Good news everyone! We have been given the all clear by Council to start returning to the track!
There are guidelines and restrictions still in place along with social distancing rules as you would know, but this is a great step forward to getting back to normal racing.
The committee will be meeting and discussing how we will go about organizing some track time that is fair for everyone until we get the all clear to return to normal racing, so hold tight and keep checking here and on our Facebook group.
We are currently in talks with council and are hoping to have a definitive answer this week as to when we can start easing back into things at the track now that restrictions have began to ease.
We are hoping it will start out with maximum 10 people practice days before we can return to normal race days.
If this is the case the committee will have a meeting about the best way to do this, but it will most likely involve a roster of 10 people in timed slots, with a sign in sign out register to keep track of who was there and what times they were there. This way we won't have people waiting to come in and have a run as everyone will know what time their practice slot is.
I will keep you all updated and hopefully we can get back to some racing soon!
After extremely careful considerations, the IRC Off Road committee has made the decision TO CANCEL ALL EVENTS/RACE DAYS INDEFINITELY.
This was not an easy decision, however, with the current situation and restrictions relating to COVID-19, we are left without any other option.
During this time, the track will remain locked with the chain to the premises also locked. IRC recommends individuals check council/state/national rules before using the track to ensure rules/restrictions are not being broken.
IRC will not be liable and will accept NO responsibility for people/member(s) using the facility during this time.
As this situation develops further, we will ensure to keep you all updated.
Stay safe everyone and fingers crossed we can be back racing soon.
Update regarding IRC Off Road and Corona Virus (COVID-19).
We are currently looking into the effects that COVID-19 may have on club activities moving forward.
Once we have solid information and answers we will post an update both here and on our Facebook page.
Unfortunately the committee has made the decision to cancel this Sunday's race meet.
There is the possibility to see over 300mm in the next few days and we have already got >30mm overnight so we have absolutely no chance of getting on the track. The track will also need some repairs after this rain subsides.
At the moment, we are rescheduling to next Sunday, however, this may change depending on weather and track condition. We will keep you updated.
We know this sucks and we are doing our best to reschedule races etc so we don't lose these race days but unfortunately there is nothing we can do about the weather.
Cheers, IRC Committee.
Reminder to all that memberships for 2020 are now due. We will have membership forms at the Canteen on Sunday and moving forward. Membership rates will be unchanged from last year and will be as follows:
Family Package: $90.00
Non-Racing Member: $35.00
Anyone who does not have their membership completed by the conclusion of our race day being held on 8th March will only accumulate club championship points from when they do complete their membership. All others who complete their membership before then will accumulate points from this Sunday's first race meet.
The 2020 IRC Off Road calendar is now live on the calendar tab! Click HERE to view.
IRC would like to thank everyone for their continued support over the last year.
Just like that we are another year down and what a great year it was.
We are currently working on our 2020 calendar and it will be posted soon, so keep an eye out for that!
Racing at IRC Off Road has finished for 2019 and we will be back after the Christmas/New Years break in 2020.
IRC wishes you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Stay safe and we will see you again in 2020.
Well done to everyone who was on the podium at last weekends Christmas Party!
Everyone had a great time on and off the track and the reports on the new track layout were very positive.
Full results from the weekend can be found on the results tab HERE.
The 2019 IRC Off Road Club Championship was finished last Sunday. The final results, point-score and podium pictures can be viewed in the Drivers Pointscore tab HERE.