ing order is Tim 1st, Scott 2nd, Michael 3rd with Phil as 1st placed LM in 6th and Wade only 0.6 secs back as 1st placed under 2L in 7th. There was also very close racing at the other end of the field between Dean, Brett and Max with only 2 seconds sep­a­rat­ing the three of them over the line.

Our atten­tion now turns to Round 2 on the 31 May — 1June 2014, the South Aus­tralian Improved Pro­duc­tion State Title and the Michael Rooke Memo­r­ial Race. With a large field expected and the hope of some big name inter­staters this will cer­tainly be a round of Improved Pro­duc­tion racing not too miss. Keep an eye on the website for more news on round 2 to follow.

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SA Round 2 IPRASA “Michael Rooke Memorial” Round

SA Round 2 IPRASA “Michael Rooke Memo­r­ial” Round

Date 18 May 2013

Round 2 will be a special round for the IPRASA, with the inau­gural Michael Rooke Memo­r­ial Race being conducted.

This will consist of Race 2 being for the Michael Rooke memo­r­ial Trophy for the Out­right Race Winner and the Michael Rooke Platter for the Under 2L winner.

More info will be added as it comes avail­able, includ­ing entry forms etc.

Hope­fully we can give enough time and info for inter­state com­peti­tors to come over and join us.

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AGM Reminder

Just a reminder to all that the AGM will be held after the next general meeting on Monday 26th of Novem­ber @ 8:00 pm.

Hope to see you all there.

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V8 Supercar support race August 24–26

 

V8 Super­car support race August 24–26

I have just con­firmed with the ARDC that Improved Pro­duc­tion will be on the support pro­grame for the resched­uled V8 Super­car event at the creek August 24,25,26th.

At this stage the cost will be approx $950 which includes entry fee and a powered marquee site (com­pul­sory). There will be 1 x prac­tice , 1 x Qlf & 3 races. It will be a com­bined grid of unders and overs and any IPRA member for any club is welcome. I think the grid capac­ity is 50 so hope­fully we will get close to filling it. Please remeber this is a V8 event and there are no guar­an­tees that we will get all track time that has be sched­uled, thats life in the big world.

Anyone that my be inter­ested in running will need to contact me either at gmontrack@hotmail.com or leave a txt message on Mob 0407272165 with your name and contact details( email address pref­ered)


GM

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Michael Rooke “Celebration of Life”

Dear Members,

For any members that would like to attend Michael’s Cel­e­bra­tion of Life”, please find the details.
THE RELATIVES and FRIENDS of Mr MICHAEL BRUCE ROOKE are invited to attend His Cel­e­bra­tion of Life, to be held on SATURDAY June 9, 2012 in the Magarey Room, First Floor, AAMI Stadium, Turner Drive, West Lakes at 2.00 p.m. Ample parking will be avail­able within the Stadium grounds. GLENELG FUNERALS Peter Vine Somer­ton Park 8295 5600 Accred­ited Member A.F.D.A.

A few members have orga­nized a get together after Michael’s “Cel­e­bra­tion of Life” at the Direc­tors Hotel. This was deemed the best loca­tion as it is where the club meet­ings are held and there­fore members should know and be able to attend.

IPRA SA Committee

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Michael Rooke

It is with great sadness that the IPRASA wish to pass on our con­do­lences to the Rooke family and friends after Michael’s passing at round two of the SAMRC. A much loved com­peti­tor and friend of many, a true gen­tle­man who will be sadly missed.

Scott Clements

Pres­i­dent of the IPRASA

Here is the link the the Nine News report and tribute to Michael Rooke via Channel 9 News Adelaide

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Bathurst 2012

Well done to the SA boys Mark Ruta & Chris Brown at Bathurst this week end. Looks as they both can bring their cars home in one piece after what looked like some good racing. Well done also to Ray Hislop in low­er­ing the lap record by a sub­stan­tial amount.

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February Meeting Date Change Reminder

Just a quick note to remind all that this months meeting is on TUESDAY the 28th @ 8pm. This is a special general meeting, so please be sure to turn up.

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Competition Info Night

There is a com­pe­ti­tion info night at the Sport­ing Car Club this Friday night the 10th of Feb, 51 King William Rd Unley ‚7.30pm start. For the latest updates and news on racing in SA just before the season kicks off.

http://sportingcarclubsa.org.au/Events.mvc/Competition/CompetitionInformationNight

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February Meeting Date Change

Just a quick note to let you all know that the Meeting date for Feb­ru­ary has been changed. It will now be on  TUESDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2012. Please be aware this is a Special General Meeting and your atten­dance is of impor­tance. Start time will be the norm 8pm.

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