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22nd April, 2017 Round 2 - Barbagallo Raceway

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Round 1 Nightmasters

The Night Masters Quit, MCE Motorsport state championship got of to a frantic pace after the rain cleared and the track dried, 25 starters all keen to strut their stuff. Elder statesman Rick Gill topping the time sheets in AU/VT's with Grant, Ashley Barnett and Vinnie all covered by only 1/10.

Vinnies VY giving the wall a whack late in the session after a broken axel speared him into the wall.

The EA/VN class saw the yellow power ranger Warren Ellis take his first pole with Chucky and Nic .07 sec behind. Many other power rangers up for mention, Green power ranger Gary Mc also breaking an axel and being chef for the day, the red power ranger Terry De Silver also qualified well without the aid of a Dorian and not forgetting Brock and the pink power ranger ( Kathy ) needing to up size there next meal deal before hitting the scales .

Race 1 saw Rick get by Grant to take the flag on the last lap, Grant reversing the order in the next two races to collect the silverware for the AU/VT class. Could Grant's new nick name be Hawthorn (back to back to back),boys will have to work hard if they plan to knock him of.

The EA/VN class winner, Chucky clean sweeping all 3 races pushed hard by Nick Hanlon who has a big job to keep the state no 1. Seems Chucky had a bit of trouble remembering which side of the curb at turn 7 to be on so he used both. Des Murphy letting Andrew Martin drive his new car which Andrew promptly ran it through the sand at turn 1 to test the 4x4 capabilities of it, yep it works, Des also the proud owner of a new bag of marbles, so until next time stay on the black stuff.

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2016 EA/VN Australian Title conclusion

Here are the findings in relation to the Sharpe Hearings following a protest against Brendon and Travis Sharpe in relation to exceeding the maximum allowed Rev limit and changing drivers without notifying the stewards of the meeting. This concludes the hearing and confirms Mark Jones as the first compliant car to cross the finish line and therefore the current Champion.

Protest Hearing – conducted 21 August 2016.

Charge – 143 (part vii) National Competition Rules 6.5 1- Saloon Group 3K Technical Regs.

We the stewards find that the protest is upheld, all money held shall be returned to D. Stephens. A severe warning shall be given to the owner/driver B. Sharpe and co-driver T. Sharpe. Evidence indicates that the vehicle does not comply with the rules, however they may not have been aware that it is faulty at the time. As the owner B. Sharpe is responsible to ensure that the vehicle complies with the regulations at all events in the future. ECU has been returned to the owner.

Appeal Tribunal  - conducted 1 February 2017

Appeal lodged by B. Sharpe for the 60 second penalty issued against car #241

In accordance with NCR Part VIII Competitors and Drivers, section 143 titled – Change of Driver; and WA Sporting Car Club 2016 Standing Conditions, section 6 Competition Procedures, sub-section 6.2 Nomination of Drivers.

The Tribunal finds that proper process was not followed by the race competitors of car #241 in that Brandon Sharpe (appellant) failed to advise the race office of the change of driver at least one hour before the commencement of race 27 AMCAP 2016 Saloon Car Nationals Final – EA/VN.

The Tribunal confirms the penalty of 60 seconds applies to car 241, and the appeal is dismissed.

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